From the Blog

  • The 104th Winter Carnival

    The Winter Carnival was started in 1914.  Carl Howelsen wanted to show off his ski jumping skills from his native Austria.  He said that if he could raise $50, he would build a jump and show off his skills.  F.M. Light was the first to throw in $5, the ski jump was built and the
  • Diamond Hitch Parade

    The crowning event at The Winter Carnival is the Diamond Hitch Parade, as it brings the last day of street events to a close.  In true Light family history, our family was involved both in the first diamond hitch and in continuing the tradition through the years. What constitutes a diamond hitch you may ask?
    Where are you from? Blanko, TX How long have you worked at F.M Light? 5 years What is your favorite Steamboat activity? Fishing – in all seasons and camping What is your favorite section in the store? Hats.  I enjoy shaping new hats and cleaning old hats.  I love when someone brings in a 20 What makes a good cowboy? Is it his hat? Is it his code of conduct? A well rounded answer would probably include both of those criteria, but it most definitely must include the latter. After all, anyone can put on the duds and saunter into the sunset. But it takes someone special to exemplify the This year’s Rodeo Kickoff Party was once again a great way jump in to our summer festivities. This year we had live music from our favorite band, the Yampa Valley Boys. Their music always attracts passers-by and compels them to stop for a while and enjoy a perfect summer afternoon. And that what makes the rodeo

    —Karen B., Oklahoma

    We stopped at your store when we were in Steamboat Springs for a day last week. I bought a gorgeous sweater. You carry the styles of clothing I like and find difficult to locate in my neck of the woods. I was hoping you had an on-line store so I could make more purchases. I see your "store" tab says "coming soon". Hope it isn't to long in getting up and running.

    —Esther B., Iowa

    I love your store! I went down to Steamboat from Breckenridge and I've seen all the signs on the way up there and I just couldn't wait to get to the store. I just loved everything I bought so much that later that day I went again that evening and again the next day. Just could not get enough of the store I love you guys you are the bomb. I cannot wait to go again in a couple of more weeks and do some more shopping. You have such a variety I can't say enough for the store. All I know is I found life again you all are all beautiful and the girl who helped me was sensational. I will be back again and again and again thank you so much for being there!

    —Dorothy O., Greeley Colorado