From the Blog

  • The Tipi Raisers Ride from Resort to Rez

    What does a new ski lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado, the Lakota tribe from  Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and F.M. Light & Sons have in common? A historic 400-mile ride on horseback from a Colorado resort to a South Dakota reservation, that's what! It all started when the owners of the ski patrol lodge in Breckenridge decided that they didn’t ...

  • Chili Cookoff and Pro Bull Riders

    We celebrated Labor Day in the usual Yampa Valley style. This of course means taking a break from our work to enjoy the fruit of our labor,  and to play hard in the absence of hard work. The weekend began with the 9th Annual Chili Cookoff Now that name is a bit of a misnomer, so ...

  • Independence Day Photos

    It’s been a great summer here at F.M. Light & Sons, and not least of all because summer is an opportunity to enjoy all of the things that make life good. We celebrated the 4th of July with food, family, music, and friends! Here are some of our Independence Day photos: Photo Credit: Lindsay Dillenbeck and Daniel ...

  • “I Believe” Song and Video from Sanderson Farms

    We came across this video from Sanderson Farms before the 4th of July. We love the message of family, God and freedom. It captured the spirit of America perfectly! So, we shared it with you all before the 4th of July.   Sanderson Farms Donates to USO Imagine our surprise when Sanderson Farms responded to ...

  • 4th of July Celebration at F.M. Light and Sons

    F.M. Light and Sons is Having a Party! Here at F.M. Light and Sons, we’re proud of the hard working, independent spirit of the American cowboy. The west and all it stands for is at the heart of this country. We support all the hard working patriotic folks who love God and country as much ...

Guestbookview all

Thanks so much for packing up the black hat for me and sending it to the deeeeeep south. It came in perfect shape and fits just right. It was great to be in the store on May 15th. Bill was very helpful to get the size 7 and 3/4 down from the high hook up front. Could have spent much more time in the store but will save that for the next time. I appreciated the comment about the Burma Shave signs. I grew up in Iowa and have family in S. Dakota and Wyoming. Have a great year and thanks so much.

—Gary C., Clermont, GA.

I'm a native of Colo. Learned to ski in Steamboat, we always stayed at the Rabbit Ears Hotel in the late 60's early 70's. I now have family that lives in Steamboat and it is a favorite place to visit and our kids also love it, in fact our middle kid and her fiancé have chosen the mountain for their wedding this summer, due to fond memories of her childhood. We always visit your establishment when we come to Steamboat; your customer service is amazing, I work for a retailer with a rich heritage similar to yours and appreciate how your business is founded on integrity, perseverance, and quality! Love the history of your business. Keep doing what you are doing!!!

—Ginny R., Texas

I've been shopping at F.M. Light and Son's since 1967, when I would visit my uncle who was the district ranger for the US Forest Service, Routt National Forest. Since then, whenever I found myself on US 40 heading east or west in Colorado, I would stop at your shop. The last two trips we picked up first some gorgeous cowboy boots for my wife and just two years ago we found an equally impressive pair of (size 13) Cayman boots for myself. And even if we don't need anything it is a real joy to see the shop and what you have to offer.

Like the old Burma Shave signs along the highways, the F.M. Light and Son's signs are a joy to see and read. I know I'm getting close when they start to appear.

—William W., Utah