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Spring Fashions

This is F.M. Light’s great-great-granddaughter Sarah Lockhart wearing all FM Light spring fashion attire and accessories. All photos by local photographer, Matt Eidt. Turquoise adds flare to any outfit! A pair of Levi’s and a good flannel will never go out of style. We’re loving the new rompers this season. Stop in and we’ll help […]

Wranglers, short by one!

This winter we were excited to sponsor the inaugrual season of the Wrangler hockey team. They made a valiant effort to secure the championship title, but fell short – by one goal! They played teams all over the Rocky Mountain region and came in 2nd place. Not bad for the first year Rocky Mountain Juinor […]

Felt or Straw?

“In a cowboy hat, you become a cowboy – walking a little taller and striding with confidence as others acknowledge the Western aura about you,” writes Jim Arndt in How to be a Cowboy. There are straw cowboy hats and felt cowboy hats and everything in between. But, when do you wear what? Here’s your […]

Employee of the Month – Janie Townes

  Where are you from? Steamboat Springs, CO How long have you worked at F.M Light? About a year and a half What is your favorite Steamboat activity? Fishing and women’s rugby What is your favorite section in the store? Boots – I like figuring out what different people like and what would be best […]

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? […]

Employee of the Month – Justin Warner

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 […]