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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 […]

“Astray” – A Father’s Day Poem from Steve Lucas

Happy Father’s Day from your friends at F.M. Light & Sons! Our friend and cowboy poet Steve Lucas has sent us another of his works to share with you, this time on the subject of Father’s Day. We hope you have a relaxing and memorable day. However, if your day ends up anything like the […]

Lightning Visits the Doc

Some of you may have noticed that several weeks ago one of Steamboat’s icons went missing. Our mascot horse Lightning was gone from his usual spot on Lincoln Avenue early in April.  That’s because he had an appointment with the doc at the clinic. Lightning has been giving rides to Steamboat’s visitors for over 65 years. […]

Warren Miller comes to F.M. Light & Sons

What happens when Warren Miller Entertainment comes to Steamboat and makes a short film about the Cowboy Downhill ski race? Not much that you wouldn’t imagine, actually. Just a lot of skis, cowboys, and snow. Which is to say that we absolutely love it! Those three ingredients are basically what make Steamboat such a great […]

A Cowboy Valentine

A cowboy’s relationship to Valentine’s Day can be a difficult one. A cowboy’s work requires a special amount of toughness. It also demands commitment and care that may require long and unusual hours. As such, cowboy’s skills and abilities tend to gravitate toward independence and self-reliance. Sometimes these types don’t translate well into some of the […]