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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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The 103rd Winter Carnival

The 103rd Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs was undoubtedly one of the best. The usual celebrations and street events were as fun and festive as ever, and we also had some new activities which only made the good times better. Here’s a run down of everything that happened, as well as a bunch of great […]

These Boots Are Made for Kicking

We were recently part of a two month long campaign that was designed as an incentive for women in our community to get screened for breast cancer. The Spur for the Cure, as it is called, is an annual event hosted by the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center. This year they partnered with us and Old Gringo Boots during […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Isn’t For Just One Month

Just about everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately it is all too easy to become accustomed to seeing pink ribbons everywhere and forget why they are there in the first place. Not to mention that October is over anyway. But these should not be excuses for us to be any less vigilant. That’s why […]

Downtown Hoedown & Chili Challenge

Once again we are proud to present this years Chuckwagon Chili Challenge, and what has become one of Steamboat’s favorite Labour Day Weekend events. It all started ten years ago when we put on a big shindig to celebrate the 100th anniversary of when Francis Marion Light opened his western-wear store here in Steamboat Springs. […]