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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 […]

F.M. Light and Sons Highway Clean Up

Keeping our Roads Beautiful This past week, the gang at F.M. Light and Sons participated in a highway cleanup project. We were in charge of a mile long stretch of road located on highway 131. It’s important to us and to our community to keep the area around our city beautiful and welcoming. While out […]

An Original Cowboy Song

A friend and customer of ours, Mel, wrote this song and performed it at a festival in Alaska. He shared it with us on our Facebook page, and we absolutely love it. Not only does he have a fantastic voice, but the lyrics are fun. And, how often are you able to hear true cowboy […]

A Visit to F.M. Light & Sons – Western Wear from a Photographers' Perspective

We love it when people enjoy our store. We work hard to make F.M. Light and Sons a fun place to be – a place where folks can relax and step back into a different way of life. A place where you’re sure to receive a smile, smell rich leather and denim mixing into a […]

Happy Mother’s Day from F.M. Light: A Cowboy’s Special Mom – a Poem

Moms are special. So, it makes sense that there is a day to honor them. Our friend Steve Lucas is a talented cowboy poet, and he sent us this poem. We love it so much, and we think you will appreciate it, too. Please share it with your own mother this Sunday, and show your […]

A Visit to F.M. Light and Sons: Cowboy Boots, Western Wear and Cowboy Hats

We received an email from a customer named Merrie who visited our store in January. The email included pictures from her family’s stop at our store. We love the photos so much, and we think you will, too! The pictures captures the fun of Steamboat and our store perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing […]

The Cowboy Hero

We know this is true for us, but how about you? Were your heroes cowboys? Let us know if the comments below!

A Western Wear Event: Old Gringo Trunk Show

What is a trunk show? Why did we start doing them with the Old Gringo boot company? Why should you attend? Instead of trying to explain (and since it’s way more fun), we’ll just show you this video with F.M. Light and Sons’ Del Lockhart and Old Gringo’s Buz Richmond. This interview took place on […]

Cowboy Boots for Kids: Durable, Stylish and Affordable

You love western wear; you have since you were a child. Cowboy boots were your childhood staple shoe, to be worn with sweatpants, skirts, jeans, shorts and cargo pants. Now, a generation later, your children feel the same way about the quintessential cowboy item: the cowboy boot. These boots from Smoky Mountain Boots are perfect […]

Join a Flash Mob in Steamboat Springs

Tell your friends: There’s going to be a flash mob in Steamboat Springs to celebrate Winter Carnival. It’s an important year – this is the 100th anniversary of the carnival. Here’s what you need to do: Watch the video. Learn the dance. Share with your friends. Note the time and place at the end of […]