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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 […]

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102nd Annual Winter Carnival

The beginning of February is always one of our favorite times of the year because it means that it’s time for the Winter Carnival. And this years 102nd Annual Winter Carnival was no disappointment. True to our western tradition, Steamboat cleared out all the vehicles from Lincoln Avenue, covered the road in snow, and let the […]

101st Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

This is Steamboat’s 101st Winter Carnival. What a wonderful legacy! The carnival began in 1913, when folks were tired of Colorado’s long, cold winters. They wanted a way to join together as a community to celebrate the winter and enjoy each others company. This makes our Winter Carnival the oldest, continuous winter carnival west of the Mississippi. And […]

USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Steamboat

USA Pro Cycling Challenge F.M. Light and Sons sponsored the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this year. This race brings professional riders from across the world to destinations all over Colorado. Many of these riders just finished the Tour de France! Here are the winners of this stage on the podium (that’s sprint winner Peter Sagan […]

Summer To Do List: Yellow Sign Painting in 2013

This year, as usual, we began the process of repainting our yellow signs (each year we handle 1/3 of the signs). It takes quite a lot of work to keep these historic signs from falling apart (read about the yellow sign fixing process here). After all, they are out in the wind and rain 24/7. […]

An End of Summer Recap in Steamboat Springs

It was another fantastic summer here in the ‘Boat. There were parades, long-horn steers to ride, rodeos to watch, fun barbecues to attend, hot air balloons filling the sky, dog agility shows, and professional cycling races. We decided that there was so much that we did this past summer, we need to look back at […]

6th Generation Family of F.M. Light and Sons

A Family Tradition: The 6th Generation Earlier this year, we were able record a moment in history. We filmed a video in F.M. Light and Sons featuring the 6th generation of the Light family. Yes, you heard that correctly. Jeremiah, Simonne and Ethan are the Great-Great-Great grandchildren of Francis Marion Light. We’re  sure that Frank […]