KOFFEENUT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KOFFEENUT KOFFEENUT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Ski Time Square - 1-28-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864786 Matt Eidt, a local realtor, takes some great photos. He took this photo of Ski Time Square on the mountain at night. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375196754.jpg"> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:48:55 EST Plane Crash - 1-27-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864012 We had some excitement on the pass Sunday. Mark Darling's Cessna crashed south of Rabbit Ears Pass (the mountain pass just to the east of Steamboat). Amazingly, Mark walked away from this. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798299966.jpg"> <BR> In fact, he was able to call 911 and his family, then light spilled fuel to stay warm until our volunteer Search and Rescue group could snowmobile in the 5 miles to get him. Delbert Bostock got photos of the remains of the Cess... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:41:56 EST Dog Snowmobile Attire - 1-26-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863139 Cord Beaty knows if you're going to spend the day snowmobiling at Steamboat Lake, it's important your dog have the proper attire.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1969854215.jpg"> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:02:11 EST Band on Skis - 1-25-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862505 For the past 102 years, Steamboat Springs has celebrated Winter Carnival. Since 1935 one of the unique things this has included is the "World's First Ski Band" - our high school band marching on telemark-style skis while playing their instruments. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l410883921.jpg"> <BR> Tread of the Pioneers, our local museum, had this photo of the ski band taken in the 1950's. Performing on skis is not the biggest challenge the band members face - it... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:21:21 EST Our Downtown - 1-24-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861631 Our main street is wide, a holdover from the days of cattle drives. The crabapple trees that line the street bloom in early spring, covering the sidewalks with white and pink petals. This time of year Mt. Werner is a striking background for our small town. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1372341155.jpg"> <BR> Shannon Lukens takes a lot of area photos; they serve to remind me how awesome it is to live here! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:41:07 EST Sleeping Giant in the fog - 1-23-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860983 The valley was still covered in early morning fog when Brian Redmon snapped this photo of the Sleeping Giant. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l105520351.jpg"> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:23:03 EST Sunset at my house - 1-21-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860251 Since you got a winter sunrise I thought it was appropriate to give you the sunset from just beyond my driveway. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l879782331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our neighbor, Bruce Carta, was walking Kenai (his VERY old and rotund beagle!) when he caught this photo. A portion of Howelsen Hill can be seen directly down the street toward the right; a portion of Emerald Mountain is off to the left. I sometimes forget that not everyone gets views like this ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:54:23 EST Sunrise - 1-21-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859506 God bless Virginia Rangitsch for being up early enough to catch this sunrise! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1823516686.jpg"> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:27:27 EST Cowboy Downhill Stampede - 1-20-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858822 There were 97 cowboys and cowgirls competing in the 41st Cowboy Downhill Stampede. These folks leave the rodeo in Denver to come to Steamboat for a different kind of competition - strapping on skis to take on a dual slalom that includes a sheer drop in the upper third and requires them to rope a tall cowgirl in a duster and sling a saddle on a nervous horse before they sprint across the finish line to glory. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549241802.jpg"> <BR> <B... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:31:04 EST Balloon Glow - 1-19-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857952 Ben Ingersoll was at the base of the ski area last night when this trio of hot air balloons lit up in honor of the 41st annual Cowboy Downhill (and I'll explain tomorrow what THAT is!). <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869136780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:31:51 EST Ski Tracks - 1-18-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857157 These three sets of perfect figure-eight ski tracks were etched into the hillside at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch by 77-year-old Ray Heid, who runs the ranch. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1912540170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ray is a true local. At age 3 he was putting on skis to ride the boat tow up Howelsen Hill; in 1960 he was on the Olympic ski jumping team. This year he wants to ski 77 days to match his age. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l346429... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:35:00 EST Simple Joy - 1-17-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856420 Remember what it felt like? I mean, LOOK at this little girl's smile! John F. Russell recognized it when he saw Matthew "Jeddy" McEvoy and his sister Azure slide down the hill near the Anchor Way Baptist Church in Steamboat II subdivision. The children, who were from Denver, were enjoying a vacation day in Steamboat Springs while their dad and siblings were up skiing on the mountain. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700596244.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:14:11 EST Mt. Werner from Emerald Mtn - 1-16-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855801 Steve Ganch rode his bike up Emerald Mountain (with his faithful friend Quincy!); in the fading light he caught a view of Mt. Werner with the night skiing lights in the background. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749764289.jpg"> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:08:11 EST Frosty Trees - 1-15-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855058 We have had some FROSTY mornings recently. Tomas Stone found a great view of the Yampa River, which runs through town, and the frosty trees beyond. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605156249.jpg"> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:42:33 EST Tubing - 1-14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854366 In the summer we tube the river. During winter we tube the snow-covered hills! Stuart Taylor got an action shot of Montana (who happens to be from Australia!) tubing backward for extra excitement at Saddle Back Ranch. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l254383960.jpg"> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:31:14 EST Northern Lights - 1-13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853664 Jimmy Westlake is a professor at the local college who takes phenomenal astronomy photos, including this one. We typically have great views of the annual Perseid meteor shower, but in 2000, it turned into a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular. A rare and colorful display of the Northern Lights erupted over Colorado, setting a surreal stage for the Perseid meteors to shoot through. This bright Perseid fireball was captured streaking over the dark silhouette of Hahn’s Peak (about 25 miles north of ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:26:37 EST Icicle dance - 1-12-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852923 I'm always amazed at the icicles that form outside my bedroom window. Seems like they would be uniform tapers to a sharp point, right? Instead they form fantastic shapes like this one Richard Hagins found. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2121471744.jpg"> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:05:20 EST Sunset at the Shooting Range - 1-11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852074 Lisa Wilson was at the shooting range when she saw this stunning sunset. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l359972307.jpg"> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:06:27 EST Boxing Foxes? - 1-10-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851242 Arguing over the last Christmas bone hidden in the snow? Sibling rivalry? Long-lost fox friend greetings? Whatever these two are up to, Scott Habermehl was there to witness it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465345742.jpg"> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:30:57 EST Sleeping Giant sunset - 1-9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850416 Brian Redmon also caught one of the best Sleeping Giant sunset photos I've seen! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1697785108.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:49:52 EST Mt. Werner Sunrise - 1-8-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849954 Brian Redmon was up early enough to capture the sunrise over Mt. Werner. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256174552.jpg"> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:35:30 EST Ermine in the Snow - 1-7-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849042 Kevin Dietrich is a professional photographer who takes some STUNNING photos (check out "Steamboat Photos" on Facebook. He said "I was like a kid on Christmas morning photographing this Ermine. Earlier this day I was thinking to myself how am I ever going to find an all white animal in the snow? Less than 10 hours later I was smiling ear to ear as this elegant creature emerged from its den and hunted only a few yards away. The moment didn't last too long but I was able to get a few nice imag... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:37:59 EST More Barn at Steamboat - 1-6-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848200 The historic More Barn frames the Steamboat ski area in the background. Shannon Lukens took this picture on a bright blue day! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115615839.jpg"> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 00:52:27 EST Dinosaur roping? - 1-5-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847104 Folks here have a sense of humor. Any chance these folks are long-term ranchers....? Shelly McGhan captured this unique twist on a classic at Dinosaur. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063589682.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:15:00 EST Elk enjoying breakfast - 1-4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846089 Elaine Garner found this elk in her back yard Saturday morning. This year we've had elk, deer, moose and bear in the neighborhood. Mind you, we live in town, less than a mile from the county courthouse. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893928378.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 21:43:58 EST Howelsen Hill Fireworks - 1-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845212 The City of Steamboat Springs owns a ski area in town (really!). OK,Howelsen Hill is small and is mostly where we train Olympic jumpers, especially on our 114 meter jump. <BR> <BR> Howelsen Hill boasts a remarkable heritage. It is Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen has been the training ground for more than 79 Olympians making over 130 Winter Olympic appearances, 15 memb... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:59:39 EST Horses, out for a stroll - 1-2-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844177 Yesterday you got The Sleeping Giant. Today Lee Jeffrey captured this photo of a herd of horses, apparently out for a stroll on county road 129, but you STILL get The Sleeping Giant in the background! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243495641.jpg"> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:34:21 EST Sleeping Giant - 1-1-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843252 West of town we have an 8,744' peak we call The Sleeping Giant (or Elk Mountain for those with no imagination). In the summer the sun sets around the neck of the giant; in winter he sleeps with a blanket of snow. Scott Franz took this picture of horses grazing in the -20 degree weather today in front of Sleeping Giant. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1933881225.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:26:50 EST Snowy Steamboat Blue Skies - 12-31-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842413 It was -25 when I woke up this morning. After several days of heavy snow, Shannon Lukens said "At least it is sunny" when posting this photo of the mountain today under blue sky. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1634899735.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:15:43 EST Dogs LOVE snow - 12-29-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841209 We've had a LOT of snow recently. Allison Keating took this picture and said "You're addicted to the fresh powder if you look like this while enjoying it!" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875989563.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:16:51 EST Ski Area Moose - 12-28-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840623 Apparently a moose felt the night skiing at Steamboat was something it should participate in...Michelle Madderom captured this picture of the moose at the base of the mountain. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1394078370.jpg"> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:36:55 EST Yampa Valley Hot Air Balloon - 12-27-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839908 Anita Trautman captured this photo. She said "It’s common to see hot air balloons drifting over the Yampa Valley so we weren’t surprised when we saw a brightly colored balloon from our living room window this morning. The balloon got closer and closer to our neighborhood so my sister and I jumped in the car to see where it would land. We only had to drive a short distance on our street, Meadowbrook Circle, to get our answer. The pilot did a skillful job landing his balloon between two houses... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:24:56 EST Santa skis Steamboat - 12-26-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839322 Apparently Santa recovers from Christmas Day by skiing Steamboat Springs the day AFTER Christmas! Shannon Lukens took this picture of Santa on the chairlift in front of her. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l658850757.jpg"> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:45:25 EST Santa arrives in the Yampa Valley - on horseback! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839033 This photo by Teri Goforth was actually taken 12-22-14, when Santa arrived - by horse, of course - at the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort. Because of our western heritage the horses get involved in a LOT of stuff around here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899323706.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:49:36 EST Yampa Valley Sunrise 12-24-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838393 Photo taken by Lee McShane Cox, who said this was a great way to start Christmas Eve! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l476937934.jpg"> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:11:40 EST Home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838178 This picture by Scott Parker captures why I'm so lucky - I live in such a beautiful place. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1799242639.jpg"> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:55:25 EST If it's not one cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748531 ....it's the other! At least the DOG is too big to get on my desk and block the monitor! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824740413.jpg"> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:36:27 EST Making Sparking a Priority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747671 ...can be difficult, as there's always something or someone who thinks your priorities should be elsewhere!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719283603.jpg"> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:19:13 EST Jedi Captain SpiderBat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735616 .....because you can't have too many superheroes packed into one kid! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l508827468.jpg"> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:23:55 EST Shades of Northern Exposure.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578298 Feels like we're living in the wild kingdom! My DH snapped this picture through our dining room window after waving goodbye as I drove down the hill yesterday. This female moose was crossing a busy road until she was spooked by oncoming traffic and decided not to cut through our yard.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1445068448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:28:49 EST A 3-year-old's perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517357 Conversation between my daughter and 3-yr-old grandson: <BR> <BR> So Christopher and I are coming home in the car and he says, "God is way high up in the sky and he's making a house." <BR> And I say, "Really?" <BR> "Uh-huh." <BR> "I always thought he was everywhere and he lived in our hearts." <BR> "Oh, yeah, God lives in our hearts, yeah." <BR> Then he thought about it for awhile and he said, "God doesn't live in my heart, no." <BR> "Oh, really?" <BR> "No, I have graham cracke... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:12:07 EST Getting to Know You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188479 Thanks, MOMMACASSEY, for passing this along! <BR> <BR> "Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.” <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> On my desk. <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Hopefully at his office, or home shoveling the driveway... <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> medium length light brown and baby-fine! <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Sadly, gone for the past 8 years. <BR> <BR> Yo... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:43:42 EST Lanikai Beach on Oahu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120382 Thought I'd post a couple pictures of the beach we walked to every day during my recent trip to Hawaii: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l601703496.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is from Lanikai beach, looking toward Kailua. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l698238019.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is how I spent a portion of every blissful day! Trust me, it was hard to use the other half of my round-trip ticket when I called my DH and he let me kn... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:20:39 EST 1000 Days of Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369133 ...or at least 1000 days of logging in and spinning the wheel! I realized when I checked my milestones today that I've logged in 1000 days as of today. At first those logins were to record exercise in an effort to build a new habit. Later the focus was to record nutrition to figure out why I was seeing health changes I was NOT willing to live with. From there my logins moved into full commitment mode - learning as much as I could, supporting others and gaining support as I worked to reach... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:29:50 EST Now THIS is some snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012497 ....and believe it or not, it has melted DOWN some with the sunshine today! Looking up our street: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863116696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and in our front yard: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194427392.jpg"> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:23:50 EST Give Yourself a WooHoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3311968 I've had a couple of SparkFriends who've written recently about needing to be better at recognizing their own accomplishments (you know who you are!). Isn't this something we all struggle with sometimes? <BR> <BR> An acquaintance was telling me about earning her Master's degree. She worked full-time, but faithfully attended night school year after year until she finally had all the credits she needed to earn that degree. I was sincerely impressed. I told her how much I admired her persev... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 00:10:16 EST Pig roast, potluck, and cannonball shoot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3283502 This was a historic weekend in the life of our church. For the first time in over 25 years, we gathered this weekend in a building that was debt-free. As part of the celebration we brought back the pastor who had the vision to build this building, and his son (who designed it as part of his first architectural project). They shared the doubts and struggles they had to overcome in order to build it, never knowing that 25 years later it would hold services on Saturday and Sunday in order to ... Sun, 30 May 2010 22:50:53 EST Screaming Calf Cramp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3235915 I had a GREAT walk on my treadmill yesterday. Since it was snowing outside I challenged myself by walking a little faster than typical on the treadmill. Felt terrific afterward and went through the rest of my Saturday without any difficulty. <BR> <BR> Which is why I was SHOCKED to be awakened from a dead sleep by a screaming cramp in my left calf. My DH distantly remembers the event. I'm surprised it didn't fully wake him - I was waving my leg in the air and clutching my calf while shrie... Sun, 16 May 2010 18:17:17 EST Cheap Wine or Professional Boxer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3131379 In my experience, dental adventures never go precisely as planned. <BR> <BR> I had a tooth pulled two days ago. The area will need to heal for several months before the dentist can take the next steps with it. He sent me home with a sheet of "post-operative" instructions and a prescription for extra-strength Vicodin. <BR> <BR> So now my choices are: <BR> (a) Don't take the pain medication. The result is that I feel like I've been socked in the jaw by a professional boxer with a grudg... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:16:45 EST Dog Pool Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3124461 Just back from the dentist, and since all I can do is sit and drool (my lips are still numb) figured this was a good time to post about Sunday's Dog Pool Party. <BR> <BR> Steamboat Springs has a large public swimming complex with hot spring-fed pools. Twice a year the pools close down for a deep clean. The enterprising folks at the Animal Shelter saw an opportunity for a fundraiser - that last day before cleaning the pool is now open for the dogs! <BR> <BR> We are a town that LOVES its ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:19:19 EST