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/ They're back! - 4-19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913899 Lynn LaFoe captured an IMPORTANT reason to make sure your trash containers are secure during bear season! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44014818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These guys have become a real problem in town. In the last few years we've had them wandering through the neighborhood during the day; one took up residence under my neighbor's deck on hot afternoons. It's almost like they know the schedule for the local trash haulers to come through... <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:11:21 EST Building Nests - 4-18-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913440 Shannon Lukens found this beautiful little bird busy bringing twigs and grass into this bird house along Elk River Road, north of Steamboat Springs. Smart move to get that nest going - hopefully it's nice and cozy during our current snowstorm! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l289357270.jpg"> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:21:06 EST Just Curious - 4-17-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912950 Aren't horses funny? When John F. Russell stopped to snap a picture of these horses grazing in the front yard of a home just off Hwy 40 west of Steamboat Springs, guess whose curiousity was aroused? Like, whatcha doin? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213228762.jpg"> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:40 EST Enough winter already! - 4-16-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912403 I guess John F. Russell hasn't put away his snow gear yet, as he was out in the cold, wet snow to catch these horses at the Humble Ranch as heavy snow fell. I think THEY'RE ready for spring, too! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257891544.jpg"> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:14:29 EST Another snow day - 4-15-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911941 Yep - it's another snowy day. My daffodils are bummed. John F. Russell found Brian Alpart and his dog, Marvin, making their way through downtown Steamboat Springs. They were greeted by heavy falling snow as winter returned to the Yampa Valley for one more round. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1039788467.jpg"> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:23:10 EST Flat Tops Wilderness Area - 4-14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911203 In 1919 Arthur Carhart visited Trapper's Lake in what is now the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and was so moved by what he saw that he became the first US Forest Service employee to initiate a plea for wilderness preservation. Fred Hodder captured this photo of the Flat Tops on a clear blue Colorado day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229383385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The gateway to the Flat Tops Wilderness area is the town of Yampa, about 30 miles south of Steambo... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:59 EST More Cardboard Classic - 4-13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910580 Because...why not? Any day that involves sunshine and sliding down the slopes in costume in a cardboard creation deserves to be celebrated in more than one blog! Matt Stensland caught all the festivities, from Puff the Magic Dragon: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1732091027.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to a tight race between the Blark-Mobile (left) and The Mustache Ride teams: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l700333507.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to a... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:52:43 EST Cardboard Classic - 4-12-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909915 Each year on the weekend the ski area closes they hold a "cardboard classic". This involves folks who have designed snow-worthy craft from cardboard to race down the lower run into the base area. As you can see from Tori Allen's photo, some of these cardboard creations are inspired! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684919364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Once you start heading down the slope you find out how snow-worthy your craft is. Joel Reichenberger caught Tori Allen, ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:35:46 EST Sleeping Giant under the stars - 4-11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909422 I hope the detail of John F. Russell's photo comes through - an unbelievable number of stars in the sky over Sleeping Giant! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916135097.jpg"> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:18:51 EST Dove Bar - 4-10-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908901 Louis Rafael found a "no-calorie" (for us!) dove bar! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2081078658.jpg"> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:34:41 EST Daffodils - 4-9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908291 John F. Russell found daffodils blooming around town (not in my yard yet, where the tight buds are trying to decide whether it's safe or not). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1216126123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Turns out my daffodils were right. The snowstorm that rolled through yesterday has left a blanket of snow on everything. My daffodils are bent beneath the load, but will bounce back once this April (snow)shower has passed! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:27:57 EST Rabbit Ears - 4-8-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907686 The mountain pass leading across the continental divide into Steamboat Springs is named Rabbit Ears after this rock formation. Visible from miles away, it looks like rabbit ears and is distinctive enough to assure early settlers they were on the right track to Steamboat Springs! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1670850837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fred Hodder shot this great photo of Rabbit Ears from above during the winter. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:48:35 EST Moose in Casey's Pond - 4-7-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907080 Casey's Pond is right next to Highway 40, which runs through town. To give some perspective on this photo Nick Sears got of a cow and calf moose in Casey's Pond, there is a hotel just out of the frame on the upper left and Hwy 40 runs left/right at the top of the photo, where the vehicles are waiting to turn. An office complex is across Hwy 40 at the top of the photo, not far from the Yampa River. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1737571730.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Loo... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:56:42 EST Train Tracks - 4-6-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906348 The train runs through Steamboat Springs, mostly carrying coal mined to the west of us. Katie Faldet found a curve in the tracks near the library where the mountain is framed in the background. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l874354491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And some small animal - fox? cat? - crept into her picture on the right! Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:40:51 EST Happy Robin - 4-5-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905945 Some years the robins return to find everything still covered in snow. You can hear them in the early morning (I TOLD you it was too early to come!). This year the robins should be happy - I'll bet we were close to 60 degrees yesterday! Patricia Nickerson got a closeup of this robin in an aspen. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055048195.jpg"> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 17:14:04 EST Easter Egg Hunt - 4-4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905618 Our church's Easter Eggstravaganza was today - I'd say we easily had 3000 people there. Each year we hide eggs filled with candy in the hay, bring in bounce houses and do face painting, and give away around 100 bikes, scooters, and skateboards for kids age 2-11. The past few years we've also had a helicopter drop eggs (because what could be cooler than having your Easter eggs delivered by helicopter?!?). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59840353.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:24:57 EST Greater Sandhill Cranes are back - 4-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905055 We typically have a "first crane sighting" contest during March as the greater sandhill cranes begin to make their way back to the Yampa Valley. John F. Russell found these cranes walking through a field west of Steamboat Springs with the snow-covered Flat Tops Wilderness Area forming the perfect backdrop for an early spring day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973282486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These striking birds are large, and have a loud trumpeting call that comma... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:02:40 EST On the move - 4-2-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904201 Remember our fox from the other day? Shannon Lukens caught the rascal on the move. Think there's a mouse snack in his future? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452317856.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:52:04 EST Chairlifts at Sunset - 4-1-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903563 Chris Lanham caught a beautiful sunset across the valley from the chairlifts to the mountain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1108221104.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:28:09 EST Night Skiing - 3-31-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902943 Not that far from the end of this year's ski season - gotta get that night skiing in while you can! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234495193.jpg"> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:33:28 EST Contemplating Breakfast - 3-30-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902282 Some days you just need to sit on a warm rock and contemplate what you're going to do about breakfast. Shannon Lukens found this fox doing just that! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1310005030.jpg"> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53:06 EST Dusk - 3-29-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901882 Brendan Durrum caught dusk from downtown Steamboat looking at the mountain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l241147097.jpg"> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:09:14 EST Happy Moose - 3-27-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900591 Tom Litteral said "This moose just ate all my blooming crocus. I don't think he really cares!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1685831061.jpg"> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:25 EST Trust a cat... - 3-26-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900342 ...to make it to the highest branches of an aspen. I'm not sure HOW Sharon Bigelow got the picture.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892738746.jpg"> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:59:08 EST Hope - 3-25-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899384 It's snowing (AGAIN!) today, but Garrett Prechtl reminded me there IS hope for spring around the corner! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337864101.jpg"> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:08:19 EST Rockslide - 3-24-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898918 After a long, hard winter of snowing and melting and freezing and melting, spring arrives. It's not unusual in Colorado for spring to also bring rockslides - giant rocks that have broken loose during the freezing/melting cycle give way, sometimes tumbling down in our roadways. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1090754353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> John F. Russell found a large slab of rock next to the east-bound lane of U.S. Highway 40 this morning. The boulder broke loo... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:44:55 EST Balloon over ski area - 3-23-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898168 The passengers in this balloon had a bird's eye view as they floated high above the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l769892672.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It does beg the question.....Where WAS John F. Russell when he took this picture?!? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:39:49 EST Fiery Night Skies - 3-22-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897523 Brian Redmon caught our fiery night skies over town. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999754805.jpg"> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:53:38 EST Watch for deer! - 3-21-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896991 Shannon Lukens had the same experience I did - the deer seem to be out in force right now. She snapped this photo just north of State Bridge on Highway 131, the same road I used a couple days ago to take a friend to her doctor in Vail. We had to keep an eye out for deer wandering into the road! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028820020.jpg"> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:38:39 EST Gotta get the stick! - 3-20-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896614 No wonder the bears are out of hibernation - we've had warmer than usual temperatures lately. The water in the Yampa River might be cold right now, but the chilly temperatures didn't seem to bother Tume, an Australian shepherd/border collie mix. Tume was more than willing to chase a stick and retrieve it from the waters (repeatedly, based on the photos John F. Russell was able to get!). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724339266.jpg"> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:32:09 EST The bears are back! - 3-19-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896107 The bears are already coming out of hibernation! I wouldn't have believed it, but Nancy Hausman provided photographic evidence.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726867138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gotta make sure I don't accidentally leave the garage door open overnight.... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:56:14 EST Ice Fishing - 3-18-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895439 Ah, we start them young here! Matt Stensland was on hand during Debunk the Winter Funk to get this photo of 8-yr-old Aylen Dalke and her dog Maisey ice fishing at Stagecoach State Park. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1752664594.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And don't think it's just the girls out there! Elizabeth Miller found Cash DelliQuadri waiting patiently to catch a trout at the ice fishing clinic at Steamboat Lake State Park. Cash had a great view of Hahn's Peak wh... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:40:02 EST Ski Jumping - 3-17-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894655 Howelsen Hill is the oldest continuously operated ski area in Colorado. It has been the training location of over 79 Olympians including several on the Colorado and National Ski Hall of Fame. This year the Junior National Championships for Nordic combined and special jumping were held there. This photo, captured by Joel Reichenberger, is of Ben Loomis as he soars over the Howelsen Hill judges' stand. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006668853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:19:23 EST Sunset over Sleeping Giant - 3-16-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894047 Cyndi Marlowe caught the beautiful sunset colors over Sleeping Giant (Elk Mountain). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481088333.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since Terracottage shared the story of Thunder Bay's Sleeping Giant, I felt I should research the story behind ours! According to Yampa Valley Info, here is the most commonly accepted story behind our giant: <BR> <BR> Legend of the Sleeping Giant <BR> The Sleeping Giant is located at the west end of Steamboat. He can c... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:15:32 EST Sunset - 3-15-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893333 Michelle Madderom shared this stunning sunset; what a beautiful place I get to live in! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1822825614.jpg"> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:30:07 EST Eagle on the Yampa - 3-14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892847 John F. Russell has good timing - he spotted this bald eagle settling into trees down by the Yampa River. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946838711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Of course, it helps when you're tracking the flight pattern! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1229523498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On the drive to the outlet malls yesterday I was noticing the crows sitting on fenceposts. Suddenly I realized "Crow. Crow. Crow. GOLDEN EAGLE. ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:46:27 EST Hope for Spring - 3-13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892514 Laura Anderson reminded us that there IS hope for spring here in the Yampa Valley! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l766809920.jpg"> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:42:11 EST Start them early - 3-12-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891699 Nolan Dempsey got a little flashback to Steamboat Springs' early days with a ride on 8-year-old Jack. Ben Ingersoll found them after Jack's owner rode the horse in from West Steamboat for the day and parked the steed on the corner of Seventh and Yampa streets. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452728655.jpg"> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:25:23 EST Mountain in moonlight - 3-11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891462 The folks enjoying Mt. Werner by moonlight - these are MY people! Elizabeth Miller found this panorama of the mountain across snow-lit fields. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888642746.jpg"> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:29:28 EST Sunrise over Mt. Werner - 3-10-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890553 Shannon Lukens was up EARLY to capture the sun rising over Mt. Werner! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1075409585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank goodness SOMEONE is willing to get up that early! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:45:23 EST Balloon - 3-9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889943 Lori Burks got a great photo of the Wild West balloon in the neighborhood on a bright blue day with Emerald Mountain in the background! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419859536.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:53:57 EST Wanna Duct Tape your Boss? - 3-8-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889397 That's exactly what the local hospital employees had a chance to do! Yampa Valley Medical Center CEO Frank May, left, and COO Dave Garner were duct taped to the wall inside the hospital cafeteria as part of "Stick It to Cancer." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1309873958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As you can see here, Tape Crew member Jim Fletcher took great care in taping Dave Garner to the wall! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558255387... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:25:01 EST You guys stop talking about spring! - 3-7-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888673 We're still doing THIS here (and likely will be for the foreseeable future!). Sarah Sanders risked life and limb to catch this photo of the Yampa Valley High School 2015 Winter Intensive Field Study! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197072731.jpg"> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:31:24 EST Sleeping Giant - 3-6-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888106 I love this photo of Sleeping Giant (Elk Mountain) from Cyndi -it almost looks like a painting! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606126616.jpg"> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:49:25 EST Sunset - 3-5-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887569 Joe Pierce shared this amazing sunset with us, taken out in the county. How lucky am I to live someplace like this? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695156756.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:31:50 EST Swans - 3-4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886931 Annette Zuber found these trumpeter swans wintering on the Yampa River. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1340851109.jpg"> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:50:49 EST Moose on the loose - 3-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886339 When I moved here over 20 years ago we seldom saw moose on this side of the mountain. Occasionally a bull would wander over looking for a girl moose, but when he didn't find any he'd wander back across the mountain. Not anymore. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081089201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Colorado Parks and Wildlife took this photo of a bull moose just after it ran over a woman walking her dogs. Apparently something spooked the moose and it ran up behind her; ... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:15:26 EST Bikes in the snow - 3-2-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885505 Just because it's winter doesn't mean the folks in our VERY active town give up biking! It's not unusual to find folks plowing their regular cruiser bikes through the snow, as evidenced by this bike John F. Russell found parked downtown on a snowy day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901872011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There ARE bikes with fat tires designed for the snow, and I've begun to see these around town over the past year. Brett Dalke was trying out a "fat bik... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:31:40 EST Alpenglow - 3-1-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884960 Pete Kail caught a great shot of the alpenglow on the mountain from our main street through town! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967089335.jpg"> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:01:22 EST Beautiful horse - 2-28-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884287 Not even the dreary winter weather could dampen the striking beauty of this horse which John F. Russell found off Routt County Road 14 near Steamboat Springs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545024458.jpg"> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:18:24 EST