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Enough winter already! - 4-16-15
Thursday, April 16, 2015      4 comments

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! ... Read more
Another snow day - 4-15-15
Wednesday, April 15, 2015      3 comments

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 ... Read more
Flat Tops Wilderness Area - 4-14-15
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      2 comments

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 ... Read more
More Cardboard Classic - 4-13-15
Monday, April 13, 2015      1 comments

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: ... Read more
Cardboard Classic - 4-12-15
Sunday, April 12, 2015      2 comments

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... Read more
Sleeping Giant under the stars - 4-11-15
Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

I hope the detail of John F. Russell's photo comes through - an unbelievable number of stars in the sky over Sleeping Giant! ... Read more
Dove Bar - 4-10-15
Friday, April 10, 2015      1 comments

Louis Rafael found a "no-calorie" (for us!) dove bar! ... Read more
Daffodils - 4-9-15
Thursday, April 09, 2015      3 comments

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). Turns out my daffodils... Read more
Rabbit Ears - 4-8-15
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      1 comments

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 th... Read more
Moose in Casey's Pond - 4-7-15
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      2 comments

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/righ... Read more
Train Tracks - 4-6-15
Monday, April 06, 2015      1 comments

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. ... Read more
Happy Robin - 4-5-15
Sunday, April 05, 2015      2 comments

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! Patri... Read more
Easter Egg Hunt - 4-4-15
Sunday, April 05, 2015      4 comments

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 ... Read more
Greater Sandhill Cranes are back - 4-3-15
Friday, April 03, 2015      5 comments

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-... Read more
On the move - 4-2-15
Thursday, April 02, 2015      2 comments

Remember our fox from the other day? Shannon Lukens caught the rascal on the move. Think there's a mouse snack in his future? ... Read more

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