The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is having a very exciting day tomorrow, we are celebrating the completion of the Chamber Legacy Statue to commemorate the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 100 years of service to the Steamboat Springs community. From mining to ranching to skiing, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has continued to seek way to educate, promote and advocate for a strong and vital economy. The piece of art is drawn by Suzie Jackson and sculpted by Sandra Graves, both local artists. The piece has been installed on the 5th Street corner of the Routt County Courthouse lawn and will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 to celebrate our centennial. It will be a gift to the Steamboat Springs community from the businesses that have and will continue to serve as the foundation of the economic well being of this community. Please stop by and help us celebrate tomorrow evening from 5-7pm.
There are so many things to do in Steamboat beside snow sports, dinning at great restaurants and taking advantage of the great shopping. For example Steamboat Springs has a thriving arts community with many galleries, art shops and arts and craft stores; many display local artists. Tonight come celebrate local art, local business and the creation of “Chamber Legacy,” the magnificent statue being built by local artist Sandra Graves in commemoration of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 100 years of service to the community.
“Chamber Legacy,” a full size, life-like statue of three young children playing on a see-saw, each representing a piece of Steamboat Springs’s traditional heritage – our community legacies of mining, ranching and skiing. Please join us this Wednesday, February 20th from 5-7pm at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat for the first of three Meet the Artists events, where participants will be able to see Graves’ progress up close and personal. Come to check out the work, enjoy the gallery and make a donation to this community project.
Mark your calendar. Meet the Artist event for Sandra Graves and the “Chamber Legacy” statue will be February 20th from 5 -7 pm at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat located at 1009 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
And the count down begins. How many days until Christmas?
Whether you celebrate the Christmas holiday or not, wintertime in general is a great season to give thanks and to catch up with family and friends. Especially in Steamboat Springs where it looks like Christmas right outside my office window.
Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays this weekend? Sunday, December 16th Saddleback Ranch, a real, working cattle ranch located just 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs is holding their Annual Saddleback Ranch Cowboy Christmas party from 12-4pm. The annual event will include free tubing on Saddleback Ranch’s Yee-Haw Hill, hot cocoa and cookies, and an opportunity to sit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus!
Steamboat Springs is my favorite mountain town.
It’s a transparent but intricate place, an organic high-country collision of cowboys and ski bums who found common ground over beers at the bar.
Unlike other alpine municipalities that have priced themselves into out-of-stater exclusivity, Steamboat Springs has tempered its slow slide into toniness with a sense of humor and welcoming attitude that keeps it accessible, relaxed and just untidy enough.
It is the anti-Vail.