The best of Steamboat’s local life
November 10, 2001
Cookie Lockhart and Debbie Linthicum tied for first place as the friendliest people in the Boat.
Barbie Johnson got the most votes as the best-dressed woman in Steamboat. Cookie Lockhart who was also named the friendliest and one of the most eligible bachelorettes was second.
Steve Marshall and Mix Beauvais tied for first place as the best-dressed men in Steamboat.
Bonnie Boylan was voted the most eligible bachelorette, barely beating out Cookie Lockhart.
Best Tourists Come From
According to reader, the best tourists come from Texas. Texans finished just ahead of tourists from other parts of Colorado. Tourists from California and Australia tied for third.
Residents chose Lift-Up as their favorite nonprofit organization. The United Way was second, and Advocates Against Battering and Abuse was third.
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Fish Creek Falls is the most popular local attraction. The Strawberry Park Hot Springs was second and Mount Werner third.
Old Town Steamboat was chosen as the best neighborhood. Steamboat II was the runner-up, and Fairview was third.
Public Art Work
The elk statue in the park west of town was voted the best piece of public art in Steamboat. The second place winner is the statue of Hazie Werner at the library and the Meta Horse sculptures across Lincoln Avenue from the library was third.
The Depot was chosen as the best art gallery, while the Wild Horse won second place. Third place was awarded to Two Rivers Gallery.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum was chosen as the best historic site in Steamboat. Howelsen Hill was second, and Hahn’s Peak third.
Place to Catch Up on Town Gossip
If you need to catch up on all the gossip in Steamboat the best place to go is to the best place to get a cup of coffee Mocha Molly’s. If Mocha Molly’s doesn’t satisfy your ear for gossip try the Post Office next and then the Steamboat Health and Recreation Center.
Thing to Whine About
If people in Steamboat aren’t whining about tourists (the best thing to whine about), they’re whining about the weather (second best). And if they’re whining about the tourists, you can be sure they are whining about the traffic (third).
To pick up a date in Steamboat there is but one line to use “Where are you from?” is all you need to say. Success with the line generally depends on who is doing the asking.
Locals eschewed practicality and decided to recommend alcohol as the best cold remedy. If boozing it up fails to ease the pain, you might Echinacea (second) and sleep (third).
The best legend is the Yampa Valley Curse, which basically says once you’ve come to Steamboat, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. How Steamboat got its name was the second best legend while Sleeping Giant was third.
Excuse for Being Late to Work
For those of you who don’t already have it in your contract try “It’s a Powder Day,” readers said. “Snow” suffices for many, while traffic is the third best excuse.
The best-kept secret of Steamboat remains a secret, but the second-best secret is who will buy the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Vehicle for Locals
No contest here when it comes to whipping your ride through the snow, locals prefer any make of Subaru. A Jeep was second, while third place went to any four-wheel drive.
Mocha Molly’s houses the coolest public restroom in town, locals said. The Franklin Mall has the runner-up rooms, while City Market was third.
Honda is the best brand of snowblowers according to readers. Toro and Ariens tied for second place.
Locals chose Moots as the best bike for the ‘boat. Gary Fischer was second.
Blizzak was the preferred snow tire for locals. Any studded tires came in second.
Flashback, Greg Scott, and Little Laura and the Brewgrass Boys finished in a three-way tie for the best local band or musician.
Local Music Concert of 2001
The String Cheese Incident over the July 4 holiday was voted the best music concert of 2001. Susan Tedesci’s performance in the free summer concert series was second, while West Fest, Michael Martin Murphey’s Labor Day weekend festival, was third.
Movie of 2001
Readers picked “Chocolat” as the best movie of 2001, just ahead of “American Pie II,” and “Shrek.”
Local Web Site
Springsips.com was voted the top local Web site.