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Plein air art festival returns to paint Steamboat

September 18, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you’re not familiar with the art form plein air, it may sound a bit intimidating. But Steamboat Art Museum Executive Director Betse Grassby breaks it down simply: “Plein air is basically...




Dogs and cats take over Routt County this weekend

September 12, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dogs will be out this weekend for the Gimme Shelter Gala, Routt County Humane Society’s largest fundraiser. But they’re not real dogs — they’re statues.  You may have noticed them around town...



27th Literary Sojourn reminds us why we read

September 8, 2019

“Why do you read?” It’s a question that has many answers. Some of us read to lose ourselves in a reality different than our own. Others read to find themselves in the depths of someone...


North Routt man carves a path through Parkinson’s

September 6, 2019

NORTH ROUTT — Dennis Lodwick reaches up for his air compressor, turns it on himself and blasts a fountain of sawdust off his clothing. The master carpenter has just finished another day in his North...



MAP: First Friday Artwalk Listings for Sept. 6

September 5, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs’ First Friday Artwalk returns to businesses around town from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. See participating locations and learn about the artists by exploring the interactive map below....





Farmers Market Spotlight: Jennimoose Designs LLC

August 22, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jenny Wall knows her way around local retail. She owned and operated the Moose Mountain Trading Co. in downtown Steamboat Springs for 21 years, where she sold high-end women’s clothing. She also owned...


Meet Joe Lessard, of Head for the Hills

August 22, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Head for the Hills is known for their fresh, invigorating sound, relevant material and an ever-evolving genre blending. Featuring Adam Kinghorn on guitar, Joe Lessard on violin and Matt Loewen on bass,...


Hungry for Independence offers taste of group’s work

August 22, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Within Northwest Colorado Center for Independence’s Life Skills cooking group, art exists in many forms. One is the way the group’s members take part in the patient art of gardening, caring for a...