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Town QuirksHunting Season is upon us when…. Orange is the predominant color in local breakfast joints. Jewelry stores do a booming business in bling as apology for wives-left-behind. Restaurants run out of elk steaks, trying to keep up with demand from hunters who missed the shot. Getting “Dick Cheney’d” is the hunter’s neworst nightmare. Construction Consequences The number of construction cranes exceeds the number of sandhill cranes by a ratio of 10:1. "Heavy metal" isn't a genre of rock music. Hard hats are required to walk on the Lincoln Avenue sidewalks. NeDowntown Steamboat Slogan: "We're Diggin' It!" Welcome to the Steamboat Reality Sho. . . Where you can make more money working in a restaurant than you can in the field in which you received your degreeWhere a garage at the Hayden airport today ($39,000) costs more than a home did in Hayden in 1989 Where the most in-demand profession is "outside consultant" Where bears jump off the roof of Johnny B. Good's, on their way to the Double Z for ribs Where cops administer Breathalyzer tests to anyone entering city hall Where the median age of college students in the summer is 55 (in the winter, it's 20) Where downtown parking spaces sell for $100 on ebay Ski Corp. is replacing their trail signs. Here’s where the old ones should go: Oops: Planned Parenthood Giggle Gulch: Discovery Learning Center Hurricane: Sunpie's NeOrleans style bar and grill Vortex: City Council meeting roomWhiteout: Steamboat Pilot & Today offices Last Chance: District attorney's office Vagabond: Sheriff Gary Wall's office Rainbow: North Routt County Quick Draw: Steamboat Springs Police Department Middle Rib: Yampa Valley Medical Center Baby Powder: Newborn nursery at the hospital Preview: Ultrasound laboratory See Me: Steamboat Mountain Theater Closets: Former Oak Creek mayor's office Headwall: Go Ask Alice SmokeshopRolex: Ropin' Rick T, the jeweler Broadway: Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp Most Dangerous Summer Jobs in Steamboat: Rodeo Clown Landlord in Ski Time Square Surveyor Best Summer Jobs in Steamboat: Ice cream girl at the Clark StoreSki boat driver at Steamboat Lake The cowboy who lifts the gate to let the bull out into the arena at the rodeo For more Town Quirks subscribe to Steamboat Magazine today!