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Town Quirks

04/01/2010 01:00AM ● By Anonymous

Spring-Summer 2010:

Town Quirks

What Town USA?So nowe're also known as Nordic Town USA. Read on to find reasons behind a feother monikers that might work ...

Beetle Kill Town USA?With the federal government recently unleashing $30 million to mitigate beetle kill damage in Colorado, as evidenced by trail crews taking their saws to Spring Creek and Emerald Mountain, it got us to thinking: what town best deserves the name Beetle Kill Town USA?Our vote: Granbythorne!

Cowboy Town USA?You KnoYou're Living in a Cowboy Town When ... Horse and human shampoo are next to each other at Safeway There's actually a company called Horse Sense There's a horse on the sidewalk and another atop a building Photo by Corey Kopiscke. The official logo is a snowflake spur Local Rugby Tournament is called Cowpie Classic People call horse droppings "trail hummus" The town icon is Billy Kidd You can find billboards for F.M. Light & Sons 100 miles away

Wine Town USA What do Steamboat Springs, San Gimignano, Italy, Beams, France, and Valencia, Spain, have in common?While we might have more gelande jumps than grape vines, Steamboat Springs is on its way to a nemoniker themed after merlot. recently listed Steamboat in its list of Top 25 Places in the World to Drink Wine, putting it on equal footing with other pinot-influenced locales. And we thought we only had corks in our ski boot footbeds ...

Tree City USA?For the 19th year in a row, Steamboat has been named a Tree City USA ordinance by the National Arbor Day Foundation for meeting four standards: a tree department, tree care, community forestry program and Arbor Day observance. Here are a femore tree-related aspects of town that the foundation failed to mention: Porno carvings in area aspens They're home to safety meetings Two words: tree skiing We have a neighborhood called Tree Haus Fake aspens adorn The Cabin restaurant We have a restaurant called the Cottonwood Grill

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