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Steamboat Today's top 10 weekend events for April 21 to 23

Steamboat Pilot & Today brings you the weekend's top 10 events for Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23.

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The Sage Grouse strut: a lesson in love

Magazines editor and columnist Eugene Buchanan writes about his experience at one of Conservation Colorado's sage grouse viewing trips.

Mary Walker: A better path leads to a special Kenyan wedding

One of the first rescued Maasai girls to benefit from the Tasaru Girls School Fund is Janet Semerian Pere. Janet’s uncle brought her to the rescue center when she was a young girl to protect her from a marriage to an old man that Janet’s father had arranged.

Wedding Guide: Honeymoon hints

After all the hoopla surrounding your special day, you and your loved one deserve a much-needed break from all that socializing. Celebrating the beginning of married life, just like your wedding day honeymoons should be tailored to both of your interests.

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Wedding Guide: Hot spots to tie the knot

A guide to selecting a wedding location in Steamboat Springs

Walking down the aisle in Steamboat Springs has a different meaning than it does elsewhere. Here, that aisle could be a ski slope, flower-filled meadow, aspen-leafed mountain top or even the Yampa River. And couples have used every one of them for their nuptials.

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Wedding Guide: Wedding Spotlight on Brian Alpart and Melissa Baker

"Nothing beat having all our family, friends and loved ones with us on one of the best days of our lives."

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Wedding Guide: Wedding Spotlight on Kurt Vordermeier and Stephane Peterson

"Our dinner was amazing and all of our guests commented on it. We also had a reception after-party at the Old Town Pub with a live band, which was the icing on the cake of the best day ever."

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Wedding Guide: Wedding Tales

Break a leg

Eric proposed on the next New Year’s Eve, and we started planning our wedding for that September. On May 16, however, Eric shattered his femur in 12 places horsing around with some friends and was rushed into surgery.

Wedding Guide: Setting a budget

Plan ahead to stay in line with your celebration’s expenses

Even if your nuptials pale in comparison to those hosted by celebrities in Los Angeles and New York City, you still have to plan it down to every penny.

Wedding Guide: Make it a mountain theme

Cowboy boots, wildflowers, river rock all spice-up a wedding Steamboat-style

If you’ve chosen Steamboat Springs for your mountain-themed wedding, you’re already off to a great start, says Lindsey Grannis, owner of wedding planner One Fine Day.

Wedding Guide: Catering tips 101

Bill Hamil catered his own wedding. Twenty nine years later, and with three decades of catering experience under his belt, the Steamboat Meat & Seafood proprietor says he wouldn’t recommend catering your own wedding.

Wedding Guide: Libation Tips

Central Park Liquors has been been doing weddings for 19 years and has a program that calculates the number of drinks per person for the event. Whether you want just beer and wine or a full bar, store owner Greg Stetman says plenty of money can be saved by paying attention to amounts.

Wedding Guide: DJ, bands can keep the party going

Brian Alpart, who runs Campfire Productions and plays under the stage name DJ Also Starring, got a big dose of just how important those services could be this summer when, after DJing hundreds of weddings, he planned one of his own, marrying his long-time girlfriend, Melissa.

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