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The Save Arnold Barn has made the news quite a bit lately! Stay tuned to this page for the latest news and articles about our efforts. Click on the below links to read the latest.


October 21, 2017

"Arnold Barn relocation proposal submitted to city planners"

By Scott Franz

Next time you drive by the Meadows Parking Lot, take a detour to the back corner of the lot for a treat. A sign, modest in size but rich in history, now stands in front of the Arnold Barn.

September 19, 2017

"Steamboat City Council votes in favor of spending lodging tax to expand ice arena, Old Town Hot Springs"

By Scott Franz

September 18, 2017

"Gerald Arnold, who endured harsh winters working and playing in an iconic Steamboat barn, dies at 89"

Scott Franz

When he was growing up on a dairy farm at the base of Storm Mountain in Steamboat Springs, Gerald Arnold had a long list of chores that many children living here today wouldn't envy.

September 12, 2017

"Committee thinks barn project, ice arena expansion most worthy of Steamboat's lodging tax"

By Scott Franz

A committee that is helping the city of Steamboat Springs decide how to spend more than $1 million of lodging tax revenue thinks the money should be used to preserve a historic barn and help expand the Howelsen Ice Arena.

August 16, 2017

"Winter is coming, and the Arnold Barn is ready for snow"

By Scott Franz

Historic preservationists in Ski Town USA no longer have to fear a good snowstorm. The iconic Arnold Barn, which has been in danger of collapsing under heavy snow in recent years, was successfully stabilized this month by Fox Construction.

June 29, 2017

"Preservation of history Steamboat barn expected to start soon"

By Scott Franz

How many lawyers does it take to save a historic barn in Steamboat Springs?

May 16, 2017

"Another Victory for Arnold Barn preservation in Steamboat Springs"

By Scott Franz

— The Steamboat Springs City Council has agreed to make an initial investment in a plan to secure a more-visible home for a nearly 90-year-old barn that is a relic of the city's western heritage.

April 20, 2017

"Barn Brothers: Arnolds reflect on the challenges of growing up on a farm at the base of Storm Mountain" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

— Before the umbrella bars, hot tubs and aprés ski deals, life at the base of Storm Mountain required grit. Lots and lots of grit....

March 30, 2017

"Arnold Barn great conversation starter" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

— The Arnold Barn sparks a conversation for tourists and locals alike as the 90-year-old structure sheds light on the mountains agricultural past.

March 22, 2017

"Steamboat Springs City Council agrees to Arnold Barn preservation deal" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

— A neglected relic of Steamboat Springs' western heritage is a big step closer to getting a sturdier frame.

March 6, 2017

"Save the Arnold Barn Committee: Big positive step forward" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Save The Arnold Barn Committee

— A neglected relic of Steamboat Springs' western heritage is a big step closer to getting a sturdier frame.

January 19, 2017

"Community Agriculture Alliance: Barns deserve credits" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Arianthé C. Stettner

Barns have long captured the imagination of the American public. They are prominent icons on the landscape and reminders of the nation's agrarian roots and hardy pioneers.

March 1, 2017

"Steamboat Ski Area coming to Arnold Barn's rescue" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

— The Arnold Barn is poised to be saved by the industry that took over the landscape surrounding it.

By Scott Franz

January 13, 2017

"Still no deal on Arnold Barn, but negotiations continue" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

— The Arnold Barn will have to hold on through a few more snow storms before its future becomes clear.

January 10, 2017

"Our View: Barn May Get a New Lease on Life" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By the Editorial Board

We were given reason to hope last week with the news that the Steamboat Ski Area has emerged as a potential caretaker of the historic Arnold Barn.

November 16, 2016

Steamboat Springs — Learn about the stories that surround this barn as Arnold brothers discuss their childhood on the dairy farm at the base of Mt. Werner. This article also features many historic photos of the barn and how it has changed through time.

October 26, 2016

"City of Steamboat Springs might sue property owner, developer over neglect of iconic Arnold Barn" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs — The fate of a historic barn that is being neglected near the base of Steamboat Ski Area could be decided in the courts.

October 13, 2017

"Historic preservationists hope to reinforce iconic Arnold barn before snow starts to pile up" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs — The grassroots campaign to save an iconic barn at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area is picking up steam and uncovering more history about the 71-year-old structure.

October 5, 2017

"Tales from the Tread: An opportunity to do something remarkable" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Candice Bannister and Arianthé Stettner/For Steamboat Today

Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Springs is well known for its distinctive western hospitality, where real-time cowboys co-mingle with Olympic skiers. The connection between our ranching and skiing heritage is authentic — evident more than a century ago when Carl Howelsen introduced recreational skiing to this agricultural community.

August 24, 2016

"Steamboat Springs City Council orders property owner to produce maintenance plan for historic barn" in Steamboat Pilot and Today

By Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs — Historic preservationists are calling on the Steamboat Springs City Council to hold a property owner’s feet to the fire to help save a historic barn that is being neglected near the base of Steamboat Ski Area.