Steamboat Springs’ noon whistle coming back
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado – The noon whistle is coming back to Steamboat Springs – just a bit softer.
The ski resort’s city council decided Tuesday to revive the city’s traditional noon whistle blasts reminiscent of a steamboat. The noon whistles were stopped in 2008 because of structural concerns caused by the siren-like whistle blasts downtown of about 150 decibels.
The new whistle is stainless steel and made by MD Whistles in Fairmont, W. Va. The owner of the company, Mike Daugherty, says the new whistle will have a more-comfortable noise level of about 100 decibels.
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs raised $5,500 for the noon whistle revival, through fundraisers including sales of miniature whistles.