- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A historic neon sign in Steamboat Springs has gone partially dark after hooligans were seen climbing on top of it.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported (https://bit.ly/2kcMWFB ) that the historic Rabbit Ears Motel sign doesn’t look the same after neon around the rabbit’s face and the word “Ears” was broken on Feb. 2.

Police haven’t been able to identify those suspected of the damage, which is estimated at $2,000. Hooligans were seen throwing snowballs at the sign and climbing atop it to take photos.

Greg Koehler says he hopes to have the rabbit sign smiling again before this year’s Winter Carnival.

The Rabbit Ears Motel sign went up in 1953 and has since been listed on Colorado’s register of historic properties.

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Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today, https://steamboatpilot.com/

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