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Snow horse takes first at sculpture contest
The Winter Carnival’s annual snow sculpture contest proved a winning affair for the first-place team of Tara Conlin, Katy Gary, Lauren Marias, Natalie Nichols and Miranda Schrock. The local high school students sculpted the horse in front of Old Town Square at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Two teams tied for second place. High schoolers A.J. Carmack, Chase Grippa, Andrew Hoing, Mick Holloway, Max Pensack, Zach Ruppel and Mark Shenfield designed the sculpture of a fishing Eskimo. That sculpture was in front of Bucking Rainbow Outfitters.
The other second-place team – Stephen Bell, Kevin Bertrand, Meghan Hartley, Carter Moore, Lexie Ruppel and Jonas Seiler – designed a skier in tuck form in front of Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare.
The third-place team of Ali Bortone, Brook Dailey, Michelle Ficker, Rosa Salinas, Haley Sugarman and Jazmin Winsor sculpted the American Indian in front of Hotel Bristol.
The contest was sponsored and judged by members of Main Street Steamboat Springs.
Horizons needs volunteers to ski with clients
Horizons Specialized Services has opportunities for volunteers to ski, snowboard and/or snowshoe with clients on Saturday afternoons from late January through mid-March. Volunteers will receive complimentary lift tickets to the Steamboat Ski Area as well as the gift of joy reflected in the clients’ eyes. There also are opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Thursday afternoons. Call Bette Carlson at 879-4466, ext. 111.
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