Briefs for Feb. 4

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Knowledge bowl team hosts competition

The Steamboat Springs High School Knowledge Bowl team is hosting a five-school competition at 9 a.m. Saturday at the high school. Steamboat's team will compete against teams from Walden, Granby, Rangely and Craig. The tournament's written round begins at about 9 a.m. in the school's Lower Emerald Mountain pod. An oral round will follow the written round. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the high school at 879-1562.

Saturday marks eighth 'Ski for DeSo' Day

Saturday marks the eighth annual "Ski for DeSo" Day. Ski for DeSo Day is a celebration of the life of Justin DeSorrento, who was killed in 1997 at age 20 in an automobile collision. He called Steamboat home, and he cherished time that he spent skiing here.

His poem "The Boat" greets visitors as they arrive at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. It tells about the love he had for Steamboat and Mount Werner. On Saturday, the DeSorrento family and friends will be in Steamboat to carve a few turns for Justin, and on Sunday, comedian Kip Attaway will perform at the Bear River Bar & Grill in Justin's honor. The 21-and-older show begins at 4 p.m., and tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the sale of tickets to the show will be combined with an additional donation and contributed by The DeSo Foundation to the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Scholarship Fund at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Together with this year's planned gift, The DeSo Foundation will have contributed more than $80,000 to the scholarship fund.

"We are extremely grateful for the generosity The DeSo Foundation has shown to the scholarship fund over the years.It has supported many local college-bound students in their quest for a higher education," Ski Corp. President Chris Diamond said.

For more information about Ski for DeSo Day, the DeSo Foundation or to make a donation to the Steamboat Ski & Resort Scholarship Fund, go to www.yvcf.org and click on the "DeSo" button.

Diamond Hitch Parade entry forms available

Entry forms for the 92nd Winter Carnival Diamond Hitch Parade, to be held Feb. 13, are available at Howelsen Hill Lodge and at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Information Center. The entry deadline is today. All participants must have a Winter Carnival Button, which costs $7. Call 879-0695, ext. 100.

'River to Ridges' benefit

is March 5 at ranch

"River to Ridges," a benefit hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Leadership Steamboat to help protect Wolf Mountain Ranch, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the Carpenter Ranch. The day of art, literature, entertainment and recreation will feature author Pam Houston. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $10 for children. Call 276-4626, ext. 2.

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