Steamboat briefs for Feb. 7

Winter Carnival Street Event sign-ups under way

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— Registration for 2008 Winter Carnival Street events begins at 7:30 a.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Visitor's Center, 1255 S. Lincoln Ave. Pre-registration is required for all horse events. Participants may enter only one horse event per day and sign up for only one alternate event per day. Participants must have a Winter Carnival Button, available for $7 at the Visitor's Center, Winter Sports Club offices in Howelsen Lodge and participating downtown merchants. Street events are Saturday and Sunday. Call the Chamber at 879-0880.

Winter Carnival buttons for sale

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is selling buttons for the 95th annual Winter Carnival, which continues through Sunday. The carnival includes a variety of exciting and fun-filled events that embrace our western heritage and highlight our tradition of winter sports: Ski Jumping, Dual Slalom Bicycle Race, Snowboarding Jam Session, Tubing Party, Pancake Breakfast, Soda Pop Slalom, Telemark Revival, International Muzzle Loading Biathlon, Red Bull Sledstyle Demo, the Diamond Hitch Parade - which includes the Steamboat Springs High School band on skis - street events with horses and riders pulling kids on skis down Lincoln Avenue, and the Night Show with a fireworks display and the infamous Lighted Man.

The only cost to participate in or attend most of the events is $7 for an official Winter Carnival button. Buttons can be purchased at various locations through out town and at the SSWSC offices. All proceeds from button sales support the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and its athletes. For more information, call 879-0695, ext. 100.

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