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Cara Marrs loads up her reusable bags at the Bamboo Market Health Foods in Steamboat Springs after being checked out by Kelli Sawatzke. Local stores, including larger chains such as City Market and Safeway, are taking part in the Colorado Association of Ski Towns Reusable Bag Challenge.

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Steamboat Springs is in the heat of a competition to slash the consumption of disposable shopping bags. Steamboat ranks sixth among mountain towns, but Catherine Carson, of Yampa Valley Recycles, predicts a more respectable showing.


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