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Camel Strides Through Town In Steamboat's Winter Celebration

By Matt Kroschel

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - The 105th edition of Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs is in the books and thousands are taking home lots of good memories.

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Sunday included ski jumping and a wild parade complete with a camel down the main drag covered with a thick layer of snow.

Events included skijoring, in which a skier pulled by a horse down the course built on the street.

There was also a "Donkey Jump" and of course fireworks and a snowman building contest.

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Steamboat received fresh snow Saturday, helping to make the carnival feel like a real winter wonderland.

"It's crazy, but it's how we celebrate winter around here and we still have a lot of winter to come," parade announcer and local radio DJ Shannon Lukens told CBS4.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.


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