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The Colorado Rocky Mountain School climbing team is off to an outstanding start this 2006-07 climbing season, and will host its biggest on-site competition of the year Saturday, Dec. 2.

The event, the Sopris Showdown 3, brings scores of climbers to CRMS’s newly expanded climbing wall for an event sponsored by Climbing magazine and sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series (ABS).

The competition at the CRMS gym runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Categories range from open to recreational. Registration begins at 5 p.m.



Another ABS climbing event, the Spring Valley Showdown, takes place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Colorado Mountain College climbing wall at the Spring Valley campus.

For more information, contact Jeremy Simon at CRMS at 963-2562.



The Carbondale Recreation Department will again be conducting a Christmas holiday week full of fun for ages 7 and older.

The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. Call 704-4116 for details. All transportation is provided to and from Town Hall for the activity, and is included in the cost.

Colorado State Parks 2007 Annual Passes are now available online at http://www.parks.state.co.us.

The 2007 pass is the perfect gift for family, friends, co-workers, and clients, allowing admission into 41 state parks throughout Colorado.

Annual passes also can be purchased at all Colorado State Parks, at Colorado State Parks service centers in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Littleton and at many King Soopers, Safeway, Sportsman’s Warehouse and REI stores.

For more information, call (303) 866-3437.

The 15th annual Day of Infamy snowshoe race will be held Sunday, Dec. 10, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The event is an 8K race that winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross country trails. There are also two shorter loops, approximately one mile and three miles.

Preregistration is available at Summit Canyon, and day-of-race registration will be at the Sunlight day lodge beginning at 9 a.m. Registration includes a T-shirt and goodies bag. Cut off for preregistration is 6 p.m. Dec. 9.

The race benefits Garfield County animal shelters.

For more information, contact Sunlight Mountain Resort at 945-7491 or Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 945-6994.

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