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A Wild Ride: Skijoring In Silverton!
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Posted on February 20 2014, 1:03pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Photo by Criss Furman/Silverton Standard
The 15-mile-per hour speed limit on Blair Street was widely ignored last weekend, as horses, riders, and skiers raced through downtown in the fifth Silverton Skijoring Festival.
“We’ve been coming up here for the last five years,” said Tim McCarthy of Aztec, whose daughter Savannah was among the riders. “It’s just an awesome event.”
McCarthy said he’s been skijoring for some 30 years and he loves the new Silverton venue.
“It’s such a great little town. The people are great. Savannah really wants to thank the whole town and everybody.”
McCarthy said the Silverton event is his favorite, noting that they also ride in Leadville, Jackson Hole, Wyo.,  and Red Lodge, Mont., events.
“We come every year. You couldn’t keep us out,” McCarthy said. “This is the one we look forward to every year. You guys are attracting the top talent.”
Jeff and Greg Dahl of Leadville won $600 each on Saturday as the fastest team, with an adjusted time of 15.82 seconds.
On Sunday, it was Savannah McCarthy and skier Bruce Stott in first, winning $400 each (adjusted time of 15.54 seconds), and Jeff and Greg Dahl coming in second to win $200 each.


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