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Bar stool races may be in danger

Associated Press

MARTIN CITY, Mont. – Organizers of the annual Cabin Fever Days are asking anyone with a pickup truck to bring snow to town this weekend so they can hold the annual sledding and bar stool races.

“We’ve hauled in snow the last three years,” said Greg Vorhees, owner of the Packer’s Roost. “But we had snow close, so it was kind of feasible financially, but now we don’t have snow close by.”

Last year, about 70 to 80 dump-truck loads of snow were emptied along the town’s Central Avenue. Crews with shovels spread the snow out before daylight for the races in which bar stools are attached to skis.

Three years ago, snow was augmented with pickup loads of snow. Last year, Plum Creek Timber Co. provided some of its dump trucks to bring in snow.

Vorhees said it’s possible they may have to move the qualifying bar stool races from Saturday to Sunday, with the final races.

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