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Snow sculptures take shape

By Shannon Ballard 10:12 PM February 19, 2014

Artists turn blocks of compressed snow into works of wonder

ANCHORAGE - The Fur Rondy snow sculptures are coming to life.

It takes hours to prepare them for judging, but Guy Urban is used to all the hard work.

He’s been in the competition for more than 15 years. This year he’s creating a snow pharaoh.

“You think about it and try to come up with an idea and see what it looks like,” Urban said. “It’s kind of fun making something that’s like eight or nine feet tall.”

The 67-year-old said Tuesday’s snow helped him cover up the mistakes he made.

Head down to Ship Creek to check out all of the snow sculptures and cast a vote for your favorite.

Official judging is on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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