2014-08-09 01.30.23

Payroll Gleanings

Published in Payroll Gleanings February 2015 New to Durango, Tim Kroes needed a way to establish fresh friendships. The solution he found seemed ideal: it provided friends in spades plus cheap ski passes. But before he realized it, Tim was addicted. He was on a slippery slope with no desire to escape. In the early 1990s, Tim started as a…

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Durango chamber lists awards finalists

Published in the Durango Herald in January 6, 2015 The Durango Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual awards ceremony. The awards will be bestowed Jan. 22 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The nominated finalists are: Citizen of the Year: Susan Lander, Steve Parker and Sidny Zink. Business of the Year: Coldwell Banker, Durango…

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Boosters support winter sports teams

Published in the Durango Herald on November 18, 2014 It was a gathering of Purgatory oldtimers, longtime Durango Adaptive Sports Association supporters and the parents and friends of the 200 young people participating in nordic, alpine and freestyle skiing programs. Funds raised will provide coaching and training funding along with scholarships to help kids from all income levels participate in…

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FASTSIGNS of Durango donates vehicle graphics

Published in the FASTSIGNS Blog in August 19, 2014 The Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) in Durango, Colorado works with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a supportive environment, and is celebrating 30 years of inspiring individuals with special needs through participation in outdoor sports and activities such as skiing, rafting, canoeing and camping. FASTSIGNS® of Durango donated vehicle…

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Birdie Fest draws $25,000-plus for Adaptive Sports

Published in the Durango Herald on September 10, 2014 When it comes to charitable events involving golf, the Four Corners knows how to put on a show … and then some. So, when the third annual Birdie Fest was held Thursday at the Glacier Club, three local course staffs showed how professionalism works to the tune of a combined 195…

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2013 Moab Daily Access Program

Published in River Management Society Journal Summer 2014 What was once a pilot program is now a permanent Access Program! In 2011 and 2012, the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office partnered with the Utah Outfitters and Guides Association, Utah State Parks and Utah Sovereign Lands to implements and conduct a program aimed to increase recreational boating opportunities along…

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Regaining Freedom: Ski lessons take these athletes beyond the slopes

Published in the Durango Herald on March 1, 2014 In this race, it’s not about how fast you go. It’s more about how much fun you can have. It’s more about building confidence. It’s more about sharing happiness. The Adaptive Sports Association’s 16th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic brought more than 125 participants to Durango Mountain Resort on Saturday to…

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Dave Spencer Ski Classic to celebrate a life well lived

Published in the Durango Herald on February 27, 2014 Thirty years ago, I met a young man who had a dream. That man, Dave Spencer, arrived at Purgatory, now Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, as an accomplished skier despite having lost a leg to cancer. Dave dreamed of a program that would open doors to physically challenged individuals who could…

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Birdies on the golf course mean more dollars for Adaptive Sports

Published in the Durango Herald on September 10, 2013 The event was Birdie Fest 2013, when 10 golf professionals from three golf clubs – Glacier Club, Dalton Ranch and Hillcrest – took on the challenge of playing 54 holes in one day at Glacier Club. The catch? Only the birdies counted. (That’s one under par on the hole for the…

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Rallying for Rosa: Community gets behind recovery of local climber

Published in the Durango Telegraph on May 30, 2013 Some people just can’t be stopped, hindered or held back. Rosa Malloy-Post is one of those people. “I’m not going to be slowing down just because I’m in a wheelchair,” she said. As a wilderness guide for Outward Bound and Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Malloy-Post, 23, is an accomplished hiker, mountain…

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