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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Making the Outdoors Accessible to All

Published in the Durango Herald on October 23, 2012 Why should the able-bodied have all the outdoor fun? The folks at the Durango Adaptive Sports Association answer that question with a resounding, “They shouldn’t!” During both the summer and the winter, the group provides a wide array of recreational opportunities to those with physical and cognitive disabilities, and the result…

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Big Red is rockin’ as funds are raised for new van

Published in the Durango Herald on August 15, 2012 Saying the Durango Adaptive Sports Association gives people with cognitive and physical disabilities opportunities for outdoor recreation is only telling a small part of the story. What it really does is give confidence, restore the spirit and expand horizons. On Sunday, at the retirement party for Big Red, the organization’s multi-person…

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Adaptive sports help veterans recuperate physically, mentally after injury in combat

Published by Caryn Maconi/University of Colorado Boulder on July 21, 2012 James Stuck’s first solid memory after his accident was waking up in a hospital bed in Germany. Still in a haze, he asked the nurse if he still had his right leg. When she told him no, he broke down. “That was my most human moment, my most vulnerable…

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Big Red earns golden hubcap for service

Published in the Durango Herald on June 13, 2012 Big Red, who has carried hundreds of skiers, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts to 15 years of adventures is ready to slow down and kick back. It’s a well-deserved retirement as he reaches his 130,000-mile mark, but before he rattles and rolls into the sunset, he’s spending one last summer on…

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