Arc of History artwork in Durango at Dave Spencer Ski Classic with Dave Trautmann

Arc of History on the ski slopes?

Published in the Durango Herald on April 10, 2015 If you saw a group of people giddily clinking glasses at the Ore House on Tuesday, you might want to find out what they were celebrating. They were the Top Fundraising Team and the Top Theme Team at the Dave Spencer Ski Classic at the end of February, and the award…

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Jennifer McCallson from University of Souther California adaptive skiing at Durango Mountain Resort

Disabling cheer accident doesn’t keep Jennifer McCallson on the sidelines

Published in the University of Southern California News April 8, 2015 The day Jennifer McCallson’s world turned upside down plays in her mind like a silent film. The auditorium is rocking with hundreds of high-schoolers on the edge of their seats, pumping up their role models and mentors – college-level cheerleaders in a fierce competition. The finishing number is a…

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Scholarship recipients of Ethel Allen Ski Scholarship from Madison Kiwanis West

Pushing the Limits of Possible

Published in River Alliance of Wisconsin March 23, 2015 As serious as conservation issues can be, our Wild & Scenic Film Festival also celebrates the beauty of our planet and the amazing ways in which we are able to enjoy its treasures. In our line up this year, one such film that both amazes and inspires is The Edge of…

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Noah Hotchkiss disables skier and receiver of Dreamstrater grant

Building from tragedy

Published in the Durango Herald March 19, 2015 A 16-year-old Durango teennager, confined to a wheelchair as the result of an automobile accident in 2009, received a $10,000 grant to develop a project to bring more Native Americans with disabilities into sports. Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss is one of 10 young Native Americans to receive a grant from Running Strong…

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Helping enrich the lives of disabled athletes

Published in BP’s US Lower 48 Onshore News March 13, 2015  Ask Production Technologist David Smith for a highlight of his job with US Lower 48 Onshore and he’ll tell you that it’s his efforts through the Durango Operations Center Local Contributions Committee, which recommends BP grants and coordinates volunteer activities with non-profit organizations in southwest Colorado. His involvement…

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Durango 9-R school district skiing with Adaptive Sports Association

Freedom on the slopes

Published in the Durango Herald February 17, 2015 The occasion was the sixth and last snow outing of the season for them at Durango Mountain Resort. “It’s amazing,” said Olga Snowberger, a special-education paraprofessional at Riverview Elementary School, who accompanied the students. “Some of them are barely able to communicate their needs, but they’re able to do what any other…

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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 on 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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Peter G. & Ron H.

So, just how generous is Colorado?

Published in Durango Herald December 3, 2014 On Tuesday, which will be the fifth annual Colorado Gives Day, nine local nonprofits will discover just how generous our state is. United Way of Southwest Colorado, Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Music in the Mountains, Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County, Durango Adaptive…

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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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