The Colorado Avalanche Information Center and I want to take this opportunity to thank the many local people, organizations and businesses that made our recent fundraising efforts a success.
The Cornerhouse Grille was a great place to host our local fundraiser, so special thanks go to Clay for providing the venue. Tor Anderson of the Telluride Mountain Club, Nick DiGiacomo and Susan Curtis all volunteered their time and efforts and we couldn’t have had this event without their help.
The list of donors to the fundraiser shows great community support for our efforts and we hope we haven’t forgotten to mention anyone’s name (this list in no particular order):
Paragon Sports; Telluride Sports; Christy Sports; Excelsior Restaurant; Blue Point Grill; Cornerhouse Grille; Telluride Outside; Tor Designs; Picaya; Jagged Edge; Telluride Mountaineer; Between the Covers; Telluride Soaring; Hotel Columbia; Telluride Tire; Telluride Snowmobile Adventures; Boot Doctor’s; Telluride Kayak School; Sue Hill Jewelry; Honga’s Restaurant; Peak Performance Therapy; Mountain Trip Guiding Service; Rustico and La Piazza Restaurants; Elite Fitness and Massage; San Juan Outdoor School; San Juan Field School; Telluride Fitness Center; The Pilates Workshop; Lynn Mayer Nutritional Consulting; Sharon Caplan of Telluride Yoga; and Spillman Custom Framing.
Backcountry Experience, the outdoor equipment store from Durango, went above and beyond once again this year. They held a staffed raffle at all three CAIC fundraisers in the area (Durango, Ouray and Telluride), so a special thanks goes out to them.
Finally, our appreciation goes out to all the community members who came to the fundraiser – it was a fun party!
In addition to the fundraiser, the following grantors were very generous in approving our requests for community funding: the Town of Telluride and CCAASE, the Town of Mountain Village, the Telluride Foundation, and the San Miguel County Commissioners.
We very much appreciate their support and look forward to serving the community into the future.
Let’s continue to think snow and have a safe winter!
– Mark Rikkers, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Northern San Juan Avalanche Forecaster