Volunteers needed for Special Olympics
Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics Southwest Area Winter Games on Saturday at Durango Mountain Resort.
On-the-hill gatekeepers and timers are needed for the events.
Volunteer registration will be at 8:45 a.m. at the Adaptive Sports building at the base of DMR.
There will be snowshoe races and a giant slalom.
For more information, contact Julie Fite at 945-0395.
Trout Unlimited meeting Feb. 28
The regular meeting of Five Rivers Trout Unlimited will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Durango Brewing Co.
The speaker will be Bill Edrington of Royal Gorge Anglers. He will present a program called Seasons of the Arkansas.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call 382-8248.
Seniors Outdoors! plans ski outings
Seniors Outdoors! announces the following activities:
b There will be downhill skiing at Durango Mountain Resort on various days of the week. Check the SO! website at www.seniorsoutdoors.org for information on joining the Seniors Outdoors! ski groups.
b The Wednesday Wanderers will walk the Animas River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back, starting at 9:30 a.m. Dogs allowed on short leash only. For more information, call Eric Pahlke at 247-1130.
b There will be a snowshoe outing with John Martin at 9 a.m. Saturday. RSVP at 247-2581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
b There will be a moderate snowshoe hike to Lobo Overlook at 8 a.m. Tuesday. RSVP to Nancy Mead at 259-5978 or email@example.com.
b There will be a moderate snowshoe hike to Missionary Ridge at 9 a.m. Thursday. RSVP to the Berglunds at 247-9747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adaptive Sports benefit coming up
The Adaptive Sports Associations annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic is coming Feb. 25-27.
Registration for teams is under way.
Individuals or teams can register to compete in the event.
Each team must raise a minimum of $750 ($150 per person) to enter.
For more information, call Karen at Adaptive Sports at 359-0374 or e-mail events @asadurango.com.
County-owned ski slopes to reopen
PLUM, Pa. (AP) A Pittsburgh-area ski area is scheduled to reopen after state inspectors and the company that designed its ski lift said theyve solved a problem that has stranded skiers three times since Jan. 8.
Allegheny County owns Boyce Park in Plum Borough, about 15 miles east of the city.
The lift and its slopes have been closed since Saturday, the last time the lift stalled.
About 30 people had to be lowered from lift chairs using ropes. Similar breakdowns occurred Jan. 8 and Jan. 12.
Officials said the problem was caused by skiers who exited their lift chairs at an angle that caused the lifts cable to come off a guide wheel.
New fencing has been installed to ensure skiers exit the lift facing straight ahead, officials said.
Nobody was hurt during any of the malfunctions.