Paralympic games

Durangoan finds passion for coaching U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing

When Paige Elliott graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013, a top ski school, she was burnt out on skiing and had no plans to start coaching. Now, she is a development coach for U.S. Paralympic...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colliander wins Paralympic Coach of the Games

His athletes turned in a record-setting medal showing at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea. Now, Durango’s Gary Colliander has an award of his own to show for his work in PyeongChang....

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s Gary Colliander a finalist for 2018 U.S. Paralympic Coach of the Games

Gary Colliander was part of United States history earlier this year at the 2018 Paralympic Games in South Korea. After the record-setting performance of the U.S. Nordic team in PyeongChang, he has...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Brittani Coury wins snowboard silver at Paralympic Games

Brittani Coury will bring a medal home to Durango from the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Coury, who lives and trains in Durango, captured the silver medal in banked slalom in the lower limb two...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Dove Creek skier inducted into Hall of Fame

Paralympic skier Mary Riddell has that calm, cavalier attitude needed to fly down a ski slope at over 60 mph and bring home the gold. The steely, compact athlete who grew up in Dove Creek said she...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Steamworks Brewing hosts event for local Paralympian Brittani Coury

Paralympic snowboarder Brittani Coury will make a stop at Steamworks Brewing Company for a meet-and-greet on Friday afternoon at Steamworks Brewing Company before heading to the U.S. Olympic...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Rio Paralympics sees ‘major budget cuts,’ low ticket sales

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Paralympics will go ahead in Rio next month but organizers say deep budget cuts mean one venue will close down, facilities will be dismantled and the workforce will be reduced....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

GENEVA – Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program. ...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

The San Juan Mountains took away Alana Nichols’ ability to walk, but it never diminished her love for the mountains she calls home. Nichols, 32, was in high school when a trip in the backcountry...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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