Good People. Good Coffee. Good Works.
Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte, Colorado
“The ASC is now a full-fledged therapeutic recreation program that operates year-round, with adaptive activities ranging from mountain biking and skiing to ice climbing and kayaking. The ASC works with anyone with any type of disability who exhibits a desire to participate in activities, regardless of their capacity to pay.”
The Adaptive Sports folks do good work. Check them out and share with families you think may benefit from their good work.
Living Journeys, Gunnison, Colorado
Living Journeys provides financial assistance, emotional support, and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer. This is a great group of folks. I have personal knowledge of their goodness as they helped my family and me through Adrenal Cancer treatment. Check them out and share if you know someone in need.
Other Organizations we proudly sponsor or recommend:
Crested Butte Avalanche Center: Provides daily weather and avalanche forecast for the Gunnison Valley. The center posts new information daily on the Internet and reads the forecast on the local radio station KBUT. There are many backcountry enthusiasts in Crested Butte and the Avalanche Center does a great job to keep people informed of the snow and weather conditions.
Crested Butte Land Trust: the C.B. Land Trust seeks to protect the most beautiful and fragile of the undeveloped land in the East River Valley: view corridors, wildlife habitat, riparian areas, and wetlands; as well as to preserve the local ranching tradition and provide access to public land. In its fifteen years of existence, the land trust has saved or helped to save more than 3,500 acres from development in perpetuity. Some of this open space has been acquired outright while other land has been preserved through conservation easements: the owners have sold or donated the right to develop while retaining ownership of the land itself.
Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association: CBMBA was created in 1983. The mission of CBMBA is to promote mountain biking opportunities in the Crested Butte area, which are environmentally sound and socially responsible. CBMBA assists the local US Forest Service by coordinating trail projects, which help repair damage done to trails by bikers and other users.
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre: The CBMT was started in 1972 by an energetic, talented group of people, who had a vision to see a remote community providing some of its own “culture” In its 30 year history, the Mountain Theatre has produced close to 200 plays. The theatre continues to offer a creative outlet for diversely talented people in the community: actors, writers, directors, dancers, artists, musicians, and technicians. The theatre involves as many people as have the time, energy, and a much-cherished sense of community. The theatre repays the community’s overwhelming trust and support with quality entertainment throughout the year.
Crested Butte Music Festival: CBMF was founded in 1997 by David J Rothman and Charles Stegeman with the intention of bringing to Crested Butte, and other areas of the Western Slope, a wide variety of music featuring local artists whenever possible. The Crested Butte Music Festival functions as the sole local year-round presenter of a broad array of both music and dance genres. Included are orchestral and chamber music, opera, jazz, bluegrass, ballet and modern dance, and arts education for all ages.
Crested Butte Nordic Center: The CBNC serves residents and visitors to Gunnison county throughout the winter months, offering cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, guided tours and sledding. The mission is to provide individuals of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn, enjoy and improve in the sports of cross-country (Nordic) skiing and snowshoeing. The CBNC provides access to professionally groomed trails, rental equipment, instruction and guiding services.
C.B. Search and Rescue: If you are a resident or a visitor to Crested Butte you probably spend time recreating in the mountains. Shit happens, even to the best of us, and when it does it is nice to have someone to lend a hand. C.B. Search and Rescue will find you if you are lost, and rescue you if you are injured.
High Country Citizens Alliance: Since 1977, HCCA has been at work protecting the extraordinary natural areas of the Upper Gunnison River Basin. Conservation is at the root of all we do. Facing challenges large and small, we believe that integrity and cooperation are our best tools. This approach has enabled us to resolve many difficult issues over the years. Today, our programs range from preservation of our national forests, rangelands and water resources to land use planning and fostering sustainable communities.