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Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to hold volunteer open house

GOLDEN – The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a Golden-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, will be holding an April 9 volunteer open house for anyone interested in learning more about volunteer programs.

It will be from 7-9 p.m. in conference rooms A and B of the American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth St., Golden.

In 2003, volunteers can work on trail or restoration projects on Mount Evans, Mount Sneffels and Mount Massive; educate fellow fourteener-enthusiasts as CFI Peak Stewards; serve as members of the Volunteer Leadership Program; or work in the field as Adopt-a-Peak team members.

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, CFI works throughout the state to protect and restore Colorado’s 54 fourteeners. CFI’s volunteer programs are open to anyone interested in making a difference on Colorado’s highest peaks.

For more information, contact CFI at (303) 278-7525 or


Experience the largest paddle sport sale and exposition in Colorado

SILVERTHORNE – Colorado Kayak Supply and the industry’s leading paddle sport manufacturers have partnered up to provide over 8,000 square feet of paddle sport discounts.

PaddleFest takes place April 11-13 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

Hours are 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

All 2002-03 whitewater, touring and recreational products will be discounted.

Paddlefest is an opportunity learn how to get involved in kayaking, meet others in the boating community and learn about local and regional boating and water issues.

Several organizations attending will provide information on how you can aid the current access and community boating issues. Organizations include the Colorado White Water Association, Endurance for Access and Rapid Descents.

Information also will be available about kayaking in places like the Grand Canyon and in other countries,

such as Ecuador and Costa Rica.

On that Saturday there will be a free noon-2 p.m. pool demo at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. This is a chance to test a few of the 2003 kayaks in the water. Spaces are limited for this activity.

Other activities include a slide presentation with professional kayaker Brad Ludden from First Descents, an organization that provides kayaking to participants with cancer.

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. there will be a movie premiere of “No Big Names II: Amped Movie Premiere.” Watch some of the world’s greatest kayakers take on premium class 5-plus first-descents, explorations and big drops.

Manufacturers of the event will include Wave Sport, Pyranha, Perception, Prijon, Dagger, Riot, Liquid Logic, MTI, Wilderness Systems, Seven 2, Immersion Research, NRS, Stohlquist, Wildwasser, Waterstick, Teva, Sevylor, Fat Eddy’s, Threadworks, Shred Ready and many more.

For more information,

e-mail, call Colorado Kayak Supply toll free at (888) 265-2925 or go to


Summit Chamber doubles benefits package for members

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce has doubled its benefits package for members, and the details are described in a new brochure just printed.

Benefits and discounts are offered in the categories of advertising and promotions, financial, business development, banking, health care, shipping, credit card processing, cleaning, telephone, real estate, lodging and recreational services.

Several perks offered by the chamber itself include brochure display and listings in publications and the chamber’s Web site.

Stop by the office at 916 N. Summit Boulevard (next to Subway) in Frisco to pick up a copy, or call (970) 668-2051.

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