Second Chance Humane Society is hosting its third-annual Furry Flicks & Fashion Event this weekend, with the proceeds supporting its new program supporting low-income families with keeping their pets happy and healthy.
Twenty years ago, the rainbow trout of the Gunnison River were in serious trouble.
RIDGWAY — It’s nearly dark when the team arrives at the Blue Lakes Hut. After slogging nearly eight miles through melting snow, they celebrate their arrival with steaming bowls of mashed potatoes. With socks and boot liners dangling from the rafters, the team of former Green Berets rib and tease each other. They poke fun at the skiers who fell. They’ve nicknamed the features that challenged them as they climbed up and skied down the valley and hills beneath Mt. Sneffels. They all hated “Suck Hill” but not as much as “Suck Alley.” They survived “Break-a-Bone Meadow.” The men haven’t seen war in a long while. With a combined 100 years of service among them, their time on the trail as they traverse the Sneffels Range is a reunion of sorts, with all the camaraderie of a mission. Minus the bullets and bombs.
To say Dawn Oliver is passionate about helping animals would be an understatement. Not only has she worked as a certified veterinary assistant at Ridgway Animal Hospital for 13 years, she uses her vacation time to go help animals in other countries.