Nineteen-year-old Katie Gerk heads down the slopes at Winter Park, using a sit ski and outriggers, as well as the guidance of a National Sports Center for the Disabled ski instructor. The adaptive setup has allowed Gerk to spend the last four winters skiing at Winter Park through a program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Katie Gerk was recognized at an awards ceremony at Children’s Hospital Colorado for her four years of skiing with ARCH. —Johnson Publications photo

Adaptive equipment enables skiing for local tech-lover

    A number of intrepid people have designed adaptive equipment to make skiing a possibility for disabled individuals.

Will and Hannah Krieger watch a close finish at the annual AWANA Grand Prix. —Johnson Publications photo

Winners at the 2017 AWANA Grand Prix are pictured from left, front row, Harper Sprague, Hadley Boyer, Braylin Herman and Cole Goldenstein; second row, Rorey Schneller, Mason Powell, Kaden Herman and Emy Goldenstein; and back row, Abbie Dille, Gage Sprague, Caiden Krueger, Cooper Goldenstein and Cannon Peterson. Not pictured is Julia Schroetlin. —Johnson Publications photo

Speed and creativity reign in AWANA Grand Prix

    Wednesday, April 5, was a night of family fun at Holyoke First Baptist Church, where AWANA clubbers competed in the annual Grand Prix.


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