Community organizes fund-raiser for victim of climbing accident
Glenwood Springs resident Kurt Birkenmeier suffered serious head injuries in a climbing accident at Red Rocks in May.
Birkenmeier fractured his skull, lost his hearing in one ear, and lost his senses of taste and smell. Two helicopter rides, five days in intensive care, and ensuing medical care have left him with enormous medical costs. Friends and community members have gathered to organize a fund-raising event to help defray some of these costs.
On Friday, the CRMS barn will host a slide show by rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Beth Rodden. A silent auction and gear raffle will accompany the show.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the slide show begins at 8. For more information, call Dave at 928-8955.
Music featuring Coyote Gospel will follow at the Black Nugget for a $5 cover charge.
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Glenwood’s Sunlight Mountain Resort opens full-time for the season Friday with all three of its lifts providing access to expanded terrain. Oh, and it’s supposed to snow!