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Western Skimo athlete Brianna Rickert aims for Olympic gold

Outlet: Crested Butte News

March 13, 2024

Like a lot of kids who grew up in the Gunnison Valley, Brianna Rickert (M.A. Education, ‘25) was on skis as soon as she could walk. But before long, she was leaving the other kids behind and skiing to the tops of podiums at Nordic races around the state. Now, in addition to being a senior in Western Colorado University’s accelerated Elementary Education degree program, she’s a world-class Mountain Sports athlete dreaming of Olympic gold. Read about Western Skimo athlete Brianna Rickert aims for Olympic gold

TAPP forges new Rady and RMBL collaboration

Outlet: Crested Butte News

February 14, 2024

The Gunnison Valley’s Tourism and Prosperity Partnership (TAPP) is ready to start funding a new joint venture with Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) and the Rady School of Engineering at Western Colorado University (WCU). TAPP brought its proposal to Gunnison County commissioners in a work session Tuesday to discuss the possibilities and answer questions; commissioners showed support and appreciated the update, but agreed that it is TAPP’s previously allocated funds to manage, and therefore TAPP’s freedom to alter how those funds are dispersed. Read about TAPP forges new Rady and RMBL collaboration

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