Thursday, November 16
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community HouseSold Out
In January 1947, the Boulder County Sheriff called several local mountaineers to look for a lost girl. Despite their best efforts, the search was unsuccessful and the girl’s body was later discovered close to her mountain home. Her tragic death, and others in the mountains that winter, brought concerned community members together at a public meeting at Boulder High School. A steering committee was formed to investigate the formation of an organized search and rescue organization. What resulted was the formation of Boulder’s highly regarded Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG), one of the oldest rescue groups in the country.
Join us and learn about this all-volunteer organization, trained and equipped for search and rescue on mountainous terrain and in all weather conditions. Long time RMRG members will share how the organization has grown over the past seven decades and some of their extreme rescue stories. The RMRG received the prestigious Stegner Award in 2015 from the Center of the American West and continues to serve the people of Boulder County.
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