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2019

“Southwest Colorado Springs residents invited to help clean up the city Saturday”,  The Cheyenne Edition,

“Connecting Kids to Nature in a Disconnected World; The Natural Leaders Network is part of a budding outdoor equity movement“- Shawnté Salabert, Sierra,

“Residents help spruce up Monument as part of Great American Cleanup day”,  The Tri-Lakes Tribune,

UpaDowna hosts monthly cleanups at Colorado Springs parks“- Colin Mihalich,  Fox21 News, July 28th

UpaDowna Silent Disco”- Allison Porter,  Out Front Colorado, August 9th

2018

“Q&A with U.S. Forest Service chief Tony Tooke, who sees collaboration as key to improving public lands”Jason Blevins, The Denver Post,

“UpaDowna Outdoor Adventures & Peak View Solar Power – Great American Cleanup”, The Cumulus Colorado Pulse | Community and Non-profit Resources for Colorado Springs, April 17th, 2018

“Outward Bound: Diversity on Colorado Springs trails and beyond”, Seth Boster, The Gazette, April 2nd, 2018

“Free fishing, paddleboarding, climbing and more at Colorado Springs Get Outdoors Day”Seth Boster, The Gazette, June 1st, 2018

“Really Outrageous Adventure Race is back” , The Gazette- Colorado Springs, July 6th, 2018

“The Latest in Doing Good:” , OR Daily, Winter Outdoor Retailer Show, Denver, CO. Nov., 10th, 2018

“UpaDowna offers friendship and outdoor adventure for everyone!” Bridgett Harris, CS Indy, December 5th, 2018

“Voices and Views” with Randi Hitchcock of UpaDowna”, Radio interview with Judith McKay of KCMJ, December 8th, 2018

2017

“Volunteers with UpaDowna clean up Greenway Trail”, Fox21 News, March 12th, 2017

“How to Start Adventuring in Colorado Springs with Randi Hitchcock”, Lauren Collier, May 22nd, 2017

“Charities giving Colorado Springs-area kids first set of wheels”, The Gazette- Colorado Springs, December 10th, 2017

“12-foot-tall metal frame appears at Garden of the Gods”

“People hate this big, blue frame”Kelly Jensen, 9News Denver, December 15, 2017

‘Horrendous eyesore:’ Visitors upset over new blue picture frame at Garden of the GodsJoe Dahlke, Fox31 Denver, December 16th, 2017

“Bye Felicia! Big blue frame in Garden of the Gods is no more” Allison Sylte, 9News Denver, December 18th, 2017

“City Puts Up ‘Big Blue Frame’ At Park — And Removes It After Citizens Put Up A Fight”Bill Chappell, NPR, December 19th, 2017

“Great Outdoors Colorado grant to benefit Memorial Park”Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent, December 19th, 2017

2016

Outdoors Elitism? Club Tackles Exclusion Head OnSteve Hitchcock, for The Gear Junkie, February 18th, 2016

UpaDowna interview with SOCO CWJillian Anderson, SOCO CW, June 3rd, 2016

Wet and wild event is returning to Colorado SpringsCassie Heeke, The Gazette, June 6th, 2016

Colorado Springs has joined the wave of fast-growing sport- Seth Boster, The Gazette, June 30th, 2016

Slide the City brings out the kid in everyone attending, Ellie Mulder, The Gazette, August 20th, 2016

Folk and Flannel fundraiser at Camp Shady Brook-  , Fox21 News, Oct. 2nd, 2016

2015

“New museum exhibit highlights Colorado Springs health” , FOX21, January 16th, 2015

“Have a Drink, Donate to an Outdoorsy Cause in Colorado Springs” Kirsten Akens, RootsRated, March 27, 2015

“7 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Spring in Colorado Springs”- Kirsten Akens, RootsRated, April 20, 2015

“Giant slip’n slide coming to Colorado Springs street” Jen Mulson, The Gazette, June 22nd, 2015

“Paddle Boarding in Colorado Springs: Tips for Newbies” Kirsten Akens, RootsRated, June 15th, 2015

“What’s SUP?” Kirsten Akens, CS Indy, July 15th, 2015

2014

“Backcountry boozin’ -a how-to guide” The Colorado Springs Independent, May 2014

“First Friday becomes a cultural extravaganza on wheels”  Bill Vogrin, Side Streets, The Gazette, May 2014

“UpaDowna Works to Promote Outdoor Community”Elevation Outdoors Magazine, July 7th, 2014

“ROAR in the City brings adventure, beer lovers to downtown Colorado Springs”The Gazette/ColoradoSprings.com, Stephen Hobbs, July 12th, 2014

2014 Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities- Bicycling Magazine, Sept., 2014 “The UpaDowna Pedal Party is a family-friendly, all-ages bike ride that takes place downtown on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Whether you ride a clunker, a fat bike, a trike, a unicycle, a tall bike, small bike or anything in between, you’ll fit right in.”

“CityRock adds an UpaDowna bar”– CS Indy, Sept., 24th, 2014

“Colorado Springs coffee shop helps nonprofits one bag at a time”- Fox 21, October 9th, 2014

“New pub will help nonprofit fulfill mission”- Fox21, Nov. 9th, 2014

“Climbing and drinking come together under one Colorado Springs roof” The Gazette, Nov. 19th, 2014

“Hitchcock uses role at UpaDowna to find solutions on the trail“- Colorado Springs Business Journal, Nov. 24th, 2014

Give! Interview with KRCC 91.5 KRCC, Dec. 4th, 2014

2013

“Go Green” Segment of Fox21’s “Foxy Moms” MtnMama is featured on Fox21 news for saving money on gear/activities while playing outdoors. Feb 2013

Joy Ride Photos The Gazette’s OutThere Colorado, Aug. 2013

“Healthy-living program empowers individuals through endurance exercises Fox21 News segment during Give! Campaign , Nov. 2013

2012

 “Turn it up for Charity” Fundraising competition from Tucanos Brazlian Grill, April 2012

“Rally Week: Spreading community a big part of weekly rides “USA Pro Challenge Rally Ride, Outtherecolorado.com, August 2012

“Mission the first: UpaDowna” CS Indy, Coffee that will benefit UpaDowna programs! Oct. 2012

“UpaDowna: Getting Colorado Springs locals outside” Colorado College Catalyst, Nov. 2012

2011

“Good news! Beer and fitness DO mix!” Colorado Springs Gazette, OutThere Section, June, 2011

“Sierra Club Event”  Sierra Club/UpaDowna Outdoor Kids Event July 15th, 2011

“Price-gouging on Venetucci Pumpkin Ale” Colorado Springs Independent, Nov 2011

2009

“Refreshing beverages await those who summit” Colorado Springs Gazette, OutThere Section August, 2009

UpaDowna Trail Cleanup

The “Big Blue Frame”- 12/15/17

Folk’n’Flannel- 10/2/16

ROAR in the City Interview- 7/12/14

ROAR in the City Interview- 7/12/14

Indy Give! Interview- 11/25/2013

UpaDowna Snow Day- 1/28/2013

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