Thank you for Celebrating with us at the 39th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball + Congratulations to Red Lady #39

High Country Conservation Advocates would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the 39th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball on March 12th.This year’s ball was definitely one for the record books; we’re closer than ever to a permanent protective solution for Mt. Emmons and we’re thrilled that so many members of our community came out to celebrate and support our efforts to keep Red Lady mine-free.

We also would like to thank Euforquestra, Tyler Lucas, Katherine Taylor, Eric Shedd, and Kevin Donovan for their amazing music that led to the dance party of the year!  A big shout out goes to our awesome venue sponsors, Lexy and Karl at the Eldo Brewpub, and their wonderful staff, for their generous hospitality and assistance with this super fun event. This year’s ball would not have been possible without all of our incredible sponsors, donors, members and volunteers, some of whom are listed below.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate and introduce our 39th Red Lady, Suzanne Pierson. Suzanne is a long-time avid supporter of a forever mine-free Red Lady and conveys Red Lady’s beauty and mystique with her paint brush. We could not be more thrilled to see her shine as this year’s Red Lady. We remain deeply indebted to Steph White, our 38th Red Lady, for all of her dedication and creativity during her 2015 reign and for graciously passing on the torch to Suzanne.


Congratulations, Suzanne!

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Thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers:

Red Lady Ball Sponsors: Black Tie Ski Rentals, The Last Steep, Irwin Guides, Backcountry Cannabis, MB Builders, Acme Healing Center, Bliss Chiropractic, Niky’s Mini Donuts, Pema Dawa, The Old Town Inn, Sweet Tea Studios, and LStern Media.

Red Lady Ball Donors: The Historic Taos Inn, Avalanche Ranch & Hot Springs, FincaBellavista, Monica Ariowitsch and Suzanne Pierson, Handlebars Bike Shop, KBUT, The Center for the Arts, Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, Yoga for the Peaceful, Creative Earth Coaching, Soma Wellness Lounge, Nicholas Reti, JC Leacock, Ivy Walker, Grubstake Gallery, Susan Anderton, Townie Books, Zachariah Zypp, The Guild, Teocalli Tamale, Specialty Services, Crested Butte Nordic, Elephant Revival, Anonymous, The Mountain Store, Liberty Skis, Osprey, Mountain Earth, Mountain Spirits, Heartsong Caribbean Café, The Sunflower, Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream, Mocha’s, Double Shot Cyclery, Castle Creek Guitars, Gene Taylor’s, The Bean, Daniel Oliver, Amber St. Vincent, Krystal Ramsey, and Lisa Richard.

Red Lady Ball Volunteers: Kate Wessels, Shea Wilson, Cody Scott, Hank Lochhead, Chad Reich, Tyler Lucas, Steph White, Lauren Daniel, and Glo Cunningham.


Stay tuned for updates and news on our progress in achieving a permanent protective solution for Mt. Emmons.

Thank you, again, for your tremendous support!