Krabloonik sued over alleged accident
July 29, 2009
ASPEN – A couple from Centennial, Colo., are suing Krabloonik Restaurant in Snowmass Village for an alleged dogsledding accident that injured each of them.Dale and Linda Landry’s lawsuit was made public Wednesday in Pitkin County District Court in Aspen.The suit claims that on Feb. 8, 2008, the two were attending a luncheon for the husband’s business at the restaurant.The two took a dogsled ride, which is part of Krabloonik’s offerings, which led to them both being thrown out of the sled when it hit a snowbank, the suit alleges.The suit accuses the musher of traveling at a “reckless rate of speed.” Meanwhile, the musher left the couple behind, who “made their way back up the hill by themselves,” where “they were eventually met by a snowmobile and transported to the restaurant.”The suit continues: “Thirty to forty-five minutes after the incident, Mrs. Landry saw the musher in the restaurant’s bar area, at which point he said to her, ‘Dude, my ego is so bruised.’ The musher offered no explanation as to why he had not assisted the Landrys.” As a result of the accident, Dale Landry underwent two surgeries for a torn rotator cuff, and continues to experience pain from the accident, the suit alleges. Linda Landry had to take pain medication for six weeks because of rib and back injuries, the suit says. The suit seeks a trial and compensatory damages.It was filed by the law firm Holland & Hart LLP.
ASPEN – Two Heathers from local chambers of commerce are embarking on a difficult journey in August to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.Heather Smith of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce and Heather Compton from the Aspen Chamber Resort Association will walk 60 miles over three days starting Aug. 28 in the Denver Breast Cancer 3 Day. They aim to raise more than $2,300 for the effort. Proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.Smith and Compton are seeking help reaching their goal. A donation can be made directly online at http://www.the3day.org; click on “Donate” and search for Heather Smith or Heather Compton.