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The head of the National Ability Center, Gail Barille, is departing after what she sees as “eight busy years.”

Barille told KPCW that it was a hard decision in some ways, but it’s time to move on.

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The National Ability Center’s 11th annual Summit Challenge falls on August 25th. The event has 16, 50, 80 and 100-mile bicycle rides. Director of Communications and Engagement Tanya Boland explains the event is for riders of all abilities.

Alejandra Lara del National Ability Center (Centro de Habilidad Nacional) Hablamos del papel que toma el NAC para la comunidad, los programas que ofrecen, y de la necesidad de voluntarios hispanos para estos programas. 

We talk about the role the NAC has for the community, the programs they offer, and the need for hispanic volunteers for their programs.



The National Ability Center has received a large sponsorship from the Boeing company. David Boyle has more:

Equine Course Helps Teens Avoid Trouble

Sep 28, 2017
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  The National Ability Center offers a class targeted at preventing drug and alcohol use in Teenage kids. It’s a chance for 13 to 17 year olds to interact with horses while learning about themselves.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The NAC reported this week that it has signed an unprecedented 50-year land lease with Park City Mountain. According to a press release, the NAC aims to double its current number of lessons at its mountain location with year-round program expansion.


The National Ability Center has created a new executive position, and to fill it, they picked a veteran of the ski resort and outdoor industry.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more. 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the newly named Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson. Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has the weekly trail update. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting which included discussion of a new surcharge to pay for energy efficiency and presentation of the ideas from the Lower Park Avenue Design Studio Team and the Kimball Art Center and National Ability Center are offering summer art camps for disabled youth.

The National Ability Center is back with their Summit Challenge racing event, set for next weekend on August 23rd. Rick Brough has more. 

The Red White & Snow three-day event is a fundraiser for the National Ability Center and starts today. You still have a chance to get involved in this celebration of wine, food and adaptive sport. Lynn Ware Peek has more.