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Seen 'n Heard - Feb  2001 Issue (page 3)

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(January 25, 2001) Gabe Reynolds, High Peaks Wilderness Program, Roosevelt, Utah, 877-213- 3908, http://www.hpwp.net, info@hpsp.net, announced Alan Plant joined High Peaks to head up the marketing and admissions department. Formerly with Aspen Youth Services, Plant will also be coordinating tours coming to High Peaks.

(January 31, 2001) The Spokesman Review, Spokane Washington’s newspaper at http://www.spokesmanreview.com, reported Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) placed strict conditions on Alpine Boys Ranch, near Leavenworth, Washington as a result of a boy who drowned last summer. Alpine Boys Ranch was in the news last May due to incidents resulting from sexually aggressive boys being referred to the Ranch by DSHS without informing the Ranch of their background. Reported in Woodbury Reports Seen n’Heard Issue #70, June 2000, the June and August 1992 issues of Woodbury Reports also featured the ranch in a “New Perspectives” and “Visit Report.”

(January 31, 2001) Steve Gage, formerly of Royal Haven Equestrian Center for Girls near Sisters, Oregon was sentenced to 45 years in prison on “27 counts of theft, criminal mistreatment and sex abuse of teenage girls under his care…. It followed the guidelines of a plea agreement between Gage and the Deschutes County District Attorney reached January 4.” The story appears in the Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon, http://www.nuggetnews.com/front8.shtml

(February 1, 2001) Greg Kersten and Lynn Thomas, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, Santaquin, Utah, 877-858-4600, http://www.eagala.org, announced upcoming certification training workshops in: Apopka, Florida, Feb. 16-18; Temecula, CA, Feb. 23-25; Lehi, Utah, April 5-7; Parker, Colorado April 19-21; Rock Falls, IL, April 26-28; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada May 10-12; Darlington, SC, May 17-19; and Poulsbo, Wash., June 28-30. 

(February 5, 2001) David Hull President of NAWA Academy, French Gulch, CA, 800-358-6292, http://www.nawa-academy.com, announced their 13th Annual Spring Training for “those who work in an outdoor recreation, EMS, or child care environment.” Scheduled April 7-12, 2001, the five-day training focus will focus on rescue in various environments, teambuilding and problem solving. It is open to the public and no experience is needed. 

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