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Phantom Ranch Ball
2016 Phantom Ranch Ball
Our lucky winners this year were long time CDLT suppporters
Peter Raich and Donna Plutschuck Raich!
successful non-event for CDLT by joining us in spirit!
The Phantom Ranch Ball is a charitable non-event to support the Land Trust’s conservation programs, which help protect our community’s open spaces and ranching heritage. Instead of a night out on the town please join us for the Phantom Ranch Ball in the comfort of your own home while supporting the Land Trust with a donation.
What is the Phantom Ranch?
Phantom Ranch is a popular geographic place-name throughout Colorado and the West. There is however, no “Phantom Ranch” in Summit County, making it a perfect make-believe location to represent the importance of preserving our community’s agricultural and ranching history and the scenic qualities, food production, wildlife habitat, and natural areas that ranches provide.
About the Artist
Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Pennsylvania, JoAnn Dufty graduated from Carnegie Tech University. She married Robert Dufty and moved to Boulder where the two raised their family. JoAnn served as a member of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Advisory Board where she worked diligently to accomplish the designation of the Switzerland Trail as a National Historical Trail, the first of its kind in the nation. Among some of her other accomplishments, JoAnn served as President and Founder of People for Eldorado Mountain, worked as the founding Rock Creek Coal Trail Coordinator, served on the Boulder-Lhasa Sister City Board, and was an active member of the League of Women Voters.
After retiring in 1998, she moved to Silverthorne where she was an energetic and committed environmentalist. She served on the Board of Directors for Continental Divide Land Trust for many years and eventually as an emeritus member. JoAnn was also a volunteer guide for the Over the Hill Gang/ Fifty Plus Ski With Us at both Breckenridge and Keystone and a volunteer usher for the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival.
JoAnn was committed to her family and her causes. She would have been honored to serve as the 2016 Phantom Ranch Ball Artist. JoAnn’s legacy lives on today as her daughter Kim Dufty currently serves as Board President for Continental Divide Land Trust.