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May 18, 2006

Access Denied? - Missoula Independent Article

Access denied?
by Paul Peters

Photo by Paul Peters

Kim Barreda at the top of a flight of 17 stairs that lead down to Ptarmigan Village’s outdoor pool. Barreda is suing her homeowners association for access to common areas in her neighborhood.

An "uppity cripple" fights Ptarmigan Village

Kimberly Barreda pulls herself and her wheelchair into her Ford Explorer and climbs into the driver’s seat with ease. With one hand on a handle controlling the brake and gas and another on the steering wheel, she executes a tight three-point turn and starts down the hill toward the tennis courts at Ptarmigan Village, the neighborhood about halfway up Big Mountain where she lives.

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Posted by Kimberley