EDWARDS — Brush Creek Dry Goods in Riverwalk is celebrating its 18th year of business this November. Proprietors Faith and Raymond Bleesz recently returned from the MAGIC Show in Las Vegas, a semi-annual men’s fashion show. There, the Bleeszes found and purchased goods for next spring and summer.
The Bleeszes spent three days making the rounds at the show, seeing new an old vendors and reviewing the lastest garments and upcoming trends.Learn more »
VAIL — Friends of Mountain Rescue and Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum are among Alpine Bank’s grant recipients in celebration of Colorado Day and the My Colorado promotion.
Alpine Bank celebrated the 140th Colorado Day on Aug. 1 with awards totaling $30,000 to nonprofits with a historic preservation or cultural mission, and Friends of Mountain Rescue and Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum each received $1,876 grants.Learn more »
VAIL — Gallery owner Bill Rey, of Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail Village, has joined the Vail Centre board of directors along with entrepreneur Nick Wyman, the director of Galvanize Ventures.
“We are very pleased to add two extraordinary individuals to the board of directors of the Vail Centre who will help broaden our outlook and solidify our plans for the future,” said Ross Iverson, CEO of the Vail Centre. “Bill Rey brings the perspective of a long-term resident and 27-year business owner in the Vail Valley. Nick Wyman can provide insight into the area of entrepreneurship and education.”Learn more »
EAGLE COUNTY — Timbers Resorts, one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, has appointed David Bland as director of real estate sales for The Residences at The Sebastian in Vail and Timbers Bachelor Gulch.
Bland, who has more than 30 years of experience in luxury real estate and hospitality, will oversee all real estate sales and strategy within two of Timbers’ award-winning luxury boutique residences.Learn more »
EAGLE — Although they tout their willingness to hit the road in their business name, this weekend the folks at Mountain Mobile Veterinary and Animal Hospital Center are celebrating big changes at their bricks and mortar location in downtown Eagle.
Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick is marking her 24th year in business as Mountain Mobile Veterinary, but during the past year, the practice has seen a couple of big changes. Dr. Liz Foster joined the practice in 2015 and in 2016, the downtown office that serves as home base for Mountain Mobile Veterinary has undergone a large renovation. The practice added 500 square feet to its existing building and local pet owners and prospective pet parents are welcome to check out the new digs during a grand opening celebration on Saturday.Learn more »
Tuesday: Blood pressure and glucose checks at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. No sign up necessary.Learn more »
VAIL — The Sonnenalp Hotel is one of two Colorado hotels, and is the only mountain region property named to the list of the 100 Best Hotels in the World in this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The Sonnenalp was also included on Travel + Leisure’s list of the 10 Best Resorts in the West.
“Travel + Leisure is one of the most reputable publications in the travel industry,” said Johannes Faessler, owner of the Sonnenalp Hotel. “To be ranked among the top 100 hotels in the world, let alone as the only hotel in Vail, speaks volumes for us. We are honored to receive such recognition.”Learn more »
EAGLE COUNTY — The Rotary clubs of Edwards and Vail have awarded $28,000 to 20 graduating seniors and three returning college students. Recipients come from each of the five valley high schools, and the winners were selected from a pool of 80 applicants. The Rotary clubs work in conjunction with YouthPower365 to cast a wide net for applications and to streamline the process for the students.
“Each year the students who apply are extremely talented and skilled in many areas,” said Mike Glass,committee chairman. “Reading the applications and interviewing the students is a satisfying responsibility for the entire committee, and the selected students have all worked hard and in many ways embody the Rotary motto of ‘service above self.’”Learn more »
EDWARDS — Ryan Solutions has been named again to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the second consecutive year Ryan Solutions has received this recognition.
“We couldn’t be more excited to find ourselves on this list again,” Ryan Solutions Principal Corey Ryan said. “It’s a testament to the hard work our team has put in over the years and the incredible campaigns our clients have produced with our technology. We’re well-known for our proactive approach to support, but that means nothing if the brands we work with aren’t run by incredibly talented people with amazing ideas.”Learn more »
MINTURN — The Eagle River Fire Protection District is providing fun for the family at its open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The final event of the season is in Minturn.
The final open house of the summer includes complimentary interactive displays, games and information as well as hot dogs at the district’s station 5 in Minturn.Learn more »
VAIL — Starting Monday, CenturyLink’s subcontractor returns to conduct fiber optic line relocation within the construction limits on the North Frontage Road. This work is anticipated to be complete by Sept. 2, with work occurring seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lights will be utilized as necessary to complete the work, and the project team will make every effort to direct the lights downward and onto the work itself to minimize glare impact to surrounding residents and traffic. They appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.Learn more »
VAIL — A list of the 20 most beautiful hotels in America was released this month by CNN, and Manor Vail Lodge was named to that list. The list runs the gamut from alpine lodges to luxurious oceanside resorts.
“Being named as one of the 20 most beautiful hotels is an honor,” Manor Vail general manager Bob McCleary said. “Manor Vail Lodge has long been applauded by our loyal guests as a unique property in an outstanding location. We are glad CNN has recognized that this is a special as well.”Learn more »
EAGLE — Competitive Edge Physical Therapy and Fitness in Eagle recently celebrated its fourth year of getting Eagle County patients back to health, and owner Mary Witt couldn’t be happier with its success.
“This has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done,” Will said. “After 30 years, I still love what I do. I’m having a blast.”Learn more »
VAIL — Major excavation and utility work will ramp up next week along North Frontage Road. Excel Energy’s specialty subcontractor, Terra Technologies, will return for fiber optic line relocation work along the North Frontage Road. Work will continue seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Terra Technologies specializes in telecommunications relocation — work they completed along the South Frontage Road in July. Due to limited availability, Terra Technologies will need to work into the evening hours and light plants will be utilized as necessary to complete the work between 7:30 and 10 p.m.Learn more »
VAIL —The Vail Commission on Special Events is accepting funding requests from special event producers for 2017 events occurring in Vail. The proposal guidelines and accompanying information are available at www.vailgov.com/commission-on- special-events or at the Vail Municipal Building.
The town of Vail has been a leader in delivering a world-class calendar of events which grows partner brands, generates revenues and supports causes that are local to global in scale. The Commission on Special Events is seeking innovative and exciting proposals for special events throughout 2017 and beyond that support the collective vision of Vail as the world’s “Premier International Mountain Resort Community.”Learn more »
• Wednesday: Non-medical foot care by Tara at Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 970-328-8831 for an appointmentLearn more »
AVON — Mountain Family Health Centers is holding a Wednesday opening celebration at its clinic at Avon Elementary School. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with brief presentations at 6 p.m.
Those who attend can enjoy grill burgers and hot dogs with healthy side dishes, take clinic tours and meet the Mountain Family team, along with local school and public officials.Learn more »
AVON — The Vail Valley Partnership the region’s community development organization, has been named Chamber of the Year this year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Hailed as the most celebrated recognition of overall excellence for chambers of commerce, this award recognizes superior distinction in operations, member services and community leadership.
Mike Brumbaugh, Chair of the Vail Valley Partnership’s Board of Governors said, “The Board of Governors congratulates the staff and recognizes this type of award is really a reflection of the community and the membership.”Learn more »
EAGLE COUNTY — For a number of years, the Three Rivers Little League All Stars have come within spitting distance of a state title.
Two weeks ago they conquered the hump and last week, the team traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to represent Colorado in the Junior League Southwest Regional Championships for 13- to 14-year-olds.Learn more »
EDWARDS — Betty Ann Woodland recently joined the team at Keller Williams Mountain Properties Market Center in Edwards.
Woodland has held a Colorado real estate license for six years and loves showing property throughout the Vail Valley. Having lived in Vail, Arrowhead, Beaver Creek, and Cordillera communities for more than 20 years, Woodland has extensive knowledge of the Vail Valley neighborhoods and recreational opportunities.Learn more »
VAIL — Engel & Volkers, a Vail real estate firm, recently announced that Deborah Bartz Webb will join its team of real estate brokers.
Webb has more than 20 years of consultative selling and client relationship building experience along with enthusiasm and passion for the mountain lifestyle. Her focus is working with Colorado Front Range families interested in second-home ownership and introducing them, as well as her world-wide business associates, to all that the Vail Valley has to offer.Learn more »
EDWARDS — Hannah Goldberg, a real estate sales professional in Edwards, has joined the Keller Williams Mountain Properties Market Center.
“By joining us, and her husband Ron’s Gold Team, Hannah will be a huge asset to our company and our clients,” Brent Smith, Team Leader of Keller Williams Mountain Properties, said. Family is our number-two value at Keller Williams. “It is a great value add when a husband and wife choose to work together as a team. They combine their efforts and their cap.”Learn more »
VAIL — Chabad Jewish Center of Vail will host a documentary screening of “WishMakers” Sunday with director and producer Cheryl Halpern.
“WishMakers” is the story of the Tulip winery, which was established in a residential adult special needs community called the Village of Hope.Learn more »
VAIL — The Vail Rotary Club has announced that Steve Hatley is the new club president for 2016-17, following Regina O’Brien, whose term ended in June.
Hatley moved to the Vail Valley in 2011 from Cartersville, Georgia, where he was in business as a home builder and residential developer. Since coming to the valley, Hatley has started a new business, iTrip Vacations, which manages vacation rental homes in Vail and Beaver Creek.Learn more »
AVON — Leadership is a skill you can learn, so you should learn it from the best.
A Leadership Excellence Boot Camp will be taught by West Point instructors and graduates Lester W. Knotts, Ph.D., and Stephen Ingalls, and is sponsored by the Boy Scout’s Western Colorado Council.Learn more »
GYPSUM — The thing about living in the information age is lots of info translates into lots of paper.
A lot of that paper contains sensitive information that can cause big problems if it makes it into the wrong hands.Learn more »
• Today: Ask a Lawyer at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 12:30 p.m. Free legal advice for anyone 60 or older. Call 970-328-8896 for more information.Learn more »
VAIL — The town of Vail will host its second and final neighborhood picnic of the summer Tuesday at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and food and drink will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Representatives from the public works, community development, library and administration departments will join the Vail Town Council in sponsoring Tuesday’s picnic. Activities will include information on wildfire readiness and a drawing for two free 72-hour emergency preparedness kits from among entries collected at the picnic and the first community picnic held July 12. In addition, information about the town’s upcoming 50th birthday party on Aug. 23 will be provided. The library’s new fundraisers will be also introduced — 50th birthday coffee and chocolate.Learn more »
AVON — The Avon School Based Health Center is now open. Mountain Family Health Centers is working with the Eagle County Schools to provide affordable, comprehensive health care services to learners and their families throughout Eagle County.
Services Mountain Family Health Centers provide include:Learn more »
Duke University holds course in VailAugust 5, 2016 —
VAIL — Duke University from July 31 through Saturday set up a classroom in Vail to host an executive education course for nonprofit leaders. Participants from Colorado and around the country participated in the course taught by recognized academics. The course was specifically designed to positively impact outcomes for nonprofit leaders and their organizations. This partnership is just the most recent interaction between Duke University and Vail.
Over the years, Duke has had a special relationship with Vail through the vision of John Feagin, Jr. MD, Duke University emeritus professor of orthopaedic surgery. Feagin is a former Steadman Fellow and has served on the Steadman Philippon Research Institute Scientific Advisory Committee for many years. Most important, Feagin has been integral in aligning Duke medical students with clinical research at Steadman as well as developing other opportunities to link Duke with Vail.
“Vail provides a unique environment and one that I have enjoyed professionally and personally,” Feagin said. “It has been a pleasure to be a conduit between Duke and Vail; it has allowed doctors and academics to take advantage of this wonderful mountain retreat, be inspired by the setting and benefit from professional interaction.”
“I have had the privilege of attending the Feagin Leadership Forum at Duke twice over the past three years, and the magnitude of what Dr. Feagin is creating with his team has global potential,” Vail Centre CEO Ross Iverson said. “Last year, I spent time with some students at Pepi’s Restaurant and learned the true significance of how the Feagin Program was changing hearts. These medical students were more self-aware and confident in their abilities to collaborate having benefited from many ‘ah-ha’ moments while at the Vail campus.”
Another former fellow at Steadman and colleague of Feagin, Dean Taylor, MD, Director of Duke University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chairman of the Feagin Leadership Program, helped Feagin launch the Feagin Leadership Program at Duke in 2009.
“This educational initiative focuses on building skills and behaviors that are associated with effective, ethical leadership in all professional fields, with emphasis on leadership in medicine,” Taylor said.
The Feagin Medical Scholars Program lasts a full year, and students work in teams to produce a leadership project. Each year, the students travel together for an experiential learning opportunity, either to West Point or Vail. In December, students will again arrive in Vail for a weekend of learning and engaging with local resources such as the Vail Centre and the Steadman Clinic.