Announcements

National Night Out returns to Vail Valley on Tuesday

August 1, 2015 — 

AVON — It is time again to come out and get to know members of the Avon Police Department during Eagle County’s annual National Night Out celebration Tuesday.

Police say the annual event is a key component in building the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities in Eagle County. Events include games, bouncy castles, demonstrations, free food and activities.

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Actively Green training set for Aug. 19 and 26

July 31, 2015 — 

AVON — Join Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug. 19 and 26 from 1–4:30 p.m. for their Actively Green training sessions for businesses at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon. The cost is $100 for the first staff member, and $50 for each additional employee.

Businesses can expect to learn how to save money, become an environmental steward and increase their marketing power to attract more customers.

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Beaver Creek store celebrates opening

July 31, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK —Young Colors, a new children’s clothing and accessories store in the Beaver Creek Lodge by the Covered Bridge, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend along with the Beaver Creek Arts Festival.

The celebration includes a free batik arts demonstration by designer Donna Prescott. The store will also have free cookie decorating.

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Casey Kraft named Vail area manager at Gallegos

July 29, 2015 — 

WOLCOTT — Casey Kraft was recently promoted to Vail area manager for the Gallegos Corp. Originally founded in the Vail Valley by Gerald Gallegos in 1970, the organization now has regional offices in Denver and Aspen as well as its corporate headquarters in Wolcott.

Kraft started his career with Gallegos straight out of college in 2004 as an estimator and then went on to serve as a project engineer for the Arrabelle project in Lionshead in Vail. Subsequently, Kraft moved up to become a project manager for Gallegos, then served as vice president of the concrete division before being promoted to area manager for the Vail area.

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Eagle County senior community calendar

July 27, 2015 — 

Upcoming events

• Today: Blood pressure checks at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. No sign up necessary.

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Berkshire Hathaway adds associate

July 24, 2015 — 

VAIL — Rod Powell recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a broker associate in its Lionshead office. The announcement was made by Michael Slevin, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties.

For the past 20 years, Powell has been a part of Vail Valley real estate, living and working in Vail. His knowledge of the area and the market allows him to pair the right buyers and sellers together to provide exceptional service. Powell is a longtime local, living in the Vail Valley for 34 years. He got his start performing music at Pepi’s in Vail and has been entertaining there for 30 years. Powell is excited to become a part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team.

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Elevate Nepal event raises money, awareness for earthquake victims

July 23, 2015 — 

VAIL — It’s been three months since an eight-magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,500 people and injured nearly 22,000. The earthquake destroyed numerous villages and left hundreds of thousands of Nepalese people homeless throughout the country.

Vail Valley resident Ellen Miller considers Nepal a “second home,” as she has spent a large amount of time there as an accomplished mountaineer. Miller is the first and only American woman to summit Mount Everest from both Nepal and Tibet, and the first American woman to hike the “Everest Trilogy” — mountains Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. To support the country where she has completed her biggest climbs, Miller is partnering with Lululemon Athletica for Elevate Nepal, a summer-long hiking and donation event in Colorado to raise relief money.

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New storage facility cleared for development in Edwards

July 22, 2015 — 

EDWARDS — A new, 65,000-square-foot, self-storage facility has been approved by Eagle County for development in west Edwards, with ground-breaking expected in the fall. The facility is expected to open late this year or in early 2016.

MEETING NEEDS

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Orthopedic hall of fame adds Richard Steadman

July 21, 2015 — 

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orthopaedic surgeon and U.S. Ski Team doctor J. Richard Steadman was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Hall of Fame July 10 during the society’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The society’s hall of fame includes individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.

Steadman was born in Sherman, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he played varsity football under coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Following an internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Steadman served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany, then returned to Charity Hospital, where he completed his orthopaedic residency in 1970.

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Eagle seeking nominees for award

July 21, 2015 — 

EAGLE — The town of Eagle is accepting nominations for the second annual Community Impact Award. The award recognizes an Eagle individual, business or organization that is making a tangible impact on the community. The recipient is someone who is working to make Eagle a better place to live, work and play and who represents the town’s creativity, resourcefulness and potential.

“There are so many people in Eagle who are working hard to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. The Community Impact Award is a great way to recognize these individuals and draw attention to their efforts,” said Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick, who instituted the Community Impact Award program last year. “We hope a lot people step up and nominate a neighbor, friend, co-worker or themselves.”

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Eagle County senior community calendar

July 20, 2015 — 

Upcoming events

• Today: Non-medical foot care at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 9 to 11:30 a.m. No sign up necessary. First come, first served. Call 970-328-8896 for more information.

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Vonn kicks off nonprofit with Vail event

July 17, 2015 — 

VAIL — When Lindsey Vonn speaks to a crowd, it’s usually about skiing, or winning, or maybe her infamous knee. On Tuesday evening in Vail, however, the topic was girl talk.

Vonn and speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman partnered up for the Lindsey Vonn Foundation’s first official event, geared toward girls and their parents.

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Slifer Designs hosts sale through weekend

July 16, 2015 — 

EDWARDS — Slifer Designs is hosting a “once-every-15-years” warehouse sale through Saturday. The sale features deals on high-end furnishings in styles including contemporary, rustic and mountain modern.

“It’s time for us to clear out inventory and make room for the new,” said Lisa Mikels, showroom manager. “We have amazing items in the warehouse that will really add panache to someone’s home.”

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Eagle wants locals to talk about trash

July 16, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Trash collection one of the town’s most unheralded services, but it’s also one that residents completely depend upon.

During the next few weeks, the town of Eagle wants to find out what residents think of their current trash collection service and glean information about what they would like to see expanded in the future. Residents who have signed up for on-line bill payment have already received a notification about the survey and other residents will be notified via mailed postcards next week.

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Eagle, Gypsum ponder offer to take over US Highway 6 control

July 16, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Devolution isn’t a term that pops up too often in common vernacular. But thanks to a recent funding decision by the Colorado Transportation Commission, residents of Eagle and Gypsum may soon become quite familiar with the term.

The dictionary definition of devolution is “the transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration.” That is exactly what the Colorado Department of Transportation would do with the ownership of U.S. Highway 6 in the communities of Eagle and Gypsum if the details can be worked out on a $12.1 million project the transportation commission approved in June.

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Shaw Center honored for excellence

July 14, 2015 — 

EDWARDS — Shaw Regional Cancer Center recently received another certification award to add to its growing list of accomplishments and accreditations. The cancer center, located in Edwards, was recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative for its commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement.

“We believe the families in our community and region deserve the best cancer care possible,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw and the Sonnenalp Breast Center are outpatient departments. “Recognition from our peers and experts in healthcare further validates we are accomplishing our mission to provide outstanding services to all whom we serve.”

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Insect-borne disease precaution needed

July 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Mesa County. While West Nile has not been reported in Eagle County yet this year, residents are encouraged to take precautions against mosquito, tick and flea bites. Insects transmit diseases including West Nile virus, Lyme disease, tularemia and plague.

The most effective way to prevent insect bites and related illnesses is to avoid habitats prone to mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. In the event that these situations cannot be avoided, take the following steps to prepare for outdoor activities:

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Officer promoted to sergeant with the Avon police

July 14, 2015 — 

AVON — The Avon Police Department recently promoted officer Coby Cosper to the rank of sergeant. The promotion came through after Cosper completed a competitive internal selection process involving a review of credentials, training and experience, written assessment, role play and an interview panel.

Cosper is a four-year Avon police officer, serving as a patrol officer and detective prior to the promotion. With his new responsibilities, Cosper is being assigned to a patrol shift in Avon where he will supervise six police officers and work toward achieving the department’s mission to “make a difference.”

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Loan Fund aids local businesses

July 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Vail Brewing Co. and Mountain Water Works, both Eagle County-based businesses, are recent recipients of loans from the Northwest Loan Fund a little-known resource available to businesses in Northwest Colorado.

VAIL BREWING CO.

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Vail hotels earn places on top 100 list

July 14, 2015 — 

VAIL — Two Vail hotels — The Sebastian and the Sonnenalp — have earned places on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s latest list of the top 100 hotels in the world. Winners are nominated and determined by magazine readers.

The Sebastian landed in the 52nd spot on the list. The magazine cited the hotel’s valet service, spa, bistro and tapas bar and its Frost Bar.

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Colorado liquor delivery service launches new app

July 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Liquor Limo, a wine, liquor and beer delivery company, has begun service in Vail and Avon. The free app, now available for download on iOS and Android, offers scheduled liquor delivery or in-store pickup. The company offers free delivery on orders of more than $50, and a press release from the company indicates there is no need to tip.

 “We developed Liquor Limo as a solution to a need we identified within the market,” said Kevin Byrne, Liquor Limo COO. “Now, through the app, customers in Avon, Vail, and across Colorado, can receive scheduled and professional liquor delivery, while still supporting their local neighborhood retailers. Additionally, our proprietary Replica Recommendation Engine enables users to explore vast retailer inventories and discover new beverages.” 

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Avon seeks mobile vendor cart operators

July 14, 2015 — 

AVON — Town of Avon officials are requesting proposals from qualified entrepreneurs and businesses to own and operate mobile vending carts in Avon’s commercial core. The Avon Town Council recently approved the use of vending carts in designated locations, specifically on Avon’s recently constructed Main Street Mall, including Possibility Plaza, in order to support new small business opportunity, attract activity to the mall and town core and to enhance the visitor and resident experience.

Vendors are allowed to sell retail merchandise or food, such as coffee and crepes. Alcohol vendors will not be permitted.

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Guest-based honor awarded to Christie Lodge for service

July 14, 2015 — 

AVON — The Christie Lodge has announced it has been awarded the prestigious RCI Silver Crown Resort award by RCI, a vacation exchange company.

Resorts that have provided outstanding experiences for RCI exchange guests are honored with this award. These resorts have met quality and service standards based on ratings from RCI Subscribing Member Comment Cards.

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Open Table honors Grouse Mountain Grill

July 14, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK — Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek has again been selected by diners as an Open Table’s Diners’ Choice winner. The restaurant placed in the top 10 in the following categories: Best Overall; Best Food; Best Service; Best Contemporary American (top 10 including the Denver area); Notable Wine List; Fit for Foodies.

The selection was determined by recent, verified Open Table diner reviews.

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Steinberg to speak at event Thursday

July 13, 2015 — 

VAIL — Seventy years ago, Vail’s Dr. Tom Steinberg was a private in the U.S. Army and one of the troops in the 42nd Infantry Division who liberated Dachau, Germany. He eventually became Vail’s first full-time physician.

Meet Steinberg, and hear his moving story firsthand Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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Vail course explores origins of Judaism

July 13, 2015 — 

VAIL — Beginning Wednesday, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition, a new six-week summer course.

Rabbi Dovid Mintz of Chabad Vail will conduct the six course sessions at 7:15 p.m. beginning Wednesday and continuing for six Wednesdays at the Chabad Jewish Center.

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Eagle County senior calendar

July 13, 2015 — 

Upcoming events

• July 21: Non-medical foot care at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 9:00-11:30 a.m. No sign up necessary, first come, first served. Call 328-8896 for more information.

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Riverside Spencer's Cabin property available for rent

July 12, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Open Space Department’s Spencer’s Cabin property is now available for rent by boaters and anglers completing multi-day float trips. Spencer’s Cabin is a 180-square-foot primitive cabin, located on 34 acres of open space along the Colorado River between Catamount and Burns.

Public access to the cabin is only permitted via the river, as there is no public road or trail access. Reservations for the cabin are required and a non-refundable fee of $25 per night will be applied at check-out. Reservations for the cabin can be made online at www.eaglecounty.us/OpenSpace/Spencers_Cabin.

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Avon honors employee performance

July 12, 2015 — 

AVON — In 2014, the town of Avon enhanced the previous employee recognition program which recognized employees for their years of service with the town by implementing an awards program which honors employees for exceptional performance and outstanding contributions to promoting good employee relations, improving morale and increasing productivity as represented in the town’s culture statement.

Through the employee recognition program, the values of exceptional employee performance are recognized on a yearly basis.

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Eagle County senior community calendar

July 6, 2015 — 

Upcoming events

• Wednesday: Lunch and Learn: Brain tips to help keep mentally sharp with registered nurse Helen Beckwith at Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center, 11:30 to noon.

• Thursday: Minturn senior group is attending Hazel Miller concert at Minturn’s Little Beach Amphitheater, 6 p.m. Bring your own wine and cheese.

• Friday: Book Lover’s Coffee Klatch at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. Coffee and refreshments provided.

• July 13: Minturn seniors shopping trip to Glenwood Springs. Call 970-328-8831.

• July 15: Aging Well Initiative community meeting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. For more information or to RSVP call 970-328-8896 or 970-328-8831.

Ongoing weekly activities

Mondays

• Senior Spot, Eagle River Presbyterian Church, 1 to 4 p.m. A program of Eagle Valley Senior Life. Balance exercises, culinary creations, music and more. Drop in for some or all of the time. For schedule of activities, visit www.evslife.org or call 970-977-0188.

• Parkinson’s Foundations exercise class, 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church in Edwards. This class focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercises are enhanced to include cognition, vocal therapy, and fun. Not just for those with PD - this class is beneficial for anyone who would like to improve balance, flexibility and strength.

Tuesdays

• Senior lunch, Golden Eagle Senior Center, noon. $3 suggested donation. Rides available. Call 970-328-8896 for reservations.

• Non-medical foot care (toenail trimming and foot soaks), Golden Eagle Senior Center, third Tuesday of month, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 970-328-8896.

• Transportation for errand. Bus leaves Golden Eagle Senior at 2 p.m. Call 970-328-8896.

• Joint Relief Water Class, Avon Recreation Center, 10 to 11 a.m. $2. Call 970-328-8831.

• Water aerobics class, Gypsum Recreation Center, 10 to 11 a.m. $5. Call 970-328-8896.

Wednesdays

• Senior lunch, Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center, 11:30 a.m. $2. Call 970-328-8831 for reservations.

• Chair yoga, Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center, 11 a.m. Free.

• Grocery shopping, bus leaves Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center at 12:30 p.m.

• Nordic Walking. Be ready to go by 10 a.m. All levels welcome.

• Poker game, Golden Eagle Senor Center, first and third Wednesday of month, 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursdays

• Strong People progressive weight training class, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11 a.m. $2 suggested donation. Call 970-328-8896.

• Senior Spot, Eagle River Presbyterian Church, 1 to 4 p.m. A program of Eagle Valley Senior Life. Balance exercises, culinary creations, music and more. Drop in for some or all of the time. For schedule of activities, visit www.evslife.org or call 970-977-0188.

• Senior lunch, Golden Eagle Senior Center, noon. $3 suggested donation. Rides available. Call 970-328-8896 for reservations.

• Senior crochet group, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 1 p.m. Make blankets for local children. Open to veteran crocheters and those just beginning. Yarn provided.

• Grocery shopping, bus leaves the Golden Eagle at 1 p.m. Call 970-328-8896.

• Parkinson’s Foundations exercise class, 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church in Edwards. This class focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercises are enhanced to include cognition, vocal therapy, and fun. Not just for those with PD - this class is beneficial for anyone who would like to improve balance, flexibility and strength

• Water aerobics class, Gypsum Recreation Center, 10 to 11 a.m. $5. Call 970-328-8896.

• Parkinson Support Group, Trinity Church in Edwards, fourth Thursday of month, 5 to 6 p.m. For Parkinson patients and their family and friends who are looking for support and resources in a fun and uplifting atmosphere. Meetings include some type of educational presentation.

Fridays

• Strong People progressive weight training class 10:00, $2.00 suggested donation. Call 328-8831 for more information (Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center)

• Senior lunch, Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center,

11:30 a.m. $2. Rides available. Call 970-328-8831 for reservations.

• Book Lovers Coffee Klatch, Golden Eagle Senior Center, second and fourth Fridays of month, 10:30 a.m. For book lovers to talk, make recommendations and learn about different genres. Coffee and snacks provided.

Locations

Golden Eagle Senior Center: 715 Broadway Eagle, 970-328-8896.

Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center (VSSA building): 1951 Highway 24 Minturn, 970-328-8831.

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