EAGLE COUNTY — High school students in Eagle County have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and earning college credit this summer. With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the Ski Area Conservation Fund supported by Vail Resorts, Walking Mountains Science Center is offering 12 high school students a paid internship to spend eight weeks participating in an important field research project with the U.S. Forest Service.
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Thursday: Vail Public Library will join the Senior Spot on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. to present books and other materials that relate to Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day .Learn more »
Wednesday: Seated yoga returns to Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center, 11 a.m.Learn more »
Tuesday: Non-medical foot care, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Call 970-328-8896 to make an appointment.Learn more »
Tuesday: Golden Eagle Site Council meeting, 10 a.m. Learn more about the happenings at the Eagle senior center. Call 970-328-8896.Learn more »
Wednesday: Poker game at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 1 p.m. No sign-up.Learn more »
VAIL — Members of the Vail Town Council and Eagle County commissioners are inviting skiers and riders to join them for runs on Vail Mountain on Friday. The gathering is intended to find out what’s on people’s minds beyond the confines of a public meeting. Participants are asked to gather at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village at 10 a.m. Friday.
Organized by Vail Town Council member Greg Moffet and Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry, the outing is a way to connect elected officials with people who are passionate about the outdoors.Learn more »
AVON — On Thursday, Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, of Minnesota, will address Eagle County Republicans with his presentation titled “Magnificent America.”
The public is invited to this event, which will be held at the Avon Town Council Chambers, 1 Lake Street in Avon, at 6 p.m.Learn more »
Wednesday: Stroke survivor support group, 9 a.m. at the Golden Eagle Senior Center. Call 970-328-1540 for more information.Learn more »
BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is set to drop the ropes and will open portions of Stone Creek Chutes on Wednesday thanks to continued great snowfall including the recent storm that blanketed the slopes this past weekend. With the opening of Stone Creek Chutes, skiers and riders will have access to 1,731 acres, or 95 percent of the resort’s total terrain.
The designated “EX” or extreme in-bounds terrain in Stone Creek Chutes includes 180 acres of fresh powder, steep chutes and gladed runs for expert skiers and snowboarders. The area features big adventure with unparalleled mountain views and complements the Beaver Creek Resort’s vast variety of terrain for all ability levels. Beaver Creek Ski Patrol worked over the past few weeks to prepare the terrain and will open all of Upper Stone Creek Chutes and most of Lower Stone Creek Chutes on Wednesday. Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to obey all area signage and closures. Sections of Lower Stone Creek Chutes will remain closed while patrol conducts additional work in that area.Learn more »
VAIL — Betty Ford Alpine Gardens has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to grow and reintroduce the one of the rarest plant in North America – the Penstemon debilis onto the Roan Plateau near Rifle. This unique species of Penstemon, also known as Parachute Penstemon, is endemic to the Central Rocky Mountain Region where it grows above the Colorado River on loose shale cliffs.
“The Gardens is the only nonprofit in the valley whose scientific research impacts strategies for plant conservation,” explained Nicola Ripley.Learn more »
VAIL — The Vail Valley Foundation will maintain its community-based perspective moving forward as the nonprofit organization’s current board of directors has approved the addition of a trio of new local members to its governing board.
The list of new board members includes Jenn Bruno, Johannes Faessler and Brian Nolan, bringing the total of active members to 45.Learn more »
Wednesday : No lunch or activities at Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center.Learn more »
+ShowTime Holiday Ice Show
Dec. 28-29 | 6 p.m. | VailLearn more »
VAIL — Joie DeGraff recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate in its Vail office. Relocating to the Vail Valley from the greater Chicago area, DeGraff brings 11 years of real estate expertise to the valley’s newest brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (formerly Prudential Colorado Properties). The announcement was made earlier this month by Michael Slevin, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties.
Most recently, DeGraff was a real estate broker and relocation specialist with the Highland Park, Ill., office of Baird & Warner Real Estate, where she was consistently recognized as a top producer, earning the prestigious “President’s Club” honor every year.Learn more »
Today and Wednesday: No activities or lunch at the Golden Eagle Senior CenterLearn more »
Edwards Interfaith Chapel
Visit www.edwardsinterfaithchapel.org or call 970-926-3388.Learn more »
VAIL — Longtime local real estate broker Craig Denton has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Vail. For more than 35 years, Denton has owned and managed some of the top brokerage firms in the area and now has joined the valley’s newest brand.
The announcement was made earlier this month by Michael Slevin, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties (formerly Prudential Colorado Properties). A longtime resident of the Vail Valley, Denton specializes in luxury properties and new projects.Learn more »
Tuesday: Free blood pressure checks at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. No sign-up necessary.Learn more »
Wednesday: Stroke Survivor Support Group, 9 a.m. at the Golden Eagle senior center. All are welcome; please call 970-328-1540 for more information.Learn more »
BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek will open three additional lifts on Saturday, offering skiers and snowboarders lift access to the slopes from Avon. The Riverfront Gondola (No. 7), the Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express (No. 15) and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (No. 18) will open for the season, providing options for skiers and snowboarders who prefer to go directly to the slopes in Bachelor Gulch or at the top of Strawberry Park, bypassing the bus transportation to the main village. The Landing ticket office, located at the top of the Riverfront Gondola, also will open for the season on Saturday.
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GYPSUM — Intense mountain sun, particularly at high altitude and with respect to children being treated for chronic and life-threatening illnesses, is a formidable threat in the high country.
Dr. Jean Liu Urquhart, board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist and owner of Mountain Dermatology Specialists in Edwards, recently sponsored and was awarded a prestigious grant request from the American Academy of Dermatology for the construction of a “shade structure” at Roundup River Ranch, located at 6,300 feet in Gypsum.Learn more »
EAGLE — The fifth annual Winter Market and Holiday Fair in Eagle this weekend will, as always, highlight the shopping aspect of the holiday season. But because of the late timing for Thanksgiving this year, it will also focus on the community’s giving spirit.
The popular fair held at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds will showcase locally and regionally hand-crafted items, with more than 50 vendors slated to set up their wares. Plus, on Saturday, volunteer planning to assemble the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving food baskets will gather on site.Learn more »
GYPSUM – Red Hill Preschool is expanding its location at 148 Eagle St. and owner Anne Helene Garberg plans to build on her current programs with the added space.
“I rented the space from the neighboring church for seven years and bought the property in May,” Garberg said.Learn more »
Today and Wednesday: No Tai Chi classes at the Golden Eagle. Instructor on vacation.Learn more »
Today: Non-medical foot care at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 970-328-8896 to sign up.Learn more »
• Today: LEAP Energy Assistance Program informational presentation at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 12:30 p.m. during lunch. No sign up necessary.Learn more »
VAIL — “Good Morning Vail,” a longtime morning staple on TV8 in the Vail Valley, is now being broadcast live, every day across Colorado on Comcast Entertainment Television Channel 105. All Comcast Entertainment Television customers will now have the opportunity to tune in daily.
Since 1990, “Good Morning Vail” has been a popular source for weather, mountain information and fun in Vail and Beaver Creek. Locals and visitors tune in to find out how to start their day and plan their play. Viewers can watch live interviews at local shops and galleries, cooking demos with area chefs and information on special events for the whole family.Learn more »