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June 27, 2012
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Eagle Flight Days saw local and semi-local teams taking flight on the grass doubles courts scattered across Bull Pasture Park last Sunday.

The championship match of 16/17 division yielded an all-Eagle Valley High School final contest, with the team of Megan Asmussen/Rhea Green defeating Danielle Lambert/Danielle Montoya in a 21-23, 10-21, 15-9 battle amongst fellow high school and Vail Volleyball Club teammates. To reach the finals, Lambert/Montoya defeated Olivia Keegan/Tiffany Sheehy, and Carly Volkmer and Sarah Coulter.

The 14/15 division saw Glenwood Springs High School represented by the winning team of Lara Mollica/Shamaya Richards, who beat Taylor Anderson/Maddie Perkins in the championship, 17-21, 21-16, 15-11. Anderson, Mollica and Perkins had spent the winter/spring as teammates on the Vail Volleyball Club team. The road to the finals saw Anderson/Perkins take down Becy Glutova/Hannah Egizi, while Mollica/Richards defeated (EVHS and VVC teammates) Morgan Murphy / Jamie Rindy on their way to the title.

The adult pool was won by former EVHS standout and 2010 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year Kenzie Shreeve and her partner, perennial multi-sport standout Brad Gamble.

The Eagle Valley Library District is excited to continue the Books in Bloom author event in 2012, changing it from a series to a one-day event.

Tickets are available now for the Saturday, June 30, event with authors Erin Blakemore ("The Heroine's Bookshelf"), Jennifer Haigh ("Mrs. Kimble," "Baker Towers," "The Condition" and "Faith"), and Tatjana Soli ("The Lotus Eaters").

The event will be held at The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Each author will discuss her work individually. The event will include appetizers, a cash bar, books available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards, and a book signing at the conclusion of the author presentations.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased via the event website,

For more information on Books in Bloom, call the Avon Public Library at (970) 949-6797.

The $64 entry fee for Gypsum's first Dirty Dozen adventure race is reduced to $49 for people who register before July 1.

The 5K race is July 14 and involves 12 muddy, military-style obstacles, similar to Beaver Creek's Tough Mudder race. The cost of registration includes a T-shirt, a ticket for one beer and admission to the Collin Raye concert at Lundgren Theater.

The Dirty Dozen "mud endurance games" will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and is for all ages. Children under 12 are $25.

As the race runs its course, music gets started and food and craft vendors will be on site. A beer garden is planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and "family mud games" will entertain everyone from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at the Lundgren Theater Park.

Admission to the all-day entertainment is $15 for people 13 and older. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Music-wise, the local band Already Gone plays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Another local band, Derringer, plays from noon to 2:30 p.m. White Water Ramble, a Denver band, plays from 3 to 5 p.m. A talent show is from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and then Collin Raye takes the stage.

To get more information abound vendors and sponsorships, contact Gypsum Special Projects Coordinator Marie Sanders at (970) 524-1740.

To register as a racer or learn more about the event, contact the Gypsum Recreation Center at (970) 777-8888 or visit the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District's website at

Gypsum's popular free music and a movie series - The People's Friday - continues June 29 with a showing of "Captain America" and rockabilly music by Kort McCumber.

The People's Friday shows include kids crafts and activities in addition to music and movies. The fun gets under way at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. For more details, visit

Women interested in learning the basics of fly and spin fishing, shotguns and proper firearm handling are invited to a women-only Cast 'N Blast seminar in Gypsum, Saturday, July 14.

Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required and women from across the state are invited to attend. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., the seminar will conclude mid-afternoon of the same day.

Special thanks to NRA for their sponsorship.

For details or to register for the seminar, please call Kasi Rishel or Karla Ferguson at 970-947-2920. Space is limited and the seminar is expected to fill quickly. A $20 deposit is required to reserve a space.

Have fun learning how to play chess, checkers or cribbage, or enhance your playing skills with advice from expert players at the Gypsum Public Library this summer.

Chess, checkers, and cribbage boards will be available or participants can bring their own. The club is for all ages and skill levels.

The group will meet every Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gypsum Public Library. Everyone welcome. Call 524-5080 for more information.

• ShowDown Town, Eagle's popular Thursday night free concert series returns tonight, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagle Town Park. Pack up a picnic basket and a cooler and head out to hear the music of Something Underground and enjoy an evening with your neighbors. The series continues on Thursday nights through Aug. 9. Watch the Enterprise for details about the featured performers.

• This week Eagle is hosting the annual gathering of Colorado County Treasurers. The group is meeting at the Brush Creek Pavilion daily and Monday night enjoyed a historical tour of the community. Welcome to our treasurer guests.

• Thanks to everyone for making Eagle Flight Days 2012 such a sweet success.

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