There's no news too small for the "Downvalley" column. Contact Pam Boyd via e-mail at; or call (970)

Back to: News
August 15, 2012
Follow News


The Colorado Mesa State University Mavericks have a new hockey home and it is right here in Eagle.

The club team will play its home schedule at the Eagle Ice Rink this winter - a total of 10 games spread out over five weekends beginning in October and continuing through March.

"We lost our home rink in Grand Junction and Eagle was the closest rink that could take us," said Mavericks head coach Matthew Meiring. "Its good for Eagle and its good for us."

Admission to the games will be $5 per person. The first contest will pit the Mavericks against their chief rival - Western State Colorado University. Games are planned Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20.

"It's college hockey and it will be fun to watch," said Sheryl Staten, Eagle area manager for Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.

Staten noted that the Mavericks have competed in Eagle before and the new home ice deal also includes plans for kids clinics. "They want to give back to the community here," she said.

As the season progresses, the Mavericks will face off against the University of Wyoming, the University of New Mexico and Colorado School of Mines at the Eagle Rink.

We live here and we love our community, but Eagle has more to offer than the average resident or employee knows about.

That's going to change on Wednesday, Aug. 29, when community residents, workers, business owners and anyone else who is interested comes together for the Eagle Marketing and Events Committee's Re-Discover Eagle party.

"We really wanted to host an event that both brings people on board with our new marketing program and gives people the tools they need to promote all that is best about our town," said Eagle Marketing and Events Coordinator Meg Stepanek. "We really want everyone - especially employees from local shops and front desk people from local hotels and servers at local restaurants - to join us Aug. 29."

The information part of the evening is planned in a fun format and party-goers can enjoy food and libations compliments of Eagle's great restaurants and taverns. Additionally, one lucky attendee will win a new cruiser bike.

Watch for more information about the event in the Eagle Valley Enterprise and Vail Daily and get ready to Rediscover Eagle!

Western Eagle Valley Rotary Club is hosting its first annual Trap Shooting Classic fund-raiser Sunday, Sept.. 9, at the Gypsum Shooting Sports Club. The event is planned from 3 to 9 p.m.

A $100 per-person fee includes trap competition and a barbecue dinner. There is also a $25 ticket for anyone who just wants to attend and share the meal. The barbecue will be provided by Moe's Original Bar B Que.

Trap competition participants will receive 50 clays and 50 shells (12 gauge or 20 gauge). Scores will be broken into classes with winners in each shooting class. The winner and runner-up in each class will receive prizes. Proceeds go towards Western Eagle Valley Rotary's Charitable Projects

The event is sponsored by Alpine Bank, American Gypsum, 1st Bank, Bonfire Brewery, Moe's Original Bar B Que. For more information or to register, contact Chuck Zaruba at or at (970) 328-5052.

The Eagle County Historical Society will host a presentation and social hour with Colorado historian and best-selling author Sandra Dallas at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 27. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a cash bar.

Tickets are available Sept. 1 at the Nearly Everything Store in Eagle and the Bookworm in Edwards. Cost is $25 in advance ($20 for ECHS members), $30 at the door or $200 for a table of 10.

For more information, contact

• A trail construction work day is planned at Sylvan Lake State Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado plan to build 3/4 mile of new trail. The trail will connect Sylvan Lake State Park's visitor center to the lake itself. Ages 14 and up are welcome to help and no experience is necessary. Free meals and camping available for volunteers. Advanced registration is required by contacting or calling (970) 827-5165. For more information, visit

• An Oktoberfest celebration is planned at the Lundgren Theater Park in Gypsum Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 to 6 p.m. Festivities will include a 5K fun run/walk, games, vendors and live music with libations by Bonfire Brewing. Mark your calendars.

Stories you may be interested in

The VailDaily Updated Aug 15, 2012 01:17PM Published Aug 15, 2012 01:13PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.