People watching the state of Colorado's register to vote television ads might recognize a familiar face.
Jordan Doll, who grew up in Eagle but now lives in Denver, is the featured actor. The ads feature the very funny Doll as an on-the-street interviewer encouraging people to register to vote. He wades out into a river to take his message to a group of rafters, jogs alongside a school track team and talks to farm workers in the field.
Doll's knack for comedy in the ads got some favorable mention in the Denver Post's editorial page.
And to think he made his acting debut in the Eagle Valley Middle School production of "The Ransom of Red Chief."
Doll's parents are Buddy and Claire Doll, and his grandmother is Starr Doll of Eagle. Expect to see a lot of this local on television in the weeks before the election.
The Eagle County Ambulance District and the Eagle County Healthy Aging Services will present their eighth annual Senior Health Fair on Friday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.
This Senior Health Fair focuses on the health needs of older adults with a variety of exams including vision and hearing screenings, foot and balance screenings, skin cancer exams, flu shots (with Medicare card) and a memory baseline exam. Dietitians will be on hand to discuss lab results and paramedics will check glucose, blood pressure and oxygen levels as well as performing CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) demonstrations. New this year is a Lunch and Learn lecture, titled "How to live to be 100," presented by Dr. Jeffery Wallace, followed by a healthy lunch with a $5 donation.
"We all know health care can be expensive and hard to come by for seniors. This is a great way for seniors to gain access to a variety of providers they need," said Cathy Dulac, clinical coordinator with the Eagle County Ambulance District. "The Senior Health Fair gives our older population the opportunity to focus on their individual health care needs with free screenings and information on aging and wellness. We want to try to catch any health issues in the early stages. Eagle County Ambulance District exists to serve the health needs of our area and this is one way we can proactively help our seniors."
Please call Dulac at (970) 926-5270 or Pat Nolan at (970) 328-8831 with any questions or needs regarding the Senior Health Fair.
The next Alive @ 25 class is planned Friday, Sept. 14, at the Colorado Department of Transportation/Colorado State Patrol building in Glenwood Springs. Class begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.
Alive at 25 is a 41⁄2 hour driver awareness program sponsored by the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation (501c3 nonprofit). This single-class program has proven to be the most effective driver awareness class in the United States and it demonstrates a substantially lower percentage of teen deaths compared to those who did not take this class or took another class.
The cost is $39 for those taking the class to attain their drivers permit. Those who are required to attend due to courts or other authorities have a $79 tuition. This National Safety Council multimedia class is designed specifically for those drivers (or soon to be drivers) between the ages of 14 through 24.
The program is taught by current or retired Colorado State Patrol Troopers. Successful completion of this program will result in the immediate issuance of a National Safety Council Certificate, eligibility to get a driver's permit six months early, waiver of the required six hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a commercial instructor, and a possible reduction in liability insurance. For further information, to sign up, or make a tuition payment, go to www.aliveat25.us or call (866) 605-3900.
As Vail celebrates many milestones this year, the Eagle River Watershed Council is celebrating the 18th year of the Eagle River Clean Up.
The inaugural cleanup was organized by the first Trout Unlimited chapter before the watershed council was established. There were two tents and 24 volunteers, half of which were Vail Resorts ski patrollers with radios and trucks. There was a silent auction, which included a season ski pass and raised a total of $400. Since then, the Eagle River Cleanup has become a fall tradition for many environmentally minded families, groups and companies. Vail Resorts is still involved today.
Join nearly 500 volunteers in caring for our beautiful rivers in the 18th Annual Eagle River Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 29. This popular countywide event is organized by the Eagle River Watershed Council, presented by Vail Resorts Echo, sponsored by many local businesses and supported by volunteers from Red Cliff to Dotsero to East Vail.
Teams will begin work at 9 a.m. and clean nearly 78 miles of river. Following the cleanup, volunteers and their families are invited to Broken Arrow at Arrowhead from noon to 2 p.m. for a lively barbecue hosted by Beaver Creek Mountain Dining, served by the Arrowhead Alpine Club, with music from The Turntable Review, beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., and gifts for the entire family.
Organizers are looking for volunteers and teams to expand this year. Call the ERWC office at (970) 827-5406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a segment or receive a new location. Volunteers meet on the river at assigned locations on the day of the event, so they must pre-register in order to know where they are needed.
• Don't forget to pick up tickets to An Evening with Sandra Dallas. The Colorado author will be speaking at a fund-raiser for the Eagle County Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Brush Creek Pavilion. For more information contact Kathy Heicher at (970) 328-7104.
• 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.