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January 9, 2013
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The Eagle Valley High School Booster Club is amping up its bingo program for 2013.

The first bingo night of the new year is planned Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gypsum Town Hall.

A $15 fee provides 37 chances to win. Proceeds from the event go to the club. Don't miss the fun!

With recent temperatures dropping well below zero, Eagle County Animal Services is offering winter weather reminders for caring for pets.

According to Animal Services Director Shawn Markmann, Colorado mountain winters are too cold for most pets to be left outside for any length of time without adequate shelter.

Use these tips to keep pets safe and healthy:

• If your pet does not have access to the indoors, provide a heated dog house, garage or other warm area that offers protection from the elements. Wind and precipitation quickly produce life-threatening circumstances for pets.

• Even brief exposure to sub-zero temperatures can lead to frostbite of the feet, nose or ears. Frost-bitten skin appears red, gray or whitish and may peel off. Prevent frostbite by removing ice and snow from paws and fur right away. If you suspect frostbite, contact your veterinarian.

• Do not leave antifreeze, coolant or windshield wiper fluid within reach and do not let pets drink from puddles. These products often taste appealing to pets but can be lethal. Thoroughly clean any spills from your vehicle and keep your pets on a leash outdoors so you can steer them away from puddles.

• Outdoor cats and wild animals sometimes climb onto car engines or beneath cars to seek warmth. Bang on the hood of your car or honk the horn before starting the engine to warn animals away.

• Many de-icing and ice-melting products are toxic to the touch. Read the labels of any products you use, and store these products in tight containers. Wipe your pet's paws after contact with ice-melting substances.

For more information, contact Eagle County Animal Services at 328-DOGS.

The Porchlight Players will present "The Full Monty," as the third annual Valentine's Day Dinner Theater production.

Performance dates are Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10, and Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch.

"The Full Monty" tells the story of six men who lose their jobs at a factory to a bad economy. The Chippendales come to town, and one of the unemployed men gets the idea that if he could get some guys together, they could earn an easy $50,000 in one night if they put on a Chippendales-like show. The ladies of the town let them know that they don't have what it takes to sell tickets, so Jerry promises they'll go all the way, "The Full Monty." Ticket sales boom while the guys each grapple with their own fears and insecurities, none of them 100 percent sure they can do this show.

Performance tickets include dinner, dessert, three drinks (beer, wine or soft drinks) plus the show, for $50 per person. All shows have sold out the last two years, so be sure to get your place at the table. Tickets are available at the group's website, Email Ann at ann.olin@porchlightplayers for more information.

• Do you have international travel plans for 2013? Local residents can apply for United States passports at the town of Gypsum offices, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Passport pictures are available for $10. For additional information, visit the town's website at or call Town Clerk Danette Schlegel at 970-524-7514. All the necessary passport forms can be found at

• The popular Edwards Farmers Market is back in business for the winter season. Look for fresh produce and local products at the market, which is planned for Sundays, Dec. 1, through March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edwards Colorado Mountain College campus.

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