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The Eagle Valley High School Nordic Ski Team fared well at last week's state meet at Winter Park.

The EVHS boys took third place in both the freestyle and classic events while the girls took fifth in freestyle and sixth in classic. Additionally team member Megan Muehanthaler earned third place honors in the Skimeister event that combines both Nordic and Alpine disciplines.

Back at the EVHS school gym, the Devils have four wrestlers headed to the state tournament in Denver this week. Seniors Ty LaFramboise, Andy Armstrong, Joey Sanchez and Cole Nielsen will be representing EVHS against the best wrestlers in the state.

Good luck and congratulations!

Eagle County 4-H Volunteers are pleased to announce the return of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry 4-H Benefit on Saturday, March 16, at the Eagle River Center.

Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a live auction featuring western artwork, golf-passes, mountain cabin getaways and more. Local award-winning band Sometown will be playing until midnight. A cash bar will be open all evening.

Tickets are available from 4-H members or at the door. The prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 6-12), and $10 for seniors (62 and older). Children age 5 and under are free.

All proceeds from the event will go to 4-H scholarships, the Greg Burton Memorial Scholarship and Eagle County Fair Awards.

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are looking for new volunteers and skaters to learn the sport of women's flat track roller derby.

Volunteers are an integral part of the roller derby league. During a roller derby game, which is called a bout, there are three teams out on the track - the two teams that are playing each other and the team of officials that make it possible. A full roster for each skating team is 16 and there are 21 officials, all volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include NSO (non-skating official), Referee (skating officials), announcer and more.

Come skate with coaches Mistress Medusa and Die'an Grenade to experience this unique brand of fun on eight wheels. Roller derby is a contact sport that fosters physical and mental skills as players are required to simultaneously play offense and defense.

Practices are Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at the WECMRD Field House in Edwards. Skates are available. Email 10thMountainRollers@gmail.com to get more information. Sign up at the Field House in Edwards, or register online at wecmrd.org.

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship award.

Two $600 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must complete a l,500- to 600-word essay (typed and double spaced) on the topic: "How do the current and pending gun laws and legislation before Congress affect you, your school experience and your future college or continuing education campus experience?"

Name of the applicant and contact information needs to be at the top of each page.

Applications not following this format will not be considered.

For more information or to submit an essay, email ldkhammond@gmail.com.

U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Colorado Mesa University and University of Colorado announce that 100 Coloradans will be selected to attend the 2013 Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., June 5-7.

The annual non-partisan conference is designed to give residents from every corner of Colorado a better understanding of the federal legislative process by giving them the opportunity to interact with members of Congress, the president's cabinet and other opinion leaders in Washington, D.C.

"It is a great honor to once again co-host the annual Colorado Capital Conference with Colorado Mesa University and University of Colorado. This conference offers a diverse group of Coloradans a unique perspective of the legislative process in Washington, D.C., and lets them directly engage with political leaders on both sides of the aisle," Udall said. "This educational forum will give participants the knowledge and skills to join the larger conversation on public policy, while interacting with a group of civic-minded Coloradans and national policy makers."

Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster said he is pleased that the university is again a sponsor.

"The Colorado Capital Conference provides a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to see their government up close and learn how to influence the process," Foster said. "Anyone interested in public policy and the future of our country should consider applying."

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson said the conference will provide an in-depth look at the federal government.

"The University of Colorado is honored to co-host the Colorado Capitol Conference, which affords Coloradans a unique opportunity to engage in the federal arena and to hear from leaders on issues affecting their local communities, the State of Colorado and the nation," Benson said.

Participants who represent a diverse cross-section of the state will be selected through an application process. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 18. Conference participants will be announced April 2. Participants are responsible for their own airfare and accommodations. There is a $300 registration fee, which covers most meals. For more information on the conference or to apply, visit http://markudall.senate.gov/capitalconference2013 or call 970-270-5594.

• This year's selection for the Eagle Public Library Russian literature reading club is "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. Copies of "Lolita" are available at the circulation desk at the Eagle Public Library. For more information, call 970-328-8800. Book club participants will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for celebratory zakuski (hors d' oeuvres) and discussion.

• William Parker of Eagle, a senior College of Arts and Sciences student at Creighton University, was named to the fall Dean's List for the 2012-2013 academic year. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll. Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, is located in Omaha, Neb.


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