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March 20, 2013
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Eagle Lions Club members will serve up their signature spaghetti dinner fund-raiser this Friday, along with a huge silent auction open for bids.

On Friday, March 22, local residents can help the club help others by purchasing tickets for the annual Eagle Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner. The event is planned from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Valley Elementary School.

In addition to a enjoying a hearty meal, participants can place bids at a huge silent auction that features items for any interest and any budget. Auction items include gift certificates to local businesses, gift baskets and even a pair of Golden Bear earrings.

Tickets cost $9 for adults, $6 for children or $25 for families and are available at the door, or call Ed at 970-328-7770, Judy at 970-328-7225, or stop by the Dr. Steve Oakson DDS office in Gypsum. Advance tickets are eligible for door prizes.

Through the generosity of the Eagle Valley Library District, The Ski-Zette and The Blizzard newspapers, unique United States Army publications from World War II, are now available online to researchers around the world through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a free online service of the Colorado State Library.

"The Eagle Valley Library District is thrilled to see the 10th Mountain Division papers available to the world. The 10th Mountain Division and Camp Hale are our local history," said Jaci Spuhler of the Eagle Valley Library District archives. "These papers will bring back so many memories to the residents of Eagle County who participated in the war effort. Our thanks go to the U.S. Army and the Colorado Virtual Library for partnering in this digitization project."

Dennis Hagen, 10th Mountain Division Archivist at the Denver Public Library added, "The 10th Mountain Division's incredible accomplishments during World War II have been well documented in countless books and articles. The extensive and intensive mountain and winter warfare training that prepared the Division for battle is much less well known. The Camp Hale Ski-Zette and The Blizzard provide a valuable window into what life was like for young military men preparing to go to war and a unique perspective on a brief moment in Colorado's history that is probably not available anywhere else."

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is a collaborative service of the Colorado State Library (Colorado Department of Education), History Colorado, the Colorado State Archive, and libraries and museums around Colorado. The Eagle Valley Library District provided funds to make this collection available free to the public.

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection currently includes 160-plus newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. CHNC includes papers published in English, German, Spanish and Swedish with access to over 600,000 digitized pages.

Local Girl Scout Troop No. 155 of Eagle is hosting a Me and My Guy Luau Dance on Saturday, March 22 for local girls and the special guys in their lives.

The evening will include dance music, snacks and punch. Pre-registration costs $20 per couple plus $5 for each additional girl. Ticket are $30 at the door per couple plus $5 for each additional girl.

To RSVP contact Sarah Braucht at 970-306-8065 or email

Dance the night away at the Brush Creek Saloon Friday, March 29, and help some local kids fund service trips to Nicaragua and Cambodia.

Jake Bukovich, Harry Kuller and Ben and David Witt are planning the 2013 service trips through the Children's Global Alliance. As part of their fund-raising efforts, their parents are hosting the Brush Creek Saloon dance party.

A $10 donation includes two drawing entries for great door prizes. The event will include a DJ, dancing and lots of fun.

• Jason and Kimberly Anderson of Eagle have welcomed son Daxton Alan Anderson to their family. He joins big sister Lily in the Anderson household.Daxton was born Feb. 15 at Vail Valley Medical Center. His grandparents are Gus and Sandi Anderson; Stan and Marcia Schuett; and the late Randy Wiles, all of Nebraska.

• Eagle resident and Azusa Pacific University student Kevin A. Stough made the academic Deans' List at APU. Stough is honored for a fall semester 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Stough is A Finance Major, who is joined by 1,698 other students receiving the same honor.

• Sylvan Lake State Park visitors with a valid vehicle pass can borrow snowshoes for free from the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center. Explore the trails around the lake or at the Meadows Day Use Area. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 970-328-2021.

• Easter is arriving early this year. For youngsters, free Easter egg hunts are planned both at Eagle Town Park and Lundgren Theater Park in Gypsum on Saturday, March 30. Events in both communities get under way at 10 a.m.

With generous support from local private landowners, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program is offering three youths the opportunity to participate in a guided, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker, April 26 to 28.

Youth under the age of 18 interested in participating in this unique opportunity can apply by sending a letter of interest that includes contact information for a parent or guardian, the hunter's name, address, phone number, Hunter Education card number and an essay of 500 words or less.

"In the youth's own words, the essay should express why the youth believes hunting is important for wildlife," said Bailey Franklin, hunt organizer and district wildlife manager in Meeker. "In addition, the letter should show why they should be selected over other applicants to participate in this special spring turkey hunt."

Letters should be sent to - DWM Bailey Franklin, PO Box 1181, Meeker, CO 81641.

No previous hunting experience is required and all youth hunters are encouraged to apply; however, regardless of reason, youth interested in hunting but who have never participated will be given preference over those that have already had previous hunting opportunities.

Successful applicants and a parent, guardian or mentor must attend a pre-hunt orientation at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife' Meeker office from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 26.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will provide shotguns, ammunition, blinds and calls. Hunters must provide their own camouflage, lodging and food.

Letters and essays must be postmarked by April 15. The three youths chosen to participate in the turkey hunt will be notified by April 20.

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