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March 27, 2013
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The party is back on ... the Eagle Valley High School Fire and Ice Gala is planned Friday, May 3.

The gala was originally slated for March 9 but a postponement was required.

The rescheduled event is slated from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Gypsum Creek Gold Clubhouse and will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 for individual or $80 per couple. Tickets are available at the EVHS main office or can be purchased directly from EVHS Foundation representatives.

"Careful consideration was given to this new date to make it the best fit for a very busy spring calendar," said Laurie Asmussen of the EVHS Foundation. "There is a great energy around EVHS and all that is happening. We know that this event is an incredible celebration of our community, a chance to socialize with friends, and do great things in support of EVHS."

The Fire and Ice Gala will feature more than 100 silent auction items that have been donated for this event. Last year, the money raised by the silent auction went back to the sports, clubs and activities that secured each donation. The total amount raised by this alone was in excess of $15,000.

"With the overall fund-raising done by the EVHS Foundation this year, we have been able to complete several 'legacy" projects,'" said Asmussen. "Primary among these was the installation of a new $20,000 trophy case that now houses EVHS memorabilia from as far back as 1927. These pieces sat in storage for years and are now on display for everyone to see. Additionally, the foundation has been instrumental in getting the class composite pictures fixed and reframed so they can go back up in the old athletic hallway.

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.

The largest home and recreation show on Colorado's Western Slope is returning in 2013 with an improved layout, additional advertising and promotion, and intriguing giveaways.

The Energy Smart Colorado Western Slope Home Show will take over the 55,000 square-foot Eagle River Center Building at the Eagle County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The show, presented by NRC 365 Mountain Network, is geared for anyone interested in building, remodeling, improving energy efficiency and maintaining a current home. There will be a suggested donation of $2 per person upon entry. Proceeds will be donated to the local Habitat for Humanity.

A special electronics recycling collection event is planned in conjunction with the Western Slope Home Show scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

Metech Recycling provides secure shredding of all data containing devices so no one can access personal information. Metech Recycling is a Certified e-Stewards® recycler. More than 95 percent of all materials will be securely recycled for remanufacture. More detailed information can be found at the company website at

Electronic recycling fees for the event are:

•TVs/Monitors up to 20 inches: $10

•TVs/Monitors 21 to 32 inches: $18

•TVs/Monitors over 32 inches: $25

• Desktops/Laptops/Keyboards: $2

•Printers/Fax Machines/Stereos/

Small Appliances/DVD/VCR

Players: $5

•Cell Phones/PDAs/iPods/Cords: Free

As of July 2013 it will be illegal for residents of Colorado to throw away or dump e-waste in their waste streams. All electronics must be recycled. For more information about the new regulations, contact John-Ryan Lockman, Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability at 970-827-9999 or

Calling all fifth through eighth graders: Colorado State University Extension and Gypsum Public Library are offering the Babysitter Basics Training Program at the Gypsum Public Library on Mondays, April 1 through May 6.

The classes will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will not meet during Spring Break on Monday, April 15.

Participants will gain knowledge about the responsibilities of being a reliable babysitter and learn about child development. Additionally, the hands-on curriculum will give participants useful activities to do with young children while babysitting.

Cost is $35 for supplies, snacks and a subscription to the monthly "Good Times with Kids" newsletter. Participants must attend all five sessions. Register by contacting CSU Extension at 970-328-8630.

AARP Driver Safety Classes, directed towards drivers 50 and over, will be offered Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13 at the CMC Glenwood Center 1402 Blake Ave.

Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $12 fee for AARP members and a $14 fee for non-members for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor. The class covers how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others' driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index.

AARP Driver Safety Classes are sponsored by High Country RSVP and taught by RSVP volunteers. High Country RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College.

To register call 970-384-8747 or for more information email

• Jaclyn Taylor, daughter of Jay and Linda Taylor of Gypsum, was honored during the University of Northern Colorado College of Natural and Health Sciences Undergraduate Academic Scholar Award Ceremony held March 10. Taylor was honored as one of the top nursing students at UNC. Honorees were chosen by faculty based on outstanding scholarship, leadership and promise for the future. More than 70 student were honored from the college's seven academic units. Congratulations, Jaclyn!

The Gypsum Cleanup is Saturday, May 11, at the Gypsum Sports Complex on 3295 Cooley Mesa Road.

There will be free dumping for town residents from 8 a.m. to noon. The service is not available to businesses. Proof of residence will be required. Dumpers must bring a utility bill and photo ID.

Residents should be prepared to unload their own vehicles. The town encourages people to bring friends who will help them unload. Trips will be limited to one per address for a large truck and/or trailer.

Refrigerators will be accepted with proof of freon removal. Four tires per household will be accepted. Lawn debris must be bagged or contained.

Oil, paint, batteries, chemicals, flammable materials, vehicles and hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated. To offer help or get more information, call 524-1740 or visit

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