Week In Review
April 9, 2014
This year's Pink Vail ski day raised more than $386,0000 and attracted 1,625 participants. The breast cancer ski fund-raiser was the most successful to date, starting with the first chair up the mountain and culminating with an all-pink ski down on Simba Run to close the day.
Snowpack in the Colorado high country is holding steady above the 30-year average, according to snow measurements conducted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Vail reported 5 new inches in just 24 hours last week.
Eagle County Schools' online student registration system went live last week. Parents of all pre-school and new kindergarten students can now complete most of the registration process online. Birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency still need to be taken directly to the schools. Once in the system, parents will also be able to make information changes year to year.
Spring elections were held Tuesday for the towns of Minturn and Gypsum. Citing job performance, the Minturn Town Council placed town manager Jim White on paid administrative leave. The move raised questions among Minturn's business community.
Throughout April, all Alpine Bank locations will accept donations of new and gently used children's books, appropriate for ages from birth through 8 years old, in support of the Colorado Business Reads book drive. All donated books will be distributed to local kids in May through doctor's offices, schools, libraries and child care centers.