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Melee in the Mountains looking for beneficiary

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls recreational roller derby league will be raising money later this spring and they are looking for a worthwhile cause to benefit from their charitable spirit.

The roller dolls will be hosting an event called “Melee in the Mountains” on May 17 and they want to contribute proceeds to a local non-profit organzation. While it is not required, preference is given to organizations with a focus on education, the environment or community. Consideration is given to nonprofits (501 C 3 status required) located in/or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield counties and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls in preparation and/or production of the event.

Organizations can view a complete list of funding criteria and the application form at and reply to or by mail to PO Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637. Applications are due by Friday, March 21. Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Board of Directors, events eommittee, and league members.

Squirts Hockey this weekend

The Vail/Eagle Hockey Association (VEHA) will be hosting the Squirt playoffs (ages 8-10) this weekend, March 7-9 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. This event will bring five visiting ice hockey teams, their families and coaches from other parts of Colorado to Eagle.

“Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these folks as they will be stimulating our local economy by filling our hotels, eating in our restaurants, shopping in our stores, and enjoying much of what Eagle has to offer,” said Eagle Chamber Administrator Taylor Slaugh. “Also, please help spread the word about this event. Communication and making sure our local community is aware of this event is critical for creating a positive experience, for our out of town guests and Eagle residents as well.”

VEHA has all three of their Squirt teams in the playoffs this year. Feel free to head to the Eagle Rink to congratulate them and lend your support. Spectators are always appreciated. Games run 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Eagle Shout Out

Eagle received another shout out last week from the website

An interview posted this week features Kate Rau, director of the Colorado High School Cycling League. Rau has great things to say about the community and its efforts hosting last fall’s state championship races.

“Eagle is an outstanding illustration of how a town can support a Colorado league race. Eagle communicated loud and clear that our event is valuable,” said Rau.

To read all her comments visit

Dinner and Bingo

A chili dinner followed by an evening of bingo is planned this Saturday, March 8.

The dinner will run from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dinner cost is $5 per person and the bingo cost is $15 for a set of cards.

All funds raised will help support Jesse Myers’ trip with the People to People Student Ambassador Program in June. On this educational travel program, Jesse will be visiting England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is most excited to travel to the beaches of Normandy during the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and being immersed in the German culture during a family home stay.

Around Town

Justine Bukovich, daughter of Carole and Todd Bukovich of Eagle, was named to University of Kansas fall 2013 honor roll. Bukovich was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Congratulations.

The Western Eagle Valley Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at The Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch Village. The luncheon meetings begin at 12 noon. Speakers make presentations on topics of interest to the community. Visitors are welcome.

The Eagle Farmers Market is looking for five to seven people interested in helping to organize the 2014 event. The committee will make decisions about the business marketing plan, what day and times the market will operate, how long the season will last and the booth fee schedule. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Funke at or 970-376-0722.

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