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We don’t really have a lot to say about that heart-breaking Super Bowl game but there is one local story that made us smile.
Last week’s Free Enterprise included a front page photo of City Market employee Mario Lujan in his Seahawks jersey. Lujan noted he was a long-time Seattle fan and he was feeling pretty isolated. We quoted him saying,“It’s me against the whole store. It feels like me against the whole world.”
In another part of the Bronco fans story, we noted that the county council from San Juan County, Wash. placed a game bet with the Eagle County commissioners. When he read the story, one of those San Juan County leaders felt so sorry for Lujan that he called him at work and told him to keep his Seahawks faith. Lujan said it was great to get the phone call and that he was understandably happy with the game outcome.
Congratulations, enjoy the win and wait ‘til next year, Mario.
Up with People
Nearly 100 students, ages 18-29 from more than 15 countries, are traveling with Up With People performing song/dance productions, providing community service, visiting schools and more. Their first stop on this year’s tour is Eagle Valley High School Feb. 14 and 15.
A major element of the Up with People program is living with local host families in the communities they visit. Over the last four decades, Up with People participants have interacted with nearly 500,000 families in 40 countries.
Students will arrive in the valley on the evening of Monday, Feb. 10 and depart the morning of Monday, Feb. 17. As a host family, you are asked to provide the following for your guest(s) during their visit: a place to sleep, some meals (breakfast and dinner), limited transportation and an overall safe and comfortable atmosphere to promote the sharing of customs and cultures.
If you are interested in hosting an Up with People performer, contact Isaiah McGregory at Up with People directly at 719-424-6289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edwards Workforce Youth Program
Are you between the ages of 16-21? Do you have goals that you need help to achieve? Are you looking for a career path? Do you need a little extra help getting a job or succeeding in school? The Workforce Investment Act Program can help.
WIA is an eligibility-based program designed to help young people 16-21, who are economically disadvantaged. The Youth Program provides a variety of services to help youth reach personal, employment, or educational goals. Youth can earn up to $1,500 on a paid internship. Contact Jill Seal, Youth Coordinator at (970) 668-5360 email Jill.Seal@state.co.us or Mary Cunningham at Edwards Workforce Center at (970) 926-4440. For other employment opportunities and questions visitwww.connectingcolorado.com.
We are in winter’s grip, which means Russian literature is in order. The Eagle Public Library’s 2014 Russian Reading club selection is “Envy” by Yuri Olesha. Published in 1927, “Envy” is cited as Olesha’s greatest work, contrasting Soviet life to life under the tsar, and comparing individualism and collectivism in the Soviet Union. On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. readers will gather at the Eagle Public Library for celebratory zakuski (hors d’oeuvres) and discussion. Register an email with Jaci Spuhler, local history librarian, at email@example.com before Feb. 1 to receive daily fascinating facts about this classic. Copies of “Envy” are available at the circulation desk at the Eagle Public Library. For more information, contact Jaci at 328-8800.
Be my Valentine
A Valentine’s Day theme Italian dinner/dance for the whole family is planned Saturday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gypsum Middle School. Music will be provided by local favorite “Already Gone” and the dinner will feature entree, salad, drink and dessert. Cost is $10 per person, $25 for a family of four and $35 for a family of six. In addition to the dinner and dance, a silent auction is planned during the event. The event will benefit the GCMS educational trip to Washington D.C. in June.
Join local author and historian Kathy Heicher on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 pm at the Gypsum Public Library for a presentation of some of the Eagle County families portrayed in her new book.
Eagle County Characters: Historic Tales of a Colorado Mountain Valley features the stories of the courageous and sometimes outrageous pioneers who settled the Eagle Valley. Kathy’s talk will focus on the pioneers of Eagle and Gypsum.
Kathy’s presentation will be followed by Q&A, refreshments, and an opportunity to purchase the book and have it autographed.
The Eagle Library is hosting its second annual “Oscar Season Spectacular” this winter. The public is invited to free 1 p.m. matinees on selected Sundays. All of the featured movies were nominated for Best Picture Oscars last year. Next up is “Lincoln” on Feb. 9. An Oscar prediction contest is planned Sunday, Feb. 23 and whoever guesses the most correctly will win movie tickets, and the winner will be notified after the Oscar awards on March 2. These films are intended for adults and are not suitable to all audiences. For more information, call 970-328-8800.
Adam Host of Eagle, who is majoring in marketing and Sandra Loera of Eagle, who is majoring in psychology were named to the Fort Lewis College Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Nearly 450 students earned dean’s list honors last fall. These students took at least 15 credits and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average.
Megan McQueeney of Eagle was named to Drake University Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above to earn this honor.