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We’re launching a “Get Cacioppo Outta Dodge” fund. Speakout mogul and political gadfly Michael “The Italian Stallion” Cacioppo said he’d leave town for a sizeable pile of American dollars and a player to be named later. We’re taking donations here at Town Talk Towers, and have even offered to help him load the U-Haul. If you’re writing a check, remember it’s spelled “T-H-O-U-S-SA-N-D” when you fill in the amount. His beautiful wife, however, has to stay.

Attitude is everything

Our buddy Chuck fired this at us.

“Rather than referring to “mud season’ as a miss, perhaps we should revel in the term in hopes of lots of rain to remedy the impeding drought.

Movin’ right along.

Brilliance in our midst

All kinds of locals made the Dean’s List at The Savannah College of Art and

Design. Among them:

? Courtney Anne Shaw of Avon. Shaw is a undecided major and is the daughter of David Shaw and Karen Shaw of Avon.

? Corey Marshall Floyd of Vail,. Floyd is a photography major and is the son of David Floyd and Katy Floyd of Vail.

? Kenna Marie Ryman of Vail Ryman is a graphic design major and is the daughter of Chris Ryman and Renee Ryman of Vail.

Word Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner of Friday, April 12th, Festival of Words tickets, BARBARA STRICKLAND of Gypsum. The Festival of Words will be taking place at the Vilar Center on April 27. Watch for the coupon to win 2 tickets in the Vail Daily. Weekly drawings!

Birthday folks

The Princess P called with a bunch of birthdays. Among them:

? Andrea Paxsen should be somewhere in the vicinity of Paddy’s or the Bonjour Bakery in Eagle. If you see her, make sure she has some fun on her 30th birthday.

? Todd Grambauch should be somewhere today where you can wish him a happy birthday, which is your duty and honor.

? “Hoops” can be found at the Main Street Grill in Edwards. If you see him around, wish him a happy birthday, then set about seeing it come true.

? Happy Birthday to Nicole Lujan who is 21 years old today. If you see her

out, buy her a drink, or not..hee hee Central City watch out. XoXo, MVA

? It’s Suzie “Arrowhead Lift Ticket Goddess Extraordinaire’s” 50th birthday today. We know she went away for her birthday, which is how we know she’s having a good time.

Deuce is Wild

If you see a huge charcoal gray cat, missing in the lower Singletree area for a couple days, call Debbie Thompson at 926-3703. The cat’s name is Deuce, and he’s a guy.

Meet your GOPers

The Eagle County Republicans will host a meet the candidates session for local Republican candidates for office from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards. The session is open to the public. For more information, call Eagle County Assessor Jody Caruthers, 328-8640.

Mines Mind Winner

Dak Steiert, a junior at Battle Mountain High School, earned the Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement in Math and Science, and the CSM Medal of Achievement Scholarship. The Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement is awarded to only one junior at each high school. Steiert’s grade point average is 4.4, and his strong performance in both math and science earned him his school’s nomination. Steiert has qualified three separate years for the Colorado State Fair, winning top prizes at both the regional and state levels. He plans a career in aeronautical engineering.

Attention skaters and BMXers

Wallis is in charge of putting up the skate park at the Lionshead Parking structure. There’s a meeting 1 p.m., April 20 at Vail Snowboard Supply. Their number is 479-4434. If you want input on the park, this is your opportunity. That goes for skaters, bikers and parents.

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