A car, air and motorcycle show in Vail goes national
VAIL – The Vail Automotive Classic’s 2011 Wheels and Wings Show will air on Race Central Television on Monday and again on April 30 at 6:30 a.m. and noon, and Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The show will be aired on more than 43 million televisions across the nation through Race Central TV’s national television partner, MavTV, and its partners and on Dish Network, channel 631. “The Vail Automotive Classic was a blast and a well-run event,” said Race Central host Kurt Hansen. “We’re excited to air the show and are looking forward to participating in the 2012 event again.”Race Central TV, through MavTV and syndication, reaches in excess of 80 million viewer homes in the United States and is distributed globally via premium network partners, online and through dozens of cable outlets such as Dish Network, Comcast and Time Warner, Verizon and Fios. “Kurt Hansen and everyone at Race Central Media have been a huge asset to the VAC show,” said the classic’s Board President Doug Landin. “This is the kind of coverage the show needs, reaching car fans nationwide. It promotes the Vail Valley with a new twist on tourism here.”In 2011, the Vail Automotive Classic’s second-annual car, air and motorcycle show was a huge success, with nearly 200 vintage and modern cars, motorcycles and aircraft on display and nearly 4,000 people in attendance at Saturday’s event. The 2011 Best of Show Vail Valley Jet Center Award went to a 1936 MG SA Saloon and a Challenger 300 owned by DB Aviation.The third-annual Vail Automotive Classic will return to the Vail Valley, Sept. 7-9. New this year is a car auction on Sept. 7, which is also a fundraiser for the classic’s charities: Jack’s Place at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, and Eagle Valley Senior Life, a nonprofit organization that provides daycare for patients with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as support for Alzheimer patient caregivers. For more information, visit http://www.vailautomotiveclassic.com.AVON Construction to impact Nottingham bike pathThe Nottingham bike path that parallels Interstate 70 on the north side will temporarily close for three days beginning Monday. Construction crews from Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will be accessing a pipe that runs below the surface of the bike path for work on a water line. Access to the path will be interrupted at the roundabout just past the Shell station, where pedestrians and bicyclists will be directed onto Nottingham and Avon Road. Trail users are asked to keep out of the closed areas. Signs and barricades will be in place redirecting traffic.Call Dorothy Martinez with Avon Public Works, Road and Bridge at 970-748-4128 with questions about the trail closure. The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District can be reached at 970-477-5451. EDWARDS CMC bachelor’s degree information sessions scheduledColorado Mountain College is hosting information sessions to explain the curriculum and application process for bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies.Courses for both degrees will be offered during the summer semester. Classes start the week of May 14, with some classes starting throughout the summer. Registration starts Monday. Applications and information are available online at coloradomtn.edu/4year or at any CMC location.Information sessions are scheduled at the college’s locations in:• Breckenridge, near the intersection of Coyne Valley Road and State Highway 9: May 1, noon-1 p.m.• Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road; every Monday at 4 p.m.• Spring Valley (south of Glenwood Springs), 3000 County Road 114, Calaway Academic Building in Room 119: Monday, noon-1 p.m.• Steamboat Springs, 1330 Bob Adams Drive: May 15, 5-6 p.m.; May 23, noon-1 p.m.; May 29, noon-1 p.m.; June 18, 5-6 p.m.; June 26, 5-6 p.m.Individual appointments can be made at the college’s campuses in Aspen, Edwards and Rifle. All dates and times are subject to change. For more information, contact your local campus, call 1-800-621-8559, or go online to coloradomtn.edu/4year.EAGLE COUNTYConservation groups praise Vail Resorts’ wilderness supportFour conservation groups – The Wilderness Society, Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Environmental Coalition and Wilderness Workshop – have praised Vail Resorts for backing the efforts of Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Jared Polis to designate new wilderness in the Central Colorado Rockies.Vail Resorts earlier this week endorsed the efforts of Udall and Polis to protect about 175,000 acres of public lands in Summit and Eagle counties with either wilderness or “special management” designations. “Vail Resorts deserves a lot of credit for being a true leader on protecting the future of Colorado’s public lands,” said Michael Carroll, associate director at The Wilderness Society. “Vail Resorts has to weigh the interests of its customers and employees, as well as the communities it partners with, before backing any type of public lands initiative. This endorsement shows yet again that Sen. Udall’s proposal is good for the environment and the economy.”The Central Colorado Outdoor Heritage Act would put either wilderness or similar restrictions on 32 areas comprising 236,000 acres of public-lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties. Kurt Kunkle, wilderness coordinator at Colorado Environmental Coalition, said Vail Resorts is on solid ground with its endorsement. “Thousands of residents and visitors in Summit and Eagle counties have endorsed Sen. Udall’s proposal or an earlier version because they realize that protecting our land and streams and lakes is one of the most significant gifts we can give to future generations,” Kunkle said.