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Special to the Daily Battle Mountain High School's dance team is holding a two-day camp for younger kids Saturday and Sunday in Eagle-Vail.

Dance team hosting camp for younger kidsEAGLE-VAIL – The Battle Mountain High School Dance Team is holding a two-day dance camp for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The camp will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Battle Mountain High School.Dance campers get to experience being part of a high school dance team. Participants will be broken into age groups to learn different dance routines, and take part in team-building activities, said Andrea Glass, one of the team’s organizers. Students who attend will perform at half-time of Battle Mountain’s home football game on Oct. 7.

Cost for the camp is $90. Registration includes two days of dance instruction, a camp T-shirt, a pizza party on performance night and two tickets to the Battle Mountain High School football game. All proceeds will benefit the dance team. Registration forms are available at all elementary and middle school offices, or by calling Kathy at 926-3766. The dance camp is sponsored by the Vail Daily, Millennium Bank and Pazzo’s Pizza.Vail Resorts to release year-end earningsVAIL – Vail Resorts will release its year-end earnings Wednesday.

Also included in the announcement will be earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Vail Resort’s earning reports so far this year have been strong. Earnings in ski season were boosted by a return in large numbers of tourists from outside Colorado and the U.S. First Responders Day is SaturdayAVON – Firefighters Saturday will help residents prepare for a potential evacuation in case of a large wildfire or other emergency.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District and local ambulance crew will hold “First Responders Day” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter and Home Depot in Avon. Fire crews will show people what they should include in a home evacuation kit and other important steps in preparing to evacuate. The ambulance crews will talk about how to keep children safe while riding in cars and the state’s new booster seat law. Free food and refreshments will be provided by Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

Gore Valley Trail improvements to begin todayVAIL Improvements to the Gore Valley Trail will begin today in West Vail. The project includes: Burying overhead electric lines that currently run along South Frontage Road from Donovan Park to Cascade Village; Reconstructing the Gore Valley Trail recreation path from the east entrance of Donovan Park to Westhaven Drive; Constructing a pedestrian walk along Westhaven Drive to connect two disjointed parts of the trail; and Repairing the trail including widening, re-grading and repaving from Westhaven Drive to the skier bridge near Cascade Village.The first phase of work will include burying the electric lines and rebuilding the trail section from Donovan Park to Cascade Village. The trail is closed from Donovan Park to Westhaven Drive. Detour signs are in place.The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.For more information, call Gregg Barrie with the Town of Vail Department of Public Works at 479-2337.Vail, Colorado