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Beav’ holding ski patrol tests

Daily Staff Report

BEAVER CREEK – Beaver Creek will hold tests for its ski patrol Sunday and March 26. “These two testing days offer interested skiers, riders and tele-skiers the opportunity to come out, test their skills on a variety of terrain and show us what they’re made of prior to the end of the season,” said Beaver Creek Ski Patrol Director Addy McCord. “We’ll be evaluating each candidate’s abilities in a variety of conditions, including steeps, crud and powder. We’re looking for men and women with strong, solid abilities in all conditions, not just finesse.”The ski test consists of two to three runs taken in variable conditions and evaluated by four or five members of the ski patrol team. Participants will be advised of results at the end of the test. Those who pass the physical test will be invited to fill out an application. Hiring takes place in the fall.Anyone interested in joining either test day should contact Beaver Creek Ski Patrol at 845-6610. Reservations are required and should be made in advance.Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift, Chair 8.Health fair offers early blood draw This year’s 9Health Fair will feature an early blood draw, according to Lions Club organizers. The public is welcome to get their blood drawn on April 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Eagle Valley Middle School.The full 9Health Fair in Eagle will be held three weeks later, on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Eagle Valley Middle School. Those who had blood drawn early should have received their results by April 23, and they can return and use the morning for other screenings and educational centers. The blood test is also available at the April 23 Health Fair for those who wish to do their health fair screening all in one day.Questions can be directed to Site Coordinator Joy Ortiz at 524-1122 or 524-1150.Airport passengers have increased in ’05GYPSUM – Passengers at the Eagle County airport was increased in January and February over the same period last year. January, when 45,552 passengers traveled in and out of the airport, showed a 14 percent jump over the previous year. February saw a 4.5 percent growth in passengers over the same period in 2004.American Airlines, Mesa, United Airlines, Delta, Northwest, Air Wisconsin, Continental and U.S. Airways fly in and out of the airport. The airport will add nonstop service this summer from Eagle to Chicago on United Airlines.County offering scholarships to seniorsEAGLE COUNTY – A scholarship selection committee has been established to administer the distribution of more than $450,000 in the Alexander J. Allen Education Trust.The county’s selection committee will meet in the next couple of weeks to establish the criteria for the senior scholarship awards. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners have suggested the scholarships be perpetual and that the committee work with other scholarship organizations so as not to duplicate efforts.The scholarships will be available to all high school seniors in Eagle County. Seniors interested in applying for an Alexander J. Allen Education Trust scholarship should check the county’s Web site,, for further information.Avon approves three new liquor licensesAVON – The Avon Liquor Board has approved three new liquor licenses.A retail liquor store license was granted to VHF, LLC doing business as Fine Wines of Vail Valley. The location of the new shop is 222 Chapel Place, Suite A-102, just east of Office Depot.A hotel and liquor license was granted to Belle Fare, which is located at 222 Chapel Place, Suite A-202. It will be located next door to Fine Wines of Vail Valley. A target opening date has not been given for Fine Wines of Vail Valley and Belle Fare. Finally, a hotel and restaurant liquor license was also granted to Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub. The location of the new establishment is 82 East Beaver Creek Blvd., Suite 114, where Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall was located. A representative for Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub indicated she would like to be open by June 2005.The Avon Town Council sits as the Avon Liquor Board. Vail, Colorado

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