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Briefs: 9 miles of I-70 under repair

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Nine miles of I-70, between Edwards and Eagle-Vail, is now being resurfaced. The $5.4 million project will continue through late June.

Crews are paving all lanes of the interstate between mile markers 164 and 173, as well as installing a higher concrete barrier that should cut down the glare from oncoming traffic.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and 40 mph during the work, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until noon on Fridays. Delays could last up to 15 minutes.

Lanes will not be closed during morning and afternoon rush hours.

The contractor is Elam Construction.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The county bus system has figured out how much money people can save on gas by riding the bus instead of driving.

According to the American Automobile Association fuel prices in Eagle County may rise to $4 per gallon by Memorial Day. At this record high, a 40-mile commute from Gypsum to Vail Monday through Friday in a vehicle averaging 15 miles per gallon will cost approximately $470 per month in gasoline.

A 30-day ECO Transit bus pass, on the other hand, costs $60.

For more information on ECO Transit’s fares and schedules, visit the Eagle County

Web site at

BEAVER CREEK ” The senior class of Battle Mountain High School will gather at the Beaver Creek Chapel, at 7 p.m., May 31 to participate in Baccalaureate.

This is a spiritual celebration to encourage and inspire the students as they prepare to graduate. The non-denominational ceremony will feature music, poems and stories performed and read by seniors.

This program is open to the public.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi to the State Board of Human Services.

The nine member Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the Colorado Department of Human Services, including guidelines concerning foster care, adoptions, mental health programs, alcohol and drug programs, and developmental disability programs. Terms are for four years and require Senate confirmation.

“Through his experience as a locally elected official and through his involvement with community organizations, Arn has become extremely well-versed in Colorado’s human service needs,” Ritter said.

Menconi has served as an Eagle County Commissioner since 2000. In 1993, he helped found the Vail-based Snowboard Outreach Society, which provides funding and activities to at-risk youth.

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