Briefs: Alpine Bank hosts holiday toy drive |

Briefs: Alpine Bank hosts holiday toy drive

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Alpine Bank’s “Holiday Wagon Toy Drive” ” for kids in the Vail Valley Medical Center over the holidays ” begins Nov. 26.

Toys will be collected at all of Eagle County Alpine Bank branches through Dec. 17. The toy drive is organized by the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation-Colorado.

New, unwrapped toys, games, videos, or puzzles will be accepted. All toys will be delivered before Christmas.

“This program will bring comfort to kids who truly need it, as they stay in our local hospital over Christmas,” Alpine Bank Regional President Glenn Davis said. “It’s a great way to give to local families during the holidays.”

For more information about the Holiday Wagon Toy Drive, contact Alpine Bank at 748-5706.

VAIL ” Now that voters have taxed building materials in Vail, the Town Council has to decide how it will be assessed when it goes into effect Jan. 1.

A discussion of the tax, including what kind of construction might be exempt, is scheduled for the council’s next public meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Town Hall.

The tax could raise up to $4 million next year for street and building repairs, among other projects.

For more information, contact Finance Director Judy Camp at 479-2119.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Newly elected school board members Jeanne McQueeney and Carrie Benway took their oaths of office Wednesday at their first Board of Education meeting.

Jason Benderly, an incumbent who beat Judd Babcock in the election, and Brian Nolan, who ran uncontested, took the oath as well. Connie Kincaid-Strahan, who also ran uncontested, was not present.

The board decided Scott Green would remain its president, and Kincaid-Strahan would remain vice president. Nolan was elected as secretary/treasurer, a position previously held by Mary Ann Stavney.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The White River National Forest wants to salvage approximately 1,700 acres of lodgepole pine trees infested by pine beetles around Vail, Minturn and Camp Hale.

“This is a small but important step in addressing a crisis that will continue to be with us for years to come,” Lloyd said.

Trees will be salvaged from Indian Creek on Red Sandstone Road north of Vail as well as areas west and south of Minturn, and north of Camp Hall.

Environmental studies on two of areas were done during a previous of project. That report is available online at or can be obtained in person at the Holy Cross Ranger District Office in Minturn.

Because this new project is meant to reduce the danger of wildfire, it is not subject to the usual notice, comment and appeals process.

For more information contact Shelby Limberius at 970-827-5161 or

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