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Briefs: Avon has two more hybrids

Daily Staff Report Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyDan Higgins, Avon's fleet manager, with the town's three Ford Escape hybrids.

AVON Avon now has three Ford Escape hybrids in its fleet. The town is also replacing three buses, two of which will be diesel-electric hybrids.The Escapes, two of which it just bought, get around 28 miles per gallon around town and still have four-wheel drive capacity to climb hills, says town Fleet Manager Dan Higgins.The first electric vehicle we tested could barely make it up the hill to Beaver Creek, Higgins said.

AVON Roads and rec paths in Avon will be closed starting today and until April 21 while the cable for Westin Riverfront Resorts gondola is installed. Though the cable will be installed from April 16 to April 20, the following closures will be necessary: Brief, periodic closures of U.S. Highway 6 between Avon Road and West Beaver Creek Boulevard from April 10-20. Prater Road in Beaver Creek from Village Road to Bachelor Gulch Trail, closed April 16-20 Bike Path from Prater Road to Highway 6 and the Elk Lot will be closed April 7-21 Western end of the Elk Lot, closed April 7-21 Avon Riverfront Bike Path (from West Beaver Creek Boulevard to Hurd Lane, closed April 7-21 Eagle River closed to fishing and boating from just west of kayak park to Avon sewer plant, April 7-21.

VAIL Sally and Steve Rosenthal of Colorado Footwear are having their second annual shoe sale, with all of the proceeds going to the Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis in Edwards.The sale begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, on the International Bridge with about 600 pairs of mens and womens shoes. Brands for sale include Aquafalia, Frye, Minnetonka, Via Spiga, Merrell, Reef, Borg and Steve Madden.

AVON The Avon Police Department will host a community dinner at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., April 18. The dinner will be funded by members of the police department. The Eagle River Presbyterian Church has different organizations and groups put on the dinner weekly. The dinner is free and open to the public. The church is at 455 Nottingham Ranch Road in Avon.

VAIL The first International Betty Ford Breast Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Symposium ends today in Vail. The event was sponsored by Edwards Shaw Regional Cancer Center, Medical Education Strategies and Communications and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Doctors at the conference are discussing advancements in the treatment of breast cancer. Fifty percent of patients at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center are treated for breast cancer. For more information, visit or contact Tracey Samdahl at 569-7605.

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

AVON The western parking lot at Avon Town Square immediately west of Carls World Class Ski shop will close April 16 for construction of the new Avon Transit Center. Drivers can park in the lost on the east end of the property. Construction should be complete in October. For more information, contact the of Avons engineering department at 748-4100.

GYPSUM The federal Bureau of Land Management will hold a series of meetings to discuss management policies of the nearly 1 million acres under its control in parts of western Colorado. The local meeting will be held April 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Gypsum Town Hall, 50 Lundgren Boulevard.The agency is seeking public input on its Resource Management Plan, which will be the agencys policy for the next 20 years, said Peter McFadden, acting field manager of the agencys Kremmling office. The plan should be complete in 2009. Other public-input meetings: April 10: Rifle, Rifle Fire Protection District – Station 1, 1850 Railroad Ave. April 10, Granby, Granby Community Center, 129 3rd St. April 11: Carbondale, Town of Carbondale – Community Room #2, 511 Colorado Ave. April 11, Kremmling, CSU Extension Hall, 210 11th Street April 12, Walden, Wattenburg Center, 686 County Road 42For more information, log on to, or contact Joe Stout, planning and environmental coordinator, at (970)724-3003.

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