Briefs: Chair 10 chairs all spoken for |

Briefs: Chair 10 chairs all spoken for

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” All of the Chair 10 chairs have been reserved, Vail Mountain officials say.

“We’re pleased that we’ve had such an overwhelming response,” said Vail Mountain spokeswoman Jen Brown.

Vail Mountain is giving the chairs away because Chair 10, the Highline Lift, will be replaced with a high-speed quad this summer.

Brown added there’s a large waiting list for one of the 265 chairs, too.

Skiers are still encouraged to show up Sunday for a final goodbye to the chair, which services double-black-diamond bump runs Highline, Blue Ox and Roger’s Run.

The chair will stop running for the season at 2 p.m.

Mountain officials had announced earlier this week that they would be taking reservations for the chairs Sunday, but that won’t happen.

The new lift will cut the 14-minute ride in half, officials say.

” Edward Stoner

EAGLE ” The next public input session on the Eagle Area Community Plan revision has been pushed back a month to May 23.

The meeting had originally been scheduled for April 25. However, a larger than anticipated volume of public comment, together with scheduling conflicts prompted the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to postpone the session.

“We had an overwhelming response to the initial public workshop,” Town Planner Bill Gray told the Town Board Tuesday.

He said over 10,000 comments were made by citizens. Planners have compiled that input into a 91-page document. The comments have been posted on the town’s Web site, at

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., May 23 at the Brush Creek Pavilion. That meeting will focus on the vision for the town’s future growth, and the definition of “small-town character.” The committee will also present a draft of proposed policies regarding open space, recreation, sensitive lands, economic development, affordable housing and transportation.

Proposed policies will be brought back to citizens for comment at community workshops in June and in August. The master plan update is expected to be completed in September. For more information, contact the town of Eagle at 328-6354.

AVON ” Spring bus service begins in Avon runs from April 29 to May 26. A single bus route will run throughout town from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

After April 29, a bus will not longer stop at the Buffalo Ridge apartment complex or at Wal-Mart.

Summer bus service starts on May 27. The town’s Red Route stops at Avon Crossing /Canyon Run, City Market, Eaglebend Apartments, Stonebridge, Sheraton Mountain Vista and the Christie Lodge along with the Avon Transit Center and the Beaver Creek Elk Parking Lot. The route runs every 20 minutes from 6:46 a.m. to 7:03 p.m.

The summer Blue Route stops at River Edge, Westgate Plaza, The Aspens Mobile Home Park, the Avon Recreation Center, Sheraton Mountain Vista, Christy Sports, City Market and Chapel Square along with the Avon Transit Center and the Beaver Creek Elk Parking Lot. It runs every 20 minutes from 7:03 a.m. to 7:03 p.m.

The evening shuttle will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bus schedules are available at the Avon Town Hall, the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Library, the Town of Avon Transportation Office, local lodges and on all buses.

For more information on bus service call 748-4120 or visit

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