Briefs: Delivery talks continue Thursday |

Briefs: Delivery talks continue Thursday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” Discussions on a loading and delivery system for Vail Village businesses will continue on Thursday when members of a working group convene for its second meeting.

The discussion will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vail Transportation conference room next to the Vail Visitor Information Center. The meeting is open to the public.

The group is coming up with recommendations on how goods can be best to delivered to Vail businesses from four major sites and streetside loading zones. Representatives of retail shops, restaurants, hotels and devliery companies are on the group along with elected officials and resdients.

The group will gives its final recommendations to the Town Council.

The also will be a guided tour of Vail’s loading and delivery facilities beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday. Reservations will be required and space is limited. For tour details, contact Kelli McDonald, the town of Vail’s economic development manager, at 479-2454 or

EAGLE ” Eagle County School District has hired a new chief financial officer after an extensive national search.

Phil Onofrio is replacing Karen Strakbein, who had been in the Eagle district for 12 years and led two successful bond campaigns. She took a similar job in Summit County school district earlier this year.

Onofrio has been director of finance for Douglas County Schools since October of 2002 and served as manager of accounting since 1994. He has also worked as an independent auditor specializing in governmental and school district audits.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Cornell College, and he earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.

“We are truly excited to have a new CFO on board, and Phil is definitely qualified to take on the challenge,” said Mike Gass, director of secondary education and curriculum. “Coming from a high-achieving, extremely fast-paced and significantly larger school district, we are confident that Phil will bring an innovative approach coupled with his extensive amount of experience to Eagle County Schools.”

Onofrio has three children; the oldest recently left the Marine Corps, having served in Washington D.C. for several years; the middle child is currently attending college at Colorado State University; and the youngest is in high school in Jefferson County.

He enjoys scuba diving, riding motorcycles and flying remote control airplanes.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

The board’s purpose is to improve and help fund training given to police academny students.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this appointment and to have the opportunity to put my human resource training and political expertise to work for the citizens of Colorado,” said Fisher, who was elected to the board of commissioners in November and was the Eagle County clerk and recorder from 1993 to 2003.

VAIL ” The 22 annual Casual Classic Bike Ride, which raises money for the Sonnenalp Foundation of Vail and EcoTrails, will take place Aug. 26.

The ride begins at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail and ends at the Bully Ranch with a barbecue , live entertainment and a silent auction.

Registration is required at For details, call the Sonnenalp’s concierge desk at 479-5429.

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