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Briefs: Eagle airport to close summer, 09

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado Travelers may have to fly out of Denver instead of Eagle next summer if the airport gets federal money to do runway improvements.The Eagle County Airport will have limited service in the summer of 2009 while crews re-pave and extend the runways.The construction is planned to start in April 2009 and will last for three to four months, said County Communications Director Justin Finestone. The improvements will add 1,000 feet to the runway, and the reconstruction project will repair the existing runway and add lights and signs. The extension was originally planned for this summer.While the work is done, there will be limited flights. Only the taxiway will be in use, so only smaller planes will be able to use the airport, said County Manager Bruce Baumgartner.However, officials are not sure if the project will get funded right now.The project will cost more than $22 million. Most of the funding is coming from federal grants, which U.S. Congress has yet to approve.Congress has yet to act on the bill, so we wont have any final numbers until later this year, Finestone said. Melanie Wong

EDWARDS, Colorado Colorado Mountain College will hold a four-day career fair at its Edwards campus for students and adults. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, the college will offer students and the community free sessions on resume writing, career exploration, and job search and interview skills. Each night features a different topic: Monday: Effective resume writing Tuesday: Career exploration Wednesday: Job search and interview skillsWe want to give easy access to some important information regarding career exploration and the job search process, says Larry Dutmer, student services counselor.From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, local employers will at the community college to discuss job opportunities and answer questions.All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Larry Dutmer or Shannon Stevens at 569-2900.

VAIL, Colorado The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its Class of 2008.Each year, the Hall of Fame selects five inductees in three nominating categories: athlete, ski sport builder and inspirational.The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2008 is March 14. Nominating forms are available at years inductees John Atkins, Renie Gorsuch, Elli Iselin, Pat O’Donnell and Loris Werner influenced the sport in areas ranging from fashion to racing to sports medicine to environmental conservation.Nominated athletes must have not only an outstanding record of accomplishment benefiting Colorado, but they should also have a record of continued involvement in the sport after their competitive years.Ski sport builder is a category recognizing contributions in the organization, promotion or development of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado.Inspirational nominees must have provided some form of inspiration in the sport that led to and enhanced the knowledge, pleasure or pursuit of skiing and snowboarding in the state.Inductees will be announced May 12. For more information about the Colorado Ski Museum Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, call 476-1876 or go to

AVON, Colorado Residents are invited to a meeting Wednesday to discuss with town officials how Nottingham Park will be improved. At the meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, planners want to begin prioritizing projects to upgrade the park. The town will also review the Nottingham Park Community Survey that will be given to residents. The last plan for the park was completed in 1996. The town wants a new plan as it redesigns the area around a Town Hall, a project that includes construction of a a new main street in west Avon. For more information please contact Matt Gennett or Jared Barnes at the Town of Avon at 748-4000 or visit

VAIL , Colorado A telemark skiing workshop will be held Saturday at Golden Peak on Vail Mountain.The workshop runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and all ability levels are welcome.The cost is $79 for the lesson only and $140 for the lesson and a lift ticket.Discounted ski rentals are available.To reserve a spot, call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 754-5313.

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