Briefs: Eagle County upgrading buses |

Briefs: Eagle County upgrading buses

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyThe county's bus system is upgrading to vehicles that are sleeker looking, more powerful, more energy efficient and easier to board.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ECO Transit wants riders to know the upgrades to its new buses arent only cosmetic. Along with a s sleeker body, the buses have lower floors that make them easier to board, clearer windows, more efficient lights and more powerful engines that burn more cleanly. The new fare boxes can issue one-, three-, and seven-day passes. The county has replaced seven of its 28 buses with the new models over the last two years. Last year, ECO Transit hit a record-high ridership of 950,000 trips. For more information on ECO Transit, visit the Eagle County Web site at

VAIL and BEAVER CREEK Here are the schedule for Christmas and New Years worship services at the Vail and Beaver Creek chapels. Vail Interfaith Chapel Christmas Eve 3:30 p.m.: Catholic 5:30 p.m.: Presbyterian7 p.m.: Baptist8:30 p.m.: Episcopal10:30 p.m.: LutheranMidnight: Catholic (Midnight Mass) Christmas Day10 a.m.: Episcopal12:30 p.m.: Catholic4 p.m.: Catholic5:30 p.m.: Catholic New Year’s Eve 4 p.m.: Catholic New Year’s Day 8 a.m.: CatholicThere will be additional Catholic Masses on Saturdays & Sundays at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, 23, 29 and 30, and Jan. 5 and 6. The Chapel at Beaver Creek Christmas Eve: 3 p.m.: Presbyterian4:30 p.m.: Episcopal 6 p.m.: Catholic at Vilar Center 7 p.m.: Lutheran 9 p.m.: Baptist 10:30 p.m.: EpiscopalMidnight: Catholic (Midnight Mass) Christmas Day12:30 p.m.: Catholic5:30 p.m.: Catholic New Year’s Day 12:30 p.m.: Catholic

VAIL Bravo! Music Festival Guild will hold its 13th annual Snowshoe Resolution Run at the Vail Country Club on Dec. 29.In past years, the event has raised money for local programs such as Live at the Library, the Instrument Bank, the Instrument Petting Zoo and free family concerts.Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. You also can register online now at The cost is $25 for adults and $5 for kids. The 5K/1K race will begin at 10 a.m.

Support Local Journalism