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Briefs: Fishing derby on Father’s Day

AVON ” Kids 15 years old and young can enter the Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Nottingham Park in Avon Sunday.

There is a limited supply of fishing poles for the event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Other activities include Bravo! Instrument Zoo and Drumming Circle.

After the competition, a free lunch will be served.

SUMMIT COUNTY ” The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is sponsoring a large-scale disaster exercise Wednesday in which 300 participants from 75 agencies will train to deal with mass casualties.

“A mass casualty incident of this scale would most likely saturate any one county’s emergency health care system,” said Stephanie Palmer, safety manager for the Vail Valley Medical Center, one of the agencies participating. “The lessons we learn from these scenarios translate into saved lives.”

The exercise will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. and will involve the use of medical helicopters and ambulances from throughout the state to assist in moving mock victims to hospitals in the mountain communities and along the Front Range.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The deadline for the second-half payment of property taxes is Friday.

Payments must be postmarked by June 15, 2007, must be in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. Bank. Make checks payable to Eagle County Treasurer and mail to P.O. Box 479, Eagle CO 81631. Payments can also be made by credit card or electronic check.

For more information, contact the Eagle County Treasurer’s Office at 328-8860.

AVON ” The Snowboard Outreach Society, which tries to help troubled students improve their grades through learning to snowboard and other activities, will receive a $5,000 grant from the Post-News Community at the end of the Ride the Rockies race, June 23.

Nonprofit agencies from each of the seven host towns on the 2007 Ride The Rockies route were invited to apply for grants. Since its inception in 2001, the Post-News Community/Ride The Rockies grant program has distributed more than $300,000.

This year, Post-News Community will give out $35,000 in grants during the bicycle tour. These grants will go to nonprofit organizations that provide literacy programs or serve disadvantaged youth through recreation, education and the arts.

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