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Briefs: Free parenting classes in Edwards

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” BrightStart for Eagle County Kids is offering a free class for parents of children up to 9 months old. The “Warm Welcome” program begins Wednesday and continues every second Wednesday of the month at the Miller Ranch Community Center, 25 Mill Loft Rd., in Edwards.

The program is designed to help parents raise healthy children.

“During the first few years of life, babies will grow and develop more dramatically than at any other time,” said Jennie Wahrer, Eagle County early childhood services manager. “Meeting children’s needs for nurturing, intellectual stimulation, health care and language development is critical to building a strong foundation that will allow children to succeed in school and throughout life.”



Topics of the program include: health and safety, language development and brain development. The class meets from noon to

The “Warm Welcome” program is also offered in Spanish the last Friday of every month. To reserve a spot, call (970)569-3184.



EAGLE ” Eagle Valley Middle School will host the 20th annual National Geography Bee on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the event in the library.

The following students have qualified to participate:

6th grade: Stephen Barela, Trevor Borasio, Cesar Chavez,Noah Ejnes, Jacob Hallett, McKenna Keller, Natalie Landin, Madeline Lounsberry, Braden McClintock, Flynn O’Neill, James Robinson and Matt Vaughan.



7th grade: Austin Barber, Spencer Chaple, Jackson Garrett, Vianey Gonzalez, Sam Lounsberry, Jake McEwen, Ryan Marks, Sarah Meline, Josh Sand, Steven Siefers

8th grade: Jessie Baumgardner, Weston Brock, Daniel Calzadillas, Kelly Cassidy, Byron Crawford, Shannon Henderson, Nathan Horn, Kyle Newborn, Jimmy Pritchard, Mariana Quezada, Nick Tafoya, Zoe Thrasher

The winner will be given a written exam by the National Geographic Society. The top 100 candidates Colorado will compete in a state bee at University of Denver in April. Eagle Valley Middle School has qualified 10 students in the past nineteen years to attend this state level competition.

The winner of the state bee will advance to the finals in Washington, D.C. on May 21.

To prepare for the bee, students look through atlases and almanacs for geographical information. Students may also brush up on their geography skills by accessing the Geographic Society’s Web site: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

BEAVER CREEK ” The Beaver Creek Nordic Center will host two telemark workshops this weekend.

A co-ed workshop for all ability levels will be held Saturday. It starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. Meet at the Nordic Center, at the base of Strawberry Park. Discounted rentals are available.

On Sunday, there will be a kids’ telemark workshop with Tele Ned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids’ equipment can be rented for $15.

For both workshops, the cost is $79 for the lesson only, and $140 for the lesson and a lift ticket. Call 754-5313 to reserve your spot for either day.

In addition, Beaver Creek will host a women’s-only telemark workshop Feb. 3.


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