Briefs: Home Rule ballots have been mailed |

Briefs: Home Rule ballots have been mailed

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” All ballots for the May 1 special home rule election have been mailed to active voters in Eagle County.

Voters who have not received a must contact the Eagle County Clerk’s office before Tuesday to update their registration record in order to receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots can also be picked up through May 1 at the clerk and recorder’s Eagle office at 500 Broadway.

The cost for returning the ballots varies depending on the required enclosures. Some voters may be required to enclose a copy of their identification and this will be indicated on the mailing label. Check with the post office to determine the proper postage. Ballots will not be returned for insufficient postage.

For more information contact Teak Simonton at 328-8728 or Pat Magdziuk at 328-8726.

AVON ” Climate change’s impact on reservoirs and dams in Colorado is the subject of this month’s Waterwise Wednesday session, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 25 at the Avon Library.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Eric Kuhn, general manager of the Colorado River District, will talk about how climate change has effected how the water supplies in the Colorado River will be managed.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The annual highway cleanup, during which volunteers spread out from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon, is April 28.

Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to noon on assigned stretches of the freeway and then be treated to a barbecue at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott.

Last year over 1000 volunteers filled 3,500 bags with over 45,000 pounds of litter.

“The event has grown a little each year,” said organizer Joe Macy. “We had enough teams to cover 120 miles of highway and interstate across the entire watershed.”

A team of 10 people usually covers just one mile of road, gathering 20 to 40 bags of litter along their stretch. Segments are pre-assigned so that every mile of interstate and highway from Red Cliff to Gypsum and Vail to Dotsero are covered.

To volunteer for the cleanup, call Sue Mott at 926-3956 or e-mail

BRECKENRIDGE ” The National Brotherhood of Skiers ” known as the largest winter sports organization in the United States ” will hold its 2008 annual meeting Breckenridge, local groups announced Tuesday.

The convention, which has been held in Vail in past years, draws more than 1,000 people from 77 African American ski clubs. The group’s goal is to attract more African Americans to winter sports and help African Americans compete in the Winter Olympics.

“Breckenridge has a history of propelling new sports and teams of athletes into future Olympic competitions,” said Lucy Kay, vice-president of marketing for Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The convention raises money for the organization’s Olympic Scholarship Fund and other programs.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers was founded in 1973 and chartered in 1974 by 13 African American ski clubs. Since that time, the organization has grown to 8,000 members.

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