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Briefs: Learn to detect fake documents, Eagle Co.

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” Employers can learn how to detect fake ID cards and other phony documents at a workshop Feb. 22.

The class will be taught by Steve Turza of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under Colorado law, employers musy verify that a potential employee can legally work in the U.S.

The workshop, hosted by the Edwards branch of the Colorado Workforce Center, is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seasons Building, 137 Benchmark Road in Avon. Because seating is limited, reservations must be made by Feb. 20.

For more information, contact the Edwards Workforce Center at 970-926-4440 or

VAIL, Colorado ” Residents can hear about the town’s building plans for mostly empty land north of Interstate 70 in West Vail at a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The town may build a fire station and employee housing on the so-called Chamonix property and the site of the former Wendy’s. Building an ambulance station there also has been suggested.

The town envisions 100 percent of the homes being deed-restricted and sold to workers. There would be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes. The town also plans to follow environmental building standards.

The town also says buildings along Chamonix Lane will only be one-story.

The town’s planning process should be finished in June and all ideas will be reviewed by the Town Council, which will adopt a master plan for the area.

An advisory committee ” which includes representatives from the Vail Town Council, Planning and Environmental Commission, Fire Department, Vail Local Housing Authority, the business community and the neighborhood ” is also working on proposals.

A previous plan for the area, approved in 2005, called for a fire station and homes. But that plan was made before the town bought the Wendy’s property, which it considers a better spot for a fire station.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contact Scot Hunn in the Community Development Department at 477-3551 or visit

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” College students, graduate students, graduates and working professionals can now apply for a series of Rotary Club scholarships to study abroad.

The scholarships can be used for study in more than 160 counties. Programs in include Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (up to $23,500), Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship (up to $17,000) or a Rotary World Peace Fellowship (up to $60,000).

Ambassadorial Scholarships are for a full year of study at college or university in any foreign country where Rotary clubs are located and include tuition, books, fees, room and board and round trip air fare.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships cover three months of foreign-language study and include tuition and fees, room and board with a host family and round-trip airfare.

For further details, go to:

World Peace Fellowships are open to graduates who have at least three years of professional experience in a field related to mediation or conflict resolution. Scholars study at one of seven Rotary Centers for International Studies to obtain a two-year Master’s level degree or certificate in international relations, peace and conflict resolution, and related fields.

The scholarships cover tuition, books, fees, room and board and round-trip air fare.

For further details, go to:

For more information and application forms, e-mail Michael Brown at

Completed applications must be received by the Eagle Rotary, Michael Brown, PO Box 7330, Avon, CO 81620 Attn: Michael Brown, by April 4. Interviews will take place in Vail on April 20.

Applicants who are selected will then be scheduled for an interview by the Rotary District 5470 Scholarship Committee the weekend of May 17-18.

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