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Briefs: Memorial Day ceremony Monday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS ” The local branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its third annual Memorial Day ceremony at 6:30 p.m., Monday at the Freedom Park flag pole.

The ceremony is meant to honor veterans of foreign wars, particularly those who have died while serving.

The keynote speaker will be Butch Mazzuca.

GYPSUM ” Eagle County Adult Services is sponsoring Senior Fitness Day at the Gypsum Recreation Center on from 9 a.m. to noon, June 4. Adults who are disabled or 60 and older can participate. Activities include:

– Swimming, hot tub, and water aerobics

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.

– Low impact aerobics

– Walking and basketball

– Assistance with treadmills and other equipment

– Information on healthy living, eating and exercise

– Blood pressure test

– Memory and depression screenings

Transportation from the Golden Eagle Community Center will be available at 8:30 a.m. To RSVP or for more information contact Karen Hoeger at 328-1005.

EAGLE ” First came the $3-million streetscape. Then the financial incentives ” waiving of tap and building fees, and help with architectural costs. This week, it was new design standards.

The rules affect buildings in what planners are calling the “Broadway District” ” the properties that face Eagle’s main street in the 100 through 400 blocks.

The guidelines allow an increase in height from the current 35 feet to 42 feet. The rules encourage mixed-use buildings “for example, a three-story building could have a restaurant on the first floor, a service business or office on the second, and apartments on the third.

The new rules are also designed to encourage retail. Until 2009, property owners redeveloping their Broadway lots can get a huge break on parking requirements if the new project includes retail or restaurants.

The standards specify that the town is striving for the type of architectural style found in the downtowns of historic mountain towns such as Leadville, Telluride, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.

” Kathy Heicher

EAGLE ” The Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Eagle is already getting into the spirit of Broadway redevelopment.

The approximately 100-year-old building was once a general store. Although the bank has had many name changes in recent decades, it has always been a presence in Eagle’s downtown.

Branch Manager Patty Ferguson said the bank had to remove wood awnings that hung over the sidewalk in order to accommodate the new streetscape, which includes trees. That prompted bank officials to proceed with some architectural changes that will make the building look a little more like the original.

Stonework added in the 1970s is being removed, and the original sandstone bricks are being shored up and repainted. Molding details will be added to give the building a more historic look.

“We’re just trying to fancy it up a little bit … we’ll have an old-timey look,” Ferguson said.

” Eagle Valley Enterprise

EAGLE ” The exclusive Adam’s Rib Ranch has launched a Web site at

The new site features an interactive interface, navigation tools, extensive community information and photographs.

The Web site is designed with Flash animation, featuring views of the landscape. There also is a detailed look at the development’s golf course and homesites.

” Eagle Valley Enterprise

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