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Briefs: Parking to be tight at Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report

BEAVER CREEK ” With ski season in full swing and the Birds of Prey ski races this week, resort officials say there will be limited parking at Beaver Creek beginning Thursday.

The resort wants drivers to leave extra time for parking and to take the free shuttles to the mountain. On Thursday the men’s super combined race begins at 11 a.m. and a concert by Edwin McCain is at 7:30 p.m.

On other race days, the resort says it may take spectators an hour to get from the base of the Beaver Creek to the stands at the Birds of Prey finish line. The downhill is Friday, the giant slalon is on Saturday and the slalom is Sunday.

For more information, call the Vail Valley Foundation at 949-1999.

AVON ” Birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing, women’s cancer screening, education and counseling are available at the county family planning clinic recently opened in Avon.

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All services are confidential, and may be provided at low or no cost depending on income.

Eight percent of all births in Eagle County are to females ages 19 and younger, which is an average 60 births per year,said Jill Hunsaker, the county’s public health manager.

In an attempt to reduce teen pregnancy, adolescents who come to the clinic will receive counseling and be encouraged to talk to their parents before being offered a birth control method, Hunsaker said.

The clinic will also provide treatment for minor infections.

To make an appointment at the Avon clinic call 949-7026. To make an appointment at the clinic in Eagle, call 328-8840.

AVON ” Housing supply and demand is the topic of an open house at Avon Town Hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 7.

The town is trying to determine whether it’s meeting current housing demand. It is also completing a report on housing needs with its consultant, RCC Associates.

For more information, contact Eric Heidemann with the Community Development Department at 748-4030.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado CO

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