Briefs: School-supply drive needs help |

Briefs: School-supply drive needs help

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Enterprise file photoThe swimming pool and the rest of the Gypsum recreation center will be closed for maintenance for five days at the end of the month.

EAGLE COUNTY ” “Stuff for Students,” an annual school-supply drive, will start accepting donations Monday.

Colored pencils, highlighters, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, erasers, glue, folders, crayons, backpacks, scissors, rulers and other materials are needed.

Drop-off boxes will be placed at the City Markets in Vail, Avon and Eagle, the Vail Interfaith Chapel, and Trinity Baptist Church and First Lutheran in Gypsum between Monday and Aug. 24.

Monetary donations are also being accepted. Checks can be written to: The Vail Valley Salvation Army and mailed to: The Vail Valley Salvation Army P.O. Box 2183, Avon, CO 81620.

For more information, call The Vail Valley Salvation Army at 926-3704.

VAIL ” Residents are invited Aug. 16 to give their ideas about the town of Vail’s plan for its future.

The town has completed the first draft of its “20/20 Strategic Plan” and wants to hear residents’ ideas during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Donovan Pavilion.

The plan was compiled during a series of public workshops in which more than 300 residents participated. Among the goals the residents set were keeping at least 30 percent of Vail’s workforce living in town and involved in local affairs.

The town also wants to become known as a resort-industry leader in caring for the environment.

The plan will serve as guidelines for government officials.

The draft report is available for review and comment on the Town of Vail web site at Copies are also available at the Vail Library and the Vail Municipal Building.

Public comments will be collected until Sept. 1 and then forwarded to the Vail Town Council which will consider adoption of the 20/20 Strategic Plan in October.

To RSVP for the open house, contact town planner Rachel Friede at 479-2440 or

VAIL ” How to best deliver goods to restaurants and businesses in Vail Village is the topic of continuing discussions.

The town’s 17-member loading and delivery working group will meet publicly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 16 in the Vail Transportation Center conference room next to the Vail Visitor Information Center.

The group was formed earlier this summer after the town’s plan to restrict deliveries to four major sights was criticized by business owners. The town’s goal was to keep delivery trucks out of pedestrian areas as much as possible.

On Aug. 16, the group will discuss allowing on-street delivery during certain times of the day and review potential delivery sites.

For more information, or to sign up for the town’s loading and delivery announcements, contact Suzanne Silverthorn in the Community Information Office at 479-2115 or

GYPSUM ” The Gypsum Recreation Center will be closed at the end of August for annual maintenance.

The center will be closed from Saturday Aug. 25 to Wednesday Aug. 29, reopening Thursday, Aug. 30.

“This closure will take place in August every year. The staff apologizes now for any inconvenience this may present to you,” center manager Scott Ruff said.

In the fall, senior-, youth- and women’s-only fitness and weight training classes will begin and new fitness machines will be installed, Ruff said.

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