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Briefs: Speed limits, stop signs studied

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Speed limits could change and annoying road signs could be removed after a countywide traffic study is conducted over the next year.

Eagle County wants residents’ opinions as it studies the usefulness of speed limits, signs and other traffic-control devices in Edwards, Eagle-Vail and other parts of unincorporated Eagle County to see if any or unsafe or unnecessary.

To give your opinion, visit http://www.eaglecounty.us and select the Traffic Control Device Survey link. For more information, call the county’s Engineering Department at 328-3560.



EAGLE COUNTY ” With flue season approaching, the county will give flu shots in Avon and Ealge starting Oct. 19.

Flu season usually begins in November or December. The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that cause severe illness and sometimes death. Symptoms include fever, headache, extreme fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, muscle aches and a runny nose.

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“Although people mistake other common illnesses for influenza, the flu is really unmistakable,” says Jill Hunsaker, Eagle County Public Health Manager. “People feel so ill that they can’t get out of bed for several days. If you get it, you will know.”

More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

County flu vaccinations cost $20 for adults and $5 for children. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Flu immunization are:



Eagle Office: 551 Broadway, phone number: 970-328-8840

– Friday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

– Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

– Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

– Friday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

– Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

– Monday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

– Friday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Avon Office: 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 107, phone number: 970-949-7026

– Friday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

– Monday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

– Friday, Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

– Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

– Friday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

– Monday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

– Friday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Flu shots will also be offered throughout the fall and winter during regular immunization clinic hours. Call 328-8840 for specific site dates and times.

FRISCO ” A four-hour avalanche safety class for snowmobilers is being offered on Oct. 23 in Summit County.

The class costs $35 per person, and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco.

The purpose of the class, led by Colorado Mountain College avalanche expert Mike Duffy, is to teach snowmombilers how to avoid causing or getting trapped in avalanches. Topics will include rescue techniques and how to tell if terrain is safe.

Space is limited. To sign up, call Silverthorne Power Sports at (970)513-1119.


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