Briefs: Want more parks in Minturn? |

Briefs: Want more parks in Minturn?

MINTURN ” Want more parks and recreation in Minturn?

Town staffers discussed what nine more parks in Minturn would look like Tuesday night. The focus group was open to the public, but few attended.

The make-up of a recreation center was also discussed. The group considered a swimming pool, indoor basketball courts and an ice skating rink as possibilities.

The recreation center could also contain cultural activities, such as a stage for theater and movies, said Ashley King, economic development director for Minturn.

Minturn should have a place where children play inside during the winter, said council member George Brodin.

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The town will hold a community workshop May 15 where Minturn residents will be able to comment on plans for parks, recreation and open space.

” Steve Lynn

EAGLE ” The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness is recruiting volunteers to care for land in the Eagles Nest and Holy Cross wilderness areas of the White River National Forest.

New volunteers must attend an all-day training session on June 2 at Minturn Town Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Volunteer work includes including hiking patrol, checking campsites and looking for noxious weeds.

Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least four days of work between June 3 and Sept. 30. Applications for volunteers are due May 12.

For more details and a volunteer application, visit or call Maryann Gaug, Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness volunteer program coordinator, at (970)468-6219 or (970)389-1099.

Individuals who cannot access the application on-line may also stop by the White River National Forest offices in Eagle or Minturn for a copy of the application.

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