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Briefs: Want to screen Eagle Co. superintendents?

Daily staff reportsVail CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado The school district is looking for 22 people to serve on a committee that will review applications for the open superintendent job.The Superintendent Candidate Application Review Committee will review candidate applications on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and make recommendations to the Board of Education.The committee will be made of six school district administrators, six district teachers, six parents, and four community members who arent parents. The district is hoping to have an equal mix of participants from the east and west ends of the valley. The district also hopes to a see a mix of representatives from both elementary and secondary schools.If youre interested, you should send a cover letter which includes your relationship to the school district, as well as why you want to serve on this committee, to:Eagle County Schoolsc/o Brooke Skjonsby PO Box 740Eagle, CO 81631Deadline to receive these submissions is Feb. 1. The school board will determine who will be a part of the committee at the Feb. 13 meeting.

EAGLE COUNTY Eagle County will award grants for renewable energy and/or energy efficiency projects. The EcoBuild Community Grants Project will allocate up to $50,000 during the first quarterly cycle. Typical grant requests are in the $500 to $5,000 range, but some projects may be funded for higher amounts. Eligible recipients can be private and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, metro districts, homeowner associations, or individuals. The EcoBuild Community Grant Project can only be used for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy system installation, with special consideration for educational projects and low-income housing. Low-income families are the ones hit the hardest by winter heating bills. This fund can help them out by making their homes more efficient and comfortable, said Adam Palmer, planner for the county. The EcoBuild Committee, an advisory board consisting of appointed Eagle County residents, will meet quarterly to make recommendations on the grants. Criteria the group will use to make decisions include how the proposal meets the intent of the fund, cost/benefit of the project, if there are matching funds, the value of the improvements, and affordable housing benefit. The Board of County Commissioners will make the final decision. The deadline for submittal is March 28. To submit a proposal, go to for the application details. For additional information, contact Palmer at 328-8734.

AVON B&B Excavating recently donated $7,500 in services to help the Town of Avon preserve the wall and structure surrounding a historic water wheel.The water wheel is located on the Eagle River, just upstream from Bob the Bridge. The water wheel received historic designation in 2007 and is listed as the Nottingham Power Plant in the Colorado State Register by the Colorado Historical Society. It was originally built by homesteaders in the valley and at one time provided considerable amounts of electricity.The walls supporting the water wheel are in a very delicate state, said Town Manager Larry Brooks. Without this stabilization effort it was possible that the wall could collapse at any time. Now, the wall is stable and can eventually be restored.Chip Bair, of B&B Excavating, said that the company wanted to do something meaningful to contribute to the town.

AVON Hitting the weights at the Avon Recreation Center in February will have some additional benefits.The rec center is hosting a Workout for St. Jude event the entire month that will benefit the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The fundraiser requires participants to collect pledges for exercising. For example, pledges can be collected for miles run on a treadmill, laps swum in the pool, pounds lifted, or number of classes taken. All patrons of the Avon Recreation Center are encouraged to participate.By participating in this month-long event, you will help raise funds for children worldwide who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS, and Sickle Cell Anemia.St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other diseases. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. If you are interested in participating or in making a donation, please stop by the front desk of the Avon Recreation Center or call 748-4032. For more information on St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, please visit

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