Briefs: Wolcott future discussed Thursday |

Briefs: Wolcott future discussed Thursday

Daily Staff Report

WOLCOTT Residents can give county planners their ideas about the future of Wolcott at an all-day meeting Thursday. The Eagle County Community Development Department is holding an open house from noon to 8 p.m. at the 4 Eagle Ranch on Highway 131. County planners will give presentations at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The rest of the day they will answer questions and listen to residents suggestions about one of the largest undeveloped areas on the valley floor. More than 90 people attended the first Wolcott community meeting in late February. In a way, Wolcott belongs to us all, said Cliff Simonton, a senior planner for the county. The development of Wolcott could influence the future of Eagle County in many different ways, and input from all Eagle County residents is welcome. The update to the Wolcott Area Community Plan is expected to be completed by the end of the year. More information can be found on the countys Web site at Cliff Simonton can be reached at 328-8751 or

VAIL The Cascade Resort & Spa will undergo $30 million worth of renovations over the next 18 months, said managing director Greg Pate. One purpose of the project is to better connect the hotel with Gore Creek, which runs behind it, Pate said. While many properties in the Vail Valley have decreased their guest room inventory in favor of leisure, residential ownership options, the Vail Cascade continues to be committed to group and leisure guests, Pate said. Among the plans are to build enclosed, creekside seating for Chaps Restaurant and renovate the Fireside Bar so customers can get to outside decks. The pool area will be remodeled. Firepits will be installed along with a hot tub with a waterfall. All rooms at the Vail Cascade will be retrofitted with air conditioning. All rooms also will get 42-inch flat screen televisions and cordless telephones. A 4,000-square-foot executive conference area will be added for small, private, meetings. For more information on other renovations, visit or call (800) 420-2424.

VAIL Vail Valley Medical Center has received a national award for customer service, from Avatar International Inc., which measures patients satisfaction with health careThe hallmark of exceptional service to patients is to consistently meet or exceed their expectations not always an easy task, said Michael Everett, Ph.D., chief executive of Avatar. Our team of caregivers is known for their outstanding service to our patients, hospital chief executive Greg Repetti said, and this wonderful award proves what we already knew. I am very excited to acknowledge and recognize the wonderful physicians, nurses, and staff who make such a difference for the patients and families who come to VVMC for world-class care.

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