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The Heat is On! No its not a bad music revival, its the new Colorado polices plan for DUI enforcement for the New Years Holiday. Take the time to find a DD, or bus route before you head out to enjoy the evenings festivities. For more details on the plan, go to dot.state.co.us/trafficsafety/, and remember to wear your seatbelt.Before you pack up to go on a hut trip or some other exciting outdoor adventure this winter, get prepared. The Beaver Creek Ski Patrol will host two avalanche and backcountry classroom workshops at the Avon Library. The first will be held from 6 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5. Call (970) 845 6610 to reserve a spot.Sir, yes sir! Sunday, Jan. 29 Friday, Feb. 3 is Armed Forces Week. A few families will be enjoying all that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer through a sponsorship provided by Frontier Airlines, VailArmedForces.com, Double Diamond Ski Shop, the Red Lion, and Dr. Michael Boyer Capt. USNR & Walter Koebel. Discounted lift tickets and accommodations will be available for other members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Visit VailArmedForces.com for more information and registration for special events. While the snow is still falling and the lifts are still running, you may want to think about what you will do for fun this summer. Why not get tickets for the Vail International Dance Festival? Tickets are already on sale for this unique combination of opera and dance that will take place July 30 Aug. 13. For tickets ($14- $85) call (970) 845-TIXS or visit vaildance.org. Think Karen Sheaffer did well handling the countys money as Eagles Treasurer? Let her known, she is running again. Questions or comments? You can contact Sheaffer at (970) 328-8868 or at karen.sheaffer@eaglecounty.us.O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, what to do with you now the holiday is over? Both Vail and Avon will offer curbside tree pick-up. Eagle and Gypsum is holding a 12th night celebration of a tree bonfire, on Friday, Jan. 6. Dont leave any ornaments on! You can also drop off your trees at the landfill, the Eagle-Vail Metro fire station, or the recycle center at the CDOT rest area. EOS. Thats Equal Opportunity Scholarship in laymens terms. Officer Hoy of the County Sheriffs of Colorado announced some lucky Eagle County student will receive a $500 scholarship this spring. Applications have been mailed to the schools but can also be picked up at the sheriffs office. The recipient will then be entered into a pool to earn a $1,000 Eugene/Becky Battles scholarship.HOLIDAY PASS RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT AT VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK Season pass restrictions will be in effect at Vail and Beaver Creek during the holiday period. The following passes are restricted Tuesday, Dec. 27- Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005: – Merchant Passes;- Teacher Pass;- Value Pass; and, – Colorado Pass (Adult and Child 10 and 20 day). For more information contact the Resort Information and Activities Desk at (970) 476-9090.Want to burn more calories? Try 13 runs and 24,000 vertical feet in one day at Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek’s most advanced trails comprise the terrain that stretches from the world-renowned “Birds of Prey” men’s downhill racecourse across Grouse Mountain to Larkspur Bowl. The most experienced skiers and riders can take The Talons Challenge with a private instructor or as part of a group lesson through the Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School. Call (970) 845-5300 or visit beavercreek.com for information and reservations.January also is a great time to learn to ski or ride or fine-tune skills for less. Vail’s Ski & Snowboard School, features the 3-D Series three consecutive days of beginner, intermediate or advanced group lessons for $189 (lessons only) or $354 (lesson and lift ticket combined), ages 15 and older. Offer is valid Jan. 6 – Feb. 15, 2006. Lessons are subject to availability. Rentals not included. Visit vail.com for information and reservations.Back by its annual success, Verbatin Booksellers have set up the Giving Tree to benefit the Eagle Care Medical Clinic. Take a stroll into the stores paperback fiction section and pluck an ornament from the tree. Bring it to the register and they will ring up the desired amount and choose a book on your behalf (Ornaments are tagged at $5- $25, but theyll accept any donation).The Eagle Care Medical Clinic benefits low-income children of Eagle County. While youre doing your holiday shopping for your own family, please help these kids have a happy holiday season as well.Family and friends of the late Ellis E. Henry Wallace Lt. Col. Ret. USAF want to celebrate his life and ask that people donate to the Vail Valley Mountain Hospice or the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Through the love of his family he will be remembered with the integrity of a man who served his country for more than 22 years in various flight stations, and the humor and involvement of a man who cared for his family.Hey back bowl and country skiers, leave those bunnies alone. Yes, you the one who goes out of bounds back in Blue Sky. Those snowshoe hares are a very important part of the Canadian Lynxs diet. How would you like to make rabbit stew with no rabbit? Respect the wildlife boundaries and respect the lynxs menu.Looking for a tax deductible way to get in the holiday spirit? Help out those military families who are experiencing hard times this season on your 2005 income tax return donation check-off, or by mailing checks to: Military Family Relief Fund, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 6848 South Revere Parkway, State Accounting Office, Suite 2-252, Centennial, CO 80112. Youll be glad you did.Think your old lady is as cold as ice? Well you might warm up to her a bit when you see Tim Linharts woman made of ice in front of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort. Weather permitting, this lady should remain nice and cold through February. Perhaps Narnia inspired, Linhart is also creating an ice lion in the center of Beaver Creek Village. He will give a lecture on the nuances of ice sculpting should anyone care, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Park Hyatt.Go, go Power Rangers! The perfect Christmas gift this year, No, those colorful rangers of power arent back by popular demand, dont worry. However, back by after-school TV popular demand, Kate Sheldon, a former Power Ranger herself, is teaching her kid acting course on March 10. Just think, your kid could be the leader of the next pre-teen fad TV show. It would save you a lot of money on toys and action figures. Or, they could be the next Welchs Grape Juice spokeskids. Anywho, with all these options make sure you call Kate at (970) 376-5431, or visit hollywood101colorado.com Teak for Clerk and Recorder. Teak Simonton has announced her plans to run for another four-year term for Eagle County as the Clerk and Recorder. She claims her primary goal is exemplary customer service. Any questions give her a call at (970) 328-8728.Sharpen your pencils and pull out those book covers, its time to sign up for second semester classes at everyones favorite mountain college, Colorado Mountain College that is. Registration started on Monday, Dec. 5, so hurry before all the good classes fill up. You can check out available classes online at coloradomtn.edu/classes/schedules.shtml. Call (970) 569-3812 for more information.Think your kid could be a Broadway star? Here is your chance to prove it. The Vail Performing Arts Academy and the Vilar Center are enrolling students 8 12 grade for Evening On Broadway Performances. Rehearsals start on Sunday, Jan. 15 and will continue every Sunday until Feb. 5 from 2:30 5:30 p.m.. Performances will be Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12. Call (970) 926-2370 to enroll.The Community Notebook belongs to you, so feel free to drop us a line and get the word out about weddings, birthdays, graduations, community notices, etc. Items for Community Notebook can be submitted by fax or e-mail and should include date, location, time and phone number. Fax to calendar at (970) 748-6427 or e-mail to vtintern@vailtrail.com.


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