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Congratulations to Fernando Vidaurri! Fernando won the 2008 Strike a Pose modeling contest for the Colorado Factory Outlet Stores! Among some of the many wonderful prizes, Nando won a family vacation, a factory-outlet-shopping spree, and he will be promoting the 2008 Back to School campaign. His first photo shoot will be in Silverthorne with Frontier Airlines! Fernando is a kindergartener at Edwards Elementary. We are proud of you, Nando! Love, all of your family and friends!

Dine at Main St. Grill in Edwards tonight from 5 to 10 p.m. to support Wild West Days. Fifteen percent of the sales will go to Wild West Days, the annual fundraiser to raise money for the nine elementary schools in the valley. So go wild tonight, go to Main St. Grill and support our children’s education!



Hello and welcome to Town Talk, where the air-conditioning doesn’t work and even if it did, you’re not supposed to use it anyway.

Winter appears to officially over here in the Vail Valley and if had any doubt, just take a step outside. According to, it will reach 71 degrees in Vail today and about 85 degrees in your office, where the thermostat is still running the heat like its in the middle of January. It’s enough to make those of us at the Towers want to race through Dowd Junction (at just a few miles over the speed limit) and stop in at the 7-Eleven in West Vail to pick up a Slurpee.

Slurpees have been a mainstay of the 7-11 franchise since 1967, and there’s nothing better on a warm day than an icy cold cup of high-fructose corn syrup, except maybe the cold headache that comes after drinking an icy cold cup of high-fructose corn syrup. It’s good thing, then, that 7-11 franchise has made sure that just about anyone in search of a sugar high can consume the beverage.

Why, some Slurpee flavors are even certified kosher. Try the Diet Pepsi flavor, which uses sodium caseinate as its anti-freezing agent (sugar is a natural anti-freeze in other flavors, according to

Watching your waist line? Try a Slurpee infused with Crystal Light. And the classic Hawaiian Punch is sure to give you the tongue color you were looking for.

While 7-11 and the Slurpee may seem as American as apple pie, Canadians out drink us every year. Winnipeg, Manitoba was crowned the Slurpee capital of the world for the eighth time in a row in 2007. There, 7- Eleven stores across the province sell an average of 8,330 slurpee drinks per month.

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