Dead trees will be cut around Minturn |

Dead trees will be cut around Minturn

Scott N. Miller/Vail DailyMinturn Mayor Hawkeye Flaherty, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Ann Castle, who has been the town's water attorney since 1992. Castle is leaving her practice in Denver to take a job in the U.S. Department of the Interior.

What they talked about: Cal Wettstein of the U.S. Forest Service explained a plan to cut trees roughly above the town’s water tank this fall. The operation, which will include hauling logs by helicopter, will take perhaps three weeks in October.

Another area set for logging has been put out to bid three times so far, with no takers. The Forest Service may have to foot the bill for that project.

What happened? The town council voted unanimously (Jerry Bumgarner was absent) to approve an employment contract with Jim White, currently the town administrator in Berthoud. White starts work July 31.

What they talked about: The party is set for 3 to 6 p.m. on July 4. There will be food, kids’ activities and live music at Little Beach Park.

Who got the job? Lael Engstrom, who lives on Taylor Street. Engstrom works in the real estate business and has lived in town a bit less than four years. She was appointed to a two-year term.

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