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Eagle County open space, early learning win awards

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY –Eagle County’s Red Table Early Learning Center and Eagle River Preserve projects took top honors in an national program that rewards government services.

The annual Achievement Award Program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties.

Work on the Red Table program began following a 2006 study that found Eagle County had a severe gap in the number of children needing care and the number of licensed spots available. Eagle County, the Eagle County School District and the property owner teamed up to build the center, creating 51 licensed spots when the facility opened in January.

The 72-acre Eagle River Preserve open space was purchased in 2005 by Eagle County, the Vail Valley Foundation and the Eagle Valley Land Trust with help from donors. Phase one of the preserve is now open to the public. It located in Edwards, north of Highway 6 and west of the Edwards Spur road.

A complete list of awards can be found on the NACo Web site at http://www.naco.org.