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Eagle County scout digs deep for ailing kids

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Devon Ferguson, left, Rob Wear, center and Cole Maritz work on the garden at Roundup River Ranch in northwestern Eagle County. The garden, which is Fergusons Eagle Scout project, is part of the camp for kids with terminal illnesses.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado More than 30 people came out Sunday to help Vail Mountain School senior Devon Ferguson build a vegetable garden at Eagle County, Colorado’s Roundup River Ranch. The garden is Devons Eagle Scout Service Project. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 213. Roundup River Ranch, located along the Colorado River in northwestern Eagle County, is a camp for children with terminal illnesses that is part of the Hole in the Wall camps started by the late actor, Paul Newman. On Sunday, a large group of volunteers worked more than 160 hours to renovate the old homesteader garden at the camp. They pulled weeds, built garden beds, installed irrigation pipes, laid landscape fabric, and leveled the ground. Half the garden is completed, and volunteers will be back to finish the project on Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.To get to the camp, take Interstate 70 West to exit 133 (Dotsero), turn right at CO-6 (signs for Frontage Road/Sweetwater) and turn right at Colorado River Road. Drive eight miles north, cross the one lane bridge, and its the first driveway on the left, 8401 Colorado River Road.For more information, call Devon at (970) 479-6100.

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