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Eagle: Shirley A. Welch to receive local historical award

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Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” Local historian Shirley Welch will receive the local Nimon-Walker Award Saturday for her efforts to preserve local history.

Welch, who lives in Edwards, wrote “The Eagle River Valley” and edited “The Life and Times of Frank Doll.”

The award has been give out annually since 2001. The public is invited to the award ceremony at the Eagle Public Library on Saturday, at 2 p.m.

Welch, a local resident for 40 years, has walked in the ruins of the old mining camps, visited the cemeteries, and talked with many of the old-timers who still reside in the valley.

After many years of creative writing, she joined the local hospice organization as a volunteer and wrote living histories for appropriate patients.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

“I hope that my work will be a window into the past for visitors, as well as a reminder to those who live here to appreciate the mountains, valleys, streams and meadows that make our valley special,” Welch says.

The keynote speaker for the Nimon-Walker Award presentation is Adam Schrager, author of “The Principled Politician: the Ralph Carr Story.” Schrager covers politics for the NBC affiliate in Denver, and has earned more than a dozen Emmy awards. He will be available to sign copies of his book.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Eagle Public Library at 970-328-8800.

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