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Eric Madsen, 9,shows off his dynamic bowling form as he bowls for his team, the Cobras, during the 2013 Western Colorado Special Olympics Bowling Tournament Saturday at The Back Bowl bowling alley in Eagle.
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There’s no news too small for the Downvalley column, Contact Pam Boyd at pboyd@eagle valley enterprise or call 970-328-6656 ext. 4

Seeking Sherpas

The Snowboard Outreach Society is recruiting Sherpas for its university youth program.

SOS Outreach is a non-profit that provides programs for the local under served youth through outdoor adventures and community service.

Sherpas will mentor program participants during five ride days on the mountain in the winter and two to three community service projects.

“Sherpas also have an opportunity to go on a backpacking or camping trip in the summer, and keep in contact with up to six of their youth throughout the year,” said Ben Dodd of SOS. “We are also looking for volunteers to help with other programs and events. If you would like to inspire the youth through outdoor sports and community service, please get involved.”

For more information on SOS Outreach or the position, visit or contact Ben via e-mail at or call 970-926-9292 ext. 105.

“Drop Dead!”

The Porchlight Players will present the comedy murder-mystery “Drop Dead!” this fall.

The story revolves around a group of has-been actors trying to revive their careers in a run-down theater performing a mediocre play, directed by the once-touted, now disgraced Victor Le Pewe. Old animosities resurface between rival actors, and just when the show is about to go on stage, the actors start to drop dead. Who has reason to sabotage the show? Who hates the other actors enough to commit murder? Find out as you enjoy this rollicking thriller.

Tickets are $35, and include pre-curtain snacks, an array of appetizers during intermission and three drink tickets for beer, wine or soft drinks. Show dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 and 10. All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch. Advance tickets must be purchased online at least 24 hours in advance.

Visit to purchase tickets. Sales will begin this week.

Eagle County Historical Society

The Eagle County Historical Society will host its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Eagle Town Hall.

The agenda includes the election of officers and a summary of the year’s activities.

The proposed slate of officers (terms are for two years) is president, Kathy Heicher; secretary, Joanne Cermak; publications officer, Sandy Van Campen. The group is looking for a volunteer to serve as vice president. The vice-president’s duties are to fill in for the president and to co-sign all checks of over $500 value.

“We are looking for a person who has an interest in local history and would like to help with our events and programs,” said Heicher.

Direct nominations to Kathy Heicher, or call her directly at 970-328-7104.

Around Town

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours mixer at Grand Avenue Grill tonight, Oct. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Food, raffles and more are planned.

Don’t forget that there is no school for Eagle County School District students next Monday, Oct. 21. It is a work day for teachers.

The fall used book sale has started at the Eagle and Gypsum public libraries. Drop by and check out their array of affordable reading material.

The Vail Valley Salvation Army and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee are sponsoring a Fall Coat Drive at locations throughout Eagle County. The list of most-needed items include children’s winter jackets, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves. Donors may also include adult coats and fleeces. The coat drive organizers request that all items be cleaned and in good condition. Downvalley drop-off locations are the Eagle Police Department at 200 Broadway and the Gypsum Recreation Center at 52 Lundgren Blvd.

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