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Eagle Ranch paving
The Town of Eagle Public Works will be repaving a section of Eagle Ranch Road between Sept. 19 and Oct. 1.
The street work will focus on the section of Eagle Ranch Road from Brush Creek Elementary School to Aiden’s Meadow.
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If possible, residents and other motorists are asked use an alternate route to avoid this section of Eagle Ranch Road during construction. Flag crews will be on site to direct traffic through the construction and short delays are expected.
Eagle Community Blood Drive
The Eagle Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive today, Sept. 18, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Brush Creek Pavilion.
“We are hoping to collect nearly 50 units, but as of Tuesday, we only had 22 donors scheduled to give,” said Lori Freerksen of Bonfils Blood Center.
Please eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood and allow about an hour to complete the donation process.
For more information or to schedule a time to donate blood, please contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 800-365-0006 or visit http://www.bonfils.org.
Here’s a real chance to buy a pig in a poke.
Eagle Valley Baseball is conducting a raffle to help raise needed funds for the program. Tickets cost $10 and top prize is a fully processed pig. All packaging and delivery is included. Second prize is dinner and sleigh ride for four at 4Eagle Ranch and third prize is $200 off purchase of tires from Valley Tire.
“Our desire is to use these funds to provide our own Pete Nolan Field some TLC,” aid EV Baseball coach Mike Greear. “Our short wish list is to add more infield dirt, get a new clamshell for batting practice, new protective screens, field tools and of course baseball equipment.”
Local players have tickets in hand now and the winner will be announced Dec. 5 during a live drawing broadcast on KSKI Radio.
Horn Ranch stone quarry hike
Eagle County Open Space will be hosting a guided hike of the historic stone quarry at Horn Ranch from 9 to noon Saturday, Sept. 27.
The county’s Open Space Program acquired the rights to lead guided hikes across private land as part of the Horn Ranch Conservation & Recreation Project completed in 2013, which protected 403 acres of land and 1.4 miles of the Eagle River.
The quarry at Horn Ranch produced stones for Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel, in the late 1800s. Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historical Society, will join hikers to provide information about the early days of the ranch.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a unique part of Eagle County history and the Open Space Program’s plans for the property, as well as enjoy views of Red Canyon. This short hike is only open to the first 25 people who sign up. To register and obtain directions, contact Toby Sprunk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN EVENING OF MEDITATION
Join Catherine Zeeb, PhD and CACIII (Certified Addictions Psychotherapist), of Bohemian Wisdom for an evening of guided meditation, an introduction to the seven chakras, and how to live in the present moment. The session is planned Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library.
Zeeb is the author of “Begendings: a New Perspective” and “Begendings II : Life is the Present Moment.” Her books will be available for sale during the session.
To register for this free workshop, call Robyn at 328-8800 to reserve your spot.
Archibeque Land Consulting marks 10th anniversary
Archibeque Land Consulting recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
With the acquisition of White Surveying in 2005, Archibeque has a combined 45 years of land records to support its full range of land surveying, geodesy ad mapping services.
Led by founding surveyor Ted Archibeque, the company’s clients include local property owners, municipal and county government, non-profit organizations, and international construction and engineering firms. In 2009 Archibeque became northwest Colorado’s first firm with a Certified Federal Surveyor after receiving specialized training in Federal Authority Surveying. Since that time the company has performed surveys under the authority of the Chief Cadastral Surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management.
“No job is too large or too small. We have performed thousands of surveys for hundreds of clients, establishing survey control networks in every corner of the Eagle County and beyond,” said Ted Archibeque.
For more information, call Archibeque Land Consulting, Ltd, 970-328-6020 or go to http://www.prolandsurvey.com.
Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
Matthew Ehrlich, MD of Eye Center of the Rockies announced last week that he is the first surgeon on the Western Slope to begin offering a bladeless laser cataract removal procedure to his patients. This computer-controlled laser platform combined with technologically advanced diagnostics allows the surgeon to plan and perform each cataract surgery to exacting, individualized specifications.
According to Ehrlich, traditional cataract surgery has always involved the use of a physical blade to create several small incisions during the procedure. With bladeless laser cataract surgery, these incisions are now made using focused laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and the cornea. He said surgeons utilizing this new technology will be able to create predictable openings that carry through subsequent steps of cataract surgery to help them deliver on a targeted refractive outcome.
Additionally, Dr. Ehrlich is the only surgeon in the area to couple LenSx® femtosecond laser technology with ORA®. ORA measures the necessary power of the intraocular lens (IOL) implanted to correct vision during cataract surgery. ORA makes this measurement in the operating room, precisely, after the cataract is removed. Without ORA, surgeons relied on measurements and estimates made in their office before surgery to determine the power of the IOL that would be implanted.
“Bladeless laser cataract surgery, combined with ORA, represents one of the most significant advancement in cataract surgery in 25 years and provides a more precise manner by which to perform several steps of the procedure,” says Dr. Ehrlich. “Our adoption of this technology is a testament to the dedication of Eye Center of the Rockies to provide the most advanced technology as an option in our community.”
Eagle Public Library will be hosting free movie matinees the first Sunday of each month through the end of 2014. The first showing will feature “Lars & the Real Girl” (PG) on Oct. 5. Refreshments and disucssion planned.
Broadway and Fourth Jewelers is planning a special engagement rings trunk show on Thursday, Oct. 2. Business owner Kristie Pooley is also planning wedding theme drawings for shoppers that day.