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After 16 football seasons, Gypsum town manager Jeff Shroll referreed his last game, which happened to be this season's 1A championship between Paonia and Buena Vista High Schools. Paonia won.
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Small Business Saturday

In response to the national hoopla of Black Friday, American Express urges shoppers to also think small during the holiday season.

Small Business Saturday happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving and in Eagle, several businesses have banded together to mark the event. Shop Alpine Ambiance, Broadway & Fourth Jewelers, Everyday Outfitters, Adagio Hair Salon, Yeti’s Grind and The Nearly Everything Store this Saturday to share the holiday spirit with your hometown businesses.

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Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation have closed the gates to the Glenwood Canyon bike path for the winter.

With snow causing sections of the path to be icy and snow packed, and with another winter storm on the way, in the interest of safety the path is closed.

To receive real-time updates about state highway road conditions and trails, visit http://www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Live road conditions are available at http://www.cotrip.org, by downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

FREE Help for Seniors and disabled individuals

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) can help with leaf raking and leaf drop off as well as other handyman needs.

Helping Hands for Seniors, RSVP’s free Handyman Program, helps seniors and people with disabilities with small home repairs, maintenance, and home adaptations, enabling them to save money and continue to live independently.

Some of the jobs RSVP volunteers can help with include simple plumbing and electrical problems, disability access improvements such as wheelchair ramp installations and installation of grab bars, and snow shoveling. RSVP volunteers can also help with minor carpentry, light bulb and smoke detector battery replacement, and basic personal computer help. Call 970-384-8746.

USFS Winter Motor Vehicle Use

The White River National Forest’s winter motor vehicle use season is now under way and will continue through May 20.

During the winter season wheeled vehicles are limited to plowed routes or routes opened through special order. Winter Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) identify routes and areas designated for “over the snow” motor vehicle travel. MVUM’s are free and available at all ranger districts. The Vail Pass area switches to winter use to “over the snow” vehicles on Nov. 15.

In order to provide for visitor safety and protect underlying vegetation, forest users are asked to obtain and adhere to the Winter Motor Vehicle Use Maps.

For more information contact the local ranger district. Information is available by visiting http://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver and clicking on “Ranger Districts” in the upper right hand corner menu. Both winter and summer MVUM’s are available to download at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whiteriver/home/?cid=stelprdb5328680.

Around Town

Local school students and staff have enjoyed an extended Thanksgiving holiday this week. They will return to school Monday, Dec. 1.

The Eagle and Gypsum public libraries will host free workshops with local artist, author and educator Helen Hiebert on Saturday, Dec. 6. Hiebert will be at the Gypsum library from 10:30 a.m. to noon and at the Eagle Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Adults ages 18 and over are invited to a festive afternoon of holiday crafting. These workshops have limited space, so please register beginning Monday, Nov. 3 with Robyn at the Eagle Library, 970-328-8800 or Susan or Amber at the Gypsum Library, 970-524-5080.

Greg Earle of the Eagle County Historical Society is organizing an effort to put portable displays in public places throughout the county to recognize the area’s history and promote the society’s presence. He is looking for members to join a committee to help choose and implement a first project. Anyone interested in helping with the project can call him at 328-2329 or email gearle9@hotmail.com.

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