Week In Review
United States senator Michael Bennet visited the town of Red Cliff last week.
He and his staff helped Red Cliff’s town staff negotiate the federal minefield to refinance the bonds that paid for the town’s new water treatment plant. Bennet stopped by to see how it was all working.
Bennet stepped out of his car and declared Red Cliff “the coolest place in Colorado I’ve never been.”
In its fifth year, the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games expanded to five days and 750 kids in 2014, and it still sold out.
Participating in activities such as mountain biking, river tubing, slack lining over a mud pit and rappelling down the cliffs on Pepi’s Face, kids ages 6 to 14 conquered 20 or so obstacles in teams of two while navigating a course that ran through Vail Village and up Vail Mountain.
Firefighters doused a small fire smoldering in the crawl space of a trailer home last week.
The Eagle River Fire Protection District rolled out just after 1 p.m., when the owner called 911. The fire started when insulation fell into an area where leaky pipes were being soldered.
Foam was used to suppress the flames, which were mostly confined to underneath the trailer. The trailer home is near the Eagle River on the south end of Minturn. Neighbors formed a “bucket brigade” from the river, keeping the fire in check until a fire engine arrived from Avon, which helped to keep the fire from spreading.
The Powerball ticket for the largest lottery jackpot ever won in Colorado — worth $90 million before taxes — was sold at the Kum & Go convenience store in north Rifle.
Aspen hikes pass prices
Aspen Skiing Co. customers will pay between $30 and $50 more than last season for major ski passes for the 2014-15 season.
The ski company unveiled its new pass prices last week, and sales began Monday. The super early deadline — where the prices are lowest — goes through Sept. 12.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Watershed Council program adds 1% to purchases to fund preservation and conservation.