Week In Review
John Dakin, vice president of communications for the Vail Valley Foundation, was awarded the FIS Journalist Award for America — an honor reserved for a short and distinguished list of journalism and communication professionals who have brought the excitement of alpine ski racing to the public.
Soft conditions and a twisty downhill course kept the American women’s speed team off the podium, but the home crowds gave them no shortage of support just the same.
There were high hopes for the team going into the ladies downhill Friday, and at the end of the race, the best American finish was Lindsey Vonn in fifth, followed by Julia Mancuso in 16th, Laurenne Ross in 17th and Stacey Cook in 19th.
Daniels Fund Grant for Family Learning Center
The Family Learning Center announced that it received a $20,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the implementation of a Parent Empowerment Program.
The Family Learning Center provides affordable, high quality, early childhood learning using developmentally appropriate practices in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. The Family Learning Center said it was honored to receive the Daniels Fund grant and that the funding will enable the center to strengthen its family partnerships and give parents positive strategies to support their children through developmental milestones that occur between the ages of 8 weeks to 6 years.
Rio Grande Trail corridor
The Glenwood Springs City Council decided to hold off in making any comments on the Rio Grande Trail Corridor Access Control Plan until after meeting next month with other area elected officials to discuss the ramifications of the proposal.
Garfield County commissioners have suggested a roundtable meeting among the local government members of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, which oversees the former railroad corridor, and others who would be impacted by the restrictive access plan.
Meth lab in Carbondale
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Chad Boulter, 26, following the discovery of a suspected meth lab at his residence in Carbondale.
He faces potential charges of possession of chemicals or supplies to manufacture methamphetamine, a class three felony, and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, a class four felony.
The acquisition extends a strategy of buying ski areas near big cities, with the hopes that local skiers will buy Epic Passes and visit the company’s owned and partner resorts across the country and world.