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EpicMix nominated for Internet award

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BROOMFIELD, Colorado – Vail Resorts’ EpicMix has been nominated for two Webby Awards in the Social Handheld Device category and the Experimental and Innovation category.

People’s Choice voting continues through April 28, and everyone can vote.

To vote, go to http://webby.aol.com/media_types/mobile-web.



EpicMix allows guests of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly to capture their skiing and snowboarding experience while sharing it with friends and family. Through radio-frequency technology, EpicMix gives the ability to track vertical feet skied, earn special pins for various goals achieved and share stats through Twitter and Facebook.

VAIL, Colorado – A truck crash closed westbound Interstate 70 at Vail Pass on Tuesday night.



At about 7:30 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash, which was at westbound milepost 189. A fast-moving spring storm left several inches of heavy, wet snow in a short amount of time. A westbound semitrailer lost control on the snowpacked, icy road and veered into the left lane, police said. A second westbound semi collided with it, according to the State Patrol.

One of the trucks jackknifed, blocking both westbound lanes. The drivers were both wearing seatbelts, and neither driver was injured during the crash. One driver was cited for careless driving. The weather and road conditions were contributing factors in the crash, police said.

The road was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours while crews worked to remove the trucks from the roadway.



DENVER – Hamburger chain Larkburger will open the doors to its newest restaurant in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Located at 340 E. Alameda Ave. at the intersection of Alameda Avenue and Logan Street, the restaurant will be Larkburger’s fifth in Colorado and second in the Denver metro area.

“We’re very excited to open our doors in Wash Park,” said Larkburger President Adam Baker. “This is a great neighborhood, and we are anxious to welcome the community to our new restaurant.”

Larkburger will celebrate the grand opening of the new restaurant April 30, serving its namesake, the Larkburger, for $2 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration will take place at the Washington Park restaurant only.

For more information on Larkburger, visit http://www.larkburger.com, http://www.twitter.com/larkburger or http://www.facebook.com/larkburger.

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced appointments to the Governmental Accounting Advisory Committee on Friday.

The Advisory Committee on Governmental Accounting assists the state auditor in formulating and prescribing a classification of accounts, which will be uniform for every level of local government with certain exceptions such as population. The appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation.

The members appointed are:

• Kevin F. Collins, of Franktown, to serve as a representative of special services districts with a term to expire May 18, 2015.

• John A. Carlson, of Louisville, to serve as a representative of city and county government with a term to expire May 18, 2015.

• Donald J. McMahan, of Avon, to serve as a certified public accountant with a term to expire May 18, 2015.

For more information on boards and commissions, visit http://www.colorado.gov/governor or email boards@state.co.us.

EDWARDS, Colorado – Workers from American Civil Contractors are back on site at the Edwards roundabout.

They are completing the final pieces of the construction project, working about seven weeks.

Work includes completion of the entry of the Northstar Business Center, concrete pavement, permanent striping, construction of sidewalks, curb and gutter work, installation of light poles, removal of signal poles, guardrail work and sign installation.

There will always be one lane of traffic flowing in each direction. Drivers will experience configuration changes to the access of the Northstar Business Center, but it will remain open at all times. There may be traffic flaggers during construction hours.

Construction hours are sunrise to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with potential work on Saturday.

For more information, check the hotline at 970-949-1102 or http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/i70edwardsinterchange.

AVON, Colorado – The deadline is looming for the Pink Colorado photo contest, which will raise money and awareness for pre-menopausal breast cancer in Colorado. The contest, which is open to all Colorado photographers – pros and amateurs, children and adults – will be closed to submissions after midnight Friday. This inaugural event will turn the entire town of Eagle into an exhibition of the best photos, all blown up to building-size displays, later in the summer.

“What we’re most excited about, with the Pink Colorado contest, is using photography as a way to communicate a life-saving message,” said John Fielder, famed Colorado photographer and one of the contest judges. “In this situation, photos are not merely beautiful or scenic but a way to raise awareness about a serious health issue.”

The contest is open to any Colorado resident, and the top 24 will be chosen by a panel of notable Coloradans. The goal of this effort is to get the word out about pre-menopausal breast cancer, and the importance of early detection, and to raise money for several of the state’s pre-eminent cancer support programs and research facilities.

The photography contest is open to amateur and professional photographers, including a kids division for ages 10 to 18. Photos need to have some element of pink, are due Friday and can be submitted by email to photos@pinkcolorado.com. Photos should be in raw or JPEG format only and at least 18 megapixels or higher. The complete contest rules are available at http://www.pinkcolorado.com. Twenty-four winning photographs will be chosen and enlarged to wallscapes that will be displayed across the buildings and rooftops of the town of Eagle from June 24 through Sept. 16. Of the 24 winners, one grand-prize winner will receive two roundtrip tickets anywhere in the U.S.


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