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The Bureau of Land Management’s Glenwood Springs office is proposing an interim travel management plan for the Hardscrabble area between Gypsum and Eagle, south of I-70.”The public had the opportunity to review these proposed designated routes developed for the BLM-managed Hardscrabble Area at an open house held in December,” said the agency’s Dorothy Morgan, “The BLM has taken these comments and updated their maps to reflect the suggested changes.”The plan is meant to halt the proliferation of unplanned routes impacting natural, visual and recreational resources, she said. The new map will be available for public viewing at both the Eagle Town Hall and the Gypsum Town Hall beginning today. The map showing the proposed designated routes also can be seen at: http://www.co.blm.gov/gsra/travelmanagement.htm. Comments will be accepted until January 31.For more information, contact the bureau’s Glenwood Springs office at (970)947-2800.Beaver Creek hosts telemark workshopBEAVER CREEK – First-time and expert telemarkskiers can free their heels as the Vail/Beaver Creek Telemark Workshop Series returns to Beaver Creek this weekend. Beaver Creek will offer a workshop for men and women Saturday and a kids telemark workshop Sunday.”Telemark skiing is really gaining in popularity,” said Nate Goldberg, Beaver Creek Nordic Center supervisor. “The workshops provide a positive and fun learning environment for first-time as well as expert tele skiers.” Saturday’s workshop in Beaver Creek is open to men and women of all ages and abilities, from “never-evers” to experts, ages 17 and up.Participants can rent equipment at a discounted rate of $28 from top manufacturers including Garmont, Scarpa, Black Diamond, K2 and Fischer. Those renting equipment are encouraged to arrive between 8 and 8:15 a.m. to allow time for proper fitting. Sunday’s workshop is open to children of all abilities ages six through 15. Kids’ telemark equipment rental will be provided free of charge to participants.Each workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for each workshop is $67 for participants with a valid lift tickets or pass, and $120 for those in need of a lift ticket. Participants should meet at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the workshop. Advance registration for this Saturday’s workshop is recommended. Sunday’s workshop requires advance registration. Call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at (970) 845-5313 for reservations.Vail seeking member for marketing boardVAIL – The Town of Vail needs to fill a vacancy on the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council.Applications for the position are due at the town by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The Vail Town Council will conduct interviews during its work session on Feb. 15, with the appointment to follow at its evening meeting.The mission of the 11-member advisory council is to improve the area economy by attracting visitors to Vail during the May to October summer season. The council’s general meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. In addition to attending meetings, members are required to attend one additional meeting per month and participate on a working committee. The vacant position is for a two-year term, expiring in December of 2006. Applicants must own real property or taxable personal property in Vail. Corporations or other organizations that own property in Vail may nominate a representative. The position is voluntary, but the town provides each member with a summer recreation pass or blue parking pass.Letters of interest can be sent to the Vail Town Council, Attn.: Lorelei Donaldson, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657 or by e-mail to ldonaldson@vailgov.com. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact Donaldson at 479-2136.Streetscape meeting is Jan. 25VAIL – East Meadow Drive will see its share of work in the 2005 Vail Village streetscape improvement plan. Town officials will host the first meeting about the work on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Sonnenalp Resort.Topics will include: • A review of the work scheduled for the spring and fall construction seasons, including pedestrian and bus routing.• A look at other work in the area, including projects at One Willow Bridge Road (the former Sonnenalp Swiss House site), Crossroads and the Vail Plaza Club.• A review of the current plans for the area’s streetscape and public art.• A discussion of the town and private efforts to achieve a coherent design for the area. For more information on streetscape issues, call the town’s Todd Oppenheimer, at 479-2161. or 390-4678. For questions about police-related topics, including loading and delivery, call Vail Police Commander Steve Wright, 479-3433.County’s new master plan available onlineDaily Staff Report EAGLE COUNTY – The Eagle County community development department has placed the county’s comprehensive plan on-line at county’s Web site, http://www.eagle-county.com. The on-line material includes the plan’s history.The plan’s first hearing with the Eagle County Planning Commission is scheduled for Feb. 16. The first hearing with the Roaring Fork Regional Planning Commission is Feb. 17. Comments can be sent via e-mail to compplan@eaglecounty.us. Comments can also be mailed to: Comprehensive Plan, Eagle County Community Development, P.O. Box 179, Eagle, CO 81631. For more information, call Senior Planner Rebecca Leonard at (970) 328-8749.Half-price dog tags available until Jan. 31EAGLE COUNTY – It’s pet license renewal time. Until Jan. 31, licenses are available at half price, $5 for spayed or neutered dogs or $10 for “intact” animals. Renewal fees return to $10 and $20 respectively on Feb. 1. Renewal cards were mailed during the week of Nov. 29 to those who currently have a 2004 dog license. Licenses for 2005 can be purchased one of two ways: by mail or in person.Pet owners can send their renewal card or license application along with proof of a current rabies vaccination to Eagle County Animal Services, P.O. Box 57, Eagle, CO 81631.Walk-in licenses are available at the Eagle County Animal Shelter, 1400 Fairgrounds Road in Eagle, the Eagle County Treasurers Office, 500 Broadway, Eagle, and the Eagle County Clerk and Recorders Office, 20 El Jebel Drive, El JebelResidents who do not have a 2004 license can download an application from Eagle County’s website, http://www.eaglecounty.us or pick one up at the Eagle County Animal Shelter, 1400 Fairgrounds Road, Eagle. For more information, contact Eagle County Animal Services at 328-3647 or (970) 963-2948.


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