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Go Eric Pence

We cleaned off our desk when we found this testament to the glories of human achievement. Congratulate Eric and tell him we’re sorry for misplacing it.

It turns out that Eric Pence of Slifer Designs just completed his 10th Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run. His time of 25 hours, 46 minutes and some change earned him his 1,000 Mile belt buckle, which is even bigger than the blisters he got.

For us common folk, this is no small feat. You ever try to run even one block in Leadville? He was actually quoted crossing the finish line, saying, “I actually feel pretty good right now. I didn’t puke.”

And his recovery time?

Ask Eric about the home improvements even before the awards ceremony at noon.

So if you see Eric and he looks a little hunched over, it’s not from improper lifting on the job, or even that car accident. It’s from the weight of that amazing belt buckle. (Just ask Johnnie Sandoval, also a 10-time finisher). Congratulations guys, and thanks for making the rest of us pseudo-athletes look like, well, pseudo-athletes. And crews and pacers; something tells us they aren’t done racing yet.

Project Upgrade

Vail’s Version of the Extreme Makeover has selected a winner! Alpine Laser Clinic, Vail Valley Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, Hair West, Mountain Clothing and Curves for Women will be donating around $6,000 in cosmetic services this upcoming month. The businesses held an essay contest and were overwhelmed with the volume of entries. The chosen one is Karen Kowalczyk of Vail. Stay tuned. This paper will show you before/after photos and will cover her Reveal Party! Congratulations Karen!

Ecumenical Weekend

The annual Ecumenical Weekend of Renewal is Oct. 10-12 at Manor Vail Lodge. It’s basically where people who love God and each other get together. Jeanne Hill, and Francis and Judith MacNutt are leading it, and J.R. Polhemus and Church of the Rock Ministry are running the music. Call 476-5641.

Hang with smart people

Vail Christian High School is now accepting names of prospective freshmen for the 2004-05 school year. Please call Shelley Gile at 926-3015 for more information.

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