Workers fix natural gas leak at Red Sandstone Camp Minturn campus after evacuation
Excel Energy has repaired the natural gas leak that occurred on Monday morning at Red Sandstone Elementary School’s Camp Minturn campus. All students are returning to the Camp Minturn campus and end-of-day schedules and pick-up will occur as normal.
Occupancy of the preschool and the art room modular has passed inspection as well, so Camp Minturn will be up and running at full capacity on Tuesday with all grade levels (including preschool) in session on Tuesday. Students were evacuated Monday morning due to a natural gas leak occurring outside of the modular classrooms. Students were relocated to Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.
At 10:35 a.m., Tracy LeClair of the Eagle River Fire Protection District said, via text, that the leak had been found in a pipeline junction outside the modular buildings the school is using this year.
Classes are continuing as normal for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy campus. Ski and Snowboard Academy students were off campus for competitions. Eagle County Schools Chief Communications Officer Dan Dougherty wrote in an email that Red Sandstone students were able to move into those classrooms.
Red Sandstone’s operations have been moved to Minturn this school year because the Vail school is in the midst of an extensive renovation project.
Preschool classes were canceled for Monday. Dougherty wrote that technical licensing issues forced that facility to close for the day.
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Eagle County Schools has released a draft document detailing how the school district intends to return in-person and hybrid instruction starting Aug. 18.