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No wonder she’s so popular

Don Rogers

Then, there’s Emily Jacob, ever popular public relations diva at Beaver Creek. And we thought it was the cookies she occasionally brings to the newsroom that made us like her so much.

Alas, no one likes our names quite enough to want to name their children with any of our monikers, save Matt Zalaznick, the reporter once called “Satanic” by an angry letter writer. “Matt” ranked sixth among the top names for kids in Colorado.

But there could be worse than “John,” “Jake,” “Don,” “Cliff,” “Paul,” “Randy,” “Chris,” “Ryan,” “Steve,” “Sam” or the rather unique “Quentin” for males.

How about kids named “Maverick” or “Rowdy”? Yep, real names for newborns this year.

Makes some of us wonder if their parents might have been better off getting a pet Lab rather than procreating.

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Top dogs

For those of you enjoying your time as a fifth-grader, eighth-grader, 12th-grader, college senior, well, savor those last moments.

For ahead lies sixth grade, ninth grade, freshman year, the “real” world – and you will be the little wet-behind-the-years rookie again.

Yes, we say this with some mirth, with a fifth-grade daughter and an eighth-grade son having the time of their young lives as top dogs at their respective schools. So much ahead of them. And they have no clue.

Dig this

We think it’s pretty cool that Grouse Mountain Grill chef Rick Kangas grows his own greens for the restaurant in community garden plots down in Eagle.

He grows tomatoes, artichokes, herbs, potatoes, parsnips and such at the five plots he has between the Eagle Ranch and Golden Eagle garden spots.

He does this because he knows what he’s getting – free of pesticides and herbicides – and he likes to dig in the dirt when he’s not constructing fabulous meals.

Lucky kid

The Eagle fire department and downvalley ambulance district made a save of an Edwards girl in the backcountry about a week ago after she crashed her ATV on the far side of Cripple Creek Pass a good 20 or so miles south of Eagle.

Fire and ambulance workers reached her with a backboard and drove her to Sylvan Lake, where a medical helicopter whisked her to the Vail Valley Medical Center just in time to save her life. She had broken her pelvis and was bleeding internally. Perhaps the most significant factor in her survival was a handy cell phone.


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