Randy Wyrick

On the Nose

The good folks at the Western Eagle County Ambulance District and the Eagle Fire Department get two thumbs way up for the tenderhearted way they responded to a frantic mom in Eby Creek. It seems her toddler’s bloody nose wouldn’t stop. As usual in this sort of thing, the kid wasn’t the problem. They got the bleeding stopped and the mom calmed down, and everyone’s in the process of living happily ever after. It’s good to know, mom said, how quickly they respond, especially in the middle of the night.

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It’s Official: The Eagle Valley Trail

The ECO Trails people asked the Body Politic to name the trail that runs through the heart of the Eagle Valley. The Body Politic sort of blinked, shrugged its collective shoulders and said, “Well, what else would you call it?!?”

It’s The Eagle Valley Trail

Two people, Susie Hervert of Edwards and Christine Scrip of Vail, came up with that same name, and will share the bragging rights and prizes.

A whole host of interesting and inspired names were submitted for consideration by the ECO Eagle Valley Trails Committee, including the Cliffsero Trail, the Connection Trail, Imana Trail (I’m On A Trail), High Valley Trail, ECO Path, Pete Siebert Recreation Trail, Dream Trail, Eagle Sky Trail, Serendipity Trail, Pioneers Trail, Mid-Valley Trail, Family Fun and Fitness Trail, Beaver Trail, Breakaway Trail, E-Connect Trail and the Rocky Mountain Expressway.

The Eagle Valley Trail already is completed from west Edwards to central Avon. The next focus is to build a trail from Avon to Dowd Junction. At Dowd Junction, the newly named Eagle Valley Trail will link to the already completed Gore Valley Trail that runs the length of the Town of Vail and on up to Vail Pass. After the Avon to Dowd Junction section is complete, the next goal is to connect Eagle and Gypsum with yet another section of the Eagle Valley Trail.

Birthday brigade

Princess P is back from Florida and back on the job. Our spies, who are everywhere, tell us her only tan line is where pinky ring used to be.

n If you see Bertha “Bert” Louise Bratton at the Eagle Center, wish her a very happy birthday.

n You’ll find Dave Olsen in Eagle, and you are required to wish him a happy birthday.

Brilliance among us

Stacey Frisk of Red Cliff fame made the Dean’s List at Western State College in Gunnison. You need to earn a grade point average somewhere in the high genius level. Stacey is an Environmental Studies major, and is the beloved offspring of Charles Frisk.

Win a Golden bear

For just five American dollars, you can pick up a 14k diamond Baby Bear necklace. Here’s the deal. Visit one of the Golden bear stores in Vail or Beaver Creek and plunk down five bucks to register. The money goes to the Vail Valley Salvation Army Service Unit. The winner will be drawn at 5 p.m. Friday, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. A diamond Baby Bear will set you back $1,100, so it’s a pretty good return on investment.

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