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Open minds for open spaces

Story by Connie Knight/Special to the Daily
Anne Menconi chats with Brian SipesSpecial to the Daily/Connie Knight

You know it’s a small world when you take a stranger’s picture at a party.

Turns out he used to water-ski in Ft. Lauderdale canals back in the 1950s with a common friend.

Miami attorney Larry Stewart revealed those tidbits at a recent shindig thrown by the Eagle Valley Land Trust at Red Sky Ranch. Stewart and his wife, Pat, split their time now between homes in East Vail and Coral Gables, Fla.

The couple was among the throng of supporters for the trust, headed by long-time Eagle resident Joe Macy, a Vail Resorts executive for three decades. Other board directors at the party were: Tom Steinberg and his wife, Flo; Bob Hernreich and Kathy Borgen; and honorary trustees Barbara Krichbaum and Kent Erickson.

Kathy Borgen flew in from Norway and the stunning home and private island she and husband, Erik, own near Kristiansand. She was with her pretty daughter, Randi, who will be a new coach for the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. A Middlebury College graduate, Randi Borgen herself was on the ski team for 12 years.

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“The Land Trust is dedicated to preserving open space in Eagle County,” said Cindy Cohagen, the trust’s executive director, who was wearing a smart looking suede and leather jacket in keeping with the western theme of the party, which included a buffet dinner of buffalo meat, salmon, chicken and berry cobblers. Western music and dancing followed.

For more information about the Eagle Valley Land Trust, call 328-1573.

Editor’s note: Connie Knight is a Vail-based freelance writer and Realtor licensed in Colorado and Wyoming.

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