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Park Hyatt slates $20 million upgrade

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Culinary Cunning kicks off Beav summerBeaver Creek Resort and Bon Appetit Magazine usher in summer with the Beaver Creek and Bon Appetit Outdoor Culinary Festival, June 24-25. This year’s event centers on wine and spirits seminars and top local and national chefs.The event will also include live music from The Spins, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities.Participating chefs include: Cesare Casella of Maremma, New York; Eric Klein, SW Steakhouse, Wynn Las Vegas; Adam Perry Lang of Daisy Mays BBQ, New York; Grant MacPherson, Wynn Las Vegas; and David Walzog, Country Club A New American Steakhouse, Wynn Las Vegas. Additional culinary and pastry chefs are to-be-announced. Admission to all events is free. Food and beverage can be purchased. Call (800) 404-3535 or visit tournament sponsors neededThe Vail Valley Salvation Army is looking for local businesses to sponsor their 3rd annual Kettle Golf Tournament The Kettle Golf Tournament is set for June 14 at the Red Sky Golf Club, Fazio Course. The event is the Vail Valley Salvation Army’s largest fund-raiser, providing funds to help the organization to serve less privileged children and families in the local community with emergency assistance in rent, utilities, food and many other basic needs. Contact Tsu Wolin Brown at 926-3704, or email judges soughtThe Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau needs volunteers to help with this year’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state leadership conference in Vail, April 23-25. The group has brought more than 2,000 people to the area each year for almost 20 years and is currently booked through 2010.FBLA is seeking volunteers from the Vail Valley to serve as a judges in their competitive event programs, including: Public Speaking, Emerging Business Issues and other categories. E-mail Post announces newsroom job cutsDENVER – The Denver Post plans to cut 25 positions in its newsroom by offering early retirement and voluntary separation packages, the newspaper reported Wednesday.Post Editor Gregory L. Moore told the staff that no layoffs were planned “as of today (Tuesday).”The reductions amount to about 8 percent of some 300 newsroom positions. Newspaper officials declined to estimate the projected cost savings.The Post is owned by the privately held Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc., which has 40 other newspapers nationwide.The Post and its competitor, the Rocky Mountain News, are partners in a joint operating agreement that combines their business operations but keeps their newsrooms independent.John Temple, editor, publisher and president of the Rocky Mountain News, said no similar moves are planned there. The News is owned by Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Co.The Denver Newspaper Guild will not contest the Post severance packages because they meet or exceed union requirements, guild administrative officer Tony Mulligan said.The Boston Globe, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times all have announced job cuts recently.”The failure of the economy to bounce back for newspapers now forces us to make some of the same choices,” Moore said.

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