They (he/she) decided to take my toolbox and a few hundred dollars worth of handtools, as well as some other personal gear.
My reaction has been somewhat mixed. On one hand, they could have walked away with more than they did. For that I am grateful.
On the other hand, they stole my personal items which I have worked hard for over time. For that I am a little upset.
Please forgive me, I am not trying to write a sob story here. I do have a point to all of this.
First, I would like to thank all the members of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office whom I have dealt with so far. They have been responsive and helpful, especially responding Patrol Deputy Tim Comroe. Thank you.
Second, I would like to make a plea to the responsible parties involved: Please give me my tools back. I’m not a carpenter or a mechanic and I’m certainly not the handiest guy you’ll ever meet, but I have at one time or another needed every item that was in that toolbox. I have worked hard for everything I own, including those tools, and I would really appreciate getting them back. Please.
Feel free to call 477-1494 if you can help me with a questions-free return of those items. I would be very thankful.
What do you think of when you think of Taste of Vail? Do you think about delicious foods, gourmet chefs, and fine restaurants? Well, there is more to think about. When I think of Taste of Vail, I think “generous community partner.” Most of the event proceeds from Taste of Vail are donated to local not-for-profits.
This year the Eagle River Youth Coalition was one of several recipients from the event proceeds. The Eagle River Youth Coalition will use the donation to subsidize “gatekeeper trainings” in suicide prevention.
We are fortunate that most Eagle County youth are mentally healthy. However, 9 percent of surveyed Eagle County youth (15 percent for females) have attempted suicide. With percentaes like this, it is likely that most Eagle County youth know someone who has considered suicide.
In response to these alarming statistics, The Eagle River Youth Coalition will be presenting the ASIST gatekeeper suicide prevention training at Colorado Mountain College in Eagle on Oct. 24 and 25.
Due to the generous financial support of Taste of Vail, Vail Valley Cares, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado the training will be FREE for youth and deeply subsidized for adults. All participants who complete the course will receive a college credit in addition to numerous helpful resources.
For more information, please call the Eagle River Youth Coalition at 827-5411. For registration information, please call CMC in Eagle at 328-6304. And next year, when you are enjoying the fine foods from Taste of Vail, remember that you are also supporting the good works of many local not-for profits.
Just a quick note of thanks to the Vail Daily for the wonderful article and photo, regarding the 90th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Parish in Minturn.
On Sept. 14 at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion we celebrated with a Mexican festival. We enjoyed local foods made by many of our Hispanic parishioners, pinatas for the kids, Mexican and traditional music provided by Tito Pena’s band Suave; all on a beautiful day.
Our thanks to Kathy Myers and Sue Baker for their many hours of organization, those many who brought food, and James Thomason, president of Mesa Bank in Edwards, for the $100 savings bond presented at the raffle.
As we move on to the 100th anniversary, we wish our community God’s blessings.
Father Frank Maroney
SOS golf tourney
The Snowboard Outreach Society would like to thank everyone who made our first annual SOS Rider Cup on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Summit Course at Cordillera such a great success. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of Cordillera Development Company.
Big thanks to Geri Engel and Wendy Stuart and all the Cordillera staff for running such a smooth tournament. Without the gallantry of our board members – Bill Cotton, Ross Agre, Ray Sforzo and Kay Tuber – this golf tournament would not have been able to take place. All of the companies who contributed: Optic Nerve, Vail Sports, Juniper Restaurant, Ma