Resort’s restaurants mostly smokeless |

Resort’s restaurants mostly smokeless

Allen Best

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Some 92 percent of the restaurants in Jackson Hole now ban smoking. The bans have been pushed along by a group called Teton County Tobacco Prevention, which now hopes to persuade bar-owners to similarly send the butts outside. Even the segregated areas found in many bars and restaurants do not truly segregate the smoke, notes Dr. Frank Rivers, a specialist in asthma and allergies.Building booming in Silverton, sort ofSILVERTON – Everything is relative, including building booms. In the Eagle Valley, Jackson Hole, or Canmore, construction of 11 homes would hardly be noticed. In Silverton, just now coming off its post-mining era slump, the 11 homes planned for construction this summer constitute a near boom. More building yet might have occurred if not for discovery of arsenic and lead in the soil of an old smelter site considered or an affordable housing project.Recruits hard to come byGRANBY – Normally two students from Middle Park High School each year go into the military. This year it was just one. As elsewhere, says the Winter Park Manifest, military recruiters are finding it a tough sell when so many soldiers are being killed and seriously injured in Iraq.It’s not the kids saying no, but instead the parents, says Becky Barnes, a school counselor. “They don’t want their kids in a war,” she said. “Some kids will talk to a recruiter, get all excited about it, then go home and talk to their parents. And that’s where it ends. Parents are freaked out about sending their children to war.”A Department of Defense survey last December showed that 25 percent of parents would recommend military service to their children, down from 42 percent in August 2003.The lone recruit this year from Middle Park High School comes from a family with a long history of military service. But elsewhere, a girl in Eagle County who recently immigrated from Mexico enlisted after learning that military service would later allow her to go to college. The G.I. bill offers up to $70,000 in benefits.Vail, Colorado

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