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Rubber duck races roll Sunday

Randy Wyrick

Scum alert

Some rhythmically impaired invertebrate ooze stole some music equipment from the van belonging to the local rock band “Failed State.” Gone is a Shure microphone with case; a black bass guitar and one of the knobs on the guitar is loose; and part of a Gibraltar drum rack. If you have info about it, call Dennis at 524-0124, or Scott at 328-5493.

Son of scum alert

Michelle Kidd is a Vail local whose mountain bike was stolen from beside her house in Eagle-Vail (Deer Run) last week. It was (and hopefully still is) a Trek 8000 with front suspension and a headlight system. It’s a metallic purple with white lettering, has two water bottle holders and is about 5 years old. Michelle has filed a police report. Here’s the kicker: For two years it has been a toy, as most gear is. Yesterday she started classes at the University of Colorado and moved down to Boulder and actually NEEDS her bike to get to and from class.

The police said her best chance of finding it is to keep her eyes open for someone selling it or riding it around town, but because Michelle’s in Boulder she NEEDS YOUR HELP! It’ll help pay off your karma debt if you keep your eyes peeled and do the right thing. If anyone sees it, call the police and they’ll follow through on it. Please help. REWARD OFFERED! Call Michelle Kidd, 390-3795 (cell), or 390-3795 (cell).

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Learn to break a piano

Martial arts classes are cranking up in Eagle. Children’s classes are $45 a month, and adult classes are $65. Call 328-0404.

Drop in volleyball in Avon

You too can set, spike and sweat. Drop in volleyball will be held on Tuesday evenings at Avon Elementary School, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 10 through Dec. 17. Cost is $3 per person. Call the Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060 or 748-8293, or visit

Brilliance among us

Michael Callas blistered the class at the University of Michigan by earning his master of business administration degree.

Welcome to the dance Isabella

n Isabella Rane hit the ground running Aug. 11, making the show at 3:47 a.m. She’s the beloved offspring of Tanya Caruso and Karl Borski of Eagle. Grandparents are George Borski of Nashua, N.H., Anne Meisel of Milford, N.H., and Ellen and Fred Caruso of Englewood, Colo.

Skatin’ to success in Eagle

Martha Peck and Steve Teien (pronounced “Tie-In”) are opening a 17,000 square-foot facility in Eagle where they’ll run a Montessori school, gymnastics academy and indoor skate park. They’re having a couple introductory meetings to meet the staff and outline programs: 7-8 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4, at Eagle Ranch Pavilion, and 7-8 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 5 at the Gypsum Town Hall. For Montessori information call Martha at 926-6410. For everything else call Steve at 390-3865.

Licensed to drive new hours

Starting next week, the drivers license branch in the Avon Center building will see some different hours. Due to a staffing change, the office will be open Monday through Friday from 8-11:45 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. They’ll do road tests on Monday and Friday by appointment only. For an appointment, call 949-3156. Road tests are also offered by third-party testers. Companies needing groups of 25 or more should call 720-929-8603 to arrange testing.

Casual Classic is Sept. 8

The Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation’s annual Casual Bicycle Classic is Sunday, Sept. 8. It’s a benefit ride for ECO Trails and the Eagle County Regional Trails System, and is open to riders of all ages and abilities. The route runs 38 miles from Breckenridge to Vail. As an option this year, interested cyclists can ride both directions (a total of 76 miles), leaving from the Sonnenalp Resort at 7:30 am. Registration for the Casual Bicycle Classic begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Breckenridge Skier parking lot. A shuttle to Breckenridge will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, across from First Bank. A shuttle service is available to the Vail Pass summit for those not interested in riding the uphill. A shuttle will be provided back to Breckenridge after the barbecue.

Pre-registration is $40 per adult, $30 for kids ages 7-14 years and kids 6 and under are free. Day of ride registration is $45 per adult and $35 per child. Registration includes transportation, T-shirt, refreshments on the course, a chance to win fabulous prizes and the barbecue.

Call the Sonnenalp concierge desk at 479-5429 or 800-654-8312.

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