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Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that reminds you that snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.

Movin’ straight into it.

CU in the crossbar hotel

In keeping with their ranking as the nation’s No. 1 party school, 21 members of the University of Colorado band were busted for partying at the professional level. They were nailed for drinking and other stuff just one day after they attended an alcohol awareness class.

For those keeping score at home, this comes a week after CU was named the nation’s No. 1 party school by the Princeton Review.

Go Buffs!

Young Mr. Mathias does good

Jodi Knight says kudos to Fidel Mathias of Minturn Middle School for finding her cell phone, calling back the last number, and getting it to her husband! Thank you!

Kudos to Angela Trujillo

Angela recently completed her Spanish Language Immersion Program in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Congratulations and have a great senior year at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Your parents are proud!

Scum Alert

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, a Landshark Road Bike was stolen off the front porch of Jerry’s Eagle-Vail home. The bike is purple, black and silver, custom built, with Rolf wheels and Dura-Ace components. It is of great value to its owner and he wants it back. A reward offered for the bike’s return, no questions asked. Contact Jerry at 476-6615. Bike shop owners beware: This is a stolen bike if it makes its way to your shop.

Super scum alert

Kip Wolcott was at the Radium boat landing, dealing with a couple fishing clients. He left his boat for less than two mintues and went less than 100 feet. When he came back, three flyrods were gone. We know that three people were putting boats into the water when the fly rods went missing. Kip’s rods were expensive, and he wants them back.

Belated birthday brigade

Princess P called with three birthdays. They were Sunday, but the fun continues.

– Bill O’Neill is still celebrating. See that the fun continues.

– You’ll find Mel Martinez in Eagle, where the giggling goes on and you can see that it does.

– Happy birthday to the Ultimate Massage Balloonist, Frank Mack. Here’s wishing him a very happy birthday.

Kraft family fund-raiser

The Mary Walsh Kraft Family Fund-raiser on Sunday is 5-9 p.m., Sept. 7 at Billy’s Island Grill in Lionshead. The $30 admission includes food and beer. Children admitted free of charge. Cash bar.

To donate auction items, call: Bev Rasmussen at 926-2174, Tim Curran at 476-8105, or Cici Franklin @ 328-2320.

Memorial contributions may also be made to the Kraft Family Fund at First Bank of Avon.

Betty’s folks go on vacation

The good folks at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden gift shop are hitting the road Aug. 27, and the shop will be closed until Sept. 1. That means that from Thursday until Aug. 27, everything in the store is 30 percent off. They have seriously cool stuff, and every dime goes to the Alpine Gardens. For more into, call 476-2796.

Stinky Pierre’s is back

Stinky Pierre’s Intercafe returns to Vail Wednesday evening for a night of open mic entertainment. Stinky Pierre’s is located in the lower level of the Ministry Center behind Vail Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the entertainment runs from 7-9 p.m. If you have talent, or not, you’re welcome to get on stage and try your hand. It’s free, and donations are always welcome. Call Kim for more information or to reserve a time slot at 476-6610.

All that jazz

The Vail Jazz Foundation is seeking volunteers for the ninth annual Vail Jazz Festival’s Labor Day Weekend Party, scheduled for Friday through Monday at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. To volunteer, please call 479-6146.

Life’s a picnic

The town of Vail will be hosting a neighborhood picnic from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at Ellefson Park in West Vail. It’s an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood issues with Vail Town Council members and town employees. Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents, business owners, employees and other Vail constituents are welcome.

Call Suzanne Silverthorn in the town’s Community Information Office at 479-2115.

Do the right thing

If you were in Vail Village and/or Lionshead Thursday afternoon and a guy gave you tools, or sold them to you at some ridiculously low price, bring them back. The guy is bi-polar and was in a deep downturn, and was not in control of himself. We know you don’t want to take advantage of him, so do the right thing. There were construction tools of various kinds, tool bags and aprons, power tools, tapes, a green bicycle and some other stuff.

Bring them to the Vail Daily and we’ll see that they get back where they belong. Call 949-0555, ext. 615, or email

Thanks for all the help.

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