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So long, Collins

Longtime locals J.J. and Jonine Collins will be moving to Roslyn, Wash., a half-hour east of Seattle. He’ll be working as vice president of marketing and sales of Lowe Enterprises for MountainStar, a new resort community. You can keep in touch by email: jjcolins@loweenterprises.

Golfin’ for good

Resource Center of Eagle County is having a benefit golf tournament, Sept. 9, at Eagle Ranch. They have a few spots still open, but they won’t be for long. It’s $125, which includes greens fees, carts, lunch, range balls, raffle prizes, four hole-in-one prizes, and all kinds of other contests. It’s a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Call Lynn Gottlieb at 476-0420, or call the Resource Center at 949-7097.

Go fast, do good

The Battle Mountain Cross Country team is hosting a community 5k

running/walking race to raise funds for its upcoming season. As it turns out, there are about 50 kids associated with the team, and their budget is $300. They really need the money.

The benefit race is at 6 p.m. Sept. 9, following the high school girls and boys race. The race start/finish will be at the Battle Mountain baseball field and will head out around the school and onto the par 3 golf course. It’s $15 per person to run, and $20 if you flake out and don’t run. Think of it as a donation to all of the hard working runners, and how much better behaved they are when they’re exhausted. You may register in advance or at the race. Prices in many different age groups will be awarded. Runners/walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome.

Mary Kraft Family Fund-raiser

The Mary Kraft Family Fund-raiser is 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Billy’s Island Grill in Lionshead. Your $30 ticket gets you food donated by Bighorn Bistro, Blu’s, Los Amigos, Ore House, Russell’s and Tramonti, as well as beer – which is the key to any successful fund-raiser. Kids get in free. There’a live a silent auction. To donate, call Bev Rasmussen at 926-2174, Tim Curran at 476-8105 or Cici Franklin at 328-2320. You can also cut straight to the chase and make memorial donations to the Kraft Family Fund at 1st Bank of Avon.

Horsin’ Around

Group horse riding lessons this Saturday. They also have lessons, camps, and ridng for the parents a few days a week! Call Horsin’ Around at their new number 476-6726.

Tools for everything

Lost in Vail: Dewalt 5 piece tool set in black carry case. It slid out of a truck around West Gore Creek Drive and South Frontage Road. Reward for information leading to return. Call Ben, 390-0786!

Hit and Scum Alert

Lloyd called, and someone sideswiped him. He and the police are looking for a dark green, sloped nose passenger van with some body damage on the right side – especially after it whacked Lloyd’s car. The van had no license plate on the rear. The driver stopped in East Vail to drop off a passenger. Apparently, the van driver was tailgating Lloyd, then sideswiped him. If you’ve seen this van, call the Vail Police Department.

Thanks WECMRD

The good folks at Bruch Creek Elementary School want to say thanks for letting Brush Creek Elementary School come to the new Eagle Pool last week. They all had a wonderful time together, and they’re big fans of Scott, Cheryl, Jill, and Beth. “You made our school year get off to a BIG SPLASH,” they say.


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