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Boutell memorial is Thursday

A memorial service has been set for Feb. 20th for long-time local resident, Benjamin Boutell, who was killed in a car accident in Arizona on Jan. 14th. Ben’s many friends and family members will remember and celebrate his life at 7 p.m. at the Vail Interfaith Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 20th. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please call Eileen Jacobs at 524-0275. She can put you directly in touch with Ben’s family.

Get experimental

Matthew Parno is a student in a three-year science research class. He’s researching the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness and High Altitude Coronary Edema on the cognitive performance of humans. In his reasearch, he will perform his experiment on a group of subjects. What he needs, though, is that group of subjects. You need to be comfortable doing stuff like climbing and being cognitive. Contact Matthew at

Dog daze

According to some Vail residents, the Vail long arm of the law has taken to writing $40 dog tickets by the fistful. Tim and Sue want to get dog owners organized and head to the town council on Tuesday to protest. Call them at 479-5242.

Eat good and cheap

The Order of the Easter Star’s annual Chili and Potato Soup Supper is Feb. 28 in Eagle. For the uninitiated, these fine ladies cook enough fantastic chili to float the U.S.S. Enterprise. You eat it for $20 per family, $7 per person, $5 for seniors and kids under 4 are free. It’s in the Masonic Lodge in Eagle, corner of 3rd and Capital.

Chicago’s famed Second City returns

The Second City, Chicago’s legendary comedy theater returns to Leadville at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Convention Center. The Second City has been funny for more than 40 years, creating on-the-spot, topical comedy that changes with every performance.

Founded in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a Who’s Who of American comedy, including: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,

Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Shelley

Long, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Ryan Stiles

and countless others.

Tickets for Second City are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available from the Cloud City Coffee House, The Memory Maker, High Country Glass and Frame, or at CMC (see Candy Chant). Call her at 719-486-4206.

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