This is not a drill
Cops, firefighters and ambulance crews from around the state will converge on Lionshead from May 21-24 for a few days of disaster training in the old gondola building and Sunbird Lodge. The Vail Valley Salvation Army will be providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for the nearly 200 people expected, and volunteers are needed. Salvation Army in Denver is bringing up food canteens, but people are needed to help prepare and pass out food. Volunteers with strong backs are needed from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 to help unload food from a trailer. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, volunteers are needed for shifts to pass out food and drinks from 4 a.m.-8 p.m. are staffing shifts from 4:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Rescuers will be fed breakfast, lunch and snacks, and volunteers will help prepare the food, serve it and clean up following the meal.
Locals are needed for the drill so if, God forbid, we have a big disaster, people are trained to help rescuers stay on their feet.To volunteer, call Tsu Wolin-Brown, 926-3704 or 471-3705.Rolling in national honorsJoseph DeLia, a student at Eagle Valley Middle School, recently earned a spot on the United States National Honor Roll. The honor roll is sponsored by the United States Achievement Academy.
DeLia, the son of Rick and Mindy DeLia, will appear in the academy’s yearbook. He’s also appearing in the fine newspaper you now hold in your hands.Congratulations, Joseph! Hangin’ with homebuilders
The Eagle Valley Homebuilders Association is hosting a group get-together on Thursday, June 9 at Stevens Home Care.The party runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens, which is next to Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards. Your hosts are Mike Stevens and Chris Cook of Castleton Masonry.Cost is $20 per member, and $25 for non-members. A ticket gets party goers appetizers, a cash bar, and the kind of networking prospects available only at big shindigs like this one. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 328-2205. Vail, Colorado
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Are we seeing more bears because there are more bears on the valley floor, or because we’re all spending more time at home? It could be a bit of both.