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Allen Knox

The start of another season of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival is only a week away. From June 27 through August 5, this 16th season is marked with long-standing festival favorites and exciting new artists and orchestras in residence at the Festival. The ever-popular Rochester Phil-harmonic gets things underway next Friday in their thirteenth year of residency, then the internationally acclaimed Dallas Symphony Orchestra returns in their fifth year in residence and finally, America’s flagship orchestra, the New York Philharmonic joins the Festival for their first year in residence. For more details, please call (970) 827-5700 or visit our website at http://www.vailmusicfestival.org Another edition of the popular Budweiser Hot Summer Nights kicked off last Tuesday night with some great rock music provided by Shana Morrison. Next Tues-day, June 24, Jackie Greene will take to the stage with some American folk music. These free shows begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphi-theater and are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org Head on over to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards this Saturday, June 21, for the Summer Solstice Gallery Exhibition and Art Sale. It will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and you’ll have a chance to sample a variety of hors d’oeuvres from some of the valley’s fine restaurants plus view some incredible art from some of the area’s finest galleries. Twenty five percent of all art sold at this event will be contributed to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. The attire is garden party and for ticket information, please call Suzanne Sloan at 569-7492.June 26, featuring lessons in Cha Cha, East Coast Swing and Night Club Two-Step. It will be held at The Sanctuary and our dance space is on the second floor. Classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 on Thursday nights, June 26, July 3, July 17, July 24 and July 31. During the second week in July, we will dance on Tuesday, the 8th, instead of Thursday. Classes will consist of instruction and practice, individual attention and a focus on fun. Cost will be $10.00 per person, or $16.00 a couple. Bringing your own partner is not required and you’ll find plenty of singles at class. Please wear or bring leather-soled shoes (sneakers and hiking boots inhibit your dancing). Pre-registration is not necessary, but it would be helpful to know who is planning to be there and what you would like to work on. Congratulations to Sprague Hinmon, daughter of Hatsie and Sandy Hin-mon of Edwards and Zach-ary Alexander Mitchell, son of Peter and Gloria Mitchell of Vail who received bachelor of arts degrees from Colgate University on Sunday, May 18. This was sent to us by Jackie Clark who, on behalf of the patients, staff and visitors of the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, would like to thank the following busi-nesses and individuals for their generosity during the recent Cancer Survivor Day which was held on June 1: Flowers By Jane, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Dana Cuccia, Suzanne Sloan and Tracey Samdahl. The next Howard Head Sports Series, a free community series that pro-motes health and wellness in Eagle and Summit Counties, will be a youth sports camp on July 7-9. There is a fee of $20 for this camp and please call 476-1225 for details. Weekly sobriety check-points were added to Colo-rado’s summer DUI Enforce-ment Campaign on Memorial Day. The check-points represent counties that accounted for 82 percent of the alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2001 and nearly 40 percent of the deaths occurred between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The efforts of the local police agencies is being supported by a special grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Fund which aid’s in sup-pressing drunk driving. We like to report this kind of news. During the DUI Checkpoint on the evening of June 14, local law enforce-ment officers stopped 102 vehicles and no one was arrested for alcohol or drug related offenses. And here’s a reminder that the average person who is arrested for a DUI will pay approximately $3,000 in fines, court costs and attorney fees. Everyone who walks, runs, hikes or bikes on local multi-use trails is asked to devote at least one day this summer to maintaining and improving the local trails. On Saturday, June 28, it will be the Martin Creek Trail in Minturn, on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, it will be the two Elk Trail (Benchmark), on Saturday, August 9, Cougar Ridge Trail and on Sunday, September 7, the Lost Lake Trail. Lunch, tools and crew leaders will be provided and you are reminded to wear long pants, boots and bring gloves, water and rain gear. For more information, call Dawes at 476-1914. Calling all kids to the Summer Youth Programs at the Gore Range Natural Science School! Camps include Wild Mountain Survivors for 1st and 2nd graders, Wild Mountain Beavers and Builders for 1st to 4th graders, and our new program of Wild Mountain Summer Challenge for 5th and 6th graders and many more! Registration is going on right now, don’t miss out. For more information go to our web site at http://www.gorerange.org or call 970-827-9725 x 10. Looking for a wild mountain summer adven-ture? Registration is going on right now for the Gore Range Natural Science School summer youth and adult programs. Only 12 spaces per class so don’t miss out! For more information call us at (970) 827-9725 ext. 10 or go to http://www.gorerange.org The bears are back and an educational campaign to minimize conflicts with them is underway by the Vail Police Department. The best advice is to take a proactive measure to avoid conflicts with these dangerous animals. Here are some tips: never store garbage or pet food on porches, keep barbecues and outdoor tables clean, bring bird feeders in at night and out of reach of wildlife and finally, keep ground-floor windows closed. Finally, if you encounter a bear, don’t approach him, keep calm and walk away facing the bear, always leave the bear an escape route and don’t run or make any sudden movements. There will be a Battle Mountain High School Alumni Reunion this summer during the Fourth of July weekend. The classes of 1983 and 1985 will be hosting a reunion for ALL students who graduated before 1990. Activi-ties that are planned include a fireworks party, high school tour and picnic on Saturday followed by a “Blast from the Past 1980’s Prom Night.” They are also considering creating a float for the parade. For more information, contact Robin (Kittay) Fritz at 376-0486 or Gretchen Graber at 524-5463 or Cindy (Brown) Crawford at 328-2899.n Don’t forget, the Colorado State Patrol will be working with local law enforcement agencies to protect everyone from impaired drivers. There will be no warnings – the message is simple – you drink and drive, you lose!n Don’t forget “The Best of Beaver Creek Home Tour 2003” which will take place this Sunday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $50 which includes membership and a coffee mug. and are available on the day of the tour at the Beaver Creek Recep-tion Center. You will be required to remove your shoes prior to entering the homes and all participants must use the courtesy shuttle for touring the homes which is available at the main parking lot at Beaver Creek. All proceeds benefit the Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame. For more details or advance ticket sales, call 476-1876.n The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Vail Valley Foundation are pleased to present the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in a musical salute to American Independence on July 4 at 3 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. To ensure the best possible experience for concertgoers, and to help eliminate overcrowding, tickets are required for admission this year. Tickets are FREE and are available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets for reserved seating Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Center for the Arts box offices beginning July 1 during regular box office hours. A maximum of four tickets will be issued to each person. Telephone orders will not be accepted and tickets will not be held at will call. Reserved seat ticket holders must be seated by 3:00 p.m. or seats will be forfeited and filled by other guests. General admission tickets for the lawn and plaza areas will only be available on July 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. Gates open at 1 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit the Vilar Center or GRFA box offices or call 845-TIXS.n Tickets are selling fast for the 15th Annual Vail International Dance Festival which will take place August 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8-11 and presented by the Vail Valley Foundation. Known for presenting the world’s greatest dance artists in seasoned classics, contemporary masterpieces and world premieres, this year’s festival features exclusive and originally produced productions not seen on the touring circuit. From ballroom to classical ballet, audiences of all ages and tastes are sure to be pleased. Tickets are available at the Vilar Center Box Office, by phone at (970) 845-8497 or (888) 920-2787 or log on to the Vilar Center website for easy on-line ticketing and to choose your own seats at vvf.org/dance.cfmn Mark your calendars now for the Vail Religious Foundation’s fundraiser, “America’s Favorite Music,” a dinner/dance and musical variety show on July 3 at The Lodge at Vail. This benefit will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature performers from Talent West of Denver. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $200 per adult and $50 per child with tables of 10 for $2,000. The money raised will go to the Vail Religious Foundation endowment and used to cover repairs and maintenance to the Vail Interfaith Chapel. For more information and reservations, please call toll-free, (970) 479-1154.n A model and talent search will be held this coming Tuesday, June 24, at the Lionshead Inn in Vail. They are looking for women 18-50 years 5’8″ and over and men 21 plus 5’10” and over. Must be physically fit with good teeth and skin and be available for an interview between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this date. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call (970) 925-2022.n The best of the Vail Valley and beyond will be on display June 27-30 as the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation plays hosts the 2003 Colorado Classic presented by Pepsi, a four-day athletic, cultural and culinary extravaganza, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Vail-based medical re-search and educational foundation. The competitive juices will start to flow on Monday, June 30, as the Steadman-Hawkins Colorado Classic Golf and Tennis Tournaments, presented by American Express, descend on the Sonnenalp Golf Club at Singletree. Colorado Classic package participation levels include the “Duffer’s Delight” package at $500, the “Leadership” package at $1,750 and the “Champion-ship” package at $2,500. To request an invitation or additional information, contact Rachele Palmer at the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation at (970) 479-5809 or visit http://www.coloradoclassic.orgn Vail Dances will start their summer series on


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