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Compiled by Vail Daily staff

Avon needs a (night)life

My name is Joey Brooks. I’m calling in today about the vacant land in Avon between Wal-Mart and the Outback Steakhouse. That land has been sitting there and they’ve been wondering what to do with it for the last two years, easily. I feel that they should make a full-on nightlife street, with lots of restaurants, clubs, bars, and fun. Retail stores, T-shirt shops, and it should be kind of like Bridge Street, with condos on top of it. I feel that Edwards, when I moved here back in ’90, was the place of nothing. Now they have more nightlife than they know what to do with.

Avon has never had it together, and I feel they should get it together, because they’re just going to fall behind and make it a boring ski town. So step it up Avon, build yourself some nightlife around that area. Movie theater, bowling alley, video arcade for the children, just step it up. Thank you.

Eagle’s elk

This is Rosie Shearwood and I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to Brad Higgins and the Road and Bridge crew for the signs on Brush Creek Road warning of our large herd of elk. They’re a permanent fixture this year, and I know of two already hit and killed. Hopefully the signs will bring awareness, but there are still those who know they’re there who continue to speed through them. The large white pickup that sped around me and eventually turned up Salt Creek barely missed the cow elk in the road I had slowed for. If someone’s stopped on the road, be sure to see why before passing. But of course, if you hit one, that would be just one less for the developers to displace.

Event was a success

A special thanks goes out to Dan Conway and his crew, Vail Resorts, Vail Ski Patrol, and all the parent volunteers that helped to make the USSA Rocky Mountain Freestyle Moguls Event on Cookshack this past weekend a huge success. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of your help. Also, thanks to Andy Toole and Nick Rader at the Vail Valley Foundation for letting us borrow their big tent for registration. You guys are the best. This is Brian Baker and I’m the freestyle program director and head moguls coach for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. Thank you.

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