Town of Avon now accepting applications for 2018 community grant program |

Town of Avon now accepting applications for 2018 community grant program

AVON — The town of Avon is now accepting applications for its 2018 Community Grant Program. The town welcomes applications from organizations and agencies seeking funding for programs, projects, services or activities that support the stated priorities in the town of Avon 2017-19 Strategic Plan. The application materials, which include application submission requirements, review criteria and the application schedule, are available at Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The 2018 funding decisions will be based solely upon an organization’s written application. No interviews with applicants will be held. An ad hoc review committee, comprised of citizens representing businesses and nonprofits, plus two town staff persons, will review all applications and make the funding recommendations. The ad hoc review committee’s funding recommendations will be incorporated into the annual proposed budget, which the Avon Town Council will take action on during a public hearing tentatively scheduled for Oct. 24.

For 2017, the council approved $170,560 in cash funding for community grants. This funding level is again targeted in 2018, but it is not guaranteed and is in the complete discretion of the Avon Town Council.


College honors its Staff of the Year

Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley in Edwards has recognized two staff members who demonstrate exceptional contributions to the college.

Jeanne McCann, full-time office manager, and Julie Lingle, part-time administrative technician, were selected by employees and students as the 2017 campus Staff of the Year.

The new, annual Staff of the Year awards were recently added as a complement to Colorado Mountain College’s long-running campus and collegewide Faculty of the Year awards. Shane Larson, the college’s vice president of student affairs, said, “Staff of the Year recipients are tremendous examples of what makes CMC such a great college. “Staff of the Year recipients are tremendous examples of what makes CMC such a great college. Whether they work directly with students in the classroom or advising offices, or they provide support behind the scenes, our employees know CMC succeeds only if our students are successful.”


Vail Pass frost heave project continues into fall

Crews are working on the Vail Pass Frost Heaves project on Interstate 70 on Vail Pass. Project work begins at milepost 183 and extends approximately seven miles to milepost 190. Work includes the installation of subsurface drains across I-70. Throughout the project boundaries, crews will be working on five separate frost heave sites on both westbound and eastbound I-70.

The installation of the subsurface drains with manholes and storm sewer pipe will alleviate seasonal frost heaves, which can heave and crack road surfaces. Kirkland Construction, of Rye, was awarded this $1,1 million project.

Motorists should expect intermittent single lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions and possible minor traffic delays through the area during road improvements. Construction will take place Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to noon. Crews will begin construction on westbound I-70, while eastbound construction will begin in September when traffic volumes decrease. There is no night or weekend work planned. Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the length of the project, and there will be an 11-foot width restriction in place during working hours. The project is expected to be complete by mid-November.

For more project information or questions regarding the upcoming project, call the project hotline at 970-306-4549 or email

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