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Jim Wajda, president of the Bricklin International Owners Club, catches up on all the news that's fit to print in the Vail Daily. Jim was host of the 2008 Bricklin/ Delorean owners meeting in Gettysburg, Penn., this past week. He is leaning against a spiffy safety green, gull-winged 1974 Bricklin SV-1.
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Push the public art envelope, Vail

Seems the town of Vail will never forgive the Titans of Town Talk Towers past and present for our treatment of the windmills it planted all over its golf course a few years ago.

We Titans a.) poked fun at the off-beat public art project b.) warned it might attract passing UFOs or b.) completely belittled it as a big waste of money and a potential embarrassment for the resort town.

We Titans also doubted the windmills, which were supposed to light up when the wind spun the turbines, would spark a green energy revolution along the I-70 corridor.

But the town says the project, far from being a humiliation, attracted mountains ” perhaps even entire Gore Ranges ” of free of publicity. And now comes word that the town won an award for the experimental installation.

So those of us Titans who enjoyed the spectacle are wondering why Vail is resting on its laurels. What Vail is going to do next? We’re waiting. It’s time for Vail to push the art-in-public-places envelope again, to wave its freak flags.

There’s inspiration everywhere ” how about a pine-beetle circus? Or a traction-sand castle? Or an affordable house made out of used H-2B visas?

Vail wowed us once. The Titans hope they’ll do it again.

We received this note from a reader:

“Stolen: Outside of the Ford Amphitheater Tuesday between 7 and 9 p.m. A black and red Burton bag with softball cleats, softball mitt, H2 Optic sunglasses, and my keys inside. If the person who stole it would return my gear either to the lost and found at the Ford Amphitheater, the Vail Police Department, or to me it would save me much grief and money trying to get all of my keys remade and replacing my gear. If anyone has information leading to the recovery of said items, I will compensate them with money. Call 970-401-1100 with any information.

Ryan Wolffe sent us this:

“To the guy in full bike gear who snuck into our office in the Brookside Building in Avon and used our bathroom without even asking: The least you could have done was ask and we would have happily said, ‘Yes.’ That was extremely inconsiderate.”

Local author Diane Dike and her service dog, Gracie, will be giving a special presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Vail Church on Highway 6 in Avon. Admission is free. There will be a special door prize, too! For more information, go to http://www.dianedike.org or e-mail graciejc@mac.com.

Corrine Champigny weaves her music and inspirational talk for the weekly service of the Unity of the Mountain at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Avon Library.


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