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Vail, CO Colorado
Eagle Ranch emerged victorious at The First Tee of Eagle County’s Confidence Cup held Monday July 21 at Cotton Ranch. Robby Bowles, Cooper Senn, Harrison Stevens, Alec Sterkel and Riley Simonton teamed with pro Jeff Boyer to shoot and eight under par 28 in the pro-junior event. Red Sky, Cotton Ranch, and Eagle Vail, tied for second with scores of 32. Red Sky holds a slim one point lead over Eagle Ranch with one event remaining. The final event of the series will be held at Vail Golf Club on Monday July 28 and will team and individual winners for the summer 2008 season.

During this latest phase of economic crunches, the word “free” is becoming more cherished than a four-dollar tank of gas. Thankfully, Vail and its surrounding communities offer up plenty of free summertime entertainment to help take the public’s mind off of their latest SUV payment.

This past week alone, Beaver Creek presented country music favorites The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Lez Zeppelin ” both for free. The Vail Valley Foundation continued its musical contribution to our humble mountain town by bringing the progressive sounds of BoomBox to the Ford Amphitheater, just one of nine free summer shows in the Hot Summer Nights series. The jazzy-blues sound of Lipbone Redding filled the air on Thursday night in Eagle as kids played on the spacious park grounds and adults enjoyed some tasty beers while listening to more free music. Redding’s show wrapped up a string of six free shows in Eagle’s downtown area, and the town hopes to expand on next year’s lineup.

If movies are more your speed, check out American National Bank’s Lakeside Cinema every Friday night at Nottingham Lake in Avon throughout the summer as a different movie is shown with no admission charge. This week, the classic “American Graffiti” was screened, and next week they’ll show “The Bourne Identity.”

So the next time you check your pockets and all you find is loose change, check out a few of the totally free events around the valley and start saving up for that next tank of gas.

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