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Town Talk Towers: The sippy cup runneth over

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The sippy cup runneth over

Hello and welcome to Town Talk, where the sippy cup will always be full and never spill over.

We continue our Eagle County history quiz today with what we think will be a real stumper: Who is Minturn’s Maloit Park named after?

The first Town Talk readers to respond with the correct answer to this question will get a copy of the “The Eagle River Valley” by Shirley Welch and the Eagle County Historical Society. Send your responses to

Congrats to Virginia Trujillo, who correctly identified Red Cliff as the original county seat of Eagle County. Also weighing in with the correct answer were Kay Cheney and Sara Fisher.

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The Titans have received doctor’s orders to introduce the four-month-old Baby Titan to a sippy cup soon. After shedding a few tears over Baby Titan growing up too soon ” really, a sippy cup already? Before you know it, Baby Titan will be on solids ” the Titans spent the weekend researching sippy cups to make sure Baby Titan gets one that will lead to a lifetime of successful self-drinking and self-feeding.

Alas, not all sippy cups are the same.

First, you have consider if said sippy cup is made with toxic chemicals. Because we don’t want Baby Titan to sprout horns before her third birthday, we definitely want a trainer cup made only with organic and environmentally grown plastic.

Locally-grown plastic is preferable.

Support your Colorado plastic farmer, the Titans say.

Additionally, the Titans must decide if Baby should cut her sippy cup teeth on a soft spout or a hard spout. Then there’s the question of whether the sippy cup should have two handles, one handle or no handle.

After hours of Internet research, the Titans have not been able to come up with a definitive answer on which sippy cup is the most worthy of Baby Titan’s impressionable mouth.

So we here at the Towers are asking you, gentle readers, for advice. Which sippy cup is the best? Should we opt for two handles or one? Or none?

Should we forgo the sippy cup completely? E-mail your advice to

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