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Vail Cascade offers Valentine packages

VAIL — The Vail Cascade Resort has announced a number of Valentine’s Day promotions including the following:

• Aria Spa is promoting “Love Yourself” with its new 50- or 80-minute Lotus Wei spa journey. This massage treatment includes transformative flower-based elixirs and scents to guide and enhance a guest’s mood and spirit. Experience this treatment anytime in February and receive a complimentary glass of wine and 25 percent off any Lotus Wei take-home products.

• Atwater on Gore Creek is offering an aphrodisiac course. For $24.95, couples who purchase two entrees can add this course, which includes a dozen oysters, two glasses of house bubbly, chocolate covered strawberries and a long-stemmed rose for the lady.

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Alpine Bank Avon branch has new manager

Alpine Banks recently announced that Marci Colby has been promoted from vice president and manager of the Edwards branch to vice president and manager of the Avon branch. Colby succeeds Mike Brown, who recently accepted the role of regional president for the Vail Valley and Steamboat Springs region.

“Marci has proven her leadership skills at our locations in Eagle and in Edwards,” Brown said. “She was the logical choice to assume the role in Avon.”

Colby began her career with Alpine Bank in 2003 and gained experience in different aspects of the bank from customer service to lending to management. She has been trusted to manage the Edwards location for more than seven years.

“I look forward to continuing to cultivate the current relationships Alpine Bank has in the community,” said Colby.

For more information, call 970-748-5707, or email marci


Eagle spa launches Valentine’s Day packages

Elements, a Day Spa in Eagle Ranch has several Valentine’s Day specials this year. They include an “I Love You, Too!” package that includes a one-hour deep tissue massage for him,and a one-hour custom facial for her. Packages also include massages, scalp and foot treatments and punch cards for sessions at Yoga Off Broadway.

The “Year of Beauty” package includes a monthly facial or massage, as well as many upgrades and discounts on products and services. For more information, call 970-328-7721 or go to


Local wedding firm earns two awards

JoAnn Moore, owner of Mountains and Meadows Weddings and Events, a Vail Valley-based wedding and event planning company, recently announced the firm’s selection as a winner in The Knot “Best of Weddings,” a special section featured on, a wedding-planning website. This is the third year Mountains and Meadows Weddings and Events has earned the award, and it is the only wedding business in the Vail Valley to have received the honor.

This year’s wedding professionals have been selected as the top 1 percent of the industry.

WeddingWire, another of the nation’s leading wedding technology companies, has also honored Mountains and Meadows Wedding and Events with its Bride’s Choice Awards for wedding planning. This is the firm’s fifth straight year receiving the award.

Moore and her staff at Mountains and Meadows are among the top 5 percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes more than 200,000 wedding professionals across the U.S. and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 20 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for the fifth year by WeddingWire as 2014 Brides Choice Award and the third time by The Knot Best of Weddings 2014,” Moore said.

For more information, call 970-926-2177 or go to

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