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Vail Daily news briefs

Six people running for two Vail Rec board seats

VAIL – The Vail Park and Recreation District’s special district election will take place May 8 in which voters will seat two directors to the VRD board to serve a four-year term.

Six candidates, Susan Bird, Stephen Connolly, Ross Davis, Jr., Michael Kurz, Bill Suarez and incumbent Jeffrey Wiles, are running for the two board of director seats.

April 9 is the last day to register as a Colorado voter for the May 8 regular special district election. Eligible voters include anyone registered to vote in the state of Colorado who also meets one of the following requirements:

• The owner (or spouse of the owner) of taxable property within the boundaries of the VRD, (this includes property owners who own within the boundaries of the VRD but live elsewhere in Colorado).

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• A resident of the VRD for not less than 30 days.

• A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property in the VRD.

Mail-in voting requests are now being taken ain writing at the VRD administration office. The final day to request a mail-in ballot is May 1 if the ballot is to be mailed. The final day for walk-in mail in ballot requests is May 4.

Voters will cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8 at the town of Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road.

Purim celebration is Wednesday

VAIL – Wild West Purim is Chabad’s creative twist to this year’s community Purim celebration, which will be held at the Chabad Jewish Center, 1000 Lionsridge Loop Vail (Vail Run Building) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will feature a live and interactive animal show, Western buffet dinner, a multimedia Megillah presentation and crafts. In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume. The event is a community-wide program, and all are welcome to join, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background.-

The festival of Purim begins this year after sundown today, and ends at nightfall on Thursday.

For more information on Purim festivities, call the Chabad Jewish Center at 970-476-7887 or e-mail

College-test help available Saturday in Edwards

EDWARDS – Mindfish, a company that specializes in preparing high school students for college entrance exams, will hold a Saturday parent open house, as well as a free practice test for either the SAT or ACT exam. The event will be held at the Battle Mountain High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After the practice tests, company representatives will-share results with students so they can focus on specific skills to improve their test scores.-

Limited seating available, and RSVPs are required by March 8. For more information, or to RSVP, call Janet, 970-446-8117 or-e-mail

Fundraiser aids school club

MINTURN – On March 16 and 17, the Homestake Peak School Adventure Club is teaming up with the Gourmet Cowboy in Minturn to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and raise money for their club.

The Homestake Peak School Adventure Club’s goal is to get kids into the woods and help them learn to love being outside, which is brought so many of us to the valley. Funds raised will mainly go towards supplies (snowshoes, Nordic skis, backpacks, boots) and funding year-end hut trips.

Dinner is a choice of Irish fare: corned beef and cabbage or fish and chips for $17.50. A kids meal is available for $5. Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the meal price. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

The event runs from 5-9 p.m. each night.

For more information, call the school at 970-328-2940.

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