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Stephen Sarro is the new Vail Golf Club superintendent.

VAIL – Stephen Sarro, formerly the superintendent of a golf course at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs , starts work as the Vail Golf Club’s superintdent Wednesday.Sarro, a 28-year-old Boston-area native, was selected from a field of more than 160 candidates during a statewide search to replace Jim Meyers, who was the club’s superintendent for six years, said Mike Ortiz, the rec district’s executive director. “It’s just incredible to bring an individual like Sarro to Vail,” Ortiz said. “His work with the five-star property, plus experience behind the scenes in personnel management and course design and maintenance is crucial. Those are the characteristics that will serve us well into the future.”Sarro previously spent seven years working at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., where he learned the basics of golf course maintenance and assisted with the 1999 Ryder Cup matches, Ortiz said. “My experiences in the golf industry have been at top courses in the nation,” Sarro said Sarro. “I plan to continue by making Vail Golf Club a world-class course. I see a great potential for growth through renovations and expansions.”It was a really easy decision to come to Vail as I feel it’s one of the most exciting places to live and visit in the world,” he said. Sarro also is organizing a golf relief project in March to help repair New Orleans’ golf courses damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

EAGLE COUNTY – A survey being conducted by the county aims to find out how well parents feel they are connecting and meeting the needs of their young children, said Kathleen Forinash, director of health and human services.A child’s youngest years are the most critical for healthy brain, Forinash said. “The more we know the issues facing parents of young children, the better job we can do as a community to create a vibrant and comprehensive web of activities and services that enhance child and family development,” she said.The county’s year-long study is known as the Early Childhood Initiative. Groups have met over the last half-year to gather information about the health, mental health, educational, and family-support systems that currently exist for young families, Forinash said. Thousands of surveys are being distributed to a variety of local child-care centers and elementary schools this week. Parents can return the surveys to their children’s teachers during the first week of February.”The community report on early childhood will map a plan of action for community early childhood services,” Forinash said.For more information about the study, call Kathleen Forinash at 328-8858.

EAGLE COUNTY – The Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has accepted the first batch of electronically recorded documents from title companies in the Eagle and Roaring Fork valleys.

Documents are executed at the title companies, scanned into their computer systems and sent via the Internet to the recording department at the county, eliminating the need for couriers to deliver the documents in person or mail them to the county, said Teak Simonton, the county’s clerk and recorder.”E-recording is the way of the future,” Simonton said. “Processing documents in this manner allows us to streamline the recording process and improve our overall efficiency by eliminating the need to touch the documents. “From the customer’s point of view, documents will be returned to them in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks,” she said. In the near future, customers will be able to sign legal documents digitally, similar to the system that some grocery stores are currently using. This will eliminate having to print and scan the original documents, Simonton said. Details about e-recorded documents, along with historical land records beginning in 1987, are available on the Eagle County Web site: For more information, contact the clerk’s recording department at 328-8723.Vail, Colorado

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