Vail Valley news briefs
VAIL – Half a ton of snow slid off the fourth-story roof of the Vail Holiday Inn Tuesday, causing damage after it crashed into underlying portions of the building, the Vail Fire Department reported.First-floor offices and a mechanical room were damaged, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said.Some first-floor hotel rooms will be closed while the snow is being removed. Offices on the east side of the building will remain closed until damage is assessed and conference rooms are closed until snow piled near the exits is cleared, the department reported.
EAGLE COUNTY – Vail Resorts is hosting a blood drives on Tuesday in Eagle County and on Wednesday in Summit County. The drive will help the Bonfils Blood Center, which supplements state blood supplies. Bonfils Blood Center needs 4,350 volunteer donors to give blood each week to meet state demand. Blood can be given from Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott Mountain in Lionshead, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek or and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vail Resorts’ corporate headquarters at the Seasons Building in Avon. Contact Bonfils Blood Center at (800)365-0006 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
EAGLE COUNTY – Bob Hernreich, a longtime valley resident and part-owner of the Sacramento Kings basketball team, has joined the Vail Valley Foundation’s board of directors. “Bob is an excellent addition to the Vail Valley Foundation board,” said Harry Frampton, chairman of the nonprofit organization’s board. “Not only is he intimately familiar with the organization and its programs, but his professional experience will be a tremendous asset as we strategize on the future direction and focus of the organization.”Prior to moving to Vail in 1984, Hernreich was the chairman and CEO of Sigma Broadcasting Company, formerly Arkansas’ largest television and radio station group. In 1999, he purchased a minority ownership of the Sacramento Kings. More recently, he bought the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.Hernreich also was one of the original members of Bill Clinton’s presidential election finance committee in 1992. In 2001, he was appointed by President Clinton to the National Infrastructure Assurance Council.Hernreich currently owns Remonov Capital, Inc. and is vice president of Remonov & Company, private investment company responsible for such Vail Valley projects as the Edwards Corner development and the Edwards Village Center.
BEAVER CREEK -Both first-timers and expert female telemark skiers can learn the basics or practice their skills at Beaver Creek’s next telemark workshop Sunday. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is women 17 and older. Participants should meet at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 8:30 a.m. Participants can rent equipment at a discounted rate between 8-8:15 a.m. There will be co-ed telemark workshops in Vail on Feb. 26 and in Beaver Creek on March 12. For more information, call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 845-5313.