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EDWARDS ” The Gifted Education Team of Eagle County will present a program called “Understanding and Affirming the Whole Person” on April 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Berry Creek Middle School Auditorium in Edwards.

Colleen Anthony and Buris Anne Blanchfield, gifted-teaching consultants from the Jefferson County Public School System, will host a workshop for teachers, counselors and parents.

The workshop will focus on how teachers and parents can meet the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

The Gifted Education Team of Eagle County is the local affiliate of the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented (

For more information or to RSVP call Susan at 926-8056 or Anne at 926-0723. A $10 donation is appreciated.

EAGLE ” Following the resignation of the Eagle Chief of Police Rick Sliger, the town has appointed Sgt. Gary Ward acting chief of police.

Ward is 16-year veteran of Eagle’s police force. Town Manager Willy Powell, who made the appointment, said this is the second time Ward has been acting chief.

“Gary was the town’s acting chief during 2002 and 2003,” Powell said. “Once again he is demonstrating his loyalty and dedication to the town and its residents.”

The town is now looking for a permanent replacement.

Fraudulent jury summons questionnaires are showing up in Colorado mail boxes. Authorities with the state court system believe this is an attempt to gain information about the identities of state residents.

The state court system never contacts potential jurors to acquire or verify personal identification information, said Jerry Marroney, Colorado State court administrator.

“The jury system is a critical element of Colorado’s judicial process so we want to make sure that no portion of the process is compromised,” Marroney said. “At a time when identity theft is occurring at alarming rates, citizens need to be alert to all information requests.”

The state court system will never use return mail questionnaires asking for personal information such as social security numbers, addresses or hours of employment, he said.

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