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VAIL ” The Vail Recreation District and the town of Vail will survey citizens to ask about parks and recreation services in the town.

The survey will be mailed randomly to 2,500 full-time and part-time residents. The survey is the first steps in the rec district’s development of a master plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities.

Anyone who returns their survey will be entered into a drawing for prizes including a Vail Golf Club punch card, Dobson Ice Arena skating pass, Ford Park tennis pass, two decorative Town of Vail manhole covers, or a 10-day Vail parking pass. The drawing will be held April 28 and winners will be contacted by telephone.



Other rec district and town of Vail constituents, including non-residential business owners and managers, may also participate in the survey by using an on-line version available at both http://www.vailrec.com and http://www.vailgov.com. Interested citizens may also request a survey be mailed to them by calling 479-2100.

The survey results will be released in June. For more information, contact rec district Executive Director Mike Ortiz at 479-2461 or Assistant Town Manager Pam Brandmeyer at 479-2113.



EAGLE ” Complaints about late night teen partying and loud music has prompted sheriff’s deputies to keep an eye on the Upper Kaibab subdivision just outside of Eagle.

Late on the night of Friday, April 7, a patrolling deputy decided to check out a vehicle parked at the end of Green Mountain Drive. The vehicle contained three teens, and a there was a strong smell of alcohol, according to the police report.

Two of the teens were a couple. The third passenger, a guy, said he was helping the pair work out their relationship problems.



The kids initially denied drinking; but did allow the officer to check the vehicle. He allegedly found an 18 pack of Coors Light and several open and empty beer cans.

A closer check allegedly revealed four knives and a loaded .22 gun under a seat. One teen allegedly told the deputy he wanted to go target shooting, and took the gun without his father’s knowledge, according to the police report.

All three kids were summoned on suspicion of being minors in possess of alcohol. The father of the teen with the gun asked the deputies to keep the weapon and destroy it.

EAGLE ” There appears to be some movement on the long-talked about senior care and independent living facilities in Eagle.

Eagle County is advertising for a consultant to help create a business model for development and operation of such a facility.

At a work session last week, the county commissioners instructed county staff to push ahead with a strategy for building a facility at Eagle Ranch. The project would be part of a medical campus that is a joint project by Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail.

While the hospitals would not build or operate an assisted living facility, they have agreed to make about two acres of land available for the project.

County officials have talked about building an assisted living facility for the past five years, but the talk has never translated into action. Operating costs were the issue.

In November, a new study confirmed a “reasonable demand” for 17 to 22 assisted living units, and 30 to 45 skilled nursing facility beds within the next few years.

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