Vail Valley news briefs
EAGLE – Pastor Winsor Stough of Eagle Valley Community Church and 13 volunteers traveled to Diamondhead, Miss. over Thanksgiving to help rebuild the home of Laurie and Kelly Galliano, which was partially destroyed by flood waters after Hurricane Katrina. The public is invited to learn more about the trip at a presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the Brusk Creek Pavilion in Eagle. There will be pizza and a power point presentation. For more info call 328-5051.
BEAVER CREEK – After two feet of snow over the past five days, Beaver Creek will open a new high-speed quad chairlift in Larkspur Bowl at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8.The new lift replaces a triple chair and will only be a 6-minute ride.Crews will have 78 percent of the mountain’s terrain open today for a total of 79 trails and 1,264 acres. On Saturday, the resort will open the Highlands Lift (#2) to provide additional access to the beginner Haymeadow terrain that is currently open.
BEAVER CREEK – The Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation is the beneficiary of the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series for the 2005-2006 season. The series begins on Saturday and continues with one race per month through March.Each race includes a competitive 10K course, a less competitive 5K course in which participants can either walk or run, a “Dash for Cash” sprint and a 1K for children. Participants can register online at http://www.bcsnowshoe.com or on race day, for an additional fee, from 9-10:45 a.m.”Physical activity is a way to manage arthritis pain and increase mobility,” said Norm Waite, president and chief executive officer for the Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation. “Moderate levels of snowshoeing is an example of this type of activity.” The Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation attempts to find ways to help people keep active and mobile by reducing or eliminating the disability and pain associated with arthritis and other joint diseases and injuries. For more information on arthritis research and the Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation visit http://www.shsmf.org. For more information on the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series and a race schedule visit http://www.bcsnowshoe.com or call 476-6797.
EAGLE – Downvalley residents will have an extra opportunity to do their Christmas shopping locally at the first annual “Noel Night,” tonight in downtown Eagle.Local businesses, including Everyday Outfitters, the Eagle Pharmacy, Kidtopia, Broadway Liquors, the Brush Creek Saloon, and the Broadway Cafe will stay open late with special deals.The event is also the kick- off to the “Santa’s Wish List” passport program, a joint project by downtown businesses and the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.To participate, shoppers pick up a “Santa’s Wish List” ticket at participating merchants. Stop in at participating businesses, and get the ticket punched. The tickets will then be placed in a drawing, for a $1,000 shopping and service spree at downtown businesses. Extra punches on the tickets, gained by visiting businesses and or spending money at local businesses, translate into more opportunities to win the big prize.The Santa’s Wish List grand prize will be given away at a party at the Broadway Cafe starting at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 17. For more information about Noel Night or the Santa’s Wish List program, contact the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce at 328-5220.