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Vail Valley: Recon holds moving sale, art contest

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail Daily file photoA volunteer carries a piece of glass that is no longer usable to the Dumpster last year while volunteering with a group of Sonnenalp employees at the RECON construction salvage site in Wolcott.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The Vail Valley’s Recon building materials yard located next to the Eagle County landfill is holding an “Everything Must Go Snow Sale” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Surplus and gently used building materials can be found at the yard, which is a project of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability meant to keep materials out of the landfill.

Current inventory includes siding, trim, joist hangers, rebar, hardware, sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, plumbing, piping, gutters, lighting, flooring, decking, windows, doors, fencing, counters, cabinets, brick, lumber, beams, parking stops, tile and much more. Everything in stock will be 50 percent off of the already discounted prices.

With help from the Eagle Valley Artists’ Alliance, the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is hosting its first annual mixed media art competition and show dubbed “Recon Revival.”

Materials from Recon will be the focal point of the creations. Wall-hung or free-standing pieces created by artists registered for the competition will be on display prior to the grand re-opening of Recon. At the re-opening reception, public voting will be held, with first, second and third place winners awarded, and each piece will be sold via silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Recon. Registration is free and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Artists may visit the Recon yard between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 to select materials for their pieces. Artists who can’t attend that day can make an appointment for another day. To register, visit or contact Rebecca Hollister at or 970-471-4222. Space is limited.

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