Valley in Brief: Five Habitat for Humanity volunteers go to Cambodia |

Valley in Brief: Five Habitat for Humanity volunteers go to Cambodia

Daily staff reports
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado – A group of five local Habitat for Humanity volunteers traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to participate in the International Khmer Harvest Build from Tuesday through Saturday. Nearly 300 volunteers from around the world joined forces to build 22 homes in one week, relocating families from living and working on a dumpsite in Steung Meanchey, Phnom Penh.

The Khmer Harvest Build is a chance for the 22 families to create new lives. Habitat of Cambodia is also mindful that relocation brings with it the challenge of finding steady work and has researched sources of income for the new community: making environmentally friendly bricks for a greener building technology and tending to vegetables and livestock on a nearby cooperative farm.

Founded in 1995, Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties has built 31 homes to date housing more than 100 children. For more information or to donate or volunteer, visit

EAGLE, Colorado – Christmas-tree cutting permits are now available.

Christmas-tree cutting is allowed in most areas in the White River National Forest with the following exceptions: wilderness areas, commercial timber sales, recreation and ski areas, administrative areas and Glenwood Canyon. Maps showing where Christmas-tree cutting is allowed are available at all offices where permits are sold. Permits cost $10 each.

Permits will be available beginning today at both the Eagle Ranger Station, 125 W. Fifth Street in Eagle, and at the Holy Cross Ranger Station, 24747 U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn. The Holy Cross Ranger Station will be open Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Permits will be available at the Eagle Ranger Station on Mondays and Fridays only. The Minturn office also will be open Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 970-328-6388 or 970-827-5715 for more information.

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