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Daily Staff Report

AVON – The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Pond Hockey Championships will be held at Nottingham Lake in Avon over the next two weekends.

The youth division plays Jan. 15-16, and adults play Jan. 21-23. This outdoor ice hockey tournament is an opportunity for all youth and adult hockey players to come out and enjoy the game of hockey the way it was supposed to be played – outdoors.

The format is a multi-division tournament with the following age divisions for adults:- Seniors over 50, seniors over 40, senior open (no age restriction), and a women’s division.

Youth divisions are from 7-17 years old. Each team will play three games on Saturday and at least one game on Sunday. All abilities are welcome. This year the tournament field is limited to 24 teams each weekend.

Teams can register by going online to register over the phone, contact Pat Hirn at 970-376-7499. For more information about sponsorships, contact Andy Clark at 970-914-0045.

MINTURN – The 500 block of Pine Street in Minturn will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to accomodate a modular home being delivered and set up.

Flaggers will direct local traffic through the area throughout the day when it is safe.

AVON – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the town of Avon for its comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2009. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the 19th time since 1992 that the town of Avon has attained this honor, and the town is among only 44 of 270 Colorado municipalities that received this award for 2009.

AVON – Avon’s Lieutenant Greg Daly recently completed a highly regarded Leadership in Police Organizations course in Westminster.

The course, sponsored by the International Association of Chief’s of Police, is a law enforcement leadership training program based upon leadership development research done by the Division of Behavioral Sciences at the United States West Point Military Academy.

This rigorous three week leadership training was conducted over a three month period and is one of the most well respected training courses in the United States.

EDWARDS – Larkburger in Edwards will host a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties Jan. 14 from 3 – 9 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity’s goal is “to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with local families in need.” Since it was founded in 1995, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter has built 27 homes, housing 83 children and their families.

For more information on Larkburger, go to For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties, go to

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