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Volunteers helping community college at new campus

Vail Daily

With Colorado Mountain College’s new 30,000-square-foot campus is about to open in Edwards, a group of volunteers has formed to help ease the transition and raise funds for the regional institution.

“Particularly with their wonderful new building opening this fall in Edwards, a group of us felt that now was the time for the Eagle Valley to show its support of this incredible community asset,” said Glenn Davis, president of Alpine Bank and chairman of the community capital campaign committee.

Other members of the committee include Sandy Donnelly, Eileen Miller and Doris Dewton. Davis did not say what the ultimate fund-raising goal is, but added that Alpine Bank has donated $50,000 to the effort already.

“Having a group of people in the community who support us this much, who recognize the value of having a Colorado Mountain College campus in the Eagle Valley is absolutely wonderful,” said Dr. Peggy Curry, dean of the Vail-Eagle Valley campus.

Colorado Mountain College’s new Vail-Eagle Valley Campus will be ready for classes this fall. Located in Edwards, the building has 22 classrooms, including a dance studio, science lab, three computer labs, and a ceramics studio and kiln. At least one classroom will be a “smart classroom,” with Internet and computer projectors, a document camera that can display any type of document on a large screen and a smart whiteboard that translates handwritten notes and diagrams directly into software programs.

There also will be offices for faculty and staff, and a multi-function community room for scheduled public use.

Classes are scheduled to begin at the new campus on August 23 and a grand opening is scheduled for October 4.

For more information about Colorado Mountain College, please call the main campus at 476-4040, or visit http://www.coloradomtn.edu .

Rummage sale volunteers sought

The sorting and marking process of donated goods collected since last fall for the annual Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale begins Monday, May 17 at Maloit Park.

Crews will also be working on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19. This will be the 40th year for the rummage sale, which is set for Aug. 21 and 22, with half price weekend Aug. 28 and 29. Acceptable donations include clean, useable items in good condition, such as furniture, linens, clothing, sports equipment, toys, housewares, books and new items from stores – but no major appliances, tires or hide-a-beds.

For more information call 476-5701, 827-9426 or 926-0577.

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