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What is genius?

Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that has come to realize that if genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, we must be sharing elevators with a lot of bright people.

Movin’ straight into it.

Cars R Cool



The annual Greater Lionshead Car Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4, where you can see some of the world’s finest examples of the automotive artform. It’s sponsored by the Lionshead Merchants, Bill Jensen and Packy Walker. To register your vehicle, call Packy at 476-2127.

Scum Alert

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.



Stolen from home in Red Cliff last week sometime: Blue Makita MAC 500 Air compressor 1.5 HP. One tank, 2.5 gallons. Owner’s initials are engraved on tank. Cannot purchase this model in Colorado! Any information would be appreciated, no questions asked, just need it returned for job. 827-5791

BMHS Maloit Reunion

The second annual Battle Mountain High School reunion (The Maloit Park Years) is Saturday, Oct. 4, at Clement Park in Littleton. It’s a pot luck and goes from noon until the food and the fun runs out. Call Jody at 303-659-1004, or 303-795-6240.



Tap Like a Man

The Vail Valley Academy of Dance will be starting an “All Boys Tap Dance Class.” It beings 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6. It’s a six-week course for boys age 8 and up. Call the Vail Valley Academy of Dance at 926-2829.

Hang out with smart people

Vail Christian High School is now accepting names of prospective freshmen for the 2004-05 school year. Please call Shelley Gile at 926-3015 for more information.

Always Tell The TRUTH

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the water.

When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “Why are you crying?”

The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into the water, and he needed the axe to make his living.

The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

Again, the woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the man’s honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.

Some time later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?”

“Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Anniston. “Is this your wife?” the Lord asked.

“Yes!” cried the woodcutter.

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The woodcutter replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to Jennifer Anniston, you would have come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also said ‘no’ to her, you would have come up with my wife. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given all three to me. Lord, I am a poor man, and I am not able to take care of all three wives, so THAT’S why I said ‘yes’ to Jennifer Anniston.”

The moral of this story is:

Whenever a man lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and for the benefit of others.

Get naked for good

The Vail Valley Charitable Fund (VVCF), a non-profit organization that helps people who live and work in the Vail Valley who have financial need due to medical crisis, is puttin’ it on for the people taking it off in the third installation of the famed Vail Undressed Calendar! Models, photographers and sponsors will be on hand as the Vail Valley Charitable Fund releases Vail Undressed 2004, a calendar filled with color and black and white photos of Vail Valley icons by local photographers Rex Keep, Katherine Schmidt, Wendy Griffith and Jack Affleck. The annual celebration of the debut of the calendar takes place is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail. The event will offer hearty appetizers, two drinks, a silent auction, and a copy of the new Vail Undressed calendar for a $20 donation; children under 12 are free.


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