Monthly Archives: July 2011

Live in Vail, Live longer, Live Better

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If you are thinking of a new place to move your family, retire or purchase a second home, consider the Vail Valley. Why? In Eagle County, we live longer. The life expectancy for men in Eagle County is 79.1 years old and 83.1 years old for women. That’s longer than almost any place else in the country and almost as long as anywhere else on Earth, according to a recent study. In Eagle County, only 14 percent use tobacco and only 13 percent are obese. Residents of Eagle County are getting outside and getting exercise. We are focused on recreation. Colorado is the most active state in the nation, and Eagle County is one of the most active counties. Steve Russell, director of the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, said he’s not surprised . “Colorado is a great place to live, and people move here to be active and get outdoors,” Russell said. The Vail Valley offers many ways for residents to be active from Vail’s renowned golf courses, mountain bike trails, hiking, rafting and of course world class skiing. If the healthy lifestyle appeals to you, come visit Vail and see what its all about. For assistance in…

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I-70 Mountain Corridor Record of Decision Signed

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On June 16, 2011, the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHWA) signed the Record of Decision approving the Preferred Alternative for the I-70 Mountain Corridor Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The FHWA approval marks the end of nearly 20 years of study and discussions about improvements for the I-70 Mountain Corridor. The FHWA and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crafted a Preferred Alternative that best meets transportation needs while balancing impacts to Corridor communities and natural resources. To learn more about the project and the decision that was reached, you can go to www.i70mtncorridor.com, where you will find documents providing a detailed description of the Preferred Alternative, its benefits and impacts, mitigation strategies, and how future processes and decisions will occur. For more information on this decision and other decisions affecting your stay in the Vail Valley, please contact Ron Byrne & Associates.

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