Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Park in Lionshead

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VAIL — Vail is home to pirate ships, towering steel men and now, giant birds’ nests. Ron Byrne & Associates is thrilled the town’s kids are getting a new playground at Lionshead Park, located in a plaza tucked between Vail Ski Tech and Billy’s Island Grill. But this will be no run-of-the-mill city park — the pieces of wood and steel going into the new public area create a jungle gym incorporating a rock climbing wall and giant birds’ nests, designed by artist and architect Mike Moore, of Tres Birds studio in Denver. The art and playground equipment will join a new pop-jet foundation that was installed earlier this spring to complete a new play spot for families. The park will join several other custom playgrounds doubled as art installations in Vail, including the pirate ship jungle gym located next to Vail Village’s Gondola One, and Red Sandstone Park, featuring a playground made up of large steel figures “lifting” and “moving” a series of huge boxes and spools. “We’ve been building our own playgrounds for 40 years or so,” said town landscape architect Gregg Barrie. “Our whole playground program has been very well received. There are very few communities that…

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Help going out from Vail to Front Range Flood Victims

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Vail Resorts Inc. has announced that the company will make an immediate $100,000 contribution towards relief efforts from the catastrophic flooding that has occurred in Colorado’s Front Range in the past several days, and additionally it will donate $1 for every season pass sold in Colorado, which will more than double its overall contribution. Vail Resorts said they will work with local officials to identify the appropriate organizations that need the funds and will post the final breakdown of its donations on the EpicPass.com website. “Colorado is not just where our Company’s headquarters and four of our world-class mountain resorts are located, it’s our home. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our friends, neighbors and employees in the Boulder and broader Colorado communities during this difficult time,” said Rob Katz chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We believe it will be critical for everyone to come together in the coming weeks and months to help the community rebuild and heal, and we hope others join us in our efforts to help those in need.” On Saturday, Sept. 21, Vail Resorts will host its company-wide volunteer Echo Day, with employees working on community projects in 10 different…

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Tour Diamond Star Ranch October 5th

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Join the Eagle County Historical Society on Oct. 5 for a unique tour of historical sites on the Diamond S Ranch, located four miles east of Eagle on U.S. Highway 6. This is a private, gated community and the owners have graciously agreed to allow the historical society to offer this one-time tour. Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate currently has a lot listed at Diamond Star Ranch for $1,595,000. We would love to extend your visit of the ranch to a private tour of this homesite. Please call 970.476.1987 to set an appointment. ‘A rare opportunity’ “This is a rare opportunity to see historical sites that are not generally available to the public,” said Kathy Heicher, the president of the Eagle County Historical Society. The event will feature a tour of Jack Oleson’s private museum to view hundreds of artifacts from the early days in Eagle County. Vans will shuttle visitors up Bellyache Mountain, where they will visit the restored Howe and Cowden homestead cabins, the Wohlgehagan stagecoach stop and the Bellyache School. Tour details Tours will run every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 and proceeds benefit the Eagle County Historical Society. Allow…

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September Vail Events: Come to Vail for Oktoberfest and Fly Fishing Tournament

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After Labor Day weekend, Vail is still a hive of activity with fun mountain events and late summer, early fall activities. In September, come to Vail for the annual Oktoberfest celebration, known for its lively atmosphere, entertaining competitions, and Bavarian costumes. Also in September is the America Cup Tournament, an international fly fishing tournament, which is once again coming to Vail. Vail is the Colorado mountain town with the most spirited and fun Oktoberfest celebration. This year’s festivities take place over two weekends as they have in the past, with one celebration in Lionshead on September 6 – 8, 2013 and the following weekend all of the Oktoberfest fun will come to Vail Village from September 13 – 15. With outrageously fun activities like keg bowling, a bratwurst eating contest, and beer stein lifting competitions, the Vail Oktoberfest celebration is a great place to mark the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn season in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. There will be plenty of festive outfits, beer for the adults, heaps of sauerkraut and delicious bratwursts, and so much more. Oktoberfest is also known for its fun kids’ activities. With a special kids’ play area, yodeling performances, live…

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