On the Hill: Join in the cleanup

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain are inviting community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for June 11. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte gives us a taste of what it’s like to participate in this annual cleanup in this episode of On the Hill from 2013. To join in, meet at the base of the Gondola One in Vail Village by 9 a.m. on June 11. …

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Moses Gonzales retiring from Vail police

By scott miller

VAIL — After 14 years with the Vail Police Department, officer Moses Gonzales is retiring effective today. Gonzales has been a code enforcement officer since 2001 and also served with the Vail Recreation District. He’s known for his community service efforts throughout the years, including:• Organizing the annual county-wide Make a Difference Day Food Drive which has generated an estimated 1.2 million pounds to date;• Organizing the Shop with a Cop program that allows more than 40 underprivileged children to go shopping for their families with a police officer;• Serving as a Buddies program mentor and a member of the …

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Biliteracy becomes a star in local schools

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Chase and Taylor Keep spent years schlepping up and down the Interstate between Gypsum and Edwards, so they could be part of Berry Creek Middle School’s Spanish immersion program.OK, every parent who has ever schlepped knows that really means they drove the kids, which is good because it’s time with kids that fell out of the sky and landed on your family.As an added bonus, Chase will be among the Eagle County students who will receive a Seal of Biliteracy when he graduates Battle Mountain High School next spring.Rare AchievementEagle County’s school district is now only one …

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Vail Symposium’s lineup includes adventure and nutrition programs, film screenings and more

By caramie schnell

Lifelong learning sums up the goals of The Vail Symposium quite succinctly. This summer, curators, best-selling authors, award-winning filmmakers, doctors, nutritionists, physiologists and consciousness experts — among others — will lead programs that cover a variety of topics: adventure, geopolitical hot topic issues, nutrition, film screenings, alternative approaches to health and wellness, arts and culture and more.“There is a lot to look forward to from the Vail Symposium this summer,” said Executive Director Tracey Flower. “Diverse, yet consistently educational, exciting and informative programs are what we strive for, and this summer serves up everything our long-time supporters and future audience …

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