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Final day for ski-safety survey

As a part of a two-course sequence at Fort Lewis School, advertising professor Tomasz Miaskiewicz has his lessons specializing in habits at and opinions of ski areas, perceptions of on-slope security, and the event of messaging in order that numerous teams “slide with respect.” And, you may assist immediately.

“The primary part of this analysis is targeted on getting enter from snowsliders utilizing a survey that was designed as a part of my marketing-research class,” he mentioned. “The survey can be lively till Nov. 23.” The direct hyperlink to the survey is:

“For those who might take part and/or share the survey with your pals/viewers, we’d significantly respect it,” he mentioned. “By doing so, you’re serving to us acquire as a lot information as doable and develop efficient messaging that’s pushed by the outcomes of our analysis.”

For extra details about the general mission, go to

Summer season Phrases workshop strikes to Snowmass

The Summer season Phrases juried workshop June 18-23 has a brand new location on the The Viewline Snowmass Resort in Snowmass, and purposes are due Feb. 17, 2023.

The 2023 school for the workships in Ebook EnhancingFictionMemoirCenter GradePrivate EssayPoetry and Sci-Fi/Fantasy is ready: Claire DedererAshley C. FordMain JacksonAlaya Daybreak Johnson, Erin Entrada KellyKatie KitamuraTom PerrottaEmily RaboteauVictoria Redel, Luis Alberto UrreaMichelle Wildgen

Workshop descriptions and school bios can be found at

Functions for the non-juried Readers’ Retreat (led by Luis Alberto Urrea) and Open Writing (led by Victoria Redel) will open in early 2023.

A $35 software payment and writing pattern required for all juried workshops. Organizers recommend potential candidates fastidiously learn all manuscript pointers earlier than making use of. 

Hearth at Glenwood RV park sends one to hospital

A construction hearth at Ami’s Acres RV Park ignited early Tuesday morning leaving one individual in hospital, in keeping with the Glenwood Springs Hearth Division.

“The short response of firefighters saved this fireplace to the constructing of origin and stopped the flames from spreading to extra property,” Incident Commander Ryan Wyckoff mentioned.

The division acquired the decision at 2:54 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a 40-foot, fifth-wheel trailer totally engulfed in flames and spreading to 4 vehicles parked subsequent to the trailer, the information launch states. 

Occupants of the trailer have been evacuated with one individual being despatched to the hospital, and a canine was taken to the Valley Emergency Pet Care in Basalt. 

Firefighters have been capable of evacuate occupants from that and neighboring trailers earlier than extinguishing the hearth and holding it from spreading, in keeping with the discharge.

The 2 adjoining trailers sustained in depth warmth and smoke injury, displacing the occupants. 

Carbondale & Rural Hearth Safety District, Colorado River Hearth Rescue, and Glenwood Springs Hearth Division used a joint effort requiring three hearth engines, one water tender, an ambulance, and a command automobile with 13 firefighters, in keeping with the discharge. 

The reason for the hearth stays underneath investigation by the Garfield County Hearth Investigation Crew and the Glenwood Springs Hearth Division. 

Garfield County seeing spike in RSV circumstances

Garfield County Public Well being is reporting a fast improve in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in kids throughout Colorado, together with regionally.

The virus has been notably laborious on infants and youngsters beneath the age of two, public well being officers mentioned. 

Coupled with a rising variety of circumstances of seasonal flu and the continued presence of COVID-19, it’s vital to recollect to take fundamental precautions and holding updated on flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, Garfield County Public Well being Immunizations Nurse Supervisor Danielle Dudley mentioned.

“We will’t all the time keep away from each sickness, however we may give ourselves the perfect probability doable,” she mentioned. “We can not stress sufficient: Keep residence when you’re sick, and preserve your youngsters residence when they’re sick to keep away from spreading undesirable sicknesses to others. At all times cowl your mouth and nostril if you sneeze; everybody round you’ll respect it.”

RSV is a standard respiratory virus that normally causes gentle, cold-like signs and is the main reason behind bronchiolitis (irritation of the small airways within the lung) and pneumonia (an infection of the lungs) in kids underneath one in america, a information launch from Garfield County Public Well being states. 

Vail downplays slippage in ski rankings

Every year, numerous nationwide magazines compile rankings for high locations, accommodations and ski resorts. This 12 months, Vail Mountain fell off the Prime Ski Areas in North America record from Condé Nast Traveler and maintained its No. 20 place from the earlier 12 months in an identical record (Prime Resorts within the West) from Ski Journal. Neighboring Beaver Creek Resort got here in at No. 17 and No. 15, respectively, within the two rankings.

On the Tuesday, Nov. 15, Vail City Council assembly, Council member Jonathan Staufer mentioned that Vail’s slipping from the Condé Nast record was a trigger for concern.

“I believe everyone in all probability noticed it and was as involved as I used to be in regards to the Condé Nast scores for Vail,” he mentioned. “I believe not even being within the high 20 is of some concern.

“I’m probably not certain the place we’re falling down, and I’d prefer to know that,” he mentioned. “What can we do to get the personal sector to assist us get again to a dedication of high quality? I believe that’s extremely vital. As a result of, as I mentioned, there’s not anyone on this total group that doesn’t need Vail to be No. 1, and I believe that’s true throughout this complete group and up on the hill.”

Nonetheless, this concern for the slippage within the rankings was not held by representatives from the Vail Chamber & Enterprise Affiliation, Vail Valley Partnership, or Vail Resorts.

Alison Wadey, the manager director of the VBCA, mentioned the group does “not have any monitoring if this rating impacts our friends’ cause for visiting or not.”

Each Vail Valley Partnership’s Chris Romer and Vail Resorts’ Senior Communications Supervisor John Plack mentioned that there’s no correlation between journal rankings and visitation.

“Some of these rankings are vital from a public-relations perspective, and it’s all the time good to be acknowledged as ‘better of the perfect,’” mentioned Romer, who leads the valley-wide chamber. “Nonetheless, there’s little or no if any financial impression that may be tracked to those scores.”

Wadey added that she sees no financial impression from the rankings.

“We now have had file gross sales tax collections the previous 12 months, so I don’t assume this rating impacts our guests’ need to come back to Vail,” she mentioned.

For Vail Resorts, the rankings are not any trigger for concern relating to the resort’s future: “Not one bit,” Plack mentioned.


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