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Last day for the ski safety survey

As part of a two-course sequence at Fort Lewis College, marketing professor Tomasz Miaskiewicz’s courses focus on ski resort behavior and opinions, on-slope safety perceptions, and developing messages so different groups “slide with respect.” And you can help today.

“The first phase of this research is focused on getting input from snowsliders using a survey designed as part of my marketing research course,” he said. “The survey will be active until November 23.” The direct link to the survey is: https://fortlewis1.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFALQzwpG2r9Wd0.

“If you could take the poll and/or share it with your friends/audience we’d really appreciate it,” he said. “By doing so, you will help us collect as much data as possible and develop effective messages based on the results of our research.”



You can find more information about the overall project at https://www.slidewithrespect.com.

The Summer Words Workshop is moving to Snowmass

The June 18-23 judged Summer Words workshop has a new location at The Viewline Snowmass Resort in Snowmass and applications are due by February 17, 2023.



The Faculty 2023 for the internships in book editingfictionmemoriesmiddle classPersonal essaypoetry and Science Fiction/Fantasy is employed: Claire DedererAshley C FordMajor JacksonAlaya Dawn JohnsonErin Entrada KellyKatie KitamuraTom PerrottaEmily RaboteauVictoria RedelLuis Alberto UrreaMichelle Wildgen

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios are available at aspenwords.org.

Applications for non-jurors withdrawal of the readers (directed by Luis Alberto Urrea) and Open Writing (directed by Victoria Redel) will open in early 2023.

A $35 registration fee and writing sample are required for all judged workshops. The organizers recommend potential applicants to read everything carefully Manuscript Guidelines before applying.

A fire at the Glenwood RV park sends one to the hospital

A building fire ignited at Ami’s Acres RV Park early Tuesday morning, leaving one person hospitalized, according to the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.

“The quick response of firefighters contained this fire to the original building and prevented the flames from spreading to additional property,” said Chief of Operations Ryan Wyckoff.

The department received the call at 2:54 am. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 40-foot semi-trailer fully aflame and spreading to four cars parked next to the trailer, the release said.

The occupants of the trailer were evacuated, one person was taken to the hospital and a dog was taken to Valley Emergency Pet Care in Basalt.

According to the press release, firefighters were able to evacuate the occupants of this and neighboring trailers before extinguishing the fire and preventing it from spreading.

The two adjacent trailers suffered extensive heat and smoke damage, displacing the occupants.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Colorado River Fire Rescue and Glenwood Springs Fire Department deployed a joint effort that required three fire engines, a water tanker, an ambulance and a command vehicle with 13 firefighters, according to the press release.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Garfield County Fire Investigation Team and the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.

Garfield County is seeing a spike in RSV cases

Garfield County Public Health is reporting a rapid rise in childhood respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections across Colorado, including locally.

The virus has been particularly tough on infants and children under the age of 2, public health officials said.

In conjunction with a growing number of cases of seasonal flu and the continued presence of COVID-19, it’s important to remember to take basic precautions and keep up to date with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, Danielle Dudley said , Garfield County Public Health Immunizations Nurse Manager .

“We can’t always avoid every disease, but we can give ourselves the best possible chance,” she said. “We cannot stress this enough: stay home if you are sick and keep your children at home if they are sick to avoid spreading unwanted diseases to others. Always cover your mouth and nose when sneezing; everyone around you will appreciate it.”

RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms and is the leading cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lungs) and pneumonia (pneumonia) in children under one year old in the United States, a Garfield County Public press release health states.

Vail downplays the slide in the ski rankings

Every year, various national magazines create rankings for top destinations, hotels and ski areas. That year, Vail Mountain dropped from the list of top ski resorts in North America out Conde Nast Traveler and retained its No. 20 position from the previous year in a similar list (Top Resorts in the West).) out Ski Magazine. Neighboring Beaver Creek Resort was ranked 17th and 15th, respectively.

At the Vail City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 15, Councilman Jonathan Staufer said Vail was slipping out of town conde nast List gave cause for concern.

“I think everyone probably saw it and was just as concerned as I was about it conde nast ratings for Vail,” he said. “I think not even being in the top 20 is worrying.

“I’m not sure where we fall and I’d like to know,” he said. “What can we do to get the private sector to help us get back to a commitment to quality? I think that’s incredibly important. Because like I said, there isn’t anyone in this entire organization that doesn’t want Vail to be #1, and I think that goes for the entire community and on top of the hill.”

However, this concern about the slide in the rankings has not been voiced by officials from the Vail Chamber & Business Association, the Vail Valley Partnership or Vail Resorts.

Alison Wadey, the VBCA’s chief executive, said the group has “no follow-up on whether or not this ranking influences why our guests visit.”

Both Chris Romer of Vail Valley Partnership and John Plack, Vail Resorts senior communications manager, said there is no correlation between magazine rankings and visitor numbers.

“These kinds of rankings are important from a public relations perspective, and it’s always nice to be recognized as ‘best of the best,'” said Romer, who heads the valley-wide chamber. “However, there is very little if any economic impact that can be attributed to these assessments.”

Wadey added that she sees no economic impact from the ranking.

“We had record sales tax receipts last year, so I don’t think this ranking will affect our visitors’ desire to come to Vail,” she said.

For Vail Resorts, the rankings aren’t a cause for concern about the resort’s future: “Not a bit,” Plack said.

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