• Young student being supervised by a CMA Club Rider while sitting on a motorcycle

    Vail Valley Motorcycle Foundation makes it annual Backpacks & Books ride to Avon Elementary

    AVON — The Vail Valley Motorcycle Foundation is meals on the coolest wheels ever. The local motorcycle group made its annual pilgrimage Thursday to Avon Elementary School to deliver backpacks and school supplies, roaring into the parking lot to the delight of dozens of kindergarteners and first-graders. As the kids waited for the bikers to…

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  • Cordillera Motorcycle Association holds annual backpack ride

    AVON — The Cordillera Motorcycle Association is meals on the coolest wheels ever. Last year the group’s foundation fed local elementary school students 40,000 breakfasts and came up with some school supplies while they were at it. Riders made their annual run to Avon Elementary School to deliver backpacks and school supplies. The Cordillera Motorcycle Association…

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  • Avon Elementary wins prestigious honor

    AVON, Colorado – Avon Elementary School is one of only five Colorado schools to win this year’s National Blue Ribbon School Award. Avon Elementary more than doubled its standardized test scores over the past two years while serving a mostly minority student population. That caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Education, and Education…

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  • ECS kids eating breakfast

    Back-packing a lunch for Vail Valley kids

    VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –Last year, Toni Berns received a letter from a Vail Valley student, thanking her for sending home backpacks full of food. “Please Miss Toni, continue the program,” the letter said. “Thank you God for feeding us.” Berns, cafeteria manager at Avon Elementary, launched a pilot program last year providing backpacks full of…

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