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Mountain Village: As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mountain Village Police Department reaches out to the community


As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mountain Village Police Department reaches out to the community 


MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, Colo. – October 5, 2012 – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to mark this month the Mountain Village Police Department invites the community to a presentation and discussion about domestic violence October 17 at 5:30 p.m. Police Officer Ari Eddy will address various areas of domestic violence including what it is, how to break the silence, and what can you do to help end the cycle of violence. After the presentation, Officer Eddy will facilitate a discussion on domestic violence awareness as well as any other topics of interest.


According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1987. The intent was to connect battered women with advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. In 1989, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has passed every year since with NCADV providing key leadership in this effort. The hope is that events in communities and regions across the fifty states will culminate in a powerful statement celebrating the strength of battered women and their children.


In that same vain, the October 17 discussion will take place at the Police Department third floor conference room at 411 Mountain Village Blvd. Refreshments and light Mediterranean food will be available. Then at its October 18 meeting, the Mountain Village Town Council will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A proclamation will be read urging all citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the prevalence of domestic violence, showing support for victim/survivors, their families and friends, and honoring the dedicated individuals and organizations providing the Town of Mountain Village residents with life-altering victim services.


For more information about the community event, call (970) 728-9281 or email To learn more about local domestic violence resources call the San Miguel Resource Center at (970) 728-5660 or visit





Mountain Village Media Contact: 

Nichole Zangara Riley

 (970) 369-6430 | (970) 729-2179 | | | |



Mountain Village, situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality.  Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit us on the Web at