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News & Views

Winter 2008/09 The Simson / Nenninger Team

Summit Real Estate

The Simson / Nenninger Team

BRECKENRIDGE• COPPER MOUNTAIN • DILLON • KEYSTONE • FRISCO • SILVERTHORNE • WILDERNEST

The Sky in Summit County is Shifting, not Falling, and It's

Still Stunningly Beautiful! G

ood relationships and strong past customer sales have enabled Summit Real Estate to have a good year, even in the face of the housing crisis nationwide and our local Summit County market shifting from 2007's record breaking pace- Thank you! Locally, inventory is up this year and we are seeing many price reductions as Sellers get more in line with where the buyers are today. Our market is correcting, from the unprecedented growth we saw in 2006 and 2007. More now than ever, it's a "price war and a beauty contest!” Properties that are staged to perfection and priced right and seen as a good value to buyers are selling. People often ask me if the “sky is falling” in Summit County real estate, and while we saw some terrific appreciation the past 2 years, we didn't have the "bubble" that many other communities saw. The statistics do show a downturn, that’s true- number of sales in 2008 down about 47% from 2007, but the average prices in Summit County continue to follow the trend we've seen for the past 20 years- steady growth. Consider us your guides to tapping into an endless storehouse of information about the market, the people and special places of Summit County. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss the market in greater detail, or log onto SummitHomeBuyer.com to receive a fast, free list of property that fit your specific goals and dreams. We’ll help you find a property that tugs at your heart,

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but also makes sound financial sense. You can relax (yes. Relax) while we give your mission our full attention. Financial analysis and charts can say one thing one day, and another the next. But, mountains don't suddenly disappear. Rivers don't stop flowing and Summit County will always be an oasis for those with adventurous hearts. As Helen Keller said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”

Good Mortgages Loans at Good Rates and How to Get Them T he mortgage industry is going through many modifications, all leading to positive change for the real estate and lending industries. Who, among us, does not wish for moderately rising prices and stable interest rates? With the industry changes, we are witnessing a new way of doing business. Actually, it is a return to the old way of doing business. Excellent loans are being originated every day and will continue to be made. These loans are being reviewed with increased scrutiny regarding appraisals substantiating market value, borrowers having a reasonable amount of money to put into the transaction, good credit scores and proven income demonstrating a willingness and ability to repay the mortgage. In the recent past, many loans were made under questionable circumstances, but now, unscrupulous practices have been all but eliminated with the licensing requirement of Senate Bill 07-203. Licensed mortgage broker contact information, surety bond information and errors and omissions insurance information, can be verified by a visit to http://www.dora.state. co.us/real-estate/mortgagebrokerregistration.htm What should a potential buyer do and be aware of in the loan application process? Here are some points to consider. 1. A potential buyer is encouraged to work with a well established local lender in Summit County. These lenders know the intricacies of the area and will be able to offer straight talk from the first meeting. Internet lenders often seem to offer competitive possibilities, but as the lending process proceeds, the advantages of being sure you are working with a State licensed broker will become very apparent. 2. A borrower is well advised to choose a lender who offers

all types of loans, including conforming and Non-Conforming loans, VA and other government financing. Private Mortgage Insurance is available for owner occupied and second homes to allow smaller down payments. The tax deductible possibility of this insurance makes these loans very competitive. 3. Real estate agents are now requesting documentation showing borrowers are pre-approved as opposed to prequalified. This pre-approval will consist of a an examination of credit, earnings, assets and findings from the automated underwriting systems through FNMA or FHLMC. The assigned case number with evidence of the approved findings should always be documented in the pre-approval letter along with the mortgage broker’s Colorado license number. 4. It’s always best to work with that local lender who has a reputation for on-time closings. The best lenders can put their money where their mouth is and give assurances of closing dates. Local real estate agents and title companies know the lenders who always get the money to the closing table on time. Jim & Kevin WHAT'S INSIDE Doyle, Julie Lobato Summit County................................................................................... 2 and Marli Murphy Silverthorne ......................................................................................... 3 are owners of Dillon .................................................................................................... 4 LAKE DILLON Keystone ............................................................................................... 5 Frisco ..................................................................................................... 6 MORTGAGE Copper .................................................................................................. 7 SERVICES, INC. Breckenridge ....................................................................................... 8 THEY CAN BE Questions & Answers ........................................................................ 9 REACHED for a Meet Summit Real Estate...........................................................10-11 free consultation at Featured Listings .........................................................................12-13 Calendar of Events ........................................................................... 14 970.468.9402 of toll Resource Guide................................................................................. 15 free at 888.722.4749


SUMMIT COUNTY - The Multiple Choice Answer

Come Home to Summit County! A

s we soak up Colorado’s cobalt-blue skies and magnificent starry nights it is difficult not to take for granted "another day in paradise". There is an underlying melody to life in Summit County. It is found in the rhythms of nature, the heartbeat of a ski racer, the babble of the river and in the whisper of the wind. Let this faint melody become the soundtrack for the best moments of your life. When one says "Summit County" the communities of Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne come to mind. We have created this newspaper not only to acquaint you with real estate opportunities in these communities, but also to share with you some of what we love about Summit County. Real estate opportunities are the best they have ever been with interest rates still very low. Rather than "home sellers", we like to think of ourselves as "dream makers" and we believe that there is something here for everyone, no matter what their needs, desires or dreams. We hope you use this newspaper not only as a tool for your real estate purchase in Summit County, but also that it introduces you to the luster and vibrancy of Summit County. We believe that your purchase of real estate in Summit County should be more than a "tour" of homes where you see so many properties that you can’t distinguish between the first one on the list and the last. A tour that leaves you feeling like a tourist, confused and undecided. Our approach to selling real estate is different. In addition to being devoted real estate professionals, it is our desire to share with you the details that make Summit County like no place

The Simson / Nenninger Team else on earth. Not only are we excited to explore with you your ideas of what makes a house a home, but along the way perhaps we’ll share with you the story of the day it snowed ducks on I-70, give you the “straight scoop” on local schools, or answer your questions about how to find Heeney and why in the world there is a “Tick Fest” there every summer. We’ll share with you the hidden places, back roads and little nooks and crannies that are rarely seen or talked about. And, if selling your property is a priority, you won’t find a more “tuned-in” and successful Team to work with. If you want more money in your pocket, a faster sales time and a hassle free experience, call Summit Real Estate – The Simson/Nenninger Team. We think you’ll discover, along with more than a thousand other families, that sometimes the best things in life really do come in small packages. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

Year Residential AveragePPrice Housing Index: Summit CountyCounty 20 Year20Residential Average rice Housing Index: Summit Residential units include all improved residential property types; Single Family, Duplex-Triplex, Townhome, Condominium

Residential units include all improved residential property types; Single Family, Duplex-Triplex, Townhome, Condominium $600,000

$500,000 $528,343

$400,000

$457,232

$300,000

$332,750 $220,552

$200,000

$211,165 $132,295 $123,040

$100,000

$268,661

$337,894

$308,526

$349,403

$394,702

$333,260

$249,822

$181,846 $154,397

$112,872

$117,032

$106,654 $99,749

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SILVERTHORNE - The Gateway to Summit County

Silverthorne Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward Town council gives preliminary approval to plan for four duplexes

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ILVERTHORNE- Eight new affordable housing units in Silverthorne moved one step closer to reality when the town council gave unanimous approval to the developer’s preliminary site plan. The four new duplex units, to be located on a one-acre lot on Anemone Trail overlooking the Blue River ballfields, will have about 1,200 to 1,500 square feet of living space, and ownership will be restricted to locals earning no more than the area median income. The plan for the complex — called Ptarmigan Affordable Housing — resulted from an agreement between Silverthorne and Tom Everist, owner of the South Maryland Creek Ranch. To win annexation from the town for more than 400 acres of his 1072-acre ranch to build 82 high-end homes, Everist agreed to provide Silverthorne with a number of benefits, including between eight and eleven affordable-housing units. According to town communitydevelopment director Mark Leidal, this is the first development requirement of this type for the town.

“We have required developers to include affordable housing units before,” he said. “But they’ve all been rentals.” The formal agreement between Everist and the town calls for completion of the four duplexes by Dec. 2009. Silverthorne bought the hillside property designated for the development from the town of Dillon in 2003 to allow construction of the recreation path connector between the county path system and the town’s Blue River Trail. In 2007, Silverthorne annexed the parcel for the affordable-housing project. The sketch plan approved by the town council Wednesday includes six twobedroom and two three-bedroom units, all with two-car garages. Designed to require minimal exterior maintenance, the mining-style duplexes feature floor-to-ceiling windows as well as photo-voltaic panels for electricity generation. Prices of the units will range between $248,000 and $293,000, project manager Joanna Hopkins estimated. The agreement between town and developer calls for employees of Everist

New Silverthorne Site for Housing Project

Materials to have first right of refusal on three of the eight units. All the units will be subject to deed restrictions administered by the Summit Combined Housing Authority. Construction is slated to begin this fall, pending final approval from both the planning commission and town council. “We’re continuing to tweak the plans based on council comments and working with the town,” Hopkins said. by HARRIET HAMILTON Summit Daily News

THINKING OF BUYING IN SILVERTHORNE OR WILDERNEST? WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY CONDOS Silver Queen West . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $235,000 Snowscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $264,000 Treehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $279,900 Watch Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $325,000 TOWNHOMES Saddle Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Bedrooms from $409,900 Prospector Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Bedrooms from $497,000 Blue River Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Bedrooms from $409,500 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES Willow Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $399,900 Mesa Cortina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $725,000 Ruby Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $1,675,000 Three Peaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $1,489,000 VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $149,000 - $3,375,000 Pricing and availability subject to change, call for pricing on larger units The above information is from Summit MLS as listed by all Realtors

PRICELESS • A great central location allowing easy access to the four ski areas and other mountain communities • Lies at the base of the Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan wilderness areas which are famous for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and backpacking • The Blue River provides some of the best year-round Gold Medal fishing in the state • Enjoy the Silverthorne Recreation Center which provides fun for the whole family

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DILLON - Four Seasons of Fun

Dillon’s Approved Projects O ver the past summer two major projects were approved in Dillon by the Town Council. The first concerns the commercial space next to Walgreens and is being spearheaded by the Millenium Venture Group out of Denver. In the lot next to Walgreens there will be a 9000 square foot building with approval for five retail spaces, and three of the five likely being quick serve restaurants. Qdoba is anticipated to be one of the first quick serve restaurants going in to that location and the other two are yet to be confirmed. Walgreens anticipates opening in early winter. The second project approved over the summer was the Alpine Lake Lodge which will be where the existing Ristorante Al Lago is located on Lake Dillon Drive. This redevelopment will include 8500 square feet of commercial and retail space in addition to 44 condos. The Dillon Town Council is continuing to look at the engineering and prioritizing of projects from the Marina Park Master Plan, which includes additional improvements at Marina Park. Work also continues on the engineering and planning for implementation of the Marina Master Plan. The new playground was completed in June and has become a very popular attraction! The old picnic shelter in Marina Park is

6 The number of listings

sold by the average Realtor in Summit County in 2007

50 The number of listings sold by Allison Simson in 2007 (more than any other Realtor in Summit County)

“Anna was very

professional and easy to communicate with. She was wonderful about fielding and answering all of my questions about my condo purchase.” Laura B. Boulder, CO

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Dillon Marina Park Playground Improvement

gone with the new picnic shelter under construction. All final work on the shelter will be completed in the springtime just in time for next summer’s celebrations! Other things happening in the town of Dillon include Marcelo’s Italian deli, run by the owners of Ristorante Al Lago, moving into the La Riva del Lago building where the bowling alley is located in downtown Dillon. There is the possibility of a higher end Italian

restaurant going into that building as well. Several other shops including a barber shop are thriving in the building as well. The Public Defender’s office has moved into the Dillon Tech Center in the old location of the interior design company Finley, Jones and Harris, filling a long vacant space. There are many exciting things happening in Dillon, keep reading for future developments!

THINKING OF BUYING IN DILLON? WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY CONDOS Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $585,000 Dillon Valley East/West . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $145,000 Lake Cliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $439,900 Soda Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $305,000 Timber Lodge at Lake Dillon . . . 1 Bedrooms from $232,900 TOWNHOMES Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $475,000 Chateau Acadian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bedrooms from $750,000 Lookout Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $459,000 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES Dillon Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $320,000 - $599,000 Summerwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $889,000 - $2,500,000 Summit Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399,900 - $624,000 Whispering Pines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $700,000 - $1,249,000 VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $184,900 - $510,000 Pricing and availability subject to change, call for pricing on larger units The above information is from Summit MLS as listed by all Realtors

PRICELESS • Quaint lakeside town, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the splendor of the mountains • A rock-solid community that provides a wide range of activities • This town has moved three times in its 125 year history • Enjoy a magnificent lake and full-service Marina, renowned as the nation’s highest Yacht Club • Stop by the Historical Society - learn the fascinating history of the dam and the Old Town of Dillon

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KEYSTONE - One Extraordinary Mountain Experience

2300 Vertical Feet in 12 Minutes T

his is the anticipated speed of the sleek new Doppelmayr gondola in Keystone. The new ride will feature floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the views, with lots of room to carry your skis and boards inside the cabin. The Doppelmayr features the latest technology to transport about 2400 people per hour, which is twice as fast, and it’s expected to be 30 to 40 percent more energy efficient. The new gondola is conveniently located in River Run between The Springs and Red Hawk Lodge; a short walk from the parking lot. There will be a new mid-station halfway up Dercum Mountain for loading and unloading. Then look for a new skier bridge in the summer of 2009 which will replace the current pedestrian bridge. The latest project in Keystone River Run is One River Run. This will include 183 new properties including studios, 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom condos. The highly anticipated One River Run is now on hold due to economic conditions; a wise move by Vail Resorts. The good news is that the

current project will retain approval until 2011. If you are looking for a property in Keystone there are some great options for you today! Currently there are 200 listings in Keystone to choose from: 15 studios priced from $182,900 to $257,000; 47 one bedroom condos from $204,900 to $599,000; 57 two bedroom condos from $299,000 to $685,000; 28 three bedroom properties from $359,000 to $1,975,000; and 53 properties with at least four bedrooms priced from $599,000 to $3,500,000.

Keystone Gondola Cabins

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Powder Skiing at Keystone

THINKING OF BUYING IN KEYSTONE? WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY CONDOS Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Studios from $182,900 Expedition Station . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $309,000 Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $359,000 Montezuma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $429,000 Ski Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $499,000

PRICELESS • Where else can you ski from morning till way past sunset, November into April? •A special treat is dinner at the world’s highest 5-star gourmet restaurant

TOWNHOMES Tennis Townhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $339,900 Cabin in the Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $635,000 Settlers Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bedrooms from $869,500 Ski Tip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $750,000 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $329,900 - $3,500,000 VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $275,000 in Montezuma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $389,000 in Keystone

• Truly a four season resort, offering activities for the whole family •An early day sawmill town that now encompasses golf, tennis, rafting, fly fishing, sleigh rides, ice skating and of course world-class skiing on three mountains

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Class Ski Areas in 4 World Summit County % of second homes 66: in Summit County

“The virtual tour that Eddie put together of our property for your website was one of the best ways our property could have been marketed.” Dianne and Jim S. Lee's Summit, MO

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FRISCO - Quaint, Historic, Friendly and Diverse

Water Tower Place Goes Green T

hings will be looking a little “greener” on the corner of Summit Blvd. and Granite St. since the demolition of the abandoned shopping complex and ground breaking of new development Water Tower Place. Water Tower Place which replaces the 1973-era Frisco Boardwalk building will offer 42 housing units and more than 14,000 square feet of commercial space and will be constructed under the Green Globe Standard, marking Frisco’s first certified green project. The building design ensures energy efficiency, waste minimization, and long-term sustainability. “This is a really great project for the town, and it’s one of the biggest we have had in recent years,” Frisco community planner Suzane Kelley said. “The design has been very well thought out and the new area will almost act as an extension to Main St.” Water Tower Place will be five separate buildings with an accessible pedestrian plaza in the center. Two of the buildings will be entirely residential, and those buildings facing Granite St. will offer ground-level commercial space in addition to housing units on the second and third floors. The new development will also provide eight affordable housing units, specifically aimed at those who currently work in Frisco. Those units will be priced by the Summit County Housing Authority according to area median incomes. Project owner Paul Verallli, a veterinarian at the Frisco Animal Hospital, began brainstorming development options in 2005, vowing “to transform the ugliest corner in Frisco into one of the most attractive parts of town.” “I approached the town of Frisco with the idea and the decision was made to make it a certified green project,” Veralli said. “The added cost varies from 5 percent to 8 percent, but the savings will be realized for years to come. It really is a win-win for everyone.” The first priorities for construction crews will be to construct a new road on the south side of the parcel bordering the Lake Dillon Fire-

Number of days of 300 sunshine in Colorado % of Summit County 79: land that is federally owned

“Meta is a wonderful person and an excellent real estate broker. We are grateful to have had her for our Broker and from a business transaction, Meta is now our friend.” Jamie & Dominick D. Pueblowest, CO

Making Way for New Water Tower Place

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Rescue station. Water Tower Way will replace an alley that previously ran through the property, connecting Granite St. to 8th Ave. Water Tower Place will offer two and three bedroom residences, ranging from $600,000 to $900,000, and luxury townhomes priced up to $1 million.

THINKING OF BUYING IN FRISCO WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY

PRICELESS

CONDOS Mountain Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $262,500 Creekside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $285,000 Meadow Creek Villa . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $340,000 Villas at Prospect Point . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $400,000 Drake Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $575,500

• A friendly and welcoming mountain community that offers quiet charm as well as an air of excitement

TOWNHOMES Lagoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $392,000 Frisco Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $395,000 Frisco 8 Townhomes . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $442,000 Crossroads Townhomes . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $491,000 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES Bill's Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $640,000 Frisco Town Sub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $675,000 Teller Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $699,000 VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From $449,000

• Frisco was founded as part of the gold rush in the 1850’s • A combination of beautiful mountain scenery, small-town atmosphere and old fashioned good times • A tightly knit community with a real focus on family • Watching your grandkids enjoy the Frisco Elementary Fun Ground. Bring a snack — they won’t let you head home too early!

Pricing and availability subject to change, call for pricing on larger units. The above information is from Summit MLS as listed by all Realtors.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN - A Village to Match the Mountains

Copper re-development plan finally gets green light Effort to move approved units to core area more than a decade in coming

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UMMIT COUNTY — County commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to re-distribute about 420 units of previously approved, unbuilt density at Copper Mountain, focusing development in the core of the resort. Copper officials said the redevelopment will breathe new life into the resort's base area by building a critical mass of beds and commercial activity with the addition of new residential units and a condo-hotel on the site of the Chapel parking lot. The approved amendment to the resort's planned-unit development — a site-specific master plan — is a scaled-down version of several previously denied proposals. The earlier versions included significant new density that was unacceptable to the county. “We're very pleased with the approval we received for the PUD amendment today,” said Copper president and chief operating officer Gary Rodgers, thanking the commissioners, as well as county and resort planners for all the hard work on the project. “The sequencing of any development has yet to be determined,” Rodgers said, explaining that the resort and county still have to nail down the details of the conditions attached to the development approval. Overall, the development will provide significant public benefits, and the amendment falls within the guidelines of existing county regulations, said County Commissioner Thomas

Davidson. Those benefits include new trail connections, stream restorations and donations to the Chapel Foundation and the Summit Housing Authority. In three previous hearings, the commissioners sought assurances that Copper Mountain would deliver all the promised benefits. Though the final legal language is still in the works, Davidson said he was confident that the resort will be held to a new standard. “The public benefits are spelled out in great detail. Regardless of a development schedule, Copper Mountain has to provide those benefits,” Davidson said. Additionally, the resort will be expected to live up to its commitments in several key operational areas, including parking and traffic on Highway 91. “There area significant enforcement mechanisms if they don't perform,” Davidson said. Friday on the Slopes at Copper Copper’s commitments go beyond anything previously in effect at the resort, BY BOB BERWYN and for that matter, at other resorts in the county, Summit Daily News Davidson said. The key public benefit may be an ongoing funding mechanism, via a redirection of part of the resort's real-estate transfer tax, to address issues the county determines are particularly important, Davidson added.

THINKING OF BUYING IN COPPER MOUNTAIN WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY CONDOS Copper One Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Studios from $315,000 Mill Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $684,900 Passage Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $285,000 Snowbridge Square . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $519,000 Tucker Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $484,000 TOWNHOMES Beeler Place Townhomes . . . . . 4 Bedrooms from $1,550,000 Togwotee Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $479,000 Woods at Copper Creek . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $745,000 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES Lewis Ranch at Copper Mountain . . $1,675,000 - $4,195,000

PRICELESS • Riding the Super Bee - it is possible to ski over 66,000 feet of vertical in one day. That's the equivalent of skiing from the top of Mount Everest to sea level more than twice. Whew! • Warm weather, sun-drenched skies and a mountain playground define life at Copper • This lively village hosting skiers, golfers and outdoor lovers, once served as a rest stop for Ute Indians traveling Vail Pass

VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .From $989,000 - $1,199,000

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28,000 estimated permanent population of Summit County

7 weeks Average length of time it takes to find the perfect second home

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The typical number of properties looked at before making a buying decision

“For the second time,

Kelie found a property that was just right for us. She was great to work with” Jeanette L. & Jim G., Breckenridge, CO

Pricing and availability subject to change, call for pricing on larger units The above information is from Summit MLS as listed by all Realtors

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BRECKENRIDGE - A Real Town With Unreal Skiing

Breckenridge Celebrates 150 Years of Adventure with the Breck 150 B

reckenridge, Colorado - Way before Breckenridge was a ski resort, it was a town. Over the past 150 years, the spirit of the town didn’t shift much with equal parts outcast and visionary, frontier and fine living. With the approach of Breckenridge’s 150th Anniversary in 2009, it is important to reflect on the history, heritage and especially the characters that made this Victorian mining town what it is today. Full of gold finds and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and bust, the town’s history set the stage for the modern day adventures Breckenridge is known and loved for. Founded in 1859 by a small group of prospectors, the town’s Gold Rush brought settlers in droves seeking their fortune. While some found gold, each adventurer discovered the glory of the Ten Mile Range and the bounty of its beautiful landscape. 2009 will be a time to celebrate Breckenridge’s history. From the enhancement of existing events and the addition of new history-focused events to encouraging visitors and locals to explore the town’s history on the trails and capital improvements being made to various historic sites and museums, the town’s history can be experienced and celebrated by families,

36: % of all real estate transactions nationwide were for second homes or investment properties

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adventure seekers and history buffs alike. Highlights to take place during Breckenridge’s 150th anniversary include: •The Breck 150 Retro Ski Weekend, April 4, 2009. This event will include a fashion show of ski apparel through the decades, spring skiing in retro garb and more. The Retro Ski Weekend will be a part of Breckenridge’s Annual Spring Massive celebration that includes live concerts, comedy nights, onmountain competitions, the massive Brewfest and other events through Breckenridge at Night Mark Fox Photo April. June 20-21, 2009. This event offers a robust •The complete restoration of the Edwin Carter line-up of events and activities including Museum to be unveiled in the spring of 2009. historic mine tours, museum exhibits, gun Exhibit themes at the 1875 Edwin Carter fights, live music, old time arts and crafts, Museum will trace the evolution of Carter’s storytelling, historic hikes, kids’ activities life as a miner, taxidermist, and scientist. Also and the Annual Outhouse Races as seen on featured in the museum will be a new theater MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. room and an interactive learning center •The unveiling of new additions to the Arts where children can try hands-on activities District of Breckenridge Historic buildings related to Carter’s work. Edwin Carter was are being renovated to form a cutting-edge Breckenridge’s original naturalist who paved arts campus that will house a ceramics studio, the way for the town’s modern environmental performance arts venue, artist in residence efforts. studios, workshop spaces and more. •History comes to life during Kingdom Days, Continued on Page 15

THINKING OF BUYING IN BRECKENRIDGE WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY CONDOS Four O'clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Studios from $190,000 Wildflower Condo . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $214,000 Sundowner Condo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $310,000 Beaver Run Condo. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $353,000 Park Avenue Lofts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedrooms from $420,000 Tyra Summit Condo . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $585,000 TOWNHOMES Highland Greens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bedrooms from $585,000 Crystal Creek Townhomes . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $600,000 Corral at Breckenridge . . . . . . . . . 3 Bedrooms from $602,000 SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEXES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $256,000 - $5,550,000 VACANT LAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 - $1,700,000

PRICELESS • A pleasant combination of world-class skiing with authentic old west charm • Breckenridge is the largest ski area in Summit County, at the southern, and highest end of the county • Breckenridge’s history as a mining town is still alive in this charming Victorian town • Year-round resort known for an abundance of incomparable shopping, dining and nightlife

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Answer: Knowing the current Real Estate market is crucial while finding your mountain property. Knowing what is taking place within a market at the time you are buying a property can have a huge impact on whether you pay too much for your home. The best way to receive this information is from a Buyer Specialist that truly understands the market. Do not rely upon rumor or what you read in the newspaper or magazines. This information may not be accurate or could possibly not even be relevant to the particular market you are in. Because we are a resort community we have a very unique market. In Summit County, we have a large percentage of second homeowners coming from all over the United States which does help to stabilize our market. While we have enjoyed substantial appreciation over the years, our market has not experienced dramatic increases in the last several months. This has helped our market to avoid the plummeting prices that have been seen in other parts of the country.

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Question: Allison, we’re getting ready to put our home on the market and we’ve cleaned it up and had the carpets cleaned, but I’m not sure what else we should do to prepare it for sale. I’ve heard about “staging”, but don’t know what exactly that entails. Any suggestions?

Answer: According to The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., if you're like most of us, you've got stuff wedged in closets you haven't looked at since sometime in the '80s, the kitchen counter looks like an ad for an appliance sale and the living room has more toys on the floor than are actually in the toy box. Most buyers would run screaming. But there's a solution, experts say. It's called staging your home. The idea isn't the same as decorating your home, which is more about comfort and personalization. Staging a home is actually de-personalizing or neutralizing the space, so a buyer can see him or herself there, said Missy Tackett, an accredited staging professional with Bedford-based Bayit Designs. "You've got to look at your house through the eyes of a buyer, it can help drastically," she said. "Statistics show your house will sell in less time and for more money." The three offered a few tips to would-be sellers: 1) De-clutter Clean out the closets, clear off the bookshelves and pack up your prized collection of Star Wars toys. You'll get a head start

on packing — and your house will look larger. "People look when they're buying," Tackett said. "If the closets are cluttered, they won't think you have too much stuff. They'll think there isn't enough storage." Don't forget to look outside your home as well. Dead plants, old Christmas decorations and grungy patio furniture must go. 2) De-personalize Pack up those refrigerator magnets, clear off the kitchen counter tops and take down the huge wall of family photos. And don't forget to put away all the toiletries in the bathroom — yes, even contact solution and your toothbrush. "It's the feeling you get when you walk in," Tackett said. "You want it to feel fresh." But don't go overboard, Larmour-Goldin said. "If you take everything down it can look stark and cold," she said. 3) Clean, clean, clean You're aiming for Q-tip clean, Brand said. Wash the windows and clean curtains and blinds. Don't forget the ceiling fans, the bathtub, woodwork and, if necessary, give walls a fresh coat of paint. Clean the carpet and pack up your rugs — too many could make it look like you're trying to hide problems. A tip? Don't forget the vent covers. "Those can get filthy," Larmour-Goldin said.

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ouldn’t it seem strange if you visited your doctor and found him answering the phone, filing insurance claims and making appointments? Or what if you arrived at the airport and found that the pilot was fueling the plane and checking in bags? Trying to handle all of the aspects of a real estate transaction is similar to playing the game of baseball. When one person attempts to be the pitcher, the outfielder and the first baseman all at the same time, the ball gets dropped. Top professionals, including those in the real estate industry, have learned the value of teamwork, where specialization ensures clients the greatest value and best service possible. That’s why we offer you the Team Advantage.

Allison Simson Broker/Owner “I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing and successful business and am thankful everyday for the beauty and wonderful people of Summit County. My husband, Craig, and I love raising our twin daughters, Logan and Mackenna, in the Colorado sunshine. The market will have it’s ups and downs – that’s why it’s called a market – but one thing I know for sure is that a great powder day can make you forget all about Wall Street. See you on the slopes!"

Joyce Nenninger Broker/Consultant "I am surrounded by truly exceptional people, including Fritz, my loving husband of 35 years, my son Mark and my daughter Julie, and the most enthusiastic and caring Team that I have ever been associated with."

Lynn Sustad Broker Associate/Buyer Specialist "How fortunate I feel to have the privilege of helping you shop for your mountain home here in Summit County. Buying a home, whether it's your first or second home, should be exciting and stress free. Here at Summit Real Estate we all strive to make certain that's your experience! One of my greatest joys in life comes from helping others and sharing knowledge."

Anna Willis Broker Associate/Buyer Specialist "Summit County is there a better place to visit, recreate or live? After 25 years of being fortunate enough to live and raise a family in Summit County, I'm still in awe of the breath-taking beauty in which I'm surrounded in everyday. If you've always wanted to own your very own mountain get-away or permanent residence in the Colorado Mountains, it would be my pleasure along with the Team at Summit Real Estate to find the ideal property for you."

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SUMMIT REAL ESTATE - The Bright Choice Kelie Gray Broker Associate/Buyer Specialist “Spending the past 10 years in Summit County has been absolutely wonderful and I look forward to the next couple of decades here as well! My husband Dan and I are so blessed to be able to raise our 3 year old son Tanner and second child on its way in the beauty and glory of the Colorado mountains. I hope that I can share my love for the mountains with you whether you’re looking for a vacation home or looking to make Summit County your permanent home. It will be my pleasure to help you and your family find the mountain property of your dreams!”

Meta Winn Broker Associate/Buyer Specialist "Doing what I love and loving what I do while living in Summit County is my dream come true. Each day here is more beautiful than the next, and every day is filled with a new learning experience. I enjoy helping clients find their perfect mountain home, with lots of attention to the details."

Eddie Jaramillo Listing Coordinator "Being a year round Summit Countyite is something that is rewarding and fun. My wife Michelle and I have met the best people here that make this mountain experience home! I look forward to many more years here helping our clients sell their properties and move on to new adventures!"

Kristi Warner Client Care Manager People say “There’s no place like home”… I say, “There’s no place like Summit County!” When my boyfriend Nate and I moved from Kansas to Colorado we truly fell in love with the mountains and surrounding areas. I love that there is a new adventure around every corner (or sometimes mountain). I feel very lucky to have found such a strong team to work with that wants to make Summit County your “no place like home.”

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$787,000 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,613 square feet Blue River right out your door for fishing, plus great views of the Gore Range.

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$155,000 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 584 square feet New carpet and new paint. Enjoy some time on the deck and enjoy the view. Dues are reasonable and include heat.

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$224,900 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 874 square feet Views of the slope from the deck. HOA dues include cable, bike storage and ski locker.

$479,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 1,322 square feet Your access to this beautifully appointed place, unsurpassed recreation and great upgrades remind you why you love Summit County!

$479,500 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,002 square feet Listen to the creek from the back deck of this Trappers Crossing condominium.This one -level two-bedroom is beautifully furnished and ready to enjoy.

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$310,000 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 888 square feet Enormous windows, cozy fireplace, and spacious kitchen make this home a must see!

$279,000 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 560 square feet Walk to the slopes, dining and shops. Three hot tubs and nearby heated pool.

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$159,000 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 464 square feet Best price in Wildernest.Value, pure and simple. It's convenient; it's quiet; it's well-managed.

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$390,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 1,183 square feet Top of the world! Tastefully decorated with nice furniture and furnishings. Steps away from three of the top hiking trails in the area.

$399,000 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,429 square feet This lovely home stands out above the rest.The loft has been enclosed to make a very nice additional sitting area/play room or bedroom.

$399,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 1,322 square feet Sun-drenched with warmth, the fresh interior is clean and comfortable with deck over-looking the National Forest.

$259,900 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 789 square feet Centrally located to Summit County, great access to all the resorts.

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$475,000 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 1,825 square feet This end-unit also has heated garage with plenty of built in storage space.

$499,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 1,233 square feet Tucked back into a quiet neighborhood in Frisco, this townhome is close enough to buy a latte and get it home before it cools.

$245,000 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 762 square feet New kitchen, new bathroom, fresh paint, fixtures, hard wood floors! A must see!

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$191,000 0 Bedroom, 1 Bath 470 square feet Fully furnished spacious studio, sleeps 4 with Queen murphy bed and efficiency kitchen. Underground parking, ski lockers, pool, hot tub and fitness room.

$350,000 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,088 square feet Just steps to Lake Dillon, the ampitheatre, marina and Tiki Bar!

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$439,000 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 835 square feet Short walk to the new gondola! Complex has a private courtyard with great pool, hot tub and indoor/ outdoor fitness center.

$690,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 2,414 square feet Townhome style, oversized garage, vaulted ceilings and interior jacuzzi!

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WINTER 2008/09 CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 28 7th annual Leftover Yam & Jive Turkey Rail Jam at Copper Mountain The first rail jam of the winter welcomes professional and amateur snowboarders and skiers to compete for a chance to win prizes.

NOVEMBER 28 Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race at Copper Mountain Grab your snowshoes and walk, trot or run to Copper’s 5th annual Gobbler Chase. A benefit for Advocates for Victims of Assault.

NOVEMBER 29 Tree Lighting with Skydiving Santa at Copper Mountain 6:00pm-8:00pm See Santa and his elves skydive into the Village to light the Copper holiday tree.

DECEMBER DECEMBER 3 Old Fashioned Christmas, Frisco, and Chili Cook-off at Po’ Boys.. DECEMBER 4 The Lighting of Dillon, Downtown Dillon 5:30pm There will be crafts, holiday music, food and beverage topped off by the official lighting of the town.

DECEMBER 6 Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverthorne Pavilion

DECEMBER 6 Lighting of Breckenridge

A spectacular torchlight parade which will weave its way down the mountain as the Village at Copper sparkles with holiday cheer, bonfires, and fireworks.

DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve at Copper Mountain Adrenaline pumping entertainment, all your friends, a little fresh snow and a fireworks finale equals a New Year’s Eve celebration not to be forgotten.

DECEMBER 31 River Run’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Join us as we welcome the new year with a dazzling fireworks show over River Run Village at Keystone.

JANUARY JANUARY 4-9 Ullr Fest, January in Breckenridge This annual weeklong celebration of Ullr, the mythical Norse god of snow, brings the legendary Main Street parade, live entertainment and bar series, the Ullr Dating Game, a Nordic party, Ullympics and a family ice skating party to Breckenridge.

JANUARY 10 10th Annual Luna Chase Snowshoe Race Don’t forget your Aloha gear! Tons of prizes and give-aways will be awarded so don’t miss out! Race is at it’s new location, The Keystone Nordic Center.

JANUARY 11 Tour the Summit Nordic tour from Gold Run to Frisco’s Nordic Center with a focus on environmental education and reforestation.

JANUARY 14-17 USSA Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain Superpipe and slopestyle athletes compete together in an open-class style event. www.copperseries.com.

The evening begins with a procession down Main Street led by Santa in a horse-drawn carriage, then heads to Main Street Station where children can visit Santa and everyone can enjoy a live holiday concert.

DECEMBER 6-13 Breckenridge Snowflake Challenge Open to anyone who wants to try their hands at sculpting snow. Sculptures will be on display along Main Street through the holidays.

DECEMBER 10 Free Nordic Ski Day Free sleigh rides at the Nordic Center, Frisco

DECEMBER 12-13 US Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Watch Copper pros and top snowboarders compete in their quest for the title www.ussnowboarding.com/grandprix.

DECEMBER 13 Saturday with Santa

JANUARY 20-25 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge Each year, teams from around the globe descend on Breckenridge to hand carve 20-ton blocks of snow into beautiful works of art.

JANUARY 31 Community Bonfire, Frisco Marina

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 1 39th Annual Frisco Gold Rush Weekend, Frisco Nordic Center FEBRUARY 7 7th Annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day, Arapahoe Basin

10 a.m. to noon, Silverthorne Pavilion

Beacon Bowl entrants compete in timed trials to find a buried beacon the fastest. Spectators are able to test out the newest avalanche gear and attend clinics.

DECEMBER 13 Breakfast with Santa, Frisco

FEBRUARY 21 Bacchus Ball in Breckenridge

Pictures with Santa at the Frisco Schoolhouse Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Frisco’s Park Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. along with carolers.

This kickoff to Mardi Gras includes live music, dancing, hurricanes, Cajun food, masks and beads and the crowning of the 2009 Mardi Gras REX and Queen.

DECEMBER 18-21 Action Sports Tour: Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge

FEBRUARY 24 Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration in Breckenridge

Winter Dew Tour comes to Breckenridge for the first time ever with halfpipe and slopestyle competitions.

A touch of N’awlins’ comes to Breckenridge and culminates with a festive procession of floats and lots of beads on Breckenridge Main Street.

DECEMBER 20 Pictures with Santa at the Frisco Schoolhouse Museum

FEBRUARY 24 Keystone Mardi Gras Street Party and Parade,

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old-fashioned carolers on Main Street and a raffle prize giveaway.

DECEMBER 21, 22, & 24 Come see Santa and his Reindeer in Keystone. Dress warm and bring your camera to capture the fun.

DECEMBER 24

2-6 pm Enjoy music and street entertainment, the famous float parade, and a gumbo competition in River Run. (970) 496-4FUN.

FEBRUARY 27- MARCH 1 U.S. Freeskiing Open at Copper Mountain See athletes from around the world, compete in three different disciplines: Slopestyle, Superpipe, and Big Air.

MARCH MARCH 6-8 Taste of Keystone The Outpost, located atop Keystone’s North Peak will be transformed into a tasting lodge for you to pamper your palates and delight your taste buds.

MARCH 7 Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Weekend, Frisco Nordic Center MARCH 14 Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin The Treeline Terrain Park will host a rail jam for jibbers.

MARCH 28 Keystone¹s River Run Blues and BBQ Festival 2-6 pm Jazz up your weekend with a spicy afternoon of authentic barbecue and silvery blues music. (970) 496-4FUN.

MARCH 28 Snowshoe Tour of Bills Ranch, Frisco Historic Park MARCH 29-30 Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games at Copper Mountain Mark the culmination of the winter sports season for the 550 athletes who annually participate.

APRIL APRIL 1-19 Breckenridge Spring Massive This annual festival is an interactive event including music, family fun and on-hill competitions.

APRIL 12 Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt 50,000 Easter Eggs will fill the Village and Mountain this Easter Sunday at Copper Mountain. There will be an all ages hunt on the mountain and two kids hunts in the village.

APRIL 18-19 Sunsation at Copper Come and enjoy bright spring sunshine, loads of snow and free live music from some amazing national acts. www.coppersunsation.com

JUNE JUNE 5-8 28th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival In addition to meeting the celebrities, festival attendees will have the opportunity to get a first look at Hollywood’s newest releases.

JUNE 14-16 Kingdom Days Come celebrate Breckenridge’s history including gold fields, mining, and exploration.

ONGOING EVENTS Copper Mountain’s En Fuego Nov. 29, Dec. 13, 20, 24, Jan. 10, 17, Feb. 14, 21, Mar. 14, 21 Heat up the night with En Fuego in the Village at Copper from 6-8 p.m. for a free street party the whole family will enjoy. En Fuego regularly features bonfires scattered throughout the village, the torchlight parade, fire jugglers, and a brilliant fireworks display.

Copper Series Dec. 21, Jan. 10-11, 23-25, 30-Feb. 1, 7-8, 21-22, March 1, 8 The largest and longest running amateur snowboard series in North America. Copper Series events take place throughout the season, online registration and details at www.copperseries.com.

Lake Dillon Theatre Productions Many Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings all winter long. Go to www. lakedillontheatre.org or call 970-513-9386 to learn more.

Breckenridge Theatre Productions Many Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings all winter long. Go to www. backstagetheatre.org or call 970-453-0199 to learn more.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and En Fuego at Copper Mountain

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Breckenridge Celebrates 150 Years Continued from page 8 •With a goal of fusing history with recreation, interpretive signage will be added to French Gulch so outdoor enthusiasts can learn about pieces of Breckenridge’s history on the trails. The signage will tell the stories of the mining camps that once thrived in the area and show “then” and “now” pictures that depict how the landscape has changed. •The Breck 150 Official Anniversary Weekend, August 7-9, 2009. Almost 150 years to the day Breckenridge first came to life as a mining town and all the stops will be pulled out to make this weekend a truly Grand Celebration. These highlights only dust the surface of the excitement in store around Breckenridge’s 150th anniversary. For more details on Breck 150, visit gobreck150.com

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