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contents events

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taking flight in gunnison

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dean dillon: backyard hitmaker

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meet our team

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featured properties

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birdseye views

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introduction There is a renewed spirit and energy in the air in the Gunnison Valley. Real estate sales are setting records again this year, and seasonal visitation has been off the charts. People are making special places and quality of life high priorities these days. Bluebird has made the move to expand our services to the Gunnison market by purchasing a premier location on Main Street and recruiting some of the top agents in the area. While we completely renovate our charming building from 1927, we will be open for business in our temporary location at 121 W Virginia Avenue. Gunnison is hopping with the airport and hospital expansions and Western Colorado University’s growth. Crested Butte and Gunnison are becoming linked more than ever due to housing, supplies, services and jobs. Bluebird is positioning to serve our clients across our “one valley.” Enjoy perusing our latest publication for beautiful properties and the latest happenings. Don’t miss our feature story on Dean Dillon, our local songwriting legend who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nancy and Bud Bush, pictured at the Gunnison office ribbon cutting

And please call us to help locate your dream property, or to help create your next chapter by listing and selling with Bluebird. Our marketing is the best, and we focus on achieving the best outcome for YOU. We are serious about what we do, and we are a lot of fun to work with too! Happy Trails,

Bud Bush Principal

On The Cover: “A skier de-skins during a radiant edition of the Gothic Mountain Tour before taking the plunge into the Slate River Valley” by Xavier Fané 3


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winter & spring events Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opening Day

Gothic Mountain Tour

CB Nordic’s Thanksgiving Camp

Flauschink

Light Up the Night

Grand Traverse

12th Night Bonfire

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Closing Day

CB Nordic Center’s Alley Loop Marathon

Mountain Words Literary Festival Writer-in-Residence Program

November 24th Make your reservation and kick off the winter season! To purchase lift tickets, go to skicb.com. November 25th - 28th This Nordic ski camp offers intimate group clinics with personalized coaching that caters to all ability levels. Register at cbnordic.org. December 10th Celebrate the holiday by watching businesses light the town simultaneously at 6pm. For more information, visit cbchamber.com. January 6th Warm-up and recycle your Christmas tree at the CB Chamber of Commerce’s bonfire held at the 4-way. For more information, visit cbchamber.com. February 5th This Nordic race starts and finishes in the heart of downtown CB, winding through snow-covered streets, alleys and bridges. Register at cbnordic.org.

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February 27th Get in shape with this backcountry ski race that travels around Gothic Mountain and finishes with a party in a backcountry yurt. For more information, visit cbnordic.org. April 1st - 3rd A spring holiday that was started in 1969 by George Sibley, among others, to celebrate the “flushing out of winter and welcoming of spring.” April 2nd - 3rd A 40 mile backcountry ski race that climbs over 6,800 vertical feet from Crested Butte to Aspen. For more information, visit cbnordic.org/the-grand-traverse. April 3rd Enjoy the sun, music and costumes. This is the last day to ski or ride on the resort for the season! May 1st - June 1st Find your creativity as The Center for the Arts hosts the Mountain Words Literary Festival. For more information, visit crestedbuttearts.org.


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market snapshot So far there’s no end in sight! Sales, along with summer and fall activities, in the Gunnison valley have been full speed this year. The interest for properties of all types has been beyond belief. Heading into the fall, our agents are reporting that they have ready buyers who are eagerly awaiting properties to go on the market. Veteran realtors acknowledge that they have never seen demand like this in over thirty years. The average supply in our primary markets is less than two months, which means essentially that properties are going under contract immediately when they hit the market – in most cases with multiple offers. On the mountain, there are only 22 active condo/townhome listings available, an all-time low. The average price in the core upper valley markets is now over $2 million. Even in Crested Butte South, the average price for a single family home in the popular residential and commercial community has surpassed $1 million for the first time.

In the luxury market, there have been 53 sales over $2 million compared to 16 sales this time last year. Bluebird has participated in 27 of the transaction sides. Continued low interest rates and the desire for destination locations offering remote work and play are driving record interest in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. Bluebird is on track to hit another all-time high sales record prior to our five-year anniversary this spring. We are thrilled to be expanding into the Gunnison market in a prime downtown location at 218 N Main St with veteran leaders driving our business in this exciting market. Houses are flying off the market in the Gunnison area. Prices have risen over 20 percent this year and sales are up 38 percent, causing inventory to be at record lows. We will continue working towards our mission of “bringing dreams home” and would love for you to be our next happy client.

This time last year, there were 59 land sales in the greater Crested Butte area. Through the third quarter of this year, 205 land parcels have sold, and the average price has exceeded $500,000 for the first time, with only 84 available listings, another all-time low.

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We are driven by successful results for our clients and leading market share in our region. Our mission is to professionally procure the sale of a property on your behalf at the best price, as efficiently as possible, in a smooth and seamless transition.

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bluebird takes flight in gunnison by patti hensley Bluebird Real Estate hit the ground running with our expansion into Gunnison. The addition of the newly founded Gunnison office opened the door for some of the area’s leading experts to join the team, including Steve Mills, Bobby Overturf and Brian Cooper. The Gunnison office will provide exceptional marketing, knowledgeable service and successful results to our Gunnison clients. Bluebird Gunnison agents will set up a temporary office space at 121 W Virginia Avenue while the newly purchased building at 218 N Main Street undergoes extensive renovations to create a modern and inviting atmosphere. We are thrilled to immerse ourselves in the Gunnison community, participate in events, support non-profits and share with our clients all that Gunnison has to offer. As a locally owned and operated boutique real estate brokerage, it was a natural progression for Bluebird to dive deeper into the Gunnison market. We found many of our clients are moving from one end of the valley to another and participating in functions across both communities. Expanding our ability to better serve our clients at both ends of the valley will help us deliver successful results with smooth, seamless transitions. Brian Cooper shares his enthusiasm, noting that the “marketing efforts of

Bluebird Real Estate are best in class.” Brian joined the team in September of 2021 and will help lead the charge in Gunnison with the goal of becoming the #1 Brokerage in the Gunnison area. Bud Bush, Principal, chose Gunnison because of the limitless opportunity. “The Gunnison region is such an exciting market with the expansion of the airport, the growth at Western Colorado University and the Gunnison Valley Hospital, and it is an important connection to surrounding communities. We are excited to embrace the community, be involved and participate.” Prices in Gunnison have risen over 20 percent this year and sales are up 38 percent, causing inventory to be at record lows. Built on a vision of Bringing Dreams Home, Bluebird Real Estate strives to keep the interests of our clients our highest priority through attentive listening, asking questions, building relationships, and in-depth research to locate and procure the best properties at the best prices across the Gunnison Valley. We sincerely appreciate that the purchase of real estate is often the largest and most important investment our clients make. Our goal is to help our clients realize their dreams while making a positive impact in our community. 15


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dean dillon:

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He marches to his own beat and sings from his heart. In one of his first meetings with a record executive, he was told to cut his hair, which abruptly ended the meeting for Dean. “Guys like me were taught that every time we sit down you try to write the greatest song you ever put a pen to pad with. I had just refused to do it (regarding writing with a formula for radio). I had guys come into my office and want to do it, and I’m like I’m sorry, you’re walking through the wrong door if you’re wanting me to enter that scope… and I promise you this, if my hearts not in it, it’s not going to be worth a **** and I ain’t doing it. My mentor was a guy named Hank Cochran who wrote Make the World Go Away – beat that.” Music was in his blood at an early age. His family listened to country music records and at age 7 he got his first steel string Stella guitar. Continued on page 18 17


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“It would rip your fingers off (referring to the course steel strings). I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and went to my room and wrote my first song. My first electric guitar was a blond Telecaster which got stolen. I landed on classical guitars with gut strings for the ease in which they play. The guitar I wrote The Chair and Ocean Front Property on, I gave to George [Strait] for a birthday present. I still have the Washburn that I used on the road when I started making records. I have one of Kent Viles’ Dobratos (a Gunnison local manufacturer), and a lot of my songwriter and artist friends have taken them back to Nashville. They’re all over the studios now. My favorite guitar for the last 8 to 10 years – she’s custom built by Tom Bedell from Bend Oregon. It’s the best custom gut string guitar in the world. His father started Shakespeare fishing lures in 1940.“ Dillon won a talent contest when he was 16, which earned him a guest appearance on Jim Clayton’s Star Time. It turned into a regular gig throughout high school. “I would go to school in a ’55 Chevy, pulling in the parking lot with Merle Haggard cranked wide open. Everyone else was listening to rock ’n roll. This regular appearance did afford me the luxury of going to Knoxville every weekend, where I got to see everybody who was anybody in rock music including The Who, Edgar and Johnny Winter and Jethro Tull.” “Then I saw James Taylor and Carole King. Those melodies set off a light bulb in my head. If I put those melodies together with great country lyrics, I’d have something. Songs like Nobody in Their Right Mind, Marina Del Rey 18

and The Chair – that’s where all those melodies came from. This actually formed a style of my own, that George [Strait] recognized and fell in love with. This played a huge roll in getting me in the Country Music Hall of Fame.” Dean released several albums as a solo artist and charted with several songs in the ‘80’s. At the same time, he was becoming a father, which truly became a sobering experience for him. “The first time I saw my daughter, I was 30 days sober. I just got out of rehab, and she was two weeks old. I knew if I hadn’t gotten sober I was not going to be any kind of father. With the upbringing I had, I sure as hell wasn’t gonna let that happen again. I did 5 albums. I was a road warrior with twin boys and Jessie. Family was a good excuse to quit the road. It wasn’t what I was in love with. I WAS in love with writing songs. The day I quit the road, man and came home and realized that I could do this 9 to 5 and be with my babies was awesome. I also went through two failed marriages. Then I met Susie.” Crested Butte once hosted a music festival called Country in the Rockies in which Dean helped promote and perform. “I was playing with Robert Earl Keen and this woman walks up and has me autograph her trench coat. Three or four years later, I’m out there playing and this woman walks up to me and asks what kind of a woman I am looking for. I said I want a cowgirl. She pulls out her camera and shows me a picture of a woman on a mechanical bull. I said, ‘Yeah, one like that.’ She said, ‘Well she lives here in Crested Butte.’ She calls her friend and says, ‘the man of your dreams


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is waiting for you at the Princess Wine Bar.’ The mechanical bull riding woman had a house full of relatives who pushed her out the door and told her to go meet the man of her dreams. Susie walked through the front door of the Princess and that was it! She had been there 18 years and we have been together for 17 years since then.” Dean found his stride writing timeless country songs and delivering them to successful performing country artists. “All of us [songwriters] keep little black books with hook lines. Most songs come with a story in mind. Then we build a melody around it.” He has collaborated with writing greats from Hank Cochran to Scotty Emerick and Tom Douglas and he has written dozens of hits for George Strait, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney. He and George Strait are kindred brothers and he feels like George portrays his original song ideas the truest. “George and I actually sing a lot alike. He’s never cut a song of mine that I was not happy with the outcome, and that’s rare. Early on, the first couple of albums, he took my demos and cut them verbatim. Gradually he put his own stamp on them, which is great too.” Their first song together was the top ten hit Unwound in 1981. Dean has many influences and he conjures their sounds when writing and recording. “When I was growing up and I sang a song, I wanted it to sound like the person who sang it. I had Merle Haggard down to a T. When I cut a demo for [George] Jones, I’d try to sound as much like Jones as I could. As a singer songwriter you want to do that so they can feel that energy pointed in their direction. It makes it easier for them to latch on to something.” And it is down to business when songwriting and songwriter collaborations are underway. “I just finished 10 songs in 3 days with Scotty Emerick and Billy Currington. I also spent a few days with Bubba Strait and Bryce Long. We recorded 9 songs in about 3 days. When we get together it’s nose to the grindstone. I have an office in Key West, Florida. We hole up and write songs. There are no distractions. It still flows and feels natural, but after writing thousands of songs, good hooks are hard to come by. We will all throw out hooks and still rely on our little black books.” Dean offers some advice for aspiring songwriters, only when prompted. “Write about things you know about in the beginning. Create some mischief so you know what that feels like. Dream about things, expand your boundaries and write what you don’t know but you think you do.” His writing process wasn’t always quite so businesslike. “Up until 1980 I sat in a gray small room all day and wrote songs around a table. I met [Hank] Cochran in 1980, and I would go to his house playing songs till 4 in the morning. He looked at me once and said, ‘You want to go to the Bahamas with me this morning?’ Well, hell yeah! I walked on a boat called The Legend and that’s where we spent the better part of four years writing great music. I like to move around; I’ve always been a road warrior. I get inspired by different places, like beaches and beach songs. A change of scenery will do a songwriter good.” Dean has a few favorites of his own, including The Chair recorded by George Strait, Lunatic, Liar, Lord that he cowrote with Tom Douglas and A Lot of Things Different that he co-wrote with Bill Anderson and which was

made famous by Kenny Chesney. In summarizing the trends in the business of music writing and publishing, Dean shares the ever-evolving scenery. “Streaming is about 90% of what we make. Until recently, we had been operating on a 1909 copyright law formula for royalties. Music has changed drastically since that time. With the advent of the computer and piracy, my income dropped by three quarters, and the same for every other songwriter. Without a songwriter, you have no songs. For the longest time, we were treated like dirt. But the music associations got together, worked with Congress and got new rules passed. As writers gain more notoriety, they are able to capture royalties from writing as well as publishing. Over time, writers can recapture their creations. I just sold part of my catalog a few years ago. It makes for good retirement.” As Dean finds time for things outside of songwriting, he shares that he enjoys living out in the country, riding four wheelers, seeing his grandkids and supporting his community in the Gunnison valley. He has been instrumental in building breast cancer support and state of the art screening technologies through Tough Enough to Wear Pink. The campaign, which raised $125,000 in its first year, has since raised nearly $4.5 million. Since partnering with the Gunnison Valley Hospital, they have expanded their reach to support and invest in many forms of cancer research. “It’s rewarding to see the women’s lives changed because of what we’ve done, especially with the dense tissue machine. We envisioned having the best small town breast cancer center in the country – and we’ve achieved it. And it all started with robes and robe warmers for the patients.” In 2017, Cole Classen produced a documentary on Dean Dillon titled Tennessee Whiskey. The film has inspired a full-length feature film which is in the making of Dean’s life story. Dean Dillon became a Country Music Hall of Fame member-elect in 2020 and his induction occurred in November 2021 at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. 19


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crested butte Cynthia Wolff Cynthia has been involved in real estate her entire life! She even had a real estate license her senior year of high school as her family owns a well-established brokerage in Houston. After graduating from Tulane, Cynthia attained her law degree from Louisiana State University and specialized in real estate. Enjoying life in Crested Butte for over 17 years, Cynthia loves the outdoors including hiking, skiing, and wildflower tours. She has competed in ten marathons and relays approaching 200 miles. In addition, Cynthia is community minded. She has served on the Mt. Crested Butte Metropolitan Planning Commission, the board for the Center for the Arts, and she is a current board member of the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. Cynthia has two daughters who have who have chosen to now call Crested Butte home.

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Joel Vosburg The Mountain Office Team Joel is a family man with two grown kids who love to explore the mountains and go on world adventures with him due to their growing up in Crested Butte. With a big heart for real estate and service, Joel is a partner with Charlie Farnan in the Mountain Office, a 30 year market leading team. He has served as Titan Booster Club President and is currently on the board of Living Journeys, a cancer support group in our community. “Joel provides truly tremendous service and has impeccable knowledge about the real estate market in the CB area.” — Mickie Bragalone “His knowledge and expertise are exceeded only by his sound judgment and wisdom. We trust him, and we value his personal friendship and professional service.” — M. King

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Ross Tunkey Originally from Miami, Florida, Ross moved to Crested Butte in 2000 and has been working as a licensed Colorado real estate agent in the Gunnison valley for the past 16 years. He has extensive experience in residential, luxury, commercial, income and local deed-restricted properties. Ross’s hobbies and recreational interests include playing music, outdoor adventuring, and being an active member of our community. He has volunteered and worked with various local non-profits including the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte Arts Festival, Mountain High Music Festival and Tough Enough to Wear Pink. In 2009 Ross was selected by the Town of Mt. Crested Butte to be the town’s agent for the sale of their newly constructed Prospect Homestead subdivision. An awardwinning Realtor, he has successfully helped many full-time residents and second homeowners alike.

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Dalynn Trujillo Dalynn is passionate about her work and athletic activities, including golf, hunting and mountain biking. As a youth, she was a nationally ranked BMX racer! Her clients appreciate her persistence and dedication as well as her fun energy. Dalynn has been selling real estate for 19 years and has lived in Crested Butte for 30 years. While working for Prudential Real Estate, Dalynn won the President’s Circle award 3 years in a row, which is given to the top 7% of the 44,000 real estate agents licensed with Prudential. She was also in the top 6% for sales volume in Gunnison County in 2020. “Dalynn was the best realtor we have worked with in Crested Butte. Not only did she sell 6 new townhomes for us when no other realtor could sell them, she turned around and sold our mountain home in a matter of a few short months. Her expertise in the area, her willingness to work and her determination and ethics are unmatched by any other realtor in the area. We would not consider working with anyone else!” — Maureen and Keith Gamble

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Joe Summerville Joe has a passion for the outdoors which brought him to Crested Butte ten years ago after graduating from Indiana University. Like other Crested Butte locals, he had planned on being here for one ski season which now has transpired into a lifetime love for Crested Butte and the mountain lifestyle. Joe’s appreciation for helping others has landed him in the real estate industry. Providing a top level experience to clients is his highest priority. Joe’s creative thinking process, detailed market knowledge and an innate desire to help others make Joe a great choice for all of your Crested Butte real estate needs. “Joe Summerville and Trevor Bona were our listing agents for an undeveloped residential lot in the Crested Butte, CO market. Joe and Trevor are true professionals in every aspect of agent representation. They were able to bring a full ask offer within the first two weeks of the listing. Additionally, the listing required some unusual navigation through the county and stringent HOA requests. Joe and Trevor never lost focus and seamlessly produced a timely closing. They come with my highest recommendation and I will be using them again!” — Michael and Tiffany Jenkins c 970.901.0950 joe@bbre1.com

Jordi Sendra Jordi is passionate about helping his clients, whether looking to find their second dream home, invest in property, or helping folks who wish to relocate to this valley as his family did almost 30 years ago. He has an extensive understanding of the local market as it has been his home base all his life. Jordi’s top priority is ensuring clients feel comfortable, confident, and proud of their decision to go with Bluebird for their real estate needs. This is demonstrated through his competent professionalism, energetic personality, and loyal dedication. At the end of the day, Jordi is there for you as your broker, and will continue to be there as your friend. “I have been consistently impressed by Jordi’s integrity, customer service and his performance on the job. His interpersonal and communication skills allowed him to excel at the job. Jordi possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. His upbeat personality and engaging personal style enabled him to build natural rapport with me throughout the process.” — Robin Smith

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Jenna May Jenna’s passion for adventure and travel landed her in Crested Butte in 2015. After graduating from The University of Texas, she biked 4,600+ miles to Alaska to raise money for cancer research. Passionate about cultures outside her own, she pursues learning and societal experiences to strengthen her understanding of all people. Through hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence, she is in the top 15% of producers in all of Gunnison County and has experienced the fastest sales growth rate at Bluebird. “Jenna takes the extra steps to make certain that all aspects of the deal have been taken care of and provided us with much peace of mind.” — Brett P. “I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a strong agent in your corner.” — Andrew K.

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Lisa Lenander Lisa’s passion for downhill skiing is what brought her to Crested Butte in 1983 and the ability to be outdoors as much as possible has kept her here. Patience, understanding and integrity are the attributes Lisa brings to her real estate profession. She enjoys helping her clients navigate the local real estate market. Many of her clients have become friends and get together to enjoy skiing, golfing and hiking. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Gunnison/Crested Butte Association of Realtors and the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Mt. Crested Butte Planning Commission. “...we worked together as a team, persevered, and landed the home of our dreams. It is evident that you take the quality of your work personally as you always looked at the entire process through the buyer’s eyes. Your contacts and reputation in CB, as well as your guidance, were huge in getting processes moved quickly and on-time relative to the contract timelines.” — John and Tracy

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Jenny Knox Jenny moved to Crested Butte in 1992 from Houston. Being a highly motivated professional, she built her career in the real estate business by establishing a very successful start-up title operation in Crested Butte, serving as President until selling to Stewart Title. She expanded her capabilities to specialize as a multi-faceted real estate agent dedicating her extensive experience to the needs of her clients. She absolutely enjoys working with clients to satisfy their goals while establishing a high-quality experience. She is dedicated to providing her buyers and sellers the professionalism and attention they deserve. She loves giving back to the community by volunteering and supporting various nonprofit organizations such as the Adaptive Sports Center, Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the Center for the Arts. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys the spectacular outdoor arena through hiking, skiing, golfing, and photography.

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Patti Hensley Originally from the Southeast, Patti arrived in Crested Butte ten years ago for the endless recreational opportunities and chose to stay because of the close-knit community. In fact, she learned to ski as a young girl at one of the southern-most ski areas in the US, located in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. Patti chose a career in real estate to combine a passion for beautiful mountain properties with her innate desire to bring people together in our community. Whether she’s volunteering with a local non-profit organization or searching for your next legacy property, Patti is very resourceful and creates an upbeat and engaging experience. “We could not have asked for a better guide and expert than Patti. She was on top of every task, immediately responsive to every call or text, and ensured we knew what we needed to accomplish at every step. She truly wanted what was best for us and not simply to close a deal. Bonus - she is very friendly and has a great motivating energy.” — Jarred & Jessica

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Natalie Hatchett As an industry innovator and seasoned real estate agent, Natalie recognizes and values her client’s trust in her. She strives every day to exceed their expectations and make every transaction simple and fun. Natalie’s real estate career began in 2005. Since then, she has been a Top Producing agent in Dallas, Texas for over a decade. Real Estate is her passion, so it has been a natural evolution to bring her work to Crested Butte, a town she treasures. Whether you’re looking for a second home or year-round mountain retreat, she has an extensive network of clients and colleagues to help make that happen. She loves all things Crested Butte, the crisp mountain air, beautiful vistas and incredible community. Let her share the CB magic with you! She is here to make selling or buying a home as exciting as possible because what is more thrilling than owning a piece of paradise?!

c 469.733.6442 natalie@bbre1.com

Charlie Farnan The Mountain Office Team A third generation Colorado native from the Denver area, Charlie graduated from Western Colorado University, in Gunnison Colorado. He remains active in his lifelong passion of teaching skiing, including 15 years as the Ski School Director at CBMR. A partner of over 30 years with the Mountain Office, he is currently selling Crested Butte’s finest neighborhoods, including Aperture and Augusta Park. Charlie has a lifetime of relationships from years of working with buyers and sellers. He is a master of connecting people with CB and their homes in paradise. “My wife and I have known Charlie for several years, so he was our first call when we decided to buy a home in town. Thanks to Charlie’s knowledge of the community and relationships with architects and contractors, we were able to make the best decision for our family. Based on our experience, we will turn to Charlie for all our real estate needs in the future and would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking for a home in Crested Butte.” — Jeff and Jen Fahrenbruch

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Dan Estey Dan is a top producing professional and an avid mountain bike rider. Having moved from Boulder, Dan has logged miles from CB to as far away as New Zealand. Dan is a native of Maine and has a business degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Known for his attention to detail, he is also an expert in and owner of investment properties. “…very professional and helpful on the entire sales process of our house and very easy to work with.” — Richard and Brad Ferree “In over 40 years of buying and selling real estate, Dan Estey is by far the best agent with whom we have ever done business.” — Deb Besemer

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Bet Egelhoff Bet hails from a small town near Barcelona, Spain, and came to Crested Butte when she was 16 as an international high school student. After graduating from Colorado State University, Bet spent five years working as an agent in the fast-paced and competitive real estate market of the Denver area, and has developed the skills and knowledge to navigate through any market conditions and negotiate successfully. After recently moving back to Crested Butte, Bet enjoys all the adventure and beauty that is at her fingertips every day. You can find her running or biking on the trails, hanging out by a peaceful lake or a river, on top of a mountain, skiing, or playing outside with her husband, their son and their dog. “I have never met anyone who will work harder for a client than Bet. Not only is she committed to complete customer satisfaction, she makes the process easy to understand and enjoyable! There is no one I would trust more with my home.” — Holly W.

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Maggie Dethloff Maggie, a caring community member who is passionate about all the mountains have to offer, has lived in Crested Butte since 1987. Maggie has over 20 years of local real estate experience and is consistently among the top realtors in the county. Maggie’s top priority is developing strong relationships where her clients feel fully supported. Maggie’s relatability and reliability combine well with her established local real estate career to drive results. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys time with her grown kids, reading a good book, playing hockey, hiking, skiing and volunteering. Giving back to the community is very important to Maggie. She is currently a member of the local Rotary Club, serves on the Crested Butte South Metro District Board, and has a handful of favorite local charitable causes she is passionate about. “Maggie is the best realtor we’ve ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable both in handling the complexities of real estate transactions and understanding the local real estate market. It took us a long time to find a new home but Maggie enthusiastically stuck with us! Anyone would be lucky to have Maggie as their real estate agent.” —B & M Hall

c 970.209.7880 maggie@bbre1.com crestedbuttenow.com

Jennie Barry Assistant to Maggie Dethloff Jennie came to the Gunnison Valley in the fall of 1997 to attend Western Colorado University. She fell in love with the area and never left. For several years she worked in the Group Sales Office at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Needing a change from the resort industry, she jumped into real estate. For four years, she worked as the Office Manager at Bluebird Real Estate. Her passion for real estate inspired her to get her license. Jennie is expanding her career by assisting Maggie Dethloff with the process of clients buying and selling real estate. Jennie’s true passion for helping others will pave the way for wonderful years ahead in the real estate business. “Jennie is passionate about her work and always brings a positive “can-do” attitude. She is a team player that develops strong relationships with both co-workers and clients. Jennie was a joy to work with!” — Suzanne B.

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Trevor Bona There isn’t much Trevor doesn’t love to do. He is a true outdoor enthusiast. Trevor is also a professional drone pilot and a partner with Bluebird for aerial media. His friendly nature and passion for real estate show through his lasting relationships with his clients. “Trevor is the best realtor in Crested Butte. He is the most responsive and communicative realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. From the beginning of my search to closing, he assisted in every aspect of my property acquisition. I’m so happy I used Trevor because my transaction was a bit complicated and could not have gone through without him. He will bend over backwards to make sure that every facet of your vision (transactional and nontransactional) will be a success. Not only did he have excellent knowledge of current market conditions, but he also stepped in to help coordinate remodel plans so that I could begin renovating my townhouse the day I moved in. He is beyond a realtor; he is also a Crested Butte Tour Guide and a connected individual who can refer you to any type of specialist you need in town, real-estate related or other. I hope to buy more properties with him in the future.” — Mike Thornhill c 970.319.5092 trevor@bbre1.com

Jana Barrett Ever since her parents have gone on ski vacations, Jana has had a love for skiing. After growing up in Stillwater and attending Oklahoma State University, Jana headed to the mountains over 35 years ago! With 31 year’s experience selling real estate in the Crested Butte area, Jana’s love of real estate came from her parents who built spec homes, sold real estate and developed subdivisions in and around Stillwater. Jana is a consistent top producer, which has led to recognition annually with numerous awards throughout the years. Jana’s expertise ranges from luxury homes and ranches to new construction and condominiums throughout the valley. Jana, her husband and 2 college-age sons have truly enjoyed the great outdoors. From waterskiing to snow skiing and even elk and moose hunting, Jana has experienced it all. “Jana worked tirelessly to find the perfect place for us. She has extensive experience in the valley and knows how to guide clients toward the best properties. She always responded quickly to calls/emails, and we would happily recommend her to future clients.” — D.K.

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Diane Aronovic Diane moved full-time to Crested Butte after living in New York, San Francisco and London and enjoying having a second home in Crested Butte. As a former Wall Street trader, Diane is well versed in handling complex and sophisticated transactions. Her knowledge and expertise in the valley serve her clients well. “I would recommend her to any client who seeks a capable realtor with a great personality, wonderful sense of humor, and an unwavering can-do attitude.” — Fred Paladino “Diane was exceptional and we highly recommend her. She did a masterful job and handled a delicate situation with ease…..We highly recommend Diane to anyone who is looking for real estate anywhere around Crested Butte.” — Bobby Martin

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Karen Allen A 42 year resident, Karen feels Crested Butte is an incredibly beautiful and special place to live, work and play in every season. With 22 years as a real estate professional, Crested Butte continues to give her great pleasure to introduce her customers to a lifestyle that is both rich and rewarding, many of whom become good friends in the process. “She always made us feel like we were her top priority. We never felt pressure from Karen…only optimism, positive thoughts and support.” — Robert Welch and Shawn Zarecki “We greatly appreciate the work you did on our behalf regarding our purchase in Skyland. Your professionalism, attentiveness to detail, and sound advice gave us a great sense of comfort throughout the mostly virtual process.” — Robby and Kelly Robinson

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gunnison Brian Cooper As a top-producing real estate professional in the Gunnison Valley, Brian joins Bluebird Real Estate as they launch their new Gunnison office location. Brian has vast experience in marketing and selling residential, investment and commercial properties across Colorado. Consistently placing his clients’ needs first, Brian provides top-notch professional service with honest advice and opinions. By implementing today’s cuttingedge technologies, clients’ needs are always met with a quick response and absolute professionalism. “I simply cannot say enough good things about Brian! First and foremost, he is a top-notch realtor - he knows his business and the Gunnison valley market inside and out. It was such a pleasure working with him from start to finish. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Brian to anyone who needs a realtor in the valley - you will be in excellent hands!” — Lori J. c 970.275.8022 brian@bbre1.com gunnisonproperty.com

Steve Mills Steve first came upon Crested Butte in 1979 and soon after, it became home. In 1980 he opened a sports store on Elk Avenue. Then in 1991, he transitioned into a career in real estate. He served as a board member on the first Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce during his time in Crested Butte. In 1996, he and his three children moved down valley to Gunnison, where he resides to this day. While living in Gunnison, he has volunteered on the Cattlemen's Days board and has served as a president (2015) and board member (2006-2019) for the Gunnison/Crested Butte Association of Realtors. In the warmer months, you will catch Steve pursuing his passion for road cycling, hiking and backpacking. In the colder months, you will see Steve touring around his favorite trails on his Nordic skis. Steve would love to show you around the valley he has loved to call home for many years!

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Bobby Overturf Bobby grew up in Colorado Springs and attended college in Denver. He always knew he wanted to make his way further west to the Gunnison valley. His dream became a reality in 2015, when he was able to call Gunnison home. His local knowledge, understanding of the real estate market, and connection to the community are what make Bobby an asset to the Bluebird team. One of the reasons Bobby finds this place so special is the endless opportunity to explore the outdoors. Whether it’s skiing, biking, hiking, fly fishing, or hunting, it’s hard to beat this mountain lifestyle. Every season has something to offer and these small towns have big hearts. Bobby would be honored to help find the perfect home for you!

c 719.216.2524 bobby@bbre1.com

office staff Mary Hakala Marketing Coordinator Mary was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In 2016, she moved to Gunnison, Colorado, to attend Western Colorado University as a Graphic Design major. After graduating, Mary led several mission-based projects for non-profit organizations in the Crested Butte/Gunnison area. Mary loves to spend time outdoors with friends, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, or backpacking in her free time. Mary has a strong passion for design and is excited to contribute to Bluebird’s exceptional marketing. She believes that outstanding design can help foster the connection between agents, clients, and the community, creating an impactful experience.

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Alex Owen Office Manager Alex was born and raised in Southeast Texas and has been visiting Crested Butte since she was a child. In the summer of 2019, she finally decided to make the move and is thrilled to now call this valley home. Alex was a licensed agent for over four years in Texas and is so excited to have found her way back to the world of real estate. Alex loves spending time out on the trails hiking and snowshoeing and enjoying the year-long beauty this place has to offer. As a mom, she also appreciates the incredible school district and the safe, close-knit community we have here. Every real estate transaction is as special and unique as the parties involved and Alex is excited about the opportunity to help serve both our agents and their clients.

c 409.718.2059 alex@bbre1.com

Bud Bush Principal Bud and his wife, Nancy, met when they were in high school chemistry class together in Houston, before settling in Dallas to raise their two boys. Bud enjoys everything outdoors as well as writing music and poetry. He sold real estate and managed several real estate offices in Dallas for nearly thirty years, prior to founding Bluebird. Bud is driven by creative marketing, inspired agents and happy clients.

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This Could Be Your View Augusta Park’s six elevated homesites showcase the most incredible mountain vistas in the Town of Crested Butte, including a protected view corridor of Paradise Divide. These oversized lots are on the north side of town accessible from Pyramid Avenue, and are ideally located a few blocks from Elk Avenue and the top-ranked K-12 Crested Butte Community School. This neighborhood also features the Slate River public boat launch, the River Trail connecting to the Crested Butte Recreation Path, the Pyramid Avenue sledding hill, and it’s only 2.5 miles to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Only six homesites available!

Charlie Farnan

Joel Vosburg

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featured properties Enjoy previewing Bluebird’s listing portfolio and picture yourself taking in the views from one of these spectacular properties! From tranquil ranches to ski condominiums and premier mountain estates, Bluebird delights in “bringing dreams home” for you! See more photos and complete property details at bbre1.com.

101 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, 6,141 SF, This unparalleled offering, the first of its kind, presents a truly indoor/ outdoor mountain modern living concept. Breathtaking panoramic views of all the surrounding mountain ranges are enjoyed from one of the highest elevated settings in Town. It is situated on the Slate River with options to walk or bike to Downtown Crested Butte. Offered for $8,100,000, www.101pyramid.com, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 36


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257 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 4,865 SF, This magnificent home is being built in the Aperture subdivision and has a superior location, substantial views, and superb construction. Designed by SHM Architects and offered fully furnished in mountain modern style. Slated for completion in the summer of 2022. Offered for $7,750,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 37


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12 Timberland Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, 7,111 SF, This residence is located at the top of Timberland subdivision with access to the Homeowner’s ski trail in the winter and breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks year-round. All rooms come with private baths. There are two large living areas complete with a large wet bar and powder room. Offered for $4,000,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office 38


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96 Anthracite Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths + a Powder Room, 2 Car Garage, 4,984 SF, Furnished, 2 Living Areas, 2 Master Suites, A large great room with wood burning fireplace, A kitchen built for entertaining including a fun breakfast nook, Large view decks and plenty of storage, Accessible to skiing and homeowner’s trail in Timberland, Offered for $3,995,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 39


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23 Gold Link Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 3,969 SF, Fully Furnished, Wrap-around deck on three sides, Dining Room faces the Elk Mountains, A great open space for entertaining, Living room focal point is the wood burning stone fireplace in the corner with a deep wrap-around hearth, Ski-in/ski-out to and from Gold Link lift, Offered for $3,475,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 40


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14 Hunter Hill Road, West Wall Lodge, Unit A-304, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1,853 SF, Beautiful views from every room highlight this gem in the West Wall Lodge, Spacious one level floor plan with one bedroom on either side of living area, Tastefully furnished with many upgrades, Offered for $1,750,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

18 Snowmass Road, Gateway Condos, Unit 403, Mt. Crested Butte, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Car Garage, 1,220 SF, Two Decks, Steps from the ski slopes, Large two-level floor plan with vaulted ceilings throughout, Offered for $975,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

203 Horseshoe Drive, Pitchfork, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Bathrooms, 1,470 SF, 1 Car Garage, Great Views, Low HOA fees, Offered for $835,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 41


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21 Crested Mountain Lane, Unit 520, The Buttes, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Furnished, Slopeside condo, Meticulously maintained, Ideal for short-term rental, Offered for $738,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

12 Snowmass Road, Axtell, Unit 312, Mt. Crested Butte, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, The location doesn’t get any better than this ski-in/ski-out condo just steps from both the Silver Queen and Red Lady Lifts, Offered for $492,500, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 42

6 Emmons Road | The Grand Lodge | Unit 575, 443 SF, This unit is a rare top floor condo, Offered for $179,000, Diane Aronovic 970.209.0405 Unit 179, 453 SF, King Suite, Offered for $149,000 | Unit 113, 391 SF, Emmons Studio, Offered for $139,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880


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Aperture, Crested Butte, The premier residential community bordering the Slate River and recreation path, with panoramic views of the neighboring mountains. Homesites range in size from 0.32 - 0.96 acres, surrounded by over 13 acres of open space. Walking trail and HOA pavilion recently completed. Easy walking distance to historic downtown Crested Butte across the Aperture Bridge. Visit ApertureCB.com for current pricing, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

Augusta Park, Crested Butte, New oversized town lots from .20 to .22 acres with beautiful views and their own HOA. Easy access to Elk Ave, CB Community School, Slate River boat launch, Pyramid Ave sledding hill and the CB Rec Path. Unobstructed views of Red Lady, Paradise Divide and Mt. Crested Butte. Each offered at $1,495,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office 43


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The Villas Summit, Mt. Crested Butte, 17 duplex or single family lots with amazing views of Mt. Whetstone, Mt. Crested Butte, and the ski area, Infrastructure complete and roads paved, Great value with the ability to build and develop a new neighborhood, Unlimited opportunities, Offered for $5,500,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

63 Cinnamon Road, Mt. Crested Butte, 2.88 Acres, This is a low density/multi-family property that is ski-in/ ski-out, Amazing views, Easy access to the base of the ski area and ski lifts, Offered for $3,200,000, Dalynn Trujillo, 970.596.3397

1668 Skyland Drive, Skyland, Crested Butte, Large 1.39 Acre lot, Building site sits above Lake Grant with great views of Whetstone, Skyland area offers all amenities including trails, lakes and Club at Crested Butte memberships, Offered for $1,250,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609

657 Ridge Road, Skyland, Crested Butte, 1.74 Acre wooded home-site, Expansive mountain and valley views, Overlooking the golf course, Offered for $997,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

948 Ridge Road, Skyland, Crested Butte, 3.64 Acres, Plans for a 4,131 SF home included with the sale of lot, Exceptional mountain views, Offered for $995,000, Dalynn Trujillo, 970.596.3397

TBD Red Mountain Ranch Road, Crested Butte Rural, 41.06 Acres, Very rare parcel that is not in a subdivision, Has an access easement to access property from Highway 135, Offered for $695,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

150 Red Mountain Road, Danni Ranch, Crested Butte Rural, 35.34 Acres, Easy access lower in the subdivision yet big panorama views, Existing shared well with production of 55 gallons per minute, Flat building site, Offered for $475,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

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695 Bryant Avenue, CB South, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2,087 SF, Detached 2 Car Garage, Custom cabinets and slab granite countertops, Offered for $1,089,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

121 Cement Creek Road, CB South, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,496 SF, 2 Car Garage, The lower level walk-out has a private entrance and could be converted to an apartment for rental income, Offered for $835,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

43 Anderson Drive, CB South, .34 Acres, This gently sloped building site is scattered with aspens trees creating a true mountain ambience and tone, Offered for $200,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601

246 Anderson Drive, CB South, .33 Acres, Panoramic mountain views, Located in the quiet upper neighborhood, Easy access to biking/hiking/cross-country skiing, Offered for $180,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 45


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519 Sioux Road, Wilderness Steams, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms , 2.5 Bathrooms, 2,484 SF, 1.38 Acres, Spectacular setting for this mountain cabin amidst tall aspens and pines with views towards Carbon Peak and the Anthracites, Offered for $799,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

44 Roundtree Road, Gunnison, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1397 SF, 2 Car Garage, Private and peaceful setting just minutes to downtown Gunnison, Modern updates throughout, Large kitchen + sunroom, Offered for $649,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 46

23 Quartz Street, Gunnison, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2156 SF, 2 Car Garage, Tastefully updated throughout, Main level features a spacious living room complete with wood floors & fireplace, Open floorplan flowing to the kitchen & dining room, Offered for $649,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022


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290 S. 5th Street, Westhaven Condos, Gunnison, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Detached 1 Car Garage, 1,438 SF, Spacious condo with open floor plan and natural light, Quiet west end location offers easy access to river, trails, parks, and downtown conveniences, Low HOA dues of $125/month, Offered for $369,000, Ross Tunkey, 970.209.9046

816 State Street, Pitkin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,560 SF, The main floor includes kitchen, laundry, bedroom, full bath and is adjoined to a living area connected to a deck over looking Quartz Creek, Offered for $319,000, Steve Mills, 970.596.0292

6001 CR 25, Gunnison Rural, 35.76 Acres, Year round access, Great access to hunting and fishing, No HOA, Fresh lumber milled on the property, Water, septic, electricity installed, Ready to build your dream home, Offered for $449,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092

27 Acres Parcel, Almont, World-class outdoor recreation access, This area is a mecca for white water rafting, world-class fly fishing and big game hunting, Offered for $135,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

TBD Paul Place, Lot 18, Mitzel’s Green Acres Subdivision, Almont, .87 Acres, This is a small subdivision away from it all, Lots of solar exposure, 5 minutes to Gunnison and 25 minutes to Crested Butte, Offered for $92,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 47


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136 North Avion Drive, Buckhorn Ranch, Crested Butte Rural, .5 Acres, Excellent flat building site for commercial development, 360 degree views of the entire valley, Lot has Buckhorn Airport runway access, Offered at $795,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

163 North Avion Drive, Buckhorn Ranch, Crested Butte Rural, 1.5 Acres, Prime commercial development land, 360 degree views of the entire valley, Offered for $750,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

301 Belleview Avenue, Units 6C, 6D, 6E, Crested Butte, 3 Separate commercial office spaces, Includes use of deck, common bath and lounge area, Located in the heart of Crested Butte, Offered for $397,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 48


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index Alex Neuschaefer Photography www.alexneuschaeferphotography.com

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Aperture, Augusta Park c/o Bluebird Real Estate PO Box 1788 Crested Butte, CO 81224 970.349.6691 aperturecb.com

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Blaze Associates 6 PO Box 104 Crested Butte, CO 81224 303.390.1633 blazeassociates.com

Elevate the Media PO Box 3082 Crested Butte, CO 81224 970.648.0622 elevatethemedia.com

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Gunnison Country Food Pantry 321C N Main Street Gunnison, CO 81230 gunnisoncountryfoodpantry.org

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Gunnison Valley Hospital 711 N Taylor Street Gunnison, CO 81230 970.641.1456 gunnisonvalleyhealth.org

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Crested Butte Nordic 620 2nd Street Crested Butte, CO 81224 970.349.1707 cbnordic.org

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Center for the Arts 606 6th Street PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224 970.349.7487 crestedbuttearts.org

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World/ Luxury Portfolio International 161 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60601 312.424.0400 leadingre.com | luxuryportfolio.com

Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley 525 N Main Street Gunnison, CO 81230 970.641.8837 cfgv.org

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Meyvn Creative 14 301 Belleview Ave, 6D PO Box 1027 Crested Butte, CO 81224 970.648.0604 meyvncreative.com

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contributors Design Production Mary Hakala

Portrait Photography Sweet Tea Studios

Printing Crested Butte Publishing

Lifestyle Photography Alex Neuschaefer Nolan Blunck

Front Cover Photography Xavier Fané Back Cover Photography Jesse Levine

Aerial Photography Elevate the Media Dean Dillon Photography Robert Clark

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