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Alpine Coaster rolling to Vail? Federal rule must be passed first By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Vail Resorts may want to build an alpine coaster and a zipline on Vail Mountain if legislation passes to allow the U.S. Forest Service to permit year-round activities at ski areas, according to a spokeswoman. Riders hurtle down a twisting track on a sled-like device on an “alpine coaster” in Glenwood Springs. Alpine slides in Breckenridge and Winter Park offer a similar thrill on a cement track. A Glenwood Springs business also

offers a “zipline” in warmer months, in which customers in harnesses zip along a high cable. “We like the idea of the alpine coaster,” said Kristen Kenney Williams, Vail Resorts’ director of Eagle County public affairs. “We like the idea that it’s a bit more hidden in the trees and elevated above ground.” Gravity drives the Glenwood Springs “coaster” on the downhill end; riders are towed back uphill on a motorized cable. Recreational activities In March, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall intro-

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duced a bill to support more recreational activities at ski areas throughout the year if the Forest Service finds them to be appropriate. “In light of economic hardships and concerns about the impacts of bark beetle infestation on our national forests, Udall’s bill is designed to boost yearround recreational opportunities and improve Colorado’s recreation economy,” Udall’s office said in a statement. Hikers and mountain bikers already use existing trails and roads on Vail Mountain in the summer. In addition, the resort company plans to runs the Eagle

Bahn gondola in the summer season. “We need to make it clear that these year-round opportunities are welcome and available to help promote jobs, stimulate local economies and provide educational and recreational activities for families,” Udall said in a statement supporting his bill.

the community what they are and who has been subjected to them. Another murky truth we’d like to see exposed is the Daily’s habit of signing advertisers to exclusive contracts. All this does is feed their monopoly at the expense of these advertisers. Those subjected to the exclusive agreements are limited to advertising only in the monopoly paper until the exclusive agreement ends. If you really want your advertisers’ businesses to succeed, why limit their opportunities for exposure? In fact, maybe we could improve on this exclusive concept. Ask to be the only restaurant, Realtor, retailer, etc., in the Daily in return for advertising only in their paper. Don claims to be all about ethics, which, according to our understanding of ethics, is being all about fairness. Try the exclusive concept on Mr. Rogers and see what he says.

Another murky truth we’d like to see exposed is exactly what the Vail Daily marketing manager did with the Mountaineers he removed from Vail Village Starbucks. Were they really returned to our boxes, or were they recycled before their time? Does someone who claims to hold journalistic ethics in such high regard find this practice to be ethical? Yes, we’ve written about these issues before, but we don’t think they’re ready to be laid to rest. We suspect the monopolists are still using these murky practices and will continue. Until they explain what they’ve been doing and who has been subjected to their power, we can only conclude that these murky policies continue. Let Don ramble about the ethical life in his ivory tower, and when he’s done, bring up that murky truth thing again. You can certainly be assured we will.

National Ski Areas Association The National Ski Areas Association has not taken a stance on summer mountain uses yet, said Troy Hawks, a spokesman. But ziplines have definitely gained [See ALPINE COASTER, page 11]

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Investors put money into shares of consumer products and financial companies Wednesday as they latched onto signs that the recession could be easing its chokehold on the economy. Early caution gave way to a rally in the last hour of trading as investors looked for stocks that could benefit from a rebound. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 109.44, or 1.4 percent, to 8,029.62. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10.56, or 1.3 percent, to 852.06. The Nasdaq composite index rose 1.08, or 0.1 percent, to 1,626.80.

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On Wednesday Vail Daily Publisher Don Rogers wrote in his paper that he sought the “truth in this murky world” and was “amazed at how well [his] colleagues have done this.” The Vail Mountaineer hereby challenges Mr. Rogers to seek the murky truth about his own operation. The first murky truth that comes to mind is the Daily’s advertiser non-disclosure agreement policy. We were told by one advertiser that before the Vail Daily would quote them a low rate, they had to first sign a non-disclosure agreement, which we assume is intended to prevent existing advertisers who were paying higher rates to know about the great deals being offered to their competitors. We wish they would seek out all the little facts of this policy and tell

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Polis to make Eagle County stop Jared Polis will make a quick stop in Eagle County early Friday morning, part of his swing through his district. Polis will be at the Eagle County Building 7:30 a.m. Friday. The building is located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. Polis will meet with local politicians and anyone from the public who feels like getting up that early and talking politics. After that, they’ll take a quick tour of the airport, where work is scheduled to begin on the runway expansion. Polis, a Boulder Democrat, just started his freshman term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, which ends with Eagle County on its western edge.

in their lives, but they were out there Wednesday,” said Buckley. As they marched to Polis’s office, the T.E.A. Party protestors chanted “Taxed Enough Already. Stop Spending Now!” They ended up with Polis on a cell phone line and admonished him to actually read bills before he votes on them. Polis took a trip to the woodshed after voting for the bailout package, then railing against the AIG executive bonuses that it allowed. The Summit County T.E.A. Party protestors also handed in a petition demanding that Congress slow its record-breaking spending. “Congress has to go on a diet,” said Buckley. Buckley said Polis promised to read the petition and respond. Summit T.E.A. party “All over the Country today people from many walks of life are saying, enough is enough,” Buckley said in her Frisco speech Wednesday. “We can’t work fast

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enough to support our government’s spending habits.” Buckley pointed to the huge tax burdens are being passed along to our children, saying it will deprive them of the opportunity to pursue the American Dream. “All individuals should have the right to pursue their livelihood in their own way, free from excessive government regulation and government-subsidized competition, which they like to call bailouts,” she said. “The government’s appetite for property tax dollars will keep growing until we the people speak up and demand that our elected officials listen.” Americans work three and a half months each year to satisfy the government’s appetite for taxes. “How many months of the year will the next generation have to be a slave to government spending?” Buckley asked. “They are robbing us of our freedom to spend our money on our own families. And they are robbing the next generation. It is time to put the elected officials who are supposed to be serving us on a diet. It is time to give the power back to the people.”

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Allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fare with ECO buses Bus system juggling rising ridership, shrinking funds Hope is in the form of Abstract Art! Ask Shepard Fairey.

By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The Eagle County commissioners have decided not to borrow from Peter to pay Paul. The folks at ECO Transit are having enough trouble juggling increasing ridership and shrinking revenues, so the commissioners decided theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d let ECO slide for the fees charged to administer ECOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funds. That means ECO wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to transfer $836,053 into the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund. It also means ECO Director Harry Taylor and his crew wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to take a scalpel to cut their routes, or raise fares â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least not in the immediate future. And with that, the ECO board of directors Wednesday approved a shift to the spring schedule. That spring ECO schedule is about 20 percent lighter than the summer schedule, which will save ECO about $150,000, Taylor said. The summer schedule starts May 30.

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Bussing by the numbers Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the numbers, especially this year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; number of buses, number of riders number of drivers and staffers, number of dollars. After gasoline flirted with $5 a gallon last summer, Eagle County residents parked their cars and rode ECO buses in record numbers. When autumn rolled around and gas prices fell, we decided we liked the bus and kept riding, setting ridership records for 2008. Through the first three months of this year, the records

kept rolling. An average of 11 percent more of us rode ECO buses January (16 percent), February (12 percent) and March (2 percent) than last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 percent for the three-month period. We did the math. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All kinds of things can move those numbers,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be anything from gasoline prices to good snow conditions that brings skiers to the mountains.â&#x20AC;? March normally sees the highest ridership numbers of the year, Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re anxious to see what April will show us.â&#x20AC;? Cost cut combo Speaking of numbers, ECOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenues are shrinking. The bus system is funded through a dedicated sales tax that voters approved in 1995. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increased each year since then, until this year. Fares cover about 20 percent of ECOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costs. The rest comes from that dedicated sales tax. But the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales taxes have decreased 24 percent through the first quarter. If that continues, ECO is looking at a $1.8 million budget shortfall by the end of the year. And that leads us back to decisions about what the combination will be for increasing fares and reducing service, because both are in ECOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future if the numbers demand it, said Taylor. The ECO board Wednesday instructed Taylor and the ECO crew to determine what that combination will be, and have it ready by their next meeting in mid May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be looking for any cost savings they can find in their own budget,â&#x20AC;? said County Commissioner Sara Fisher. Reflecting its record ridership, ECO spent 34.8 percent more in 2008 than 2007. A chunk of that increase was a new bus barn in Leadville for $1.2 million.

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Avoid wetlands “If we waive the requirement, it sets a precedent,” Wolfe said to Markian Feduschak, executive director of the school, who made a presentation showing that the new buildings need to be situated a certain way to avoid wetlands on the site. “Your presentation immediately made me feel like the science school is ‘holier than thou.’” The state department of wildlife also has said that developers should respect water features on the site, Wolfe said. Feduschak said the school backers had struggled with whether to reduce the size of the building or not to meet development requirements, potentially impacting the amount of exhibit space it could offer. “I don’t want to request this lightly,” Feduschak said. “We certainly respect political boundaries.” In all, school buildings are planned to be about 13,000 square feet on about four acres, he said. The school also is still looking at ways to offer parking at the school without building a paved parking lot. Other design decisions also have not been finalized.

Saturday memorial for Realtor Chuck Harrison Mountaineer Staff Report Longtime Vail resident, Chuck A. Harrison, passed away March 8 in a Denver hospital from a chronic illness. He was 56. He is survived by his wife, Leticia Harrison, and two daughters, Christina and Katie. Harrison was born on July 22, 1952, in Hampton, Iowa. He was the son of Dwight and Delores (deceased) and brother of Terry Wright, John, Tom (deceased), Pam Beck, and Paul. Harrison graduated in 1971 from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He became a real estate broker when he was 25. He was a Realtor at the Coldwell Banker real estate office in Beaver Creek for the last several years. A memorial will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Singletree Community Center, 1010 Berry Creek Road, in Singletree. A light dinner will be served. Please feel free to bring a dish to pass or wine. If the community center parking

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax “tea party” Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states’ rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, “Secede!” An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall — one of three tea parties he was attending across the state — that officials in Washington have abandoned the country’s founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt. Perry repeated his running theme that Texas’ economy is in relatively good shape compared with other states and with the “federal budget mess.” Many in the crowd held signs deriding President Barack Obama and the $786 billion federal economic stimulus package. Later, answering news reporters’ questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up


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Gov. Rick Perry, right, speaks to the crowd during a “Don’t Mess With Texas” tea party rally at City Hall Wednesday in Austin, Texas. Protesters gathered at state Capitols and in neighborhoods and town squares across the country Wednesday to kick off a series of tax-day protests designed to echo the rebellion of the Boston Tea Party. AP photo.

they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

2008: it was a very good year

President Barack Obama is one taxpayer who filed his returns on time. Tax returns released by the White House show Obama and his wife, Michelle, together made $2.7 million last year. While that’s far more than the U.S. median household income of about $50,000, it’s also far less than the Obamas made the previous year. In 2007, they made $4.2 million. Nearly all of their earnings last year came from the president’s two best-sellers. The nonfiction books—”Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope”—brought the Obamas nearly $2.5 million in royalties.

Vermonters protest tea

Protesters nationwide demanded lower taxes on Wednesday. A group in Vermont can’t get enough of them. Calling itself S.O.S., or Save Our State, the group held a small pro-tax protest in Montpelier, the national income tax-filing deadline, to drive home that taxes pay for needed programs and state employees perform necessary duties. About two dozen people crowded around the state Tax Department’s help window while organizers turned in single-signature petitions, designed to look like a tax form, that organizers called SOS-EZ forms. They list 17 state programs that could be kept whole with what organizers say would be a modest tax increase. “It’s not just a day to worry about taxes; we value our institutions and the programs the state offers,” said S.O.S. organizer Chris Curtis, an attorney with Ver-

mont Legal Aid. “We can’t pave our own roads. We can’t keep our own courthouse doors open. It’s frustrating that some days of the week the courts are closed.” The protest came as thousands of demonstrators gathered nationwide for anti-tax rallies modeled on the original Boston Tea Party.

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Former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said Wednesday that student protesters violated their own calls for tolerance when they used profanities, broke a window and eventually forced police to shut down his speech about illegal immigration. Tancredo was invited by a student group to speak Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about his opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Campus police used pepper spray after hundreds of protesters gathered, many of them denouncing Tancredo’s tough stance against illegal immigration. “The so-called purveyors of tolerance and diversity showed just how open minded they are when it comes to diversity of opinions,” the former Colorado congressman said in a statement. “There is no freedom of speech on hundreds of university campuses today for people who dare to dissent from the radical political agenda of the socialist left and the open borders agitators.” After Tancredo began speaking in the packed room, two more protesters stood in front of him with a banner that read, “No one is illegal.” Tancredo tried to pull the banner away, saying “You don’t want to hear what I have to say because you don’t agree with me.” Then someone outside broke a window pane and police shut down the event. After officers escorted him out of the room, Tancredo said he had never been silenced by protesters. Before the speech ended, some in the audience of 150 urged the students to let Tancredo speak.

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Coach Mac to speak at men’s gathering By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer One of the top figures in the Christian men’s movement will lead a local gathering Friday morning. Bill McCartney will be at Vail Christian High School for a Men of the Bridge gathering. The rally runs from 7-9 a.m “Coach McCartney is worth getting up for,” said local organizer Dan Coffey. McCartney is the former University of Colorado football coach where he led the Buffaloes to the 1990 national championship. He helped found Promise Keepers, whose mission is to help men follow more closely the teachings of Jesus. McCartney has spoken to millions men across the country. Based in Denver, Promise Keepers has directly reached more than five and a half million men since its founding in 1990. In 1997, an estimated one million men gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for “Stand in the Gap,” marking arguably the largest gathering of Christian men in modern U.S. history. This year’s Promise Keepers rally is July 31-Aug. 1 in Boulder. The theme is, “A Time to Honor,” and Promise Keepers and men are inviting their their wives and daughters. To RSVP for the event at Vail Christian High School, call Coffey at 926-9424 or 390-1514.


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Gypsum again ex Miller next year. In Colorado, towns can only annex three miles a year, which is about the only reason Gypsum hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t annexed everything up to Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intermountain neighborhood. Miller apparently plans some sort of mixed use development â&#x20AC;&#x201C; commercial and residential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and was really happy to be near the loving embrace of the GTC when it came time to do it. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move will put several properties in the GTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loving embrace, although no one actually lives in any of those 91 acres. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a step toward helping Miller take another step toward his goal, whatever it is. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find out in a year or so. The Gypsum city limit now runs to the edge of the RV park west of town and east to include the Eagle Baptist Church. A couple months ago, the GTC did the same sort of thing, approving a high-end golf course project in about a half hour. Of course, it came on the heels of six years worth of clawing and scratching and planning by that projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developers. By the time the project reached the GTC, the staff had it lined up in the crosshairs and all they had to do was pull the trigger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which they did without hesitation.

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Eagle. Leagues run 10-12 weeks from May through July. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re registering for Monday co-ed, Wednesday menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league and Thursday co-ed. Call the Back Bowl at 328-BOWL. Eagle trails open for the season The Eagle/Gypsum area has some of the mountain bike and hiking trails in this spiral arm of the universe. They opened this week. Indoor Flea Market Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Broadway in downtown Eagle All kinds of local artists and artisans are set up in booths. The event draws hundreds of people each weekend. Call Dave Nudell at 390-0492. Vendor spaces still available.

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Around the Eagle River Valley Bike to school challenge April 15-May 15 Kids in Eagle and Gypsum are encouraged to ride their bikes to school. First of all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for them. Second, it reduces traffic, which is good for everyone who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t manufacture car and truck tires. Spring bowling league Spring leagues are coming to the Back Bowl in

4H Rabbit Expo April 18-19 Exhibit Hall at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Learn everything you need to know about raising and showing rabbits. Call the CSU Cooperative Extension at 328-8600. Little Britches Rodeo April 18-19 Rodeo contestants, under 18 years of age, will get together at the Eagle River Event Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

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By the time this picture is published Carol Anderson will be a grandmother and Mariah Spalding will be a mom! We found them on Monday buying pictures frames and albums in anticipation of the new arrival.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Realtors n o i t n e Att Photo real estate listings are only $4.80/day. That’s $28.80 everyday for a week and $14.40 for weekends only!

List your classified and get a free Vail Mountaineer t-shirt!


Help Wanted

Inside Sales Position Must be able to perform well in a fast paced environment. Must be meticulous, organized, creative, and able to multi-task. InDesign knowledge and experience a plus. Send your resume to lindsay@

• Carpet & Upholstery • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Spot Removal • Pet Odor Treatment • Carpet Protectant

Call us at 926-6602 and save!

Want to make some extra money in a fun atmosphere? Looking for all positions, line cooks and wait staff. Eagle Diner

Commercial & Residential Environmentally Safe Products Bonded & Insured 24/7 Emergency Service Se Habla Espanol

Jeremy 970-566-3214

Cowboy Singer & Guitar Player

2003 Toyota Tacoma

4WD Double Cab V6 Automatic (Natl) # 3116A, 3.4L, Oak, 79,709, $16,991 Head housekeeper needed at the Sitzmark Lodge. Full-time employee, general. Housekeeping duties and coordinating housekeeping tasks. Experienced, proficiency in English required.

SKYBLUE RENOVATIONS Building Better from the Ground Up


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10:00am Gypsum Town Hall Children’s Ministry For more information call 970-471-1373

Experienced, certified babysitter available for both days and evenings. Interested? Please call:

Computer desk with file cabinet drawer, slide in/slide out keyboard shelf.

4WD EX Manual # P8687, 2.4L, Automatic, $12,999 Mileage: Contact Us

29,890 Miles, 2.5L 4Dr Wolfsburg Edition, Automatic, Pure Beige interior Stock #P4189


2003 BMW 3-Series Sedan

#P2017, 3.0, Gray, Automatic, 66,299 $15,991

2004 Audi TT

3-D Drafting & Design

Stylist needed for busy salon in Edwards. Must have license. Please call Teresa for more details on the position.


2dr Cpe quattro D.S. Auto #7116, 3.2L, Ocean Blue, Automatic, 53,461 $19,991


2003 Volkswagen Passat



2003 Honda CR-V


Remodels & Additions Inspections Cracking? Settlement? New Construction

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For thir ty words or less, display your photo real estate classifieds for $28.80 for a full week! call us at 926-6602

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Contracted Drafting Service ‘Redline’ Drafting / Design Shop Drawings 3-D Drafting / Modeling Floor Plans & Elevations ‘As-Built’ Drafting

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Allroad 5dr quattro AWD, #2800, 2.7L, Ecru/light Brown, Automatic, 40,927 $17,991

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Professional Home Improvement Services

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Need to rent your place? Mention this ad and we’ll run your rental ad for $50 for the entire month of April. Call Lindsay 926-6602





888.413.5024 Home improvements and repair, Second home maintenance, Office build outs. No job too small. Drywall, Paint, Light Electrical and Plumbing. Call

69,229 Miles, 1.9L 2dr Coupe GLS TDI, Manual, Dk blue exterior, Gray interior Stock #P7195


Beetle, #2691, 2dr Cpe GLS TDI 1.9L, Gray, Manual, 69,229 $8,991

Plays Country, Pop, Rock & Roll, Ballads and additional originals. Will play at parties large and small. And tells stories.

Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

5-Spd P4493, 1.8L, Ebony, Manual, 74,653 $14,995


Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


2002 Audi TT 2dr Roadster

Full time Administrative Assistant to Client Services & Content Production dept for rapidly growing web-based advertising co loc. in Edwards. Assist w/ research projects & content production in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have excellent comp & comm skills, must work well independently.

4dr Sdn GLS Manual #P9851, 1.8L $9,991 Mileage: Contact Us

76,370 Miles, 2.0L HB GL, Manual, Silver exterior, Black interior Stock #P7195



2003 Volkswagen Golf

4dr HB GL Manual # P7195, 2.0L Black, Manual, 76,370 $9,991


4 Dr Sedan H4 AT Ltd, Automatic Stock #P9281



2003 Volkswagen GTI

2dr HB 20th Anniv Edition 6spd Man #599, 1.8L, Black/gray, Manual, 7,945, $11995 VIN: 9BWKE61J134060599


3.0L 4 Dr Sedan Call for details Stock #P2017


62,245 Miles, 1.8L 4Dr Sdn LE, Manual, Pebble Beige interior Stock #6057


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Roommate needed in Eagle Vail condo. 1BR 1Ba available in 3BR 3Ba condo, River Oaks. Bus access. 1st month, last month.

44,490 Miles, 2 Dr HB 2.0T Manual, Back interior Stock #C1068

5 Dr, gray int. Tint windows. 119Kmi, very clean int. Great winter car, needs little work. Great town car.


New 3BR 2.5Ba, 2 car garage townhome availble to rent. Great views.

2BR 2Ba top floor, end unit, apt in Brookside Condos in Avon available for rent. On river with high end Faux finishes. Swimming pool, hot tub, underground parking and across from lift. Available May 1. 62,839 miles, 4dr Laredo 4WD, Automatic, Khaki interior Stock #800

4BR 3.5Ba, 2 living areas, 1 car garage, NS, pets neg. Walk to school, movies and more!

12 month lease, large end unit. 3 level townhome, 3BR 3Ba, N/S, N/P, W/D. 1.5 car attached garage, gas heat. Excellent property across from Edwards Medical Center

1BR 1Ba Eagle Ranch Carriage House. Wood floors, excellent mountain views, W/D.

2BR 2Ba newly remodel, spacious. WD, FP, NS, NP

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Professional office space for lease. 1,124 sq ft for only $14 sq ft NNN. Ready for immediate occupancy. Plumbed for Dental / Medical / Chiropractic.

3BR 2Ba unit. Pets possible. Rent incl utilities. 6-12 month lease. $799 for 1st month

527 sq ft open office available on month to month basis, or 1-6 month lease. Desirable location.

2 bedroom townhome on the river. Furnished and on the bus route.


2BR 2Ba, 1 car gar, fully furnished, garden level. Very clean, includes utilities.

Clean title, kept up to date w/ maintenance. Inside/outside clean.

Booth Falls townhome. 2BR 2Ba + loft. Views, bus route, furnished. 6 month lease. Liftview 2BR 2Ba condo. Clean, FP, dishwasher, W/D, balcony, extra storage, near lift, NS, NP. First, last, security.

Immaculate 3BR 2Ba sf home w/ attached 2 car gar. Lg master bedroom, bath and walk-in closet.Vaulted ceilings, large deck. Grass mowed and watered for you, central heat and AC, low utility bills. Avail 6/1.

126,376 Miles, 2.5L 4dr L, Automatic, Green exterior, Beige interior Stock #7531

Located at Eagle County Airport


1Bed 1Bath with a full Kitchen, Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, AC System. Utilities Incl. 2004 Volkswagon Jetta GLS Turbo. Front wheel drive w/ASR. 60K miles, leather-heated seats. 2 sets of tires on rims. 1.8L Turbo, full mfg warranty to 74K or July 09. Well cared for, excellent condition.

41,614 Miles, 4dr FWD, Automatic, Silver exterior, Black interior Stock #P5342

For rent with the option to buy. St. Clare of Assisi Housing is now Red Draw Deed Restricted Condos. 2BR 2Ba, NS NP.

Brand new 4BR, 2.5Ba home. 2 car garage, washer & dryer, dishwasher, hardwood floors, & gas fireplace. Big yard & stone patio. Available Now for year or 6 month lease, utilities included. 1st, last & security deposit.

2BR 2Ba condo with washer & dryer on site. Pets possible. Rent incl utilities. 6-12 month lease.




155â&#x20AC;? with 939mi, reverse, gas rack/can, cover, aftermarket can, Walker shocks F/R, underseat factory bag.

Gorgeous 3BR 2.5Ba luxury townhome w/ attached garage; unfurnished end unit for more views w/ upgrades galore, fireplace, hardwood floor, A/C, washer/dryer & more. Reduced price w/ 1 year lease. N/S N/P

8,000 sq ft sf home. 35 acres, very private, security gate, horse pasture & riding arena. Lease with option


Nice 3BR 3Ba single family home with 3 car garage on 11 acres. Horses allowed. 6-12 month lease. 154 800 2008. Fox floats, custom w/ extras

place your info 926-6602 Professional roommate needed for exclusive home in Avon, NS.

57,810 Miles, 4dr GL TDI, Automatic, Dk blue exterior, Black/gray interior Stock #P2193


Private bedroom & bath in SF home avail 5/1. Renter will share laundry & kitchen facilities. N/P N/S, refrigerator provided. Great views from deck. 1st month & security upfront.

Prime Location - Highly Visible - Retail Corner unit. Approx. 1345 sq ft

412 Taylor St. Studio suite available. Sunny 1BR, Ba, living room, furnished, access to W/D. Deposit due up front. Can be couple with child. Parking available, no dog.

MUST SEE 2BR 2Ba Beautifully furnished condo in The Valley in Buffehr Creek. No I-70 impact. Fully equipped in every way incl high def TV w/ surround sound, wireless web, pool, & tennis. Pets negotiable.

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath townhouse. 1 car garage, hardwood floors, N/S N/P. Security deposit & references.

3.6L V6 4Motion 4Dr, Automatic, Classic Gray interior Stock #P7133

Open House Call us and

Newer 2BR 2Ba condo available in Dakota Square. Great views! Available NOW.

MegaSpace for Mega Storage Commercial Rental rates run from $650-950 and are 1000 sq ft - 1500 sq ft

Studio unit, 1 room with small refrigerator, cook top & sink w/ private entrance. Pets possible, includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

Large 1BR 1Ba, living room, dining room, & kitchen with private ectrance. Pets possible, rent includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

Lovely, quiet, sunny 4BR 4.5Ba duplex in Singletree; 180-degree views, 3,000sf, 2 car garage. Will consider pets.

3BR + loft, 1.5Ba, townhome in Homestead. Plenty of parking, close to trails and town of Edwards. W/D, fireplace,p artially furnished. NS NP First, last, deposit. Available May 1

Vail International street-level condo. 2BD 2Ba, mostly furnished, pool, spa, exercise room, NS. Small dog considered. Security, 1st & last req, plus references. June 1-Oct 31

2BR 2Ba, fireplace, garage. N/S Pets considered pool and hot tub, furnishings optional

Rental in Downtown Edwards Plaza. Good for retail or office use. 1050 sq ft, 760 sq ft, and 430 sq ft. All spaces finished and divided into small offices.

Vail Office Space Glen Lyon Building Ski-in/ski-out, gold medal fishing water on the Town of Vail bus route. Creekside, balcony access. 480 sq ft. Available immediately.

Need office space in the Village at half of the going rate? Flex spaces from 335 to 2,500 sq ft. Nice.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Apartment Store

It’s OFF SEASON and your rental isn’t rented. Who you gonna call?


For Rent Mountaineer

For Rent Mountaineer

For Rent Mountaineer

For only $50 we will publish your rental classified for one month. Call Lindsay at 926-6602, or email her at lindsay@

Why Pay Hundreds to Rent Your Place? Please mention this ad for this special rate.

3698 Daybreak Ridge. Ski-in/ski-out 6BR masterpiece in Bachelor Gulch with a 50 foot stone fireplace.

3698 Daybreak Ridge $7,995,000 Furnished Suzi Apple

Bear Paw 204B. 3BR 3Ba ski-in/ski-out condo. Huge enclosed patio, new furnishings & electronics.

Bear Paw 204B $2,300,000 Suzi Apple


Brand new construction on 35 acres. 10mi N of Dotsero on CoRiver Rd. Fantastic views, waterfront rec pavilion access. 1,791 sf custom home, primary or caretaker.

$1,399,000 Liz Leeds


11,026 sf masterpiece, insp by romantic style found in Italian mtn villages. Stone terraces overlooking Spring Creek, 2 acres of open space, unrivaled outdoor living.

50 Spring Creek $9,500,000 Suzi Apple

970.331.1806 970.393.3191 Ken Rue


2195 Cresta Rd. Magnificent 7BD ski-in/ ski-out estate. Over 13,700 sq ft, 12 fireplaces, outdoor & indoor waterfalls & stone grotto spa.

2195 Cresta Rd. $11,900,000 Suzi Apple

Buffalo Park Unit 13. 3BR 2.5Ba, ski-in/ ski-out condo w/large master suite, spacious deck, underground parking, & Alpine Club Membership Option.

Buffalo Park Unit 13 $1,345,500 Suzi Apple



Settlers Lodge Unit 203. Sunny, south facing 3BR condo in the heart of Bachelors Gulch mountain. Lowest price/sq ft condo in Bachelor Gulch.

Settlers Lodge Unit 203 $1,750,000 Suzi Apple

133 S. Fairway. Located on the 3rd fairway. 7,289 sq ft home has 6 beds, bar, billiards, multiple decks, & private guest quarters.

133 S. Fairway $4,495,000 Suzi Apple


1848 Beard Creek Trail. This 4BR 4.5Ba home is located in Seven Eagles. Lowest priced in per sq ft in CVC.

1848 Beard Creek Trail $1,400,000 Suzi Apple



764 Beard Creek Trail. This gorgeous .84 acre lot is perched above the 11th fairway & surrounded by endless views. Walking distance to clubhouse.

764 Beard Creek Trail $925,000 Suzi Apple


Avon Crossing. 2BR condo. Convenient location to all of Avon’s amenities. Great investment opportunity & locals buy!

Avon Crossing $424,900 Judd Babcock


833 Strawberry Park. 2.46 acres, 7BR home boasts ski-in/ski-out access, aweinspiring views, exquisite detailing & furnishings in an unequaled setting.

833 Strawberry Park $10,900,000 Suzi Apple


1458 Beard Creek Trail. Spectacular .57 acre lot on the 6th fairway of CVC course. Sweeping views, mature trees, & a stream make this a one-of-a-kind.

1458 Beard Creek Trail $895,000 Suzi Apple






P 802 Beard Creek Trail. Modern mountain luxury. 5BR, multiple stone verandas, fire pit, large rec room, wine cellar, elevator, & gorgeous views from every room.

802 Beard Creek Trail $4,675,000 Suzi Apple


Denver Country Club Graceful beauty with historical features and today’s amenities. 130 Gaylord Street $1,975,000 Susan Matthews


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6,200+ sf. Beautiful 4BR 3.5Ba high end home + a large 1BR 1Ba guest suite & 1,895 sf of unfinished basement. Vaulted ceilings, granite, stainless...

Only $539,900 Bob New


Riverfront park in Lower Downtown. Exceptional value for the discerning buyer. 2100 16th Street #210 $319,000 Susan Matthews


2,172 sf 3BR + office, 3Ba, 2 car garage. Thoughtful flr plan, big views & great finishes incl granite, stone, hardwood & timber beams. Owner is ready to sell!

26 Bentwood, Sky Legend $499,000 Lynne Krnacik


Cherry Creek North Unrivaled address... 2BR 3Ba 191 Clayton Lane #304 $1,095,000 Susan Matthews


Crestmoor Park Specatcular blend of premium finishes... Main floor master and 3BR suites on 2nd floor

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews


Everything about it will wow you! 6,500+/- sf, 4BR 5.5Ba, gourmet kit, offices, media rm, wine cellar, exercise rm, 4+ car gar on 1.5 easy care acres.

9405 Brush Creek. 4BR retreat located on 3.86 acres w/ hillsides, meadows, & a creek. Spacious outdoor living, unique detailing & endless views.

14241 US Highway 6. Beautiful 35.5 acres boasts over 850 ft of Eagle River frontage, gated access, & sweeping valley & river views.




2800 Rule Ranch Road $1,950,000 Suzi Gartner

9405 Brush Creek $1,200,000 Suzi Apple

14241 US Highway 6 $1,250,000 Suzi Apple


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P Sleepy Hollow Ranch. 87 acres of Brush Creek & endless views, this ranch may be subdivided. Feat. a charming home, guest cabin, & track barn.

Sleepy Hollow Ranch $12,995,000 Suzi Apple


Best custom home value in ER! 4BR 3.5Ba Ranch. Beautiful finishes. On quiet cul-de-sac, end of 4th fairway. Private setting, big views. Pre-approved short sale.

$650,000 Bob New


Great value between Eagle Ranch & downtown Eagle! 3BR + den, w/ functional floorplan, granite counters, hdwd floors, gas FP, 1 car gar. Low dues!

510 Brush Creek Terrace $399,000 Doug Schwartz


Lovely 3BR sf on the creek & 7th fairway. Large, gracious living room. Separate dining & additional family room. Possible expansion on large duplex lot. Exceptional value!

$969,000 Bev Trout


Magnificent 35.5 acre ranch w/ 6 stall barn, 10,000 sf indoor riding arena, 6 irrigates fields, outdoor arena, custom log home & awe-inspiring views.

2505 Rule Rd. Sandra Kelly


Racquet Club condo on Gore Creek. 1BR 1.5Ba, recent $50K remodel. Offered designer furnishes. 2 decks, wood FP. On-site athletic club, outdr pool, property management & rental prog. Walk to TOV bus. Brokers welcome.

$369,000 Dan Reynolds



7BR 6Ba, alder wood throughout. Expansive views of mountain and fairways.

120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman


Oversized end unit, 40% larger than other Courtside Townhomes. 3BR + loft & lg fam room. Backs up to Nat’l Forest. Fantastic views & privacy. Garage, bus, & Club Membership avail.

$1,295,000 Frank McKibben


255 Mayer St. SF home on a corner lot adjacent to open space. 3BR, bright, open living spaces, & unparalleled location.

255 Mayer St. $735,000 Suzi Apple


Prime Edwards Riverwalk office space, main level, riverside. 895 sq ft, full or partial lease or sale. Entry, 2 offices, 3 workstations, kitchenette, bathroom. Furnishings negotiable.

Christopher Burner AIA


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137 Main St. Commercial office space w/ wet bar, coffee room, full kitchen, & gorgeous finishes.

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple

2BR 2Ba top flr condo. Very well maintained. Oversized & attached 1 car gar. Fully upgraded w/ hdwd flrs, new paint & lighting, pool, hot tub, heat incl. Disc if sold w/o real estate agent. FSBO

$357,000 Amanda Lieb



206 N. Brett Trail. 3BR 3.5Ba home nestled against Lake Creek. Great outdr living, many upgrades, wonderful entertainment spaces, convenient loc.

206 N. Brett Trail $1,275,000 Suzi Apple


Sunny 2 story loft! Seller to pay Buyer’s Condo fees for a year! You’ll love walking along the river & enjoying local amenities.

Quartz Building #210 $535,000 Sandra Kelly


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186 Brett Trail South. Beautifully furnished new home in 1.04 acres features 4BR suites, a pond and fishing to Lake Creek.

186 Brett Trail South $1,950,000 Suzi Apple





ic Pr 36809 Highway 6, .45 acre lot on the 12th fairway of CCR. Views of Castle Peak, Back Bowls, & Eagle River provide the ultimate setting.

36809 Highway 6 $675,000 Suzi Apple


3BR 2.5Ba duplex in Chatfield Corners. 2 car garage, A/C, lots of upgrades from developer.

Chatfield Corners $359,900 Jim Mallas


880 Homestead Dr. #6. 4BR 3.5Ba, granite countrs, gas fireplace, & large deck. Membership to court club incl.

880 Homestead Dr. #6 $575,000 Judd Babcock


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Nice 2BR 2.5Ba, 1,472 sq ft townhome. Backs to National Forest Trails. Southern exposure & views. Easy I-70 access. Oak, slab granite.

Motivated Seller! $445,000 Dean Johnson Management Denis Johnson



220 Cooley Mesa Rd. 1.17 acres boasts unparalleled, central, location, situated next to Costco in the Airport Gateway Center.

220 Cooley Mesa Rd. $662,800 Suzi Apple


709 Edwards Village Blvd. New 3BR 3Ba SF homes. Featuring Lake Creek views, hardwood floors, stone FPs, & large covered deck.

709 Edwards Village Blvd $865,000 Suzi Apple


The Reserve G102. Great 2BR 2Ba condo, walk out to the pool and river! Great location for the price!

The Reserve G102 $424,000 Judd Babcock


3BR 2Ba, 2 car garage, large corner lot. Backs into private land. Plenty of room for first home. Clean and bright!

One of the nicest loc in the complex w/ views to Eagle River! Clean, quiet, top flr 3BR 2Ba, vaulted ceilings, AC, elevator, undrgrnd parking. Close to amenities!

River Pines C304 $499,500 Janice Cerra, GRI


Fice acre horse property w/ irrigation water, adjacent to public land. New 5BR 3Ba, 3 car garage home with office & satillo tile.

Hardscrabble Ranch Lot 13, 2.3 acres overlooking the Gypsum Valley w/ access to the BLM & big views.

Cattleman’s Club 2 & 3. 4.09 acres of dramatic views up Lake Creek & Sawatch mtns coupled w/ aspen groves provide ultimate setting.

Cattleman’s Club 7 & 8. Dramatic views up Lake Creek & Sawatch mountains, coupled with creeks & aspen groves, provide the ultimate setting.

Darrell Chavez



Hardscrabble Ranch Lot 13 $285,000 Owner Financing Avail. John Nichols


Arlington Place $529,000

154 B Riverview $377,900 Steve Morris & Betsy Randall

$749,500 Henri Stone


Gorgeous 3BR 2.5Ba townhome. Beautiful mtn views. 1.5 garage, decks, plenty of storage space, walking dist to court club. Brokers welcome.

3BR + study, 2Ba home. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, large gar, deck & fenced yard. www.


Cattleman’s Club 2 & 3 $1,750,000 Suzi Apple



Cattleman’s Club 7 & 8 35 acres starting at $5,900,000 Suzi Apple



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Explosive mtn views, close to town. This well-kept 6BR SF home is 3,700+ sf & situated among aspen & pine. Lg garage & storage. Owners motivated, close 6/22. FHA, VA, & other avail.

MOTIVATED! $329,000 David Whitman


50 Prickly Pear Ct. 35 acres, expansive views, flat & buildable, horses allowed. Electricity & phone to property.

50 Prickly Pear Ct. $389,000 Suzi Apple


This 5BR masterpiece is on 3 acres & has exquisite finishes, a grand master suite, state-of-the-art theatre & unrivaled outdoor living.

The Hermitage $6,995,000 Judd Babcock


Ideally situated in a gorgeous high-alpine setting. Charming sf home w/ garage on fantastic flat lot that gets sun all day. Big mtn views, new paint, newer roof, tile & wood flrs, fenced yd & loads of potential

136 Monument Str Priced to sell at $300,000 Matt 970.390.2692

970.926.SAVE (7283)

Water Street. Build with confidence, knowing that your views will n ever be obstructed, two lofts offered at this price. Water Street $365,000 Heather Stolz





ic Pr Juniper Trail. Everything is huge but the price! Incredible Red Sky custom homes for under $1M! Homes on beautiful lots in a gated community.

Juniper Trail $998,750 Suzi Apple


Fish From your deck & enjoy the sounds of Gore Creek from this beautifully appointed, 4BR 3Ba log home. 2 car garage, fully furnished! TOV bus!

Lodges at Timber Creek, C13 $1,595,000 Janice Cerra, GRI


505 Lark Sparrow Lane. Wrap around deck, gourmet kitchen, great views, 4BR & much more!

505 Lark Sparrow Lane $2,750,000 Keith Thompson


Platinum rated, top flr 3BR 3Ba penthouse w/ views to Vail Mtn & Gore Creek! Turn key, upgrade comtemp bath, kit, furnishings! Heart of Vail, good loc.

Mountain Haus 670 $3,690,000 Janice Cerra, GRI


5BR masterpiece w/exquisite detailing, unrivaled outdoor living, sumptuous master suite & breathtaking views.

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple


The best 2BR 2Ba value in Vail. Ski Mountain views, Gore Creek frontage, recently renovated. Walk to skiing & dining. Pool & parking.

$985,000 Frank McKibben


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3BR 2Ba home in the heart of Singletree. Granite coutertops, new carpeting, & incredible views across the valley.

1121 Berry Creek Rd. $619,000 Judd Babcock


3BR 3Ba Cliffrose Townhome with 2 car garage. 1,686 sf. Great views! 2111 Saddle Ridge Loop Priced to sell $499,995 Nancy Schmidt


Fab NEW comtemp home w/ unique & beautiful finishes, 2FP, 3 car gar, great rm w/ huge views, gourmet kit, 4BR, 4.5Ba. Master on main level, w/ adj BR/ Ba or office. Lg media rm, 2 addt’l BR on lower level. Great for entertaining.

$1,750,000 Susie Weber


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your open position, rent your condo, or sell your boyfriend’s HDTV! Only $35/week! 970-926-6602


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

THURSDAY April 16, 2009  
THURSDAY April 16, 2009  

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