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Dreams do come true WECMRD’s Freedom Park Fieldhouse celebrates groundbreaking By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The Fieldhouse of Dreams is coming true. Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony brought together the people whose vision started it, and those who will see it through to completion – at least this first phase. The 55,000 square foot building, in Freedom Park in Edwards, will be the only one in Colorado that can combine indoor soccer, court sports like basketball and volleyball, and gymnastics, and run all three at the same time. It’s across the street from the new Battle Mountain High School and within walking distance of thousands of school kids. “WECMRD is building more than a building, they’re creating a community,” said former County Commissioner Tom Stone. “Success will come quickly and before long you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.” Stone negotiated the deal with 11 different entities to create Miller Ranch early in his first term, in 1999. This fieldhouse, plus possible expansions, have always been part of that vision. “I’m excited because this is what building a community is all about,” said Stone. “This is will go beyond WECMRD and be enjoyed by the entire valley.” WECMRD Director Steve Russell and his board have been careful to stay with local contractors as much as possible. R.A. Nelson is the general contractor and most of the subcontractors are also local. Sending the work to a local company like R.A. Nelson, then having that company hire other local firms, creates financial benefits that reach tens of millions of dollars – something that went into consideration when the WECMRD board awarded the contract. Feeling green The fieldhouse will be the county’s first commercial structure built to ECO build standards. The upfront costs have been minimal, said architect Craig Bouck. There’s a solar wall that will provide most of the heat. Solar panels will provide some of the electricity. Windmills might also generate some of the electricity. A window will run the entire length of the roof ridge to provide more natural light. The floors will be polished concrete. “We’ve been involved with 150 projects in 23 states and there’s no facility in Colorado that has this versatility,” said Bouck. Edwards resident Peter Bergh has developed public/private recreation centers all over the East Coast and helped create the vision for WECMRD’s Freedom Park fieldhouse. He said the site could include aquatic facilities and several [See FIELDHOUSE, page 14]


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Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for WECMRD’s Freedom Park Fieldhouse brought together the people who launched the vision with those who will complete it. From left are former Eagle County Commissioner Tom Stone; Frank Buono of Barker, Rinker, Seacat Architecture; John Halloran of R.A. Nelson, general contractor for the project; Mike Glass of Alpine Bank; WECMRD Board Member Tracy Erickson; WECMRD Board Member Mike McCauley; WECMRD Board Member Tammy Conway; WECMRD Board Member Julie Alt; WECMRD Director Steve Russell. Avery Cunliffe photo.




Investors set aside some of their worries about banks and the economy Friday after the government unveiled its methods for testing the health of banks. The Federal Reserve report was light on details, but didn’t bring any bad news. Investors were also pleased about quarterly results from Ford Motor Co., American Express Co. and Microsoft Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 119.23, or 1.5 percent, to 8,076.29. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 14.31, or 1.7 percent, to 866.23. The Nasdaq composite index rose 42.08, or 2.6 percent, to 1,694.29.

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In our ongoing quest to bring a thoughtful and balanced community paper to the good people of Eagle County, the Vail Mountaineer made a horrible mistake in Friday’s edition, which many faithful readers called to express their disappointment with. It is our intention to set a good example for the children of the community, who may be still learning the conventions of our wonderful English language, so with deep regret we point our Friday’s paper had the following error in the cover story entitled “Parking is still free.” The second headline had the wrong use of the word “gait,” something a spell checker will not find. While the sentence read “But gaits in Vail structures will be lowered to count cars,” it should have said “But gha8ts in Vail structures will still be lowered,” or something like that. The Vail Mountaineer deeply regrets this glaring and embarrassing oversight.

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Four Seasons to have 52 beds for new employees Perk expected to be huge worker recruiting tool By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer When the Four Seasons Resort opens later this year in Vail, 52 new employees will be able to live at the hotel. Those workers will get upscale, dorm-style living, with an employee cafeteria serving them meals, inroom TVs, wireless Internet computer access, ski lockers and housekeeping services, among other perks. Four Seasons has not set a rental price yet for the employee rooms, which are planned as two people to a bedroom with each two bedrooms sharing a bathroom. “It’s a great incentive for employees to work at the property,â€? said Emily McCormack, a spokeswoman for the Four Seasons-Vail hotel. â€œâ€Ś This is heaven — they walk out the door, and they’re at the mountain. It’s a huge perk.â€? Treats employees well The Four Seasons company treats its employees well, which leads to loyalty, said Hans Willimann, the Vail hotel’s general manager. In the hotel industry, the turnover rate can reach 50 percent; at the Four Seasons, the turnover rate is 20 percent, he said. “A regular hourly wage earner is not capable of renting something in Vail, it’s not possible,â€? Willimann said. “So we do embrace employees living in the hotel for the service and the understanding of what these people need.â€? It’s just good business planning for the hotel, too, in a winter environment where snowstorms can make it tough for employees to get to work in the winter, he said. “It just guarantees our customer continuous service [See 52 BED PICKUP, page 6]


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Vail collects close to $500,000 for employee housing Developers pay fees instead of building units

Vail has collected almost $500,000 from developers since 2007 who would rather pay fees to the town to build or buy employee housing than to build it themselves, according to the town’s housing office. To date, that money is used to buy existing homes in West Vail to rent out to employees at a restricted rate. The town’s housing office also has other measures it uses to create more employee housing. This year, the “fee-in-lieu� rates have almost doubled in one case, and they’ve gone up about a quarter in another case. Those rates went up because the median incomes and median price per square foot went up. Both of those measurements are used to calculate how much developers should pay under a complex set of rules used by the town housing office. Developers must pay $329,206 per employee for “commercial linkage� zoning regulations this year as the “fee-in-lieu� rate. The 2008 rate was $166,464 per employee. The Vail median price per square foot increased $301, largely because of condominium sales at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead. Elected Vail officials set a goal to offer deed-restricted housing for at least 30 percent of the community’s employees through policies and regulations. Those town council members have heard from developers who want to redevelop half of the existing 198-unit Timber Ridge Village apartment complex on the North Frontage Road. They’re also planning to build 58 for-sale homes on town-owned property in West Vail just northwest of the Shell gas station, according to the town housing office. —Beth Potter


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McInnis rolls in governor poll Public Policy Polling has former Rep. up 7 points By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer If people vote their pocketbook, the economic downturn has left Gov. Bill Ritter about as popular as the plague. If Ritter had to run for re-election today, he’d get creamed by former Rep. Scott McInnis, a Republican who used to represent Colorado’s Western Slope in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a statewide poll. McInnis would beat Ritter 48-41, according to the poll, run by Public Policy Polling. MCINNIS “We are not surprised by the result,� said McInnis. “The governor is an OK guy, but I can do it better.� Ritter’s approval rating has plunged to 41 percent, with 49 percent giving him straight disapproval. “Your governor is in trouble,� said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “Bill Ritter has some work to do to win re-election next year.� Ritter has a negative rating among Hispanic voters, as well as independent voters. President Obama, meanwhile, has approval ratings in those groups of 58 percent. So far, McInnis has not declared his candidacy for

governor, but has left no doubt about his intentions to run in 2010. “The formal announcement is fluid and we’re still a year and a half out. When we need to, we’ll deliver the punch,� McInnis said. “We have the opportunity to put together a team that will serve the state of Colorado well. We’ve picked up a large, enthusiastic and dedicated organization.� Let the poll roll No one asked Public Policy Polling to do its survey, and no one paid them to do it. They paid for it themselves, said Debnam. They’ve cycled through most of next year’s Senate races, and are working their way through potential governor’s campaigns, mostly because they like this kind of stuff. “It was just their turn,� Debnam said. It’s not like they went looking for trouble, said Debnam, but “we have a lot of liberals mad at us.� On the other hand, lost of conservatives in Texas and other places hate him and his firm. “You can’t allow your feelings to get hurt,� he said. So, when President Obama rose to the bait and took on conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh, just for fun Debnam had the troops poll the good folks in North Carolina and Arkansas to find out who was more popular – Barack or El Rushbo. It was Barack in a landslide. Rush talked about it for three days – which could be terrible – but talked about it with his daily audience of 22 million people – which was wonderful publicity for Debnam’s group. “We tried to find places we thought Rush would be more popular, but it didn’t turn out to be the case,� said Debnam.


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X-Games gold medalist and U.S. Open winner Charles Gagnier and Mystic Lands Production filmmaker Ben Cormier, both from Canada, claimed first place in the Breitling All Mountain Film Competition held in Vail, Colo. as part of the annual Spring Back to Vail end-of-season festival. The winning duo were awarded two Breitling backcountry emergency watches valued at $12,000 at the festival’s World Pond Skimming Championships held Sunday, April 19. The public was able to view all videos on Friday, April 17 at Garfinkel’s in Lionshead Village. Film Comp duo Liam Downey and Josh Berman were awarded second place and received one Cablecam day with, while David Lesh and William Ball took third place and were awarded two Epic Season Passes for the ’09-’10 season. Fourth place honors went to Matt Luczkow and Rex Lint; in fifth place was Benny Hernreich and taking sixth place was Tom Naab and Tyler Malay. Honorable Mention “Best Trick� went to Mark Koelker and Honorable Mention “Most Entertaining� went to Brent Meyer and Bob Aubrey’s video. “The filmmakers’ videos showcased a wide variety of creative shots and use of terrain on Vail and Breckenridge Mountains,� said JF DuRocher, IF3 International Freeski Film Festival co-founder and Breitling All Mountain Film Competition originator. “Every submission had a different flavor and a different taste, from ballet skiing to innovative maneuvers, Each and every entry had something different to offer, which made the beauty of such competition. The organizers were more than pleased to witness such diversity, originality and creativity and will adapt the format of the competition in order to reward different facet of creation next year.� With a total of 20 video submissions, The Breitling All Mountain Film Comp featured teams of two people, one rider and one filmmaker, utilizing any terrain on Vail Mountain and Breckenridge Mountain over the course of four days, Tuesday, April 14 to Friday, April 17, in order to create the most unique and original three-minute video. Videos were judged by a select [See FILM COMPETITION, page 10]


Spring Back to Vail -Make it a double? Closing day at Vail may also have been the biggest day of the season in terms of visitors, if the season’s record-setting 550 cars parked on the South Frontage Road Sunday was any indication. There was so much activity in town for closing weekend, it would be nice to expand the festivities to two weekends next year, said Bob Lazier, owner of the Tivoli Lodge. “Spring Back to Vail, for me, was an incredibly fun deal,� Lazier said. “It should be for both weekends. We did ver y good business.� About $70,000 in Vail tax revenues were used to pay for the event, according to the funding budget list from the town’s Commission on Special Events. Vail would lead its peers regionally by holding events on two consecutive weekends, since so many ski hills close on the same day, Lazier said. Copper Mountain, owned by Intrawest Corp., also held a free concert on Sunday. Breckenridge and Keystone, also owned by Vail Resorts, hosted several days of concerts and other festivities the previous week. “We should be ahead of the gang instead of following the gang,� Lazier said. “You need two weekends so it doesn’t inter fere with what other areas are doing.� The Vail Marriott was pretty much sold out for closing weekend, according to a worker there, who declined to be named. At the Antlers at Vail lodge, April was softer than expected. But in general, the Spring Back events certainly brought customers in, said Rob LeVine, general manager. “I don’t think we can track specific guests to just those events, but it’s part of the big picture and part of the excitement going on in town that attracts people,� LeVine said. “I would certainly support making any of the events we have bigger and better, it’s always a matter of priorities.� —Beth Potter

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Wynner take all: Using cocaine leaves certain telltale signs: You’re jumpy, you have cotton mouth and then there’s the white residue under your nose and the coke-encrusted $10 bill in your pocket. He was busted for trying to sell cocaine. When Sheriff’s deputies searched him, they found a credit card for a guy named Wynn, which had been reported stolen in 2007. The deputies were so enchanted with his chemical prowess that they kept it all for evidence. Not a counterfeit cop: Detective Loya is a pretty distinctive looking guy: Big, strong, confident and carrying an Eagle County Sheriff’s badge on his belt. So you gotta wonder what this guy was thinking when Loya handed him photocopied currency totaling $100 and asked for some fake ID documents. But Document Dude handed them over. As he extended his hands to complete the business transactions, he was handcuffed. They confiscated his computers and all the gear he used to make fake documents for people who weren’t wearing law enforcement badges.

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Price of doing business Willimann declined to say how much the developer would spend on the 26 employee rooms, although he did say that it would be much less expensive to offer housing to workers at an offsite location. “I’m glad that this legislation exists in Vail, and it will help all of us in the future to have a more viable workforce and to make it a more sustainable community,” Willimann said. “It’s the price of doing business.” Four Seasons employee housing was negotiated as part of town development codes. In general, Vail now requires developers to provide 50 percent of the estimated worker housing need for a business on site; to pay a “fee-in-lieu” per-employee price of more than $300,000; or to buy other properties that are then “deed-restricted” to a rental price set by the town.

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Each development is unique Having rentals and for-sale homes that the town’s employees can afford are seen as one of the biggest issues facing Vail, which has a complex set of rules and formulas to deal with the issue. “Each development would be its own unique situation. There would be no model (for what the developer provides),” said Nina Timm, the town’s housing coordinator, when asked about the Four Seasons employee housing costs. It’s better when developers build the needed housing, rather than paying money to the town to deal with the issue, said Margaret Rogers, a town councilwoman. “Fee-in-lieu means the town has to build the housing,” Rogers said. “We don’t want to be in the housing building business; we want the developers to be in the housing building business. We want the price to be fair, but we want them to build it.”

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--High School students at Kent Denver championed a proposal to the Colorado Senate on a ban which was recently defeated. They will do their homework and be back next year. I propose our local taxing authorities (towns, county) explore a plastic and paper bag tax to encourage the use of cloth bags, and I challenge our elected officials to take action…sooner rather than later. Our social and environmental conscientious is experiencing a shift in perception and we need to take a leadership role locally. The tax revenue generated could go to a fund for environmental issues and local community members and school age citizens could decide how the revenue is spent. We all know the success of taxes on tobacco, we have legislated seat belt laws to protect us, now we need to take action to change our behavior regarding plastic bag usage… Ask your kids what they think, talk to your neighbors, contact our elected officials. Let’s get going people, the time has come and it’s up to us to take action and make a difference. Bob Moroney, Eagle per. They deserve all we can possibly bring to the attention of the readers in the Vail Valley in terms of being transparent. I think it is down right politically correct to make this an issue here! Oddly enough not very many people are aware of these issues regarding the advertising and “deals” the Daily are engaged in to beat down a competitor. Vickie Vertel, Avon

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Rhode Island authorities say they have evidence linking a medical student accused of killing a masseuse in Boston to a hotel where a third crime occurred. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press fingerprints belonging to Philip Markoff were found on a wall of the Holiday Inn Express in Warwick, where a stripper says she was assaulted by a man she met through Craigslist. The official also says Markoff sent text-messages from the hotel. The ofMARKOFF ficial spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss

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The rat population in England has grown by 13 percent in this year alone, say researchers, who are attributing the infestation to the global economic crisis. As the biggest economic bust in 60 years fostered a boom for rodents, municipalities were called an estimated 700,000 times to deal with infestations in the last 12 months, compared with 650,000 the previous year, said Peter Crowden, chairman of National Pest Technicians Association Ltd., in a recent Bloomberg report. “They have shuttered shops and half-built housing sites to live in, rotting piles of uncollected garbage for dinner and fewer exterminators sent out to kill them,� according to the report.

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Former Vice President Al Gore, the leading American voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and take action to reduce greenhouse gases, but Democrats and Republicans sparred even more vigorously over the cost of dealing with global warming. Gore, who won a Nobel prize for his work on climate change, told a congressional hearing that “the dire and growing threat� of a warmer earth requires the parties to unite to deal with the environmental threat. He endorsed a House Democratic bill that would limit carbon dioxide and other pollution linked to warming. “It is a challenge that this Congress must rise to,� Gore said. “I wish I could find the words to get past the partisan divide that both sides have contributed to. ... It shouldn’t be partisan. It should be something we do together in our national interest.� But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., argued that the Democratic proposal to reduce greenhouse gases would “punish the American people� by imposing higher energy costs and threatening jobs. “This bill is an energy tax,� Gingrich said. “An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job.�

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President Barack Obama on Friday refrained from branding the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey a “genocide,� possibly breaking a campaign promise while contending his views about the 20th century slaughter had not changed. The phrasing of Obama’s written statement attracted heightened scrutiny because of the sensitivity of the issue and because the two countries are nearing a historic reconciliation after years of tension. The Obama administration is wary of disturbing that settlement. “I have consistently stated my own view of what

occurred in 1915, and my view of that history has not changed,” Obama said. “My interest remains the achievement of a full, frank and just acknowledgment of the facts.” “The best way to advance that goal right now,” Obama said, “is for the Armenian and Turkish people to address the facts of the past as a part of their efforts to move forward.” For Obama, referring to the killings as genocide could have upended recent pledges of a closer partnership with Turkey, a vital ally in a critical region.

fame after a phenomenal performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” has every right to upgrade her dowdy appearance. Others fear she may lose her authenticity — and her amazing connection with the TV audience — if she goes too far in the image makeover department. The change is startling. Gone is the fusty woman with graying, frizzy hair and a jowly face who joked on air that she had never been kissed, replaced by a stylish, freshly-coiffed lady in fashionable leather jacket and what looks to be a Burberry scarf. The dark, unkempt eyebrows have been shaped and colored. Fashion experts say she’s taken years off her looks, but should think twice about making more improvements, particularly if they go beyond styling and involve artificial enhancements. “She looks 10 years younger,” said Toni Jones, assistant fashion editor at The Sun tabloid newspaper, which featured the new look Boyle on its cover Friday. “Compared to what she had, it’s a 200 percent improvement. But our readers think this is as far as she should go. We want her to stay one of us.”

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L.A. court leaves no Stone unturned

A civil lawsuit against Sharon Stone that had been conducted in secret turned out to be a routine dispute over legal fees that both sides wanted kept from public view, though the judge says they were sealed in error. Court officials released the records Friday after days of inquiry by several media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press. Filed in November by an attorney seeking more than $107,000 in legal fees, the lawsuit was never entered into public records after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said she “inadvertently” sealed the entire court file. The case was discovered by a City News Service reporter, who heard of it while covering an unrelated hearing but could not find related documents. Court spokesman Allan Parachini said it was “impossible” to determine whether any other cases involving celebrities or other litigants may remain outside public records in Los Angeles’ Superior Court system.

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A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian-Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for a remarkable 40 percent of all undergraduates. University officials say the new standards—the biggest change in UC admissions since 1960—are intended to widen the pool of high school applicants and make the process more fair. But Asian-American advocates, parents and lawmakers are angrily calling on the university to rescind the policy, which will apply at all nine of the system’s undergraduate campuses. They point to a UC projection that said the new standards would sharply reduce Asian-American admissions while resulting in little change for blacks and Hispanics, and a big gain for white students. “I like to call it affirmative action for whites,” said Ling-chi Wang, a retired professor at UC Berkeley. “I think it’s extremely unfair to Asian-Americans on the one hand and underrepresented minorities on the other.” Asian-Americans are the single largest ethnic group among UC’s 173,000 undergraduates. In 2008, they accounted for 40 percent at UCLA and 43 percent at UC Berkeley—the two most selective campuses in the UC system—as well as 50 percent at UC San Diego and 54 percent at UC Irvine. The new policy, approved unanimously by the UC Board of Regents in February, will greatly expand the applicant pool, eliminate the requirement that applicants take two SAT subject tests and reduce the number of students guaranteed admission based on grades and test scores alone. It takes effect for the freshman class of fall 2012. Some Asian-Americans have charged that the university is trying to reduce Asian-American enrollment. Others say that may not be the intent, but it will be the result. UC officials adamantly deny the intent is to increase racial diversity, and reject allegations the policy would violate a 1996 voter-approved ban on affirmative action.

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By Josh Wolpe Special to the Mountaineer Well, it’s been quite a run, or quite a “rail,” as the case may be. The 69-year-old Ski Train, which ran between Denver and Winter Park, has come to an end. March 29 marked its last trip. Anschutz Co. sold the train to a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway Co. The Ski Train has been a Colorado mountain institution, providing a scenic alternative to the highway along a 57-mile route, and dropping its passengers less than 100 yards from the base of Winter Park’s ski lifts. According to Colorado Railroad Museum’s archivist, Ken Forrest, 64, the train enjoyed its heyday before Philip Anschutz’s company bought it in 1988. Forrest contributed to the book, “Ski Train,” by Steve Patterson. “I rode it on Saturdays for years as a volunteer to help the ski club,” said Forrest. “That was in the good old days before Anschutz. He got rid of the older Northern Pacific cars (which were sold and became the Napa Valley Wine Train). Those old cars had a flavor all to themselves, and a smell, I might add. “When they got new coaches, the ‘oldies’ disappeared – a new generation got on the cars and the train ticket cost a lot more.” The ski club that Forrest mentions is the Eskimo Ski Club, who dominated the train throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and whose members ranged in age from 7-17. The Ski Train transported 750 passengers, the largest capacity of any scheduled passenger train in the U.S. It was over one-quarter mile long. The train’s route climbed 4,000 feet and passed through 28 tunnels before reaching the final mountain underpass, the 6.2-mile long Moffat Tunnel, which is the highest railroad tunnel in the U.S. and passes under the Continential Divide. “I hate to see it go, but that’s business,” said Forrest.

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Girl throws perfect game against team full of boys By Dean Blazier Special to the Mountaineer Mackenzie Brown is the first girl in Bayonne Little League history to throw a perfect game. She struck out 12 of 18 batters Tuesday including the last six she faced. She had a nervous moment when her second to last batter fouled off numerous pitches, but she would eventually strike him out. “It’s been pretty crazy,� she was quoted saying in a recent article in the Star-Ledger. “In school I have all these teachers asking for my autograph. I wasn’t used to that.� Her performance has received enough national attention to award her with first pitch at Citi Field on Saturday when the New York Mets host the Washington Nationals. RIGHT: Mackenzie Brown throws like a girl ... A girl capable of retiring 18 boys without taking a single out.

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Celebrate Spring with the sound of children singing The Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale, directed by Kim Denning, presents its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the Beaver Creek Chapel. This is a chance for any families interested in the Chorale to see and hear them in action. Admission is free, however any donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call 926-0577 or 390-5133.

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This cast of characters, Jim “JK” King, Tommy Korchowsky and John Heilman, are together again organizing another golf tournament, this time with a name! Join these fine gentlemen on June 11 for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Golf Tournament on the Norman Course at Red Sky Ranch Golf Club. Get your team signed up today! For more information visit or call 926-3704. KATHY CHANDLER-HENRY, GEORGE HENRY AND SUSIE KINCADE all know each other through various environmental activism activities around the valley. The crew showed up to “green drinks”, sponsored by the Eagle Valley Alliance at the Dusty Boot on Thursday.

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The girls at Berry Creek Middle School read the Vail Mountaineer! The girls visited the Vail Mountaineer and El Montañés booth during the Career Fair at the school on April 17. Maybe there’s a Pulitzer in the works?

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vail Mountaineer


Apartment Store

Saturday April 25th, 8-2pm

Vail Mountain School

Garage Sale

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

3000 Booth Falls Rd, East Vail Furniture, clothing, toys, books, bicycles, housewares and more...

Professional Home Improvement Services

Catch early bird shopping special for only $10 on Fri, April 24th at 3:30pm


Jeremy 970-566-3214


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For only $50 we will publish your rental classified for one month. Call the lovely Lindsay at 926-6602, or email her at, and she’ll help you place your ad. It’s simple and that inexpensive (cheap).

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

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

Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

SKYBLUE RENOVATIONS Building Better from the Ground Up


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

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

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


Make your dreams a reality! For more information

George Barnes

Jeremy M. Chase




• Across the room or state, load and unload rental trucks Small moves • Deliveries Landfill • Denver runs 22 Year local • References Licensed • Insured

Services Include: Property Management Personal Assistant Private Concierge Home Sitting & Pet Care Au pair Services

Amy Hunter “At your service”

970-376-2840 References Upon Request Bonded

Need to promote and generate new business? Let us help! 926-6602 Classifieds $35 per week.


APPLIANCE REPAIR Free Phone Estimates No extra charge for evenings & weekends

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

Joe 471-3344



2.0T Sedan, V9243A, 2.0L, I-4cyl, Light Sliver, 4 door Sedan,

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

Summit Ford JR Musser 970.409.8997 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT

SUV, P5219 3.4L V-6cyl, 4 door, SUV, Meander Green, Automatic

200 Bluffalo Mountain Drive, Silverthorne

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4dr Sdn GL TDI, #P2193, 1.9L, Black/gray, Automatic, 57,810, $13,995

2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan P5220, 2.0L I-4cyl, 4 door, Quicksilver,

2008 Chevrolet HHR LT

SUV, P5181, 2.4L I-4cyl, 4 door, SUV, Dark Gray, Automatic

2003 Toyota Tacoma

4WD Double Cab V6, #3116A, 3.4L, Oak, Automatic (Natl), 79,709, $15,592


Hatchback, P5172, 1.6L I-4cl, 4 door, Sunset Orange, Automatic,

Alarm or A/V Service Technician. Must have previous experience. Top pay and benefits. Email resume and salary expectations to:

We’ll purchase your used vehicle right now!


2007 Kia Rio5 SX

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

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

Two road bikes located in Edwards. First bike is a Bianchi 50cm. Second is a Jamis Quest. Both are clean and in great condition.

2007 Audi A4

Nurse or MA Manager, med office exp required. Willingness to work as part of a strong & growing dermatology practice w/ focus on customer service. Duties incl providing leadership to nursing staff; coordinating office appts & scheduling; f/u patient care; patient education; perform procedures such as wound care; specimen collection & assist in surgery. Benefits incl: healthcare, 2 weeks paid vacation, 401K, & discounts on products & services.

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@

Need Cash Now?

Need Extra Cash?

High earnings potential

Help Wanted

2008 Chevrolet Impala LT

Sedan, P5184, 3.5L V-6cyl, 4 door Sedan, Silverstone, Automatic

2007 Ford Focus Sedan

P5222, 2.0L I-4cyl, Infra-Red, 4 door Sedan,

2001 Toyota RAV4

SUV, V9256A, 2.0L I-4cyl, Vintage Gold, Manual, 4 door SUV

2006 Toyota Corolla Sedan

V9439A, 18L I-4cyl, Super White, 4 door Sedan, Manual

2004 Toyota Corolla

4dr Sdn CE Auto (Natl), #894, 1.8L, Pebble Beige, Automatic, 58,845, $9,993


Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find

926-6602 2007 Kia Rondo Station Wagon

P5210, 2.7L V-6cyl, 4 door, Black Cherry, Automatic

2003 Honda CR-V

4WD EX Manual P8687, 2.4L, Black, Automatic, 68,355, $12,991



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Saturday, April 25, 2009

2003 BMW

3-Series Sedan, #P2017, 3.0, Gray, Automatic, 66,299, $15,991


2003 Volkswagen GTI

2dr HB 20th Anniv Edition 6-spd, $599, 1.8L, Black/gray, Manual, 77,945, $11,995


2003 Volkswagen Passat

2.7L V-6 4dr SUV, Automatic, Smart blue ext., Stock #K4422A

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

2.7L V-6 4dr Wagon, Automatic, Silver ext., Dk/lt slate gray int., Stock #P5209

3.0L 4 Dr Sedan Call for details Stock #P2017


2.0L V-6 4dr SUV, Manual, Vintage gold ext, Gray int Stock #V9256A

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

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

3.8L V-6 4dr Van, Automatic, Stone white ext., Slate gray int., Stock #P5184

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


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

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. 2.0L I-4cyl 4dr Hathchback, Automatic, Blue ext, Pastel pebble beige int Stock #P5199

2.4L I-4cyl 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Bright Silver ext, Stock #V9341A

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



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

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

2003 Volkswagen Golf

4dr HB GL, #P7195, 2.0L, Black, Manual, 76,370, $7,991

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



2003 Audi

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.

2.0L I-4cyl 4dr Sedan, Quicksilver exterior Stock #P5220

Coupe 2dr Cpe, # P9667, 2.0L, Satellite Blue, Automatic, Mileage: Contact us, Price: Contact Us

# 2800, allroad 5dr quattro AWD, 2.7L, Ecru/light Brown, 40,927, $16,992 Automatic

Own 1BR, own bath, cats possible, NS, no illegal drugs, month to month rent.

Professional roommate needed for exclusive home in Avon, NS.


2004 Volkswagen Golf

62,839 miles, 4dr Laredo 4WD, Automatic, Khaki interior Stock #800

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


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.

Need a position filled for your business? Call us at 926-6602 Classifieds $35 per week.


2.0L I-4cyl 4dr SUV, Manual, Green ext., Beige int., Stock #K4547A

4dr HB GL TDI, #1628, 1.9L, Black, Automatic, 34,350, $15,991




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

Wanna Be Sold!


Coupe 2dr Cpe GLS, #P7584, 2.0L, Manual, 62,034, Price: Contact Us

1.8L 4dr Sedan GLS, Manual Stock #P9851


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

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

1.8L I-4cyl 4dr Hatchback, Automatic, Frosty wht ext., Graphite int Stock #P5207

5.2L V-8 2dr Club Cab, Automatic, 4x4, Merlot ext., Gray int., Stock #K4345A


3.5L V-6 4dr Van, Automatic, Polar white ext, Tan int Stock #K4546A

3.0L V-6 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Lunar Mist ext., Stone leather int. Stock #V9404A

2.0L 3dr Coupe ZX3 S, Stock #3299


1.8L 4dr Sedan CE, Automatic, Pebble Beige Interior Stock #894


4 Dr Sedan H4 AT Ltd, Automatic Stock #P9281

Liftview 2BR 2Ba condo. Clean, FP, dishwasher, W/D, balcony, extra storage, near lift, NS, NP. First, last, security.


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


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

Custom home, 4BR 3.5Ba, great views, huge deck and spectacular finishes. Also has oversized garage, 3 stone fireplaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, pine floors & more! Available May15th. Pets considered. One year lease, will not increase monthly rate.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse. New paint and carpet. Air conditioning, 1 car garage, washer/dryer, NS, NP, flexible lease terms.

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


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

926-6602 Nice 3BR 3Ba single family home with 3 car garage on 11 acres. Horses allowed. 6-12 month lease.

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

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

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

Booth Falls townhome. 2BR 2Ba + loft. Views, bus route, furnished. 6 month lease.

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

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

2BR 2Ba with loft townhome on Singletree Golf Course. Sorry, no dogs/pets as per HOA, year lease, available 5/1. Large 1BR 1Ba, living room, dining room, & kitchen with private ectrance. Pets possible, rent includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

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

1Bed 1Bath with a full Kitchen, Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, AC System. Utilities Incl.

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

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

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

Stylish, bright, spacious townhome with yard and views. 3BR,1,850 sf, new kitchen, designer furnished, available today. Seasonal/longer. Also, unique 2BR, 900 sf avail 6/1.

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

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





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.

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.

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


Open House

1BR 1Ba, furnished condo, WD, FP, pool and hot tub. Bus route. Underground parking. Sunny deck with BBQ. Lease neg.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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


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

Ski-in/ski-out on the plaza level near Arrow Bahn chairlift. 2BR 2Ba condo w/ lg great room, huge picture windows & private walled patio.

One Arrowhead Place $1,149,000 Terry Nolan


Saturday April 25, 9-2pm 60 Mill Street, A1 Eagle $395,000 or $1,875/month Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-471-1706

Saturday April 25, 12-3pm 120 Palmer Loop Eagle Ranch $888,000 Keller Williams Mt. Properties Dari Laidman 970-376-0466

Saturday April 25, 2-4pm 305 Palmer Loop Eagle Ranch $697,100 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970-376-0041 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.

Saturday April 25, 3-5pm 341 Blackbear Gypsum $599,700 Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-471-1706

Saturday April 25, 3-5pm 21 Springfield Gypsum $549,200 Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-471-1706

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NEED CHEAPER RENT? Move to Megaspace Warehouses in Gypsum. 1,0001,500 sf 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;OH door with heat & electricity. 1 year lease from $600/month Megaspace Warehouses 970-390-6070

Saturday April 25, 11-1pm 170 Charolais Circle Singletree $995,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970-376-0041

Sat & Sun

Prime commercial space now available! Excellent rates, great location, easy access, large atrium, lots of parking, fitness center, private ski shuttle, on town bus route.

Up to 2,400sq ft, available immediately, professional office space.


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

1BR 1Ba apt for rent. Washer and dryer, garage, NS, NP. 1st, last, & security negotiable.

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.

Vail Mountaineer

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

Enjoy living on the Eagle River. The tower level in this 3BR 3Ba condo walks out to the Eagle River. The balcony in the great room overlooks the river. Walk to all amenitites in Avon.

$695,000 Terry Nolan


Saturday April 25, 12-2pm Sunday April 26,12-2pm 700 Bull Run Eagle $489,000 Beveridge Real Estate Rick Beveridge 970-390-7594

Sunday Sunday April 26, 11-2pm 2475 Old Trail Wildridge $699,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Terry Nolan 970-471-2210

Avon Crossing. 2BR condo. Convenient location to all of Avonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amenities. Great investment opportunity & locals buy!

Avon Crossing $424,900 Judd Babcock



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Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 274 River Ranch Road § $1,295,000 5BD/6BA § Web ID: M25175

Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

Service, Integrity, and 40 years of Combined Real Estate Knowledge in the Vail Valley

List your classified in the paper and on the website for one price!


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


Matt Iverson 970.569.2104

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


Westin Riverfront #250 § $2,595,000 3BD/3.5BA § Web ID: M26242

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

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

Lot for sale. Scenic 2 acre lot w/ Gore Range views and a pond!




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

83 Norgaad Way $375,000

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!

Main floor living in Cotton Ranch. 4BR + den, 2 car garage. Close to schools!

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

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

26 Bentwood, Sky Legend $499,000 Lynne Krnacik



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233 Timberwolf $474,900 Liz Leeds

970.331.1806 970.393.3191 Ken Rue


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Pr New listing in Cotton Ranch! 2,722 sq ft w/ 3BR+ office, 2.75Ba, huge 3 car gar w/ room for workshop and/or storage.

175 Timberwolf Dr. $559,999 Ken Rue


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



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



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




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

35 acre private view lot in gated community. Charming home w/room to build your dream home. 60 x 60 shop/barn. 2 car garage/office.

Sorrel Hills Priced to sell, only $899,000 Rick Beveridge

310 Mosher Lane Offered at $850,000

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

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.

3BR 2.5Ba townhome. 1 block to theatre, restaurants, shops, fitness center. Upgraded finishes, fenced backyard w/ patio, master BR suit w/lg deck, attached gar. High ceilings, lots of light, granite & tile. Co-op w/ borkers.


510 Brush Creek Terrace $399,000 Doug Schwartz


2505 Rule Rd. Sandra Kelly









120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman


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.



700 Bull Run $489,000 Rick Beveridge

Feels like a National Park Lodge, 2” hand hewn log siding & hand pealed log & timbers. 4BR 4.5Ba, 2 fireplaces, main floor master, wolf range, bonus room.


224 Eagle Ranch Road Reduced to only $995,000 Rick Beveridge

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!

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.

FSBO 970.471.9259


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

This is a “Green Built” custom home feat outstanding finishes, appliances, & fixtures w/ attractive spaces inside & out. 3,945 sf, 4BR+ 3.5Ba & heated gar. Owner is builder, unbelievable heat bill.

2476 Eagle Ranch Rd. $889,000 Larry Benway


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

Rick Beveridge


Rare Bull Pasture - Freshly remodeled 3BR 2Ba , one level home on corner lot. Mature trees, adjoins open space. Brush Creek Elementary


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Nearly 10 acres of irrigated pasture. 3BR 2Ba home with room to expand. Senior water rights.


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.

$615,000 Bob New


$969,000 Bev Trout


$369,000 Dan Reynolds


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


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Meticulously renovated modern 4BR 4Ba + office SF home in Homestead on a quiet st. Oversize 2 car gar, 2 decks, priv back yard, imported Italian kit & much more.

178 Creamery Trail $1,049,000 Mike Seguin or Kris Bruce

Best location in the complex, west end near the bridge to Edwards. Quiet ground floor location with walk out patio and large storage area. Lowest price unit in complex.

The Reserve P103 $385,000 Mike Seguin



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.

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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple

Christopher Burner AIA



Pr 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


Top floor, 2BD 2Ba, 1 car gar on the Eagle River, only minutes to skiing & all the Vail Valley has to offer. Amenities incl private fishing, pool, & hot tub.

$360,000 Mark Weinreich





186 Brett Trail South $1,900,000 Suzi Apple


Sun drenched River Pines. 2BR 2Ba condo. Must see flr plan. Owner upgraded the fireplace to improve the efficiency of flr plan & increase size of the master. New rosewood & slate flrs.



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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.

$357,000 Amanda Lieb



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

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

$475,000 Terry Nolan


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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



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


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


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

The Reserve G102 $409,000 Judd Babcock


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

$749,500 Henri Stone

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

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

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







ic Pr 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


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

Arlington Place $529,000


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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.

The Hermitage $6,995,000 Judd Babcock

MOTIVATED! $329,000 David Whitman



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

970.926.SAVE (7283)





P 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


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


Own on Forest Rd! Ski-in via Bear Tree. Lovely sf home w/ views of Gore Range & Red Mtn. Expansion possibilities.

224 Forest Rd. $7,150,000 Liz Leeds


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

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


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


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


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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple


Luxury & privacy on the Vail Golf Course, sf home w/ Gore Range views. Tucked on a priv cul-de-sac w/ vaulted ceilings & lots of natural light.

1100 Hornsilver $5,595,000 Liz Leeds


Amazing investment opportunity to own this entire 4-unit complex. Each 4BR 3Ba unit has a 2 car gar. Ideal for employee housing! Rental history available.

$2,200,000 Michael Routh


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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


The BEST views of Vail Mtn! This magnificent mtn retreat, 5BR 5.5Ba, backs up to BLM land. Incl all of the finest luxuries. Unparallel views!

786 Potato Patch Dr. $4,775,000 Liz Leeds


Incredible deal for a wonderful property. Spacious duplex w/ room for everyone. 6BR or 5BR + office, 4Ba. Kitchen feat cherry cabinets, slab granite counter tops & hickory floors.

$724,500 Terry Nolan


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


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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