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Property tax debate could mean cuts . . . Avon valuations shot up 14.5 percent By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer In cash-strapped Avon, any future property tax debate may mean service cuts, says Larry Brooks, the town manager. Property values in Avon shot up 14.5 percent on average, according to the Eagle County assessor’s office, which sent

out property tax valuations last week. At least some businesses and town council members aren’t happy about the increase. “Any debate about property tax will be a balancing act with the services that are provided,” Brooks said. “We’ll want to talk about … what to do to protect the interests of our citizens. Everyone is strapped.”

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The town’s current mill levy is 11.392, down one mill from last year’s 12.3927 mill collection. Avon’s town council is expected to start discussing those revenues this summer, Brooks said, as the town budget gets put together for next year. “We haven’t had a chance to talk about it, yet. I don’t know where the council is going to feel about it,” Brooks said.

Anecdotally, the property value increase is so big, it could force some residents to move, said Buz Reynolds, an Avon councilman. “Give me a break. The economy is in pretty hard shape, and people are figuring out how they can stay here,” Reynolds said. “I’m going to protest. I own six pieces of property here, so it’s hurt me pretty good.” Tough economic times Reynolds said he understands that all [See VALUATIONS, page 19]

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The Vail Valley Special Operations Unit runs with the Special Olympics Torch in Avon Tuesday. The annual torch run takes the Special Olympics Torch from Garfield County to Summit County, through Eagle County, where the Special Operations Unit was greeted by local Special Olympians. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Denver Democrats have chosen high school principal and education reformer Mike Johnston to fill the district vacancy left by former state Senate President Peter Groff, who took an education post in the Obama administration. A vacancy committee picked Johnston, a 34-year-old Stapleton resident, on Monday night. He will serve until at least the next general election in 2010. “Mike Johnston worked hard to promote his candidacy against an excellent field of candidates,” said Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak. “We congratulate the new senator for SD33 and look forward to working with this fine addition to the Colorado majority.” Four people were in the running, including former state Rep. Rosemary Marshall. The others were Anthony Graves, a member of the Democratic National Committee; and Renee Blanchard, a community activist and retired airline employee. Groff was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2000 and appointed to the Senate in 2003. He became Colorado’s first black Senate president last year and was a strong supporter of charter schools and education reform. He stepped down at the end of this year’s session to become director of faith-based community initiatives for the U.S. Department of Education. Groff said there was little he could tell Johnston, the founder and principal of the Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts in Thornton, a public high school lauded by President Barack Obama last year after all of its 44 graduates were admitted to four-year colleges. “He is one of the foremost thinkers in our country on education issues in our country; he’s someone

Senate President Peter Groff, left, stands to congratulate newly-elected President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, Friday, April 17, 2009 in Denver. Colorado Senate Democrats have picked Majority Leader Brandon Shaffer of Longmont to replace Peter Groff as Senate president. Other contenders decided to back Shaffer, so he was chosen without a secret ballot as originally planned. AP Photo.

who doesn’t need my advice on that issue,” Groff told The Denver Post. “I would advise him to work across the aisle with the other party to be able to get things done.” In April, the 21-member Senate Democratic caucus picked Longmont lawmaker Brandon Shaffer to succeed Groff as the chamber’s president. —The Associated Press


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By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer When it started almost a decade ago, the Teva Mountain Games was a slalom kayak event with venues in Vail and Minturn. Vail had just built a new whitewater rafting park, and residents Joe Blair and Joel Heath were working at the town tourism bureau on running events to show off the new river features. The first year was so successful that the duo started a new company called Untraditional Marketing and added other events. The mountain games, were born. “Teva was introducing the closed-toe shoe. To get into a new demographic, we introduced the Teva Mountain Games,” Blair said. “In 2002, we did kayak, trail running, climbing and speed trials and mountain bikes.” Things grew so quickly that this year’s games coming June 4-7 could bring as many as 40,000 people to town. Athletes from all over the world come to Vail to compete in seven different sports for more than $100,000 in prize money. In addition to the original events, the games now also include fly-fishing, dog events

and multi-sport racing. An estimated 1.4 million people tune in to watch on TV. The Vail Valley Foundation bought the event from Untraditional Marketing. Blair started a new branding and consulting agency Fall Creek LLC and Heath going to work for Teva in Santa Barbara, Calif. “We really saw the games as a platform for the mainstream industry to get involved,” Blair said. “None of (the sports) can stand alone. They’re all great sports, but they’re not mainstream.” Those sponsors, including Volkswagen, and, of course, Teva, allowed the games to generate the “cachet and cash” to grow, Blair said. “There was an opportunity with the Vail Valley Foundation, and they obviously have a great track record,” Blair said. “It was very important for us — we live in Vail — that it stay in our home.” Blair currently is working on branding a foam product found in such diverse products as cell phones and baseball mitts. The Vail Valley Foundation recently announced a multi-year agreement through 2011 with Medina, Ohio-based DockDogs, the leading canine competition organizer in the U.S.

A professional kayaker competes in the pro kayak freestyle at the ‘08 Teva Mountain Games in Vail. The games began with kayaking events in Vail and Minturn nearly a decade ago. Screen grab from tevamountaingames.com.

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A Gallegos project that took three years to complete has received national acclaim. The custom-built home in the Roaring Fork Valley received the Prism Award from Coverings, an International Tile and Stone Expo, that “honors outstanding achievements in the use of natural stone.” The home displays stone species from around the world, but was designed to complement its surrounding environment. The project was unique on many levels, explains Taylor Serson, project manager. It used custom-cut large module, hand-chiseled granite cladding and roofing. “We assisted in sourcing the granite based on the homeowner’s request for stone that matched the ochrecolored cliffs above the home. The granite selected was quarried and fabricated in Brazil,” Taylor says. “The home is a masterpiece that I am proud to say Gallegos worked on.” The home also required more than 7000 square feet of Colorado Buff sandstone paving and flooring that was cut and finished at the Gallegos Marble Shop. Approximately 150 people attended Coverings’ Awards Reception, which was held in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center during the 2009 Coverings Trade Show. The Gallegos Corporation was founded in 1970 by Gerald G. Gallegos as a specialty stone masonry company. Since that time, TGC has expanded trades and now also specializes in distinctive residential and commercial projects including quality masonry, plaster/

Headquartered in Vail, the Gallegos Corporation was founded in 1970 by Gerald G. Gallegos, above, as a specialty stone masonry company. Since that time, TGC has expanded trades and now also specializes in distinctive residential and commercial projects including quality masonry, plaster/stucco, concrete, art rock, marble/granite work and stone sales. Jennifer Ellis photo.

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By Matt Van Tassel Mountaineer contributing writer Günther Schmidt is an intimidating figure in a small kitchen. Tall, slim, bespectacled and graying, the head chef of Alpenrose in Vail Village answers questions while cooking spätzle, a type of German pasta. Waivering only when asked a question, it seems Schmidt would be more at ease with a flaming skillet in front of his face than a reporter’s tape recorder. “I know it comes with the job and this is what I do,” he says about being interviewed. When he was 15, Schmidt began an apprenticeship at the Taunus Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany, not far from the region that lends its name to his current restaurant. He’s cooked in Germany, England and Switzerland and has been working in The Valley for 35 years – The Red Lion Inn, Lancelot Restaurant, Lord Gore, a long stint at Ambrosia Restaurant and The Alpenrose for two years. Schmidt has seen the area grow in the three and a half decades he’s been here. He was trained in French classic cuisine and Alpenrose serves a variety of Europeanstyle dishes, many from the Alpine region. Using the techniques he has learned and refined, Schmidt incorporates different ingredients to make some variants of classic dishes. “It’s not necessarily all German, I combine a few things from different countries and states,” he says. The roasted duck is served with mashed potatoes, the Schnitzel is served with spätzle and the Colorado lamb chops are served with polenta. Brushed with a simple mixture of mustard, butter and fresh herbs, the lamb chops are Schmidt’s favorite, he says, because they are consistently tender. Bonnie Havlik, who owns Alpenrose along with her husband, Dennis, prefers the duck. “I love it!” She says. “It’s so crispy and the presentation is wonderful.” The Havliks have owned Alpenrose for almost five years – a fraction of the restaurant’s 35-year existence. Bonnie Havlik considers Alpenrose “one of the last traditional restaurants in Vail.” She boast about its patio, which has an unobstructed view of the mountain and basks all day in the sun. Inside, an abundance of natural wood grain helps to create a cozy, cabin feel. On several sheets of clean glass the word “Alpenrose” and the flower itself have been etched by Ladislav Havlik – Dennis’ father originally from the Czech Republic who used to engrave for Steuben in Corning, N.Y. The smell of pastries made in-house by Belgian pastry chef Laurant Noël help to complete the inviting atmosphere. Just as almost every other restaurant in the country and many around the world, Alpenrose felt the diner clench their dollar a little tighter last year. Since the financial slump began more people began eating at home; revenue for American Italian Pasta Company, North America’s largest maker of dry pasta, increased 43 percent from September 2007 to September 2008. While grocery stores and its suppliers received an unexpected and welcomed benefit from the poor economy, restaurants felt the pinch. However, Bonnie Havlik is optimistic for the upcoming year considering the Four Seasons should be complete in December and the Solaris possibly not too long after that. The two new hotels will put Alpenrose a bit

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5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot

A federal jury in Miami has convicted five men of plotting with al-Qaida to topple Chicago’s Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection. A sixth man was acquitted. Tuesday’s verdicts came after six days of deliberations in the third trial of the “Liberty City Six.” The first two trials ended in mistrials when jurors could not agree on the men’s guilt or innocence. A seventh man was acquitted in the first trial. The men were arrested in June 2006 on charges of plotting terrorism with an undercover FBI informant they thought was from al-Qaida. Defense attorneys said terrorist talk recorded on dozens of FBI tapes was not serious and the men wanted only money.

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Donald Trump reviewed Miss California USA’s comments about same-sex marriage, her association with a conservative group and her semi-nude pictures before making his decision: You’re not fired. The owner of the Miss USA pageant said Tuesday that Carrie Prejean can keep her crown, rejecting complaints that her photos and her advocacy violated contest rules. Prejean then stepped to the lectern and said the allegations were “hateful” attacks by people who didn’t like her response to a question about same-sex marriage during last month’s Miss USA pageant. “On April 19 on that stage I exercised my freedom of speech, and I was punished for doing so,” she said. “This should not happen in America.”

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Julia Roberts will play an army officer on leave from Iraq in an all-star romantic comedy also featuring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Shirley MacLaine and Jennifer Garner, reports the AFP. “Oscar-winner Roberts is one of several A-list stars for the film, titled “Valentine’s Day,” according to the report. “Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher and rising star Bradley Cooper are also set to star in the project.”

From civil court to the silver screen

An Eagle-Vail boy who was sued over a ski crash in 2007 is being featured in a movie trailer as part of a national ad campaign against lawsuit abuse. The trailer, showing in Denver-area theaters this month, is one of four made by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Institute spokesman Mark Szymanski says the ads are airing across the country in an effort to educate the public about problems associated with frivolous lawsuits. The Colorado ad tells the story of Scott Swimm, who was sued by a Pennsylvania skier over an incident on Arrowhead Mountain in January 2007. Scott was 7 at the time. His father, Robb, says Scott tried to pass the man and ran over his skis, causing both skiers to fall. The Pennsylvania skier hurt his shoulder and sued Scott and his father. The Swimms say they’ve since agreed to a $25,000 settlement to avoid going to trial.


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Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system, reports the Wall Street Journal. “The taxes would pay for only a fraction of the cost to expand health-insurance coverage to all Americans and would face strong opposition from the beverage industry,” according to the report. “They also could spark a backlash from consumers who would have to pay several cents more for a soft drink. The Senate Finance Committee heard proposals from about a dozen experts about how to pay for the comprehensive health-care overhaul that President Barack Obama wants to enact this year. Early estimates put the cost of the plan at around $1.2 trillion. The administration has so far only earmarked funds for about half of that amount.”

Social Security, Medicare dwindling in recession

Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday. Medicare already is paying out more money than it receives, something that happened for the first time last year. And Social Security will be by 2016, a year sooner than had been projected, the trustees’ annual report said. Unless changes in Social Security are enacted, the retirement fund will be depleted in 2037, four years sooner than projected last year. The Medicare trust fund is in even worse shape. It is projected to become insolvent in 2017, two years earlier than expected. More immediately, the trustees do not expect Social Security recipients to get cost-of-living increases in 2010 or 2011, something that hasn’t happened since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. The Social Security Administration will set next year’s cost-of-living adjustment in October, based on inflation over the previous year.

Accused soldier’s father says son ‘broke’

The Army sergeant accused of killing five fellow soldiers in Iraq was typically not a violent person, but counselors “broke” him before the gunfire erupted

Vatican says Pope not a Nazi

The Vatican defended Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday as a man of strong antiNazi credentials and a peacemaker in the face of mounting Israeli criticism and Arab anger over the Israeli occupation. Critics faulted the German-born pope for failing to apologize in a speech at Israel’s Holocaust memorial for what they see as Catholic indifference during the Nazi genocide — a controversy that threatened to overshadow his high-profile pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Benedict delivered messages of peace Tuesday while visiting the holiest Muslim and Jewish sites in Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall. “The purpose of this visit is peace,” said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The pope has been on the receiving end of strident messages from both Israelis and Arabs. On Tuesday, Grand Mufti Mohammed Hussein handed the pope a letter complaining about Israeli policies in Jerusalem and appealing for the Vatican’s help in bringing about Palestinian independence. “We reiterate to you that peace and stability in this country, which have been lacking for decades, can only be achieved with the end of occupation and with our Palestinian people regaining their freedom, their right to self-determination and their other legitimate rights,” it said. The pope’s speech at Israel’s national Holocaust memorial Monday attracted widespread attention in Israel, with the parliament speaker accusing Benedict of glossing over the Nazi genocide. The pope’s own wartime actions — he was forced to join the Hitler Youth and the Nazi army, which he later deserted — have also drawn notice.

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Tony Hawk coming to Colo. Skating legend Tony Hawk can perform practically any feat on a board. When his feet arrive in Nederland, though, the legend wants to lay low. Hawk plans to visit the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six month-old skatepark May 30 for a grand opening and dedication event, but the head of the nonprofit group that runs the park says Hawk doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be the focus. NEDSK8 Inc. executive director Randy Lee says

events will highlight the achievement of volunteers in getting the $500,000 park built. The Tony Hawk Foundation gave $75,000 toward the effort. The park is named after a Lafayette boy, Nathan Lazarus, who teamed up with Hawk on Fox TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?â&#x20AC;? to win money for Hawkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation. The grand opening will feature a skateboard demo with Hawk.

Clemens running out of excuses

nery and advertising because of the cancellation of a deal designed to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. The rights to use the logo are part of a $53 million package the city approved in 2008 to keep the USOC in Colorado Springs for another 25 years. But the USOC notified the city and developer LandCo Equity Partners on April 30 that it was terminating the deal. USOC spokesman Darryl Seibel says the logo rights will be rescinded when the termination is final. The termination took effect immediately for LandCo, and for the city, in 30 days. City spokeswoman Sue Skiffington-Blumberg says she hopes for a resolution before time expires.

All-star pitcher clearly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand genetics The release of the book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pastime,â&#x20AC;? has Clemens once again scrambling to deny his alleged steroid use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen excerpts of the book. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re completely false,â&#x20AC;? Clemens said in a phone interview with ESPN radio show hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic the same day the book was released. Clemens has even refuted DNA evidence after reports surfaced that his DNA is on syringes his former trainer Brian McNamee supplied to federal prosecutors; McNamee alleges he used the syringes to inject Clemens with illegal PEDs. Clemens calls that claim â&#x20AC;&#x153;impossibleâ&#x20AC;? and followed that up by slapping a defamation suit against McNamee. Clemens has stuck to his guns in asserting his innocence since the beginning. Most recently, he hilariously credited heart problems in his family history as another reason why he would never use PEDs, citing his stepfather, who died of a heart attack. The funny part ... Clemens may actually believe that his genetically unrelated stepfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health somehow affects his own. Clemansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; former manager Joe Torre said â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think when he speaks -- and maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he played so well for so long -- is that fact that he basically believes what he says.â&#x20AC;? Or, in other words, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lie if you believe it.

Olympic logo may be a no go in the Springs

The city of Colorado Springs may soon have to stop using the famous five-ring Olympic logo on its statio-

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The parents of slain Army Ranger and NFL star Pat Tillman voiced concerns Tuesday that the general who played a role in mischaracterizing his death could be put in charge of military operations in Afghanistan. In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of covering up the circumstances of the 2004 slaying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do believe that guy participated in a falsified homicide investigation,â&#x20AC;? Pat Tillman Sr. said. Separately, Mary Tillman called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;imperativeâ&#x20AC;? that McChrystalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record be carefully considered before he is confirmed. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Defense Secretary Robert Gates has complete confidence in McChrystal, whom he hopes can be confirmed by the Senate before monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel terrible for what the Tillman family went through, but this matter has been investigated thoroughly by the Pentagon, by the Congress, by outside experts, and all of them have come to the same conclusion: that there was no wrongdoing by Gen. McChrystal,â&#x20AC;? Morrell said.

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Leaky Dykstra may owe $50 million It is safe to say Lenny Dykstra wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be giving anymore financial advice. The former baseball star is being sued in federal court for failing after a magazine project went bad. Who would have thought financial-advice mag aimed towards the glossy lifestyle of pro athletes would flop? But â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Players Clubâ&#x20AC;? indeed flopped and Dykstra, the one they called Nails, may get hammered for as much as $183,000 that he allegedly owes a group of five. The plaintiffs include Time magazine art director Arthur Hochstein, a former head of photography at Time Mary Anne Gordon, and Marco Canora, a celebrated chef Dykstra hired for the magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. Dykstra owes Canora $15,000 for food-related expenses at the $400,000 partyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dykstra paid, but his check bounced. Dykstra had trouble finding an attorney because he has a history of not paying his attorney fees, but he recently hired the law firm of Gumm & Green, which specializes in family matters and bankruptcy. The latest scandal raises Dykstraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total indebtedness to around $50 million, according to one source.

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Amish boy back on the wagon . . . Police cracking down on rowdy Amish youths ticketed a teenager for having beer in his horse-drawn buggy when they pulled him over on a western New York road. They say 17-year-old Chris Slabaugh of Conewango was charged with underage possession of alcohol after he was stopped by Cattaraugus County deputies late Monday night in the town of Leon, 40 miles south of Buffalo. Detective Nathan Root says the teen admitted drinking beer, but passed a field sobriety test. Root says another Amish man in the buggy, 22-yearold Emanuel Miller of Conewango Valley, was charged with providing the beer. Both are scheduled to be arraigned June 22. Patrols were stepped up after an Amish elder’s property was vandalized when he confronted youths about their drinking and listening to radios. Rolling along ...

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“My personal property is fine. I have no issue with it.” — Avon councilwoman Amy Phillips on property valuations

real estate market.” George Plavec, an Avon builder, said one Wildridge parcel he bought last year more than doubled in value from $273,000 to $720,000, and he hasn’t been able to sell it yet, even though it’s on the market. “That’s going to be fun to pay for next year,” Plavec said. In general, however, Avon real estate prices went up significantly three years ago, in connection with plans for the new Beaver Creek gondola, which runs from the new Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, said Amy Phillips, an Avon councilwoman. “I haven’t seen it go up significantly since then,” Phillips said. “My personal property is fine. I have no issue with it. But it’s definitely going to be different, neighborhood to neighborhood.”

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 One of a kind N4123a

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2005 Nissan X-Terra

Classifieds $35 a week

9K mi, Balance of new car warranty! #P3300

76K mi, 3.5L, V-6 4dr van #P3309A

4x4, Power options Wont last! #P3270

2008 Nissan Quest Low mi, Low mo payments! #P3282

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Crew cab pro 4x4, Rugged & ready #P3291 5 passenger, Remote Start, reverse sensors. Heated, power, leather seats. AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD. Low miles. $24,500

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2009 Nissan Murano AWD, Why pay more? #P3275

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE

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Low miles, low monthly payments #P3219B

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2009 Toyota Corolla Low mi., Low mo. payment! P3282 $15988

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Low, low miles, x-tra clean #P3287

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AWD, 1K mi, one of a kind! #P3297

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21K mi. loaded with Extras! P3284

33K mi, go topless! #P3323

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

52K mi, Priced to sell! #P3294

Bose stereo, back up camera #P3308

power options, wont last P3270

10K mi, power windows, locks & more!

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2007 Nissan Maxima • Across the room or state, load and unload rental trucks Small moves • Deliveries Landfill • Denver runs 22 Year local • References Licensed • Insured

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Moonroof, p. seat & more! #P3286

Dual Odyssey, rare! P3257 Piano & Bench Serial #562116

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2007 Kia Rondo Station Wagon

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

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

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

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2006 BMW Z4

2008 Chevrolet Impala LT

Series 3.0i Roadster #P8584, 3.0L, 28,459 $25,991

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

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2007 Ford Focus Sedan

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2.7L 5dr Quattro AWD, Automatic, Ecru/Lt brown interior Stock #2800

2006 Audi A3

4dr HB 3.2 S-Line quattro DSG #P4877, 3.2L, Auto , 20,128 $25,991

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2.5L I-5cyl. 4 dr hatchback, Manual, Shadow Blue ext., Pure Beige int., Stock #V9253B

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

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

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4dr GL, #P3397, 2.0L, Manual, $10,991

2006 Audi A3

4dr HB 2.0T, w/Sport Pkg #P2118, 2.0L, Manual, 34,049 $17,993

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

2005 Volkswagen Touareg

P5220, 2.0L I-4cyl, 4 door, Quicksilver,

P9064, 2 4dr V6, 3.2L, Auto, 34,253, $19,991

888.413.5024 2.0L I-4cyl 4dr SUV, Manual, Green ext., Beige int., Stock #K4547A

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2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon XT Limited, #1384, 2.5L, Manual, $13,991

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Roadster

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

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2006 Volkswagon Jetta 3.0L V-6 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Lunar Mist ext., Stone leather int. Stock #V9404A

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

Wagon GLS, #P4656. 2,0L, Auto, 50,970, $11,991

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT

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#P3896, 2.5L, RS Auto $12,991

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

2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan

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

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

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Quattro, #P7451, 1.8L, Manual, 6-Spd w/ESP

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RECYCLE

Mount Glen - 2BR 2Ba, W/D, 2 Covered parking spaces, one month security deposit!! Upper & Lower units Sorry no pets (HOA rule)

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

Gorgeous! 4 Bd, 3.5ba, 2 car garage, HUGE decks, 360 degree mtn views, custom finishes throughout, wood floors, granite, 3 rock fireplaces, great yard, pets considered year lease

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

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

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

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

2BR 2Ba, fireplace, garage. N/S Pets considered pool and hot tub, furnishings optional Nice 3BR 3Ba single family home with 3 car garage on 11 acres. Horses allowed. 6-12 month lease.

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. No lease.

2BR 2Ba with loft townhome on Singletree Golf Course. Sorry, no dogs/pets as per HOA, year lease, available 5/1.

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

Buck Creek, 2Bd, 2Ba, on bus route. Hardwood floors, Your patio is on the lake. NS, NP. 1st, last mon deposit.

2BR 2Ba furnished luxury in Avon. Across from BC express shuttle. Pool, underground parking, hot tub. Sleeps up to 4 people.

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

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

2 Bedroom, 1 bath, clean, sunny and private. NS, pets considered. Rent incl utilities.

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.

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

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

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

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

For Rent

Free Rent for May, 2BR 2Ba condo in The Reserve. W/D, gas fireplace, large closets, lots of storage, deck overlooking the river. Pool club included. Pets?? Yearly lease.

Sonnenhalde, 2Bd, 2Ba, WD, FP, 2 Decks, NS, NP. 1 yr Lease $1750/month 2 yr Lease $1650/month

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Beautiful home with mature landscaping. 5Bd + Office, large rec room, walkout basement. Lots of storage, wood floors, granite couters, Jacuzzi tub in master suite.

Studio unit, full size refrigerator, cook top and sink w/ private entrance. Pets welcome. Includes utilities.

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

Classifieds

Single Family Home, 4BR 3Ba, 2 car garage. Corner Lot, Nice Yard.

Executive quality home in Singletree. 3BR 2.5Ba, living room w/ FP, dining room, fam room, breakfast nook. Great flr plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops, W/D, 2 car gar, master bath, jacuzzi, unfurnished, NP NS. Avail June 1 1st, last, & security deposit.

4BR 2Ba furnished condo in Intermountain Vail. Spacious, great views. Can accomodate up to 6 people.

NEED CHEAPER RENT?

Clean 3BR 1.5Ba, Furnished,Util.,WiFi,FP,NP,WD, NS, Week, month, Year 970.331.5422

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Efficiency apt, funrnished, Deposit & Lease neg., ideal for Single tenant, W/D, NP

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

Move to Megaspace Warehouses in Gypsum. 1,0001,500 sf 14’OH door with heat & electricity. 1 year lease from $600/month Megaspace Warehouses 970-390-6070

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

Canyon Run Awesome 3BR 3Ba townhome on the river w/ an attached garage. Fireplace, W/D, unfurnished, lots of storage, balcony. Year lease

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

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

970.376.5417

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

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

970.376.5417

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

970.331.1806 Ken Rue 970.393.3191

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

970.376.5417

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

970.376.5417

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

Avon Crossing $424,900 Judd Babcock

970.376.3230

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

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

970.376.5417

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

970.376.5417

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

970.376.5417


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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

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. $599,999 Ken Rue

970.393.9191 Liz Leeds 970.331.1806

970.390.3336

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

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews

303.388.7200

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

Multi-family project with 47 rental units on 3.8+/- acres in booming area of CO. Seller’s figures show apx 9% cap rate. 100% occupied.

615 Riford - Ridgeview Apts $1,650,000 Team Black Bear

970.337.7777

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. www.gatewayland.com

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

Denver Country Club Graceful beauty with historical features and today’s amenities.

Large 5BR w/ large eat-in kit. Located on 2 acres of land. Multi-level Trex deck. Minutes from dntwn Eagle. Lowest horse prop in Eagle.

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

303.388.7200

1301 Fulfort Ct. $519,000 Dari Laidman

2505 Rule Rd. Sandra Kelly

303.388.7200

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970.331.4447

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130 Gaylord Street $1,975,000 Susan Matthews

303.388.7200

510 Brush Creek Terrace $399,000 Doug Schwartz

970.390.4660

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$435,000 Mike Devins, GRI, ABR, RSPS

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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. .

$615,000 Bob New

970.390.3336

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

The Reserve G102 $409,000 Judd Babcock

970.376.3202

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

Quartz Building #210 $535,000 Sandra Kelly

970.331.4447

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

970.390.1544

970.390.1307

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36809 Highway 6 $675,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

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

414.573.0815

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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 $1,900,000 Suzi Apple

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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

970.376.5417

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

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

970.331.6611

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Four acre horse property w/ irrigation water, adjacent to public land. New 4BR + Office, 3Ba, 3 car garage home with office & satillo tile.

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

$749,500 Henri Stone

Arlington Place $529,000

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

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

970.331.2804

Juniper Trail $998,750 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

970.376.6523

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

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

709 Edwards Village Blvd $865,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

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

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

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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

970.390.1229

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

1121 Berry Creek Rd. $619,000 Judd Babcock

This 5BR masterpiece is on 3 acres & has exquisite finishes, a grand master suite, state-of-the-art theatre & unrivaled outdoor living. www.236wildrose.com

The Hermitage $6,995,000 Judd Babcock

970.376.3230

Pre-construction townhomes. Quality designed 4-plexes, 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba and 2 car garage. Units are just under 2,000 sq.ft. and have gorgeous views. Expected completion June 2010, Brokers welcome

$515,000

970.376.3230

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