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Going for the grant ... Eagle Valley Land Trust to make 2nd attempt at GOCO money for Colorado River Ranch development easement By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Backers of the Colorado River Ranch conservation easement went to the state once for lottery funds and were turned away, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be rejected this time, say officials with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). Your county commissioners are set to vote on the easement Monday, after saying Tuesday that they like the cause, but


not the cost. They ordered the county staff to hammer out a lower price than the $5.7 million the ranch owners and Land Trust want the county to contribute to buy the $7.9 million conservation easement, which would prevent development on the land north of Eagle. The Eagle Valley Land Trust applied for an $800,000 GOCO grant last year to help with the fee, but didn’t get it. The Land Trust’s Cindy Cohagen said they’ll [See OPEN SPACE GRANT, page 4]

Open space repeal effort gains steam Eagle County voters approved the open space tax by a razor-thin margin, 51 votes, and opponents are trying to give voters another shot at it. “We are beginning the process of repealing the open space tax,” Gypsum resident Michael Gross wrote to the Vail Mountaineer (see letters, page 9). “Many voted for the tax to help preserve land as open space between Gypsum and Vail, due to the hyper de-

velopment along the Eagle River Valley. Seven years later how many acres have been preserved along the Eagle River Valley?” The open space tax must be used to buy land and preserve it as open space. It cannot be used for anything else, according to the referendum creating the tax. Opponents say almost all the purchased are remote ranch land [See OPEN SPACE REPEAL, page 4]

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Stocks ended mixed but mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the economy was on the mend and orders for big-ticket manufactured items posted an unexpected increase. Technology stocks got a boost from better-thanexpected earnings from software maker Oracle Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 23.05, or 0.3 percent, to 8,299.86. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.84, or 0.7 percent, to 900.94. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 27.42, or 1.6 percent, to 1,792.34.

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In Gypsum, “vote� is an action verb. Gypsum will be home to 165,000 square feet of artificial turf athletic fields, two full size and two youth size, by Aug. 29, in time for the National Anthem at the Eagle Valley High School home football opener. Imagine the new Battle Mountain High School stadium, plus the Freedom Park turn field, plus two youth fields, and none of it has to be mowed or watered. It’s all part of the $25 million Eagle Valley High School renovation. “It was scheduled for next year, but with the state of the economy and the way contractors are starving, we decided to put it out for bid this year,� said Eagle County School Board President Scott Green. FCI got the bid at $3.2 million, the company that’s handling the rest of the $120 million school district projects up and down the valley, including the new $69 million Battle Mountain building. The school district was a little short on cash for the Eagle Valley project, so Green approached the Gypsum town council on Tuesday with a proposal to split the $300,000 difference with WECMRD - $150,000 each. The Gypsum town council was in in less time than it takes to ask, “How many zeroes do you need on that check?� It took Green longer to make the presentation than it took for the town council to settle the matter and vote. Green will make the same presentation to the WECMRD board, and WECMRD Director Steve Russell [See TURF FIELDS, page 17]


Randy Braden of Avon does a little “land sailing� on the artificial turf field at Freedom Park in Edwards. The school district, Gypsum and WECMRD partnered to build four new turf fields as part of the Eagle Valley High School renovation project. The fields will be ready Aug. 29. Photo by Randy Wyrick.

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No lottery list yet in Vail Town wants ‘downvalley’ residents to move back; families in price-controlled housing are target group By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer They’re definitely going to build it; they just don’t know for whom yet. While the town council has approved the building of a new duplex on 2657 Arosa Drive, Vail housing Director Nina Timm said Wednesday that no specific lottery list for the town duplex sides has been drawn up yet. Each home would cost $387,764 to build under the bid submitted by J.L. Viele Construction, the developer that won the bid for the job. Families who already own price-controlled housing in Eagle County may be the best candidates to buy each $400,000 half-a-duplex being built by the Town of Vail, according to several folks involved in Vail’s housing decisions. The duplex is expected to be ready for move-in by next year. J.L. Viele Construction’s bid was chosen in an open bidding process to build the new duplex. “They (could) step up from a townhome into a duplex like this because their family has grown,” said George Ruther, Vail’s community development director. “Or we may actually attract a family that has moved out of Vail and downvalley and moves back to Vail because it’s more desirable for their needs.” One of the town’s stated goals is to offer homes that its residents can afford to rent and to buy in a county where the average home sales price hovers around $1.2 million. Another goal is to provide “move-up” housing for residents. Homes for professionals “It’s for better-paid professionals,” said Mark Gordon, a town councilman. “It’s for upper-middle-class housing, although here, that’s working poor.” Gordon, a Realtor, pointed out that he probably couldn’t afford to qualify to buy the place. Elected officials have discussed targeting couples who make a little more than $100,000, or 120 percent of [See AROSA DUPLEX TARGET GROUP, page 17]

What does a dual income $100,000 per-year salary buy? Lenders use price ratios to decide It’s no surprise that what people make and what they can afford to buy can be fraught with emotion in a place like Vail where real estate is so expensive. So when town council members discuss targeting couples who make a little more than $100,000 to buy a town-built, half-a-duplex, the average person might be a little puzzled. That’s enough to buy something on the private market, says Dennis Scalise, a Vail resident who recently offered to sell the town a duplex he owns on Arosa Drive, where the new duplex is slated to be built. “Why are we subsidizing people who make over $100,000 when there are people who make far less than that who are paying their mortgages?” Scalise asked rhetorically.

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Scalise said he has been talking to his neighbors about the duplex, and many are not happy about the potential qualifications for duplex buyers. He said one neighbor and homeowner told him she felt “ripped off,” by the potential restrictions on who can qualify to buy a price-controlled place, since she works two jobs, her husband works, they’re raising three kids and they’re “struggling.” Now that the economy has swung in the negative direction, there’s not as much of a need for “employee housing,” Scalise said. “We’re always a day late and a dollar short,” Scalise said. “There’s an over-abundance of housing around, and there’s an under-abundance of people. Construction is scarce. People are leaving the valley.”

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try again, this time for $600,000. That application is due Friday. “Projects often come back to us and are successful,� said GOCO’s Chris Leding. “The chances are fairly good.� The last time, they were looking for $800,000 to help buy half the ranch. This time, Cohagen said they’ll shoot for $600,000 to help buy it all. If they miss this time, they’ll have to wait until January to reapply. If they’re successful then, the money wouldn’t be available until June 2010. It’s about the money Buying a conservation easement is a business deal, and like most families the fuss over this one is about money. The 1,017-acre Colorado River Ranch was valued at $13.25 million, $13,000 an acre. That’s based on the sale of a minority share to a silent partner, said the appraiser who helped set the value. The circumstances surrounding that appraisal are not complicated. Appraiser Greg Powell, with David E. Peterson’s Denver appraisal firm, said it all revolves around comparable sales. In this case, those sales involve this ranch. The current owners bought the ranch in December 2007 for $10 million. A few months later, one of the owners needed to raise cash, so they sold a minority share to a silent partner for $13,000 an acre. So, $13,000 an acre is the value, according to the narrow rules that govern appraising conservation easements, Powell said. Powell said the firm examined comparable sales up and down the Colorado River, and sales in similar areas in the state.

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“We considered size, physical characteristics, river frontage, irrigation and almost everything else that goes with a working ranch,� he said. He found listings for ranch land in State Bridge and Pitkin County for $40,000 an acre. A 400 acre Sweetwater ranch is under contract at $28,000 an acre, he said. A river runs through it What they didn’t find was a ranch with two miles of the Colorado River winding through it. That feature is part of what makes the conservation easement worth $7.9 million. “If they were to start putting 35-acres sites on sale, and gave every owner access to the river, I think that in spite of the economy you’d have a lot of interest,� said David Peterson, the firm’s owner. “It would take longer to sell out than it would have three or four years ago. However, there are a lot of opportunistic buyers out there looking for properties that have unique features. You won’t find a more unique feature than the Colorado River running two miles through this ranch. There would be someone who’d jump on that in a hurry.� Remove the opportunity to subdivide the land, and you reduce the value, in this case from $13.25 million to $5.3 million, according to the appraisal done by Peterson’s firm. “Typically, we find that if no home sites whatever are retained on the property, the diminution runs from 75 percent to 85 percent,� said Peterson. “With one home site it goes down about 60-70 percent.� Besides the existing ranch headquarters, the Colorado River Ranch conservation easement allows two 35-acre parcels with a lodge. Besides a working ranch, the plan calls for an outfitting business.


vantage of by amendment language that was written to deceive us,� Gross wrote. “We have the power to repeal the open space amendment. We have a flawed property tax. It is time to take back our county. It is

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Vail’s wildfire training exercise to include helicopter flight A helicopter will be among the resources used during today’s wildfire training exercise which will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Vail. The exercise will be simulating a wildfire scenario which threatens Vail neighborhoods as well as structures on Vail Mountain. Fire Chief Mark Miller says about 100 responders from more than a dozen agencies will be participating in the drill, including a pilot from HeliQwest International, a private company that contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies for fire suppression services. The helicopter, a Bell Astar Type 3, is based out of Montrose and will be used to simulate a water bucket drop which will be taking place on the upper bench of Donovan Park. As a result, residents of Matterhorn Circle have been advised of a road closure from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. Chief Miller says use of the helicopter will give responders a first-hand opportunity

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Along with a yummy, white wine called pinot bianco and a fancy red called gemola, Splendido at the Chateau will feature the vegetable radicchio at a wine tasting dinner on Friday. Yes, you heard that right — dishes with leafy, red, radicchio (and Treviso, its green Belgian endive-looking partner) provide an interesting counterpoint to numerous wines. Italy’s Lucio Gomiero also just happens to also be the largest radicchio grower in the world. The Vgnalta Winery vintner will pour and discuss some of his favorite wines for the event. David Walford, Splendido’s executive chef, plans a special radicchio risotto for Friday’s menu and other unique food combinations. For being such a big industry player, Gomiero is a “very down-to-earth guy,” said Dani Hoffman, coowner of Dolci e Dani Wine Imports in Avon with wife Suzanne Hoffman-LeBlanc. “He’s very practical. He does things in a simple way,” Hoffman said. That translates to the wines as well, wines that shine because of the volcanic soils in which they’re grown in the hilly area west of Padua, Italy, Hoffman said. For example, a venda wine is 40 percent merlot and 60 percent sauvignon and not much else in terms of processing, Hoffman said. The pino bianco grape is quite unique, but it’s well-established in the Veneto region where the winery is located, he said. “It’s a very simple process that he is doing, and he does it perfectly,” Hoffman said. “He doesn’t massage it.” A muscat dessert wine also will be served. Walford invites wine aficianados to come order off the menu during the dinner. Gomiero will walk around and talk about his wines from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Splendido is located off of Scott Hill Road in Beaver Creek. For specific directions, call 845-8808.

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Citizens seek to repeal open space amendment We oppose purchasing over 1000 acres of land along the Colorado River Road with our property tax dollars. We are beginning the process of repealing the Open Space Tax for the following reasons. First, the tax was approved by a margin of 51 votes. Many voted for the tax to help preserve land as open space, between Gypsum and Vail, due to the hyper development along the Eagle River Valley. Seven years later how many acres have been preserved along the Eagle River Valley? How many acres have been preserved north of Dotsero, west of Gypsum, south of Cottonwood Pass using our property taxes? Second, how many citizens voted for the Open Space Amendment thinking they were going to be able to use and access the land? Take a look around and see how Open Space Amendments were implemented in surrounding counties. Pitkin County Open Space tax “be earmarked for and restricted to the acquisition, improvement and maintenance of open space and trails and directly related expenses, including necessary staffing and services�. “Trails� shall be defined as non-motorized accessways meeting one or more of the following criteria: preserving historic routes of ingress and egress to public lands and waterways; providing access to and from recreational or urban destinations; providing transportation or recreational opportunities throughout the Roaring Fork Watershed.� Summit County Open Space tax, “TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE ACQUISITION AND PRESERVATION OF OPEN SPACE, INCLUDING VIEW CORRIDORS, BACKCOUNTRY PARCELS, HISFrom the editor: We had several people call Wednesday to say they were offended by Eagle County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Shannon Cordingly’s description of a burglary suspect, whom she described as being “male of Jewish or Eastern European decent, approximately 5’9�tall, 150lbs, dark hair, with a large nose, pierced ears, narrow face, eyes that were close together, and was wearing a dark colored baseball cap.� The description ran in Wednesday’s Mountaineer on page 4. Cordingly called Wednesday to apologize for the description,

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which she said was taken exactly as the victim conveyed it. “I can see how people would find that offensive,� said Cordingly. “I wouldn’t do it again. There’s definitely a better way to describe that person.� Cordingly said while she would edit such things as racial slurs out of victim’s descriptions, the Sheriff Department’s policy is to use the victim’s original language in the write-up to provide the most accurate description they can in an effort to catch the suspect. She said she “didn’t catch� that particular potentially offensive use of language.

She then issued a new media release describing the suspect as follows: “ECSO deputies are still looking for information on the suspect who is described as a male, approximately 5’9�tall, with a slender muscular build, a large nose, dark hair, pierced ears, a narrow face, eyes that were close together, and at the time of the incident was wearing a dark colored baseball cap.� The Mountaineer apologizes to anyone who was offended by the description. John LaConte Editor, The Vail Mountaineer

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Republicans criticize ABC; company responds

ABC News reports, a group of several dozen House Republican has sent a letter criticizing ABC News for its plans to televise a health care forum from the White House. The letter came as a result of the newly formed “Media Fairness Caucus,” which accuses ABC of “providing in-kind free advertising for President Obama.” The caucus asked that ABC “present both sides and offer the opportunity for rebuttal.” ABC News President, David Westin responded by promising “thoughtful, respectful, and probing discussion of some of the issues raised by the calls for healthcare reform.” “Sadly, some inside government and within the private sector see every issue as material for a sort of political high theatre, to be used to gain votes or energize political bases or simply to raise funds. I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle. Our citizens need and deserve more. We are proud to be making a serious effort to go beyond mere punditry or stylized, bipolar debate; we are proud to work for a network and a company willing to devote valuable airtime to serious consideration of a subject so worthy,” Westin wrote.

Poll favoring Obama health plan under scrutiny is reporting, a New York Times/CBS News poll that showed broad bipartisan support for President Obama’s health care reform may have oversampled Obama voters compared to McCain voters, critics say. According to the poll, 72 percent of respondents fa-

vored implementing a public health-insurance plan that would compete with private insurers. It went on to say that 50 percent of the respondents thought the government would be better at providing health coverage than the private sector, which up from 30 percent in 2007. But critics including pollster Kellyanne Conway say the results are inaccurate. “Out of 895 respondents, 24 percent were Republicans, 38 percent Democrats, and 38 percent were independents, according to a June 20 release from CBS News. While the release says the sampling was conducted at random, those numbers are significantly below the 32.6 percent who identify themselves as Republican,” the report said.

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How dare you mess with Lance Armstrong . . . Man gets book thrown at him for stealing cyclist’s bike



A Sacramento man is facing prison time for stealing Lance Armstrong’s bicycle while the seven-time Tour de France winner was competing in California. Sacramento County court documents show 40-yearold Lee Crider is to be sentenced Monday to three years in prison for burglary and theft. He pleaded no contest June 1 to stealing Armstrong’s time trial bike and two other bikes from a trailer after the Sacramento prologue to the Tour of California in February. Another man, 33-year-old Dung Hoang Le of Elk Grove, pleaded no contest June 1 to receiving stolen property. He has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on the sheriff’s work project. A police report says he bought Armstrong’s $10,000 bike from Crider for $200. He later turned it in to police. The moral of the story ‌ If you’re going steal a bike, make sure it’s not Lance Armstrong’s. RIGHT: That’s some bike. Lee Crider, the man who stole Lance Armstrong’s trial bike, received what is likely the largest sentence ever for bicycle theft. AP Photo.

U.S. beats Spain in major soccer upset

The world will surely take notice of this. The U.S. soccer team is in the final of the Confederations Cup, beating mighty Spain 2-0.

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the 74th as the Americans became the first team to defeat Spain since Romania in November 2006. “It goes to show what hard work and commitment to each other can bring,� said U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made eight saves as he frustrated David Villa and Fernando Torres. “Sometimes football is a funny thing.� Now the U.S. will play defending champion Brazil or host South Africa in Sunday’s final, which concludes a two-week tournament designed to prepare the organizers of next year’s World Cup.

Rachel Alexandra unlikely for Breeders’ Cup

The co-owner of Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra doesn’t plan to run the star filly in the Breeders’ Cup,

preventing a potential matchup with champion mare Zenyatta on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita. Jess Jackson said Wednesday that Rachel Alexandra, who’s won six straight races dating to last year, could run against the boys again this summer. But he ruled out taking part in horse racing’s world championships on Nov. 6-7, after the poor performance by his twotime Horse of the Year Curlin in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. Curlin had dominated on traditional dirt surfaces but struggled to a fourth-place finish on Santa Anita’s ProRide synthetic track in the only out-of-the-money finish of his career. Curlin won 11 of 16 races and was retired as thoroughbred racing’s leading money earner with more than $10.5 million. “I have a very strong dislike for plastic surfaces and I don’t believe she should be exposed to that,� Jackson said during a conference call Wednesday. “I’m not going to run her on plastic. We don’t need to risk her that way.� Rachel Alexandra has raced on synthetic surfaces before, cruising to a convincing win in an allowance race over Keeneland’s Polytrack last October. That race came well before her rousing victory in the Kentucky Oaks, and before she was purchased by Jackson and his Stonestreet Farms. “I’m 110 percent with Mr. Jackson,� said jockey Calvin Borel, who jumped off Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to ride Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness. “It’s his horse and he’s going to do what’s right for the filly, and I can’t blame him.�

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Roger Federer has beaten Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain in straight sets to reach the third round at Wimbledon. The five-time champion had early breaks in each set for a comfortable 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory Wednesday. Federer had just 10 unforced errors on Centre Court to go with 27 winners, and never lost his serve.

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Hustle to play multiple shows this weekend Rock/Jam band comprised of 4 down-valley locals By Geoff Mintz Special to the Mountaineer No ski town can ever be complete without a local jam band, one that captures the energy and spirit of the town it calls home. In the Vail Valley, that band is Hustle. Inspired by the likes of The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and Phish, Hustle retains its own unique style that sets it apart from other bands. Their sound is not one of a lethargic, ultra-groovy jam band. They bang out a more pumped-up, bluesy sound that is suited (and often responsible) for a party. “If we don’t get people dancing, then we haven’t done our job,” said drummer Pete Howe. “We sometimes think of ourselves as more of a rock band than a jam band, but when we get to those jam moments, we’ll definitely go with it.” Hustle is comprised of a four down-valley locals. Ben Koelker (bass guitar) is a ski patroller at Beaver Creek. Pete Howe (drums) also works up at the Beav’ as ski instructor. Justin Ernest (lead guitar) is a handyman on a luxury ranch, and Sean Healy (vocals, rhythm guitar) is the owner of the new Fusion Coffee Shop in Eagle. “We consider ourselves a down-valley band. That’s not to say that we don’t love playing in Vail,” said Healey. “Since the closing of 8150, you definitely see less big names coming into town. There’s been an opportunity for grassroots bands like ours to be successful. We worked hard to help cultivate that down-valley music scene, and we’re proud of how it has come along.” Josh Meyer, a bartender at the Gore Range Brewery, always welcomes the packed house that Hustle seems to generate whenever they play. “They bring out the best in the Vail Valley,” said Meyer. “It’s always exciting to see people that I haven’t seen in a while, people that like good music and like having a good time.” A Hustle show generally consists of 30 percent cover songs and 70 percent original music, a ratio that has shifted over the last couple of years to favor their own material. The band is proud to boast 18 original songs, Get Down among the crowd favorites. Sean Healey writes most of the band’s music on his couch with an acoustic guitar, but the final product is definitely a group effort. “I might be the guy that writes most of the music, but then I’ll bring it to them. We always force four opinions on everything, which ultimately makes it our sound.” Hustle has come a long way since its humble formation in 2006. The band originally consisted of only three members (Sean, Justin and Pete). The guys met in Edwards, working and hanging out at some of the restaurants in town. Hustle was formed as a spin-off of Justin and Sean’s band, Thumbs Are Huge. Pete had not played his drums since he was in high

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school. “Practicing in my garage, he screwed up a lot at first,” Healey recalled, “but the stuff in between was amazing. We knew it was going to be a good fit.” Six months later, at gig in town, Ben Koelker noticed that the guys were missing a bassist. A guitarist, Ben had never actually played the bass but decided to give it shot. “My old man played the bass, and I said I’ll give it three songs and if I suck, then forget it. But, it felt good, so we went with it.” Now, three years into it, Hustle remains a goal-oriented group. They hope to begin booking shows outside the valley, in places like Steamboat Springs and Jackson Hole. The band would also like to record a studio album, which is unfortunately a matter of cash more than anything else. Musically, fans can expect that Hustle may start to experiment with some more electronic sounding jams, inspired by bands like The Disco Biscuits and Lotus. Hustle will be making the rounds all summer long. You can always check out their full schedule at Tonight, they will be playing outside at Zacca Za beginning at 5 p.m. Tomorrow you can check them out riverside at Rick and Kelly’s in Edwards, also at 5 p.m. On July 3 Hustle will be taking over Avon, playing the Salt Water Cowboy before the fireworks and returning to Vin 48 in an attempt to top last year’s epic turnout after fireworks. Check back with the Vail Mountaineer for information regarding the 2nd annual Some Mountain Jam Festival, headlined by Hustle, or visit somemountainjam. com.

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AROSA DUPLEX TARGET GROUP the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area median income of $75,000 to $82,000 or so. That could include Vail Resorts directors, restaurant managers, waiters and waitresses, house painters, carpenters, real estate brokers, accountants and attorneys, among other residents, Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) the people who have moved downvalley reluctantly who would rather live in Vail,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do is create a spectrum of housing with varied price points.â&#x20AC;? Lottery criteria Vail also manages price-controlled housing at Vail Commons, Red Sandstone Creek, North Trail Townhomes and rent-controlled Timber Ridge Village, among other complexes. Approximately three to four people per day inquire about the new duplex, which will feature three-bed-

NEIGHBORS FEEL RIPPED OFF should target folks who make even more than the $100,000-or-so income target as potential buyers. Those potential buyers can afford to buy on the open market, said Mark Gordon, another town councilman. Small, unremodeled condominium units in Vail start at about $300,000-$350,000 or so, based on real estate listings.



room, two-bath homes with two-car garages on townowned land on Arosa Drive, Nina Timm, the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing director has said. The town plans to hold a lottery for homebuyers based on a variety of factors. While Timm said no specific lottery list for the duplex sides has been drawn up yet, in general, price-controlled housing lotteries in the past have required that: 1. Applicants live in Eagle County 2. Applicants make at least 75 percent of their wages in Eagle County 3. Rankings are based on the amount of time applicants have lived in the county 4. Applicants make a certain wage. In the case of the duplex, the wage target is a little more than $100,000, or 120 percent of the area median income, which is set by the state.


Lenders use formulas In general, the $100,000 income for two people price point is decided by working backwards from the home price, said Mark Ristow, president of FirstBank of Vail and a member of the Vail Housing Authority. Buyers should not pay more than 28 percent of their gross income for housing, or the principal, interest,

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taxes and insurance needed to pay for a mortgage, Ristow said. Lenders also make the assumption that buyers have 20 percent of the purchase price to put down up front, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial situations do differ, so they might have student loans or credit card debt, but you can approximate the income bracket youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to deliver it to,â&#x20AC;? Ristow said.


said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely get the same sort of reception. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always worked well with Gypsum and the school district,â&#x20AC;? said Russell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like a win/win/ win.â&#x20AC;? The Gypsum Sports Complex has always accommodated Eagle Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic teams for games and practice, but space has become a rare commodity. The soccer team practices on almost any flat patch of grass. The lacrosse team practices on the front lawn of the Gypsum Rec Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had to scramble because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have practice fields,â&#x20AC;? said Russell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That will change with these new fields.â&#x20AC;? When the high school isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t using them, WECMRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leagues will take the fields. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to run five

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or six games in several different sports, all at the same time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to be part of this,â&#x20AC;? said Gypsum Town Manager Jeff Shroll. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be great for the community.â&#x20AC;? Eagle Valley football coach John Ramunno has been coaching Eagle Valley football for almost 30 years. The field and lights havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed much in those three decades. Now they both have. For Ramunno, this is pigskin Nirvana. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as excited as the Denver Broncos would be if John Elway had been forced to scramble and got blindsided into the Fountain of Youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited about this,â&#x20AC;? said Ramunno. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Devils on turf. Can you imagine anything better?â&#x20AC;?

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Don’t worry, he won’t eat much ... Talk about an uninvited dinner guest. PROSSER, Wash. (AP) —Diners at a restaurant in Prosser were startled Monday when a furry marmot wandered through the front door and settled into a corner. That was no surprise to city Administrator Charlie Bush, who says the big rodents have long been a problem in the central Washington wine town. “I know there’s a lot of marmots in Prosser, there’s no question,” Bush told the Tri-City Herald. “They’re happy marmots. They’re fat, they’re having a good time.” Bush said several people in the restaurant helped build a makeshift tunnel out of advertising signs, and with some gentle prodding, the animal “just took off like a shot.” So far this year, Bush has heard no formal complaints from residents about marmots.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival summer assistants Megan Norman, Erin Flynn, and Abby Ballain are all smiles as they pose for a picture with Festival mascot Billy Bravo. The ladies will be assisting the Festival staff with marketing, education, and production efforts during the six-week festival, which runs July 1-August 4. For more information about Bravo! or to obtain tickets to upcoming shows, visit or call 877.812.5700.

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From left is Eddie “looking for my lost Rolex” Mac, Renae “I lost my two-karat earrings” Montell, Bobbi Titter, Mike Friery, Sally Beckley and Dean Stockdale. They all work together in the winter, so they decided to get together Wednesday to help clean up Vail Mountain.

Calling all wine lovers. David Walford, executive chef and owner at Splendido restaurant at the Chateau in Beaver Creek, will be hosting a wine dinner tomorrow, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. He welcomes Lucio Gomiero of Vignalta Winery. Vignalta is located in the town of Collio Euganei within the region of Veneto in Northern Italy. These wines are traditionally produced and known for their aromatic elegance, bright acidity and generous fruit. Chef David and his talented staff will prepare some of their favorite dishes from Splendido’s menu to complement Lucio’s wines. Seasonal vegetables are the main ingredients in Splendido’s menu adding the best flavors and complimenting an entire dish with delicate yet distinct flavors. For reservations and more information call 845-8808 or visit their Web site at

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The Doomets: Vail Resorts human resources folks, aka â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Doomettes,â&#x20AC;? were hanging out in Lionshead on Wednesday. From right is Erin McCuskey, Kate Foster, Aryn Schlichting, Molly Helmreich and Cindy LeFevbre were all soaking up the sun. Their office is scheduled to move to a basement with no windows, hence the â&#x20AC;&#x153;doometteâ&#x20AC;? name, LeFevbre said, mournfully.

The Doomer: Vail Resorts human resources â&#x20AC;&#x153;doomerâ&#x20AC;? Matt Burton rattled off a lucrative list of â&#x20AC;&#x153;trashâ&#x20AC;? found on mountain clean-up day in past years: cameras, phones, iPods and wallets.

Summer evenings bring summer smiles. At last an evening that was warm and radiant and most importantly rain free. Last Friday the deck at Avondale overflowed with locals enjoying a gorgeous sunset. Meet fellow friends Neil Masters, P.T., M.S. owner of Therapy Masters, Leigh Rychel, GRI, Broker Associate, Slifer Smith & Frampton and Prisca Boris, entrepreneur. They took the time for a photo op for the Vail Mountaineer. If you see these guys at work or around in town smile back, because chances are theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still smiling.

Maggie Meek, Jeff Place, Anne Clarke AND PAUL GORBOLD were pretty excited about the great weather on Wednesday, along with about 200 or so of their neighbors working on Vail Mountain to get things cleaned up.

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Nicole Peterson and Diane Golden were two of the Town of Vail Community Development department staff volunteering for Habitat for Humanity’s Fox Hollow project in Edwards on Friday.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … no these folks are not looking up in the sky, they’re actually looking at another person to the left of the photog. In back are Aaron Hill and John Mosesso. In front are Bach on the Rocks board members extraordinaire Jolana Smith (you also hear her on KZYR), Tricia Swenson and Meredith Richards, whom you know as the key social coordinator. Next to Meredith is our favorite guy Tom Stone. All were happy to be checking out the sun and the deck at Vin48 on Tuesday night.

Trent Talbat and Kim Bullock were pouring wines for the tasting at Vin48 in Avon on Tuesday night. The duo is form Republic National Distributing Co. Bullock recommends La Crema chardonney if someone else is buying, even if the price of it has gone up drastically in the last 10 years.

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

1.6L I-4cyl 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Blue ext., Gray cloth int., #P5249

2Bd, 2Ba, Furnished Condo. Corner unit, morning light with view of Golf Course, underground parking, Pool & Hot Tub, W/D, Util Incl., NP

2.4L I-4cyl 4 door SUV, Manual, Stone White ext., Paste pebble beige int., Stock #P5225

3Bd, 3Ba Spectacular mountain and River Views by Beaver Creek Entrance. Fully Furnished, Call 773.908.0801

#P5273, 4.0L V-6-cyl, Auto, Torch Red,


Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

Large, Bright studio, full kitchen, fireplace, W/D, spacious patio, views, on bus route. $950/mo + Utilities call 970.376.3204

SXT Hatchback P5275, 2.0L I-4cyl, Auto,

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3Bd, 1.5 Ba, 2 car grg, 10 min to Beaver Creek, features privacy and views. Vaulted ceilings soar 20 ft. with timber frame construction and massive log posts. Open kitchen w/ island and breakfast nook, plus formal living and dining.

2.0L I-4cyl. 4 dr Sedan, Automatic, Infa red ext., Dark Pebble int., Stock #P5222

1 or 2 roommates in 3Bd, 2.5Ba duplex. On free bus route and Nottingham Lake. NS, pets considered $750/mo negotiable + Utilities (couples a bit more) call 970.376.3204

Winter Option call 970.949.7049

2 Bed, 2Bath condo $1500/month 3 Bed, 3 Bath $1800/month

2Br plus SLEEPING LOFT, 2.5 Ba, 1 car garage, W/D, Furnished, ON Cul-De-Sac, Great Yard, NS, NP. Great Home, Great Quality of Life! Immaculate 2Bd, 2Ba, condo. South Facing to courtyard, covered patio, easy parking. Extra large storage closet. Walk to school, movies and rec center. W/D, NP/NS, cat OK with Dep. call 970.390.0624

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1 Bd, 1 Ba apt in Large SF Home, Full Kitchen, granite, furnished, W/D, HOT TUB, NS/NP Includes Utilities, WI-FI and Cable

1.5L I-4cyl. 4dr Hatchback, Automatic, Storm Silver ext. Black int., Stock #V9474A

2.5L H-4cyl. 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Newport Blue Pearl ext., Ivory Cloth int. #P5276

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

4 bd, 3.5ba, Exquisite! Huge Decks, superior updgraded â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? finishes, 360 mtn views, MUST SEE! Pets Considered, Available now!

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.

970.949.4565, or 845.8986


2006 Volkswagon GTI 2.0 L I-4cyl 2dr hatchback, Manual, Black Magic ext., Interlagos int., Stock #P5232

P5192A, 3.5L V-6cyl, Auto, 888.279.1445

U/F 3Bd, 2 Ba, 1 car garage $1800/month

1Bd, 1Ba Lock off w/Kitchenette 2 Walk-in closets, W/D, cable and utilities included. Fully Furnished. NP/NS. 1st month & Deposit call 917.557.0473

Rent or Rent to own this beautiful 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, 2 story Home in Two Rivers Village, with access to a swimming pool, Club House, and lakes with hiking Trails

Month to Month, includes utilities. 3Br/2Ba townhome. N/S, N/P, W/D $2,000/ month + deposit Call Jeff 970-390-1947

Large new 1Bd, 1Ba with Laundry, includes utilities. $1075/month 970-390-1898

20 per weekend to run a garage sale ad!

$ 1.8L I-4cyl 4dr Hatchback, Manual, Red alert ext. Charcoal int., Stock #P5240

2.0L I-4cyl 4dr Sedan, Automatic, Silver Ext., Gray int., Stock #K4518A1

Sunridge Phase 2, Avail. Immediately, 2Bd, 2Ba, New Paint, Clean Carpets, W/D. New Appliances, deck w/storage, NS/NP, 1st, last + Deposit, Lease Nego. call Dave 303.478.6055

1 Bd apartment $700 2Bd hunting cabin $1100 2 or 3 Bd Home $1400 - $1800

And get 2 dozen donuts FREE from the Village Market!

Call Today! 926-6602


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Thursday, June 25, 2009 Live on a Private Golf Course. Gorgeous 3Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 car garage, unfurnished.

1 Bedroom + Loft & shared Bathroom. NP/NS. Lease length flexible / inclusive gym membership

3Bd/2.5Ba Duplex with huge garage, nice yard, rec room, shop, , NS, pets w/app $2300/mo + utils Available 7/1

Summer rental or Long Term Lease Option a possibility Susan: 970.926.5363 or Jeff: 970.376.6845


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

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. or call 970.390.4285

Edwards, $600/month, share utilities, first/last. Bus route, washer/dryer. NSNP

Call 970.476.4262, Greg or Gail

Contact Charlie’s T-shirst 970.476.9737 ask for Nate

Brand new large apts, 2Bd, 2Ba, laundry or stackables in unit. Picnic area in back. Must see, NS, Pets Ok w/ approval.


call 970.688.1275

Office in Riverwalk, semi-private, Furnished, utilities included call 970.926.7060

For Rent

NEED CHEAPER RENT? 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

1st, last, Deposit

Secluded 2Bd, 2Ba Home. W/D NS. Lots of Parking. Large Deck. Avail 7/1

Beautiful Mtn contemporary home. 3Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 car grg. Great Views and privacy. 3 story home. Year Lease. Call 970.949.7049

2Bedroom, Fully Furnished. Available Now through Nov. 1st.

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

Owner has reduced the price for this immaculate 3Bd, 2.5Ba home in Singletree. Living room w/fireplace, dining room, family room, breakfast nook. Great floor plan, hardwood floors, granite coutertops; W/D, 2 car garage, master bath Jacuzzi, unfurnished, No Pets, no smoking.


926-6602 1 Bedroom Condos available 6/1 thru 11/30 Fully Furn and equipped. 1-6 mon possible, starting at

Long Term Lease: 1Bd 1Ba Furn/un, NS/NP 3 TV’s, Deck, Wood/FP, W/D, 1st floor. On Bus Route. Great Views.

2 Bd, 2Ba, with laundry on site, utilities included. $1095/month


Own bed, own bath, NS, NP. Female preferred, in house with other female professional. Next to hiking trail, ample parking, great privacy.

2 Bedroom Condos available 6/1 thru 11/30 Fully Furn and equipped. 1-6 mon possible, starting at

Duplex, Beautiful views from the great room and Deck! 2014 sqft, 3Bd, 4Ba. Fenced yard with large Laundry. Newly painted, wood/carpet/tile floors Beautiful mature trees. Quiet Neighbors, Single garage w/ extra parking spots. Pets Nego.

Call 970.476.4262, Greg or Gail Clean 3BR 1.5Ba, Furnished,Util., WiFi, FP, NP, WD, NS, Week, month, Year 970.331.5422

Partially furnished, Avail NOW Call 970.390.3164

Unique 3 Bd, 2Ba on acreage in the middle of town. Near schools, rec center & town offices. Lots of privacy. Huge garage. Must have references. SF - U/F 3Bd, large loft, 1 car garage $2500/mon. SF - Furnished 4 Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 car garage $4000/mon. Includes all utilities

1 Bedroom apt on bus route. NS/NP. W/D and small storage space. No more than 2 people, includes 2 parking spaces. call Scott or Amy 970.476.0450

2Br/ Loft, 1Ba, 5 acres on Eagle River, Horses considered, Pets OK, Generous Parking, NS, W/DH/U, Great Quality of Life. $1300/month + utilities Dauphinais Real Estate

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

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450 sq. ft. Studio in Elk Meadows full bath, Walk-in closet, W/D, reserved outdoor parking, , gas, water, electric, cable included. Walking distance to everything in Edwards.

Call Barbara 970.280.5200

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

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



Enjoy the wildflower hillside from your private stone patio. 5Bd, 5.5ba Pinions with CCR views.

580E Arrowhead Drive $1,995,000 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





Pr 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.





Only $459,900 Bob New


email: anna@ 970-688-0831

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


5 Bd, 5Ba, gorgeous kitchen and hearth room, large family room w/ wet bar, unparalleled views.

3 Sanctuary Lane $2,495,000 Suzi Apple


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

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


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


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

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


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50 Spring Creek $9,500,000 Suzi Apple

Beautifully furnished 3Bd, 2Ba condo, located in Vail Convient, walk to everything, pool, great views. NS, NP.


Great floor plan 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. $549,900 Ken Rue

970.393.3191 Liz Leeds 970.331.1806

Brand new construction on 35 acres. 10 mi. N of Dotsero on CoRiver Rd. Fantastic views, waterfront rec pavilion access. 1792 sq.ft. custom home, primary or caretaker.

$1,399,000 Ken Rue 970.393.3191 Liz Leeds 970.331.1806

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


Thursday, June 25, 2009

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

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews


Perfect for the person with toys! Large attached 2-car garage. No covenants, no dues! 1Bd, 1Ba single-family with yard on a small cul-de-sac

5 Art’s Court $287,5000 Team Black Bear


Develper offering buyer incentives! You basement build out, owner carry, free upgrade package, or Lease-to-own

*** Only 10 Homes Left *** Prices Starting at $679,900

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


Open floor plan: 5Bd, 3Ba, hobby & family room. New carpet, slate tile, remodeled kitchen, granite counters. Swamp cooler. Large Beautiful yard.

706 Bull Run $529,000 Team Black Bear


Beautiful Duplex in Aidan’s Meadow. 4br, 4Ba 3306 sf., Great views, fantastic high end finishes, fireplace, 2 car grg, high ceilings, finished basement +loft, built in 2006, Appraised for $615k in 2007

970.376.0041 Rick Messmer

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

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

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

3Bd/2Ba. Great neighborhood-close to school & bus stop. Corner Lot. Nice backyard and patio. Attached 2-car garage. HOA takes care of front yard

$749,500 Henri Stone


3 Bd 3.5Ba w/garage. 2150 sqft newly constructed w/views of the creek. Ski in from vail or walk to the minturn market. High end finishes, custom closets. Priced under market value @ $323/sqft. Brokers welcome.


FSBO call Kristin


130 Gaylord Street $1,975,000 Susan Matthews


101 Evergreen Place $325,000 Team Black Bear


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


Unique location, unique property w/ 30x36 shop/garage, 1628sqft, 3ba, 2Ba cedar sided w/over 1000sqft unfurnished walkout basement & huge deck off vauleted living area situated on 1.36 acres

$549,000 Debbie Darrough



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

510 Brush Creek Terrace $399,000 Doug Schwartz


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


$357,000 Amanda Lieb


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

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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


3Bd, 2Ba, 2 car garage, private fenced yard, slate, tile and hardwood flooring, vaulted ceiling and skylights compliment the openness of this home

822 Green Way $335,000 Debbie Darrough


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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple


Gorgeous, sunny home with tons of storage, views and high-end finishes. Too Many extras to list.

875 Mesa Drive $799,000 Valerie A. Valene, GRI


Morningstar Townhome 2Br. 2.5Ba Basement Oversized Heated Garage Oak - Granite - Tile - Stucco Easy access to National Forest & I-70

Dean Johnson Management

$425,000 Denis Johnson Owner



Wonderful upgrades, location & views of this 2Bd, 2Ba condo. New lighting, flooring, paint, hardware & well kept with covered parking.

$244,900 Debbie Darrough


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


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

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


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Immaculate setting on 1.5 acres, 7Bd, 4Ba, 3840sqft with hot tub and 3 decks to enjoy tranquility. only 20 min from Gypsum and wll worth beautiful drive

13920 Colorado River Rd. $599,000 Debbie Darrough


Close to everything town has to offer. 4Br, 3Ba, 2 car garage, no HOA, large fenced yard, finished basement and lots of storage. MOTIVATED SELLER!

325 Whiting Road $449,000 Debbie Darrough


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 $575,000 Suzi Apple


Great Starter or Investment 3Bd, 2Ba end unit town home with large yard and storage space, clean and ready to move into

116 Red Hill $250,000 Debbie Darrough


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


Country Club living at it’s finest w/ a great price! Large 4Bd/3.5Ba well maintained charmer, low maintance yard, w/plenty of storage!

723 June Creek Rd $850,000 Mark Grimaldi


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