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High school standout draws crowds at Vail Lacrosse Shootout By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer

Vail Lacrosse Shootout

A lacrosse tournament just isn’t a lacrosse tournament without some national rising stars. The Vail Lacrosse Shootout has not disappointed so far this week. The Baltimore, Md.-based U-19 team beat Team Colorado to take home its fourth consecutive victory, a record in Vail. The day before, Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket had a tight 12-11 victory over the Elder Statesmen. But college freshman A.J. Fiore, from Ithaca, N.Y., is something special. This

Finale: 1 p.m. today Where: Ford Park in Vail (South Frontage Road east of Vail Village) Admission: $7 for adults and $5 for kids Tickets: Available at the door goalie has the buzz, as his Team 21 — Cornell alumni — continued to move forward on Friday. The team was formed in 2004 to honor the memory of George St. Boiardi, who [See LACROSSE STANDOUT, page 13]

RIGHT: A.J. Fiore of Ithaca, N.Y., is reputed to be among the top lacrosse goalies in the United States. He’s in town this week for the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, and catching the eyes of scouts as well as his opponents shots on goal. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Federer vs. Roddick Local businesses drained of $250K in today’s By Randy Wyrick Wimbledon finals Mountaineer Staff Writer

Roger Federer channeled Pete Sampras on match point in the Wimbledon semifinals Friday, tucking both feet back beneath his body and uncorking an overhead smash. And now, after years of chasing Sampras, Federer is poised to surpass him. A victory over No. 6-seeded Andy Roddick of the United States in today’s final at the All England Club would give Federer his 15th Grand Slam singles championship, breaking a tie with Sampras for the most in history. It also would give Federer a sixth Wimbledon title and a return to No. 1 in the rankings. Roddick celebrated rather emotionally after finishing off No. 3 Andy Murray of Britain in Friday’s second semifi[See THE UPDATE, page 8-9]

Local authorities are tightening the circle around an international crime syndicate that robbed a local bank. Avon Police issued 17 warrants to banks and Internet service providers, identifying the people to whom a total of more than $250,000 was transferred, after the cyber thieves hacked into the accounts of local businesses and drained them. “We’re trying to identify the people who received the money,” said Avon Police Lt. Greg Daly, who’s leading the investigation to unravel the international cyber theft. Daly will keep moving the investigation forward while the FBI and Secret Service get involved in the case. “Those people thought they were working for a legitimate company,” said Daly The warrants will also help identify the robotic computers used to infiltrate the accounts and steal the money. “These people do not realize that their computers are being used by a criminal syndicate,” said Daly.

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How they did it The cyber crime drained more than $250,000 combined from business accounts in a local bank. A crime syndicate tied to Russia, Ukraine and Moldova pulled the heist by using computer programs that scour the Internet capturing usernames and passwords. In this case, the robotic network included several computers. The cyber thieves used the information to transfer money out of local business accounts, and into the personal accounts of at least 25 unknowing accomplices around the United States. Those people thought they had recently been hired by a legitimate international financial firm, said Daly. Those people then received messages to pull that money out of their personal accounts and send it by Western Union to Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Exactly how those cyber thieves gained access to the accounts remains to be determined, said Daly. It is also unclear who will repay the businesses whose money was stolen. The bank insists its security systems were not compromised. The businesses insist the same thing. Daly said that’s one issue [See MAFIA, page 22]

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Tony G Trio jazzes up market Legendary Vail band is part of annual jazz festival By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Vail’s own jazz ambassador Tony Gulizia and his dynamic duo, Tom Kirk and Allan Finney, will perform their unique blend of blues, standards and straightahead jazz at the Vail Farmers’ Market on Sunday. The series is a favorite among market-goers, who enjoy taking a break from the action to listen to cool jazz, offered Sunday afternoons through August 30 on Meadow Drive, on the plaza just west of Annie’s in Vail Village. “It’s a cool way to chill out at the market, to sit down to soak in some great live music”, said Gulizia, who leads the trio. The group’s jazz playlist has been described as “feel good music,” but it prides itself on surprising the audience. “Sure, we play jazz classics, but we love to mix it up with new directions and interpretations of jazz — music that pulls you into the groove,” said Gulizia. Gulizia plays keyboards and sings, Tom Kirk is on the tenor sax and Allan Finney plays drums and sings. The trio has an uncanny connection developed over years of playing together, and they can knock out just about any jazz request flawlessly, with no more than a glance and a beat passing between them. Jazz at the Market is a key component of the summer long Vail Jazz Festival, presented by the Vail Jazz Foundation. It runs all summer long, with jazz at Vail Square, starting Thursday, Aug. 6, and the 15th annual Vail Jazz Party, Labor Day Weekend at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort from Sept. 3 - 7. The Vail Jazz Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, celebrating 14 years of providing outstanding jazz music and jazz education programs in the Vail Valley of Colorado. For more information, visit

Tony Gulizia, right is well known in the Vail Valley for his cool jazz and his work with Eagle County school children. You can catch him at the Vail Farmers Market this afternoon. Photo special to the Mountaineer.

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George Clooney is just fine EDITOR’S NOTE: Every day or two we take a cruise through some local police reports so we can bring you our favorites. The general theme is two-fold: (1) Sometimes we’re all this silly, and (2) this stuff is funny because it’s not happening to you ‌ this time. George is Just Fine: It wasn’t George Clooney in a plane crash, that much we know for sure. Local and state authorities searched the land and skies over Eagle and Pitkin counties, looking for what could be the wreckage around an emergency beacon. They searched by car and truck, they searched in smaller and smaller concentric circles in the skies, zeroing in on the Roaring Fork Valley. The methodical and efficient search finally nailed it down in Pitkin County. The beacon was in some guy’s garage and it was immediately turned off. Almost as quickly, some celebrity blogger wrote that the beacon originated with George Clooney, the movie star and beloved offspring of Rosemary Clooney, and that some harm had befallen him. It didn’t, and it hadn’t. Paraphrasing the great Mark Twain, reports of Mr. Clooney’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Another blogger busted. Battle Boy Brought Low: Battle Boy was arguing with his wife, possibly about the amount of drinking he’d been doing that day, and decided that his removal from the scene was called for. So, because he was

likely too drunk to walk, he climbed into his truck and motored up the road. The problem with seeing six lanes on a two-lane road is that it’s tough to determine which lane you should be in. So he parked the truck in the road until he could figure it out. This, of course, attracted the attentions of a Sheriff’s deputy, who didn’t take long to determine why Battle Boy’s truck was sitting in the road with the radio playing that country classic, “Thank God and Greyhound, She’s Gone,� with an open six pack on the passenger’s seat. In explaining the situation, Battle Boy offered to call his wife to come get him, since he only lives a few blocks from where the truck was parked, at least that’s what the voices inside his head were telling him. The deputy checked the license and found it revoked for – a drum roll please – alcohol violations. So the deputy provided Battle Boy with a free ride to the Eagle County Crossbar Hotel, from whence Battle Boy had to call his beloved bride to come get him anyway. Help, I Can’t Spell: Tagging and graffiti are not art, the same way gluing plastic puke to an Oakland Raiders pennant is not art. OK, that last one might be. Anyway, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about graffiti. What they found was illegible and unintelligible gibberish scrawling things like “BPE,� and “7SR9Q.� Authorities suspect it’s an anxious plea to intelligent life in a parallel universe, begging, “Please help me, my spelling has fallen and it can’t get up!� It’s the same subculture that foisted upon us that rapper who wanted the word “Scarred� tattooed across his belly. Instead, the guy tattooed “Scared,� as in afraid of something. Authorities are looking for people with spray paint on their fingers and bad grades English class.


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A few short years ago, you could head for the Minturn Market on Saturday and get all of your farmers market fun in one spot. Then the Vail Farmers Market came along to years later, an outdoor market popped up in Edwards two years after that, and, most recently, an artisan’s market got going this spring at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon. With all the competitions, you’d think the little guys might be getting a little nervous. But farmers markets have gotten so popular these days, that there’s actually a bigger pot of customers headed out to the markets, according to Rick Scalpello, organizer at the Edwards Market and the original volunteer coordinator at the Vail market. “I started the Vail market. Now it’s the biggest in the state,� Scalpello said. With that in mind, let us take you on a tour of the weekend’s markets in Eagle County.

The Minturn Market has been around longer than any other in Eagle County, starting in 1998. This summer’s market every Saturday features more fresh produce and some great entertainment. Beth Potter photo.

Granddaddy of ‘em all Minturn Market is still (almost) the biggest and the most well-known market, with 105 booths, compared to Vail’s 115 booths. It kicked off in 1998 with entertainment, food and artists. These days, Minturn is highlighting its farm-fresh food vendors and a funky mix of retail and other vendors that the town of Minturn is known for, said Randy

Milhoan, the market’s coordinator. Austin Farms, of Paonia, brings in a changing mix of produce all summer long, as does Miller Farms of Greeley, and Foxfire Farms from Ignacio, Milhoan said. There’s also Steamboat Naturals, Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy from Salida and Pastures of Plenty from Boulder. Many of the farmers move from market to market,

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which works in Eagle County if they want to do Dillon on Friday, Minturn on Saturday and Vail on Sunday, Milhoan said. “I encourage them to do that, especially if it’s something that helps them,” Milhoan said. “Miller Farms does 48 markets per week, so it’s a really serious market for them, as it is for most of the farmers.” Minturn may have less parking than Vail, but it makes up for that with “quirky charm” and a great layout that takes up the entire 100 block and 200 block of Minturn. Nonprofit groups should draw interest, too, from AID Tanzania’s beaded items to a Vail Academy raffle for a $1.2 million home in Vail. The Minturn Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Step right up At Edwards Market, laid out at Edwards Corner on Highway 6, you can walk right up to the booths from 250 parking spots next door, said organizer Scalpello. He bills his market as the one that locals and second homeowners go to, even though it might be one-third the size of Minturn’s and Vail’s markets. “Those markets are jammed with tourists who are looking for something to do,” Scalpello said of Minturn and Vail. “They don’t leave with packages, but they had a great time.” In Edwards, folks might buy a case or two of fruit, for example, because the parking is so convenient. The market also is adding entertainment with long-timer Helmut Fricker. “We’re going to build around the fact that we’re going to be a meeting place,” Scalpello said. “Our customers usually come in, shop and leave, but now the activities we’ve put in will get them to stay.” The Edwards market is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through the middle of September. Three-ring circus Like Minturn on Saturdays with its tents and vendors, the Vail Farmers Market can feel like a three-ring circus with food practically feeling like a side note. A mechanical bull and bouncy castle makes for lines of kids, food vendors sell out and entertain-

“I started the Vail market. Now it’s the biggest in the state.”

ment draws crowds, too, said Angela Mueller, the market’s coordinator. The No Bull Entertainment Co. runs the mechanical bull ride, which is popular with kids, said Lucila Tvarkunas, co-owner with husband Patrick. Customers at the Vail market and in Beaver Creek seem more willing to spend more money on such rides, Tvarkunas said. The couple also does 10 weeks of rodeos, and the family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club events in Lionshead. Vail may have the vibe with visitors, but it’s still accessible to folks who want to shop, Mueller said. “It doesn’t seem too crazy busy,” he said, even though market customers can fill up the Vail Village parking structure some Sundays by 10 a.m. Lower price point items are going quickly at the market and artists also are doing well, she said. The market is packed onto Meadow Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays through the middle of September. A true artisan market Fridays at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa now mean a wander through the new artisan market, which is filled with some avant-garde vendors. Tents are set up near the new gondola, which is on the west side of the hotel, around the corner from the outdoor patio facing Beaver Creek Resort. Jewelry tents, painters, folks who make clothing, flower sellers and others are selling their wares at the new market, said Sue Barham, a spokeswoman for the Westin. In all, about 14 vendors have set up shop. The market runs from 4:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Fridays to coincide with the after-work crowd coming for happy hour on the patio, Barham said. It’s slated to run through Labor Day.


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It’s the weekend of red, white, and blue. What better time to talk Mountain about color and perennial sugges- Gardener tions? My father is a good artist, and good with color. He grew up in Colorado, and paid close attention to our native colors not only in the plant life, but the soil, the rocks, the clouds, and the different colors of the incredible mountains around Silverton and Durango. I was lucky enough to take art classes in high Michael school and college, and if this column doesn’t make sense, look up Gallagher Monet. Color is sometimes butchered in plantings, whether it be in the ground, or in planters and baskets. It shows up in areas of multi-colored confetti flowers that confuse, agitate, dissonate, and just don’t look right. On the other hand, there are many good examples of combining bright annual color for a nice effect in perennial beds and flowerpots. It can be done properly. I work on Bridge Street in Vail, and the annual plantings are guaranteed to cheer up anyone grudgingly trudging to work in the morning. Annuals come in bright colors. Zonal geraniums are

Low growing Veronicas make a good ground cover with color in summer. There are many upright, and creeping veronica varieties that are excellent perennial selections. Michael Gallagher photo.

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Three circus elephants scored a decisive victory over three human competitive eaters at a cross-species eating contest Friday, chomping down on 505 hot dog buns in six minutes. The humans forced down only 143 buns in the bout at Brooklyn’s Coney Island. The elephants, Bunny, Susie and Minnie — all in their 40s — ate at what ap-

peared to be a leisurely pace from behind a table piled high with buns. They even paused to eat some fresh fruit, which was not counted toward scoring. Their human competitors were far more focused. Eric “Badlands” Booker, a New York City subway conductor who is the world champion in corned beef hash eating, took a double-fisted approach, dipping two buns at once into liquid to make them go down easier. Juliet Lee, a petite 43-year-old who started the contest with her midriff exposed, pushed several buns into her stretched mouth simultaneously. Originally from China, Lee is the world cranberry sauce champion, a title she won by eating 13.23 pounds of the sauce in eight minutes. Tim “Gravy” Brown, whose claim to fame is having eaten 8.47 pounds of blueberry pie in an eight-minute, handsfree competition, rounded out the team. “We went all out, hungry and focused,” said Booker, who like the others was preparing for Saturday’s annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Contest organizers called the results a “setback for humanity,” but the two sides may not have been fairly matched. The humans weigh about 500 pounds collectively, while the Asian elephants weigh about 9 tons, the organizers said.

Dogs help wounded soldiers under U.S. program

Fort Carson, Colo.-based Army Specialist Cameron Briggs washes down a cocktail of prescription drugs every day for post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury he suffered when four roadside bombs rocked his Humvee in Iraq. His next dose of treatment will come

from an unlikely source: a Golden Retriever. A new Veterans Administration program adopts dogs from animal shelters, trains them and matches them with wounded warriors home from Iraq and Afghanistan to help with their recovery. For Briggs, his dog will be trained to help him find his wallet, cell phone and keys, which he habitually loses because of cognitive memory loss. The dog also will brace Briggs, who has an ankle injury, so he doesn’t have to use a cane or walker in public. “I call him my little battle buddy,” the 24-year-old Briggs said as he strapped his old camouflage assault vest onto Harper. It’s modified to store biscuits and toys instead of ammunition. “I most definitely think he’ll help me transfer back to civilian life.”

North Korea launches… an ad campaign for beer?

The advertisement is a rare embrace of commercial motives in the resolutely communist nation. It features a thirsty worker holding a mug of frothy beer being served by young women in traditional Korean dress. Billed as the “Pride of Pyongyang”, the ad promises drinkers that the beer will help ease stress. “It represents the new look of Pyongyang,” the two-and-a-half minute ad says. “It will be a familiar part of our lives.” North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who is known to routinely throw back a glass of brandy, has taken a personal interest in the Taedonggang Beer Factory.

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Free wine and beer tasting today at Vail Marketplace Mountaineer Staff Report Continue your weekend celebration today from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Marketplace on Meadow Drive Wine Shop. Join the Marketplace for a tasting featuring the exciting collection of California “Red’s, White’s and Brews� from Highflyer and the Russian River Brewing Company. “I chose Highflyer Wines from California for this week’s wine tasting event. These are wines that people would not normally choose, but are very unique and really fun to enjoy,� said Kristen Fannin, sommelier for the Wine Shop at Marketplace on Meadow Drive. The white that will be featured is the 2007 Highflyer Viognier from Clements Hills & Lodi, California. The red is the 2006 Highflyer “Aviator Red,� a blend of syrah, zinfandel and grenache, from California. A representative from the winery will be available during the event as well. If a frosty cold one is more your style, come sample “Damnation,� a strong golden ale brewed by Russian

River Brewing Company in Sonoma, California. The wine tasting will occur during Vail’s popular Farmers’ Market, where attendants can browse hundreds of unique vendors, including Marketplace on Meadow Drive, where a variety of food and drink options are available for purchase. The Wine Shop at Marketplace on Meadow Drive features a wide selection of wines ranging from daily table varieties to collector vintages. The Wine Shop also provides spirits and a wide array of international and domestic beers. The wine tasting is free and reservations are not required. Parking is located at the Vail Transportation Center, where the parking is free. Marketplace on Meadow Drive is located in Vail Village, at the corner of Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road, just west of the International Bridge. From the Transportation Center, head west on Meadow Drive. For more information, call 477-4370. For more information about either vendor visit their Web sites at or


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Late night hours and half off prices Cascade Village’s new Sushi Oka restaurant quickly becoming a locals’ favorite Mountaineer Staff Report Longtime Chinese staple May Palace is no secret in Vail anymore, and some locals who’ve been going there for years for fast, efficient service and delicious Chinese food aren’t exactly thrilled about it. But Sushi Oka is helping them get over it, and fast. The Cascade Village sushi bar — owned by Rick and Joyce Woo, the same lovely couple who owns May Palace — is keeping locals happy with their quiet ambiance, late night hours and incredible specials. “We love the Vail Valley, and love the people here,” says Woo, “We just try to give great food and great deals and hope people enjoy it and come back.” The late-night sushi spot just opened this spring and enjoyed large crowds during the Vail Film Festival, which is also held at Cascade.

But after closing down for the mud season lull, Cook wants to make sure people knows he’s there and serving up great sushi. He’s currently offering 50 percent off all sushi rolls and the entire dinner menu. “That’s also why I run 50 percent off specials, to let people know we’re here and reopened,” says Cook. “Locals seem to be really liking the food.” In addition to having fun and delicious rolls like the “Dragon Roll” (Shrimp tempura with crab meat decorated to look like a dragon) and the low-carb “Rock & Roll” (tuna, yellow tail, no rice) Sushi Oka has organic Saki, sparkling Saki and a wide variety of authentic Japanese beverages. Their 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight happy hours offer 25-30 percent off drinks every day. Sushi Oka is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. Sushi Oka in Vail’s Cascade Village is getting locals’ attention with to 3 p.m. and evenings from 4 p.m. to mid- their delicious sushi rolls, late-night hours and half-off specials. Avnight. ery Cunliffe photo.





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Frogs Gone Fishin’, above, won the online Public Pick Poll in May, which featured a total of eight bands vying for the right to be featured at the July 7 free concert. Frogs garnered 6,306 of the total 13,534 votes cast. Photo courtesy Vail Valley Foundation.

Frogs Gone Fishin’ play free show Tuesday Public pick winner to continue Hot Summer Nights series Mountaineer Staff Report The public’s voice was heard and now it’s time for Denver natives Frogs Gone Fishin’ to be heard Tuesday evening, July 7, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the next installment of the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series. Frogs supporters hopped on the bandwagon in April to ensure their favorite would hit the Ford Amphitheater stage as the band left the competition in their wake in the online Public Pick Poll, garnering 6,306 of the total 13,534 votes cast. The poll featured a total of eight bands vying for the right to be featured at the July 7 free concert. As a reward for their trust, Frogs Gone Fishin’ will take the audience on a journey through a vast repertoire of rock, funk, soul, blues and reggae. After growing up in Denver, the four members of Frogs attended schools in different cities, including New Orleans, Nashville and Boston, allowing them to experience some of the most interesting music scenes in the nation. In the spring of 2008, following the completion of

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their formal education, the Frogs regrouped in Denver to begin an extended period of touring throughout Colorado and the U.S. Their first studio album, “Tell Me True”, is a reflection of the various influences they absorbed during their travels, recorded over the course of a year and a half. Comprised of Trevor Jones on lead guitar, Andrew Portwood on guitar, Mark Levy on drums and Steve Rogers on bass, Frogs Gone Fishin’ was named one of Denver MetroMix’s Most Interesting Local Bands of 2008. The July 7 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert, featuring Frogs Gone Fishin’, is presented by McHatten Creek Ranch, with this week’s Bud Light Post Party hosted at The Club. The gates of the Ford Amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m. and Frogs Gone Fishin’ will hop onstage at 6:30 p.m. The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information call 949-1999 or visit

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926.7315 J.L. HANEKE Rising star lacrosse goalie A.J. Fiore, above, held his opponents to just three goals in Thursday’s match. Fiore has caught the eyes of pro scouts at this year’s Vail Lacrosse Shootout. Avery Cunliffe photo.

was killed while playing lacrosse for Cornell’s Big Red. “This is the top goalie in the northeastern United States,� said Carl Viola, a parent of one of Fiore’s teammates on Team 21. “He held (the losing team on Thursday) to three goals coming out of high school. He just shut them down.� Fiore is headed to Cornell, after getting recruited two years ago. He also was looking at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Georgetown in Washington, D.C., before going with his hometown favorite. “The facilities really felt comfortable,� Fiore said. “I’m thrilled to play for Cornell, and we’ll just take it one step at a time.� Fiore plans to coach in the future, although he’s also interested in

playing professionally. “He is just an unbelievably talented goalie. He’ll be the one to watch in the next few years,� said Bobby Magrin, a lacrosse player who now lives in Denver but who grew up in Ithaca, N.Y. Recruiters and spectators started taking notice of Fiore at this year’s tournament when he played last week in the All–American game sponsored by Under Armour, said Alex Smith, a spokesman for the event. For professionals, the game is a battle of equals, but for high school seniors like Fiore, “it’s a big deal,� Smith said. “This will see what he is made of,� Smith said of Fiore’s showing in the tournament. Fiore said he decided to pay for his own plane ticket to Colorado

after a coach encouraged him to attend the tournament. In the next age category, the tournament also features many “current college superstars,� said Flip Naumberg, a founder of the 38-year event. Bill Tierney, one of the winningest coaches in lacrosse, and the new head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Denver, may even make an appearance on Sunday to present the tournament trophy, Naumberg said. To get in on the action, head over to Ford Park in Vail Saturday or Sunday, or pretty much any of the other sports fields in the county. The final game is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park in Vail. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. You can pay at the door.

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Wallet returned after 63 years Bill Fulton doesn’t remember losing his wallet, but its return helped him remember the past. The leather stayed smooth and the cowboy design unblemished. The zipper moved with ease. And when he looked inside, the contents brought back memories from 1946, when he apparently dropped the wallet behind the balcony bleachers in the Baker Middle School gym. Fulton’s Social Security card and bicycle license, bearing the address where he lived during his teenage years, were positioned in their respective compart-

ments, apparently untouched since the year after World War II ended. “After that long, my gosh, it stayed in good shape,� Fulton told the Baker City Herald. “It’s hard to believe.� Worker Nathan Osborne found the wallet — along with old homework, lost library books and a 1964 talent show program — while removing the bleachers for renovations. Moving along ... Most amazing Mojito! Blue Plate Bistro has the best strawberry Mojito in town, or so we hear. Linda (left) was jealous because she ordered a beer and her friend Debby made a better choice. Blue Plate Bistro is located in Avon across the street from Beaver Liquors.

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Alecz from Soaring Spirit makes her horse, Santi, laugh for the camera. Alecz gives private and semi-private horse and rider training in both the arena and on the trial. She also can take you and your better half on a romantic full moon sunset ride or teach the entire families how to care for, respect and ride horses. Call her today and take your family on a beautiful ride in Eagle that you will never forget. 376-2770

New Family! John and Natalie show off their beautiful new baby girl who is just a month old! Congratulations on the new addition to the Mosesso family.

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The party of the year! The Samaritan Center is going to be hosting a Masquerade Party July 11 starting at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds will go to the Samaritan Counseling Center. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing, live band and masks will be available if you don’t have one. Pictured here (left) is Elizabeth Myers showing off the mask that she tried on with her dress from Holy Toledo. Stop in at Holy Toledo and they will give you 10 percent off your dress for the event. For tickets call 926-8558.

Nottingham is not only the home to large trout, it is also the home to some pretty big crawdads and that’s why some of the trout are so big. We think that they also fill up on the remnants of all the fireworks. Nottingham Lake in Avon is a great spot for teaching the little ones like Fischer here how to catch fish and crayfish.

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Debbie Mannino is the keeper of the keys to the dugout for her son’s little league baseball team, where she reminds the lads that Joe DiMaggio started this way. Keep up the good work, Debbie.

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This is the beautiful and talented Victoria, who’s with us this summer from Ventura, California. She’s headed back to the Golden State this fall for college and law school. It’s almost enough to make you want to get into a little trouble.

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Paragon Guides crew lead a climbing class at Camp Hale last week. Donny Llama says “everything is so lush and the wild flowers are going full tilt right now.” Schedule a day hike with Paragon Guides and visit the stunning backcountry areas surrounding the Vail Valley.

Smilin’ Pete Roach, Director of Golf at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Singletree, is excited about the busy golf season that they are in the middle of right now. He is also excited about the incredible selection of shoes and apparel that he and his magnificent staff picked out for this season. They are having a sale until July 6, save 20-75 percent on select shoes and apparel. Give Pete and his staff a call at 477-5372 for more information.

His voice is synonymous with local lore, comedic, informative interviews and a wide array of musical knowledge. We never really see this person, but he seems to be everywhere all the time. One moment he might be judging some kind of a food competition, then at the same time competing on his bike while interviewing someone/anyone about something/anything. Is there more than one Steve Lee? We think not, but if there was we would all be doubly blessed. Keep up the excellent job that you so love and adore.

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example, light blues into dark blues are a good way to get variety if you need it. As soon as you add, say, golden yellow to the mix, you completely change the effect of the way we perceive the mix. (Personally, and statistically, it is not the most pleasing to the eye.) For that matter, white changes the look, too. And on yellows—golden yellows not only hit the eyes differently than pastel and sulfur yellows, they combine with other colors differently. What we seem to forget sometimes is that our mind will tell us what looks good, if we give it a chance. Some plantings are just thrown together because “there are a lot of pretty colors in there.” Guess what? Those different colors don’t always work with each other. Reds and blues go well together. Blues work well with yellows. Purples work with reds and blues. Violet purples with golden yellows look like the worst school colors ever combined. And so on. It isn’t tough to play with color. We did it when we were kids. Single color


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themes are dramatically attractive, too. While this might mean one tone in a few situations, the tone range is valid here. The different blues make an easy task of creating an interesting display. Great perennials that have a history of doing well here include all the catmint hybrids (the species, Nepeta mussinii is very seedy and weedy, but the hybrids are sterile), any upright or creeping veronicas, Coreopsis verticillata (‘Moonbeam’ is fantastic), and certain yarrows. I say certain, because the millefolium and filipendula varieties are valuable if you like their aggressive spreading nature, but a headache if you don’t. But Moonshine yarrow is very controlled, versatile, and already in use throughout the valley. Perennial salvias are a popular source of blue for sunny gardens throughout the area. There is a much longer list, and we’ll continue with perennials next week. If you have a color question or an inquiry about good perennials, write! Ask us at


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Sunridge II, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished, available August 1st, NS/NP $1400/month + Utilities

Buck Creek, on Lake, Partially Furnished, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, underground parking, great views, NS/NP

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Very well cared for, immaculate Bahama Blue E320 wagon, beige interior with 4matic all wheel drive. 3rd row seat, xenon headlights, XM radio, Bose CD changer. 120K miles. Solid, beautiful Mercedes wagon. Can Email pictures. 23-26 mpg. call 970.926.0123


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

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

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

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

For 6 and 8 year olds in Eagle-Vail Drivers License Required

While you’re away… • Periodic checks (daily, weekly, monthly) • Pre-Arrival Departure services • Scheduled interior/ exterior property inspections • Project supervision • Maintenance • Grocery Shopping • Manage Mail, Water the Plants, etc.

6 ft. bed with 5th wheel attachment and line-X bedliner. Mega-cab, grey leather/wood grain trim interior, black exterior heated seats, sunroof, navigation/on-star system, 6 disc changer, 5.9L auto, cold air intake system, 4 in. exhaust, chrome brush guard, great condition/well maintained. 90,000 miles.

Hiring Kitchen Staff all positions. Beaver Creek and Eagle locations. Apply in person at both locations

Need to sell or buy something? Call us at 926-6602 Classifieds $35 per week. Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

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Hotel Room in Avon Center Available Now until Nov. 15, Fully Furnished

3 Bd, 3ba very Spacious Wildridge Townhome. 1 car garage. Partially furnished. Avail 7/1, NS/NP Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

Ideal local mature couple Looking for $2000/month, 3Bd, 2Ba, 2 car garage duplex or Single Family Home with views, quiet and privacy. No dogs, no pets, non-smoking.

SALE PRICE: $4,273,240 PROPERTY DETAILS Building Size: 18,813 RSF Warehouse: 4,000 RSF Fenced Yard: 1 Acre Lot Size: 3,507 Acres Rental Rate: $20.25/RSF Lease Terms: 20 years, 15 firm with Government having termination rights after the firm term on 60 days written notice.

Real Estate Taxes: $2.00/RSF Operating Costs: $2.35/RSF Annual Rent: $380,963.25 NOI: $299,126.70 Cap Rate: 7% Modified NNN Lease: BLM pays utilities and taxes. Owner will pay janitorial and system maintenance. BLM will occupy June 15, 2009


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King Size Bed Frame from Scandanavian Designs, Dark wood, big four post bed...real nice. Queen size natural wood bed frame from pottery barn...also real nice. Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools...real nice as well Call for Prices

Huge Views of Beaver Creek from this deed restricted, 2 bedroom, 2 Bath plus garage. David Nnudell 970.390.0492

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Seasons at Avon, 2 Bd, 2Ba Furnished, W/D, NS/NP, walk to gondola, library and rec center. call 970.331.7070

Wildwood: Barracas, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished, nice unit with 1 car garage. NS/NP call 970.376.7225

Spacious Loft on the Eagle River 812 SF. 1 Bd, 1Ba, 1 car garage. Floor-toVaulted Ceiling Windows. Deck Over Looking Eagle River.

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!


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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.

Room available in 3Bd house, fenced yard, next to bus route, all amenities, dog negotiable, rent negotiable.

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. Partially furnished, Avail NOW Call 970.390.3164

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. 1st, last, Deposit


3 Bd, 2.5 Ba Townhome. 2 Decks, 2 Car Garage. Summer or Year Rental. Call Susan 970.926.5363 Call Jeff 970.376.6845

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

New Duplex/Townhome, 3Bd, 3Ba, granite, stainless, end unit, unfurnished, W/D, pets OK, NS, 3 min walk to gym and shops. 1st & Deposit call 646.662.5017

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

2 Bd, 2.5Ba + Den and 1 car grg, creekside Duplex, No Highway noise, beautiful yard, NS, Pets Allowed. Available in August. Call Sue 970.477.5730

Beautiful 3Bd, 2.5Ba, 2 car garage, NS/NP, wood floors, stainless appliances, W/D call 970.376.1171

2 rooms at Brett Ranch available in a 3 Bedroom condo Available 7/1, Pool & Hot Tub! First/ Last, Pets Negotiable.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

1 Bd, 1Ba in available in East Vail. NS, NP. Recently renovated, near bus route, pool & market.

call 970.688.1275

call 970.479.1783

Large new 1Bd, 1Ba with Laundry, includes utilities. $1075/month

Single Family Home, 3Bd, 1Ba, large living areas, FP, W/ D, large yard, extra parking, pet negotiable, security dep.

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New 2 bedroom, 2 bath Loft on Broadway, All Appliances, A/C, NS/NP. Call 970.390.0492

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

970.949.4565, or 845.8986

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished remodeled, 2 car garage, Flexible Lease

Lock off Bedroom, den, bath, partial kitchen, private den use, NS/NP

Riverwalk 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath. Washer/dryer, unfurnished, underground parking, 1 pet allowed

Includes Utilities, WI-FI and Cable

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3Bd, 2Ba plus Sunroom, Sun River Condo. Covered parking for 3 cars, skylight, balconies, Fireplace, new appliances pool, hot tub, on bus route. call Ginny 970.390.3164

Remodeled & Furnished 2Bd, 1Ba top floor Condo in West Vail on Buffehr Creek. On Free Shuttle lines. W/D, NS/NP. Get Locked into a sweet place before winter. call 970.376.0281

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Furnished on creek, Adorable Unit

1 Bd or 2 Bd Lock-off in New Home Fully Furnished. Rec Room, Shared Kitchen, & Laundry. Immaculate & Private. 2 Minutes to Bus. Seeking Clean, Quiet Professionals. Absolutely NP/NS. Month to Month Only. 970.477.1984

Warehouse Space, several sizes available from 950 - 3158 sq. ft., large overhead doors, 1/2 bath with office space or for storage

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views.

605 Willowstone Place, 2Bd + Loft, 1Ba, 5 acres on the Eagle River, Horses Considered, Pets OK, Generous Parking, NS, W/D H/U, GREAT Quality of Life! $1100/month + Utilities

Beautifully furnished 3Bd, 2Ba condo, located in Vail Convenient, walk to everything, pool, great views. NS, NP. $3,000/month

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1 Bd, 1 Ba apt in Large SF Home, Full Kitchen, granite, furnished, W/D, HOT TUB, NS/NP

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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 This Qualifies for 100% financing

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

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

2 Bed, 2 Bath, right next to bus stop, No Pets Call 970.376.8635

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

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2Bd Condo at the Edwards Business Center, unfurnished, wood burning stove, W/D, NS, NP, 1 year lease. Call 970.471.0720

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 Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

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

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Duplex with 2 Car Garage in Chatfield Corners. A/C, NP/NS.


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

call Scott or Amy 970.476.0450

Remodeled 2 Bd, 1 Ba, located across from Avon Elem. School. NP, NS, unfurnished New SS Kitchen appliances, 2 assigned parking.

Vail Mountaineer

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Log Home duplex with W/D, Deck, 4 car parking, available ASAP. Flexible Lease, on Bus Route. 303.507.3560

3Bd, 2.5 Ba Townhouse. Garage, large yard, pets negotiable, New Carpet and Paint. $1750/month 970.471.4171

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

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

Long Term Lease: 1Bd 1Ba Furn/un, NS/NP 3 TV’s, Deck, Wood/FP, W/D, 1st floor. On Bus Route. Great Views. or call 970.390.4285

Main St., Minturn One desk in real estate office in exchange for greeting occasional customers. No pets. May require references.

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

Vail Mountaineer Sunday, July 5, 2009 July 4th & 5th, 12-4pm 2567 Arosa Dr. Sunny West Vail (2 other properties available for showing) Denis Scalise 970.331.5422 Sunday, July 5, 11-2pm 26 Rt. Lady Belle, Eagle Ranch $1,195,000 6Bd, 6.5Ba Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

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


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...

Only $459,900 Bob New


2 Bd, 1.5 Ba, with attached 1 car garage, and private fenced yard. Immaculately maintained residence borders huge open spaces, with mountain views. Affordable association dues.

$349,000 Michelle Rampelt


Sunday, July 5th, 2-5pm 111 Scott Hill Rd. Pines Townhome #8 Beaver Creek $1,795,000 Hoffman West Real Estate 970.949.1902

Sunday, July 5, 12-2pm 1495 Lions Ridge Loop Vail $1,695,000 Bold Real Estate Solutions Michelle Rampelt 970.393.6077

Sunday, July 5, 12-3pm 120 Palmer Loop Eagle Ranch Keller Williams Mountain Properties Dari Laidman 970.376.0466

Sunday, July 5th, 2-5pm 152 Knudson Ranch Rd. Arrowhead $950,000 Hoffman West Real Estate 970.949.1902

Sunday, July 5, 2-4pm 170 Charolais Circle Singletree $995,000 3Bd, 2.5Ba + Office Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

Sunday, July 5, 3-5pm Stonehaven C-4, 1121 Berry Creek Rd. Singletree $550,000 Keller Williams Teryl Limbocker 970.331.6653

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


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


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

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews


Wonderful 4Bd home in a great family neighborhood. Enjoy many energy efficient features, 2 story great room, views to Castle Peak and a convenient location.

150 Bluffs Drive $495,000 Nancy Schmidt


2 Bd + Den, 2 Ba top-floor, corner residence with views of Beaver Creek, and Vail’s Gamecreek Bowl. Remodeled Kitchen and bath, 2 balconies 1 car grg Walk to Gondola, dining, entertainment

Avon Crossing #4-312 $435,000 Michelle Rampelt


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

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

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

Walk to park, library & Downtown. Open floor plan: 5Bd, 3Ba, hobby & family room. New Carpet, slate tile, granite counters. Lg yard, sprinkler system & Beautiful Landscaping

706 Bull Run Reduced to $495,000 Team Black Bear


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

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

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



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

3 Sanctuary Lane $2,495,000 Suzi Apple

130 Gaylord Street $1,975,000 Susan Matthews

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

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

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


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

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

233 Timberwolf $440,000 Liz Leeds

970.331.1806 970.393.3191 Ken Rue


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


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.

1301 Fulfort Ct. $519,000 Dari Laidman









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Exceptional! Immaculate! Unequaled! Private! Tranquil! 4Bd, 5Ba, 3 Car grg, Plantation Home, end of cul-de-sac on Creek! Open Space on 3 sides. SHORT SALE. Spectacular finishes throughout!

$750,000 Bob New


Private end unit with large floor plan backing up to US Forest Service. 3 Bd, 3 Ba plus Loft. Large family room and 1 car garage, on free bus route Club Membership available

$1,295,000 Frank McKibben


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

Aidan’s Meadow *** Only 10 Homes Left *** Prices Starting at $679,900

970.376.0041 Rick Messmer

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


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


FSBO 970.471.9259

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



Enjoy the rushing sounds of the Eagle River from this beautiful & perfectly maintained 3 Bd, 2Ba, condo. Located between Vail and Beaver Creek. Steps from bus. On site pool & Hot Tub.

$498,000 Kathie Cavataio


Gorgeous 7 Bedroom Home. 4800 Plus sqft, Air Conditioned. Custom built-in, Deck with Views.

120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman


Immaculate riverside condo with 2bd/ 2ba + Garage. Get up to 5% fo purchase price to use towards down payment + $8000 Tax credit

Villas at Brett Ranch $339,900

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rtfully Uniting Extraordinary Properties With Extraordinary Lives. Paul Smith 970.331.3616 Townsend Place B107 5020 Main Gore Place Ski-in • Two Bedroom Two Bath $789,000

Alpine Location Four Bedroom • Three Bath $1,125,000

Front row views of river & NY mountain. Beautiful 2/2, two sunny private decks surrounded by Aspens, many improvements, 1 car grg, walk to pool & Hot Tub. New Listing, Very Special.

Villas at Brett Ranch #606 $355,000 Kathie Cavatio

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



Kristen Beau Howard 970.376.1491

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


Northwoods F3

Ski-in • Five Bedroom Five Bath $4,995,000

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

87 Buckhorn Lane

Ski-in • Three Bedroom Four Bath $2,395,000

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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple






ic Pr $8,000 TAX CREDIT! DOWN PAYMENT HELP! Why wait when you can own your own place? Quiet location with deer in the yard. 2Bd, 2Ba just west of Edwards Red Draw. Pick your own floor coverings

$268,872 Bob Finlay


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

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

Great private RED HILL home on .62 acre lot. Awesome Views! NO HOA/LOW TAXES/LOW UTILITIES. 1837sf 3Bd, 2Ba, 791sf basement, 2 car garage. Excellent re-development/expansion opportunity. Must see to appreciate!

115 Red Hill Dr., $470,000 Bob New


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

$749,500 Henri Stone


4 Large bedrooms, big views with open floor plan and Homestead Court Club membership

79 Hummingbird $775,000 John Nichols


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



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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 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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977 Hwy 6 $439,000 Barbara Meese


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

Chatfield Corners $324,900

Jim Mallas


Single family home on the river. 3Bd, 2Ba, 1 car grg, 2775 sqft. Developement opportunity for front lot, town approved plans for duplex, Utilities in place. A must See!

$1,350,000 Danean Boukather


, 3.8 acres, greenhouse for business and pond. Beautiful home with 3Bd, 2Ba, plus office, 2 car grg, 35x40 workshop, & 10x14 shed


SHORT SALE. Great Value. Nice 3Br, 2Ba, 2 Car Grg, Stick built Ranch w/ gas fireplace, patio, fenced back yard, sprinkle irrigation, Ready to move in.

$399,000 Toni Heiden

130 Summer Meadow $365,000 Bob New

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

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


101 Evergreen Place $325,000 Team Black Bear


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


Tile, Stone and Wood Floors, in floor heat with yard overlooking Turkey Creek. Nicest Home available. Up to $8,000 TAX Credit Available. Dont wait for interest rates to go up!


709 Edwards Village Blvd $865,000 Suzi Apple


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


3Bd, 4Ba, Beautiful views from great room and south deck, vaulted ceilings, newly painted, fenced yard, 2 Single garages + other parking.

231 Hackmore Rd. $649,900 Call for a Showing, photos and/or info

232 Monument $431,000 Bob Finlay









This near new 3bd, 2ba home features a huge yard, expansive views, many upgrades, Great location near bike path, EZ access to I-70. 1590sqft part finished walk-out bsmt. Two decks, 2 car grg

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3 Bd, 2 Ba Townhome, Seldom on Market. Great views of mountains off decks of both living room and master. Located right on the golf course. Vaulted Ceilings, garage w/ plenty of storage

$550,000 Teryl Limbocker


4 Bd, 5.5 Ba, 3964 sf, Mountain and lift views, exceptional finishes, Reconstructed, Heated Drive, 2 car garage, steps to Vail Bus

1495 Lions Ridge Loop $1,695,000 Michelle Rampelt


INCREDIBLE PRICE for Newer SF in Convenient Location! 2 Min walk to Bus. Spacious and Private 1/3 Acre Lot. Lock-off Income $2000+ per month. 4 levels. Very Low Maintenance Home.

1807 Alpine Dr. ONLY $1,600,000 Jay Raiola, My Mountain Realtor, LLC


3 bed, 3 bath, beautiful views, updated, and endless natural sunlight.

3016 Wildridge Rd. #4 $485,000 John Nichols


End of Road RANCH, surrounded by Nat Forest, High-end ‘08 remodeled 5 Bd, 3Ba, turnkey - log home, 1100sf., decking, , creek, ponds, irrigated hay fields, water/mineral rights

Mountain West R.E. $3,499,000 Susan Bird - Broker



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2567 Arosa Dr.

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Sunny Side of the mountain – 5029 sq. ft. Snowmelt/Sprinkler System $2,150,000.00 Price reduced from $2,895,000.00 Primary side – 3379 sq. ft. Furnished, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, lots of decks, hot tub, beautifully landscaped Secondary side 1650 sq. ft. Furnished, 2 bedroom 2 bath, 2 fireplaces, lots of decks, 2 car garage Income generating

2617 Arosa Dr.

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2597 Arosa Dr.

Affordable Starter Home Duplex

Side A: Furnished, 4200 sq. ft. Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage $1,395,000.00

Side A: Furnished, 1800 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, fireplace, hot tub, garage $635,000.00

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