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Other cities outsourcing as ECO considers raising rates for riders By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The punch-per-ride idea is dead, but the cost of ECO’s unlimited 24-hour and 30-day passes are probably going to rise. And riders are irritated. Outsourcing Eagle County’s bus system to the private sector isn’t part of the discussion – yet – but it’s


catching on around the rest of the country. Cash-strapped cities around the country are outsourcing mass transit to private companies, scouring their budgets for ways to save money. Denver is already on board. Cal Marsella is general manager of Denver’s Regional Transportation District, and tells the Wall Street Journal that RTD has already outsourced about 47 percent of its bus service to Veolia, a French company, and First Transit, Inc., an Ohio-

Have your say on ECO fares Tuesday The county commissioners scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Tuesday to discuss ECO Transit’s proposed fare increases and service cuts. The hearing is their second on this subject. They’ve already rejected one proposal that would have quadrupled ECO fares. based company. The privately-run buses are on time at about the same rate as the RTD-operated buses, but cost $30 an hour less to operate. RTD drivers start at $15.49 an hour. Drivers working for Veolia and First Transit start at $12.25. ECO Transit’s starting pay for its full time drivers was around $18 a hour during last ski season. Drivers [See ECO FARES, page 18]

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Saturday’s spacewalk was number 201 for Americans Two astronauts ventured out on the first spacewalk of Endeavour’s space station visit Saturday to help install a porch on Japan’s expansive lab. With Apollo 11 on the minds of many back on Earth, NASA noted that Saturday’s was spacewalk number 201 by Americans since those first steps on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin 40 years ago this Monday. Veteran spaceman David Wolf and rookie Timothy Kopra got straight to work as they floated out the hatch, 220 miles away from the planet. But their voices could hardly be understood at times because of loud static, caused by their helmet microphones. Remaining inside the linked shuttle and international space station were 11 astronauts, a full house. The station population swelled to a record 13 when Endeavour arrived Friday for a 1½-week stay.

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There goes the neighborhood Those who live around you notified about concealed carry apps, permit numbers by May surpass last year By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer If you apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, authorities will have a word with your neighbors. Those interviews, coupled with the skyrocketing numbers of applications are among the reasons it can now take three months to get a permit. Sheriff Joe Hoy has said that the Sheriff’s office notifies neighbors of each applicant as a matter of policy. That’s getting to be a lot of neighbors. By the end of May, the Sheriff’s office had issued 210 concealed carry permits to Eagle County residents. They issued 55 in all of 2007 and 161 last year. Right now, the wait is 70 to 90 days for a concealed carry permit, from the time you submit the paperwork. The Eagle County Sheriff’s office has one deputy handling all the concealed carry permit applications, and besides the background check, the test and the gun class, the deputy will also have a quick word with your neighbors, to make sure you don’t do stuff like sit in your back yard in the dark, laughing maniacally while you pull the wings off flies. Their statements won’t tip the scales, but will be part of the information collected before Hoy makes the final decision. “Your neighbors won’t be notified if you receive a permit, but they will be asked a few questions,” said Kim Andree with the Eagle County Sheriff’s office. “We’ve never had a concealed carry permit denied because of something a neighbor told us.” Colorado state law, which governs this sort of thing, says investigations must include, “but are not limited to,” that test, a gun safety class, and a background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That background check is not required to stop with a report from state and federal law enforcement agencies, Andree said. They can and will try to get a clear look at your character. The law says it’s not their fault if you use your concealed weapon for something horrible, but they’re not likely to take that chance. “It is an invasion of privacy,” said one local gun owner, who asked that his name not be used because, he, his wife and his grown children have concealed carry


Matthew Bayley is one of the local firearms instructors who teaches the class required to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. If you apply for a permit, Sheriff’s deputies will have a quick word with your neighbors. They says it’s to get a clearer picture of your character. Opponents call it an invasion of privacy.

Concealed carry permit numbers soaring Concealed handgun permits have increased in Eagle County as follows; 2007 - 55 permits issued 2008 - 161 permits issued 2009 (as of May 31) - 210 permits issued permits. “I do not want my neighbors to know my intentions.” But take a breath and think for a second. Your neighbors are more or less like you. You live next to them and probably get along pretty well most of the time. “The decision is made after computing a number of factors,” said Andree.

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HUD housing illegals If they’re living with a US resident in Riverview, federal agency lets them stay By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The U.S. government allows illegal aliens to live in federally subsidized housing, including Riverview Apartments in Eagle-Vail. Illegals can live in subsidized housing, according to department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines, but do not receive subsidies for their Riverview rent, as do legal residents. Illegal aliens are allowed to live there, but only if they’re living with or married to someone who’s legal or a U.S. citizen, explained Tony Haggerty with HUD’s Denver office. “They also have to show them that they’re working on their U.S. citizenship,” Haggerty said. In other words, if Sven is illegal but living with Inga and they have two kids, Inga and the two kids get federal subsidies for three-fourths of the family’s rent. Sven gets no federal subsidy, but he doesn’t get kicked out, either. Riverview is Eagle County’s only federally subsidized low income housing project. The way it works Open market rents for Riverview would be $1,252 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $1,491 for a three bedroom, according Debra Pompey with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Riverview tenants pay no more than 30 percent of their income in rent, if they meet the federal standards as low income workers - $64,000 for a family of four. The federal government uses

tax money to make up the difference between the 30 percent of the tenant’s reported income, and the open market rent for their apartment. Families also get a break on their rent of $480 per child, said Pompey. A worker paid $20 an hour for a 40-hour week earns $40,000 a year. In Eagle County, the area median income for a four-person household is $86,600, according to HUD statistics. There is no upper income limits to live in Riverview, or other federallysubsidized housing, said Pompey. The more you earn, the more rent you pay, she said. “If you qualify when you move in, you can’t get kicked out unless you violate the lease,” said Pompey. “If you’re making enough money that you’re not eligible for a subsidy, you have to pay the full amount of your rent.” In addition to rent subsidies, the 72-unit Riverview project will get $4 million in federal tax credits from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Eagle County manages the 72-unit project and will use the money for upgrades. Riverview could use an upgrade. The cedar shake shingles have been on the buildings since the 1970s and need constant repair. The high-energy doors and windows installed a few years back are fine, but insulation in the walls and ceilings is theoretical. The roofs are new. The vision is to improve energy efficiency with insulation and possible solar panels on the roofs, do some landscaping to increase and improve common areas, and create some play areas for the kids.

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It’s the type of story that brings a tear to the eye: A bunch of kids coming together and pooling their collective talent to help their sick friends. Luke Dillon and Andrew Claymon are the sick friends. Dillon has a malignant brain tumor and Claymon has a rare form of cancer. The kids who are coming together to help Dillon and Claymon are Galen Jacobs (Vail Christian Class of 2008), Sean Pack (Battle Mountain High School Class of 2008), Molly Allard (BMHS Class of 2008), Meghan Jacobs (a senior at Vail Christian High School), Jane Hogan (a Junior at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire), and Sage Buchalter (BMHS Class of 2009). The students are also joined by Valentin Canja, of Romania, Aundrea Ware, Gypsum resident and mom of three, and well-known pianist extraordinaire, Taylor Kundolf. The group performs Broadway repertoire together regularly at Cabaret Nights in Vail. Taylor has played many venues in the Valley and around the world. All of the kids have been touched by the plight of their friends and are grateful for the opportunity to use their talents to help their families with extraordinary medical costs associated with their treatment. Luke Dillon graduated Vail Christian High School in 2007 and was attending college in Boston when, about a month ago, he was diagnosed with the malignant brain tumor. Surgeons have removed the tumor and Luke now faces 8-10 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in Boston. This benefit will help the family pay for the treatments and travel costs between Colorado and Boston. Andrew Claymon and his family’s worlds were turned upside down on New Year’s Eve of 2008 when Andrew was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. He has been in aggressive treatment since then and the concert will help his family cope with lost time from work as well as Andrew’s medical bills. The Tuesday show will be preceded by a wine reception and silent auction with doors opening at 7 p.m. The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. for a rousing evening of some of Broadway’s most beloved tunes, old and new. Show stopping songs from Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spring Awakening, Wicked, and more will entertain the whole family. Silent auction items include artwork, lodging packages, Rockies tickets, and a signed poster and CD from 2009 American Idol winner, David Cook.

Luke Dillon graduated Vail Christian High School in 2007 and was attending college in Boston when, about a month ago, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. After having it removed he now faces 8-10 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. His friends, the performers at the Vail Marketplace’s Cabaret Nights, are having a show June 21 at the Vilar to benefit him and their other friend, Andrew Claymon, who also has cancer.

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Eagle airport reports increase in bookings for fall travel Total number of seats booked up 6.2 percent year to date Mountaineer Staff Report As the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) prepares for its reopening Sept. 1, the future is looking bright with bookings. The total number of seats reserved for fall travel in 2009 has exceeded the number reserved in fall 2008; bookings are up 6.2 percent over last year. “The 2008 booking curve was flat until the end of July, so the next several weeks will provide more insight for the season,” explains Kent Myers, director of the EGE Air Alliance, a non-profit organization established in 2003 to grow and improve the quality and vol-

ume of air service to EGE. The news about increased bookings is promising as EGE prepares to reopen after a summer of improvements, including milling and resurfacing the eastern half of the runway and a complete restoration of the western half. The runway is also being extended to 9,000 feet. The airport will reopen with three daily flights from Denver International Airport (DEN) on United Airlines. American Airlines flights to and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will commence on Sept. 2. Service will continue uninterrupted through the winter season.

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Vail to attack weeds Spraying begins Tuesday, runs through Friday By Michael Gallagher Special to the Mountaineer Heads up! The Town of Vail is continuing its weed eradication program in phase two of three town-wide applications over the course of the summer. Vail is aiming at its roadways, parks, and open spaces, and will be spraying from July 21 through July 24. Signs will be placed at neighborhood entrances 24 to 48 hours in advance of the application. Keep your pets and kids away from the sprayed areas. At the time of the information release from the town, the specific herbicides were not announced. Although they recommend waiting thirty minutes after spraying, it is too easy for herbicides to remain wet on plants longer than half an hour in shade, cloudy or windless weather, and on the underside of leaves. While glyphosate weed killers are an example of an herbicide that is relatively safe after it dries, it also has a fairly innocuous MSDS (toxicity) rating. Essentially, it is a dermal irritant. Other herbicides are more dangerous, and it might be a good idea to keep your pets and kids out of sprayed areas for 24 hours. The intended targets are thistles, of which we have many, Oxeye Daisy— one of our most common non-native weedy wildflowers, and Scentless Chamomile. This isn’t the relaxing, sweet-smelling tea species. It’s another

deceptively attractive daisy that if you were to brew it would taste bad, make you sick, and certainly wouldn’t calm you down. Scentless Chamomile looks like Oxeye Daisy, but has fine, ferny leaves instead of the wider leaves of its Oxeye cousin. Oxeye Daisy is one of the most prolific pretty weeds in the county. If you like them, too bad. They, like all the weeds specified in the Colorado Noxious Weed Act, are illegal. And like all non-native weed species, they have no value to the surrounding environment. In fact, noxious weeds are detrimental, as they displace beneficial native plant and agricultural crops in huge numbers. If you like little white daisies, plant Dwarf Shasta Daisies, the perfect substitute. The Town of Vail will notify you personally of the application on request. Contact them at 479-2337, or email: Vail also offers a great resource. They will do a free weed consultation for property owners and residents to identify weeds and recommend treatment methods. Contact them at 479-2158 to schedule an appointment. A list of the weeds covered by the Colorado Noxious Weed act can be found at The Colorado Department of Agriculture also has an interactive list on their Web site.

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Shade scene ain’t so bad

Last week we received a very good question about a more diffi- Mountain cult plant topic—dry shade. Shade Gardener plants are well worth devoting a column to. While there are a myriad of sun-loving perennials for both dry and wetter conditions here, shade puts a damper on things, and lack of water further reduces the available flora choices. It is important to be compatible with the local ecology, and natives are automatically one with the surMichael roundings. One of the very best of the shade-tolerant columbines is Gallagher our local Aquilegea elegantula. It really stands out with its yellow and red flowers. Unlike some shade columbines that tend to flower early, then fade, Western Red Columbine is still in full bloom in its native environment. A choice native companion is Creeping Grape Holly. It’s pretty little cream-colored blossoms in the spring are followed by berries that look just blueberries. Fall colors range from purple to bright red, and stressed plants show interesting leaf colors other than its normal holly green throughout the season. It is versatile. It can be found on sunny western slopes above Avon, and shadier forested spots in the mountains. It does fine on native rainfall, although plantings need establishment water. It’s a slower spreading low ground cover, and if you want it to cover ground, plant more than one. A single plant also makes a good single specimen. Monkshood takes some shade, although it is not generally used as a full shade flower. I have used it in more shade than its delphinium cousins. Aconitum columbianum is our local native, and Aconitum napellus (European Monkshood) is shade-tolerant. A.carmichaeli varieties bloom later in the season. Monkshoods are toxic—Aconite is named after aconitum. Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea) are a familiar sight in gardens here. While I like the bright red of the species and red hybrids for the color, the world of Heucheras has exploded into a feast of foliage colors. I’ve seen some great selections at nurseries here from Minturn to Dotsero, and the internet is a good introduction to the many interesting new hybrids. They are available in colors from light lime green to darker purples, and provide unique foliage interest. Coral Bells generally flower for a long time, but you can extend the season by deadheading. While some foxgloves are biennial, there are some

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good perennial species and varieties. Digitalis thapsi ‘Spanish Peaks’ is a fantastic, long-lived foxglove introduction with large, raspberry pink flowers on a compact plant. Strawberry Foxglove is usually perennial, and Yellow Foxglove can be, although also referred to as a biennial. There is conflicting information on the biennial vs. perennial status of some foxgloves, but they also grow and establish from seed, and are a dramatic addition to the shade garden. Like Aconitums, the Digitalis genus is also toxic. Other shade plants need little introduction, but should be mentioned. Japanese Pachysandra, Sweet Woodruff, Lily-of-the-Valley, Hosta varieties, Periwinkle, Lily Turf, and Bishop’s Weed are among the functional shade perennials that make it here. Bee Balm provides tall shade color. The different Bleeding Hearts are reliable. Hardy ferns are good for moister areas. English Daisies and primroses are even more good sources of color. Irish and Scotch Moss provide smooth blankets of green. So the shade scene isn’t so bad. There is more information, and if you have questions, write: mtngardnr The Mountaineer offices are next door to an excellent bookstore, The Bookworm. I spotted an excellent book, John Cretti’s “Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Guide. It is a great book on plants and landscaping in the Rocky Mountains, and he’s also a Sunset Hyssop (last week’s column topic) fan. Check it out.

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Freddie Mercury rules the stage once again July 21 as Queen Nation takes the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater by storm, armed with enough legendary Queen hits from the 70’s and 80’s to rock both -you and the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series. Formed in 2004, Queen Nation consists of Joe Retta on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch, paying homage to the golden age of Queen. The band preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen, with audiences amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as “We Will Rock You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are The Champions”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Under Pressure” and many more. There is little doubt among the pure rock community that Queen and lead performer Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. The kings of arena rock, Queen performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Mercury took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona until his untimely death in 1991. Since then, a huge void has existed in the rock concert world that has not yet been matched. However, Queen Nation comes close. Retta does a fantastic job recreating the presence of Mercury, never an easy thing, while McManus does an excellent job of pulling off Brian May, replicating his signature stage moves and even though he plays left-handed, he jams one of May’s well known custom model guitars and his

Queen cover band Queen Nation will be the champions of the stage Tuesday for a free Hot Summer Nights concert at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail.

trademark curly hair, recreating his parts pretty much note-for-note. Burke pounds a flashy sparkle finish kit and sports the raspy voice Roger Taylor was known for, while Combs covers his melodic bass parts with ease. All Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concerts get underway at 6:30 p.m. and the gates of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater open at 5:30 p.m. The July 21 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert, featuring Queen Nation, is presented by Comcast, with this week’s Bud Light Post Party hosted at The Tap Room. The 2009 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights series is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information on Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, visit For more information on the Foundation, visit

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Hagen Healey (son of Hustle’s lead singer Sean Healey) sits in with Trevor Jones of Frogs Gone Fishin’ at last year’s Small Mountain Jam. The Frogs will be closing down this year’s SMJ with an all night set. Photo special to Mountaineer.

compostable cups for the event as well. The food vendor, Gilberto’s Gourmet Goodness will also have compostable plates, cutlery and cups. “The goal is zero waste,” said Lineback. “Last year there was not one piece of trash left on the property, and we had no cleanup crew.” Hustle and Frogs headline The groups that pioneered last summer’s Jam are slated to return. “I really look at this as a Hustle and Frogs celebration and just want to provide a grassroots style festival,” Lineback said. “I do not budget for a profit nor do I draw a salary or any money for the land use. Some Mountain Jam will never have a sponsor.” Trevor Jones, lead guitarist for Frogs said, “Some Mountain Jam will be the best outdoor festival we will play all year. We really hope that lots of people who enjoyed the Ford Amphitheater show will come on down to Hartsel for the Jam.” The event will also feature a 9-hole disc golf course. There will be a free tourney on Sunday at noon. (Although some folks may be sleeping because the Frogs are threatening to play until the sun comes up.) “Everyone can expect some late-night collaborations,” said Jones. Attendees should be prepared to sleep outside. Bring any and all necessary camping equipment. No alcohol will be sold. BYOB. Dogs are welcome. Tickets are $40 for the entire weekend. For tickets, directions and more information, see the Jam’s Web site at

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said Saturday. The 92-year-old former CBS anchorman died Friday at his Manhattan home of disease involving blood vessels in the brain, according to Marlene Adler, his longtime chief of staff. A private funeral service was scheduled for Thursday at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Adler said the Rev. William Tully will preside over the Episcopal service at the Park Avenue church, which the Cronkites attended for many years. A memorial is to be held within the next month in Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Adler said.

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deaths bring to 50 the number of international service members killed in Afghanistan in July — already the deadliest month of the war for NATO forces. No fighter jets have crashed in Afghanistan in years. Militants are able to shoot down helicopters with rockets, but are not known to have the anti-aircraft weaponry necessary to bring down a high-flying jet. The U.S. statement did not say where the crash happened. But Afghan authorities said the plane went down in the Nawur district of Ghazni province in central Afghanistan — a peaceful area populated by the ethnic Hazara minority. As of Saturday at least 4,327 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, which was last updated Friday. The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.

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Five people were found slain in two homes in southern Tennessee Saturday, some of whom were related, and a sixth person at a Huntsville, Ala., business, said authorities who have a suspect in custody.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said in an e-mail that 30-year-old Jacob Shaffer, of Huntsville, was being questioned but no charges have been filed. She said he was sitting on the front porch of one of the homes in Lincoln County when deputies arrived and that he was being held by local authorities. Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said at a news conference that his department is investigating three crime scenes, though he did not elaborate. He did not release the victims’ names and would not confirm the causes of death. He also did not release a motive in what he called “horrendous” killings and “one of the worst crimes Lincoln County has seen.” Helm said some of the Tennessee victims were related and that the killings happened Friday night or early Saturday.

50 Cent drops home price 50 percent


The price of the Connecticut megamansion owned by rapper 50 Cent has dropped again — to $10.9 million. The 50,000-square-foot mansion is in the Hartford metropolitan area suburb Farmington. It was owned by boxer Mike Tyson. It has 19 bedrooms and 37 bathrooms. It boasts a gym, billiards rooms, racquetball courts and a disco with stripper poles. The New York City rapper bought it

for $4.1 million. He said it had “a ‘Miami Vice’ feel” and spent $6 million on renovations and repairs. The home was for sale for nearly two years before being pulled off the market in May. The initial $18.5 million price dropped to $14.5 million late last year. 50 Cent says he’s tired of the two-hour commute to New York City and wants to downsize.

McCartney plays first concert ever at Citi Field

Sir Paul McCartney knighted another New York Mets ballpark Friday night, playing the first concert ever at Citi Field. “Long time since I’ve been here,” the former Beatle told the crowd, then paused to take it all in. Citi Field is the successor to Shea Stadium, where the Beatles played a historic concert in 1965 that’s regarded as the precursor to the stadium rock concert. Patty Parker attended Friday night’s show and remembers the 1965 show well. “I was three rows from the top. I was 10 years old,” she said. “He captured that same tune; I’m so blown away.” Several times on Friday, McCartney alluded to that magical night 44 years ago. But he was also made it clear that it was less than perfect at times, saying: “The first time we played here, we couldn’t hear a thing because of all the girls screaming and the stadium sound system.” —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy the Associated Press

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Armstrong slips to 4th Lance Armstrong was unfazed about slipping to fourth place at the Tour de France. Instead, he was riled that his former lieutenant, George Hincapie, was deprived of the yellow jersey — allegedly by a rival U.S. team. Hincapie, the only man to be a teammate of Armstrong on all seven of his Tour victories, came within 5 seconds of the race lead in the 14th stage won Saturday by Russia’s Serguei Ivanov. The ride was marred by the death of a 61-year-old woman spectator after she was hit by an escorting police motorcycle while she crossed the course route. Two other fans were injured. Columbia rider Hincapie finished the 124-mile stage from Colmar to Besancon in an 8-man group just 16 seconds after the Russian, who was 5 minutes, 36 seconds ahead of the main race contenders. Starting the stage as the highest-placed rider in the breakaway group, 5:25 behind leader Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, Hincapie had a shot to swipe the leader’s yellow shirt. Instead, as Armstrong and his Astana team claimed, the U.S. squad Garmin-Slipstream pressed the pace in a way that helped the Italian hold a slim lead over Hincapie. Armstrong, on his Twitter feed, took aim at GarminSlipstream, which competes with Columbia for dibs as the top American squad at the Tour this year. “No one wanted George in yellow more than me,” he tweeted. “Until 10km (6.2 miles) to go he was solidly in yellow until GARMIN put on the gas and made sure it didn’t happen,” Armstrong wrote. Hincapie, “deserves to be in yellow tonight. He deserves more than that,” he added. French TV cameras showed Hincapie as he watched Nocentini’s pack cross the finish line — and he harumphed in frustration that he had not garnered the yellow shirt.

“I don’t know why you would do that with George at this stage of his career,” Columbia manager Bob Stapleton said. “I mean that’s a victory for everybody. That’s something that would have gotten attention all over the U.S., that would have been good for the whole sport in America,” he said. A Garmin spokeswoman didn’t respond to calls from The Associated Press seeking comment after the stage. For Armstrong, it was little matter that Hincapie’s performance put him in second overall, bumping him and Astana teammate Alberto Contador each down a notch in the standings. Contador, who too said he hoped Hincapie would take the race lead, dropped from second to third, but remains 6 seconds behind Nocentini. The Texan fell from third to fourth, 8 seconds back. Sentiment aside, Hincapie in yellow would have meant that his powerful Columbia team would take on the tough job of protecting the race lead in Sunday’s 15th stage — the first ride in the Alps and a likely pivot point for the overall race standings. Astana, with its big stars, could let Columbia do the work of leading the pack. Astana doesn’t consider Hincapie a threat for overall Tour victory when the race ends next Sunday in Paris. He isn’t expected to fare as well as Contador and Armstrong in the Alps or in a critical individual time trial in and near Annecy in Thursday’s Stage 18. “Garmin just wanted to prevent another American team from taking the yellow jersey. It’s not right,” Astana manager Johan Bruyneel said. “It’s not very sporting. “It’s a story that I think will continue,” he said. “Given the history we have with George, I would have liked him to take the jersey — but independent of that, I don’t think it was a fair way of racing,” he added.

Watson, 59, keeps lead at British Open

Tom Watson took three practice swings without a club in his hand, then looked toward the green and pictured the shot he needed to play. Standing on the edge of the fairway, a marshal who had seen Watson work his magic at Turnberry for three decades whispered in his thick Scottish brogue, lost in time as he watched a 59-year-old champion leading the British Open. “What are you going to do, Tom?” he said. “Cut a wee 7-iron in there? Throw an 8-iron into the air?” Then, shaking his head with a smile, the marshal added, “Fantastic story, aye?” Watson is turning this British Open into a fairy tale.

Even as he slipped out of the lead Saturday in the testing breeze off the Firth of Clyde, Watson didn’t blink except to hold back the occasional tears. He is close enough to the claret jug to believe he can win again. A 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th gave him a share of the lead. Then came a hybrid 2-iron that took a bounce to the left and onto the green, setting up another birdie. When he walked up the 18th fairway, his name atop the massive yellow leaderboard, Watson had a 1-over 71 for a one-shot lead, leaving him 18 holes away from becoming the oldest major champion in history.

Can this really happen? Even Watson wasn’t sure early in the week. Now, the doubts have morphed into determination. “The first day here, ‘Yeah, let the old geezer have his day in the sun,’” Watson said. “The second day you said, ‘Well, that’s OK.’ And now today, you kind of perk up your ears and say, ‘This old geezer might have a chance to win the tournament.’ I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do know one thing, I feel good about what I did today. I feel good about my game plan.” “And who knows?” he said. “It might happen.”

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are required to hold a commercial drivers license to operate an ECO bus. Marsella says drivers unions make outsourcing problematic for older systems, like Denver’s RTD. Eagle County’s ECO Transit is not a union shop. The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is facing a similar conundrum. RFTA ridership is off 9 percent and they’re looking at a 22 percent fare increase. New Orleans spends $72 million to run its buses and streetcars. Through a deal with Veolia, New Orelans could save up to 30 percent. The Crescent City struck with Veolia, a French company, to run and manage every aspect of the city’s bus and streetcar lines. Officials in Savannah, GA., are negotiating a similar deal with Veolia. Private is as private does Going private would be a big step for ECO officials, but it wouldn’t be the first time a private company has run the county’s bus system. Vail Resorts picked up the tab in the early 1990s when the money to run the fledgling bus system came from the county’s general fund. The county ran out of money for the upstart bus system, so the buses stopped running that March. That created a problem for the ski company, which had come to depend on the bus system to carry its seasonal employees to their resort jobs. The ski company wasn’t happy about it, but they did it anyway. “We don’t want to be in the bus business,” ski company spokesperson Jody Faust said at the time. Not long after that, Eagle County voters approved a dedicated sales tax to fund the system. It all worked just fine as long as growing retail sales kept pace with the valley’s growing appetite for mass transit. That came to a screeching halt as ridership fell, along with revenue from that dedicated sales tax and everything else connected with a growing economy. Busing by the numbers It costs $95.33 an hour to run an ECO bus. But with both ridership and revenue falling, ECO is proposing raising fares and cutting service by about 30 percent, effecting about 6 percent of ECO’s riders. Most service cuts would be after-midnight and off-peak routes. ECO’s operating budget is $8.8 million, but revenue from its dedicated sales tax has dropped to 2004 levels. It’ll hit $4.6 million this year at its current pace. The system is looking at service cuts of around 30 percent, but because they’re late-night and off-peak runs it effects only 6 percent of ECO’s riders. “If we cut 30 percent of the service hours and we effect 6 percent of the riders, it illustrates the methods you use to adjust those service levels,” said Larry Brooks,

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Proposed ECO bus fare increases/cuts Fare increases: Local routes $3-$4 cash fare $6-$8 one-day pass $60-$100 for a 30-day pass Premium Routes $5-$7 cash fare $10-$14 one-day pass $135-$200 for a 30-day pass The fare increases will cover about one-third of the projected $2 million shortfall. The other two-thirds will come from service reductions. Service cuts: Run summer levels in the winter Eliminate to stops in Dotsero Eliminate one Leadville bus Limit Minturn service to 10 hours per day and eliminate all late-night service to Minturn Other cuts are possible as revenue continues to fall. Avon town manager and ECO board member. The combination of service cuts and fare increases would save ECO $1.6 million, but the transit system is looking at a $2 million shortfall for 2010. Those revenues would hit the 2004 level, the last time ECO raised fares. Service cuts in the ECO schedule also hit 2004 levels – about 66,000 hours. That 2004 fare increase resulted in a 23 percent ridership decline. Those numbers bounced back in about nine months, but the economy was stronger. This year, June’s rider numbers were down 28 percent from a year ago. The first week of July was down almost 30 percent from last year’s record numbers, said ECO Transit’s Kelly Collier. “The people leaving the valley and people laid off are most of the hits,” said ECO Director Harry Taylor. “Ridership from Leadville is down because hotels laid off workers for half of April and all of May.” The county commissioners filled the funding hole this year, but say they aren’t likely to do it next year. “The county commissioners cannot continue to do what they have so generously done,” said Brooks. EDITOR’S NOTE: As we said, the ECO bus is $95.33 per hour to run. Look for a follow-up story Tuesday on the costs that lead to that $95.33-per-hour total.

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On this date: In 1553, 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed after claiming the monarchy of England for nine days. King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen. In 1848, a pioneer women’s rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y. In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war began. In 1943, allied air forces raided Rome during World War II. In 1944, the Democratic national convention convened in Chicago with the renomination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered a foregone certainty. In 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon. In 1975, the Apollo and Soyuz space capsules that were linked in orbit for two days separated. In 1979, the Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza had fled the country. In 1984, U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York won the Democratic nomination for vice president by acclamation at the party’s convention in San Francisco. In 1993, President Bill Clinton announced a policy allowing homosexuals to serve in the military under a compromise dubbed “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue.”

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Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. George McGovern is 87. Actress Helen Gallagher is 83. Country singer Sue Thompson is 83. Country singer George Hamilton IV is 72. Actor Dennis Cole is 69. Singer Vikki Carr is 69. Country singer-musician Commander Cody is 65. Actor George Dzundza is 64. Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 63. Rock musician Brian May (Queen) is 62. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 62. Actress Beverly Archer is 61. Movie director Abel Ferrara is 58. Actor Peter Barton is 53. Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 49. Movie director Atom Egoyan is 49. Actor Campbell Scott is 48. Actor Anthony Edwards is 47. Country singer Kelly Shiver is 46. Actress Clea Lewis is 44. Country musician Jeremy Patterson is 39. Classical singer Urs Buhler (Il Divo) is 38. Actor Andrew Kavovit is 38. Rock musician Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) is 35. Actor Jared Padalecki is 27. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is 19. Thought for Today: “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ... the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” — Albert Einstein (1879-1955).


Vail Mountaineer Sunday, July 19, 2009

Apartment Store

Trolling motor: Motor Guide 40 lb. thrust, foot control, mounting bracket,

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


For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

For Rent





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

call 970.376.5493

AWD, 5 Door, 3.0L, 6-Speed Manual, P9874 $10,991

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. Call for Prices 4 Door, 1.9L, 4-Speed Auto, 85,150 miles, Stock #6381A $9,991


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

F OUSR SBA L E G overnment

Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools

Get all 3 for total Call 970.471.6370

Why Pay Hundreds to sell your stuff? Place an ad for just $35/week. Call Andy at 970.926.6602 or Email


2 Door, 4.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 35,525 Miles, Stock #1244 $15,991


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


John R. Bitzer, SIOR


jbitzer@bitzerrepcom Bitzer Real Estate Partners 1610 Wynkoop St., Ste. 450 Denver, CO 80202 303.296.8500

20 per weekend to run a garage sale ad!


And get 2 dozen donuts FREE from the Village Market!

Call Today! 926-6602

Professional Home Improvement Services


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

Owner is on the Job

4 Door, 2.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 68,954 Miles, 5427 $5,991

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

While you’re away…

Caretaking & Home Management Services • 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.


Excellent for outdoor cross training - Great condition. 2 Available at $225 each Full-time opening for medical support staff personnel. Responsibilites include a variety of both clinical and administrative duties, such as: • Assisting Physicians with patient care • Handling Clerical • Environmental • and Organizational Tasks Computer skills necessary, and minimum 2 yrs recent expr working in a medical facility as a Medical Assistant, EMTBasic, LPN, CNA or RN.

Jeremy 970-566-3214

Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

2 Door, 2.5L, 5-Speed Manual, 21,020 miles, Stock #P5972 $14,991


Commercial Quality Priced below wholesale. More info and pictures at: AWD, 3.5L, 5-Speed Automatic, 72,810 Miles, Stock #908 $16,995

Outstanding references upon request

For Your Household & Outdoor Needs Experienced in all Phases: • Interior Remodels • Trim • Framing • Log Craft Man • Paint, Staining, Dry Wall • Outdoor Yard Grooming One Stop Shopping Located in Eagle Vail since 1993

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

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

Pine Furniture - High Quality. Armoire, Dresser, Bookshelf, Nightstands, Storage Bench Call 970.328.3350 Info, Prices and Photos at:

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.

AWD, 4 Door, 3.7L, 4-Speed Auto, 54,888 miles, #8125 $13,991


3.2L, 6-Speed Auto, 44,418 miles, Stock #P9041 $13,592


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find

2 Bd, 2 Ba, Sunridge Phase II, Furnished, Fireplace, Large deck, on bus route.


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


4 Door, 2.5L, Automatic, Contact for mileage Stock #817 $11,991


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

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

call 970.376.7225

4WD, 3.7L, 4-Speed Auto, 49,165 miles, Stock #1296 $15,991

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


Nice 2Bd, 2Ba Condo. Attached spacious garage, Pets Negotiable, Lease Negotiable.

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

Vail Mountaineer


3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished remodeled, 2 car garage, Flexible Lease call 970.376.7225

Call 970-390-1898

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

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

Call 970.390.0492

Call 970.845.2276

call 970.376.7225

4 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Auto, 79,870 miles, P9817 $12,991

3 Door, 1.5L, 4-Speed Auto, 34,830 miles, Stock #3849 $9,553


2 Bd, 2Ba, Furnished, W/D, NS/NP. $1500/month

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

4WD, 4 Door, 4.0L, 6-Speed Manual, 49,310 Miles, Stock #864 $16,991


2 Door, 2.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 62,040 miles, Stock #P7584 $9,995


Beaver Bench Condo, Garden level. 2 Bd, 1 Ba, W/D, upgrades, 1 year lease, 1st, last, security deposit. NP, Gold Fish only. Call 970.926.0095

2 Door, 1.8L, 6-Speed Manual, 78,020 Miles, Stock #P7451 $14,995

AWD, 5 Door, 5-Speed Auto, 71,865 Miles, P0264 $13,991


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

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

Call Sue 970.477.5730

Debra 970.471.1706

Secluded 2Bd, 2Ba Home. W/D NS. Lots of Parking. Large Deck. Avail 7/1 970.926.5431

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

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

Call 970-390-1898 New Duplex/Townhome, 3Bd, 3Ba, granite, stainless, end unit, unfurnished, W/D, pets OK, NS, 3 min walk to gym and shops.

Meadow Village Townhomes. 3 Bd, 3Ba, Remodeled, partially furnished, Gym membership included for 2 persons. NS/NP, Utilities not included. Long term lease preffered. Call 970.390.2402

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

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.

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.

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

Call 970-390-1898

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

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

Call Eric 970.376.1972

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

call 970.376.5493

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 85,229 Miles, Stock #2047 $7,991


Very Nice 3Bd, 3Ba Townhomes, GARAGE, A/C, Views, Hardwood Floors, Granite, FP, Deck, W/D & More. NS/NP. 1st & Deposit

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


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

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

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

1st & Deposit call 646.662.5017 or 970.390.1551

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.

$550 - $1100/month Call Joe 203.206.5802

Winter Option call 970.949.7049

call 970.331.7070

Wanna Be Sold! For thirty words or less, fill your open position, sell your boyfriend’s HDTV or car! Only $35/week!

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.

Call 970.376.8635

Riverwalk 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath. Washer/dryer, unfurnished, underground parking, 1 pet allowed Call 970.376.7225

4 Door, 3.8L, 5-Speed Auto, 17,121 Miles, 8190 $13,991

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

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

Spacious Loft on the Eagle River 812 SF. 1 Bd, 1Ba, 1 car garage. Floor-toVaulted Ceiling Windows. Deck Over Looking Eagle River. 970.476.2600

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

Rustic log Duplex in Lake Creek, no garage, incredible views, Side A, 4Bd, 2Ba. Pets welcome.

call Ginny 970.390.3164

Call 970.390.7566


Vail Mountaineer Sunday, July 19, 2009

Where’s the SUN?

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

1 Bed, 1 Bath NS, NP. Female preferred. Next to hiking trail, ample parking, GREAT PRIVACY.

Call 970.331.9951

“Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right” - The Beatles


Nicely Furnished 1 Bd, 1Ba in East Vail. Flat screen TV, cable & internet included, FP, side yard, and on bus route. NS/NP Available 8/1


Call Jason 970.331.1686

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

3 Bd, 2.5 Ba Townhome. 2 Decks, 2 Car Garage. Summer or Year Rental.

call 970.376.1171

Call Susan 970.926.5363 Call Jeff 970.376.6845

3 Bed, 1 Bath, Fenced Yard, Shade, Kennel, Dogs OK, W/D 1st, Last, Security Dep. Call 970.524.7991 or 970.390.2654

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

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

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


Call Tracy 970.688.4843

Move to Mega Space Warehouses at the airport. 1,000-1,500 sf 14’OH door with heat & electricity. 1 year lease from $600/month

3Bd, 2Ba completely furnished newly remodled contemporary condo. Above post office on Lionsridge Loop. Great views, cats allowed 2 car parking, Bus stop right outside the door. Available now. Sign a year lease and get a great deal on rent.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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



3 Sanctuary Lane $2,495,000 Suzi Apple

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



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


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 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.

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


Real Estate

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Furnished on creek, Adorable Unit call 970.376.7225

call 970.688.1275

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

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

call 970.376.7225

1st, last, Deposit

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

call 970.926.7060

Need cheaper Rent?

Call 303.507.3560

Price Reduced!

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

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find

call 970.479.1783

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, All new stainless steel kitchen appliances. No Pets, no smoking.

Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843 Clean 3BR 1.5Ba, Furnished,Util., WiFi, FP, NP, WD, NS, Week, month, Year 970.331.5422

Call Pete at 970.476.3076.

3Bd, 2.5 Ba Duplex. Garage, large yard, pets negotiable, New Carpet and Paint.

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views.

STUDIO APARTMENT unfurnished in quiet area neighborhood within walking distance to Chair 20. Full kitchen, great view and inside garage space. NS. Pet OK.

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


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


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. $9,950,000 Suzi Apple


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

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


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




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

233 Timberwolf $440,000 Liz Leeds

970.331.1806 Ken Rue 970.393.3191

Great floor plan in Cotton Ranch! 2,722 sq ft w/3BR+ office, 2.75Ba, huge 3 car gar w/room for workshop.

POSSIBLE SHORT SALE 175 Timberwolf Dr. now $529,900 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


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


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

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vail Mountaineer


Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 11s Wildflower Place § $1,895,000 4BD/4BA § Web ID M24991

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


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

120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman


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


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

977 Hwy 6 $409,000 Barbara Meese


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


Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

Matt Iverson 970.569.2104

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

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


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


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


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.

130 Summer Meadow $365,000 Bob New


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


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

231 Hackmore Rd. $645,900 Call for a Showing, photos and/or info


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


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


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


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


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


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


200 Windermere Circle § $2,695,000 4BD/4.5BA § Web ID M27901

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


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


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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


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

Chatfield Corners $319,900

Jim Mallas


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


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


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



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


Immaculately cared for home across from Court Club. 4Bd, 3Ba, Office, 2 Car garage. Granite counters, new carpet, wb fireplace

$795,000 Judd Babcock


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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple


Spacious, sunny 6 Bed/4 bath Duplex. New Kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite, and hickory floors. Lower level could be a 1 bed rental.

2475 Old Trail $659,000 Terry Nolan



Vail Mountaineer Sunday, July 19, 2009

It’s Always Sunny Time For an Upgrade? on Arosa Dr. MUST SEE! Primary/Secondary Home

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

Affordable Starter Home! Duplex

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

Surround yourself in style

Side B: Furnished, 1200 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, fireplace $525,000.00

During our Hot Tub Trade In Days

BIG!... Best bang for the buck! 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 B: Furnished, 3600 sq. ft. Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, 5 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage, Income generating lock off apartment 1 bedroom, 1 bath $1,295,000.00

Contact Dennis Scalise 970.331.5422

Don’t delay, see one of our leisure lifestyle professionals today and get all the details.

Pool & Spa Sales • Service & Construction • Fitness & Recreation 41010 US Highway 6 • Eagle-Vail, CO • 970-949-6339 849 North Summit Blvd. • Frisco, CO • 970-668-6339 Trade In Sale ends July 31, 2009