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Tax increase in Avon? Business owners say no; discussion today at 4:30 p.m. By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Avon has some new ideas about how to fund more bus service and trails — after hearing from some business owners recently that a .75 percent sales tax increase may not be the right way to go. Another .75 percent added to the 4 percent that Avon already collects (of the 8.4 percent total sales tax) would amount to

a more than 18 percent sales tax revenue increase to the town’s general fund. This is expected to equal $1.65 million and be used for the town’s new “Connect Avon Now” plan, as it’s now being called. But town council members want more public input today. They’re expected to discuss funding questions related to the new Connect Avon Now plan at 4:30 p.m. at the Avon Town Hall, located at

1 Lake Street. “Council is trying to get feedback and understand what people do and don’t want,” said Becky Lawlor, a town spokeswoman. “The business owners that came (to a recent transit open house) said they’re against it. The residents who walked in the door all supported it. It’s a matter of finding a balance.” The plan would include bus service to Wal-Mart and Wildridge and new trails

around town, Lawlor said. New transit funding options One new option may be a combined .5 percent sales tax increase and a 1 percent lodging tax, which is expected to generate less money, Lawlor said. Or a new general improvement district may be in the cards — where certain tax revenues from a specified area are set [See TAX INCREASE, page 8

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Tap Dance legend Savion Glover amazed the audience Monday night with his astonishing footwork at the kick off to the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail. In the performance prior to intermission he was joined by Bare Soundz, which consists of up-and-coming tap dancers Marshall Davis Jr. and Cartier A. Williams, who dazzled the crowds with solo performances of their own. Folowing intermission he rocked with jazz musicians The Otherz, who are the first quartet to allow the sound of tap dancing to be recognize as an additional instrument and as part of the band. Last night Glover let his feet do the talking, but tonight at 6:30 p.m., a special “UpClose” evening at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek will allow audience members to hear from him personally about his work. Glover, acclaimed as the “greatest tap dancer that ever lived” by none other than Gregory Hines, is determined to not only celebrate his art form, but to also propel it forward for future generations. “My style is young,” explains Glover. “Funk. I feel like it’s one of my responsibilities to keep the dance alive, to keep it out there, to keep the style.” The UpClose evening, which features discussion, demonstration and performance, provides a perfect stage for the greatest hoofer on the planet to show and explain how he makes music and dance inseparable, manipulating his feet to appear that they have more moveable joints than physi[See SAVION GLOVER UPCLOSE TONIGHT, page 8]


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Mountaineer Staff Report The tanker rollover that closed I-70 for 11 hours on Sunday had the potential to be a great deal worse, says Eagle River Fire Protection District chief Charles Moore. The tanker was carrying 8000 gallons of a condensate of petroleum crude oil; this oil was removed from natural gas wells and was being shipped to Denver for refinement. The oil was highly flammable and potentially explosive. “It is fortunate that the tanker did not rupture when it rolled. It came to rest on top of a storm drain – and if it had leaked there would have been flammable oil draining to the north side of the new Battle Mountain High School. A large leak would also have forced the closure of both lanes of Interstate 70 and evacuation of some homes on the south side of the Singletree community,” said the Moore. Firefighters first attempted to off load the product onto an empty tanker using the valves from the overturned tanker. That attempt was unsuccessful because the valves did not operate and may have been damaged in the accident. Firefighters then went to “plan B” and used special tools to drill two holes into the tanker so that the flammable oil could be removed onto the standby tanker. Firefighters were also delayed in the operation because of lightning. “This operation presented a high degree of risk,” said Moore. “Closure of the eastbound lanes of the interstate highway was necessary because of this product is easily ignited and it was simply too dangerous to resolve this incident with traffic passing by within a few feet.” There were no injuries to the driver of the truck, or to civilians or firefighters. Despite the delay to motor-

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By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Red Cliff may get its $2 million in federal stimulus money in two more weeks. After years of working the phones like a fat boy on prom night, Red Cliff should have access to its longawaited money in two weeks, according to an e-mail County Facilities Manager Tom Johnson received Monday from the feds. The project should be ready for bid by Sept. 30, said Johnson. For reasons that only the federal government can explain, it’s structured as a $2 million loan and the principle is being “forgiven.” Monday’s e-mail message says nothing about any interest. Red Cliff has spent years chasing money to fix its ailing sewer plant. The town has been on the stimulus list since it was first conceived, but has been held up for all sort of official federal reasons. This time, the stimulus money was delayed because 20 percent of Red Cliff’s $2 million is supposed to go for “green” projects, stuff like solar collectors, according to the e-mail from the feds. And while we’re all thrilled to jump on the Big Green Bandwagon, Red Cliff is at the bottom of a steep canyon and its sewer plant is pretty much in a hole – which is where you’d locate a sewer plant, because stuff tends to roll downhill. But it’s not the ideal location for stuff like solar collectors, so unless you count algae the whole green thing won’t work out all that well. If the money does, indeed, make an appearance it would be more than five months since President Obama announced his multi-trillion dollar stimulus plan. The Red Cliff sewer plant was one of the first projects to get the Obama Blessing.



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The Red Cliff sewer plant is “out of compliance regularly,” says Eagle County’s Johnson. That means the biosolids aren’t 100 percent broken down, which is another way of saying algae and other stuff is flowing into the Eagle River from Red Cliff’s suffering sewer plant – and you might think that algae would qualify it as a green project, but you would be wrong. If you’re Red Cliff and your drinking water source is pristine mountain stream above the town, it’s not a problem because you’re drawing water from a creek that’s more pure than the hearts of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. However, if you’re among those in Eagle County who get their drinking water from the Eagle River below Red Cliff, you’re likely to take a different view of the situation’s urgency, since biosolids roll downstream. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already awarded $ 27,481,600 to the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority. That stimulus money is supposed to help the state and local governments finance overdue water projects improvements. Red Cliff was not among them. Red Cliff, alas, reports to a different set of governmental initials, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), which rides herd on the state’s sewer plants. As one of the newest Stimulus All Stars, Red Cliff will ascend above the likes of Seattle, Washington, where $1.9 billion of your stimulus money is being spent to rebuild Husky Stadium, the football palace at the University of Washington. In Hanford, Washington and South Carolina, $3.3 billion are being spent to decommission nuclear energy sites.


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Some roses are hardy here

Everyone loves roses. But attempts here in the Valley to grow favorite ornamental roses, like hybrid tea roses, generally result in the rose surviving for one season. Although you can buy them at Home Depot, I’d urge you to save the receipt, as most are guaranteed for a year but might not survive. But there are excellent alternatives in the Rosa genus, and they fall under the general category of shrub rosMichael es. There are plenty of shrub roses Gallagher from small to large that really like it here, and they come back from year to year. Some are hardy even to zone 3 (up to 10,000 feet in elevation.) The most sensible choice is to select shrub roses that are called “repeat bloomers� or “recurrent.� Why plant a shrub rose that flowers for a few weeks and then only serves as a thorny bush to snag your clothes on? A choice selection for a shrub rose with fairly large blossoms is Therese Bugnet. This larger shrub rose displays lilac-colored flowers at least three inches in size, and can be seen at the excellent town of Avon demonstration garden over by the upper field at Nottingham park. There are also excellent shrub roses north of The Annex, also in Avon. An exception to the recommendation to use repeatblooming roses is the spectacular Austrian Copper rose. It can grow to massive size, and is the popular local rose with flowers that are orange on top and yellow underneath. It is fully hardy here, and has been in popular use longer in the valley than pretty much any shrub rose except our native wild rose. It flowers earlier in the season, generally for several weeks. Its sister rose, Persian Yellow, is another large shrub rose, but there are a few yellow hardy shrub roses that are recurrent, and make more sense for a yellow selection. Normally I recommend using natives wherever possible, but pesky exception is our own native rose, Rosa woodsi. It’s pretty, but it only flowers for a short time in the spring or early summer. It is weedy and will grow into anything. It is a decided spreader. Another reliable medium-sized shrub rose that do very well here is Grootendorst. The most popular is Grootendorst Red, and it is really a gorgeous magenta red. Another variety is the pink version. They both

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Although it has smaller flowers, the intense magenta of Red Grootendorst rose has made it a valuable shrub rose for this area. Jennifer Ellis photo.

have smaller blossoms, usually less than 2 inches across. While Meideland shrub roses seem to do OK downvalley, trials here in the ‘90s showed them to be risky at the east end of the valley. Rose fans can search for hardy shrub roses on the Internet. I could do a long list, but it is an interesting search for those interested. More and more new introductions hit the market every year, and ample older selections are out there, too. Now, about that Oxeye Daisy issue. Yes, Vail is spending money to kill Oxeye Daisy while Avon is spending money to plant it in the town gardens, as reported in the Mountaineer last week. It may seem blown out of proportion to some, but nonetheless, it is a noxious weed. It is growing all over the county, so to pick on one particular plant in a town that has excellent gardens may be picky, but in this case, the boss should know better. As a counterpoint, what needs to be recognized is the dedication of Michelle Jauernigg, who is largely responsible for the fantastic beauty in the town of Avon plantings. For many years now, she has dutifully served as the lead landscaper and is also one of their hardest working employees. Avon’s roundabout and park plantings reflect care and commitment, and the town gets a lot of landscaping done with very few people. If you see Michelle out working, do compli[See MOUNTAIN GARDENER, page 8]

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Turquoise and pearls together are a symbol of Summer 2009, if you’re Joni Gotthelf, a jewelry designer who sells her work at The Golden Bear in Vail Village. Gotthelf says she designs what she likes, and the sales follow. But the trend maker certainly is on to something big in terms of the market — she also shows and sells her jewelry in a Telluride gallery, in Denver and Aspen locations, and in The Golden Bear catalog. “I get really inspired by color, and putting different colors together and seeing what comes out,” Gotthelf said. “I just do what I like and what do I want to wear.” Necklaces and earrings are Gotthelf’s main focus. She looks for unique and different pieces as foundations for her jewelry ideas. “Sometimes fashion is big and bold, sometimes it’s subtle,” Gotthelf said. “It always seems to work out.” The Gotthelfs owned a jewelry store in Vail Village for 30 years before selling to Betteridge Jewelers. Gotthelf makes her one-of-a-kind pieces from her home workshop. “We’re honored to have her work in our store,” said Kristen Busse, general manager of The Golden Bear. “We’re happy she’s a designer we can work with.” Gotthelf sees her work as an “accent” to the iconic

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Metal glows orange-hot as workers cast molten bronze into bell casts made by artist participants in a Vail Symposium and Town of Vail Art in Public Places event on Sunday. The workshop at Ford Park Picnic Pavilion gave participants a chance to take home their own personalized bells after customizing their own sand-based molds. The pouring spectacle was timed so that patrons of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival would be able to watch as they left Sunday night’s concert. Photos by Beth Potter.

New recreational path coming A new recreational path is on tap to be built between Timber Ridge apartments and Roost Lodge in Vail. Starting Wednesday, Vail workers and a crew from B&B Excavating will start building the 10-foot-wide recreation path, plus a new curb and gutter along the

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TAX INCREASE IN AVON? aside to fund a specific item such as transit. Voters would have their say on any tax increase issue in November by state law. Avon Business Association members are against any tax increase, said Mark Weinreich, an owner of Venture Sports in Avon. Of the business owners informally polled by the group, the feeling was unanimously against it, Weinreich said. Roger Benedict, owner of Ruggs


Benedict, is one of the voices of the group. “We haven’t found a single person that wants taxes raised,� Benedict said. “We’re pretty solidly opposed to them raising taxes right now.� Tony O’Rourke, head of village operations for Beaver Creek Resort Co., recently asked Avon town council members to pitch in $42,500 per year to pay 50 percent of the Beaver Creek shuttle service between the resort and the town.

SAVION GLOVER UPCLOSE TONIGHT cally possible. “This Up Close evening with Savion will provide a wonderful opportunity for our audience to be both entertained and educated by his dance process,� explained Vail International Dance Festival director Damian Woetzel, who will also serve as the host of the evening. “Not only will you get incredible insight into Savion’s philosophy of tap dance, but you are going to get a one of a kind inside look at one of the greatest dancers that ever lived.� Glover has redefined tap dancing, speaking to the

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If the town decides to go forward in that regard, business owners suggest that the number of stops could be reduced across the board during low ridership hours to pay for it, said Drew Dodd, branch president of the American National Bank in Avon. Dodd also plans to make a presentation to the town council about No decision has been made about the Beaver Creek piece of the transit discussion.


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world with a power and ease that has stunned and captivated millions, reverberating with the rhythm of a unique musical language. At Monday’s performance, Woetzel said there’s only “a handful of tickets left� for tonight’s UpClose evening with Savion Glover. They are priced at $45 and $55, with a special $30 children’s ticket also available. Tickets for tonight’s show and all performances of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are available online at or by phone at either 845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787).

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Fun: Discouraged by feds, enjoyed by Mountaineer fans Dear Editor, I am appalled that the Mountaineer would represent Denver with a photograph of a lovely neighborhood in Denver and represent Orlando with a less than flattering image of a woman who probably has her own issues about her health and weight. What was the message supposed to be? Pamela R.L. Lessing Edwards Editor’s note: Hello Pamela, thanks for reading the Mountaineer and taking the time to write in. Our message in the story/photos was one of outrage at the implication from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that a former swamp in Florida is more fun than beautiful Denver. If you think we are biased toward Colorado, we think you’re correct. With this story we were trying to have a little fun, which now seems to be discouraged at the federal level.

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literal, Stapleton has a point, says CBS news, which has conducted numerous polls on her popularity and says she has lost considerable popularity since her resounding speech at the Republican National Convention in August of last year. 44 percent of Americans viewed her favorably in the CBS News poll taken then, while in the July 12, 2009 CBS News poll, only 26 percent had a favorable view. But “A whopping 39 percent of those polled in the most recent CBS News survey said that they were undecided or had not heard enough about her,� reports the network. “If a run for president in 2012 is in her future, and don’t be so quick to count her out, she must focus on those 39 percent. After all, her most ardent backers will continue to support her no matter what.�

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Shanghai is urging eligible couples to have two children as worries about the looming liability of an aging population outweighs concerns about over-stretched resources, a city official was quoted saying Friday in a Reuters report. “The policy marks the first time in decades Chinese officials have actively encouraged procreation,� according to the report. “China’s famous “one child� policy is actually less rigorous than its name suggests, and allows urban parents to have two offspring if they are both only children. Rural couples are allowed a second child if their first is a girl.�

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People magazine reports former Girl Next Door and Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson is planning on writing a memoir. “The Girls Next Door star will dish about her life, including her childhood, her rise to fame and life in the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner,� reports people. “The yet-untitled memoir is described as being a ‘humorous, relatable, fish-out-of-water tale.’�

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On the eve of their panel’s vote, top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Monday that they’ll oppose Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, joining a growing list of conservatives ready to vote against the judge who’s virtually certain to become the first Hispanic justice. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the committee’s top Republican, and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, its No. 2, both said Sotomayor left them doubting her pledge of “fidelity to the law,� and wondering whether she’d let her personal biases and prejudices interfere with her rulings. Their announcement solidifies near-unanimous GOP opposition on the Judiciary panel to President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee. Just one Republican on the committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, has said he will vote yes. Their opposition comes as GOP senators prepare for a politically perplexing vote on Sotomayor next week by the full Senate, which is all but certain to confirm her. Many are eager to please their core conservative supporters by opposing her but fearful of a backlash by Hispanic voters, a fast-growing part of the electorate, if they do so.

The National Journal is reporting that sources familiar with the Senate talks on the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan say cosmetic surgery like face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be taxed in order to finance the plan. “The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes,� according to the report. “The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some ‘interesting,’ ‘creative,’ and ‘kind of fun’ ideas.�

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Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for. Vick, free after serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. He could participate in regular-season games as early as October. Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games — if he can find a team that will sign him. A number of teams have already said they would not. Once the season begins, Vick may participate in all team activities except games, and Goodell said he would consider Vick for full reinstatement by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19) at the latest. Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely in August 2007 after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on his property in Virginia. At the time, Goodell said Vick must show remorse before he would consider reinstating him. “I accept that you are sincere when you say that you want to, and will, turn your life around, and that you intend to be a positive role model for others,� Goodell said in his letter to Vick. “I am prepared to offer you that opportunity. Whether you succeed is entirely in

your hands.� “Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited,� the letter said. “I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support you and to dedicate yourself to rebuilding your life and your career. If you do this, the NFL will support you.� Goodell said he spoke to numerous current and former players and coaches as he weighed his decision and that the responses were “very mixed.� “I do recognize that some will never forgive him for what he did,� Goodell said. “I hope that the public will have a chance to understand his position as I have.� Vick, once the highest-paid player in the league, said he was grateful for a second chance. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to commissioner Goodell for allowing me to be readmitted to the National Football League,� Vick said in a statement released by his agent, Joel Segal. “I fully understand that playing football in the NFL is a privilege, not a right, and I am truly thankful for the opportunity I have been given. “As you can imagine, the last two years have given me time to re-evaluate my life, mature as an individual and fully understand the terrible mistakes I have made in the past and what type of life I must lead moving forward,� he said. —The Associated Press

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Contador already is one of cycling’s greats, having won all three Grand Tours of France, Italy and Spain, something Armstrong never achieved in his career. “It was a hard Tour,� said Contador, who DON hadSJOSTROM to sit out last year while Astana was banned because of previous doping scandals. “Before leaving, I knew I had to be ready both physically and mentally. At the end of each stage, I said ‘one day less’. There were tensions, but the situation has normalized. And I am very happy with the result.� Even if Armstrong returns in 2010 with a strong team fully dedicated to his ambitions, Contador’s greatest rival in the future could just as well be Andy Schleck of Luxembourg. At only 24 years old, the climber finished second, 4 minutes, 11 seconds behind Contador. He has now twice won the Tour de France’s white jersey awarded to its best rider under 25 and became the first rider to take the shirt twice since 1997 tour winner Jan Ullrich, who won it three times between 1996 and 1998. “I’m coming back to take the yellow jersey,� Schleck said. “Alberto showed this year that he was the strongest, the real boss of the peloton. I have much respect for him, but next year I’m coming to win.� Armstrong, who will be approaching 39 years of age next July, would bet on Contador in his duel with Schleck. “He time trials a lot better,� he said of the Spaniard. “Andy’s time trialing I suspect will improve. He’s a little younger. With young athletes, you never know how they respond to what comes their way. Alberto is pretty serious and hardheaded and competitive, so I think he’ll stay focused.� Armstrong wants to come to the Tour with a strong outfit, including current teammates Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloeden, and together they could challenge Contador. The Spaniard’s future is still unclear. But whatever he decides, it’s almost certain that the Contador-Armstrong rivalry will reignite, at least for the start of the 2010 race. —The Associated Press

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Armstrong already thinking about next year’s Tour ... Even as his chance of winning this year’s Tour de France slipped away, Lance Armstrong earned more than his share of attention. He announced that he was forming a new cycling team with RadioShack for next year’s race. He finished in third — not bad for 37 and more than three years away from the sport. Keeping that excitement alive in 2010 will depend on whether he can contend with 26-year-old champion Alberto Contador. “I’m staying positive,â€? said Armstrong, who expects to perform better with another season under his belt. “My level will be a little better next year.â€? It will have to be — the numbers are against him. Armstrong became the second oldest rider to make the podium, after Raymond Poulidor of France — who finished third in 1976 at age 40. Contador already has two titles and is more than a decade younger than Armstrong. The American himself acknowledged the Spaniard has the potential to become a five-time Tour winner. “Well, he’s that good and he’s not that old, so you can do the math,â€? said Armstrong, who was bested by his Astana teammate’s devastating attacks in the mountains and power in the time trials. Back to competition this season after 3½ years of retirement, the Texan quickly realized he wouldn’t be able to unsettle Contador on the road and challenged him mentally. Armstrong criticized his teammate’s strategy following the first mountain stage in the Pyrenees, hinting that the Spaniard was running against the team’s common interests. He then revealed tensions within the Astana team due to their rivalry. Even after securing the yellow jersey in the Alps, Contador was confronted by his team for his tactical choices. Asked Sunday on French TV what the hardest moment in this race, Contador said: “It was in the hotel.â€? “It has been an especially difficult Tour for me, but I savor it and it is more special because of it,â€? he said after the awards ceremony. But the Spaniard didn’t even take a tumble and was so dominant that his reign on the Tour seems as if it could last a long time. “Contador is first of all a great climber, very elegant and flowing,â€? Tour director Christian Prudhomme said. “But he also showed a great strength of character.â€? Armstrong agreed that Contador turned in an amazing performance. “Contador is that good, so I don’t see how I would have been higher than that, even in the other years,â€? said Armstrong, who won the Tour seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005 before retiring. “I think his performance this year would have beaten my performances in ‘01 and ‘04 and ‘05.â€?

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


For Rent

For Rent Mountaineer

For Rent

For Rent Mountaineer


For only $50 we will publish your rental classified for one month. Call Andy at 926-6602, or email him at andy@

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

20 per weekend to run a garage sale ad!


For Your Household & Outdoor Needs Experienced in all Phases: • Interior Remodels • Trim • Framing • Log Craft Man • Paint, Staining, Dry Wall • Outdoor Yard Grooming

And get 2 dozen donuts FREE from the Village Market!

Call Today! 926-6602

One Stop Shopping Located in Eagle Vail since 1993

for busy dermatology office. Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. 970-926-8755 attn:Tiffany

Trolling motor: Motor Guide 40 lb. thrust, foot control, mounting bracket, call 970.376.5493

Call 970.390.6308

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.

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


Get all 3 for total Call 970.471.6370

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.

Owner is on the Job

Jeremy 970-566-3214

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

Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools

Call for Prices

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

White, gray cloth, 6 disc CD, Satellite radio, power windows/ locks, 12k lb winch, mega cab, 85K miles, new engine with 3yr/75k mile warranty. Less than 500 miles on engine.

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

132K, 1.8L, 4 cyl, auto, black leather int, cassette + 6 CD changer, ex. top, new tires, alarm, great gas mileage.

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


Call Scott 970.331.6708

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

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

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


Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

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

Hiring experienced Grill, saute´, and line cooks. Beaver Creek and Eagle locations. Apply in person at both locations



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


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.

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

Commercial Quality Priced below wholesale. More info and pictures at:

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

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


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


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

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


Excellent for outdoor cross training - Great condition. 2 Available at $225 each

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

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

Tuesday, July 28 2009

Quote of the day

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


Nice 2Bd, 2Ba Condo. Attached spacious garage, Pets Negotiable, Lease Negotiable. Call 970.845.2276

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

Debra 970.471.1706

Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

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

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

Call 970.926.0095

call 970.331.7070

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

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

888.413.5024 $550 - $1100/month Call Joe 203.206.5802

Available 9/1 - Luxury Condo, 1842 SF, 3Bd, 2.5Ba, on Eagle River. Garage, Unfurnished, absolutely no pets, no smokers. 1st, last, $1200 Deposit.

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

2Bd, 2Ba, new construction loft style condo in Avon across I-70 from Beaver Creek. Spacious 1 car garage + 1 Extra Space. W/D in unit, cats okay. No Smoking, Available Immediately. Call 970.376.1833

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

call 800.864.4408

Where’s the SUN?

Buck Creek, on Lake, Partially Furnished, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, underground parking, great views, NS/NP call 970.376.7225

Stormy days ahead, Check page 19

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

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

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

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


Sunridge - Furnished! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Immediate Occupancy No Pets

4Bd, 2.5Ba, large fenced yard, 2 car garage, huge unfinished basement for storage, W/D hookups, NS, NP, walk to school & town.

Castle Peak Townhomes, 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, 2 Car garage, Fully Furnished, NS/NP, Utilities not included, Gym Membership included, Long term prefered

Call 970.688.1303

Call 970.390.2402

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Sonnenhalde, 2Bd, 2Ba, WD, FP, 2 Decks, NS. 1 yr Lease $1650/month 2 yr Lease $1550/month

Room w/Bath in 2Bd Condo at the Reserve on Eagle River. N/S N/P Pool Call 970.376.3715

Own Bed/Bath in clean Upper Homestead Townhouse. Cable/Wireless/WD/DW N/S/NP, please. $750/month includes utils. Call Kristin 970.471.0977

Rustic log Duplex in Lake Creek, no garage, incredible views, Side A, 4Bd, 2Ba. Pets welcome. Call 970.390.7566

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

Call 970-390-1898

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!

Call 970.376.7225

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

Dauphinais Real Estate

Winter Option call 970.949.7049

4 Bd, 2.5 Ba Bluff’s Townhome, garage, backs to BLM, Fireplace, W/D, NS, no dogs, new 2005, HALF OFF first month’s rent with one year lease.

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

call 970.390.2045 2 Door, 4.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 35,525 Miles, Stock #1244 $15,991

Call 970-390-1898

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.

Call 970.376.8635

call 970.376.5493

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

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


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



For Rent Eagle-Vail 2 Large Bedrooms, share newly remodeled bathroom, W/D D/W, lots of storage, NP, NS $700 plus Deposit Lease Neg. Call 970.376.4510

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.

AWD, 3.5L, 5-Speed Automatic, 72,810 Miles, Stock #908 $16,995

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

Vail Mountaineer

Large, Bright studio, full kitchen, fireplace, W/D, spacious patio, views, on bus route. call 970.376.3204

Nice 3BR, 3Ba, Single family home with 3 car garage on 11 acres. Horses allowed. 6-12 month lease. Call 970-390-1898

Call Eric 970.376.1972

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

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


Vail Mountaineer

Tuesday, July 28 2009 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 Beautiful 3Bd, 2.5Ba, 2 car garage, NS/NP, wood floors, stainless appliances, W/D call 970.376.1171

3Bd, 3Ba, Garage, Fireplace, W/D, Hard Wood Floors, NS/NP July FREE with 6 month lease! call 970.376.2980

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


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

Call Pete at 970.476.3076.

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

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


Warehouse Space, several sizes available from 950 - 3158 sq. ft., large overhead doors, 1/2 bath with office space or for storage call 970.376.7225

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

Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

1st, last, Deposit

call 970.688.1275

Remodeled & Furnished 2Bd, 1Ba top floor Condo in West Vail on Buffehr Creek. On Free Shuttle lines. W/D, NS/NP. 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

COZY- 2 BR/ LOFT, 1 BA, 5 acres on the Eagle River, Horses Considered, Pets OK, Generous Parking, NS, W/DH/U, GREAT Quality of Life ! 970.476.9112 Dauphinais Real Estate, Inc.

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

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


Get Locked into a sweet place before winter. call 970.376.0281


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

Call Jason 970.331.1686

Call Tracy 970.688.4843

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


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

3 Sanctuary Lane $2,495,000 Suzi Apple


Spacious 4 Bd top floor condo in heart of Avon. Panoramic Views of Beaver Creek. Avon Center features front desk, underground parking, and 4 restaraunts. 2818 s.f. - $248 per square foot.

$699,000 Steve MacDonald


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


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

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

call 970.926.7060

Real Estate

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

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

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views.

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

Call 303.507.3560

Price Reduced!

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


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

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

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.

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

call 970.376.7225 3 Bedroom Duplex, Near Eagle River and Park, Fenced Backyard, Fireplace, Garage

Need cheaper Rent?

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


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

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


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

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


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


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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 $502,900 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


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


Tuesday, July 28 2009

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 $459,000 Nancy Schmidt


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

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


New Lising & Priced to Sell! Spacious, turn-key condo, 3 Bd/2 Ba, plus sunroom. Tons of storage, covered parking, on site pool & hot-tub, steps from bus. Great deal in Eagle-Vail.

Only $399,999 Furnished Kathie Cavataio


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


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



12 acres, Nice outbuildings, 400’ deep well, propane & phone in place. Live comfortably while you build your dream house. Ski-in/Ski-out. USFS Permitted Outfitting Business Also Available addl $219,000. MLS # V318915

Mike Devins


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


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


Great townhome: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, end-unit, near Eagle River, backs to common open space, close to playground. Upgrades include granite counters, & wood floors. 2 adjacent assigned parking spots.

30 Chelsea Court $315,000 Team Black Bear


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


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


2500+ sq ft SF furn house, 4BR 4Ba (incl lockoff), 2 car htd garage. Sunny, one-ofa-kind loc w/ views, mature trees, stream. On TOV bus route 1987A Circle Dr, Buffehr Creek

$1,595,000 By Appointment Only


20 Acres across from Adam’s Country Club, Access from Salt Creek Rd; Land extends over into Bruce Creek. Unimproved, does have modular, well & septic. Amazing views. Some trees and shade. Partial Fenced, .05 CFS Irrigation

$600,000 Mike Devins

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


2Bd/2Ba, Brett Ranch in mint-condition with upgrades. Garden Level, double patios, great for pets! Short sale Opportunity. Motivation!

301 Crazy Horse Circle #1907 $348,500 Bethany Boston Johnson


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


Luxuriously appointed 4 Bd + Family room, with Extensive outdoor living space. 4 fireplaces, high end gourmet kitchen, lots of big windows, sunny breakfast nook and 2 car garage

5223 Bellyache Ridge Road $1,195,000 Steve MacDonald

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.

$319,000 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



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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


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


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


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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