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He who rules the rodeo Eagle County Fair and Rodeo judging more exact than you may think By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer When the dust clears, when the bulls and broncs are separated from the cowboys who rode them, or tried to, someone has to decide who won and who didn’t. That’s Butch Kirby. Kirby is one of the rodeo judges for this week’s 70th annual Eagle CounKIRBY ty Fair and Rodeo. He’s a former World Champion bull rider who’s been in rodeo arenas, judging and


being judged, for the better part of four decades. He and other judges are looking for the same thing everyone else is. “If you put the right cowboy on a top horse, that’s something special,” he says. Last week in Cheyenne’s Frontier Days Rodeo, he watched Billy Etbauer ride bronc Painted Valley for 89 points. Kirby said the performance left him with chills. He wasn’t judging it and says Etbauer should have scored higher. The worst ones are too many to count, cowboys being hauled out of arenas on stretchers and ambulances.

Roughstock regs Roughstock and riders are judged by the distance they rise and drop, power, change of direction and speed. If the bull dances like Michael Jackson with a homicidal streak, he’s good. Riders are judged on control, spurring and a handful of other criteria. Kirby and other judges have to keep track of nine criteria, and they have to process it all in eight seconds – assuming the cowboy stays aboard for all eight seconds. His judging gets disagreed with sometimes. He disagrees with other judges sometimes. There are a lot of moving

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Colorado’s state government is staring down a double barreled budget deficit next year and Gov. Bill Ritter will be in town today to explain how that could happen. Ritter will be at the Eagle County Building at 2 p.m. today, as he crisscrosses the state for a series of town hall meetings. He and other state officials are looking for ways to overcome a $400 million budget shortfall. Unlike the federal government, Colorado’s state government is banned by law from deficit spending. Ritter has said the cuts will begin in September, and has asked every state department to find ways to cut 10 percent from RITTER its budget. Those proposed cuts go to the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee late next month. State employees will take at least four furlough days before the end of this year, and more in 2010. Economic development is one area that will likely be spared, as Colorado competes for jobs in a shrinking economy. Colorado will hemorrhage 85,000 jobs this year, fol[See RITTER, page 4]

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Stocks had their fourth straight day of minimal moves Wednesday as commodity prices slid and orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell, injecting more uncertainty into the market. Investors are uneasy but aren’t giving up on stocks. Major indexes are still up about 11 percent since mid-July. Analysts say the market’s buoyancy after such a big gain is a welcome sign of stability, but also that more good news is needed for stocks to resume their climb. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.00, or 0.3 percent, to 9,070.72. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.47, or 0.5 percent, to 975.15. The Nasdaq composite index fell 7.75, or 0.4 percent, to 1,967.76.

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Financial crisis investigator to speak at local Lincoln Day Dinner Peter Wallison has been appointed by congress to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, charged with investigating the financial meltdown By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Your 401(k) is now a 201(k) and your kid’s college fund has shrunk to a college fu. And you want to know why. Peter Wallison is figuring it out and he’ll be in town Aug. 15 to explain it. Wallison is one of 10 national financial experts named last week to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, charged by Congress to figure out who did what, and to whom, and where your money went. He’ll be talking about that WALLISON and other issues at the Lincoln Day Dinner, sponsored by the Eagle County Republicans. Wallison will be joined by KOA talkshow host and Independence Institute President Jon Caldara. “We decided to do the event in August instead of its traditional February, so that people interested in attending might have an easier time arranging their schedules,” said Kaye Ferry, who’s helping coordinate the event. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is a financial version of the 9/11 Commission. Members will investigate more than 20 areas related to the financial crisis, including fraud and abuse in the financial sector, lending practices, unregulated financial products and practices, and corporate executive compensation. They’ll also try to figure out why financial institutions failed, or were about to unless taxpayers bailed them out.

The commission’s final report due to Congress on December 15, 2010. “I am confident this commission will vigorously seek out the facts so Congress can move forward with common-sense reforms that restores confidence in our financial system,” said U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who appointed Wallison to the commission. Wallison and other commission members may have their work cut out for them when it comes to busting through congressional road blocks. The Democratic chairman, Phil Angelides, is a former California state treasurer who contributed more than $325,000 to Democratic candidates. On the other side of the aisle, the commission’s vice chairman is former Republican Rep. Bill Thomas, who received $1.6 million in campaign contributions from financial, insurance and real estate interests during two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thomas now works with a law firm that handles banking and financial-services clients, reports the New York Times. Wallison, an Old Snowmass resident, is co-director of Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. He’s a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as General Counsel to the U.S. Treasury, as well as White House Counsel to President Reagan. Rounding out the evening will be candidates who have announced for 2010, including Dan Maes, Scott MicInnis, and Josh Penry for governor; Ken Buck, Ryan Frazier, Cleve Tidwell, and Mark Van Wyk, U.S. Senate; John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General; Scott Gessler, Secretary of State; J.J. Ament and Walker Stapleton, state treasurer.

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Can Vail Resorts do it again? Epic Pass growth targets destination guest By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Maybe you met him in February — the Nebraska Cornhusker who drove through the night with his three buddies for the powder day weekend in Vail. Or how about the 50-something woman from Vermont whom you sat next to on Chair 5, the one who brought her family with her to ski for the week after she spoke at an industry seminar. Those destination visitors are the folks that Vail Resorts hopes to target with Epic Pass sales again this year, Chris Jarnot, chief operating officer at Vail Mountain, said at a parking task force meeting in Vail this week. “If we’re able to grow Epic Pass sales, it will largely be with the destination guests out of state who (we) always said were our target,” Jarnot said. And it worked last year, at least in Dan Peterson’s case. The Connecticut snowboarder is a copyeditor for ESPN, and usually takes five to six “long weekend” snowboard vacations to different areas of the country. “Last year I made it up to Whistler once, which sucked,” says Peterson, who happened to be there the day the Canada resort’s new gondola collapsed. “And the rest of my trips were to Vail, which was amazing. The fact that I had already paid for my lift tickets via the Epic Pass kept me coming back.” Peterson says he usually hits Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Park City, Whistler and Vail. By mid April, besides his early season trip to Whistler, the only place in the West he had skied was Vail. He took four trips here, with an average of three ski days per trip. “I’ll definitely be back several times this season,” Peterson said on Wednesday. “I’ve already reserved my Epic Pass.” Vail Resorts sold 59,100 Epic Passes for the 2008-2009 ski season. Offered again this year, the pass gives customers unlimited skiing or riding at the company’s five resorts — Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly in the Lake Tahoe region of Nevada and California. Epic prices drive double-digit sales This spring, 37 percent more Epic Passes were sold

than the same time period last season, according to Vail Resorts’ third-quarter report. The price of the pass started at $579 last year and went up incrementally, the closer it got to opening day on the mountain. It’s too early to tell for sure, but the double-digit sales increase this spring could mean a change in consumer spending habits, Jarnot said. “We won’t know until it’s over whether it’s the same number of people buying earlier, or whether it’s a true increase in sales,” Jarnot said. How those strong pass sales play into Vail’s limited amount of parking spaces this winter remains to be seen, Jarnot said. Critics last winter worried that an increase in pass sales would bring increased parking problems, but the additional cars didn’t materialize, for the most part. Town parking garage prices are slated to remain the same for the 2009-2010 season, at $25 per day. With a national economic downturn, marketing folks should focus exclusively on how to get more destination guests to Vail, said Jim Lamont, a spokesman for the Vail Homeowner’s Association who attended the parking meeting. ‘Fencing’ pass customers “The key now, is, how do you develop new markets for the destination guest, and how do you market your products and services to your existing market when people … aren’t spending, period?” Lamont said. Over time, Vail Resorts can “fence” its new pass product, meaning the company will try to keep the pass from being used by people for whom it wasn’t intended, said Ralf Garrison, an industry analyst who runs MTRiP, Mountain Travel Research Program, in Denver. “It’s targeting that most coveted guest that comes for the longest amount of time and leaves the most amount of money behind,” Garrison said of the Epic Pass plan. On the other hand, when the economy isn’t great, “Front Range friends” who want to buy the pass shouldn’t be ignored because of potential parking problems, Garrison said. “Parking problems? We’ll take them under those circumstances, this year,” Garrison said.

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senting 226 spaces, continues to be closed until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday this summer to accommodate late-arrivals. Vail parking and transit manager Mike Rose says he’s also looking for contractors who may be interested in using the former Wendy’s restaurant lot in West Vail to park employees. Arrangements may be made in advance by calling Rose at (970) 390-4679 who will then schedule additional transit service accordingly. Also, beginning Monday, Aug. 3, and continuing to Aug. 28, access to the Golden Peak construction parking will be via Mill Creek Circle rather than Vail Valley Drive due to construction. A bus stop will be in place at the Golden Peak lower lot to transport workers to the major construction sites. Free parking also is available at Ford Park on nonpeak days. This includes: Aug. 3, Aug. 5-6, Aug. 12-13, Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 19-31. For more information, contact Rose at 390-4679.

RITTER TO VISIT VALLEY TODAY lowed by an estimated 8,600 in 2010, according to state budget director Todd Saliman. As a byproduct of that, personal income is expected to dip by .3 percent after a decade and increases are averaging about 6 percent per year. Ritter isn’t the only one taking his show on the road. Colorado state Senator Al White


and state Rep. Christine Scanlon, who represent Eagle County in the Colorado state legislature, are the featured speakers for next Wednesday’s Vail-Eagle Valley Rotary Club. Ritter, though, is taking most of the political body blows. In a political poll gauging the early whims of likely voters in next

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Save the last dance (in cyberspace) Miss the show? Get behind the scenes of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival with the VIDF blog Mountaineer Staff Report Just can’t get enough of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival or maybe were forced to miss a performance you really wanted to see? Have no fear, you can get behind the scenes of the festival daily, by going online with the Vail International Dance Festival Blog. Daily updates on the blog will include recaps and photos of performances, as well as rehearsal videos, updates on upcoming shows and insider information on both the performances and the artists. “Our blog posts really took off last year during the Festival,� explained director Damian Woetzel. “While there’s no substitute for experiencing the Festival in person, the blog is the next best thing if you can’t be here with us every night.� Dance fans can access the VIDF blog from the Vail International Dance Festival homepage at, and clicking on the blog icon. You can even get involved yourself, by sharing blog content on your Facebook page and following the Festival on Twitter. A brand new “tweet board� on will keep you posted about what everyone’s saying, and you can join the Fesitval Fan Club on Facebook to receive regular messages and news. The Vail International Dance Festival is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Dance Festival, visit For additional information on the Foundation, check out www.


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a living. He’s had his Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association card since he was 4 years old. He rode professionally for 19 years and has judged for 18 years. There are rules and regulations judges have to know. When Kirby started, the rule book was about a half inch thick. Now it’s an inch and a half and growing. They pick up the new rules and regulations

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America’s highest botanical garden grants its highest honor next month to a longtime Vail resident, worldrenowned surgeon and friend. The Board of Trustees of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens announces Dr. Richard Steadman as recipient of the fourth annual Spirit of Betty Ford Award, to be presented at the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Vail’s Donovan Pavilion. “With the highest respect for Mrs. Ford and what she represents, I’m honored to be chosen,” says Dr. Steadman. “I’m grateful and humbled to be given this award and to share the company of past recipients.” The first man to receive the Spirit of Betty Ford Award — created to recognize annually an individual in the community whose spirit and character exemplifies that of former First Lady Betty Ford — Dr. Steadman follows previous winners Helen Fritch, Allie Coppeak and Martha Head. A vital part of the Vail Valley community for nearly two decades, Dr. Steadman’s legacy and contributions to orthopedic sports medicine and rehabilitation have forever changed lives — not only those of local residents, but of people worldwide. Steadman, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of knee disorders, moved to Vail in 1990 and was joined by shoulder specialist Dr. Richard Hawkins in founding what is now one of the world’s leading orthopedic practices, the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, based at Vail Valley Medical Center. A native of Texas, Dr. Steadman received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he played football for Bear Bryant his freshman and sophomore years. After college, he graduated from the


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Eagle-Vail creates community manager position Former Vail Resorts V.P. Rick MacCutcheon to take reins Mountaineer Staff Report Rick MacCutcheon, former resident and Vail Resorts Development Company Vice President, has returned to his home community of Eagle-Vail where he will take the reins as the community manager, beginning immediately. Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District (EVMD) and Eagle Vail Property Owners Association (EVPOA) have created the new position of community manager to address the neighborhood’s future planning, growth, and financial strength. “Rick’s top priority is to help us identify and obtain sustainable sources of income for the community so that we can move forward to create and implement a new Master Plan for Eagle MACCUTCHEON Vail,� said Mike Connolly, President of the EVPOA MacCutcheon is uniquely suited for this task. He raised his family in Eagle-Vail, and has an extensive background in the creation, financing and operation of property owner associations and metropolitan districts in Colorado and the United States, including North Beach Plantation, S.C., Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club, Wyo., and Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch and Red Sky Ranch in Colo. He has served as President of the Avon/Beaver Creek Resort Association and on the Board of the Upper Eagle Water Authority. Over the years he has established strong relationships with the towns of Avon and Vail, Eagle County, CDOT and the Eagle County School District, all important players in Eagle-Vail’s future. “The Eagle-Vail community manager position is ideally suited to my experience, both professionally and personally,� says MacCutcheon. “I have lived in this community and want the best for it. I look forward to building regional cooperation based on the many positive relationships I have with governing entities throughout the valley.� Rick and his wife, Pam, lived in Eagle-Vail from 1982 through 2003, and were active in the community while raising their three children, Michael, 23; Steven, 21, and Joanna, 16. “Like the families in Eagle-Vail today, our kids attended the local schools; we played baseball, football,

soccer, golf, tennis; we ice skated and skied, and spent time at the pavilion, parks, and pool. We have fond memories of a beautiful community,� said MacCutcheon. MacCutcheon moved to Vail in 1976 and in 1979 he joined Vail Associates, now Vail Resorts. During his 27-year career with Vail Associates and the Vail Resorts Development Company, he was instrumental in guiding successful development of Beaver Creek Resort and was directly engaged in the development of many significant projects. From 1993 through 2005, MacCutcheon held executive positions for Vail Resorts Development Company (a subsidiary of Vail Resorts), where he was responsible for finance and administration of large-scale development projects for Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, Red Sky Ranch, Keystone and Breckenridge. Recently, MacCutcheon served as Managing Broker of The Litchfield Company, Commercial Division, a real estate brokerage company in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. He also held the position of Vice President of Scalise Development, Inc. a privately held real estate development company in South Carolina, from 2005 through 2008. MacCutcheon will have ample opportunity to use his strengths in finance and administrative areas, his confidence in the workings of the District and POA, and his experience in managing real estate development options, infrastructure, new funding sources and golf course management. One of his first tasks will be to work with the EVPOA and EVMD to solidify and begin implementing a Master Plan for Eagle-Vail that includes securing sustainable funding sources to ensure maintenance of existing facilities and support improvements that are on the drawing board. For several years, Eagle-Vail has been involved in a process of surveying residents, conducting infrastructure and capacity studies and envisioning its future. “Eagle-Vail has done its homework and now we are ready to reinvigorate our community and move toward a vibrant future,� commented EVMD Chairman, John Nichols. “I have every confidence that we have found in Rick just the right person to help lead us into that future. “


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aloud that you have written to tell the story. Now, take those words away and only play your music. Can you still hear your story?” Deak asked, as he carefully instructed the children at a recent rehearsal. The children have taken Deak’s lead and have gone on to write vivid pieces of music, written for multiple instruments, some including art work, others including dance routines or solo performances by the composers, themselves. Today, the Very Young Composers and musicians from the New York Philharmonic will be presenting their program Instrument Village: The Haunted House at 1 p.m. at the Avon Library, 1 Lake St., in Avon. The performance is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Amazing opportunity for participants “We were so impressed with Jon and the musicians and how they interact with the children,” said Cindy Callicrate, mother of Very Young Composer Mack Callicrate. “It has been such an amazing opportunity for us to work with these musicians.” For more information about the Very Young Composers project or all of Bravo’s Music Matters programs, please visit The program is part of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, a seven-week program that this year has scheduled the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Festival highlights include Jaap van Zweden, newly appointed music director and conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, world renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianists Yuja Wang, Orli Shaham, and Garick Ohlsson. From instrument petting zoos to intimate soirées; from Tchaikovsky to Broadway Pops concerts, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival has something for all classical music lovers. For a complete festival lineup, or to purchase tickets, visit www.vailmusicfestival. org or call (877) 812-5700.

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Mountaineer Staff Report A successful youth charity that began in the United States in Vail, Colorado, is poised to kick off programs in New Zealand. SOS Outreach Executive Director Arn Menconi confirmed the organization will begin its first year of programs outside North America at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka. “We were very fortunate to have an ideal opportunity presented to us by Snow Sports New Zealand’s Ross Palmer and David Clegg of the Wellington Boys’ & Girls’ Institute,� Menconi said. “They bring decades of experience, connections, and above all, the enthusiasm it takes to make this possible.� SOS Outreach was founded in the United States in 1993. SOS Outreach engages underserved youth in winter and outdoor sports-based education programs. SOS revolves around a core value curriculum that stresses courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. Adult mentor relationships are central to the programs and have resulted in SOS youth participants building strong morals, self-esteem and interpersonal skills. During the 2008–2009 season in the U.S., SOS served 5,000 youth at 32 mountain resorts nationally. SOS provided over 25,000 program days for underserved youth. 760 adults volunteered over 31,000 hours of service. SOS New Zealand has partnered with Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Wanaka to launch the program in New Zealand, and is also in discussions with the operators of Turoa on Mt. Ruapehu on the North Island to introduce SOS in New Zealand during the 2009 Southern Hemisphere winter. “The goal of the program is to build character in atrisk and underserved youth to enhance decision-making for healthy and successful life experiences,� said Palmer, who has roots in Vail, serving as public relations director at Vail Resorts from 1993 to 1995. He’s now CEO of Snow Sports New Zealand, the nation’s governing body for winter sports. “We’re fortunate to have Cardrona Alpine Resort as a partner. They’ve been fantastic in stepping up to generously support what we’re trying to accomplish.� Clegg said the program helps fill a void for some of New Zealand’s youth, many of whom grow up surrounded by alcohol and eager to imitate images of U.S. culture they see on television. “New Zealand youth are not immune from the pressures of today’s world,� added Clegg. Whether they’re kids from a single parent family, a family that has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, or early teenagers who emulate US gang culture, there are plenty of challenges out there that SOS can help address in a longterm, meaningful way.�

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Palmer added that a side benefit of the program is that dozens of young new Zealanders and their families will be introduced to snow sports for the first time, an opportunity most of them would never have. Palmer and Clegg have recruited additional volunteers in Otago to help launch SOS on the South Island. Eric Schusser, head of the Outdoor Education Department at Dunstan High School who has more than 30 years’ experience working with youth, has teamed with Roger Williams, youth worker for the Alexandra Combined Churches Youth Trust, to help identify groups and individuals best suited for the SOS program. Snow Sports New Zealand Coaching Director Adam Dooney also joins the SOS New Zealand team in the South Island. All of the five core volunteers have committed to serving as mentors for youth who participate in SOS. SOS’s core values -- Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom and Compassion – serve as the foundation for its adventure-based program that directly and positively impacts self-improvement by: • Supporting underserved youth through positive adult interaction; • Creating appropriate behavioral and environmental boundaries for youth; • Providing opportunities for youth to improve and build social competencies; • Encouraging positive values; • Expanding current programming to provide follow[See SOS OUTREACH, page 22]

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It didn’t take long for Bar Refaeli to get over former boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio. The Israeli model with the smokin’ bod was recently spotted in St. Tropez with Brazilian playboy Ricardo Mansur, a polo-playing nightclub owner who’s dated Gisele Bundchen, Isabeli Fontana, Leticia Birkheuer and other beauties, The New York Post reports. Brazilian Web site Glamurama reports, “On Saturday, they were all over each other at Hotel Byblos at the swimming pool bar, and then in a club later that night.”

Arizona needs capital, may sell capitol

Legislators in Arizona are considering selling the House and Senate buildings where they’ve conducted state business for more than 50 years, reports the Arizona Republic newspaper. The plan isn’t to liquidate state assets, though, according to the report. “Instead, officials hope to sell the properties and then lease them back over several years before assuming ownership again,” the report said. “The complex financial transaction would allow government services to continue without interruption while giving the state a fast infusion of as much as $735 million, according to Capitol projections.”

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Congress gets some vacation reading material – a health bill

The White House, Democratic leaders and four fiscally conservative House lawmakers worked out a deal Wednesday to move ahead on sweeping health care legislation. The agreement would allow a committee vote, preserving momentum on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority. The deal calls for exempting more small businesses from a requirement to offer coverage, trimming subsidies to help people buy health insurance, and making any government-sponsored insurance plan negotiate payment rates with medical providers — instead of dictating them. The House Energy and Commerce Committee planned to begin work on the bill Thursday. Amendments to the legislation would include provisions of the deal. The committee is the last of three in the House to act on the legislation, and Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., hoped to finish by Friday when lawmakers leave for their month-long August recess. The House has put off a vote on the overall legislation until September. The deal gave momentum to the push for health care heading into the August recess, while saving face for all sides in the intraparty Democratic dispute over the legislation’s size and scope. The White House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Waxman praised the progress. The conservative to moderate Blue Dogs head home without being blamed by liberals for derailing the effort. However, there was immediate backlash from House liberals to some provisions of the deal — particularly the reduction in subsidies and the change to the government-sponsored insurance plan.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is planning to tighten restrictions on the media despite mounting resistance by private media in a series of proposed reforms that would make them vulnerable to criminal prosecution, Reuters reports. Chavez supporters say that the measures restraining broadcasting rights for radio and television will result in a significant “democratization� of the media, which has been controlled by a small group of owners. “We will launch a strong fight for the democratization of communication, to break the media oligarchy in Venezuela,� Communication and Information Minister Blanca Eekhout said recently. But for Chavez’s opposition, this “now or never� approach to the media is just the latest attack on press freedoms by the troublemaking leftist leader, who has never forgiven the privately owned media for backing a failed coup against him in 2002. “The only player that exposes many of the things the government is doing is the media, and the government feels it has to regulate them,� professor Marcelino Bisbal, editor of the book “Communication Hegemony and Control,� told AFP.

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The federal government is spending tens of millions of stimulus dollars to repair and build toilets across the nation with taxpayer funds that critics have branded “potty pork.� From humble sylvan outhouses to “historic� restrooms, cash from the $787 billion stimulus is going to spruce up or completely replace aging toilets. The bathroom bonanza runs across many federal agencies, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Veterans Affairs Administration and the Army. “You could definitely say this is potty pork,� said Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste. “This puts a whole different swirl on money going down the drain.�

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A South Carolina man was charged with having sex with a horse after the animal’s owner caught the act on videotape, then staked out the stable and caught him at shotgun point, authorities said Wednesday. But this wasn’t the first time Rodell Vereen has been charged with buggery. He pleaded guilty last year to having sex with the same horse after owner Barbara Kenley found him in the same stable. Kenley said she noticed several weeks ago her 21-year-old horse Sugar was acting strange and getting infections again. She noticed things in the barn had been moved around — dirt piled up and bales of hay stacked near the horse’s stall at her Lazy B Stables in Longs, about 20 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach. “Police kept telling me it couldn’t be the same guy,� Kenley said Wednesday. “I couldn’t believe that there were two guys going around doing this to the same horse.� —Update storied, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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Mark Kennedy (right) came up with the idea for Angels in Action, a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk fundraiser to honor Crissa Lea Swinford who died in a motorcycle accident in 2001. Wife Suzy is on the left. This year’s event is Saturday at Nottingham Park in Avon. All proceeds go to The Crissa Lea Swinford Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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It’s good to be queen Kelly Adams rides herd on Fair & Rodeo By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Kelly Adams is queen, as she should be. Some women are fond of the saying that, given a cape and a nice tiara they could save the world. But the tiara has to rested on a cowboy hat, as Adams’ does. Adams, 18, is queen of the 70th annual Eagle County Fair and Rodeo. For her and attendants Angela Downs and Bethany Roof, the fair started last winter as they rode in parades and worked with the fair board to help coordinate the event. You’ll see them everywhere as you make your way around the fair this week, being ambassadors for the rodeo. They’re smiling, waving, greeting people and answering questions – and they get every question: “Do they really bust those muttons?� (No), “Do cowboys lose points if their hats fly off while they’re competing?� (No, only if their body parts fly off). They carry sponsors’ flags and smile, they hand out ribbons to 4-H contestants and smile, they appear on television and radio and smile. So, why are they always smiling? “We’re enjoying ourselves, we’re having a wonderful time,� Adams said. “Why wouldn’t we be smiling?� Adams says she loves being queen. She was queen for the Beaver Creek Rodeo series two years ago and decided that too much of a good thing is just enough. She’s headed off to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling on a scholarship. She’s a barrel racer and team roper. The Eagle County Fair and Rodeo runs through Sunday. Adams and her attendants will be everywhere. Just look for the dazzling, happy smiles.

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Local 4H member Sam Boles with Spot, his Angus cross, at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo 4H and open class exhibits Wednesday. The exhibits continue throughout weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Eagle River Center. Avery Cunliffe photo.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Borillo Entertainment & Face Painting 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Derringer Band 6 p.m. BINGO at the Eagle River Center 8 p.m. National Anthem - Anna Schlegel 8 p.m.-10 p.m. PRCA Rodeo - Large Outdoor Arena, Adults/Child 13-18 $16, Seniors/Child 6 - 12 $10, Child 5 & Under Free, Family Pass - 2 Adults, 2 Children 12 & under $40 10 - 11 p.m. Derringer Band Saturday, August 1, 2009 Salute to Elected Officials/Service Personnel 8 a.m. Jr. Livestock Auction setup, Eagle River Center 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 4-H and Open Class Exhibits open to the public at the Eagle River Center 10:30 a.m. Pretty Baby Contest Registration at the Eagle River CEnter 11:00 a.m. Pretty Baby Contest at the Eagle River Center 12 p.m. Carnival opens - Unlimited Ride Advance sale price $15; $20 at gate. 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Free Entertainment


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Phelps has world record Wednesday Michael Phelps bounced back from a stunning loss with something more familiar—another world record Wednesday. One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany’s Paul Biedermann, Phelps set a world record in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 51.51 seconds—more than a half-second ahead of his previous mark, 1:52.03. Phelps whipped around quickly to see his time and held up his right index finger when the “WR” was posted. And just like Beijing, he has taken down another of Mark Spitz’s standards, this time with the 34th world record of his career—one more than Spitz had during his brilliant run in the pool. “I wanted to step on it in the first 100 to get out there in the clean water, and that’s pretty much what happened,” Phelps said. “It was a lot more pain last night than tonight.” Phelps couldn’t wait to get on the podium to collect his first individual title at the Foro Italico. While his name was being announced in English and Italian, he stood impatiently with his right foot already on the stand. Finally, he hopped up to the highest rung, thrust both

arms in the air with a defiant look that melted into a crooked smile. He was back on top. The scene was much different than a night earlier, when Biedermann blew away Phelps in the 200 free, winning by more than a full body length and snatching away one of the American’s five individual world records. The loss—Phelps’ first in an individual race at the Olympics or world championships since 2005—was followed by coach Bob Bowman’s angry tirade against the sport’s governing body, which allowed polyurethane suits to be used at these championships. FINA plans to ban all bodysuits sometime early in 2010, but Bowman said Phelps might take his goggles and go home until the rule goes into effect, believing Biedermann’s Arena suit gave him a huge edge over Phelps’ once-revolutionary Speedo LZR Racer because it’s more buoyant. RIGHT: Michael Phelps of the United States reacts after winning the gold medal of the Men’s 200m Butterfly, at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome on Wednesday. AP Photo.

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Media attacks Tiger’s temper

... From the safe haven of their office desks, of course Throughout his impressive caGolf reer, Tiger Woods has left the media Euphoria very little to criticize him about. And we all know how the media likes to criticize. So when Woods openly displayed his frustration by cursing and slamming his club in his pursuit to missing the cut in the recently wrapped British Open, the goody-two-shoes golf reporters wasted no time putting their accusatory pens to work. The most public criticism came from 11-time national sports writer The Green Blazer of the year and author of the book, “Who’s Your Caddy,” Rick Reilly. Reilly recently attempted to take a divot from Tiger Woods polished reputation in the limply titled piece, “Woods needs to clean up his act, Tiger please, where are your manners?” Reilly signed a multi-million dollar deal with ESPN last year, but even that kind of money couldn’t buy him the stones enough to confront Tiger in the media session following the round. No one confronted Tiger because they know if they did, there would have went their chances of getting a future interview. It’s a classic example of a reporter allowing his or her profession dictate what he or she will say and when, much like a career politician that won’t speak his mind because it will affect his chances of re-election. “It’s disrespectful to the game, disrespectful to those he plays with, and disrespectful to the great players who built the game before him,” said Reilly. Reilly has proven he can kiss a few butts to carry the bags of some fine golfers for the purposes of writing a book. But he is still a golfer who likely couldn’t break 80 if he was given a spring-loaded cannon as a driver, and now he is telling Tiger Woods that he has disrespected the game of golf. Until Jack Nicklaus decides to have a talk with Tiger or Earl Woods comes to him in a dream, expect to see the same Tiger in the future, an un-angelic golf god of the modern era that wears his emotions on his sleeve. But what about the children! The point that seems to be hammered home among the haterade-guzzling sports writers is “the negative impact Tiger’s temper will have on today’s youth,” who might emulate his every action. The bigger issue there is: Why would parents allow their children to be raised by Tiger Woods or any

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ESPN sports writer Rick Reilly recently got a little tee’d off at Tiger Woods for putting his temper on display during his nightmarish British Open performance. Wouldn’t it be nice if Tiger would get to tee off on the mainstream media once in a while? AP photo, altered by The Green Blazer.

other celebrity? Parents should take the responsibility to teach the moral fiber they would like them to have. Maybe Earl Woods didn’t tend to Tiger’s outbursts because he thought it was good for his golf game. Maybe he wanted Tiger to release his anger instead of letting it build up like a postman on the verge of a murderous rampage. The ironic thing about the lazy, “think about the children” argument is that the great majority of these kids Tiger Woods is supposedly harming wouldn’t be playing the game if it wasn’t for Tiger Woods. Most parents would agree that if their kids end up being at the top of their profession at anything, show generosity with what they have, display class in victory and defeat, and work hard even when no one is looking, then the occasional F-bomb will be OK. Editor’s note: Catch more of “The Superhero Columnist of Golf’s” hilarious exploits into the world of golf at

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Thankfully we don’t have to rely on litter vigilantism Not every community has thousands turning out for community clean-up days ... PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials have cited a self-styled litter vigilante for making debris piles on city sidewalks. Sixty-two-year-old Paul McCarthy says nobody else was cleaning up the trash and brush in his neighborhood, so he started doing it and calling the city to collect the piles. Officials say they would be happy to coordinate on preplanned cleanups, but can’t immediately send crews to clean up McCarthy’s piles. The officials cited McCarthy in hopes he’ll agree to abide by city rules. If he does, they say they’ll waive any fine from the citation. Moving along ...

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Even the reluctant can’t say no to the lure of the Valley’s only Vail Mountaineer photo booth. Polina stopped in to discuss another matter but was magnetically enticed into a photo booth bonanza. You will be too!

Do you sing in the shower? How about the car? If you want to show what you’ve got then head over to Yeti’s grind tonight for Open Mic Night from 7pmclose. If you are lucky you might even get Nate or Tara to get up there and sing!

Father/son bonding day at the Farm. Victor accompanied his dad, Jean, to their farm in McCoy where they grow beautiful trees used for landscaping. Give Jean a call at 926-6430 for more information on trees for sale and landscaping.

This is what we call a friend for life. Donna flew all the way from Ohio to help Colleen unload this huge shipment of Swiss Army luggage. 22” Werks Traveler Luggage is on sale for $239.99 (originally $299.99) and 20” Werks Traveler for $231.99 (Originally $289.99) at The Baggage Cheque in Edwards.

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Jake Timberlake and Elwood J. Blues visit Vail en route to their Las Vegas opening at the Wynn Friday. If you see the duo in town, say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, whadup!â&#x20AC;?

It was a meeting of the minds at the Bookworm in Edwards. We found Dustin Kelley and John Horan-Kates having a morning meeting at their favorite local coffee shop.

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GARDENS HONOR STEADMAN Lake Tahoe, Calif., where he practiced orthopedics, with increasing emphasis on the treatment of knee disorders. While in Lake Tahoe, Dr. Steadman started a nonprofit sports medicine foundation in order to conduct research in knee surgery and rehabilitation projects; that organization exists today in Vail as the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation. He also was named chief physician for the U.S. Ski Team, for whom he developed special surgical techniques that allowed several members to return to competition and win Olympic medals and championships. Since then, the surgical techniques and research Dr. Steadman developed at the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation have prolonged the careers of thousands of athletes, from Olympic skiers to professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and tennis players and many others, but he takes pride in what it does for everyone who benefits from the research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The work we do at the Foundation is as much about helping grandparents continue being active with their grandchildren and children as it is about getting professional

athletes back in the game,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Steadman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to help keep people active late into life. That means all people.â&#x20AC;? In addition to his surgical work and research, Dr. Steadman has been a teacher, with more than 170 fellows who studied under him now practicing worldwide, including head team physicians for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, New York Islanders and Dallas Stars. Steadman Hawkins fellows also are prevalent in the academic world, including four professors of orthopedics at Harvard University and the head of sports medicine at University of Michigan. Along the way, Dr. Steadmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high profile and reputation helped establish Vail as a world-class destination for people who need worldclass orthopedic surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the first lady of Vail, Betty Ford will always be known for her courage, kindness and tenacity,â&#x20AC;? says Ann Kurronen, the Gardensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are traits that perfectly describe this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipient, Dr. Steadman. We are so pleased to recognize him with this

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award.â&#x20AC;? The Spirit of Betty Ford Award: A Tribute to Dr. Richard Steadman will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, at Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donovan Pavilion. A jacket-and-tie reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a tribute with guest presenter General Peter Dawkins. Dinner will follow the tribute, concluding with a live auction conducted by Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of New York. For tickets or more information, call 476-0103, ext. 3. With the vision of being recognized as the foremost authority on high-altitude plants in natural and cultivated landscapes in the Rocky Mountains region and similar environments, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, at 8,250 feet above sea level, is the highest botanical garden in the United States, and perhaps the world, providing access to an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. The organization plays an important role in encouraging summertime flower displays throughout the Vail Valley at both private homes and businesses and is active in displaying and working for the conservation of high-altitude plants.

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“Fortune befriends the bold.” – Emily Dickinson 4 Door, 2.0L, 5-Speed Manual, 68,954 Miles, 5427 $5,991

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

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

Call Blake at 303.968.0625

call 970.331.7070


Winter Option call 970.949.7049

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

Call 970-390-1898

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

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

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

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

Where’s the SUN? Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right. – The Beatles 4 Door, 1.9L, 4-Speed Auto, 85,150 miles, Stock #6381A $9,991


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

call 970.390.2045

Very Nice 3Bd, 3Ba, Townhomes, Garage, A/C, Views, Granite, FP, Deck, W/D & More. NS/NP. 1st & Deposit $1795/mo w/Lease or ?

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

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.

$550 - $1100/month Call Joe 203.206.5802

call 800.864.4408

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

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

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

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

Call 970.376.8635

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

Villas at Brett Ranch, 3 Bd, 3Ba, 1 Car Garage, Unfurnished, NS/NP, Pool & Hot Tub, Heat included in the rent, Long term preferred, On the River with great views Call 970.390.2402

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

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

Call Sue 970.477.5730

Call 970-390-1898

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

1 Bedroom plus office lockoff. Nice finishes, plenty of parking. Month to month and pets negotiable. Call Blake at 303.968.0625

1 Bedroom Apt, W/D, Some Utilities included. Call 970.343.2276

Call 970.390.2402

Call 970.376.1833

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

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

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

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


Call 970.376.3715

Call 970.390.2402

call 970.376.7225

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

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

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

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

Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

Dauphinais Real Estate

call 970.376.7225

For Rent Avon Nice 2Bd, 2Ba Condo. Attached spacious garage, Lease Negotiable. $1600/month Call 970.845.2276

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

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!

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

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.


Call Eric 970.376.1972

Call 970.390.0492

call 970.376.7225

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

Got an open house? Call us and place your information! 926-6602

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

Remodeled 1 bedroom condo. On the bus route, walk to skiing, rec. center, lake, bike path. Near restraunts and shops.

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.

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

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

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

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

Lock off Bedroom, den, bath, partial kitchen, private den use, NS/NP call 970.376.5493

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.

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.

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

4Bd, 2.5Ba, large fenced yard, 2 car garage, huge unfinished basement for storage, W/D hookups, NS, NP, walk to school & town. Call 970.688.1303

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

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

Call 970.390.2402

call 970.376.1171


Vail Mountaineer

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find

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

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Duplex with 2 Car Garage in Chatfield Corners. A/C, NP/NS. Call 970.331.9951


Call Jason 970.331.1686 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.

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

Brand new large apts, 2Bd, 2Ba, laundry or stackables in unit. Picnic area in back. Must see, NS, Pets Ok w/ approval. call 970.688.1275

Duplex in Charfield Corners, 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, W/D, N/S, pets considered. Great Condition, built in 2006.

Owner has reduced the price for this immaculate 3 bed/ 2.5 bath home in Singletree. Living room w/fireplace, dining room, family room, breakfast nook. Great floor plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops; all new stainless steel kitchen appliances washer/dryer, 2-car garage, master-bath Jacuzzi, a truly outstanding value! Unfurnished, no pets, no smoking,

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

Price Reduced!

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

Butch 970.926.9111

Fabulous 5 Bd, 4Ba, Singletree home on the golf course, partially furnished, Hot Tub, NS, Pets Negotiable. 1st and last month required, Deposit can be paid over a few months.

$1700/month Call Sean 303.550.4708

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

Call Tracy 970.688.4843

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

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

Need cheaper 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

Get Locked into a sweet place before winter. call 970.376.0281

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


Avon Center Office with Southwest Views. Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

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

Saturday, August 1, 2-4pm 280 Palmer Loop Eagle Ranch 4Bd/4Ba $734,900 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

Saturday, August 1, 11-1pm 16 Sunrise Court Eagle - The Bluffs 3Bd/2.5Ba $474,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041


Call Sam 970.331.1519

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

Saturday Saturday, August 1, 2-4pm 305 Palmer Loop Eagle Ranch 4Bd/3.5Ba $697,100 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

call 970.926.7060


Open House

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

Sunday, August 2, 1-4pm 2475 Old Trail Avon Prudential Colorado Properties Terry Nolan 970-471-2210


call 970.376.7225

Open Today 2:00-6:00 pm • The Chateau • Residence 209

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

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

3-bedroom• Ski-in/ski-out Large stone patio

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

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

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

802 Beard Creek Trail. Modern mountain luxury. 5BR, multiple stone verandas, fire pit, large rec room, wine cellar, elevator, & gorgeous views from every room.


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



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


Cathy Miskell

Price: $2,999,000

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


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

3 Sanctuary Lane $2,495,000 Suzi Apple


WebID: N25885

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



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



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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 $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


Thursday, July 30, 2009

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


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


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


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

120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman


36809 Highway 6, .45 acre lot on the 12th fairway of CCR. Views of Castle Peak, Back Bowls, & Eagle River provide the ultimate setting.

36809 Highway 6 $575,000 Suzi Apple


Great 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



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


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


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





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

130 Summer Meadow $345,000 Bob New


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

$749,500 Henri Stone


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

$795,000 Judd Babcock


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


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





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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 @ $314/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


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


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


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

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


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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