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Approximate shortfall for 2009-2011 follows $1.5B in cuts By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer What do you do when you’re short $1 billion? Everything you can. Colorado could be almost $1 billion short over the next two years, and while it’s not time to push the panic button it is time to push the envelope, Gov. Bill Ritter told a town hall meeting Thursday in Eagle. The state’s budget is $400 million short this year, and is projected for another $500 million shortfall next year. That comes on the heels of cuts already totaling $1.5 billion. Ritter said

it will probably be 2011 before the state fully recovers from this recession. “We’re in a difficult place as far as the budget is concerned,” Ritter told the crowd. “We have a $400 million shortfall, and we have to balance it this year. Next year it’ll be $500 million due to mandates.” The state is trying to do the same things we all do, earn more money and cut expenses. Attracting business and industry is high on Ritter’s list. CNBC just named Colorado the nation’s third best state in which to do business. New taxes on vehicle registration will [See RITTER, page 9]

I-70 solution could be railroaded Ritter says don’t hold your breath on that lane expansion When you’re sitting in Interstate traffic on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, gazing forlornly at the vast expanse that could be paved into additional lanes by late next week, pretend you’re really waiting for a train. Because you are. I-70 was engineered for three lanes, but Gov. Bill Ritter said Thursday that there will be no expansion anytime soon. Instead, the governor sides with committee that’s been studying

this since renowned highway engineer Charlie Vail was figuring out which rock to move on the pass that’s now named for him. Address the choke points around Idaho Springs and other areas, then build a “fixed guideway system,” officialese for “train.” “I’ve met with the I-70 Coalition and I agree with them that we’d be better served to spend money and resources

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looking for more ways to reel them in, the market because of our loyal customKatz said at the annual Vail Valley Busi- er base,” Katz said. “(But) what we’re ness Forum event sponsored by the Vail hearing loud and clear is that customers Valley Partnership. want value. They want a deal.” The Epic Pass has been a Production huge suc- Artwork Ski school revenues cess because of that, Katz said. The Katz talked frankly about the chal$600-or-so pass was unveiled before the 2008-2009 season to ski or ride at Vail lenges that faced the ski industry last Production Artwork winter, sharing with the crowd that Vail Resorts’ six participating ski mountains. “Our company was able to outperform [See VR, page 17]

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The stock market is a day away from locking in its best July in 20 years. Stocks added to an already impressive run Thursday as another round of earnings reports gave investors new reasons to be optimistic about the economy. The latest reports struck a theme that has played out for weeks: Times are tough but companies aren’t doing as badly as feared. Many have chopped costs to produce profits well beyond the market’s modest expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 83.74, or 0.9 percent, to 9,154.46. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11.60, or 1.2 percent, to 986.75. The Nasdaq composite index rose 16.54, or 0.8 percent, to 1,984.30.

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Do you remember a few short years ago when granola-crunchy earth mothers named Moonblossom chained themselves to trees to protest Vail’s Blue Sky Basin? It’s Crested Butte’s turn. The Crested Butte ski resort is famous for really tall cliffs with names like Pallbearer Peak, but it’s short on beginner and intermediate terrain. The Crested Butte ski company wants to add 275 acres of green and blue ski runs on a hillside called Snodgrass Mountain. It looks like Vail’s Gold Peak, and is situated in Crested Butte much like Gold Peak is situated in Vail Mountain. Lines have been drawn in Crested Butte’s Battle for Snodgrass Mountain. On one side is the ski company and a majority of local business who say it’s needed to increase Crested Butte’s share of a stagnant snow sports market. On the other side are groups with names like “Friends of Snodgrass,� who insist it’s about real estate development. But ski company officials counter that the town of Crested Butte has already approved hundreds of new homes that will fill in much of the open space between the town and the ski area.

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‘We’re not Vail’ Crested Butte earned some notoriety a few years ago with a marketing campaign depicting women in wet Tshirt contests with the caption, “We’re not Vail.� Part of that promotion was lift ticket pricing that charged $1 for each year of the skier’s age, up to something like $25 or $30. It attracted some attention, and skiers, but like everywhere else Crested Butte’s business went in the


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tank last year. The town is a charming, historic mining town of just under 2,000 people. It looks like you think Aspen used to look, back when Aspen was as cool as it thinks it still is. But when your cash-flow slows to a trickle and its bank account is leaking like the Titanic, you start looking for other options. Lots of folks in Crested Butte are looking at Snodgrass Mountain. It’s not the first time. The proposal pops up occasionally, but a handful of diehards have managed to stall it for almost three decades with lawsuits and court actions. Snodgrass is a popular hiking and biking area, and Crested Butte ski area manager Tim Mueller has repeatedly pointed out that because it’s part of the Gunnison National Forest, those options are still open. Last month, the ski company submitted the paperwork to begin the environmental review process. The U.S. Forest Service decided there was enough local support to get the review rolling. Opponents are now battling Snodgrass supporters, as well as Gunnison County’s plummeting economy. Housing prices have fallen 20 percent, sales taxes are off almost 20 percent and unemployment is above 6 percent and climbing as the real estate/development industry continues its slide. Nothing illustrates Crested Butte’s schizophrenia about the issue like two April 2008 polls. Crested Butte’s town council voted to oppose the expansion. At the same time, 60 percent of Crested Butte’s 134 businesses voted to support it. Former Crested Butte Mayor Mickey Cooper used to be an opponent. He’s sells real estate, and now he’s a supporter. “Standing still for us isn’t an option in a competitive world,� Cooper told the Wall Street Journal.

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Mountaineer Staff Report If friends in need are friends indeed, Paul Maloney is truly blessed. A longtime Vail Valley local, husband, father, outdoorsman, skier and business owner, Maloney, 55, recently was diagnosed with stage IV cancer of the neck and throat. To help alleviate the high costs of treatment, his family and their extensive network of friends have organized a benefit, to be held Sunday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. “Paul has been part of so many lives, here and around the world,” says Maloney’s wife, Mary Bochain, with whom he lives in Eagle-Vail. “This benefit is a way for us all to rally together and help Paul in this difficult time. So far, there has been a tremendous amount of personal support.” In 1995, Maloney and Bochain moved to the Vail Valley, where he founded Kerma TDI, an online business specializing in components for high-performance vehicles. It’s skiing, however, that always has been Maloney’s true passion. With exploits at Verbier, Switz., that once landed him on the cover of Powder Magazine, he became a popular ski instructor with the Vail/Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School, where he continues to enjoy sharing his love of skiing and mountain life with visitors to Beaver Creek — especially when he can help them discover more about the mountains and the sport he loves. To this day, Maloney remains “deeply interested in doing his part to make positive change,” he says. Maloney and Bochain, a principle owner of Eagle River Mortgage Company, have raised three daughters — Danielle, 26; Isabelle, 24; and Stephanie, 21 — all of whom attended local high schools. The benefit — organized by friends Janice, Shannon, Brandon, Collin and Emily Meyer and Bill Russell; Marcie and Chris Jaeger; Kristi Cavanagh; Leslie Melzer; Miriam Piracha; Melinda Brown; Gwen Rogers; Page Slevin; and Darbi Gilbert-Alexander — is meant as a celebration, with food, drinks and a silent auction. Food at the event will be prepared by some of the best chef’s in the Valley, and local jazzman Tony Gulizia will provide live entertainment from 6 to 7:30 p.m. So far, items donated to the silent auction include clothing, sculptures and paintings, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, hotel rooms and exercise & ski equipment; also on the auction block are stays at luxury homes in Mexico, Vancouver, Nova Scotia and on Block Island, 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island.





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“It is going to be the shopping event and fun gathering of the season,” says Bochain. Donations — $25 for adults; $5 for kids 12 to 18 (kids under 12 are free) — will be accepted at the door. To make a donation prior to the event, send a check payable to The Vail Valley Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1275, Avon, CO 81620, with a note of support for Paul Maloney. Donations by credit card are possible, too, by calling 845-6339 or e-mailing

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Berry Picker run this weekend 5K climb goes from base of gondola to top; average grade 14 percent Mountaineer Staff Report The La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running series continues Sunday, Aug. 2 with another oxygen-depriving race, the 3.2 mile Berry Picker Trail Run, presented by TIGA Advertising. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead and will test runners of all abilities on a single track and double track course with an average grade of 14 percent. The race will end at Eagle’s Nest at the top of the mountain. Courses will be monitored by Search and Rescue and Vail Mountain Ski Patrol who will be on site to insure the safety of the runners. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in LionsHead will operate from 8 to 9 a.m. for race-day spectators. Racers should park in the LionsHead parking structure where parking is free for the summer Registration is available at com. Day of registration will occur at the race starting area until 7:45 a.m. The La Sportiva Trail Running Series, which was named best series by Colorado Runner in 2005 and

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Crews hired by the Town of Vail will begin an annual street maintenance project beginning Aug. 3. The slurry seal work will be taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and is anticipated to be completed by Aug. 8. Slurry seal creates a new wearing surface

and seals the asphalt to prevent the damaging effects of water intrusion into the pavement. The following roads are scheduled for this year’s project: Arosa Drive, Davos Trail, Cortina Lane, Chamonix Lane, Garmish Drive, St Moritz Way, Circle Drive, Buffehr Creek Road, Meadow Ridge Road and Lions Ridge Loop. Single-lane

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Miami students to lead off ‘Dance for $20.09’ 10- to 14-year-olds lead off VVF ‘first notes’ educational program Mountaineer Staff Report The Vail Valley community will get a rare “sneak peek� at one of the Vail Valley Foundation’s newest educational initiatives on Tuesday, August 4, when a select group of five 10 to 14-year-old El Sistema students from Miami perform on stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater prior to the start of the Vail International Dance Festival’s “Dance For $20.09� performance. Based on the El Sistema model and dubbed “First Notes,� the Foundation’s initiative will involve introducing music to second graders by putting instruments in their hands as part of a pilot after school program. First Notes is slated to initially be introduced into Avon Elementary School in the fall of 2009, with a goal of serving 150 students. “We are extremely excited about launching the First Notes program,� explained Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation. “The entire community has seen the success of the Celebrate the Beat program that the Dance Festival helped to introduce and now we have taken on an additional initiative that will have a dramatic impact on our children’s lives.� The five Miami-based El Sistema students will entertain the audience with violin and cello music prior to the Dance Festival show, as well as at intermission. There will also be a community introduction of the program for Avon Elementary School parents on August 5 at 7 p.m. El Sistema, which has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, has produced extraordinary results during the last 30 years in Latin America and other parts of the world, particularly with children in economically chal-

lenged neighborhoods. Its creator, the Venezuelan musician and educator Jose Antonio Abreu, has proven how the learning process of music in children not only enriches their spiritual and emotional experiences, but also accelerates their learning capacity in other subjects at school, developing and strengthening their ability to relate socially to the fast-paced and competitive world around them. El Sistema has also inspired the Organization of American States to promote the creation of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, which made its debut in New York in 2000, under the baton of PlĂĄcido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel and Christopher Wilkinson. The Latin-American Youth Symphony Orchestra was likewise founded, making its debut in 1997. The Miami El Sistema program is run in conjunction with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and provides opportunities for children throughout the Miami-Dade region. Tickets for the August 4 Dance for $20.09 performance at the Ford Amphitheater are priced at $20.09 for Reserved pavilion seating and $9 for General Admission lawn seating. Tickets for all performances of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are available online at www. or by phone at either (970) 845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787). The First Notes program and the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information on the Festival, please visit For more information on the Foundation, check out





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debate over race in America. “I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart,� the nation’s first black president said after the highly anticipated meeting ended. “I am confident that has happened here tonight, and I am hopeful that all of us are able to draw this positive lesson from this episode.� Under the canopy of a magnolia tree in the early evening, Obama joined the other players in a story that had knocked the White House off stride: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley. Vice President Joe Biden was with them on a Rose Garden patio. “We agreed to move forward,� Crowley said later when asked if anything was solved. “I think what you had today was two gentlemen agreeing to disagree on a particular issue. I don’t think that we spent too much time dwelling on the past. We spent a lot of time discussing the future.�

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The police officer at the center of a national dispute over race and law enforcement says a much-anticipated meeting at the White House was productive and all parties are looking forward. Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley spoke after meeting with President Barack Obama and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., along with Vice President Joe Biden. Crowley described himself and Gates as “two gentlemen who agreed to disagree� about the confrontation that led to Gates’ arrest. He said that the conversation centered on moving forward, not reliving the events of the past two weeks, and that they plan more meetings.

Health bill inches forward in House

House Democrats methodically pushed ahead with a compromise health overhaul Thursday over liberals’ complaints, intent on achieving tangible — if modest — success on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority ahead of a monthlong summer recess. “We’ve got to pass the bill. Not only do we have to, but we’re going to,� said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the last of three House committees to act on the sweeping legislation. Across the Capitol, there was more delay as bipartisan Senate negotiators announced they needed additional time to produce any agreement for their committee to review.

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The government plans to suspend its popular “cash for clunkers� program amid concerns it could quickly use up the $1 billion in rebates for new car purchases, congressional officials said Thursday. The Transportation Department called lawmakers’ offices to alert them to the decision to suspend the program at midnight Friday. The program offers owners of old cars and trucks $3,500 or $4,500 toward a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle. The congressional officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Rae Tyson, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which administers the program, declined comment. Congress last month approved the Car Allowance Rebate System program, known as CARS, to boost auto sales and remove some inefficient cars and trucks from the roads. The program kicked off last Friday and was heavily publicized by car companies and auto dealers.

Warrants for Jackson’s doc call singer ‘addict’

Investigators probing Michael Jackson’s death looked for evidence related to the powerful anesthetic propofol when they searched his doctor’s Las Vegas home and business, according to search warrants filed Thursday that alluded to the pop star being an “addict.� Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents spent much of the day Tuesday at Dr. Conrad Murray’s properties looking for evidence supporting a manslaughter charge and various violations of the California Business and Professions Code, including “prescribing to an addict,� ‘’excessive prescribing� and “unprofessional conduct.� The code states a physician cannot prescribe drugs to anyone thought to have a chemical dependency or who is using the drugs for non-therapeutic purposes. A law enforcement official earlier told The Associated Press that on the day Jackson died Murray gave him propofol to help him sleep and that investigators are working under the theory the anesthetic caused Jackson’s heart to stop.

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Moose takes wrong turn, ends up just off I-25

A female moose that made her way down from the mountains to Broomfield has been returned to more familiar turf. State wildlife officers, helped by Westminster police, hit the moose with a tranquilizer dart and loaded her up Thursday. The moose was first spotted in the northDenver suburb Wednesday, where she settled down into a grassy area. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife officers watched the moose overnight and were concerned it was getting close to Interstate 25. Several people had also gathered to look at it. Moose are mostly found in the north-central and central mountains in Colorado. Churchill says a few have wandered east to the Front Range, possibly along drainages.

US set to resume missile defense in Hawaii

The latest U.S. missile defense test is expected to come Thursday evening in Hawaii waters as tensions continue with North Korea over that country’s missile program. A short-range ballistic missile slated to be fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai was to be shot down by a three-stage interceptor missile from the USS Hopper. The test, conducted by the Navy and the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency, will mark the 23rd firing by ships equipped with the Aegis ballistic

missile defense system. There have been 18 successes, including the shooting down of a dead U.S. spy satellite from space last year. On July 4, North Korea violated U.N. Security Council resolutions by sending seven ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast. There had been speculation North Korea would launch a missile toward Hawaii— about 4,500 miles away—to coincide with the Independence Day holiday in the U.S.

Andrews doesn’t like (being treated like) Britney Spears

The ESPN reporter surreptitiously videotaped nude in a hotel room expressed frustration at being “treated like Britney Spears” when she called 911 to report paparazzi gathered outside her Atlanta area home. In an audiotape released Wednesday, Erin Andrews is heard speaking with a 911 operator in suburban DeKalb County on July 22 to complain about two people parked in a car outside her home in a gated community. Andrews identifies herself and tells ANDREWS the operator, “I’m all over the news right now,” and describes herself as “the girl that was videotaped in my hotel room in the nude.” Clearly frustrated on the call, Andrews uses expletives to describe the two men whom she says also knocked on her door. “I did nothing wrong, and I am being treated like (expletive) Britney Spears, and it sucks,” Andrews told the operator. Dunwoody police spokesman, Sgt. Mike Carlson, said officers responded to the call but no incident report was filed. Dunwoody is about 14 miles north of Atlanta. It was not clear when the video of Andrews in the hotel room first appeared on the Internet. The person who first posted the video didn’t identify the nude woman, but Andrews’ attorney has since confirmed the video was of the 31-year-old reporter. —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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raise $250 million annually for transportation funding. Transit projects are paid for, in part, by fuel taxes. Those fuel taxes are falling as people drive less and drive more fuel efficient automobiles. “When electric cars become more prevalent, motorists won’t be buying any fuel at all,” Ritter said. A hospital fee could raise $650 million for Medicaid, and that would be matched with another $650 in federal money. But Medicaid is a federal pass-through and that money won’t help cure the state’s budget woes. A large part of making the ends meet still means budget cutting, he said. “We’re going to get through this, but part of it is budget cutting,” Ritter said. “It’ll be painful, but we’ll be stronger for it.” On one hand, Ritter said they’ll, “Try not to impact the state’s safety net.” On the other hand, he said some of the cuts will have to come from Medicaid and human services. But federal stimulus money is flowing into those human services programs. Until that money runs out in 2011, the feds are paying $2 for every $1 Colorado spends in that area. It’s complicated. It’s also personal. He said 20,000 of the state’s 35,000 employees will be furloughed for four days before the end of this year, in an effort to save money. Of those 35,000, public safety employs 10,000 and Ritter said they’re “off limits.” Green jobs mean greenbacks In spurring economic growth, Ritter prefers the term “clean energy jobs,” and that includes the natural gas industry. Colorado is competing with everyone else on Earth to attract those jobs. Tax incentives help, but Colorado’s educated workforce helps more, he said. “We incentivize all kinds of things, all types of manufacturing, and we incentivize green jobs because we’re in competition with 49 other states,” he said. “Colorado is well positioned because of our well educated workforce and the number of clean energy industries already located here.” Ritter cited a company bringing 2,500 jobs and $750 million in investments to Colorado. An upstart solar company partnered with one of the state’s universities to create new solar technology and opened with 200 new jobs. As for natural gas, Ritter said electricity generated by natural gas is much cleaner than coal, and an automobile engine runs 35 percent cleaner on natural gas than on gasoline. “I hope to give natural gas a much larger role,” Ritter said. “It can be used to create jobs, bring down greenhouse gases and help chart the nation’s energy future.” Education costs, and pays Colorado’s K-12 education spending per pupil ranks 40th in the nation, Ritter said. But it still devours 43 percent of the state’s budget and voter-approved amendments to the Colorado Constitution make it impossible to roll back or freeze funding. Federal stimulus money rescued education funding

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It really was some mountain jam A first-person account of a second-annual music fest founded by Valley locals By Geoff Mintz Special to the Mountaineer In a world too often consumed by discord, doubt and profit, every now and then something happens that proves collaboration, trust and selflessness are possible. The second-annual Some Mountain Jam (SMJ) was last weekend, and it completely surpassed this writer’s high expectations. I knew it would be fun. I knew there would be great music and good company. I knew there would be a bonfire, tasty food, disc-golf and a light show. I had no idea, however, that the SMJ would be such a special event that so perfectly exemplifies all that is good in people. The festival was held on Avon-local Jeff Lineback’s

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little bit. You ever seen a laser show? Man, back in the ‘80s, I seen one burn straight through mirror.” “I don’t think I have,” I said. As Liquid Thin began to play, the laser show was unveiled, and the crowd immediately knew Lineback had outdone himself. Against the campfire smoke, occasional raindrops and surrounding conifers, the lasers baffle the eye with patterns and effects you wouldn’t think terrestrially possible, complimenting the similarly awesome music. Liquid Thin brought an up-tempo, hip-hop/jazz/ blues-inspired sound, and their mystique worked to their advantage. Without a doubt, they were the best surprise of the festival. The laser show was provided by Nomadix, one of the top three laser companies in the world. The production would normally have cost about $4,000, but, inspired by the event, they offered their services for $50. Around midnight, Frogs Gone Fishin’ had played [See SMJ, page 17]

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Wade Grey sells hats at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Wednesday. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Bill Wright tennis tourney starts today By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer If the weather holds, tennis enthusiasts are ready for one of the top tennis events in the state — the annual Bill Wright Clay Court Open and Senior Tennis Championships today through Sunday. Clay courts at Ford Park will play host to the unique tournament, which is expected to draw 120 or so players from all over the state. Long-time tennis director Bill Wright is in town to play in the tournament. He spent 27 summers in Vail while coaching in the winter for universities in Arizona and Berkeley-Calif. Wright joked that the tournament is a “survivor”. “When I came here in 1972, we were just trying to get people to come to town in any way, shape or form,” Wright said. “It was in my contract to do three tournaments … the open tournament is the only one left.” If it rains, many matches will be rescheduled to Cascade Village courts in Vail and Homestead courts in Edwards. “It’s a huge draw,” said Vicky Leroux, No. 1 ranked player in the over-35s in Colorado and co-owner of

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Catch a show or some music this weekend By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer The Bravo! Casual Classics event â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music and Conversationâ&#x20AC;? will be at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church at 476 Pine St. Young artists will play quartet and quintet movements by Dvork, Mendelssohn and Neikrug. The show is free, and tickets are not required. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. The performance is slated to run about an hour and a half. A community gathering with light appetizers will follow at Kirby Cosmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ restaurant at 474 Main St. Earlier in the afternoon, you can catch a free performance of Pinocchio, the charming tale of a wooden puppet who longed to become a real, live boy. The show is filled with catchy tunes and humorous lines. A local cast of kids will present two free performances at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Little Beach Park located on Cemetery Road on the south side of town. (Not on Aug. 9, as the Mountaineer erroneously reported last week.) Both performances are free of charge and will run about an hour each. This adaptation of the story teaches an important moral lesson as well â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that shortcuts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always lead to success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pinocchio is hard work, but fun,â&#x20AC;? said Luke Vlaar, who plays the roles of Urchin and Candlewick Crew in the play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I only have one week to study quite a lot of lines and then I have to perform them in front of a lot of people.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The play is really fun because the directors are nice and everyone is fun to be with,â&#x20AC;? said Amy Hixon, who plays the title role of Pinocchio. The Missoula Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater is putting on the play after working with the kids all week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are right on track and having fun with their parts,â&#x20AC;? said Joe Godburn, a co-director of the play, after the end of one of the rehearsals. The Missoula Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest touring theater for children and has toured extensively for 35 years from Montana to Japan. Minturn Community Fund is presenting the shows


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a couple songs and were sounding great â&#x20AC;&#x201C; funky and twangy. I noticed Jeff Lineback involved in some discussion around the stage. He approached the mic and explained that Park County Sheriff had ordered him to shut down the show. With permit in hand, Lineback proclaimed that he had looked into the matter thoroughly, and he was certain that noise level wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t breaking any laws. He ordered everyone to prepare for an all-night party, inspiring cheers and chills throughout the Some Mountain Jam. Frogs Gone Fishinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; retook the stage and appropriately played the Grateful Deadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bertha.â&#x20AC;? The SMJers sang along at the top of their lungs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Test me, test me, test me! Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you arrest me! Throw Jeff in the jailhouse! Lord, until the sun goes down, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til the sun goes down!â&#x20AC;? We never heard from the cops again. The Frogs fulfilled a promise to play all night. Lead guitarist Trevor Jones said it was great to look out at dawn and realize the crowd had stuck with them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the cold and rain, everyone was still dancing as the sun peeked over the mountains,â&#x20AC;? he said. If you missed this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Some Mountain Jam, Jeff Lineback promises the party will be back in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely want to keep a similar vibe,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will not let this event get too commercial or overcrowded.â&#x20AC;? Lineback said he plans to develop (flatten) more camping areas, put gravel on the roads, improve the walking paths and build a real roof for the stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine doing this without Frogs and Hustle, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to go after some big name bands and will be exploring the possibilities.â&#x20AC;? Sean Healey of Hustle said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish this year. Jeff Lineback is extremely dedicated to providing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the experienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that all music fans crave, and working with him was an honor.â&#x20AC;? In the end, the music and the lights (although incredible) were secondary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had some amazing people this weekend,â&#x20AC;? Lineback said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what truly makes it special: the people.â&#x20AC;? It was a long, strange weekend that brought out the best in everybody â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a collaboration of trust and selflessness. And it really was some mountain jam.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, I got new grillz,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just all silver diamonds on them, but this time the diamonds, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little bigger so they can shine a little bit more.â&#x20AC;? Phelps texted Lochte after the race. He congratulated him on a great swim and told him the 200 IM is one race where it might be possible to take times lower, even after FINA imposes it bans on high-tech bodysuits in 2010.

He finished the first round tied for 128th on putts inside 10 feet and eight shots back of leader Steve Lowery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably one of the worst putting days Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just terrible.â&#x20AC;? Two weeks ago in the British Open, Woods was 7 over during a six-hole stretch and ended up missing a cut for the first time in three years. If Woods fails to break 70 in the second round Friday morn-

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Olympic Committee moves closer to staying in Colo. Deal could extend stay for 25-30 years The U.S. Olympic Committee may extend its commitment to stay headquartered Colorado Springs for another 25 to 35 years. On Thursday the board signed off on revised terms of a deal with the city. The board agreed to give the USOC management team permission to extend its commitment to stay in Colorado Springs in exchange for having the city take responsibility for $16 million in improvements to the Olympic Training Center. The $16 million is part of a $53 million agreement that also includes building a new USOC headquarters and new offices for a number of national governing bodies. The original deal fell apart when the lead developer dropped out. The city now must sign off on the deal, which has been a sore point for some who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Colorado Springs should be footing the bill for the USOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe this new arrangement, in the form it is written, is very positive for the USOC, the National Governing Bodies housed in Colorado Springs and the City of Colorado Springs as a whole,â&#x20AC;? said the USOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting CEO, Stephanie Streeter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to the city councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deliberations and hope they will approve these agreements.â&#x20AC;? Construction is well under way on a new downtown headquarters for the USOC. The USOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old offices would be remodeled to become part of the adjacent Olympic Training Center. The plan became public in March 2008, but was nearly gutted when the original developer, LandCo Equity Partners, backed out and filed a lawsuit against the USOC and the city, alleging they failed to hold up their parts of the deal. The USOC, which

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Two cell phones more dangerous than one The only thing more dangerous than talking or texting while driving is talking and texting while driving ... LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Buffalo-area tow truck driver was juggling two cell phones — texting on one and talking on another — when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. Niagara County sheriff’s deputies say 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks of Burt admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit the car Wednesday morning in Lockport. The truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before rolling front-end first into an in-ground pool. The 68-year-old woman driving the car suffered head injuries and was in good condition. Her 8-year-old niece suffered minor injuries. Sparks was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone and following too closely. Rolling along ...

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Spreken zie deutsch? Jozef Wiewel, left, and Owen Hargreaves introduced themselves to Renee Steiner and Anna Marie Hochfilzer, right, at Terra Bistro in Vail after hearing the two women speak German. Owen Hargreaves is a Manchester United star in the United States, and in Vail for knee surgery and rehabilitation with the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic. Steiner is the primo concierge at The Charter in Beaver Creek. Hochfilzer, a Realtor, always gives us the lowdown on the real estate market in the valley.

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Brian Hulick, Marker Ski Rep, Nuggets fan (see t-shirt), Absolutely all star and a ski celebrity. Brian stopped by the Mountaineer ofďŹ ce and shocked us with his new hair growth. If you see Brian tell him we love his big beautiful bicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d head. Hey Brian the 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called return the fro bro.

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Amberly Krotta got her face painted at the fair, and you can too! The 70th annual Eagle County Fair and Rodeo continues all weekend.


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Friday, July 31, 2009

Apartment Store

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


For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

For Rent



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



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

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

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

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

One Stop Shopping Located in Eagle Vail since 1993

Owner is on the Job

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

Need a position filled for your business? Call us at 926-6602 Classifieds $35 per week.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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.


Call 970.390.6308 4 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Auto, 79,870 miles, P9817 $12,991

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.

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

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


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

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



King Size Bed Frame from Scandanavian Designs, Dark wood, big four post bed ...real nice. Queen size natural wood bed frame from pottery barn ...also real nice. Call for Prices

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

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


John R. Bitzer, SIOR


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

Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools

Get all 3 for total Call 970.471.6370


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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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



Friday, July 31, 2009

Quote of the day

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

call 970.376.7225

Call 970.926.0095

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

$550 - $1100/month Call Joe 203.206.5802

Remodeled 1 bedroom condo. On the bus route, walk to skiing, rec. center, lake, bike path. Near restraunts and shops. Call Blake at 303.968.0625

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

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

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

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

Available 9/1 - Luxury Condo, 1842 SF, 3Bd, 2.5Ba, on Eagle River. Garage, Unfurnished, absolutely no pets, no smokers. 1st, last, $1200 Deposit. call 800.864.4408

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Castle Peak Townhomes, 3Bd, 2.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, Fully Furnished, NS/NP, Utilities not included, Gym Membership included, Long term preferred Call 970.390.2402

Immaculate 2Bd, 2Ba, condo. South Facing to courtyard, covered patio, easy parking. Extra large storage closet. Walk to school, movies and rec center. W/D, NP/NS, cat OK with Dep. call 970.390.0624

Call 970-390-1898

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

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

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

call 970.376.5493

Call 970.390.7566 New 2 bedroom, 2 bath Loft on Broadway, All Appliances, A/C, NS/NP. Call 970.390.0492


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 970.390.2402

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.

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

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

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

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

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

andy@ vailmountaineer. com

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

Vail Mountaineer

Duplex in Charfield Corners, 3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, W/D, N/S, pets considered. Great Condition, built in 2006. $1700/month Call Sean 303.550.4708

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

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

Call Sue 970.477.5730 Riverwalk 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath. Washer/dryer, unfurnished, underground parking, 1 pet allowed

Call 970-390-1898

Large 2Bd, 2 Ba, Condo Available now. W/D, Master with own Private Bath, and Walk-in Closet. 2 assigned covered Parking Spaces. Private Fenced yard & covered Balcony. Some Utilies incl. Call Channing 970.401.2150 or Email

Call 970.376.7225

call 970.331.7070

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.

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

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

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 970.390.2045

Large 1Bd, 1Ba Lock off, Partially Furnished, Walk-in closet, add’l storage and great views. W/D, DW, private entrance, NS, Pets nego., no fence. Util., Dish, Internet included. call 970.376.0626

Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

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. Winter Option call 970.949.7049

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!

2 rooms at Brett Ranch available in a 3 Bedroom condo Available 7/1, Pool & Hot Tub! First/ Last, Pets Negotiable. Call Eric 970.376.1972

Dauphinais Real Estate

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

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

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

call 970.688.1275

call 970.376.7225

Call Blake at 303.968.0625

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

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

Call 970.343.2276

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

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

Single Family Home, 4BR 3Ba, 2 car garage. Corner Lot, Nice Yard. Call 970-390-1898

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

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

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

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

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


call 970.376.1171


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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

Friday, July 31, 2009 Remodeled & Furnished 2Bd, 1Ba top floor Condo in West Vail on Buffehr Creek. On Free Shuttle lines. W/D, NS/NP.

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

Get Locked into a sweet place before winter. call 970.376.0281

Call Jason 970.331.1686 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Furnished on creek, Adorable Unit

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 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.

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

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 970.926.7060

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

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

Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

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

2BR 2Ba, fireplace, garage. N/S Pets considered pool and hot tub, furnishings optional Call Tracy 970.688.4843


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


Tired of working out of your house? Or are you paying too much rent in Avon or Edwards? Come to warmer quiet stress free Eagle. Commercial, retail, or Office space as low as . Great location on Chambers, just across the street from the court house.

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



Real Estate

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

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

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

Need cheaper Rent?

Call 303.507.3560

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

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.

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

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


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


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


Open House Saturday

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

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views.

Partially furnished, Avail NOW Call 970.390.3164



call 970.376.7225

Call Sam 970.331.1519

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.

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find

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

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






P 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


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


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


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


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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

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

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews


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

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


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


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 970.331.1806 Liz Leeds

Large 5BR w/ large eat-in kit. Located on 2 acres of land. Multi-level Trex deck. Minutes from dntwn Eagle. Lowest horse prop in Eagle.

1301 Fulfort Ct. $519,000 Dari Laidman


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Vail Mountaineer


Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 141w Wildflower Place § $1,545,000 4BD/5BA § Web ID M25920

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


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

$750,000 Bob New


Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

Matt Iverson 970.569.2104 Service, Integrity, and 40 years of Combined Real Estate Knowledge in the Vail Valley

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

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


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


39 St. Andrews Place § $5,600,000 7BD/8BA § Web ID M25398

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.

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

120 Palmer Loop $888,000 Dari Laidman

$319,000 Michelle Rampelt


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


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




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P 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


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


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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


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

$268,872 Bob Finlay



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





ic Pr 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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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

232 Monument $431,000 Bob Finlay


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


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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


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



Vail Mountaineer

Friday, July 31, 2009

Eagle-Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29th Annual


SIDEWALK Fusion on n Fest! SALE! HUGE Saturday, August 1st 9:00am until ?




One Day Only Saturday August 1st

Over $1000 in prizes Participating Businesses Active Communications Get Hi Gallery P.Furniture & Design II Pedal Power Ritzy Recalls Vail Discount Tire &Automotive Vail Lights


New Name, New Attitude

Customer Appreciation & FREE family event Bounce Castle Face Painting Paper Airplanes Ballooons Art Table

Wanna be famous?

Enter to name a crepe or pizza 9am FREE Coffee 10am FREE Crepe Sampling 11am-1pm FREE Pizza

Live Music w/ Hustle 11am-1pm

Call 328.1234 for further information Corner Grand Ave & 4th Street