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Rancher guilty in dog attack Mountain bike racer mauled during 2008 Camp Hale event By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The dogs that attacked a mountain bike racer in 2008 were dangerous, and the owner knew it, a jury found Thursday. Life-long area rancher Sam Robinson was found guilty on one misdemeanor count of owning a dangerous dog. Two of Robinson’s Great Pyrenees sheep dogs attacked Renee Legro during a July 9, 2008 Vail Town Race Series event at Camp Hale. Robinson faces up to 18 months in jail and fines up to $5,000. More importantly, he might also face restitution for Legro’s

medical expenses and lost wages, said Robinson’s attorney Ted Hess. Robinson, who has a U.S. Forest Service permit to graze sheep on Camp Hale, did not know the race had been scheduled. If he had known, his sheep could easily have been moved away from the race site, his attorney said. Hess argued that the dogs might not have been Robinson’s, since there were hundreds of people in Camp Hale for the event, and many brought their dogs. Even if they were, there was no reason for Robinson to believe his dogs were dangerous. The dogs were both about 16 years old, and there had been no previ-


ous incidents with them, Hess said. A few days earlier, on July 4, 2008, a different Robinson dog bit someone else while she was riding a mountain bike in Camp Hale. Robinson and his wife drove down from their Rio Blanco County home, located that victim and provided her with their insurance information, then had that dog impounded. “This is an urban/rural collision, a terrible, terrible accident,” Hess said during his closing arguments. “He has to have his dogs to protect his sheep against predators, and she is entitled to a reasonable expectation that she would be safe during a sanctioned event. These are two

people doing two lawful acts, and had a horrible outcome.” The jury saw it differently. “It was an unfortunate chain of events, but we followed the letter of the law,” said juror Lisa Dillon after court was adjourned. The day it happened Hundreds of racers, family and friends descended on Camp Hale for the race. Robinson testified that he didn’t know anything about the race until he stopped by on his way back home from a trip. He said he checked with his hired hand, [See DOG ATTACK CASE, page 21]

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Dust off the lederhosen, throw on the dirndls and toast your steins to the Vail Oktoberfest, the yearly festival of beer, music and autumn. Emulating one of the largest celebrations in the world, the Town of Vail will host two full weekends of oom-pah-pah parties, Klement’s bratwursts, Beck’s beer, Jagermeister beverages and authentic German dancing. The festival kicks off today in Lionshead at 5 p.m. and continues through the Sunday. The party will return to Vail Village next weekend. Bavarian spirit will be ever-present with authentic music, yodeling and alpenhorn blowing, activities such as the bratwurst-eating and keg bowling contests. And, there will be plenty of nahrug (German for food). Natalie Fandrey of Highline Sports & Entertainment, the festival’s producer, said it’s a great way to kick off the fall in Colorado. “With golden aspens and crisp mountain air, September is one of the best times to be in high country and partake in one of the Rocky Mountains’ largest annual festivals.” Tonight, attendees will enjoy an array of German-inspired food and drinks with the music of the Rhinelanders Band and Helmut Fricker, a Vail Legend. Tomorrow kicks off with the annual opening Beck’s keg tapping ceremony set for 1 p.m. in Vail Square with more live music to follow. A Kid’s Area with children’s entertainment and activities will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Klement’s bratwurst-eating contest will be held at 2 p.m with the Beck’s keg bowling contest to follow at 3:30 p.m. The Austrian Duo will perform from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The local reggae group Bonfire Dub will bring a soothing reggae sound to the Arrabelle stage for the headlining performance at 6 p.m. Sunday, the Bavarian festivities will continue in Lionshead Mall and Vail Square with more music, keg-rolling and bratwurst eating. “Vail Village will play host for the second weekend of Vail Oktoberfest, September 18-20,” said Fandrey. “In true Bavarian spirit, oom-pah parties will return to the streets of world famous Vail Village for three more days of fun and German camaraderie.” Next week’s schedule of events will be similar to this weekend’s with the addition of local favorite Laughing Bones headlining the Saturday evening performance at the Checkpoint concert venue in Vail Village. On Sunday, September 20, the Oktoberfest Fun Run opens the final day of Vail Oktoberfest at 9 a.m., benefiting the Children’s Garden of Learning. The Fun Run is a friendly competition for all ages. Categories include a 10K, a 5K run/walk and the popular Kids 1K, in which strollers are welcome. Registration is just $20 for adults and $10 for kids, now open at

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Barb’s wire and the donorcycle By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer EDITOR’S NOTE: Every day or two we take a cruise through some local police reports so we can bring you our favorites. The general theme is two-fold: (1) Sometimes we’re all this silly, and (2) this stuff is funny because it’s not happening to you … this time. That’s a donation, dude: Bicycle Guy rode his bicycle to the Thrifty Shop in Edwards, parked it, and wandered down a couple doors to get some coffee, apparently because a brisk morning bike ride wasn’t enough to wake him up. Of course, when he came back his bicycle was gone. Eagle has its Green Bikes program, where community bicycles are spray painted green and left at locations around town for the Body Politic to pedal. And Eagle also has a Thrifty Shop. But this is Edwards. No word on whether some woebegone Wall Streeter took Bicycle Guy’s bicycle into the Thrifty Shop as a donation, then collected the donation receipt because he needed something to show the IRS that proves his tax deduction for 270 tons of pineapple upside down beans was legitimate. Barb’s Wire: This is the West, where we tell Tall Tales about things like shootin’, ropin’, ridin’, and how barbed wire really did come to be named after a Western Woman named Barb, whose legendary beauty led many Honest to Stetson cowboys to forget that their truest loves were their horses. And now it’s Hunting Season, that special time of year when True Sportsmen take possession of the forest from people whose idea of multiple use of our national forests is hiking and snowshoeing – and so these True Sportsmen can pee against a tree, standing up, as God intended. This tale isn’t tall, but it’s tragic. Some dirtbag Earth Firster stretched a bunch of barbed wire across a path on Hardscrabble Mountain where it’s perfectly legal to ride your truck, ATV and/or limousine if you’re feeling like hauling Britney Spears or Paris Hilton out to your hunting camp to act as God’s wardrobe accessories for the surrounding flora and fauna. One of Eagle County’s Finest drove his truck out that very path to a hunting area, leaving Britney and Paris behind because he is a True Sportsman. When he walked back, he had three flat tires, which he noticed right away because he’s a professional trained to spot this sort of abnormality. The Sheriff’s deputy broke out his metal detector, which, sure enough, detected a bunch of metal – several strands of barbed wire stretched across the road and staked down tight. We’ll take the liberty that it was put there by some wussocino-sipping, latte-licking, sushisucking sissy boy who hates America and believes, in his black little heart, that hiking and snowshoeing ought to be enough when it comes to multiple uses. It’s not, and Barb, for whom barbed wire is named, had pledged to haunt this hunting hater. In the meantime, it

cost the deputy $600 for three new tires. Dave’s Not Here, Man: Hankering for Home just wanted to head to the hacienda after earning her daily bread by the sweat of her brow. However, when she got to her car, she found Passed Out Pal, passed out in the front seat, flopped over and semi-lifeless like his spine was made of Silly Putty, sort of like a member of congress staring down a town hall meeting. The ambulance arrived, then a couple Sheriff’s deputies showed up. It fell to the deputies to try awaken Passed Out Pal, so Hankering for Home could be on her way. It was like trying to awaken the passions of surfers who had stopped by a medical marijuana store on their way to protest Da Man sentencing many of their fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth to lives of indentured servitude in the Nine-to-Five Snake Pit. Eventually, deputies shook Passed Out Pal with what might be referred to as “great enthusiasm,” coaxing him to return to the living. When they asked him whose car he was in, he said “Matt’s.” They asked, “Matt who?” Passed Out Pal replied, “Matt who owns the car, dude.” Eventually, Passed Out Pal was hauled off to the drunk tank where he could commune with those of like mind. As for Hankering for Home, she noticed nothing missing or askew and was soon happy at her hearth and home.

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In the late 70s, when Dave Johnston was Army 8th Infantry stationed in Germany, he escaped the pressures of his post by joining his friends in a non-competitive walk founded by Deutschlanders. “The Germans are great walkers, the Europeans are great walkers, so they started walking non-competitively just for exercise.,” the 75-year-old Evergreen, Colo. resident said. Johnston said Volksmarching afforded him the chance to escape the hum drum routine of his station, where he could take in his surroundings and meet new people. “I started (Volksmarching) personally because it got us off the military base,” said Johnston. “We got to see some wonderful places saw and a heck of a lot of Europe we would not have normally seen.” Johnston founded the first Colorado Volksmarch in 1979, a branch of the 300 strong nationwide American Volkssport Association walking clubs. Volksmarching, German for “people’s walk,” is a non-competitive event where walkers can choose between a 6K or 10K trail. The Colorado High Country Hikers Volksmarch Club is holding a Volksmarch Saturday at the Montauk Restaurant Patio in Lionshead. Walkers may start anytime from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with a finish time of 4 p.m. The event is non competitive, so you can take the

Colorado High Country Hikers Volksmarch Club Saturday, Sept. 12 Choose between 6K to 10K course Start between 9:30 a.m. and noon trail langsam like a tortoise or schnell like a hare. “We do it just for the fun, fitness and friendship,” said Johnston. “It’s not an event like the cancer walk at Beaver Creek, it’s really something organized that people can get out and do and have an opportunity to have a goal to work towards.” This event is open to the public and the cost of the walk is free. If you are an AVA member there is a cost of $3 for a commemorative stamp and $6 for a medal. Participation awards will be given at various points and times during the walk. Volkssports are widely known in Europe today. Founded in 1968 by walkers from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Germany founded an international federation with the aim of organizing sports without classification and finish times. These men also founded the International Federation of Popular Sports - known as IVV - and sanctions noncompetitive walking, biking, swimming, skiing, skating, and shoeshowing. For more information, contact Johnston at 303 674-0317 or email: Background on joining a branch of the AVA may be found Web site at

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Potatopalooza tomorrow Party starts with Couch Potato Race and runs all day By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Officially, Potatopalooza honors the western valley’s long and proud agricultural heritage of potato farming. Unofficially, it’s a really good excuse to close down Broadway and have a party. The party starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs all day. For example, there’s the Couch Potato Race. You couldn’t do that sort of thing with traffic careening up and down Broadway, threatening to mash potato racers, and no one’s entries included gravy. Erin Seabury runs Everyday Outfitters in downtown Eagle, and is one of the driving forces behind One Eagle, Eagle’s new business organization. Ask anyone who’s responsible for most of this wonderfulness, and they’ll all point to Erin. This is the third annual Potatopalooza. “Erin pulled off a big one this year,” said Holly Snyder, who’s a finalist for the “Best Supporting” role. Last year’s Couch Potato Race boasted the likes of Team Willy Powell. The Eagle town manager was resplendent in boxers, crushed beer cans, a farmer’s tan, remote control and broken television set. All kinds of people raced: Team Stavney, Team Seabury, the Eagle Pharmacy, long with dozens of others. Some of these highly sophisticated racing machines involved actual physics. Most involved potato-based beverages; almost all involved beer. There’s a potato bake-off in which culinary potato purists prepare their favorite dishes. Our spies, who are everywhere, tell us that The Nearly Everything Store in Eagle stocked up on spud guns, just for this occasion. And then there’s the music The Samples headline the evening concert in Eagle Town Park, but there’s music all day. Over their two-decade career, The Samples have 15 records and millions of miles touring. Usually, they’re labeled an alternative rock band; as long as you think of them as an alternative to mediocrity, you’ll do just fine. The band was born in Boulder, and naturally played around the University of Colorado. One college town led to another and before you could say “rock & roll lifestyle,” The Samples branched out to college towns throughout the nation. Singer/songwriters Jason Vigil and Rob Drabkin will be playing during the street fair. It’ll be one of those

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How Willy Powell managed to hang on while adorable daughter Audrey provided the power is one of those mysteries that defy physics. They were competing in last year’s Potatopalooza Couch Potato Race. The 3rd annual Potatopalooza is Saturday in downtown Eagle. It starts at 10 a.m. with the race and runs all day. The Samples are in concert to wrap up the day.


Saturday, Downtown Eagle 10 a.m. – Couch Potato Race 10:30 a.m. – Potato Bake Off 11 a.m. – Potato Car Derby Noon-6 p.m. – Street Fair with live music, food, beer, potato vodka, jumpy castle, face painting, skate park, balloons, art, and everything else you can think of in the name potato-based fun. 7 p.m. – The Samples. Advance tickets $10, $15 at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m. Buy Samples concert at Alpine Bank, or Park at the Eagle County Fairgrounds and Eagle Valley Middle School. times when you tell your children and grandchildren that you saw them for free and outside under God’s own sunshine. The Hillbilly Hellcats will round out the day. “We’re lucky to have this incredible music,” Snyder said.



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Reader: Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign is not controversial On September 5 The Mountaineer ran a headline that referred to the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign as a “controversial proposal.” I find that to be misleading, as we have more in common in our aims than might be realized superficially. I learned to drive sitting on my father’s lap traversing National Forest in an old Chevy Blazer near Piney Lake. My fondest memories of childhood involve Christmas tree hunting up the Lost Lake road in an ancient but venerable International Travelall. In high school, I was far better in my Jeep Cherokee on the Benchmark Road than any of my friends. I well understand Mr. Trujillo, the president of the Holy Cross Powder Hounds, on the need for space and independence. One of my favorite places to visit, a brief drive but miles away from anything, was closed to vehicular traffic during the last days of the Clinton Presidency. I had understood, conceptually at least, that roads, and the vehicles that accompany them, are a detriment to the wild. I had understood that the beasts of the forest - deer, lynx, bears, wolves and elk need non-fragmented habitat and islands of quiet in which to thrive lest they be wiped out. What was remarkable about this place, though it had been hacked to pieces by ill-managed logging in the 1950’s and misused ever since, was the rapidity with which it recovered. Hiking, rather than driving, to this favorite spot, less than a year after it was closed, the road had become washed out and overgrown, and invasive species had given in to natives reinvigorated to their natural climes. Rounding a corner to my favorite field, filled with

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Yo-ho-ho! Radio Free Minturn offered a challenge invitation Thursday to the infamous Pirate of the now defunct Pirate Radio 105.3 FM, inviting the plunderer of the airwaves to fly the Jolly Roger from the top of Vail Pass to Wolcott on 107.9 FM. “Running a pirate station is easy and cheap and can be a lot of fun,” Liz Campbell, Board Secretary & Treasurer at Radio Free Minturn wrote to the Mountaineer Thursday. “But running a legal, community radio station takes a lot more work and a ton of volunteerism. So I invite the pirate to join our eclectic mix of DJs at Radio Free Minturn and put some real effort and support into your broadcast.” Oh snap! The challenge extends to the fans of the Pirate, as well. “Also, I invite all those who enjoyed the show to encourage the notorious pirate to do the same,” wrote Campbell. “You will be able to listen to your favorite DJ and Campbell also pointed out contributions are tax deductible; those interested in the challenge should visit Second challenge issued to Pirate Radio Free Minturn’s challenge to the Pirate was the second recent media challenge issued to the buccaneer. The Vail Mountaineer has challenged the Pirate to an exclusive interview, promising to preserve his or her anonymity. We’ve yet to hear a response, but it’s only been a few days. We assume, by his or her tasted in music, that the bucko’s not a complete scallywag and will grant us an exclusive interview. Send your challenges to the Pirate to letters@




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ing suing the woman at the center of the scandal. Patrizia D’Addario, a self-proclaimed prostitute, claims she tape-recorded Berlusconi during a night she says they spent together at the premier’s home last year. In the tapes, which were obtained by the left-leaning newsweekly L’Espresso, a man identified as Berlusconi is heard telling D’Addario to wait for him on the big bed while he showers. Berlusconi spoke at a news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero after an Italian-Spanish summit on Sardinia, during which he was asked about the scandal. “I say this also because, for those who love to conquer, the joy and the most beautiful satisfaction is in the conquest,” Berlusconi said, as an expressionless Zapatero looked on. “If you have to pay, I ask you, what joy is there?”

Congressman learns hard way: health care is very complicated

According to, in his speech to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama said that his health care reform plan will not insure “illegal immigrants.” The statement instantly became a matter of controversy when Rep. Joe Wilson (R.-S.C.) yelled out in the House chamber, “You lie.” But President Obama’s statement about illegal aliens and health care reform deserves further scrutiny, writes the Web site’s Terence P. Jeffrey. “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants,” Obama was quoted saying. “This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” It is true that both the House and Senate health care



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Savage savaged in San Francisco

Acid-tongued, conservative talk show host Michael Savage has been silenced in the very city he loves to whack -- San Francisco, reports the city’s Chronicle newspaper. The syndicated host of “Savage Nation’’ has been dropped from local Clear Channel station KNEW-910 AM. According to a direct quote from the station’s Web site, “We have decided to go in a different philosophical and ideological direction, featuring more contemporary content and more local information.” Savage is reportedly being replaced during the 3 p.m.-7 p.m. drive-time slot by John and Ken, a couple of younger and conservative-leaning Southern California talkers. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, a Wikipedia check shows they are pro-death penalty, anti-tax, anti-illegal immigration and pro-gays in the military. Savage, who has made plenty of headlines over the years by ripping San Francisco liberals, reportedly claims to have an audience of 8 million to 10 million listeners on nearly 400 stations nationwide.

NFL blackouts loom

High ticket prices and the recession are taking their toll on attendance at pro football games, according to But if you can’t afford the stadium, at least you can watch at home, right? Wrong, writes Newser’s Harry Kimball. According to Kimball’s report, the NFL is sticking to its “blackout” policy—no local broadcast if the stadium doesn’t sell out 3 days before a game—designed in 1973 to keep attendance up, Time reports. But if no one can afford the seats, does a blackout make sense? Twelve of the league’s 32 teams face the possibility of blackouts this season, writes Kimball. The NFL says the policy “has served us well for decades,” but fans and other experts don’t agree. To one economist, the idea that a home viewer threatened with a blackout would rush to the box office is preposterous. If the sport isn’t on TV, people lose interest, he was quoted saying. “Television is a mass-market promoter of a sport. You don’t want to cut that off.”

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‘Kimberly cheated on me’

Hugh Hefner has accused his estranged wife of cheating on him before they were separated as he files for divorce 11 years after the pair split, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. The Playboy boss decided to end his union with Kimberly Conrad once and for all over a dispute about his decision to sell the house next to his famous Holmby Hills mansion, where his sons and ex once lived, reports The Chronicle. After officially filing for divorce last week, Hefner reportedly now claims his soon-to-be ex-wife cheated on him. He’s not naming names, but Hef was quoted having told that while he was faithful during his marriage, Conrad cheated on him “early in the relationship.” The publisher reveals he knows who the other man is.

Has Charlie Sheen relapsed?

In an audio clip aired Wednesday on the Alex Jones Show, Charlie Sheen, popular actor and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series, tells Alex Jones why he wrote “20 Minutes with the President,” an open letter to president Barack Obama calling for a new investigation into the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to’s Kurt Nimmo. “Enough stonewalling,” Sheen reportedly told Jones, “enough media manipulation, enough media-mantra speak. The families deserve better, America deserves better.” Charlie was quoted saying he cannot sit idly by and hope that a new investigation will “fall out of the heavens and into our Congress.” We must demand Obama deliver “honest promises,” Sheen was report-

General Motors kicks off a marketing campaign next week pitched by its new chairman and featuring a money-back guarantee — unsatisfied car buyers can get a full refund within two months. The new marketing effort — announced Thursday — is called “May the Best Car Win” and aims to win back customers leery of GM since it filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. The nation’s largest automaker needs to improve sales to repay billions in government loans and stay in business. New GM Chairman Edward Whitacre Jr. will appear in the initial burst of ads, telling viewers in his folksy, Texas accent that he too had doubts about the company when he joined this summer. Now, he likes the cars he’s seen, and consumers should too. If they don’t, they can have their money back. Starting next Monday and running through Nov. 30, General Motors Co. will allow customers who purchase a new GM vehicle to return it, no questions asked, for a full refund within 31 to 60 days. The vehicles must not have more than 4,000 miles on them and the drivers must be current on their payments.

NEA director now less endowed

According to The Huffington Post, the NEA has updated their statement to emphasize that Yosi Sargent remains with the agency, but in a different position: “As regards Yosi Sergant, he has not left the National Endowment for the Arts. He remains with the agency, although not as director of communications.” Sources familiar with the situation say that the move represents a significant step down and was the result of the controversy, writes The Post’s Ryan Grim. In the same arena, Glenn Beck has struck again. Yosi Sergant, who recently popped up on Beck’s radar for his involvement in a conference call on national service, has been asked to resign as communications director by the National Endowment for the Arts, sources familiar with the move tell the Huffington Post. Beck attacked Sergant and the NEA on his Fox News talk show, accusing the agency of propaganda efforts similar to those used by Nazi Germany, writes Grim. And now Sergant has reportedly been tossed overboard, making him Beck’s second victim in his campaign to rid the administration of perceived radicals, socialists, communists, fascists, anarchists and all other manner of nefarious influences. —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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results will only be made public after they have been analyzed by experts and Semenya has been informed, according to reports. In an e-mail to The Associated Press, IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said Thursday he couldn’t confirm a story in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald newspaper stating that tests show Semenya has male and female sexual organs. “I simply haven’t seen the results,” Davies said. “We have received the results from Germany, but they now need to be examined by a group of experts and we will not be in a position to speak to the athlete about them for at least a few weeks. The Australian newspaper reported in its Friday edition that medical reports on the 18-year-old Semenya indicate she has no ovaries, but rather has internal male testes, which are producing large amounts of testosterone. Davies said the newspaper’s report “should be treated with caution.” After dominating her race at the world championships in Berlin last month, Semenya underwent blood and chromosome tests, as well as a gynecological examination.The IAAF has said Semenya probably would keep her medal because the case was not related to a doping matter.


The Williams sisters beat Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2 Thursday to advance to their 10th Grand Slam doubles final. Their career record thus far: 9-0. “Hopefully, that’s a record that won’t end yet,” Serena said. “We really want this. I’m sure whoever we play really wants it, too.” The other semifinal was scheduled for Friday. Serena and Venus are back in the U.S. Open final for the first time since 1999.

Juan Martin del Potro advances to semifinals

After beating No. 16 Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals Thursday, Juan Martin del Potro’s needs just one more win to get into the U.S. Open finals. The sixth-seeded del Potro overcame a sluggish first set Thursday and figured out the blustery wind inside the cavernous stadium to defeat No. 16 Marin Cilic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to get himself his second career trip to a Grand Slam semifinal. “It’s so beautiful playing in front of this crowd,” del Potro said. “I’m so happy it happened this way.”

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Winemaker Bode Miller Skier thinking about converting family farm into winery By Dean Blazier Special to the Mountaineer Alpine ski racer Bode Miller is spreading rumors around the blogosphere that he is considering converting his New Hampshire farm into a winery. Miller wrote is his blog (that he refers to as a diary) on NBC Universal Sports that he is planning on meeting some guys from Trentino, Italy about his farm conversion. “I have an organic produce operation up there now that I’d like to expand with the wine. I’m going to talk to the guys about developing a partnership so I can start growing my own grapes and eventually start selling wine in Europe. It will be nice to have the farm function without me having to put a lot of money into it each year,” Miller said. Like a fat person opening their own cupcake factory, Miller will have to resist the temptation to make his winery work. As great of a champion as he is, Miller has a reputation living a rock star lifestyle. If he does go through with his winery plans, hopefully he doesn’t break the cardinal rule of substance selling and proceed to get high off his own supply.

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Alpine ski racer and known party boy Bode Miller is considering converting his New Hampshire fruit farm into a winery. This may be a risk for Miller who once issued a public apology after saying, “if you ever tried to ski when you’re wasted, it’s not easy.” Miller is pictured here personifying his rock star reputation.

Cavendish withdraws from Tour of Missouri

Following two victories and a fifth in the first three stages of the Tour of Missouri, Britain’s Mark Cavendish has withdrawn because of an infection his team says has spread to his lungs. Team Columbia-HTC announced his withdrawal Thursday as the fourth stage was getting under way, a 109-mile road race from St. James to Jefferson City. Juan Jose Haedo of Saxo Bank edged jersey wearer Thor Hushovd of Cervelo Test with a powerful uphill kick to win the stage. Columbia-HTC said Cavendish had been fighting the infection since arriving in the U.S. He planned to rest in Missouri for a few days before returning to Europe. Cavendish was a six-time stage winner in this year’s Tour de France and is widely considered one of cycling’s fastest riders.

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New businesses abound By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Lots of new businesses are opening in downtown Minturn these days — from funky to practical and everything in between. Check out Gallery 151, probably the most recent newcomer, at 151 Main St. Owner Lael Engstrom features photos and paintings in the space. “People really like us for our funkiness. We’re like the little ‘City Different,’ and I feel part of that. I’m just so pleased,” Engstrom said. At The Pantry restaurant nearby at 291 Main St., customers love hanging out on the outdoor patio with their dogs and chatting with passers-by. New French doors opening out to the patio bring the outside in, said owner Mary Morgan Parker. “There’s so many of us now as new business people, there’s a real sense of excitement and interest,” Morgan Parker said. Excitement builds at businesses The feeling is mutual for Uptown Store owner Audrey DiSciascio, whose eclectic mix of home furnishings and other accents is just down the street at 211 Main St. All of the store’s “nooks and crannies” have novel décor, and more housewares have come in on consignment, DiSciascio said. “It’s so nice to come into Minturn now, because quite a few of us are open,” DiSciascio said. “We’re a really


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Eric Whirley and Ben Koelker of Hustle at the Wolcott Yacht Club

5 p.m – 9 p.m. The Yacht Club wants you to know the summer definitely isn’t over yet! If you haven’t made it out to the Yacht Club this summer, now’s your chance. Local acoustic guitarist Eric Whirley is collaborating with the bassist form local jam band Hustle. The Yacht Club – home of the Vail Valley’s original F.A.C. – has been serving up great food, great music and good times for as long as most people in this valley can remember.

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Show Pigs at The Dusty Boot, Eagle

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Join us on our great patio for lunch and dinner Reservations highly recommended, please call 926-2111 • Arrowhead

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Congratulations IronKids!

Does your family eat a lot of Cheerios? Village Market is running a great special this week 2 boxes of Cheerios for $5! Stop in and say hi to the beautiful Iris. Village Market is located in Edwards.

Several of our local IronKids have advanced to the final championship in Tuscon, Ariz., in October. Show your support for these stellar athletes by visiting Etown in the Riverwalk at Edwards Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 10 p.m. 10 percent of the total sales from that night will go to the athletes so help cover their travel expenses. Lots of items are being donated for raffles and auctions that night, so you can show up, support the athletes and win a great prize. Roughly left to right is Sylas Snyder, Tucker Morrow, Alex Davis, Matthew Heiden, Grace Johnson, Sydney Edmunson, Kellen Kinsella, Mallory Skidmore, Sylka Snyder, Gretchen Pavelich, Harrison Rubis, Maggie Skidmore, Isabella Rubis, Colby Lange and their trainer Courtney Rebel (in blue.) They were all celebrating their great showings Thursday afternoon in Edwards.


JENNIFER CLOUATRE, A WEB DESIGNER, AND JANE EL-BITAR, FROM STELLA BOOKS, were happy to meet each other at the Vail Valley Business Women event at Vista Restaurant at Arrowhead.

Cowboys Serving the vail valley’s favorite pizza, pastas, calzones, subs, salads and more since 1990!

Daily Happy Hour • All Locations avon Vail eagle 949-9900 476-9026 benchmark 337-9900 shopping ctr. eagle crossing shopping ctr. Village center Mall Across from Solaris Open 11a.m. Daily

across from christie lodge open 11a.m. daily

above the bowling alley open 11a.m. daily


Look Great at a Great Price! 845-7077

41199 Hwy 6 Eagle-Vail

Let me pamper you! Over 22 years of color experience from downtown Chicago!

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Choose a shoe add a strap Switch Flops Upscale Consignment Clothing

Tina DeWitt from Edward Jones Investments, SAM GALE, AT MCHATTEN CREEK RANCH AND LEAH MAYER AT LKSM DESIGN were all having a blast at the Vail Valley Business Women annual membership drive at the Vista Restaurant at Arrowhead. Great food!


Recyeled FashionUncompromised Style

M-W 10a-5:30p • T-Sat 10a-7p • Sun 12p-5p 240 Chapel Square Place (inside Nest Furnshings) • 949.0499

$ 99 Sandwich of the week

Heidi’s Club Sandwich

Ham, Turkey & Roast Beef, or Turkey & Bacon

Anita Denboske owns seven Active Communications stores from Dillon to Rifle. She can help you with any AT&T needs, or any other phone needs you might have. We know firsthand her commitment to customer service from visiting her stores in Eagle-Vail, Edwards and Gypsum! Corey Campanella is at Farmers Insurance. These two women are just a few of the “makers and shakers” who make the Vail Valley Business Women an amazing group.

Comes with potato salad or cole slaw & a 16 oz. drink Exp: 9/11/09

Bohemian wine on sale at Minturn Mile Liquors only $7.99. The lovely Terry aka princess can help you pick the perfect wine to pair with dinner tonight.

Easy, Fun & Affordable Eagle-Vail Business Center • Mon-Sat 10-5:30 • 949-0153

Mon - Fri: 7am-4pm • Sat - Sun: 8am-4pm Conveniently Located at 150 Cooley Mesa Rd.



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SMOKING PRODUCTS Huge Selection of Quality Glass. Vaporizers Detoxifiers Hand Pipes

Gifts & T-Shirts Body Jewelry Water Pipes

9715 W. Colfax

2 blks. E. of Kipling on Colfax


3015 W. 44th Ave.

NW corner of 44th & Federal


Mon-Thurs 9:30am-8pm • Fri-Sat 9:30-9pm • Sun 11am-6pm


% Let Darryl and his son Cole be your guides. Whether it’s rafting the river or scooting around on a Segway, the gang at Sage Outdoors in Lionshead has the means to get you going. Call Sage and book a trip either on land or the water. 476-3700

All Consigned Summer Apparel Fall arrivals daily

Ritzy Recalls, Ltd.

Finer and Designer Resale

Eagle-Vail • 845-7646 • M-F 10-6, Sat 10-4

Chicago Pizza in Vail? That’s right and even better are the prices and the nicest owners around. If you love tennis then this is the hot spot for the US OPEN also. Chicago Pizza, right at home wherever you are.

Justine and Jen are familiar faces at Pazzos in Eagle. When down valley be sure to stop by and say hi and have a slice. They have great specials all the time and are home to the Pigskin Hustle football event, so while you’re there on Sundays and Tuesdays make sure to fill out your ballot and leave it with them. You might win $500 a week in cash.

VAIL VALLEY’S SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONL HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES • Bath & Kitchen Makeovers • Real Estate Inspection Report Repairs • Electrical, Drywall, Tile, Grout and Just About Everything Else! • No Job To Big or Too Small

5:00 - 6:00 pm


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Margarita & Beer Specials! “Best Tex-Mex in Town” 101 Main Street, Minturn, Colorado 970-827-5887

Open Everyday • Bar 4:30pm • Dining Room 5:30pm

Where are you going to buy your wine?

Beaver Liquors The Vail Valley’s only naturally cool wine cellar.

949-5040 • 110 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon • Open 7-Days-a-Week


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Go Green With... Reusable Sandwich Bags Now at The Green Closet! consignments received ever yday shop often! 214 CAPITOL STREET IN EAGLE Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat & Sun: 11am-4pm


Bake sale! Leslie Snyder, Julie Morrow, Kristen Rubis, Laurie Baggott and Kerry Skidmore are organizing the IronKids carwash bake sale and massage coming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Homestead Court Club. Many of the kids advanced to the next stage in Tuscon, Ariz., and they need your financial support! For more information, contact Snyder at (970) 376-1513.

Confidential Compassionate Counseling • Providing psychological services for adults, children and teens. • Licensed in New York & Colorado 28 years experience. Dr. Henry J. Goetze, Psychologist

970-926-0204 • 845-594-4692 Avon, Center, Suite 218

Splendid Autumn Specials! Yeti’s Grind is selling cupcakes! Jessica and Tara of Tickled Pink want you to know they are selling cupcakes and Yeti’s and catering events also! Call 445-7179 for more information.


Wish you were in Mexico? Geoff does! Stop by Riverwalk Wine and Spirits in Edwards for beer of the week Corona and Corona Lt 12 packs $13.99.

18 oz Angus Cowboy Steak $32 Scott’s Special ½ Price Wine List THURSDAY

“Surf & Turf” of Wood Oven Roasted Maine Lobster & Rack of Lamb $34 FRIDAY

Wood Oven Roasted Fresh Maine Lobster $34 SATURDAY

Whole Dover Sole à la Meunière $34 SUNDAY

Splendido’s Famous Coq au Vin $26 Lemon or Chocolate Soufflé $6

Weekend Wine and Champagne Specials

“Pre-theatre Special”, 5:30 to 6:15 or after 9:00, 25% off the check (except Saturday)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Special Encore Appearance! Pat Hamilton with Peter Vavra

Autumn Hours: Open Wednesday-Sunday from 5:30 David Walford, Executive Chef • Peter Vavra, at the piano bar 970.845.8808


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Come see us for Potatopalooza street party in downtown Eagle!

Gypsum Fire House breaks ground ...


Garden Goodies available at our Eagle store

Riverwalk Edwards (across from the theater) 926-5888

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Mattress Sale!

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The Gypsum Fire Department broke ground on the refurbishment of their fire house Thursday. Pictured here, from left, is Pete Nolan, Dave Vroman, Anna Dolg, Rocco LaGuardia, Richard Carter, Sean Kerrigan, Carol Vaughan, Patrick Johnson and Sam Yantzer. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Sleep Shop of Eagle County 535 McGregor Dr. • Gypsum, CO • Next to Santa Fe Furniture


Friends don’t let friends smoke alone Vail’s only Cigar Store

Cigar Tastings • Special Events Rolling Demonstrations


Cigar Humidor Specializing in

hand-rolled cigars

Clay Carlton Proprietor & Cigar Roller

Call 476-0502 for more information. In the West Vail Shopping Mall.

Dentistry that fits your lifestyle French & English Antiques & Accessories


Crowns prepared and permanently placed in a single visit Call for Information on Whitening Promotion

328-7304 | Hablamos Español | Payment plans available

ANTIQUE SALE 20% OFF all large (and some small) antique furniture pieces including tables, chairs, buffets, servers, desks, armoires, and much more!


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checked on the sheep and saw that the dogs were tied up with steel cable and chains, as he’d ordered them to be after the biting incident with a different dog five days before. Satisfied that everything was in order, he and his wife headed for home. “Overall I think the dog was doing its job,” said juror Scott Fong Thrusday night. “It was just an unfortunate coincidence with the wrong people in the wrong places, but the dog did commit a dangerous act while the defendant owned it.” Fond also said there was some contradiction in the defendant’s testimony as to weather or not he did everything he could have to prevent the incident. “With a previous bite coming just five days prior, maybe he should have adjusted the location of his herd,” Fond said. During the race, Legro had thrown a chain race and was lagging behind. During her tearful testimony Thursday, Legro recounted how she saw the dogs coming at her, how the dogs pulled her off the bike and how she tried to protect herself. A nearby camper, Heather Russell, heard Legro screaming and ran over to help, as did two other people close by. They ran the dogs off and rushed Legro to the hospital. Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Hanson and officers from Eagle County Animal Control arrived soon after to investigate. They waited until the next morning to come get the dogs. When they located the two Great Pyrenees, they both had blood on their muzzles. Robinson said the dogs are sometimes fed meat from sheep that die. A few days later while the dogs were being held by Animal Control, Legro identified one as the dog that had attacked her. Both dogs were euthanized. “It was heavy recreation use in a traditional grazing area, and everyone had a right to be there,” said Bonnie Brown, with the Colorado Wool Growers Association, speaking outside the courtroom Thursday. “If the Forest Service had notified Sam about this race, none of us would be here.”

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Village Market in Riverwalk Edwards • 926-1113 Store Hours 6:30 am - 10 pm Open Everyday specials good from 9/9-9/15


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Aspen Trees wholesale

11/2” 13/4” 2” 21/2”

96 $ 112 $ 128 $ 178 $

September Savings Event Nokian Tyres is the first tire manufacturer to introduce a production method using earth-friendly oils. Our birch leaf insignia guarantees the complete absence of toxic chemicals.

Severe Service Emblem Exceeds the new government standard for tire performance in harsh winter conditions.

Also Colorado Spruces available 6’-14’ (Call for information on planting and delivery)

Green Valley Landscaping, Inc.

Edwards, CO • 926-6430 • cell 914-0005

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New Furniture Daily! FREE Pick-up Always 970-949-0989 • 222 Chapel Place • Avon, CO 81620

Formerly Golden Oven Pizza

Dine in take out or delivery

Ski & Snowboard Lockers Available for 2009/2010 Ski Season Store 4 pairs of skis or snowboards and boots. Clean, Friendly, Fun Best Ski and Snowboard Tunes in the Valley!



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Apartment Store

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


For Rent

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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

20 per weekend to run a garage sale ad!


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

Visa & Mastercard Accepted


4 Door, 2.4L, 4-Speed Automatic, 22,165 Miles, Stock #6596A $15,993 Emich Volkswagen 888-413-5024

Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools

Get all 3 for total Call 970.471.6370

4 Door, 2.5L, Manual w/ Premium Package, 85,295 Miles, 8856 $9,991

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

4 Door, 2.0L, Automatic w/ OD-Speed Tiptronic, 54,156 Miles, Stock #P5838 888-413-5024



While you’re away…


Caretaking & Home Management Services • Periodic checks (daily, weekly, monthly) • Pre-Arrival Departure services • Scheduled interior/ exterior property inspections • Project supervision • Maintenance • Grocery Shopping • Manage Mail, Water the Plants, etc.

Bike Valet 476-7770 Plaza •560 E. Lionshead Cir next to Old Forge Pizza


Stratton Flats is looking for a part-time Sales administrator for their Gypsum sales center. Organization skills, customer service skills, Microsoft Office, excel and Publisher a MUST. Previous real estate and sales experience a plus. Bi-Lingual a plus. Please fax your resume to 970.524.0987 or call 970.524.5544

$25-30/hr + mileage. Local Flex days and hrs - M-F p/t Car, cell, resume, fluency required. 303.928.9309

Outstanding references upon request


an experienced Sales Associate with bookkeeping skills for our Edwards, CO Design Center location. Please send cover letter and resume to Ann Waller, Glenwood Springs Store Manager at: or call 970.928.9422

Jeremy 970-566-3214

Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

call 970.376.5493

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.

– $10 off ANY Repair –

Call Today! 926-6602

Professional Home Improvement Services

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

Affordable Pricing

And get 2 dozen donuts FREE from the Village Market!

39.00 Bike Tune Special

Need to sell or buy something? Call us at 926-6602 Classifieds $35 per week.

• 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

Personnel needed for early morning newpaper delivery, 6 days /week. $12/hr + gas mileage. Interested? Call

2 Door, 3.4L, 6-Speed Manual, 71,320 Miles, Stock #P1097 $28,990


Blue wagon - Rocky Mountain Edition, Great condition, new windshield, new BF Goodrich tires, 4 extra winter wheels/ studs, 108K, service records, reg. 3K oil changes, Manual, permium sound system, 6 disc CD, heated seats-mirrors-windows, undercarriage guard, sturdy cargo mat. Drives great, solid, safe.

Convertible, 2 Door, 2.4L, 4Speed Auto, 71,650 Miles, 9085 $8,991

2.5L, Manual with OW Equipment, 78,858 Miles, #4352 $6,991 888-413-5024

2 Door, 3.0L, 4-Speed Automatic, 70,493 Miles Stock #9953


4 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Automatic, 44,390 Miles, Stock #P5479 $16,593 888-413-5024

2 Door, 2.0L, 59,235 Miles, #3323 $8,995

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Sunriver, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Partially furnished on bus route, year round hot tub and pool in summertime. Utilities are extra. NS/NP Call 970.390.2402

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

4 Door, 2.0L, 19,177 Miles, Stock #4773 $11,991


4 Door, 2.5L, 5-Speed Manual, 45,037 Miles, Stock #P0355 $14,991

4 Door, 2.5L, 4-Speed Automatic, 71,725 Miles Stock #6416 $7,991

3 Bd, 3Ba, Fully Furnished, Remodeled, underground parking, walk to ski lifts, restraunts, & post office. $2000 for 9/15 - 10/31 Optional Year Lease starting 11/1 Call 970.390.1446

888.413.5024 3 Bd, 3ba very Spacious Wildridge Townhome. 1 car garage. Partially furnished. Avail 7/1, NS/NP

2.1L, 154,770 Miles, 8176 $5,991

On Red River NW Wichita Falls, TX. 300 acres, all or part, natural springs, wildlife, high bluffs, owner financing.

Mature professional woman, 25 years in Vail Valley, 8.5 years at current job, seeking quiet place to live, with wellbehaved older dog, between

2 Door, 1.8L, 6-Speed Automatic, 57,885 Miles, Stock #5857 $14,991


prefer own apartment or lockoff with kitchen. Light home care available, references and details upon request. Occupancy available immediately for the right place.

2 Door, 2.0L, Contact for Mileage, 5281 $3,991

Where’s the SUN? It’s here every morning, but for how long? See page 23 for details

EFFICIENCY Bedroom, Bath, partial kitchen, private den use, NS/NP

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

For Rent Eagle - Brush Creek 3 bd, 2.5 Ba, A/C, NS, pets OK with approval, Garage $2100/mo + Sec. Deposit Call 970.926.5570

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

970.926.5692 970.390.2401

2BR 2Ba condo, 1 car garage & 1 parking space, NS/NP, First month, last month and deposit due at signing, Year lease preffered, but all negotiable

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

Fantastic 1/2 Duplex - A Must see. Unfurnished, 3Bd, 3.5 Ba, Gigantic 2 3/4 Car Garage, 3 Covered Decks, Fenced Yard, W/D, Gas FP, HW Floors, Granite Slab, Stainless Appl., In Floor Gas Heat, Tons of Storage, Directly Across from Park, Vaulted Ceilings, Pets? N/S. Year Lease only. Call 970.949.4886

3 Bd, 3 Ba, Red Canyon Townhome. Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors, W/D, New Carpet. 1st Month and Deposit. NS/NP.

2Br, 2Ba condo in The Reserve. W/D, gas fireplace, large closets, lots of storage, deck overlooking the river. Pool club included. Pets?? Yearly lease.

Call 303.999.0131

Fully Furnished, calm, clean, no drinking, no drugs, parking space, NP. Available Now, month to month.

2 Bd, 2 Ba, Loft, Garage, Beautifully remodeled with new furnishings, No Smoking, Pets, Children. Available now thru March

Call 970.333.1671

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

European crafted cabin, two wooded acres on creek. Three bedroom, two bath. Wood burning FP. Beautifully furnished.

Call 970-390-1898

Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

Beaver Bench Studio, furnished, on the Lake, Great views, NS/NP.


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


Call 970.376.5493

Sunridge II, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished, NS/NP

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


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

2 Bd, 2Ba, Furnished, W/D, NS/NP. $1400/month

VR6, 2 Door, 2.8L, 5-Speed Manual, 84,187 Miles, Stock #6133 $8,991


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

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

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom, 2 bath Sunridge condo w/ washer & dryer. New kitchen, carpet, tile & bathrooms. No pets, no smoking. 1st month & Security Deposit total of $2800 to move in. Lease negotiable.

AWD 4 Door, 4.7L, 5-Speed Automatic, 74,078 Miles, Stock #4712 $10,991


Nifty 1 Bd on Eagle River. Furnished w/kitchenette. On Bus stop & Easy walk to Avon, Wal-Mart. Includes Utilities, TV & wireless internet. Sorry, no pets

Single Family, 3 Bd, 2 Ba, NS, pets negotiable.

Call 970.471.6973

Call 970.390.5579

Furnished Studio, quiet golf course location. 1 person only, NS/NP, 1 year lease. Call 970.471.1960

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, unfurnished remodeled, 1 car garage, on bus route, Flexible Lease call 970.376.7225

Immaculate updated Riverwalk 2Bd, 1.5Ba condo. Furnished or unfurnished. Hardwood, plentiful underground parking, storage, W/D, walk to everything, on bus route. NS, Long term preferred. Call 720.291.9656

Short of Long term Townhome, 2 Master Bedrooms, 2.5 Ba, 4-6 Beds available, fully furnished, W/D, NS/NP, cable $ Wi-Fi. Call 970.471.0920

Vail Mountaineer

Get your place rented for cheap, and your wallet (or money clip) will thank you.

Rentals througout the valley


Friday, September 11, 2009 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

Lovely 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home on the Eagle River. Quiet location, W/D, NS/NP. 1st, last, sec.

Call Diana 970.376.1202

Available Now - 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

1 Bedroom apt., NS/NP. Month-to-Month. $500 Deposit, Utilities Included. Call 970.4709144

Call 970.926.3436 Very Nice, remodeled, contemporary, large (2400sf), 5 Bd, 3Ba, duplex townhome. All appliances, including W/D, fully furnished, gas FP, & single car garage w/ storage. 2 decks and patio with beautiful mountain views! Bus stop right at end of driveway. 4595 Big Horn Rd. unit #3.

Large 2Bd, 2Ba, with huge covered patio, living room & bedroom overlooking creek! Completely remodeled with new textured walls, carpet & baths! New kitchen with stainless refrigerator & stove. New washer/dryer & dishwasher. Plenty of storage, on bus route, convenient to everything. Gas stove and heat.

Call Larry 612-817-7414


Brookside 2 bed/2 bath, fireplace, underground parking, pool, and workout room. NS/NP. Utilities Included.

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

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

Call 970.331.1544

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

3 Bd, 2 Ba, Meadow Creek Townhome, Furnished, NS/NP. 2 Car parking close to bus stop.

Call 970-390-1898



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.

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with fireplace on private cul-de-sac. Two car garage plus extra storage building. Two decks with incredible views. All appliances included. Gas/ Electric/Water included. No smoking and no pets.

Call Sam 970.331.1519

Home is available 10/1. Call 970-401-2041

Townhome 2Bd plus loft on golf course. FP, furnished, NP, New Kitchen, New baths, garage.

Open House Call us and place your info 926-6602

Saturday, 9/11, 11am - 1pm Sunriver Unit C101 Eagle-Vail $399,999 Prudential Colorado Properties Kathie Cavataio 970.376.5510

Call 970.376.1202

Sleep your family and friends in this six bedroom mountain getaway. Drive or take the free bus to Vail’s lifts. Relax after skiing in the indoor hot tub and enjoy champagne under the stars in the outdoor hot tub!

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

Sunday Sunday, 9/13, 2-4pm 170 Charolais Circle Singletree 3 Bd/2.5 Ba $995,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views. Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

2Bd/2.5Ba, Furnished, W/D. NS/NP, 1st, last, deposit, year lease.

Email: Call 970.390.8462

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SKY LEGEND AT COTTON RANCH. New, with 3 huge Bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, 2.5 Bath, 3 car garage, & 2 storage rooms, 180 degree views from Mesa. NP/NS, unfurnished.

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.

call 970.376.7225

2 Bd, 1 Ba, Fully Furnished, FP, DW, close to bus, NS/NP.

Call 970.309.0117

Patio entrance Studio, 1 Bd, 1Ba, next to golf course, kitchenette, Dog OK

Executive Office, Studio, Showroom, Professional or Commercial Space, High End Finishes. Edwards Commercial Park 925 sf

Call 970.376.7225

Room for rent, walks out onto the Eagle River. Washer Dryer, Private Bathroom. One other roommate, nice place, must see.

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

1 Bedroom in 3 Bed mobilehome. 1251 Main St. Please call after 4pm or leave a message Call Jerry 970-827-5328 970-471-6932

2Bd, 2 Ba, Like New, W/D, 2 carports, NS/NP $100 credit on 1st 2 months

Need to rent your place? Mention this ad and we’ll run your rental ad for $50 for the entire month. Call Andy 926-6602

Call 970.476.1163

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Fully Furnished. On bus route, Heat, water, cable included, electricity is extra. NS/NP Call 970.390.2402

Elegant Highland Meadows home, 3Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 Car Garage. Fully Furnished Turn-Key. Private master suite with jacuzzi, and steam shower. Gourmet kitchen. Beautiful views. 6 or 12 month lease.

Prime office space located in the Chapel Square North Building. 7 work stations, 1 corner office, conference room, break/storage area and free underground parking. Fully wired for telephone/data.

Call 970.390.1539

Call Mike Day 970.949.6000 or Email

Sunday, 9/13, 12-2pm 58 Cassidy Place Homestead 5Bd/4.5Ba $899,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

Sunday, 9/13, 11am-1pm 16 Sunrise Court Eagle – The Bluffs 3 Bd/2.5 Ba $465,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970.376.0041

Friday, September 11, 2009

Vail Mountaineer


Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team Westin Riverfront #250 § $2,595,000 3BD/3.5BA § Web ID: M26242

Nestled against a beautiful hillside and boasting magnificent views, this residence features an open floorplan, 5 Bedrooms, and is steps to world-class skiing and golf.

Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

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

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

508 East Arrowhead Drive $1,995,000 Suzi Apple

580E Arrowhead Drive $1,995,000 Suzi Apple

Where can you get 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, privacy, acreage and 3 living areas? Call today about this wonderful home that is only 14 miles off I-70, Easy to see.

One of CVC’s finest lots, this exquisite home boasts 6 bd suites, floor-to-ceiling windows, incredible patios, sweeping views, and includes adjacent 1.19-acre lot


$599,000 Debbie Darrough


Historic And Updated - Five Bedrooms on Large Lot - Bromwell School 130 Gaylord Street $1,875,000 Susan Matthews


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

130 Summer Meadow $335,000 Bob New


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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple



2195 Cresta Rd. Magnificent 7BD ski-in/ ski-out estate. Over 13,700 sq ft, 12 fireplaces, outdoor & indoor waterfalls & stone grotto spa.

2195 Cresta Rd. $9,950,000 Suzi Apple


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

81 Elk Run Court $5,000,000 Suzi Apple

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

Charming and Traditional with great space in a great location.

Quiet street in the Terrace, on the bike path and very nice landscaping in backyard. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Perfect starter home.


40 Garfield #F $374,500 Susan Matthews


New 3 Bd, 2 Ba Single family home w/ a huge 2 car garage. Master bedroom, Cedar fenced yard, One year full warranty and up to 100% financing available

$325,000 Andy Forstl


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



113 Condor Drive $439,000 Bonnie Havlik


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

$749,500 Henri Stone


3 Bd, 2 ba, 1201 Square Feet, Nice deck overlooking the Gore Creek. Walk out to the bike path and TOV bus. Great for weekend getaway or a place to call home. MLS # V319205

Interlochen Condos B15 $495,000 Ross Goldberg


135a Castle Peak Close § $1,595,000 4BD/4.5BA § Web ID: M28817

Sunset Townhome, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, Priced to move quickly. Great for the young family and ready to move in.

2403 Draw Spur Drive $499,000 Bonnie Havlik

$832,500 David Whitman



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


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


Matchpoint Townhome with Garage. 2 Bd/2.5 Ba on two levels, vaulted ceilings, unfinished basement! Must see to appreciate this outstanding townhome and location!

$455,000 Bethany Boston-Johnson


This masterpeice sits on the Eagle River and features 4 exquisite bedroom suites, stunning finishes, an expansive covered deck with FP, and dramatic canyon views.

Rainbow Trout Lodge $2,595,000 Suzi Apple

Charter in Beaver Creek, 2 Bd, Rare top floor, Vaulted Ceilings, end-of-thebuilding location, extra windows, Stones throw to charming village. Amazing rentals, management & Amenities.


Lots of Updates, Combined with the Fabulous Charm of 1908 740 Marion Street $1,050,000 Susan Matthews


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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


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

709 Edwards Village Blvd $695,000 Suzi Apple


Private 10-acre estate provides an unequal setting for this stunning 5 Bd home. Classic Colorado detailing with polished logs & stone archways exude luxury yet warmth

203 Jouflass Ranch Road $4,250,000 Suzi Apple


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Friday, September 11, 2009

The Ultimate Vail Retreat

1452 Buffehr Creek


rivately gated high atop Buffehr Creek Rd. with phenomenal views, this property boasts over 14,000 square feet of living area with 8 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms. A fully outfitted gourmet kitchen is flanked by 2 bar top seating areas. Other amenities include a master suite with private office, a 14x20 golf simulator, 2nd media room, zen room with 12 person sauna, 3 steam showers, a 16x40 pool & pool bar, an enormous recreation room, and a wine room. This is a developer’s private residence. Details also include custom iron work and wood carvings throughout the home. Green built, the home utilizes poly foam insulation and passive solar heating, along with multiple extraordinary stone heated patios surrounding the house. Attached to the house is a 6-car, 1,800 square foot garage with workshop, a car wash & dog wash. Just outside is a 100 foot long water feature.

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