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World premier at the Beav’ A story of life, death and dreams in the world’s most dangerous mountains By Geoff Mintz Special to the Mountaineer Admit it, you’re thinking about skiing again. Well there’s no better way to tide over your hankering to hit the slopes than a good ski movie, especially one with in inspiring story like The Edge of Never. Written and Directed by former Vail Valley resident and journalist William A. Kerig, The Edge of Never makes its world premier Wednesday, September 16 at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek,

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presented by the Vail Symposium. Trevor Petersen was a pioneer of big-mountain skiing in the 80s and 90s. He was among the first to artfully fuse European-style alpinism with North American KERIG refinement and fluidity. A cauldron of high-grade energy, Petersen had a life force that seemed inextinguishable and a spirit that was totally engaging. “His signature ponytail flying

proudly behind him, Petersen had skied and climbed his way into the heart of mountain culture,” says SkiNet. In 1996, while skiing in Chamonix, France – home to arguably the most technical and dangerous skiing in the world – an avalanche swept Trevor away. His body was found sitting up in the snow as if gazing at the mountains he loved. Nearly a decade later, The Edge of Never chronicles the coming-of-age journey of Trevor’s fifteen-year-old son Kye Petersen, a rising star in his own [See EDGE OF NEVER, page 2]

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Tens of thousands of conservative protesters carrying signs with such sentiments as: “Socialism is UnAmerican,” and “The American Dream R.I.P,” marched outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. The massive demonstration was the largest anti-Obama protest since he took office. “Hell hath no fury like a taxpayer ignored,” Andrew Moylan, head of government affairs for the National Taxpayer Union, told the Post. Organizers of the protest said they aimed to stopping what the over-expansion of the federal government under the Obama administration. “How Is That Hopey Changey Thing Workin’ Out For Ya?” another protestors placard read.

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Food in wild slows bear calls But bears’ number is rising, DOW says By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Avon resident Walter Dandy put up a high-voltage fence around his house after a bear got into the yard and ate three chickens. He then spent hours picking crab apples off of a tree in his yard to give the bears less of a temptation to try to break in. Dandy’s problems with bears this summer are just one of the reasons town officials are discussing tightening up the town’s bear regulations. Officials may soon require bear-proof trash cans in Avon as other nearby towns do, including Vail. They could also consider a plan to require “non-fruity trees” for all new landscaping. “What you plant can make a difference,” said Bill Andree, a Division of Wildlife officer responsible for the Vail Valley. “It’s the same thing we see in Aspen. A couple of trees doesn’t make a big difference in the calories, but with the dozen Dumpsters lined up, it certainly does.” Bear berries ripen up high There’s been a brief reprieve from the Vail Valley bears in recent days, now that the natural chokecherry crop has ripened on the hillsides, Andree said. But more bears in the Vail Valley seem to be getting used to people, and that’s worrisome, he said. “We haven’t seen a giant increase (in calls),” Andree said. “What you see is that habituation — those bears that when a police officer hits them with (a pepper ball) or a dog barks at them, the bears don’t even move.”

THE EDGE OF NEVER right, who travels to Chamonix to ski the very same line that took his father’s life. With the aid of some of the world’s greatest ski mountaineers, including the godfather of modern big-mountain skiing Glen Plake, Kye embarks on a journey to connect with his father and become a member of skiing’s big-mountain tribe. Telling the young man’s story along with Kerig is Peter Sch-

Avon police follow the DOW’s two-strike policy for bears. What that means is if a bear has been tagged as a “problem bear” once, the next time it is caught, it is removed and/or killed, Andree said. The East Vail bear has not been back, he said. “Police officers will not use lethal force unless there’s a threat to human life, or unless the DOW says it was a dangerous bear in the past,” said Police Chief Brian Kozak. Over in Aspen, wildlife officers with the Colorado Division of Wildlife are searching for a bear involved in an attack Thursday night. It comes as the latest in an alarmingly long and consistent string of bear attacks occurring this summer in that area. More hunting licenses? The Division of Wildlife may issue more bear hunting licenses next spring to lower the number of bearhuman interactions in the future. Wildlife officials also may buy a new Taser device to disable bears in urban situations of a kind similar to that used on humans, Andree said. So far this year, two bears have been relocated from Eagle-Vail, two from Edwards and one from Wolcott of the estimated 10,000 or so bears that live in Colorado, so it appears the bear population is definitely going up, Andree said. In 2007, the department killed eight problem bears. Last year, four were killed. This year so far, five have been killed, Andree said. “Sometimes the bear is there every night until you set the trap, then they’re gone,” Andree said. “They’re smart.”


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Reefer store rejected Neighboring business fights shop with nuisance laws By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer One Eagle County business owner used the law to lash out about a marijuana store next door, and managed to shut it down before it opened. The owner, who asked not to be identified for now, was livid about a marijuana store opening in the unit next to his. He said the people planning to open the marijuana store did not a building permit from the county, but had already started to remodel the space. The owner fired off a letter to his landlord, demanding that the landlord take steps to keep the marijuana smell confined to the marijuana store. As it turns out, that would have been a Herculean effort. In this case, that would mean the landlord have had to create an air-tight seal around the marijuana store,

and install an industrial exhaust fan with tall stacks to dissipate the fumes. “You have to attack it on environmental grounds and creating a public nuisance,” the business owner said. Most of the towns in Eagle County have already banned marijuana stores within their city limits. Gypsum, Vail and Avon have all banned them, saying that medical marijuana stores are not allowed under federal law. They’ve all opted to comply with federal law, and ignore the state law that allows them. Minturn and Eagle are reportedly working on plans to ban the marijuana stores. Colorado voters approved Amendment 20, which allows the sale of medical marijuana to someone who has a doctor’s recommendation. A doctor was in Eagle County on Friday, writing those recommendations for $275 each.

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New scholarship to honor Kang Violinist Chee-Yun to perform in her honor Mountaineer Staff Report Concert violinist Chee-Yun will perform at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek on Jan. 6 to benefit the newlyestablished June S. Kang Love for Arts Scholarship Fund. The new scholarship fund, which creates a permanent scholarship, has been established in tribute to June S. Kang, an Arrowhead resident who passed away in January 2009. The scholarship will provide financial support to students of the arts who live in the Vail Valley. The Vail Valley Foundation will manage the fund. Bob Moroney, director of the Alpine Club, and members Benjamin Warren, Craig Cormack and Han Kang (June’s husband) were instrumental in spearheading the benefit concert. At the organizational dinner meeting for the dinner concert held on Aug. 26 at the home of Janie and Scott Cliver in Arrowhead, John Garnsey, co-president of the mountain division, Vail Resorts, enthusiastically endorsed the scholarship fund by announcing a sizeable donation to honor June. She was loved by the Alpine Club community and the members of the Country Club of the Rockies. Garnsey called the upcoming concert a “community project to memorialize and celebrate Kang’s life on the mountain.” Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, praised the Alpine Club community for supporting this worthy cause, which will have a lasting impact on the kids of the valley. The Vail Valley Foundation will support the concert by providing the Vilar Center for Performing Arts and other logistical support for the event Warren said the initial target for the fund-raising is to top the $100,000 mark. Han Kang pledged to match the funds raised by the concert. Based on support from the Alpine Club community and from the people of the Vail Valley, Warren expects the concert to be a smashing success. Warren and other founders of the Fund are very excited at the prospect of helping local students in their pursuit of the arts education, noting that June’s lifelong passion for arts will live on. June Kang received her formal training in art at the prestigious Ewha Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts at Seoul National University, graduating summa

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cum laude in 1967. Her specialty was Muk-Hwa (inkon-rice paper, Oriental painting). She won numerous national awards for her early works. Chee-Yun, an adjunct professor of music at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, currently performs over 130 concerts annually all over the world. She is scheduled to perform in the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival concert season in 2010, where she has appeared as a soloist many years in the past. Chee-Yun met June Kang when Chee-Yun was was invited to Julliard Music School by legendary violin teacher, the late Dorothy Delay, when Chee-Yun was 8. As her career blossomed, some 30 years later, CheeYun continued to refer to June as her “Vail Mom.” If you are interested in supporting the June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship, please contact the Vail Valley Foundation making reference to the June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 309, Vail, Colo., 81658.

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A community that shines Firefighters served up food and fun at annual barn dance By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer Norman Rockwell himself would have smiled had he been at the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District firehouse Friday night. Children in barbecue sauce stained clothes ran about laughing and playing, while adult shimmied the night away to the sounds of Airborn and the firefighters kept the drinks flowing until both boots serving as tip jars were stuffed full. “This year is awesome due to the turnout, it’s great,” said Lt. Eric Hill, whose been with Greater Eagle Fire for five years, not including his volunteer time. “Chief did a really good job with this, he’s the one behind it all even though he’d blame it all on us.” Until the sun went down, the Jakes chauffeured folks at the event around Eagle in the original station house fire truck, built in 1937. It was a huge hit with the kids, who begged Hill and Lt. Lee Bruchez for one last ride as they reflected on the event. They had to turn the requests down on account of the truck’s headlights being busted. “I think it’s really cool to see all the kids playing and the adults loving the food,” said Bruchez. “There’s still that small town community feeling in Eagle.” Two hours into the barn dance, the firehouse sold out of raffle tickets, raising $8,000. “That says a lot about the town, doesn’t it,” said Chief Jon Jon Asper as he greeted guests who showered him with hugs and smiles. The real heroes, Jon Jon said, were the kids from the Grand Junction Muscular Dystrophy Association, who came with Terri Hasstedt to thank the firemen for their stuff boot campaign Monday. “This is my champion here,” Hasstedt said of Jon Jon. “The town of Eagle is just phenomenal, the western slope MDA would not exist without this town.” Greater Eagle Fire raised $13,000 in 10 hours for the MDA, which will help 1,800 families in Colorado

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PicThis natural concern is reflected in America’s second ture a rotting pile of dung and you can see why you don’t want this operation in your backyard. amendment that ensures the right to keep You will use another plastic tarp to cover and bear arms; however, in many scenarios where Armageddon is as hand, or there’s no Mountain the dung and keep rain water out. Every few weeks or every month, pour a bucket Wal-Mart nearby, guns and ammo will be Man of stale urine on the mound of rotting poop. difficult to acquire. For this reason, I’ll share After approximately six months, you will an old Prussian family recipe for gunpowder start to see a yellowish crystalline residue from the rawest materials possible. I’m not forming on the stale pee soaked mound of recommending that anyone make their own dung, and this is the nitrate compound you explosives, and only give this information need. for educational purposes. Now you will create a waterproof path Just about any chemist or firearms enthusifor liquid to drain out of the tarp under the ast can tell you the three ingredients that comacrid mound of nitrates. Fill the drainage pose gunpowder: sulfur, charcoal, and potaspath with wood ash from a common firesium nitrate, commonly known as saltpeter. pit, and make a collection tray that will colWhen these individual compounds are alone lect liquid that flowed through the passage there are safe to handle and won’t explode; Hanz of wood ash. Create a filter for the liquid to however, when they are mixed, they need to pass through before it goes into the collecbe treated with great caution as they combine Gehrt tion tray. The crystalline nitrate residue reto form explosive gunpowder. If you have acts with the potassium in the ash to make these ingredients already at hand, then they should be kept separate and ground into a fine powder potassium nitrate. Pour small amounts of water on the nitrate mound before being mixed. Once ground fine, you will need a scale and will mix by weight using the following so that it soaks through the mound and then the liquid proportions: 75 percent saltpeter, 15 percent charcoal flows through the ash and is collected in the tray at and 10 percent sulfur. Since most people don’t have the end of the setup. Allow the water to evaporate off access to these ingredients, I’ll cover how to procure and you will be left with a yellowish crystal residue in your collection tray. This residue is mostly saltpeter the required parts. and will be the main ingredient in your gunpowder. Procuring the required parts Making explosives is a dangerous undertaking that The charcoal is the easiest to acquire and can be should not be attempted unless you comply with all made from any soft wood. I use an old wood stove, laws of man. It is much easier to simply buy black and start a fire of soft wood inside the stove, then I powder or black powder substitutes from the Chinese shut all air vents and let the fire suffocate until it is and the major retailer of their products in the U.S., out. This leaves me with very nice softwood charcoal Wal-Mart. There are federal laws that prohibit makthat is crushed into powder with little effort. ing explosives and I urge you to follow these laws and The sulfur can be acquired from natural deposits, avoid blowing yourself up. But if you’re ever faced frequently associated with geothermal activity. I’ve with a life or death situation this method will work harvested sulfur locally from the area of Glenwood well, and all you need is dung, urine and a few other Springs where there are plenty of hot sulfur springs. easy to procure ingredients. Once mixed, the gunJust look for the bright yellow residue that smells like powder is relatively unstable and will explode from rotten eggs. I remember grinding sulfur as teen and high pressure or heat. my uncle Wilhelm would walk by and jokingly ask me if I had soiled myself because of the stench. Editor’s note: Mountain Man Hanz Gehrt is a forThe hardest ingredient to acquire is the potassium mer German military soldier and survivalist now livnitrate, which I will refer to as saltpeter. You can ing in the wilderness of Central Colorado. E-mail make it with a process is similar to a compost pile; with any questions/ however, I don’t advise making saltpeter near your comments you may have, and we’ll make sure Hanz house or near neighbors, and when you read about the receives them.


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Good hiking in fall splendor Gondola to remain open today, next weekend Mountaineer Staff Report We all know what comes in the next week or so with a few chilly nights — glorious, golden aspen trees. To take in the fall splendor, area guide companies suggest a hike or a horseback ride. Paragon Guides offers llama treks; Vail Resorts offers horseback rides, among others. At the Beaver Creek hiking center, loyal hikers come back year after year to sign up with the guides, said Kathy Walker, who works at the center. The guides offer up interpretive background about local flora and fauna and some history. Guided hikes are available on weekends through Sept. 27 and through October as long as the weather permits, Walker said. “The leaves are going to be turning and the hikes will be great,” Walker said. “We have a good loyal following.” The hiking center also can give you tips about Nordic fitness walking, the name for hiking with poles. Picnic lunches are also available. Hikers hear about the center through word-of-mouth, said Nate Goldberg, a hiking center worker.


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in Urumqi have reported attacks, though only about 100 showed evidence of being pricked. The bizarre stabbings led to mass demonstrations by tens thousands of Han Chinese earlier this month against what they said was a government that can’t guarantee their safety.

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Rep. Joe Wilson’s has broken $1 million in fundraising since he heckled President Barack Obama during his health care pitch to Congress Wednesday with the words “You lie!” a source told Politico news. Wilson has raked in a total of $1,005,021 from 18,859 donations while the Drudge Report has reported Wilson is “under attack” for his willingness to take on Obama. Wilson apologized after the speech, but now seems to be using his actions to his advantage. His Democratic rival Rob Miller has raised less than $900,000, according to the Democratic fundraising site ActBlue.

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astonishing 115 years and earned her the title of oldest person on the planet. It was a title Baines quietly relinquished Friday when she died in her sleep at Western Convalescent Hospital, her home since she gave up living alone at age 107 after breaking a hip. She likely suffered a heart attack, BAINS said her longtime physician, Dr. Charles Witt, although an autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. Baines was born in Shellman, Ga., on April 6, 1894, when Grover Cleveland was in the White House, radio communication was just being developed and television was still more than a half-century from becoming a ubiquitous household presence.

Obama: Just say no to status quo

President Barack Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boost momentum in his drive for congressional passage of his chief domestic priority. “I will not accept the status quo. Not this time. Not now,” the president told an estimated 15,000 people during a rally that had every feel of a campaign event, right down to chants of “Fired up, ready to go!” and


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President Barack Obama’s decision to impose trade penalties on Chinese tires has infuriated Beijing at a time when the U.S. badly needs Chinese help on climate change, nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea and the global economy. China condemned the White House’s announcement late Friday as protectionist and said it violated global trade rules. At home, the punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires coming into the U.S. from China may placate union supporters who are important to the president’s health care push. Chen Deming, China’s minister of commerce, said the penalties would hurt relations with the U.S. A ministry statement said Obama had “compromised to the political pressure of the U.S. domestic trade protectionism.” “The Chinese government will continue to uphold the legitimate interests of China’s domestic industry and has the right to take corresponding measures,” Deming said. Obama had until this coming Thursday to accept, reject or modify a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that a rising tide of Chinese tires into the U.S. hurts American producers. The United Steelworkers blames the increase for the loss of thousands of American jobs.

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Tiger Woods dropped his 3-wood in disgust after his first tee shot Saturday sailed left into the bunker for another sloppy bogey. Four hours later, he finished off his best round of the year to build a seven-shot lead in the BMW Championship. Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill with a 9-under 62 and blew away the 68-man field in the third FedEx Cup playoff event. His also tied the tournament record, set last year by Jim Furyk outside St. Louis at Bellerive. A course renovated by Rees Jones with hopes of landing a U.S. Open was no match for Woods. He hit his most unheralded shot of the round, a 7-iron that stopped 3 feet away from a dangerous pin at the par-3 sixth, and never came close to missing another green. The signature shot was his 3-wood from just over 300 yards to 10 feet at the par-5 ninth for an eagle, so pure that the gallery crammed into the bleacher rose to its feet when the ball finally stopped rolling.

Woods was at 16-under 197 and had his largest lead on the PGA Tour since he was eight shots in front in the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines early last year.

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Major League Baseball will not punish Alex Rodriguez after completing its investigation into whether he lied about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, the New York Times reported Saturday. Investigators reached out to several of the Yankees third baseman’s associates in May to examine whether he used drugs for a longer period than he has acknowledged. Rodriguez admitted in February to using steroids while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, but insisted he stopped before he was traded to the Yankees in February 2004.

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Moncoutie of France wins Vuelta stage 13 The mountainous 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday belonged to Frenchman David Moncoutie while Alejandro Valverde of Spain retained the overall lead. Moncoutie completed the 107.2-mile ride from Berja to Sierra Nevada in 5 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds. Spain’s Ezequiel Mosquera was second, 52 seconds behind, and Valverde finished third, 1:16 back. Robert Gesink of Netherlands and Ivan Basso of Italy crossed the line on the same time. The stage featured two tough climbs up the Puerto de la Ragua and Alto de Monachil peaks before a long ascent to the finish at the 7,808-feet Alto de Sierra Nevada. Cadel Evans had been setting a fast pace and was challenging Valverde for the overall lead when he had a flat on his rear tire that took his team a minute to fix. “The good part of this is that we were able to stretch our lead against Evans, who was very close and also dangerous in the time trial stages,” Valverde said. The 29 year-old Caisse D’Epargne rider leads Rabobank rider Gesink by 27 seconds in the overall standings and Basso by 1:02. Evans, riding for Silence-Lotto, trails by 1:23. Quick Step rider Tom Boonen of Belgium, Spanish rider Oscar Freire, Italy’s Rinaldo Nocentini and Simon Gerrans, all retired from the Vuelta on Saturday. Sunday’s stage is a 97.6-mile run from Granada to La Pandera that could decide the Spanish classic. The Tour of Spain finishes on September 20 in Madrid.

Cofidis Team rider David Moncoutie from France is looking crazy as he celebrates his win at the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday. AP Photo.

Francesco Chicchi celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 6 of the Tour of Missouri Saturdayin St. Joseph, Mo. AP photo.

Chicchi wins Tour of Missouri stage 6

Italian Francesco Chicchi has won the sixth stage of the Tour of Missouri. Chicchi, riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, completed Saturday’s 110.3-mile stage in a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 41 seconds. He received a special Pony Express statue from St. Joseph Mayor Ken Shearin. American David Zabriskie, riding for Garmin-Slipstream, finished in the pack, but retained the Missouri Tourism Leader’s Jersey. Norway’s Thor Hushovd, of Cervelo Test Team, and Argentina’s Lucas Sebastian Haedo, of Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, finished second and third, respectively. The riders finish today with a circuit stage in Kansas City.

Rafael Nadal stretches out in his match against Fernando Gonzalez during the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open Saturday. AP Photo.

Nadal easily advances to semis

Rafael Nadal and Fernando Gonzalez finally got back on the court Saturday after rain suspended play at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Nadal took advantage of a collapse by No. 11 Fernando Gonzalez to put away his quarterfinal, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-0. “I can’t tell you, because I don’t have the answer,” Gonzalez said when asked to explain his quick disintegration.

Though Nadal’s sore abdominals are still a concern, he certainly wasn’t overtaxed in this match, as he headed into what could be a very long weekend. “I’m OK,” Nadal said. “I have only a little bit of a problem in the abdominal. That’s it.” Next comes his match against Del Potro with a trip to the final on the line. Nadal, who needs the U.S. Open to complete a career Grand Slam, leads the head-to-head series 4-2. But del Potro, the 6-foot-6 Argentine, has won the last two meetings, both outdoors on hard court this year.

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Visiting from Silverthorne Cindy, Katrina and Jim Ernst. Dressed for Oktoberfest, the Ernst family was teaching German dancing in the Arrabelle Plaza. As Jim Ernst put it. “I teach all the beautiful ladies, Cindy teaches all the handsome men and Katrina, who is 8 years old, teaches the all children.” Jim also was heard saying that this is the best Oktoberfest in the state of Colorado. He should know best because is family has traveled to many other fests teaching German dancing.

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Today is Sunday, September 13, the 256th day of 2009. There are 109 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1536 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles V abandons siege of Marseilles after disastrous campaign and sails from Genoa to Barcelona. 1586 - Anthony Babington and fellow conspirators go on trial for attempting to seize throne of England for Mary Queen of Scots by plotting to murder Queen Elizabeth I. 1759 - After a two-month siege of Quebec, British forces scale the Heights of Abraham to engage and defeat the French. 1788 - Denmark invades Sweden; the first U.S. national election is authorized. 1882 - British defeat Egyptians at Tel el-Kebir, Lower Egypt, and proceed to occupy Egypt and the Sudan. 1943 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China. 1948 - Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine is elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. 1964 - Egypt and Saudi Arabia announce agreement of peaceful settlement of two-year-old Yemeni civil war. 1970 - Israel arrests 450 Arabs in occupied Jordan and says it will exchange them for hostages held by guerrillas. 1971 - A four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ends as police and guards storm the prison; the ordeal and final assault kills 43 people. 1982 - At least 700 persons are killed and 17 million left homeless by floods across the north and east of India during the monsoon season since June. 1986 - Iraqi warplanes bomb five airfields in Iran as demonstrators seek revenge for Iran’s missile attack on Baghdad. 1991 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agree to discontinue their military aid to government and rebel forces in Afghanistan after more than a year of U.S.-Soviet negotiations aimed at bringing a settlement in the 12-year-old Afghan civil war. 1993 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat shake hands on the lawn of the White House at the signing of a peace accord providing for mutual recognition and Palestinian control over Gaza and the West Bank. 1994 - At U.N. International Conference on Population and Development, 180 nations adopt a 20-year blueprint to slow world population growth. 1995 - A military transport aircraft crashes into the sea off the coast of western Sri Lanka, killing all 75 people on board. 1998 - The Yugoslav republic of Montenegro deports thousands of Kosovo refugees to Albania. 1999 - The fourth major blast in Russia in two weeks destroys an apartment building in Moscow and kills 118 people. 2001 - An international arrest warrant is issued for Peru’s exiled former President Alberto Fujimori for his alleged role in massacres by the Grupo Colina paramilitary death squad in the early 1990s. 2002 - Two U.S. pilots has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault for mistakenly bombing Canadian forces near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan in April. 2004 - North Korea says a huge cloud caused by an explosion was the planned demolition of a mountain for a hydroelectric project and invites a British diplomat to visit the site. 2005 - U.S. President George W. Bush says that “I take responsibility” for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and says the disaster raised broader questions about the government’s ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks. 2006 - A gunman opens fire at a Montreal college and wounds at least 20 people — six critically — before shooting himself dead. 2007 - Three powerful earthquakes jolt Indonesia in less than 24 hours, sending a 10-foot tsunami crashing to shore, damaging hundreds of houses and terrifying residents. At least 10 people are killed. 2008 — Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pull back from positions deep in western Georgia, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics. Today’s Birthdays: Walter Reed, U.S. bacteriologist (1851-1901); Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-born composer (1874-1951); Claudette Colbert, U.S. actress (1903-1996); Roald Dahl, British writer (1916-1990); Oscar Arias Sanchez, president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1941--); Jacqueline Bisset, British actress (1944--); Michael Johnson, U.S. athlete (1967--). Thought for Today: We do not attach ourselves lastingly to anything that has not cost us care, labor or longing — Honore de Balzac, French dramatist (1799-1850).

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

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


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

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?

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

Please mention this ad for this special

While you’re away…

Caretaking & Home Management Services

• 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

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

• 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.

970-449-9676 Outstanding references upon request

Couch, Dresser and 4 black bar stools

Get all 3 for total Call 970.471.6370

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


39.00 Bike Tune Special $

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

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

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

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

Visa & Mastercard Accepted

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

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

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.

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

888.413.5024 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

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

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

call 970.376.5493

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Splendido in Beaver Creek is accepting applications for cooks and experienced pastry/baker assistant for the winter season. Please e-mail your resume or call to set up an interview. Call 970.845.7681

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Furnished Studio, quiet golf course location. 1 person only, NS/NP, 1 year lease. Call 970.471.1960 3 Bd, 3 Ba, Red Canyon Townhome. Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors, W/D, New Carpet. 1st Month and Deposit. NS/NP.

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

Call 303.999.0131

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

total of $2800 to move in. Lease negotiable.

. 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 call 970.390.0624

Where’s the SUN? 2 Door, 1.8L, 6-Speed Automatic, 57,885 Miles, Stock #5857 $14,991

It’s here every morning, but for how long? See page 19 for details

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

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 Call 970.471.6973

Sunriver, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Partially furnished on bus route, year round hot tub and pool in summertime. Utilities are extra. NS/NP VR6, 2 Door, 2.8L, 5-Speed Manual, 84,187 Miles, Stock #6133 $8,991

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

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


Call 970.390.2402

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

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

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

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

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

Call 970.333.1671

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

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


3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, (4 Bed Unit Also Available) Loft, 1 Car Garage, Fantastic End Triplex Unit, Completely Remodeled on Quiet Golf Course Location, Furnished, Decks, Fireplace, Pets, Vaulted Ceilings, W/D, Granite Slab Counter Tops Year Lease Only. Call for Details 970-949-4886.

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom, 2 bath Sunridge condo w/ washer & dryer. New kitchen, carpet, tile & bathrooms. No pets, no smoking. 1st month & Security Deposit

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

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

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

Divide and Conquer: unfunished 3Bd/3Ba + small loft in quiet SUNDOWN. 1 Bd/Ba is a lockoff w/own entrance. keep 2 Bd/2Ba plus loft yourself Total Rent is $2000/month, prefer mature tenant, NS/NP, W/D, FP, End Unit, quiet top floor. Sunshine on all 4 sides. Heat and Cable Included Call Jackie 970.376.7376

Elk Meadows Townhomes 3 bedrooms, family/media room 2 half baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage with lots of built in storage. Completely Remodeled with high end finishes. Year round hot tub and pool in the summertime. Pets considered. Call 970.390.2402

Call 970.390.5579

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

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

Call 970.390.2402

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


Call 970-390-1898

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

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

Call 970.390.1446

Call 970.376.5493


2 Bd, 2 Ba, Loft, Garage, Beautifully remodeled with new furnishings, No Smoking, Pets, Children. Available now thru March 714.771.3371

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

“What happens to a dream deffered? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun... Or does it explode?” – Langston Hughes

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

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Vail Mountaineer Sunday, September 13, 2009 1 Bedroom in 3 Bed mobilehome. 1251 Main St. Please call after 4pm or leave a message

3 Bd, 2.5 Ba, corner unit, 1 car garage, washer and dryer, wood burning stove, and deck. No pets and nonsmoking. Court club privileges. 1 year lease.

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

Call 970.777.2724

Call 970.309.0117

Call Jerry 970-827-5328 970-471-6932

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

andy@ vailmountaineer. com

3 Bd, 2 Ba, Meadow Creek Townhome, Furnished, NS/NP. 2 Car parking close to bus stop. 970.343.0163

2 Bd, 1 Ba, streamside, sandstone 70, newly remodeled NP, Fireplace, parking, year round lease, avail. immediately Call Luc 970.476.3630

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

2 Bd, 1 Ba Plus Loft, on Garmich Dr., parking, available immediately, year round lease, NP Call Luc Meyer 970.476.3630

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Open House Call us and place

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

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

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

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

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.

970.926.5692 970.390.2401

2 Bd, 1 Ba, Fully Furnished, FP, DW, close to bus, NS/NP. Call 970.331.1544

Email: Call 970.390.8462

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

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

Call 970.376.1202

Call 970.390.2654

Chatfield Corners 3 Bd/2.5 Ba, Built in ‘07, spotless, all upgrades, fireplace central A/C, stainless, Hardwood, W/D, garage. Walk to schools.

Executive 3 Bd, 2 Ba rental available for the ski season. Within walking distance of lift. View, pool, Jacuzzi, plenty of parking. NS/NP. 970.376.0705

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

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. 970.476.6789

Call Sam 970.331.1519

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

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

Patio entrance Studio, 1 Bd, 1Ba, next to golf course, kitchenette, Dog OK European crafted cabin, two wooded acres on creek. Three bedroom, two bath. Wood burning FP. Beautifully furnished.

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

Call 970.476.1163

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 Mike Day 970.949.6000 or Email

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,

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

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views.

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. Call 970.390.1539

Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843

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

Call 970.390.2402

2Bd, 2 Ba, Like New, W/D, 2 carports, NS/NP $100 credit on 1st 2 months Call Diana 970.376.1202

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

Studio unit, 1 room with small refrigerator, cook top & sink w/ private entrance. Pets possible, includes utilities. 6-12 month lease. Call 970-390-1898

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. Call Larry 612-817-7414

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!

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

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.

Executive Office, Studio, Showroom, Professional or Commercial Space, High End Finishes. Edwards Commercial Park 925 sf Call 970.926.3436

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

your info 926-6602

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

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

Open House Saturday, Sept 12, 12-3pm Brightwater 220 Hearthstone 3Bd/3.5Ba $749,000 Hardscrabble Ranch 645 Yale 4Bd/3.5Ba $895,000 Cotton Ranch 375 Whitetail 5Bd/4Ba $729,000 Cotton Ranch 320 Red Fox 6Bd/4Ba Cotton Ranch 350 Red Fox 5Bd/2Ba $774,500 Horse Pasture 916 Mayne 4Bd/4.5Ba $749,500 Horse Pasture 915 Mayne 4Bd/4.5Ba $1,499,000

Sunday, September 13, 2009

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

Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

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

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


Real Estate


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.

$832,500 David Whitman


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

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


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

113 Condor Drive $439,000 Bonnie Havlik


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.

508 East 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.

$599,000 Debbie Darrough


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


Unobstructed views! Nearly an acre lot! Open, bright floor plan! Huge detached garage! Rare 4 Bd, 3Ba, single family listing in South Forty. Enjoy country living just minutes away from everything in Edwards.

$995,000 Terry Nolan


3 Bed, 2 Bath, Central AC, Fenced Dog Yard, Large Covered Patio, Bright open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, Home Qualifies for Eagle County down payment assistance. Close to schools and shopping

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



$297,500 Tom Stone

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


$325,000 Andy Forstl

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


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

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


This Pristine & Private home is located at the top of the Hill, surrounded by lush landscaping. Extensive log detailing throughout this 4389 sqft., 4 bed classic, mountain home. A must see!

292 Red Draw $1,950,000 Linda Doting


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


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


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

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


Perfect Family Compound Overlooking pond. 6 Bed, 5.5 Bath, 5919 sqft. Designer finishes, 5 decks, 5 car garage.

1425 Red Draw $1,950,000 Linda Doting


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

$749,500 Henri Stone

709 Edwards Village Blvd $695,000 Suzi Apple

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

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.


2475 Old Trail $659,000 Terry Nolan



Rainbow Trout Lodge $2,595,000 Suzi Apple


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


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

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


Charming and Traditional with great space in a great location.

40 Garfield #F $374,500 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


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



Vail Mountaineer Sunday, September 13, 2009