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$5.6 million too much? Vail chief to present cost cutting ideas for new fire station By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Vail Fire Chief Mark Miller is slated to present new design options for a new, $5.6 million West Vail fire station today. Miller is still trying to find ways to cut costs on the idea after hearing from town council members last month that it should be “no-frills” in keeping with the current economic downturn. The fire station may be paid for with the town’s reserve funds, which would be paid back through a new fire impact



The first growth in the service industry in a year and upbeat comments about big banks pulled investors into the stock market after two losing weeks. The Institute for Supply Management said its service index rose to 50.9 in September from 48.4 in August. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a reading of 50, the dividing line between growth and contraction. The index hadn’t grown since August 2008. Financial and energy stocks led the gains after Goldman Sachs raised its rating on large banks and the price of oil jumped. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112.08, or 1.2 percent, to 9,599.75. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15.25, or 1.5 percent, to 1,040.46. The Nasdaq composite index rose 20.04, or 1.0 percent, to 2,068.15.

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fee average for every new single-family home built. At $2,373 per new home, that would it would take more than 2,300 new homes to reach $5.6 million, based on fire department numbers. The fire department says they’re looking for other sources of funding, as well. A planned community room was scaled back, but $900,000 worth of dorm-style rooms for student firefighters are expected to stay in the plan. Miller says fire department calls were up 23 percent last year, and they continue to rise an average of 7-10 per-

cent per year. The station is planned for a piece of town-owned land on the North Frontage Road just west of the West Vail Shell station. Construction costs and the Americans with Disabilities Act Miller also says he has found a cheaper platform lift that meets Americans with Disabilities Act regulation standards, at $24,000-or-so it’s more than $75,000 less than a $100,000 elevator previously included in the plan.

“It would be easy to say we may not have handicapped individuals there, but we also have kids, tour groups and 12 resident firefighter dorms,” Miller said. “In the event one (dorm) might be vacant, we might be putting a bus driver or a dispatcher in there, so there’s a possibility that a disabled person could be on the second floor.” AXS Vail Valley, a local non-profit that “encourages the growth and accessibility of recreation programs and services for the physically disabled Vail Valley [See WEST VAIL, page 18]

Local kids shine at national triathalon championships ... The Vail Valley’s iron kids shined Sunday at the IronKids National Championship mini triathalon in Tuscon, Ariz. Eight IronKids event qualifiers were held at different locations throughout the U.S. of the course of the summer, including one in Avon. The top five male and female finishers in age groups of athletes between 6 and 14 years old qualified for Sunday’s National Championship. Notable performances were locals Harrison Rubis and Liam Mattison finishing 1-2, respectively, in the 6-year-old boys category, Tucker Morrow of Edwards winning the 8-yearold boys, Sylka Snyder taking second in the 9-year-old girls, Maggie Skidmore taking third in the 7-year-old girls and Sydney Edmonson taking third in the14year-old girls. See complete local results inside. Photo courtesy Peter Kinsella.

Prosecutors want 22 years for Vilar By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer


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Alberto Vilar could get a prison sentence of at least 22 years, based on a sentencing document filed on Friday in a U.S. District Court in New York. Vilar, 69, whose name is

on the Vilar Center for Performing Arts in Beaver Creek for his contributions, is currently in a federal jail in Manhattan. He was convicted in November of 12 criminal counts, including fraud and conspiracy for stealing from investors. A U.S. District Court clerk in Manhattan was terse about Friday’s sentencing document, which says Vilar and partner

Gary Tanaka at Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc., “thought that their victims were weak, and that they could get away with it.” Jonathan Marks, Vilar’s New York lawyer, didn’t return a call for comment on Monday. The men stole $40 million from inves[See COULD BE LIFE, page 18]

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Scott McInnis brings gov campaign to Eagle County By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Scott McInnis hit the campaign trail in a solar-powered covered wagon. The Republican front-runner for governor brought his “It’s About Colorado� tour to Eagle County yesterday. It wasn’t the first campaign stop he’s made here in his long political career. “Eagle County doesn’t have to take a leap of faith with me,� he told a crowd in the Main Street Grille in the Edwards Riverwalk.“I’ve represented this county for years.� McInnis served as majority leader in the Colorado state legislature, and 12 years in the U.S. Congress as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. McInnis got right to work on the way Gov. Bill Ritter is addressing Colorado’s $400 million budget shortfall for next year, which McInnis said can be solved without a tax increase. He took dead aim at Ritter’s plan to release some inmates from state prisons early, to help eet budget constraints. He also blasted away at Ritter’s energy policies that he said would gut Colorado’s natural gas industry. The gas rigs provide some of the state’s highest-paying blue collar jobs. Those jobs average $68,000 a year, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission. “Most of those jobs are gone,� McInnis said. Balancing industry and environment is also in his portfolio, he said, pointing out that he put more land into wilderness than any other federal representative. While serving in Congress, McInnis spearheaded creating Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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$6M in taxes still owed School district should receive $2M of property taxes still outstanding By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer People who have not paid this year’s property taxes owe more than $6 million, the most since 1991. Of that, more than $2 million is owed to the Eagle County school district, said school district officials. “Our business is booming, and that’s not really a good thing,” said Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer. It looks like more than 880 Eagle County properties will be part of this year’s tax lien sale, said Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer. And with 313 foreclosures so far this year, the county is also on course to blow by the old foreclosure record of 331 in 1991, Sheaffer said. For obvious reasons, some of the area’s large troubled developments owe the most money. For example, Brightwater, the golf course community south of Gypsum, has more than 150 lots that owe as much as $10,000 each, according to Treasurer’s office records. If you’re the Eagle County school district, delinquent property taxes mean a $2 million hit to this year’s budget. It comes on the heels of the $1 million the state government will likely take back in January. How this works Sheaffer’s office collects property taxes for each of the county’s 82 taxing entities, then distributes their money to them. They’ll get their money, or at least some of it, Sheaffer said. Here’s why. “We’ve been working hard in the Treasurer’s office,” Sheaffer said. “We started with 1,500 delinquent properties and pared it down to 880 by endlessly working the

phones to contact these delinquent property owners. We have a small staff and I don’t know how much more we can do.” Of course, there is one thing Sheaffer is required to do. This year’s tax lien sale is set for Nov. 4. Sheaffer is running a tax sale seminar the night before so she can teach you how to behave. A tax lien sale is like a loan for the property owner, Sheaffer said. Bidders vie for the right to pay your taxes this year. For them, it’s just an investment, and you’re paying the interest. You pay your investor 10 percent interest until you pay your taxes. That rate is statewide and it’s the law in Colorado. Sheaffer said she cannot change it. Being delinquent on taxes doesn’t mean the owner loses any rights or title, at least not yet, Sheaffer said. Three years down the road, though, everything changes. That’s when the investor who has been paying your taxes has the right to apply for a treasurer’s deed. If you still don’t pay your taxes and the interest, your investor can apply for a treasurer’s deed to your property, and they’ll own it. “We haven’t transferred title of a property since the 1980s, but it could happen,” Sheaffer said. The Treasurer’s staff will do this dance 880 times this year. That doesn’t include mobile homes and timeshares, Sheaffer said. “If you are delinquent, you know it,” Sheaffer said. “If you don’t know it yet, pay your taxes anyway.” Those 880 property owners owe a total of $6 million. Last year’s tax lien sale collected $897,000 last, the biggest tax sale since 1991, Sheaffer said. If she doesn’t have buyers at her sale, those tax lien sales are lost, and so is the tax money owed to the entities around the county.

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Real estate sales improving Real estate sales are creeping up at the same time foreclosures and delinquent taxes are shooting up, which is why economists have so much more fun than we think they do. The real estate market may be at the bottom, and if we are the view isn’t as bad as we thought, says Prudential Realtor Chad Brasington. “In September, we saw 83 real estate transactions under contract,” Brasington told a crowd of Eagle Valle Chamber of Commerce business leaders late last week. “In comparison, closings in Sept. 2008 were half that. So we’re on the way back up. Consumer confidence is coming back, people need or want homes.” Real estate traditionally leads the way into and out of economic cycles, like when the sub-prime bubble burst in ate 2007 and splattered throughout the rest of the word economy. The markets appear to be stabilizing, but no one expects to see the last few years repeat themselves. To buy something now, people need actual jobs and credit good enough to convince the banks lending the money that the borrower will pay it back. New regulations require banks to also have some money in the bank, says long-time local banker Phil Frank. “2006 and 2007 were the final days of easy money,” Frank said. “Banks were pouring out the money and the regulatory environment was easy to deal with. Banks were opening branches and making lots of money.” You can still get a loan, but it’s harder to qualify. “Rates are low, and that’s good, but things are not the same,” Frank said. Prudential’s Brasington pointed out that over the past four to five years, the median price of a home in the valley doubled. Now, though, houses are sitting on the market longer, partially because sellers have yet to come to grips with the reality that their house could worth about 20 percent less than it used to be. Buyers, not sellers, determine the final price, Brasington pointed out. “It’s about price,” Brasington said. “The under-$500,000 market is still strong. Over $500,000, sales remain weak.” Eagle County had 99 transactions in August, down 10 percent from August 2008, the biggest month since lat December, according to Land Title Guarantee Company. More than $91 million worth of property changed hands, pushing the 2009 total over $500 million. Eagle has the most transactions with 77, Vail Village saw the highest dollar volume with $64 million, and Bachelor Gulch had the highest price-per-square-foot at $1,227. —Randy Wyrick

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Pedicabs may hit Valley Business owner looking for approval by winter By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer Dave Wasserman likes to tool around in a custommade pedicab that he’s currently outfitting with a special ski rack for winter in Vail. He’s hoping to get his one-man business off the ground in Vail this winter by tooling around on Meadow Drive with skiers and snowboarders as his main customers. “It’s a great service. People really appreciate it, and you can really help a lot of them,� Wasserman said. Pedicabs — bicycles with a passenger seat/trailer behind them — are allowed to operate in Vail on a prescribed route. Operators must get a license or town council authorization, however. Wasserman is scheduled to present his plan to the town council tonight at its regular public meeting. In the summer, Wasserman lives in Chicago, where he rides a pedicab part-time. He said he got into the business because he loves to ride his bike. Vail’s wellmaintained winter streets are a great reason to start the business here. Fun physical labor The first time he took passengers in his pedicab was no picnic for him, Wasserman said, laughing. But customers love riding in them, especially kids, he said. “It can be a lot of work, but you sorta get used to it. There’s a rhythm,� Wasserman said. It’s like sprints. There’s only about a 10-minute ride in most of Vail. Then you catch your breath and do it again.� The pedicab business plan comes just a few months after Vail’s elected officials approved Segways for specified spots around town on a provisional basis. Sage Outdoor Adventures owner Darryl Bangert on Monday said he thought about offering pedicab rides for about five minutes before thinking about the physical activity involved. Segways are motorized, wheeled devices on

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which passengers stand. The ones in Vail can’t go are set to not go over 8 miles an hour. “We contemplated pedicabs, but it hurt my legs just thinking about it,� Bangert said. “I know pedicabs are very successful in other cities. I think it would be the perfect thing to do in Vail.� Neither man sees the other as competition for the alternative transportation devices. Instead, Bangert said the two compliment each other. “Any way to move people around is good. Segways are really green, pedicabs are really green,� Bangert said. “It keeps the place lively, and we all have big smiles on our faces.�

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Shaw Regional Cancer Center and Aspen Valley Hospital announce partnership Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) CEO David Ressler and Joe Deuschle, Vice President of Shaw Regional Cancer Center announced Monday a partnership between the two healthcare providers. The partnership makes receiving cancer care for high country patients more convenient and offers Shaw’s technology and services to AVH patients and their physicians. “We all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer,” says Ressler “And we all can relate to the fear and anxiety that person feels. People want the best possible medical care; most want that care close to home. They want to be where their support system is, where they’re most comfortable. This partnership will allow that.” Shaw Regional Cancer Center provides a broad scope of services including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of most types of cancer. The Shaw team works closely with the University of Colorado as well as other larger institutions. In addition to a multitude of diagnostic and treatment programs, Shaw operates Jack’s Place, with overnight accommodations for those who travel to Edwards for care and would like to stay for the duration of their treatment. Located on the Shaw campus, Jack’s place offers a comfortable, home-like environment for patients and their families. “We believe in multidisciplinary care close to home. People in Aspen shouldn’t have to travel far for their cancer care,” says Joe Deuschle, Vice President at Shaw. “While Aspen and

surrounding communities aren’t large enough to support all aspects of care – such as radiation therapy – we’re fairly close to Aspen and provide the benefits of a large cancer center.” On the Shaw team are a variety of cancer specialists, all of whom essentially become part of the cancer program at AVH. Medical specialties represented at Shaw are medical and radiation oncology, pathology and radiology. Nurses, the pharmacist, nutritionist and physicist are all oncology certified. Also included on the team are a social worker, medical librarian, genetic counselor, radiation therapists, physical therapists and an exercise physiologist. Shaw’s “Fit for Survival” program helps patients stay fit and well-nourished during their treatment. New to Shaw’s state-of-the-art technologies is a PET/CT scanner. This equipment identifies active tumors and helps physicians determine if the treatment is working. In this way, physicians can adjust the treatment regimen quickly and effectively. “The fact that Aspen Valley Hospital’s patients are now part of our network of care is precedent setting in Colorado,” adds Dr. Reginald Francoise, past president of VVMC Medical Staff and VVMC Board member. “We recognize that living in mountain towns means that we need to share our advanced medical care. VVMC and Shaw hope this partnership will be viewed as an open invitation to other mountain communities to partner with us so that patients can receive the best care close to home.”


Jammin’ at Jack’s place By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer Breckenridge Firefighter T.J. Johnson was diagnosed with brain cancer roughly a year ago after suffering a seizure. Doctors removed a sizable chunk of his brain and while he was recovering, Johnson wasn’t without his guitar, antique washboard and an array of harmonicas. “My right frontal lobe is the creative, inspirational side of my brain,” said Johnson. “Surgery took a lot of that away, so it was very important that I get the music back.” The 40-year-old Frisco resident struck up a friendJOHNSON ship with fellow patient Jim Matheson of Kremling, Colo., receiving treatment for prostate cancer at Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards, who also brought along his six-string acoustic. “I heard him say he had a guitar and we picked it up last Thursday,” said Matheson. “And we said ‘Hey, that aint’ half bad,’ especially because he knows about 300 songs.” The two strummed away together for other patients in Shaw’s cafeteria on Johnson’s last day of radiation treatment last week Tuesday, singing Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Harlan Howard. Johnson said music is a vital instrument to his recovery, relating the creativity it provides during his cancer battle to resowing a garden plagued by weeds. “(Cancer) is kinda like a weed in a garden,” he said. “Sometimes you have to take a little of the healthy stuff out when you get rid of all the weeds, and so you have to fill it with all sorts of healthy stuff again.” Johnson and Kremling also talked about the ex-

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Eagle River Youth Coalition kicks off Parent Norms campaign Another killer deck fro the Boobs enthusiast ... By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The people who helped us understand that our kids are doing fine are launching a new campaign aimed at parents. The Eagle River Youth Coalition’s “Parents You Matter!” campaign is designed to encourage positive parenting behavior. It’s based on research that found if you want your kids to behave a certain way, you have to model that behavior. The Parent Norms Campaign aims to close the gap between parents’ perceptions and the reality about their behavior. It will dovetail with the Eagle River Youth Coalition’s Social Norms Campaign directed toward high school students. For the past four years, the Social Norms campaign has offered the positive reinforcement that most kids don’t drink to excess and are pretty much doing what they should be doing. “The success of the teen Social Norms Campaign and the understanding that parents are the other piece of the puzzle, gave us the impetus for reaching out to the parent community,” said Cristina Gair, ERYC Executive Director. “Social norms marketing impacts behavior by demonstrating that the majority engage in positive, healthy behaviors. We want parents in our valley to know how other parents feel and act regarding things like setting a curfew and talking to their kids about not riding with someone who has been drinking.” The Eagle River Youth Coalition ran some focus groups and surveys that found that many parents do not believe other parents engage in positive parenting behaviors. That same research found that it’s a common misperception, and that most parents, like their kids, are also doing what they should be doing In the Social Norms campaign, the Youth Coalition found that if such misperceptions can be identified, behaviors change over time. The Parent Norms Campaign will follow the same template. “Parents want to know they have support in setting boundaries and making tough choices for their kids. This campaign is an important opportunity to support positive parenting,” said Mike Gass, Assistant Superintendent for the Eagle County School District. The campaign includes five positive messages, in both English and Spanish, which demonstrate the top parenting messages gleaned from last year’s survey of Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain high school parents. Like the Social Norms campaign, those messages will

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Five parenting points The Parent Norms campaign will try to drive home these “parenting points” • 97 percent of Eagle County parents know where their kids are. • 96 percent of Eagle County parents do not allow their kids and their friends to drink alcohol in their home. • 88 percent of Eagle County parents have set a curfew for their kids. • 92 percent of Eagle County parents talk to their kids about not riding with a driver who has been drinking alcohol. • 95 percent of Eagle County parents talk to their kids about wearing a seat belt. be broadcast and published throughout the valley. The campaign is funded by a Colorado Division of Behavioral Health grant. Karen Koenemann joined the Youth Coalition as the program director. The Youth Coalition will work with the school district and the Eagle Valley Parent Network. The Youth Coalition will conduct a Dinner & Dialogue series and launch a parent page on its Web site ( to support parents with FAQs, strategies from experts and current developments. For information, call Koenemann at 970-949-9250 or visit

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The Vail Valley’s iron kids shined Sunday at the IronKids National Championship mini triathlon in Tuscon, Ariz. Eight IronKids event qualifiers were held at different locations throughout the U.S. of the course of the summer, including one in Avon. The top five male and female finishers in age groups of athletes between 6 and 14 years old qualified for the Sunday’s National Championship in Tuscon. Notable performances include Tucker Morrow of Edwards winning the 8-year-old boys and being the first-place finisher overall for the juniors division, Harrison Rubis and Liam Mattison finishing 1-2, respectively, in the 6-year-old boys category, Sylka Snyder taking second in the 9-year-old girls, Maggie Skidmore taking third in the 7-year-old girls and Sydney Edmonson taking third in the14year-old girls. Complete results for the locals are listed at right, courtesy of Prime Time race timing and finish line management company ...

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The U11 Vail Crush (dark jerseys) beat the Colorado Rush Revolution 2 to 0 on Saturday. This left footed punt to goal by Zoe Warren was the first of two winning goals in the last 8 minutes of the game. Avery Cunliffe photo.

By Michael Gallagher Special to the Mountaineer The threatening weather that rolled in fast at the end Saturday’s matches held off on Sunday to keep the final day of the Vail Valley Soccer Cup from becoming cold and wet in another successful year. Vail teams fared well, with the U-14 (Under 14-year old) Vail Crush Silver division girls taking second, after a close 1-0 loss to Littleton United on the new synthetic turf field at the new high school. The physically larger United team opened with more possession, and one early goal, but Crush girls pulled off a strong defensive game. Goalie Caitlyn Wallace stopped several shots, and a strong center backfield pulled apart a tough Littleton attacking game. The field at the new Battle Mountain High School added convenience to an event that is already stretched from Vail to Edwards, but used to have to play all the way to Eagle. Other Vail Valley teams made good showings. The Crush U11 boys took first in that category, with the Vail U10 boys taking second in the same group. The U11 girls also took a first, with U12 boys taking second in their category. The U13 boys captured third in their group. The tournament began in the mid ‘90s to provide a nice location and atmosphere for Challenge (second level) teams, and later expanded to include Classic (third level) division. Premiere, or first division levels don’t get to come up and enjoy the excellent tournament. The tournament is big, with 79 teams in

boys and girls U10 through U14 age categories. Historically, the event has not only reflected a nice bump in the local economy due to the hotel and restaurant revenue, the scenery and the good tone of the event have consistently brought numerous compliments from return teams, and from the number of referees who come back here year after year. Tournament referee assignor Ivan Broce is one of those who has been up from Lakewood about every year since it started, and this year his efforts in coordinating approximately seventy referees also places him in the position of receiving feedback from various people— coaches, referees, and happy (or mad) parents. He forwarded that the number of compliments was good, and hadn’t had any real complaints when discussing the tournament with the Mountaineer on Saturday. The approximately 100 volunteers seemed to be enjoying themselves, and things ran very smoothly. It is a large youth event that goes over exceptionally well, not just on the Vail Valley’s end, but also for those who travel here to participate. Tournament Director Jodi Teague was happy about this year’s event. “I’m thrilled with it, I think it’s going very well,” said Teague on Saturday. “We’ve had a lot of compliments about how well it has been run, and not a lot of late games.” She also said they have a great team of volunteers that come back year after year. “We have really good group of people,” she said, “and a good base of people to help work the tournament.”

Business was good this weekend at Avon’s Christie Lodge — headquarters of the regional Vail Valley Soccer Cup. But it wasn’t only the soccer teams that made it busy, said Lisa Siegert-Free, the lodge’s general manager. In addition to two soccer team groups, the hotel also hosted a wedding party, a homeowner association meeting and another group, she said. “It did help business, and business has been kinda tough lately,” Siegert-Free said. “Our numbers were up at least 10 percent.” Players, coaches, families and other related soccer friends — 78 teams in all from around Colorado and Wyoming — spent an estimated $100,000 to $1 million, including lodging, depending on who you ask. Sports tournament participants and the people who accompany them spend up to $100 each per day, according to Steve Russell director of the Western Eagle County Recreation District in Eagle, which was a sponsor of the event, but not the host. Competition was heavy to attract players and their families, with the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa also getting a large piece of the action, according to Kristen Pryor, director of sales and marketing. Some Vail hotels also hosted teams. Beaver Creek West condominiums in Avon saw “a couple hundred people, too” for the tournament, said Michael Bennett, general manager. Businesses like Avon’s Charter Sports have benefited from the tournament by hosting special events when players are here. At the store’s sixth annual “Empty the Warehouse” sale, workers sold virtually everything but the fixtures on the walls, said Scott Fulton, marketing manager. A couple of years ago, Charter Sports scheduled its sale at the same time as the soccer tournament by accident, and it was such a success that store workers now find out the tournament dates, Fulton said. “The last day of the sale was very busy, and we had a lot of bargain shoppers,” Fulton said. “We were happy to offer value for tournament visitors and locals alike.” Restaurant Bob’s Place in Avon also saw an uptick in business, including families and others staying at Christie Lodge and the Westin, said Chris Boyle, general manager. “We saw a good amount of business, and a lot of return business from previous years,” Boyle said. Boyle touts the soccer weekends and other tournaments as one of the best ways for businesses in the county to make a connection with potential Front Range customers to get them to come back again. “Those people many not come to the valley otherwise, so it opens them up to the opportunities they have to be up here — from rafting and other summer activities, to winter activities,” Boyle said. —By Beth Potter

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Poland honors Polanski

A star dedicated to Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has been unveiled on a new ‘walk of fame’ in Warsaw as he faces three-decade-old child sex charges in the United States, reports the AFP. “Nothing is too shocking to me,� reads a quote on the star attributed to Polanski, 76. It is one of 12 stars on the walk of fame dedicated to giants of the film world such as Marilyn Monroe, Woody Allen and Penelope Cruz, which debuted on a public walkway in central Warsaw over the weekend, according to the AFP. Polanski was detained in Switzerland on September 26 on a US arrest warrant issued over a 1977 sex case involving a 13-year-old girl in California. Switzerland’s justice minister on Sunday reportedly promised a quick court decision on whether Polanski should be freed or face extradition to the U.S.

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Denver is a very smart cow town

Denver’s 4.4 million residents ranked No. 5 on The Daily Beast’s list of “America’s Smartest Cities�, reports The Beast’s Web site. The Mile High City received an IQ score of 158 in the survey. They’re educated. They’re well-read. And the denizens of Denver have a bit of cowboy swagger, as well, according to the report. “It’s rewarding to see Denver ranked among the smartest metro areas in the country, though we’re not entirely surprised,� Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was quoted saying. “Smart, successful people are drawn to places like the Denver metro area because of our reputation for innovation and quality of life.�

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Do you have a medical condition that necessitates marijuana? Do you have a way with words? If so, Westword wants you to join the ranks as their freelance marijuana-dispensary reviewer, according to the publication’s Web site. To provide an objective resource on the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana scene, Westword has launched “Mile Highs and Lows,� a weekly review of Colorado marijuana dispensaries. Now they’re looking for just the right person to take the reins, according to their blog. The job is simple: Visit a different dispensary each week (without revealing you’re working for Westword) and pen concise, impartial and snappy accounts of your experiences. Keep in mind this isn’t about assessing the quality of the medicine on site; it’s about evaluating the quality of the establishment, writes Westword’s Joe Tone. The perfect candidate will be a talented writer who’s not about to play favorites -- and, of course, someone who has a state medical marijuana ID (or the ability and need to obtain one). Compensation will be meager -- and no, Westword can’t expense your purchases, although that would be pretty cool.

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David Letterman should probably care what women think about him — and not just his wife. His back-to-back scandals this year — a crude joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter and revelations through an alleged blackmail attempt by a CBS producer that Letterman had sexual relationships with “Late Show� staff members — are likely to hit his reputation hardest with women. There are still many unknowns following Letterman’s startling admission last week: How many women were involved? Did the relationships end well? Did women feel pressured by the boss’ advances, or were they happily consensual? Did any other staffers feel the way to get ahead was through Letterman’s bed? Are women who did not have intimate relations with

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Obama skipping Hello, Dalai

In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month, according to diplomats, government officials and other sources familiar with the talks, reports The Washington Post. For the first time since 1991, the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Washington this week and not meet with the president, writes The Post’s John Pomfret. Since 1991, he has been here 10 times. The U.S. decision to postpone the meeting appears to be part of a strategy to improve ties with China that also includes soft-pedaling criticism of China’s human rights and financial policies as well as backing efforts to elevate China’s position in international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, reports Pomfret. Obama administration officials have termed the new policy “strategic reassurance,� which entails the U.S. government taking steps to convince China that it is not out to contain the emerging Asian power.

Gourmet magazine gets canned

Gourmet magazine, the queen of American food publications since its first issues rolled off the presses in 1940, will be closing, reports The Los Angeles Times. In a memo this morning, Conde Nast, Gourmet’s corporate parent, reportedly announced that the magazine will cease monthly publication, but added that “we will remain committed to the brand, retaining Gourmet’s book publishing and television programming, and Gourmet recipes on We will concentrate our publishing activities in the epicurean category on Bon Appetit.� The shocking decision by Conde Nast comes amid one of the most severe downturns in publishing in memory, as magazines of all sorts have been shedding subscribers and advertising pages at a precipitous rate, writes The Times’ Russ Parsons. There had been some recent speculation about the magazine’s difficulties, particularly given the fact that Conde Nast also owns Gourmet’s chief competitor, Los Angeles-based Bon Appetit, reports Parsons.

We’ve found someone to bless China Bowl

With the sun peeking out through scattered clouds on California’s coastline Sunday morning, hundreds of people gathered inches from Huntington Beach’s waters to celebrate the ocean through song and prayer, writes Nicole Santa Cruz of The Los Angeles Times. The Blessing of the Waves is an annual celebration that includes officials from various religions, according to Cruz. This year organizers decided to include a more

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[From page 1] somber note: a moment of silence for victims of recent natural disasters in Southeast Asia. “The ocean is the center of our community here,� Ryan Lilyengren, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, was quoted saying. The smooth howl of a conch shell signaled the beginning of prayer on the beach, where people held their hands high and listened to the hymns of a 20-member Tongan choir, writes Cruz. Surfers were to carry the song with them into the ocean to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and Indonesia. Father Matt Munoz of St. Irenaeus Parish in Cypress led the crowd of hundreds in prayer, then jumped into the water with other religious leaders to surf, according to The Times’ report.

US not on UN’s top 10 most desirable countries

Norway has retained its status as the world’s most desirable country to live in, according to U.N. data released on Monday, which ranks sub-Saharan African states afflicted by war and HIV/AIDS as the least attractive places, reports the Reuters news agency. Data collected prior to the global economic crisis showed people in Norway, Australia and Iceland had the best living standards, while Niger, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone scored worst in terms of human development, writes Reuters’ Martin Petty. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index was compiled using 2007 data on GDP per capita, education, and life expectancy, and showed marked differences between the developed and developing world. “Despite significant improvements over time, progress has been uneven,� UNDP was quoted saying in a statement. Life expectancy in Niger was 50, about 30 years shorter than Norway, according to the index. For every dollar earned per person in Niger, $85 was earned in Norway, reports Petty.

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Little more than a year after U.S. gas prices hit $4.11 a gallon amid forecasts that they would keep climbing, the price at the pump in the Washington region is down to $2.39, and AAA predicts that the decline will continue, according to The Washington Post. “We may see gas prices dip closer to $2 a gallon,� John B. Townsend II, public and government affairs manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic, was quoted saying. “Vehicle miles traveled at this time of year typically fall with the autumn leaves -- people do less driving -- and demand for gas declines.� With supplies up and demand down, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was slightly higher than in the Washington region, $2.46, down from $3.52 a year ago, writes The Post’s Ashley Halsey III. “In the South, we already see some gas stations with gas selling for less than $2 a gallon,� Townsend reportedly said. Given the political volatility of oil prices, if negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions falter, the trend toward lower prices could reverse abruptly. —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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LeBron calls Edwards out for alleged fight

Braylon Edwards of the Cleveland Browns was fighting mad Sunday, exchanging a few blows with one of Cincinnati’s massive defensive linemen. Later, Cleveland’s contentious wide receiver allegedly took a swing at someone much smaller but with a towering, more famous friend: LeBron James. And the King isn’t happy about it. James called Edwards “childish� for allegedly punching his friend early Monday morning following an argument outside a Cleveland night club. The Cavaliers superstar said Edwards punched his friend, Edward Givens, a promoter who was

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treated at a hospital. Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name did not appear on the report. He was not arrested and there are no charges pending against him. His manager issued a statement, hoping to soothe any perceived bitterness or rivalry between two of Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest sports stars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Braylon has nothing but the highest respect for LeBron James as an athlete and person,â&#x20AC;? Hayes Grooms said. The immensely talented Edwards, who is in the final year of his contract with Cleveland, has been a headache for much of his time with the Browns. While recovering from a foot injury â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he cut his heel running in his socks after practice â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last year, he was pulled over in his Bentley for driving 120 mph in a 65 mph zone.


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RBIs this year, is in the second season of an eight-year, $152.3 million contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was an incident that took place on Saturday, and it is a personal matter,â&#x20AC;? Cabrera said in a written statement released Monday by the Tigers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am sorry this has become a distraction, and I apologize to the Tigers, my teammates, and all of the fans. I would appreciate it if you would respect my familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privacy as I prepare for our next game.â&#x20AC;? No charges will be filed, and both Cabreras refused medical attention, Patterson said.

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Jack Holsinger and his bride, Connie Spitznagel, are seen in a photo from Saturday in a Halloweentheme wedding at the Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-R-Ranch in Columbia Township, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland. AP photo.

COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Ohio bride and ghoul have vowed to love each other and haunt and howl at the moon together at a Halloween-themed wedding. Sixty-one-year-old Jack Holsinger and 44-year-old Connie Spitznagel were both made up as pale-faced vampires for their scare-emoney Saturday night at a haunted house near Cleveland. The two chose the location because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operated by the same people who own a campground where the couple met. Holsinger arrived in a coffin inside a hearse, and the coffin was carried to the altar by six pallbearers. Minister Greg Kopp was dressed as Jason in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday the 13thâ&#x20AC;? movies. After the vows were exchanged, he ordered Holsinger not to kiss his new bride but instead to bite her on the neck.

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resident and visitor,â&#x20AC;? wants to suggest disabled access options for the planned station, too, said Sarah Will, executive director of the group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect them to know, but we can tell them about the end users and the problems weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had with certain lifts,â&#x20AC;? said Will, who lives in Edwards. Will is a multi-gold-medal Paralympic


skier who was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in August of 2009. Pointing out just how important it is to make public facilities accessible to disabled people, Will said organizers put a porta-potty in the parking lot at the main Vail fire station to serve an annual disabled veterans event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the Vail Valley veter-

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tors, including the mother of actress Phoebe Cates, according to the sentencing document filed by federal prosecutors in New York. Federal prosecutors said the two partners invested millions into risky technology stocks while promising their investors that their money would be safe. Vilar had a home in Beaver Creek and donated an estimated $7 million to build the theater underneath the Beaver Creek ice skating rink. Amerindo was based in San Francisco. Vilar also contributed about $2 million to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. In London, the

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Royal Opera House removed Vilarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name from its building atrium, after he failed to donate the money he had pledged. The formerly high-flying investor was worth an estimated $950 million during the heyday of technology stocks. When the technology market crashed, however, he and others lost millions. Vilar was put behind bars by Marc Litt, an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan who went on to pop the now-infamous swindler Bernie Madoff of similar crimes against unwitting investors.

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Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits

Splendido is now interviewing for experienced, energetic back waiter and expeditor positions for the winter season. Please send resume to james@SplendidoBeaver or call 970.845.8808 to schedule an appointment.


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Fast and Snazzzy. Look good while driving this great ride. Only 76K miles, great condition, Rides like a Lazy Boy! Call Nikki 970.331.9919

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Bounce House business opportunity in the Vail Valley. Jump To It owners are moving out of the state and would love to keep this wonderful business here for the locals to enjoy. Asking price is

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2.1L, 154,760 Miles, #8176 $5,991

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4 Door, 2.5L, 5-Speed Manual, 47,971 Miles, Stock #P8492 $14,990

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Rentals throughout the valley

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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

3 Bed/ 3 full bath, ground floor condo on Nottingham Lake. Mtn views, no dog, 6 month or long term. Available Nov. 1st

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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. Call 970.777.2724

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

Single Family Home, 3 Bd, 3.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, Great Neighborhood, Shuttle to Mountain, Pets?, Large Yard

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Lock off on Quiet 2 acres, Land is Magical! Own Kitchen, bath & Laundry. Pets consid, including horses. includes everything, internet, TV, etc. Available July 1st. call 970.390.9702

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

Call 970.390.6031

Call 970.390.5579 3 Bd, 3ba very Spacious Wildridge Townhome. 1 car garage. Partially furnished. Avail 7/1, NS/NP

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

Call Marybeth 970.390.3913

Call 970.926.3478

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

Lower Homestead, Modern 3Bd/2.5Ba, furnished, 1 car garage w/2 additional parking spots, 2 Crt Club, NS/NP, Great Location! Available Nov. 1 Call 970.389.6229

Sunridge Phase 2, 2Bd, 2Ba, 3rd Floor Unit, at the base of Beaver Creek, Available Immediately, Newer Appliances, New Paint, Great Condition, W/D. Vaulted Ceilings, Deck w/storage, Close to bus stop, NS/NP, 1st, last and security dep. FLEXIBLE

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

ONE Year Lease call Dave 303.478.6055

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

Room available for 1 in quiet Wildwood Townhome. Must like dogs, NS/NP. Call 970.845.7484

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

3 Bd, 3.5Ba Duplex, unfurnished, W/D, FP, NS. 1 Year Lease Available Immediately 970.845.1111

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. $150 First Month Credit Call 720.291.9656

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

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

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

4 Bd, 3.5 Ba, Furnished, Spacious 2.5 Car Garage, Gas Fireplace, Deck Vaulted Ceilings, Club Membership, W/D, Pets?, Fantastic End Triplex Unit, Great Location & Views, Open Space on 2 Sides. Call for Details 970.949.4886

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,

EFFICIENCY Bedroom, Bath, partial kitchen, private den use, Furnished, NS/NP Call 970.376.5493

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

New 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Duplex on Creek and Open Space. 1 Car garage, near new hospital. Gorgeous Mountain Views, Granite Couters, Cherry Cabinets, Fireplace, Wood Blinds, Dog OK. Call Diana 970.376.1202

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2 car garage, remodeled, Dog OK, Long term preferred. 970.390.2402

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.

Private basement apartment, own bedroom, bath, kitchenette, family room, W/D, utilities included. 970.471.3601

Call Sam 970.331.1519

. 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, NS

Very Nice 3Bd, 3Ba, Townhomes, Garage, A/C, Views, Granite, FP, Deck, W/D & More. NS/NP. 1st & Deposit $1700/mo w/Lease or ?

call 970.390.0624

Call 970.390.2402

4 Door, 2.7L, 5-Speed Automtic, 83,003 Miles, Stock #9711


3 Bd, 2.5Ba, Adorable Wildridge townhome. Totally furnished (neg.), remodeled kitchen, Fireplace, yard, views, privacy. 1 car garage Utilities not included. Pets considered.

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms plus a loft and 1 car garage on the river. Hot tub year round. NS/NP per HOA rules. Fully furnished and all utilities included except internet. 6 month lease only.


Call 970.390.2402

3 Bd, 3 Ba, Red Canyon Townhome. Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors, W/D, New Carpet. 1st Month and Deposit. NS/NP. Call 303.999.0131

2 Bd, 2 Ba, Eagle Ranch condo, great views, NS, walk to movies, restaurants 970.309.0845


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Studio unit, 1 room with small refrigerator, cook top & sink w/ private entrance. Pets possible, includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

Beautiful 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Loft in Eagle Ranch Business District. Walk to movies, shops and more. Carport, W/D, Storage. No Pets/No Smoking. Call 970.331.3225

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.

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. Email: Call 970.390.8462

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

Call 970.949.4886

Apt. Lower Level of Home 2Bd, 1Ba, Kitchenette, W/D Partially Furnished, NS/NP (Small Dog OK). Flexible Lease. Available ASAP

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

Lock off, 1BR 1Ba. Very cozy and clean. Full kitchen, living room, W/D. 1 car garage with other parking. Dogs OK, fenced yard, N/S 1 year Lease

2 Bd, 2 Ba TH with garage overlooking River! New marble entrance, bath & counters. New berber carpet & stainless appliances. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, W/D. Enjoy 1 deck on river & 1 sundeck with mountain views. Gas heat & fireplace.

3 Bedroom, 3.5Ba, Furnished home for Ski Season Rental. Across from West Park and backs to forest. Gas Heat, W/D. FP, NS. Available Nov. 1st. 970.471.3302

FURNISHED LOG HOME Stunning 2 Bd/2 Ba + Loft Large Living & Wrap Deck

Large Home 4 Bd/2.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, Great views, FP, Pets considered, NS.

Short of Long term Townhome, 1500 sq ft., 2 Master Bedrooms, 2.5 Ba, fully furnished, W/D, NS/NP, Utilities included. Call 970.471.0920

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

Call 800.864.4408

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

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.

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

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

Call 970.390.4080 or 914.260.9070

Call 970.926.3436

2 Bed, 2 Deeded Parking, Heat Inc/dues. MLS # v319094

Beautiful top floor 1 bedroom condo on the bus route, walking distance to Lionshead. Great view of Vail Mountain. Must See! Call 970.476.5385

1.5 Acres, Highway 6 Residential Subdivision, 2 domestic wells. MLS # v319356

41 Acres, Zoned Ag., BLM Access, 10.33 CFS H2O MLS # v318976

2Bd, 2Ba, W/D, walk-in closet, upper level unit with 2 covered parking spaces. 1 month SecDep, NS/NP 1st Month Utilities paid.

2 Bd, 2 Ba, Loft, Garage, Beautifully remodeled with new furnishings, No Smoking, Pets. Available anytime

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Call Debbie 970.390.2798

Divide and Conquer: unfunished 3Bd/3Ba + small loft in quiet SUNDOWN. 1 Bd/Ba is a lockoff w/own entrance.

Available Now, Best Deal in the Valley! - Luxury Condo, 1842 SF, 3Bd, 2.5Ba, on Eagle River. Garage, Unfurnished, absolutely no pets, no smokers. 1st, last, $900 Deposit.

1008 Main Street Employee Housing. 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Plenty of Parking, Pets OK.

Call Matt 302.893.0703

Vail Valley Properties Call 970.476.6789

Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom House, Available for Ski Season Nov. 1 - April 30. In Cascade Village area, within walking distance to Chair 20. Inside parking.


Call Mike Day 970.471.5701 or Email

Call 970.926.8409

Lock-off studio apartment. Utilities Included. Available Oct. 15th. Between Vail and BC. Semi-Furnished with Kitchenette. Fireplace, W/D. Cable, bath, good storage, parking. Year Lease. NS/NP

Must have good references, background check will be done. 1st, last, security to move in. Call 970.748.5016, Ext. 7 Leave a message

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NS/NP 6 Month Preferred Call George at 717.209.0683


Call 970-390-1898

Unfurnished, 2 Bd/ 1 Ba plus powder room, small kitchen, living room and large mud room Garden level parking.

Mineral Rights, year round Cabins, Well, Satellite. MLS # v318529

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

1500 Sq. ft. warehouse office. 14 ft. Bay Door. Available Now. Call Mike at Re/Max 970.390.3513

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

Avon Center Office with Southwest Views. Call Tracy Bossow 970.688.4843


H2O Rights, At Adam’s Rib, VIEWS!!! MLS # v318529

Quote of the day Mike Devins GRI, ABR, RSPS RE/MAX Vail Valley 970.390.3513

1 Bd, 1 Ba, Furnished Intermountain Lock-off. Clean, Quiet, Free Bus, Reserved Parking 2 Cars. No Pets. No Smoking.


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

Remodeled 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath golf course townhome, 2 living rooms, fireplaces, decks, and views. W/D, SS appliances, granite counter tops, Garage and 3 parking spaces 973.768.3276

4 Bd, 3.5 Ba + Family Room 1 Car Garage Fantastic End Triplex Unit Very Spacious on 4 levels Sunny with Vaulted Ceilings Gas Fireplace, 3 Decks Laundry Room & W/D Furnished, Pets?, NS Year Lease Only Call for Details 970-949-4886.

New Home for rent, 5Bd, 3.5Ba on the 7th green of Cotton Ranch Golf Course. No Smoking, Pets Neg. Available Nov. 1st.

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

call 970.376.7225

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Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


Brookside 2 bed/2 bath, fireplace, underground parking, pool, and workout room. NS/NP. Utilities Included. Call 970.376.7225

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

“When’s the last time you looked in the mirror? When’s the last time you liked what you saw? So you think you’ve got it figured out, It don’t come easy, maybe just for fools. Some say life is a struggle, It’s a game, just gotta know the rules,gotta know the rules.” – Mike Ness

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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


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


Brush Creek Townhomes. NEW, never lived in. End unit, privacy, spacious lawn. Great views. High ceiling, granite, tile, wood. Walking dist to ice rink, pool, bike path

155 Montgomerie Circle $429,000 Donna Spinelli


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

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple


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

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


3 Bd + large loft, 2 Ba, over 1000 sqft unfinished walk-out basement PLUS a 30x36 shop w/electricity & plumbed for bath. Large deck w/great views, community center & BLM access, & 1.3 acres.

$524,999 Debbie Darrough


Developer offering buyer incentives! You basement build out, owner carry, free upgrade package, or lease-to-own!

Aidan’s Meadow *** Only 10 Homes Left *** Prices Starting at $679,900

970.376.0041 Rick Messmer

This home lives like a town home & overlooks a babbling brook. You will appreciate the many upgrades to this fine property. 2 Bed/2 Bath + Loft.

$345,000 Robert Schilling


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


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


Wonderful 2Bd/2Ba with Living Room and Den, large Kitchen, walk out to lush yard from 2 patios! 1-Car Garage. Great Condition. Short Sale Opportunity!

Villas at Brett Ranch $324,500 Bethany Boston Johnson


Rare opportunity for an A+ location within Homestead. 2Bd/2.5Ba with large unfinished basement and 1-Car Garage. Seller Motivated!

$455,000 Bethany Boston-Johnson


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


Charming and Traditional with great space in a great location.

40 Garfield #F $374,500 Susan Matthews


Top Floor, 2 Bd Riverwalk Amber Unit w/ river and valley views. Immaculately kept, upgraded w/Acacia wood floors. Underground parking, elevator, lockable storage, heat incl. in dues. Call Today to see

$329,900 David Nudell


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


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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


Horse Property with rental income: 4 Bd, 2.5Ba, 2 acres and beautiful horse barn with 3 stalls, plus 2 car garage & manicured landscaping, minutes from town

Seller will Entertain Offers Between $739,000 - $848,876 Debbie Darrough


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


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

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple


Open House 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


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


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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