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Ice orchestra at the Beav’ Crystal Grotto opens today with music you can chill out to By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer The giant igloo-looking thing at the top of Chair 6 in Beaver Creek is definitely worth checking out. A mountain music hall constructed entirely of snow and ice with enchanting ice instruments and weekly concerts, they’re calling it the Crystal Grotto, and it opens today. Artists and couple Tim and Birgitta Linhart, who have been working hard to build the frozen music hall and instruments, brought their extensive ice sculpting experience to create something very cool in more ways than one.

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Both have spent years working at the Ice Hotel in Sweden and have commissioned other pieces around the globe in addition to creating ice sculptures for Beaver Creek for twenty years. This year, the Crystal Grotto music hall includes two large seating areas that can accommodate 150 people. The orchestra pit sits in the center of the igloo, which will be intricately designed with ice lighting, garland and wall carvings. Professional musicians from the Vail Valley will play the violin, cello, viola, guitar, standard fretless base, xylophone, rolandophone, mandolin, banjo and drums – all made of ice.

Graham Olson is a classically trained cellist. He performs with many local and regional ensembles, ranging from classical to rock and roll. Jake Wolf, the talented drummer from Laughing Bones and the Grateful Dead tribute band Shakedown Street will play ice percussion. He’ll play alongside Dave Perron, guitarist and founder of local bluegrass mainstay. KT Holmes plays guitar in the Minturn duet, Boxcar Daisies. The duo’s sound is timeless and yet cutting edge. Ken Carpenter has played the Cello and Banjo with many groups [See CRYSTAL, page 24]

Bidez’s run at Copper Grand Prix airs today on channel 52 Minturn’s own Clair Bidez had a strong finish in the recent U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix held at Copper earlier this month. You can catch her run and the rest of the event today on Versus, Comcast local channel 52 at 2 p.m. See story inside. Bidez is pictured here catching air in an old photo for Flow Snowboarding.

Actor Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Pitkin County jail cell after being arrested on domestic violence allegations. His court date has been set for Feb. 28. Sheen, the star of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” was arrested and booked for investigation of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, Aspen SHEEN police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said. Sheen was released late Saturday afternoon after posting $8,500 bond, she said. Sources have told TMZ celebrity news that Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller made the 911 call accusing Sheen of assaulting her, leading to Sheen’s arrest. Mueller later recanting the charges because [See THE UPDATE, page 16-17]

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Ski association gets involved in Crested Butte expansion appeal Says Forest Service acted too soon in rejecting idea The U.S. Forest Service recently rejected Crested Butte’s plan to expand onto Snodgrass Mountain, even before the plan went through an environmental analysis. Now the resort is filing an appeal, and Colorado Ski Country USA, a non profit trade association representing various ski areas in Colorado, is also getting involved, filing a petition Thursday to intervene in the Crested Butte appeal. “CSCUSA and its public-land-based members are concerned about the Forest Service’s decision to reject future lift-served skiing on Snodgrass without conducting a public review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),” the association wrote in a press release. “[CSCUSA] asks that the Forest Service re-

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VVMC 29th Annual Family Dinner Dance sells out Event is tomorrow, Dec. 28 at the Vail Marriott VVMC’s 29th Annual Family Dinner Dance has sold out for this year. The event takes place tomorrow, Dec. 28 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa. The is a night of dinner and dancing hosted by the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation is held to support VVMC’s Emergency Department. The evening’s events will include both a live and silent auction complete with many unique packages. This year, the live auction features four items: First and Ten, Do It Again: Eight University of Colorado Buffaloes fans will be treated to seats on the Club Level of Folsom Field where the amenities include extra-wide chair back seating, access to the climate-controlled Club Lounge, 112 television monitors, upscale dining and private restrooms. A private B-LineXpress shuttle will take the group from the Vail Valley to the University of Colorado campus in Boulder to watch Buffs go head-to-head with either Hawaii on September 18, 2010 or the Georgia Bulldogs on October 2, 2010. Private Dining with Dr. Jack and Kathleen Eck: The top bidder on this package will join Dr. Jack Eck and his wife Kathleen in their beautiful home in Lake Creek for a memorable evening of fine dining and wonderful company. An intimate group of 10 is invited to enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by Larkspur’s Executive Chef Armando Navarro while Jack and Kathleen share their stories about the early days of Vail. Wines to complement the meal will be provided by Avon Liquors and paired by Sommelier Kevin Lawrence. V.I.P Covered Parking Space in Vail Village: The highest bidder for this package will take the hassle out of their day-to-day life by becoming the proud owner of a prime Vail Village parking space for all of 2010. First Tracks in Beaver Creek: 12 skiers and riders will join Olympic Gold Medalist Cindy Nelson and Dr.

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Jack Eck to cruise the fresh corduroy on Beaver Creek before anyone else has a chance, compliments of Vail Resorts. Once the lift open to the general public, the group will be treated to a private, catered breakfast at Allie’s Cabin before hitting the mountain for the rest of the day. The silent auction at the Family Dinner Dance will include 15 items, one of which is the “Martinis and Mammograms” package, which gives four women the chance to enjoy a relaxing and empowering day of health, wellness and fun. The day will start at the Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center at the Shaw Pavilion in Edwards with a brief educational seminar from doctors and a genetic specialist followed by mammograms. When finished at the Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center, the group will take a private B-LineXpress shuttle to the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail where they will rejuvenate in the spa with massages, relax in the King’s Club with cocktails and hors d’ourves and finish the day with a gourmet meal at Ludwig’s prepared by Executive Chef Alain Nicolas.

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Neil Diamond tribute band hits Vilar tonight Super Diamond to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Author Chuck Klosterman calls the tribute band phenomenon “arguable the most universally maligned sector of rock ‘n’ roll.” “If a tribute band were to completely succeed,” writes Klosterman, “its members would no longer have personalities. They would have no character whatsoever, beyond the qualities of whomever they tried to emulate.” But the Portland Mercury disagrees, citing Super Diamond, who plays tonight at the Vilar, as their example. “Super Diamond is perhaps a better Neil Diamond than Neil ever was,” writes the Mecury. Meanwhile the Vilar Center says Super Diamond has transcended the label of tribute band altogether, by passionately immersing themselves in Neil Diamond’s huge songbook and delivering a show of “pure entertainment - classic Diamond hits combined with fun, energy and passion - creating nostalgia for the good old days and excitement for today’s generation.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tick-

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Snowboarders get stranded on lift in ‘Frozen’ The newest in vacations-gonegory horror movies is also a ski flick, at least according to the trailers. Who knows, perhaps trailer fraud has been committed once again and there’s no skiing/snowboarding in the film. But according to the previews, the premise of the movie is a trio of idiots sneak their way onto a small ski resort somewhere and manage to get stuck on a lift overnight. We assume it’s a small ski resort, because apparently it’s only open Friday to Sunday. Of course, they get stuck on the lift on a Sunday and are stuck out there all week. In the trailer, you can see the lights on the hill turn off, so apparently this is a resort that offers night skiing. The trailer also says “With 30 million skiers and snowboarders in the U.S., and over 5,000 chairlifts in operation, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets left behind.” It’s obvious they’re trying to put a realistic spin on the movie, but the scenario is not very realistic. It’s not “only a matter of time before someone gets left behind,” because

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it happens all the time. Sometimes people get lost out of bounds and get stuck overnight and die, but usually they end up just hiking out with no problems. Hills that only stay open Friday to Sunday aren’t very common, if they even exist, and it would be pretty obvious if someone was stranded on the lift itself. It seems the marketeers are going for the Kurt Russel “Breakdown” type of more realistic horror, although, according to the trailer, there’s still some of the requisite gore. At one point you see a girl trying to break her frozen hand apart from the safety bar on the lift. Apparently her bare hand has been mended to the metal like the kid’s

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A cappella group Yale Whiffenpoofs to make special appearances in Vail The Yale Whiffenpoofs will entertain Vail Village guests with a few holiday songs, jazz standards and recent contemporary hits during a special performance Monday. Founded in 1909, the Yale Whiffs are an a cappella group of 14 seniors selected from the college, who are undertaking 200 performances a year during a 17-week world tour in celebration of their decade of outstanding musical showmanship. At 6:30 p.m. the Whiffs will stop at Larkspur Restaurant, followed by performances at Terra Bistro, Pepi’s, Sweet Basil and Restaurant Kelly Liken. The singers will also stop at the Children’s Fountain on Gore Creek Drive for a public performance at approximately 8:15 p.m. Additional outdoor performances may also take place depending upon the time and weather, but the tour is scheduled to end at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Whiffs have performed for several U.S. Presidents, the Dalai Lama and Mother Theresa. This year, the Whiffs’ tour will include performances at the White House, Carnegie Hall and Vail. The town’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) host the event, sponsored by the Mayer Family in honor of

Members of the Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest collegiate a-cappella singing group, perform at the First Congregational church in Old Lyme, Conn., on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. The group, formed in 1909, is celebrating their centennial this year and performing in Vail Village tomorrow. AP photo.

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Dining on a dub: Local meals less than $20 By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer

Broadway Bistro is under new management. Owners Don Bishop and Kelly Conley have revamped Broadway’s menu to include lower price points on several items. Don says their dining atmosphere is dynamic, family fun with ever changing specials. For lunch, they offer a smoked for pulled pork sandwich with bistro fries and coleslaw for $10. Broadway Bistro is located at 225 Broadway. Call 970-328-7339.


The Minturn Saloon is one of the oldest buildings in town, with construction dating back to 1901. The present bar room was once well-known as a private room for gambling. Their menu offers something for everyone from Mexican faire to duck, quail, steak and ribs. You can get their combination platter, with three beef, chicken or chorizo tacos, refried beans, chips and salsa for just $10.95. Minturn Saloon is located at 146 N. Main St. Call 970-827-5954. Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ Bar, has slow cooked pork sandwiches, which are smoked for eight hours and served with homemade barbeque sauce on a Kaiser roll, for $5 everyday. An overwhelming aroma of smoky meats calls to you from outside their doors. Kirby Cosmo‘s also offers $1 Coors drafts everyday, anytime, and $2 16 oz. microbrews from 4 to 7 p.m. Their very own Matt recommends Short ribs, their 3-way buffalo wings, which are smoked half-way through before being fried and grilled with an “awesome buffalo sauce. Kirby Cosmo’s is located at 474 Main Street. Call 970-827-9027.


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Heidi’s Café is east coast flavor without the east coast attitude. Stop in for “Susie’s Breakfast Burrito,” made with your choice of ham, bacon or sausage, potatoes, peppers, green chile and cheese for just $4.49. Heidi’s is located at 150 Cooley Mesa Rd.

a welcoming feel that compliments their comfort food. For breakfast, they serve three blueberry pancakes, homemade fresh every day, topped with warm blueberries for $6.25. Their very own Mike recommends Huevos Rancheros for $7.95, with two eggs, refried beans, pork green chili or green chili, melted cheese and sour cream, served with hash browns and red salsa pork green chili. Eagle Diner is located at 112 Chambers Ave. Call 970-328-1919.

Heidi’s Café is a casual eatery, with east coast flavor. Heidi’s own Lark recommends “Susie’s Breakfast Burrito,” made with your choice of ham, bacon or sausage, potatoes, peppers, green chile and cheese for just $4.49. Heidi’s is located at 150 Cooley Mesa Rd., Call 970-777-3663 Gypsum Grill is a clean, friendly casual eatery, where they serve Mexican style selections and American favorites. For breakfast, you can get biscuits and gravy or French Toast for under $5. Their very own Evelyn recommends the chicken fried steak with homemade gravy, accompanied by two eggs any style and hash browns. Gypsum Grill is located at 686 Trail Gulch Rd. Call 970-524-7365 E-mail your “Dining on a dub” ideas to, and keep reading for all the great values on local cuisine. Next week will feature deals in Vail, Avon and Edwards.

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Erik Guay of Canada goes airborne past a gate at the Birds of Prey World Cup downhill race in Beaver Creek earlier this month. AP Photo.

it never works â&#x20AC;&#x201D; never works out that way.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precisely what Canadian coach Paul Kristofic wants to hear. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been trying to drive home a similar point, only in a more subtle way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk too openly about those things,â&#x20AC;? Kristofic said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For sure, pressure has been a challenge for him. He does feel a lot of pressure. Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of looking at him as the one whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be the one. He puts a ton of pressure on himself.â&#x20AC;? Not too long ago, Guay was one of the fresh faces of skiing, the charismatic kid with a beaming smile. He signed on with Red Bul; it was instant pressure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not an easy company because they expect a lot,â&#x20AC;? Guay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They expect podiums, they expect big results. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to have all that pressure at such a young age.â&#x20AC;? Early on, confidence overrode any amount of anxiety. At 22, he finished second in the downhill at Lake Louise. Two years later, he had a trio of top-three finishes and was a top challenger heading into Turin. But he bruised his calf and suffered a knee injury in training leading up to the Olympics. Guay skipped the downhill to focus on the super-G, where he finished 0.1 seconds away from an Olympic medal.

Guay was a rising star on the World Cup circuit, a fact only cemented in 2006-07 when he earned five podium finishes, including a win in the downhill at GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany. Since that season, though, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on the podium once, a thirdplace showing at Beaver Creek last season. What happened? Kristofic said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply part of the process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The downhillers that are the best now are in their early to mid-30s. And if you talked to any of them, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all gone through what Erikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone through â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a fast rise and then all the pressures that can affect how you ski,â&#x20AC;? Kristofic said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a maturation process.â&#x20AC;? One that began with Guay releasing the pressure he was experiencing. The idea was hatched by his speed coach, Lionel Finance, who chatted with Guay over the summer about managing expectations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to skip forward, win races, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to win them in the wrong way,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Guay recounted. The wrong way? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wrong way is to try to go for it, without thinking about your technique,â&#x20AC;? said Guay, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been hampered by an aching back at times this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The skiing needs to be there.â&#x20AC;? Although more anxiety is awaiting in Whistler, Guay isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t letting it weigh on him. After all, he has company to share the burgeoning expectations of a nation. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manuel OsborneParadis, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently ninth in the overall World Cup standings, and Robbie Dixon, a 24-year-old up-and-comer. There wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been more contenders, but the Canadians have been hit hard by a recent rash of injuries. Francois Bourque seriously injured his left knee in a super-G run nearly two weeks ago in Val Gardena, Italy, joining downhill world champion John Kucera (fractured leg) and Jean-Philippe Roy (knee) on the sideline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whistler is going to be definitely a lot of pressure, more than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen,â&#x20AC;? Guay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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Shaun White flies through the air during his first run of the Men’s Halfpipe competition at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. The competition will be broadcast locally today on comcast channel 52 (Versus TV.) AP photo.

Copper Superpipe Olympic qualifier airs today on Versus Competition features Shaun White, Louie Vito and Minturn’s Clair Bidez By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer With all the big names dropping out of the Dew Tour, the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix held at Copper earlier this month is largest early season snowboard Superpipe competition leading up to the Olympics, bringing together the likes of Shaun White and Louie Vito. If you missed the action at Copper, it’s airing today on Versus, Comcast Channel 52, at 2 p.m. The competition served as the first of three Olympic qualifiers and dwarfed the Dew Tour in terms of talent, star power and pipe size. (All the big snowboard names dropped out of the Dew Tour because Breck’s pipe is only 18 feet compared with Copper’s 22-footer.) It was the women who dropped first, and, although the girls aren’t going quiet as big as the guys, there was a ton of technical trickery brought by Ellery Hollingsworth, Soko Yamaoka, Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark and the young Maddy Schaffrick, who, according to Snowboarder Magazine, is the only woman to ever link up an alley-oop frontside spin

into a switch backside spin. Minturn native Clair Bidez had a strong finish in the women’s comp, making it to the finals and taking eighth against the best in the world. In the men’s comp, Ryo Aono went the biggest of any rider BIDEZ with a 20-foot first hit frontside lien. He had a solid run, but went down on his last hit, a double cork attempt. He was taken down in a sled and wasn’t able to compete in the second heat. Zack Black of Summit County pulled some backside sevens and went gigantic, stomping a solid third-place run and making the crowd going wild, Snowboarder Magazine said. With solid back-to-back double cork tens, Louie Vito found himself in a familiar spot taking second place to (no surprise) Shaun White, who is seemingly unbeatable going into this Olympic year.


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Sarah Thomas made history at the Little Caesars Bowl on Saturday, becoming the first woman to officiate a bowl game when she worked the matchup between Ohio and Marshall. Thomas is one of five women officiating in major college football, but Little Caesars Bowl spokesman Tim Moore said she was the first to draw an assignment for a Bowl Subdivision postseason game. “It was an honor,” Thomas said while running off the field with her colleagues after Marshall’s Line judge Sarah Thomas blows her whistle during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Saturday. AP Photo. 21-17 victory at Ford Field.

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Florida football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down because of health concerns that arose when he was admitted to a hospital following the Southeastern Conference championship game. He did not say specifically want the concerns are, but was admitted to the hospital because of chest pains. The 45-year-old Meyer resigned Saturday, calling it quits after five seasons in Gainesville and two national titles. He leaves Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak snapped early this month against Alabama. “I have given my heart and soul to coaching college football and mentoring young men for the last 24-plus

years and I have dedicated most of my waking moments the last five years to the Gator football program,” Meyer said in a statement. “I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family.” Meyer said he consulted with his family, his doctors, school president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley before deciding it is in his best interest to focus on his health and family. Meyer will hold a news conference in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon and will coach his final game in the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year’s Day.

Drinker Artest tumbles down stairs, could miss multiple games

Ron Artest, who recently admitted to drinking during basketball games, missed the Lakers game against the Kings Saturday after tumbling down a flight of stairs in his home. ESPN reported Saturday morning

that the Lakers forward suffered injuries when he tripped over a box in front of the stairs. He was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he underwent tests including a CT scan. He received stiches on the back of his head and his left elbow.

Artest did not travel to Sacramento with the Lakers and they do not yet have a time table for his return. No word if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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gift baskets Colorado Avalanche center Matt Hendricks, left, reaches out to clear the puck from the corner as Dallas Stars defenseman Jef Woywitka covers in the first period of the Avalanche’s 4-1 victory in Denver yesterday. Colorado leads the NHL Northwest Division at 22-12. Their next game is Wednesday against the Senators in Ottawa. AP photo.

NHL may ban head hits The NHL Players’ Association has pitched a ban of all hits to the head, but the league hasn’t moved to adopt such a rule -- until now. According to a report by Ira Podell, AP Hockey Writer, severe brain injuries in hockey are not a new problem, but are now finally starting to become understood. The NHL’s 30 general managers agreed last month to form a committee to investigate the problem before they meet again in March. They could then recommend that head shots be eliminated. Opponents of the head shot ban say it would become a judgment call that would differ among referees. The most extreme proponents say any contact to the head at all should be a foul, intentional or not. “I don’t know if you can do that,” said Tampa Bay coach Rick Tocchet, who racked up just less than 3,000 penalty minutes in an 18-season NHL career. “I’ve seen a lot of guys hit with shoulders, and the guy’s head goes down. It’s not his fault.” The new rule would likely prohibit all contact with the head and could come into effect as early as next year.

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Murray Brown, left, hits the head of Boston Bruins left wing P.J. Axelsson during a hard check during a game in the 2001. The NHL may soon ban all head hits because of brain injury concerns. AP Photo.

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The father of 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the suspected Christmas Day terrorist, said he reported his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extreme religious views and activities to United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Embassy, Abuja and Nigerian security agencies six months ago, reports This Day news service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The older Mutallab was said to be devastated on hearing the news of Abdul Faroukâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempted bombing and arrest,â&#x20AC;? This Day reports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A source close to him said he was surprised that after his reports to the US authorities, the young man was allowed to travel to the United States.â&#x20AC;? Mutallab allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device onboard a Northwest Airlines plane from Amsterdam just before it landed in Detroit on Friday. He allegedly claimed to have been instructed by alQaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil.

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A scholar claims to have discovered the real reason artist Vincent Van Gogh slashed off his ear, The Times of London reports. Martin Bailey, author of a book detailing Van Goghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, says that a letter penned shortly after the self-mutilation incident shows the artist was distraught over his brother Theoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vincent was fearful that he might lose his brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotional and financial support,â&#x20AC;? writes Bailey in the January edition of The Art Newspaper. Bailey concludes the letter, written by Theo from Paris in December 1888 and contained news of his engagement. Bailey backs his theory with an envelope in Van Goghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing Board with Onions,â&#x20AC;? completed just a month after his injury. After scrupulous review, Bailey found the number 67 inside a circle in the envelope. The number 67 was the official mark of a post office in Place des Abbesses and Bailey believes van Gogh deliberately put the envelope in the painting because of its deep significance.

Kim Jung Il having more than just a bad hair day

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actions for restrictions on the amount of old bills that could be traded for new and making it illegal for citizens to have more than $40 worth of local currency, the country and private markets responded, reports the Washington Post, Grass roots groups and private markets came out in full force in one reported riot in an eastern coastal city, pressuring the government to amend the policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The currency episode reveals new constraints on Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power and may signal a fundamental change in the operation of what is often called the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most repressive state -- a change driven by private markets that now feed and employ half the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 23.5 million people, and appear to have grown too big and too important to be crushed, even by a leader who loathes them,â&#x20AC;? reports the Post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The private markets have created a new power elite,â&#x20AC;? Koh Yu-whan, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul told the Post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They pay bribes to bureaucrats in Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government, and they are a threat that is not going away.â&#x20AC;?

6 killed during Iraqi religious ceremony

A roadside bomb killed six Shiite Muslim pilgrims

A Shiite Muslim woman is caked in mud as a sign of grief for Imam Hussein during the festival of Ashoura in Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims are making their way to the southern holy city of Karbala for Ashoura. The observance marks the anniversary of the death of the Prophet Muhammadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson, Imam Hussein. AP photo.

Friday during a procession, the latest violence targeting the group during observances of a religious holiday, officials said. The deaths followed heightened tensions in a northern Iraqi town after troops were deployed following a scuffle between Christians and Shiites over holiday decorations. Observances of the ten-day Shiite festival of Ashoura, which ends on Dec. 27, coincided Friday with Christian celebrations of Christmas. In the days leading up to the event, large processions of men go through the streets of Shiite neighborhoods, beating their chests and using chains to flay their backs in a show of grief over the 7th-century killing of the Prophet Muhammadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson, Imam Hussein.

Catholic groups disagree on abortion funding provision

The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic hospitals have hinted support for the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heath care bill, reports the New York Times, as other religious groups remain divided. The Catholic Health Association, representing hundreds of Catholic hospitals across the country, released a statement before the bill was voted on, that it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;encouragedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;increasingly confidentâ&#x20AC;? that the bill â&#x20AC;&#x153;can achieve the objective of no federal funding for abortion.â&#x20AC;? Meantime, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called the proposal â&#x20AC;&#x153;morally unacceptable.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have known for quite some time that the Catholic hospitals and also the nuns are really breaking from these hard-line bishops and saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This really is our goal: to get more people into health care coverage,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? said Representative Diana DeGette, Democrat of Colorado.

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Brand X reports singer Lou Reed has a developed new iPhone application. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;avant-garde rocker of the Velvet Underground,â&#x20AC;? is rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent addition to the smart touch phone app repertoire. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lou Zoom app,â&#x20AC;? zooms into tour contact list, enabling you to view them full screen. It also enables you to search your contact list using any part of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve selected a contact, you are able to view it full screen.

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An American Christian missionary slipped into isolated North Korea on Christmas Day, shouting that he brought God’s love and carrying a letter urging leader Kim Jong Il to step down and free all political prisoners, an activist said. Robert Park, 28, crossed a poorly guarded stretch of the frozen Tumen River that separates North Korea from China, according to a member of the Seoul-based group Pax Koreana, which promotes human rights in the North. The group plans to release footage of the crossing Sunday, he said. “I am an American citizen. I brought God’s love. God loves you and God bless you,” Park reportedly said in fluent Korean as he crossed over Friday near the northeastern city of Hoeryong, according to the activist, citing two people who watched Park cross and filmed it.

Gov. Narain Dutt Tiwari’s office has denied the allegation, denouncing the tape as fabricated. Tiwari, a veteran governing Congress party leader in Andhra Pradesh state, sent his resignation letter to the Indian president on Saturday, citing health reasons, a state official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Pressure mounted on Tiwari to quit after the tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women was broadcast Friday, prompting the opposition and women’s right groups to hold street protests in Hyderabad, the state capital, demanding his resignation.

Robert Downey Jr. rocks box office again

Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes won Christmas Day sales in a close battle with James Cameron’s Avatar, in it’s second week. To be fair, the Downey Jr. and Jude Law flick is playing in 170 more theaters. However, Guy Ritchie’s take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic bagged a new record for Christmas Day openings. The film took in $24.9 million on its opening day, according to early estimates from

86-year-old eighty-sixed

The 86-year-old governor of a southern Indian state resigned Saturday, a day after a television news channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women, an official said.

Disturbing to a bird’s ear?

The Australian rock band AC/DC may be forced to cancel a sold-out concert in Austria because their sound may offend a species of rare bird. “The second biggest colony of curlews in Upper Austria and various other ground-nesting birds must not become endangered,” Hans Uhl of the animal rights group BirdLife told the UK Telegraph. Uhl added that birds nesting in the area would be threatened by anthems such as Highway To Hell and You Shook Me All Night Long. The event’s 80,000 tickets were sold out within hours.

Thanks to Breckenridge’s lax policies on marijuana use at the resort, it is being called the Amsterdam of ski resorts, reports the UK Guardian. “Well known as a laid-back party resort characterised by baggy-trousered snowboarders and a vigorous happy hour, Breckenridge voted last month to relax marijuana laws,” reports the Telegraph. Breckenridge voted overwhelmingly in November to legalize marijuana and from New Year’s Day on, no criminal or civil penalties will be imposed on anyone carrying up to an ounce of marijuana or its paraphernalia. But marijuana use is strictly prohibited on the slopes. “I’m already getting calls from people outside the state asking questions, such as ‘Can I do it while I’m skiing?’, ‘Can I bring it to my hotel room?’, that kind of thing,” Kim Green, spokeswoman for the Breckenridge police department told the Guardian.

Magma building in Mayon volcano

Fewer earthquakes have been recorded in the Philippines’ lava-spilling Mayon volcano, but magma continues to build up inside and any lull in activity could be followed by a bigger eruption, scientists said Saturday. A hazardous eruption remains possible within days, and residents who live near the volcano’s slopes should not be misled into leaving the evacuation centers, where they spent Christmas, and venturing back to their homes, volcanologist Ed Laguerta warned. “The number of volcanic earthquakes has gone down, but this is just part of the eruptive cycle of Mayon,” he said. The number of quakes decreased from 871 recorded during the 24-hour period ending Friday morning to 406 recorded during the next 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The Wi-Fi highway is coming to Ford

Ford’s next generation of “Sync in-car entertainment and information system” will include a mobile broadband modem to enable you to surf while you drive, reports Wired magazine. Wired reports that the system “will be available next year on selected models and you won’t need a subscription or hardware beyond the modem.” “While you’re driving to grandma’s house, your spouse can be finishing the holiday shopping and the kids can be chatting with friends and updating their Facebook profiles,” Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas told Wired. “And you’re not paying for yet another mobile subscription or piece of hardware because Ford will let you use technology you already have.”

New Year’s Eve going Gaga

Eclectically outfitted pop singer singer Lady Gaga has already sold $1 million in tickets for her performance at the Fontainebleau in Miami to ring in 2010, The new York Post reports. Andrew Fox, the site’s founder, told the Post there are only a few $25,000 tables left and some general admission seats at $425, adding “I’m in awe of the fact that Lady Gaga will make the Fontainebleau the hottest ticket in America on New Year’s Eve.” —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press



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Breckenridge makes news in the UK

Lava continues to flow from the crater of the restive Mayon volcano in continuing mild eruption as viewed from Sto. Domingo, Albay province, about 500 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. About 47,000 residents living around the 8-kilometer danger zone around the country’s most active volcano spent their Christmas away from their homes after the volcano showed signs of increasing activity and possibly eruption. AP photo. Robert Downey Jr. plays Sherlock Holmes in the new movie of the same name.


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First the spam, now an attempted bombing What will these Nigerians come up with next? First, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father sends us e-mails for 10 years trying to get us to help him with his banking business, and now he tries to blow up one of our planes. Attorney General Eric Holder says weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use â&#x20AC;&#x153;all measures available to our government to ensure that anyone responsible for this attempted attack is brought to justice.â&#x20AC;? He is, of course, referring to Abdulmutallabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to destroy a Detroitbound aircraft on Friday. As Northwest Flight 253 descended toward Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Abdulmutallab set off a device on the plane â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sparking a fire instead of an explosion. According to the affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a preliminary analysis of the device showed it contained PETN, a high explosive also known as pentaerythritol, which was the same material convicted shoe bomber Richard Reid used when he tried to destroy a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 with explosives hidden in his shoes. He was caught when TSA grew suspicious of the guy walking around the airport like the cartoon character in the picture (see right). We say throw the book at this terrorist. His father, in between soliciting us with spam (a form of terrorism in its own right), apparently went to the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss his concerns about his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s religious beliefs. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to get him on a no-fly list, but did get him on the terrorist watch list. The father was chairman of First Bank of Nigeria from 1999 through this month. He said his son is a former university student in London but had left Britain to travel abroad.

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Pete Haugh was at the Yote after a long day up on the hill. He’ll be there most days, or at the Boot. Swing by and say hi. Also check out his new band the Velcro Sneakers playing all over the Valley.


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and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays now through April. Tickets are $10 per performance (cash only). If additional tickets are still available for today’s concerts, they will be sold at the Ice Bar located at the Crystal Grotto at the top of the Centennial Express. Guests are required to have a valid lift ticket or ski pass to attend performances at the Crystal Grotto. Foot pass lift tickets are required for non-skiing guests and these individuals should go to the Beaver Creek Ticket Office with a valid ID to obtain foot passes. During the holidays, foot passes will be complimentary. Coffee, hot chocolate, water and sodas will be available for purchase (cash only) outside of the Grotto.

ranging from Bluegrass to Classical. He has also served as Beaver Creek’s resident caricaturist. And, Justin Allison plays the 6 and 12-string guitar. He specializes in Jazz, Jazz standards and Flamenco. He’s also the house entertainment for The Wildflower Restaurant at the Lodge at Vail and Timber Hearth Grill at Cordillera. Caragh McLaughlin, director of marketing for Beaver Creek Resort said the Crystal Grotto is a truly unique experience. “The music emanating from the ice instruments amazes and inspires everyone who experiences it,” she said. Today’s events Performances begin today and take place at 1 p.m.


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Ideal, P Affordable ee S t s u 2245-A Alpine Drive • Living Vail AM a stunning, Our priceThis four-bedroom mountainside home features in Eagle architecturally dramatic great room with soaring ceiling,




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fireplace and tall windows that frame mountain 99sculpted views. The master suite features a fireplace and a loft

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 1,585 square feet with an and unfinished 733 office. A large stone patio, a hillside gazebo tasteful square feet basement, landscaping provide marvelous outdoor living options. attached 1-car garage. built green. Features Price: $2,395,000 WebID: N25973 staineless appliances, granite countertops & Contact: Cathy Miskell (970)376-7227, more. Located near Eagle ice rink & pool.


Open 10-7 M-F, 10-6 Sa, 12-5 Sun • 926-0400, 888-239-4743 In the Crystal Building, Riverwalk at Edwards

Price reduced, now 369,000! Call Douglas Landin at 328-2550 $

Sunday, December 27, 2009 AWD, 5 Door, 2.7L, 6-Speed Tiptronic, 81,350 Miles P2550 $12,995

2.5L, 4-Speed Automatic 92,600 Miles, Stock #1120 $11,993

2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with extra storage. Nicely Furnished & outfitted for turnkey move in. NS/NP, W/D, You must see this unit 1st.


Call 970.390.2956

3 Door, 2.4L, Manual, 66,350 Miles, Stock #5509

4 Door, 2.0L, 6-Speed Automatic, 58,809 Miles, Stock # 8862



Master bedroom in 2 bedroom + loft condo on the lake in Avon. Furnished nice unit, 1 car garage, NS/NP. Call 970.376.7225

People who hang out with crooks to do part time work for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK. Must be willing to work odd hours. Give us a call and we can work out the details. Confidentiality GUARANTEED!!! Leave a message with a good phone number and your call will be returned. (970) 471-9729. Personas que se junten con ladrones para trabajar medio tiempo para La Oficina de Sheriff. ¡Haga dinero extra! Uso de droga y antecedentes penales No es problema. Debe estar dispuesto a trabajar diferentes horas. Dénos una llamada y podemos trabajar los detalles. ¡La confidencialidad es GARANTIZADA!!! Deje mensaje con un número de teléfono bueno y su llamada será devuelta. 970-471-9729.

in Edwards is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of school administrative aide throughout the school year. If interested please send resumes to: Position is available immediately.

2 Door, 1.9L, Manual, 115,456 Miles, #3154 $12,995


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. 2620 sqft. Email: Call 970.390.8462

3Bd, 3Ba Red Canyon Townhome. Great condition and location, hardwood floors, NS/NP. 970.309.0845

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, + Office 3 Car Garage, Irrigated Horse Property, Up to 4 horses, pets OK. Available Nov. 1st. 916 Mayne Street Call 970.471.1830

4 Door, 2.0L, Manual, Ltd Available, 25,860 Miles, Stock #9747


2 Door, 1.8L, 5-Speed Manual, 36,575 Miles, Stock #5657 $15,991

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

3 Bd, 3.5Ba Duplex in Wildridge,unfurnished, W/D, FP, NS.

EXL V6, 3.0L, 5-speed Automatic, 54,886 Miles, Stock #1898


4 Door, 2.4L, 5-Speed Automatic, 32,275 Miles Stock #P8320

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

Call 970.390.2402

4 Door, 2.0L, Manual, 80,610 Miles, #8257A 888-413-5024

4 Door, 2.5L, Manual, 53,380 Miles, Stock #6198 888.413.5024

4 Door, 2.5L, Manual, 53,380 Miles, #6198 $13,991

2 Door, 1.6L, 6-Speed Manual, 67,000 Miles, #9441A 888-413-5024

NS/NP 1 year lease Kathy 970.376.7225

561 Main St, Studio apartment, own parking space, utilities included

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

2 Bed, 1 Bath with Loft. 2 Parking spaces, backyard, pets negotiable.

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

Call 970.471.9837

1 Year Lease Available Immediately 970.845.1111

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.


4 Bedroom/3 bath unfurnished. Pellet stove- pool on property.

Call 970.376.7225

2Bd/2Ba, large office or game room, whirlpool tub, new appliances, Pets negotiable, washer, dryer, vaulted ceilings, storage, Utilities Included. Call 970.904.6369

4 Door, 2.5i, 4-Speed Automatic, 51,665 Miles, P2310

Utilities & WiFi included Call 970.471.0920


4 Door, 2.0L, Manual, 87,775 Miles, Stock #3552A

4 Door, 2.5L, 6-Speed Automatic, 39,350 Miles, Stock #8862

Share townhouse with friends! Room for up to 6 people, 2.5 bath fully furnished, W/D, NS/NP

4 Door, 4.6L, 4-Speed Automatic, 78,890 Miles, Stock #3381


Sixty (60) temporary/seasonal positions. Dates of Hire approximately 04/01/10 – 11/30/ 10. 40 hrs per wk; 8:00AM – 5:00 PM, Tues-Sat; $11.21/hr. Landscapes, maintains grounds by planting trees, shrubs, flowers; stakes trees; fertilizes ground; mows lawn; places decorative stones. Jobs in Gypsum, CO and work sites exclusively in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Summit Counties. On-the-job training and transportation to job sites will be provided by the employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. We e-verify all hires. Send resume to G.H. Daniels III & Associates, Inc.,


Value Edition, 4 Door, 2.5L, Manual, 39,800 Miles, P5462 $12,991

Lock off on Quiet 2 acres, Land is Magical! Own Kitchen, bath & Laundry. , including horses, NS. includes everything, internet, TV, etc. call 970.390.9702

V6, 4 Door, 2.8L, 4Motion, 5-Speed Automatic, 58,920 Miles, Stock #P7780

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Available Immediately Call 970.471.0920

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,

Founders Place 2 Bed, 2 Bath, unfurnished. Nice top floor unit with W/D. NS/NP.

3Bd, 2.5 Bath, Unfurnished Duplex on Cortina Lane. Garage, Year Lease, NS/NP, W/D. Great views.

Nicely furnished, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, location along the Eagle River. W/D, N/S, N/P, WiFi, TV

Havlik Mgmt Kathy 970.376.7225

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment, W/D, full kitchen, own deck. Pets Nego. all utilities included. Located between Eagle and Gypsum. Call 970.376.1733

Cute 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Fully Furnished, NS/NP, Homestead Court Club Membership for 2. Call 970.390.2402

Call 970.476.5140

Lovely Furnished, 1 bedroom on the Gore Creek in West Vail. Available weekly, monthly or for the season. Complete with cable and wifi, on the bus route. NS, call for details


Vail Mountaineer

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Commercial Corner Deals, Steals & Leases

Flex/Office spaces ranging from 20006000 sqft starting at $16 psf. Highly visible location with competitive rental rates and low CAM costs. Large garage door bay unitis available

Warehouse space, several sizes available from 950 - 3158 sqft., large overhead doors, 1/2 bath with office space or for storage

Mike Pearson Vail Commercial Advisors

Call for Pricing



Commercial Riverwalk Office. Professional office suite with use of conference room, reception area, copier and heat included

Successful Luggage Store, 31 years in business locally, excelllent location and customer parking, bathroom, fully equiped business incl. inventory & is turn key with training included. Seller will entertain sale of business and/or real estate.

$675/month Contact Joe


Call for additional information Gary Peso, Re/Max Vail Valley

Parking Space in Vail Gateway Building. 1 Year Lease

Offices ranging from 319-748 sq ft starting at $15psf low CAM cost ($6.50 psf ) ample parking, central eagle vail location, flexible on price & terms of lease. Available immediatly

Call for more information

Mike Pearson Vail Commercial Advisors



Warehouse at Eagle Airport. 2000 sqft, heated, 2 large overhead doors. 1/2 bath space to build office on 1st or upper floor, reduced rent for the 1st year.

Best Deal in the valley. 4,800 sqft. finished space, 6 offices, conference room, kitchen, reception, A/C & more. Only $5 per foot. 30 parking spaces, Low CAM. Vacant now!

2 offices (1,034 and 708 sqf ) can be combined. $35 psf, underground parking, location in Lionshead, pool, fitness center, front desk, ski in/ski out.

147 Airpark Drive, Unit D $2000/month Günter Mussman

Mick Kelly Forbes Southeby’s International Realty

Mike Pearson Vail Commercial Advisors



! All or part of 2+ acres. Truck parking with plug-ins, electricity, private entrance. Lots of storage. Plus RV, boat, and equipment storage available. 1/2 mile from airport.



Open House

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For thirty words or less, display your photo real estate classifieds for $28.80 a week call us at

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Call 970.476.3313 Call 808.228.3246

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Only $28.80/wk for Photo Real Estate ads Only $35/wk for Classified ads

Beautiful 3Bd/2Ba + Office (Possible 4th Bedroom). New wood floors and interior paint. Walking distance to Beaver Creek buses and Avon Elementary. 4 Car Drive and Corner Lot.

$89,900 O.B.O Lydia Morales


Ultra Convenience in Beaver Creek Resort! Adjacent to ice rink, plaza, shops & restaurants. World Class on-site amenities, too many to list. 4 Bedroom, 2480 sqft, new construction, mint condition.

Charter in B.C., 2 Bd, Rare top floor, Vaulted Ceilings, end-of-the-building, extra windows, Stones throw to village. Amazing rentals, management & Amenities.

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

$1,845,000 Bring Offer! David Whitman, Prudential Colorado

David Whitman, Prudential Colorado Properties

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Brand new Highland Home. Walk to 50 + eateries, downtown and more. 3500 sf, elevator plus mountain and city views.

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.

Canyon Run B-103 $695,000 Terry Nolan

508E East Arrowhead Drive



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

Lots of Updates, Combined with the Fabulous Charm of 1908

Historic And Updated - Five Bedrooms on a Large Lot - Bromwell School

Charming and Traditional with great space in an amazing location.

740 Marion Street

130 Gaylord Street

40 Garfield #F

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty


802 Beard Creek Trail


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement



Avon Center 501 $524,500 Terry Nolan


Enjoy living on the Eagle River. The lower level in this 3 Bed/3 bath condo walks out to the Eagle River. Easy walk to everything in Avon including the Westin Gondola.


Prime vacation condo or primary residence in the heart of Avon. Walk to everything in Avon. Be a part of the Avon Renaissance. Nicely decorated immaculate unit offers 3 Bedrooms, all with lock-off capability.








3015 Wyandot St. $779,000 Jeff Manley, Re/Max Professionals 303.589.6554

Sunday, December 27, 2009

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Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 5712 Wildridge Road § $499,000 .96 acre § Web ID: M28094

Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

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

Best Value in Two Rivers. 2 Year Old Home, Breakfast nook, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2nd floor laundry. Excellent Starter or Investment Home. 100% Financing for Qualified Buyers.

Magnificent 4,500 sf 5-bedroom single family home! Minutes to ski resorts & near golf course, restaurants, movies & shops. Recreational Mecca- biking, hiking, etc...


18 Rainbow Circle $235,000

David Whitman, Prudential Colorado Properties

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


Wonderful home, newly painted, new carpet & new stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Great family neighborhood and fenced yard.

$599,000 Julie Scott Gateway Land & Development


5 Bd spacious home w/fenced yard for privacy, cul-de-sac location, amazing storage and bonus rooms, convenient location to fine dining, skiing, golf, and shopping are all just out your front door.

$694,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.


Matt Iverson 970.569.2104


Hummingbird #C101 § $2,295,000 4BD/4.5BA § Web ID: M23262

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

$750,000 Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


3BR 2.5Ba townhome. 1 block to theatre, restaurants, shops, fitness center. Upgraded finishes, fenced backyard w/ patio, master BR suit w/lg deck, attached gar. High ceilings, lots of light, granite & tile. Co-op w/ brokers.




Sun drenched 2-Bedroom/2-bath condo. New rosewood floors in the living room and bedrooms. Bathrooms have new slate floors.

River Pines C-207 $399,500 Terry Nolan



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

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.

709 Edwards Village Blvd

130 Summer Meadow $335,000


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

Open Today 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement



Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


Great 5Bd/2Ba Family home w/room for all. Parking for your TOYS or RV. LARGE shed in the back yard. Part. finished family room and 3rd Bath in lower level. All material for completion included. NO HOA 138 Spring Circle


Henri Stone

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties



Beautiful stick built home in Buckhorn Valley. Granite counters, cherry cabinets, Gas fireplace in living room, all appliances including W/D included. Fenced back yard. SHORT SALE

Amazing price on a Quail Run Townhome. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath with lots of upgrades. Hardwood Floors, berber carpet, tile, and wood trim. 100% Financing to Qualified Buyers

364 Navajo Only $365,000


Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

916 Mayne Street $749,000

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties


2500+ sqft SF furnished house, 4Br/4Ba (including lockoff ), 2 car heated garage. Sunny one-of-a-kind location with views, mature trees, & stream. On TOV bus route.

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.

1987A Circle Dr., Buffehr Creek $1,595,000 By Appointment Only

Rainbow Trout Lodge



4 Bedroom, 3 Bath + Office, 3 Car Garage, Irrigated Horse Property, Up to 4 Horses.


2245-A Alpine Drive • Vail This four-bedroom mountainside home features a stunning, great room with ceiling, 3dramatic Bd, 2 Ba Townhome, Seldom on Market. Awesome Deal forarchitecturally Detached Home! Seeking asoaring “cabin in the wood?” It exists..... Great views of mountains off decks of both Older Mobile Home is Dry, Warm, & Solid. 40 minutes from Vail. Affordable land & sculpted and tallLocated windows that frame mountain living room and master. right on Mixed-Use Zoning. Low Expenses. fireplace homes available w/a small family ski the golf course. Vaulted Ceilings, garage area nearby views. The master w/ plenty ofsuite storage features a fireplace and a loft 251 Main St. $249,900 office. A large $550,000 stone patio, a hillside gazebo David Whitman, and tasteful Prudential Colorado Properties Jay Raiola, My Mountain Realtor, LLC Teryl Limbocker, Keller Williams living options. 970.827.5371 landscaping provide 970.390.1229 970.331.6653 marvelous outdoor

Price: $2,395,000

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Eagle Contact: Cathy Miskell (970)376-7227, Properties 55 McDonald 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 1,585 sq. ft. $ 369,900

3 bdrm, unfinished basement, 1,539 sq. ft. $409,900

Call Douglas Landin at 328-2550



Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement


190 Bunkhouse

378 Harrier Circle

5 bdrm, 5.5 bath, 4,262 sq. ft. $ 859,000

5 bdrm, 5.5 bath, 5,500 sq. ft. $ 1,349,900


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