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Runyon seeks Hidden Gems consolidation Says one wilderness plan is enough By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer It’s like you can’t tell one wilderness plan from another without a map these days, and so an Eagle County commis-


sioner is proposing that there be one and only one proposal. Peter Runyon wants a federally funded task force to examine the growing number of wilderness proposals, and the growing number of acres those propos-

als want put mechanized human activity off limits. Runyon’s intention is a single proposal consisting of the best elements of the different plans. “We’ve been asked to support a few of these proposals, but without the benefit of information on how they overlap or an assurance that all stakeholder groups have been consulted,” Runyon said. “While only Congress has the authority to designate wilderness areas, Colorado’s counties have a unique perspective on how these designations can

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affect their communities.” With the blessing of the other two Eagle County commissioners, Runyon fired off a draft letter to representatives in 27 of the state’s counties, mostly on the Western Slope where wilderness advocates are targeting their efforts. The letter asks congress to fund a Coloradoled task force to evaluate wilderness proposals that affect the western part of the state. Two proposals are generating the most conversation. Rep. Diana DeGette, [See HIDDEN GEMS, page 15]

Schleper tops US squad at World Cup GS Vail native eyes 4th Olympics By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer

VSSA’s Chazz Roberts takes advantage of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s new Katal Innovations Landing Pad at Golden Peak recently. The landing pad will be available to SSCV athletes for the next month or so. See story inside. Avery Cunliffe photo.

Vail native Sarah Schleper led the way for the U.S. team under the lights for the night slalom in Flachau, Austria on Tuesday. She was the only U.S. athlete to make it to the second run. Starting 38th, Schleper moved up 21 spots to finish in 17th. Vail’s Lindsey Vonn, who has been annihilating the speed events lately and currently leads the World Cup overall by 112 points, continued to have some tech problems resulting in a DNF. Schleper, who has unofficially qualified for the Olym[See SCHLEPER, page 15]

Town Series alpine races start tomorrow Nordic series continues tonight in Cordillera By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer Wax up the race boards and dig the old GS suit out of the closet because the 2010 Vail Alpine Town Series kicks off tomorrow on Golden Peak.

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The big news for this year’s East West Partners Town Series is the return of the Team Snowell, which, captained by Franz “Fuxi” Fuchsberger, dominated the series for seven years. They’ve been out of the game for five years, but are back and ready to defend their legacy.

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Fuxi could not be immediately reached for comment, but last year’s winning team, The George, said something to the effect of “bring it on, suckers.” Organized by the owner of the Vail Village pub Jim Glendining, this year’s The George team consists of Glendining, former U.S. Ski Team members David [See TOWN SERIES, page 14]


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Hickenlooper to run for Gov By Gene Davis The Denver Daily News Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper ended a week of speculation yesterday evening by announcing that he will be running for Colorado governor. Citing his background in which he traveled across the state, opened businesses that created hundreds of jobs, and served as Denver Mayor, Hickenlooper said that he has what it takes to help Colorado’s troubled economy rebound. “With so many people out of work or facing economic hardship, I believe that as governor I can bring my experience in business and public service to the job of creating jobs,” he said. Hickenlooper’s announcement came six days after Gov. Bill Ritter said that he would not be seeking reelection because of family reasons. Ritter’s decision spurred intense speculation about what Colorado Democrat would seek to challenge Republican Scott McInnis for the governorship, with Hickenlooper, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., being listed as the most likely choices. After Salazar and Perlmutter announced that they would not be running for the seat, most political pundits expected Hickenlooper to declare his candidacy. But it remains unknown whether former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff will challenge Hickenlooper in a Democratic primary for the governorship. Hickenlooper said he had spoken with Romanoff about the issue but declined to comment on the details of what they discussed. Romanoff could not be reached for comment. Republicans wasted no time in going on the attack against Hickenlooper. The Republican Governor’s Association called Hickenlooper a third tier candidate whose candidacy “represents more of what is wrong with the current administration.” Colorado Republican Party President Dick Wadhams linked Hickenlooper to Ritter’s more controversial decisions like the vehicle tax increase and early parole program for felons. “The faces change but the issues remain the same,” he said. Democrat leaders, however, praised Hickenlooper as a courageous and innovative leader. “Mayor Hickenlooper is a strong leader who is ready to take on the responsibilities of Colorado’s Governor,” said a statement form Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont. “From making tough cuts in the city’s budget, to preparing Denver for the national stage at the DNC and the signing of the stimulus bill, Mayor Hickenlooper knows what it takes to lead.” Hickenlooper moved to Colorado almost 30 years ago to work as a geologist, a job that he said took him from the eastern planes to western slope. He used his traveling experience yesterday to deflect Republican criticism that he doesn’t know much about Colorado outside of Denver. After getting laid off during the ’80s oil bust, Hick-


Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper hugs his wife, Helen Thorpe, at a podium outside the State Capitol yesterday during his announcement to run for governor as a Democrat. Denver Daily News photo by Tad Rickman.

enlooper and several partners opened the Wynkoop Brewing Co. in downtown Denver. Hickenlooper said that complaints he heard from Wynkoop customers and nearby business owners about the bureaucracy and negativity of local government inspired him to run for Denver Mayor. He won the race in 2003, and was reelected by an overwhelming majority in 2008. Wadhams, however, remained unconvinced that Hickenlooper’s background makes him a good candidate. “I think it’s very interesting that he created a popular brewpub in LoDo, but what is far more important is his record as mayor and his agenda as governor,” he said. Hickenlooper’s high name recognition and consistently favorable poll numbers made him the strongest Democrat candidate for the governorship, according to political pundit and Denver Daily News contributor Aaron Harber. “He’s very honest, I think, and people like that,” he said. “I think that one of the advantages is that he’s not seen as a career politician, at least not yet.” But McInnis was quick to point out in a press release yesterday that a Rasmussen poll has the Republican ahead by three points. The statewide telephone survey of 500 likely Colorado voters was conducted on Jan. 6. “The results of this independent poll by a highly respected national pollster show that our positive projobs message, centered on creating economic opportunity, has strong momentum across the state, regardless of who the Democrats decide to run,” McInnis said in a statement.

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By Dawn Witlin Special to the Mountaineer The Town of Avon will hold a moratorium on medical marijuana related business licenses to forestall new regulations for the town. “The Town of Avon has previously taken the position that if federal and state laws prove stricter than our own, the stricter requirements apply,” said Town Attorney Eric Heil. “What this will do is allow us to draft, propose and consider our own medical marijuana regulations.” Heil said that the 200 day moratorium was needed to address both recent business license applications and a recent Arapahoe County Court ruling that towns cannot im-

pose federal law. “It’s an action many municipalities are taking,” Heil said of the court ruling. “The problem and the frustration is that the Federal government does not have specific regulations.” The town has no current land use or business regulations for the sale and distribution of marijuana. “I think this moratorium is entirely justified,” said Mayor Pro-tem Brian Sipes. “The playing field at the state level may be changing, so we need some time to figure out our own regulations.” Police Chief Brian Kozak said officers would be better served by regulations set forth by the council addressing security issues, as some dispensaries have been vio-

lently robbed in the Denver area, along with background checks for pot shop proprietors and signage issues. “We need to address signage, so as not to create a negative environment,” said Kozak. “There are a lot of tourists visiting the area and we don’t need shops with huge marijuana leafs outside of their storefronts.” Kozak also suggested age limits for entry. “You don’t want kids on their lunch break from high school coming in,” said Kozak. Effective immediately, the moratorium will apply to the submission, acceptance and processing of all applications relating to medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Ice climber falls 100 feet in East Vail An ice climber was rushed to Vail Valley Medical Center yesterday after a portion of the East Vail Fang ice formation he was climbing broke and fell 100 feet with him attached, according to witnesses. A rescue operation was initiated immediately following the 911 call that came in the Vail Public Safety Communication Center at 1:14 p.m. The victim, a 34-year-old male from Alma, Colo., was taken by snowmobile to an ambulance that transported him to VVMC. The extents of the man’s injuries are currently unknown. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Vail Fire Department, Vail Police Department, and Eagle River Fire Protection District assisted with the operation. The Fang ice formation is located in unincorporated Eagle County and is not part of the Vail Ski Resort.

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SSCV has a safe landing New training apparatus comes to Golden Peak By Dawn Witlin Mountaineer Staff Writer

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Aron Coret of Canada’s Katal Innovations has made a career of turning tragedy into inspiration. While snowboarding the highest level park on British Columbia’s Blackcomb Mountain in February 2005, Coret crushed his C5 and C6 vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. “Aron was going for a routine trick, something that he’s done a hundred times before - a switchback backside 540 - and he dipped his shoulder too much and landed on his neck,” said Ryan Regehr, friend and Katal Innovations employee. From his hospital bed, along with best friend and fellow Engineer Steve Slen, Coret designed a safety device that would allow skiers and snowboarders to try new tricks without risking serious injury. Their creation, which Coret and Slen turned into their fourth year engineering project at the University of British Columbia, was an ingenious impact absorbing bag they dubbed “The Landing Pad.” “I thought would be cool to give something back to snowboarding and thought (the Landing Pad) would keep me a part of the sport,” said Coret. “I wanted to give riders something that I didn’t have, which was my dream tool, to learn a trick within your ability range in a safe environment.” The Landing Pad went through several prototypes to become their latest and greatest innovation, a 90 foot long, 55 feet wide inflatable structure which - when coupled with a groomed jump on the hill - allows you to sail through the air with an almost guaranteed safe landing. “The bottom is basically two three-and-a-half-foot chambers that have vents, so when you land they compress and let the air out,” Regehr said from Golden Peak earlier this week, as students from Ski and Snowboard Vail gleefully tricked out on the Landing Pad. “The top is a ribbed air mattress that stays sealed. The

idea is that the bottom chamber will take your impact and the top will hold so you can actually maintain some semblance of ground.” Noah Brooks from SSCV made the call to Katal Innovations to arrange the student’s field testing of the Landing Pad at Golden Peak. SSCV says they’ll have it through early February. “It’s a good, safe environment to learn your new tricks” said Luke Allen, an SSCV Freeride coach who was one of the first demonstrate the Landing Pad’s capabilities for the students. He said until recently, SSCV only had powder or water ramp facilities. He said the Landing Pad is much better because the athletes can practice on it, and within the same week take their tricks to real snow with a similar feel. “They’re doing some tricks that I would never even think about trying and before this they were trying them on trampolines and into water, not really in a snow environment,” Regehr said of SSCV’s young athletes. “That’s why I think (SSCV) wanted to get behind us so much, because they want to push their athletes, but not really ruin their athletes.” John Cole, strength and conditioning director and Head Alpine J2 coach at SSCV, agreed. “It’s phenomenal,” said Cole. “From the safety aspect of it, it allows (students) to take more chances and they’re learning curve is at a much faster rate. We’re a big fan of (the Landing Pad) and obviously it does nothing but improve the stature of our program.” This may be the beginning of a long relationship between the club and Katal Innovations, Regehr said. “It’s a good fit,” he said. “Everyone’s just down. There’s not a lot of nay saying, there’s not people saying ‘I don’t know, it’s a lot of grooming work,’ it’s hard to find that in resorts, especially ones as large as this, but I don’t know, my month is planned until February and then I’m equally confused.” For more information on the Landing Pad, visit, where you’ll also find contact information for general inquiries.


Seaton back on snow Vail native looks forward to X-Games Superpipe after early-season injury

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not want to be contacted. “The artist wants to remain anonymous because there are similar future projects in the works.” Kay told 9 News he and his friend planted about 1,000 bottles in the Denver area. Some, numbered one to 100, were part of a “collectors edition.” He would not say how much the stunt cost to pull off, nor would he say whether Gatorade knew his friend’s identity. Expect both real and fake versions of the bottles to be pop up on Ebay shortly.

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Serena Williams warming up for Australian Open Top ranked tennis star advances to quarters in Sydney American tennis star, No. 1 ranked Serena Williams opened her season with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez on Tuesday, and will move on to the quarterfinals at a Sydney International where other leading players have struggled. No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova lost 7-5, 6-2 to Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova later Tuesday, joining fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, No. 7 Jelena Jankovic and No. 8 Vera Zvonareva as losers in the first two rounds. Second-seeded Dinara Safina was in trouble in her first set since she quit with a back injury at the season-ending championships in October, losing the opening five games before recovering to win nine straight in a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Williams said she wasn’t bothered about how many seeded players made early exits, or how it opened up the draw for her. “I don’t care who I play. Whenever I play someone they play their best.” she said. “I play Vera Dushevina next and she’s a good player and she’s been ranked high before. “So whoever I play, believe me, they’re going to play like No. 1 on that particular day against me for whatever reason, so it doesn’t matter for me.” Williams is using the Sydney tournament American Serena Williams plays a shot in her match against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain at the Sydney Interna- as a sort of warmup for the first major of tional tennis tournament on Tuesday. Williams won the match the season -- The Austrailian Open which starts next Monday in Melbourne. 6-1, 6-2. AP Photo.

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Investments may be taxed to pay for health care savings

House and Senate negotiators are discussing an expansion of their health insurance proposal that would increase the Medicare payroll tax to include other sources of income like investment returns, according to FOX News. The Medicare payroll tax hits only wages. The Senate-passed health care bill would increase a worker’s Medicare tax from 1.45 percent to 2.35 percent of income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and $250,000 for joint filers, writes Rich Edson. Industry and House Democratic sources confirm that Democrats are discussing an extension of the Medicare tax to dividends and other investment incomes. The thresholds would remain $200,000/$250,000 per year, according to the report. An industry source adds the tax would also hit small businesses organized as a pass-through in which a business’ revenue is treated as the owner’s taxable income, writes Edson.

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Battle brews over Kennedy Senate seat

The race to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has turned into a proxy battle over the fate of President Hypno Therapy Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Chronic Pain A once-pedestrian contest between Democrat Martha CoakleyAbuse/Dependence and Republican Scott Brown has coarsened Opiate with a week to go, as the two have cast themselves as custodians of the pivotal Senate vote to determine the bill’s fate. “As the 41st senator, I can stop it,” Brown said last week during a debate, highlighting his potential to be the breakthrough Senate vote that upholds a GOP filibuster. While he opposes the bill, the state senator voted in 2006 in favor of a Massachusetts universal health care bill that has largely been the model for the

Obama legislation. The stakes are so high Democrats won’t rule out taking as long as a month to certify the election results— should Brown win—to prevent a Republican from assuming the seat until the Senate completes its work on Kennedy’s hallmark legislation.

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A remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle killed an Iranian physics professor outside his home in north Tehran on Tuesday, state media reported, according to the New York Times. The reports blamed the United States and Israel for the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. One state broadcaster, IRIB, quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying that “in the initial investigation, signs of the triangle of wickedness by the Zionist regime, America and their hired agents are visible in the terrorist act” against the scientist, Masoud Ali Mohammadi, writes the Times’ Alan Cowell. Two other people were wounded in the blast, which was powerful enough to shatter the windows in a nearby four-story building, mangle window frames and blow a garage door out of its frame. The BBC Persian service reported that the jolt led neighbors to assume that there had been an earthquake. The English-language Press TV reportedly said Mr. Ali Mohammadi, 50, taught neutron physics at Tehran University, although he did not seem to have any connections to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

Oil guy orders blackouts in oil-rich cities

Venezuela’s government imposed rolling blackouts of four hours every other day throughout the country on Tuesday to combat an energy crisis. President Hugo Chavez has said rationing is necessary to prevent water levels in Guri Dam — the cornerstone of Venezuela’s energy system — from falling to critical lows and causing a widespread power collapse. Drought has cut the flow of water into the dam, which feeds three hydroelectric plants that supply 73 percent of Venezuela’s electricity. “This plan is going to be implemented troughout the country,” Electricity Minister Angel Rodriguez said. “In some places, it will be four hours, in others it will be two or three hours.” Rolling blackouts will begin in the capital of Caracas on Wednesday, said Javier Alvarado, president of the city’s state electric utility. Some parts of the country have already been enduring unplanned blackouts for months, as demand has outstripped the electrical supply. The energy output from the Guri Dam’s three hydroelectric plants has also declined below its normal capacity.

Public Safety Committee advances recreational pot bill in California Assembly

A bill seeking to legalize marijuana in California won initial approval from a legislative committee Tuesday. The state Assembly’s public safety committee voted 4-3 on the measure that would tax and regulate marijuana in the same way alcohol is controlled. But the health committee also must approve the measure by Friday before the full Assembly can consider it, an unlikely scenario. Though the successful committee vote could

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------end up being purely symbolic, pot advocates hailed it as an important step forward. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally possess, grow and sell marijuana. The state would charge a $50-per-ounce fee and a 9 percent tax on retail sales. State tax collectors have estimated the bill could bring in nearly $1.4 billion in revenue.

Space junk to barely miss earth

A mystery object from space is about to whizz close by Earth on Wednesday. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is. Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 33 to 50 feet wide at most. NASA says that on Wednesday at 7:47 a.m. EST, it will streak by, missing Earth by about 80,000 miles. In the western United States it may be bright enough to be seen with a good amateur telescope.

The Carnival is over for cougars

Carnival Cruise Lines wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be sailing anymore with a boatload of â&#x20AC;&#x153;cougarsâ&#x20AC;? and their willing prey. The Miami-based company has turned down a request from a singles travel group to book another cruise with the cougar theme. The term refers to older women who date younger men. The singles group says the ban is unfounded. They point to their first cruise on Carnivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elation in December that drew about 300 women and the men they call â&#x20AC;&#x153;cubs.â&#x20AC;? Carnival says there were no problems with last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a business decision. They have no room for groups with that â&#x20AC;&#x153;theme.â&#x20AC;? Analysts say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meant to protect Carnivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on family fun.

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Even the Super Bowl is taking a hit from the down economy, the New York Post reports. The big game is still the most expensive time on television, with the cost of a single spot quadrupling in the past 20 years, but the average cost of a Super Bowl spot is expected to be down this year compared to last, according to new figures from TNS Media, writes the Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holly Sanders Ware. CBS is reportedly charging between $2.5 million and $2.8 million for a 30-second ad during the game, TNS said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down from the $3 million that NBC fetched in 2009, writes Ware. The price of a Super Bowl spot can vary depending on where it is in the game and whether it is part of a package deal, among other factors. CBS insists that the pace of ad sales is on par or better than last year and that it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had to cut prices.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naviblueâ&#x20AC;? that he contemplated suicide after seeing the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatar,â&#x20AC;? according to CNN. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ever since I went to see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Avatarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Naâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;vi made me want to be one of them. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it,â&#x20AC;? Mike reportedly posted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and that everything is the same as in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Avatar.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Other fans have expressed feelings of disgust with the human race and disengagement with reality, CNN reports. Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie, which has reportedly pulled in more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office sales and could be on track to be the highest grossing film of all time, is set in the future when the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resources have been pillaged by the human race.

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South Korea and the U.S. rejected North Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to start peace talks to formally end the Korean War, with Seoul saying Tuesday that can happen only after the North rejoins disarmament talks and reports progress in denuclearization. The North said Monday that its return to six-nation negotiations on its nuclear weapons program hinges on building better relations with the United States by starting peace treaty talks. The North also called for the lifting of international sanctions against it. On Tuesday, South Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense chief said he believes peace treaty talks can take place only after the nuclear talks are resumed and the North takes steps toward disarming its atomic programs.

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Viele and Sandy Treat, Eric Lee -- who had a perfect 137-day season in Vail last year -- and Brett Snyder, who, Glendining explains, has a wealth of ski race experience from being tossed out of every ski academy on the East Coast. Asked whether he’s worried about the Snowell team getting back together, Glendining said he didn’t know they were back, but The George welcomes the competition. “[The Vail town series] is a lot of fun. It brings out the competitiveness as an adult that I had when I was a kid playing baseball and football,” The George’s Eric Lee said. “It’s a rush. Here’s an opportunity to get in the starthouse, meet up at the after party and have a good time. It’s friendly but competitive.” The race series begins with a giant slalom race tomorrow at 1 p.m. Participants can sign up as an individual ($15 per race or $75 for the LEE series), or get a team together for the entire 7-week series. Races alternate between Giant Slalom and Slalom each week, and the series concludes with a bonus super G. Training runs will be available at 12 p.m. on an alternate course set at Golden Peak with tips provided by SSCV Masters coaches. The course is scheduled to be open for inspection at 12:45 p.m. All abilities are encouraged to join the fun. This week’s après party will take place at The George at 4 p.m. and will include prizes. More information can be found at Nordic Town Series continues tonight at Cordillera Wednesday’s Nordic race welcomes all ages and abilities for a mass start Freestyle race. Racers are encouraged to register early and enjoy hot chocolate, cider and cookies as well as chili following the race. “It is great racing at a different venue. Cordillera does an amazing job with the grooming and the terrain is hard to beat,” said Dan Weiland, SSCV Nordic Program Director. “We are extremely lucky in this valley to have two amazing Nordic centers in such close proximity. We can’t wait!” Costs is $10 for those 13-years old and up and $5 for 12 and under. Registration will take place at the Cordillera Nordic Club on race day beginning at 3:00 p.m., and registration forms can be printed out in advance from the SSCV Web site at

Today’s Town Series nordic race schedule: • 4 p.m. Lower/Elementary School-Aged Competitors (2 kilometer) • 4:30 p.m. Middle school ages (3 kilometers) • 5:15 p.m. High school ages and adults (5 kilometers)

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Vail native Sarah Schleper clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup slalom race in Austria, yesterday. AP Photo.

pics, has been working towards grabbing additional World Cup points to get back into the top-30 start list, which would be a big advantage, allowing her to ski faster and more consistently on a fresher course. Her good result on Tuesday, dad Buzz Schleper thinks, was enough to meet that goal. “I didn’t execute as well as I could have [on the second run], a couple mistakes here and there,” Schleper said. “It was set like a highway again, so you had to go full-risk and I think I probably risked it 80 percent when I should have been going


120 but I’m psyched to get points.” U.S. Women’s Alpine Head Coach Jim Tracy said the risk would have made a difference for Schleper. “Sarah had a good first run and she was solid in the second run. I think that she could have probably let it go and attacked more in the middle of the course,” Tracy said. “But still, it’s a top 20 and we’re not complaining.”

 The ladies head to Maribor, Slovenia for a GS on Saturday and slalom on Sunday. It’s a venue that Buzz says should lead to a good result for Schleper.


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“There are two factors that she’ll be feeling confident about going into the weekend: She’s starting in the top 30 and she’s skied well at Maribor in the past,” Buzz said after Tuesday’s race. “She should be able to attack and get another good result.” A few years ago, Schleper won Maribor’s “Golden Fox” award, which is given to the girl with the best combined GS and slalom result. This year he’s been skiing slalom and GS faster than any other U.S. woman. – The U.S. Ski Team Press Office contributed to this report

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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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.

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.

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.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vail Mountaineer

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.

Great 2 BD condo in Chapel Square. Great rental history. Southern views. Offered fully furnished. Convenient to everything. Walkable distance to the gondola.

3 BD, 3BA Large 3rd floor 3 bedroom end unit on one level with views north and west. Ski in/ski out building, easy access to Beaver Creek Village.

508E East Arrowhead Drive


#328 Kiva Lodge, 2057 Sq. ft.

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

, John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate

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


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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.


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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.

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130 Gaylord Street

40 Garfield #F

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

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Only unit for sale in the desirable Quartz building. Immaculate Loft Condo with many upgrades, and views overlooking the plaza.

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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


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2 BD, 3BA 2 bedroom plus loft, top floor, end unit. Common areas of the Kiva Lodge just recently remodeled.



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130 Summer Meadow $330,000


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$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.

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

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Henri Stone

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364 Navajo Only $365,000

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