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Avon talking tax increase Town wants to increase sales, property tax to pay for $100M in transit upgrades Avon is getting serious with a proposal entitled “Connect Avon Now,” which, according to the town, would increase taxes to create a source of funding for $100M in transit-related improvements. In a letter sent out by the town this week, Avon details the improvements adopted by the town in a plan entitled the Avon Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The improvements include construction of a 500-stall structured parking garage near the Recreation Center

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with a cost of $20 million (not including land), more than $12 million of trail and pedestrian improvements, additional bus routes to un-served areas such as Buffalo Ridge, bus storage facilities, fleet replacement, and on-going bus service. The town says its consultants have recommended nearly $100 million in transportation improvements in Avon over the next 20-25 years. While the letter does not detail how the Connect Avon Now proposal would cre-

ate the funding source for these improvements, the town has discussed formulating two ballot questions to ask voters in November. One would be for a property tax mil levy increase of 4.5 mils, which would be phased in over time. Another would be a near 10 percent increase in sales tax, which would raise sales tax in town from 8.4 percent to 9.25 percent. The town council and planning/zoning commission are currently are looking to “prioritize the most important improve-

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The Vail Resorts Nordic School, not to be confused with the Vail Nordic Center, is open until April 18th. Located at the base of Chair 6, they have snowshoeing, cross-country telemarking and more activities daily. Backcountry snowshoe tours depart 10 a.m.; they ask folks to arrive at 9:30 to get outfitted. All gear is provided. Give them a call at 754-4390.

ments and determine what can realistically be done and funded in the next 10 to 15 years,” according to the letter. “We expect private investment to return to Avon when the economy picks up, especially in our core areas of town,” said town manager Larry Brooks. “We have a unique opportunity to lead development and make great strides in improving connectivity and vibrancy in Avon.” 



Currently laying off workers, making cutbacks The letter detailing the new spending plan comes at the heels of townwide cutbacks, including layoffs in two departments which occurred in February. The [See AVON, page 22]

Speeders beware Police, state patrol to continue increased enforcement on South Frontage Road today

It only took Vail Police and the Colorado State Patrol two hours to pull over 40 vehicles yesterday for speeding, and they’ll be looking to do the same again today. Today’s increased enforcement zone will be located at the South Frontage Road across from the Ritz-Carlton construction site and the Vail Resorts maintenance yard, a 25-mile-per-hour zone. Yesterday’s was located front of the Vail Municipal building, also a speed limit 25 zone. “The increased enforcement is occurring following numerous complaints from pedestrians who have observed motorists failing to stop for them as they attempted to cross the street,” according to the Vail PD. “Colorado state law re-

quires drivers to yield the right-ofway to pedestrians crossing within a crosswalk.” State law also prohibits overtaking or passing of any vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. Violating those laws could result in a $60 fine and three points against a driver’s license. “We have tried several ideas to slow traffic, including parking a marked patrol car near the crosswalk and using an electronic speed sign, but nothing has worked,” said Vail Police Sgt. Samantha Graves. “Hopefully some highly visible enforcement will do the trick and make it safer for our citizens and guests to cross the street.” For more information contact Sgt. Graves at 479-2214.

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First Descents to hold annual ball tomorrow Ludden: fundraiser will help the organization expand By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer First Descents, a non-profit organization founded in Vail, provides outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer. And they’re throwing a big party tomorrow night. The fourth annual First Descents Ball will be held at the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch, catered by Wolfgang Puck’s world-renowned restaurant Spago with open bar, live and silent auctions, personal stories shared by past participants and live music provided by Funkiphino. The band is a time-tested, powerhouse band delivers a huge 11 piece sound. They are known for their “Chaka Khan” style vocals, dynamic horn section and Hammond organ laced grooves. You can catch the band all over the Colorado Front Range ripping up dance floors and festivals in equal measure. Their original music can be described as “euro-funk” style acid-jazz sprinkled with retro Oakland style horns. Soulful female vocal leads and harmonies soar together seamlessly. The attire ranges from jeans to tuxes, with the one encouragement that you should wear a hat – the zanier, the better. Brad Ludden, a professional kayaker and founder of the organization, says First Descents is blowing up. “We relocated our headquarters down Boulder to allow us to grow, not only nationally but targeting the Vail Valley, our home, as well,” Ludden told the Mountaineer yesterday. “We went from two weeks to five weeks of programming in the Vail Valley alone. We’ve added rock climbing and mountaineering.” He said, while First Descents will always be at home in Vail, the transition to Boulder has allowed the program to expanded to 15 total weeks of programming in four different states. One of the advantages of being based out of a metropolitan college town is access to the vast reservoir of graduate and undergraduate interns that can help the organization and minimize costs. First Descents’ goal is to expand from nine to fifty camps by 2014, which will enable them to support over 1,000 young adult survivors per year. The city of Boulder provides access to a larger community of donors,

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volunteers and supporters required help them meet that goal, the organization said. “This organization was founded in the Vail Valley by the generosity of the people in it. This is a great way to celebrate the success and growth that we’ve had and continue to grow the cause,” he said. Single tickets are available for $150. Tables for ten and sponsorships are $2,500. The party starts at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit 2010firstdescentsball.eventbrite.com.

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Love for the Ladies rail jam is tomorrow Annual event to raise funds for breast cancer awareness hits Beaver Creek’s Lumber Yard By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer Love for the Ladies was started last spring by in an effort to bring breast cancer knowledge and awareness to the Vail Valley snowboard and freeski community. The Love for the Ladies debut event raised nearly $6,000 from a collection of donations gathered primarily from local Vail Valley residents. “The super fun, no-stress co-ed team park jam will be hosted at Beaver Creek’s Lumberyard park to the lower east side of Chair 6,� Founder Justine Nadherny writes on the event’s Web site. “The day will be dedicated to unifying the community, spreading knowledge about the Breast Cancer, and raising money for the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group.� This year, their objective is to raise $7500 with a dream goal of $10,000. Donations will be accepted online and at the event tomorrow. “As we all know, cancer causes more then just physical pain to those diagnosed,� Nadherny writes “To many families, financial difficulties are experienced daily with expensive treatments, illness due to Chemo and

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Vail Breakaways on 5-game winning streak Valley’s only women’s Division-A hockey team to hold fundraiser tomorrow By Geoff Mintz Mountaineer Staff Writer The Vail Breakaways, the Vail Valley’s only women’s Division-A hockey team, played their final league home game of the season last weekend, shutting out the DU Pioneers 9 to 0. This comes as their fifth win in a row, and a very positive way to head into the state championship tournament April 9 – 11. “It feels really good to have this kind of momentum going into our state tournament,� says Captain Jen Babcock, “and it was great to see so many fans turn out for our last home game.�

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Partygoers at Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Tuesday got a little taste of what Chad Hollister is all about, when he took the stage for a few songs alongside local group Cold Smoke. In a culture where every band out there seems to describe themselves as some kind of genre-defying hybrid that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be classified, it was refreshing to hear Hollister describe his music as simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;rock.â&#x20AC;? But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the band lacks uniqueness. Their sound is not exactly like any other rock band you have heard. A blend of Chadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique melodies, grooves, lyrics and beats, the music could be compared to many of the great artists that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened for and performed alongside, such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Blues Traveler, Phish, Paul Simon and Little Feat. The Chad Hollister Band is known for using their Burlington, Vermont roots to craft an infectious rhythmic sound that makes you want to get up and dance. Music start at 10 p.m. Free before 10 p.m., $5 cover thereafter.

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music. Battling hosts of MC’s from far and near, and gaining fame as stunning lyricists, the four young men, along with their musical family Hieroglyphics, have worked at their craft until it has become like a sharpedged sword, cutting through boundaries of sound and style. “We started out trying to be definitely different, and most definitely better than the stuff that’s out there,” said the energetic, mad scientist-like Phesto. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for. Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform â&#x20AC;&#x153;a miracleâ&#x20AC;? and a major victory for Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidency, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) government,â&#x20AC;? Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand against lobbyists and â&#x20AC;&#x153;mercenaries.â&#x20AC;? But the Cuban leader also used the lengthy piece to criticize the American president for his lack of leadership on climate change and immigration reform, and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, among many other things. And he said it was remarkable that the most powerful country on earth took more than two centuries from its founding to approve something as basic as health benefits for all.

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Students at Tamalpais High School are hoping to do what neither the ACLU nor a federal court have been able to accomplish: give Mississippi teen Constance McMillen the chance to attend a prom with her girlfriend, reports the Marin Independent Journal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll agree to come,â&#x20AC;? said Sarah Schwartz, a Tam High senior who launched the effort to invite McMillen to the Mill Valley schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom, in the Journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But even if she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, I feel thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a wonderful effort by this community and a statement that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to stand behind her bravery, and accept her for who she is.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;McMillen, who has been openly gay since she was in the eighth grade, had hoped to attend her prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss., dressed in a tuxedo and with her 16-year-old girlfriend

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More than half of U.S. borrowers who received loan modifications on delinquent mortgages defaulted again after nine months, according to a federal report reviewed by Bloomberg. The re-default rate of loans modified in the first quarter of 2009 was 51.5 percent by the end of the year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision said in a joint report today in Bloombergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article. The figure, which measures payments at least 30 days late, climbed to 57.9 percent for changes made in the prior 12 months, reports Bloomberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. homeowners are struggling to make payments as depressed housing prices leave them owing more than their properties are worth,â&#x20AC;? the article said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 24 percent of properties with a mortgage were underwater in the fourth quarter, First American CoreLogic said last month. The median price of a U.S. home was $165,100 in February, down 28 percent from its peak in July 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors.â&#x20AC;? Modifications are â&#x20AC;&#x153;clearly not working well and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a surprise,â&#x20AC;? said Sam Khater, a senior economist at First American CoreLogic in Tysons Corner, Virginia, in the report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pointless to rewrite these loans because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re underwater.â&#x20AC;?

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as a date,” reports the Journal. “But the school issued a memo Feb. 5 saying prom dates had to be of the opposite sex, and Superintendent Teresa McNeece told McMillen she and her girlfriend could be sent home if any of the other students complained. When the American Civil Liberties Union tried to intervene, the school district canceled the prom.”

Verizon challenges FCC powers

One of the nation’s biggest telecommunications providers urged the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday not to assert its authority over Internet services, a challenge that comes as the agency embarks on a 10-year effort to greatly expand broadband access across the country, in a Washington Post report. “Verizon Communications said that the FCC’s power over high-speed Internet services is “at best murky” and offered recommendations to Congress that could take away much of the agency’s power,” reports the Post. “Tom Tauke, Verizon’s top lobbyist, urged lawmakers to rethink the way the government oversees broadband, arguing that the FCC should shift to more of an enforcement role -- like that of the Federal Trade Commission -- from its current status as a rule-making body.” “In my view, the current statute is badly out of date. Now is the time to focus on updating the law affecting the Internet,” Tauke reportedly said in a speech before a tech policy forum in Washington. “To fulfill broadband’s potential, it’s time for Congress to take a fresh look at our nation’s communications policy framework.”

Court rules it’s illegal not to rent to illegals

A federal judge has ruled that a Farmers Branch, Texas ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting apartments is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle of Dallas ruled Wednesday that the ordinance was an attempt to enforce U.S. immigration laws, something only the federal government can do, reports NBC News. “Ordinance 2952 is a regulation of immigration and is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution because the authority to regulate immigration is exclusively a federal power,” she wrote, according to NBC. “The ordinance established a licensing system for renters in Farmers Branch. Renters would be required to pay a $5 fee and obtain a residential occupancy license issued by the city’s building inspector,” reports NBC “Under the system, the building inspector would verify a renter’s immigration status with federal officials if the renter did not declare him or herself a citizen or national of the United States. The city would revoke the licenses of people the federal government said were in the country illegally.”

Social Security ahead of schedule

The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security, reports The New York Times. This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in

payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office in the Times’ report. Stephen C. Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, said that while the Congressional projection would probably be borne out, the change would have no effect on benefits in 2010 and retirees would keep receiving their checks as usual, according to the Times. The problem, he said, is that payments have risen more than expected during the downturn, because jobs disappeared and people applied for benefits sooner than they had planned. At the same time, the program’s revenue has fallen sharply, because there are fewer paychecks to tax, reports the Times.

Unemployed to receive mortgage discounts

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday, according to the Washington Post. Banks and other lenders would have to reduce the payments to no more than 31 percent of a borrower’s income, which would typically be the amount of unemployment insurance, for three to six months. In some cases, administration officials said, a lender could allow a borrower to skip payments altogether, reports the Post. “The new push, which the White House is scheduled to announce Friday, takes direct aim at the major cause of the current wave of foreclosures: the spike in unemployment,” reports the Post. “While the initial mortgage crisis that erupted three years ago resulted from millions of risky home loans that went bad, more-recent defaults reflect the country’s economic downturn and the inability of jobless borrowers to keep paying.”

Guess who wasn’t coming to dinner

For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation, reports the Times a British news source. “After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said,” in Times’ report. “Left to talk among themselves Mr Netanyahu and his aides retreated to the Roosevelt Room.” According to the report, he spent a further half-hour with Mr Obama and extended his stay for a day of emergency talks to try to restart peace negotiations. However, he left last night with no official statement from either side. The Times reported that he returned to Israel yesterday isolated after what Israeli media have called a White House ambush for which he is largely to blame.

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The MTV reality show that propelled Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge And Heidi Montag to fame has been scrapped, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “The Hills’” upcoming sixth season will be its last. The program, which documented the lives of a group of friends as they tried to find success in Los Angeles, debuted in 2006 and became a hit around the world, reports the Chronicle. Conrad and her pals have since launched various side-careers on the back of the show’s success, including book, fashion and other TV ventures, but MTV network bosses have now decided to call time on the reallife drama after the new season airs in April, according to the Chronicle’s report. Creator Adam DiVello reportedly told Entertainment Weekly, “I think we’ve told the story of struggle and of finding yourself in L.A. A lot of these kids have found themselves and have certainly embarked on different careers and different paths.”

Krishnas can’t cash in at airports anymore

Banning groups such as the Hare Krishnas and any other private citizen from asking for money at an airport is a constitutional way to keep travelers from being bothered, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “The court upheld a Los Angeles ordinance that makes it illegal to ask for money on the sidewalks and in the terminals of Los Angeles International Airport,” reports the Chronicle. “The case was closely followed by airport officials in San Francisco, who allow people with permits to solicit only at two “free speech zones” in the terminals.” “We’re gratified that the Supreme Court gave airports freedom to protect undue harassment of travelers and also help ensure airport security,” reportedly said Deputy City Attorney Danny Chou, who represented San Francisco in the case. He said in the Chronicles report that he expects officials at San Francisco International Airport to study the ruling and decide whether

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Sushi and the U.N.

Aggressive lobbying from Asian nations led by Japan killed all efforts to protect marine species at a U.N. meeting, leaving environmentalists fuming Thursday that efforts to conserve blue fin tuna and sharks were undermined by commercial interests. The bid to regulate the trade was also hampered by concerns from poor nations that such measures would devastate their fishing economies at a time that many were just emerging from recession. “This conference has been a disaster for conservation,” said Oliver Knowles of Greenpeace. “Country after country has come out at this meeting arguing for business as usual and continued trade in wildlife species that are already devastated by human activity.” The 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, opened two weeks ago with calls from the United States and Europeans to give a lifeline to overfished oceans. But the meeting ended Thursday with little to show their efforts.

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AVON TAX INCREASE

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town has changed its 2010 budget to include indefinitely freezing and eliminating positions, continuing the full-time furlough program though the end of the year, and reducing the overtime hours in several departments. Town departments are also reducing operating supplies, contract services, and other operating costs, according to the town. “Some of the major cutbacks included elimination of the live band for the Salute to the USA, deferral of ditch maintenance, delay of the Upper Buck Creek bridge overlay, reduction of street striping, the deferral of software upgrades and training, and cut backs in advertising costs,” according to a statement from the town. Currently, Avon operates a fare-free bus system which is fully subsidized by the town’s general fund at a cost of over one million dollars per year. Town has challenging layout “Avon has unique challenges to connect the disparate parts of town,” the letter states. “Two state highways, the Union Pacific railroad, and Eagle River all run eastwest and divide the Town.” It also points out that development between the east and west sides of Avon is spread out, with popular destinations like Wal-Mart being at the eastern end and Agave and Beaver Creek’s Bear Lot being on the west side of town, and that more than 800 residents at Buffalo Ridge have no bus service at all. “There is consensus among citizens, council members and city planners that the lack of connections between the various parts of Avon are problematic and requires a pro-active approach in order to meet the Town’s goals,” according to the letter. “Solving the transportation and connectivity challenges will take time. It will take up to five years to plan, design, and build a parking structure and other major capital components.” “We need to start now, to be pro-active and avoid costly mistakes,” says Brooks. Open for public comment Avon is currently drafting the Connect Avon Now project proposal, and it will be open for public review and comment this spring. For more information on the Transportation Plan or on Connect Avon Now, visit www.Avon.org/ConnectAvonNow.


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Earl Bidez On economic growth: The most successful thing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had is the Minturn Market, and that started back in the 1990s. We need to develop a little temporary amnesia about the development up on the mountain. Minturn has always gotten through on its own, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what needs to happen again. On pressing environmental issues: The EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Superfund site. We need to pressure the EPA to monitor the situation. Around the town are elk migration corridors that need to remain undisturbed.

Shelley Bellm On economic growth: My family goes back six generations in Minturn, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen lots of economic cycles. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to create and maintain a businessfriendly environment to attract new businesses to town, and help the ones that are already here. On pressing environmental issues: Part of Minturnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental problem is the infrastructure, old and crumbling pipes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major pollution at the railroad site. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we have to spend $400,000 to address that problem. The minerals in that sand eat through the pipes. We must continue to hold CBS and Viacom accountable for the Superfund site. On working with Eagle County government: Cooperation with the county is imperative to the health of the town. We need each other to succeed, and if that relationship isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mutually detrimental. On working with other council members: One person cannot make all the difference and make all the changes they would like to see. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of seven votes, no matter which way it goes. Sometimes it goes my way, sometimes it does not.

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John Rosenfeld On economic growth: We should be promoting the uniqueness and character of this town. People come here and make come memories. Memories become traditions, and people with traditions return. I bring to the table a logical business mind, and I will apply sound, logical business sense to the decisions the council is called upon to make. On pressing environmental issues: The Superfund site. Then the development on Battle Mountain. We need to cap most of that so we can have a safe environment for our families and children. We have to keep working on the river, and keep working on the boneyard. On working with Eagle County government: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vital that the relationship is mutually beneficial. The county draws much of its sales tax revenue from the towns. On working with other council members: As a town council member, I need to listen to the needs and the desires of the citizens of the town. We have to work together to come to the decisions that will most benefit the town, now and into the future.

On working with Eagle County government: It needs to be a cooperative relationship so it can be as mutually beneficial as possible. ECO Transit has cut its service and that has been a detriment to our town. On working with other council members: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to listen to the citizens, and work with the people on the council to create a common vision thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s based on the input from the citizens.

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each others opinions. Give everyone on the council a fair shake and put the community first. Still, we need to change Minturn. If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get some new people on the council, nothing is going to change.

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Buy Sell Rent or Find For Rent

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

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Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 5 Buckhorn Lane § $2,395,000 3BD/3.5BA § Web ID: M30235

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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.

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.

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802 Beard Creek Trail

50 Spring Creek

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Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

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40 Garfield #F

$374,500

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

303.388.7200

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.65 Acre Lot Offered below competition @ $150,000 Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Willowstone Home. 2 car garage, fenced yard for toys, Huge walkout guest suite, Hot tub on the deck. Short Sale.

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$969,000

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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.

$4,675,000

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$9,500,000

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Lots of Updates, Combined with the Fabulous Charm of 1908

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740 Marion Street

130 Gaylord Street

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Matthews Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

$1,050,000

303.388.7200

303.388.7200

Wonderful 3BD, 2.5BA duplex w large bonus rm. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter and stainless steel appliances. Fireplaces, hardwood floors, 2 car garage.

250 Hackmore Road - Singletree

$689,000

$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

907.331.6927

970.688.4843

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

$1,875,000

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

916 Mayne Street

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

$749,000

709 Edwards Village Blvd

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

FSBO

970.390.3336

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

970.471.1830

970.376.5417

Large West Vail home with great views and many unique features. Main house is 3BD/ 3.5BA and 3 single lock-off apartments attached. Offered fully furnished.

Price Reduced AGAIN! Beautiful 3BD/BA remodel w stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors. TOV free bus out front door.

Opportunity to own Christmas and New Years weeks FOREVER in this 3BD/4BA condo in Vail Plaza Club, interval ownership.

2317 Garmisch Drive

1746 W Gore Creek Drive

Best fractional value offered in Vail Village, on Gore Creek. Includes valet parking, bellmen, front desk, pool, spa, athletic club, ski valet, storage and maid service.

Vail Plaza Club

Austria Haus Club

Alpine Management & Real Estate Services

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

90 Willowstone Place

$399,000

$200,000

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

970.390.3336

$1,900,000

800.525.2076 or vailvalleylodging.com

$529,900

970.376.2258

$475.000

970.949.1902

$695,000

Priced from $205,00 - $360,000

970.331.3236

Photo Village Center 3C/D, 3BD + Study Condo overlooking Gore Creek. Spectacular views of Vail Mountain. Totally remodeled. Two parking spaces included.

$3,395,000 Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.331.3236

Real Estate

Extraordinary certified Built Green single family in sunny West Vail. 4BD , 2 car garage has patio w/ hot tub. Easily located on Vail bus route. Big views of Gore Range.

This completely remodeled 3BD/3.5BA mountain contemporary SF home offers exceptional finishes, southern views and open floor plan. Heated drive and entry.

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.

2950 Square Feet

2610 Arosa Drive

Rainbow Trout Lodge

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Just reduced to $1,780,000

970.390.4658

$1,175,000

970.376.0836

$2,595,000

970.376.5417


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