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Eagle council CORRECTION candidate’s forum tonight In reference to yesterday’s cover story entitled “Charter high school could replace VCHS,” one group that was not contacted in the story was Eagle County Charter Academy. They released the following statement yesterday, correcting some bad information. The Vail Mountaineer apologies for the errors.

Town board election is May 4 By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Eagle’s town board election is being viewed by some as the second round of last January’s Eagle River Station election. Eagle voters get a final look at

the five candidates at tonight’s candidate forum. The forum begins at 7 p.m. at Eagle town hall. The election is Tuesday. Three seats are up on Eagle town board. They’re being contested by five candidates. Mikel “Pappy” Kerst is the

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only incumbent running. Kerst has served four years on the town board. He works for the Eagle River Fire Protection District as a battalion chief. Two members of Eagle’s planning and zoning commission are running. Scot Webster is a lo-

The Eagle County Charter Academy operates a K-8 school in temporary modular buildings in Edwards. Starting in 1997 for several years, ECCA offered high school classes; however, ECCA is not considering any expansion into high school. ECCA is finalizing an application for a BEST grant from the Colorado Department of Education in order to build a permanent facility in its current location for the same K-8 grades. ECCA has been in full support of the efforts of the Vail Christian High School to remain open. Based on ECCA’s longstanding goal to build a permanent school in its current location and its efforts in the last year on the BEST grant, ECCA is not currently considering any option involving the Vail Christian High School.

cal Realtor and serves on the town’s planning and zoning board. Scott Turnipseed is a local architect. He’s the chairman

of Eagle’s planning and zoning board. Eagle businessman Matt Mueller is joining the race. [See EAGLE, page 6]

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The stock market is taking some agesold advice to heart: everything in moderation. Stocks on Wednesday ended a first quarter that many investors and analysts would describe as healthy. The Dow fell 50.79 points to close at 10,856.63, the Standard & Poors 500 Index fell 3.84 points to close at 1169.43, the NYSE Index fell 12.92 points to close at 7447.80, and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 12.73 points to close at 2397.96.

Russia and China to join sanction talks

With the president of France at his side, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday he hopes to have international sanctions against Iran in place “within weeks,” not months, because of its continuing nuclear program. But he acknowledged he still lacks full support at the United Nations. “Do we have unanimity in the interna[See THE UPDATE, pages 14-15]

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Molly Nash, left, was among the fans who joined Vail Resorts to welcome Olympic gold medalist and former Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athlete Lindsey Vonn back home to Vail Square yesterday. For many, the highlight of the program was when Vonn headed into the crowd to sign autographs for the youngsters in the massive crowd. It was a truly Epic event! Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Father Brookes Keith gets his fireplace, the one for which he has been fighting for more than a decade. It’s not far from the last beam that was bolted in place during yesterday’s topping out ceremony for the new Edwards Interfaith Chapel. Upstairs in a room where adults will gather, against a wall, will be a stone fireplace. The space was going to be a balcony, until adults began remembering some of the stuff they did as kids, like jumping off balconies, and decided God’s people would be better served by a place for warm reflection, rather than a launching pad. And so, in a quiet corner of a building dedicated to feeding both the spirit and the body, is an oasis within an oasis. The Edwards Interfaith Chapel is both grand and understated, like the God to which it is dedicated. The building will be used by a wide variety of believers, as well as community groups. Getting the first phase out of the ground and constructed is not a miracle on the scale of the loaves and fishes, but it blows away the 1969 Miracle Mets. “It’s part of finding our and our values,” said Rabbi Deborah Rappaport, with the B’Nai Vail Congregation during yesterday’s ceremony. “It’s an important part of de-otherizing people of other faiths.” The valley enjoys a 32-year interfaith history. The Vail Interfaith Chapel was built in 1969. The Beaver Creek Chapel followed in 1987. As Eagle County’s population grew and shifted west down the Eagle River Valley, the Eagle Valley Religious Foundation decided the valley needed a third interfaith chapel.

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Rabbi Deborah Rappaport of B’Nai Vail Congregation was one of those attending yesterday’s topping off ceremony for the new Edwards Interfaith Chapel. The final beam was set in place, with signatures, prayers and well wishes from dozens of people. Randy Wyrick photo.

They foundation still needs money for this project, and to start the next phases. Right now, the foundation consists of the B’nai Vail Congregation, the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church. Evans Chaffee Construction is building the chapel, and is running ahead of schedule. It’s projected for completion around Labor Day.


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Overall, 92.5 percent of Eagle Valley students graduated in 2009. That’s almost 20 percent higher than Colorado’s statewide graduation rate. “Mark Strakbein designed and implemented one of the most significant reform efforts in high school education,” said Dr. Sandra Smyser, superintendent of Eagle County schools. Those reforms include a comprehensive teacher evaluation system, systemic curriculum alignment, and student intervention and mentoring programs. With the honor, Strakebin is eligible for National High School Principal of the Year recognition, which will be announced in early next year.

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Eagle Valley High School’s principal was named Colorado’s Principal of the Year. Mark Strakbein earned the 2011 Principal of the Year honor from the Colorado Association of School Executives, the organization announced yesterday. “During my interview, all I did was tell stories about our staff, and our students and our school,” Strakbein said. “I’m very fortunate. This is truly a reflection of our school.” A seven-member board made the decision. John Hefty hired Strakbein for the Battle Mountain High School principal’s job in 1996, when Hefty was superintendent of Eagle County schools. Hefty now runs CASE, but he had nothing to do with this decision. Strakbein was selected by his peers in the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals, a department of CASE and an affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “Schools need positive energy,” Hefty said. “No one is better at creating positive energy in a school than Mark Strakbein. Students and staff significantly benefit from this. Not only does Mark create energy, he focuses it for the benefit of all students.” A school administrator for 14 years, Strakbein was also principal at Red Canyon High School, before moving over to run Eagle Valley High School. Since Strackbein took the Eagle Valley High School job in 2004, the graduation rate has increased 22 percent higher than it was just five years ago.

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Dr. Kelly Aremburg, a Physical Therapist at Valley View Hospital in Eagle, recently attended the 30th Annual National Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., to speak about the benefits of programs like TRIO that serve disadvantaged youth in college and secondary schools. Also at the conference, participating students attended two days of workshops and met other TRIO graduates from across the nation. Dr. Aremburg, represented the state at this year’s event hosted by the Council for Opportunity in Education in support of the nation’s TRIO programs Dr. Aremburg is a 2002 graduate of Concord High School and was a student at the Lyndon State College in Vermont Upward Bound program, which is associated to TRIO for four years, returning to work at the program as a role model, mentor, tutor and eventually head residential counselor. Dr. Aremburg met with Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and Senator Patrick Leahy and passionately spoke about how the states federally funded educational opportunity programs impacted their college matriculation and completion. Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong supporter of the TRIO programs, was at the White House for the signing of the Heath Care Bill. The TRIO Programs (initially just three programs) are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as TRIO. TRIO students are first generation college bound and from low to moderate-income families and/or are students with disabilities. Vermont’s TRIO programs are federally funded educational opportunity programs assisting over 800,000 middle school, high school and college bound adults

From left is Julie Mulroy Evans, VSAC Educational Opportunity Center; Congressman Peter Welch; and Dr. Kelly Aremburg of Valley View Hospital in Eagle at the recent 30th annual National Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C.

throughout the nation. Dr. Aremburg graduated from the University of Vermont in May 2006 with a BS in Communication Sciences and then completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May 2008. Dr. Aremburg is a Physical Therapist at Valley View Hospital in Eagle, Colorado. In 2008, Dr. Aremburg started a scholarship fund for Upward Bound alums that are striving to complete their degrees. Dr. Aremburg is still very active in her community volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, working with disabled athletes and teaches a senior exercise class at the Senior Center. “Upward Bound hasn’t impacted my life,” said Dr. Aremburg. “Upward Bound has changed my life.” Clearly Dr. Aremburg has benefited from what these programs have to offer, overcoming the financial disadvantages in high school to become a doctor consulting with national congressmen.

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Currents hosting show of world’s best watches Bridge Street exhibition starts today, runs through tomorrow By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer One of the most timeless names in timepieces is hosting a watch collection show at a Vail Village jeweler. Currents Jewelers in Vail Village is hosting a Ulysse Nardin show, running today through Friday. They’ll have around 50 hand made watches, some of the most unique time pieces made. “Everything is hand built and hand finished,” said Rob De Luca of Currents. “They combine high mechanical technology with elaborate cosmetics. It’s a nice mesh of elements.” Any watch can tell you to the time. A Ulysse Nardin will tell you everything except the name and phone number of that person you’re admiring, and you’re admiring him or her because they have the good taste to be wearing a Ulysse Nardin watch. “We’re doing an array of time pieces that people don’t normally get to see,” De Luca said. Currents opened in 1977 in Lionshead, and moved to the Village in 1985, where they’ve been ever since. That’s a long time for this area, but not for Ulysse Nardin,

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Currents Jewelers 285 Bridge Street, Vail Village, Located at the crossroads of Bridge Street and Gore Creek Drive The show runs through Friday which has been making watches and clocks since 1846 in Switzerland. The company started making ship’s chronometers, working from shop high in the Swiss Alps. Because they were used for navigation, the chronometers had to be much more accurate of the clocks of that day. It’s an ethic and philosophy the company still carries. From the time Ulysse Nardin opened its doors in 1846, it has won more than 4,300 awards for watchmaking, 18 of them gold, and has earned the greatest number of patents in mechanical watch making. Ulysse Nardin was the only watch manufacturer invited to participate in the 300th anniversary celebration of the Kremlin in Moscow. Its History in Time exhibition in the Armory Museum featured more than 100 examples of its inventions.

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Prestigious panel to speak at Symposium’s ‘Rethinking Peace’ event tonight in Vail The United Nations Resolution 1325 was the first resolution passed by the Security Council that specifically addresses the impact of war on women and women’s contributions to conflict resolution and peace. Rethinking Peace seeks to honor the 10th Anniversary of the Resolution by presenting women who are the x-factor in the creation of sustainable peace. The event, presented by the Vail Symposium, comes to the Marriott in Vail tonight. Speakers include former Colonel Ann Wright, retired United States Army and retired official of the U.S. State Department; Melodye Feldman, founder and executive director of Seeking Common Ground; Judithe Registre, Country Director of Women for Women International; Dr. Karumbu Ringera, founder and executive director of International Peace Initiatives; and moderator Michele Hoveywho has over thirty years experience as a community activist. The event is sponsored in part by the Empowering Women’s Fund through the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. It begins with a 5:30 p.m. keynote followed by a 6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. panel discussion. Cost is $30 or $25 for Vail Symposium members.

Retired Army Col. Ann Wright is removed by Capitol Hill Police on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, as Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified on the future course of the war in Iraq before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Wright joins a panel of speakers in Vail tonight for a Vail Symposium event entitled “Rethinking Peace.” AP photo.

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Tonight’s Vail Valley music scene the gauntlet of human emotion and the feelings that people experience.”

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Ana Sia at Samana, Vail Village

Brothers Past at Agave, Avon

Philadelphia’s Brothers Past has built a national following the old-fashioned way: writing good songs, making great records and touring, their web site says. Since 2000, the band has been refining its unique sound, blending aspects of electronic music with rock songwriting. “Philadelphia-based electro-rock band Brothers Past ain’t your typical rock band at all. The quartet works off an energetic sound rich with heavy guitar riffs, spazz-out drum beats, and bleepy digital audio manipulations. It’s ambitious, high-minded, conceptual stuff aiming for the same heights at which Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, and Radiohead set their sights,” said the Charleston City Paper. Tickets are $8.

Ana Sia’s love of electronic music combined with an innate understanding of the value of dance to the human soul collectively fuse to create unforgettable sets of experience, whether she is slamming spots in her hometown of San Francisco or taking her turn in the forests of music festivals around the country. Ana’s energetic delivery of brain-fazing beats has earned the Princess Slay-ah an important spot in pioneering the West Coast future sound movement. Uniting the best elements of dirty dubstep, grimy glitch, and her personalized blend of “global slut psy-hop,” Ana Sia’s sets confirm crunk status of all who dare enter into her seamless world of sound. With special guest DJ Wail. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Bluzilla at Coyote Cafe, Beaver Creek

Justin and Kyle and DJ Dis Dance at Whiskey Jacks, Vail Village

Justin and Kyle from local band Down the Hatch play all your acoustic and alternative rock favorites from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Middle Room. In the Disco Room, DJ Dis Dance takes it late night spinning ‘80s, ‘90s and today’s best hip-hop. $5 bottomless beer from 8 to 11 p.m. $3 wells and $5 bombs till 12 p.m.

Henhouse Prowlers at Saltwater Cowboy, Avon

They call it “traditional bluegrass from Chicago.” Let’s see if it can hold up at elevation. Time Out Chicago says, “This bluegrass band has the right formula: heavenly harmonies on top of furious fingerpicking, trucking down the highway at 200mph. When you’re dealing with a force of nature this big, you either get on the truck or get the hell out of the way.”

Randall McKinnon and his Roadhouse Band at 4Eagle Ranch, Wolcott

After growing up in south Arkansas, Randall McKinnon has settled into the Colorado’s high country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. As a 24 year resident of Summit County, Randall is no stranger to the entertainment expectations and needs

of local venues and special events. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences that allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable-it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. The show starts at 7 p.m. with free dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Four Eagle Ranch is located four miles north of Wolcott on Highway 131.

Steve Meyer followed by Matt and Ted at The Club, Vail Village

If you’re looking for an après ski show that is not suited for the entire family, rather for people who like to party – a show that encourages a healthy amount of drinking, raunchy jokes and good times – Steve Meyer, at The Club in Vail Village, offers that alternative. Music kicks off at 5 p.m. Then, at 10 p.m., the acoustic rock/pop duo of Ted Hammock and Matt Fisher is influenced by G. Love, Dispatch, Sublime and Jack Johnson. “I love more chill stripped down acoustic music,” says Hammock. “I love

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“We do everything. We do some hard-core country to reggae, straight-up pop and Sinatra. The blues is kind of our main thrust, but we don’t want to really be labeled a just a blues band,” said Bluzilla guitarist Terry McCune. “We like doing a lot of odd tunes. We’re not really classic rock at all, but we play a lot of classic songs,” McCune said. “We change it up a lot – a little of anything and a little of everything. We switch it around so we don’t get too board. From Merle Haggard to Talking Heads to Cream.” It’s a FREE show. Music at 9:30.

Coolio and Manillo at The Four-One Club, Vail

Coolio and Barry Manillo have been inseparable since getting stuck together in a Palm Springs elevator last year. They have since teamed up and developed a new genre they call “hip-hop and heart,” and have been taking their act on the road. They’ll be testing the waters for “ManaCoolio,” a massive national tour, in Vail tonight with songs like “Copacabanger.” Happy April Fools’ Day!


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The First Bank Checkers, coached by Brian Culp and captained by Mella Wheatley and Janet Osteen, won the 2009 league season. Who will win this year? Championship wraps up Sunday.

WECMRD Women’s Hockey Tournament starts today By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer The Annual Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District (WECMRD) Mountain Women’s Hockey League Tournament is kicking off today, with the championship on Sunday. The league has been ongoing throughout the season, and registration is closed. But if you’re interested in getting involved next year, you may want to go check out a couple games. Players range in age from their mid twenties to mid sixties, such as goalie Otta Lee, and make up six teams – The Brewers, Checkers, Eagle, Insulators, Shooters and Wild – all of which will be entering into the double elimination tournament today through Sunday all over the Valley.

“It’s the kind of league to try and get you going. We definitely have never-evers out on the ice, all the way up to some women that have been playing for years, so it’s a good mix,” said participant and WECMRD organizer Sheryl Staten. The league formed in 2003 when the Eagle Rink opened, formed by a group of women out of Vail for beginner and intermediate hockey players, not just from the Vail Valley, but women from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Summit County and even Denver. The games start tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink and 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Dobson in Vail. The tournament continues over the weekend from 3 to 7 p.m. in Eagle and wraps up from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, also in Eagle. There’s no charge for admission.

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Denard Span rips a line drive as the Twins leadoff man. Span’s mother was victim in a random incident Wedneday when her own son struck he in the chest with a foul ball. Although she suffered only minor injuries, Span left the gaming saying he mentally unable to continue.

That’s one mother of a foul ball! Minnesota Twins leadoff man Denard Span hit a hard foul ball that struck his mom in the chest during Wednesday’s game. She was treated by paramedics and back in the stands minutes later. Wanda Wilson was wearing a Span jersey and sitting with about 20 family members and friends near the third-base dugout. Span  hit a liner right the box seats where the group was sitting striking his mother. A stunned Span sprinted into the stands and stayed with his mother while she was treated. The split-squad game against the New York Yankees was delayed for a few minutes as she walked to first aid, and the Twins said she was sore but OK. Span flied out in the second inning, then left in the bottom of the third, telling a team official he wasn’t mentally into the game.

Cavendish to skip Giro, adds California The always brash Brit, Mark Cavendish announced Wednesday will skip the Giro d’Italia and ride the Tour of California instead. Cavendish, who won four stages in last year’s Giro and six in the Tour de France, has struggled during the start of this season due to dental problems. “Infections resulting from dental work in December undermined his training and delayed his start of the season,” HTC-Columbia team manager Bob Stapleton said in a statement. “We believe Mark will be very strong at the Tour de France and the balance of the season. He will join the team in California and we are very optimistic about his chances for success there.” The Tour of California runs May 16-23, while the Giro would have taken much more strength from the British sprinter with three weeks of racing from May 8 to 30.

RIGHT: Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line taking down one of his six stage victories at the 2009 Tour de France. Cavendish said Wednesday he will forgo the Giro de Italia due to hampering dental problems. He will add the Tour of California.

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Colorado Rockies second baseman Eric Young, Jr., top, leaps to avoid the slide of Arizona Diamondbacks’ Conor Jackson after forcing him at second on the front end of a double play in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training baseball game in Tucson, Ariz., yesterday. The Rockies went on to win 4-3. The Rockies next spring training game is today against the Cubs. AP photo.

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Laughing Buddha Community Acupunctu By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer If you try acupuncture, you have nothing to lose except your pain. Laughing Buddha Community Acupuncture in Eagle is one of the region’s first community acupuncture centers. The difference is price, said Susan Engle. It’s $55 for the first treatment and $45 for follow up treatments. “It makes it affordable. One treatment won’t fix you,” Engle said. “If I keep the price low, people will keep coming back until they feel better.” Acupuncture does not just treat your symptoms, and the first treatment will take about an hour and a half, Engle said. You may come in with something like back pain, or chronic fatigue or mild depression, or even a stubborn cold. It will take a little while for Engle and you to get to the root of the problem. “Someone may come in with back pain and we end up talking about their eyes, or any number of other things,” she said. “We might see two people for lower back pain and their treatment might be completely different.” Acupuncture is good for just about anything that ails you, Engle said. It’s good for stress, it’s famous for smoking cessation. In New York City, it’s being used to treat heroin and cocaine addiction, Engle said. “In the valley, people play hard. They’re health conscious, but they beat themselves up skiing moguls, riding their bikes, climbing, rafting, doing all kinds of things,” Engle said. What’s community acupuncture? Community acupuncture puts several patients in the

Susan at Laughing Buddha Acupuncture in Eagle helps cure some pain in one of her patients. Kim Hulick photo. treatment room at the same time. That economy of scale helps Engle keep her prices down, she said. It’s relatively new to this area, migrating from the Pacific Northwest to Denver/Boulder, and finally to this valley. The Chinese invented acupuncture, and have been

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Schools all over the country teach acupuncture. attended an oriental medicine program in Portland, Ore. She spent four years getting her training, working fulltime to put herself through. “It’s good preventive medicine. Patients come in every couple weeks or month for a tune up,” Engle said. “The more I do it, the more amazed I am. It’s good stuff.” Blood drive Friday at EVHS The Eagle Valley High School student council is hosting a blood drive Friday at the school. It’s for the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center. Any donors from the community are welcome to stop by. They’ll be around most of the day.

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tional community? Not yet,” Obama said. “And that’s something that we have to work on.” Obama said he and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are “inseparable” in their thinking on the subject. For his part, Sarkozy told reporters, “Iran cannot continue its mad race” toward acquiring nuclear weapons. “The time has come to take decisions,” he said. On the U.N. Security Council, veto-wielding permanent members Russia and China have expressed reservations toward a tougher set of sanctions, as have several of the rotating members who do not have veto powers. Obama said he understands that countries that have business ties with Iran, especially those who depend on Iran for oil imports, might have reservations.

Killer of abortion doctor faces life sentence

The man who gunned down one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions could be sent to prison Thursday for the rest of his life, but he may have gotten what he wanted all along: It is now markedly harder in Kansas to get an abortion. Dr. George Tiller’s clinic is closed, leaving the state with no facility where women can have the procedure after the 21st week of pregnancy. An early vow by one of Tiller’s contemporaries to fill the gap hasn’t materialized, and state lawmakers are moving to enact tough new rules to dissuade other physicians from taking Tiller’s place. “The national anti-abortion movement has a tremendous victory here,” said Dr. Warren Hern, a longtime friend of Tiller who performs late-term abortions in Colorado. “They accomplished exactly what they wanted and they continue to accomplish it.”

Dagestan, a volatile southern province east of Chechnya. Putin said that they could have been planned by the same group behind the Moscow bombings.

Yale student ID’d as Empire jumper

The man who jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building’s observation deck was identified as Yale University student Cameron Dabaghi, school officials said today, in a New York Post report. Dabaghi, a junior from Austin, Texas, plunged from the deck in an apparent suicide on Tuesday shortly before 6:30 p.m. “We are all deeply distressed by this news,” wrote Yale College Dean Mary Miller in a message to students issued this morning, reports the Post. Dabaghi, who was expected to graduate in 2011 was majoring in East Asian studies, according to the student newspaper the Yale Daily News. Before Tuesday’s incident, the most recent suicide at the landmark building is believed to have been four years ago when a man jumped from a vacant office on the 66th floor, reports the Post.

Chechen claims credit for Moscow bombings

A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in brazen defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Doku Umarov, who leads Islamic militants in Chechnya and other regions in Russia’s North Caucasus, said in a video posted on a pro-rebel Web site that Monday’s twin suicide attacks were revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces. Umarov’s statement appeared after Putin vowed to “drag out of the sewer” the terrorists who plotted the subway bombings, which killed 39 people and wounded scores of commuters during the morning rush hour. Wednesday’s suicide bombings killed 12 people in

Fat cats ... and dogs

We give our pets BIG love in this country: we buy them their own overstuffed furniture, dress them in expensive “outfits” and dole out treats and table scraps by the handful, but according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), when it comes to express-

ing our affections with food, we are doing our animals a lot more harm than good, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. “Over 45 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the United States are currently estimated to be overweight or obese, with 0besity in pets defined as being 30 percent above normal weight,” reports the Chronicle. “The 2009 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Study, which included more than 600 dogs and cats, found that from 2007 to 2009, the number of overweight dogs and cats increased by 2 and 5 percent, respectively.” “Pet obesity is now the biggest health threat to pets in our country,” said lead researcher Dr. Ernie Ward and author of “Chow Hounds,” in the Chronicle’s report. “The connection between obesity and illness and injury make it the number one medical issue seen in today’s veterinary hospitals.”

University of Wyoming cancels Bill Ayers visit

The University of Wyoming announced Tuesday that a public lecture by William “Bill” Ayers, a former 1970s radical antiwar protestor who is now a university professor, has been cancelled, according to the Laramie Boomerang. “I appreciate the consideration for the university that the re-evaluation demonstrated. Re-evaluation of this event was unavoidable. I’m satisfied with the outcome,” UW President Tom Buchanan said in the Boomerang’s report. “Academic freedom is a core principle of any institution of higher education. But with that freedom comes an obligation to exercise free thought and free speech in concert with mutual respect and acknowledgement of broader resource and security impacts on the campus. The exercise of freedom requires a commensurate dose of responsibility.” According to the Laramie Boomerang, Ayers participated in the bombings of the New York City Police Department in 1970, U.S. Capital Building in 1971 and Pentagon in 1972.Beginning in 1972.A number of weapons- and bomb-related charges against Ayers were dropped due to prosecutorial misconduct. Instead, he was convicted of possession of explosives and served no time in prison.

Agriculture in Afghanistan is booming

Long the world’s largest producer of opium, the raw ingredient of heroin, Afghanistan has now become the top supplier of cannabis, with large-scale cultivation in half of its provinces, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a Reuters report. Between 10,000 and

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Drug reduces risk of prostate cancer

A drug commonly used to shrink enlarged prostates in men has been found to also cut the risk of developing cancer in the same glands, a new study said. The four-year international study of the drug, dutasteride, showed that it reduced by 23 percent the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in men with an increased chance of developing the disease, according to the Agence French Press. Such tumors account for the majority of all prostate cancers and grow unpredictably, causing many men to opt for aggressive surgery or radiation treatments, which can leave them incontinent or impotent, reports the AFP. “Dutasteride may potentially offer many thousands of men a way to reduce their risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said the lead author, Gerald Andriole, chief of urologic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in the AFP report. “This means more men could avoid unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer along with the costs and harmful side effects that can occur with treatment.”

Court decides wiretapping was illegal

In a repudiation of the Bush administration’s nowdefunct terrorist surveillance effort, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic charity and two American lawyers without a search warrant. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker said the plaintiffs provided enough evidence to show “they were subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance” by the National Security Agency. The judge’s 45-page ruling focused narrowly on the case involving the AlHaramain Islamic Foundation, touching vaguely on the larger question of the program’s legality. Nonetheless, Al-Haramain lawyer Jon Eisenberg said the ruling had larger implications. “By virtue of finding what the Bush administration did to our clients was illegal, he found that the Terrorist Surveillance Program was unlawful,” Eisenberg said.

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at my front door and the front door of all lighterskinned Americans. The health care bill the president just singed into law includes a 10 percent tax on all indoor tanning sessions starting July 1st, and I say, who uses tanning? Is it dark-skinned people? I don’t think so. I would guess that most tanning sessions are from light-skinned Americans. Why would the President of the United States of America -- a man who says he understands racism, a man who has been confronted with racism -- why would he sign such a racist law? Why would he agree to do that? Well now I feel the pain of racism.”

One red cent will buy a room at the Red Roof Inn

According to the LA Times, there’s no holiday left unturned when it comes to travel deals — even April Fool’s Day. Red Roof Inn, the budget hotel chain, is holding a “No Foolin’! 1-Cent Sale” for its 350 locations nationwide. From April 1 to April 15, guests can stay at Red Roof Inn for only a penny. What’s the catch? You have to be the first to nab the deal, because there is only one room at this price at each location, reports the Times. Because there is only one room at this price each day during the promotion, you’ll see it online when you check the rate. If it’s not there, someone has already grabbed it. Note: This is a Web-only promotion; not available by phone, the Times reports. The first reservations of the sale become available March 31 at 9 a.m. for stays on April 1 and 2; the last day that guests will be able to book this special rate would be April 13, for April 14 and 15. All the days in between will also be bookable for the next 48 hours, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

California trend reversed

Changes coming to offshore drilling policies

Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas. Obama’s move allows drilling from Delaware to central Florida, plus the northern waters of Alaska, and exploration could begin 50 miles off the coast of Virginia by 2012. He also wants Congress to lift a drilling ban in the oil-rich eastern Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles from Florida beaches. Still off limits: the entire Pacific seaboard. And in a nod to conservation, Obama canceled oil exploration in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, deeming the area a national treasure. For this oil-dependent nation, the decision could start to reshape far-reaching economic and national security policies, affecting where the U.S. gets the fuel for its cars, heating and energy-gulping industry.

‘A tax on those who are insufficiently melanin-enabled’

“For years I’ve suggested that racism was in decline and yeah, there are some, you know, incidents that still happen with regards to racism, but most of the claims I’ve said for years, well, they’re not really real,” reports Doc Thompson, filling in for Fox News pundit Glenn Beck. “But I realize now that I was wrong. For I now too feel the pain of racism. Racism has been dropped

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After decades on the rise, California’s foreign-born population has peaked and in some large areas -- including Los Angeles County -- has even slightly declined, with that trend expected to continue, according to a new report covered by the LA Times. This peaking of the foreign-born population has occurred earlier than previously forecast because of sharp declines in new immigrant arrivals, largely attributed to stepped-up border enforcement and the downturn in the economy, according to the report by USC demographer Dowell Myers, featured in the Times. “In the last decade, homegrown residents have surpassed migrants and immigrants to become a majority of the California population for the first time since before the Gold Rush,” Myers reportedly said in his report. From 2000 to 2008, the foreign-born population in Los Angeles County declined from 36.2 percent of the total population in 2000 to 35.2 percent in 2008; neighboring Orange County leveled off during the same time period from 29.9 to 30 percent, according to the report, as covered by the Times. —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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Introducing the Ivanov Family. Kalina (the five day old in the middle) was not all that thrilled about getting her photo taken but her parents Mandy and Ivl were thrilled about showing off their baby girl. Thanks for taking time out of the busy day to let us take a photo!

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Luciano wants you to know that Fusion Cafe in Eagle now has $6 daily specials. Stop in for a French Dip, Philly Cheesesteak, a Gyro or one of your other favorite sandwiches.

Want a sick pair of glasses like Carlos has on? Then you need to head over Eyepieces in Edwards. They have a huge selection of glasses and are currently offering FREE lenses with purchase.

Thank you! The friends and family of Michael Ellis are overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our community. Again, thank you to everyone who made a contribution to the Michael Ellis Benefit Fund at the 1stBank of Avon. This account will close on April 15, so if you haven’t had a chance to make a contribution and would like to do so, there is still time. Michael continues to battle resistant infections and is currently undergoing treatment in Denver, but he is home in Eagle-Vail on the weekends. Give him a call! He would appreciate it.

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V6 At with Navi, 3.0L, 5Speed Automatic, 91,072 Miles, Stock #5A035799 $13,390 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

2 Door, Convertible Deluxe, 3.8L, 61,146 Miles, Stock #1F187886 $9,390 888-521-0676

Sedan LT, 2.2L, 25,568 Miles, Stock #97244252 $12,991 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

4 Door, 2.5L, Manual, 50,736 Miles, #P8292 $13,991

4WD, 4 Doors, 3.7L, Automatic, 47,972 Miles, Stock #6W183040 $13,991 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

2 Door, 2.2L, 5-Speed Manual, 31,906 Miles, Stock #87289831 $11,390 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

G5 Coupe, 2.2L,18,249 Miles, Stock #97241328 $14,390 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

G5 Coupe, 6.0L, 4-Speed Automatic, 39,521 Miles, Stock #97151916 $10,991 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com

4 Door, 3.0L, 5-Speed Automatic, 96,186 Miles, Stock #20173495 $12,390 Emich Chevrolet 888-521-0676 www.emichchevrolet.com


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Vail Mountaineer

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For Rent

Buy Sell Rent or Find

3 bedroom, fully furnished, 1 car garage. On bus route.

3BD/2 BA on River at River Pines. Underground parking, unfurnished. N/S, N/P

2 - 3 BD Condo in Sun Vail NS/NP, Furnished

Kathy, Havlik Mgmnt 970.376.7225

Call 970.476.0900

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

Call Kathy, Havilk Mgmt 970.376.7225

in quiet Wild Wood townhome

NS/NP Kathy, Havilk Mgmt 970.376.7225

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

Must love dogs. N/S N/P Call 970.845.7484

Available Immediately Call 970.471.0920 ghdgrowit@aol.com

Large 2Bd/1Ba with great views, private entrance, W/D, NS, prefer no pets but, will consider a well behaved dog.

Classifieds

926-6602 3BD, Furnished or Unfurnished. Telemark townhouse, fireplace, recently remodeled, pool.

Call 970.949.6183 or 970.827.5247

Close to bus stop, quiet neighborhood, sunny deck. Own bed/bath, walk-in closet in 3 BD house, W/D, fireplace, storage, pet negotiable, No Cats. F/L/Sec. Dep. Negotiable Available as soon as April 1st Call Kent for appointment 970.977.0274

Call 970.390.0492 or dnudell@vail.net

Call 303.665.3418

3 bedroom, 1 bath, on the river, W/D. First, Last, and Security.

Cari@ vailmountaineer. com

2 and 3 BD furnished condos in Sandstone.

1BD/1BA Partially Furnished. N/S, N/P. Best views in Vail. Ground level w W/D, 3 TV’s, wood burning fire place, deck, gas bbq. Bus. Available now. 1063 Vail View Dr. #5

2BD, 2BA at Simba Run. 6 month or yearly lease. Fully furnished, remodeled kitchen, W/D, N/P, N/S. On the bus route, 1 mile from Vail Village, huge pool, 2 hot tubs, fitness rm, steam and saunas, tennis courts

Call 970-390-4285 or gprupis@gmail.com

Call 970.331.7070

Cogswell Properties Call 970.390.8688 Large one BD furnished in Evergreen Lodge. Mountain view w/ balcony, fireplace and reserved indoor parking spot. Long term rental. Call 970.476.7615

Rentals throughout the valley Get your place rented for cheap, and your wallet will thank you.

Commercial Corner Deals, Steals & Leases

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

High visibility ground floor office space, Main Street. 1,200 sf. Available immediately.

$675/month

$5 per SF + Utilities John Nilsson, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Contact Joe

970.390.7600

303.808.5776

Open House Got an open house? Call us and place your information for free!

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

926-6602

Mike Pearson Vail Commercial Advisors

www.jobathehunt.com

970-476-6415

Want to be a part of our Commercial Corner? Call John K. @ 926-6602

Photo Real Estate Classifieds

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.

Ideal Arrowhead ski and golf condo. 2BD, 3BA in excellent condition next to Country Club of the Rockies golf, Vista Restaurant and Arrowhead ski lift. Fully furnished.

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

Charming 2 BD condo with 1 car garage. Top floor with great views, walk to the gondola and on bus route. Fully furnished and priced to sell.

508E East Arrowhead Drive

Season’s at Arrowhead #208

$360,000

$309,000

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

$1,895,000

970.376.5417

$525,00

970.331.6927

970.949.1902

Avon Crossing

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.376.0836

2BD condo w/ 1 car garage. Patio level, rm for small garden or to plant flowers during off season. Steps from Beaver Creek and central to Avon Gondola. On bus route.

Avon Crossing

$307,000

Dani Stoltz, Sullivan Nicholas & Co.

970.977.0560 - V318411


Thursday, April 1, 2010

3BD, 2.5BA, ski in - ski out condo at Beaver Creek Landing. Offered partially furnished and priced to sell.

1522 Square Feet

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.

2BD, 3 BA, Completely remodeled. Excellent location in the building. Ski in/ ski out location. Easy walk to Beaver Creek Village.

$939,000

#328 Kiva Lodge, 2057 Sq. ft.

#327 Kiva Lodge, 1520 Sq. Ft.

John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate

John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate

970.949.1902

970.949.1902

3BD, 2.5BA, Juniper Hills end-unit condo. Across from Eagle elementary school, close to downtown. Good condition, great rental history. Low condo dues.

Perched above the Eagle Ranch Golf Course w/ 360 degree views of the surrounding mtns. This lot has full custom plans, soil tests & surveys ready to go!!

.65 Acre Lot Offered below competition @ $150,000

John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate

970.949.1902

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

970.949.1902

$1,375,000

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.

802 Beard Creek Trail

50 Spring Creek

$265,000

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Mary Isom, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

970.376.5417

Enjoy the fabulous views of the Vail Valley from these two newly constructed residences.

$2,899,000 & $2,295,000 Doug Bitetto, Vail Realty

970.476.8800 - www.vailrealty.com

$9,500,000

970.331.9650

970.376.5417

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. www.bossow.com

$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.

970.688.4843

709 Edwards Village Blvd

$2,295,000

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Low 3 Millions

970.390.7600

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.

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

90 Willowstone Place

$749,000

Charolais Circle southwestern home. 4BD, 3 BA, 3 car garage. Quiet street. Close to shools, hiking and park. Under appraisal price. All offers considerd.

916 Mayne Street FSBO

970.376.5417

970.390.0230 or 970.763.7027

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

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

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.

$3,395,000

Vail Plaza Club

Austria Haus Club

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.331.3236

This masterpeice sits on the Eagle River and features 4 exquisite bedroom suites, stunning finishes, an expansive covered deck with FP, and dramatic canyon views.

Rainbow Trout Lodge

$2,595,000

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

970.376.5417

970.949.1902

970.471.1830

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

European constructed 5BD Chalet built in 2005 w contemporary finishes. Offering family floor plan w landscaped yard and nanny lock-off, close to bus stop.

1746 W Gore Creek Drive

1718 Geneva Drive

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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

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.

2610 Arosa Drive

2950 Square Feet

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

$529,900

Steve MacDonald, Coldwell Banker

$475.000

970.390.4658

John Nilsson, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.390.3336

SINGLETREE’S SIGNATURE HOME - 6BD home on overe 1 acre, almost 7000 sf. 3 car garage, separate 2BD apt. Panoramic views from east to west.

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

www.3877LupineDrive.com

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

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

$969,000

East Vail’s Best Value! 5BD, almost 5,000 sf. New luxury construction on Gore Creek with spectacular waterfall views from master bedroom.

$399,000

$695,000

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Property has prepaid the $48,000 special assessment. This 2 BD, 3BA ski in/out large condo has attractive furniture package & easy walking distance to B.C. Village.

Offered at $949,000

$4,675,000

Vail Mountaineer

970.376.2258

Priced from $205,00 - $360,000

970.331.3236

$1,175,000

970.376.0836

$2,399,000

970.376.2258

Just reduced to $1,780,000

970.390.4658

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

926-6602


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