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New recycling center opens for Earth Week

$5.2 million facility wins several national awards By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer

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It’s the most scenic landfill on God’s green earth. It has to be. The county’s new $5.2 million recycling center opened about a month ago at the landfill, north of Wolcott with views that would make Jeremiah Johnson weak in the knees. County officials cut the ribbon yesterday, part of the ongoing celebration of National County Government Month, which rolls around every April. This year it’s part of the Earth Day observance, which also rolls around every April, although multi-million dollar recycling facilities do not. “It helps keep trash out of the landfill,

If you want to see it for yourself, you can tour the Materials Recovering Facility from 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday through Thursday of this week. Call Jesse Masten at 328-3472. and extends its life,” County Commissioner Sara Fisher said during yesterday’s ribbon cutting. Since January 20 when they started working out the kinks, they’re shipped 4.4 million pounds of recycled materials in 962 bales. It’s all stuff that, a decade ago, would have landed in the landfill, and good landfills are hard to find. During yesterday’s ceremony, the [See RECYCLING, page 11]


The county’s landfill crew was presented two national awards on the day the new $5.2 million recycling center opened at the landfill. One was for their household hazardous waste disposal program, and the other was for their efforts in solid waste recycling. The materials recovery facility was funded through landfill fees charged to people who use the landfill. They paid cash for the entire facility, using money from their reserves. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Wyclef Jean proved Saturday night that the enormous Ford Park outdoor venue can reach its capacity, as thousands descended on Vail for the Spring Back to Vail headline act. Following the show, there wasn’t a bar in Vail that didn’t have lines extending on to the street. “With the help of the Vail, Highline and Budweiser, I thought Spring Back to Vail this year was outstanding,” says Zack Povey, owner of The Club in Vail Village. “It brought a lot of business in on a weekend where we would be statistically be slow otherwise.” Jon Feldman photo.

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Twenty Earth Day posters hang on the county building’s Earth Day wall of fame, each a winner from the last two decades. This year’s winner is Isaiah Vasquez, a fourth grader from Red Hill Elementary School. His reflected the theme for this year’s contest: Be kind to the earth. They aren’t making any more of them. Kids from every school in the county entered posters, each offering ideas on how to keep the earth healthy, and encouragement to do our part. “This is the 20th year for the program, and the 40th Earth Day,” said Ray Merry, the county’s environmental health director. “Some of it means behavioral change. This program encourages children to be good stewards of the earth, and take those changes home to their parents.” The contest started started small, in just a few school, and had to be nurtured. Now, Merry needs help with every facet. It’s all part of Earth Awareness Week. The kids suggested ways to harness the sun and wind to generate energy. Jack Rauch of Meadow Mountain Elementary School suggested capturing the energy generated by waves crashing on the surf. All the winners were given a moment to describe their posters for the crowd, and outline their earth-saving ideas.

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Isaiah Vasquez won this year’s 20th annual Earth Day Poster Contest. He’s a fourth grader at Red Hill Elementary School in Gypsum. Students from all over the county competed. Isaiah is flanked by county commissioners Peter Runyon, right, Jon Stavney and Sara Fisher. Randy Wyrick photo.

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GreenPort project would bring rail from Dotsero to Minturn By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Rail transit proponents are lining up support for their GreenPort project. Their goal is a rail transit system from Dotsero to Minturn, and eventually around to Vail, Avon and Leadville. Along the route is would be workforce housing villages and up to 10 stations. It would be done through public/private partnerships with a revenue sharing agreement. Right now it’s a non-profit organization, the GreenPort Sustainable Communities Corp. “Let’s take advantage of all these green initiatives that we can,� said Vince Cook, who, along with Ross Graves is helping drive the project. It would cost around $125 million to build, which would come mostly from federal grants, Cook said. It could create as much as $650 million in economic impact and 2,000 jobs or more, Cook said. It takes a village They met with the commissioners yesterday, after taking their show on the road to town councils and metro district boards. Most want in. Four town councils voted unanimously to support it. Two towns are angling to be the first with workforce villages. Gypsum is expected to vote next week. Vail might vote tonight. They’re working to have all those agreements wrapped up by the end of this month, Cook said. “It’s all about building GreenPort workforce villages along the rail,� Cook said. The villages will include day care, geothermal and alternative energies, community centers, open space for wellness and aesthetics. “There are several workforce hosing facilities in the county that are a quite attractive,� Cook said. “Some are ugly as a mud fence.� Cook said theirs will be great. HUD will be handing out a $5 million planning grant for which they plan to apply. They’re getting encouragement from the Colorado Department of Transpor-

tation and other agencies. CDOT Director Russell George is encouraging them to keep pressing forward, Cook said. The feasibility study has been done, and it’s feasible, Cook said. Eagle County, the towns and CDOT already paid for the research by Wilcox Engineering, back in 1998. All that’s left is some engineering upgrades so they can start applying for federal grants, Cook said. They started with “Why not try?� Cook said they’ve gathered enough information and support to say, “We should try.� “These goals are not just some misty-eyed vision,� Cook said. Union with Union Pacific Talks with Union Pacific have been inching forward. The railroad owns the tracks on which the trains would run. Union Pacific gave the GreenPort people a list of criteria to meet. Among them is support from all the communities through which the train will travel, which they’re working to nail down by the end of the month. Another is insurance. The Winter Park ski train was derailed because operators didn’t have the kind of insurance they needed. Get those and other ducks in a huddle, and maybe the railroad will talk. “If we don’t get a UP Yes, that’s one of the land mines out there,� Cook said. The rail line won’t work without some government subsidy. Fare box revenue will not cover all the costs, said County Commissioner Peter Runyon. “Rail will not rise or fall with 2,200 transit-oriented workforce housing units,� Runyon said. The county commissioners really want to jump in, but cannot just yet. “It takes someone who’s a little more crazy than the rest of us, and I’m glad you’re taking it on,� said County Commissioner Jon Stavney. To get a look at the plan, go to Greenportcolorado. org



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Property values could fall by 30 percent, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get a tax break. County officials are counting on a 20 percent decrease, as they head into another budget season. They may be short. Preliminary figures through February show that property values in the Roaring Fork Valley could fall by 30-35 percent. In the Eagle River Valley the fall could stabilize at around 20 percent, said Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin. Short sales and foreclosures are helping push down prices, Chapin said. So, along with everyone else, the county is now looking for ways to cut spending. A memo went to all the departments heads yesterday that any positions that open up might not get filled. County manager County Manager Keith Montag is calling it a “soft hiring freeze.� “The county budget follows the market,� Chapin said. Because the real estate market is so slow, the assessor’s staff is poring every real estate sale. They’ll know more by the end of June when this year’s assessment data starts rolling in, Chapin said. “People should understand that this is just a projection, before the anti-taxers start dancing in the

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-----------------------------------------------------------time now replenishing its leadership and sticking to a timetable of attacks. “The death of these terrorists is potentially the most significant blow to alQaida in Iraq since the beginning of the insurgency,” Gen. Raymond Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said in a statement. Al-Qaida in Iraq has remained a dangerous force as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its troops. The terror group has launched repeated attacks on civilian targets in Baghdad in an attempt to sow chaos and exploit political deadlock in the wake of the inconclusive March 7 parliamentary elections. Monday’s announcement comes at a critical time for al-Maliki, who has staked his reputation on being the man who can restore stability to Iraq after years of bloodshed.

Health care bill may be taxing addicts

Indoor tanning creates addicts, and college students hooked on artificial sunbathing use more pot and booze than their unaddicted counterparts, researchers were quoted saying, according to the LA Times. Fifty of 229 subjects were considered clinically addicted to tanning as well as alcohol and drugs, but the results didn’t isolate a cause-and-effect relationship, Reuters notes. Whether getting hooked on artificial rays or genuine controlled substances, users go through “a similar addictive process,” Bloomberg reports. A rep for an industry trade group reportedly questioned the results. “They’re labeling this as an addiction to attract your attention, the media’s attention,” he was quoted saying. “but whether it is useful science, I think the jury is very much out on it.”

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the sweat pants he was wearing to hang himself from a bar in the cell, said his lawyer, Milda Mora. Valero, 28, had problems with alcohol and cocaine addiction and struggled with depression. He had previously been suspected of assaulting his wife and was charged last month with harassing her and threatening personnel at a hospital where she was treated for injuries. 24-year-old wife, Jennifer Carolina Viera was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday, and police said the fighter emerged telling hotel security he had killed her.

Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could yesterday to the nation’s capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don’t tread on me. Hundreds of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation’s capital. The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks. Organizers said it’s the first armed rally in a national park since the law passed. The District of Columbia’s strict gun laws, however, generally make it illegal to carry a handgun, so rally participants there were unarmed. Daniel Almond, who organized the “Restore the Constitution” rally in Virginia, said he wanted to convene in a place where “we can exercise our rights.” He pointed in the direction of Washington and said, “Over there, the Constitution is being violated in that we cannot bear arms.”

Boxer Edwin Valero kills himself in jail Adult driving Barbie Former boxing champion Edwin Valecar hit with DWI ro, who had a spectacular career with 27 straight knockouts and flouted a tattoo of President Hugo Chavez on his chest, hanged himself in his jail cell Monday after being arrested for stabbing his wife to death, police said. The former lightweight champion used

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Daily Mail, a British newspaper. Paul Hutton was on his way to see a friend when he got pulled over, the 40-year-old father of four tells the Mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The police car came up alongside me and the officer said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Are you all right there?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; When I tried to talk I realized how drunk I was.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is most unusual. I have never seen the like of it in 15 years on the bench,â&#x20AC;? the sentencing judge was quoted saying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vehicle is not even capable of doing the speed of a mobility scooter and could be outrun by a pedestrian.â&#x20AC;? Even so, according to the report, Hutton wants it back.

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Poll: most in U.S. against legalizing pot

Most Americans still oppose legalizing marijuana but larger majorities believe pot has medical benefits and the government should allow its use for that purpose, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Tuesday. Respondents were skeptical that crime would spike if marijuana is decriminalized or that it would lead more people to harder drugs like heroin or cocaine. There also was a nearly even split on whether government spends too much or the right amount enforcing marijuana laws. Almost no one thinks too little is spent. Marijuana use â&#x20AC;&#x201D; medically and recreationally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is getting more attention in the political arena. California voters will decide in November whether to legalize the drug, and South Dakota will vote this fall on whether to allow medical uses. California and 13 other states already permit such use. The balloting comes against the backdrop of the Obama administration saying it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t target marijuana dispensaries if they comply with state laws, a departure from the policy of the Bush administration, which sought to more stringently enforce the federal ban on marijuana use for any purpose. In the poll, only 33 percent favor legalization while 55 percent oppose it. People under 30 were the only age group favoring legalization (54 percent) and opposition increased with age, topping out at 73 percent of those 65 and older. Opposition also was prevalent among women, Republicans and those in rural and suburban areas.

Postage due for a shakeup

The same forces that have ravaged the music, newspaper and book publishing industries are aimed at the U.S. Postal Service, threatening much more than the Saturday mail, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Postmaster General John Potter reportedly warned Congress last week that the Postal Service may run out of cash just in time for the November elections and Christmas shopping season. Even if anyone knew how to fix the Postal Service - an independent agency written into the Constitution

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- Congress, regulators and postal management are at loggerheads over what to do next. Since its peak delivery of 213 billion pieces of mail in 2006, volume has reportedly dropped 17 percent, to 177 billion pieces this year. Average deliveries have fallen from five pieces of mail to four, and Potter said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headed fast to just three.

Obama and Karzai bury hatchet; not in each other

The Obama administration and Hamid Karzai have buried the hatchet, and the Afghan president will visit Washington next month as scheduled, reports the Washington Post, according to Newser. The White House had threatened to call off the visit because of Karzaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent shenanigansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including a vow to join the Taliban if Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western allies didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back offâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but relations are now â&#x20AC;&#x153;in good shape,â&#x20AC;? according to special envoy Richard Holbrooke, writes Newserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M. Morris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a period where the waters got roiled a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Holbrooke acknowledged. But he was quoted saying his 2-hour sit-down with Karzai last week in Kabul, their fifth meeting this year, was â&#x20AC;&#x153;the longest, most sustained and most focusedâ&#x20AC;? theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had.

2,500 federal dollars up for grabs

President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging the public to create video advertisements that explain why federal regulations are â&#x20AC;&#x153;important to everyone,â&#x20AC;? according to CNS News. The contest, which ends May 17, reportedly will award $2,500 to the makers of the video that best explains why federal regulations are good and how ordinary citizens can become more involved in making regulations. The videos must be posted on YouTube and can be no more than 60-90 seconds in length. In the current contest, each video must include the slogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let your voice be heard,â&#x20AC;? and it must direct viewers to the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulatory website, www. The winning video will then be used by the entire federal government to promote the regulatory process and enhance the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation in it, according to the report.

Somebody out there likes us

How soon they forget. America has become a lot more popular around the world since President Obama took office, according to a BBC poll. The poll of 30,000 people in 28 countries found that positive views of the US now average 40 percent, up from a low of 28 percent in 2007. Spain, France, and the UK generally have positive views of the US. Germans and Russians still tend to have a negative attitude toward the US but by [See THE UPDATES, page 15]


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landfill crew was also presented with two awards, one for the recycling center itself from the American Public Works Association award for a solid waste recycling facility. The landfill crew also won an award from a national hazardous materials association for its program to handle household hazardous waste. What about the MRF? As for the recycling machine itself – called a Materials Recovery Facility in government parlance – it’s sort of like a giant threshing machine on speed. Giant piles of recyclables are piled inside the 14,000-square-foot building. They’re run up a conveyor where the glass is busted and falls out. Then a magnetic conveyor belt pulls out the tin and steel, it separates the different kinds of plastics and drops everything into the proper hopper. There it’s all baled and shipped to markets across the west. From there, it’s shipped to places like China where they turn it into toys and stuff and ship it right back. They’ve been shipping for about a month, so it’s a little early for cashflow analysis. But they say they’re on the right track. The recycling center was a cash deal. The $5.2 million from the landfill’s reserve fund – about half the reserves. They’re rebuilding those reserves now, Rasnic said. They raised the money through the landfill fees people pay to dump their trash up there. The actual machine cost about $2 million and the building around it accounted for the rest. Aspen architect Luis Menendez did the design; Shaw Construction did the building. You do the recycling.

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a much smaller margin than a couple of years ago, writes Newser’s Rob Quin. The poll found Germany was the most popular nation worldwide, while Iran and Pakistan ranked lowest. “After a year, it appears the Obama effect is real,” one pollster was quoted saying. The effect’s “influence on people’s views worldwide, though, is to soften the negative aspects of the United States’ image, while positive aspects are not yet coming into strong focus.” China’s worldwide popularity has been sinking while America’s has risen, the pollster notes.

Breast cancer risk may be cut in half

Two drugs taken by women at high risk for breast cancer — tamoxifen and raloxifene — both reduce the risk of the disease by about 50 percent in high-risk post-menopausal women while they are taking the medications, researchers said Monday, according to the LA Times. The benefits of raloxifene fall off more quickly once women stop taking them, however, and the increased benefits of tamoxifen come at a price: a higher risk of uterine cancer, blood clots and cataracts — although the absolute risks of all three remain low. “These are relatively inexpensive drugs that reduce breast cancer by about 50 percent with side effects that are modest,” Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the researchers, was quoted saying. “We need to reassess why we are not using these drugs more broadly,” he said at a news conference at a meeting of the American Assn. of Cancer Research, where the results were presented. The new results reportedly represent an extension of a clinical trial that was first reported in 2007 and allow refinement of the researchers’ earlier conclusions. But the basic message is that women can confidently take either drug to sharply reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer.

This photo, released by the EPA, shows a Sadhu using a mobile phone during Maha Kumbh Mela at Prayag in Allahabad.

UN study: More people have cell phones than toilets in India

India’s mobile subscribers totaled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to serve nearly half of the country’s 1.2 billion population, but just 366 million people — around a third of the population — had access to proper sanitation in 2008, said a study published by the United Nations University, a UN thinktank. This reported by the Telegraph, a UK newspaper. “Worldwide, an estimated $358 billion is needed between now and 2015 to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of people with inadequate sanitation from 2000 levels,” said the Telegraph’s report. The report gave a rough cost of $300 to build a toilet, including “labor, materials and advice.”

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Available May 1st, Roommate needed to share 3BD intermountain home. N/S, N/P

Simba Run 2BD, 2BA long term rental. Parking, all amenities. 1st, last and security.

1BD, 1.5BA Apt. E Vail, on bus route, full kitchen, W/D, N/S, unfurnished, long term

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




Call 970.476.0900

Vail Village 1BD, 2BA, New Furn, Great View, Pool Now - November

Cari@ vailmountaineer. com


1BD, 1BA W Vail Condo, W/D, N/P, N/S. 1 parking spot

926-6602 303.808.9129 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

1BD+L, available 4/15 - 12/1, N/P

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


2BD, 2BA Condo. Walk to Lionshead and Bus. Nicely Furnished, FP, W/D, pool/hot-tub, deck

Call 970.331.7070

West Vail Condo: 2BD, plus loft, 2BA. On Bus Route, located in a sunny part of Intermountain. New Carpet and recently remodeled. Pets negotiable. 1 year lease. First/Last/Security

970.331.7142 2BD, 2BA, sunny TH, part furnished, two decks, W/D Ct-yard. VPSM, 970.926.5252

Call 970.331.2775

Cogswell Properties Call 970.390.8688

2BD, 1BA in very sunny W Vail. Fully furnished. Gorgeous Views. W/D, N/S, Wifi, on bus route. 6-12 mo lease. Available April. Small pet considered.

Vail Racquet Club, 1BD, 1BA, includes Club Use. Furnished, remodeled, N/P, N/S

Call 917.951.9700

Call 303.906.5060

Call 970.479.2858

2 and 3 BD furnished condos in Sandstone. Call 303.665.3418

Call Kevin 970.390.0148

West Vail Townhome, 3BD, 2BA. Furnished. On bus. N/S, N/P. Available 5-1. 6 mo lease.


Please call 281.703.3628

2BD, 1BA plus powder room, furnished, available immediately Gold Peak area of Vail Village No smokers, no pets Must have excellent references Call Linda, 970.748.5016 ext.7

Deluxe Summer Rentals Studios to 4 bedrooms Fully Furnished 3-6 Month Leases

4BD, 3BA, Executive quality pent house. Pitkin Creek on TOV bus line. 2 parking spaces, complete remodel, W/D. N/S, N/P. Available May 1. Furnished

1,2 and 3BD rentals. Available April 1, summer + year leases

Great Locations

For Rent Mountaineer

Vail Village Red Sandstone Beaver Creek

970-476-8800 sorry, no pets

Commercial Corner Deals, Steals & Leases

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

Recently remodeled 2,111 sf unit High quality finishes throughout Ideal for retail or office use High visibility location with great access

Call for Pricing



Larry Wolfe, Prudential

970.390.2525 -

Two 3,500 sq ft units available. Office Space + Warehouse, Great Hwy 6 Exposure, Plenty of Parking, Nice Tenant Finishes, 12 ft garage doors.

Ideal Edwards location. Mixed Business/ Retail space available. Bank approved 100% financing available to qualified buyers.

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



Onie Bolduc or Pat Doherty

Contact Joe



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

Prime Commercial space now available! Excellent rates, great location, easy access, learge atrium, lots of parking, fitness center, private ski shuttle, on TOV bus route

Bold Real Estate Solutions

Call 970.390.4561

Photo D-3 - 3500 sq. ft. includes 300 sq. ft. Studio apartment. D-4 - 4000 sq. ft. includes 1200 sq. ft. 2 BD, 2 BA apartment.

Commercial Building For Rent. Warehouse/ Office/14’ Door. Long Term Negotiable.

D-3, $399,000 D-4, $649,000 Dave Peterson, Dave Peterson Electric

$1.50/ Foot NN


1500 Square Feet Mike Devins, RE/MAX Commercial

Real Estate

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



Call for Pricing


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.

Lodge at Brookside unit. Deed restricted. 1BD, 1.5BA, 750 sq ft. Parking Garage, hot tub and exercise room, including Pool HOA’s.

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

508E East Arrowhead Drive

Season’s at Arrowhead #208

Sale Price $218,198.76


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate







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.

Avon Crossing


Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vail Mountaineer


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.

Seller needs to sell! Single family home with ski in access. Exterior moss rock finish and heavy timber. Large family room, wet bar, media room, elevator and hot tub.

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.

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


178 Wayne Creek $4,995,000

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.

Offered at $949,000


#328 Kiva Lodge, 2057 Sq. ft.

Avon Crossing

Dani Stoltz, Sullivan Nicholas & Co.

970.977.0560 - V318411

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate


John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate


Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate



John Warnke, Hoffman West Real Estate


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

#327 Kiva Lodge, 1520 Sq. Ft.


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.

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.

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

802 Beard Creek Trail

50 Spring Creek


Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Mary Isom, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Great 3 BD second floor condo with vaulted ceilings and sunny deck. Recently remodeled with new kitchen, paint and carpet. Pitkin Creek has pool and hot tub.

East Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Value! 5BD, almost 5,000 sf. New luxury construction on Gore Creek with spectacular waterfall views from master bedroom.

Pitkin Creek 10 E







35.5 acres, views of vistas and colorful mesas. Rare, this land is located within a gated community alongside 850 feet of Eagle River frontage, teeming with fish.

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!!

Close to bus line, 5BD, 4BA, bonus rooms, separate family room and fenced yard.

14241 US HWY 6


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

88 Pheasant Court $649,000


Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.


Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

John Nilsson, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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.

2BD, 2.5BA TH + Garage & bonus rm. Hiking/Biking trails out your door. Views to the Sawatch Range. Quiet. Many upgrades, granite counters. Furnished


Beautiful stick built home in Buckhorn Valley. Granite counters, cherry cabinets, Gas fireplace in living room, all appliances including W/D included. Fenced back yard. Large 2,699 sf, 4 Bedroom.

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.

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




Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Development

$649,000 Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.



Robert Schilling, Gateway Land & Dvlmt. RobFromVail@Earthlink.Net

Price Reduced $480,000


364 Navajo Only $365,000

90 Willowstone Place



Low 3 Millions



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

916 Mayne Street




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

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

Lowest priced single family in Homestead. 4BD, 3BA, 2 car garage, across from Club including membership, granite countertops and great storage.

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

709 Edwards Village Blvd

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement

Tracy Bossow, Prudential Colorado Prop.



Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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

Amazing low price for 1BD, 1BA condo! Located across the street from TOV bus stop, corner unit, wood burning fireplace and great deck.

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.


Value Range $739,000 - $849,876

250 Hackmore Road - Singletree


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

1746 W Gore Creek Drive

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

1718 Geneva Drive


Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud/Joni White Taylor, Sonnenalp

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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.

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.

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.

Vail Plaza Club

Austria Haus Club

2610 Arosa Drive

2950 Square Feet

Rainbow Trout Lodge

Terry Hoffman, Hoffman West Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Suzi Apple, Gateway Land & Developement





Priced from $205,00 - $360,000








Just reduced to $1,780,000






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