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Vail doles out fun funds Functions dubbed ‘iconic’ to get most of available $834,000 from Commission on Special Events By Matt Minich Mountaineer Staff Writer With less money to spend this year, Vail’s Commission on Special Events is funneling what they have toward those events they think will keep visitors in Vail overnight. Yesterday, members of the Vail Town Council, the Vail Marketing District, other community organizations and business owners came together to hear the commis-

sion explain their plan to dish out $834,000 in 2011 – $19,000 less than last year. In examining which events to fund, the CSE looked at a host of different factors, said Commissioner David Chapin, who gave the presentation. The purpose of funding local events is to create an environment that not only brings visitors in and gets them to stay, but inspires them to make repeat visits, he said.

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“That’s the ultimate goal,” said Chapin. “They had such a good time and they’re like ‘I can’t wait to go back to that place.’” Organizers of 39 different events approached the commission with funding requests for next year, but only 30 will see any public money. Of those 30, few got the amount they requested, and none got more than they asked for. In total, organizers and promoters requested [See FUN FUNDS, page 18]

Vail announces ‘Vail Holidaze,’ a new event for children, families Vail Mountain yesterday announced the details of Vail Holidaze, a new signature guest event geared toward families with children, slated to take place Dec. 18-25, 2010. Vail Holidaze will feature a weeklong schedule of family-friendly events and activities throughout Vail, both on the mountain and in town. Entertainment highlights include live concerts in Vail Village from two Grammy-nominated children’s bands – Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could and Milkshake – as well as the “Winter Solstice on Ice” ice skating show at the Solaris Residences ice rink in Vail Village. “Adding Vail Holidaze to our event lineup is part [See VAIL HOLIDAZE, page 17]

SteamMaster donates $17,000 to local chariSteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning presents Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Minturn Community Fund – Family Emergency Fund and the Vail Symposium with a check for $17,038.28, the proceeds from the company’s annual charity golf tournament yesterday in Mintun. See story inside. Avery Cunliffe photo.

Stocks started December with a jump. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 249 points yesterday, its biggest one-day gain since Sept. 1, closing up 249.76 at 11,255.78. The Nasdaq closed at 2549.43 up 51.20, and the S&P 500 closed up 25.52 at 1206.07.

Hundreds of billions in bailouts went to European banks

Foreign banks were among the biggest beneficiaries of the $3 trillion in emergency credit provided by the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis, the Financial Times reported yesterday, citing new data on the efforts of U.S. authorities to save the global financial system. “We’re talking about huge sums of money going to bail out large foreign banks,” Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, was quoted saying in the Times’ report. “Has the Federal Reserve of the United States become the central bank of the world?” The Fed detailed more than 21,000 transactions with banks yesterday as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Barclays was the biggest cumulative borrower, the Times reported. The UK bank which bought the U.S. operations of Lehman [See THE UPDATE, page 7]

Austria’s Michael Walchhofer and Italy’s Peter Fill posted the fastest times in a World Cup downhill training session before weather caused the cancellation of the event. Walchhofer and Fill each finished yesterday’s run in 1 minute, 48.34 sec-

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These days, plenty of local kids are showing off their need for speed, but they’re not all doing it on the slopes. Last weekend, some of the valley’s youngest athletes competed in the American Bicycle Association’s Grand National BMX races in Tulsa, Okla.: the biggest bicycle motocross competition in the country. Four of them came back to the valley with trophies as tall as they are. The biggest winners of the weekend were 15-year-old Bjorn Bredson and his 11-year-old brother, Soren. Both brothers took first place in their divisions, even though neither of them has spent more than a few months in the BMX racing circuit. Like many of the competitors at last year’s tournament, the Bredson brothers owe their success in the sport to the recently constructed Eagle County BMX track off Brushcreek Road in Eagle. “It’s because they built that track that they got into this,� said the boys’ father, Lonnie Bredson, who stressed his gratitude to all parties involved in the project. “It just filled their summers with fun riding at the track.� The man behind the new track is Jay Lucas, owner of SkiBase rentals in Vail, who started the non-profit in June. Since then, the track has attracted about 350 regular riders and racers from ages 3 to 55. Like the parents of many of the winners, Lucas said he feels a deep gratitude toward both the town of Eagle and the Western Eagle County Recreation District, both of which he said were instrumental in making the track a reality. Regarding those four kids that brought trophies home from Oklahoma, Lucas said their success came as no surprise to him. “These are some of our more dedicated riders,� he

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said. “They were out there riding every night. They practiced more than anybody else I’d ever seen.� During the warm weather months, weekly races were held at the track, and the more devoted racers toured the state to compete in races. While 13-year-old Dillon Muller first rode BMX in Eagle, this summer was far from the first one he spent on the track – Muller drove his first motocross bike when he was only three years old. “His first motorcycle had training wheels on it,� his [See LOCAL BMX CHAMPS , page 18]


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Beaver Creek Resort has received six feet of snow season-to-date and, thanks to a series of productive snowstorms and cold temperatures, ski patrol is set to open portions of terrain on Grouse Mountain on Friday, Dec. 3, which is also downhill day for the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup. Mountain operations teams have been working hard around the clock to prepare additional terrain for skiers and riders and on Friday Beaver Creek will offer 1,008 acres of terrain served by nine lifts and seven conveyor lifts. The Audi Birds of Prey men’s downhill start time is 11 a.m. on Friday. Red Tail Camp, including the Birds Nest and grill, will be open featuring hearty barbecue fare for race fans. Spruce Saddle Restaurant also provides great lunch options to refuel on the slopes and both venues offer daily Lunch for Less specials for $9.95. For more information on all of the resort’s terrain updates and activities visit www.beavercreek.com or m.beavercreek.com from your mobile phone. For Birds of Prey event details visit www.bcworldcup.com.

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schedule and a noncredit, lifelong learning schedule. More information and registration is available online at www. coloradomtn.edu/register or by visiting the campus in Edwards at 150 Miller Ranch Road. Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes

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First Santa’s Workshop of the season is today in West Vail The Vail Recreation District’s first “Santa’s Workshop� of the season is today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in West Vail. The workshops will continue ever Thursday in December at various locations throughout Vail. The workshops are free for chil-

dren ages two to 10 and their families and will include pictures with Santa, children’s gift making, holiday treat making, ornament making and more. Each workshop will include photos with Santa, a story reading and holiday card making. The holiday cards will then be sent

to hospitalized children at local and regional hospitals. Today’s story is “Snowmen at Christmas� by Caralyn Buehner. The workshops are part of the annual Holidays in Vail celebration.

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Water rights secured for Battle Mountain project The Forest Service is proposing to replace the Homestake Creek bridge some time this winter. The proposed project is located on Forest Road 703 just off Highway 24 approximately 9 miles south of Minturn. Located in the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest, Homestake Road (FR-703) provides access to the Homestake Reservoir along with recreation opportunities in the Homestake and Holy Cross City area and several trailheads into the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. Structural deterioration of the bridge has forced the Forest Service to place restrictive weight limits on the bridge. Heavier road and dam maintenance equipment must ford Homestake Creek in order to gain access to project sites beyond the bridge. District Ranger David Neely says “Replacement of the bridge is expected to improve access to the Homestake Road, improve public safety and protect resources in Homestake Creek by eliminating the need to ford the creek in the future. I recognize that there is no good time to carry out a project of this nature. We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause the public, our permittees or our partners.� The replacement of the Homestake Creek Bridge is scheduled for this winter. A temporary bridge will be constructed at the site of the existing ford to allow access to Homestake Road and to facilitate removal and

State government must take a bigger role in developing and promoting water projects if Colorado is going to provide for the estimated 10 million people who will live here in 40 years, a report released yesterday suggests. The recommendations were included in the draft report delivered to Gov. Bill Ritter by a committee studying Colorado’s future water needs. The panel suggested the state should coordinate, support and endorse projects. One of their main conclusions was that the state needs more storage on the Western Slope. They also suggested that the governor issue an executive order to state agencies to implement a wa-

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replacement of the existing bridge. It is anticipated that there will be some delays that could affect recreational users and Special Use Permit holders while construction is underway. Road closures are not expected to exceed two days in length at this time. This project, because it replaces an existing bridge on an existing site, falls within a category of activities excluded from documentation in an environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement (36CFR, Part 220). Questions or concerns regarding this project should be directed to Cary Pence, Forest Engineer at 945-3235 or at cjpence@fs.fed.us by Dec. 10.

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Climate change panel has final meeting

Republicans will eliminate the House committee created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to highlight the threat of climate change, Representative James Sensenbrenner, the top Republican on the panel, said today. In one of her first acts as speaker in 2007, Pelosi, a California Democrat, created the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to draw attention to climate-change science and showcase how a cap on carbon dioxide neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a threat to economic growth. Republicans, who won control of the House in the Nov. 2 election, have opposed legislative efforts to regulate carbon emissions as a tax on energy. When the panel convened today, Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, said that the hearing â&#x20AC;&#x153;will be the last of the select committee.â&#x20AC;?

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Lugging around a few extra pounds? One of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don’t have to be obese to raise your risk of premature death. Merely being overweight carries some risk, too. Obesity increases the risk of death from heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. But whether being merely overweight contributes to an early death as well has been uncertain and controversial. Some research has suggested being a little pudgy has little effect or can even be a good thing. The latest research involving about 1.5 million people concluded that healthy white adults who were overweight were 13 percent more likely to die during the time they were followed in the study than those whose weight is in an ideal range.

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The universe may glitter with far more stars than even Carl Sagan imagined when he rhapsodized about billions upon billions. A new study suggests there are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion of them, or three times as many as scientists previously calculated. That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times 100 billion. The estimate, contained in a study published online yesterday in the journal Nature, is based on findings that there are many more red dwarf stars - the most common star in the universe - than once thought.But the research goes deeper than that. The study by Yale University astronomer Pieter van Dokkum and Harvard astrophysicist Charlie Conroy questions a key assumption that astronomers often use: that most galaxies have the same properties as our Milky Way. And that conclusion is deeply unsettling to astronomers who want a more orderly cosmos.

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A ghoulish piece of American history is now up for sale to the highest bidder. The modest wooden coffin in which John F. Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assassin was buried for 18 years is being auctioned off by Allen Baumgardner, owner of Baumgardner Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. The brown pine box, its rusted metal ornamentation still intact, was dug up in 1981 as part of an effort to put to rest theories that Lee Harvey Oswald wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in it. Authorities used dental records to

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Snipes headed to prison Dec. 9

Actor Wesley Snipes was ordered yesterday to voluntarily surrender at a federal prison in Pennsylvania next week to begin his three-year sentence for failing to pay taxes. The U.S. Marshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office ordered Snipes to report by noon on Dec. 9 to the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Lewis SNIPES Run, Pa. Snipes had tried unsuccessfully to remain free on bail while appealing his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 48-year-old star of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bladeâ&#x20AC;? trilogy was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income tax returns in 1999, 2000, and 2001. He was acquitted of five other charges, including felony tax fraud and conspiracy.His attorney, Daniel Meachum, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

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Call it congressional potty parity

House Speaker-to-be John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women’s restroom next to the floor of the House of Representatives. Boehner’s office says he’ll direct the Architect of the Capitol to convert an office into a ladies’ room just steps away from where lawmakers cast votes and debate legislation. It mirrors the space occupied by a men’s restroom on the other side of the House chamber. Female members of the House have long complained that while their male colleagues can duck in and out of a men’s room right next to the chamber, their closest available restroom is much further away in the Congressional Women’s Reading Room, across the ornate Statuary Hall filled with sculptures of prominent Americans.The new restroom will be located in what’s now the office of the House parliamentarian — the official who advises lawmakers on legislative procedure. That office will be relocated.

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November auto sales show industry in recovery

After a year of watching auto sales slowly increase month by month, industry executives are finally willing to firmly declare that the U.S. market is in recovery. People who had been too afraid to make a big car purchase are finally coming back to dealerships, a little more confident that they won’t lose their jobs. And that’s reflected in November’s auto sales figures: Industry sales were up 16.9 percent for the month compared with a year ago. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai all posted double-digit gains.”We’re starting to see people showing an inclination to go back into the dealerships, to go back into the malls,” said Jim Bunnell, general manager of Gen-

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FCC net neutrality plan faces battle with GOP

A proposal to prohibit broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their networks has an uncertain future with just lukewarm support from large phone and cable service providers and fierce opposition from Republicans. The fate of the “network neutrality” plan crafted by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, will ultimately lie with his two fellow Democrats on the five-member commission. For now, it’s unclear how they will vote when the agency considers the proposal this month. “Today is the beginning of an important discussion, and not the end,” one of those two commissioners, Michael Copps, said in a statement yesterday. “At issue is who will control access to the online experiences of consumers - consumers themselves or Big Phone and Big Cable gatekeepers.”

WikiLeaks website kicked off Amazon’s servers

Amazon.com Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company’s computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said yesterday. The ouster came after congressional staff questioned Amazon about its relationship with WikiLeaks, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut. WikiLeaks confirmed it hours after The Associated Press reported that Amazon’s servers had stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ site. The site was unavailable for several hours before it moved back to its previous Swedish host, Bahnhof AB. WikiLeaks released a trove of sensitive diplomatic documents on Sunday. Just before the release, its website came under an Internet-based attack that made it

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This season has most prizes ever in Gypsum Holiday Lights Contest By Chris Hoff Mountaineer Contributing Writer Do you have what it takes to be Clark Griswald? If your house has the most lights and is the tackiest on the block, you could win the town of Gypsum’s Holiday Lights Contest. The contest has taken place in Gypsum for the last 17 years. Dawn Ritts, special projects coordinator for the town, said the contest encourages people to make Gypsum festive. And festive spirit is being rewarded even more than usual this year. “This year is the most prizes we’ve ever given away,” Ritts said. There is $1,000 in prize money available to contestants; 12 prizes will be awarded. The Grand Prize is a free night in a suite at the Eagle AmericInn, a $250 value. If you want to try your hand at being Mr. Griswald, you could win $100 gift card from Columbine Market. Other awards are the children’s choice award and best use of LED lights. Each area in town will have its own winner. There are three criteria for winning the award: Theme, Use of space, and the “WOW factor.” Judging will take place between Dec. 13, and Dec. 16; winners will be announced Dec. 20. If you’ve got a great display make sure you enter, you can’t win if you don’t. From year to year the same people may enter the contest, but rarely do the same people win it two years in a row, said Ritts. “If someone won last year and

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Swedish ski racer, Edwards resident Jaerbyn hardly ready for retirement At 41, local will be the oldest competitor at Birds of Prey this weekend By Pat Graham The Associated Press On the back nine of his skiing career, Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden has been honing his golf game, beginning to imagine courses that feature greens instead of snow. In his ideal world, the 41-year-old Edwards resident would compete in World Cup events for a while longer and then swap out his skis for golf clubs. Already a scratch golfer, maybe even get to the level where he could try out for the Senior PGA Tour. For now, those plans will simply have to wait. Jaerbyn’s still enjoying his time on the hill too much to even ponder life on the links. He’s the oldest competitor in the field this week at Beaver Creek by at least five years, the skier the Austrians affectionately refer to as “AlJAERBYN ter Schwede” (Old Swede). In spite of his advancing years, he still believes he can keep up with this younger generation. Not only keep up, but beat them on the slopes. That belief despite never winning a World Cup event in 277 career starts. “I know I can ski with the best,” said Jaerbyn, who has finished on a World Cup podium three times in his career. “Yeah, I wish I could turn time back 15 years. But I can’t.” Jaerbyn insists he’s not clinging to the sport in hopes of one day winning a World Cup competition. His career would be complete without that. Still, he said it would be nice, especially here at Beaver Creek, where his wife, Randi, and their two young sons live nearby in Edwards. “I’ve had an amazing career, met a bunch of good friends and good people off and on the course, traveled the world,” Jaerbyn said. “I could quit easily today and be one of the most (decorated) Swedish ski racers there is. “But I feel like I still got it. Why quit when you still

Edwards resident Patrik Jaerbyn blasts down the course on his way to seventh place in the Lake Louise Men’s World Cup Super-G ski race in Alberta, Canada last weekend. AP photo.

feel motivated and you’re training really hard and the body feels great?” Switzerland’s Didier Cuche hardly wants to see Jaerbyn retire anytime soon. That would make him the grayest beard on the circuit, especially with the 35-year-old Michael Walchhofer of Austria planning to retire at the end of the season to run a hotel. “Compared to Patrik, I’m still a young guy,” the 36-year-old Cuche joked. Jaerbyn receives constant reminders he’s the old man on the slope. His body creaks and he has concerns that many others don’t, such as a family to support with no major sponsors footing the bill. On race day, though, those thoughts just melt away. “Every time I get through the finish, I’m psyched,” Jaerbyn said. “If I can just keep on being healthy, the results will come.” Jaerbyn has had quite a career since his World Cup debut on Dec. 5, 1992, in Val D’Isere, France. He’s

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Newton is eligible for SEC title game NCAA says father broke rules Standout freshman, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is eligible to play in the SEC title game, even though the NCAA says his father broke rules by shopping his son to another school. The NCAA released its finding in a statement yesterday. The college sports governing body had concluded on Monday that a violation of Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amateur status had occurred. Auburn declared Newton ineligible on Tuesday and requested his eligibility be reinstated. The Heisman Trophy front-runner now has been cleared to compete without conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Based on the information available to the reinstatement staff at this time, we do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to his reinstatement,â&#x20AC;? Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president for academic and membership affairs, said in a news release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a student-athlete reinstatement perspective, Auburn University met its obligation under NCAA bylaw 14.11.1. Under this thresh-

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Favre: No meeting scheduled with NFL

Brett Favre says he has no new meetings scheduled with the NFL and is unaware of when the league will conclude its investigation into allegations that he sent inappropriate messages and photos to a female New York Jets employee two years ago. Favre spoke yesterday as his Minnesota Vikings prepare to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. He says he has â&#x20AC;&#x153;not heard a wordâ&#x20AC;? from the league on its investigation and remains focused on helping the Vikings turn things around on the field. An NFL spokesman said Wednesday the investigation is continuing. Favre also reiterated that this will be his last season. He knows there are doubters given his history of waffling, but says he plans to retire for good this time.

closed on Newton. However, its statement notes that reinstatement likely occurs â&#x20AC;&#x153;prior to the close of an investigation.â&#x20AC;? The NCAA said Auburn and NCAA enforcement staff agreed that Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father and an owner of a scouting service worked together to on a pay-for-play scam. Two Mississippi State boosters have accused Cecil Newton and former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers of trying to get cash payments for Cam Newton to play for the Bulldogs while he was being recruited out of junior college last year. The NCAA ruling does not mention Rogers by name, although it does note that Mississippi State has disassociated itself with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;involved individual.â&#x20AC;? Auburn also has agreed to limit Cecil Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s access to its athletic program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conduct of Cam Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father and the involved individual is unacceptable and has no place in the SEC or in intercollegiate athletics,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Slive, Southeastern Conference Commissioner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The actions taken by Auburn University and Mississippi State University make it clear this behavior will not be tolerated in the SEC.â&#x20AC;? Newton, who started his career at Florida, chose Auburn over Mississippi State after one season in junior college. He has been spectacular this year, leading Auburn to a 12-0 season.

Cyclists arrested in doping probe

A French police official reported yesterday that several professional and amateur cyclists have been arrested as part of a probe into the trafficking of doping products. The official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, says the riders were in custody Wednesday after arrests the previous day. No names of the riders have been released, though the operation has been focused on an alleged ring in Normandy. The national police agency responsible for probing doping cases in France is running the operation at the request of an investigating judge. The same police agency was involved in a French investigation of syringes and transfusion equipment found in a trash container after the 2009 Tour de France.

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Val at Alpine Wine and Spirits in the West Vail City Market wants you to try December’s Beer of the Month – New Belgium 2 Below Winter Ale on sale.

For a sophisticated taste of fresh gelatos, delicious chocolates, and coffee and espresso drinks make sure you stop in Rimini in Lionshead and see Brett before you hit the slopes. Rimini is located in Vail Square.

Stop in Ski Base in Lionshead and see Dave and Mike for a large selection of Oakley gear, Bern helmets and great rentals. Ski Base is located in Lionshead up the steps from the gondola.

Come see Amy at the Burton Flagship Store this season for all your snowboard gear and accessories. The Lionshead shop has the latest in Burton, Analog and Anon gear for your winter needs.

Serving Breakfast All Day! Lunch 11-3pm

John, owner of All Outdoor Consignment in Eagle, is pictured here with his dog, Flirt. All Outdoor Consignment is now accepting all outdoor consignments for fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, men’s, women’s and children’s. Stop in and check out this new great store on Chambers next to Smiling Moose or call John at 328-7355. He’s such an outdoorsmen he’s growing antlers! Taylor Ogilvie and Dan Houck love the beers at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle. Stop in some time and if you see them, ask what it takes to join their matching hat club.

Kelly, owner of Yoga off Broadway, invites you to check out their new location off Highway 6 in Eagle. Interested in 42 days of yoga starting in January 2011? Give Kelly a call at 328-9642.

Stop in at Nicky’s Quicky in Minturn and try a more permanent version of the same great food you’ve been enjoying at the local markets every summer. Ask Stephen Porter about their excellent homemade Hummus, fresh every day!

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Do you like a good dessert and a glass of wine? Then head over and see Muffy and Tennille at Eat! in Edwards. Eat! is now carrying Babycakes cupcakes and have happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. every day.

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WATER COMMITTEE

Colorado River Basin committee, said water is no longer a local issue and the state should regulate it as it does utilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If water is truly a scarce resource, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the logical conclusion,â&#x20AC;? he said. Former state Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament, a farmer who attended the water basin meetings but has no official role, said the report does little to solve

VAIL HOLIDAZE

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of our overall belief in events as an appealing offering for our guests and also as a key competitive differentiator,â&#x20AC;? said Adam Sutner, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vail Holidaze is oriented towards families with children in order to strengthen our family programming at this important time of the year and to ensure we give our destination family guests every possible reason to choose Vail.â&#x20AC;? Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will perform live in Vail Village on Thursday, Dec.

problems in conservation, loss of agricultural land and finding new water sources. He said the state already has a major role with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, which oversees and provides funding for water projects statewide and has the authority to carry out most of the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This report just gets us back to right where we were

23. Rymer and his band are known for music with rock and roll heart that is enjoyed by both children and parents. Kids love the energy of his all-American roots/rock music and Rymerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magnetic, good-times-guy charm, and his skill as a musician is something even the most discerning music-loving parent can appreciate. Milkshake, also a Grammy-nominated childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band, will take the stage in Vail Village on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Milkshakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission as a band is to create great rock music for kids. Milkshake

before,â&#x20AC;? Ament said. Ritter disagreed and said he hopes the water committee becomes a permanent fixture of state government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This process is a process that takes all of these different interest groups, many of whom did not even speak to each other 10 years ago, and actually requires them to be at the table. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen great progress,â&#x20AC;? he said.

has won over preschoolers without compromising song craft, stagecraft or their authentic rock and roll spirit. Milkshakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs are memorable and evoke influences from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lennon-McCartney to The White Stripes, resulting in music that appeals to kids of all ages. Winter Solstice on Ice will take place on the new ice rink at the Solaris Residences in Vail on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Winter Solstice on Ice will bring world-class ice skaters, like two-time and current World Silver Medalist Patrick Chan, to

the heart of Vail Village to perform singles, pairs and group programs that are sure to delight parents and children alike. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities will include numerous other family-centric activities throughout the week like snowman decorating, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; glow stick parties at the base areas, Santa workshops, caroling and much more. For more information on Vail Holidaze, including a full schedule of events and lodging information, visit http:// www.vail.com/holidaze.

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FUN FUNDS

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more than twice the commission’s budget. Though most event organizers requested more money this year than last, the commission said the goal should be to wean promoters off public funds over a few years. Vail Snow Daze and the Teva Mountain Games will use the most funds, getting $70,000 apiece. Other high-budget, multi-day events will also receive large amounts of funding. Dubbed “iconic” events by the CSE, these functions include the Vail Soul Music Fest, the Vail Film Festival, Oktoberfest and the new “Vail Holidaze” (see story on page 1). Each will get between $50,000 and $60,000. Many smaller-budget events, which are meant only to improve the experience of guests who are already in Vail, will see less funding next year or even none. The town will spend nothing on street entertainers during the summer next year, for example, while they spent $20,000 in 2010. The commission originally planned to cut funding for the Vail

Restaurant Month $9,000 from this year, but decided to continue funding it at 2010 levels after the organizers of another proposed event canceled their plans for the function, leaving the CSE with $15,000 in extra cash. Though sales tax revenues jumped slightly this October, members of the commission expressed doubts about whether or not this was caused by the Vail Restaurant Month, and said the event’s organizers had not put enough effort into seeking out their own funding sources. “It doesn’t sound like they’re really interested in doing much more work,” said Commissioner Bobby Banks, in reference to the language of a letter sent to the CSE by the organizers of the event. Other members of the commission agreed, but they ultimately decided that it would be unfair to cut much-needed funding from the event after it had happened only once. “I think it’s difficult to cut the legs out after a year,” said Sybill Navas, the CSE coordinator. The commission also discussed

LOCAL BMX CHAMPS

mother, Lisa Muller, said with a laugh. Muller raced motocross bikes until he was eight or nine years old, he said, but never gave up his love of bicycles, so when BMX came to town, it was a perfect fit. “It’s a lot cheaper, too,” he said. At last weekend’s final race, Muller took second place, and said he’s proud of his performance. Just seconds out of the starting gate, Muller collided with another rather. Though the managed to stay on his bike, he ended up in dead last.

the future of a long-standing Vail tradition, the annual tree lighting. Once a fixture of the holiday season hosted by former President Gerald Ford, this year’s tree lighting attracted a crowd of just 300 people, compared to an estimated 2,400 people at Beaver Creek the night before. “It seems that we’re still trying to hang on to that President Ford-type ceremony and it appears that it’s not working so well,” Navas said. Though members of the merchant community had asked the CSE to move the ceremony closer to Thanksgiving and kick off the holiday season early, commissioners discussed moving it closer to Christmas Day and farther from Beaver Creek’s ceremony, instead of continuing a tradition that some said has become artificial. “I just think it was canned,” CSE board member Meggen Kirkham said. “It was like, ‘OK, we’re going to light the tree because that’s what we do.’”

“I went from eighth place to second in forty seconds,” he said. While other racers competed in the novice division for their ages, 10-year-old Jonah Ziegler rode with the intermediates and took fourth place. Ziegler has spent more time on the BMX track than any of the other winners, and had words of encouragement for locals new to the sport. “Just keep on doing it and eventually you’ll get really good,” he said.

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Employment (FT/YR Round) Responsible for maintaining exterior grounds, facilities and landscapes. Required to perform snow removal using manual means and powered equipment, and other “seasonal” tasks. Will be required to be outside during different seasons and perform various tasks in various climates. Performs landscape maintenance such as mowing, digging, shoveling, raking and operation of manual and power equipment. Proficient in upkeep and maintenance of roof and underground sprinkler systems. Knowledge of building property as well as pruning and fertilization, etc... Must have valid driver’s license.

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Part Time for Holiday Season with potential for year round employment. Private luxury ground transportation company. Candidates must have valid and clean driving record. Preferred experience in guest services, but we’re willing to train the right individuals. Please Email Resume to:

For Sale still available starting at $500 per hunter for the late season starting November 22, 2010 thru January 31, 2011.

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We’re hiring professionals for the following Full-Time & Part-Time positions:

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Autos

2003 Chevrolet Venture

2009 Honda Civic

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2009 Kia Borrego

5 Door, AWD, 2.7L, Manual. 70,200 Miles. Stock #P6092

$8,465 888-413-5024 2000 Buick LeSabre

4 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 97,917 Miles, Stock #U2707B

720.449.9900

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$15,965 5.7L, V8, Automatic, 4x4, CD 59,354 Miles. Professionally lifted. BFG All-Terrain tires. Stock # CC278566

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

$6,995

720.449.9900

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

720.449.9900

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2003 Honda Accord

$7,995

$21,365

4 Door, FWD, 4.0L, Automatic, 102,016 Miles, Stock #041501

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4 Door, FWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 21,032 Miles, Stock #U2951

720.449.9900

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2006 Kia Armanti

2008 Ford Fusion

4 Door, 3.8L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 71,895 Miles, Stock #U2913 www.mazdaoflakewood.com

4 Door, 1.8L, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 29,225 Miles, Stock #U2897

$11,995

4 Door, FWD, 3.8L, Automatic, 53,670 Miles, Stock #61170166

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer

$7,995

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4 Door, 2.3L, Front Wheel Drive, Automatic, 77,456 Miles, Stock #4433

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4 Door, 3.0L, Automatic, 109,514 Miles, Stock #031321

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2009 Hyundai Sonata

$12,085 4 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 51,815 Miles, Stock #U2919

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V6, Automatic, 4x4, CD. 13,624 Miles. Great MPG. Perfect for mountain driving. Stock # RE835712

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2006 Kia Armanti

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$11,350

2002 Ford Escape

4 Door, FWD, 5.3L, Automatic, 162,799 Miles, Stock #3J239933

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2009 Chrysler T&C

$5,985 4 Door, FWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 12,000 Miles, Stock #M2744B

720.449.9900 www.mazdaoflakewood.com 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

2008 Mazda

$12,995

$9,675 4 Door, FWD, 3.0L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 90,501 Miles, Stock #U2949A

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4 Door, FWD, 2.4L, 54,018 Miles, Stock #9H452582

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$12,085 4 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 51,815 Miles, Stock #U2919

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

720.449.9900

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$17,995 4 Door, 6-Cyl, 5-Spd, 4x4, Automatic, 38,640 Miles, Stock #U2806

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2009 Mazda

4 Door, 2.0L. 93,452 Miles. Stock #1140231

720.449.9900

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$13,795

4 Door, FWD, 5.3L, Automatic, 79,973 Miles, Stock #21297088

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$13,995

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2010 Ford Fusion

www.burt.com

$19,895 5 Door, 2.3L, 4-Cyl, 6-Spd, Manual, 14,388 Miles, Stock #M2630A

4 Door, FWD, 3.7L, Automatic, 83,961 Miles, Stock #080391

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2 Door, 1.6L, Manual. 54,464 Miles Stock #1103

$15,468

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4 Door Wgn, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 33,480 Miles, Stock #U2954

2007 Jeep Liberty

720.449.9900

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$17,595 4 Door, FWD, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 20,815 Miles, Stock #U2731

720.449.9900

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2008 GMC Acadia

4 Door, FWD, 4.0L. Automatic. 126,001 Miles. Stock #030971 $12,695 4 Door, FWD, 3.7L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 63,170 Miles, Stock #U2926

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720.449.9900

2006 Pontiac G6

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$33,985 4 Door, AWD, 4x4, 3.6L, 6Cyl, Automatic, 37,106 Miles, Stock #M2710A

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1.7L, Automatic. 78,528 Miles. Stock #3074A

4 Door, FWD, 3.7L, Automatic 52,540 Miles. Stock # 2863A Emich Volkwagen 888.413.5024

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Dark blue, open bow, Monsoon. 350 HP engine. 175 hrs. Kept on a private lake. Fully loaded, stereo, heater, wedge, tower, zero off speed control, flip-up driver’s seat, black trailering cover. Dark blue tandem axel trailer w/ pivot hitch used once. 100 miles. Call Mike 970.376.2020 or mikeyoung2020@mac.com

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4 Door, 3.9L, Automatic, 66,395 Miles, Stock #062011

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2008 Subaru Impreza

Avon Crossing 2 BD, 2 BA with Garage. Large rooms with lots of closet space! F/P in living room. Terrace with gas BBQ grill and views of Beaver Creek. W/D in unit. Walk to Gondola and shuttle.

$14,988

4WD, AC, CD player. 143,000 miles. 20 mpg. Clean & in good shape. Call 970.390.3197

4 Door, FWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 30,954 Miles. Stock #4492.

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 19,441 Miles, Stock #SP8G526507

888-444-4118

mcdonaldindependent.com

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 18,573 Miles. Stock #SP9H789210

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2005 Nissan Armada

Automatic Transmission. Silver exterior, grey leather interior, electric everything. 4 door, 4-wheel drive. 125,000 miles but super clean inside & out!

2004 Volvo S60

First come, first served. Call 970.331.3937

$15,995

2008 Subaru Tribeca 4 Door, 2.5L, Manual. 98,455 Miles. Stock #P6092

$19,865 FWD, 4x4, 5.6L, V8, 8-Cyl, Automatic, 82,806 Miles, Stock #M2405B

720.449.9900

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$22,988

4 Door, AWD, 3.6L, Automatic, 41,683 Miles, Stock #SP84406352

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 48,460 Miles, Stock #SP37216082

Black exterior/Tan interior. New all weather tires. Near new factory transmission. Most options. 63,000 Miles. Call 239.560.7491 or 303.854.7519

AWD, 2.5L, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 60,020 Miles, Stock #U2934

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2008 Volvo XC70

720.449.9900

www.mazdaoflakewood.com

4-Door, FWD, 2.8L, Automatic. 109,047 Miles. Stock #VPY1064728

888-444-4118

$25,795 4 Door, 4x4, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 37,165 Miles, Stock #M2627A

720.449.9900

mcdonaldindependent.com

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4 Door, 2.5L, FWD, Automatic. 72,585 Miles. Stock #0120341

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 47,422 Miles. Stock #SP67203468

2007 Subaru Impreza

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$10,395 4 Door, 2.5L, 5-Cyl, Automatic, 79,320 Miles, Stock #M2687A

720.449.9900

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2005 Saturn Ion

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 99,100 Miles. Stock #9901 888-413-5024 www.emichvw.com

Rentals

$13,788

4 Door, 2.2L, 5-Spd Manual, 87,718 Miles, Stock #1140231

303-232-8881

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4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 44,920 Miles. Stock #SP77317531 $17,588

888-444-4118

4 Door, 1.6L, Automatic. 50,486 Miles. Stock #P3480

Own Bed, own bath. NS, no illegal drugs, month to month, rent/negotiable. Room for one person.

888-413-5024 www.emichvw.com

2007 Subaru Impreza 2009 Volvo S60

4-Door, AWD, 3.2L, Automatic. 40,490 Miles, Stock #VP81013443

2007 Subaru Forester

$12,988

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic, 29,643 Miles, Stock #SP7H512665

$17,988

4 Door, AWD, 2.4L, Automatic, 47,897 Miles, Stock #SP7H702223

888-444-4118

mcdonaldindependent.com

888-444-4118

mcdonaldindependent.com

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 29,704 Miles, Stock #SP7H818732

$25,481

www.empirelakewoodnissan.com

4-Door, AWD, 3.2L, Automatic. 42,125 Miles, Stock #VT71028967

2006 Subaru Impreza 4 Door, 2.5L, Automatic. 48,084 Miles. Stock #P3270 www.emichvw.com

$13,988

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 70,890 Miles, Stock #SP6G801889

Classifieds

926-6602

Emich Volkswagen 888.413.5024

Call Greg 970.390.6070

Single Family Home in The Terrace. 3 BD, 2 BA. Fenced backyard. Oversized 2-car garage. At end of quiet street next to bike path. W/D, N/S. Pets with approval. Security deposit. Plus utilities. Call 970.471.3601

$15,991

4 Door, FWD, 3.2L, Automatic, 42,125 Miles, Stock #VT71028967

2005 Volvo XC70

mcdonaldvolvo.com

4 Door, 2.8L, Automatic. 74,203 Miles. Stock #P5892

3 BD, 2 BA Single Family Home in downtown Eagle. Garage & carport. Great yard. Large rooms. Available immediately.

4-Door, FWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 24,940 Miles, Stock #VP92725515

888-444-2554

888-444-4118

mcdonaldindependent.com

More Rentals Next Page!

mcdonaldvolvo.com

2007 Volvo S80

Looking for Roommate for 1 BD/1 BA in a 2 BD/2 BA Condo. Furnished, assigned parking, plenty of storage. Short walk into town. Two resident cats, so no pets. 6 month lease. Wireless and cable included. Available now. Call 970.376.0876

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic, 30,196 Miles, Stock #VP92720419 888-444-2554

4 Door, 2.5L. 117,957 Miles. Stock #44032

1 BD, 1 BA for rent in 3 BD townhome. On the river. Park nearby. 1st & security required.

2 BA, 2 BA Liftview remodeled condo. On bus route & close to ski lift access to Beaver Creek. Unfurnished,F/P, W/D, N/S, N/P

mcdonaldindependent.com

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 127,904 Miles, Stock #ST27620553

Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Call 970.390.3279

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 56,000 Miles, Stock #SP7G817635

$5,995

Ski-in Beaver Creek Seasonal Rental! Great multi-family home. Walk to ski-out, Dial-A-Ride. 5 BD / 5 BA

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual. 49,250 Miles, Stock #VP72324240

2007 Volkswagen Jetta

www.empirelakewoodnissan.com

4 Door, FWD, 1.8L, Automatic. 28,410 Miles. Stock #4464

Year leases. Call Ron at 970.926.6261 or 917.853.0004

4-Door, FWD, 2.5L. 32,785 Miles. Stock #VP92736698

$14,981

4 Door, AWD, Automatic, 89,118 Miles, Stock #VP51197444 888-444-2554

mcdonaldvolvo.com

Get Rented For Less! Rental Ads for $75 a Month With Photo! Call 926.6602 or email mel@vailmountaineer.com


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Unfurnished 4 BD half duplex. 2-car garage. Gas heat.

2BD, 2.5 BA. Location along the Eagle River. W/D, N/S, N/P Sleeps up to 6 people. Available Now.

Do you like to write forums or blogs? Contribute 20 hours a week on my blogs and get your own room & bath for $75 a week. Otherwise, room available for $120 a week. N/S. Room in Single Family Home.

ghdgrowit@aol.com

Bright, sunny basement apartment. 1 BD, 1 BA. Big Family Room. Kitchenette.

Includes utilities. Call 970.471.3601

Satellite TV, WiFi. W/D, N/S. 2nd bedroom avail. for an additional $225/month. Call 970.471.3601

$500 security deposit. 970.328.1458 or 390.7124

2 BD, 1 BA Townhome. New carpet. Woodburning fireplace. Near the Middle School. No pets. Long term lease. Call 970.470.1044

Master w/ Private Bath plus 1 BD, Share Bath in 3 BD, 2 BA Redtail Townhm. Perfect for a couple or friends. W/D, D/W. N/S, N/P. 1st & security deposit. Call Kathy 970.376.7225 or Owner 303.659.4525

Lock off with own entrance. 1 BD, 1 BA, Kitchenette. N/S. Pet with approval. Security Deposit.

LOVE SHACK! 1 BD, 1 BA, Furnished Cabin. Walking distance to downtown dining and shopping. N/S, N/P.

Call 970.390.7600

3 BD, 2 BA. Unfurnished. Nicely remodeled. 1-car garage. Pets negotiable. Lease negotiable.

Auto ads starting at $50/month

2 BD, 1.5 BA in Topaz Building. Unfurnished. Underground parking & storage. Close to dining, shopping, grocery, movies & walking paths. W/D. 1 pet negot. Available Now.

2 BD, 2.5 BA Stonegate Townhome. Unfurnished, Gas heat, 1-car garage. Conveniently located in lower Homestead. 2 Level floor plan. Available Dec. 1. Call Sue at 970.477.5730

Classifieds

926-6602

Own Bed/Bath in 2/BD, 2/BA Sandstone 70 Condo. Walk-in shower. F/P, W/D, cable, internet. Creekside & Deck with great view of Vail Mountain & Simba. Parking space out front door and on TOV bus line.

For Rent Edwards-Riverwalk Pamper yourself and your car this winter. jkoch@vail.net Single occupant Studio in Elk Meadows. Full bath, small kitchen, walk-in closet, reserved outdoor parking.

Call 970.306.1048

. Utilities and cable included. Walking distance to everything in Edwards. Call Kathy 970.390.8515

6 month/year rental. 770 Potato Patch Drive 3 BR, 3.5 BA + Home Office. Furnished. 2-car garage. Southern exposure w/ Views!

W/D. No smoking, no pets. Call 970.524.0575

References needed. 1st/Last/Damage Deposit. 6 person max. Call 970.390.0070

1BD w/ Private Bath available for rent in a 3BD home in Chatfield Corners. W/D. Call 480.620.2836

Ski Season Rental Large 5 Bedroom Single Family Chalet available for season. Fully furnished with a 2-car garage.

Rental ads as low as $75/month

Vail Trails East Prime location! Flat screen TVs. Walk to Golden Peak. 2 BD / 2 BA Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Call 970.390.7600

Commercial Corner Deals, Steals & Leases

Retail & Office space in downtown Eagle. Ground floor - 1,290 sf. 2nd floor - 1,350 sf. Can be subdivided. Plenty of parking. Great location and beautiful finishes!

Want a stress-free, private environment for your office in Eagle? New carpet and ready to move in! Well-maintained & beautifully landscaped. $500 mo. total costs.

341 Broadway, Bldg B

850 Chambers Avenue, Suite #11

Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Comp.

Judy Evans or Bob Engelbrecht

970.926.7911 ext. 4

Call for Latest Pricing & Specials!

970.376-1171 or 390.7595

Riverwalk commercial space in newly remodeled Diamond Bldg. 1,100 sq. ft. with river views, wood floors natural light, heat/ air conditioned.

2,000 sq. ft. of office space above 2,000 sq. ft. of warehouse. Nice finishes & lots of space. Lease all of it or share with our business.

Please contact Patti

Terms negotiable.

970.376.5493

Call 970.390.5955

List your Commercial or Office Space $28.80/week or $115/month! Full color photo! 970.926.6602

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

$700/month Contact Trish

970.926.6830

Bring your small business to warmer Eagle! Great small retail or office space. Park your car right in front of this suite. $625 mo. total. No extra costs!

Great turnkey opportunity! Restaurant in Prime Location in Downtown Eagle. Price negotiable. Contact for viewing.

850 Chambers Avenue, Suite #5

225 Broadway

Judy Evans or Bob Engelbrecht

For Sale By Owner Don 970.471.8162

Call for Pricing & Latest Specials!

970.376.1171 or 390.7595

Downsizing? Come share this furnished professional office suite in Riverwalk. Includes reception area, kitchen and conference area.

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

Please contact Patti

Call for Pricing

970.926.7060

970.476.2929

Want to be a part of our Commercial Corner? Call 926-6602

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Realtors n o i t n e t

At Lodge at Brookside Deed Restricted unit. 1BD, 1.5BA, 750 sq ft. Parking Garage, hot tub, pool, exercise rm, ski locker & storage. Walk to Skiing & Bus. HOAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $442/month.

Sale Price $222,202.02 Debbie

970.376.0603

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2-car oversized garage. Main floor master. Views of Beaver Creek and New York Mountain.

Wild Star Residences

$645,000 to $589,000

Dantas Builders

970.376.6111, info@dantasbuilders.com

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.

$4,995,000 Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.390.7469

www.vailmountainproperties.com

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Incredible Price for a Little Slice of Heaven! 44+ acres, 2 homes & huge shop nestled in park-like setting, bordered by Surface Creek. Wonderful views, hay ground.

$375,000 #650337 John Freeman, RE/MAX Mountain West

25,000 sq. ft. luxury estate. Developer must sell. All offers considered!

3 BD / 3 BA Townhome on the Eagle River. Pre-approved short sale. End unit with lower level walk-out to the river.

$4,995,000

Red Canyon Townhomes #33

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.234.5296

970.390.7469

Major Price Reductions at Brush Creek Village. Only 12 10 9 Developer Units left! 3 & 4 BD units, some w/ basements, in brand new private development. Adjacent to pool and ice-rink. Financing available!

Beautiful SF Village Home with brand new basement. 5BD, 4.5 BA. Awesome views to the north with no backyard neighbors! Main Floor Master. Open Floor Plan.

Each office independently owned and operated.

Now Starting at only $349,000

John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

970.328.4226 brushcreekvillage.com

Must see! Remodeled 5 BD, 4 BA Home in desirable neighborhood of East Vail. Gore Creek runs thru the backyard and bus stop is steps away. Perfect family retreat!

4424 Streamside Circle

$1,435,000

www.vailmountainproperties.com

394 Greenhorn Avenue

$669,000

Jeffrey Cloonan, Prudential Colorado Prop.

970.445.8388, jeffrey@vail.net

3 Bedroom bank approved short sale. Remodeled with garage.

$365,000 Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate 970.331.3236, jmitchell@sonnenalpre.com

970.390.7469

Lower than recent SOLD Short Sale prices at $163.28/sq. ft. 2,620 sq. ft. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 3 car garage. FOREVER VIEWS! $100K+ in custom changes. NEW, never occupied!

Single Family Home for under $400K! 3 BD, 1 BA home on sunny, large .2 acre lot with mountain views. Single family/duplex lot w/ potential for multi family zoning. 10 min to Vail & hiking, fishing out your back door!

Sky Legend at Cotton Ranch

www.vailmountainproperties.com

Now Offered at $239,000

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

2 BD cabin secluded from the road with Salt Creek running across the property. Offering all the comforts of home & plans for expansion. 7.5 acres & covered bridge.

4 BD, 2 BA Thm backing to wetlands. 1-car attached garage. New paint throughout, new flooring & appliances. Hot tub, front & back yard. Fenced with streams in back.

$749,000 (Was $789,000)

304 Shorthorn Drive

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

$289,999

For Sale by Owner

970.376.0836

970.331.6927 pesso@comcast.net

3 BR, 2.5 BA Single Family Home. 1,655 sq. ft. Main level master bedroom. Large laundry room. Stainless steel appliances. Unfinished basement. 2-car garage.

Lovely 4 BD, 3 BA Single Family Home that backs up to Open Space. 3,000 sq. ft. with a walk-out basement. Oversize 3-car garage. Wonderful landscaping.

Deed Restricted

0634 Hernage Creek Road

111Daisy Lane

For Sale by Owner

For Sale By Owner

970.904.0022

Bethany Boston Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

Prime location in Upper Homestead with HUGE views & sunsets! Includes $15,000 paid tap fees, soils report & topo survey. Text to: 95495. Enter: info4 pru4M6N4.

Just Listed! Large, Premier cul-de-sac Single Family Lot in Upper Homestead! Huge views and sun! Text to: 95495. Enter: info4 pru5p3u4.

$385,000

303.660.3312

Photo Real Estate Full-Color Ads Our listings are only $4.80/day. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $28.80 everyday for a week and $14.40 for weekends only!

Nice 3 BD/2 BA home with a 2 BD/1BA lock off apartment. Great rental.

South Main Street

$685,000

970.328.1889

Best Floorplan, Gourmet Kitchen, 4 BD / 4.5 BA. Adjacent to National Forest & one minute to Golf Club! Text to: 95495, Enter: info4 pru6x6h6.

Reduced to$1,075,000 (Was $1,269,000)

77 Russell Trail

1077 Gold Dust Drive

Bethany Boston-Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

Bethany Boston-Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

MUST SEE! Great Opportunity! 3 Bd, 2 Ba Townhm. Seldom on Market. Great views of mountains off decks of living room & master. On the golf course. Vaulted ceilings, garage w/ plenty of storage.

Beautiful custom home, 5BD, plus office and large family areas. Views of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead. Quality finishes through out include hickory floors, wood beams and spacious decks w/ patio.

$395,000

$375,000

Melanie Dennis, My Mountain Realtor

$589,000 (Was $599,000) Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

970.827.5371 or 970.390.7700

970.390.3336

Walk to the ski lifts! 2 BD, 2 BA Top Floor unit with unbelievable views for under a million. Motivated seller. $260,000 below market comps. Walk a little. Save a lot.

Enjoy slope views & summer sunsets from this 4 bd/4ba home. Vaulted living room, master suite & bonus room. Swimming pool, tennis, and back patio with garden.

Ski slope view from this 3 BD, 3 BA + Den property. Close to Vail Village and steps to free bus. Pool, tennis, private back patio w/ garden. 1 car garage. Great association.

Sun Vail

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Potato Patch Club #40

Sandstone 70, Unit 9-C

970.376.2258

Vistar Real Estate

Linda Miner/Joni Taylor, Sonnenalp

970.476.6223

970.390.4658

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Just steps to the gondola with nice views! Furnished Studio unit. Strong rental program with up to 45 days owner usage this year.

Extraordinary opportunity to own Vail property w/ views of the slopes! Lavish redevelopment & addition of 16 upperstory condos at the base of Vail Mountain!

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.

One Willow Bridge Road. 2 and 3 Bedroom Residence Club Ownership. 3 weeks winter, 3 weeks summer, 1 floating week.

Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc.

970.390.8462, timcashin@earthlink.net

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

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

$305,000

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Main Street, Minturn

Reduced to $620,000

Lift House, Unit 313 $379,000

The Landmark Residences Open Daily 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Steve & Hillary McSpadden

970.390.9023

970.390.8808

Offered at $1,475,000

$520,000 Teryl Limbocker, Keller Williams

970.331.6653

$1,295,000

970.376.2258

Now $1,650,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.331.3236

Top floor 2 BD, 2 BA on bus route. Fully furnished short-term rental. Great location & income generator! Assigned parking outside front door.

$360,000

970.390.9023

Stunning 1 BD w/ loft, 2 BA pier-a-terre in Vail Village. Complete remodel just finished. Hardwood floors Sub Zero fridge, custom cabinets. Usage of Village Center.

Austria Haus Club

$550,000 or $695,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.477.5300

Gary & Joni, Sonnenalp Real Estate

www.sonnenalprealestate.com/owbr

970.477.5300

One of a kind property! Can be used as a Large Family Home, Corporate Retreat, Cozy Inn or a 12-Room Bed & Breakfast. Located on Gore Creek. World class fishing!

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.

Savory Inn

2950 Square Feet

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Priced from $219,900- $340,000

970.331.3236

Ted or Gil, Sonnenalp Real Estate

$999,500

Got an

What a special location! Huge views from this 3 BD, 3BA Single Family Home. Hillelevator, oversized 2-car garage, beautiful finish levels.

Spacious Primary/Secondary home with 6 BD and 2 BD respectively. Strong shortterm rental history. Sunny location with great yard & hot tub. Many extra features.

$995,000

$1,995,000

2701 Davos Trail

Jeffrey Cloonan, Prudential Colorado Prop.

970.445.8388, jeffrey@vail.net

2567 Arosa Drive

Julie Retzlaff & Mary Isom, Sonnenalp R.E.

Julie 970.376.0836 Mary 970.331.9650

Open House Call us and place your info 926-6602

$5,595,000

970.331.6927

Just reduced to $1,780,000

970.390.4658


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