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3 locals named to US Halfpipe team Snowboarders Clair Bidez, Dylan Bidez, Broc Waring part of all star crew for 2011 By John LaConte Vail Mountaineer Editor Locals Clair Bidez, Dylan Bidez and Broc Waring were named to the U.S. Snowboarding’s 2011 halfpipe team yesterday at Copper Mountain. The locals join five Olympians including two-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark, Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler and two-time Grand Prix champion Louie Vito.


The 17-member squad consists of pro and rookie teams; Clair Bidez will ride with the pro team while her younger brother, Dylan, and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail alum Broc Waring will join the rookie squad. Clair Bidez, 23, is clearly the veteran of the local crew. Probably her best finish to date came at the Winter X Games in 2006, where she just missed the podium with a 4th-place finish. She also has

posted a 3rd in the Vans’ Cup Superpipe and is a former Nissan Aspen/ Snowmass Open winner. Bidez spent most of last season sidelined with an ankle injury, but did post an 8th place finish at the Copper Grand Prix last December before undergoing surgery in the spring. She said she was very happy with her riding last season up to that point. “I think I made a lot of progress,” [See LOCALS NAMED, page 18]

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Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller posted the fastest time for the Americans, 8th overall, in the opening Birds of Prey downhill training run yesterday at Beaver Creek. Miller finished in 1:48.91, and was a little more than a second behind Didier Cuche, of Switzerland, who posted the fastest time. See story inside. Photo courtesy IMAGE-IMPACT.

Stocks ended November on a down note yesterday, notching their first monthly losses since August. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 46.47 at 11,006.02. The Nasdaq closed at 2498.23 down 26.99, and the S&P 500 closed down 7.21 at 1180.55.

25,000 Colorado residents could lose jobless aid

About 25,000 jobless Coloradans will lose their unemployment benefits before the holidays if Congress doesn’t extend the aid. State officials tell KUSA-TV that the aid will stop for another 6,000 people per week for the next few weeks if Congress doesn’t act. Nationwide, more than 800,000 people out of work for at least six months face being cut off immediately. An extension of jobless benefits approved this summer expires this week. State Department of Labor and Em[See THE UPDATE, page 13]

Schleper wins NorAm race By John LaConte Vail Mountaineer Editor



Clair Bidez of Minturn competes during the snowboard superpipe women’s elimination round during the Winter X Games at Buttermilk Mountain outside Aspen on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Bidez was among three locals to be named to the U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe team for 2010-2011 yesterday at Copper. AP file photo.

Vail’s Sarah Schleper won another FIS Slalom event yesterday, and in this one, she absolutely dominated the field. Schleper won both runs; her combined time coming in nearly 0.7 seconds faster than second-place Brittany Phelan of Canada. Yesterday’s FIS race at Loveland

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was the second race of the North American Cup (NorAm) for the women this season; skiers from the nations of France, Switzerland, Slovakia, Argentina, Japan, the Czech Republic, Russia and Denmark were there in addition to the U.S. and Canada. At the first race of the NorAm season on Monday, Schleper skied out in the first run of the season opening slalom. That came at the


heels of an 18th place finish in the Giant Slalom and a DNQ in the slalom at the Aspen Winternational World Cup event last weekend. But before that, she was on top of the podium at Copper, winning an FIS event there on Nov. 16. Schleper was relieved to be back on top again yesterday. “I had been struggling with my slalom again in Aspen, but now I [See SCHLEPER, page 18]

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County Clerk: We can write this election off as another success Dear Editor, We’ve just finished canvassing the election and are happy to announce the results are now certified. For the past two weeks, two members from the Republican and Democratic parties along with me and several of my staff have been reviewing our election processes, verifying that the votes counted did not exceed the votes cast and completing an extensive hand count audit of our scanners and electronic voting equipment. Everything balanced, the machines tabulated accurately and we can now write this election off as another success. In the end, more than 15,000 people voted in Eagle County and the turnout was about 68 percent; 8 percent higher than the 2006 election. Successful and efficient elections are not possible without the help of so many people including the Clerk’s office’s hard working and competent staff, other county departments and county employees and, of course, the election judges. There were 110 judges this year who helped with testing the equipment, early voting, Election Day at the polls, mail in ballot processing and even post election hand counts for certain races. They earned a little money and I expect they also enjoyed (for the most part) helping in such an important

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role. I’ve run into many people around town since the election and have received many compliments on how smoothly things went throughout the process. I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who helped this year for their time, energy, professional approach and smiles. Everyone’s attitude was terrific from the beginning of our first training session until very late in the evening on Nov. 2 and even later for some. Eagle County and the Clerk’s office are fortunate to have such a committed group of civically-minded individuals willing to pitch in again and again. I also want to acknowledge and thank the towns of Vail, Red Cliff, Minturn, Avon, Eagle, Gypsum and Basalt, the Eagle Vail Metropolitan District, Singletree Community Center, Western Eagle County Metropolitan District, Edwards Elementary School, Eagle County Road and Bridge Department, and the McCoy Community Center for the use of their facilities and help in setting them up for Election Day. Thank you so much for helping make the Nov. 2, 2010 General Election another success!

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person responsible for all of these crimes, Liffick added. Video surveillance of the suspect indicates he is a white male, 5’11” to 6’1”tall, weighing approximately 150 to 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black ski mask and baseball hat. The suspect was also carrying a backpack containing a variety of tools, including a cordless drill and several pry tools. The suspect is targeting cash registers and safes. “We’ve been working really hard to catch this guy,” said Liffick. “He’s been very evasive.” Businesses are urged to take extra precautions to secure money, valu-

ables and personal information, as well as ensuring all doors and windows are locked at the end of business. Police recommend removing all cash from the premises at the end of the business day, as well as ensuring that any surveillance and/ or alarm systems are activated. Anyone with information or question regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Vail Police Department at 479-2200, and can remain anonymous. A reward will be available for anyone with information that leads to the identification or arrest of this suspect.

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Vail Police are again seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in another burglary in Vail. Between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 6 a.m. Nov. 30 the Dobson Ice Arena, 321 E. Lionshead Circle, was burglarized. The suspect was successful in taking a small amount of cash after breaking into a cash register. This most recent burglary attempt follows as many as nine others that have happened over the course of the last eight weeks, including break-ins at Up the Creek and Axel’s, as well as the Red Lion. Vail Police Detective Justin Liffick said. The suspect is likely the same


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Planners collect input on new Ever Vail proposal By Matt Minich Mountaineer Staff Writer Last night, Vail residents got a chance to weigh in on Vail Resort’s biggest local project: the Ever Vail development plan. The proposal, unveiled in a ballroom at the Arrabelle in Lionshead last night, addresses a number of concerns that the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission had with the last proposal. Ever Vail, a proposed 12-acre development between Lionshead and Cascade, would be a fifth portal to Vail Mountain. The proposal has been working its way through the Town of Vail approval process since 2007, and the latest version of the plan was drawn up Nov. 15. Most notably, the new plan has 30 percent less space for retailers than the last. This particular change was made because many feared that a new shopping destination in the Vail area would “cannibalize,� revenues for Lionshead and Vail Village business owners, said Krisitin Williams, Vail’s director of mountain public affairs. Planners had originally intended to make Ever Vail a destination that would attract shoppers as well

as skiers, Williams said, but have changed course to an approach that would only provide convenience for those shoppers staying in the area. Because Vail Resorts would own the commercial spaces, Williams said, they could control the type of businesses that set up shop. Asked what kind of commercial uses Vail Resorts would like to see in the area, Williams gave coffee shops as an example over designer clothing stores. “If you’re going to live in Ever Vail, you’re going to have to go elsewhere to be ‘commercially satisfied,’� she said. That doesn’t mean Ever Vail will necessarily be lacking in amenities, though: the plans still include a live music venue and a 13,000 square foot grocer. The new version of the plans also includes a proposed conservation easement for Red Sandstone Creek. The plans show a green park-like area around the creek, which now runs through a drainage ditch. One problem Vail Resorts does not anticipate from providing a new access point to the mountain is more crowds, said Tom Allender, Vail’s director or resort planning. Though the development would

include 1,478 new parking spaces – 670 of which would be available to the general public – Allender said the effect on the average skier’s experience would be minimal. He anticipates an increase in skier population of more than 900, which on peak days would bump traffic up to almost 18,000 skiers, still well below the 19,900 Vail Mountain is designed to accommodate. Asked why Vail Mountain needed another entry point, Allender said the idea for a new gondola wasn’t rooted in demand for more access, but that it comes hand-in-hand with the new parking structure. Without an easy way onto the mountain nearby, he said, a skier parking structure wouldn’t be viable. The new gondola is planned as a double loader, taking guests from the Ever Vail portal to the area chair 26 loads from now, then following the Pride lifts’ path to the the top of Eagle’s Nest. Vail still plans on having a few more meetings with the town’s Planning and Environmental Commission before anything is approved, Williams said. They will go back before the commission in January.

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Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup hits Golden Peak Universities of Utah, Colo take wins in opening races The Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup opened the season on Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Peak as 133 men took to the hill for two giant slalom races. Five college teams were represented and athletes from 11 different nations took to the hill for their run at the course. The University of Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeremy Elliot came away with a win for the first race stopping the clock in 1:59.79. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my first year skiing for Utah, and all the hard training we did this fall is paying off,â&#x20AC;? said Elliot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With all the racers here today, the second runs were tough; you had to grit your teeth and fight through it.â&#x20AC;? Nick Cohee, Elliotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University of Utah teammate, placed 2nd in the first GS race with a 2:00.37. Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gabriel Rivas, skiing for the University of Colorado, took third in 2:00.44. Ski and Snowboard Club Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sean McCormick placed second for the junior men in race number one. Gabriel Rivas, the bronze medalist in GS number one, took the gold in the second race of the day with a time of 2:07.22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m stoked with the result,â&#x20AC;? said Rivas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had good snow and good conditions, the same conditions weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to in college races.â&#x20AC;? Jeremy Elliot and Nick Cohee also visited the podium again on the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second race. Elliot placed second with a 2:08.30 and Cohee took, third crossing the

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Army headed to bowl game For the first time in 14 years, Army is headed to a bowl game. The Black Knights on Tuesday accepted an invitation to the Armed Forces Bowl in Dallas. Army had an agreement to play in the game if it was bowl eligible before the regular season finale against Navy and either Conference USA or the Mountain West couldn’t fill their allotments. The opening was there because No. 3 TCU qualified for the BCS, leaving the Mountain West with four teams for five bowl slots. Army (6-5) will play a C-USA team Dec. 30 at SMU’s Ford Stadium, the bowl’s temporary home while TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth undergoes renovations. The Black Knights won their sixth game Nov. 13 against Kent State. The last postseason bid for Army was the Independence Bowl in 1996, the last winning season for the Black Knights. They started that year 9-0 and wound up 10-2 after losing to Auburn 32-29 in

Shreveport, La. The road back to the postseason has been difficult. Army has won more than three games just five times in the past 14 seasons, including both years under coach Rich Ellerson. The Black Knights had a rare 13-loss season in 2003, when they were mired in a 17-game losing streak. “One of our mantras every time we break a huddle before a practice or after a practice, we talk about staying together and we talk about bringing it back,” Ellerson said. “We say bring it back, we’re talking about bringing winning football back to West Point. It belongs here.” Before the bowl game, though, is the annual Army-Navy game on Dec. 11 in Philadelphia. The Midshipmen (9-3) are headed to the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23 in San Diego, their eighth straight bowl appearance. “We have our heads down,” Ellerson said. “The focus right now is on Navy.”

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According to a report by The New York Daily News, Patriots QB Tom Brady’s long hair could be a weak attempt to cover up his male pattern baldness. The report references a National Enquirer article where Brady’s wife, Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bundchen, asked the quarterback to see a hair restoration specialist in an effort to fight genetics and curb the classic horseshoe balding pattern that many men suffer from. The method that Brady is supposedly going to try is the ol’ steal from the sides and stick to the top play. In other words, Brady’s receivers are planning on making a fast break up the sidelines, but he is calling a last minute audible to have them come across the middle for the catch. The hair from the more lustrous back and sides would be transplanted to the balding areas on the top. Many balds feel Brady should be going for a different play in the form of Propecia. Propecia has been helping men stop balding or many years with no side effects. Sexual side effects have been described by 2 percent of users but the majority of Propecia using balds say those 2 percent had problems long before they started taking the prescription: They are simply using the daily pill as a scapegoat. Brady could also try the one known topical solution known as Rogaine, but that has proved to only work on crown balding and will do little for the receding front. Many balds have tried the trick play that Brady is going for, but few have been able to pull it off. An oldie (that has never been a goody) is the comb-over – no description needed. Another method that can keep people guessing for a while is the flop-forward. This will not help men who suffer from crown balding, but can delay the revealing of a receding hairline for years. Here a man grows his hair long enough where he can flop it forward and, assuming he is not in a strong wind, will not reveal his receding hairline. The flop forward also

Big Ben might play Sunday Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is wearing a protective boot on his sprained right foot but is expected to play Sunday when Pittsburgh and Baltimore face off

This Oct. 17, 2010, file photo shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacting in the second quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady has a history of hair-raising moments on the football field, and now the Patriots’ quarterback is reportedly seeking treatment for a fuller head of hair. AP photo.

couples well with a middle part, where the strong island of hair in the front middle of the scalp is parted in the center to cover up the receding along the sides and above the temples. Brady is going with a flop-forward middle part to cover crown balding, a play that will never work. He’s also combining it hat (or helmet) cover up, a move that works until you have to take it off, at which time the face of the person you are hiding from becomes more disappointed than a Patriots fan in 2008. So now that the balds have their newest and most prized member since Bruce Willis, how would the not so elite group advise Tom since he has finally been outed? As a most balds eventually do, just shave it tight and pretend you don’t care.

for first place in the AFC North. Roethlisberger re-injured the foot during a victory in Buffalo last Sunday. He did not leave the game and had an 18-yard run while scrambling after getting hurt. Roethlisberger may not practice today, but coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic the quarterback will play

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Tulowitzki guaranteed $157.75M by Rockies All-Star Rox shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki has agreed to a new contract that guarantees the him an additional $132 million over seven seasons through 2020. Tulowitzki already had been guaranteed $25.75 million through 2013 under the $31 million, sixyear contract he agreed to in January 2008. With the new contract, which in-

cludes a club option for 2021, Tulowitzki is guaranteed $157.75 million over 10 seasons, according to contract information obtained yesterday by The Associated Press. Colorado scheduled a news conference for later in the day yesterday to announce the deal. Tulowitzki receives $5.5 million next year, $8.25 million in 2012 and $10 million in 2013 as part of

his previous contract, which contained a $15 million team option for 2014 with a $2 million buyout. Under the new deal, he receives $16 million in 2014, $20 million in each of the following five seasons and $14 million in 2020. Colorado gets a $14 million option for 2021 with a $4 million buyout. In both 2020 and 2021, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exercised, Tulowitzkiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary could

escalate by up to $6 million annually depending on his finish in MVP voting, whether he is an AllStar or earns Gold Glove or Silver Slugger awards and other criteria. Tulowitzki won his first Gold Glove and NL Silver Slugger awards this year, when he hit .315 with 27 homers and 95 RBIs despite missing 33 games with a broken wrist.


Drew Brees named SI sportsman of the year Drew Brees was honored as Sports Illustratedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sportsman of the year for his championship on the field and his charity off it. Brees became the awardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 57th recipient when the magazine made the announcement yesterday on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;? show. The quarterback led the long-suffering New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title in February, lifting the spirits of the hurricane-battered city. But the cover story notes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done much more than inspire with his brilliant play. Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006 months after Hurricane Katrina, his foundation has worked with nearly 50 New Orleans schools and organizations to aid in recovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned about the award and that it goes well beyond what you accom-

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Andrew Weibrecht returning to health Olympic medalist had shoulder fixed at Steadman, looking forward to Birds By Pat Graham The Associated Press U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht reported to the team in the worst shape of his life after the best season of his career. Too much celebrating following a surprise super-G bronze medal at the Vancouver Olympics? Hardly. The skier nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;War Horseâ&#x20AC;? was forced to log more time on the couch than the course after having a ligament in his left ankle fixed and his right shoulder repaired by Dr. Peter Millett at Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world-renown Steadman clinic. While mending, Weibrecht wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to do much of anything, slipping out of tiptop cardio condition. Steadily, the 24-year-old from Lake WEIBRECHT Placid, N.Y., has been working his way back into the form that made him a medalist. Weibrecht began his season last weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta, finishing 35th in the super-G and 37th in the downhill. Pedestrian results, but progress nonetheless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely behind the eight ball going into summer camps,â&#x20AC;? said Weibrecht, who had a solid World Cup downhill training run Tuesday at Beaver Creek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, I feel awesome. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to play tennis again.â&#x20AC;? And, of course, ski pain-free. Weibrecht never really let on to his shoulder pain in the weeks leading up to Whistler, simply dealing with the discomfort the best way he could. No way was he sitting on the sideline in his first Olympics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a couple of times where my shoulder would slip out and slip back in,â&#x20AC;? Weibrecht said nonchalantly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been like that.â&#x20AC;? He turned in one of his finest performances ever on a mountain and wound up on the podium with gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and teammate

U.S. racer Andrew Weibrecht, of Lake Placid, N.Y., gets airborne as he skis the course during training for the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup downhill ski race in Beaver Creek yesterday. The downhill is scheduled for Friday. AP photo.

Bode Miller, who captured silver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was awesome,â&#x20AC;? said Weibrecht, who also finished 11th in the super-combined in Whistler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two of the most iconic racers of our generation and to be right there with them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get much better.â&#x20AC;? As for changing his lifestyle, well, it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t switch equipment for more money, remaining loyal to the companies that supported him, and picked up only one new sponsor, a ski pole maker. Even more, Weibrecht can still saunter down the streets without drawing much attention. Although, he may receive a few more double-takes in Beaver Creek this week. It was here, on this course, that Weibrecht really arrived on the World Cup scene. Three years ago, he attacked the Beaver Creek downhill course, teetering more on the brink of chaos than control as he plunged ahead through a snowstorm. Weibrecht finished 10th that day, still his best showing at a World Cup event. Until the Olympics, that was his claim to fame, the race he would watch over and

over to remind himself what he could accomplish if he showed no fear and simply plummeted down the slope. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he enjoys competing here, in this setting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place full of fond memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m psyched, love the track,â&#x20AC;? said Weibrecht, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheduled to be in the field for the race Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nonstop the whole way, not any real big breaks or places where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing straight-up riding. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re constantly moving.â&#x20AC;? Unlike last spring, when he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t moving around much at all. He was in a boot for nearly eight weeks after hurting his ankle in a fall during a race in Norway right after the Olympics. He also had the rotator cuff and labrum surgically repaired in his right shoulder. A frustrating few months as all he could do was rest and rehab. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came out of that and did my testing in the spring and it was the worst shape Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in,â&#x20AC;? said Weibrecht, who also spent the down time working on his degree in earth science from Dartmouth, taking four classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From that point on, I was really dedicated and focused to my training.â&#x20AC;? His layoff only ignited his passion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To go out and do stuff went from something that was normal to something that was a treat,â&#x20AC;? Weibrecht said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It made training that much sweeter.â&#x20AC;? Weibrecht doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly have the classic downhill body. At 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shorter and stockier than most. But he insists that compact size gives him an advantage, allowing him to hold angles better and turn quicker, especially given his background in the technical events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We call him the bowling ball,â&#x20AC;? joked Chris Brigham, the U.S. menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downhill and super-G coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just throw the bowling ball down the hill and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to come out on the other end somewhere.â&#x20AC;? Maybe even on the podium.

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After the horse has left the barn

The State Department severed its computer files from the government’s classified network, officials said yesterday, as U.S. and world leaders tried to clean up from the embarrassing leak that spilled America’s sensitive documents onto screens around the globe. By temporarily pulling the plug, the U.S. significantly reduced the number of government employees who can read important diplomatic messages. It was an extraordinary hunkering down, prompted by the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of those messages this week by WikiLeaks, the self-styled whistleblower organization. The documents revealed that the U.S. is still confounded about North Korea’s nuclear military ambitions, that Iran is believed to have received advanced missiles capable of targeting Western Europe and - perhaps most damaging to the U.S. - that the State Department asked its diplomats to collect DNA samples and other personal information about foreign leaders.While the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, taunted the U.S. from afar yesterday, lawyers from across the government were investigating whether it could prosecute him for espionage, a senior defense official said. The official, not authorized to comment publicly, spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Before the terrorist boards the plane

All 197 airlines that fly to the U.S. are now collecting names, genders and birth dates of passengers so the government can check them against terror watch lists before they fly, the Obama administration announced yesterday. Getting all air carriers that travel to or through the U.S. to provide this information marks a milestone in the government’s counterterrorism efforts and completes one of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. The program, called Secure Flight, has been delayed for years because of privacy concerns and went through three versions before it was approved. It’s designed to give U.S. authorities more time to identify and remove suspected terrorists from flights and reduce instances when passengers are mistaken for people on terror watch lists. Misidentification of passengers has been one of the biggest inconveniences in post-Sept. 11 air travel, and widely known for putting thousands of innocent travelers and well-known figures like former Sen. Ted Kennedy, through extensive searching and questioning before they were allowed to fly. Previously, airlines have been responsible for checking the passenger lists against terror watch lists. But [See THE UPDATE, page 14]

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Looking for Julian

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing growing legal problems around the world, with the U.S. announcing that it was investigating whether he had violated its espionage laws. Assange’s details were also added to Interpol’s worldwide wanted list. Dated 30 November, the entry reads: “sex crimes” and says the warrant has been issued by the international public prosecution office in Gothenburg, Sweden. “If you have any information contact your national or local police.” It reads: “Wanted: Assange, Julian Paul,” and gives his birthplace as Townsville, Australia.Friends said earlier that Assange was in a buoyant mood, however, despite the palpable fury emanating from Washington over the decision by WikiLeaks to start publishing more than a quarter of a million mainly classified US cables. He was said to be at a secret location somewhere outside London, along with fellow hackers and WikiLeaks enthusiasts, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reports.

Obama meets with opposition

Heralding a new era of divided government, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans pledged warily to seek common ground on tax cuts and reduced spending yesterday in their first meeting since tumultuous midterm elections. Obama also made a strong plea to Senate Republicans to permit ratification of a new arms control treaty with Russia by year’s end, raising the issue first in a session in the White House’s Roosevelt Room and then in a follow-up meeting without aides present, officials said. No substantive agreements on essential year-end legislation emerged from the session, and none had been expected. Instead, the meeting was a classic capital blend of substance and style, offering a chance for Obama, House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to become more comfortable in one another’s presence despite their obvious policy differences and history of mutual distrust.”The American people did not vote for gridlock. They didn’t vote for unyielding partisanship. They’re demanding cooperation and they’re demanding progress,” the president told reporters, referring to elections that gave the GOP control of the House and a stronger say in the Senate.

“Survey shows most troops won’t mind”

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without harming the military’s ability to fight, the Pentagon’s top leaders declared yesterday, calling for the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban to be scrapped and pointing to a new survey to show most troops won’t mind. President Barack Obama, citing the troop poll, urged the Senate to repeal the ban before adjourning in the next few weeks, but there is still no indication GOP objections can be overcome with just a few weeks left in the postelection lame-duck session. Still, the survey did put new pressure on Republican opponents, led by Sen. John McCain, who say efforts to repeal the law are politically motivated and dangerous at a time of two wars. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the ban on openly gay military service “requires people to lie,” and he called for quick Senate action.”We spend a lot of time in the military talking about integrity and honor and values. Telling the truth is a pretty important value in that scale,” Gates said as he released the Pentagon study showing that most people currently in uniform don’t care about the ban.

Senate votes to save earmarks with help from 8 Republicans

The Senate yesterday morning defeated a proposal from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to ban congressional earmarks. In a 39-56 vote, members defeated a temporary ban on the appropriations procedure. The moratorium was offered as an amendment to a food-safety bill that is scheduled for a final vote yesterday morning. Senate Republicans have already passed a voluntary ban on earmarks in their caucus, but several GOP senators have objected to it. Democrats have so far declined to ban earmarks from their members.The legislation would have established an earmark moratorium for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and also would have covered the fiscal year that began on Oct. 1. Congress has yet to pass an appropriations bill for the current fiscal year, and in the lame-duck session lawmakers are likely to approve either an omnibus spending bill or a continuing resolution to keep the government operating, the Hill newspaper reports.

Senate votes to fight E-coli

The Senate passed legislation yesterday to make food safer in the wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, potentially giving the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food. The $1.4 billion bill, which would also place stricter standards on imported foods, passed the Senate 73-25. Supporters say passage is critical after widespread outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce. Those outbreaks have exposed a lack of resources and

authority at the FDA as the embattled agency struggled to contain and trace the contaminated products. The agency rarely inspects many food facilities and farms, visiting some every decade or so and others not at all. The bill would emphasize prevention so the agency could try to stop outbreaks before they begin. Farmers and food processors would have to tell the Food and Drug Administration how they are working to keep their food safe at different stages of production. President Barack Obama praised passage of the bill and urged the House to act quickly on the legislation.

Progress on Russian nuke treaty

Republicans reluctant to quickly ratify a nuclear weapons deal with Russia said yesterday the Obama administration had addressed some of their concerns, raising the prospect for Senate approval of the landmark treaty. President Barack Obama has insisted that completion of the treaty is a national security imperative and he argued for the pact at a White House meeting with congressional leaders yesterday. “We need to get it done,” Obama told reporters after the morning session. Republicans, led by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., have rejected the president’s contention that the treaty must be dealt with during Congress’ lame-duck session, arguing that the Senate has more pressing business and several issues on the nuclear deal remain unresolved. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said yesterday that administration officials responded late Monday night to several matters raised by Kyl and himself about modernization of the remaining nuclear arsenal and sufficient funds for safeguarding the stockpile.

Russia places missiles near NATO countries

The US has described as “disappointing” Russia’s plans to deploy new missiles in the Baltic region to counter a US defence shield in central Europe. The US state department stressed the planned shield in the Czech Republic and Poland was “not aimed at Russia”. Nato voiced “serious concerns” about Moscow’s intentions. President Dmitry Medvedev said putting short-range Iskander missiles near Nato members Poland and Lithuania would “neutralise” the US missile shield.In his state-of-the nation address today, Mr Medvedev said Russia had been forced to respond to the US plans by deploying missiles in its Kaliningrad enclave, between Poland and Lithuania, the BBC reports.

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Kid Rock attacks ticket scalpers

Kid Rock has launched a bitter attack against ticket scalpers trying to profit from his upcoming 40th birthday party show in his native Detroit, Michigan after the concert sold out within 19 minutes of going on sale. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Summer Longâ&#x20AC;? hitmaker announced plans to celebrate the milestone age with fans at a special January 15 gig at Ford Field, which is to be renamed 40 Field for the night. The show, which takes place two days before his actual birthday, will kick off his 2011 Born Free Tour, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already gotten off to a bad start - more than 45,000 tickets were snapped up last week and Rock has since learned a heap of stubs are being traded online at hugely inflated prices, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Universal health care, Saudi-style

Saudi Arabiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King Abdullah is causing his own diplomatic drama at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, where the 86 year-old monarch has commandeered an entire wing as he recovers from back surgery on the VIP floor. King Abdullah -- who repeatedly exhorted the US to â&#x20AC;&#x153;cut the head off the snakeâ&#x20AC;? by launching military strikes to destroy Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuclear program, according to leaked diplomatic cables -- has forced other patients out by block-booking the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top treatment and recovery rooms. A family member of one patient told us, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The king has taken the entire luxury treatment wing and booked out all the rooms, even though they are empty and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need them, to protect his privacy.

Eagle has vacancies

California, under pressure to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons, has steadily increased the number of convicts it sends to private institutions outside the state since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger began the program in 2006. The latest deal will ship 5,800 inmates to private prisons across state lines, bringing the total to more than 15,000. The transfers will begin in May under a contract that runs through June 2013 - nearly halfway through the term of Gov.-elect Jerry Brown. California has a prison population of about 164,000 people, but its corrections facilities are only equipped to house around 100,000. The state is under court order to reduce the inmate population by 40,000 though state officials are challenging the order, and the U.S.

Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case today.

Bad news for Dunkin Donuts

There is concern and worry in New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city. Newark residents were wondering yesterday if their streets were safe after 14 percent of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police officers were laid off, CBS 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pablo Guzman reports. The mayor of Newark and his police director said even with 167 officers laid off, people will not notice a difference on the street, CBS New York reports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Newark residents should know that tonight. We will have virtually the same amount of people, on patrol. As we had last night. And the night before,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Cory Booker said.But that answer was not giving the citizens comfort.

CBS fires Harry Smith

CBS News abruptly gave â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Early Showâ&#x20AC;? a complete makeover in an attempt to freshen the show, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez with its current Saturday anchor team of Chris Wragge and Erica Hill. The network is also replacing weather forecaster Dave Price with Marysol Castro, formerly of ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Morning Americaâ&#x20AC;? weekend edition, and adding Jeff Glor as the regular news reader. The new team will start Jan. 3. There had been little inkling that alterations were afoot, although the show had changed its executive producer, David Friedman, within the past year. Friedman said he believed the new team had the right energy and chemistry to embark on another effort at lifting the show out of third place in the network morning news ratings.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay to drink after crashing in Missouri

A Missouri man was acquitted of drunk driving charges â&#x20AC;Ś because, he argued, he got drunk after, not before, his accident. Thomas Drummond claims he was out with friends on the February night in question when bad weather forced him to take a different route home, Newser reports. He missed a turn on the icy road, but when trying to turn around, drove into a culvert. It was at that point, while stranded for more than two hours and with a dying phone battery, that he began drinking the brandy he just happened to have in his car from a shopping expedition earlier that day ... to stay toasty.

Fiji Water will still come from Fiji.

Fiji Water reopened its operations in the South Pacific nation of Fiji today - just two days after closing its bottling plant and laying off 400 workers in a row over a major government tax increase. The U.S.-owned company said after meeting with Fijiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders it has agreed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;complyâ&#x20AC;? with the hefty tax hike imposed on it by Fijiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military-led regime. The prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, said earlier he was ready to call tenders from international groups interested in taking over the artesian water bores that Fiji Water uses to extract one of the






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worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular bottled water brands. On Monday the company, owned by California entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, said it was closing its facility in Fiji, canceling orders from suppliers and putting on hold several construction contracts in the country.

Fabio is still electric

Electric vehicles can be pretty sexy -â&#x20AC;&#x201C; those curves, that eco-friendly spirit! -â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but a nonprofit advocacy group has found a way to turn up the heat even more, the Los Angeles Times reports. The name of that secret spice: Fabio, he of the flowing mane and rippling muscles gracing the covers of countless romance novels. The male model, surnamed Lanzoni, stars in Plug In Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest public service announcement about â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenwashingâ&#x20AC;? from oil companies and the advantages of battery-powered driving.Fabio is on-screen for fewer than 10 seconds and has no dialogue, but in that time, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Faceâ&#x20AC;? shows off a glinting smile and gently waving long locks.

NM clerk foils robbery with package of pastries

Robbers, beware of clerks wielding pastries. Police in Deming, N.M., say a clerk foiled a robbery last week when she hit the culprit on the back of the head with a package of empanadas, a type of Latin American pastry. Police say the masked man didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say a word when he grabbed the cash register at Amigoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Food and tried to flee. Deming police Capt. Brandon Gigante says the man dropped the register when the clerk threw the pastries and hit him. Barbara Orquiz, who owns Amigoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with her husband, Arnold, says the cash registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cord got caught when the man tried to take it. The clerk saw him grab it, screamed and got him with the empanadas. Orquiz says the man was covering his head as he ran away.

Roadside Secret Santa at it again along NJ highway

An annual Christmas mystery is playing itself out again along a busy New Jersey highway. A secret Santa is once again surreptitiously hanging ornaments from a large pine tree by the side of the Garden State Parkway in the dead of night. A gold star was hanging from the boughs of the tree yesterday morning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fourth year in a row that the ornaments have shown up on the same tree in the southbound lanes in a sparsely populated area of Little Egg Harbor Township. No one has come forward and acknowledged decorating the tree. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which maintains the road, has said it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t responsible. The ornaments appear gradually, starting with one or two, and eventually growing to about a dozen by Christmas.


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Great authentic Mexican food! Come see Diane Pacheco at Mi Taqueria Mexicana in Gypsum for quality home made Mexican food. Great tacos, tamales, and huge tortas, all made from scratch! Mi Taqueria Mexicana is a mobile food catering business at 103 Oak Ridge Court in Gypsum.

Join Jan and Danielle at Alpine Ambiance at the Riverwalk in Edwards for their Holiday Open House and book signing by Janâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Reid L. Rosenthal tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out storewide specials on candles, holiday gifts, jewelry, ornament, and more! There will also be an open house at Alpine Ambiance in Eagle tomorrow night from 5 to 8 p.m.

Reserve 2 nights get 1 free at Silver Leaf Suites in Eagle with Mario and Aryen and stay at your home away from home this Thanksgiving weekend. Silver Leaf Suites has great low rates, daily and weekly and is located at 0315 Chambers Ave; reservations can be made by calling 970-328-3000.

The Dummy Demolition Derby will be back under the lights on Golden Peak during Vail Snow Daze on Dec. 9! Registration is now open at snowdaze. The winning team takes home $3,000!

Come to Vail Village Antiques and see Daniela this season in Vail Village where you can find a large collection of antique furniture, jewelry, collectibles and crystals. Vail Village Antiques is located off of Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village. Ask about their open house this December.

Jay and Donna Manto bring you East Coast eats in Gypsum. Eat lunch for under $6 at Mantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Gypsum. Just bring in the coupon in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper and receive a hot sandwich and a fountain drink for only $5.99. Dine in only. Mantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located across from Columbine Market.

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We found Celia unpacking boxes and getting ready for the big sale this weekend at Kidtopia. Kidtopiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous 3-day holiday sale will begin on Friday, Dec. 3, and continue through Sunday, Dec. 5. Everything in the store (except Legos) will be 20 percent off with additional surprise specials. Store hours for the sale will be Friday 10 - 7, Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 10 - 5.

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P. Furniture cordially invites you to their Holiday Open House tonight form 4-7 p.m. Chat with P. Furnitureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing interior designers and browse stocking stuffers great gifts for the home. Enjoy storewide discounts, drawing, appetizers, and more. From left is Kathy, Kerry, Honore, Chris, Susan, Therese and Sarah. Fixate your sweet tooth on Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory in Vail Village with Kate! For a limited time buy 3 caramel apples and get 1 free! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is located to the left of the fountain in Vail Village before the Vista Bahn.

Bonfire Brewiing is up and running! From left is Matt Wirtz, Andy Jesson and Ken Hoeve at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle. Stop by for the Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and enjoy a pint of the finest beer.

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Games in Sochi. “Last year was pretty intense because of the Olympics, but I feel like I learned a lot last season,” Dylan said. “This season I know I will feel stronger and more consistent.” Meanwhile Broc Waring of Edwards, a former Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athlete, has been providing Dylan Bidez with a little friendly competition along the way. The 18-year old qualified 4th at Mammoth’s Grand BROC WARING Prix qualifying round last year, right behind Shaun White and now-teammate Louie Vito. He also had top podium finishes in the Revolution Tour stops last season, placing in both slopestyle and halfpipe. “This past season was insane; I feel privileged to have been part of


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it,” Waring said. “It was cool to be part of such a big moment. I learned a lot riding with other riders that are pushing it hard.” Copper will play host to the U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix next weekend, the opening event of the three-stop tour. “With five Olympians returning to the Pro Team and the amazing talent on the Rookie Team, the 2011 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe program is better than ever.” said U.S. Snowboarding Director Jeremy Forster. “We’re looking forward to carrying the momentum from the 2010 Olympics into this season.” The teams will ride a diverse slate of events, foremost among them the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix with halfpipe stops in Copper Mountain and Mammoth Mountain. Other majors on tap include the Dew Tour, X Games and U.S. Open. The Rookie Team will also mix in some World Cups and Revolution Tour stops.


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think I’ve got my edges dialed in,” Schleper said yesterday after the race. She had been riding shorter skis this season, on which she wasn’t feeling the best. “Then the Rossi guys came over from France with new skis, I’m using those now and I feel like I’m really harnessing their potential,” she said. Schleper won’t be joining the U.S. women in Lake Louise this weekend, as the Alberta, Canada World Cup event only for the speed specialists, hosting only downhill and super-G events. Her next event will be a giant slalom out in St. Mortiz, Switzerland, on Dec. 12. LEFT: Vail local and four-time Olympian Sarah Schleper tops the podium at Loveland yesterday after winning both runs of the North America Cup Slalom race there. Schleper heads to St. Moritz, Switzerland, next for a World Cup Giant Slalom competition December 12.

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2009 Chrysler T&C

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

2000 Buick LeSabre

5 Door, AWD, 2.7L, Manual. 70,200 Miles. Stock #P6092 888-413-5024 2002 Chevrolet Silverado


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



2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 GMC Acadia

2007 Jeep Liberty

2009 Mazda



4 Door, FWD, 3.7L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 63,170 Miles, Stock #U2926


2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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


2008 Mazda



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

4 Door, 3.8L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 71,895 Miles, Stock #U2913



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

2003 Chevrolet Venture



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


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


2003 Honda Accord



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



2006 Kia Armanti

1998 Chevrolet Blazer

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


2003 Chevrolet Tahoe


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

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



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



2008 Ford Fusion

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



Emich Volkswagen 888.413.5024

2009 Honda Civic

Relationship or career issues? Jaimie H. Rosen, CPC 970-797-9330


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

2010 Ford Fusion


2002 Ford Escape


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


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


2006 Kia Armanti



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

2005 Nissan Armada

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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


Auto Detailing 17 Years Experience Full Details Interior & Exterior Wash & Wax Engine Cleaning Scratch Removal Window Tint Clear Bra High Speed Buffing

2009 Kia Borrego


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


As low as $75/month

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

2009 Hyundai Sonata

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4 Door, FWD, 4.0L. Automatic. 126,001 Miles. Stock #030971


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


$15,965 4 Door, 1.8L, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 29,225 Miles, Stock #U2897





West Lake Creek Company

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

2008 Subaru Tribeca

Call 970.390.3197

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


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


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

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

Automatic Transmission. Silver exterior, grey leather interior, electric everything. 4 door, 4-wheel drive. 125,000 miles but super clean inside & out! First come, first served. Call 970.331.3937 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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 See also on Craiglist. cto/2081966925.html

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

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



2006 Pontiac G6


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


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

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

2005 Saturn Ion



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

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


2007 Volvo S80

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

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

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


2006 Subaru Impreza

2004 Volvo S60


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


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


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


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

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

$15,995 AWD, 2.5L, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 60,020 Miles, Stock #U2934

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.


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

2007 Subaru Impreza


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

2008 Volvo XC70

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

4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 99,100 Miles. Stock #9901


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Get Rented For Less! 4 Door, 2.5L, Automatic. 48,084 Miles. Stock #P3270

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Vail Mountaineer Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Unfurnished 4 BD half duplex. 2-car garage. Gas heat.

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

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.

For Rent Edwards-Riverwalk Pamper yourself and your car this winter.

Call 970.390.7600

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

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

Includes utilities. Call 970.471.3601

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

3 BD, 2 BA Single Family Home in downtown Eagle. Garage & carport. Great yard. Large rooms. Available immediately. Call Greg 970.390.6070

Bright, sunny basement apartment. 1 BD, 1 BA. Big Family Room. Kitchenette. Satellite TV, WiFi. W/D, N/S. 2nd bedroom avail. for an additional $225/month. Call 970.471.3601

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

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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.

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

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



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

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

Call 970.390.7600

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

Convenient location just across the street from the Eagle Courthouse. Ideal retail, office or commerical space. Just redecorated. $700 mo. total!

225 Broadway

850 Chambers Avenue, Suite #16

For Sale By Owner Don 970.471.8162

Judy Evans or Bob Engelbrecht

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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.

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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!

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

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

$4,995,000 Gil Fancher, 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.

$749,000 (Was $789,000) Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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


Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate 970.331.3236,

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


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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!

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

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John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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.

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$365,000 Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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!

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

South Main Street

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

Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc.



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.

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

Deed Restricted

111Daisy Lane

For Sale by Owner


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.


Jeffrey Cloonan, Prudential Colorado Prop.

3 Bedroom bank approved short sale. Remodeled with garage.

Red Canyon Townhomes #33


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.


$520,000 Teryl Limbocker, Keller Williams


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



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.

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.

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Sun Vail

Sandstone 70, Unit 9-C

Linda Miner/Joni Taylor, Sonnenalp

Vistar Real Estate

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

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


Now $1,650,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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.

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

Potato Patch Club #40

Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate



Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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

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

Lift House, Unit 313 $379,000

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

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.

Ted or Gil, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Steve & Hillary McSpadden


Gary & Joni, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate



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

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!

2950 Square Feet

Savory Inn

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Offered at $1,475,000



Reduced to $620,000



$550,000 or $695,000



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.

Austria Haus Club

Priced from $219,900- $340,000

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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.



2701 Davos Trail

Jeffrey Cloonan, Prudential Colorado Prop.


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

Just reduced to $1,780,000





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