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WEDNESDAY January 5, 2011

Vail saw $20k more than expected in Nov Diamond ring lost, honest man found Gypsum land ready for retail center

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Dubskin at Samana

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Local to launch Motocrossboard invention tonight By John O’Neill Mountaineer Contributing Writer Former Vail resident Andrew Keel loves snowboarding, and when he moved back to Atlanta for school, he

couldn’t give it up. the Performance Concepts CEO will Despite Georgia’s lack of snow, Keel reveal to the public tonight at 7 p.m. at figured out a way to mimic the sensa- Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail. tion of snowboarding on Atlanta’s flatThe motocrossboard is a motorter, less-than-white terrain with the in- powered, stand-up recreational vehicle vention of the motocrossboard, which [See MOTOCROSSBOARD, page 15]



A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7 percent in December took a pause yesterday as traders shrugged off a pickup in factory orders and a sharp rise in monthly sales from General Motors and Ford. The Dow rose 20.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to end the day at 11,691.18. The S&P 500 index dipped 1.69 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,270.20. The Nasdaq lost 10.27 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,681.25.

Schleper gets best World Cup finish so far this season at night slalom Vail local, 4 time Olympian takes 8th in Zagreb, Croatia U.S. Ski Team veteran and Vail native Sarah Schleper finished eighth in yesterday’s World Cup night slalom in Zagreb, Croatia. For Schleper, a four-time Olympian whose last World Cup podium came in 2005 when she won a slalom in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, it was the best race of the World Cup season thus far. Austria’s Marlies Schild won the coveted Snow Queen Trophy by .75 seconds. Amidst the fog and icy conditions, 66 women charged out of the start for the first run of the legendary Zagreb night slalom. With big prize money on the line, the women went all out with hopes of clinching the victory, including Schleper who sat in fifth after the first run. This race marked Schild’s fourth slalom victory of the season and third-in-a-row win. Yesterday’s race was also the third time she has been crowned Snow Queen in Zagreb. Tuesday’s result puts Schleper back inside the slalom World Cup top 30 as well as a generous prize purse of $3,990 in her pocket. Schild earned $55,873 [See SCHLEPER, page 12] LEFT: U.S. Ski Team racer and Vail local Sarah Schleper looks back after crossing the finish line at the Zagrab, Croatia, World Cup night slalom race yesterday. Schleper finished 8th. AP photo.

Power shift on Capital Hill

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives today when the 112th Congress convenes at noon. One of the first orders of business will be the election of Ohio Republican John Boehner as speaker, replacing Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Across the Capitol in the Senate, Democrats retained their majority in the November elections. But the 60 Senate seats they controlled two years ago – enough to push through much of President Barack Obama’s agenda – will fall to 53. On the brink of power, House Republicans challenged Obama yesterday to join them in a drive to cut federal spending, ban earmarks for favored projects and [See THE UPDATE, page 7]

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Andrew Keel rides his motorcrossboard invention in the Paddy’s parking lot yesterday. The MXB Shocker, shown here, will be unveiled at a launch party at Paddy’s in EagleVail tonight at 7 p.m. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Last February, part-time Eagle County residents Roger Ward and his wife, Janis Wackenhut Ward, lost an extremely valuable diamond ring … then found a caring community and an incredibly honest stranger. The payback is taking place this week in Vail, with happy endings all around. Lost The story started on a hectic day last February when the Wards, parttime Cordillera residents (a second home community west of Vail), headed to the Eagle County Airport to catch a flight back to their Miami home. In the car, Janis slipped off her diamond ring and dropped it into her lap in order to apply hand lotion. The ring is unique. Roger, a retired businessman, had purchased the approximate 12 karat yellow diamond at an estate sale, then commissioned a jeweler to design a special ring commemorating the couple’s 30th wedding anniversary. “It was something that she cherished,” he notes. Unfortunately, in the bustle of catching a plane, Janis forgot about the ring in her lap and exited the car at the airport. The ring dropped to the pavement in the baggage-unloading lane. The Wards boarded their flight, unaware that the ring was missing until they reached their home in Miami late that evening. Janis immediately realized what had likely happened to the jewelry. The distraught couple contacted American Airlines, who in turn placed a call to airport administration. The following morning in the midst of a heavy snowstorm the county’s curbside staff, along with

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Honesty has its rewards. Minnesota resident Mark Epple and his family are enjoying a ski vacation stay in Cordillera after Epple found and returned a valuable diamond ring lost at the Eagle County Airport. From left are Jake, Zoe, Karen, Soren and Mark Epple. In the background are members of the Cammack family, friends who joined the Epples on vacation.

American Airline employees began searching. They walked the ramps, scoured the parking lot and baggage area and dug through plowed snow, looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. They could not find the missing ring. Found Unknown to the Wards and the airport staff, the ring had been found shortly after it was lost. Mark Epple of Minneapolis and his wife, Karen, were headed back home after a skiing vacation at Beaver Creek with friends. Hustling to catch their flight at the Eagle County Airport, Epple happened to look down at the curb as he unloaded suitcases. Something shiny caught his eye. He picked up what proved to be a sizable ring. Initially, he assumed it was a piece of costume jewelry. In a hurry to depart, he dropped the ring into

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Vail saw $20k more revenue New Winter Menu! than expected in November NEWS

Town on track to meet 2010 budget This Thanksgiving, the town of Vail got an extra helping. According to a memorandum distributed to the town council by Vail’s Sales Tax Administrator Sally Lorton, the town brought in just more than $660,000 in sales tax in No-

vember, almost $21,000 more than expected. The extra revenue puts Vail 3.47 percent above their budget for 2010 so far. According to the memorandum, Vail has been over budget most months of 2010, but fell short in January, April, May and

October. As of the first of December, the town collected more than $14.6 million dollars in sales tax – almost half a million more than budgeted for. To meet the budget, Vail will have to bring in just less than $2 million in sales tax in December. In 2009, December sales tax revenue was more than $2.5 million.

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Gypsum land ready for retail center By Matt Minich Mountaineer Staff Writer The plans are already laid out for a new commercial development near the airport in Gypsum. The so-called “Lehmann parcels,” which take up about 75 acres between the runway and Highway 6, are “shovel ready”

for a collection of big-box retail stores, said Ron Byrne, the broker managing the sale of the land. Byrne’s company is asking $12.7 million for the land, a recession-era price he said is far below to $18-20 million the owner estimated the value of the land to be. “The drop in price is indicative

of what’s going on in the rest of the world right now,” he said. The owners have received approval from the town of Gypsum to develop 470,000 square feet of retail on the land, Byrne said. That approval is good only until 2015. Lana Gallegos, a senior planner with the town of Gypsum, confirmed the site is generally approved for commercial retail use, though she said some more work would have to be done to address details of any design. “The bulk of the approvals are done,” she said.

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Beaver Creek Telemark series kicks off with coed workshop January 8 Beaver Creek will host its first coed telemark workshop of the season on Saturday, Jan. 8, providing a social and learning environment for all ability level telemark skiers. The workshop provides an opportunity to develop basic technique or refine skills in a relaxed, supportive and fun learning environment. Instruction will be provided by top pros from the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School. Additional coed telemark workshops in Beaver Creek will be offered Feb. 5 and 26 and March 12. The coed workshops are geared towards men and women of all abilities, ages 17 and up. Instructors will be focusing on technique andmovement analysis. Beaver Creek will also host kids’ telemark workshops scheduled for Jan. 23 and Feb. 27. The kids’ workshops are for ages 6-15 and offer an introduction into the telemark experience. Kids’ tele clinics are limited to 24 students andare taught by Beaver Creek instructors, along with special guest instructor Tele Ned who will spend time with each group. A Kids’ Tele rental punch card is available for $105 and provides five rentals. All workshops take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and reservations are strongly encouraged. Participants should meet at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 8:30 a.m. Discounted rentals from top manufactures are available including boots from Garmont and Scarpa and skis from K2, Fischer, Volkl, and Rossignol. Adults who need to rent equipment for the day are encouraged to arrive between 8-8:15 a.m. to allow time for proper fitting. Workshops are $85 per person for the lesson only. The lift ticket and lesson price is $147 per person. Discounted telemark equipment rentals are available for participants. Call the Nordic Center for the Tele Ned workshop details. Beaver Creek’s weekly “Tele Tuesdays� are geared


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towards beginners and are designed to provide a social gathering where first-time and beginner telemark skiers are introduced to the sport and receive instruction from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tele Tuesdays take place throughout the winter and guests who plan to enroll in the beginner lesson should register at the Nordic Center. All other participants can meet either at the Nordic Center or the Coyote Cafe. A discounted instruction price of $65 per person is offered for the lesson only and discounted equipment rentals are available. For information on the workshops or general telemark instruction, call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 754-5313 or visit

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Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation. Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park’s notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear,” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.

“Tron: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

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overhaul the nation’s tax code. Obama, speaking with reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew home from a year-end vacation in Hawaii, predicted Republicans would “play to their (political) base” initially. He added, “But I’m pretty confident that they’re going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people.”

Moderate leader assassinated

The governor of Pakistan’s most dominant province was shot and killed yesterday by a bodyguard who authorities said was angry about his opposition to blasphemy laws carrying the death sentence for insulting the Muslim faith. Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, regarded as a moderate voice in a country increasingly beset by zealotry, was a close ally of U.S.-backed President Asif Ali Zardari. He is the highest-profile Pakistani political figure to be assassinated since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto three years ago, and his death underscores the growing danger in this TASEER country to those who dare challenge the demands of Islamist extremists. Taseer was riddled by gunshots while walking to his car after an afternoon meal at Kohsar Market, a shopping center in Islamabad popular with Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis. He was shot in the back, said Shaukat Kayani, a doctor at Poly Clinic Hospital. People’s Party supporters wept and beat their heads at the hospital where Taseer’s body was taken. Outside his residence in the eastern city of Lahore, hundreds of supporters chanted slogans on his behalf, while in the central city of Multan dozens burned tires and demanded the attackers be punished.

How-to manual for extremists

In the weeks before the New Year’s Day suicide bombing of an Egyptian church, al-Qaida-linked websites carried a how-to manual on “destroying the cross,” complete with videos on how to build a bomb and the locations of churches to target - including the one that was attacked. They may have found a receptive audience in Alexandria, where increasingly radicalized Islamic hardliners have been holding weekly anti-Christian demonstrations, filled with venomous slogans against the minority community. The blast, which struck Saturday as worshippers were leaving midnight Mass at the Mediterranean city’s Saints Church, killed 21 people. President Hosni

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Mubarak has accused foreign groups of being behind the attack, which has sparked a wave of angry protests by Christians in Egypt.

Change coming to White House staff

Retooling for a re-election run, President Barack Obama is shaking up his senior leadership team to deal with the new realities of his term: The era of big legislation is over, a massive campaign effort needs energy and people, and the White House is taking a toll on those who run it. Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, is likely to leave that job, and his interim chief of staff, Pete Rouse, may go, too. In the coming days and weeks, Obama is also expected to have a new chief economic adviser, a new senior political counselor, and two new deputy chiefs of staff. Collectively, the moves reflect that change is coming to the White House in ways that will alter the dynamic of the place - and, in turn, will influence the agenda affecting the nation. The vice president’s office is in for its own new leadership, with its chief of staff, Ron Klain, leaving to run an investment company. “The White House goal is to become more efficient and less insular, to realign itself for divided government, to find fresh voices and to get Obama re-elected,” reports Ben Feller of the Associated Press.

New knee for Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California says she’ll undergo a knee-replacement operation today in San Francisco. Feinstein, 77, says she won’t be able to travel for about three weeks following the surgery. She plans to work from home during that time and to keep close tabs on issues of importance to constituents. The senator says she’s needed the operation for a while. The operation is FEINSTEIN routinely undertaken to relieve pain and restore function. In recent months, she could occasionally be seen walking gingerly, particularly when it involved stairways around the Capitol and her Senate offices.

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President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care overhaul, saying it would add to the federal budget deficit. With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Pelosi was asked whether she regretted not doing more to improve the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still-struggling economy while she was speaker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no regrets,â&#x20AC;? Pelosi responded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This administration and this Congress inherited a near-depression. And so the initiatives that we took were positive for the American people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not PELOSI enough to save people from a depression, though. Nine-and-a-half percent unemployment is intolerable and as long as we have that we have to continue to fight for job creation.â&#x20AC;?



Car and truck sales up 11 percent

Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still far from what they were just a few years ago - but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fine with the downsized auto industry, which can post profits even if they sell millions fewer cars and trucks. For the year, car and truck sales came in at 11.6 million, up 11 percent from last year, automakers reported Tuesday. For December alone, sales were 1.14 million, also up 11 percent from a year earlier. oyota was the only company that sold fewer cars and trucks than in 2009. The company was stung by sudden-acceleration recalls in early 2010 and never fully recovered despite luring buyers with generous incentives.

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Son of late shah of Iran found dead

The youngest son of the late shah of Iran was found dead yesterday of an apparent suicide at his home in Boston, after he had â&#x20AC;&#x153;struggled for years to overcome his sorrow,â&#x20AC;? his brother said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once again, we are joined with mothers, father and relatives of so many victims of these dark times for our country,â&#x20AC;? the shahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest son, Reza Pahlavi, wrote on his website in announcing the death of his brother, Alireza Pahlavi. Pahlavi, 44, died from a single gunshot wound that was apparently self-inflicted, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for PAHLAVI the Suffolk District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Fardia Pars, who is close to Reza Pahlavi, said by phone from Paris that Alireza Pahlavi went into a deep depression following his the death of his sister Leila in 2001, who was found in a London hotel room at age 31 after overdosing on barbiturates. Alireza Pahlavi never recovered, Pars said.

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------left, which sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here. Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011. To get the word out, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling through Latin America and Africa to spread the news outside the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people might think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go party,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much better to know that when the end comes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be safe.â&#x20AC;?

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Gerry Raffertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agent says the Scottish singer behind hit songs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baker Streetâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stuck in the Middle With Youâ&#x20AC;? has died. He was 63. Paul Charles confirmed Tuesday that his client, whose 1978 hit record â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baker Streetâ&#x20AC;? reached No. 3 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. music charts, had passed

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away following a long illness. Rafferty wrote hit single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stuck in the Middle With Youâ&#x20AC;? in 1972, while performing as part of the Scottish folk-rock band Stealers Wheel. The ode â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or mocking tribute_ to Bob Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raspy voice grew new wings in film maker Quentin Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reservoir Dogs,â&#x20AC;? and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. He made headlines in recent years for his public struggles with alcoholism and had reportedly suffered liver failure.

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The Denver Broncos will kick off their search for a new coach by interviewing Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. John Elway will be introduced as the Broncosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new chief football executive this week, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll interview Mularkey in Atlanta on Friday and then return to Denver to speak with interim Broncos coach Eric Studesville about the job on Monday. The Falcons are off this week after earning a firstround bye in the playoffs. Mularkey was MULARKEY head coach in Buffalo from 2004-05, when he went 14-18, and has run the Falcons offense since 2008. Mularkey, who spent nine seasons in the NFL as a tight end in Minnesota and Pittsburgh, has also been an offensive coordinator for the Steelers and Miami Dolphins. Studesville was promoted from running backs coach when Josh McDaniels was fired a month ago and went 1-3 as interim coach. Broncos chief operating officer Joe Ellis praised his performance under trying circumstances, saying Studesville â&#x20AC;&#x153;lived up to our expectations. He did a fine job.â&#x20AC;? Studesville was moving out of his head coaching office yesterday â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

but only because Elway is moving in today. In an interview with The Associated Press in that office, he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll return to his old, smaller digs down the hall at the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dove Valley headquarters â&#x20AC;&#x153;until we figure out how everything plays out.â&#x20AC;? Although he had a four-week audition for the full-time gig, Studesville isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly an open book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing I have to do going into the interview is demonstrate to them what my plan is going forward. I was thrust into this and it was more reactionary, just trying to get done what we needed to get done to prepare our team for football games. But this plan is more what I see going forward,â&#x20AC;? Studesville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I first did this, I said I wanted to make some small changes that paid off in bigger ways. But now this is an opportunity to potentially change things if I wanted to change something,â&#x20AC;? Studesville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And so I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want to present to them now and what my vision is of changing some things that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone well.â&#x20AC;? For one, that might mean a switch back to the zone blocking scheme and away from the power running game implemented under McDaniels. But Studesville didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to elaborate on what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell Elway in his formal interview next week. Studesville spent yesterday poring over player evaluations and said he planned to meet with his coach-

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New York Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora was aware he would need surgery back in the spring, but that didn’t stop him from having an excellent season with a league-record nine forced fumbles and 11.5 sacks. The surgery will be performed here in Vail by world renowned hip surgeon and the go-to doctor of many professional athletes, Dr. Marc Philippon. Umenyiora confirmed that on in a radio interview Monday evening that surgery will take place at the Steadman Clinic. Umenyiora was examined in the spring by Philippon, who recommended surgery on his hip flexor back in July. But Umenyiora went against the doctor’s recommendation a chose to try to play through the pain. Even after his standout year, Umenyiora still apologized to fans when a Packers’ win Sunday kept the Giants out of the playoffs. “Looking at the teams that are in, we could have beaten any one of those teams,” Umenyiora said. “This is very difficult, but that’s the way it happens sometimes. We just have to apologize to all of the fans for the end of the season, the last two games before this one.” Umenyiora is expected to need approximately 2-3 months to recover fully from the surgery, meaning he could be ready to resume football activities sometime in March or April. Dr. Philippon has performed hip surgeries on many top athletes including Alex Rodriguez, Greg Norman, Mario

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for the win, with Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maria Riesch in second with $27,937 and Manuela Moelgg of Italy in third with $13,962. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarah had an incredible first run. She went like crazy and full on attacked that hill. It was very difficult conditions,â&#x20AC;? said Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser of Schleperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blistering first run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fog was moving in and out, so it was very challenging and she had a fantastic first run. That was really good skiing.â&#x20AC;? The plan for run two was the same for Schelper, the lone American to qualify for the second run, pedal to the metal. With visibility difficult, she laid down a solid second run to cross the line eighth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel that good coming down [in the second run]. My skis were sliding a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Schleper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was actually very surprised to see where I ended up. Maybe if I can clean up a couple of turns, I can be right there with the best girls.â&#x20AC;? On the second run, Schleperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan was to â&#x20AC;&#x153;really attackâ&#x20AC;? and try to get on the podium, Hoedlmoser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it seemed like in the back of her head there were some thoughts of just finishing the course,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as perfect as the first run but still a very good job in the second run. Eighth is a very good result for her, it is something she can build on. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really looking for-

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ward to the next slalom because she is going to be flying.â&#x20AC;? Unfortunately, falling prisoner to the notorious icy hill, were Schleperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates Olympic gold medalists Julia Mancuso and Vail resident Lindsey Vonn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lindsey wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t 100 percent and not on top of her game and on this course you need to be 100 percent to actually perform,â&#x20AC;? Hoedlmoser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Julia, she had a really good warm up. We were confident in her skiing and just hit a really slick spot in bad body position and that was it.â&#x20AC;? Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole has been making a successful World Cup comeback tour and was skiing solid in the first run before having to hike. She finished outside of the top 30, along with teammate Hailey Duke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resi was doing a really good job. She was skiing really well until she made that big mistake,â&#x20AC;? said Hoedlmoser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with the speed that she has again and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate that she made that mistake, but otherwise she would have been right in there.â&#x20AC;? The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup tour will head to Zachensee, Austria Jan. 6-9 for a downhill and super G, followed by another night slalom in Flachau, Austria Jan. 11.

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His 11-year-old son, Jacob, had recently been the victim of a bike theft at school, and knew what it felt like to lose a valued possession. “You try to teach them the right thing. If you return something that belongs to somebody else, you shouldn’t expect to have rewards,” Epple says. He is a bit embarrassed by the attention the incident has generated. “I think most people would have done the same thing,” he said. The reward Ward and his wife were overwhelmed by Epple’s honesty. “I travel all over the world. This is extraordinary. It never happens,” said Ward.


In their phone conversations back and forth, Ward learned that Epple, an architect, had recently been laid off of work. The ring, Ward noted, likely has a value equivalent to a couple of years of salary for an architect. Their phone conversations (they have not yet met in person) also revealed Epple’s passion for Colorado skiing. Ward offered the use of his Cordillera home for an Epple family ski vacation. In October, a hesitant Epple contacted Ward and asked if the vacation house offer still held. Of course, it did. “He and his family are most welcome. I’m sure he will take care of the house much as he did with the

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ring,” said Ward, who arranged for the home to be fully stocked for the visit. The Epple family (Mark, Karen, Jacob, Zoe and Soren) and a couple of family friends arrived for their ski vacation on Dec. 26. They are hitting the slopes at Vail and Beaver Creek and staying in the Ward’s home. Ward says that in addition to recovering the ring, he and his wife gained greater appreciation of the community that is their part-time home. “I wouldn’t have found the response I got at Eagle County Airport anywhere else in the world,” Ward said. “This just shows that we are a community with values.”

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that performs like a snowboard on grass, pavement, dirt and light trail, and is propelled by a handheld throttle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if there is anything like it,â&#x20AC;? Keel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the first of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind. I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sum of my lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences.â&#x20AC;? Snowboarding without snow The idea spawned in a lot of places, said Keel. When he was in college, Keel decided to take a semester off and move to Vail for a sample of the mountain lifestyle. One semester quickly turned into five years as he found a love for snowboarding and a job as a service manager at the former Vail Bike Services. Deciding that he needed to finish his degree, Keel went back to school at the University of West Georgia, but the feeling of snowboarding never left him as he began to dream up ideas on how mimic snowboarding without snow. After college, Keel took a job as an engineering recruiter and began racing motocross. He has also lived in California where he learned to surf, but again the idea of snowboarding never left, so started to piece together designs for the motocrossboard in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;96. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always tinkered with things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; taking things apart and putting them back together,â&#x20AC;? Keel said while fishing a socket wrench out from his pocket to prove the point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really it was my desire to be able to snowboard not in the mountains and not in the winter that brought it all together.â&#x20AC;? Years later, the first motocrossboard was born. After many prototypes and test runs Keel arrived with his final products, the electric MXB (motocrossboard) Shocker, and the gas-powered MXB Moto-GT. The only difference in the two boards is the motors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one is electric and can run up to 35 mph and the other is gas and cruises at 20 mph â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and both boards will be on display tonight at Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The motocrossboard will be to motocross what snowboarding is to skiing,â&#x20AC;? Keel said, meaning that the motocrossboard will eventually gain popularity among the motocross community much like snowboarding did among the ski community years ago. Board sports breed board sports Keel also believes the boards will be a hit in the motocross community for their convenience. A motocross bike can weigh up to 250 pounds, give or take, while the motocrossboards weigh around 75 pounds and fit four on the top of an automobile roof. In addition, Keel mentioned that â&#x20AC;&#x153;board sports breed board sports,â&#x20AC;? meaning that while snowboarding took off from skateboarding, which took off from surfing, the motocrossboard will likely gain popularity among snowboarders because

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the feel of the motocross board can be equated to what it feels like to snowboard in six to eight inches of powder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grip and carve like a snowboard would on hard surfaces,â&#x20AC;? Keel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But with the suspension, it floats and gives you the feeling of riding trough that amount of snow where your edge wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bite and your gliding.â&#x20AC;? The boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suspension gives five inches of travel in the standard model but can be modified to offer up to nine inches. Overall, the motocrossboard is framed with sturdy, airplane-grade 4130 chromoly tubing. The steering on the motocrossboard also hinges to mimic what it feels like to turn on a snowboard, which Keel says he learned during his days riding in the mountains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A motocross company wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to figure out how to make this steer the way it does,â&#x20AC;? Keel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t either if I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had 500-plus days of riding at Vail.â&#x20AC;? Rubberneckers, Modern Marvels and Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yesterday morning, Keel gave the Mountaineer a preview of the boards in the Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking lot, and him zipping around next to the highway drew attention from a few drivers that pulled off the highway to verify what they had seen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been a bike enthusiast, and I was driving by like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what the hell is that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said John Goike, a passing by motorist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super cool and his suspension design is really impressive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple and would work great for downhill and that is super important.â&#x20AC;? Keel said during the test phase, reactions like Goikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were typical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have never seen anything like it,â&#x20AC;? Keel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the response it has gotten is amazing.â&#x20AC;? While onlookers have been quick to give a good response, Keel says the board has also got some big attention from the technologocial community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sending out releases before the Christmas holiday and I got a call from Modern Marvels,â&#x20AC;? Keel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to run the motocrossboard in an episode with the top 10 modern inventions for transportation.â&#x20AC;? Modern Marvels is a national documentary television series airing on the History Channel that follows technological breakthroughs throughout history. With the positive feedback, media attention and appeal to moto and board audiences, Keel says he is confident the product is good and will grow with success. Keel added that it is a pleasure to release his boards at Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, seeing that the Vail Valley played a major part in inspiring the invention. Stop by at 7 p.m. to be a part of the launch.

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

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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!

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Walk to the ski lifts! 3 BD, 2 BA Top Floor unit with unbelievable views for under a million. Motivated seller. Fabulous kitchen and baths. Walk a little. Save a lot.

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Lovely 6 BD, 5 BA single family home on Golf Course. Within steps of bus to Golden Peak, ski school & Chair 6. Private, quiet & glorious Gore Range views. 2-car garage.

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

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Fabulous newly remodeled 5 BD, 6 BA residence in desirable location in Vail. Top of the line appliances & finishes. Great floorplan & convenient ski in/out location!

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Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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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.

4 BD, 3 BA well built split entry home. Close to schools, shopping and golf! Great family room and a walk out basement. 2,689 SF

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247 Springfield

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