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Boarder escapes avalanche By Matt Minich Mountaineer Staff Writer

Alan Zalewa, Ghia Speakman and Radka Moore await rescue after an avalanche on the south face of Uneva Peak, near Vail Pass. Speakman survived the avalanche with minor injuries. Photo courtesy of Honza Narartil


Ghia Speakman is lucky to be alive. The 27-year-old snowboarder lived through a backcountry skier’s nightmare Saturday afternoon, and returned to her Boulder home that evening more or less intact. Speakman and three friends were riding the south side of Uneva Peak on the west side of Vail Pass. Following proper avalanche procedures, the group was skiing the line one at a time, then traversing to a safe area. The first two riders, group leader Honza Navratil and Speakman’s boyfriend Alan Zalewa made it to the bottom without any incident, but when Speakman attempted the run, a slow slab three football fields wide broke loose and came down on top of her.

“This thing was a giant,” said Dan Smith, Vail Mountain Rescue Group’s mission coordinator for the rescue. When rescuers reached the scene, they found the evidence of an avalanche only about five feet deep, but more than 1,000 feet across the face of the mountain. “They did the right thing by going one at a time,” Smith said. “Had these people all gone at once, we’d have a disaster.” Grace under fire When Speakman thought of herself in an avalanche before Saturday, she said she never thought of the calm, collected performance she displayed. “I always imagined myself as this panicking person,” she said. “But I was actually think[See AVALANCHE, page 8]

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The Dow Jones industrial average gained 68 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 11,891.93. The broader Standard and Poor’s 500 index rose 10, or 0.8 percent, to 1,286.12. The Nasdaq composite index gained 13, or 0.5 percent, to 2,700.08. Nine of the 10 company groups that make up the S&P index rose. Energy companies gained 2.6 percent, the most of any group. Bond prices fell slightly, sending their yields higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.38 percent from 3.33 percent late Friday. Bond prices rose Friday because investors sought less risky assets. Stronger economic data in the U.S. also helped push stocks higher. The Commerce Department reported that consumers increased their spending in December by more than analysts had predicted. Spending for all of 2010 rose by the largest amount in three years. Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume came to 4.38 billion shares. Stocks fell broadly Friday due to escalating protests in Egypt and disappointing earnings reports from Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The Dow fell 166.13 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 11,823.70. The S&P index on Friday fell 23.20, or 1.8 percent, to 1,276.34. That was the broad market index’s largest fall since Aug. 11. The Nasdaq composite fell 68.39, or 2.5 percent, to 2,686.89. [See UPDATE, page 9]

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Cold snap expected this week Subzero temps should accompany snow today, tomorrow For the next few days, Eagle county residents should expect their cheeks and noses to be especially pink. Forecasters predict a serious cold snap for the early days of this week, which some have said could be the coldest weather the county has seen in decades. “That’s a little bit much,” said Chris Cuoco, a senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The chilly weather is far from unprecedented in the mountains, he said, but still significant. “It will approach the low records for a few days,” he said. The forecasted lows for Tuesday and Wednesday nights are less than ten degrees below zero, and the highs for the day are less than then. The cold temperatures aren’t all bad, though – skiers and snowboarders can expect anywhere from five to ten inches of snow to fall on Vail Mountain by Wednesday night, Cuoco said. In preparation for the low temperatures, the Eagle

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When they first played together a couple months ago, they were Hustle’s Ben Koelker and Pete Haugh with Frogs Gone Fishin’s Andrew Portwood and Dave Donahue of Laughing Bones. Now with the addition of Frogs’ Trevor Jones on keyboard, they go by the name Stereo Assassins. Andrew Portwood of Frogs Gone Fishin’ said Stereo Assassins play aerobic funk, covering James Brown, The Meters and funky takes on Phish and the Dead. “We blend rhythm and soul with jam and groove and keep you moving until you’re in a full body freak out. This is a great group of funky musicians, and we bring the party,” he said.

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By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer These reggae legends will be bringing their celebrated sound to Agave tonight. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed numerous other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. The current Wailer line-up, which was originally formed in 1969, revolves around Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest bass players. Modest and unassuming, he was present on all of those unforgettable performances by Bob Marley & the Wailers from the seventies. “Family Man” continues to be the main axis of the current Wailers- a group that’s one of the last, great reggae institutions, yet refuses to live off past glories.

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her ankles from the board, though, were enough to keep her from walking out of the mountains.

A speedy rescue While Speakman fought her way out of the snowfall, her three friends had no choice but to stand by and watch. “The whole mountain just started coming down at once,” said Navartil, who placed the 911 call that resulted in the rescue. “There was nothing we could really do.” Navartil called for help at 3:43 p.m., a call that was relayed to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and then to Dan Smith, who coordinated the rescue from his home. Within 90 minutes, a team of 14 rescue workers was organized at a CDOT shed along I-70 and ready to head after the stranded skiers. A helicopter from Careflight in Eagle first tried to reach them, but could not land because of an updraft. From that launch point, a hasty team of elite backcountry skiers found a path to the rescue through the trees, leaving a trail of markings

for the larger team to follow with a Sked stretcher and other first-aid equipment. When the full team did arrive, they were met by a jovial Speakman, who rescuers said was upbeat and cracking jokes. On the slope above her was the evidence of what she had just survived. “It’s one of those things where you look up and you go, ‘wow’,” said Steve Zuckerman, Vail Rescue Group’s operational director. “She must have rode that thing down about 500 vertical feet.” Speakman was evacuated to the Vail Valley Medical Center, where her injuries, a sprained and possibly dislocated ankle, were treated. She urges everyone pursuing lines in the backcountry not only to prepare physically for an avalanche, but to mentally practice their escape if caught. “Being prepared and thinking about it is important,” she said. “That’s what helped me actually react instead of dig myself a grave that day.”


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A federal judge in Pennsylvania declared the Obama administration’s health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that argued people cannot be required to buy health insurance. Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson agreed with the states that the new law violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. He went a step further than a previous ruling against the law, declaring the entire thing unconstitutional if the insurance requirement does not hold up. Attorneys for the administration had argued that the states did not have standing to challenge the law and that the case should be dismissed. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said Monday the department strongly disagrees with Vinson’s ruling and intends to appeal.

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The control systems of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational. Russia’s envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, also has raised the specter of the 1986 reactor explosion in Ukraine, but suggested last week that the danger had passed. The report, drawn up by a nation closely monitoring Iran’s nuclear program and obtained by The Associated Press, said such conclusions were premature and based on the “casual assessment” of Russian and Iranian scientists at Bushehr. With control systems disabled by the virus, the reactor would have the force of a “small nuclear bomb,” it said. “The minimum possible damage would be a meltdown of the reactor,” it says. “However, external damage and massive environmental destruction could also occur ... similar to the Chernobyl disaster.”

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The United States is asking besieged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to lift the emergency police powers that have safeguarded his iron rule while focusing behind the scenes on elections this fall that could be a chance to achieve a legitimate democracy without Mubarak in control, administration officials said. Two American officials said the U.S. government would prefer that Mubarak, 82, not run for re-election in presidential voting scheduled for September. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of diplomacy and the difficult situation the Obama administration finds itself in. In public, the administration would say only that elections should be open and fair.

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U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, a Republican with potential presidential ambitions, has advised officials that he intends to leave the post during the first part of this year, the White House said Monday. Huntsman, a former governor of Utah, was appointed ambassador by President Barack Obama in 2009. Huntsman’s plans have generated considerable attention in political circles because his foreign policy experience could stand out in a crowded GOP field. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Huntsman has informed officials of his desire to end his diplomatic assignment. Huntsman, 50, surprised many Republican strategists when he accepted the post in China, considered one of the United States’ key diplomatic assignments. A fluent Mandarin speaker from his time as a Mormon missionary, he earned high marks from the Democratic administration but perhaps damaged his own political standing should he seek the GOP nomination in 2012 or 2016. [See UPDATE, page 10]


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The early primaries will have a strong role for conservatives and tea party-style activists, and Huntsman could be criticized as a member of Obama’s administration — a charge even the president joked might be enough to stop Huntsman before he even starts.

None of the companies surveyed could provide data on whether they performed hydraulic fracturing in or near underground sources of drinking water, the lawmakers said.

Bombings kill five in Pakistan

Energy stocks led indexes higher Monday, the first day of trading since the growing unrest in Egypt caused the largest one-day drop in the broad stock market in more than three months. Exxon Mobil Corp. gained 2.1 percent after it reported its most profitable quarter since 2008. Massey Energy Co. jumped 9.8 percent after Alpha Natural Resources Inc. said that it would buy the coal producer in a $7.1 billion deal. Alpha Natural Resources fell 7.2 percent. The Massey deal suggests “maybe coal isn’t dead,” said Kim Caughey Forrest, equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group. It also raises hopes for similar deals in the future, she said. Concerns remained over Egypt’s impact on oil prices. The country is not a major producer of oil, but it plays a key role in the industry because it controls the Suez Canal, a major route for oil tankers and cargo ships. Crude oil prices rose 3 percent to $92.19 a barrel.

A pair of bombings targeting police in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday killed five people, including a senior police officer, officials said. In the most deadly attack, a suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying Rasheed Khan, the deputy superintendent of police in southern Peshawar, killing him and three others, including his driver, one of his guards and a passer-by, said police official Shafqat Malik. Authorities originally said the suicide bomber was in a car, but Malik said he was on foot and used about 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of explosives. Seven people were wounded in the attack, which took place on the outskirts of Peshawar, he said. Less than three hours later, a roadside bomb hit a police vehicle on patrol, killing one policeman and wounding three others, said police official Fazle Wahid. The bombing took place several miles away from the first attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Peshawar has been repeatedly attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. The city is located next to Pakistan’s tribal area, which the militants use as their main base of operations.

Fracking draws flak

Oil and gas companies have injected more than 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel fuel underground without first getting government approval as required, a report by congressional Democrats said Monday. Lawmakers said the use of diesel fuel by large companies, such as Halliburton and BJ Services Co., appears to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act, because the companies never obtained permission from state or federal authorities to use the diesel fuel. The probe found no evidence that the use of diesel fuel contaminated water supplies. The year-long probe was led by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and other two other Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Waxman is the panel’s senior Democrat and a former chairman. The investigation found that 12 of 14 companies hired to perform hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” used diesel alone or in a mixture from 2005 to 2009. Of the 32.2 million gallons reported, most was injected in Texas, followed by Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana and Wyoming.

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Alleged killer mom beat daughter

A suburban Florida soccer mom showed signs of trouble in the months before she was accused of killing her two teenage children: Her 16-year-old daughter told authorities in November she had been hit by her mother on two occasions, and troopers investigating a car crash that same month thought the woman’s glassy eyes and “mush mouth” indicated she had been using drugs. However, state investigators found no evidence Julie Powers Schenecker, 50, had abused her children and determined the risk to the children was low, according to one of several reports released Monday. Now, Schenecker is accused of shooting and killing the kids because they were talking back and being “mouthy.” Investigators found her soaked in blood Friday on the back porch of the family’s upscale home. Later that day, at a county jail, Schenecker shook uncontrollably, her eyes wide. Investigators said 16-year-old Calyx and 13-yearold Beau had each been shot twice in the head a day earlier — Beau in the family’s car on the way to soccer practice, Calyx in her room as she studied at her computer. Both teens were killed with a .38-caliber pistol, which authorities say Schenecker bought five days earlier.

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Two lesbian high school students who fought for the right to walk together as part of a royalty court made their entrances Monday to the cheers of hundreds of classmates. Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton wore matching black suits with pink ties and held hands as they entered the Snow Days Pep Fest at Champlin Park High School in Minneapolis’ northwest suburbs. The reaction came as a relief to the couple and school administrators. The district has been stung by criticism of its policies toward homosexuality and the alleged bullying of a gay student who killed himself. “It felt amazing,” said Shelton, adding that she was too nervous to notice dozens rise to give her a standing ovation as she walked in with Lindstrom. “I think we were too focused on getting to the stage.” If there were any boos, they were drowned about by supporters. “I feel so much better,” Lindstrom said while surrounded by friends after the rally.

David Arquette leaves rehab

David Arquette’s publicist says the actor has checked out of rehab. In an e-mail Monday to The Associated Press, Cindy Guagenti confirms the 39-year-old actor left Sunday after completing treatment for alcohol and other problems. He entered an undisclosed rehab center nearly a month ago. Arquette and Courteney Cox announced their separation in October after 11 years of marriage. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Coco. The couple met on the set of the movie “Scream” in 1996 and married three years later. They are co-starring in the fourth installment of the “Scream” series, due out this year. Arquette co-starred with Drew Barrymore in the 1999 romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed.”

Kings Speech wins best actor at SAG

“The King’s Speech” won the best-actor trophy Sunday for Colin Firth and a second honor for its overall cast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The two prizes capped a weeklong surge of Hollywood honors for the British monarchy saga, which is building momentum for the Feb. 27 Academy Awards, where the Facebook drama “The Social Network” previously had looked like the favorite. Natalie Portman earned the best-actress award at the Screen Actors ceremony for “Black Swan,” while “The Fighter” co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo swept

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the supporting-acting honors, boosting their own prospects come Oscar night. “The King’s Speech” leads Oscar contenders with 12 nominations, among them best picture and actor for Firth, who has been the awards favorite virtually since the film premiered at festivals half a year ago.

Fracking draws flak

Oil and gas companies have injected more than 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel fuel underground without first getting government approval as required, a report by congressional Democrats said Monday. Lawmakers said the use of diesel fuel by large companies, such as Halliburton and BJ Services Co., appears to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act, because the companies never obtained permission from state or federal authorities to use the diesel fuel. The probe found no evidence that the use of diesel fuel contaminated water supplies. The year-long probe was led by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and other two other Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Waxman is the panel’s senior Democrat and a former chairman. The investigation found that 12 of 14 companies hired to perform hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” used diesel alone or in a mixture from 2005 to 2009. Of the 32.2 million gallons reported, most was injected in Texas, followed by Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana and Wyoming. None of the companies surveyed could provide data on whether they performed hydraulic fracturing in or near underground sources of drinking water, the lawmakers said.

Pizza makers gear up for Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is coming and pie-makers across the country are bracing for a pizza reaction. Turns out this is one of the five big pizza days of the year. The other four? Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, says Jeremy White, editor-in-chief of the trade magazine Pizza Today. All of which require some serious flour power. At the Papa John’s chain, officials expect to sell a million pizzas when the Steelers meet the Packers on Feb. 6, making it their biggest day of the year. In preparation, the 3,200-restaurant chain will be shipping over 2 million pounds of cheese through its 10 distribution centers along with 350,000 pounds of pepperoni. “Pizza is a party food. It’s a communal food. It’s meant to be shared. It’s inexpensive and everyone likes [See UPDATES, page 16]


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Anthony gets a taste of Nets’ skills

The Nets gave Carmelo Anthony an indication why he might want to play for New Jersey last night, when the Nets beat the Nuggets 115-99. Brook Lopez scored 27 points and Devin Harris had a career-high 18 assists. The game was the first between the teams since Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov told his team to halt extended trade talks with Denver for Anthony a little less than two weeks ago, saying the drawn-out negotiations were hurting his team. The Nets (15-34) are 5-3 since the talks ended, but Anthony gave the fans who jeered and cheered him at different times a clear indication why he is so valued, scoring 37 points — two shy of his season high — to keep his team in the game. Travis Outlaw scored 13 of his 20 points in a big first quarter for the Nets and Anthony Morrow, who was part of the three-team, 15-player deal for Anthony that included Detroit, added 18. Kris Humphries had 15 and nine rebounds for New Jersey, which shot 53.2 percent from the field, hitting 9 of 15 3-pointers. Chauncey Billups, who was also supposed to be sent to New Jersey in the deal, had 17 of his 19 points in the second half. Nene added 16. New Jersey never trailed after the opening minutes and led by as many as 18 points in the first half. However, Melo wouldn’t get the Nuggets go away and Harris, who was the major part in the Nets deal to the Nuggets, wouldn’t let Denver get over the hump in its comeback. Trailing 82-69 with 2:36 left in the third quarter, Anthony hit a jumper to ignite a 9-3 run that featured six of Billups’ 11 points in the quarter. The lead shrunk and it looked as if it was down to 85-81 when J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it was reviewed and waved off because the shot left his hand a split second too late. Denver managed to cut the lead to four points three times in the fourth quarter, the last at 96-92 on a drive and jam by Nene with 7:43 to play. Harris then drove for a layup to ignite an 8-1 run that ended with six free throws, one courtesy of a technical against Billups, who was miffed a foul wasn’t called

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when he was stripped for his seventh turnover. Denver never got close after that. New Jersey scored hit 25 of 40 shots from the field in the first half, including 6 of 8 from long range, in taking a 63-50 lead over the Nuggets, who were losing their second game in as many nights. The halftime point total was a season high for New Jersey, which needed it because Anthony was singlehandedly almost as good. Melo scored 23 in the half, hitting 6 of 12 from the field and 9 of 10 free throws.

ATHLETIC STUFF US cancels soccer match with Egypt

The U.S national team scheduled friendly with Egypt in Cairo scheduled for Feb. 9 has now officially been canceled, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati told ESPN yesterday. “Due to the current situation all parties agreed it was best to cancel the match,” Gulati was quoted saying. With the Egypt match’s cancellation, their next match will be March 26 when Argentina will visit at the Meadowlands in N.J. “The loss of a friendly match will likely bother head coach Bob Bradley who was hoping to see more of his young squad that battled to a 1-1 draw with Chile earlier this month,” a writer reported.

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Tripper Alosi resigns

Sal Alosi is taking a trip, and it’s unlikely he’ll be back next fall. The embattled New York Jets strength and conditioning coach resigned yesterday, less than two months after he was caught tripping an opposing player during a punt return and suspended by the team. Alosi was initially docked without pay for the rest of the season and fined $25,000 by the team for sticking out his knee to trip Miami’s Nolan Carroll during a game at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Dec. 12. He was suspended indefinitely by the team a few days later after acknowledging he ordered players to form a wall along the sideline. “After the events that have transpired, I feel it’s best for my family and me to look for a fresh start,” Alosi said in a statement issued by the team. During a news conference the day after the incident, Alosi fought back tears as he called his actions—tripping Carroll—“inexcusable and irresponsible.” He also said no one was instructed to stay up on the sideline to prevent Dolphins players from running out of bounds on kicks. Miami’s Reshad Jones was penalized for doing that earlier in the game. It wasn’t until two days later that Alosi was suspended indefinitely after he acknowledged telling the players to form the wall—information he didn’t initially volunteer. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said during a conference call last Friday that the team had not yet made a decision on Alosi’s future. “After speaking with Sal, he decided that it is best for him to tender his resignation at this time,” Tannenbaum said.

Highest pro bowl ratings in 11 years

As bad as the Pro Bowl was by football standards, the NFL must consider its return to Hawaii a success. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to stage arguably the most irrelevant of all-star contests a week in advance of the Super Bowl, rather than after it, is paying off, if TV ratings are any indication. Although the attrition rate among viewers had to be significant after the NFC blew open a six-touchdown lead in a 55-41 victory over the AFC on Sunday. Ratings for the game were the highest in 11 years, and the players involved were repeatedly thankful that

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Kansas City Chief wide receiver Dwayne Bowe makes a catch during AFC Pro Bowl NFL football practice at the Ko Olina Resort, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Kapolei, Hawaii. The pro bowl had the highest ratings in 11 years, and Bowe had the pleasure of one of the best tackles of the game – on a fan who’d invaded the playing field. AP photo.

the Pro Bowl was back in Hawaii after a one-year stint in Florida. “Everybody loves it here,” the game’s MVP DeAngelo Hall said. “Miami or any other is not just the same.” For NFL junkies, even half-speed football helps fill the two-week void between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. No matter that 13 Pro Bowl selections from conference champions Green Bay and Pittsburgh had more serious responsibilities elsewhere. Still, 23 percent of the homes in the Milwaukee market were tuned in to the Pro Bowl, twice the national average. The game itself was an example, in prime time for most of the country, of why the NFL, easily American’s most popular sport, does not translate well to an all-star format. A game that thrives on intensity and violence is robbed of both when the players’ biggest goal is to not let an injury ruin a nice week with the family in paradise. The only real intensity came from four fans who, in the fourth quarter, made the ill-advised choice to dash onto the field and evade capture for several minutes with some electrifying moves. AFC wide receiver Dwayne Bowe ended the cavorting of one of them with what might have been the game’s nastiest hit. “It really shows offensive guys can tackle,” he deadpanned afterward.

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Republicans argue that lawmakers should be spending their time on closing the state’s more than $1.1 billion budget shortfall, not on such controversial social issues. “The people of Colorado have asked us to streamline government, cut regulatory burdens and create a more business-friendly environment in Colorado,” Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, said in a statement. “They have not asked us to revisit the decision they made in 2006 when they voted down recognition of civil unions.” But Ferrandino says more and more gay couples in Colorado are facing traditional issues that face families in Colorado, and should be afforded similar legal protections to address those issues. “Given that more and more same-sex couples are adopting and raising kids — having families, especially with kids — a bill like civil unions makes sure that both the parents are being responsible for each other as well as children in the family,” said Ferrandino. Steadman will introduce the bill. Details are still being worked out, according to sponsors. It is clear that the bill will face opposition form the Republican-controlled House, if it even makes its way out of the Senate first. Senate Republican vow to put up a fight. “While Democrats certainly have the freedom to introduce this legislation, the Senate Republicans will continue to focus on our agenda of limiting the size of government, public safety and promoting job growth,” Kopp said.



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it,” says White. On average, pizzerias will see a boost of about 35 percent when the NFC and AFC battle it out, says White. And while recent years have seen a shift toward trendier toppings like sun-dried tomatoes and avocados, on Super Bowl Sunday old-school favorites like pepperoni and sausage tend to rule the day.

Government says to eat less salt

The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake. That’s the advice to consumers — and the food industry — as the government issues new dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations behind the popular food pyramid. For the first time, the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments, which issue the guidelines every five years, are telling people who are 51 and older, all African-Americans and anyone suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease to cut the amount of sodium they eat daily to little more than half a teaspoon. That group includes about half of the population and those who are most at risk of having higher blood pressure due to the amount of salt they eat. For everyone else, the government continues to recommend about a teaspoon a day — 2,300 milligrams, or about one-third less than the average person usually consumes. The assault on salt is aimed strongly at the food industry, which is responsible for the majority of sodium most people consume. Most salt consumption doesn’t come from the shaker on the table; it’s hidden in foods such as breads, chicken and pasta.

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3 BD, 3 BA in Stone Creek. Fully furnished. 1-car garage. Parking for 2 cars only. N/S, N/P. On the lake. Flexible lease.

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

Rental ads $75/mo. 926-6602 Remodeled 3BD/2BA condo. On the lake, end unit, upper floor with ski slope views. Near the bus, bike path, rec. center, and gondola. 6 month lease or longer 970.688.0721

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

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

2 BD, 2 BA Eagle Ranch condo. Great condition and location. Walk to restaurants and movies. NS/NP. 970.309.0845

Available Now.

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Rentals $75/month. 926-6602

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Ski-in Beaver Creek Seasonal Rental! Great multi-family home. Walk to ski-out, Dial-A-Ride. 5 BD / 5 BA Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Call 970.390.7600


Newer 4BD, 3 BA Home. Two-car garage.


Lovely, spacious 4BD, 2.5BA townhome. 1,800 sf. Gas heat, wood flooring. Adjacent to Gypsum Elementary. Water, trash, and sewer included.

Pets negotiable. Call 970.390.1898

2 BD, 2BA + loft on the river with 2 car garage and WD. NS, NP

Founders Place 2 BD, 2BA unfurnished top floor. Great location near theater & restaurants.

Call 970.926.2713

Call Kathy 970.376.7225

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


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

Commercial Corner

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

341 Broadway, Bldg B Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Comp.

970.926.7911 ext. 4

2400 Sq. foot commercial space 2 bathrooms: one overhead garage door

1000 - 1500 SQ FT warehouse, 14’ OH doors. RV/Boat/Classic Cars or extra storage for home or business. MAN SPACE Cheap Rent - Starting at $650/month gross

1120 Chamber Rd.

Eagle Airport

Mike Dantas

Call Greg - The Davos Group



Starting at $650/month gross


Best prices on office space ever!!!! Sizes range from 300-500-700-1000 sq. ft and up. Call Demetrius at


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

$700/month Contact Trish


Be a part of Commercial Corner

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

Share 1, 2, or 3 furnished office spaces with reception, kitchen, and conference room. Good views and great location.

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

Please contact Patti

Please contact Patti

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Photo Real Estate Classifieds 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Single Family Homes. Two car oversized garages. Main floor master. Views of Beaver Creek and New York Mountain.

Private, remodeled 3 BD with perfect views of Beaver Creek mtn. Ski in, ski out. Pool & hot tub access, parking garage. 1,351 sq ft. Exceptional floor plan & excellent value!

Wild Star Residences

Upper Borders Lodge

Dantas Builders

Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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.


Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate


John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

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

4 BD, 3 BA Single Family Home in McHatten Ranch at Buckhorn Valley. Two Living Areas, Fireplace and Oversized Double-Car Garage.

Single family home- 4 BD, 2 BA on quiet street. Fenced yard, shed, no HOA’s.

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.

$749,000 (Was $789,000)

143 Bridger Drive


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.

Green Valley Homes

FSBO - Brokers welcome

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Vistar Real Estate

$589,000 to $675,000


Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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

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

Now Starting at only $349,000


Now $1,595,000



Red Canyon Townhomes #33

Now Offered at $239,000


Sun Vail

Reduced to $950,000




The best deal in Vail! Offering 4 BD, 5 BA. Private mountainside setting. Open floor plan. 2 -car garage & ideal location just steps to skiing, Vail & Lionshead Villages!

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.

421 Beaver Dam Circle

Potato Patch Club #40

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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!

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.

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.

716 A Forest Road

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Austria Haus Club

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

Claudine Brandt, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate







Offered at $1,475,000


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

$550,000 to $695,000 Ted or Gil, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Priced from $219,900- $340,000


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.

1044 Homestake Circle


Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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



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.

2567 Arosa Drive


Julie Retzlaff & Mary Isom, Sonnenalp R.E.

Julie 970.376.0836 Mary 970.331.9650

Photo 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!

Savory Inn


Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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.

3 BD, 3 BA end unit with nice floor plan and living space. The exterior has just had a full upgrade and remodel. There is a pool & hot tub and easy access to TOV free bus.

2950 Square Feet

Vail Point Townhouse #36

247 Springfield

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

RE/MAX of Helena

Just reduced to $1,780,000


Offered at $839,000


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


Toll free at 800.735.2698

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