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EIghth annual festival a welcome event for Colo. films, first-time directors By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer In July of last year, the woods around neighboring Fairplay were home to a series of bizarre happenings. The sleepy community was fraught with supernatural forces, psychological discord – and boom mics. For nearly three weeks, a small group of actors drew on Fairplay as inspira-

tion for “The Inner Room,” a film about a woman plagued with nightmarish visions. Penned and directed by Colorado native Jack Gastelbondo, the thriller takes place almost entirely in a single cabin and the surrounding forest. Tonight in the heart of Vail Village, just several hours away from the isolated woods, “The Inner Room” will screen for the first time as part of the 2011 Vail Film Festival. For producer Mark Di-

estler, a transplant to the state, there is no better venue for a film with myriad Colorado ties. “All of our cast and crew have some association with Colorado, whether they lived here at some point or still live here,” said Diestler, who has worked with Gastelbondo in the past to bring several shorts to the Denver Film Festival. “It’s also a highly under-utilized filming location, in my opinion. We’re

excited to share (the film) with Colorado before anyone else.” “The Inner Room” holds a coveted place at the festival, which has long been a showcase for shorts and student work. Of the 67 films to be shown throughout the four-day event, it is one of only 11 running longer than 80 minutes. “We were nervous about Vail because they don’t program many feature-length [See FILM, page 9]

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Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in Britain yesterday and is resigning from his post, Britain’s government said. Koussa arrived from Tunisia at Farnborough Airport, about 35 miles southwest of London, the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding that he traveled to Britain under his own free will. “He has told us that he is resigning his post,” the statement said.“We are discussing this with him and we will release further details in Illusionist Jason Bishop levitates an assistant during his act. Bishop, whose edgy show involves cutting-edge lasers and [See THE UPDATE, page 16] and music, performs tonight at VPAC. Jason Bishop photo.

By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer America’s hottest il- find an audience, includlusionist Jason Bishop ing the street. As audiencbrings his dynamic illu- es enjoyed the show more sion and magic show to and more he altered his Beaver Creek tonight. magic to become larger And as the official illu- and more impressive. sionist of this year’s BamFrom his breathtaking boozle Music Festival, it’s Double Levitation to his a show you won’t want to cutting edge Op-Art and miss. Bishop’s interest in Plasma illusions, Bishop magic ran throughout his features stunning and youth as a foster child, original state-of-the-art truly taking shape in his magic. The show cuts mid-teens. through the usual hype “I wanted to learn how of your typical magic act to escape from stuff,” said and focuses on entertainBishop. “I always appre- ing audiences with one ciated magic and been remarkable illusion afamazed by it.” ter another. Each routine In college Bishop stud- is presented in Bishop’s ied theater to get comfort- unique style – some pieces able on stage, and then feature more laughs than went on the road perform- are typically expecting anywhere he could [See MAGIC, page 10]

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An intoxicating proposal Craft brewers say federal legislation would create jobs By Peter Marcus The Denver Daily News Two companion pieces of federal legislation would provide a tax break to independent beer brewers that craft brewers in Colorado say would create jobs. A House version of the legislation was introduced on Tuesday, while a nearly identical Senate version was introduced earlier this month. Both pieces of legislation would cut taxes for the nearly 1,700 small craft breweries that pump out far fewer barrels of suds than do the multinational beer giants. There are about 120 craft brewers spread out across Colorado. The two pieces of legislation would halve the excise tax on a brewery’s first 60,000 barrels and ease it on beer production above that amount as well. Savings for the industry could be as high as $47 million. The legislation would enact a graduated beer excise tax rate of $3.50 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels, and institute a new rate of $16 per barrel on beer production

above 60,000 barrels up to two million barrels. “Small brewers have been growing and creating jobs ever since the craft beer revolution began,” Sen. John Kerry, (D-Mass.), sponsor of the Senate bill, said in a statement. “Today there are over 40 small breweries in Massachusetts and 1,700 across the country, and this bill will help ensure that these small businesses keep people on the payroll and create jobs even during tight economic times.” Brian Dunn, owner of Great Divide Brewing in Denver, said the savings to his business could be about $100,000 per year. He plans on adding jobs with that savings. “We can save a ton of money, and the most important thing is that we can spend that money on growing the business,” said Dunn. “The most likely thing that we would do is hire more people.” Kevin Selvy, co-founder of Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards, said he was aware of some breweries that were opposed to the break. “The brewing industry is so unique,” he said. “You have a lot

of breweries that don’t want a tax break because they want to continue pumping money into their local economies.” For his part, though, Selvy said he would welcome the tax break. Crazy Mountain Brewery produced about 1,300 barrels of beer last year and expects to pump out 5,000 this year, he said. Even with that rapid rate of growth, they would remain under the 60,000-barrel mark for some time. “We’d save half of what we’d be paying,” he said. “That’s another person we can hire.” Selvy isn’t sure what he’d have a new staff member doing, but said that if he gets the tax break he will definitely spend it on more staff. Now in its second year, the brewery has seen explosive growth since it opened. Selvy said he is no longer taking on new clients to stock his beer, because he has reached his capacity. “We’re just trying to make it to mud season in one piece,” he said, laughing.

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I-70 to be fully closed next Tuesday Closure needed to remove boulders near Georgetown By Matt Minich Mountaineer Editor Traffic on I-70 can be nasty on busy weekends, but early next week it won’t be allowed at all. For the first time in recent memory, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are scheduling a closure of both directions of the Interstate near Georgetown. The closure will be to remove boulders perched on the cliffs above the Interstate, which CDOT geologists are calling “very unstable.” The department has been eying the rocks for several weeks now, said spokeswoman Stacey Stegman, and has evaluated every option that would prevent a full closure. “This is an emergency,” Stegman said. “We’ve been pushing it back now to the point that no one is com-

fortable pushing it any further.” The closure was timed to a lowtraffic time of the week, Stegman said, but the problem was too pressing to wait for the end of the ski season. “We know this closure will have major impacts but the safety of the traveling public is always our first priority,” CDOT Regional Transportation Director Tony DeVito said in a press release. “These boulders have the potential to come down on their own and we have to remove them before that happens.” The rocks will be removed with a high-pressure water cannon called a “boulder buster”, which will break up the rocks and knock them onto the road when no cars are present. The work has to be done during the day because workers need daylight

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‘No warning policy’ will be in effect next week Drivers who choose not to wear their seat belts next week will be more likely to receive a ticket. The Avon Police Department has received a $1,000 grant to increase enforcement of seat belt laws next week, and will follow a strict “no warning” policy for seat belt violations. It is illegal not to wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle, but police in Colorado can’t pull drivers over for just that. Not wearing a seat belt or failing to properly secure child seats are considered “secondary offences”, meaning violators can only be charged it they’ve already been

pulled over for another offence. The minimum fine for not wearing a seat belt is $65. That applies to drivers and passengers alike. The minimum fine for not properly securing child seats is $82. In 2009, over 250 people died on rural Colorado roads, and more than half were not wearing a seatbelt. Colorado law requires all drivers and front seat passengers to wear seat belts. Approximately 85 percent of traffic fatalities occur within 5 miles of home. If involved in a collision, an airbag can only protect you if you remain in a vehicle during a crash. People who

do not buckle up are often killed because they get ejected from the automobile. Wearing a seat belt will significantly increase your chances of survival, while airbags provide supplemental protection. The grant has been funded through the Colorado Department of Transportation as part of its “Rural Click it or Ticket” campaign. According to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers and passengers in rural areas are less likely to wear their seat belts. The campaign starts today and ends April 6.

Avon Police Chief joins safety committee Will help advise other agencies on safety policies In addition to his regular duties, Avon Police Chief Robert Ticer will now provide his expertise to other police officers across the world as part of the Highway Safety Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Ticer will join other senior law enforcement professionals from 27 agencies throughout the United States and Canada on the committee. “I have dedicated my entire adult life to highway safety and the appointment to serve on this commit-

tee is an honor and privilege,” Ticer said in a press release. “This service opportunity provides me the ability to share my knowledge of highway safety with my peers and bring back new ideas to our community.” Of all the experiences he’s had as Avon’s police chief, Ticer said the ones he’s had with intoxicated drivers will probably be his greatest asset on the committee. His department arrested 78 impaired drivers last year, and 93 the year before that. This year, they are on track to nab even more: officers

have arrested more than 25 in the last three months, Ticer said. “I can tell you there are a lot of impaired drivers that I’m seeing in this area,” he said. As a member of the Highway Safety Committee, he will take part in consideration of policies and practices on national highways. The committee is charged with advising the IACP and the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University relating to its traffic police training programs.

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In this photo taken Monday. ski patrol member Wes Schimmelpfennig emerges from one of the snow covered ski patrol sheds at Squaw Valley USA ski resort at Olympic Valley, Calif. Squaw Valley, one of several ski resorts that have had record seasonal snow fall this year, is planning to stay open until the end of May. AP photo.

By Don Thompson The Associated Press SODA SPRINGS, Calif.— A drought that loomed over some of California’s most fertile farmland officially ended yesterday after a winter of relentless mountain storms that piled snow up to three stories high and could keep some ski resorts open until the Fourth of July. More than 61 feet of snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada high country so far this season, second only to 1950-51, when 65 feet fell, according to records kept by the California Department of Transportation. And more snow is possible in April, raising the prospect of an all-time record. When it melts, the snow will bring relief to hundreds of communities and many farms that provide fruits

and vegetables to the nation. Gov. Jerry Brown on yesterday repealed a statewide drought declaration made in 2008 by thenGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who called for a state of emergency in February 2009 after three years of low water levels. Brown acted after state officials reported the water content in the Sierra snowpack at 165 percent of normal for this time of year. That is one of the wettest winters since 1970, according to the state Department of Water Resources. It trails only 1983, when the water content in the snowpack was 227 percent of normal, and 1995, which was 182 percent of the average for the end of March. Now the snow has piled as high as the power lines in some places and has been so deep throughout most of the 400-mile mountain range that

it caused roofs to collapse. Some ski resorts had to close temporarily when they received more snow than they could handle. Chris Rivest’s father sent him from San Francisco to the family vacation cabin near the Sierra Nevada crest with a seemingly simple chore — clear it and the driveway of snow. When Rivest arrived earlier this week at the A-frame near Soda Springs, about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento, the snow was at least 10 feet high on the deck. “My dad wants me to clear the deck,” the ponytailed 21-year-old said Monday, as he labored to clean up the driveway with a snow blower. “How do I even begin to do that? Where would I put the snow? This is absurd.” Seasonal snow accumulation re[See SNOW, page 10]

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The Motet is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirlwind using sheer impromptu force. The rhythms are spontaneous and textured and the beats are hard driving. The band uses this energy to create a rapport between the audience and themselves that is rarely seen in today’s world of manufactured rock. The Motet makes sacred the ground on which dance music meets free-form improvisation. 2011 brings a new sound to the familiar face of The Motet. With a refined sound The Motet has changed their vision into a dynamic and expressive improvisational force. Founded over ten years ago, The Motet features complex compositions written and arranged by drummer Dave Watts. The music tells a story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. As music and technology evolve, so too has The Motet pioneered their unique sound while continuing to defy categorization. The show starts around 10 p.m. and tickets are $12.

Eminence Ensemble with Damn Right! at Samana Lounge, Vail Village

Eminence Ensemble rips up Samana tonight in Vail Village. The five to seven piece progressive dance rock band features percussion, drums, guitars, bass, keys and an occasional sax. The band is driven by heavy dance grooves, and progressive climatic riffs, producing a very powerful live show. Eminence Ensemble is a young band, studying and playing music at the University of Colorado while not on stage. Formed onstage in a Baltimore nightclub, Damn Right! has since cut it’s teeth grinding up and down the

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Ben and Pete from Hustle tonight at Main St. Grill, Edwards

Ben and Pete of the group Hustle, bring high energy and excitement to the Colorado jam scene. A killer mix of dancey jam and edgy original composition, Hustle has taken its place as a key cog in the Vail Valley music culture. The music gets underway at 10 p.m. at Main St. Grill in Edwards. The Dr. McGillicuddy girls will be at the Edwards bar offering great shot specials.

Jersey Shore Boys at The Club, Vail Village

The acoustic rock/pop duo of Ted Hammock and Matt Fisher is influenced by G. Love, Dispatch, Sublime and Jack Johnson. “I love the gauntlet of human emotion and the feelings that people experience,” the said. Music starts around 10 p.m. at The Club in Vail Village.

Kayte and Marc at Vista, Arrowhead

Singer Kayte Kelly and guitarist Marc Trevino have been playing together in the valley for five years. They will be playing an eclectic mix of music ranging from jazz, blues and soul to rock and country, covering artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. [See MUSIC, page 10]

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throughout the valley. The same benefit event is taking place tomorrow night in Eagle at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Breast cancer has affected these ladies very closely. Some have been personally diagnosed with it, others have grandmothers, mothers, aunts or friends that have suffered from it. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 at age 36 and learned the next year that it was also in my bones,” said team captain Tiffany Myers. “The last few years have been challenging, but I have gotten through with the help of my wonderful family and many, many friends.” Breast cancer affects one in eight women worldwide. “Participating in the 3 Day has been an amazing experience,” said Myers. “If anyone gets the chance they should do it at least once.” If you’re too shy to attend the allmale revue at Sandbar or in Eagle, you can help support the ladies in multiple ways. The team holds several different fundraisers throughout the year including their third annual Golf tournament on June 10 at

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A major event with indie appeal At eight years old, the Vail Film Festival has outgrown it’s humble beginnings to a become a major destination for budding directors. It was founded in 2004 by a pair of New York filmmakers, Sean and Scott Cross. Coincidentally enough, the two also have links to the state: their mother was born here. “We always thought Vail would be an amazing place to do a festival,” said Sean, who now splits his time between the Rocky Mountains and New York. “We started something small and it has grown over the years to be more successful than we could’ve ever imagined.” As the festival has grown, so have the crowds. Sean expects 12,000 to 15,000 people will attend screenings throughout the weekend, up from an estimated 10,000 at last year’s event. Films will be shown exclusively in Vail, split between Cinebistro in Solaris, Vail Mountain School, and The Sebastian, which will also host many of the official parties. Festival goers are privy to an eclectic mix of shorts, animated films, documentaries, features and, keeping in line with the mountain theme, adventure films. This isn’t to say every film on the program was made within spitting distance of Vail, or even in the U.S. A large number are from filmmakers living and working abroad. “Red Dog,” an Australian documentary starring Josh Lucas of “Sweet Home Alabama,” is making its U.S. premier on Saturday at 4 p.m., while a number of shorts from Japanese and Spanish filmmakers are also slated to run.

The one-person comedy “Bathing and the Single Girl” shows tomorrow at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Christine Elise McCarthy photo.

While the burgeoning festival continues to attract attention, the focus is still on independent filmmaking. As Sean explains, accessibility is a major draw as festivals around the world become increasingly exclusive. “We try to be truly independent and give as much access as possible to the filmmakers and celebrities,” he said. “People are free to mingle as they please, so it’s a bit more open than Sundance or Tribeca.” As with many festivals, the promise of a chance run-in with celebrities is a major draw. Lucas, along with Kate Bosworth of “Blue Crush” and Michael Imperioli of “The Sopranos,” will be at Vail Mountain School Saturday night to accept Tribute Awards. The honor puts them among the ranks of past winners like Jesse Eisenberg and Sophia Bush. According to Sean, the festival atmosphere is ideal for film aficionados who want to learn more about every aspect of filmmaking, whether they are guests or directors. Along with screenings, the festival also features panel discussions and red carpets aplenty. “The films are what it’s all about,” he said. “You go to a regular theater and just

see the film, but the Q and A’s give you an aspect you don’t get otherwise.”

The appeal of a big screen In keeping with its indie roots, the festival continues to give students and small-time filmmakers an outlet for their work. “We screen a lot of shorts and student films because you never get the chance to see those at a normal theater,” Sean said, noting about half of the films are being screened for the first time. “A big part of this festival is to showcase upand-coming talent and give filmmakers with a low budget exposure.” The Internet has made this emphasis on exposure seemingly less important. The animated film “A Robot’s Life,” about a toy robot that tries its hand as a street performer in LA, already has upwards of 50,000 views on YouTube. Yet filmmakers still feel drawn to festivals. “YouTube is three inches,” said Christine Elise McCarthy, director of the 10-minute comedy “Bathing and the Single Girl,” which screens tomorrow at 3 p.m. “It’s a whole different experience to have it on the big screen and see how an audience reacts to what you’ve


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made.” “Bathing and the Single Girl” is McCarthy’s first venture into directing. She is also the sole star and screenwriter of the film, which began as a stage monologue. Despite a running length of just more than 10 minutes, it took several years to complete. “It wasn’t a typical experience,” McCarthy said. “I would shoot a little, look at it, shoot some more, add something. Because it isn’t a narrative feature, there was no need for continuity.” McCarthy has a soft spot for the form and runs a short film festival in California. As with “Bathing and the Single Girl,” they are a prime way for directors to cut their teeth before tackling more ambitious projects. The prospect of making money or industry contacts is another perk to screening at a festival. Sean and Scott organize the Vail festival to ease novices into the hectic world of film marketing. “A lot of filmmakers see screening at a festival as a way to hook a studio deal, but another piece is meeting other filmmakers and producers for future collaborations,” Sean said. After eight years, it is apparent this approach pays off. Sean is particularly proud when filmmakers return to the festival year after year, such as Imperioli, whose directorial debut “Hungry Ghosts” screened in 2010. Sean is confident the festival will continue to grow, labeling this years offerings as “one of the best programs we’ve had.” Vail will always be an attractive place for him and celluloid enthusiasts looking for an escape in both the screening room and beyond. “When people come to Vail, they love that picturesque quality,” Sean said. “It will be an event on par with what people expect of Vail.”

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ed from an illusionist, while other effects literally demonstrate sleight of hand skill performed at a worldclass level. “We’re always working on something new,” Bishop said of his show. “But always perfecting what we have.” Bishop is an international, awardwinning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians WorldClass competition. The show features exclusive large illusions, award winning sleight of hand and close-up magic that is captured live and projected onto LCD screens for the audience to have a clear view of every detail. Bishop’s combination of modern

cords already have been set at some ski resorts, including Squaw Valley USA near the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort on the lake’s south side and Mammoth Mountain, the sprawling Eastern Sierra resort that attracts Southern California skiers and snowboarders. At Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, ski patrol guides had to create tunnels just to

costuming and music, fast-paced illusions, sleight of hand and audience participation has landed him in several notable venues. No other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents. “We’re just the most contemporary illusionists today without question,” Bishop said. “We use iPods and plasma screens, along with music people hear on the radio everyday.” But Bishop can’t do this alone – his lead assistant Kim Hess is an indispensable part of the show. From performing illusions with Bishop and assisting audience members, to knowing the show cues inside and out, Hess is a vital part of the show’s success. Bishop engages the audience on and off stage. He touches them with a snow filled theater and gets

reach their warming huts, and avalanches broke out windows at two lift stations, said Wes Schimmelpfenning, a 68-year-old patrolman who has worked there for 48 years. Nearly 59 feet of snow has fallen there so far this winter, beating the old record by 29 inches. Squaw is extending its season through Memorial Day, while Mammoth, with a peak elevation exceeding 11,000 feet, might remain open

Johnny Mogambo tonight at Finnegan’s Wake, Avon

Johnny Mogambo has been playing throughout Colorado, nationally, and internationally for over fifteen years. You can always catch Mogambo in the wintertime slopeside performing his high-energy act from Vail and Telluride to Aspen and Summit County. Mogambo performs tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon.

their imaginations running wild when a borrowed dollar bill generously transforms into a one hundred dollar bill. Intelligent lighting, engaging audience participation and countless costume changes by his assistant are added elements that help make each performance unforgettable. “I want people to be walking out of my show saying that was the best illusion show they’ve ever seen,” said Bishop. “They don’t know why that guy doesn’t have a T.V. special yet, that’s what I really hope.” The Vilar Performing Arts Center brings the surprisingly funny and truly magical James Bishop Show to Colorado for the first time tonight at 6:30 p.m. and is $25 for children and $35 for adults.

through Independence Day. “I’m out plowing driveways, and we can’t even find the houses,” said Norm Sayler, who used to run Donner Ski Ranch along Interstate 80 and now operates a snow-plowing business near Donner Summit. “I’ve been up here since 1954, and personally this has been the toughest winter I’ve ever had here.”

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Nick Steingart of Skin the Rabbit is an eclectic musician who performs with a number of different groups in both Vail and Wisconsin. He’ll take the stage solo from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Alpine Tavern in East Vail. Other Shows Mezzaluna – Enjoy live music at the “the sunniest deck in Vail” in Lionshead tonight

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Open house for EVES IB tonight School celebrates International Baccalaureate program By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer After nearly four years of curriculum changes, extra hours, and rigorous training, Eagle Valley Elementary School in Eagle is part of the International Baccalaureate system, a learning program that meshes liberal arts and science to better train students for life after textbooks. Just several weeks back, EVES heard from the Geneva-based IB council that it meets all the requirements needed to tack “IB World School” onto the end of its name. With all the pomp surrounding the new designation, it’s easy to overlook the actual program. For almost a year and a half students have been immersed in IB instruction, which places an emphasis on inquiry and collaboration. The IB system promises more than a new name. “I love the unity of being an IB school,” said Wendy Mann, a third grade teacher at EVES who has been teaching in Eagle for 15 years. “The kids feel pride because they know we are learning along with them.” To celebrate the school’s recent recognition, EVES will hold an open house tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., beginning with an assembly in the EVES gymnasium. Parents, students, and all community members are invited to attend, and several Board of Education members will likely be on hand. After the opening assembly and presentation, guests will be led to various classrooms and shown demonstration of how IB learning differs from normal approaches. They will also learn how teachers have worked required curriculum into the IB mold. And, if intrigued guests are still on the fence, cake and punch will be on hand in the cafeteria. “Eagle Valley Elementary has worked for several years to obtain the official name of IB status,” said Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent for Eagle County School District. “The district has watched with great

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interest and support in the process. They have been so dedicated and we are so proud of their accomplishments.” The road to becoming an IB-certified school is long and one borne of better financial times. EVES received $163,000 for the program in 2008, when Principal Monica Lammers applied for an “innovative grant” from the Eagle County School District. At the time, district officials wanted to encourage more “choice school” programs in area schools. The district can’t require curriculum outside of state- and district-mandated benchmarks. By making grant money available, it encouraged principals and administrators to pursue such avenues independently. According to Lammers, who attended an IB high school while studying in Bangkok, IB was the best way to save programs she felt were rapidly disappearing from schools, such as art and history. It also accounts for various learning styles and encourages students to ask questions, as opposed to repeat given answers.

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“Because elementary is skillsbased, we are teaching children foundations and research skills at a young age,” Lammers said. “It’s different than the ‘dump and run’ model, where a teacher dumps information and a student regurgitates. There is exploration.” Along with EVES, several other schools in the district operate transdisciplinary programs. Minturn Middle School and Meadow Mountain Elementary School in EagleVail currently feature “expeditionary learning” programs, which champion numerous field trips and in-depth excursions to accent what is taught in the classroom. To remain an IB school, EVES must undergo evaluations every three years. While budget woes within the district have many teachers uneasy, many are certain the program will be around well into the future. “IB is a program that is valued as such the teachers would give their own personal time to preserve it,” Lammers said. “Kids want to get their hands dirty. They aren’t afraid.”


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Some evidence links dyes found in everyday foods to hyperactivity in certain children, scientists and academics told a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee yesterday. The panel is expected to weigh in today on whether studies, some of which are decades old, definitively link the dyes and the disorder. The committee may recommend that the agency further regulate food coloring, do more studies or require better labeling of the additives. They also could also recommend that the FDA do nothing at all.

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Former President Jimmy Carter left Cuba yesterday without gaining the release of a U.S. government contractor jailed the past 16 months, a deflating end to his most recent visit to the Castro brothers.

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The killer whale that killed a female trainer at Orlando’s SeaWorld flawlessly performed yesterday for the first time since last year’s death, wowing thousands amid heightened safety that included a steel bar protecting the orca’s trainers.

TV’s “Judge Judy” is hospitalized in Los Angeles for an undisclosed condition. A spokesman for 68-year-old Judy Sheindlin says the judge is “feeling much better” after being taken from her show tap-

ing by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center yesterday. A California woman facing nearly five years in prison for forging drug prescriptions showed up for sentencing with a phony doctor’s note seeking a delay in the proceedings.

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The Daily Record web site out of Scotland says a cleaner signed up to a website and ended up on a blind date - with her long-lost brother. Sarah Kemp, 42, swapped emails and photos with 47-year-old George Bentley, but it was only when they met in a pub on their first date and talked about their childhood that they realized they were brother and sister. A spokesman for bookies William Hill said the chances of the pair meeting in such a way were 500 million-to-one. He added: “They are unlucky in love, but clearly not in life.

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Winds that reached estimated speeds of 110 miles per hour in central Mississippi damaged more than 40 homes as severe storms dumped large hail and heavy rain flooded roads, officials said yesterday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Three homes there were destroyed and 40 others were damaged, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said.

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Backcountry skiers found near Aspen

Four skiers overdue from a trip to a backcountry hut near Aspen have been found. Authorities say the Denver-area men were found just before noon yesterday, eight miles south of the hut they had booked for their backcountry skiing trip. They were uninjured. The Denver Post reports they were found at the Dorchester Guard Station in Gunnison County. Officials say they likely sheltered there after getting lost in a storm. Heavy snowfall and high winds

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grounded search aircraft, but the skiers were found by an Aspen rescue team on snowmobiles. The search started Tuesday, after the men planned to return from the backcountry Monday. Authorities thought they may have remained in the hut Monday because of a snowstorm and skied out on Tuesday instead.

Mystery on the Colorado River

Divers from the FBI are searching the Colorado River for a second day as part of an investigation. Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras declined to release details yesterday. She said the search is part of an ongoing local investigation.There have been no arrests in the case. The Daily Sentinel reports that seven Washington, D.C.-based divers used metal detectors to search the river near the Orchard Mesa pedestrian bridge on Tuesday. They searched for about five hours. About a dozen officers including city police, Mesa County sheriff’s deputies, and a rescue team participated. Denver FBI spokesman Dave Joly acknowledged the agency’s involvement and referred inquiries to Grand Junction police.

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Maybe there’s money in college football after all. Four Auburn former football players have told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” they received thousands of dollars in cash while being recruited by or playing for the Tigers. Stanley McClover, Troy Reddick, Chaz Ramsey and Raven Gray said they received cash payments—in book bags, envelopes and even handshakes. Ramsey played at Auburn most recently, in the 2007 season. Tommy Tuberville, Auburn’s coach during the recruitment of all four players, declined comment yesterday. He is now the head coach at Texas Tech. McClover said he received $7,000 from an unidentified Auburn booster for a 1973 Chevrolet Impala and would get sacks of money, typically $300 or $400, after games. He said he got four bags totaling $4,000 after logging four sacks against rival Alabama in 2004, when he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player. McClover also said he received cash during “money handshakes” with LSU and Michigan State and received sexual favors during a visit to Ohio State. Reddick, an Auburn offensive lineman from 2002-05, said he initially turned down “a large sum of money” offered “by a representative of a local alumni.” He said Auburn later urged him to change his major so classes didn’t interfere with football and that when he was unhappy and threatened to leave, an unidentified coach asked him to come up to his office for “some mail.” “I followed him up to his office and he gave me an envelope,” Reddick told HBO. He said it contained “about like $500” and that he received two or three more payments that season and six or seven as a senior. Reddick also said he sold his Southeastern Conference championship watch right after a celebration following the 2004 season to help his sister avoid foreclosure on her home. Gray, who missed the 2008 season with a knee injury and never played for the Tigers, said he received $2,500 to $3,000 from what he described as an Auburn representative when he was being recruited out of junior college. “This man’s giving me money, I’m going to be loyal to him and go to Auburn,” Gray said. Ramsey said he was paid $5,000 to $6,000 while at Auburn. “You walk out (after games) and all the fans are waiting for (players) to sign autographs and some random guy just walks up to you and shakes your hand and it’s a wad full of money,” said Ramsey, adding that he was given $300 or $400 a game.

Motocross star apologizes for impersonating cops

Motocross and Supercross star James “Bubba” Stewart apologized to his fans yesterday following his arrest for impersonating a police officer. Stewart released a statement yesterday, addressing for the first time his Monday night arrest for using red and blue lights to pull over a vehicle that contained two off-duty troopers. He said he wants to show people that he is “someone that upholds the law.” Stewart and his passenger, Quinault Jehrrod, were both charged with felonies in the incident. Stewart was charged with impersonating an officer and Jehrrod with tampering with evidence after trying to hide the lights in a backpack. Both men were released on cash bonds.

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If Chad Ochocinco can play professional soccer, why can’t Soslan Gagloev play pro football?

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ATHLETIC STUFF At the age of 19, the Russian Gagloev was a rising star in Japan’s premier sumo wrestling division. But an arrest for marijuana possession in September 2008 and his allegations of match-fixing weeks later eventually got him a lifetime ban and led to him leaving his adopted home of six years. Three years later, at Webber International University, a private NAIA school just 45 minutes south of Disney World, Gagloev’s future is slowly straightening out. And he is finding both solace and redemption in a new sport: college football. Last month, Japan’s sumo association began questioning dozens of top wrestlers in a growing investigation into the same bout-fixing charges that Gagloev made before his dismissal. He says it’s given him vindication, but also strengthened a dream to one day play in the NFL. It’s a long shot, he knows, but part of a larger healing process for a man that has already had one career taken away. Entering his second year at Webber this fall, the 6-foot-4 offensive and defensive lineman has already undergone a major physical transformation from when he arrived here in 2009. He knew only of football through television then, barely spoke a word of English and was armed only with a handful of contacts, including California Sumo Association director Andrew Freund. Freund used his connections to get Gagloev a workout in Chicago with then-San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary. Gagloev said Singletary put him through a few drills, but it was clear quickly the 425-pounder was nowhere near ready for professional football. His 40-yard dash time? An unflattering 9 seconds. In his first season last year, Gagloev shed over 100 pounds and is currently around 280. “I came to reach an American dream and I understood clearly at the time that I need time to do that,” Gagloev said with the aid of an interpreter. “I need time to get adjusted. I need time to achieve. … I sacrificed my family just to come to this country and go to school and learn the culture and learn the football and do the best I can.”

Tennis player hits shot at crying baby

A baby was bawling, and Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinalist David Ferrer wasn’t too happy, either. Trailing in his match and annoyed by the crying, Ferrer directed a forehand lob toward the infant after losing his serve midway through the second set yesterday. The ball didn’t come close to the youngster when it landed in the stands, but the crying stopped. “It was in one moment of the match, but nothing special,” Ferrer said. “It was not the problem.” Instead, the Spaniard blamed a case of indigestion. He lost to American Mardy Fish, 7-5, 6-2. Fish said he didn’t see Ferrer hit the ball into the stands. “He’d probably take that one back if he could,” Fish

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WADA, UCI likely to team up against Contador in appeals court

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is to ask the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Cycling Union (UCI) to combine forces in their appeals against Alberto Contador’s acquittal on doping charges. Contador tested positive for clenbuterol en route to his third Tour de France victory last year. The Spanish federation accepted Contador’s defense that he inadvertently consumed the banned substance by eating contaminated beef, but UCI and WADA both decided last week to take the case to CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland. The court said in a statement that CAS rules mean “it is possible to consolidate the two cases, if all parties agree. Last year, WADA and UCI successfully teamed up at CAS to get another top Spanish rider, Alejandro Valverde, banned two years for doping when his national federation refused to sanction him. In a typical CAS procedure, an appeal is heard by a panel of three lawyers. One is appointed by the court and each side in the dispute can nominate one. If the panel rejects the UCI and WADA appeals, Contador could then defend his Tour title. If found guilty of doping, Contador faces a two-year ban and loss of his Tour victory.

Kraft-Nabisco starts today; Kerr loses weight

Yani Tseng may not know how to swim, but that won’t stop her from jumping into the water hazard again this year if she can pull off another victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which begins today. She’ll try to defend her title against a field featuring seven past champions, including two-time champ Karrie Webb and 2009 winner Brittany Lincicome. Also in that field will be Cristie Kerr, who tied for fifth at the tournament’s Mission Hills venue in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last year. The world number two had set her sights on losing at least five pounds in weight before starting her 2011 campaign and she ended up around 12 pounds lighter after being worn down by all the family stress, Reuters reported yesterday. “I wanted to lose about five or seven pounds and I ended up losing 12 or 13, so that’s good,” Kerr was quoted saying in the Reuters report. “Both my grandparents on my father’s side had triple- or quadruplebypass surgery. My mom had 10 inches of her colon taken out and re-sectioned due to a severe diverticulitis infection and then my father, same period of time, had prostate cancer. So stress probably helped me lose those extra fiveodd pounds but everything’s all right now.”

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Photo Real Estate Classifieds 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!

Upper Borders Lodge

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

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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.

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Vail Village Open House 11:30a.m.-2:30 p.m. D5 & D6 All Seasons Penthouse

This remodeled and meticulously kept 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath penthouse in Vail’s All Seasons building offers direct views of the Gore Range and sits at the base of Golden Peak, providing immediate access to the ski lifts and amenities of Vail Village. This penthouse is being offered furnished, includes 4 coveted parking spaces and exudes every bit of true Vail living. $4,600,000 Jane Hand • 970.390.8833 •

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Vail Mountain View Residence 402. One of a kind in the heart of Vail Village with a treasured underground heated garage and just a short walk to the Vista Bahn and Golden Peak ski lifts. Situated along the banks of the Gore Creek with unrivaled views of Vail Mountain, this residence has it all. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 lifetime ski passes and on mountain ski storage with your Vail Mountain Club membership including some of the lowest HOA dues for new construction in Vail Village. This brand new residence has vaulted ceilings, two living rooms and a private rooftop tho tub! Across from Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa. Follow the blue signs. Was $6,750,000 reduced to $4,350,000 Chadd Ziegler • 970.445.122

Located across from the Riva Bahn Ski Lift and The Vail Children’s Ski School, this two bedroom plus studio remodeled unit has vaulted ceilings, wood floors and has recently been updated. Take pleasure in Vail Mountain’s winter ski races, concerts and fireworks from your private balcony. $2,195,000

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