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Two rescued in avalanche near A-Basin By Matt Minich Mountaineer Editor Warm temperatures, heavy snowpack and a steep, south-facing slope were the devil’s tools yesterday, not idle hands. Skier Nate Purcell and snowboarder Danny Ferrari of Frisco were taking a late-morning run on “Devil’s Tool,” – a backcountry ski slope across the highway from Arapahoe Basin – when a slab of snow about 300 feet wide and 10 to 20 feet deep broke loose slid 1,000 feet down the mountain. Purcell was spit out to the side by the avalanche and found by rescue crews

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partially buried with a fractured shin above one of his ski boots. Ferrari was carried farther by the avalanche than his companion, and found buried near the bottom of the slide. “(I) tried to fight it the whole time and keep my face covered, and I though it was lights out,” Ferrari told 9News yesterday. “I mean, what can I say? I hit like six trees, must have traveled 500 yards,


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and I was able to get my right up just enough to get enough (space) so I could breathe. And then I saw some light.” Ferrari was uninjured from the avalanche, and was able to walk down the mountain after he was dug out of the avalanche, said Summit County Rescue Group Public Information Officer Jim Koegel. His snowboard was still intact when he was rescued.

SCRG members mobilized quickly after receiving the call about the avalanche at 11:45 a.m., and reached the duo within a half hour, Koegel said. Rescuers deployed a “Flight for Life” helicopter, but it wasn’t needed in the rescue. Ferrari was able to walk down the mountain and Purcell was evacuated on a sked. In an interview, Koegel stressed that the two men rescued were not amateurs but highly skilled and experienced backcountry skiers. They were carrying beacons and snow shovels with them.

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The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in two years in March. Increased hiring cut the unemployment rate to 8.8 percent - an encouraging sign for the unemployed. The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the government said yesterday. Factories, retailers, the education and health care sectors, and professional and financial services all ex-

Members of a Shaeffer Construction crew demolished the Pizza Hut building in Avon early yesterday morning. The pizza chain opened the restaurant in the 1980s, but shut its doors in March of last year. The site will now host a two-story building with 4,000 square feet of floor space. Inside will be a specialized coffee shop, and either a restaurant or retail shop. See story on page 2. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Pizza Hut building demolished New structure given Thanksgiving Day finish date The Pizza Hut building in Avon is an eyesore no more. Built in 1985, the building been vacant since the pizzeria shut its doors in March of last year. It was torn down by workers with Shaeffer Construction yesterday morning in just a few hours. The half-acre parcel that was occupied by the building is owned by Vail Mountaineer Publisher Jim Pavelich. Pavelich, along with a design and planning team, has worked closely with the town of Avon on the design of a new building for the lot. “As you can see from the illustrations, the design is in keeping with the village atmosphere of the Avon/ Beaver Creek area,” Pavelich said. “It’s not going to be the eyesore the Pizza Hut was.” The building will have a first level with 4,000 square feet of floor space, and a second with another 1,000. A small part of the first floor will be occupied by a specialty coffee shop, which Pavelich said “will allow newspapers to exercise their full distribution rights.” The rest of the building is available for a restaurant or retail space. Pavelich said he has already received offers from “fast food, quasi-fast food, and a cook-your-own steakhouse.” Space remains to be secured, but Pavelich said he hopes to see the building open before Thanksgiving Day. “I have to say, the fact that someone is willing to open a property like this right now gives me a lot of faith in the economy,” said building planner Dominic Mauriello. “Jim is obviously confident that it will do business, and that gives me some hope.”

Plans for the new, two-story building slated to be built on the Pizza Hut parcel, as seen from the north and south. The first floor of the building will have 4,000 square feet of space for a coffee shop and a restaurant or retail store.

The new building was designed by architect Craig Snowdon of Snowdon & Hopkins in Avon. “The building we put in will be just as much of a landmark as the Pizza Hut was,” Mauriello said. “But with Craig’s design, this time it will be a landmark for the right reasons.”

Pavelich echoed that sentiment, saying he expected the building to fit in nicely with the surrounding area. “We’re hoping to build something you can be proud of,” Pavelich said. “Something the town of Avon can be proud of.”

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New cell tower going up in Gypsum Project should be finished by the end of the summer If you live south of Cooley Mesa Road in Gypsum, odds are you don’t rack up many minutes on your cell phone. The area, which includes the Cotton Ranch and Chatfield Corners subdivisions, has long been a “dead zone,” but the town of Gypsum hopes to change that in the coming months. Before the end of the summer, Fidelity Towers plans to build a 95foot cellphone tower on the Town of Gypsum’s Public Works property in the area. Once built the tower will be used by AT&T to provide expanded cell service to the area. Once completed, the project won’t just benefit cell phone users – it could bring extra business to Anita Denboske. Denboske is the owner of Active Communications, which has a location in Eagle.

The company is the largest AT&T provider on the western slope, and Denboske said she has wanted to see a tower in the area for years, and that she helped give the project the initial push. At an economic town hall Thursday and an interview yesterday, Denboske praised the town of Gypsum welcoming the project. “The town of Gypsum was so proactive in saying they would work with AT&T,” Denboske said. Gypsum Town Planner Lana Gallegos said construction on the tower will begin in the next few months, and that the agreement was signed shortly after the first of the year. Fidelity Towers has paid all the costs for the licensing and construction, Gallegos said, and will lease the land from the town. Once

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completed, the tower will provide increased cell phone reception for residents all the way to the water treatment plant. Easier than in Vail Denboske said the process of building a tower in Gypsum is easier than even approaching the topic in Vail. Service in Vail is generally consistent, she said, but can get overloaded on busy ski days. When that happens, AT&T would be able to bring in a cell site on wheels, or COW, to temporarily boost service. To do so would require approval from the Vail Town Council, though, and Denboske said that topic hasn’t even started to makes its way through the town’s approval process.

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Huskies girls lacrosse team beats Sailors 12-5 By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer On a warm, sunny but windy afternoon yesterday in Edwards, the Battle Mountain Huskies girls lacrosse team welcomed the Steamboat Springs Sailors to town, but it wasn’t the welcome Steamboat was looking for. The Huskies got off to an incredibly fast start to send the Sailors back to Steamboat by a final of 12-5. After a pair of tough losses to Durango a week ago, Battle Mountain came out like a team possessed. From the opening face-off the Huskies were chomping at the bit. Maddi Conlin scored less than a minute in game time to give the Huskies the lead at 1-0, a lead they’d never relinquish. Battle Mountain scored three times in the first five minutes of this game, one more goal than they scored in 50 minutes against Durango last Saturday morning. That was thanks to a pair of scores by Huskie teammates Rylee McMillen and Clare Baker. Baker would add another goal a short time later to extend Battle Mountain’s lead to 4-0 after the Huskies dominated the opening 10 minutes of the match. Steamboat Springs was next to score, getting back-to-back goals to cut the lead in half at 4-2. The breathing became a little tight in the Battle Mountain cheering section after the Sailors comeback, but

Battle Mountain’s Hayley Clarke tries to get past a Steamboat Springs Sailor defender at yesterday’s girls varsity lacrosse game in Edwards. The Huskies went on to win the match up 12-5.

Battle Mountain goalie Amie Hixon made multiple fantastic saves on shots fired at her as Steamboat was looking to get back in it. The Huskies’ Karina Reyes added another score late in the first half on a beautiful wraparound goal from behind the net to extend the lead back to three goals at 5-2. Steamboat Springs scored one last time before heading into the half down only two at 5-3. If the momentum was on the side of Steamboat Springs to start the second half, Battle Mountain wasted no time in snatching it away. In the first minute of the second half, Hannah McKeever took the ball the

length of the field on a solo mission and found the back of the net making it 6-3. A little more than two minutes later the Huskies would be at it again, this time as a team, as great team passing led to Alex Lee extending Battle Mountain’s lead to four at 7-3. That’s all the Huskies would need as goalie Amie Hixon was on top of her game, stopping shot after shot as Steamboat applied more pressure. Thanks to a great team effort by the Huskies, Steamboat wouldn’t get close again, falling 12-5. The Huskies next home game is Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Aspen High School.

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By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer Valerie Weiss is a bit of an overachiever. In her early twenties, she earned a double major in Molecular Biology and Theater from Princeton. Just several years later, she graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Ph.D. in Biophysics. Rather than accept cushy tenure, she did a singularly American thing and moved west to Hollywood in 2004, never to conduct research again. Now an award-winning short film director, Weiss is in Vail for the world premiere of “Losing Control,” her first feature-length film. Along with her doctorate, Weiss left Boston with an innate sense of the Harvard culture. “Losing Control” feeds off the weird energy of academics trying to further their scientific careers while fumbling with the largely illogical world of love. The lead character, a grad student named Sam (Miranda Kent), devises various ways to determine if her boyfriend is “the one,” complete with graphs, charts and in-field research of the bedroom variety. True to the director’s background, “Losing Control” is intelligent, but don’t mistake it for autobiography. Love is something Weiss knows intimately. The mother of one (and soon to be two, at six months pregnant) met her husband during a theater production at Princeton, and the two have been together ever since. In many ways, he inspired Sam’s squeeze, Ben (Reid Scott). Weiss talked with the Mountaineer about the various other inspirations for her film, the strange world of Harvard, and how filmmaking isn’t far removed from high-level academia. Mountaineer: You’re no stranger to the Vail Film Festival. What brings you back this year, and why choose it as a forum to premiere your first feature-length film? Valerie Weiss: We’re really, re-

Valerie Weiss on the set of her comedy, “Losing Control,” which is based loosely on her experiences at Harvard. The film screens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Vail Mountain School. Richard Salazar photo.

ally excited. I know how much effort they (founders Scott and Sean Cross) put into the festival. They’re great about building a buzz and bringing films to an audience that are truly independent but also have a commercial aspect. They cater to filmmakers just getting into the world. We’re looking forward to it. M: You have quite the track record in academia, dating back to your undergrad at Princeton. What came first, then: the science or the filmmaking? VW: That’s a good question. I started acting at a very young age,


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DJ Psychonaut brings a four-on-the-floor mix of club hits to Samana Lounge in Vail Village tonight. The Colorado native also spins dub, reggae, and downtempo originals. Matt Semmes photo illustration.

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Bringing people together with soulful, original music while sharing amazing times is what Pete Kartsounes’ music is all about. Armed with an acoustic guitar, blazing skill, powerful voice and relentless heart, Pete inspires and entertains on a quest to make a difference in people’s lives. Pete Kartsounes music continues to stretch boundaries and bend genres to create tasteful blends of original melodies and lyrics, captivating audiences and fostering good times around the globe. Come to Paddy’s tonight to hear music from Kartsounes new album “The Only Way I Know” in Eagle-Vail.

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Ground Up and Jonny Mogambo tonight at Finnegan’s Wake, Avon

Jonny 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. Following Mogambo around 9:30 p.m. is the band Ground Up. Ground Up is a four-piece band home grown in Denver. They create a unique live musical experience with an unparalleled jamming style and ability to open up and delve into the full potential of their songs with influences from all genres of music. There is no cover charge for any of tonight’s music at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon.




Schwing Daddy tonight at Bonfire Brewing, Eagle

Based in Minturn, this eclectic collection of locals pride themselves on cranking out everything from relaxed reggae jams to high-energy acoustic rock. Many in the valley may know them as a fixture in Beaver Creek and Minturn. Music starts at 8 p.m. at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle.

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Nick Steingart at Alpine Tavern, East Vail

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.

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Groove to the rockin’ blues funk sound of this locally-based group tonight at The Back Bowl in Eagle. “We do everything. We do some hard-core country to reggae, straight-up pop and Sinatra. The blues is kind of our main thrust, but we don’t want to really be labeled a just a blues band,” said Bluzilla guitarist Terry McCune. “We like doing a lot of odd tunes. We’re not really classic rock at all, but we play a lot of classic songs. We change it up a lot – a little of anything and a little of everything.” The music gets underway around 8 p.m. with no cover charge.


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M: What was the name of your dissertation? VW: It’s actually in a newspaper article, but I don’t know it off the top of my head. Hang on. (Searches for article.) It’s “The Three-Dimensional X-Ray Crystallographic Structure of the Yeast Arginine Methyltransferase, HMT1.” M: What was it like moving from Harvard to Hollywood? You certainly don’t run into films with titles like that. VW: (Laughs) It was interesting because they are so immediately different, although in some ways they’re similar. Whether you’re doing science or art, they’re both like a big black box. There are a lot of unknowns and you can never be certain if you’re doing something right. Same thing with love, which is a basis for “Losing Control.” In that way, they’re similar because you have to put a lot of faith in your plan. You don’t get much consistent, positive feedback for a very long time in both areas. You can wait forever before finding approval for what you’re doing, and that can be very hard. They’re different, though, because in science you’re working in a lab and have a close community. In Hollywood, everything is spread out before and after production. During the filming, though, you do have a close-knit group, which is really great. On the whole, the process and how I feel is the same between science and filmmaking. M: As writer and director, “Losing Control” is loosely based on your experiences at Harvard. When you say loosely, how loose are we talking? Did you actually sit down and dissect dating like a scientist? VW: You know, I think the seeds for the movie are autobiographical. The

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academic subculture is very quirky and strange, and it’s well represented here. Many of the characters are based on combinations of people and professors I encountered. I also think it’s a very Boston film. I think these personalities are very specific to the town and subculture. Sam’s journey is fictional of course, but when you’re in your twenties, everyone wonders if the person they’re with is really the right one. When you put thought into that uncertainty every day, there is more time to question who you are with, especially if you are a questioning person. That’s why she applies science to love, to try and find a rational explanation. M: Who sparked the idea for “Losing Control?” Was it a guy or a girl? VW: The main character is very much a fictional and embellished character. She is a combination of me, a friend I had as a graduate student, and other people I know. But I wanted to make a character who is smart and aware and has a plan for her life, as many people do, and takes it to even more of an extreme because she is a scientist. Cause and effect are very crucial to her thought process. I feel a lot of what my generation senses is that with all the technology and education, we can control our lives easier than people in the past could. I wanted to take the thought of, “I can predict how my life turns out,” and say, “What happens if things don’t quite go according to plan?” The Vail Film Festival closes tonight with the premiere of “Losing Control” at 8 p.m. at Vail Mountain School, directly after the Tribute Awards presentation. Tickets are available for $10 roughly 20 minutes before the showing.

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Ghent takes 8th in Winter Park

SSCV skier takes cues from Mancuso Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s U.S. Ski Team member Abby Ghent skied to an eighth place, first for the junior women, in the U.S. Alpine Nationals at Winter Park. With World Cup stars Julia Mancuso and SSCV alumna Sarah Schleper taking first and second in yesterday’s GS, Ghent rocketed down the course on her second run with the third fastest time to move up to eighth from her start position of 14th. “I’m happy with my finish today, for sure,” Ghent said. “On my first run, I made a mistake just before that, but I had a clean run on the second course, didn’t make many mistakes, and I tried to go fast.” As much as athleticism, tactics played into her fast time, Ghent said.

On racing against Julia Mancuso, Ghent said, “It was cool having her here. Watching her ski down the same course I skied down, I was able to see how fast I could potentially go.” With her performance Friday, placing first for the junior women in the GS, Ghent is now also the National Junior Giant Slalom Champion. “Abby has come a long way from a year ago to be able to stay in the top 10 in the U.S. Nationals,” said coach Dan Stripp. “For her to be third in the second run is a big step, and a confidence builder for her career. It’s exciting that Abby can mix it up with the some of the best racers in the country.” The U.S. Alpine National Championships continue today with a Super G for the men and women at Winter Park

‘Love For The Ladies’ Team Rail Jam today

Third annual event for breast cancer comes to ‘Beav It’s that time of the year again, the third annual “Love For The Ladies” Team Rail Jam hosted by Beaver Creek Resort is today in Beaver Creek. Over the past two years, Love For The Ladies has raised more than $18,000, of which all proceeds go to The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group. Today’s event consists will send groups of three snowboarders or skiers through the terrain park dressed in themed costumes

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Afghans angry over the burning of a Quran at a small Florida church stormed a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan yesterday, killing seven foreigners, including four Nepalese guards.

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Arizona’s cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said yesterday that the fee is intended to rein in health care costs by pushing patients to keep themselves healthy. Diabetics who fail to follow their doctor’s orders to lose weight would be subjected to the $50 charge.

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Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration. The requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to clearly post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes.

Ford CEO’s $26.5 million package

The President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. received a pay package valued at $26.5 million in 2010. Alan Mulally, 65, was hired away from Boeing Co. in 2006 to rescue Ford. The Dearborn, Mich., company was in financial peril late in 2006 when Bill Ford removed himself as CEO and lured Mulally away from Boeing. The year he joined the company, Ford lost $12.6 billion. Under Mulally, Ford mortgaged assets including its blue oval logo to borrow more than $23 billion, allowing it to weather the recession. It avoided filing for bankruptcy or following General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC in taking government aid.

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A month-long, 20-city Sheen road show kicks off in Detroit tonight, where he’s expected to - well, it’s not entirely clear what he’s going to do. Few details have emerged about the format of his proposed performances, although the unemployed actor did say during an appearance on WKQI-FM in Detroit that rapper Snoop Dogg will be at the historic Fox Theatre on Saturday night. And a former porn actress is one of two women whom he selected to sing the national anthem. “Detroit, you’ve been warned,” Sheen said during the radio interview. As for why Detroit was chosen as the tour’s first destination: “Why not?” Sheen’s publicist Larry Solters said yesterday.


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The time-honored tradition of dressing in out-of-date, ugly-as-sin ski clothing hit the Vail Valley full force yesterday. Affectionately referred to as “Gaper Day,” April 1 at resorts across the nation is a day for ski bums young and old to dust of the spandex, headbands, and neon puff coats in celebration of the Gaper. For those not in the know, Gaper is defined by Urban Dictionary as, “a skiier or snowboarder who is completely clueless. Usually distinguished by their bright colored clothes and a Gaper Gap, the gap between goggles and a helmet/hat.” Enjoy.

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In a near-repeat of 2006, the Colorado Rockies home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks went 11 innings yesterday in Denver. Matt Lindstrom’s wild pitch with one out in the top of the 11th inning allowed Gerardo Parra to score from third base, sending the Arizona Diamondbacks to a wild 7-6 win. These teams also went 11 innings in their 2006 opener, but Colorado won that one, 3-2. Parra singled off Matt Reynolds to start the 11th, and Lindstrom came in and struck out a pinch hitter before Willie Bloomquist singled to right, putting runners at the corners for Kelly Johnson, who was at the plate when Lindstrom threw the wild pitch. Right-hander Sam Demel (1-0), the fifth Diamondbacks pitcher, worked one scoreless inning for the win, and righty J.J. Putz got the last three outs for his first save. Reynolds (0-1), who retired one of two batters he faced, took the loss. The Diamondbacks were trotting off the field in the seventh after righty Juan Gutierrez struck out Ty Wigginton on a pitch in the dirt for the third out to seemingly preserve a 6-4 lead, but catcher Miguel Montero short-hopped the throw to first, allowing Carlos Gonzalez to score from second base. Jose Lopez then beat out an infield single to third, scoring Todd Helton with the tying run, and it stayed that way until the 11th. Before that seventh-inning flub, starter Ian Kennedy was in line for the win and Ubaldo Jimenez the loss. The Rockies had a chance to take the lead in the eighth but third base coach Rich Dauer held Seth Smith at third on Gonzalez’s single into the right-center gap, and the throw bounced into the infield near second base. Aaron Heilman then struck out Troy Tulowitzki to end the threat. Justin Upton and Montero went deep off an ineffective Jimenez, who didn’t have his usual nasty stuff and

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The Dodgers 2-1 win over the Giants in their home opener yesterday wasn’t exactly a beat down, but what happened after the game certainly was. Police believe many fans witnessed a beating that left a San Francisco fan critically injured after the season opening game at Dodger Stadium, and they asked yesterday for help in identifying the attackers. Two men in Dodgers clothing were exchanging barbed comments with three men in Giants gear as thousands of baseball fans left the stadium after Thursday night’s 2-1 Dodger victory, Detective T.J. Moore said. The Giants fans tried to distance themselves from their assailants, and two made it away from them, but one was struck with fists on the back of the head and as he fell, his head hit the ground in Parking Lot 2 on the third base side of the ballpark, Moore said. Both attackers then kicked the victim, who suffered a head injury, and ran, Moore said. When the victim’s friends turned around to look for him, they saw him on the ground and made their way back to him. Police paramedics on bicycles were the first to arrive to help the victim. An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, Moore said. He remained in critical but stable condition yesterday, the detective said. The victim has been identified, but his name was being withheld until police can talk to relatives, Moore said. Because his injuries were so severe, detectives had not yet talked to him, he said. Investigators were reviewing footage to see if any security camera captured the attack, but Detective Larry Burcher said so far they’d found “nothing of great value.” Moore said no one in the crowd had come forward with any cell phone or video camera footage. “We’re very confident there were witnesses, it happened immediately following the game when everybody was coming out,” Burcher said. But, Moore said, it was so crowded that 90 percent of the crowd may not have even known what was going on. The stadium has been plagued by opening day violence in the past. In April 2009, a man stabbed his friend in the stadium parking lot after the home opener, in which the Dodgers beat the Giants 11-1. Arthur Alvarez was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Alvarez, who contended that he was knocked to the ground and acted in self-defense, was later acquitted by a jury.

cent of the 846 players on rosters March 31 are foreign born, representing 14 countries and territories. Last season, there were 231 foreign-born players. The Dominican Republic leads all with 86 players and Venezuela ranks second at 62, its highest total ever on opening day. Puerto Rico is next with 20 and Canada has 16. The Yankees have the most players born outside the 50 U.S. states with 16, and the Dodgers have players from eight countries, including Curacao, Taiwan and Nicaragua. The number is down slightly from the all-time high of 29.2 percent in 2005.

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The 2012 Giro d’Italia will start in western Denmark. The Giro will begin with a prologue in Herning on May 5, followed the day after with a second stage in the flat hinterland with a start and finish in Herning, Giacomo Catano of race organizer RCS Sport said yesterday. The riders will move to the nearby city of Horsens for a third stage before transferring to complete the rest of the race in Italy. In 2010, the Giro started with a time trial in Amsterdam. This year’s edition starts in Turin. Herning Mayor Lars Krarup said the city had also tried to attract the start of the Tour de France but in vain. His colleague from Horsens, Jan Trojborg, said getting the Giro was “huge for us.” Herning, 170 miles west of Copenhagen, is the hometown of team Saxo Bank-Sungard owner Bjarne Riis, who in 2007 admitted using performance-enhancing drugs to win the 1996 Tour de France. The Saxo Bank-Sungard squad has been invited to this year’s Giro, and its top rider Alberto Contador plans to make the race his first major three-week race since the Spanish cycling federation cleared the Tour de France champion of doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency and International Cycling Union have appealed Contador’s acquittal. The Spaniard can continue racing until the Court of Arbitration for Sport issues a ruling. The third-tier Continental team of disgraced former Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen was also based in this city. “It would be great to have it start here below our office windows,” Rasmussen said in a TV interview.

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“This is expert terrain and expert conditions, but of course these guys are experts,” he said. “But sometimes experts are the ones who get in trouble when they’re overconfident.” In his personal opinion, Koegel said, Ferrari and Purcell may have been safe if they’d only dropped into Devil’s Tools a few hours earlier. By the midday, he said, sun one the steep slope made it too


sors, family, and friends prior to today, big numbers roll in and lives of our local women are helped for the better. Great support comes from all over the snowboard and ski industry including Volcom, Smith, Skullcandy, and NeverSummer. It was in 2009 that Justine Nadherny created LFTL for her mother, Andrea Francis. Love For The Ladies was created as a token of support and a platform for awareness for all of those affected by the disease. Andrea was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer in 2006 yet never let it diminish her spirit or will to live each day to the fullest. This year Justine will be attending the event without the

unstable to ride slowly. The slope the two were on was about 40 degrees. Avalanche risks in the central Rockies are now considered “considerable” due to deep snow and high temperatures. Anyone planning to spend time in the backcountry should be trained in avalanche awareness and bring the proper equipment.

physical presence of her mother, for it was on September 2, 2010, that Andrea Francis lost her battle with breast cancer. Registration and check in begins at 9 a.m. at the Starbucks level of Beaver Creek Village with the event starting at 11 a.m. and going until 3 p.m. at the Zoom Room Terrain Park in Beaver Creek Resort. The after party and awards ceremony take place at The Dusty Boot immediately after the event, where the three Grand Prizes are handed out for Best Team Performance, Best Costume and the Team with the largest collective donation

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Large room in Nottingham Road Townhome. Bath, storage, privacy, unfurnished. Mature household, flexible lease.


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.

1BD, private bath and private entrance. Balcony with mountain views. High speed internet and cable. Utilities included. Call 970.401.3806

Call Walt 970.904.5501 or 970.949.1254

2 BD, 2 BA Lift View Condo. Near Vail & Beaver Creek. Close to bus route, bike path, schools & shops. Patio with planters and fireplace. New carpet and paint. Tile counters and flooring in kitchen & entryway. High end finishes throughout. , N/S. Washer/Dryer, Call Pat at 303.809.0101

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

Nicest 2 BD, 2 BA Condo in Liftview! Completely remodeled, fully furnished. Near Beaver Creek lifts & bus route. Top floor, cathedral ceilings, F/P, Deck, D/W, W/D. N/S, N/P. Yearly lease or short term negotiable. Available April 1.

Large 2,760sqf warehouse space. Two 14ft garage doors and 18ft ceilings. Can be subdivided into 2 separate units. Complete with office, restroom, A/C, and heat.

Was $550,00 - Now $375,000

1 BD, with own bath in single family home for rent in Upper Kaibab. Utilities, WiFi, and cable included. Must be clean. W.D.,NS/NP

Ted Steers 970.477.5319


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1BD, 1BA apartment in Eagle. Pets negotiable.

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

Large bedroom with fireplace, own bath in rustic farm house on Lake Creek horse property. N/S, N/P, W/D. Utilities and cable included.

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

Call 970.390.1898

Call Kathy 970.376.7225

Call 970.926.2029

Ted Steers 970.477.5319

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

Airport commercial lot for sale... investor wanted. Favorable terms available for a qualified investor.

Why lease when you can own your own building. Seasoned tenants to lease the space you don’t need. Centrally located in Eagle-Vail off I-70.

John Nichols, Gateway Land & Dev. Co.

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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.

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

970.376.6087 or 970.926.6777

970.926.7911 ext. 4

Very nice office/retail space. Attractive finishes, great visibility, easy access, abundant parking.

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

2,702 SF Restaurant, office, nightclub, art gallery. Decent traffic from Vail Cascade Resort, low CAM/taxes & covered parking. (Formerly Sushi Oka)

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1310 Westhaven Circle #C -101

Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Co.

Contact Trish

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Peter Shelton, Gateway Land & Dev.

970.926.7911 ext. 4

Furnished studio in Sunriver with underground parking. Pool and hot tub. On the bus route. Call 970.376.7225

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Luxurious Mountain Living The Iverson Team 21 Hillside Court $3,950,000 6 BD/8 BA § Web ID: M30633

Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112

Matt Iverson 970.569.2104

Service, Integrity, and 40 years of Combined Real Estate Knowledge in the Vail Valley

345 Old Creamery Road $2,750,000 5 BD/4BA § Web ID: M31041

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 Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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

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


Major Price Reductions at Brush Creek Village. Only 7 6 5 Developer Units left! 3 & 4 BD units, some w/ basements, in brand new private development. Adjacent to pool and ice-rink. Financing available!

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.

$749,000 (Was $789,000)

143 Bridger Drive

John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Now Starting at only $349,000



Homes starting at $350,000

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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.

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.

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.

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421 Beaver Dam Circle

Potato Patch Club #40

$550,000 to $695,000

Vistar Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Now $1,495,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Reduced to $950,000







One Willow Bridge Road. 2 and 3 Bedroom Residence Club Ownership. 3 weeks winter, 3 weeks summer, 1 floating week. Ted or Gil, Sonnenalp Real Estate



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.

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.

1044 Homestake Circle

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Austria Haus Club

Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate



Offered at $1,475,000


Priced from $219,900- $340,000




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

Sandstone 70, Unit A4


Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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

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

New Price $ 4,950,000

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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.

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

Vail Point Townhouse #36

247 Springfield

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

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Offered at $819,000



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