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the end of the ski season. A free concert with Chris Isaak is the headliner event at Spring Back to Vail, the iconic, high-energy, end-of-season festival. Of a Revolution (O.A.R.), and

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Vail Ski patroller Corey Miller gets extreme during the pond skimming championships in Vail a few years ago. This year’s Pond Skimming Championships are scheduled for April 18 at Vail’s Golden Peak. Jeff Cricco photo.

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D.J. Logic also will perform at the festival, slated for April 13 to 19. There will be plenty of other on-mountain events, in-town parties and other crazy spring fun, say promoters. Chris Isaak is known for classics such as “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Thing,” Somebody’s Crying” and “Blue Hotel.” Isaak is scheduled to play Friday, April 17, on a stage set up near the International Bridge in Vail. DJ Logic will perform Sat., April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pond Skimming BBQ in Vail’s Golden Peak, and O.A.R. will be Sunday, April 19 in Vail Village. Check out springbacktovail.com for concert updates, including venue locations and specific performance times.

Big money events This is the first year Spring Back to Vail offers a Sunday evening concert following the mountain’s closing day. Vail is spending $70,000 through its Commission on Special Events to put on several of the events. Vail Resorts is spending an additional sum for other events, including a “treasure hunt,” a free barbecue on the mountain and some sort of event “lounge” with free drinks. In addition, Vail Resorts is going all-out to promote the event, working with the Vail Local Marketing District on a “six-figure ad campaign,” that includes TV ads and e-mails to a 100,000-person database. Film competition Does the recently-wrapped film festival make you want to try your hand as an amateur filmmaker? The Breitling All Mountain Film Competition will feature teams of two people, one rider and one filmmaker, utilizing any terrain on Vail Mountain over the course of four days in order to create the most unique and original three-minute video. Tues., April 14 – Sat., April 18, 2009. Filmmakers’ videos will be uploaded to a Web site for pro-judges and public viewers to access and vote. The winning duo will be awarded two Breitling backcountry emergency watch-

Pond skimming About that pond skimming. Now in its seventh year, the World Pond Skimming Championships will return to the Spring Back to Vail week-long festival on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base area. The Tuaca World Pond Skimming Championships entails floatable (and sometimes sinkable) athletes launching themselves off an on-snow jump, into a 100-foot pond in attempt to successfully exist the pond on both feet. Competitors will vie for fame and glory in a showing that defies the laws of physics and perhaps even common sense. Judges will score each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water solubility. All eyes will be on the grand prize of $1,000 in cold hard cash and the elusive Golden Skimmer Title. The field, limited to just 75 participants, is now full. Ski & Tee And then there’s the Ski & Tee. Where, and when else can you ski during the morning and golf in the afternoon? Vail skiing star Chad Fleischer is hosting the eighth-annual Ski & Tee Weekend. April 17 - 18. It’s a fundraiser for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s scholarship fund. The actual athletic stuff is April 18, while the pre-event party at The George in Vail Village is on April 17. Of course, there’s a party on the April 18 too. The skiing is on Vail’s Black Forest race course, and the golf is at the Sonnenalp Golf Club. The Friday night party at The George is where you can purchase the best ski and golf pros that money can buy. Among the pros are Fleischer, of course, Sweden Patrick Jaerbyn, a three-time winter Olympian and three time World Championship medalist; Andy Leroy, a 1998 Olympian; Brett Fischer, a U.S. Ski Team star; Jake Fiala, 2002 Winter Olympian and national Super G champion; and Ryan Barkley, a golf pro who’s also a former ski racer. For more info on participating in the Ski & Tee or registering a team for the event, contact Geisness at jgeisness@ skiclubvail.org or (970) 476-5119.

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Builders like ‘green,’ but say it’s more expensive Trends swing toward being more environmentally friendly By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer More builders in Eagle County say they want to “build green” — mainly by using energy-saving measures in homes and commercial buildings. But they also say it’s more expensive — adding 2 percent to as much as 40 percent or more to the cost of a building. For example, the $2 million Snowmass golf course club house, built in 2003, includes an expensive geothermal heating system and other energy-related upgrades, says Tim Carpenter, pre-construction director at R.A. Nelson and Associates in Avon. But increased building costs are expected to be recouped in 10 years in lower heat bills, Carpenter said. “It pays back for itself relatively quickly,” Carpenter said. “They want something that’s going to be cost-effective over the term of the building.” Geothermal heating usually isn’t considered to be cost-effective in houses because it’s so expensive to install compared to how much energy it can save, Carpenter said. County has Eco-Build rules Builder’s opinions could play a big role in Vail’s latest plans to add a green building code to its existing development rules, Community Development Director George Ruther has said. In general, speculative builders don’t like to follow such rules very much, because they pay their own building costs up front, Ruther pointed out. Custom builders usually are more open to such rules, he said. Eagle County has a slate of “green” Eco-Build rules; other communities in the region have discussed adopting them, including Avon. Kevin Mowder, co-owner of CHC Mountain Structures in Eagle thinks the Eco-Build rules may be common sense, but builders have to be open-minded to potential savings. “People look at it as a penalty and it’s not supposed to be,” Mowder said. “You complain, then you say, ‘Oh wow. With good insulation, I’ll recoup that in the next two years.” Builders like the dollars and cents approach, Carpenter said. “If you do this, it will save you that, is becoming more and more prevalent,” Carpenter said. “I think the buzz is starting to change with the mentality of the people

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When the new Gore Range Natural Science School is constructed in Avon, builders plan to get a top environmentally friendly rating. To get the national LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating, designers have gone all out to make every part of the campus be an environmental showcase. LEED is an industry standard put together by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit group. Architects have designed several smaller buildings rather than one big building and situated them to take advantage of solar heating in colder months and cooling air currents in summer months. Straw bale insulation is planned. Environmental systems in the building are integrated into the design, said Brian Sipes, architect and principal at Zehren and Associates, the architectural firm in Avon working on the project. The firm is collaborating with architect firm Mithun in Seattle. Building contractor R.A. Nelson of Avon, will even have to document its recycling efforts on the site. The school has raised at least $6 million of the estimated $9 million needed to build the campus. When builders start is contingent on how much money is raised.

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“Most of the features are not going to jump out at you,” Sipes said of the new campus. “It’s a paradigm shift — not a normal building with features added on.” A LEED-platinum rating, the highest LEED standard, may add as much as 40 percent to the cost of a project, Sipes said. “From airlocks to bathrooms, every piece of it is as environmentally sensitive as possible,” Sipes said. “We want to show people that environmentally sensitive design doesn’t have to look weird.” LEED is quickly becoming a buzzword for new buildings in the county. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon bills itself as on track to be the largest LEED-certified project in the county to date. Traer Creek Plaza in Avon was another LEED project. Vail Resorts’ plans for an estimated $1 billion new ski portal called Ever Vail in West Lionshead also plans to go for the top LEED rating. LEED approval is given to buildings after they are finished. Requirements include things like energysaving appliances and more insulation.

who build spec homes. That’s a good thing.” Going for “glitz” But since speculative builders often won’t be around to see any benefits of building in energy savings, they


tend to go for more “glitz� items, Carpenter said. “It’s an issue we run into all the time. Spec builders aren’t going to own the building, they’re not going to operate the building, so they’re not as concerned about systems that save energy,� Carpenter said. Custom builders often have an easier time of it, since they can get their clients on board from the beginning, which can save money, said Brian Sipes, an architect and principal at Zehren and Associates in Avon. “I tell clients — if you design a normal building and add LEED (a “green� industry standard) at the end, it can be expensive,� Sipes said. “But if it’s a goal at the very beginning of the design, it really shouldn’t be that hard.� County employees are careful to explain how the Eco-Build regulations can help builders, said Adam Palmer, the county planner who handles the environmental regulations. A sensitive issue “Any time you’re increasing regulation or providing another layer, obviously it’s a sensitive issue for somebody whose livelihood is dependent on it,� Palmer said. “Typically, we don’t like to be told what to do, right?� The Eco-Build code is “points-based�, meaning builders can choose items they want to do to get the points required to get their projects approved. “It definitely pushed the building community a bit, in a good way,� Palmer said. “So high-efficiency heating systems are more standard where they weren’t necessarily so, before.� Probably the most controversial piece of the EcoBuild rules govern new heated driveways and patios, Palmer said. A builder who puts in any external heating has to offer a renewable energy project on site or pay into a separate Eco-Build fund, he said.

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The $2 million Snowmass golf course club house, above, includes an expensive geothermal heating system and other energy-related upgrades, says Tim Carpenter, pre-construction director at R.A. Nelson and Associates in Avon. But increased building costs are expected to be recouped in 10 years in lower heat bills, says Carpenter.

That fund collected about $160,000 per year in the last few years. Last year, the money paid for 35 residential solar systems and a Habitat for Humanity project, which helps lower-income residents become homeowners. “A snowmelted driveway is pretty much three boilers to run the snowmelt system and one to run the house, so you’re just pushing on a rope,� Palmer said. “Our message is you can still do that, just realize it has an impact. So as long as that impact is mitigated, I guess it’s acceptable.� Other “green� building rules often include requirements to install energy-saving appliances, add glazing to windows and require higher insulation standards.

Gathering held celebrating the life of Shane McConkey Some 2000 friends and followers of former Vail extreme skier Shane McConkey gathered Monday to celebrate his life. McConkey died while filming a movie stunt in Corvara, Italy involving a ski-base jump, an extreme sport he pioneered and loved. He was 39. The gathering was held in Squaw Valley south of Truckee, Calif, and McConkey’s wife, parents, and friends shared stories and poems. The flags were hung at half mast in a memorial lasted about an hour and a half. The ceremony concluded with a series of ava-

lanche charges, set-off in Shane’s honor. McConkey founded the International Free Skiing Association and had grown popular in recent years for his BASE jumping competitions and big-mountain film exploits. During his career he won the IFSA world tour of freeskiing in 1996 and 1998, and finished second in the 1999 Winter X Games Skier X competition. In 2001, Skiing Mag listed him as the top skier in North America, and Powder magazine readers voted him skier of the year three times. McConkey lived and trained at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village. He was 39 when he died and is survived by his wife Sherry and daughter Ayla.

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Local investors negotiating $45M Lake Creek Village purchase By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Good things come to those who wait, and work. A pair of local real estate investors inked an agreement negotiate a $45 million deal to buy Lake Creek Village apartments from the county. Gerry Flynn’s Polar Star Properties and Glenn Heelan’s Morningstar Mountain Properties signed their letter of intent last week. Morningstar and Polar Star signed their non-binding letter of intent on Wednesday. “There are still a lot of hurdles to clear and work to do before everything is final,” said Flynn. Flynn’s Polar Star manages more than 1,000 units in several local apartment complexes. Flynn was part of the county’s original non-profit organization that developed Lake Creek Village 15 years ago. At the time, it was Eagle County’s first workforce housing project and no one was certain it would work. “He’s Mr. Affordable Housing in the valley,” Heelan said of Flynn. Long and winding road The letter of intent is the lat-

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The county commissioners have made it clear for more than a year that they intend to sell Lake Creek Village. They’ll hold a public hearing on the latest incarnation at 11 a.m. today in the Eagle County Building, 500 Broadway, in Eagle. The commissioners said they intend to ratify a letter of intent to sell the 270-unit workforce housing project to local investors. est in Lake Creek Village’s curious sales saga. The county had a $53 million deal with Red Peak development last year to buy Lake Creek. That deal fell apart the last week of August. Corum Real Estate Group, the current Lake Creek Village property management company, replaced them in September, but that deal quickly fell apart, too, because Corum couldn’t put together a financing package. Morningstar stepped in a few months ago with its $45 million proposal.

Profits won’t fund Stratton Flats Seasonal housing also not part of the plan

Selling Lake Creek Village is only a good idea if county officials invest the money wisely. To put your mind at rest just a little, county officials said Monday that none of the money will be funneled to Stratton Flats, at least not right now. Housing seasonal workers is also not part of the plan, they said. Traffic at Stratton Flats is picking up and the project should be fine on its own, they said. Beyond that, it’s still a little murky. The county commissioners poured $4.5 million taxpayer dollars into Stratton Flats last year, enabling the project to avoid financial disaster in exchange for some deed-restricted homes. The county commissioners today are scheduled to ratify their third agreement to sell the 270-unit project for $45 million to local investors. The first two shots selling for a target price of $53 million, fell apart. “You have to ask if they have alternative uses for the capital,” said John Peck, one of the nation’s leading bond attorneys. “This project (Lake Creek Village) is online and you know it’s going to stay online.” County officials have said all along that the vision is to leverage their $20 million windfall into more workforce housing – mostly rental stock and mostly in the eastern end of the valley. A government sponsored enterprise, like selling Lake Creek Village, does not have to rise to the same standards as would a privately-backed project. They could do the same thing by refinancing Lake Creek Village and funneling that money toward future workforce projects, but are sticking with selling it outright, saying the return on in-

vestment is higher. “In the private sector you have to prove that there is a market for the product you’re proposing, and your price point meets the demand of that market,” said Peck. Glenn Heelan’s Morningstar Mountain Properties and Gerry Flynn’s Polar Star Properties, both local companies, are negotiating with county officials to purchase Lake Creek Village. The county still owes about $22 million on Lake Creek Village. If the third time is, in fact, the charm, the $20 million profits will go into an equity fund with the aim of a 6 percent yield. Right now, county officials have a list of a half dozen projects that could meet those return standards, if the stars align and everything goes right. Seasonal workforce housing is not the primary goal. Values and revenue streams are determined by number of apartments that are rented in projects like Lake Creek. So far, Lake Creek Village remains completely full, although Flynn and others are watching closely to see what happens over the next few months with the slowdown in the construction industry. “We’re all concerned about the next three months. We’re going to learn a lot in April, May and June,” said Flynn. “If Lake Creek Village is still leased after that, we’ll be very happy.” Like all businesses, a rental project is all about how well the property is being maintained, as well as location, location, location. Lake Creek Village is in a fairly ideal spot, said Peck. “I know the county has maintained it very well,” she said. “And the location gets better and better as more affordable housing is forced down valley.” —Randy Wyrick


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Eagle County Real Estate showing improvement By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Maybe, just maybe the worst is over, but make sure to knock wood when you say that. Eagle County’s real estate showed signs of reawakening in February with transactions up 16 percent over the same month the year before. On the other hand, the county saw 85 foreclosures through April 3, so it might not be time to kick off the victory parade just yet. Still, the 30-year fixed rate is down to about 4.75 percent, and will likely stay down there, says T.K. Klein of The Klein Group Mortgage. Also, first time home buyers are eligible for an $8,000 federal tax credit. “If you can document your income and have a good credit rating, you can easily qualify for these kinds of loans,” said T.K. Klein of the local mortgage company The Klein Group. There’s also a misconception that there’s no jumbo loan money available, and that’s not true either, said Klein. Loans are available for up to $3 million. The feds are spending $1.2 trillion to buy up mortgage related debt, and that’s helping channel

some additional money to the mortgage market. The Fed’s decision to buy an additional $750 billion in mortgagebacked securities guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie comes on top of $500 billion in such securities it’s already buying. It also will double its purchases of Fannie and Freddie debt to $200 billion. “It’s terrific news,” said Klein. “It will keep interest rates in this historically low level for the foreseeable future.” It should also spark commercial lending, Klein said. Those are based on 10-year treasury notes. The goal behind all the Fed’s moves is to spur lending. More lending would boost spending by consumers and businesses, which would revive the economy. It couldn’t come soon enough. The nation’s unemployment rate hit 8.5 percent last wek. Some economists say it could hit 10 percent by the end of this year. The recession, which began in December 2007, already has cost 5.5 million jobs and has left 13 million searching for work.

George Yuan is well-known to his sushi patrons for his Nozawa restaurants in Vail and Dillon. Now, Yuan and sister Susan are getting ready to open a new Nozawa restaurant in the current Masato’s in Chapel Square in Avon. The two plan to re-open the first week of June. Masato’s plans to close on April 12, which is also closing day at Beaver Creek. As any good sushi eater knows, fresh fish is the most important part

of the experience. Yuan gets his from Japan, flown straight to Denver and delivered to Vail three times per week. Some salmon also comes from Alaska “We get it fresh. All the fish is good, quality fish from Japan,” Yuan said. Already, loyal customers are anticipating the change. Yuan says he will focus on quality and service, the hallmark of any good business.

County’s down payment program will also help The county’s Down Payment Assistance program helps Eagle County residents buy moderately priced homes in the valley. The program provides a cash infusion up to 5 percent for purchases up to $450,000 for free market homes, and 10 percent for deed-restricted homes up to $450,000. The county’s housing department also offers credit counseling and mortgage counseling. “The program is designed to help prospective buyers get their finances in order and determine if they can they afford the home, they’re considering. We want to try to discourage people from biting off more than they can chew,” said Eagle County Housing and Development Director Alex Potente. “We’re very excited about the drop in interest rates. It opens opportunities for home ownership in affordable ways.” For information call Leona Perkins at 328-8771.

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Vail firefighter Mitch Raines has been recognized as the Colorado Rookie Coordinator of the Year for 2008 by the Colorado Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Raines was selected by the MDA for the most money raised by a first-year coordinator. Raines has been organizing the MDA fundraising efforts for Vail Fire after taking over from fellow firefighterBryan Cash, who is now serving with the Englewood fire department. Through Raines’ coordination, Vail Fire raised $6,104 during the 2008 Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the nationwide “Fill the Boot” campaign. The firefighters braved the brisk weather during the two-day event taking turns manning a dunk tank. Money was raised by selling chances to dunk a firefighter by throwing balls at a target. “The weather was pretty cold over the weekend and the water in the dunk tank never really warmed up,” said Raines. “But, this year if the weather cooperates, I’d like to double our contribution.” Raines is also working with the Western Slope MDA chapter president to bring an MDA Kids Camp to Vail where the kids would spend a week with Vail firefighters enjoying various mountain activities. Raines was hired by Vail Fire full-time last July after joining the student resident program in 2005. He’s originally from Denver. The International Association of Fire Fighters has an extended history with the MDA telethons hosted by Jerry Lewis during the Labor Day weekend. Since 1954 the association has donated over $275 million. Vail Fire started participating in the fundraising in 1989.

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Town of Eagle initiates green bikes program Eagle is the latest town on the cutting edge of bike sharing programs. In an effort to showcase the amazing cycling opportunities available in the town of Eagle while also reducing people’s reliance on their cars to get around town, members of One Eagle (a newly formed business and community organization) have implemented The Eagle Green Bikes Program. Green Bikes will be a free of charge bike sharing program. Bikes will be placed at strategic locations around Eagle for people to borrow as a source of transportation while running errands, or for a pleasure ride around town. Two local bike

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Lionshead transit center to be discussed tonight By Beth Potter Mountaineer Staff Writer A Texas developer remains upbeat that he’ll get a 90-day extension from Vail town officials to get a parking restriction lifted from the Lionshead parking structure. “I’m hopeful that things will be resolved to my satisfaction tomorrow night,” Mark Masinter, a representative of development company Open Hospitality Partners/Hillwood Capital, said Monday. “It shouldn’t be a big issue.” The developer plans to spend $900 million to renovate the town-owned parking structure to include a W Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, condos, stores, parking and a conference center. The project got initial approval last summer with the stipulation that the parking restriction must be lifted. The parking restriction was placed on the site by Vail Resorts when the company gave the . What that means is that Vail Resorts must approve anything built on the parking structure. New transit center The measure is to be discussed at tonight’s town

council meeting, which starts 6 p.m. at 75 South Frontage Road. It was tabled at the town’s March 17 meeting. Masinter has asked the council to give him until June 15 to figure out a deal with Vail Resorts. “We shall see what happens,” he said. However, Stan Zemler, town manager, said he and other town employees are “increasingly concerned about the lack of documented progress toward the removal of the deed restriction,” among other things, according to an open letter from him to town council members. In addition, town employees are looking for a contractor to build a new Lionshead transit center and are discussing other ways to fix up the aging garage. Vail has a federal grant of $1.5 million to spend on a new transit center. Councilman Farrow Hitt was out of town for the March 17 meeting, meaning a vote on the 90-day extension could be different tonight. Rob Katz, chief executive of Vail Resorts has said that he won’t lift the parking restriction from Lionshead parking structure until a new parking garage is built at Ever Vail, the resort’s planned new ski village.

Weekly construction meetings begin today Starting today the town of Vail will begin hosting weekly construction meetings to review upcoming project schedules. Neighbors, contractors and others impacted by the construction are invited to participate. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. each Tuesday in the community room at the Vail Public Library. Free parking for the first 90 minutes will be available in the Lionshead structure. After April 20, parking will be free until the next ski season. The town is helping to coordi-

nate activities at 12 commercial construction sites within the town as well as various street and utility projects, including the final phase of the West Meadow Drive streetscape improvements, which beings April 20. The streetscape project will signal the start of the spring construction season which allows contractors to work within the public right-of-way in Vail Village and LionsHead from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week between April 15 and June 26, with the exception of the Teva Mountain

Games scheduled for June 4-7. To view a map of the 2009 projects or for other construction related information, visit the town’s web site at www.vailgov.com. Weekly construction updates will again be distributed by the town. To sign up for the email updates, visit the town’s web site and click on “town services,” then “vail-mail” subscriptions. For more information, contact Leonard Sandoval in the Public Works Department at 479-2198 or e-mail lsandoval@vailgov.com.

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tens of thousands homeless. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake buckled both ancient and modern buildings in and around L’Aquila, snuggled in a valley surrounded by the snowcapped Apennines’ tallest peaks. It also took a severe toll on the centuries-old castles and churches in the mountain stronghold dating from the Middle Ages, and the Culture Ministry drew up a list of landmarks that were damaged, including collapsed bell towers and cupolas. The quake, centered near L’Aquila about 70 miles northeast of Rome, struck at 3:22 a.m., followed by more than a dozen aftershocks. Italy’s deadliest in nearly three decades struck as residents slept, knocking down buildings and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

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The nation should stop pouring billions into futuristic, super-expensive F-22 jet fighters, pull the plug on new presidential helicopters and put the money into systems U.S. soldiers can use against actual foes, Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday. Major overhaul plans laid out by the Obama administration’s Pentagon chief would slash several giant weapons programs — and thousands of civilian jobs that go with them. With recession unemployment rising, Congress may balk at many of the cuts in Gates’ proposed $534 billion budget for the coming year. Still, despite all the talk of cuts, the total figure would rise from $513 billion for 2009, and Gates spoke of using money more wisely, not asking for less. Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration, said he is gearing Pentagon buying plans to the smaller, lower-tech battlefields the military is facing now and expects in coming years. He also said he hopes lawmakers will resist temptations to save outdated system that keep defense plants humming in their home districts. The Pentagon, he said, wants to move away from both outdated weapons systems conceived in the Cold War and futuristic programs aimed at super-sophisticated foes. Gates said he would expand spending on equipment that targets insurgents, such as $2 billion more on surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. That would include funding for 50 new Predator drones such as those that have rained down missiles on militants hiding along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Obama administration defends Bush wiretaps

The Obama administration is defending the Bush administration’s wiretapping program against a lawsuit by AT&T customers who claim federal agents illegally intercepted their phone calls and gained access to their records, according to court papers filed Friday in San Francisco. Disclosure of information sought by the customers, “which concerns how the United States seeks to detect and prevent terrorist attacks, would cause exceptionally grave harm to national security,” Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed Friday in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a lawyer for the customers, saying Monday that the filing was disappointing in light of the Obama presidential campaign’s “unceasing criticism of Bush-era secrecy and promise for more transparency.”

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Bernard Madoff’s wife visited him Monday in the Manhattan Correctional Center. where he has been held


deeper savings this week to avoid that outcome, people familiar with the plans said. The bankruptcy readiness focuses on forming a new company from GM’s best assets if necessary, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. The cost-cut discussions center on how to go beyond GM’s proposal to slash debt by 46 percent and shed 47,000 jobs in 2009, and will include talks with Treasury officials, the people said. The moves are a response to President Barack Obama’s March 30 rejection of GM’s bid to keep $13.4 billion in federal loans. With bondholders and the United Auto Workers balking at concessions, a push for more savings makes bankruptcy more “probable,� Chief Executive Officer Fritz Henderson has said.

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Ruth Madoff arrives at the Manhattan Correctional Center Monday. The wife of notorious swindler Bernie Madoff is fighting to keep her $7M Manhattan apartment and about $62M in securities. Steven Hirsch photo.

since pleading guilty to orchestrating perhaps the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Ruth Madoff said nothing to reporters before or after her roughly 90-minute stay. Her husband admitted last month to defrauding thousands of investors of billions of dollars. His sentencing is set for June 16. Ruth Madoff has not been charged, but prosecutors want to seize the couple’s assets, valued at $826 million at the end of last year. Defense attorneys have indicated they may argue for Ruth Madoff to keep the pair’s $7 million Manhattan apartment and about $62 million in securities.

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General Motors Corp. is speeding up preparations for a possible bankruptcy filing even as directors seek

A woman in Boulder Creek, Calif., flipped her boss’ Ferrari on Saturday after the California Highway Patrol said she took a turn too fast, according to a report in the Contra Costa Times. According to the report, the 23-year-old woman was unhurt, but her boss was very upset — the accident caused an estimated $125,000 in damages. “He was not very happy,� CHP officer Elizabeth Addy told the Times. “She’s going to be paying that back for quite a long time.�

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., issued a statement Monday in which he said North Korea’s launch of a missile on Sunday is a security threat to the U.S. and justifies the construction of a missile defense system. North Korea said the missile was meant to carry a satellite into orbit, but America and others believe it was a test-launch of a missile designed to carry a nuclear warhead as far as Alaska. Lamborn lashed out at the Obama administration, saying now it the time to spend more on missile defense research, not less. “I will be working closely with my colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee to ensure that our national defense resources are spent wisely to combat the threat of nuclear missiles from North Korea and other radical regimes,� Lamborn said.

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Security team busts cap at Brady’s wedding

Since when is taking pictures punishable by death? Tom Brady’s and Gisele Bundchen’s wedding taketwo was interrupted by unwelcomed gunfire on Saturday. Bundchen’s security shot down her special day after they unloaded gunfire onto paparazzi photographer’s fleeing SUV. The back window of the vehicle was shot out, and the photographers describe it as a shocking, horrific incident. “I couldn’t believe it when I realized what they had

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Chris Jarnot, Vail Mountain’s COO and John Garnsey, Beaver Creek’s COO took to the stage the other night to honor and acknowledge 5-45 year veterans of Vail Resorts at the Seniority Banquet held in Beaver Creek. Plenty of good food and cheer were passed around and around and we laughed and shed a few tears for those of us that are such a close part of the Vail Resorts community.

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BOSTON (AP) — Bring back Pack! That’s what Boston officials are demanding after the bronze duckling was swiped from the beloved “Make Way For Ducklings” sculpture in the city’s Public Garden. Police said Pack was snapped off at its webbed feet. The theft was discovered early Monday by a park ranger on routine patrol. Pack is the next to last of the eight ducklings lined up behind Mrs. Mallard in the sculpture inspired by Robert McCloskey’s children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings,” in which a family of ducks walks across a highway to get to the Garden. But he’s not the first to be stolen. Quack, Mack and Jack have gone missing over the years. All were recovered or replaced. Mayor Thomas Menino wants to get all his ducks in a row. He denounces the fowl act as a crime, not a prank. He urges anyone with information to contact police.

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SKYBLUE RENOVATIONS Building Better from the Ground Up

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Cowboy Singer & Guitar Player Plays Country, Pop, Rock & Roll, Ballads and additional originals. Will play at parties large and small. And tells stories.

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Stylist needed for busy salon in Edwards. Must have license. Please call Teresa for more details on the position.

Full time Administrative Assistant to Client Services & Content Production dept for rapidly growing web-based advertising co loc. in Edwards. Assist w/ research projects & content production in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have excellent comp & comm skills, must work well independently.

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2003 Volkswagen Golf 4dr HB GL Manual $7,991 2.0L #P7195 Mileage: 76,384

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2003 Porsche Boxster

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1997 Chevy Astro Van Great condition, AWD. 121,000 miles

36,540 Miles, 2.5L 4dr, 5 Spd Manual, Dk gray exterior, Anthracite interior Stock #3696

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2.5XT, AWD, leather seats, CD. ONLY 32K miles! Just had 30K service - clean bill of health, drives great, new tires.

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Roommate needed in Eagle Vail condo. 1BR 1Ba available in 3BR 3Ba condo, River Oaks. Bus access. 1st month, last month.

2BR 2Ba top floor, end unit, apt in Brookside Condos in Avon available for rent. On river with high end Faux finishes. Swimming pool, hot tub, underground parking and across from lift. Available May 1.

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Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find 926-6602 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath townhouse. 1 car garage, hardwood floors, N/S N/P. Security deposit & references.

Studio unit, 1 room with small refrigerator, cook top & sink w/ private entrance. Pets possible, includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

Large 1BR 1Ba, living room, dining room, & kitchen with private ectrance. Pets possible, rent includes utilities. 6-12 month lease.

4BR 3.5Ba, 2 living areas, 1 car garage, NS, pets neg. Walk to school, movies and more!

1BR 1Ba available in very nice townhome. All utilities incl.

Lovely, quiet, sunny 4BR 4.5Ba duplex in Singletree; 180-degree views, 3,000sf, 2 car garage. Will consider pets.

3BR + loft, 1.5Ba, townhome in Homestead. Plenty of parking, close to trails and town of Edwards. W/D, fireplace,p artially furnished. NS NP First, last, deposit. Available May 1

Homestead Townhome available to rent 4/20. 6 month or longer lease. 2BR, 1.5Ba, W/D, fireplace, unfurnished, newer appliances, nice neighborhood. $1375/month

12 month lease, large end unit. 3 level townhome, 3BR 3Ba, N/S, N/P, W/D. 1.5 car attached garage, gas heat. Excellent property across from Edwards Medical Center

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Professional roommate needed for exclusive home in Avon, NS.

Eagle, across from the Justice Center. 1040 sq ft, 3 separate offices, reception area & conference room. New paint & carpet, ready for your business! Heat included.

1BR 1Ba lockoff in Gypsum. N/S N/P. 1st and security required. Rent incl utilities, satellite & internet.

Immaculate 3BR 2Ba sf home w/ attached 2 car gar. Lg master bedroom, bath and walk-in closet.Vaulted ceilings, large deck. Grass mowed and watered for you, central heat and AC, low utility bills. Avail 6/1. Rental in Downtown Edwards Plaza. Good for retail or office use. 1050 sq ft, 760 sq ft, and 430 sq ft. All spaces finished and divided into small offices.

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2BR 2Ba, fireplace, garage. N/S Pets considered pool and hot tub, furnishings optional

Professional office space for lease. 1,124 sq ft for only $14 sq ft NNN. Ready for immediate occupancy. Plumbed for Dental / Medical / Chiropractic.

3BR 2Ba unit. Pets possible. Rent incl utilities. 6-12 month lease. $799 for 1st month

Wanna Be Sold! For thirty words or less, fill your open position, rent your condo, or sell your boyfriend’s HDTV! Only $35/week! 970-926-6602

2BR 2Ba condo with washer & dryer on site. Pets possible. Rent incl utilities. 6-12 month lease.

2195 Cresta Rd. Magnificent 7BD ski-in/ ski-out estate. Over 13,700 sq ft, 12 fireplaces, outdoor & indoor waterfalls & stone grotto spa.

2195 Cresta Rd. $11,900,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

MegaSpace for Mega Storage Commercial Rental rates run from $650-950 and are 1000 sq ft - 1500 sq ft

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Buffalo Park Unit 13. 3BR 2.5Ba, ski-in/ ski-out condo w/large master suite, spacious deck, underground parking, & Alpine Club Membership Option.

Buffalo Park Unit 13 $1,345,500 Suzi Apple

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Need office space in the Village at half of the going rate? Flex spaces from 335 to 2,500 sq ft. Nice.

Vail Office Space Glen Lyon Building Ski-in/ski-out, gold medal fishing water on the Town of Vail bus route. Creekside, balcony access. 480 sq ft. Available immediately.

Open House Got an open house? Call us and place your information.

Located at Eagle County Airport

New 3BR 2.5Ba, 2 car garage townhome availble to rent. Great views. 2 bedroom townhome on the river. Furnished and on the bus route.

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Prime Location - Highly Visible - Retail Corner unit. Approx. 1345 sq ft

154 800 2008. Fox floats, custom w/ extras

1BR 1Ba Eagle Ranch Carriage House. Wood floors, excellent mountain views, W/D.

44,217 Miles, 4dr Value Edition, Automatic, Dr blue exterior, Black interior Stock #P7626

Newer 2BR 2Ba condo available in Dakota Square. Great views! Available NOW.

2BR 2Ba, 1 car gar, fully furnished, garden level. Very clean, includes utilities.

Nice 3BR 3Ba single family home with 3 car garage on 11 acres. Horses allowed. 6-12 month lease. 2004 Volkswagon Jetta GLS Turbo. Front wheel drive w/ASR. 60K miles, leather-heated seats. 2 sets of tires on rims. 1.8L Turbo, full mfg warranty to 74K or July 09. Well cared for, excellent condition.

Booth Falls townhome. 2BR 2Ba + loft. Views, bus route, furnished. 6 month lease.

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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 town bus route.

Avon Crossing. 2BR condo. Convenient location to all of Avon’s amenities. Great investment opportunity & locals buy! www.gatewayland.com

Avon Crossing $424,900 Judd Babcock

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133 S. Fairway. Located on the 3rd fairway. 7,289 sq ft home has 6 beds, bar, billiards, multiple decks, & private guest quarters. www.gatewayland.com

133 S. Fairway $4,495,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

833 Strawberry Park. 2.46 acres, 7BR home boasts ski-in/ski-out access, aweinspiring views, exquisite detailing & furnishings in an unequaled setting.

833 Strawberry Park $10,900,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

3698 Daybreak Ridge. Ski-in/ski-out 6BR masterpiece in Bachelor Gulch with a 50 foot stone fireplace. www.gatewayland.com

3698 Daybreak Ridge $7,995,000 Furnished Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Bear Paw 204B. 3BR 3Ba ski-in/ski-out condo. Huge enclosed patio, new furnishings & electronics. www.gatewayland.com

Settlers Lodge Unit 203. Sunny, south facing 3BR condo in the heart of Bachelors Gulch mountain. Lowest price/sq ft condo in Bachelor Gulch.

970.376.5417

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Bear Paw 204B $2,300,000 Suzi Apple

Private setting, easy access and zoned for whatever you desire...incl w/ 7BR 4Ba, 1.5 acres, hot tub, 3 decks, golf course, manicured lawn, recent remodeled entry level, so much more!

Settlers Lodge Unit 203 $1,750,000 Suzi Apple

11,026 sf masterpiece, insp by romantic style found in Italian mtn villages. Stone terraces overlooking Spring Creek, 2 acres of open space, unrivaled outdoor living.

50 Spring Creek $9,500,000 Suzi Apple

Priced at $633,600 Debbie Darrough

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P 1848 Beard Creek Trail. This 4BR 4.5Ba home is located in Seven Eagles. Lowest priced in per sq ft in CVC. www.gatewayland.com

1848 Beard Creek Trail $1,400,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Cherry Creek North Unrivaled address... 2BR 3Ba 191 Clayton Lane #304 $1,095,000 Susan Matthews

303.388.7200

Large 5BR w/ large eat-in kit. Located on 2 acres of land. Multi-level Trex deck. Minutes from dntwn Eagle. Lowest horse prop in Eagle.

1301 Fulfort Ct. $549,000 Dari Laidman

970.376.0466

764 Beard Creek Trail. This gorgeous .84 acre lot is perched above the 11th fairway & surrounded by endless views. Walking distance to clubhouse.

764 Beard Creek Trail $925,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Crestmoor Park Specatcular blend of premium finishes... Main floor master and 3BR suites on 2nd floor

119 Krameria Street $1,995,000 Susan Matthews

303.388.7200

130 Gaylord Street $1,975,000 Susan Matthews

303.388.7200

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Denver Country Club Graceful beauty with historical features and today’s amenities.

970.376.5417

9405 Brush Creek $1,200,000 Suzi Apple

970.331.4447

74D Elk Lane $499,000 Will Miller

970.376.5417

14241 US Highway 6. Beautiful 35.5 acres boasts over 850 ft of Eagle River frontage, gated access, & sweeping valley & river views.

255 Mayer St. SF home on a corner lot adjacent to open space. 3BR, bright, open living spaces, & unparalleled location.

IRA investment OK. Golf Course townhome. 3BR 3.5Ba, fam room, 2 fireplaces, 1 car gar. 2,180 sf. Owner/ broker. Best value in Eagle Vail.

1458 Beard Creek Trail $895,000 Suzi Apple

9405 Brush Creek. 4BR retreat located on 3.86 acres w/ hillsides, meadows, & a creek. Spacious outdoor living, unique detailing & endless views.

Magnificent 35.5 acre ranch w/ 6 stall barn, 10,000 sf indoor riding arena, 6 irrigates fields, outdoor arena, custom log home & awe-inspiring views. www.gatewayland.com

2505 Rule Rd. Sandra Kelly

1458 Beard Creek Trail. Spectacular .57 acre lot on the 6th fairway of CVC course. Sweeping views, mature trees, & a stream make this a one-of-a-kind.

255 Mayer St. $735,000 Suzi Apple

Racquet Club condo on Gore Creek. 1BR 1.5Ba, recent $50K remodel. Offered designer furnishes. 2 decks, wood FP. On-site athletic club, outdr pool, property management & rental prog. Walk to TOV bus. Brokers welcome.

$369,000 Dan Reynolds

970.331.5321

14241 US Highway 6 $1,250,000 Suzi Apple

Best custom home value in ER! 4BR 3.5Ba Ranch. Beautiful finishes. On quiet cul-de-sac, end of 4th fairway. Private setting, big views. Pre-approved short sale.

$650,000 Bob New

970.390.3336

Prime Edwards Riverwalk office space, main level, riverside. 895 sq ft, full or partial lease or sale. Entry, 2 offices, 3 workstations, kitchenette, bathroom. Furnishings negotiable.

Christopher Burner AIA

970.390.6443

802 Beard Creek Trail. Modern mountain luxury. 5BR, multiple stone verandas, fire pit, large rec room, wine cellar, elevator, & gorgeous views from every room.

802 Beard Creek Trail $4,675,000 Suzi Apple

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6,200+ sf. Beautiful 4BR 3.5Ba high end home + a large 1BR 1Ba guest suite & 1,895 sf of unfinished basement. Vaulted ceilings, granite, stainless...

Only $539,900 Bob New

970.390.3336

Riverfront park in Lower Downtown. Exceptional value for the discerning buyer. 2100 16th Street #210 $319,000 Susan Matthews

Endless possibilities! 4BR 2Ba sf home w/ no HOA & loc across from schools. Lg private fenced yard w/ 2 storage sheds & tons of storage through-out the home. Not to mention the 2 car gar. Must see!

Sleepy Hollow Ranch. 87 acres of Brush Creek & endless views, this ranch may be subdivided. Feat. a charming home, guest cabin, & track barn.

Great value between Eagle Ranch & downtown Eagle! 3BR + den, w/ functional floorplan, granite counters, hdwd floors, gas FP, 1 car gar. Low dues!

303.388.7200

Sleepy Hollow Ranch $12,995,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Developer now offering 4 buyer incentives. From upgrades to lease-to-own. Call/email for opt details. rick@vail.net

Aidan’s Meadows Prices start at $679,900 Rick Messmer

970.376.0041

137 Main St. Commercial office space w/ wet bar, coffee room, full kitchen, & gorgeous finishes. www.gatewayland.com

137 Main St. $525,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Huge Price Reduction! $449,000 Debbie Darrough

970.390.2798

510 Brush Creek Terrace $399,000 Doug Schwartz

970.390.4660

Lovely 3BR sf on the creek & 7th fairway. Large, gracious living room. Separate dining & additional family room. Possible expansion on large duplex lot. Exceptional value!

$969,000 Bev Trout

970.390.2961


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206 N. Brett Trail. 3BR 3.5Ba home nestled against Lake Creek. Great outdr living, many upgrades, wonderful entertainment spaces, convenient loc.

206 N. Brett Trail $1,275,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Sunny 2 story loft! Seller to pay Buyer’s Condo fees for a year! You’ll love walking along the river & enjoying local amenities. www.gatewayland.com

Quartz Building #210 $535,000 Sandra Kelly

Priced to sell at $339,999 Debbie Darrough

970.376.3202

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Slate tile greets you upon entry & in hallway. Wood flrs add warmth. Vaulted ceiling living room and sky lights add warm light to kit. 3BR 2Ba sf home. Easy to view, call today.

The Reserve G102 $424,000 Judd Babcock

Chatfield Corners $359,900 Jim Mallas

186 Brett Trail South $1,950,000 Suzi Apple

970.331.4447

The Reserve G102. Great 2BR 2Ba condo, walk out to the pool and river! Great location for the price! www.gatewayland.com

3BR 2.5Ba duplex in Chatfield Corners. 2 car garage, A/C, lots of upgrades from developer.

186 Brett Trail South. Beautifully furnished new home in 1.04 acres features 4BR suites, a pond and fishing to Lake Creek.

970.390.2798

220 Cooley Mesa Rd. 1.17 acres boasts unparalleled, central, location, situated next to Costco in the Airport Gateway Center. www.gatewayland.com

3BR 2Ba, 2 car garage, large corner lot. Backs into private land. Plenty of room for first home. Clean and bright!

220 Cooley Mesa Rd. $662,800 Suzi Apple

Hardscrabble Ranch Lot 13, 2.3 acres overlooking the Gypsum Valley w/ access to the BLM & big views. www.gatewayland.com

Hardscrabble Ranch Lot 13 $285,000 Owner Financing Avail. John Nichols

36809 Highway 6 $675,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

2BR 2Ba condo loc steps from ECO bus stop. Bright, sunny & great views South & West. Good starter or investment opportunity. Lease rate is $1,300/mo.

Lowest in Complex $239,900 Debbie Darrough

970.390.2798

Fice acre horse property w/ irrigation water, adjacent to public land. New 5BR 3Ba, 3 car garage home with office & satillo tile.

$749,500 Henri Stone

Darrell Chavez

970.390.6308

. Quick walk to bus, movie & dining. 1,400 sq ft, 3BR 2.5Ba, end unit townhome with a one car garage.

$490,000 Kelly McDowell

720.933.9333

970.331.6611

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36809 Highway 6, .45 acre lot on the 12th fairway of CCR. Views of Castle Peak, Back Bowls, & Eagle River provide the ultimate setting.

$385,000

970.376.5417

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970.331.2804

880 Homestead Dr. #6. 4BR 3.5Ba, granite countrs, gas fireplace, & large deck. Membership to court club incl. www.gatewayland.com

880 Homestead Dr. #6 $575,000 Judd Babcock

970.376.3230

3BR + study, 2Ba home. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, large gar, deck & fenced yard. www. gatewayland.com

154 B Riverview $377,900 Steve Morris & Betsy Randall

970.926.6777

Spacious duplex lives like a sf home w/ 3BR 2.5Ba. Main flr master bedroom. 1,500 sf. Large, fenced yard. Located in Eagle River Estates in Gypsum.

443-A Porphyry Rd. $339,000 Ken Rue & Darbi Gilbert

970-393-3191

709 Edwards Village Blvd. New 3BR 3Ba SF homes. Featuring Lake Creek views, hardwood floors, stone FPs, & large covered deck. www.gatewayland.com

709 Edwards Village Blvd $865,000 Suzi Apple

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ic Pr Gorgeous 3BR 2.5Ba townhome. Beautiful mtn views. 1.5 garage, decks, plenty of storage space, walking dist to court club. Brokers welcome.

Arlington Place $529,000

970.376.6523

850 Main St. This 3BR home is nestled on the Eagle River & feat 400+ sq ft of outdoor living. Additional .7 acres offers the ability to build a second home.

850 Main St. $1,450,000 Karen Gilbert

970.331.1482

Cattleman’s Club 2 & 3. 4.09 acres of dramatic views up Lake Creek & Sawatch mtns coupled w/ aspen groves provide ultimate setting. www.gatewayland.com

Cattleman’s Club 2 & 3 $1,750,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

This 5BR masterpiece is on 3 acres & has exquisite finishes, a grand master suite, state-of-the-art theatre & unrivaled outdoor living. www.236wildrose.com

The Hermitage $6,995,000 Judd Babcock

970.376.3230

Cattleman’s Club 7 & 8. Dramatic views up Lake Creek & Sawatch mountains, coupled with creeks & aspen groves, provide the ultimate setting.

Cattleman’s Club 7 & 8 35 acres starting at $5,900,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Water Street. Build with confidence, knowing that your views will n ever be obstructed, two lofts offered at this price. Water Street $365,000 Heather Stolz

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Explosive mtn views, close to town. This well-kept 6BR SF home is 3,700+ sf & situated among aspen & pine. Lg garage & storage. Owners motivated, close 6/22. FHA, VA, & other avail.

MOTIVATED! $329,000 David Whitman

970.390.1229

This quaint 3BD home in historic Red Cliff has been remodeled, incl new landscaping, patio & great views.

522 Water Street Price Reduced! NOW $375,000 Slaughter Realty Laurie Slaughter Group

970.471.0108 Scooter Slaughter 970.471.0645

50 Prickly Pear Ct. 35 acres, expansive views, flat & buildable, horses allowed. Electricity & phone to property. www.gatewayland.com

50 Prickly Pear Ct. $389,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

Juniper Trail. Everything is huge but the price! Incredible Red Sky custom homes for under $1M! Homes on beautiful lots in a gated community.

Juniper Trail $998,750 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

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P 505 Lark Sparrow Lane. Wrap around deck, gourmet kitchen, great views, 4BR & much more! www.gatewayland.com

505 Lark Sparrow Lane $2,750,000 Keith Thompson

970.331.5805

5BR masterpiece w/exquisite detailing, unrivaled outdoor living, sumptuous master suite & breathtaking views. www.gatewayland.com

190 Aspen Bluff $5,500,000 Suzi Apple

970.376.5417

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3BR 2Ba home in the heart of Singletree. Granite coutertops, new carpeting, & incredible views across the valley. www.gatewayland.com

1121 Berry Creek Rd. $619,000 Judd Babcock

970.376.3230

Amazing Beaver Creek & Sawatch views. End unit feat private top floor master & lower level w/ 3BR 2Ba. Huge views, great finishes, incl. alder doors & trim.

Enclave Townhouse Unit C $796,500 Mac Hodge

970.331.3278

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