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Herr kayaks for cancer

Gypsum local to kayak 50,000 feet to raise money for First Descents By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer When most college kids finish up their four year degrees they take one final lazy summer to enjoy their hard earned accomplishment before they have to head into the grind of the real world. Luckily for the First Descents program, Gypsum’s kayaking extraordinaire Ross Herr’s final summer is based around rais-

ing money for the young adults program inflicted with cancer while doing what he loves to do: kayak. Herr just graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Finance, along with his girlfriend Brianne Horton and decided they wanted to reward themselves for all their hard work over the last four years at school, a four years that saw the couple work full time jobs while attending classes. “We wanted to have a challenge or

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goal to pursue in a different way than a job,” said Herr. “Pushing ourselves in a different way than our careers could give us.” Inspired by Ryan Sutter’s 10.10.10 [See KAYAK, page 8] Right: Ross Herr is seen here plunging into Crystal Gorge outside of Marble, Colo. Help support Herr and his 50/50 challenge to raise money for the First Descents program this summer. Chris Baer photo.

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Water from the inflated Mississippi River gushed through a floodgate yesterday for the first time in nearly four decades and headed toward thousands of homes and farmland in the Cajun countryside, threatening to slowly submerge the land under water up to 25 feet deep. As the gate was raised, the river poured out like a waterfall, at times spraying 6 feet into the air. Fish jumped or were hurled through the white froth and within 30 minutes, 100 acres of what was dry land was under about a foot of water. Opening the Morganza spillway diverted water away from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants along the lower reaches of the Mississippi. Shifting the water away from the cities eased the strain on levees and thwarted flooding that could have been much worse than Hurricane Katrina.

Willie Warren from Kona was more than excited to promote The Get Out Expo in Eagle yesterday. The event featured several bike manufacturers, including Kona, Ellesworth, Ibis and local shops like Mountain Pedaler. Each frame was available to demo for the day. For results from the Boneyard Boogie trail run, another portion of the allaround outdoors expo, see page 5. Erinn Chavez photo.

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Mike Huckabee took his presidential tease to a new level yesterday, apparently leaving his closest advisers in the dark as the former Arkansas governor prepared to announce on his Fox News Channel show whether he would move toward another White House bid. The winner of the Iowa Republican caucus in 2008 planned to announce late yesterday whether he would explore a bid for the GOP [See THE UPDATE, page 14]

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Beaver Creek’s annual elk calving closure is in effect now through June 30 across a wide swath of the mountain. The closure affects several areas in Larkspur Bowl, Strawberry Park, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead. Specifically, the Village to Village trail from Strawberry Park to Arrowhead will be closed. During this time activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing are not permitted in any of the protected resort locations until July 1. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the hiking and biking trails on Beaver Creek’s main mountain which will open as soon as snow level and conditions permit. Popular early-season trails include Cinch and Dally Roads, Allie’s Way, the Strawberry Park portion of Village to Village Trail, Stack It,







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and Aspen Glade. Some of these trails may open later than usual this spring due to the abundant snowfall this winter. Trail users are also asked to avoid wet, muddy trails when possible to prevent trail damage. For up-to-date conditions and information about mid-mountain trail openings, visits the Beaver Creek website. The majority of lodges, restaurants, and recreation areas will open intermittently over the next few weeks in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. Aside from Beaver Creek, a number of biking and hiking trails are taking shape for regular use. Trails in the lower portions of the Eagle River basin and down valley will continue to improve over the coming weeks with seasonable weather.

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It’s finally official: for all those who remember the legendary days of the Great Race, the official revitalization party is set for June 11 at e-Town in Edwards. Former participants, spectators, survivors, and all offspring are encouraged to gather at 4 p.m. and, in true spirit of the race, stay until they can’t go any longer.

Above: Pictured after a race held in the early ‘90s and decked in full garb is the Incredible Clock Tower Team of 1972, from the days of John Kaemmericon, a restaurateur and consummate Vail host. Former Great Raceparticipants are invited to e-Town on June 11 to share stories and memories. Will Miller photo.

Dwyer for Holy Cross energy director Dear Editor: My name is Lynn Dwyer and I’m currently the Vice President of the Holy Cross Board of Directors. I’m a mother of two and a 20-year small business owner. I’m your neighbor and your gardener: I own Dwyer Greens and Flowers and have served many of you for years. This year, I’m asking for your vote in the Holy Cross board election happening right now. (Your ballot should be in your mailbox – you need to sign and mail it by May 30.)

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In order to keep this piece of Vail history alive, I invite anyone and everyone to send photos and stories to the official race email address at We’re working on a Facebook page as well, so keep your fingers ready to surf once it’s up and running. Will Miller Race participant

I hope I am a strong board voice for working families and small businesses. I bring a hardworking, fiscally conservative perspective to my position: I am the second Director to earn Certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the only woman ever elected to serve on the board. I am active in several community and business organizations, including the Colorado Nursery Association, Carbondale Rotary Club, Better Business Bureau, and New

Castle Chamber of Commerce. I also serve on the South Side Conservation District Board. As Vice President of the Board, I am committed to fair and stable rates, clean energy, and innovative programs to help members use energy wisely and save money. I personally know many of you, my fellow co-op owners, and I’m committed to making this utility even better for all of us. I’m asking for your vote in this important election. Lynn Dwyer

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Spring cleaning in full swing around Avon Town crews to collect unwanted items, clear trees next week The Town of Avon is sponsoring a clean-up week for residents beginning tomorrow, May 16, and running until Friday, May 20. If you have unwanted materials, including large items such as washers, dryers or furniture, now is the time to trash them. Removal is free for residents. Starting tomorrow, Avon residents can contact Avon Public Works Department to schedule a pickup for your unwanted small and large items. A Public Works crew will come to your home to pick up the materials between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Items must be placed curbside or crews will not be able to remove them. The staff will take your materials, free of charge, to the dump. The Public Works De-

partment will take almost anything except tires and construction trash or hazardous and toxic waste items such as paints, motor oil, batteries, paints, and more. Refrigerators or freezers will not be accepted, but individuals can take them to the Eagle County landfill for recycling as long as Freon filters have been removed. Additionally, Eagle County Landfill is offering a punch card for disposing of spring clean up waste. For additional information on the punch card, you can reach Eagle County at 328.3470. Also next week, starting on May 17 and continuing through to May 19, the town crews will be removing two large cottonwood trees along the Avon section of the Eagle Valley Trail between West Beaver Creek Blvd. and Arrowhead. The

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tree removal will depend largely on good weather, but bikers and walkers will not be able to access the path during the work periods. The trees are being removed because they obstruct line-of-sight for trail users, the trees present a hazard due to their age and size, and the trees block access for emergency and service vehicles. Along sections of trail running from Miller Ranch Road to West Beaver Creek Blvd., public works crews will place detour and trail closing signs to direct users where they will be able to reenter the tail. For more information on Avon’s Clean-up Week, please contact Avon’s Public Works Department at 748.4118. Questions about the Eagle Valley Trail closures can be directed to Joe Histed with the Avon Parks Department at 970.748.4105.



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Green Valley Homes begins another season of new construction in Gypsum this summer. The single family home development continues to expand housing and create new jobs for Eagle County residents, with five additional homes slated to begin construction in May. Green Valley has maintained consistent building efforts for the last two years at McHatten Creek Ranch, building affordable energy-efficient homes under $400,000. The company will continue to do so through 2013. “With the increase in real estate sales state wide and the ongoing need for housing within Eagle County, the next phase of development will meet the changes occurring in the local market place,” says Christiane Hepfer, CEO of Green Valley Homes. The ability to create jobs and help jump-start the local economy is also a deciding factor in moving forward with the build-out. According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders, there are roughly three full-time jobs created by the construction of one “average” new home, and almost $90,000 in government income from all taxes attributable to that home. Those are tax revenues that occur for each new home created not to mention the recurring real estate taxes created by added value. To keep those new jobs as closely linked to Eagle County as possible, Green Valley Homes makes a special effort to use Eagle County contractors and suppliers. Local contractors and suppliers are, “here to stay, just like Green Valley,” says John Hill COO of Green Valley Homes. “We understand that relationships are more vital than ever now, but will remain so as the housing market comes around.” The direct contribution to the local employment base in a contractor’s payroll for an average Green Valley Homes property is well over $120,000, which goes straight into the Eagle County economy. Green Valley also utilizes local vendors, which helps

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Boulder natives breaks course record at Eagle’s Boneyard Boogie In all its years, the Boneyard Boogie has never been dominated as thoroughly — and quickly — as it was yesterday morning. Boulderite John Tribbia won the men’s division of the trail run just outside of Eagle with a time of 41:44, good enough to earn a place in the record books as the fastest finish ever. Over 150 competitors visited the town to test their mettle on the course, and hundreds more swarmed Eagle Ranch to demo mountain bikes, take guided raft tours, relax with yoga in the park, and a number of other activities, all part of The Eagle Get Out Expo. Events continue tomorrow, beginning with an outdoor cycle class at 9 a.m. The day is capped off by the Chro“moly” Competition, a sort of Iron Chef for bike mechanics. Moral of the story: drop by and make it known that summer is here. Complete results from the Boneyard Boogie: Overall Male Champions 1. John Tribbia 41:44 2. Rob Prechtl 44:24 3. Dan Weiland 44:46 Overall Female Champions 1. Myriah Blair 47:59 2. Megan Boord 51:23 3. Jeanne Cooper 52:46 Male 19 and Under 1. Aleksei Horn 51:47 2. Caleb Krueger 53:57 3. Parker McDonald 58:25

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John Tribbia of Boulder, Colo., celebrates after taking his prize for winning the men’s division of the Boneyard Boogie trail run yesterday. Tribbia also broke the course record with a time of 41:44. The Boneyard Boogie 10K race was the first race of the season for the La Sportiva race series put on by the Vail Recreation District. Erinn Chavez photo.

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Sources from the National Weather Service and the local outdoor supply shop warned us the climb was still covered in snow and ice. Eternal optimists, we chose to instead trust the word of a lone truck driver who told us the face was “bone dry.” Instead of loading mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes, we arrived at the base of Mount Royal expecting to switch out of our hikers and into our rock shoes. I now consider this one of my poorer decisions. The Clearwaters are designed for wide feet, and reach high enough to [See GEAR, page 8]

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challenge from last year, a challenge that saw the local raise over $100,000 for the First Descents program, Herr decided it was his chance to help out and came up with this 50/50 challenge. Herr is pledging to kayak 50,000 vertical feet in six months to raise enough money to send fifty young adults to the First Descents camp of their choice. A week long camp costs about $1,000 per adult. First Descents was founded in 2001 in Vail by professional kayaker Brad Ludden. First Descents is a national non-profit organization dedicated to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives through outdoor adventure therapy. “If there is one major thing I’ve learned to live by it would be to never take anything in life for granted,” Herr wrote on his website. “My life has always been full of some kind of adventure. Whether when I was ski racing as a youngster, looking for jobs, moving away to college, or any various kayaking trip. A day on the river reinvigorates my lust for life and I understand why Brad Ludden chose to use kayaking as the tool to help young cancer survivors around the nation.” Herr has worked at Alpine Kayak School for eight years now, including three as manager, and has witnessed first hand the kind of positive effects the First Descent program has on the young adults through the camps he helped instruct while working at Alpine.


“That’s when I realized how amazing First Descents is,” Herr said. “I was on the water with them and saw how much it really helped these young adults battling cancer.” Kayaking since the age of twelve when his dad introduced him to it, Herr was originally terrified of it, and it wasn’t until he was around 16 that he became more aggressive and started really challenging himself in the sport. Now his biggest kayaking challenge awaits as in order for him to reach his goal of 50,000 vertical feet he will have to push himself both mentally and physically by dropping 278 vertical feet everyday for over six months, with days where he won’t be able to reach that number and others where he must exceed it by paddling some of the most technical and taxing whitewater in the country. Herr will track his vertical feet on his Suunto watch, the Core is a watch that Herr compared to the EpicMix system skiers used all winter long. “I’ll start my watch where I put in on the river and stop it when I take off of the water,” Herr says. “It will measure the altitude distance from the start.” Fortunate enough to not be personally affected by the pains and struggles of the harrowing disease, Herr has seen how a day on the river can transform these cancer stricken campers from patients to people, and how a day on the river can be empowering while banishing a sad story with a good experience.

“Kayaking is a major tool to help these kids to move on with their lives,” said Herr. “They become a more powerful person again.” To help these cancer stricken young adults, Herr’s sponsors have stepped up to the plate and put together a great kayak package for raffle. From now until the end of May, you can purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win the Liquidlogic kayak of choice and a complete package. The link below will take you to where ticket sales are being hosted online by CKS, or Herr and his girlfriend will also be selling raffle tickets on the road from now until the drawing May 30th, at the end of the CKS PaddleFest in Buena Vista, Colo. 100 percent of all ticket sales are going directly to First Descents as a part of the challenge. To purchase tickets, visit the Colorado Kayak website and search for the event page. To find out more about Herr’s doings, the 50/50 Vertical Challenge and where you can donate money to First Descents visit his website www.kayakingRoss. com, follow him on Twitter and Facebook, or help out by sharing this cause with everyone you know. “I want to use kayaking as a challenge to show how powerful the sport can be and how much it can help your life,” Herr said.


provide the kind of ankle support normally reserved for much heavier boots. The bottom is fitted with a thick Vibram sole, and the upper boot is made of warm, waterproof Gore-Tex treated leather. All those features came in handy on a climb we found so covered in snow and ice the bolts were completely obscured. Instead of working our way up the face, we took a steep snow chute to the left. We hoped this would lead us up a line of weakness to the base of the headwall, where we expected the route finding to be easier. In the hard-packed snow, the Clearwaters performed as well as most mountaineering boots I’ve climbed in. They were sturdy enough to kick steps most of the way up, and kept my feet warm and dry in ankle-deep snow.

The Clearwaters are not equipped to fit crampons, though, and are therefore not designed or suited for a serious mountaineering expedition. The boot’s insole provides excellent arch support, and has a special pad in place in protect the ball of the foot. Peel back that insole, though, and you’ll find a feature I found troubling both practically and philosophically. Just under the heel of the insole is a clear plastic disk, which can be rotated to provide eight different levels of comfort from “firm” to “cushioned”. The people at Wolverine call it the “Multishox individual comfort system(R).” I call it a cheap and distracting gimmick. The problem with this feature isn’t that it doesn’t work. It does, to a degree. But features like this, presumably meant to to enhance our time in the wilderness as well as sell products, ultimately distract from

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the overall experience. Most of us go into the wild to enjoy a simpler way of living than our modern world provides, and limited choices are part of that simplicity. In our normal dayto-day lives, we have hundreds if not thousands of options for every meal, for example. Even the purchase of a cup of coffee usually provides us with at least a dozen different choices. In the backcountry, though, we are limited to what we have on our backs and in our packs. Well-intentioned as it may be, providing backcountry travelers with eight adjustable comfort settings misses the mark. It gives our distracted modern minds one more thing to latch on to other than the wild places we’ve gone to see. [See GEAR, page 16]

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Early season pass discounts end today The Vail Golf Club will celebrate 45 years of golf in the Vail Valley this summer and their early season discounts for those who purchase their season passes and punch cards ends today. Passes are available for purchase by email or at the Vail Golf Club from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Punch passes are transferable and those who purchase the 10 and 20 round passes by today will receive a range card good for five small baskets. Season passes are perfect for those who play more than 20 rounds of golf per season and those who purchase a season pass by the end of the weekend will receive a range card good for five small baskets, a guest coupon card that will allow the pass holder to bring guests who will receive the Vail resident rate, plus an opportunity to take one free lesson per week throughout the

season. The golf club is also offering a Merchant Pass program for Vail-based businesses. Season pass and daily rate details are available by going to An annual application including proof of taxpayer status is required to purchase the VRD Resident Pass, VRD resident rates, Eagle County Pass and Eagle County taxpayer rates. Season pass holders are allowed to play any time, any day during the shoulder season. During the peak season, season pass holders are allowed to play Monday through Thursday any time and after noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Play is restricted during holidays including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July weekends. Junior Golf Passes are available to VRD resident dependents under age 17.

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According to Vail Golf Club Superintendent Steve Sarro, the course will open later than scheduled following a wet and snowy spring. Sarro says golf course crews have been clearing greens and paths for the past two months and are taking steps to provide playable conditions. Additionally, work to complete the bridges on holes 11 and 17, plus tee box 7 is underway. “With a record year of snowfall in Vail, May 1 looked like April 1, we are just playing catch up right now before a busy summer,” said Sarro. “Our goal is to open the driving range and back nine as soon as possible, followed by the front nine. The snow slowed work to complete the bridges and tee box, but once these are finished, golfers will be able to enjoy the course at its fullest.”

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LOCALLY OWNE Moontime Cyclery works bike magic Bike shop owner takes pride in perfection, service By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer The walls at Moontime Cyclery in Edwards are cluttered with hand tools of every kind: pliers, hammers, screwdrivers, ratchets, and a mind-boggling array of wrenches. While some bike shops choose to display row after pristine row of frames and gear -- almost like exhibits in a museum -- the overall feel at Moontime is more akin to a mechanic’s shop, or an enthusiastic handyman’s garage. For owner Frank Mitchell, that’s the point. “We really pride ourselves on top-quality service,” Mitchell says. “We strive to constantly make bicycles work as well as humanly possible. People will bring in bikes that are three or four years old, and after we’re done with them they’ll say they run better than when they were new.” The tune-up packages show Mitchell’s deep-seated appreciation for a well-tuned machine. Basic service begins at $50, but involves more than most once-overs: Along with one of four techs, Mitchell adjusts brakes, derailleurs, tire pressure, alignment, and drive train lubrication. From there, packages go up in price and attention. With service over $100, a bike is stripped to the frame and rebuilt from the bottom up. Locals have come to appreciate this approach, and Mitchell’s workload shows it: the current turnaround for service is two to three days.

Frank Mitchell, owner of Moontime Cyclery, pauses while tuning a bike in his Edwards shop. Mitchell sells a slew of bikes and gear, but specializes in repairs and tune-ups. Phil Lindeman photo.

Mitchell is an all-around cyclist —“I’ve participated in just about every type of biking,” he says — and the shop is a reflection of his verve for everything two-wheeled, with bikes and gear for trail and road. Moontime is now a well-known name in the valley, but Mitchell got started in the business almost by accident. More than 23 years ago, he went to a bike shop in his native Austin, Texas, looking for a fork. When the owner told him it would take several days to put the part on his bike, he baulked. “I said I’d rather do it myself and he offered me a job,” Mitchell says. In 2000, his love for tinkering

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simple terms, a curiosity. Located on the second floor of a two-story building across from the Riverwalk in Edwards, visitors walk through a set of dangling beads before coming to a door plastered with stickers and posters. Like most smoke shops, people under 18 aren’t allowed -- a sign on the door clearly says so. Yet as with the majority of forbidden haunts, however, Daisy claims a regular stream of fresh-faced adults often drop by to see the formerly off-limits interior. “People always come in and say, ‘Wow, I’ve never been in here before,” Daisy said. “They aren’t sure why they went so long without a visit, unless they’re the 18 year olds. They just can’t wait to come in.” The beaded entryway leads immediately into a large open space, filled with several clear shelves holding a plethora of glass pipes, water pipes, body jewelry, sunglasses, candles,

incense, “unmentionables” -- Daisy laughs at this term -- and more. Daisy knows the bright, nearly fluorescent decor can be overwhelming, but feels it gives Stiicky Green a welcome vibe. A resident pet doesn’t hurt, either. “People like the unusual variety of glass and accessories, but they also like the dog,” Daisy said, referring to her pit bull, Dizzle. “She’s always a big hit.” With Dizzle at her side, Daisy has kept the shop in the same location since opening in 2001. Her daughter, Destia, is the only other employee, and Daisy refers to Stiicky Green as a “family-owned” operation. The shop easily attracts attention — several rows of adult DVDs line a wall next to the entrance — and will remain open as long as it holds a special place. “When I came here, there wasn’t a smoke shop in the valley,” Daisy said. “I filled that niche.”

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Rivers Jardis, along with Howard and Barbara Rothenberg enjoy the incredible Italian dinner prepared by The Gourmet Cowboy for last year’s La Bella Festa Bocce Tournament. Sponsored by the Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation, the event is a fundraiser to help Eagle County residents in crisis situations. This year’s tournament is on Sunday, June 26 at the Eagle Vail Pavilion and includes bocce, a silent auction, an Italian dinner, and cash prizes. For more information on sponsorships and team participation, call Ginny Snowdon at 949.5279 or email

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presidential nomination. In an email to his advisers Friday, Huckabee promised that “things will get even crazier” after he speaks. Still, his advisers said he was unlikely to run. No matter what he does, Huckabee’s decision has big implications for a GOP field that isn’t yet set. A hero of social conservatives, he ranks high in national popularity polls and would be considered a serious contender if he launched a campaign. He’d have the instant backing of many Christian evangelicals.

Bin Laden’s son and two other adult male couriers lived at the compound, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence. The pornography was among the computer materials confiscated in the raid after the SEALs killed bin Laden, ending an almost 10-year manhunt for the terrorist behind the 9/11 terror attacks. The disclosure that U.S. investigators found pornography fuels the U.S. narrative that bin Laden was not the respectable or noble figure that his supporters embraced.

Libyans bury nine men reportedly slain in NATO strike

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash over teen death

Mourners vowed revenge and rattled off heavy gunfire in a Tripoli cemetery yesterday as they buried nine men they said were Muslim clerics and medics killed in a NATO airstrike in mostly rebel-held eastern Libya. The Libyan government gave one account of why the men had traveled from the capital to the eastern front; a cleric at the funeral who said he witnessed the attack in the oil town of Brega gave a different version. And the government, apparently hoping to turn the funeral into an outpouring of support for Moammar Gadhafi, announced the time and place on state TV and over text messages. Only a few hundred men showed up, however, and few appeared to be family or friends of the dead. At least a dozen were soldiers.


People watch as water diverted from the Mississippi River spills through a bay in the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., yesterday. A steel, 10-ton floodgate was slowly raised yesterday for the first time in nearly four decades, unleashing a torrent of water from the Mississippi River, away from heavily populated areas downstream. AP photo.

As gas costs rise, Obama to ramp up oil production

Amid growing public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska. But the moves won’t calm spiraling prices at the pump anytime soon. Obama said yesterday that the measures “make good sense” and will help reduce U.S. consumption of imported oil

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Porn stash found at bin Laden home

A sizeable stash of pornography was among the items seized when U.S. Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden, almost two weeks ago, U.S. officials say. The officials said it was unclear who the material belonged to, and there was no way to know whether bin Laden had viewed it.

Masked Palestinians whirling slingshots clashed with Israeli riot police in two Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem yesterday after the shooting death of a teenage stone thrower. It was a sign of rising tensions on the eve of Palestinian commemorations of their uprooting during Israel’s 1948 creation. The possibility of escalation comes at a critical time for U.S. Mideast policy. President Barack Obama’s envoy to the region, George Mitchell, resigned Friday, and the U.S. president may now have to retool the administration’s incremental approach to peacemaking. Obama is to deliver a Mideast policy speech in the coming week. Mitchell held the job for more than two years, but had little to show for it. Israeli-Palestinian talks resumed in September, but were quickly derailed by Israel’s refusal to comply with an inter-


Jerry William McDonald’s 1997 GMC pickup is shown shortly after it was discovered on a Forest Service road about four miles from Marion Forks, Ore. The body of the 68-year-old Oregon man was found in the truck, along with a log he kept of his ordeal for nearly 70 days. AP photo.

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Twitter lawsuit underscores power of a tweet

When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck’s account became a sensation. Deck, under the handle @OMGFacts, tweeted random bits of celebrity gossip and quirky trivia. In less than a year, he had attracted more than 300,000 followers. Now Deck, 17, is suing a business partner who promised to take OMG Facts to the next level, but who the Northern California teen says deceived him into turning over the rights to his creation. A federal lawsuit over rights to a Twitter feed might sound like a case of bringing a grenade launcher to a squirrel hunt. But the court fight over OMG Facts reminds that the power of a tweet can extend well beyond 140 characters. For both sides, the dispute is not so much over who can claim any of the more than 5,500 tweets to the @ OMGFacts account as who owns the rights to the potentially lucrative OMG Facts brand. Emerson Spartz, 24, the defendant in the case, declined to comment on the ownership issue directly because of the pending litigation. But he says OMG Facts would have

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Calendar marks last months of stranded Ore. man

When the body of Jerry William McDonald was discovered deep in the Oregon woods on a one-lane dirt road pockmarked with holes, the first hint of what led to his death was the Feb. 14 entry on his calendar: “Snowed in.” It was a Valentine’s Day that went unmarked on his otherwise-detailed log, a reused calendar from the

Famed evangelist Billy Graham, pictured here, was admitted to the hospital earlier this week with pneumonia. A spokesperson for the preacher said he is feeling better, but will stay until fully recovered. AP photo.

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1970s in which he had crossed out bygone dates and filled in the current year. McDonald noted that he drove his blue 1997 GMC truck into the remote foothills of the Cascade Range on Feb. 7 and made camp, then woke up one day to find himself in the middle of a fast and heavy snowstorm. If McDonald had been awake, said Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, he might have been able to see the flakes piling up, made plans to get out, deal with it. McDonald’s body was discovered Thursday by a U.S. Forest Service survey crew, about 60 miles east of the state capital of Salem. An autopsy conducted Friday showed he died of hypothermia and starvation, Mueller said. McDonald, 68, liked to camp. While he didn’t have a lot of food, he had gallon jugs of water, a jack for his truck and chains on his tires. Mueller said the Oregon man didn’t have a compass, a cell phone or a GPS device, but he was resourceful: He knew enough to slip rocks under his wheels to give them traction. On April 15, he made one last entry — “rain.” He also noted that he had been in the area for 68 days. Authorities say he left behind no special note. Perhaps he didn’t know it was his last day.

Billy Graham on mend in NC, still weak

Doctors say the Rev. Billy Graham is responding well to antibiotics as he recovers from pneumonia, but he is still too weak to leave a North Carolina hospital. Merrell Gregory with Mission Hospital in Asheville said yesterday the 92-year-old evangelist remains in fair condition and will spend another night in the hospital. Gregory says the overnight nurse who cared for Graham called him sharp as a tack and says they talked about her late grandfather, who once worked for the preacher. Graham entered the hospital on Wednesday after suffering from sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty. Gregory says doctors have not determined when Graham might be able to return to his home in the North Carolina mountains —Update stories, unless otherwise cited, appear courtesy The Associated Press

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Two pitches up Mount Royal, anchored tenuously to a tree, I provided Avery with a body belay while he explored the terrain ahead. It wasn’t long before he was out of sight and, thanks to nearby Interstate 70, out of range of my shouts. The only system of communication we had was the movement of the rope. On the lookout for falling rocks — there were plenty — or the sudden excess of slack that would mean a fall, lingering questions started to take hold of my thoughts. Were my feet comfortable enough? Was the left even as comfortable as the right? I hadn’t spent much time before mastering the adjustable comfort system, and I the more I thought about it the more sure I was that I’d botched it. By the time I felt the double tug on the rope that signified I was on belay, I was already looking for a dry ledge where I could take my boots of and make adjustments. We made it about 700 feet up the face before wet Spring snow started falling and forced our exit. We climbed over ice, snow, and loose, vertical rock, and the Clearwaters held their warmth and grip the entire time. For the most part, the Clearwaters met my test for gear. When the going got tough, it stayed out of sight and out of mind. With the exception of the gimmicky comfort control system, it is everything I could ask for in a boot. While they make get some snorts from the gearratti, the Clearwater will leave you with warm feet, sturdy ankles, and a few extra dollars in your pocket.

SPORTS the ninth. Venable was sacrificed to third, but was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Jorge Cantu’s bouncer — third baseman Ty Wigginton crossed the baseline to backhand the ball and made a perfect throw around Venable to catcher Chris Iannetta, who blocked the plate. Hawpe followed with his third hit of the game, and the fifth homer off Street in his 20 2-3 innings this season. The Padres made it 7-all in the eighth against Rafael Betancourt. He gave up consecutive singles to start the inning, followed by Ryan Ludwick’s sacrifice fly, a balk and Eric Patterson’s two-out single.

Cause of pro hockey players death may be unclear for weeks

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Huston Street reacts to giving up a two-run home run to San Diego Padres’ Brad Hawpe during the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game yesterday in Denver. San Diego beat Colorado 9-7. AP photo.

Padres overcome 6-run deficit, embarrass Rockies

Brad Hawpe played seven memorable seasons for Colorado. He did his best to make the Rockies forget all about them yesterday. Hawpe hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to complete a six-run comeback, giving the San Diego Padres a stunning 9-7 victory. Hawpe connected off Huston Street (0-1) for his second home run of the season. The former All-Star outfielder began his major league career with the Rockies in 2004, was cut last August and finished the season with Tampa Bay. Colorado trailed 7-1 before scoring four times in the seventh inning and tying it with two runs in the eighth. The Padres, meanwhile, got 4 2-3 hitless innings from their bullpen, including Mike Adams (2-0), who pitched the eighth. Heath Bell earned his ninth save in 10 opportunities and career save No. 100. Street nearly wiggled out of trouble after giving up a leadoff double to Will Venable in

It may be weeks before authorities know exactly how and why New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died, although foul play was not immediately suspected. The 28-year-old player was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. Few details were available, but the news rippled across the NHL, where the 6-foot-7 Boogaard was a fan favorite and one of the game’s most feared fighters. He missed most of last season because of a concussion and shoulder injury from a fight. “I don’t think we have any answers as to what happened or why it happened,” Ron Salcer, Boogaard’s agent, said Saturday. Authorities received a report of a man not breathing shortly before 6:15 p.m. Friday, Minneapolis police Sgt. William Palmer said. Minneapolis fire officials were the first to arrive and determined he was dead. Palmer said authorities do not suspect foul play at this point, but the police department’s homicide unit and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating. Palmer said the medical examiner will decide the cause of death. An autopsy was being conducted yesterday, but county spokeswoman Carol Allis said results probably will not be released for at least two weeks. She said in cases with no obvious signs of physical trauma or an obvious immediate cause of death, it takes time to receive results of laboratory tests. Allis said the medical examiner’s office doesn’t anticipate releasing preliminary autopsy findings until all results are in. “The news that we have lost someone so young and so strong leaves everyone in the National Hockey League stunned and sad-

dened,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. “The NHL family sends its deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Derek Boogaard, to those who played and worked with him and to everyone who enjoyed watching him compete.”

Nadal, Djokovic to meet in Italian Open final

No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will resume their rivalry in the Italian Open final today. Nadal, who has won this tournament five of the last six years, overcame a tough first set against Richard Gasquet yesterday before rolling to a 7-5, 6-1 semifinal victory. Djokovic was pushed to the limit in extending his unbeaten streak to 38 matches, defeating fourth-ranked Andy Murray 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2). In the women’s final, Maria Sharapova will meet Sam Stosur, last year’s French Open runner-up. Sharapova outslugged topranked Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3, and Stosur downed fourth-seeded Li Na of China 7-6 (6), 6-0. Djokovic beat Nadal in title matches in Indian Wells and Miami this year, then also won in Madrid last weekend, his first victory over the Spaniard on clay. This tournament is another key clay warmup for the French Open, which starts next weekend. Nadal has a 31-1 record at the Foro Italico. Djokovic has won all 36 of his matches this year, trailing only John McEnroe’s 42-0 start in 1984. “I’ll probably play with less pressure than before because I (am no longer) the favorite,” Nadal said. Murray was unable to hold serve in the opening set, which Djokovic dominated with the help of a spinning drop shot. In the second set, Murray began to win the longer points, taking a key break to go up 5-3 when Djokovic netted a backhand to conclude a tense rally. Murray served for the third set at 5-4 but double-faulted to let Djokovic back into the match even though the Serb was in apparent physical trouble — stretching his legs between points. Murray then fell apart in the tiebreaker. Nadal faced break points in three different games during the opening set but won all of them to improve his career record against Gasquet to 9-0.





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Mike McCurdy “The Drywall Guy” for all your drywall needs. 20 years of quality workmanship at affordable prices.

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4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic, 39,934 Miles, Stock #SP9H702798


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Peek’s Plumbing/Mech. Need a carbon monoxide check, furnace, or boiler repair? Boiler or Furnace Replacement. $75/HR All of your plumbing, heating, & solar need. Call Paul at 970.390.0145 24 hours


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2007 Subaru Outback


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Vail Mountaineer Sunday, May 15, 2011

3 BD, 2 BA in Sunriver. Furnished and recently updated with paint and new carpet. No smoking and no pets. Hot tub and pool. On the bus route.

Own Bed, own bath. NS, no illegal drugs, month to month, rent/negotiable. Room for one person.

Aiden’s Meadow 4 BD + den, 3,200 sf., 2 car garage. Dog okay. Available May 1 Year lease $2,800/month + utilities 390.7600

Room for rent in Wildridge. 1BD with Private bath. Cable & WIFI, N/S, N/P. No bus service.

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

970.390.7796 Large room in Nottingham Road Townhome. Bath, storage, privacy, unfurnished. Mature household, flexible lease.

Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Call 390.2402 Furnished studio in Sunriver with underground parking. Pool and hot tub. On the bus route.

Rental ads $75/mo. 926-6602

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

Charming 2 BD, 1.5 BA townhome on 14th Fairway. Unfurnished, hot tub, WD, NS/NP.

Call Kathy 970.376.7225

1BD, 1BA apartment in Eagle. Pets negotiable. Call 970.390.1898

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.

371 Metcalf

Was $550,00 - Now $375,000

Peter Shelton, Gateway Land & Dev.

970.376.6087 or 970.926.6777


Call 970.376.6319 or 970.926.2130


1 BD, 1 BA. Available now! Own entrance, own laundry; large living room with complete kitchen. Almost 800sf, N/S, N/P, single occupancy, in new SFH.

Cute 2 BD, 2BA with full loft, furnished. Room for 3 tenants. On in-town bus route and close to grocery stores. 2 parking spots, fireplace and new appliances. W/D on site. N/S, N/P

Call 970.926.2029

Beautiful Condo! updated kitchen, stainless appliances, marble countertops. W/D in unit. Lots of storage. Wood burning fireplace. Own bed/bath in 2b/2b $750/month Call 970-471-3880

Two story duplex log cabin, room includes full bathroom. Home has an excellent view, deck, fire pit, and six acres of land with hiking trails. Young, laid-back roommates. Pet friendly.

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

Call Matt 970.290.6272

Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Commercial Corner Photo Real Estate

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

Pitkin Creek Park storefront 800 sq ft, easy I-70 access, signage on Big Horn Road, high visibility, views, parking at door, perfect for service, retail or professional office.

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

970.926.7911 ext. 4

Clean 3BR 1.5BA, Furnished. Utilities, WiFi, F/P, W/D. N/S, N/P. Week, Month or Year 970.331.5422

Please call 970.328.9519

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.

1 BD, 1 BA for rent in 3 BD townhome. On the river. Park nearby. Available May 1. Call 970.390.3279

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

1-3 Bedroom condos for summer. Sun Vail or Lionshead Arcade. Rates all inclusive

Call 970.376.7225

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Call Walt 970.904.5501 or 970.949.1254

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.


Call 303.758.0548


Available May 1 Call Julie 815.441.2035

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

River Centre Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Co.

970.926.7911 ext. 4



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


Warehouse/retail space. 1,200 sf. Additional storage loft. 700 sf. Garage door in the back.

Meadow Mountain Business Park

$285,000 Contact Nicolette

Contact Trish




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

1310 Westhaven Circle #C -101


Lawrence Moss, Vail Commercial Advisors


Minturn- Minturn Lofts, Eagle- 341 Broadway, Avon- Annex Shopping Center, Avon Plaza, Benchmark Plaza, Benchmark Shopping Center, Christy Sports Building, Edwards- Edwards Village Center, River Centre, Riverwalk Bank Building, & Vail- Vail Village Plaza. Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Co.

970.926.7911 ext. 4

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

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


Photo Real Estate Classifieds Photo Real Estate

Major Price Reductions at Brush Creek Village. Only 6 5 4 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.

John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Now Starting at only $339,000


$749,000 (Was $789,000)



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

143 Bridger Drive

Homes starting at $349,000

Green Valley Homes




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.

Now $1,495,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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!

421 Beaver Dam Circle


Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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.

Potato Patch Club #40


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

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

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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.




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

1044 Homestake Circle


Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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

716 A Forest Road


Claudine Brandt, Sonnenalp Real Estate


Potato Patch Club No. 5

Austria Haus Club

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.

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.



Sandstone 70, Unit A4

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate


2567 Arosa Drive

Julie Retzlaff & Mary Isom, Sonnenalp R.E.

Julie 970.376.0836 Mary 970.331.9650

Nice 1 BD, 1 BA condo on free TOV bus route. Beaver Creek views, spacious end unit, vaulted ceilings, sky lights, backs up to BLM. Updated and in move in condition.

Vail Heights Condo #12

NOW PRICED at $299,000

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.331.6927 or



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.

Vail Point Townhouse #36

Offered at $819,000

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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