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Eagle County BMX is back By Brian Alexander Mountaineer Staff Writer Don’t be fooled by the suspect and chilly weather outside, the start of the second Eagle County BMX season is here. Located in the town of Eagle, the American Bicycle Association (ABA) sanctioned track is dedicated to young and old BMX racing throughout the summer into the middle of October, and is the only BMX track between Denver and Grand Junction. The best thing about

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BMX racing is it’s open to any boy or girl and man or woman who can ride a bike, from age two to 92. “We averaged about 45 racers per race in 2010,” said Jay Lucas of Eagle County BMX. “Some races were as big as 157 riders and others as little as 36.”

At Eagle County BMX, the racing season lasts all summer long with the cooperation of Mother Nature. The races are held Sunday afternoons around 1:30 p.m. and also weekly on Thursday evenings at about 6:30 p.m. throughout the summer.

Want to watch BMX racing but not compete in it? Don’t worry, spectators are always welcomed at the track for no cost. That’s right, you can enjoy great racing and hopefully some good weather all for the cost of free. “The racing is exciting to watch, the little kids are a blast to watch as they try as hard as they can. Parents live vicariously through their kids and you can hear that in their cheers,” said Lucas. “Our more experienced riders can fly over [See BMX, page 15]

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In a blunt display of differences, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of using his country’s 1967 boundaries as the basis for a neighboring Palestinian state yesterday, declaring his objections faceto-face to President Barack Obama who had raised the idea just 24 hours earlier in an effort to revive stalled Mideast peace talks. “While Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines,” Netanyahu declared. “These lines are indefensible.”

The Eagle River Fire Protection District’s Engine 5. Fire Chief Charlie Moore will be at the Bookworm today to read a story and give tours of one of the district’s trucks. ERFPD photo.

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Seven inmates were taken to outside hospitals after a riot at a maximum-security prison in California yesterday, including two inmates who were being treated for serious injuries, prison officials said. The fight among about 150 inmates at an outdoor recreation yard was broken up after guards fired a warning shot and used pepper spray at California State Prison, Sacramento, about 20 miles east of the state capital. [See THE UPDATE, page 10]


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The second season of Eagle County BMX racing kicks off tomorrow afternoon. Pictured here are some kids enjoying the opening day of last year’s season. The only officially sanctioned ABA BMX track between Denver and Grand Junction is located next to the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. Jay Lucas photo.

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Young boys and girls in the valley will get a chance to live a daydream this afternoon. The Bookworm bookstore in the Edwards Riverwalk is hosting a children’s book reading at 2:30 p.m., where officials from local police and fire departments will be present with a cop cruiser and a fully functioning fire truck. Officers from the Avon Police Department will read “Police officers on patrol” by Kersten Hamilton, and Eagle River Fire Protection District Chief Charlie Moore will read Mark Teague’s “Firehouse!” The officials will also provide tours of the vehicles. The party is the masculine answer to the bookstore’s March “Princess party,” children’s book specialist Adrienne Young said yesterday, but that doesn’t mean sisters and daughters aren’t welcome. “It’s gonna be a great party,” Hamilton said. “And everyone’s invited, boys and girls.” The event will most likely appeal to children aged 2-12, Hamilton said.


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Gypsum’s Urgent-Emergent Care Center is changing its hours after being open for a full year. Avery Cunliffe photo.

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Avon posts record March revenues Town took in $100k more in taxes than estimated By Phil Lindeman Mountaineer Staff Writer The month of March came in like a bona fide lion for Avon this year, with revenue from sales and accommodation taxes reaching the highest levels ever in a season full of broken records. At the 3:30 p.m. town council work session Tuesday, town officials will break down the numbers – including $665,000 in sales taxes, nearly $100,000 more than predicted – and give possible reasons for shattering records that span back to 1993. The town’s budget analyst, Kelly Huitt, claims snow of every form boosted March into the upper echelon. “We think a lot of the revenue

came from Snowball,” Huitt said, referring to the contested music festival. “It was also a strong month thanks to snowfall. The overall economy is coming back, and people were coming and staying in the town longer.” Avon’s strong numbers come after the town of Vail reported its own record-breaking revenues for December, which Vail officials largely credited to ski traffic. Traer Creek still bristles Also included in the budget review is an extensive look at the amount Traer Creek Metro District, the Magnus Lindholm-owned entity behind Walmart and Home Depot, owes the town. According to estimates, which in-

A March to remember • $665,532: Total sales tax revenue • 7.18 percent: Sales tax increase over 2010 • $122,145: Total accommodation tax revenue • 15.76: Accommodation tax increase over 2010 Source: Town of Avon

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Similar arguments carried over to the House when the measure was considered there. “I fear that it will not bring the returns that we would hope, and it could really harm a lot of our families who cannot afford to pay these premiums,” said Rep. Su Ryden, (D-Aurora). Rep. Daniel Pabon (D-Denver) said the bill’s added strain on household budgets could hurt children, whose health care needs are not only a priority in Colorado but nationally as well. “As a public policy in the United States of America, we have decided that there are those amongst us who deserve protections … in this case it’s our children,” said Pabon. “This puts the onus of coverage for health care on them (the children) because their parents don’t have the ability to pay the premiums.” The measure garnered the full support of Senate and House Republicans, who all voted in favor of the proposal. Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) said supporting the bipartisan budget committee’s proposal was not difficult for him. “This isn’t a hard decision to make,” said Brophy. “It’s time to move forward with the tough choices that we need to make to balance the budget.”

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Vail Crush invited to tournament First boys team on the western slope to attend event The Vail Crush are putting valley soccer on the map, and at the same time making history for boys’ youth soccer in the area. The Vail Valley Soccer Club (VVSC) U15 Boys Soccer Team, Vail Crush, has received a wildcard invitation to participate in the Regional President’s Cup, taking place June 12-17 in West Jordan, Utah. The Vail Crush, which is coached by Vail Recreation District Sports Director Joel Rabinowitz, has had a tremendous season and the wildcard spot makes them the first boys team on the western slope to make it to the Regional President’s Cup. The team will be representing both Colorado and the Vail Valley Soccer Club during the regional match. According to Rabinowitz, the President’s Cup is designed to offer enhanced competition for non-elite youth soccer teams leading to state, regional and national championship titles. The winner in each gender/ age group (U13 – U17) is the official state champion and becomes the Colorado representative at the Regional Presidents Cup competition. For teams in the U14 through U17 age groups, National Presidents Cup Championship competition awaits those teams achieving a Regional Presidents Cup Championship, which the Vail Crush will play for in June. The Vail Crush team consists of players Kevan Aubel, Garret Cerny, Irving Daniel, Callan Deline, Roberto Diaz, Pedro Hernandez, Diego Martinez, Tomas Milmo, David Ortiz, Brandon Osorio, Alexis Robles, Diego Rodriguez, Alex Trujillo and Ryan Wood. In a state tournament recap, the Vail Crush team went 3-0-2 in pool

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Both parties heavily courted Colorado’s nine electoral college votes in 2008, with candidates making frequent stops in the state leading up to the election. One of Obama’s rallies in downtown Denver was the largest of his campaign, drawing more than 100,000 people. In the end, Obama easily defeated Sen. John McCain in Colorado by 9 percentage points, becoming the first Democrat to take the state since former President Bill Clinton in 1992. But the state’s large independent base makes it difficult to predict whether it will swing red or blue. Last year, Republicans knocked off two Democratic congressional incumbents and took control of the state House for the first time since 2005. At the same time, Republicans lost the gubernatorial election and a close U.S. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and challenger Ken Buck. Saunders said he expects both parties to funnel a lot of money to Colorado leading up to November 2012, and if the presidential race is competitive, it can make the state one of the places where Democrats and Republicans spend the most per voter. Palacio said Coloradoans can expect to see a long lineup of political heavy-hitters visiting the state. “I think definitely it’s going to be more of what we saw in 2008 and perhaps even more so than what we saw before,” he said. While Colorado does not have as many electorate votes as other states that tend to be considered in play, such as Florida with 29 or Ohio with 18, the state’s nine electoral votes are valued highly in close races, since large swaths of the country are already considered to lean Republican or Democrat. “Given how sliced up of the rest country is, nine electoral votes can make a lot of difference in the candidates’ fortunes,” said Seth Masket, an associate professor of political science at the University of Denver.

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Yesterday, the Mississippi at Vidalia looked more like a stormy ocean than a river. Whitecaps frothed under the bridge that connects the city to Natchez, Miss., and whirlpools churned across the channel. The high water brings with it a host of hazards. Debris is everywhere, and the unusually swift current makes it difficult for pilots to go upstream. Good luck stopping if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re headed downstream. For those who make their living on the water, the river is a respected adversary in the best of times. Now it just plain frightens them.

Crew to take look at damaged tile

NASA ordered Endeavourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew to take an unusual close-up look at a damaged tile in the space shuttleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicate heat shield early this morning. Using the shuttleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s robotic arm, astronauts will scrutinize the gouge on the shuttleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underbelly with a high resolution camera and a laser attached to a boom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing alarming here and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not really concerned,â&#x20AC;? said LeRoy Cain, chairman of the shuttle mission management team that decided yesterday to order

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President Barack Obama yesterday pardoned eight people convicted of crimes ranging from conspiring to import marijuana to selling alligator hides. The action marked the second set of pardons Obama has granted since becoming president. The first pardons, last December, went to nine people whose crimes included possessing drugs, counterfeiting and mutilating coins. Like the earlier pardons, the latest did not involve anyone wellknown. The cases date back as far as 1975, when Randy Eugene Dyer of Burien, Wash., was sentenced to serve five years in prison in the conspiracy to import marijuana and two related crimes.

Ten indicted in Aspen cocaine ring

Federal prosecutors say they’ve broken up a major cocaine ring in Aspen. Colorado’s U.S. attorney’s office announced yesterday that 10 people have been charged — six from Aspen and four from Los Angeles. They’re accused of distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine in the Aspen area over the past year. All but one of the suspects has been arrested. The other nine re-

This February 11, 1964 photo provided by Christie’s auction house, from a collection of photos of The Beatles shot by photographer Mike Mitchell at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., shows Ringo Starr during the group’s first US concert. The concert photos will be auctioned by Christie’s on July 20.

main in custody. Investigators say the organization distributed over 200 kilograms of cocaine in Aspen over the past 15 years. U.S. Attorney John Walsh said the arrests would significantly reduce the supply of cocaine in one of Colorado’s best-known resort towns.

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debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Fab Four boarded a train from New York for Washington, D.C., for their first U.S. concert. An enterprising 18-year-old Mike Mitchell was there, a press pass in hand, shooting photographs just feet away and even jumping onto the stage for the group’s brief pre-concert press call. Forty-seven years later, Mitchell has made 50 silver gelatin prints from his negatives of the event on Feb. 11, 1964 at Washington Coliseum and of the band’s Sept. 13, 1964 performance at the Baltimore Civic Center. He’s offering them for sale at Christie’s New York auction house on July 20. The total pre-sale estimate is $100,000; the images will be sold individually.


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U2 is coming to Denver as it continues its 360 Degrees World Tour. The supergroup will play at Invesco Field today. It’s a makeup date for a concert canceled last June after the tour was stopped after Bono had to have emergency back surgery. All tickets purchased for last year’s show will be valid for today. All of the “360” shows feature the four-taloned “Claw” stage. The 390-ton, green cabana stands more than 10 stories above the band as they strut through the crowds on moving bridges and a ring-shaped stage with concertgoers inside and out.

It was 1964. Beatlemania ruled. Two days after their momentous

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the â&#x20AC;&#x153;60 Minutesâ&#x20AC;? report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just unfortunate that thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all people want to talk about now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to partake in any cyclingbashing. I have done everything to be the best I can be. ... I want the focus on the future of the sport, what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done to clean itself up. I believe in cycling and want to support it.â&#x20AC;?

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ginally, since November 2007, total back sales taxes clock in at over $2.1 million – enough to fund a series of proposed transit improvements twice over. Lindholm and Traer Creek have sparred with the town in court for more than three years, beginning in May 2008, when the town council refused to hear plans for a new condo development north of the rodeo grounds on East Beaver Creek Blvd. Shortly after, the town responded with a lawsuit of its own, asking for payment on taxes, municipal ser-


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the tournament wanting to test themselves against the biggest and best clubs in Colorado and try to become the first boys team west of the Front Range to win a state level tournament. “Although we came up a bit short in the final, our results are a testament to a group of boys with relentless effort and determination,” said Rabinowitz. “We look forward to representing the Vail Valley and Colorado against the very best competition in Region IV, which extends from Idaho west to Hawaii. We have drawn Alaska, Idaho and Utah in pool play, this is a great opportunity for these boys to challenge themselves against higher level competition.” VVSC President Don Dressler says the VVSC is proud to be represented in the Regional President’s Cup by the Vail

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Crush. “This team has consistently demonstrated excellence and is one of two premier level teams within our Club,” said Dressler. “An achievement of this level is an inspiration for other teams within our organization and they will head to Utah next month as representatives of our local soccer community.” The March 26 through May 8 State Play consisted of five pool games against some of the biggest clubs in the state, as follows in order of date played leading up to the finals: Crush 1, Boulder County Force 1 – Crush 2, Colorado Storm Black 0 – Crush 2, Real Olympico 2 – Crush 5, Pride Soccer Club 1 – Crush 1, Colorado Storm White 0 – Crush 2 Fort Collins Arsenal 0 – Real Olympico 2, Vail Crush 1.

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Call 970.390.1898

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

Call Walt 970.904.5501 or 970.949.1254

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Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Rental ads $75/mo. 926-6602

Aidenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meadow 4 BD + den, 3,200 sf., 2 car garage. Dog okay. Available May 1 Year lease $2,800/month + utilities 390.7600

1 BD with own bath. NS/NP Includes all utilities

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.

Ted Steers 970.477.5319

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

4 BD, 3 BA, 2 car garage single family home in Edwards. Nice corner lot close to the Homestead Court Club. New interior finishes including floors.

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

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

Please call 970.328.9519

Call Joyce 970.470.2633

970.390.1898 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. Call 970.926.2029

Call 970.390.3279

Call 970.376.6319 or 970.926.2130

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


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

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

Call 390.2402

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.

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.

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

Fabulous Gore Creek townhouse conveniently located at TOV bus stop. Handsomely renovated with granite countertops, hardwood floor, FP, WD, fully furnished in a quiet setting. Deck with BBQ. 3BD/2BA. 203.856.9825

3BD, 2BA Townhome N/S, N/P

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

Call 970.471.2421


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

Available May 1 Call Julie 815.441.2035

Commercial Corner 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

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

Meadow Mountain Business Park

$285,000 Contact Nicolette

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

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

Call for Pricing


Call 303.758.0548

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

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

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

River Centre


Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Co.

Contact Trish

970.926.7911 ext. 4


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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


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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.

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

$749,000 (Was $789,000)

143 Bridger Drive

John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Now Starting at only $339,000



Homes starting at $350,000

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


Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate


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




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.

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!

4B, 4B duplex with Vail Mtn views from south facing windows. Vaulted living room, fully renovated, private suites, & private garden. Hot tub, pool, tennis in complex.

1044 Homestake Circle

716 A Forest Road

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Josh Lautenberg, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Claudine Brandt, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp





Offered at $1,375,000




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.

Austria Haus Club

Priced from $219,900- $340,000

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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

Spacious Primary/Secondary home with 6 BD and 2 BD respectively. Strong shortterm rental history. Sunny location with great yard & hot tub. Many extra features.



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.

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 Heights Condo #12

Vail Point Townhouse #36

NOW PRICED at $299,000

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

970.331.6927 or

Offered at $819,000

Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate




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