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Popped by same prosecutor Blue Sky blast! The Vail Ski Patrol performs a controlled blast in the Lovers’ Leap area of Blue Sky Basin this week, after Vail received 14 inches of snow in 4 days. Earlier this season a skier ducked under a rope to ski through nearby Skree Field, kicking off a snowslide in which he lost his ski. When the sliding was through and authorities found out what he’d done, he also lost his season pass.

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Marc Litt sent both Madoff, Vilar to slammer By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Bernard Madoff and Alberto Vilar have two things in common: they’re both in prison for swindling people for millions of dollars, and prosecutor Marc Litt put them there. Litt, an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, was fresh off sending Vilar to prison when he was handed the Madoff case. Madoff, 70, a former Rockaway lifeguard, started a Manhattan investment firm in the 1960s. He pleaded guilty earlier this week of masterminding the biggest Ponzi scheme in the nation’s history, costing investors $65 billion. Madoff will spend the rest of his life in prison, with plenty of time for leisure. Apparently, Litt is [See BERNIE AND AL, page 6]

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Natalie and Eamonn Rooney became aware of St. Baldrick’s about the time they became aware that their youngest son had cancer. Finn Rooney is a 6 year old leukemia survivor. “We became aware of the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser and started volunteering,” Natalie said from a park where a now-healthy Finn was playing with his young friends. “We thought St. Baldrick’s was such a wonderful idea.” St. Baldrick’s is held around the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. People raise money for pediatric cancer research by shaving their heads in solidarity with kids who have lost their hair to treatment. St. Baldricks is the world’s biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer. Locally, this is the fourth year for the event here in Eagle. It’s noon-4 p.m. at the Eagle Fire Station. The fire fighters and Chief Jon Asper all shave their heads, along with people from all over the valley. They collect pledges to raise the money. The event features a silent auction, food and clowns, and the Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale performs. As for young Finn, he was diagnosed when he was 17 months old. He went through three and a half years of chemotherapy and now he’s in remission. “After five years of clear blood work, he’ll be declared cancer free,” said Natalie. “We went through the next three and a half years in shock. I think I became more emotional after the fact. When you’re in the middle of it, you just do it because you have to.” Finn wants to have his head shaved to show his support for the cause, but maybe next year, says mom. He’s already been totally bald once and nearly bald twice

You might call this bald and beautiful. The clown is bald and Angela Moore is beautiful. We’re not entirely certain who the clown is, but the beautiful barber is Angela Moore of Cuttin’ Loose in Eagle. She’s shaving his head as part of the St. Baldrick’s celebration, an annual fundraiser at the Eagle Fire Station. It runs from noon-4 p.m. today.

because of the chemotherapy. His dad, Eamonn and his older brother, Declan, 9, will do it, as will some of Finn’s and Declan’s friends. Since St. Baldrick’s was launched in 2000, more than 70,000 people have shaved their heads and raised more than $51 million for research and treatment of children’s cancer.

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Hard time for hot check writer Admitted check fraud felon nailed while writing more hot checks By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer Kelvin Cruz-Ruiz may be one of the most prolific writers who ever lived – the problem is that he does his writing on hot checks. Ruiz, 28, a Puerto Rico native living in Avon, is free on bond, for now, after writing up to a couple dozen hot checks for what authorities say might be more than $20,000. They’re not quite done tallying it all up. The latest round they know about took him through Beaver Creek during Presidents Day Weekend, writing hot checks to businesses all weekend, many in Beaver Creek, apparently hoping he could skate before the banks opened on Tuesday morning after the holiday weekend. However, he returned to the scene of one of his crimes – he’d written a hot check there earlier in the day - and one of the business owners recognized him and called the cops. The irony is that the business’s other owner was at the cop shop filling out a police report while other officers were arresting and handcuffing Ruiz, making it tougher for him to write even more hot checks. The double irony is that Ruiz went on his Presidents Day Weekend check-writing walkabout just days after he’d pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to two felony counts of - all together now – check fraud. He was supposed to meet with his probation officer on Feb. 23. Presidents Day was Monday, Feb. 16, the day he was arrested – yet again.

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He’s free on $10,000 bond, posted March 11. Authorities are still investigating the case. One check fraud charge against Ruiz is so new that it doesn’t have a case number yet. The worst/best irony is that if Ruiz were a Wall Street investment banker he’d be getting a multi-million dollar bonus. So far, Ruiz is charged with 20 counts of misdemeanor check fraud and 20 counts of felony check fraud. Owners of one area business, who asked to remain anonymous because they feared retribution, finally caught him because they go through their books every day. They said that as soon they saw checks from Ruiz they knew were hot. At that business, Ruiz wrote two different checks to two different employees – one in the morning and one late in the afternoon. The employees did everything they were supposed to do. They took his identification, they checked him out as well as they possibly could, but they’d never seen him before. After spotting the check from Ruiz, one owner hotfooted it to the police station, and was filling out the report. Ruiz chose that exact time to wander back into their store with the apparent goal of obtaining more merchandise, ostensibly to be paid for with yet another hot check. The owner who remained in the store called 911, and the dispatcher started through the usual list of questions. The owner summed up the situation succinctly, saying, “I’m in my store by myself with a felon and I can’t spend a lot of time on the phone.” The dispatcher understood immediately, and before you could say “Chain gang,” police were slapping their bracelets on the bad guy and hauling him off to the Eagle County Crossbar Hotel. Authorities say Ruiz is a professional, talented at his chosen vocation and advise merchants to be alert.

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Leave the fees be Workforce housing fee is legal, judge rules By Randy Wyrick Mountaineer Staff Writer If you like the idea of linking fees for workforce housing to high-end homes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. A Gunnison County case challenging those “linkage fees” was thrown out by District Court Judge J. Steven Patrick. The ruling also prohibits that particular case from being filed again. The case was being closely watched across the state by both supporters and opponents of the practice. Linkage fees are required when expensive homes are built, demanding that the homeowner pay fees to help fund workforce housing, provide land for workforce housing on their site, or provide land somewhere else. Attorneys for home builders in the Sun Valley, Idaho area won a similar case, leaving officials there scram-

bling to think of new ways to create workforce housing. The Gunnison County case was brought by the Gunnison County Contractors Association and two independent construction companies. Gunnison County’s “workforce housing fee” applies to all constructions, additions and remodels bigger than 1,000 square feet. The lawsuit contends that it’s an unconstitutional tax under Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, the TABOR amendment. Judge Patrick said that courts in other jurisdictions have already found that locals governments have the authority to levy the fee as a way to defray the cost of building affordable housing units. Patrick ruled that “affordable housing is not a municipal obligation like roads, water and sewer facilities, that must be supported through general taxation.” Gunnison County’s workforce housing fee, therefore, stands. Eagle County and most other municipalities have similar housing fees.

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not a man with a natural aptitude for leisure. Litt won his conviction against Vilar last November. He was handed the Madoff case in December – sort of. He was offered the Madoff case, but with a catch. Lawyers strode into Litt’s office and dropped six binders, each containing hundreds of pages, according to published reports. They wanted to know if he was up for another high profile case – and they’d need to know tomorrow. “A lot of people might have just winged it,” Anthony Barkow, an assistant U.S. attorney working with Litt at the time told the New York Times. “But by the next day Marc had an encyclopedic knowledge of the case.” Litt, 46, won his conviction of Vilar, the former technology investor and opera fan for whom Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center was named. There’s also a local connection to the Madoff case, as the colossal rip-off list includes some Vail Valley locals. The defense attorney who represented Vilar’s partner, against whom Litt also won a conviction, says Litt does the right thing without a lot of flash. “For Litt, the victims of these sorts of frauds are real people with real families and real retirement savings that don’t exist anymore,” says Ivan Fisher, a defense attorney in the Vilar case. “For some prosecutors these are just litigations. That’s not the case with Litt.” There’s also a local connection with Litt has been called methodical and deliberate, with intense attention to detail. He’s cool under fire, with a dry sense of humor. He once told a dentist in court that he was looking forward to finally having a dentist in his chair. Litt will be busy for the foreseeable future. He is now charged with unraveling as much of Madoff’s web as he possibly can.

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Vilar’s New York City apartment, above, was auctioned earlier this week. It had been listed for $5.5 million, a far cry from the $14.5 million it was listed for when it first came on the market. Photo from listing agency Brown Harris Stevens.

he bankrolled. In other circles, he’s equally famous for unethically getting his hands around a bunch of money belonging to Phoebe Cates’ mom. If you don’t know who Phoebe Cates is, ask your dad or flounce to the video store and rent “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” And since design and taste are strictly subjective, the apartment is being referred to as both a bastion of taste and design, and “the ugliest apartment in New York City.” Closer to home, the Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek seems to be referred to more and more as the “VPAC” in the press releases the promote the shows there. You know, kind of like when Kentucky Fried Chicken started calling itself “KFC.” Colonel Sanders never came right out and said it was because of the word “fried,” just like the Vail Valley Foundation isn’t likely to say their sudden penchant for acronyms is because the theatre is named after a criminal. In ‘05, London’s Royal Opera House dropped Vilar’s name off their program, foregoing the “Vilar Young Artists Program” for the wordier “Jette Parker Young Artists Program.” Over there, the name change came just weeks after Vilar’s May 26, 2005 arrest. The spokesman for the Opera House, teeth firmly clenched, refused to admit the name change had anything to do with the charges.

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Yetii going extinct Group to perform one of their last shows at Agave By Holly Bass Special to the Mountaineer All good things must come to an end. And tonight that rings true with one band who has been playing in the Valley for the two years. Tonight may be one of only two more chances to see a Yetii. The Southern rock/punk band hits the stage at 10 p.m. at Agave for a free show for all those who are 21 and older. Yetii is taking a break after their last show, which is at 12 p.m. on Sunday,

March 22 at Red Tail. “It’s sad,” Chris Alexander, vocals and guitarist for the band, said. “At the same time change is good. We’re going different directions.” Alexander said that he will miss playing with three other band members who he has spent the last two years with, perfecting the sound of Yetii. A sound that has a hard edge, while providing an upbeat dance vibe. Other members include; Jason Sica, lead guitarist, Eric Ciampa, drummer and Jason Gregg, known as “Gregger,” on bass and vocals. Some last words from Alexander on behalf of the band: “Thanks to the people that have been coming and for those who haven’t seen us give us a shot. We’ve got a coupe more shows of Yetii’s.”

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Catch the Mile High tour tonight Duo’s $1 show at Loaded Joe’s By Holly Bass Special to the Mountaineer Hailing from opposite sides of the world, New Jersey native Dan McClung and Ireland native Lorraine Maher have combined creative efforts to produce and perform acoustic pop music with a flare of Indie Rock. Tonight the duo plays at Loaded Joe’s at 10 p.m. for only $1. They will be performing both original material and cover songs from bands like Fall Out Boy, Green Day, The Fray, The Killers and My Chemical Romance. Some traditional Irish songs can be expected as well. McClung and Maher are in the middle of their Mile High tour, which kicked off in Boulder last

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First the Vail Mountaineer launches el MontaùÊs, and now Wal-Mart plans to open its first Hispanic-focused supermarkets. The supermarkets will hit Arizona and Texas this summer as the largest U.S. retailer continues its drive to expand its dominance of the U.S. grocery business.

This photo released by forensic archaeologist and anthropologist Matteo Borrini of Florence University, Italy, Friday, shows the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws unearthed in 2006 in an archaeological dig near Venice, northern Italy. AP photo.

Witches in Eagle, vampires in Venice Better check your closet An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws—evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire. The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual. It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said. The well-preserved skeleton was found in 2006


on the Lazzaretto Nuovo island, north of never materialized,” the the lagoon city, amid other corpses burFriday Post report said. ied in a mass grave during an epidemic “Cutler believes he has of plague that hit Venice in 1576. information that his new “Vampires don’t exist, but studies coach Josh McDaniels show people at the time believed they aggressively tried to did,” said Matteo Borrini, a forensic arshop him, despite the chaeologist and anthropologist at Florcoach’s statements to ence University who studied the case the contrary. Since then, CUTLER Cutler has refused to over the last two years. “For the first time we have found evidence of an exor- come in and meet the coach.” cism against a vampire.” Medieval texts show the belief in vampires was fueled by the disturbing appearance of decomposing bodies, Borrini told The Associated Press by telephone.

Trade deficit lowest in six years

The U.S. trade deficit plunged in January to the lowest level in six years as a deepening recession cut demand for imported goods. The Commerce Department said Friday the trade imbalance dropped to $36 billion in January, a decline of 9.7 percent from December and the lowest level since October 2002. The improvement was better than the $38 billion deficit that economists had expected and reflected the fact that crude oil imports dropped to the lowest point in three years and demand for a wide variety of other foreign goods from autos to heavy machinery and household appliances declined.

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Ayesha Obi, left, and Ava Zadkhorvash, who got first tickets for U.S. singer Michael Jackson’s concert, pose for photographs with the receipts of their tickets in front of the O2 Arena in London Friday. The 50-year-old ‘King of Pop’ has said the shows at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in south London will be his last in the British capital. AP photo.

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SSCV’s Taylor Shiffrin speeds down the Super G track at the J2 Junior Olympics in Aspen Friday. He ended up finishing 3rd in that race following a 2nd place performance in the Giant Slalom Thursday. Photo courtesy Nick Asoian.

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ing in 6th, while Greta Byrne, the Gold medalist in Wednesday’s Slalom, placed 10th. Kaytlyn Samuelson also made it to the front page (top 15) of the results with a 14th. Anne Strong climbed up from a starting position of 33rd to finish in 18th, and Mary Sackbauer finished 20th. Competition wraps up The action continued, and concluded, in the Super G Friday in a very tight race. The top three spots for the men were separated by only 26/100ths of a second, with Shiffrin reaching the podium yet again, only this time in third. Meanwhile, SSCV’s Abby Ghent was part of another very tight race for the women’s field, finishing fourth. Her final time was a mere 8/100ths of a second from a podium result. Kaytlyn Samuelson moved up an impressive 38 spots from her start number of 46 to finish 8th, and Anne Strong climbed from a start position of 38th to finish in 12th. For the combined overall, which tallied points for the Downhill, Giant Slalom, and Slalom, the women’s field saw Greta Byrne placing 2nd, Mary Sackbauer 7th, and Anne Strong finishing 8th.


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Creek. Sporting tickets include four Broncos tickets 13 rows off the field or four Colorado Avalanche tickets in the first row, two CU Buffs Football tickets on the 50 yard line and parking pass, four club level tickets to the Rockies 2009 season and six Denver Nuggets tickets in a Suite vs. New York Knicks March 31, 2009 with a parking pass. Other items are a dinner for two at Sweet Basil, four hours of sedan service from Elite Limousine and an opportunity to co-host on Plum TV. Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties was founded in 1995. By the end of 2009, HFHELC will have completed 29 homes: housing 40 Adults and more than 92 children. To get involved, monetary donations are excepted or people can volunteer on the construction site and help build homes. “[This] is the way that Habitat works with our entire community to keep construction costs down,” Moon said. “There are also many opportunities to donate, shop and volunteer at the Habitat Home Outlet in Gypsum.” Tickets are still available. E-mail elyse@habitateaglelake.org or call 970-748-6718 if you’re interested. It’s $150 per person, or you can reserve a table for $2,500.

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Are you the toughest cyclist? Dogma Athletica cyclists’ challenge starts Monday Mountaineer Staff Report The Vail Recreation District’s (VRD) final schedule for the 2009 Mountain Bike Race Series will be announced soon and mountain bike racers are encouraged to begin preparing for the series by participating in Dogma Athletica’s “Are You The Strongest Cyclists in the Valley” competition. The competition will take place March 16-20 at Dogma Athletica in Edwards in their state-

of-the-art cycling studio. Each evening during the contest week, a Dogma Athletica cycling coach will lead a warm up and then a 30-minute time trial course, while recording data for each contest and contestant. The time trial course will be the same each evening and the coach will track average wattage for the 30 min time trial and then formulate the watts per kilogram that a rider can power out for the course. Advance registration is required by calling Dogma Athletica at 688-4433. This summer marks the 26th season of mountain bike racing in the Vail Valley. A final schedule for the VRD’s 2009 mountain bike race series will be announced in April.

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event will sell-out quickly. “The best advice I can offer competitors is to keep your eyes open and concentrate on the end of the pond,” said Sample. “I made it across the pond last year, but I don’t think the judges appreciated my flavorful costume. I’m not going to give-away my costume for this year’s championship, but I can tell you there is a mask and cape involved.” It’s all part of Spring Back to Vail, April 13-19, 2009. Each year, Spring Back to Vail brings end-of-season entertainment to Vail Mountain with on-snow

events, headliner concerts, nightly parties, the ever-popular World Pond Skimming Championships and new for 2009, the Breitling All Mountain Film Competition. For more information, visit www. springbacktovail.com. Spring Back to Vail 2009 is presented by Vail Resorts, Bud Light, Town of Vail, Amp Energy, Tuaca, Volvo, Breitling and SKI Magazine. Brought to you in part by Smith Optics, Liberty Skis, Army, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Vail Daily, TV8 and KZYR The Zephyr.

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It goes without saying that Lindsay Vonn had hopes of winning the final slalom race of this season at the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden. She had already won the first two races there, and hoped to continue the sweep. Vonn, second on the slalom points list to her friend Maria Riesch, won’t be able to catch Riesch with a win but still wanted to hold on to second. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards. She struggled throughout the course and managed just an 18th place finish. Although it was not what she was looking for, considering her week so far, she shouldn’t lose any sleep. “I would have liked the slalom to turn out better,” Vonn said. “My goal was to stay second in the standings behind Maria, but Sarka skied a great race. I’ve already accomplished more this season than I possibly could have hoped for.” Riesch topped the final slalom standings with 670 points. Sasha Zahrobska of the Czech Republic moved into second with 459, and Vonn dropped to third with 440. “I was able to keep both the downhill and overall titles, and the super G was such a bonus,” Vonn said. “I’m really proud of that. Tomorrow is the GS, so the season isn’t over just yet.”

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All of these things make this time of year a good time to be a sports fan, but for big-time sports fans, nothing compares to March Madness. It’s the time of year people look forward to even if they don’t have a favorite team to cheer on, and it’s Las Vegas’ busiest time each and every year. The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has become one of, if not the biggest, sports event each year in the U.S. Obviously the Super Bowl brings quite the spectacle for a single game, but the Final 4 will surely get its fair share of air time. The first games won’t start for the 65-team field until next week, but there’s still plenty of action all weekend on the hardwood. March Madness begins each year not with the start of the Big Dance, but a few weeks before with “Championship Week,” a phrase that appears to have been coined by the elitists at ESPN. The way it works is each Division 1 conference across the country gets to invite one team for an automatic spot in the tournament. How that conference decides to use their bid is up to them. Some award the regular season champion with the right to represent the conference on the biggest stage, while most conferences will hold a tournament that determines the champion. With smaller schools having no chance at the tournament without this automatic berth, the drama that can ensue is sometimes better than the tournament itself. Even teams on the bubble can improve their chances greatly if they show the voters some good late season play. And if things are really going good, teams can end up like the Georgia Bulldogs last year and play a terrible regular season in the tough SEC, have no shot at the postseason, then go into the SEC tournament and roll all the way to an unthinkable tourney bid. So here in Colorado, even though the Buffalo’s and Ram’s win total combined wasn’t enough to get a team in, there’s still plenty of reason to watch. Conference tournaments wrap up on all networks both Saturday and Sunday with too many to list, so check local listings. The selection show, which gives the first glimpse of who got in and who got snubbed, is on CBS at 4 p.m.


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Mickelson ripping ‘Nasty Bombs;’ Tiger sniffing behind

By birding the 17th and making a tough up and down from behind the 18th green Friday, Tiger Woods started to look like he did last year when he was dominating the PGA tour. But the round as a whole was far behind Tiger’s standards for a Friday at Doral. For the second day in a row, Woods never got anything going during his round. He made four birdies but had two bogeys in his under par 70. It leaves Woods The Green two at -3 for the tournament, and in a Blazer T35 position. He trails three time major champion Phil Mickelson by ten after Lefty dropped a six under 66 to follow his 65 on Thursday. Mickelson has been on fire around the greens this week, holing out four times from off the green in just two rounds, but Mickelson is crediting his new driver for his hot streak, saying he is hitting “nasty bombs,” with his Callaway FT-9. And that wasn’t the only time Phil used stylish golf rhetoric this week. The 3-time major champion, who has battled weight problems in the past, was also quoted referring to his shots as both “tasty” and “salty.” In one instance, he even called his golf ball “honey” as it flew through the air. Of course, we’ve heard him say that one before. Phil is already thinking about Augusta and playing

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in the Masters with his new toy. “This is perfect for Augusta,” he said. “This is the driver I’ll be using at Augusta and I’ll probably be using it the rest of the year. I’m hitting it so well.” Hopefully Tiger is peaking come Masters time, and Phil will have his precious driver, and the two can have good ol’ fashioned head to head showdown for the first time in a major. That would be tasty, albeit a bit salty, but certainly one nasty bomb for us all.

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Before you hit the unemployment line . . . A note to all the folks laid off at the competition: One columnist who got a pink slip recently was resigned on the rumor that they might come work for the Mountaineer. If this happened to you, give JP or John a call and they’ll pretend to be interested. That should be enough to them to take you back. It’s worked before ... On another note regarding sleaziness, monopolies and charities. We heard that the good bingo folks who are sponsoring tonight’s activities to benefit St. Mary’s Preschool had to pay over $300 for one small ad in our competition in the BM Era (Before Mountaineer Era). The much bigger half-page ad in today’s Mountaineer is only $100. That’s our charity to the charities.

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$299,000

Offered exclusively by Andrew Cuomo

By appointment only 970-476-8800

Tuxedos for your Weddings and Proms

Frisco Fun & Formal Wear 668-5732 • Frisco, CO • 299 Main Street • www.friscotux.com

The Minturn-Red Cliff Business Association presents

2nd Annual

“St. Patty’s Day Explosion” Tuesday March 17 at 5 pm DRIVE IN or SKI THE MINTURN MILE! Live Music Gourmet Cowboy Bar Mojo Music Allstars 5:30-8:30 Kirby Cosmos Mostly Strung Out 6-11

Hospitality Tent Johnie’s Garden

Irish Food & Drink Specials Chili Willy’s Mango’s Mountain Grill Kirby Cosmos Turntable Gourmet Cowboy Bar Minturn Saloon

Business Open Houses with Green Treats The Uptown Store Blueline Architects My Mountain Realtor The Yarn Studio

FREE Raffle with Prizes from Local Businesses Minturn Country Club Holy Toledo Milhoan Studios Parents Handbook Minturn Mile Liquors Mountain Pedaler Lindbloom Photography Vail Mountaineer

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Sunday is Jean’s birthday! She is the one on the right, next to Deb and Jocko. Make sure and pick up your St. Patrick’s Day hats and glasses. Scully’s has great gifts for any occasion. Visit their Web site at www.scullys.com

Spring is in the air! Kelly and Daniella at PE 101 sure are dressed for spring and you can be too! Just stop by PE 101 in the Riverwalk in Edwards. Spring clothes arriving daily.

Marlylin Martynuk was visiting Minturn from Grand Junction and stopped into the Yarn Studio to chat with Kathy Morrow. The Yarn Studio is located in Minturn and has some wonderful new knitting bags and totes for people who don’t knit.

“Excellent Food at Moderate Prices” Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Located In Vail Village

Serving Continuously 9am-11pm • 476-3113


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RECYCLE The Rittenhouse Serving Lunch & Dinner • Monday - Saturday

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1/2 lb. $1695 • 1 lb. $2195 Rooms Available 630 Trail Gulch Rd. • Gypsum • 524-1515

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Locally owned and operated since 2008

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Services Include: Property Management Personal Assistant Private Concierge Home Sitting & Pet Care Au pair Services

The nation’s largest & best ski & snowboard shop is seeking professional sales people to work in a fun and challenging environment. Benefits include commission & spiffs, great employee discounts, paid lunches & a flexible schedule. Full time and part time sales help needed - all shifts available. Great opportunity to make some extra money or start a full time career in a great industry. Certain sales associates can make up to $20.00 an hour! Opportunity for advancement.

2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4dr Auto FWD 41,614 Miles Engine: 2.0L Interior: Black Stock Number: P5342 Transmission: Automatic

Crib for sale in excellent condition. Pottery Barn bumpers and bedding. $100 970-471-6370 Will deliver.

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe 2dr GLS Turbo Manual 27,765 Miles Engine: 1.8L Stock Number: P0305 Transmission: Manual

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4dr 2.0T Auto 42,145 Miles Engine: 2.0L Interior: Classic Gray Stock Number: P5846 Transmission: Automatic

$12,991

12,647 Miles, 4dr Sedan 2.3L I4 SE FWD, Automatic, Blue exterior, Light Stone interior Stock # 5426A

“At your service”

970-376-2840

available.concierge@yahoo.com References Upon Request Bonded

by Charles Lorch Cell: 970-987-1638

$12,991

33,531 Miles, 4dr Value Edition PZEV, Manual, Black exterior, Gray interior Stock # P5847

Minimum bid $450 P.O. Box 1294 Eagle cb093262@yahoo.com

10:00am Gypsum Town Hall Children’s Ministry For more information call 970-471-1373

2008 Buyang X-19 w/110cc Honda motor. Street legal mid-size sport bike, head/tail lights, blinkers, horn, electric start. Needs new battery. 80 mi on bike, 85-90 mpg!

2007 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4dr Manual 2.5 4dr Manual 2.5 36,540 Miles Engine: 2.5L Interior: Anthracite Stock Number: 3696 Transmission: Manual

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Plow service available in: Eagle-Vail, Arrowhead & Beaver Creek.

Roof and Deck Shoveling available ANYWHERE

Auction ends 3/22 winner will be notified 3/23

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970-331-2339 Serving Residential & Commercial Clients in the Vail Valley since 2004.

Specializing in: Outdoor Kitchens Water Features Hard Scapes Outdoor Firepits •

• Carpet & Upholstery • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Spot Removal • Pet Odor Treatment • Carpet Protectant

Commercial & Residential Environmentally Safe Products Bonded & Insured 24/7 Emergency Service Se Habla Espanol

Professional Home Improvement Services

949-4800 SKYBLUE RENOVATIONS Building Better from the Ground Up

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Now hiring experienced baristas for new drive thru coffee shop in West Vail. Must have excellent customer service skills. Several shifts available.

SKI & SNOWBOARD STORAGE w/ Boot Dry System w/ a $15.00 wax

Cowboy Singer & Guitar Player

Joe 471-3344

Princess shape diamond for sale, .80 carats, great quality. Be the lucky one to get this diamond. Great opportunity.

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

2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4dr Value Edition Auto 47,732 Miles Engine: 2.0L Interior: Classic Gray Stock Number: 2975 Transmission: Automatic

Ski Valet East 970.476.5385

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

Jeremy M. Chase bootsiechase@yahoo.com

Experienced bicycle mechanic needed. Full or part-time, seasonal March through September. Competitive pay. Mountain Pedaler of Vail (Eagle store)

Wanna Be Sold! For thirty words or less,

fill your open position, rent your condo, or sell your boyfriend’s HDTV & car! Only $35/week!

926-6602

Experienced, certified babysitter available for both days and evenings. Interested? Please call:

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4dr Sdn GL TDI Auto 57,810 Miles Engine: 1.9L Interior: Black/gray Stock Number: P2193 Transmission: Automatic

2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4dr GLS Auto 33,583 Miles Engine: 1.8L Interior: Gray Stock Number: P9287 Transmission: Automatic

$10,995

52,748 Miles, 4dr GLS, Automatic, Blue exterior, Gray leather interior Stock # P5705

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr HB Man S Price: $13,991 Engine: 2.5L Interior: Anthracite Stock Number: 2356 Transmission: Manual Mileage: 16,840

$12,991

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe 2dr GLS TDI Manual Engine: 1.9L Stock Number: P0230 Transmission: Manual

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe 2dr GLS Turbo Manual Price: $13,991 Engine: 1.8L Stock Number: 842 Transmission: Manual Mileage: 36,613

$13,991

38,225 Miles, 2dr GLS Convertible, Auto, Gray interior Stock # 1453

$10,995

52,748 Miles, 2dr HB, 1.8T Turbo, 5 Spd Manual Black exterior, Gray interior Stock # 7142

50,315 Miles, 4dr Sedan Turbo T6 A SR, Automatic, Sunroof, Stock # 970

$11,994

4 Dr Wagon W8, 4MOTION Automatic, Silver exterior, Gray interior Stock # 6376

$8,991

71,380 Miles, 4dr HB GL, Manual, Charcoal exterior, Gray interior Stock # 694D

$11,991

3.7L 4dr Laredo, 4WD Automatic, Dk. Green exterior Stock # 800


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36,750 Miles, 4dr GLS Turbo, Manual, Silver exterior Stock # 3667

$13,739

41,085 Miles, 4dr Value Edition, Automatic, Dk. Blue exterior, Stock # P1442

MOVE UP to wildridge. Beautiful mountain contemporary duplex home-over 2000 sq. ft. Feat a large new slab granite kitchen with island and nook, separate dining and home office plus 2 master suites.

Lock off, 1BR 1Ba. Very cozy and clean. Full kitchen, living room, W/D. 1 car garage with other parking. Dogs OK, N/S, utilities incl Available 7 month lease or longer

Gorgeous 3BR 2.5Ba luxury townhome w/ attached garage; unfurnished end unit for more views w/ upgrades galore, fireplace, hardwood floor, A/C, washer/dryer & more. Reduced price w/ 1 year lease. N/S N/P

For sale by owner, Beaver Creek parking. Heated, deeded underground with large ski locker, steps from the lifts.

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.

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

3BD 2.5Ba townhome, 1 car garage. Great views, hardwood floor, quiet, and immaculate. N/S W/D. Pets negotiable.

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath townhouse. 1 car garage, hardwood floors, N/S N/P. Security deposit & references.

970-390-6070

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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.

97 Main St. Suite W 102A. High traffic across from theatres and next door to Bonjour Bakery. 788 gross sf $3,050/month Kumar 303-324-2370 kdandavati@aol.com

Open House Saturday 3/14, 2-4p 315 N. Penstemon Lane Eagle Ranch $1,089,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970-376-0041

3BR, 2Ba, W/D, garage, fireplace, backs up to pool and hot tub. Unfurnished 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.

1 bedroom 1 bath in house. Close to amenities - trails, movies, restaurants.

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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.

Best Riverwalk/Edwards Retail Space for Lease 154 800 2008. Fox floats, custom w/ extras

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Saturday 3/14, 12-3pm 17 Fir Court Eagle Ranch $650,000 Colorado Mountain Properties Bob New 970-390-3336

Located at Eagle County Airport

3BR 3Ba house on the Eagle Vail golf course. 1 car garage, nicely furnished, large deck overlooking pond. Pets ok. Available April 10.

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Saturday 3/14, 11a-1p 58 Cassidy Place Homestead $1,098,000 Prudential Colorado Properties Rick Messmer 970-376-0041

2BR 2Ba apartment available in Dakota Square. Available March 15.

Saturday 3/14, 12-4p 350 Red Fox Cotton Ranch, Gypsum $829,500 Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-337-7283

Saturday 3/14, 12-4p 11A Blackbear Cotton Ranch, Gypsum $549,500 Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-337-7283

Saturday 3/14, 12-4p 341 Blackbear Cotton Ranch, Gypsum $599,700 Vail Mountain Realty Debra Duvall 970-337-7283

Thursdays & Saturdays,11-2p The Villas at Brett Ranch 1201 Edwards $339,000 Buddy Shipley 970-331-1983

Sat 3/14 & Sun 3/15, 2-5p 2195 Cresta Arrowhead $11,900,000 Gateway Land & Development Suzi Apple 970-376-5417

Sunday 3/15, 12-3p 310 Mosher Lane 6mi up Brush Creek Eagle $850,000 Beveridge Real Estate Rick Beveridge 970-390-7594

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

BEST VALUE on Eagle Riverfront Gorgeous 2BR 2Ba furnished top flr condo w/ vaulted ceilings, slab granite counters, hdwd flrs, FP, high app, more.

Enjoy living on the Eagle River. The lower level in this 3BR 3Ba condo walks out to the Eagle River. The balcony in the great room overlooks the river. Walk to everything in Avon.

360 Cresta Rd. Ski-in/out SF 4BR + study home. Overlooks Ski Mountain and creek. Alpine Club Membership.

Avon Crossing. 2 BR condo. Convenient location to all of Avonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amenities. Investment opportunity and locals great buy!

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

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

One Arrowhead Place. Ski-in/skiout on plaza level near Arrow Bahn chairlift. 2BR, 2Ba condo w/ lg great room, huge picture windows & private walled patio.

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

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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.

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

Brand new construction on 35 acres. 10 mi. N of Dotsero on CoRiver Rd. Fantastic views, waterfront rec pavilion access. 1,791 SF custom home, primary or caretaker.

Lot for sale in Cordillera. 83 Norgaad Way. Scenic 2 acre lot w/ Gore Range views & a pond!


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The Iverson Team Kathy Iverson 970.569.2112 kiverson@slifer.net 274 River Ranch Road § Miller’s Creek www.ArrowheadAtVail.com $1,295,000

5BR/6BA § Web ID: M25175

Matt Iverson 970.569.2104 miverson@slifer.net www.VailSkiHomes.com

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

65 Eagle River Road § Arrowhead $4,900,000 7BD/8BA § Web ID: M25686

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

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

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

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

Main floor living in Cotton Ranch. 4BR + den, 2 car garage. Close to schools!

New Lisitng - Horse Property 310 Mosher Lane - 6 mi up Brush Creek. 9.64 irrigated acres, comfortable home, no covenants

1301 Fulfort Ct. Large 5BR w/ lg eat-in kit. Located on 2 acres of land. Multi-level Trex deck. Minutes from downtown Eagle. Lowest Horse property in Eagle.

- Remodeled 3BR 2Ba, SF, large garage, no covenants. Price reduced...seller will match 1st time buyer tax credit of $8,000.

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

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

510 Brush Creek Terrace. Great value between Eagle Ranch & downtown Eagle! 3BR + den, w /functional floorplan, granite counters, hdwd flrs, gas F/P & 1 car gar. Low dues!

2505 Rule Rd. Magnificent 35.5 acre ranch w/ 6 stall barn, 10,000 sq ft indoor riding arena, 6 irrigates fields, outdoor arena, custom log home, and awe-inspiring views.

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220 Greenhorn. Sunny/spacious 4BR w/ lg eat-in kit. Boasts cherry wood cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Bonus rm on mn flr, cathedral ceilings

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

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-appr short sale

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3BR Townhouse in Eagle Ranch, 2 years new. Affordable housing, Eagle Co. residents only. Walking distance to the Village.

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

- 2BR 2Ba top flr condo. Very well maintained. Oversized & attached 1 car gar. Fully upgraded w/ hdwd flrs, new paint & lighting, pool, hot tub, heat incl. Discount if sold w/o use of real estate agent. FSBO.

74D Elk Lane. IRA investment OK. Golf Course townhome. 3BR 3.5Ba, family room, 2 fireplaces, 1 car garage, 2,180sf. Owner/Broker Best Value in Eagle Vail

Oversized end unit, 40% larger than other Courtside Townhomes. 3BR + loft & lg. fam. room. Backs up to Nat’l Forest. Fantastic view & privacy. Gar, bus, & Club Membership avail.

Sun drenched River Pines. 2BR 2Ba condo. Must see flr plan. Owner upgraded the fireplace to improve the efficiency of flr plan & increase size of the master. New rosewood & slate flrs

206 N. Brett Trail. 3BR 3.5Ba home nestled against Lake Creek. Great outdoor living, numerous upgrades, wonderful entertainment spaces, and a convenient location.

The Villas at Brett Ranch, 1201. River front walk out level. 2BR 2Ba, 2 patios, garage, FR, play park, pool, hot tub.

Quartz Bldg #210. You’ll love walking along the River & enjoying the shops, restaurants & theatre from this sunny, bright, fantastic two story loft condo.


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

154 B Riverview. 3BR + study, 2Ba home. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, large garage, deck & fenced yard.

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

Nice 2 BR/2.5 Ba 1472 sq ft townhouse. Backs to Nat’l Forest Trails. Southern exposure & views. Easy I-70 access/ Low maintenance.

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

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

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

709 Edwards Village Blvd. New 3BR, 3Ba. SF homes. Featuring Lake Creek views, hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, & large covered decks.

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

50 Prickly Pear Ct. 35 acres, expansive views, flat & buildable, horses allowed. Electricy & phone to property.

River Pines C304. One of the nicest loc in the complex w/ views to Eagle River! Clean, quiet top flr 3BR 2Ba, vaulted ceilings, AC, elevator, undrgrnd parking! Close to amenities!

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

3BR, 2Ba., 2 car gar., large corner lot, backs into private land. Plenty of room for first home, clean and bright!!

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

880 Homestead Dr. #6. 4BR, 3.5Ba, granite counters, gas fireplace, & large deck. Membership to court club included.

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

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

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.

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

Water Street. Build with confidence knowing that your views will never be obstructed; two lots offered at

Mountain Haus 670. Platinum rated top flr 3BR 3Ba penthouse w/ views to Vail Mtn & Gore Creek! Turn key, upgraded contemp kit, baths, furnishings! Heart of Vail, good rental!

The BEST views of Vail Mtn! This magnificent mtn retreat, 5BR 5.5Ba, backs up to BLM land. Incl. all the finest luxuries. Unparallel views.

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190 Aspen Bluff, 5 bed masterpiece w/ exquisite detailing, unrivaled outdoor living, sumptuous master suite & breathtaking views.

1121 Berry Creek Rd. 3BR 2Ba home in the heart of Singletree. Granite countertops, new carpeting & incredible views across the Valley.

Lodges at Timber Creek, Unit C13. Fish from your deck & enjoy the sounds of Gore Creek from this beautifully appointed 4BR 3Ba log home. 2 car gar, fully furn, TOV bus!

Luxury & privacy on the Vail Golf Course. SF home w/ Gore Range views. Tucked on a priv. cul-de-sac w/ vaulted ceilings & lots of natural light.

2 new homes in peaceful & exclusive neighborhood. 4 acres of open space. www.789potatopatchdrive.com

Own on Forest Rd! Ski-in via bear tree. Lovely SF home w/ views of Gore Range & Red Mtn. Expansion possibilities. www.224forestroad.com

926-6602 The best 2BR 2Ba value in Vail. Ski Mountain views, Gore Creek frontage, recently renovated. Walk to skiing & dining. Pool & parking.

Incredible deal for a wonderful property. Spacious duplex w/room for everyone. 6BR or 5BR +office, 4Ba. Kit. feat. cherry cabinets, slab granite counter tops, & hickory floors.

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

Amazing investment opportunity to own this entire 4-unit complex. Each 4BR 3Ba. unit has 2 var gar. Ideal for employee housing! Rental hist avail.

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