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About Betty Guffey

Betty Guffey has been a Colorado Real Estate Broker for 39 years. She was the relocation broker for Chevron Oil and Homestake Mining in Denver. She has lived in Vail for 23 years. For 20 years, Betty sold homes and often managed the rentals for owners. She has participated in many 1031 exchanges and enjoys helping her clients save money by being resourceful.

P1020591 P1020564 P1020563 P1020556 P1020553 P1020551 P1020550 P1020541 P1020541 (2) P1020544 P1020547 P1020545At Vail’s Farmer’s Market, GoPro games, Sidewalks, Trails, you will always see a dog or two on
a leash. A few hotels will allow them to stay. Sitzmark restricts their visit to the summer months. A few restaurants allow them to sit outside with their masters–Bart and Yetti’s in Lionshead (Bart and Yetti were dogs). Many merchants bring their dogs to work in the Village and Lionshead. Our “best friends” are not allowed on the bus unless they are service dogs. They are allowed in Creeks, but not the fountains. West Vail has a great dog park with a creek, ample parking and lots of friendly pedigrees, mixed, and mutts of all sizes and colors. East Vail also has a dog park. Bag dispensers are everywhere to make it easy to follow Vail’s rule to clean after Fido. The other rule is the leash law After taking these pictures, the writer adopted a rescued puppy.

Spectators at the GoPro rafting/ kayaking races were entertained by new risk takers. A line which looked like a zip line was stretched across the rapids by the International Bridge above the spectators. While everyone waited for the racers, Slackliners walked the line like a tight rope walker.  If they fell, they were anchored by a bungee-like cord attached to their ankles. The spectators gasped and clapped when the Slackliners fell. Some Slackliners did splits or Yoga Poses on the line.

Slacklining  June 7, at GoPro  Games

Slacklining June 7, 2015 at GoPro Games

Betty Guffey was working and watching from Vail’s Gateway Real Estate Office by the International Bridge. Is this a great job or what?

Raft PosterRaces on the next 3 Tuesdays from 5:30 P.M. , Unload at the International
Bridge via Checkpoint Charlie. Tuesday, May 26 is the 3rd race in the five race series, which is presented by the Town of Vail and Howard Head Sports Medicine, with course design by Alpine Quest Sports.Raft Race Prep

The competition features kayaking (under 9 feet 6 inches), two-person raft and stand up paddleboard (SUP). Races will start at the Covered Bridge and finish at the International Bridge. The course for each week will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race. Lakota Guides will be onsite with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. Spectators can view from the banks of Gore Creek.20150519_170307

Participants can register for all five races for $40 or register on race-day for $15. Onsite day-of registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Vail Whitewater Park.

The Covered Bridge will be under construction during Tuesday’s race and competitors will need to access the start on the south side of Gore Creek by crossing the river on Vail Valley Drive or the International Bridge. Participants and spectators are asked to park in the Vail Village parking structure during the event. Short-term gear drop off/pick up will be available at Checkpoint Charlie before and after the race.Raft Race 1

An after party will be hosted at Vendetta’s in Vail Village where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of all three categories. All participants and spectators over age 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company, the race series’ new beverage partner.

Four additional races are scheduled throughout the spring and will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9 at the Vail Whitewater Park.

Also new for 2015, the Vail Recreation District and Alpine Quest Sports will raffle off a Hala Atacha SUP board (retail value $1,350). The board will be raffled off on June 9 at the Pazzo’s Vail after party for the final race of series. Everyone who competes in a Vail Whitewater Series event will be automatically entered, once for each race they participate in (up to five entries). Spectators can enter to win by taking a photo with the board at any of the five races, then posting it on Facebook and tagging Vail Whitewater Series and Alpine Quest Sports. Additionally, between May 12 – June 8, anyone can go into Alpine Quest in Edwards to take a photo with the board and posting and tagging will get them an entry. Must be present at Pazzo’s Vail on June 9 to win.

The Whitewater Series is brought to you by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest, Howard Head Sports Medicine, New Belgium, Vail Recreation District, Altitude Billards & Club, Stolquist, Hala SUP, Red Lion, Vendetta’s, Pazzo’s, Optic Nerve, Astral and Kokatat.P1020526

To register or for more information, call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 or visit Gateway Land and Real Estate welcomes all in their office overlooking the International Bridge. Betty Guffey

Absolutely Amazing Creative Chefs at Chef/Owner Kelly Liken’s Vail Village Restaurant. Kelly Liken was a Challenger on Iron Chef America as well as finalist on Top Chef DC. This season
she has a new chef star, Ashlyn Streetz, creating memorable desserts. Ashlyn’s chocolate creations made the scenes of France in the movie “Chocolat” flash by. Blissful, OMG best describes the Chocolate Espresso Truffle served on Valentine’s Day. You’ll find Kelly and Ashlyn on Vail Road in the Gateway Building at the main roundabout. Vegetarian and Children’s menus available.
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Vail villageVail surrounds us with beauty which appeals to all the senses. Walking in front of Village Center Buildings, the ice sculptures on Gore Creek caught my eye. Lively music was playing from one of the 5 or 6 restaurants facing the creek. Sensory overload was occurring with the aromas of lunch cooking at Vail restaurants, Up the Creek, Sweet Basil, and Tavern on the Gore. The creek was moving and making its own music. How lucky I am to live and work in Vail! Visitors and bridal photographers are not the only ones trying to capture the Gore Creek beauty.

Click to View My video of Gore Creek!

If you are interested in Vail real estate, please feel free to call Betty Guffey at 970.390.8745 or email at