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Property Tax notices will be going out this month and will reflect an increase after Eagle County voters approved four separate taxes increases in 2016.  The four property tax increases this year include:  Eagle County School District, Eagle County Ambulance District, Eagle River Fire Protection District and Gypsum Fire Protection District.

Your property tax increase will depend on where your property is located.  Everyone in the Eagle River Valley from East Vail to Dotsero pay the tax increase for the schools and the ambulance district.  The tax increase for the Eagle River Fire Protection District will be paid by property owners from Tennessee Pass to Wolcott and areas north and south inside that district.  They will also pay the increased school taxes and ambulance district taxes.  The Gypsum property owners will pay the increased school taxes and ambulance district taxes along with the Gypsum Fire District taxes.

Under Colorado’s tax structure, residential property is taxed at 7.9 percent and Commercial property is taxed at 29 percent.  The commercial property owners will pay considerably more in property taxes.

Property values continue to rise but your residential property tax rates will not go up more than the 2017 increase.  According to Mark Chapin, Eagle County assessor, your residential property tax rates may decrease and here is why:  Under Colorado Gallagher Amendment, residential property taxes are limited to 45 percent of all property taxes in Colorado.  Every other kind of property covers the other 55 percent.  To keep that equation balanced, residential property tax rates will likely decline in 2018, according to Mark Chapin.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com

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Located in the Heart of Homestead, at the top of the 1st Filing, is the Crown Jewel of the Neighborhood, the recently remodeled Homestead Court Club!

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A mere 10 minutes west of Vail, Colorado ~ wildly popular Edwards is an easy place to be!  Situated on the Eagle River, Edwards is comprised of roughly 100 businesses and retail stores, post office, movie theaters, restaurants, medical services and SUN!  Notoriously warmer than Vail and sunnier ~ many folks call it home!  I am among them, having owned homes in both Singletree and Homestead, the original subdivisions of this unincorporated portion of the Eagle County.  Though not formally a “town”, Edwards was, a few years ago, voted “Best Ski Town in America!”  Who knew a sunny little expanse in the Valley once home to cattle, a gas station that sold donuts & coffee and eventually a quarry would ever go onto to earn that moniker!

Centrally located, Edwards is designed for and all about Dining, Shopping, Fishing, Skiing, Bicycle Riding, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Kayaking, River Rafting, Mountain Climbing, Horseback Riding, Skateboarding and so much more!

Strategically located, Edwards and Homestead are convenient to the Eagle County Regional Airport and Jet Center, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Aspen, Snowmass AND Denver!  Roughly 100 miles east via Interstate 70 this commute now boasts a peak-volume express lane east out of the mountains once over the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels! In Edwards lies the beloved Riverwalk Village commercial area, the heart of Edwards. 

When I moved to the Vail Valley in 1993 and began practicing real estate, Homestead was just gaining traction as a neighborhood. The Master Developer, Robert Warner, Jr. was busy building townhomes in what is affectionately known as Middle Homestead (Filing 3).  Not much development in Edwards at the time, there were swirls of dust flying around Homestead and I could tell it was shaping up to be a wonderful Neighborhood and that something big was about to happen; that something turned out to be Filing 2 in Upper Homestead where I went on to sell many of the first dozen lots sold and then onto represent a Canadian Developer, Glen Wood (Canwest LLC) in the creation and sale of numerous luxury new construction projects both there and across the interstate in Singletree!  In 1998 I became an Owner of a Canwest Home in Singletree and then in 2006 I made my move to become a Homestead Homeowner and have owned in Lower Homestead (Filing 1) ever since!

Featured Here:  197 Remington Trail Listed by Gateway Land & Development Real Estate $1.135.000

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Homestead is composed of 760 acres, 3 filings of single-family homes, town homes and multi-family housing accommodating a great mix of singles, families, retirees and second homeowners. We have approximately 835 residences and over 400 acres of open space within our planned unit development, and at the center of it all is The Homestead Court Club.  Nearby is the core of the Open Space providing protected areas to hike forever more!  Grab your dog and head to the main Trail Head located off of Cameron Place in Middle Homestead.

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Twenty-three years later, Homestead is 95% built out, the landscaping and trees have matured over the decades and the Home Owner’s Association has accomplished much including a land swap that created an open space preserve for all to enjoy.

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About The Homestead Court Club!

Homestead Court Club is a 37,000+ Square Foot semi-private Health, Tennis and Racquet Club which includes:

  • A 25 yard, 3-lane lap pool with children’s swim area
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Steam room
  • Racquetball/handball court
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts (2 are “har-tru”)
  • Superbly equipped weight room
  • Cardiovascular area including treadmills, elliptical machines, stair-masters,  recumbent and upright bikes
  • Group fitness studio
  • Pilates studio
  • Spin studio
  • Well equipped locker rooms
  • Babysitting room
  • Friendly front desk with clothing and accessories available for purchase
  • Fabulous Management by Tracy Erickson and Staff

Outside the Clubhouse:

  • 2 heated platform tennis courts, lighted for night play
  • Miles and miles of hiking and biking trails
  • 3 children’s parks with tot lots
  • Regulation size soccer field
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • 2 outdoor volleyball courts
  • Several dog parks
  • Sidewalks and Trails make foot and bike travel easy!

To learn more about this fabulous Neighborhood or to schedule a consultation regarding your existing Homestead residence, contact Bethany today at 970.390.4347.

Specializing in  Homestead Residential Real Estate Sales for over 23 Years, She knows the Territory!

Vail, Colorado and the entire Vail Valley are famous for world-class mountain recreation, and the abundance and variety of year-around activities will set your vacation apart from any other you’ve ever had!

Summer brings sunny days and boundless fun, from leisurely nature walks to hard-core mountain biking, from scenic horseback trail rides to exciting rafting, combined with cultural and music events nearly every week.

Take a peek at our Vail Valley events calendar. You’ll be amazed at what’s happening while you’re here. Our events are world-class, and many are FREE!

Summer & Fall Activities

Discover what Vail Valley locals know: we came for the winters, but stayed for summer and fall. With our superb climate, you’ll want to spend the long days outdoors. Whether your idea of fun is active or idle, the choices are plentiful. Here are some of our favorite things to do in summertime in Vail and Beaver Creek:

  • Biking, both road and mountain bike. Vail’s bike path is extensive, and of course, Eagle County is a mountain biking mecca!
  • Ballooning. Gorgeous views in a colorful balloon!
  • Rafting. From the Eagle River to the mighty Colorado, our waters are prime for river rafting and kayaking.
  • Fly Fishing. Clear, pure and predictable! (the water, not the fish!)
  • Golf. With 16 courses here in the Vail/Beaver Creek area, you’ll find challenges on every hole.
  • Jeeping. Go with the professionals for an out-of-resort, blow-your-mind experience.
  • Horseback riding. Enjoy the Western side of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.
  • Camps & Classes. Most of our local camps and classes are in an outdoor setting.. guaranteed smiles!
  • And so much more!

Check out all Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Activities right here!

 For more information, please contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 and have a blessed summer.

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

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Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members and coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time!

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If you are interested in being a part of DogFest in any way please email Greg Peterson at greg@gatewayland.com or visit his website.

 

 

The GoPro Mountain Games are the nation’s largest celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music featuring top professional and amateur athletes from around the world.  The environmentally-friendly adventure sporting event hosts approximately 3,500 outdoor athletes, along with an estimated 53,000 spectators.
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Athletes converge on Vail’s mountains and rivers to compete in 26 sports for over $110,000 in prize money.  Events include kayaking, rafting, stand up paddling, mountain biking, road cycling,World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly-fishing, trail running, the slackline world championships, mud runs, dog runs, and a half marathon.
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Additional events at the GoPro Mountain Games include: a film series, Outdoor Reels; aphotography competition, Mountain Click; an interactive expo area, Gear Town; DockDog canine competitions and free concerts at Mountains of Music.
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To register for events, or for more information, please visit www.gopromountaingames.com.

 For more information on living the mountain lifestyle, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.

Eagle Ranch has evolved into a lifestyle community with all the resort qualities you have come to expect. From numerous outdoor activities to dining and shopping in the Village to cultural events, Eagle Ranch offers something for everyone. Imagine walking to the Village for morning coffee, playing a round of golf on a signature course, or attending a first-class concert in the park just steps from your home.

You can settle in a resort quality home at a reasonable price and still have world class skiing just a few miles away at Vail and Beaver Creek. You can have a regional airport just minutes away with direct flights coast to coast. And you can have metropolitan Denver and as well as national parks a short distance away.

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Eagle Ranch is located in the western Vail Valley and is one of the great small communities in Colorado. Second homeowners, retirees, families and singles are discovering the lower altitude and milder climate. The Village, medical facilities, fitness center and great schools are all part of this community. In Eagle, the library, fairgrounds, and unparalleled recreation further enhance the diversity of lifestyle. It is truly a “dream” community, unique to our valley and what so many are seeking today. Take a closer look and see why you should be part of Eagle Ranch.

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Eagle Ranch is surrounded by 13 miles of hiking and biking trails which also get used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Within Eagle Ranch you will find the 240 Acre Brush Creek Park, 5 smaller pocket parks and two trailheads. Brush Creek runs through Eagle Ranch and is very popular for fly fishing. Just a 15 minute car drive away you can escape into the wilderness by visiting Sylvan Lake and Yeoman Park.

For more information on living the Eagle Ranch Lifestyle, contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 or Demetrius at 970-471-4659…YOUR Gateway to Eagle Ranch.

 

Eagle Ranch is located in the western Vail Valley and is one of the great small communities in Colorado. Second homeowners, retirees, families and singles are discovering the lower altitude and milder climate. The Village, medical facilities, fitness center and great schools are all part of this community. In Eagle, the library, fairgrounds, and unparalleled recreation further enhance the diversity of lifestyle. It is truly a “dream” community, unique to our valley and what so many are seeking today. Take a closer look and see why you should be part of Eagle Ranch.

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Eagle Ranch Village

In the heart of the traditional neighborhood community is the mixed-use development of Eagle Ranch Village. It’s an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, fitness club and a movie theater as well as a home to local businesses and residences. It is the convenience of urban, yet in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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Homes

Eagle Ranch has a home to fit every lifestyle – from a beautiful custom home with views to the Sawatch Mountains to a condominium in the Village with a variety of architectural styles.Townhomes, duplexes and the traditional neighborhoods of single family homes round out the community. Photographs of home styles are available in the photo gallery.  Bike and walking paths link all of the neighborhoods to each other while providing access to miles of adjoining open space and the Town of Eagle.

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Golf Course

A public Arnold Palmer Signature-Designed golf club with five sets of tees ranging from 5400 to 7500 yards for all skill levels of play winds its way through Eagle Ranch. The clubhouse features an expansive golf shop, changing facilities and a grill room which serves a savory lunch.

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Fitness Center

The fitness center is located in Eagle Ranch Village. Hours of operation are weekdays from 5:30am – 8:00pm and weekends 7:00am-4:00pm. For more information call 970-328-5770.

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Parks & Trails

Eagle Ranch is surrounded by 13 miles of hiking and biking trails which also get used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Within Eagle Ranch you will find the 240 Acre Brush Creek Park, 5 smaller pocket parks and two trailheads. Brush Creek runs through Eagle Ranch and is very popular for fly fishing. Just a 15 minute car drive away you can escape into the wilderness by visiting Sylvan Lake and Yeoman Park.

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Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

The Pool & Ice Rink features an indoor hockey rink and outdoor pool with a kid’s pool, waterslide and more. For more information call 970-328-5277.

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Eagle Care Clinics

Eagle Healthcare Center: 970-328-6732
Colorado Mtn. Medical: 970-328-1650
Howard Head Sports Medicine: 970-328-5470
Valley View Hospital: 970-328-1540

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Greg and Demetrius is your Gateway to Eagle Ranch Real Estate.

Greg Peterson 970-331-1333

Demetrius Poulios 970-471-4659

 

 

 

Front, side, reverse, hands or forearms, knees or toes—whichever way you choose to plank, this simple, stationary position is an essential exercise in your weekly fitness routine. When performed correctly, planking strengthens all the muscles that run up and down your spine, which helps you to stand, rotate, bend and lift with ease. And let’s not forget the bonus benefits of strengthening your arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. There’s no better way to multitask than to perform plank exercises.

Planks have endless variations. Subtle changes such as lifting an arm or adding movement can change the degree of difficulty of the exercise, keeping your body challenged and your workouts fun. Ready to fire up your core? These five plank variations focus on lifting the legs and adding rotation to intensify the work.

Plank Set-up

All exercises, except for the last one, should begin in one of the positions described below. Setting the foundation ensures that your alignment is correct and your entire body is connected and engaged so you’ll be ready to tackle these fun and highly effective plank exercises.

High Plank

Position the body face down with hands underneath the shoulders and inner arms close to the body. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up in one unit to high-plank position. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank

Position the body face down with the elbows bent underneath the shoulders and the forearms and palms firmly planted into the ground. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up onto the forearms. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank With Repeater 3 Taps

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-Begin with forearm plank set-up (see above).

-Raise the right leg off the ground and tap the right toes onto the left ankle.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the floor to the outside of the left foot.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the left ankle.

-Return back to center and repeat the sequence with the left leg.

-Repeat this repeater 3-tap pattern for eight to 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Side Riser Plank

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This plank variation is a hybrid of a side forearm plank and a high plank.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Lower down onto the right forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the left hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Lower down onto the left forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the left foot. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the right hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Marching Side Plank

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Keeping a rhythmic marching pattern is the challenge in this side-plank variation.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and position the legs in a scissors stance, with the left leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the right leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Lift the right knee toward the chest and release back down. Lift the left knee toward the chest and release back down. Repeat this pattern in a rhythmic fashion for 10 reps.

-Roll back to high plank and then release to the ground to rest. Repeat on the other side, rolling to the left arm, with the right leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the left leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Performing 10 reps on each side is one set. Perform one to two sets.

Fallen Triangle Switch

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Inspired by yoga, this plank variation challenges stability and engages the abdominals, arms, and inner and outer legs.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and stack the legs with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Kick the left leg forward and hold.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling to the left side plank, kicking the left leg forward. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling back to the right side plank and kicking the left leg forward. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Return back to side plank and repeat the sequence.

-Perform one to three reps on the right side and then one to three reps on the left.

Quadruped Hover With Leg Kickbacks

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This quadruped plank variation looks easy, but it is very intense for the core.

-Begin in quadruped position, aligning the hips over the knees and shoulders over the wrists.

-Tuck the toes under, engage the core and lift both knees about 2 inches off the floor.

-Extend the right leg back, pointing the toes and hips toward the ground. Return to center and repeat with the left leg.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

By Stephanie Thielen

Morning, midday or midnight — when’s the best time to work out?

Well, that depends on when’s the best time for you.

“The best time of the day is when you will do it most consistently, because the benefits of physical activity are tightly linked to the amount you do on a consistent basis,” said Russell Pate, M.D., professor of exercise science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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Your best time is based on a “constellation” of factors:

  • location,
  • time of day,
  • type of physical activity and
  • social setting, among others.

“It’s not just what time, but what activity, with whom and where,” said Pate, who is also an American Heart Association volunteer. “This mix of factors for people come together to result in being consistent.”

Everybody’s Different

“Different people will have different preferences and predispositions with regard to how they respond to exercise at different times of the day,” Pate said.

For example, if you’re much more likely to work out consistently with a partner, “then you’re better off to opt for a social part regardless of the time of day,” Pate said. “On the other hand, some people like the solitude, the chance to get away.”

You might have heard that the best time to work out is early in the morning — to get your metabolism revving or to avoid unexpected distractions during the day that could derail your regimen. “Are there differences in working out at different times of the day? Maybe. But those differences would be minor compared to the overall effect of doing it consistently,” Pate said.

“If you’re not a morning person, it does no good for you to try to get up at 5 in the morning to work out,” he said. “Try to stack as many cards on your side of the table as possible by doing what’s most likely to work for you. The converse is, don’t make it as hard as it doesn’t have to be.”

Fit in Fitness

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. But what if you’re tight on time? Then, be creative and break up your activity into daily bouts of 3-10-minute increments.

For example:

  • In the morning, park 10 minutes away from the job and walk briskly.
  • At lunch, walk 10 minutes in or around where you work.
  • In the afternoon/evening, walk briskly 10 minutes back to your vehicle.

The bottom of the feet are direct access points to some organs in the human body, which are also known as meridians in the Chinese Medicine. Nervous system is closely correlated with Meridian system. These meridians represent pathways to each organ of the human body.

The bottom of the feet have 7,000 (basically meridians) different nerve endings that are directly connected to different organs. A lot of electrical circuits in the body are dormant because we always wear shoes. This is the main reason why you should walk outside barefoot whenever you have a chance.

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To ground yourself with the earth’s negative ion filed and to stimulate the meridians of your feet, you have to walk barefoot as much as you can.

If purify your internal organs and to open up these electrical meridians without any diet related, you have to cut up garlic or onion and place them in your socks while you are sleeping (at the bottom part of the feet).

Garlic and onions kill bacteria and germs when applied to the skin topically. The substance from the onion that makes you cry enters the blood stream, kills any germ and bacteria and purifies the blood. The consumption of the veggies has a lot of beneficial effects to the human body.

Kill Germ and Bacteria and Purify Your Blood with These Simple Steps:

 

Step 1: Cut an Organic Onion into Slices (Red White Onions)

Organic onions do not contain pesticides and chemicals. You only have to slice and apply them to the bottom of the feet while you sleeping.

Step 2: Place the Onions on the Bottom of Your Socks

The healing power of the onion will work through your skins which will kill germs, bacteria and the absorbing toxins while you sleep.

The Amazing Benefits of Putting Onion in Your Socks

  • Purification of the Blood
  • Kills Pathogens, Germs and Bacteria – Garlic and onion have strong anti viral and anti bacterial properties.
  • Purify the Air – It will free your feet of chemicals and toxins and keep them smell better.