Alpine Party Rentals under new ownership |

Alpine Party Rentals under new ownership

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Alpine Party Rentals was recently purchased by longtime locals David and Rachel Smiley.Alpine Party Rentals originated in 1991 in Carbondale and eventually grew to service Aspen, the Vail Valley, Summit County, and Routt County. After being acquired by a parent investment company from Denver, Alpine opened a location in Eagle in June 2003.The Smileys bought the business last fall.Alpine Party Rentals provides products and equipment including tents, staging, dance floors, heating, lighting, kitchen equipment and appliances, china, glass, flatware, silverwares, linens, tables, chairs, as well as service and wedding items.”This business is all about partnerships and making our clients look good,” David Smiley said.The managers and most of the delivery and warehouse staff have stayed on and are enthusiastic about the new direction of the company.”It is important for us to maintain the consistency and experience that the current staff provides and I respect the fact that they have been in the rental business longer than I have. Plus they are a great group of folks,” David said.Alpine Party Rentals’ centrall offices are located in Eagle in a 13,000 square foot warehouse. Alpine employs from 1540 employees depending on the season. Call 970-328-6707.County property info available in Avon, El JebelEAGLE – Computers are now available at the Eagle County offices in El Jebel and Avon for residents to use for property research, and to access current tax information. The new service is provided by Eagle County Assessor Joyce Mack and Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer, in cooperation with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton.Instructions are posted for using the computers and accessing information, and assistance is also available by phone and remote access. Call the Assessor’s office at 328-8640 or the Treasurer’s office at 328-8860 for additional information and assistance.Property assessment and tax information is also available online at

Prudential Colorado Properties opening Avon officeVAIL – Prudential Colorado Properties will open its seventh Vail Valley sales office in June. The new office will be located at the Avon Plaza Building, around the corner from City Market and across from Mountain Man Nut & Fruit.”Avon is a natural fit for our company in an effort to fulfill the needs of our existing customers in downtown Avon and Wildridge and those new customers which will result from the new developments in the town of Avon including Riverfront Park and the Village at Avon,” said John Slevin, owner and broker of Prudential.Prudential Colorado Properties is independently owned and operated. It became an affiliate of Prudential Real Estate in 1993. It is the second largest real estate company in the Vail Valley. The company has 65 brokers, seven sales offices and a property management office. Prudential Colorado Properties was founded in 1971. Since that time it has earned a host of honors, most recently the top sales office in the Central Region of the United States in 2005. Call 390-9440 or visit near Aspen to be developedASPEN – The buyer of a historic ranch in Missouri Heights has applied to create a 93-house subdivision on a spread where cattle have roamed since the early 1900s.The new owners purchased the 561-acre Hunt Ranch in Missouri Heights last month and applied in Garfield County for approval of the subdivision. The planning and zoning commission review starts May 10.The new investment group is headed by Greg Amsden of AMS Development Inc. of Vail. The ranch is one of the oldest in Missouri Heights, according to local author Anita McCune Witt’s book “They Came From Missouri.” It was homesteaded around the turn of the 20th century.The new owners say they want to retain some of the agricultural operation. They want to graze cattle and raise hay on 237 acres, or about 42 percent of the land.

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