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Coldwell Banker adds broker

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VAIL — Scott M. Smith has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a broker associate working out of the Vail Village office.

Smith is a long time resident of the area, first arriving to the mountains in 1997 to work as a ski instructor. After several years and with the help of his wife, Megan, Smith made the decision that the area would be home.

Most recently, Smith worked for Breckenridge Grand Vacations as sales broker for the Grand Lodge.

“We are very excited to have Scott on our team,” said Todd Conklin of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. “His long-time professionalism and commitment to giving back to the community is a perfect fit for what we stand for as a company.”

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties has offices in Ketchum, Idaho, Steamboat Springs and Vail. To reach the Vail office, call 970-476-2113 or go to http://www.coldwellbanker


Wine or Wort participates in National Homebrew Day

A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 16th year. Wine or Wort Home Brew Supply will host a local gathering Saturday.

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association, AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May each year. AHA Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 5,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.

Wine or Wort Home Brew Supply, at 150 Cooley Mesa Road in Gypsum, invites anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday to join the fun.

Call 970-524-2337 or email for more information

Homebrewers are encouraged to register their AHA Big Brew sites online at On Saturday, friends and family gather to brew one or all of the three AHA Big Brew recipes.

“AHA Big Brew isn’t just about beer — it’s about companionship, friendship and the shared love of flavorful beer. This is a special day for those homebrewers who have been crafting their brews for those whose company they enjoy and cherish,” said Gary Glass, AHA director.

For information on AHA Big Brew, visit the events section of home


Eagle Skate Supply celebrates grand opening Saturday

A new shop rolled into Eagle recently and people will have an opportunity to score discounts, food and raffle items this Saturday.

Vail Skate Supply has branched out to Eagle, and there is a grand opening celebration for Eagle Skate Supply from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday at 132 Broadway in Eagle.

All clothing will be 20 percent off and shoes will be 30 percent off during the celebration and there will be a raffle drawing for a Stereo vinyl cruiser board at 5 p.m. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs at that time as well. An open skate jam will follow at the Gypsum Skate Park next to Gypsum Town Hall on Valley Road.

“Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick encouraged us to bring our business here,” said Celenda Parent, who owns the stores with her husband, Barry.

She said Vail Skate Supply opened in 2010 when they saw a “hole” in Vail.

“I felt like I couldn’t find normal clothing and Barry couldn’t find a snowboard shop that was owned by actual snowboarders,” she said.

Vail Skate Supply is now the “shop of the month” in the June issue of Thrasher magazine.

“We carry Vans, Volcom and DC Shoes, among others,” Parent said.

The store in Eagle has an array of skateboards, including longboards, cruisers and trick boards.

Some boards have graphics created by a local designer.

“We have more services in Vail but we can help people mount skateboard decks and do small things like that,” Parent said.

Eagle Skate Supply’s hours are currently 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store may be reached at 970-328-6400. The website is and the store is also on Facebook and Instagram.

“We’ll expand our hours as we get into summer,” Parent said.

— Derek Franz

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