Vail Valley business briefs, July 15 |

Vail Valley business briefs, July 15

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO, Colorado

VAIL Mark Weinreich of Forbes Sothebys International Realty has been selected as a member of membership by the Realtors Land Institute in Chicago. Weinreich is also a member of the Vail Board of Realtors and the Realtors Land Institute Colorado Chapter.Weinreich is now one of more than 2,500 members of the national group. The Realtors Land Institute Land University provides education for members to be up-to-date in their knowlege of taxation, investment, brokerage, subdividing, and planning regarding agricultural, recreational, and timberland. Subscribing members can market their clients properties online through the RLILand.Net property service and in local and national marketing sessions.For more information, call Weinreich, 970-376-3204.

AVON Todd Goulding, most recently of Vail Resorts Development Company a member of the team building the Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences has been named senior project manager for Vail Capital Partners, Inc. Vail Capital Partners is the Avon-baesd private-equity firm that recently acquired the 117-unit River Run apartment complex in Eagle County. That property will be re-developed into for-sale housing in the next few years. Goulding, who has lived in the Vail Valley since 1997, will be responsible for the River Run projects preconstruction planning, architectural and contractor selection and overall management of the general contractor.Vail Capital Partners also has investments in Bachelor Gulch and Cordillera, and has had development projects in Vail and Beaver Creek. Company founder and managing partner Gary Miller said the company feels fortunate to be able to add the Gouldings expertise and talent to its team. As we have begun to explore our many options with regard to the redevelopment of River Run, Todd has the experience and expertise to maximize the potential of this very unique and special parcel of land, said Miller. Todd brings the knowledge of construction management and administration, pro forma management, design management and the entitlements process necessary for our future successes. While he was with Vail Resorts, Goulding worked in a variety of management jobs overseeing projects including: the construction of Blue Sky Basin on Vail Mountain; the Lodge at Vail hotel room and pool remodel; the Two Elk restaurant reconstruction; the infrastructure and facilities construction at Red Sky Ranch Golf Resort; and the development of 16 high-end, custom duplexes known as Gore Creek Place. Since 2006, Goulding has been the senior project manager of the $401 million Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences in Vail.To learn more about Vail Capital Partners call 970-476-6341.

EAGLE Adams Rib Ranch, a private golf course development south of Eagle, has received approval for an on-site equestrian center. The center will be on a parcel along Salt Creek owned by Adams Rib developer Fred Kummer.The equestrian center, touted as a state-of-the-art, full-service facility, will have an indoor riding arena, boarding stable and outside corral. Residents and guests can board their horses, take riding lessons, and take guided trail and sleigh rides. Our goal is to establish Adams Rib Ranch as the premier luxury community and private club in the Rocky Mountains. With additional facilities such as an equestrian center, Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, and endless fishing, we are able to offer our homeowners and club members a variety of top notch activities and amenities, said Joe Cranston, general manager of Adams Rib Ranch. Scheduled for completion in 2009, the center will be open to home owners of Adams Rib Ranch, as well as members of Adams Mountain Country Club. For more information, call 866-490-2622 or go to

VAIL Siemens Healthcare and the Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation have reached an agreement to provide 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging technology to the Foundation to give its clinicians and researchers better access to advanced sports medical imaging.Imaging has become a vital part of sports medicine for diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative evaluation, said J. Michael Egan, chief executive officer of the SteadmanHawkins Research Foundation. Patients from all over the world are treated at Steadman-Hawkins, and they return for an assessment of their progress. With this strategic alliance, we look forward to all of the new avenues in imaging research that we can explore.Once the equipment is installed at the Foundation, Steadman-Hawkins will use the data collected from it to test new software being developed for orthopedic sports medicine and research being conducted in Vail. For instance, researchers will be able to evaluate physiology of cartilage tissue and determine the health and regeneration of that tissue before and after treatment. Until now, a doctor would look inside a joint and, perhaps, take a biopsy to evaluate the results of an operation or to measure progress. If the patient happens to be an athlete, in many instances, it will be possible to determine the status of an injury without surgery and without keeping the player off the field until he or she recovers from the diagnostic procedure. As the newest area of research at Steadman-Hawkins, Imaging Research joins the Foundations current departments: Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, and the Biomechanics Research Laboratory. All four departments will be integrated into the Foundations Education and Fellowship Program.The Siemens MAGNETOM Verio is expected to be installed at the Vail Valley Medical Center by the end of 2008. The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic is teaming with the research foundation to establish a new fellowship for sports medicine radiology, as well as developing specific clinical research programs for the hip, shoulder, and knee, in conjunction with Siemens.For more information, go to or

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