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Wildernest convenience store reopens

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Holly Klein is beginning to get to know her Wildernest neighbors who are frequenting the Wildernest Gas and Grocery on Ryan Gulch Road near Silverthorne.Klein, a Summit High School graduate, and her husband, Paul Klein, reopened the convenience store in November after previous owners shut the doors in April, 2004.The store is a neighborhood grocery that provides convenience for families that live in the Wildernest subdivision. The location was formerly occupied by a Conoco station.The Kleins previously lived in Avon, but moved to Silverthorne after purchasing the business.”It was a nice opportunity to be able to come back to the county,” Holly Klein said.The business is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.The Kleins want to expand their inventory and said they are open to suggested new items from their clientele.

SILVERTHORNE – The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks and its golf course superintendent, Don Petrey, have been named chapter winners of the 2004 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA). Petrey and The Raven Golf Club will be featured in the February edition of GCSAA’s Golf Course Management.Petrey will be recognized Feb. 11 during the General Session of the GCSAA Education Conference and inaugural Golf Industry Show, Feb. 7-12 in Orlando. In addition, program sponsors will donate funds to The Environmental Institute for Golf in the names of all national and chapter winners.”These environmental leaders are prime examples of why golf courses are valuable assets to a community,” said GCSAA president Mark J. Woodward.

BRECKENRIDGE – ResortQuest this month purchased the property management business in Breckenridge’s Main Street Station from East West Resorts.The transaction included 13,500 square feet of commercial space that is comprised of check-in, meeting, conference and office space at the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue.Primary benefits to property owners will be a broader distribution and wider marketing opportunities for vacation rentals, according to Beth Aleridge, director of communications for ResortQuest.The Breckenridge transaction was part of an approximately $22.25 million deal in which ResortQuest acquired from East West Resorts six businesses in four U.S. vacation markets. In total, ResortQuest added nearly 2,000 rental units to 18,000 that it already managed.Other properties were located in Aspen and the beach destinations of Hilton Head and Charlston Outer Islands in South Carolina.Edwards-based East West Resorts wanted to consolidate its holdings to achieve “operational synergies,” according to Ross Bowker, chief executive officer of the company.”This sale paves the way for us to more efficiently manage thousands of new properties in Deer Valley, Utah, and North Lake Tahoe, Calif., where East West Partners is realizing phenomenal real estate success,” Bowker said in a prepared statement.ResortQuest is the largest vacation property management company in the U.S. and a division of Gaylord Entertainment Company, based in Nashville, Tenn.A separate price for the Breckenridge purchase was not disclosed.


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