Coldwell Banker Mason Morse sponsors Olympic alpine skier

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is sponsoring local Olympic alpine skier Alice McKennis, of New Castle, in her quest for a medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

“Alice isn’t only a talented competitor, but also a warm, friendly, and humble person,” said Karim Souki, vice president of development at the real estate firm. “We live in a community made famous by its ski runs. As the longest running real estate business in the valley, (the company) believes we have a responsibility to support that legacy. We are delighted and honored to help one of our local athletes compete on the world stage.”

McKennis burst on to the scene in the 2009-10 World Cup season with a 10th place finish in the Downhill in her third World Cup race ever. She then qualified for the 2010 Olympic team in her rookie season while racing on the World Cup circuit.

After an injury early in the season of 2010-11, McKennis made her return to snow the next summer in preparation for the 2011-12 season and even after limited training had a strong season that included three top 10 results, including 10th place in the Downhill at the Olympic-test event at Sochi, Russia.

In 2012-13 McKennis had her first podium appearance after winning what’s arguably the most challenging Women’s Downhill: the course in St. Anton, Austria. McKennis finished the season with a world rank of 10th, but as fate would have it she suffered another injury just before the season’s end where she shattered her right tibia plateau and fractured her tibia in a Downhill crash in Garmisch, Germany.

She has made a full recovery and now has her sights on the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has a 52-year history as a real estate firm in the Roaring Fork Valley. The company has offices in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone and Glenwood Springs as well as an on-site sales office at the Grand Hyatt Aspen.

Jamie L. Brewster McLeod receives Citizen Architect Award

Brewster McLeod Architects Inc. owner Jamie L. Brewster McLeod has been awarded the American Institute of Architects (West Chapter) Citizen Architect Award for work using “her insight, talents, training and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition,” her company said in a statement.

Brewster McLeod also was distinguished as one of the Top 40 under 40 in the nation by Professional Builder magazine and a Top Mountain Architect by Mountain Living magazine, all in 2013.

“It’s always rewarding to receive such incredible industry recognition; however, the collaborative effort with my clients through the process and relationship we develop is most rewarding aspect of my profession,” she said in a prepared statement.

Brewster McLeod Architects looks forward to another busy year in 2014 with innovative and unique projects and continued work within the community. The company is a boutique residential architecture firm with offices located in Aspen and Telluride.

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Viceroy Snowmass launches a new slope-side dining facility

The luxury resort Viceroy Snowmass has launched a new slope-side experience, Nest Public House, offering “gastro-pub” style dining, the resort said in a statement.

Nest Public House brings a sophisticated touch to hearty comfort dishes such as soups, stews and salads. Showcasing his “low-country” style of cooking, executive chef Will Nolan offers southern flair to pub classics including beef stroganoff, lobster pot bisque, red beans and rice with smoked Andouille sausage, chicken and handmade dumplings, winter minestrone and lighter salads.

Nest Public House’s apres-menu selection offers great deals on light bites, including Nolan’s famous BBQ pork slider on a house-made cheddar biscuit, plus smothered nachos, shredded beef tacos and chicken and green chili quesadillas.

The eatery also provides a plethora of homemade-craft sausages and “dogs” with toppings served on home-baked brioche buns with hand-cut chips. All foot-long sausages are made in-house using Nolan’s own recipes including a unique German-style bratwurst, along with a smoked Andouille, cheddar jalapeno chorizo, bratwurst and hoisin-ginger dog.

Nest Public House will feature only Colorado microbrews, with more than 45 varieties, including three regional favorites on tap (Fat Tire and a seasonal favorite from New Belgium, Mama’s Little Yella Pilsner from Oskar Blues of Longmont and Shake from Boulder Brewing Co.) as well as an array of bottled and canned beer and hard cider from makers across the state.

Nest Public House is a ski-in/ski-out dining facility on Snowmass Ski Area’s Assay Hill. It is open daily for lunch, apres-ski and dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the bar open until 7 p.m.

For more information and dining reservations, call 970-923-8053 or 877-235-7577.


New executive director at Heritage Park Care Center

Robert Baker recently was appointed executive director at Heritage Park Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Carbondale.

“I inherited a leadership team here that offers a cumulative 100-plus years of dedicated service to the residents of Heritage Park,” Baker said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside them in providing the highest quality of care and service to our residents, patients and families.”

Before coming to Heritage Park Care Center, Baker served as executive director at Berkley Manor Care Center in Denver, where he led the team to achieve a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the release said.

Originally from Glendale, Ariz., Baker earned his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources management. He also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Baker and his wife, Crystal, are moving to the Carbondale area from the Denver area.

Heritage Park Care Center, located at 1200 Village Road, is one of 22 skilled nursing and rehab facilities in Colorado operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.


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