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Vail- Wildfire season started early for Eagle County in 2018, with the first wildfire of note burning in Edwards on Sunday, April 1. Following a mild winter, the conditions were extraordinarily dry and prime for fire outbreaks, and experts express concern for the upcoming summer months due to dry conditions.

Fortunately, no lives or property were lost in the April fire, but wildfire danger is ever-present in Colorado mountain communities. It is critical for homeowners to protect their property and to be advocates for fire prevention.

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VAIL — Kyle Denton, broker associate for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties in Vail, was recently named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Vail Board of Realtors, an honor he shares with 11 of his associates at the brokerage firm. Denton is also the group's 2017 Chair of the Board.

In addition to his recent honor, Denton was also the recipient of the 2016 Chairman Circle Diamond Award, given to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokers whose sales volume is in the top one half of 1 percent nationwide.

Born and raised in Eagle-Vail, Denton joined Berkshire Hathaway in 2014. He has been involved in Vail Valley real estate for the past 12 years, including working with his father and mentor, Craig Denton, another Vail Valley real estate industry leader for the past 40 years.

"This honor is testimony to Kyle's high standard for exceptional customer service, integrity and market expertise," said Michael Slevin, owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. "We feel very fortunate that Kyle joins 11 of our other broker associates who have also been named Realtor of the Year and led the Vail Board."


Denton is a graduate of the University of Montana, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in business management. Outside the real estate arena, Denton enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking and surfing. He is married to Nikki Denton, and they have two sons.

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EAGLE COUNTY The Vail Board of Realtors and Vail Multi-list Service, installed new officers and directors at the group’s recent Annual Installation Cermony at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail.

“I’m honored to be a part of this strong organization, and it has been my privilege to serve as a director on behalf of our membership,” said Kyle Denton. “We continue to make great strides as an association on behalf of our members and the public that we serve. A key goal of the Vail Board of Realtors will continue to be to increase our members’ market knowledge, ethical standards and overall professionalism.” 

At the celebration the organization recognized its sponsors, past presidents, thanked its 2016 leadership team and appointed its new officers and directors.


AVON — Tex Asanti, of Title Company of the Rockies, was named the Vail Board Realtors’ 2016 Affiliate of the Year at the group’s annual installation celebration held recently in Vail.

The Vail Board of Realtors Installation Party is a celebration of the volunteerism exemplified by the leaders who give their time to guide the Vail Board.


“Tex is always ready to help the Vail Board of Realtors,” Vail Board of Realtors Association Executive Mark Bergman said. “Affiliate members support our organization financially and as volunteers.”

Robert Howe, president of Title Company of the Rockies, added that “Tex works hard volunteering her time with the (board of Realtors) and supporting its members. This award is well-deserved in recognition of those efforts throughout the Eagle County real estate industry. Congratulations.”

VAIL, Colorado- June 24, 2016 - Eagle County and the Vail Board of REALTORS® have co-launched REALFire®—a new voluntary wildfire mitigation program. REALFire® offers in-depth, property assessments conducted by experienced local fire professionals. The program helps property owners identify specific actions they can take to measurably reduce wildfire hazards on their property.

Property owners that successfully complete the program are eligible to receive a REALFire® recognition certificate. This unique component of the program may help some owners address rising insurance premiums and maintain affordable coverage. REALFire® was modeled on the successful Boulder County Wildfire Partners program, where many residents have been able to obtain or retain home insurance based on their certificate.

“This program is an important step in the evolution of community-based wildfire mitigation. As more residents face challenges with insurance, we’re hoping to offer an incentive that may motivate owners to take action, and better prepare our community for wildfires,” says Eric Lovgren, REALFire® Program Coordinator and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for Eagle County.


VAIL — Mike Budd of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is the recipient of the Vail Board of Realtors’ Realtor of the Year award.

Budd has been a Realtor in the Vail Valley since 2000. He is a past chairman of the Vail Board of Realtors and currently serves as the chair of the group’s government affairs committee. He also volunteers as a member of the Colorado Association of Realtors Legislative Policy Committee.

“Being selected Realtor of the Year by my peers was a truly humbling experience,” Budd said.