J u ly 2007 • T h e n ewsle TT er of C orners Tone C olorado Cornerstone’s Naturalist and Environmental Coordinator “I’m happy that the developers of the Cornerstone community are dedicated to giving back to the land and to the awesome array of wildlife that LIVE AT Cornerstone.” — Sue McIntosh and preservation issues. After earning a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Denver, Sue practiced natural resource law in Washington, DC before becoming General Counsel and Conservation Director for the Sierra Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2003, she opened her own private legal and natural resource consulting practice with an emphasis on land use, preservation, conservation and the environment – with Cornerstone being one of her primary clients. At Cornerstone, Sue is implementing all aspects of the multi-faceted Wildlife Management Plan which has been put into place. This includes wildlife monitoring, forest management, wetlands restoration, water quality monitoring and conservation, plus designing and implementing a number of environmental education programs for Cornerstone owners as well as members of the surrounding communities. Sue also has been working with other members of the Cornerstone Club management team to design the 30+ miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and winter sports trails. A passionate naturalist, Sue said, “I am proud to be coordinating the cutting edge land stewardship that implements Cornerstone’s exciting environmental vision. Over the years, this land has given generously to the people that have ranched, hunted and lived here.” Sue McIntosh A Sue McIntosh and her dog Cooper n essential part of the core vision at Cornerstone is an overriding concern for sustaining, and in many cases restoring, the health of the wildlife and habitat that make up these 6,000 acres of “Perfect Colorado.” The appointment of Sue McIntosh as Naturalist and Environmental Coordinator is evidence of Cornerstone’s steadfast commitment to keeping environmental concerns and a focus on restorative transformation at the forefront of its development plans. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Sue enjoyed a varied career in both the private and public sectors – all with a significant focus on environmental, conservation If any Club Members are interested in joining Sue (and her sidekick Cooper) for one of her informational hikes or wildlife monitoring programs, please call the Club Concierge at 970.650.2000. Member Events spring 2007 2 Cornerstone in the Community 5 Cornerstone Golf Course Open 6 The Cornerstone Club is alive with activities in winter and summer and is very active in the off-seasons as well. During the spring and fall seasons, the Club will be taking member events on the road. In spring 2007, these “virtual” club events spanned the entire country! Member Events — Spring 2007 Cornerstone Club The 2nd Annual Member Cook-In was held in Beverly Hills in May. Members enjoyed playing golf at Sherwood Country Club and The Riviera Country Club, then gathered to drink in the views, savor the cuisine and reconnect with friends. For kids of all ages! Come one, come all! Summer 2007 Schedule Activities Available Anytime The Jedeikin Family hosted a Cornerstone dinner for friends and family in their Phoenix home. Golf Hiking Hanging Out at the Tipis Wildflower Collecting Mountain Biking Exploring the Uncompahgre Plateau & the San Juan Mountains Just plain relaxing Activities Available Any Day with Advance Reservations This Member “dinner on the road” featured tasty Southwestern cuisine. Donn Wagner – chef and co-owner of Cazwellas in Montrose, was guest chef at a Member dinner in Phoenix and at the Cook-In in Beverly Hills this spring. Horseback Trail Riding Animal Tracking and other nature hikes Fly Fishing at Centennial Ranch Fly Fishing Lessons Golf Lessons (kids, women, men, groups) Mark Wood and Sean Tannehill hosted several groups of Members attending The Masters. Only a few weeks later, Members also attended the Byron Nelson Classic with Mark Wood in Dallas. Members and guests gathered in New Jersey and had the chance to play Baltusrol Golf Club followed by a dinner at the home of Mark and Kathy Wood. 2 | C o r nerstone L ife Home of Pioneer Hospitality www.cornerstonecolorado.com Cornerstone New Summer Flights Golf Foursome Cabins Under Construction It’s easier than ever to get to Cornerstone! Here is a listing of direct flights to Montrose and Telluride for summer 2007. Please call our Club Concierge if you need assistance making travel and lodging reservations for a visit to Cornerstone this summer. The Foursome Cabins are planned for completion for the 2008 summer season. During the past year, Cornerstone Cornerstone Makes Contributions in the Community Make Plans to Attend Telluride Film Festival August 31 – September 3, 2007 “If you click on the Web site for the Telluride has enthusiastically partnered with several groups to provide educational, environmental and charitable contributions to the surrounding communities. In celebration of Earth Day in April, Cornerstone offered native aspen trees for donation to elementary schools in Montrose and Ouray Counties. The aspen saplings were harvested from Cornerstone, as part of its comprehensive forest management plan. Sue McIntosh (Cornerstone’s Naturalist and Environmental Coordinator – see Cover Story) provided a short presentation on the aspen tree’s part in the Uncompahgre Plateau eco-system and was available to help the students plant the trees. A fun educational flyer on aspen colonies was also made available for distribution to approximately 1500 elementary students. Throughout 2006 and 2007, the local Boy Scout Troops have been given access to Cornerstone terrain for learning trail building, camping and winter survival skills. Last winter, standing dead trees cut from Cornerstone were chopped and delivered by the Boy Scouts and Cornerstone employees to needy seniors in Montrose and Ouray Counties. More than 120 community members turned out to support Habitat for Humanity of Film Festival...you’ll find a list of some of the choicest, smartest, most desirable sponsors an arts event could have... This is a very classy event. It’s one of America’s very best film festivals.” Local Boy Scouts learned about winter survival from a member of the Ouray Mountain Rescue team. – Steve Rosen, Denver Post American Airlines Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Montrose (MTJ) Round-Trip Daily Montrose County at a fundraiser supported by Cornerstone Colorado, the Colorado Home Builders Association, Active Energies, and the Montrose Daily Press. Though new to the community, Cornerstone has had a mission to get involved—providing significant donations to the Telluride Foundation and San Juan Cancer Center and supporting numerous other groups such as Boys and Girls Club, Ouray Arts Guild, Hospice, Uncompahgre Plateau Project, Ouray Mountain Rescue, Partners, Youth Sports booster groups and others. Continental Airlines Houston (IAH) Montrose (MTJ) Round-Trip Daily Building upon the success of last year’s Club events during the 33rd annual Telluride Film Festival, Cornerstone will once again be a sponsor of this year’s festival. Hundreds of film entries are received but only approximately 15 shorts and 20 features will be shown. Over the years, the Telluride Film Festival has had film premiers that rival the premiers at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. Member receptions and events will be hosted during the Festival that you will want to experience. Cornerstone will have a limited number of film tickets available to Club Members on a first come-first serve basis. So make your travel plans now – because hotel reservations and tickets go fast. Members should let our Club Concierge know right away if they plan to attend! Delta Airlines Salt Lake City (SLC) Montrose (MTJ) Round-Trip Daily Great Lakes Airlines Denver (DEN) to Telluride (TEX) 4x Daily United Express Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ) 4x Daily Groundbreaking for the Golf Foursome Cabins occurred in early June. Paul Pastore, President of Waterside Properties (shown here with Brian Wallin, Jim Mikula and Bill Earman of Cornerstone), was selected to build these signature homes adjacent to the Golf Clubhouse. The Foursome Cabins were so named because they feature 4-master suite floor plans plus turn-key furnishings and appointments for four couples or multigenerational families to enjoy vacationing together. Waterside Properties has been building and renovating beautiful homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1984. They pride themselves on their passion for creating high-quality homes with creative and innovative personal touches. The Foursome Cabins are planned to be ready for the 2008 summer season and will be available to Members and guests. Information subject to change. Renderings are artistic concepts of current development plans. In celebration of Earth Day in April, Cornerstone offered native aspen trees for donation to elementary schools in Montrose and Ouray Counties. Artist’s Rendering of Cabin #5 All flights subject to change. Artist’s Rendering of Cabin #6 4 | C o r nerstone L ife C ornerstone L ife | 3 2007 Construction Milestones Comfort Stations – Two are nearing completion and have been designed to provide more than shelter for Members playing the course. Chef Peter will be stocking them with a full array of delectable food and beverage items - including homemade cookies, trail mix, energy and candy bars, soft drinks, locallymade beef and buffalo jerky, plus everyone’s favorite—ice cream bars! The Comfort Stations are located at the #4 green/#5 tee area and at the #9 green. Open for Play! The wait is over—flood gates open for golf course play Late June was a time of transformation for the golf course as the 4th hole became the temporary driving range and the 5th green was manicured for chipping and putting practice. Then, on June 29th, the golf staff “elves” worked late into the night to convert an empty yurt into a fully-furnished pro shop with golf apparel, equipment, snacks and members’ favorite beverages. Two by two, members appeared on June 30th to play their inaugural rounds. And, by day’s end, almost all members in residence locally had experienced the excitement of the course opening, if not the golf course itself. “Several members said they could really see how Greg Norman used the land to create a course that has a natural feel,” said Head Golf Pro Sean Tannehill. “They loved it and they are coming back for more!” The course has proved playable by golfers of all levels—offering both challenge and reward from the multiple tees to the pin placements. Executive Chef, Peter O’Brien, and his food and beverage elves also transformed Flowers Cabin into a clubhouse lounge and restaurant. Hungry and thirsty golfers can enjoy everything from delectable pastries and coffees, hors d’oeuvres and beers to elegant dinner entrees and champagne. Cornerstone Golf Course Golf Clubhouse – Significant framing progress has been made and the exterior is shaping up. Opening is still on schedule for summer of 2008. Welcome Center – Designed as a ranch-style structure with a porte cochere, this building will allow staff to welcome Members and Visitors alike with our signature Pioneer Hospitality. Completion is scheduled for this fall. 100 Cornerstone Trail Montrose, Colorado 81401 Ph: 970.650.2000 www.CornerstoneColorado.com Members should call in advance to let us know when they want to schedule lessons or play the course so that we can be fully prepared to ensure a truly memorable “Cornerstone Experience.” Please call Susan Cameron at 970.497.8314. Cornerstone is 6,000 acres of perfect Colorado only a short drive from Montrose and Telluride. A private club offering Greg Norman golf, stables, casual dining, extensive trail system and a mountain club in Telluride — with two clubhouses, fine dining, tennis court, and pool planned. Cornerstone provides Pioneer Hospitality for all to enjoy. Bring your children, your horses and your golf clubs and stake your claim. Homes and Homesteads from 1⁄4 acre to over 50 acres. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal Law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. WARNING: THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT INSPECTED, EXAMINED OR QUALIFIED THIS OFFERING. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate by residents of HI, ID, OR or SC, or any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. The Property is registered with HUD and the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen. The address of HUD is 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 9146, Washington DC 20410 and the address of the Board is 239 Causeway Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02114. This offer is made pursuant to New York State Department of Law’s simplified procedure for Homeowners Associations with a DeMinimis Cooperative Interest (CPS-7). The CPS-7 application (File No. HO06-0005) and related documents may be obtained from the sponsor. Information described herein on Homestead pricing and availability, Cornerstone Club amenities and the Cornerstone community is based on current development plans and subject to change without notice. Access to Cornerstone Club amenities requires membership, which is offered by invitation only and for purchase independently from a Cornerstone Homestead. Renderings are artistic concepts of current development plans. © July 2007.