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2008: The comeback kids

The Spiegel triplets — Shelby, Cayden and Billy — were born to Chris and Susan Spiegel of Gypsum. The couple had three sons and buried them all. A few years later they were blessed with these triplets.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Chris and Susan Spiegel had three sons and buried them all.

Scott died of sudden infant death syndrome, Skylar died in a traffic accident on the way to Eagle Valley High School’s homecoming, and C.J. was 7 years old when he was hit by a car and killed.

But time passed and they realized they had lives and love to give.

In 2008 they had triplets – two boys and a girl. They managed it through a gestational carrier, women who carry other people’s embryos.

Cayden Scott, Shelby Sky and Billy C.J. were born the morning before Christmas in 2008.

They’re doing fine.

Vail finder and co-founder Earl Eaton left us in 2008. He was born up Squaw Creek in Eagle County, in 1922.

He met Pete Seibert in 1947 and together they explored at least a dozen possible ski mountains all over the state.

Early in 1957, Earl was prospecting for uranium and contacted Pete, saying he’d found “the damnedest ski mountain he had ever seen,” Seibert wrote in his book, “Vail: Triumph of a Dream.”

In March, while they were both working in the Loveland Pass ski area, Earl and Pete strapped on leather ski boots at the base of what would become Vail Mountain and climbed seven hours through knee-deep snow. Finally, they reached the top and saw bowl after bowl open before them.

Earl invented all sorts of stuff. He skied up to his 84th year.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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