Week In Review
venue change requested in Conlin case
Vail Resorts filed a motion to move the civil case stemming from Taft Conlin’s death out of Broomfield, where the company’s corporate offices are located.
Conlin died Jan. 22, 2012, in an avalanche on Prima Cornice on the front side of Vail Mountain. The ski company claims the run was closed. Conlin’s parents’ wrongful death lawsuit against Vail Resorts claims that if the ski company wanted to close any part of the run where Conlin was killed, then all the entrances should have been closed.
The Eagle Valley High School wrestling team took second, behind Hotchkiss High School, at their only home tournament of the year.
Battle Mountain High School’s team was seventh.
FedEx plan withdrawn
The land development plan for a controversial distribution center in south Glenwood Springs for package shipping company FedEx has been withdrawn. FedEx is reportedly looking at another undisclosed site.
An application to amend Garfield County’s approval for the 27,000-square-foot facility near the city airport related to a fee for city street impacts was withdrawn last week.
Ski area fees
The 11 ski areas that operate in the White River National Forest broke the record for fees they paid to use public lands during the 2013-14 season, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Here’s the numbers:
Arapahoe Basin $438,304
Copper Mountain $1,070,000
Vail Mountain $5,340,000
Beaver Creek $1,320,000
Aspen Mountain $81,950
Classical music lovers experienced the world-renowned string ensemble Takacs Quartet at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.
Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takacs Quartet played with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.