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Vail Trail’s Pages from the Past

Compiled by Lauren Glendenning
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Vail CO, Colorado
Vail Trail file photoThe first couple to be married at the new Vail Interfaith Chapel in 1969 was Lee Damiani, who came to Vail shortly after its beginning, and Dick Butterworth. The chapel was not quite finished but it made no difference to this couple.
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The 21st Annual Summer Clinics of Children’s Hospital, one of the pioneer courses in post-graduate medical education, was heading to Vail this week.

Warren Miller, after a two-year absence, announced the upcoming release of his new 90-minute film, “This is Skiing.”

The Kiandra Lodge was being constructed this summer along Vail Road, between East Meadow Creek Drive and Gore Creek. The four-story lodge would be able to accommodate up to 225 guests once finished.

Vail Associates, the town of Vail and the U.S. Forest Service agreed to study skier impacts and capacities during the next season before deciding on the number of lift ticket sales the Forest Service should allow.

State legislators decided not to study the feasibility of imposing a lift ticket tax this summer, meaning there would be no chance for the tax in the upcoming ski season.

Two girls drowned this week in the Eagle River when their makeshift raft made of inner tubes capsized in Avon.

Some influential policy makers from around the world were in Beaver Creek this week for former President Gerald Ford’s World Forum. Speakers included former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing and former British Prime Minister Lord Callaghan.

Pepi’s Soccer Club of Vail was heading to play in the semi-final round of the Colorado State Cup Tournament in Denver this week.

A three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with a large den and two fireplaces on Vail Golf Course’s fourth fairway was on the market for $455,000.

Pine beetle problems popping up in recent summers were likely due to all the human progress in the area, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Wildfire suppression to keep towns and homes safe meant lodgepole pines were maturing and becoming tastier-looking treats for the pine beetles.

The Dallas Stars hockey team would be heading back to Vail’s Dobson Arena this summer for five days of training.

Two years after Vail Resorts became a public company, three companies owned 80 percent of the company’s stock – Baron Capital, Ralcorp Holdings and Apollo Ski Partners.




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