Week of July 9, 1993
10 YEARS AGODr. Richard Hawkins of the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic was the subject of our cover story for the week. Respected as one of the world’s finest shoulder surgeons, he talked about his role as an educator of his profession. He had recently traveled to Singapore, Taiwan and China where he gave as many as 10 shoulder seminars a day to regional orthopedic surgeons.The Vail Town Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the proposed new performing arts and conference center. Project co-ordinator, Caro-line Tremblay and Cliff Gard-iner, co-chair of the steering committee for the facility, presented the most recent plans for the facility at the meeting and the reception was overwhelmingly positive. Results from the latest Vail Com-munity Survey pointed out that residents were concerned with preventing smoking in public places than they were concerned with affordable housing. And about the only thing less popular than the town council was the housing authority. Over 1,000 responses were received.When the world’s best mountain bikers hit town for the 1993 American Cycle Classic Mountain Bike Race, they would be doing it right in the heart of Vail, riding down the Wall Street stairs, up Bridge Street, along Gore Creek Drive and through the Lionshead Mall. In between, riders would tackle a Vail Mountain course that many fell would be the most challenging they will see in World Cup competition.Matt Carpenter claimed his fifth title in the Vail Hill Climb and three-time winner, J’ne Day-Lucore, won the women’s division.Dikembe Mutombo of the Denver Nuggets held a benefit basketball clinic at The Westin to raise money for CARE.The new golf course at Cordillera was installing a total of 2,613,600 sq. ft. of sod at the rate of 50,000 to 70,000 sq. ft. per day. Designed by three-time U.S. Open champion, Hale Irwin, the new layout was scheduled to open the next spring.In our weekly real estate section, we featured a story on Appaloosa Ridge or “Little Santa Fe” in Singletree that was yielding the first million dollar homes in that area. Phase II of St. James Place at Beaver Creek was under construction and would add new two and three bedroom residences to the luxury condominium property. Vail Associates Real Estate, the listing broker, was reporting more than $3 million in pre-sales on the project.Plans were being finalized for the upcoming Western Hoedown sponsored by Slifer, Smith and Frampton, which would raise money for the Eagle County Libraries.20 YEARS AGOWeek of July 8, 1983The EPA wanted more information on a water trade and more study to resolve the wetlands dispute before a 404 permit was granted for the Homestake II project. Meanwhile, a group of opponents of the project marched at the Minturn Middle School during a hearing by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Long-time locals, John Purcell, Bob Barrett and John Donovan, complained to the Vail Town Council that staff members were making it harder than necessary for local businessmen to conduct business and they were becoming too bureaucratic and isolated from the public.The Town of Vail was considering an ordinance that would allow two woodburners in each home. The VRA provided the $5,000 to buy the fireworks and 20 volunteers provided the manpower to set up the July 4th fireworks show directed by Mike Carlisle and Jan Strauch told the Vail Town Council that he was interested in providing the town with a pedicab service. John Horan-Kates handed out checks from the recent American Ski Classic to the Jimmie Heuga Center, the Vail Valley Medical Center and Ski Club Vail.Vail Associates wasn’t committing itself one way or another about the rumors that it would someday build a lift from near The Westin onto Vail Mountain, but they would be building the “Westin Ho” trail during the summer if the Forest Service granted them approval.The unusually high runoff was creating problems for Denver and Rio Grande workers who had to shore up the embankment along the railroad tracks in Glenwood Canyon. The only damage reported was a submerged bike path that was under construction.Connie Carpenter and Davis Phinney were set to defend their titles in the Coors International Bicycle Classic which was set for the weekend. It was doubtful anyone in the field could take the title away from either of them.A field of 75 amateurs and 25 top tour pros slopped through the rain soaked fairways of the new Castle Pines Golf Club in a fundraiser for the U.S. Ski Team. The event was organized by John Purcell and it gave course designer, Jack Nicklaus a chance to get some feedback from his fellow pros about the new course he thought would develop into one of the finest in the country. Locally, the Annual No-Name Golf Tournament was held but as was generally the case, everyone was a winner in this fun event.Dr. Frank Chow opened his gynecologist/obstetrician practice with the High Country Internal Medicine Center on July 5 and longtime locals, Patrick McDonald and Dale Ohde opened the doors to their new restaurant in Eagle-Vail called Paddy O’Days.30 YEARS AGOWeek of July 6, 1973A bond issue was going to be presented to the Vail voters on August 21 which was designed to finance two important segments of the Vail master plan. One would be the purchase of the Antholz property and the other would be the construction of a tiered, underground parking structure. On hand for the presentation was the town’s bonding agent, Dan Herrington of Boettcher and Company.A recently formed steering committee of East Vail property owners met to decide a path of action in forming an East Vail Property Owners Associ-ation according to Maccie Carmony, a member of the committee.Here’s a little message The Skipper laid out in his weekly editorial that certainly is applicable today. Compla-cency should never be our “bag” – to grow bigger is apparently a relatively easy task. To grow “better” takes knowledge, understanding and character. He continued – “Our biggest problem today is to understand and discover what our problems really are.”The big winners in the 4th of July bike races were Jim Gregg, William Walker, Carolyn Mantzke, Lee Faber, Glen Choate, Kent Rychel, Beaver Jacobson, Damon Rose with Charlie Krueger winning the tricycle race.Ground breaking ceremonies were held for the Mark of Vail Resort being developed by Kaiser Morcus. When completed, it would represent an investment of $8.5 million. Also, the Sundown Condominium project in Eagle-Vail broke ground and on hand for the ceremony was Gene Miller, foreman with Leach and Arnold Construction; Fred Green, prime developer of Eagle-Vail; Bill Holden, Sundown developer and Bill Ruoff, architect for the project.The Lord Gore was advertising the following entree specials: Scallopini for $5.95, Veal Oscar for $6.95 and Rack of Yearling Lamb for $7.95 with such house specialties as Buffalo Steak for $8.50, Medallions of Antelope for $8.25 and Elk Roast for $8.THANKS FOR CHOOSINGTHE VAIL TRAIL!
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