Week of March 5, 1993
10 YEARS AGOOur cover story was on John Hazard and his model trains which were more a full-scale production to him. He and his wife, Nicole, coordinated the building of a 1/160-scale replica of the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express rail line in the basement of their home in Wildridge.Vail town manager Ron Phillips was given his walking papers after more than eight years on the job. The departure was described as a mutual agreement and amiable.The roof of an Eagle County School District building near Maloit Park collapsed from the weight of the accumulated snow. The deep snow was also causing problems for the elk and deer because of no food.A proposed gravel pit that would be reclaimed as a private golf course in Wolcott was drawing mixed comments at the Eagle County Planning Commission meeting. Devel-oper Fred Green was proposing to build an 18-hole private golf course and clubhouse on the 207 acres of the Koprinikar Ranch and unlike every other golf course in Eagle County, it would not include any associated real estate development.In our lead sports story, we looked at the many faces of ice climbing. In this high-risk sport, man is subject to the whims of nature. Two of those featured in the story were 12-year ice climber, Jim Nowak and T.J. Trombley. Several local high school skinny skiers were heading off to Junior Nationals in Minnesota and included Brent Rimel, Ingrid Monson, Dan Weiland, Allison Otto and Sacha Hart.A totally renovated five bedroom, five bath home in Beaver Creek with the ultimate in furnishings, finishes and decor was on the market for $1,595,000. It also featured a ski-in location and great ski slope views. A great three bedroom home with passive solar, outdoor Jacuzzi, on a quiet cul-de-sac and bordered by the Eagle-Vail Golf Course was listed at $225,000.In our entertainment section, we profiled Chuck Lamb and Theano, his partner on stage as well as in life who were bringing traditional jazz and blues music to the valley.20 YEARS AGOWeek of March 4, 1983Harry Frampton, president of Vail Associates, was given the additional responsibility of chief executive officer at the company’s board of directors meeting. He would replace Harry Bass who would retain his private ownership of VA stock, estimated to be about 8 percent. In other action, Ben Duke was elected chairman of the board of directors and Ed Monteith was elected as a director of the corporation.Two men who broke into an Intermoun-tain apartment at gunpoint and who bound and gagged a man and woman and then ransacked a room were after cocaine according to Don Bell, Vail police investigator. A Beaver Creek skier who died after a collision with a snowcat was skiing out of control according to a U.S. Forest Service investigation.The existing surface of the Lionshead Mall was old, ragged, sagging, the poor drainage created puddles during much of the year and voters would head to the polls the next Tuesday to approve or disapprove the Lionshead Improvement District Bonds.Beaver Creek’s bubble, which housed the ski school, restaurant and accessory shop in the resort’s first two years was prematurely deflated the previous fall by a knife-slashing vandal. It was replaced by the new Village Hall base facility.The old Burns school house, which suffered years of neglect, and two acres of land were purchased by the Burns Baptist Church from the Eagle County School District for $1.The American Ski Classic represented the evolution of a good idea into an even better one. What originally began as a celebrity ski challenge pitting celebrities and captains of industry and media against one another, had evolved into a week-long affair featuring three distinct events – the World Cup, the Jerry Ford Celebrity Cup and the Legends of Skiing.Here for the races from New York was Zohar, owner of “Belly-Tellygrams” which was an exotic, novelty telegram service to deliver bellygrams to race participants and spectators. The price started around $80 and lasted between 5 and 15 minutes.Cyrano’s, Shadows and The Westin hosted parties filled with devoted television fans who were dressed in everything from surgical scrub suits to army fatigues to watch the final episode of M.A.S.H.30 YEARS AGOWeek of March 2, 1973Stan Brown, State Highway Public Relations Official, announced that the Eisen-hower Tunnel under Loveland Pass, would be open to the public following the dedication ceremony on March 8. Skier, Kem Montick, became Battle Mountain High School’s first all-stater and he was pictured on the front page with his coach, Bob Haagen-sen. Others on the BMHS ski team included Sandra Albert, Terry Holland, Loren Sten-son, Cliff Simonton, Heather Stenson, Denny Simonton, Kevin Benham, Kerry Stan-ley and girls coach, Linda Jones.Jim Osterfoss became the new owner of The Roost, a 48-unit motel, located west of the village on the North Frontage Road. Previous owners were Bill, Jeff and Buzz Selby along with Rich and Mary Ann Tofel. A fashion show was held at The Lodge at Vail and among the models were Rogue Guirey, Linda Oshrin, Bonnie Kilgour, Chris Martinez, Betty MacMillan, Elaine Harris, Sally Free-man and Becki Anderson.We profiled Dwight Lee, the Vail Elementary School Principal who was defined as a “principal with a positive approach.”Most improved skiers in the Buddy Werner Program were Erik Whiteford, Liz Garton and Steve Osterfoss.Rob, Tim and Dave Garton announced the opening of a new subdivision three miles west of Vail called Vail Intermountain. The lots averaged an acre in size and were being sold for about 50 cents per square foot. Included in the new development would be a swimming pool primarily for the use of the residents of the subdivision and would be covered in the winter with a bubble.We ran a map of the proposed roadless and wilderness areas in the Holy Cross Ranger District and in his weekly market report, Merv Lapin showed that the original issue of VA stock was trading at around 15 1/4 per share.In our classifieds, condominium units were available at Vail East Lodging for $40 per night and a four bedroom, three bath new home on Gore Creek with a sauna, recreation room and porch was going for $125 per day. A long term brand new two bedroom partially furnished apartment in West Vail was $325 per month with a year lease preferred.KEEP THINKING SNOW!