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October 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators officially blamed arsonists for a series of fires atop Vail Mountain that caused an estimated $12 million in damage. A group calling itself the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the fires that destroyed three major buildings and portions of four chairlifts. Vail beefed up security and said it would protect skiers at the jet-set playground, which is scrambling to salvage the season.
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April 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Land is way too scarce and expensive for a cemetery in Vail, the popular ski town. An alternative to a regular cemetery that would be within the means of anyone from a waiter to the rich guests that frequent its ski slopes may be the answer. Previous efforts to build a cemetery in the mountain town have been defeated, with opponents saying there wasn't enough room and that a cemetery didn't fit the resort's image.
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April 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Land is way too scarce and expensive for a cemetery in Vail, the popular ski town. An alternative to a regular cemetery that would be within the means of anyone from a waiter to the rich guests that frequent its ski slopes may be the answer. Previous efforts to build a cemetery in the mountain town have been defeated, with opponents saying there wasn't enough room and that a cemetery didn't fit the resort's image.
NEWS
October 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators officially blamed arsonists for a series of fires atop Vail Mountain that caused an estimated $12 million in damage. A group calling itself the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the fires that destroyed three major buildings and portions of four chairlifts. Vail beefed up security and said it would protect skiers at the jet-set playground, which is scrambling to salvage the season.
SPORTS
December 26, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
Ask 10 well-traveled skiers to name their favorite place to slide downhill, and you're likely to get 10 different answers. It's especially notable, therefore, that Vail, 100 miles west of Denver in the Colorado Rockies, enters 1992 as North America's No. 1-rated ski resort for the third consecutive year. Says who? In this case, it's the readers of two magazines, Ski and Snow Country, each of which conducted a poll during the off-season.
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February 2, 1989 | BOB LOCHNER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
A cold Arctic wind was whipping 50 nations' flags, which were flying at half-mast in memory of a Spanish duke, as Day 4 of the World Alpine Ski Championships dawned on this overbuilt resort in the Rocky Mountains. Clouds had replaced the blue sky and warm sunshine of the first 3 days, a condition more in keeping with the somber mood of the organizers, many of whom were wearing black armbands. But it was the wind that caused the major problem Wednesday. Gusts of up to 80 m.p.h.
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November 28, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
For the family that once owned Santa Rosa Island, it was part Zane Grey, part "Robinson Crusoe. " Generations of Vail cousins would arrive from the mainland and take refuge for months at a time. They would explore places with pirate-map names: Skull Gulch, Abalone Rocks, China Camp. They were city kids, but they rode with the island's cowboys and knew the island lore — stories about ghosts, about shipwrecks, about a mythical temptress named Rita who supposedly awaited new cowboys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
In hopes of attaining a speedy resolution to the dispute over development in the Huntington Beach wetlands, the city has hired a consultant to mediate meetings of the coalition organized to settle the issue. Greg Vail, who previously worked as a consultant to Signal Landmark Co. and Orange County in the early stages of the successful Bolsa Chica wetlands settlement talks, is scheduled to begin his role with the Pacific Coast Highway Coalition at the group's next meeting, March 15.
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September 9, 1993 | MATTHEW MOSK
The owners of a local shuttle company plan to launch the county's second bus service between Ventura County and Los Angeles International Airport. Ventura County Shuttle, a 10-year-old Ventura-based business, will begin making trips between Oxnard Airport and LAX by Nov. 1. The company already operates a more expensive, door-to-door van service to LAX. "There is clearly a need for an affordable and convenient way to get down to LAX," said Clayton Vail, co-owner of the business.
TRAVEL
March 17, 2002 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
The Ozark Mountains town of Mountain View (population 2,867) will hold the 39th annual Arkansas Folk Festival from April 19 to 21. The festival promises old-fashioned fun: a parade down Main Street, buggy and pony rides and Ozark crafts. Local musicians will gather at the town square to play, and anyone with an instrument can join them. For more information, contact the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 133, Mountain View, AR 72560; (870) 269-8068, www.mountainviewcc.org.
SPORTS
December 26, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
Ask 10 well-traveled skiers to name their favorite place to slide downhill, and you're likely to get 10 different answers. It's especially notable, therefore, that Vail, 100 miles west of Denver in the Colorado Rockies, enters 1992 as North America's No. 1-rated ski resort for the third consecutive year. Says who? In this case, it's the readers of two magazines, Ski and Snow Country, each of which conducted a poll during the off-season.
SPORTS
February 2, 1989 | BOB LOCHNER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
A cold Arctic wind was whipping 50 nations' flags, which were flying at half-mast in memory of a Spanish duke, as Day 4 of the World Alpine Ski Championships dawned on this overbuilt resort in the Rocky Mountains. Clouds had replaced the blue sky and warm sunshine of the first 3 days, a condition more in keeping with the somber mood of the organizers, many of whom were wearing black armbands. But it was the wind that caused the major problem Wednesday. Gusts of up to 80 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999
John Jefferson Woolley II, a petroleum geologist, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Ventura on Saturday. He was 46. Woolley was born in Torrance on Oct. 2, 1952, and grew up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, where he attended school. He graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in geology in 1975. He then attended San Diego State, where he received a master's degree in geology in 1978. After a five-year courtship, he married Margaret Hilliard in 1987. The couple has two children.
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April 8, 1997 | EMILY OTANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The kindergartners in Mildred Vail's class crafted memories of their teacher Monday in bright crayon drawings and spare phrases. "Mrs. Vail was in an airplane and she died and she crashed and she turned into an angel," one child wrote.
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