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Copper Peak infrastructure upgrades continue

 

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JEFF PAPE, a structural engineer with Duluth-based LHB, inspects the structure at Copper Peak Tuesday for issues such as corrosion, broken welds or missing bolts. Another LHB engineer on-site, Jeremy Clarke, said the company was involved in the original construction of Copper Peak. Clarke said while minor issues needed to be repaired, the structure was in relatively good condition, considering its age.

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - An inspection of the integrity of Copper Peak's launch structure began Monday, the latest in a series of work projects on the site over the last few weeks.

The work is the latest step in preparing the site for future international ski flying competitions, according to Copper Peak Organizing Committee chairman Bob Jacquart.

While Jacquart is excited for Copper Peak's future, he is aware the community in the past heard Copper Peak would host competitive events, but they didn't happen.

"Copper Peak has 40 years of promises and let-downs, and I'm really trying to make sure t...



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