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Copper Peak bill supported


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FROM LEFT, Billy Demong, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Bob Jacquart and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley meet at a Great Lakes Sports Commission meeting.

LANSING - Copper Peak officials testified on behalf of getting ski flying to return to Copper Peak in a recent trip to Lansing.

On Sept. 20, Copper Peak's fundraising co-chairs Billy Demong and Bob Jacquart, along with Copper Peak Executive Director John Heilig, testified in support of the future of Copper Peak.

The Senate Commerce Committee was briefed about the man-made ski flying launch that was built in 1970, closed in 1994 and is being revived through a locally-led initiative.

Jacquart said ski jumping is watched by 175 million people in Europe, one of the most popular sports on the c...

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