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Copper Peak fans confident about state funding bill


October 19, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

RIDERS TAKING the lift to the top of Copper Peak on Wednesday float above the colorful tree canopy.


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Supporters of the effort to bring ski flying back to Copper Peak were optimistic the effort will receive state funding Wednesday as they gathered at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort to hear a brief update on progress and meet Horst Tielmann, one of the officials overseeing ski jumping for the International Ski Federation.

Tielmann said there was a lot of excitement in the international ski jumping community for Copper Peak's effort, with many having fond memories of past competitions.

"If you talk to former ski jumpers, nowada...

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