Vail Valley Voices: An anniversary to celebrate

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This month marks the 35th anniversary of the Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area. It's a great time to reflect on the foresight and diligence of Vail and Eagle County's early citizens in using the Wilderness Act of 1964 to protect a foundation of their community — our wild lands. Vail's founders recognized the economic, environmental and spiritual value of the iconic Gore Range and set about preserving it for generations to come.