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History: New toys

“Snowmass rescue upgrades equipment,” announced The Aspen Times in October 1981. “A memorial fund in the name of Snowmass resident Jeff Kest has accumulated enough money to buy new rescue equipment for the Snowmass Fire and rescue station.” Kest was one of nine who died in a two-airplane collision in June 1980. He was the Snowmass Rescue Chief, an emergency medical technician, a first-aid teacher and village squire for the Village Property Management Co. of Snowmass at the time of the accident. He also was instrumental in obtaining a new ambulance just before his death.

Editor’s note: This page is a partnership between the Snowmass Sun and the Aspen Historical Society with two primary goals in mind: to improve the knowledge of Snowmass history in the region and to collect historical photographs of the Snowmass region for the society. If you have pieces of history to donate, please send them to archives@aspenhistory.org.


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