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Remembering John Fetcher

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Fetcher speaks at the dedication of Stagecoach Reservoir in 1989. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher skis in the Swiss Alps during the winter of 1936-37. Courtesy photo

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Billy Kidd, left, talks with Fetcher. Moose Barrows is in the background. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher stands at Steamboat Ski Area on his 90th birthday, Jan. 1, 2002. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher skis in Switzerland during the winter of 1936-37. He later wore the same shorts to go surfing. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher surfs on the Jersey Shore in the 1940s. Note the shorts, which John wore years earlier, while skiing in Switzerland. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher shakes hands with U.S. Rep. John Salazar during a Democratic Party rally in November 2006 on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. Fetcher told Salazar he was a Republican but still supported the congressman. File photo

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Fetcher skis in Europe. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher, wearing his jacket from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., serves as Grand Marshal of the 1981 Winter Carnival Parade in downtown Steamboat Springs. At right is Esther Delli Quadri, also a Grand Marshal that year, when the parade and street events took place at the Howelsen Hill rodeo grounds because of a lack of snow. Esther Delli Quadri/courtesy

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Ian Adams and Fetcher slide on hay in 1954. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher surveys on Mount Werner in 1967. Courtesy photo

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This photo of Fetcher on his bulldozer, which was used on the cover of the program at his memorial service, encompasses many of John's favorite things: his bulldozer, his old ski patrol jacket and Stagecoach Reservoir (written on his hat). And, of course, he's in front of Hahn's Peak. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher as a baby in 1913. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher on a pack trip with his wife, Criss. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher works with his bees and enjoys time with his granddaughter, Annie. Courtesy photo

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John Fetcher, standing in back, with his family in Europe in 1924. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher working at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, in front of Fetcher Tower. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher, bottom right, played on the Harvard squash team in the early 1930s. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher with world-renowned squash player Hashim Khan. Fetcher played on the Harvard squash team in the early 1930s and played tennis at The Tennis Center in Steamboat Springs while he was in his 90s. Courtesy photo

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Fetcher with Buddy Werner and Jim Temple. Courtesy photo

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Marv Gordy, from left, Gordy Wren and John Fetcher stand in front of Mount Werner. Courtesy photo

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