January 30, 2016

The Denver Post has an article about the Fulenwider family and the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

From the article:

The 27th class inducted to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night includes men and women who shaped progress in Colorado and today wield their influence to help elevate and protect the communities in which they live and work with significant social and cultural contributions. The inductees include people working in Colorado today, as well as three business and cultural pioneers.

George Caulkins’ business interests ran from oil and real estate to citrus groves and banking, but he is best known for his work developing Vail. He led the charge to raise the money that turned Pete Seibert’s dream for a European-style ski area into reality. After the resort opened in 1962, he formed the Gas Facilities Company to provide the infrastructure needed for fuel and power as the community grew.

Ellie Caulkins, a native of New Jersey, moved to Denver when she married George “after a courtship of two whole weeks.” They were married for 43 years.

In 2004, the Caulkins family pledged $7 million to build the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, in recognition of her dedication to local and national performing-arts organizations.

Read the entire Denver Post article here.