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Bartender Mark Williams of Melbourne, Australia decorates a Christmas tree inside Two Elk Lodge in the back bowls of Vail Ski Resort on Thursday December 15, 2005. The lodge was burnt to the ground in 1998 in an apparent act of ecoterrorism. The fires damaged or destroyed four buildings including Two Elk Lodge, the ski patrol headquarters, and four lifts at the top of the mountain. A new lodge was built on the site and opened in 2000 and the fire remains one of the nation's costliest ecoterrorism incidents. Federal prosecutors have identified 28-year-old Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, known to investigators as "Country Girl," as a prime suspect in the 1998 Vail arsons that caused $12 million in damages. Williams has worked at Two Elk Lodge for 4 years and said he does a bit of everything at the lodge. (MARC PISCOTTY/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) CQ Mark Williams

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