Located on the edge of town, the site of our Olympic village sits. Eager construction workers and excavators have been chomping at the bit to begin work, so we decided to let them get a head start. We took time yesterday while the sun the shining to visit the site and discuss future steps with the foreman, Johnny Jarones. We decided right away that it only made sense for the village theme to have a woodsy, northern Minnesota motif. We envision each housing unit in the village to resemble a log cabin. Until the Oct. 2 decision provides us with final authority to move forward, we will continue to dig away week by week. It’s a good thing for us that the rest of the summer is loaded with things to do in Ely, because if time allowed we’d be working on venues around the clock.
1 year ago