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May 9, 2012
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Those were the days

The Eagle Town Board voted 6-1 to approve the Eagle River Station concept plan.

The Dusty Boot, a popular Beaver Creek eatery, announced plans to build a restaurant in Eagle. Owner John Shipp said the new building at the corner of Capitol and Founders streets would house the restaurant on the ground level and office space on the second level.

Brian Lloyd was named District Ranger of the U.S. Forest Service Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.

Longtime resident Pat Seabry died. Seabry would have celebrated her 90th birthday on July 14, 2007.

After an intense two-hour search in Gypsum, Holy Cross Energy meter reader Lori Martin located a 2-year-old boy who had gone missing from his home. The Gypsum Fire Department, Western Eagle County Ambulance District and the Colorado National Guard High Altitude Aviation Training Site were all involved in the search along with staff from Gypsum Town Hall and other community volunteers.

Voters approved a property tax increase for Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District. The mill levy increase was expected to generate an additional $3 million over four years to pay for recreation facilities in Eagle and Gypsum.

The Vail/Eagle Valley Rotary Club was organizing a "School Chests for Afghanistan" project. The Rotarians hoped to send 400 chests full of school supplies to the nation.

Budding writers Johanna Moch and Brittany Taggart, both juniors at Eagle Valley High School, were chosen to attend a youth writing conference in Ohio. Meanwhile, EVHS juniors Bailey Rose, Diane Mayne and Kathryn Brock were chosen for the Columbine Girls State event at Western State College.

Three candidates applied for the Eagle County Board of Education vacancy created by the resignation of Lissa Mackintosh. The candidates were Gary Patrick, Jim Owens and Janet Rivera.

A pair of EVHS students issued an apology for inserting some profane dialogue into the school production of "A Perfect Murder." The pair said they made the additions because they thought the play had dragged during its opening night. "What it ended up doing was to irritate and offend the whole community. Nobody knew they were going to do it. It surprised everybody," said EVHS principal Ivan Kershner.

Myrnellis and Gene Trump of Sweetwater celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Republican Mary Walker announced her candidacy for Eagle County Treasurer. She had been employed at the county treasurer's office for six years.

The Eagle Town Board negotiated a pay rate of $75 per hour with newly hired town attorney Ed Sands.

The results of the Avon Metropolitan District election changed when board members voted to count 11 absentee ballots that had previously not been included. With the 11 ballots, Michael S. Blair beat Steve Erickson by one vote for a seat on the district board.

Seven EVHS boys track team members qualified for the Colorado State Meet - Carl Eaton, Blake Faulkner, Dan McCoy, Pat Taggard, Darien Underwood, Dennis Wagner and Tim Vaughn.

EVHS alum and professional jockey Pat Day rode a horse named Music Leader in the Kentucky Derby.

"If you want to learn how to use your microwave, attend the Microwave Cooking Class offered by the Eagle County Extension Service," read an Enterprise news brief.

"Eagle County is a great growing area that will become one of the major centers of Colorado's recreation development," predicted Richard Wellington, as he opened the R.W. Land Surveying Company in downtown Eagle.

Dean Walker joined the Eagle County ASC Committee. He was elected to the post in December of 1971

Jake Norton was named Holsum Bread's Salesman of the Week. He was a resident of Eagle.

Dick Anderson and Jack Scott, defensive backfield players for the Miami Dolphins, purchased the Colorado River ranch property that formerly belonged to Duke Schultz.

The Eagle Valley Roping Club planned a Saturday night fund-raiser dance at the county fairgrounds. The dance was scheduled from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with music by the Purcella Brothers. Admission was $1.

Eagle County Treasurer Forrest Cave announced he would not seek re-election. Cave planned to retire after almost 40 years of public service. He was first appointed county treasurer in 1937 and had held the position continuously since that time.

Laurene Knupp, a teacher at Eagle Elementary School, was initiated into the Alpha Epsilon chamber of Delta Kappa Gamma.

A high temperature of 81 degrees was recorded in Eagle on May 10. That day also saw the lowest temperature of the week, 29 degrees.

Specials at Stanley's Cash Store included one pound of Mayfair potato chips for 39 cents.

Denny Eaton of Eagle purchased nine town of Eagle lots from H.K. Brooks. Brooks had purchased the lots from Eagle County during the winter of 1951. The lots were the former site of the county's garage and maintenance shops. "Eaton has not announced his plans for developing the property," the Enterprise reported.

C.E. Kennedy, owner of the Eagle Valley Harness and Shoe Shop, announced he was building an addition to his business. The shop was located on Broadway and Bertroch Brothers of Gypsum were working on the two-story addition.

The Izaak Walton League planned a bingo party fund-raiser in Gypsum "to provide good fishing for the young people of the community." The organization wanted to buy land and build a pond, which would be stocked by the Colorado State Fish and Game Department.

Eagle's newly elected mayor and town board convened their first meeting. Mayor Chas. Byers began the proceedings with the board, electing G.G. Rice as mayor pro tem. Ed Long was reappointed as town marshal and superintendent of the water works and G.G. Roberts was renamed treasurer. George White was appointed town clerk.

The U.S. Forest Service hosted a meeting to appoint fire wardens for specific districts in Eagle County. Forty-five local men agreed to help with the effort.

"Eagle County has been known since its beginnings as a metal producing county and this past week we began to realize just what that phrase really covered," the Enterprise reported. "To date there has been collected and sold by county residents 175 tons of scrap metal - metal enough to keep the steel mill at Pueblo going full blast."

The Will to Win U.S.O. drive was slated to begin May 11. "We can't win this war by machines alone. It takes a high spirited fighting army to do the job. Boredom and monotony for our armed forces are dangerous enemies ... We owe each of the 4 million men we have in uniform the services, costing only 66 cents a month, which the U.S.O. will provide."


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