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June 6, 2012
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Those were the days

Representatives from the Colorado camps of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans gathered at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle to honor Nicholas Buchholz. Buchholz homesteaded in the Eagle area after his Civil War service and served as Eagle County Assessor for 18 years.

The historic State Bridge Lodge was destroyed by fire. No one was injured in the blaze, but the lodge, general store and an outdoor area were all gutted.

The developers of the Stratton Flats project in Gypsum hoped to offer new homes in the $200,000 range.

Murphy, a 40-pound Wheaten Terrier that belonged to Eagle Ranch residents Sig and Marsha Bjornson, spent a long morning caught in a storm drainage pipe after he chased a skunk. Eventually, crews from the Greater Eagle Fire Department, Eagle County Animal Control and Eagle Public Works were able to rescue the dog.

The town of Gypsum was considering establishing its own police force. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office reported an average of 218 calls per month in Gypsum.

A pair of teenage boys were charged with setting a fire in the men's restroom at City Market.

Mike Bauer was the new Eagle County Extension Agent.

Eagle residents Al and Mary Hoza celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Among the locals taking advantage of golf lessons at the new Eagle Ranch Golf Course were Robin Geist, Jeff Health and Laurie Asmussen.

The crew at Johnson, Kunkel and Associates celebrated the business' 30th anniversary.

Co-workers at Eagle Valley Elementary School hosted a farewell party for longtime school librarian Sheila Fritze. Sheila and her husband, Jim, were moving to Montrose.

Eagle voters decisively approved plans for a proposed municipal golf course. The proposal passed with 265 votes in favor and 142 opposed.

Gypsum formally launched annexation proceedings for a 200-acre property near the Eagle County Airport.

Eagle Valley High School student Jaime Hoover was headed to the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals in Cortez.

Eagle Police officer Gary Ward anchored a 13-mile stretch of the Colorado Special Olympics Torch Run.

The We Recycle collection bins were relocated to the Eagle County Fairgrounds parking area.

Eagle Valley Enterprise editor Steve Berta sought out anyone interested the 3,000-pound Linotype machine located in the newspaper's back room. "The best we can figure, it was purchased in the early 1930s by one Adrian Reynolds Jr., past publisher of the Enterprise. It is a dinosaur of the mechanical age, a brother to the steam powered tractor, with its gears and fly wheels visibly exposed. It appears to be in perfect working condition."

Nine of the 13 graduates for Eagle High School's Class of 1932 attended a reunion held at Reuben's Restaurant. Present were George B. White, George A. Carlow, Omar Ginther, Louise E. Campbell, Marshall Hartman, Tomasita Aerts Young, Margaret Brooks Porter, Garnet Ping and Billie McCain Hartman.

The Coors International Bicycle Classic was set to visit Vail. The event featured 11 days of cycling competition.

The wedding announcement for Sonja Faulkner and Bill Beasley appeared in the Enterprise. The couple were married May 2 at the United Methodist Church in Eagle.

The Eagle Town Board voted 3-2 to institute dog control measures in the community. About 30 local residents attended the meeting to discuss the measure. "The citizens voiced concern over packs of dogs gathering around the school building in Eagle."

Planning was under way for the 1972 Flight Days celebration. The event theme was "The good ol' days,"

The Gypsum Town Council approved purchase of a chlorinator for the town's water supply. The Colorado Health Department had given the town until Aug. 1 to install the equipment.

Anna Marie Hoza of Eagle was selected as one of 65 Colorado 4-H students to attend a citizenship course in Washington D.C.

Dale Strode was the newly named editor of the Eagle Valley Enterprise.

Two escapees from the School for Boys in Golden were apprehended in Grand Junction after they stole a car from Lloyd Greve's garage in Eagle. The older model vehicle was taken from the Greve home at the corner of Fifth and Broadway during the evening hours while the Greves were at work at the Eagle Theater.

"Natalie Gienouz, Aspen business woman, gave Eagle County Sheriff Hank Knuth a race, up to 95 miles per hour, before she was caught up with," the Enterprise reported. She was charged with improper passing and exceeding the speed limit and paid a $65 fine.

Sammy Lammey of EVHS was one of 51 students in Colorado to earn a state farmer degree at the Future Farmers of America Convention in Monte Vista.

A work day was planned at the Eagle County Fairgrounds in anticipation of the Flight Days Little Britches Rodeo planned July 21.

The King Mountain Reservoir dam failed, spilling 600 acre feet of water into Red, Egeria and Rock creeks and flooding homes and ranch property at McCoy. Local residents also lost livestock in the flood.

Margaret Beasley of Eagle was one of four seniors at Western State College named Mountaineer of the Year by The Curecanti, the WSC yearbook.

Dr. H.W. Clapp of Denver, an osteopathic physician, announced plans to open an office in Eagle.

Eagle County's 4-H program planned to send stock judging and square dancing teams to the state conference in Fort Collins.

An overflow crowd jammed the Eagle County Courthouse for a presentation from C.O. Bonnell regarding domestic defense preparedness. "He brought out the fact that while we may feel considerable safety this far inland, it is certainly not impossible that our community may be attacked from the air."

With a projected shortage of 2,500 workers, agriculture leaders in Colorado were worried that thousands of acres of sugar beet crops would be lost. "Local offices of the United State Employment Service have asked to take the lead in converting civilian non-defense workers, including unemployed women and children, into emergency farm workers."

Fourteen additional Eagle County men were inducted into the armed forces, including T.J. Fox, Harry P. Andre, and Donald Webb of Eagle, Donald W. Reeser of Gypsum and Athol E. Reynolds of Edwards.

James Madden, an Eagle High School graduate from the Class of 1936, had recently graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was set to begin work at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

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