With membership dwindling, the Gypsum Methodist Church was looking at alternatives for the congregation. Discussions included renting out the church building to another entity.
Eagle County celebrated a ground-breaking for a new baggage handling facility at the county airport.
An eight-page insert in the Enterprise detailed Eagle's new Broadway design standards.
Ruth Lenz and Mary Lou Croisant were honored as the Eagle County Seniors of the Year. Both were cited for their volunteer efforts with the local senior program.
Fire crews from Eagle and Gypsum were among those responding to the Coal Seam Fire in west Glenwood Springs. The American Red Cross set up a shelter at Eagle Valley High School for the 87 motorists who were stranded as a result of the fire.
Slurry planes helped contain a 7.5-acre wildfire near Fulford. Due to the extremely high fire danger, the U.S. Forest Service was contemplating closing off portions of the White River National Forest to human use.
The new Eagle Town Hall was 80 percent complete.
EVHS athletes recognized with All-State honors included Brooke Baughfman, Samantha Phillips, T.J. Sanford, Nolan Royale, Micah Bernhardt, Chris Gamble and Kim Smith.
Local real estate agent Susan Kraemer celebrated her 200th closing.
EVHS alumni Michelle Poeckes graduated from the Air Force Academy.
After years of delays that included partial completion, default, receivership and ownership by lien holders, Eby Creek Mesa Subdivision had a new owner and was back before the town of Eagle requesting a water service agreement.
Around 70 firefighters from five county departments helped fight a huge blaze at the Edwards Building Center. Investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were trying to determine the cause of the fire.
A crew from Metcalf Archaeology in Eagle discovered the partial skeleton of a prehistoric woman at the Yarmony Pit House site along the Trough Road. Initially, the crew thought the bone fragments were from a deer, but senior staff archeologist Ann McKibben identified the remains as human.
Despite last-minute pleas from member Sandy Rose, the Eagle County School Board approved a $16.3 million budget that included provisions to close the Red Cliff and McCoy schools.
The town of Eagle hoped to expand its water treatment facility to double capacity from 1 million to 2 million gallons per day.
The Bull Pasture Homeowners Association filed an emergency restraining order to prohibit the town of Eagle from developing softball fields at the Bull Pasture Park.
Connie Carpenter of Boulder won the 10K women's time trial held in Vail as part of the Coors International Bike Classic. Carpenter also finished first overall in the statewide event. Davis Phinney, also of Boulder, was the men's overall winner.
The 1,200 employees of the Climax molybdenum mine near Leadville learned they would take a non-paid, five-week vacation. The mine was slated to close down in late June.
The state Resource, Conservation and Development Council announced a meeting for five western Colorado counties to discuss plans for the 1976 Olympics.
The Eagle County School Board announced plans for a July 11 election. The school district planned to present a $2.4 million bond issue to the voters. The money was needed "to complete the school construction projects, which were commenced in 1970" and included the Eagle Valley and Meadow Mountain elementary schools.
Design and construction plans for the proposed Interstate 70 route over Vail Pass were on display at Vail Town Hall.
The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was "Evil Knievel" starring George Hamilton.
"Social Security checks going to Eagle County residents have grown by leaps and bounds in the last three years," the Enterprise reported. "Total payments to local beneficiaries are 58 percent higher than they were then," the Enterprise reported. The total disbursement to Eagle County was $231,516 per year.
The Eagle County Cowbelles sent a package of choice beef steaks to astronaut Scott Carpenter's father in honor of Father's Day. "The Cowbelles got the idea when it became known that the astronauts included beefsteak on their breakfast menu while in training."
The American Legion baseball team featuring players from Eagle and Gypsum was slated to play the Minturn squad.
Oleson Motors in Eagle advertised a 1950 Ford four-door sedan for sale for $100 and 1958 Plymouth two-door sedan was priced at $795.
The fifth annual Burns Rodeo promised to attract a large crowd. "The rodeo, a success from the outset five years ago, each year has grown in size, purses and quality, and this year the rodeo committee anticipates a capacity crowd of 5,000 spectators," the Enterprise reported. Rodeo queen candidates were Josephine Horn and Jane Collins.
In light of the newly enacted law prohibiting the public from purchasing and shooting off fireworks, the Minturn Fire Department announced it would stage a July 4 public fireworks show.
A Nebraska man arrested in Los Angeles confessed to the burglary of the Rule Electric Store in Eagle. Approximately $400 worth of appliances were stolen in the burglary.
Felix Strubi of the Eagle County High School Future Farmers of America program won a $100 prize for his farm home electrification project during the statewide FFA convention in Grand Junction.
The Colorado Council of Defense strongly urged state residents to immediately purchase and store their winter coal supplies while rail car transportation was still available. "It is likely that by autumn every available railroad coal car will be hauling vital war metals, machinery, construction machines and other items."
"Eagle is well on its way to becoming fully organized under Civilian Defense," reported the Enterprise. Mayor Charles Byers was in charge of the community program.
A Flag Day program was planned in Eagle. "It is planned to have an outstanding speaker address the crowd, with patriotic group singing," the Enterprise reported.
In national news, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Fleet, reported his forces had damaged an enemy battleship and an aircraft carrier, and exacted a heavy toll of attacking planes in the Midway battle.