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Those were the days

Week of June 28, 2007

The new Eagle Ranch Fitness Center opened.

Kids enrolled in the Porchlight Players Theater Camp presented "Honk Jr.," a musical version of "The Ugly Duckling."

The Eagle Valley Seniors entry won first-place honors in the Flight Days parade.

The winners of the Flight Days Scavenger Hunt were Mitch Hayne, Steve Smith, Dustin Cooper, Wyatt Smith, Emily Thomas, Melanie Cooper and Wendy Boomhower.

Jessica Medsker of Eagle, a senior Spanish major at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., was studying ancient history in Greece. She was one of 37 students participating in the college's international program.

Week of June 27, 2002

The new Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center was set to open. The 7,000-square-foot facility located 10 miles south of Eagle cost $1.4 million to build. "We want the visitor center to offer a little snapshot of what the park is all about," said Park Manager Doug Secrist.

Joan Harned of Black Bear Real Estate in Eagle was appointed to the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund Board of Directors. Board members were appointed by the governor and were in charge of reviewing applications for grant funds from Colorado Lottery proceeds.

Todd Ewing made a hole-in-one at Eagle Ranch. Ewing hit his memorable shot on the fifth hole.

Eight librarians from Bulgaria visited their sister library in Eagle. The two libraries were part of a statewide exchange program. In Eagle, Patti Gibbons organized the exchange. The librarians from Veliko Kalina invited their Eagle counterparts to visit their Bulgarian sister city.

Jim Nimon was named grand marshal of the Eagle Flight Days parade.

Week of July 2, 1992

Citing the need to send a message to other barkeeps in the valley, Eagle County Judge Fred Gannett permanently revoked the liquor license for the Gypsum's Finest bar. The establishment was cited for serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person and serving an underage patron in connection with an October 1991 fatal accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration earmarked $800,000 for firefighting and snow removal equipment at the Eagle County Airport, but local officials were worried the money wouldn't cover the actual equipment costs.

The town of Gypsum announced an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for youths age 18 and younger.

The Eagle Valley High School graduating classes of 1960-64 held a reunion at the Eagle Fire Station. Out of 118 graduates for those four years, 36 former classmates attended.

Louanna and John Harris of Gypsum announced the June 20 birth of their son, Troy.

Week of July 1, 1982

The town of Gypsum joined the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Eagle Lions Club and the town of Eagle to sponsor a July 4 fireworks show. The Eagle Volunteer Fire Department was set to shoot off the display from the area south of Sunset View Cemetery (current location of The Terrace development.)

The Eagle Sanitation District seated its board of directors by acclamation after no candidates stepped forward for vacant seats. The new board members were Don Price, Max Barz, Mike Poekes and Jack Loughran.

Because its treatment plant could not process water quickly enough to meet high summer demand, the town of Eagle imposed water restrictions. The restrictions regulated watering hours to between 5 and 11 p.m. daily.

David Walck and Joe Zupinski won first place for their speeches in the 4-H Annual Demonstration Day competition.

Week of June 29, 1972

The annual meeting of the Colorado River Resource, Conservation and Development Council was held at Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain. The main topic of conversation was planning for the 1976 Olympic events planned in the area.

The Eagle Town Board was considering dog control regulations.

John T. Benton, a rancher from Burns, was elected president of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association.

The Eagle Valley Flyers Square Dance Club thanked Harry Lewis for sponsoring a caller for the Flight Days street dance.

The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" starring Clint Eastwood.

Week of June 28, 1962

Eagle residents were mourning the death of community leader A.B. Koonce. He died after a sudden heart attack. Koonce established and operated Koonce Chevrolet in Eagle and had served as a director of Colorado Chamber of Commerce and on the Club 20 Highways Committee in addition to his many local volunteer efforts.

Sam Lammey of Gypsum was elected to the Future Farmers of America State Executive Council. Lammey also received his State Farmer degree during the FFA state convention in Monte Vista.

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Larsen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during a party at the home of their daughter, Melissa Tresize.

Stanley's Cash Grocery advertised a "Dizzy Dollar Days" sale. The $1 items included 12 cans of soda, six bottles of catsup or eight cans of pork and beans.

Week of June 26, 1952

Eagle County led the state in the production of copper, lead, zinc, gold and silver according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. The county's annual mineral output was valued at $12.7 million.

"Eastern Slope interests recently stirred up business people and residents of the territory from Lakewood near Denver to the Western Slope when there was a published map and proposal to construct a highway to western Colorado eliminating everything from Lakewood to Idaho Springs, down to Dotsero in the proposed super highway," the Enterprise reported. The route proposed was north of the existing Loveland Pass area.

A group of 17 Eagle and Minturn Boy Scouts planted 1,500 lodgepole pines in the Black Lake area near Vail Pass "in an area burned out several years ago."

To mark the Fourth of July, the American Legion Post of Gypsum planned an Independence Day Dance featuring Sundberg's Orchestra from Gilman and the Minturn Fire Department planned to launch a fireworks show from Lions Head Rock.

Week of June 26, 1942

An accident at the Gilman mine claimed the life of one man and resulted in serious injuries to two others. The accident happened when a round of shots fired prematurely.

On June 30, all local men born on or after Jan. 1, 1922, and on or before June 30, 1924, were called to register for the draft between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on June 30. There were 13 selective service locations in the county.

Mount of the Holy Cross Pilgrimage Inc. announced its 14th annual hike would be held July 28. "In deference to the national emergency, the pilgrimage this year will be for one day only," organizers stated.

"Frying pans, pots and roasters in millions of American homes yielded up a harvest of fat as the national program to salvage grease and oils from the nation's kitchens got under way," the Enterprise reported. "Fats collected in this household campaign will be used in making glycerin, an important element in explosives manufacture."


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