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Week of July 17, 2007

A front-page story detailed the athletic accomplishments of Ashley Rohweder, who was the Colorado State High School Champion in the 300 hurdles. She cleared a hurdle of a different kind when she was born. Ashley weighed only 1 pound and 14 ounces when she arrived three months premature in 1990.

The town of Eagle announced it was undertaking an update of the 1996 Eagle Area Community Plan.

The Porchlight Players community theater group planned a performance titled "Broadway Lights" as part of the Gypsum Daze celebration.

Margaret Booth, a longtime resident of Eagle, passed away. Local citizens fondly remembered how she carried the Olympic torch through town on its journey to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Week of July 18, 2002

The Colorado Division of Wildlife instituted a voluntary fishing ban on the Eagle River from Avon to Dotsero and on the lower part of Brush Creek. The request came in the midst of a hot and nearly moisture-free summer that was stressing area fish.

Edith Kirby was the Eagle County nominee for the Colorado Cares Volunteer Service Award in the Centennial Award category. The award recognized a Colorado native for his or her significant and lifelong contributions to the state through service and volunteerism.

Peter W. Seibert, who's dream of creating a world-class ski resort lead to the development of Vail, passed away. He was 77 years old.

Treasures Quality Consignments celebrated a grand opening at its new location along Market Street in Eagle.

Week of July 23, 1992

Building permit numbers in Eagle County from the first six months of 1992 were on pace to top 1991 figures. A total of 232 permits for a total new assessed valuation of $26.8 million had been recorded in unincorporated Eagle County.

The Eagle County Public Library was contemplating formation of its own district. The issue was set to go before the voters in a fall election.

Construction had begun on a Hale Irwin/Richard Phelps-designed golf course at the new Cordillera development.

Sam Yantzer of Gypsum stepped down after 22 years of volunteer service with Eagle County Boy Scouts.

The Eagle County Clerk and Recorder issued a marriage license to Vail residents Michael David Greear and Dawn Renee Smith.

Week of July 22, 1982

Robert Kesterson reported that a pair of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep were hanging out in his backyard. Kesterson lived west of Eagle.

Eagle County scheduled public hearing for the Adam's Rib sketch plan revisions.

The inaugural year of Eagle Valley Little League was a success with a total of 90 boys and girls playing on six teams. Marilene Miller of Eagle coached the Boise Cascade team.

Joan Hoza won the District 1 "Make it Yourself With Wool" contest and was set to move on the state competition.

Week of July 20, 1972

The Eagle County School Board and the contractor selected for construction of the new Battle Mountain High School could not bridge a $700,000 gap in the project bid so the board voted unanimously to open up the project for new public bids.

The Eagle Town Board had a lengthy discussion about the merits of hiring a town manager. While members agreed the town needed someone to look after daily administration issues, they also noted Eagle would be hard pressed financially to hire a full-time manager.

The Eagle County Planning Commission ordered a moratorium on additional sewer connections to the Upper Eagle Valley Sanitation District following a series of reports indicating the district's sanitation plant was overloaded.

Slifer and Company was named as the sales agent for the Kaibab Subdivision. "Build your home on an improved town lot or on a rolling country acreage. An uncommon land value in the magnificent Eagle Valley," read the full-page ad.

Week of July 19, 1962

Eagle County Democrats selected a slate of county candidates for the November general election. Dennie Eaton was running for treasurer, Neil Black was running for assessor and incumbent Commissioner Jake Lucksinger, Sheriff Hank Knuth and Coroner Dick Miller were seeking re-election.

Construction of Eagle's new Post Office began. George Carlow owned the Broadway property where the office was planned and he had the government contract to build the new post office.

The Colorado Game and Fish Department was asking for help from Eagle residents to rename Zucker Lake, located southeast of town.

The Eagle County Cowbelles announced the Harold Ward family of Gilman would receive gift certificates for seven pounds and seven ounces of beef as the winner of their annual Father's Day drawing.

Week of July 17, 1952

A group of local sportsmen were working on an effort to build a sports area at Yeoman Park. "Nearly 20 years ago, local fishermen sought to have lakes built in the park on East Brush Creek when they worked for the cooperation of the State Game and Fish Department," reported the Enterprise.

Charles Shaw, the former owner of the Minturn Cleaners, was designated as the Democratic candidate for state representative.

The Eagle County Republican Assembly was planned in Eagle. "Candidates for county office will be nominated. Whether the GOP will present a complete ticket this year remains to be seen," the Enterprise reported.

The Eagle County High School Committee announced it was accepting applications for its bus driver position.

Week of July 17, 1942

Eagle County raised more than double its quota for the local USO drive. The county's quota was $300, but local residents contributed $772.85. USO drive officers G.G. Rice, Ralph Belding and Leo Fessenden wrote a letter to the editor thanking and commending the community.

Eagle County Democrats selected their slate of candidates during the county assembly including F.W. Cave for treasurer, Al Reeder for sheriff, W.H. Lea for surveyor and Alfred Sloss for commissioner.

"Eagle County is planning her own personal slap at Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito et al. An auction to boost the sale of war bonds and stamps will be held soon," the Enterprise reported.

A benefit dance for Mikey Yost, who had lost his home and all of his possessions, was planned at the Gypsum American Legion Hall with music by the Eagle County High School Swingsters.

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