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Week of Aug. 2, 2007

A front page article titled "Developing Differences" explored the different growth philosophies of Eagle and Gypsum. "I think typically Gypsum is much more aggressive, more business friendly ... much more business friendly than say, Eagle," offered Gypsum resident Anita Denboske.

Gypsum launched a summer concert series titled "Sunday Sounds." The concerts were held on Sundays at 5 p.m. and included a farmer's market and kids activities.

Samantha Eckert won the intermediate division at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Working Ranch Horse Competition.

McCoy resident Mike Lederhause shared a photo of a bull moose that had wandered through his yard. The bull was one of a pair of moose spotted in the area.

Week of Aug. 1, 2002

Construction began on the new Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The $4.6 million facility was a joint project of the town of Eagle and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.

Local senior citizens were lobbying Eagle County for help in the effort to bring an assisted living center to Eagle. The county was negotiating with the private owner of the Golden Eagle Apartments and hoped to develop the assisted living project adjacent to that site.

The Eagle County Commissioners agreed to place an open space tax proposal on the November ballot.

Week of Aug. 6, 1992

Republican Eagle County Commissioner candidate Eric Affeldt withdrew from the race after he accepted a position with an investment firm headed up by former Vail Associates executives Mike Shannon and Larry Lichliter.

Vail resident Robert Nelson died after being struck by lightning while playing golf at Eagle-Vail.

Boy Scout leaders Kevin and Cynthia Lindahl led a trip to the Boundary Water Wilderness Area in Minnesota. Participants included Matt Zimmerman, James Dyck, Griff Wright, Josh Zimmerman and Donald Mayne.

For the first time ever, Eagle Valley High School announced it would charge athletic fees. The annual fee was $30.

Week of Aug. 5, 1982

A nine-person commission presented the details of the home-rule charter written for the town of Gypsum. The charter was slated to go to a vote of Gypsum residents for approval and it included a controversial 1-percent real estate transfer tax provision.

The town of Vail was restoring the old Gore Creek Schoolhouse as part of the community's 20th anniversary celebration.

The 49th annual meeting of the Eagle County Pioneers was held at the IOOF Hall in Gypsum. Art Stremme, 93, was honored as the oldest member present.

Norm Wood was hired as public works director for the town of Avon.

Week of Aug. 3, 1972

At the urging of member Jerry Fedrizzi, the Eagle Town Board planned to form a committee to develop planning and zoning regulations. "Fedrizzi said the town needs building codes, building permits and more. Presently Eagle has no codes or permits," the Enterprise reported.

The Second Annual Vail Symposium was planned Aug. 4 and the central theme for the event was growth in Colorado. "It is encouraging the growing number of the citizens of this state are beginning to question the validity of the 'growth ethic' that has long determined planning and policy making," noted the event agenda.

"Area bicyclists soon will be able to use portions of Interstate highways in Colorado, including a stretch of I-70 between the West Vail interchange and Dowd Junction," the Enterprise reported.

"Mary Queen of Scots," starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson, was the featured movie at the Eagle Theater.

Week of Aug. 2, 1962

The Eagle County Fair and Rodeo was just two weeks away. "The new exhibit building will be used for the first time this year. The roof has been put on and it is expected that the cement floor will be poured this weekend," the Enterprise reported.

"Construction of a new mortuary in Eagle is expected to begin early next week, according to owner Dick Morgan." The new business was located in the Mayer neighborhood, south of the school house.

Bob Shelton, longtime salesman and car sales manager at Koonce Chevrolet, was named general manager of the operation. Company owner Harold Koonce announced he would devote his time to the operation of his other business, Hometown Supply Company.

Ole Juhlin of Gypsum celebrated his 88th birthday.

60 years ago

Week of July 31, 1952

Democrats Paul Orgish of McCoy and Carl Foster of Eagle were set to face off in a primary election for the party's Eagle County Commissioner nomination.

After reading a story about Eagle's effort to develop the town park property, former resident Lucy Kleckner sent a $5 check to help with the effort.

A riding horse belonging to George Macdonell was killed when it was struck by lighting at the family ranch on Brush Creek.

"My Friend Flicka" was the featured movie at the Eagle Theater.

Week of July 31, 1942

A local outbreak of measles prompted Eagle County Health Director Dr. Paul S. Armour to share information about the disease and how to care for patients.

Eagle's Victory Bond auction was declared "a huge success." Local residents bought $6,000 worth of bonds at the event. In the victory corsage contest, Frances Maliot of Gilman sold the most and Judy Allen of Eagle came in second.

The Wolcott Willing Workers Club met at the home of Mrs. Elsie Pallister for "an interesting discussion on jelly making." Club members also gathered several items for local war donation drives.

In national news, Gene Autry enlisted in the Army Air Corps. "He will not receive a commission according to the Army Air Corps report. But he will get one, of course, eventually - he's bound to because he's the stuff that officers are made of."

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