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Week of Aug. 23, 2007

Gypsum residents Joel and Robyn Hansen embarked on a yearlong mission trip to an orphanage called Hogar de Esperanza in Trujillo, Peru. "When it came right down to it we didn't just want to serve ourselves any longer. We wanted to open our hearts to serving others," said Robyn.

The Eagle Valley Land Trust was seeking $3.6 million for a conservation easement to preserve the historic Gates Ranch near Burns.

Local band Too Young To Know - Troy Harris, Tanner Harris, Hayley Beard and Bryan Mathews - released their first CD, titled "First Rodeo."

Keegan Hammond was named as a national ambassador for the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Week of Aug. 22, 2002

Former Eagle County Attorney R. Thomas Moorhead was sworn in as the new Fifth Judicial District Court Judge. He was expected to split his time between Eagle and Clear Creek counties.

A golf course and residential community called "Valagua" was proposed at Gypsum's historic Albertson Ranch property. The project included an 18-hole course and 535 residential units.

The Colorado State Land Board canceled contracts to sell 1,280 acres of open land in Edwards. After eight years of discussion, the land board decided not to close transactions on the two Eagle County parcels. Members of the previous land board favored a plan to sell the 600-acre tracts to part-time Beaver Creek resident Robert Brotman.

Todd Schlegel, a junior at the University of Wyoming, earned membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Schlegel, the son of Jackie and Rod Schlegel of Burns, was a 2000 graduate of Eagle Valley High School.

Week of Aug. 27, 1992

The Terrace, an 83-acre tract located on the eastern boundary of town, submitted an annexation request. A housing development with 217 units was proposed in the area.

A pair of 18-year old Bolshi Ballet Academy dancers, in the area for performances in Vail, were arrested after allegedly shoplifting at the West Valley Safeway. The teens confessed to taking lip gloss, cigarettes and a camera.

Zorro, the fleet-footed swine that made a daring escape during the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo's greased pig contest and then eluded would-be captors for more than 24 hours, was the featured piggy for the Eagle Valley High School Rough Riders Rodeo petting zoo. The event was hosted by the EVHS Future Farmers of America.

Eagle County's Department of Social Services hosted a foster parent recruitment drive. Director Kathleen Forinash said the department hoped to find 10 local foster families.

Week of Aug. 26,1982

After nearly 11 years of heated debate, the Eagle County Commissioners approved the sketch plan for the proposed Adam's Rib Recreation Area. The commissioners attached several conditions to the approval including a requirement that HBE Corp. of St. Louis, Mo., the parent company of Adam's Rib, "clarify marketplace factors that would make the project a success as well as the corporation's ability to finance the nearly $500 million project."

Meanwhile the Concerned Citizens of Eagle, the anti-Adam's Rib citizens group, incorporated as a legal entity and gave notice of intent to file an appeal against the Adam's Rib Environmental Impact Statement. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Colorado Wildlife Federation were also appealing the EIS.

Long-simmering political factionalism in Eagle boiled over into a recall effort directed at town board members Pat Carlow, Bonita Eaton and Margo Lorig.

The Avon Town Council agreed to contribute $9,210 toward the Beaver Creek ski area's cloud seeding program.

Week of Aug. 24, 1972

The Eagle County School Board accepted R.W. Meir's bid of nearly $2.4 million to build a new high school at Dowd Junction.

A 16-year-old New Mexico boy who had been missing for six days in the Lake Creek area was found. The youth was separated from two companions during a backpack trip and became lost in the forest area. He had a backpack and camping gear, along with some dried food packets, but the boy told rescuers he had not eaten since the second day he was lost.

The Farmer's Home Administration approved a $35,000 loan and a $176,000 grant for a new water system to service 219 families and businesses in the town of Gypsum.

Grand champions from the Eagle County Fair included Elizabeth Chandler, Anna Marie Hoza, Mitchell Bitzer and Bruce Grange, and delegates to the state fair included Kip Gates, Marilyn Miller, Keith Scott and Linda Hoza.

Week of Aug. 23, 1962

Airman 3c Gary Knuth was a member of the Air Force's five-man top shooting squad. Knuth, the son of Eagle County Sheriff Hank Knuth, was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The five-man shooting team was representing the United States in a tour of Japan.

Oda E. Schultz of Edwards was nominated for the August Highway Safety Award. The $100 prize was presented by the Denver Post and Denver U.S. National Bank to recognize a driver's quick thinking actions. Schultz was singled out for being the only driver in a long line of cars to heed the flashing lights of a slow-moving, oversized load truck.

Local boys interested in playing football for Eagle Valley High School were instructed to report for equipment checkout. "A new rule for 1962 requires all players to wear a mouth piece during games unless exempted by a dentist."

The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was "Trapeze" starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida.

Week of Aug. 21, 1952

Former Colorado Gov. John Vivian backed a move to commemorate Easter or the anniversary of Colorado statehood by making Mount of the Holy Cross a shrine.

The Eagle County Junior Fair was set to open in Gypsum. Following exhibit judging, a family potluck and the 4-H Club dance were planned at the high school gym.

Iona Knuth opened a dress and hobby shop in downtown Gypsum. "The shop will carry a line of ladies fine clothing, including lingerie and better dresses."

The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was "Hong Kong" starring Ronald Reagan.

Week of Aug. 21, 1942

Four 4-H clubs from around the county gathered for an Achievement Day event in Eagle. Joyce Bush of Edwards and Ernest Wiltat of Piney were set to attend the Colorado State Fair as the county's outstanding champions.

The annual Eagle Flower Show was held in conjunction with the 4-H event. "The Eagle community suffered a late summer, with a slow growth season so many of the blossoms that ordinarily are the main features of the show were not ready for exhibition this year ... but despite all of this, those flowers shown made a beautiful exhibit."

The week's Liberty Limerick offered the following:

"Said a lumberman named Mr. Wood,

If we'd work just as hard as we could,

If all of us bought

The Bonds that we ought,

We'd dispose of Herr Hitler for good!"


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