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Those were the days

The new 34,000-square-foot Eagle Healthcare Center was slated to open in November, including offices for physicians affiliated with both Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and the Vail Valley Medical Center.

The Eagle Valley Homebuilders Association planned a special Outlaw Derby Race for members. Teams were challenged to come up with a soap box derby car for the downhill course laid out in the Highlands neighborhood of Eagle Ranch.

Alpine Bank in Eagle was in the middle of a renovation. "The bank is basically 25 years old and while we've painted it, we really haven't done anything else to it in that time," said branch president Rachel Overlease.

The first frost of the season nipped local gardens on Sept. 11.

Eagle Valley High School ski coach Cappie Green was named IBM Activities Educator of the Week by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Former Eagle County Judge Fred Gannett was reappointed to the post he left eight years previously. He replaced Judge Terri Diem, who was appointed when Gannett first resigned from the county bench.

All of the hours playing horseshoes at Eagle Town Park paid off for resident Ken Long. He won the Class C singles competition at a tournament in Fort Collins. The win earned him $50 and a huge trophy.

The Eagle Town Board suspended the Brush Creek Saloon's liquor license for five days in response to a series of over-service incidents.

Eagle County suspended its efforts to purchase the terminal building at the Eagle County Regional Airport citing the uncertainty of bankruptcy proceedings involving owner George Gillett.

Eagle County Sheriff A.J. Johnson sent a letter to the Gypsum Town Council proposing a cost-share agreement to provide law enforcement services in the community.

In an effort to reduce a $60,000 subsidy, Eagle County School District was examining its school lunch program. The district launched a survey to find out what parents and students thought about school meals.

Brandie Schlegel, 11, placed third overall and Megan Yeik, 11, placed fourth overall in the Level 6 Colorado Gymnastics tournament in Denver.

Candidates favored by upper valley residents won both the Republican and Democratic primaries for county commissioner. David Mott was the Republican candidate for commissioner while Bob Stemwedel was the Democratic candidate for the post. In the sheriff's race, there was only a Republican primary and Tom Hunt was the winner.

A study of Eagle County's administrative space needs recommended use of modular buildings as a short term solution to overcrowding at the county courthouse in downtown Eagle.

The EVHS football team beat Battle Mountain High School in a 28-0 shutout.

Pro golfer Tom Weiskopf won the sixth annual Jerry Ford Golf Tournament in Vail.

Following their respective party primaries, Republican Arthur A. Anderson was set to face Democrat A.F. "Al" Orlosky in the race for Eagle County commissioner.

Pat Carlow of Eagle and Paul Mayne of Gypsum were part of a 25-man crew fighting a large forest fire at the Cleveland National Forest near San Diego, Calif.

The EVHS Devils lost their opening football game of the season to Aspen by a score of 26-0. "The Devils, under the coaching eyes of John Bowman and Ralph Starr, surprised many spectators as well as themselves, playing stronger than their size portrays," the Enterprise reported.

The "Fabulous Vail Kitchen Tour" featured six Vail homes in addition to a bake sale and door prizes. Tickets cost $3 per person and proceeds were earmarked for the Vail County Day School Scholarship Fund.

A Las Vegas man named Robert Leon Graves was identified as the suspect in the Anderson Independent Lumber Company burglary and he was released from jail on a $15,000 bond.

Plans were under way to dispose of the buildings at Sylvan (formerly Zurcher's) Lake as the Colorado Game and Fish Commission took over operation of the area.

DiAnn Simmons of Eagle was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Eagle Chamber of Rainbow Girls.

In statewide news, "The people of Colorado will have an opportunity to inspect facilities at the Air Force Academy during a wide open house Saturday. The open house is but one of many items on a crowded schedule of events designed to make the first football game in Falcon Stadium an event to remember."

Units from the 82rd Airborne division from Fort Bragg, N.C., were slated to train at Camp Hale during November. "Washington, D.C., has announced that tens of thousands of soldiers will battle the elements and themselves during the Army's second consecutive Operation Snow Storm," the Enterprise reported.

Democrat Chuck Shaw of Minturn and Republican Fred McLaughlin of Basalt won their respective primaries and were set to face each other in the race for state representative.

Ross Chambers of Eagle offered the use of land on the Eagle River just north of town for construction of a fishing pond for children.

"Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick" starring Alan Young and Dinah Shore was the featured movie at the Eagle Theater.

After beating its war bond sales quota by more than $13,000 in August, Eagle County was facing a much larger quota for September. "It is up to us all to do our duty to reach the September goal. The more bonds we buy, the more equipment our nations can turn out for the armed forces," reported the Enterprise.

"A tragedy which shook the entire valley occurred in the mine at Gilman last Thursday night when Ralph Ginter of Eagle and Walter Corbin of Minturn were killed when caught in a slide of zinc ore. Both men were smothered to death," the Enterprise reported.

In the Eagle School News column, reporter Elizabeth Squire noted "In almost every field of business there is a demand for expert typists, and to become so students must strive for two aims - speed coupled with accuracy." First-year students were expected to complete four lessons a week with no mistakes.

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