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Those were the days

Week of Oct. 4, 2007

Eagle firefighter Clayton Forsyth got quite a shock when he and his roommate, Eric Mosher, were in the process of hauling groceries into their Red Canyon Townhomes unit. A small bear suddenly appeared, rushed into the townhome, grabbed a just-purchased steak and started noshing.

Eagle's new Broadway streetscape design was honored by the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Johnson Kunkel and Associates of Eagle celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Miranda Aragon was crowned queen and Pena Woolsey was crowned king at the Eagle Valley High School Homecoming game.

Week of Oct. 3, 2002

Town of Eagle employees were busily packing up their work stations in preparation for the move to the new town hall building on Broadway. While loading up municipal records, Eagle Town Clerk Marilene Miller took a few minutes to read through the records from May 1905, when the town board from the newly created municipality debated ditch maintenance and dog control.

Colo. Gov. Bill Owens cut the blue ribbon to officially open the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center along West Brush Creek. The park land, once targeted for the Adam's Rib Recreation Area, was purchased through a partnership that included the town of Eagle, Eagle County, the state of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service.

The EVHS football team dominated Hotchkiss in the 28-0 homecoming game. On the first play, senior J.J. Alvis took a toss up the middle, stiff armed two defense backs and ran 75 yards for a touchdown.

Week of Oct. 8, 1992

A measure to create an independent Eagle Valley Library District was included on the November ballot. Members of the Eagle County Library board said if a measure that included the institution of a 2.75 mill levy passed, new libraries would be built in Eagle and Avon and a branch library would be built in Gypsum. In Eagle, the current library was housed in a former residence located at the corner of Sixth and Capitol streets.

Tom Sutherland, the Colorado State University professor and former hostage who had recently been released after six years of captivity by Islamic Jihad, was the featured speaker at the Colorado Library Association convention at Beaver Creek.

A crowd of 100 people gathered at a spot just north of Stephens Nursery in Dotsero for the official dedication of the trailhead for the Ute Trail. The 50-mile trail marked a network of migratory routes that the Utes used for centuries and extended from Dotsero to Meeker, across the White River Plateau of the Flat Tops.

Week of Oct. 7, 1982

Dan Kneale took over duties as Eagle's new police chief. He was one half of the town's entire police force and one of his first duties was to hire a second police officer.

HBE Corp., the parent company of the proposed Adam's Rib Recreation Area, announced plans to purchase the 52-acre Mill Park subdivision located just east of the Eagle town limits.

An Eagle-Vail man was arrested on charges of felony mischief after he slashed the Beaver Creek base camp bubble, causing it to collapse. Damages were estimated at $1,500.

Tom Harned opened Black Bear Real Estate Company with his office located in Gypsum.

The Vail Business and Professional Women's Club hosted a women's mud wrestling event to benefit the club's scholarship fund.

Week of Oct. 5, 1972

After 55 years of operation by members of the Reynolds and McCain families, the Eagle Valley Enterprise was sold to Westminster residents James R. Stitt and Wilbur E. Flachman. Stitt headed the law firm of Stiff, Wittenbrink and Roan in Denver. Flachman owned North Suburban Printing Services.

The Colorado Division of Highways announced plans to lay off 71 workers at the end of October. Cuts in federal funding necessitated the action.

Lisa Shelton of Eagle and Dewain Burton of Dotsero announced their engagement.

Kathy Chandler was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Eagle Rainbow Assembly.

Week of Oct. 4, 1962

"A company identified only as the Eagle County Development Corp. is on public record as having purchased land on Gore Creek from Gus and Nick Kiahtipes. Amount of sale - $25,000," the Enterprise reported.

In her Around Town column, Enterprise editor and publisher Marilla McCain noted, "An independent group of voters apparently doesn't agree with the two political parties' choices for sheriff candidates and are working up a write-in campaign to put their own candidate on the ballot and in office."

Republican candidate for Colorado governor John Love planned a campaign stop in Eagle.

The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was "Follow that Dream" starring Elvis Presley.

Week of Oct. 2, 1952

A proposal to bring the "controversial" Loveland Tunnel plan under the jurisdiction of the Moffat Tunnel Commission was front-page news. The Enterprise said such a move would "take the construction out of the hands of the state highway department, which has opposed any plan for Loveland tunnel construction."

The Eagle Boy Scout troop earned an "easy" $6 by collecting three bushels of spruce pine cones.

Both the Eagle and Minturn theaters were presenting "official pictures" of the Marciano/Walcott heavyweight championship boxing match.

Week of Oct. 2, 1942

"Everything will probably be rationed" read a front-page Enterprise headline. The newspaper noted that all-purpose ration books had already been printed for nationwide distribution, anticipated some time before Christmas.

Twenty-two Eagle County men received draft notices and were instructed to report for service on Oct. 12. The group included John D. Baxter of Gypsum and Livingstone "Wiss" Toomer of Burns.

Elizabeth Pellet was the Democratic candidate for western Colorado's U.S. Representative. Her campaign ads described Pellet as "A Woman with a Fighting Heart."

The Independent Lumber Company's ad urged readers to "Wake up to the seriousness of this scrap business. Half of the metal in every ship, every tank and every gun is from scrap. Throw your scrap into the fight!"


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