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Week of Nov. 1, 2007

The Eagle Valley Medical Center, which included doctors offices from both Vail Valley Medical Center and Valley View Hospital, celebrated its a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doing the honors were Roxie Deane and Dr. Jack Eck.

Eagle County Sheriff's Office deputies thwarted the abduction of the Back Bowl's life-size chef figure. A group of men from Avon had snatched the chef. The men initially said they had taken the statue from a friend's house. "But then the deputy explained that there are two kinds of theft - spontaneous and planned - the men admitted to spontaneously taking the statue."

Mike, Angie and Harrison Stevens were among the fans at Coors Field to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

Week of Oct. 31, 2002

Gypsum native Gussie Baker celebrated her 90th birthday. She was born and raised in the downvalley community and was a star on the 1930 Eagle County High School basketball team.

The Haunted House at Eagle Ranch was a big hit with local kids. Eagle Valley High school students Chelsey Lueders, Dane Scriver, Noelle Lagace and Addie Lagace were spooking the visitors.

Eagle County Schools Assistant Superintendent John Brendza and EVHS senior Josh Denboske traded places for the day. Brendza reported that the pre-calculus class was difficult while Denboske had the challenge of fielding calls from upset parents whose children had missed the bus.

Viking Garage, a 22-year fixture in Eagle, closed with the retirements of Rosie and Uli Burke.

Week of Nov. 5, 1992

Eagle County voters elected James Johnson and Johnnette Phillips in their respective county commissioner races. There was a record turnout in the election with 77 percent of registered voters - 10,212 ballot cast.

The deadline was approaching in the sealed bid auction for the Vail/Beaver Creek Jet Center. The facility sale was part of the bankruptcy proceedings for former Vail Associates owner George Gillett.

For the third consecutive year, early season snowfall prompted an early opening on Vail Mountain.

Tony Powell was costumed as a cheerleader and Brett Heicher dressed up as a ballerina for the annual Eagle Halloween Party.

Week of Nov. 4, 1982

Eagle voters turned out in force and an attempted recall against town board members Pat Carlow, Bonita Eaton and Margo Lorig failed. A total of 532 ballots were cast in the election.

In the county race, David Mott was elected commissioner and A.J. Johnson was elected sheriff.

The EVHS volleyball team lost to DeBeque in the single A state championship game. The Lady Devils lost the first game in the match, but came from behind to win the second game. DeBeque won the third and deciding game, 16-14.

Battle Mountain High School had six, brand new Apple II Plus computers and 15 students enrolled in a computer assisted instruction class.

A Vail Associates season pass cost $825, but a more affordable 25-day pass was selling for $350.

Week of Nov. 2, 1972

Carl DeTemple, president of the Denver Olympic Organizing Committee, was the featured speaker for the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting. Temple said new sports facilities and community improvements would result from Colorado hosting the 1976 winter games.

The wording of the Olympics ballot question was generating talk around the state. To support the plan to have Colorado host the 1976 games, voters had to vote "no" on Amendment 8.

The Eagle Valley Athletics Club hosted a special showing of "The Revengers" starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Susan Hayward. Proceeds from the movie were earmarked for athletic programs and awards banquet for all junior and senior high football players.

The Serv-U-Shop in Eagle advertised, "The snow is here and winter sports are soon to follow. We have insulated coveralls, ski plants and snowmobile suits."

Week of Nov. 1, 1962

"Representative Peter Dominick said Monday, following President Kennedy's televised report to the nation, that he welcomed the president's firm stand on measures to counter the Soviet missile build-up in Cuba," reported the Enterprise. The Cuban Missile Crisis was becoming an election issue in races across the nation, including Dominick's Western Colorado Congressional contest against John Caroll.

William F. Stevens' Sweetwater Valley Ranch topped the market at a feeder sale in Glenwood.

The Eagle Easy Wash - a coin-operated laundry and dry cleaning business - opened.

"The county is in the process of improving the air strip between Gypsum and Eagle, and has laid the foundation work to oil a portion of the strip. It makes a fine race track, but drag racing on the strip can damage the work already done," the Enterprise reported.

Week of Oct. 30, 1952

Koonce Chevrolet in Eagle and Fritz Borah in Gypsum offered free taxi service to the polls on Election Day.

After many years of service, Ralph Rockwell resigned as Eagle's mail carrier. He cited health reasons for his decision. "The community owes a vote of appreciation to this faithful public servant," the Enterprise reported.

Dick Morgan of the Eagle Valley Telephone Company reported that a newly installed dial telephone system was nearly completed for the Wolcott area. A similar system was slated for installation in Gypsum during the spring of 1953.

The Red Cliff Union High School Board of Education took out an ad stating, "Rumors have been circulated that the Red Cliff school no longer maintains an accredited status, also that consolidation of school districts could be arranged without the vote of the residents. We wish to make it clear that the Red Cliff School is still a fully accredited school with the University of Colorado as it has been for a number of years and the consolidation of the Minturn and Red Cliff school districts is entirely subject to the vote of their residents."

Week of Oct. 30, 1942

In a front-page endorsement, the Enterprise urged voters to elect the complete slate of Republican candidates for county offices.

Local residents were reminded that Christmas mail for overseas servicemen had to be at the Eagle Post Office by Sunday, Nov. 1.

The annual Eagle County High School versus Eagle High School football game was slated for the coming weekend. "The game promises to be a very interesting one, with Eagle boys a slight favorite because they have been practicing longer."


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