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November 21, 2012
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After an April auto accident left him with serious injuries, Columbine Market manager Howard Tuthill was counting his Thanksgiving blessings. Tuthill and his wife, Lisa, met with the crew from Eagle County Ambulance District who responded to the accident. Tuthill credited EMT Andy Martin and Paramedic Tammy Peterson with saving his life.

A group of Colorado River Road residents expressed safety concerns about the gravel truck traffic along the roadway.

Eagle Police were investigating a series of Peeping Tom reports in The Terrace neighborhood.

Holli Snyder of NRC Broadcasting was named Eagle Valley Citizen of the year.

Nine days after the election, the official word came down that Eagle County's open space ballot question passed by 51 votes. On election night the measure appeared to have failed by two votes, but after provisional ballots were counted, the measure passed by the slim margin.

A group of Eagle girls earned the top honor for Junior Girl Scouts - the Bronze Award. Responding to President George Bush's post-9/11 challenge to American children to help other children around the globe, the girls set out to learn about life in Afghanistan. They then sponsored a school supplies drive for children in refugee camps. Honorees included Krista Boni, Emily Boyd, Claudia Castillo, Emily Lich, Jessica Linder, Rachel Rogers, Rachel Sibley, Morgan Wyrick and Caitlin Yarger.

Girl Scout Lindsay Olin also earned the Bronze Award for a project she completed independently by organizing a camping equipment lending bank for other Girl Scouts.

With the passage of Amendment 2 (also called the TABOR amendment) in Colorado, local businesses, community members and political leaders were going on the record in opposition to the measure.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife was conducting a study of deer and elk populations in the Brush Creek and East Brush Creek valleys. The study included trapping animals in nets and fitting them with radio collars and ear tags.

Second graders from Norma Hurd's class at Eagle Valley Elementary School offered advice for how to stuff and cook a turkey. Tommy Barela said to put candy inside the turkey and shove it in the oven. Amanda Carter advised stuffing the turkey with candy, ice cream, pudding, macaroni and cheese and then cooking it over a fire.

The Eagle Sanitation District planned a Nov. 30 election to determine if the Lower Kaibab area should be annexed. If approved by residents of the subdivision, sewer rates would drop from $7.50 to $5 per month. The election polling place was the Jim Nimon residence on Young Street.

Members of the Eagle County Historical Society were planning a series of special events during 1983 as the county marked its centennial. The county's actual formation date was Feb. 11, 1883.

Colorado Mountain College announced it would offer an Emergency Medical Technician course in Eagle. Anyone interested in enrolling was instructed to fill out a special questionnaire from the college.

EVHS published its first-quarter honor roll and only seven students earned 4.0 grade point averages - Jackie Gerard, Sandi Mott, Wendy Proffit, Cindy Warren, Kelly Huenick, Diana Bennett and Chris Jarnot.

Vail Associates Inc. announced it was discontinuing its Eagle County Resident 10-Day Pass. The company cited abuse of the program as the reason behind the decision. The pass was launched after Meadow Mountain ski area closed and offered 10 full days for $50 to local residents. "Many of the daily tickets issued to pass holders were sold on the streets to non-residents," the company explained.

Denver Broncos Guard George Goeddeke was the featured speaker for the EVHS football banquet.

A two-bedroom house for sale on Howard Street offered the following terms -Sale price was $18,000 with $2,500 down and monthly payments of $143. The loan rate was 7 percent.

The Marlin Rice Trio was scheduled to perform at the Eagle Bar and Cafe.

The U.S. Forest Service announced plans to demolish the picturesque glass house located atop Castle Peak. The small building was constructed by the U.S. Forest Service in 1916 as a lookout for spotting fires but it had not been in service since the 1930s and the USFS said the building was a safety threat. "It long has held an attraction for local hikers who climb the rugged and rocky Castle rock, just for the fun of it," reported the Enterprise.

Frank Gates of Burns received top honors at the Glenwood Springs Art Guild November show for his painting titled "Stillwater Peaks."

Harold Knoonce of Eagle was elected to a three-year term as a member of the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

"Colorado's Long Range Highway Planning Committee, in session last week, gave a nod of approval to a tunnel beneath Loveland Pass," the Enterprise reported. The group envisioned a toll tunnel operation.

Winter arrived early and with record snowfall in Eagle County. A total of 8.2 inches of snow had fallen in the lower Eagle Valley during November and a low temperature of -27 was recorded on Nov. 27.

Mrs. Lloyd Greve was elected president of the Eagle Progressive Homemakers Club. Vice president was Mrs. Don Knupp and secretary-treasurer was Mrs. Elmer Rochford.

The Sunlight Mine near Glenwood Springs advertised nut and lump coal available for $7.50 per ton.

"Sixty-six youngsters of the ages of 18 and 19 received Selective Service questionnaires in Eagle County last week," the Enterprise reported. The young men were advised that a draft registration was looming in the near future.

"Eagle County people still hold their reputation for paying property taxes promptly," reported the Enterprise. County treasurer F.W. Cave reported that 98 percent of the county's tax payments had been received.

The Colorado old-age pension amount was $40 for November. That was down from the maximum of $44. The pensions were paid "to persons who have no outside income."

A Big V Carnival was planned at the Eagle School gym. Admission was 15 cents and the evening program included games, prizes, food and dancing.

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