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Those were the days

Week of Nov. 29, 2007

A new consultant took over the stalled-out Eagle Area Community Plan update process. According to Eagle Town Planner Bill Gray, the consultants at Design Studio West were adamant about soliciting community members' comments regarding the project, but they never moved on to the next stage of fashioning the plan. Design Workshop, a Texas-based company with offices in Aspen, was hired to take over the process.

Local teacher Jennifer Erickson was featured in commercials for a new diet aid called Alli.

Longtime Eagle resident Melissa Trezise died. Mrs. Trezise taught school in Eagle County for more than 25 years, starting her career at the one-room Catamount School near Burns. She was a gifted quilter and a stalwart community volunteer.

Beveridge Real Estate Company was the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

Week of Nov. 28, 2002

Developers of The Bluffs Subdivision were beginning work on a large street improvement project. The developers were required to build a road linking the Eby Creek roundabout to Second Street.

Chris Ryan opened Grand Avenue Grill in Eagle.

Ground-breaking ceremonies were held for Two Rivers Village at Dotsero. The 136-acre project included plans for 273 manufactured housing units, 160 muli-family units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space.

Mary and Paul Witt, along with big brothers Benjamin and David, welcomed son Sebastian Henry to the family.

Week of Dec. 3, 1992

Eagle County contracted with a Kansas City, Mo. firm to provide airport tower services for the 1992-93 ski season. Local officials hoped the temporary tower operation would convince Federal Aviation Administration officials that the county airport needed permanent tower service.

The Eagle Valley High School cheerleaders joined squads from around the state to perform a half-time show during a Denver Nuggets game. The performance featured more than 400 girls and was the culmination of the Denver Nuggets Performance Dance Team Cheer Clinic.

Marti Book of Gypsum won the first turkey of the year from the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce giveaway program.

Megan Yeik qualified to compete in the Level 6 State Gymnastics Meet after her 18th overall finish at the sectional meet in Canon City.

Week of Dec. 2, 1982

The 1983 Eagle County budget allowed for a 5 percent cost-of-living raise for all 160 county employees.

EVHS head boys basketball coach Dave Scott said considering the successes of other school athletic programs, it was time for the basketball team to do better. The team had an 8-6 overall record the previous year and Scott said his top priority was for the Devils to win more road games.

Three Eagle County youths were arrested on charge of burglary, theft and criminal trespassing in connection with eight local burglaries. After sheriff's deputies obtained a search warrant they found a cache of stolen goods valued at $6,000, including electronics and a rifle, under the floor of a shed.

The EVHS Future Homemakers of America Club, under the direction of teacher Judy Clock, planned a holiday baking fund-raiser. Club members were selling Christmas cookies for $1.50 per dozen.

Week of Nov. 30, 1972

A trail derailment west of Gypsum backed up traffic for nine hours. A total of 10 cars derailed but no dangerous freight was being hauled at the time, prompting Rio Grande Railroad officials to say it was not a very costly accident.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife posted notices around Eagle County reminding citizens that it was legal to shoot a dog found chasing or endangering wildlife or livestock. The notices were generating a lot of comment among county residents.

Sheriff Jim Seabry announced the formation of the Eagle County Posse. The group would be called in to help with search and rescue missions, civil defense, law enforcement and civic functions.

The WSCS Christmas Bazaar was planned at the Eagle Community House. An all-you-can-eat chili and potato soup lunch, which included pie for dessert, was planned as part of the event. Cost was $1 for adults or 50 cents for children under age 12.

Week of Nov. 27, 1962

"The Vail development is one of the most exciting and dynamic things that has happened to Colorado and to Eagle County in a long time," said Dwight Neal of the Colorado Development Commission during a meeting of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce.

James Seabry, the unaffiliated write-in candidate who won the county sheriff election, announced Raymond L. Rey would be his undersheriff. Like Seabry, Rey was a Colorado State Patrol trooper.

Don Price, ranger for the U.S. Forest Service Eagle District, was honored with a special award in recognition for his suggestion of how to save the federal government money. His suggestion was tied to fence post installation procedures.

"Blue Hawaii" starring Elvis Presley was the featured movie at the Eagle Theater.

Week of Dec. 4, 1952

Frank Gleason of Eagle was the successful bidder for the Eagle Post Office mail carrier job. "Mr. Gleason submitted his bid when Ralph Rockwell, who has carried the mail from the local depot to the post office for the past several years, resigned effective Dec. 1."

The annual Eagle County 4-H Achievement Day celebration drew 100 club members to the Eagle School. Felix Strubi of Burns, the county 4-H present, presided over the event. Strubi also received a $25 savings bond for winning the 4-H Soil Conservation Championship.

The Eagle Lions Club planned their annual visit from Santa for Dec. 20. Festivities included Santa's arrival at the local airfield and a free movie at the Eagle Theater.

Knuth Dress and Hobby Shop in Gypsum advertised, "We can't begin to describe our wonderful stock of clothing for men, woman, boys and girls. Come in and see for yourself and give clothing for Christmas."

Week of Nov. 27, 1942

A big loss in mining production caused Eagle County's total valuation to drop to $9.2 million for 1942. That was down nearly $1 million from the 1941 figure.

The Civilian Defense Committee for Eagle County announced a planned blackout on Dec. 14. The blackout was slated from 9 to 9:20 p.m. Mountain War Time. The exercise was authorized for the entire Seventh Civilian Defense Region, which included all of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Colorado.

A "Share the Meat for Victory" drive was launched nationwide. "Because of the huge supplies of meat required for army and navy needs, civilians must impose upon themselves meat rationing." Housewives were urged to reduce meat purchases and to be creative in meal planning as their part in the war effort.

In the meantime, coffee and sugar rationing had already begun and Nov. 23-25 were the local registration days.


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