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January 23, 2013
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Those were the days

The Gypsum Recreation Center shattered user projections for its first year of operation. The facility had 103,913 total visits in 2007 and had 3,572 active memberships.

Eagle County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on charges of human trafficking after stopping their vehicle and discovering 15 illegal occupants inside. The suspects were being held on a $100,000 bond.

Eagle Mayor Jon Stavney announced his candidacy for Eagle County Commissioner.

A federal lobbying effort by Eagle County helped secure continued funding for the Colorado Army National Guard's High Altitude Aviation Training Site at the county airport. During the fall of 2002, the Pentagon-level Army and National Guard Bureau recommended cutting funding for the facility.

Colorado State Parks honored the crew at Sylvan Lake State Park - Paul Kunkel, Jan Connors, Rosie Shearwood and Arlene Quenon.

Ryan Sutter of the Vail Fire Department made it to the final round of the TV series "The Bachelorette." He was competing to win the affections of his future wife, Trista.

Art Hutchison, Eagle's Police Chief for two years, resigned. Hutchison planned to move to Washington, D.C., with his wife, Ann Bormolini, who had accepted a post with newly named U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena.

The Eagle Gypsum Products wallboard plant announced it had doubled production over the past year.

The newly seated Eagle County Board of Commissioners announced it would reopen negotiations with Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District concerning development of athletic fields at the county fairgrounds.

The Eagle Valley High School ski team - lead by great runs turned in from Shawn Jones, Josh Rau and Judd Sheaffer - took fifth at the Vail slalom.

An unoccupied mobile home at Dotsero burned to the ground. Firemen were uncertain what sparked the blaze.

Newly elected Eagle County Sheriff A.J. Johnson met with jail inmates who were asking the county to allow them a place and time for physical exercise. The county was contemplating using a temporary, modular jail building to house prisoners while a new justice center was under construction.

The singing duo of Alan and Debra Echtler provided entertainment for the grand opening of Dempsey's Bar and Restaurant at 201 Broadway in Eagle.

In the first contested Gypsum town election in seven years, voters choose Evan Mayne as mayor and selected Marion Baker, James Day Jr., Wren Eaton, Robert Orr, Clarence Lewis and Theodore Reynolds for town council.

Plans were under way for the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Races, slated for the Mosher Ranch on Brush Creek.

The Eagle County School Board planned an addition at EVHS and also approved creation of a baseball program for the school.

Longtime McCoy and Copper Spur resident Mrs. Frank Bedcell was honored at the Yarmony American Legion Post annual Sweetheart Banquet.

Representatives from the Eagle County Farm Bureau and the Eagle Citizen's Council debated the pros and cons of a proposed $850,000 bond to build a high school at Wolcott and an elementary and junior high school at Gypsum.

Ross Chambers, president of the Eagle County Soil Conservation District, attended a national conference held in Denver.

A daylong celebration was planned at the new Vail ski area.

Burns locals who attended the National Western Stock Show included Mr. and Mrs. Wiss Toomer, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Albertson, and Mr. and Mrs. John Benton.

John Fenno, Steve Tomsic and John Harris were key to the EVHS basketball victories over Battle Mountain and New Castle.

A four-month long hunt for a sheep-killing mountain lion ended when government trackers Jimmy Day of Gypsum and Glen Sutton of Meeker bagged the 160-pound lion. The cat was treed near Dotsero. The mountain lion was believed to have killed 13 sheep belonging to rancher Rex Mayne.

The Eagle County Polio Chapter geared up a campaign to raise $2,000. Local school children and home demonstration clubs were helping with the effort.

Brush Creek Rancher Lloyd Eichler was interviewed on KOA radio's Western Dinner Hour program, emceed by Don Pearch.

A number of local boys were serving in the Navy and fighting in the Pacific. Don Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eaton, was killed when the destroyer Monseen was hit by enemy fire. Alfred Whitehead survived an attack on the Barton, but he sustained three shrapnel wounds. Glen Mason, stationed with the Seabees at Camp Peary, Va., sent a postcard to the Enterprise, stating that it was time the war was over.

The federal government was offering funding and equipment assistance to Eagle County to educate fire wardens regarding modern firefighting methods.

Cameramen from four newsreel outlets and the national press were at Camp Hale filming the soldiers in a three-day training demonstration.

Marshall Hartman, herdsman for the Piney Hereford Co., reported that the ranch's top show bull sold for $2,500 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Brush Creek Ranch's Frank Schlutter earned a blue ribbon for his seed potato exhibit.

Students James Madden, Jody Meehan, Harold Koonce, Patsy Meehan, Dorothy Nimon, Laurene Grant, Mary Ruth Nimon, Beatrice Bindley and Mary Rice were named to the Eagle Valley High School Honor Roll.

Some 250 men applied for the dozen job openings on a road improvement project crew at Wolcott.

George Carlow dislocated his left shoulder during an Eagle town basketball game against Glenwood Springs.

A group of young people including Fanny Gamble, Louise Hartman, Marilla Reynolds, Howard McCain and Pete Degraw organized a bobsledding party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Buchholz.


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