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February 27, 2013
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Those were the days

Some homeowners in The Bluffs subdivision lobbied the Eagle County Commissions to consider closing Bellyache Road to motorized vehicles.

Former Avon Town Council member Debbie Buckley announced her candidacy for Eagle County Commissioner.

Eagle County Schools purchased the former Eagle Valley Medical Center building on Chambers Avenue. The district planned to renovate the building as its new school district administration headquarters.

The Eagle Police contacted the Eagle Valley Enterprise after postal employees voiced concerns about a box addressed to the newspaper. The box was making ticking sounds. It turned out there was an obvious reason for the suspicious package - it was a clock, part of a promotional package from musician Ben Clock.

Local senior citizens celebrate a "Salute to Flappers" party, highlighted by a performance by the Eagle Valley Golden Girls - Gloria Reed, Ella Bindley, Pat Seabry, Ruth Lenz, Mary Schlegel, Katie Harper, Edith Lederhause, Johnnette Phillips and Doris Andrews.

Eagle Valley High School Nordic Ski Coach Glen Ewing was named Colorado Ski Coach of the Year.

Eagle Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer resigned after 10 years in the chief job and 23 years with the department.

Long-time local Johnny Robertson died. He was 84 years old. Robertson was an avid hunter, always willing to share stories about his adventures.

Vail and Beaver Creek were definitely experiencing a good snow winter. Vail reported more than 14 feet of new snow since Jan. 1 and Beaver Creek reported that more than eight feet had fallen over the same period of time.

The owners of Eagle Ranch notified the town of Eagle that they were putting their plans for a public golf course/residential development on permanent hold. The recently passed TABOR amendment in Colorado complicated the type of lease-purchase financing the town had intended to use for the golf course.

After a four year battle, Eagle County purchased the Bercerra family home in Gypsum. The home was located just 700 feet from the end of the main runway at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

A district court judge awarded Lake Creek area resident Jimbo Cason $15,000 in compensation for three horses that were allegedly stolen from a pastureEagle. A Rifle horse trader was accused of the thefts.

EVHS wrestlers Zac Stratton, Rusty Bossow and Pat Freeland each won medals at the state tournament. EVHS skier Shawn Jones placed third in the giant slalom at the state ski meet held at Vail.

EVHS wrestler Ray Bumgardner brought home a state championship title.

After months of debate and controversy, the Eagle County Commissioners decided to locate the new justice center building on a five-acre site at the Eagle Commercial Park. The commissioners also announced plans to use modular jail units while the new center was under construction.

The Eagle County Planning Commission recommended denial of a special use permit for a gravel pit along Deep Creek, north of Dotsero.

Celebrities in town for the American Ski Classic included Clint Eastwood, Tatum O'Neal and Craig Morton.

The Eagle County Commissioners reviewed the county's first-ever master plan.

The Colorado Division of Highways announced that Loveland Pass would eventually be closed down once the Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel opened in March.

Gypsum residents Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd Bobson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The ladies of the Eagle Dandelion Club helped county nurse Margie Gates administer hearing tests to students at Eagle Valley Elementary School.

Local snow depths were only about half of the normal average, according to the most recent surveys.

Although EVHS basketball players Bill Harris and Don Davis scored in the double figures, the team lost the Colorado River Valley B Basketball Championship game to the Plateau Cowboys.

The Bond Zephyrs, an adult basketball team, was going strong. Team members included Leonard Wolfe, Ed Stanford, Dick Ansley, Bill Henskey, Danny Bancroft, Wesley Schlegel, Bobbie Russell, Roscoe Paris, Clovis Slape, John Pluta, Lonnie Russell, Jim Clark, Ed Ray, Frank Forster, Ted Luark and Ken Slape.

A formal dedication was slated for the new Eagle Post Office building on Broadway.

Felix Strubi of Burns was named State Sentinel for the Colorado Chapter of the Future Farmers of America. Dale Albertson and George Deck of Burns were named FFA Youths of the Week.

To serve the town's 460 residents, the Eagle Post Office added 100 new mail boxes.

Tom McBreen and George Carlow drove all the way to Boulder for a basketball game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the CU Buffaloes.

Clarence Schlegel, son of Mrs. Elvira Schlegel of Minturn, was serving with the Navy at Guadalcanal. Cpl. Joseph Evan Mayne was with the Army at a Texas air base. Burl Cowden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cowden, was an aviation mechanic at the Blackland Flying School at Waco, Texas.

The junior class at Eagle High School presented the mystery/comedy "The Phantom Bells." The play featured Margaret Blakesley, Georgia Nimon, Shirley Randall, Frances Smith, Shirley Wilson and Bob Nelson.

Local fire wardens turned out for a two-day firefighting class taught by the U.S. Forest Service and Grazing Service.

Margaret Beasley placed first with her "I am an American" speech for an oratory contest at the Gypsum school.

A condemnation lawsuit related to the Dotsero cutoff right-of-way was filed in district court on behalf of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The railroad was seeking access across land owned by Fannie Gerard of Gypsum.

Dr. A.E. Alexander, a wild animal expert who was responsible for the first-ever live radio broadcast of a live rattlesnake rattle, was slated to deliver a lecture at the Eagle Methodist Church.

Patricia Meehan, a freshman at Eagle High School, won first place in the county oratorical contest held at Red Cliff.


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