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Those were the days

Week of March 6, 2008

Eagle County School District officials announced Eagle Valley High School would get an $18.7 million renovation in 2009. Big ticket items included in the remodel were a student commons/cafeteria, a new gymnasium, a new technology wing and a renovation of the school auditorium.

The upcoming Eagle Town Board election featured a full slate of candidates. Ed Woodland, a current town board member, and Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi were both running for mayor while there were eight candidates for the three town board seats - Kraige Kinney, Glenn Harakal, Donald Horst, Chris Boyd, Liz Spetnagel, Roxie Deane, David Johnson and Yuri Kostick.

The Eagle Valley Enterprise won the 2007 Editorial Sweepstakes award at the Colorado Press Association convention in Denver.

Week of March 6, 2003

Eagle County Schools' plan to standardize school start times and begin the elementary school day at 7:45 a.m. drew strong opposition from a number of local parents.

Frederick Gannet was sworn in as an Eagle County Court Judge, marking his second stint in the position. Gannet had left the bench in 1994 for private practice.

Dr. Greg Adair opened a dental practice in Eagle.

Local Luke Bray, 21, was a budding inventor. He developed a pump to increase an overused aluminum bat's air pressure. Bray, an avid baseball player, said the invention idea came to him when he was looking for a way to juice up the power in one of his aging bats.

Week of March 4, 1993

A 32-year-old Red Cliff man, Marshall Trom, was killed after he fell while ice climbing in Glenwood Canyon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected a proposal by the proposed Adam's Rib Recreation Area to build a central ski village in the 46-acre Vassar Meadow wetlands.

Both the unemployment rate and food stamp requests were on the rise in Eagle County.

Eagle Town Board members met with Eagle County officials to express concerns about noise impacts from commercial airplanes flying over town. The town representatives asked for a noise abatement program.

The Gypsum Town Council recruited City Market to build a supermarket in the community.

Week of March 3, 1983

Eagle County's first year of sales tax collection brought in $1.8 million in revenue.

The Eagle Business and Professional Women received their first-year charter from the state organization. Founders of the group included Jean O'Dell, Rayl Levy, Cheryl Bailey, Johnnette Phillips and Ella Bindley.

The Eagle Junior All-Stars team won the league tournament. Coach Rod Schlegel took team members Jimmy Epperson, Dale Starr, Tim Myers, Justin Felhaur, Joe Zupancic, Doug Mayhew and Paul Hoza to victory.

Week of March 8, 1973

The Eagle Town Board members were interviewing candidates for the community's first-ever town manager.

Gypsum town officials accepted a federal loan and grant to pay for improvements to the community's water system. Gypsum officials were also concerned that Vail area residents were dumping loads in the town's landfill, which was nearing capacity.

Holy Cross Electric Association lineman Mac Macdonell was honored for 25 years of service with the company.

Debby Mayne, Leslie Swanson, Tammy Gates and Connie Vekre won prizes for the most practice time at a piano recital hosted by music teacher Jean Price.

Week of March 7, 1963

Father Thomas Stone was named chairman of the Eagle County Red Cross.

An open house at Koonce Chevrolet drew a large crowd to downtown Eagle.

Local rancher Bob Burford was elected chairman of the Eagle County Republicans. Nina Roach was vice chairman and Marilla McCain was secretary.

EVHS student Ron Dodo had the winning essay in the Soil Conservation District writing contest. He earned a free trip to conservation camp.

The Eagle Dandylions Club donated $1,500 for a remodel at the town community house. The money was earmarked for a new ceiling, walls and floor coverings.

Donald Davenport, Arnold Clements, George Jackson, Russell Confer, Steven Bobson, Carl Porter, Kevin Alberson, Mike Collett, Larry Walker, John Woods, Jack Reagen and Lee Robinson all earned Boy Scout badges.

Week of March 5, 1953

The tin warehouse at the corner of Third and Howard streets in Eagle was torn down. The structure, which was used as a grainery, had been built around the turn of the century by brothers Tom and Harvey Dice. However, mice disturbed the brothers' plans for the building and eventually it was used by J.S. Huges, an early day merchant, to store salt and farm machinery. At one point Eagle County purchased the building for its mechanical shop. The Eagle Masonic Lodge purchased the land were the building was located and planned to build a temple on the site.

The Castle Peak Dairy in Eagle installed ice cream manufacturing equipment.

The Eagle County commissioners approved a $25 per month pay raise for deputy officials, bringing their total monthly salary up to $225.

Week of March 5, 1943

Members of the Eagle County Red Cross Board toured hospital facilities at Camp Hale.

Three Red Cliff brothers - Jack, George and Robert Elliott - were all serving in the Army. Jack was among the troops who first arrived in Hawaii following the Pearl Harbor attack.

Joanne Whittaker had perfect attendance at Brush Creek School until a bout of measles hit the family.

At a Brush Creek School gathering, Jane Dice sang "Moonlight Becomes You" and Bobby Tresize sang "You are My Sunshine."

Week of March 3, 1933

District Court Judge Hume White sentenced a man found guilty of a robbery at Pando to five years in prison. Gene K. Luby was the district attorney who prosecuted the case.

Following a raid by Colorado Fish and Game and Eagle County Sheriff Murray Wilson, a Wolcott man was charged with illegal possession of beaver furs.

T.E. Lewis and sons, Harry and John, were in Eagle to look over the arrangement of a new mercantile store. The IGA Store was operating with a new, self-service concept that the owners predicted would give customers better service at greatly reduced prices.


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