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Week of March 13, 2008

Enrollment was surging at both Brush Creek and Red Hill elementary schools. School district administrators were looking for modular classrooms to place at the buildings for the 2008-09 school year.

The long-pending El Tejano racial discrimination lawsuit against the town of Eagle was again delayed. A docket conflict in U.S. District Court was the latest reason the court case was delayed.

Eagle Valley High School's spring musical was "Tom Sawyer." Sage Smith played the title role and his twin brother, Ethan Smith, portrayed Huckleberry Finn. Other featured cast members included Ashley Rohweder, Jake Dutmer, Emily Lorenzi, Sierra Murphy, Cassidy Kuhn, Jessica Alvis and Sarin Weeks.

Week of March 13, 2003

A group of local residents asked the Eagle Town Board to pass a resolution opposing the U.S. war in Iraq.

The new Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores were set to open in Avon.

The Eby Creek Homeowners Association requested annexation into the town of Eagle. A survey of subdivision residents favored such a move by a 5-to-1 margin.

EVHS presented the musical "Li'l Abner." Cast members included Jessie O'Brien, Stephanie Morris, Jean Romersheuser and Josh Denboske.

Week of March 11, 1993

For the second time, the Gypsum Planning Commission recommended denial for a proposed 400-unit residential development on 150 acres located south of town.

Newly elected Eagle County Commissioner James Johnson held a press conference to state he would not resign his position. Following his election, Johnson's past issues regarding back taxes, delinquent child support payments and drug use came to light.

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club was having problems with vandalism at its gun range northwest of Gypsum.

Loose running dogs reportedly killed four deer in the Upper Kaibab neighborhood.

Eagle quilter Melissa Tresize celebrated her 80th birthday.

Week of March 10, 1983

Eagle County Sheriff A.J. Johnson urged the county commissioners to purchase a 24-cell temporary jail facility. The modular unit was equipped with a sallyport, booking area and laundry facilities.

Dempsey's Bar in Eagle hosted a special M*A*S*H party. Leonard Sinclair came in full military uniform and carried a martini glass with an olive attached. The party was declared a huge success.

Middle school students Rick Bumgardner, Grant Hampton, Mark Hoza, Travis Bryant and Eric Birlew each claimed first-place wrestling honors.

Demolition started at the old Community United Methodist Church in Eagle. A new church building was planned at the site.

Gene Trump caught a 5.5 pound, 22-inch rainbow trout at Sweetwater Lake.

Week of March 15, 1973

After the Colorado Division of Wildlife documented the deaths of 119 deer on Interstate 70 during the period between Oct. 5 and March 18, fence construction was being planned along the north side of the highway.

Clark Ewing of McCoy was appointed to the Eagle County School Board.

Eagle residents approved a $170,000 bond issue for a new sewer plant.

Twins Cindy and Debby Deane of Eagle celebrated their fourth birthday party. Guests included Jimmy Harris, Tiffany Eaton, Jennifer Harris and Wendi Ross.

Week of March 15, 1963

Eagle Mayor John Hirz was the master of ceremonies for the dedication of the new Eagle Post Office, located at 318 Broadway. Chamber of Commerce President Denny Eaton gave a speech, complimenting the progressive spirit of the town, evidenced by the new building. Beth Byers was the Eagle Postmaster.

The American Legion Post in Gypsum marked its 42nd birthday. The first post commander was Frank H. Doll. The Post was in the process of re-building because its original "hut," built in 1922, was destroyed by fire in December 1962.

A local 4-H group called "Gertie's Cooking Club" held its first meeting. Lisa Shelton was elected president. Other club officers included vice president Jean Clark, secretary Debra Dice, treasurer Joetta Randall, reporter Susan Chandler and song leader Vicki Burr.

Week of March 12, 1953

In service news, the Enterprise reported that Taps Reynolds of Edwards had returned from Korea and was at Camp Carson waiting for his discharge. George Gates of Burns was assigned as a radar operator for the 39th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in England. His wife, Marge, was a surgical nurse at the Meeker Hospital. Norman Morgan had recently graduated from the non-commissioned officers academy in Korea.

The four active American Legion Posts in Eagle County were observing the national organization's 34th birthday. Locally, the Battle Mountain Post, the Eagle River Valley Post, the Yarmony Post and the Lucksinger Post had a total of 214 active members.

Bob Mayne, Carl Pallister and Pete Nolan represented Eagle County High School at the Future Farmers of America State Livestock Judging Meet. Frank Lovisone and Verne Albertson represented the school in the mechanics contest.

The Castle Peak Chapter of the Izaak Walson League started clearing sage brush for a rifle range about two miles west of Gypsum.

Week of March 12, 1943

Members of the Eagle County Civilian Defense Council - Judge William H. Luby, Forrest Cave, Ralph Belding, Dexter Lillie, George White, Fannie Gamble, Rhoda Yoder, Kathleen O'Rourke, Frances Stanley and Marilla McCain - paid a visit to the Red Cliff Town Board to assist that community in its civil defense organization.

The Eagle Grade School basketball team placed first in the county tournament. Players included Fred Fessenden, Lynn Randall, Wayne Cowden, Walter Lieber and Lloyd Winter.

Week of March 10, 1933

The Colorado governor declared a "banking holiday." The action shut down banking activity from Saturday to Wednesday. J.D. Allen of the First Bank of Eagle County was anxious to re-open for business, stating that the local operation was in a strong position to do business.

The Eagle Market, noting that jigsaw puzzles were "quite the fad," offered home delivery service for groceries so that busy puzzle-solvers wouldn't have to leave their homes.


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