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Those were the days

There were five candidates for the three open seats on the Gypsum Town Council. Incumbents Tom Edwards and Gary Lebo were seeking re-election along with newcomers Kyle Hall, Jeff Barkman and Malina Sue Griffin. Council member Chris Estes was not running for another term.

Famed pianist Peter Kater was scheduled to perform a benefit concert for Eagle resident Melissa Eckdahl. The event was planned at the Vilar Center at Beaver Creek.

The town of Gypsum relocated several municipal offices to the former residence located next to the town's ballfields on Cooley Mesa Road. The town's building department, assistant town manger office and special project department were moving into the annex facility.

Pam Boyd was named editor of the Eagle Valley Enterprise.

The entire student body and most of the faculty members at Vail Christian High School were stranded in Denver when 40 straight hours of snow closed Interstate 70. The group planned a mission trip to help at urban food banks and homeless shelters. Instead they camped out in a high school gym for several days.

Excavators digging test pits at the 127-unit Bluffs subdivision in Eagle discovered a long-burning fire at the site. Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management estimated the blaze had been burning for 27 years. The site was formerly used as a sawmill operated by Kaibab Industries.

Joe Albertson, who was born in Burns in 1904, passed away. He grew up on the family ranch and when he was only 9 years old, he started his first cattle herd with an orphaned Jersey calf.

The Eagle County Commissioners approved the Frost Creek development proposed by Adam's Rib. The project included 81 units and a private golf course on 1,600 acres located up Brush Creek.

Seventy-five parents showed up for an Eagle County School Board meeting to defend Gypsum Elementary School Principal Pat Cook.

Lots in The Terrace subdivision in Eagle were selling like hotcakes. Fifteen lots were placed under contract in two days.

Eagle County approved a $792,100 computer contract with Eagle Computer Systems.

Snow depth at the McKenzie Gulch course south of Eagle was recorded at 40.1 inches. That figure broke the 30-year record.

The Eagle County Planning Commission recommended denial of a gravel pit and private golf course development at Wolcott.

Led by great hitting from Nick Luchycky and Nathan O'Neill, the Eagle Valley High School baseball team started its season with a 4-0 victory over Rifle.

Progress on the proposed Adam's Rib ski area was slowed when three legal appeals of the U.S. Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement were filed. The appeals were filed by the Eagle Town Board, the Concerned Citizens of Eagle County and the Wildlife Federation/Sierra Club.

The Eagle Valley Celebration Choir, under the direction of Larry Kleiber, planned to perform a cantata for Easter Sunday. Choir members included Margaret Collett, Tracy LaGrow, Steve Goodier, Nancy Jackson, Cheryl and Gary Knapp, and Kenton Woods.

Tracey Cameron was headed out for a vacation in Hawaii. Bond/McCoy columnist Vern Seamon appealed to readers to send in a recipe for a dandelion wine.

The Eagle County Planning Commission passed a resolution asking the county commissioners to hold off on approval of new developments until problems with overloaded sewer plants were resolved.

Eagle County School District approved an outdoor education program that involved sixth-grade students spending time at Anderson Camp at Sweetwater.

Ralph, Janice, Deena, Danelle and Dale Starr returned from a spring vacation trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Teachers Velma Larson, Mildred Toomer and Lynnellen Terwilliger spent Spring Break in San Francisco.

Stephanie Durfee of Gilman was the winner of the Eagle County Spelling Bee. Lucille Norman of Eagle Valley Junior High placed second.

Darrell Bagley of Brush Creek was named president of the Eagle County Fair Board. He and fellow board members Bill Gates, Sam Kuntz, Lloyd Eichler, Mrs. L.J. Schultz, Ross Chambers, Bonita Eaton, L.E. Nolan and Arnold Nottingham were promoting construction of a new barn to stable horses during the event.

John Beasley and Elmer Norgaard each received a gold key for their achievements with the American Legion.

A new Jaycees chapter was chartered in Eagle. Officers included President Dick Miller, Vice-president Tex Faulkner and Secretary-Treasurer Norv Morgan. Dave Julich and Fred Collett also served on the board.

Susan Koonce was named to the University of Colorado Dean's List.

Prominent Eagle County rancher J. Perry Olsen was indicted on income tax evasion charges. Olsen owned large land holdings in the Wolcott-Piney area.

One of the most furious snowstorms of the season dumped 30 inches on Vail Pass. Sixteen inches of snowfall was reported at Sweetwater Lake.

Local schools were collecting clothing for children on Indian reservations, in western Europe, the Far East and Lebanon.

Announcing that "meat is scarcer than hen's teeth," Sharp's Cafe in Eagle invited customers to a Sunday fried chicken dinner.

In war news, the Enterprise reported that Herbert Elliott of Minturn had to undergo an operation on an injured leg at Camp Swift, Texas. Private Ira Bindley sent a letter indicating he was stationed "somewhere" in North Africa. Staff Sgt. Edmund S. Bobson was an aerial photographer with the U.S. Army somewhere in the Pacific. Edward P. Ruder of Minturn was selected by the Army for electrical specialist training.

Lewis and Lowell Archer took the top prizes in a bird house contest sponsored by the Eagle Garden Club.

Jane Bemis of Eagle graduated from Colorado State Teacher's College with a bachelor's of arts degree. There were 33 students in her graduating class.

Citizens in Minturn were mulling construction of a small hospital for use by railroad physician Dr. I.S. Egan.

After the success of their first effort, the American Legion was planning another smoker in Gypsum. Cost for ringside tickets was 75 cents.

The Swastika Literary Society at Eagle County High School presented a one-act pantomime play.

An Apron and Overalls dance was planned at Dotsero with music by the Rhythm Artists.

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