July 16, 2014
1 YEAR AGO
Week of July 17, 2013
Gypsum welcomed Leann Rimes for its Gypsum Daze concert.
The Eagle County commissioners approved the LEDE Reservoir expansion, and it was reported that the financial forecast for the county was brightening.
Local residents gathered at Paradigms Restaurant to honor Jon Stavney for his service as Eagle County commissioner. Stavney resigned from his post to take a new position as Eagle Town Manager.
The Eagle Valley summer boys baseball team took second place in the Rangely Tournament, and were gearing up to head to Buena Vista.
5 YEARS AGO
Week of July 16, 2009
Gypsum was preparing for its Gypsum Daze concert featuring headliner The Charlie Daniels Band and Little Big Town.
The town of Gypsum announced that it was accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
Eagle Valley High School 2005 graduate Amanda Keterson received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman.
Members of the Fenno, Carter, and Bearden families enjoyed a trail ride from the Bearcat Stables during their family reunion.
The Eagle County Fairgrounds Eagle River Center hosted approximately 700 dogs in the Roaring Fork American Kennel Club Dog Show.
10 YEARS AGO
Week of July 15, 2004
Lyon Construction was offering an asphalt special of $1.79 per square foot.
Vandals marked up the east and north sides of the Eagle Post Office with some foul-mouthed graffiti.
The Word of Life Worship Center in Gypsum was a target of a robbery.
Developers of Red Mountain Ranch were proposing a mixed-use project on the east edge of Eagle that included commercial space big enough to accommodate a big box store.
The Bluffs at Eagle were offering single-family home sites starting at $84,000 in its second phase.
Gypsum’s new roundabout at the Interstate 70 interchange was open and ready for Gypsum Daze traffic. The total cost of the project was in the $1 million range.
20 YEARS AGO
Week of July 14, 1994
Eagle County firefighters swarmed to Glenwood Springs to help out in the wake of the Storm King fire tragedy. Eagle Fire Chief John Boyd met Colo. Gov. Roy Romer at the fire base camp.
The town of Eagle and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources hammered out an agreement for water storage at Sylvan Lake.
The Gypsum Town Council endorsed a new regulation requiring owners of large animals, such as horses or cows, to obtain a special permit in order to keep those animals in town.
Angela Laurita of Gypsum was the “celebrity bat girl” at a Colorado Rockies games. She had her photo snapped with pitcher Lance Painter.
30 YEARS AGO
Week of July 19, 1984
Dorris Johnson, head of the Eagle Valley Television Corporation, warned that over-the-air television service would be shut down unless more funds could be raised to support the booster system.
Eagle Valley Elementary School principal Ross Ridenour resigned.
Red Cliff resident Victor Cisneros announced his candidacy for the District 1 county commissioner seat.
Citing the “visually sensitive” nature of the site, Eagle County turned down a proposal for development of a church on a bluff near Wolcott. Church members indicated they would build on a site in Edwards instead.
40 YEARS AGO
Week of July 18, 1974
A mechanical failure was causing water to bypass the town of Eagle’s filter system. Town manager Chuck Shafer said the repair process was being slowed by a lack of the spare parts needed. Meanwhile, town residents were continuing to boil their drinking water.
A red-and-white striped barber pole, stolen from the Sliver Eagle Barber Shop, was quietly returned during the night.
Local realtors purchased the Rule Motel, and announced their intent to remodel it into small shops.
Jim and Pat Seabry celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas.
50 YEARS AGO
Week of July 16, 1964
Two fund-raising events were planned to raise money for construction of a medical clinic in Eagle. Excavation of the clinic basement was expected to start during the weekend.
The Dandylions Club was offering a clearance sale at their thrift shop.
Mort Doll Jr. was attending a 4-H conservation workshop in Woodland Park.
Locally, numerous improvements had been made at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, including installation of wiring and light fixtures in the steel building, a new horse shed, and a new restroom.
60 YEARS AGO
Week of July 15, 1954
A cloudburst sent a torrent of water carrying boulders and trees onto Highway 6 two miles west of Gypsum. The storm filled the highway with four feet of debris for half a mile.
The Pennington Construction Company was starting to move dirt for the Hart Lake Project on the Flattops, in the Deep Creek area. Fifteen men had been hired to moved 80,000 yards of dirt in what was described as the largest trout fishing lake in western Colorado.
Frank Schuttler of Eagle purchased the Eagle Implement Company and the Triangle Motor Court.
Frances Sansosti hosted a meeting of the Wolcott Willing Workers Club. The women collected clothing to be sent to needy people in Italy; and also raised money for a resuscitator to be used locally.
70 YEARS AGO
Week of July 14, 1944
Agricultural agents warned that although the local potato crop was good, the extremely dry, warm season could bring an infestation of psyllids.
Soldier Thermon Yost of Dotsero revealed, in a letter to his parents, that he was serving with the invasion troops in Normandy.
Several truckloads of pea pickers arrived for the season’s harvest. A heavy crop was predicted.
80 YEARS AGO
Week of June 20, 1934
A forest fire on Yarmony Mountain burned for four days, scorching an area a mile wide and two miles long. A crew of 50 firefighters, assisted by 25 Civilian Conservation Corps employees, fought the blaze.
Hundreds of people participated in the seventh annual pilgrimage to the Mount of the Holy Cross. The group enjoyed use of the new assembly hall built by the CCC crew.