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The Minturn Mercantile was the place to shop in this railroad town's heyday. The Eagle County Historical Society will share Minturn's history at the Minturn Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Sept. 6. Tickets are available at; or call 800-838-3006.
Photo courtesy of Town of Minturn |

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Minturn Cemetery tour Sept. 6

Minturn is a railroad town with plenty of history.

Learn the stories of the community’s pioneer founders at the Eagle County Historical Society’s Minturn Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Sept. 6.

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Actors and actresses from local theater companies and the historical society will portray characters ranging from train engineers to bootleggers. Tours will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and may be purchased on-line at or call 800-838-3006.

Tours are expected to fill up quickly. Questions may be directed to ECHS President Kathy Heicher at 328-7104.

Scott Fund-raiser

Join the fun at 4-Eagle Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 6 for a potluck benefit for Keith and Kendra Scott.

The event will get under way at 6 p.m. at the 4-Eagle Ranch with live music, an auction and tack sale. The fund-raiser will benefit the Scott Family, local ranchers who had a devastating cattle loss this past winter. Bring your best dishes to share for a potluck dinner and enjoy music played by the Green Ridge Ramblers out of Yampa.

“We invite everyone to bring your friends and family to 4 Eagle Ranch and show your support to one of the many special families who make up the backbone of our wonderful and caring community,” said organizer Debra Batton.

A suggested donation is $20 and a pot luck dish for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for children or $35 for families. For anyone who is short on cash but is willing to lend a hand, just show up with a pot luck dish. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

An account is open at Eagle Alpine Bank for donations for anyone who is unable to make the benefit.

For more information, call Debra at 970-328-6646.

Gypsum Rec Center Closed

The Gypsum Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance through Monday, Sept. 1.

The rec center will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

“We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may present to you,” said manager Scott Ruff. “We hope to see you on Tuesday.”

Whitewater park at Pumphouse

The Bureau of Land Management signed a Decision Record Aug. 15 authorizing the proposed Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at the Pumphouse Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River.

Grand County submitted a right-of-way application to build the feature across the full width of the river upstream of the Pumphouse boat launch 2. The county was recently awarded historic water rights for constructing this waterpark.

The feature consists of engineer-designed boulders and block-like concrete objects placed across the stream channel that would not be visible at normal flows and would allow for fish passage at all flow rates. Construction is scheduled to begin in November.

“The project will provide a unique recreational experience for the 60,000-70,000 people that visit the area each year,” said BLM Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell. “It will also provide permanent protection for water flows supporting fishing and recreational floatboating.”

Developing a recreational in-channel diversion below Gore Canyon implements part of the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement among Denver Water and more than 30 Western Slope entities.

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