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Soldiers John Norton, left, and John Cramer at Fort Worth Texas before deployment to Europe during World War I. They both have their bedding rolls slung over their shoulders.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of Oct. 10, 2013

Three director seats were up for election on the Colorado Mountain College Board, but only one of those races – District 3 (western Garfield County) were contested. Glenn Davis and Charles L. Cunniffe ran unopposed.



Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs welcomed a new cardiologist, Michael N. Rubinstein to its Heart and Vascular Center.

Gypsum Urgent Care was announcing new hours – they were to be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



The Eagle County Planning Commission approved the land use regulations for retail marijuana in a 6-1 vote. Brian Bevan voted against the approval.

The formal consolidation of Eagle County’s two ambulance districts proceeded after a vote by residents. Even though there was a low voter turnout, the merger question passed with 47 votes in favor and 6 votes opposed. Property taxes for down valley residents were cut in half as a result.

Eagle Valley High School students celebrated homecoming with various events throughout the week.



5 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 8, 2009

As part of the Eagle Ranch development agreement, 2 percent of the one percent real estate transfer that was assessed on all transactions went to the wildlife mitigation fund, which paid for improvements including a Brush Creek stream project.

The Sonnenalp Breast Center was encouraging all women over 40 to get a mammogram in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Longtime Eagle Valley High School teachers George McCollum, Susan Scott and Bob Zimmerman cut the ribbon at the Eagle Valley High School grand opening.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 14, 2004

At a total cost of $1.8 million, the Eco Trail that connected Avon, Minturn and Glenwood was completed, which was a 45 mile-long corridor for cyclists, walkers and joggers from the top of Vail Pass to Glenwood.

Absentee ballots eased the voting process for local voters. At least half of Eagle County voters chose to vote by absentee ballot.

The City-County Communication and Marketing Association awarded Eagle County three of its top honors, with the highest honor being the Savvy Award presented for the customer service program at Eagle County’s airport.

The Eagle Valley Devils beat the Battle Mountain Huskies 28-17 in a hard fought football game.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 13, 1994

The Gypsum Town Council rejected a proposal by Dave Mayne for annexation of a 200-acre ranch along Valley Road. Town council members, citing the recently approved Cotton Ranch subdivision, said it was “too soon” for another residential project.

The Eagle Town Board was calling for a hearing on the Brush Creek Saloon’s liquor license.

City Market officials announced their intent to build a new grocery store in Eagle in 1995.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct.16, 1984

Eagle County signed a contract for expansion of taxiways at the Eagle County Airport.

Bonita Eaton of Eagle was the winner of the Glenwood Springs Women’s Bowling Association 200 Tournament.

The Eagle Town Board reversed a decision to waive tap fees for the Eby Creek Mesa subdivision. Town Manager Willy Powell warned that waiving the fees could land the town in financial trouble.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 16, 1974

Despite snow, fog, and rain, a very successful harvest was reported on the open weekend of elk season.

Residents of the Upper Kaibab subdivision outside of Eagle showed up at a town board meeting to protest a decision, which established out-of-town water rates at double the price of in-town service. Town board members defended the decision, saying the water system needed to be self-supporting.

Eagle County School District was seeking voter approval of a $9.9 million bond issue. The district needed the money for a science wing at EVHS, and for bus maintenance facilities.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 15, 1964

Lightning struck and burned the Vic Luark ranch home, located between Bond and Toponas. Rancher Luark suffered burns to his hands and hair when he attempted to enter the burning home to retrieve important papers.

Hal Koonce was playing the starring role of “Charlie” in the EVHS production “Where’s Charlie?” Donna Lyn Price played the role of Charlie’s girlfriend, Amy.

Some 22 people turned out for a “modern mathematics for adults” class in Eagle.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct 14, 1954

Three and a half tons of uranium ore were shipped from a mine on the Piney to Rifle. Further mining work was starting on Horse Mountain, south of Eagle. A mining company wanted to explore the ore possibilities of the old Lady Belle and Dakota mines.

Sherriff Murray Wilson jailed five teenage boys suspected of stealing a rifle from a Rio Grande work train in Gypsum.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 13, 1944

Eagle County Commissioner Wayne T. Jones, seeking re-election, took out an ad explaining to voters that his unfinished ranch work was keeping him from campaigning. However, he still wanted his constituents to vote for him.

A hunter from Texas suffered a fatal heart attack at his hunting camp near Woods Lake.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of Oct. 14, 1934

The Enterprise encouraged local residents to attend a meeting in Buena Vista promoting Highway 40 as the only practical all-year east and west highway through the state.

Defective wiring caused a fire that burned the Victor Hendrickson home in Gypsum to the ground.


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