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Time Machine

Siblings Bryan and Mary Groce pose for a studio photograph.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Jan. 15, 2014

The Enterprise ran tips for beating the winter blues. One of the best ways, according to local doctors, was to get moving and exercise.

The owners of Sweet Leaf Pioneer were waiting for the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission to make its ruling regarding a proposed retail special use permit and for a cultivation facility.

Eagle County saw an increase in influenza activity among county residents and were encouraging locals to get a flu shot.

Locals were mourning the death of Kelly Hethcote.

The Eagle Valley High School Dance Team represented Colorado in Miami at the Orange Bowl, where they performed at halftime with country music artist Dierks Bentley.

The town of Eagle honored ‘Zamboni Brother’ Tom Ehrenberg by naming its outdoor ice rink in his honor.


Week of Jan. 14, 2010

Conditions in Eagle County created a world-class climbing playground for ice-climbers around the world. The conditions were perfect for both beginners and advanced climbers. One of the dangers of ice climbing is the column collapsing, which happened to a 34-year-old climber who was climbing “the Fang” (which can be seen from Interstate 70).

Harsh words were exchanged at the Eagle Town board meeting in the election aftermath regarding the Eagle River Station proposal. ERS opponents chastised board members for spending three years reviewing the project.

The Gypsum Town Council passed a revised intergovernmental agreement with the Eagle Valley Library District. The council worked with the library board to get some “friendlier language” into the contract. Council members also approved budgeting $41,000 to “pipe the ditch” in front of Town Hall.

The Rucker triplets (Izzac, Zoe and Cameron) celebrated their fifth birthday. Their grandma is Gypsum resident Pam Schultz.


Week of Jan. 13 2005

Fort Collins-based assistant state climatologist Nolan Doesken was searching for more people to track the weather in Eagle County. The purpose was to get a more precise look at major weather events in Colorado, partly to help predict what might happen in the future. The program was called the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, and was to include 1,000 weather reporters across Colorado.

Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District was offering a Learn to Skate program for locals.

Eagle County Schools were looking at a variety of solutions for the capacity issues on the east end for the valley, some of which could affect schools on the west end.


Week of Jan. 12, 1995

The Eagle Town Board proposed partnering with the school district on creation of an extra-large gym at Eagle Valley Middle School. The facility would be used both by the school and by the general community for recreation programs.

The local court system was getting ready to start computerizing its files.

The town of Eagle reported a building boom in 2004, with 97 permits issued. The Gypsum Town Board was studying whether to spend money on repairs for the aging town hall. Mayor Steve Carver argued that putting money into the crumbling building was akin to “putting lipstick on a pig.”


Week of Jan. 17, 1985

A broken water main left Gypsum residents without water for 24 hours.

An antique shop opened in Gypsum on Railroad Avenue.

The Federal Aviation Administration recognized Jim Driver, a flight service specialist for the Eagle Flight Service Station, for outstanding achievement.

The Devils wrestling team won 12 out of 15 matches in a meet against North Park.

Rumor had it that a National Guard Armory was to be located somewhere in Eagle County.

Skip Richter was the new president of the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce. Richter was the general manager of Eagle Telecommunications.


Week of Jan 16 , 1975

Colorado Governor Dick Lamm criticized the State Land Use Commission for recommending approval of the Beaver Creek Ski Area.

Eagle County Commissioner Dan Koprinikar, testifying before the LUC in Denver, said the county would “ride herd” on land speculators.

The EVHS wrestling team was tied for first place in the league, following victories over Roaring Fork and Battle Mountain.

Kathy Chandler of Eagle, a student at Fort Lewis College, was selected to work as an intern with the Colorado State Legislature.

Former Eagle County rancher Bob Buford was sworn in as a Colorado State Representative in a ceremony in Denver.


Week of Jan. 14, 1965

Two Leadville men were charged with larceny after burglarizing the apartment of Skeika and Pepi Gramshammer in Vail.

Large elk herds were causing some problems for local ranchers. Herds of up to 150 animals were reported in all corners of the county.

The EVHS boys basketball team beat Battle Mountain 63-45.

The Eagle Public Library joined the Three Rivers Library District. The cooperative effort between libraries in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties was expected to improve library services.



Week of Jan. 13, 1955

Enterprise editor Marilla McCain was concerned about the “pink shirt craze” that had hit the county. The most recent man to walk into the newspaper office in a pink shirt was local sheep rancher George Jouflas. McCain speculated that he might also have a pink suit somewhere in his wardrobe.

An Eagle County jury found Edwards resident Bill Wellington, 70, guilty of murder in the shooting death of his brother-in-law, Benny Klatt.

The local Civil Air Patrol participated in a training exercise on Salt Creek.


Week of Jan. 12, 1945

Sheriff Murray Wilson began his 23rd year of service in that position, following a swearing-in ceremony at the county courthouse. He had recently refused an interview with the Saturday Evening Post.

Local ranchers donated a train car load of potatoes to the Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver. Andrew Christensen organized the effort, which involved 433 sacks of spuds.


Week of Jan 18, 1935

Some 568 Eagle County students received Reading Circle certificates of improvement over previous years.

The Colorado Highway Department awarded a contract for construction of two miles of highway east of Gypsum.

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