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Red Cliff couple Joseph Henry Fear and Johanna Kolenc Fear pose for their wedding photograph on June 26, 1929.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley LIbrary District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Jan. 23, 2014

The Haymeadow project was presented by Abrika Properties, as a 787 residential unit development on the 660-acre property south of the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The plan included 385 acres of natural open space, developed parks and trail corridors along with a new school site.

The Denver Bronocos beat the New England Patriots and were headed to the Super Bowl.

The eastbound bore of the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs was widened from two to three lanes and plans were set to widen the westbound tunnel.The cast from Up With People was headed to the area and was in search of host families.

The town of Eagle allocated $50,000 for the upcoming year for various community events.


Week of Jan. 21, 2010

Eagle upped its business licence fee by $20 to finance for marketing efforts on behalf of the town.

Eagle reduced its annual potable water consumption by 10 percent in 2009, which equated to a savings of more than 40 million gallons of water, with the largest reductions noted in the residential sector.

The town of Gypsum approved the site plan and lease agreement changes between On-Target and the Gypsum Gun Club. On-Target was going to be a three-dimensional, tactical, shooting house and indoor firing range located on an unused section of the Gypsum’s Shooting Sports Park.

Gypsum closed the deal to buy Cotton Ranch Golf Club for around $2.5 million.

Members of the Eagle Valley Lions Club served concessions at the Snocross event in Eagle.


Week of Jan. 20, 2005

Eagle County Government launched “ecotv,” which was part of its new communications program. In addition to presenting meetings, ecotv plannned to feature a constant stream of real time information for Eagle County residents.

A draft of the Eagle County comprehensive (master) plan was available for viewing, and county staff was seeking citizen input on the plan.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), a federally funded program seeking people ages 14-21 who face significant challenges in achieving personal career goals, was offering free services to those who were eligible.

The Eagle County Regional Airport set a new record for 2004, recording 193,382 passengers, exceeding the previous record of 188,745 set in 2000.

Eagle Valley girls basketball seniors were Staci Santoro, Heather Mann, Alex Amsden, Whitney Beasley, Alison Colby, and Kenzie Shreeve.


Week of Jan. 19, 1995

Todd Maudling, a bull pen coach for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, lost his $10,000 World Series Championship ring (earned when he was a catcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988) during a snowball fight at the Eagle Rest Area. A few hours later, Eagle Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer found the ring, which was returned to Maudling.

A case of suspected measles in Gypsum had the Eagle County Health department on alert.

The Eagle County School Board faced some budget trimming for their new school buildings at Avon and Edwards.


Week of Jan. 24, 1985

The town of Eagle was on the verge of annexing the Nogel tract, where Eagle Villas is now located.

Eagle resident Michelle Wells was the leader of the new Geneological Society of Eagle. Active members included Jo Morris, Jody Caruthers, and George McCollum.

Jockey Pat Day, who had just won the Eclipse Award as the nation’s leading jockey for 1984, was spending some time in Dotsero with this parents, Mickey and Carol Day. Pat Day was a 1971 graduate of Eagle Valley High School. He won a state wrestling title in 1970.

Local archaeologist Mike Metcalf was the subject of a feature story.


Week of Jan 23, 1975

The Eagle Town Board agreed to supply water to a proposed 159-unit trailer park near the confluence of Brush Creek and the Eagle River.

The town received a state grant to be used to hire a recreation manager.

The Eagle Town Board refused to pay for a $370 desk that had been ordered by the Chief of Police.

Eagle County Undersheriff Dale Williams completed a supervision course at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Rev. David Ferguson was the new preacher at the Eagle Methodist Church.


Week of Jan. 21, 1965

Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain was outraged by a proposal to change the Colorado State wildflower from the Columbine to a carnation She suspected a conspiracy of Front Range interests. “Denver is famous for carnations – so it follows, as night follows day – that some City Boob wishes to draw further attention from the state as a whole, to the city of Denver,” she wrote.

The Koonce Company moved its offices from the Koonce Garage building in downtown Eagle to a remodeled facility on Highway 6 and 24.

Plumbers were working on the new Eagle Clinic building, which was expected to be ready for business by spring.



Week of Jan. 20, 1955

Eagle attorney Hume White was elected president of the Colorado River Conservation Board. The organization provided a strong opposition voice to transmountain water diversions.

A group of Minturn dads had to wear diapers in order to pay off a bet in a basketball competition with local teachers.

Lloyd Greeve, manager of the Eagle, Minturn, and Crystal movie theaters, told the Eagle Chamber of Commerce that increased movie attendance also meant increased revenues for other merchants who had stores nearby.


Week of Jan. 19, 1945

Recent changes in the Selective Service regulations regarding the status of farm boys ages 18 through 26 resulted in a large local draft call.

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Albertson reported a notable lack of snow on Derby Mesa. At a time of year when snow depths of up to 2 feet were common, there was almost no white stuff to be seen.


Week of Jan 25, 1935

Harry Dickerson was elected president of the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Lady Belle mining claim at Horse Mountain (Salt Creek) was sold for back taxes to a local business group that included Ellen B. Glenn, E.E. Glenn, Ralph Wolverton and Ralph Belding.

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