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Time Machine

Tera Miller is show with his sled and horse team at work during winter weather on Bellyache Mountain. The crates shown behind him contain lettuce.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of Feb. 27, 2014

Jessica Martinez, the school district’s English Language Learning director, was named Colorado’s English Language Learning Director of the Year. English learners comprised about 35 percent of the school district’s population.

Local Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal women’s slalom at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Wanderlust Ranch, a doggie day care business located in Eagle Ranch, opened.

Eagle voters were gearing up to decide future uses for open space lodging tax dollars.

CenturyLink and the town of Eagle finalized a 10-year franchise agreement that designated the company as Eagle’s cable television provider.

Metcalf Archaeological Consultants announced that it was now employee-owned and debt free.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 25, 2010

The Vail Valley Medical Center’s new airlift helicopter was flying around the area. The TriState CareFlight chopper was set to serve the central Rockies including Aspen, Glenwood, Rifle, Steamboat Springs and Eagle County.

The History Channel aired a feature about the Eagle County Regional Airport after getting comments from commercial and corporate pilots about how unique and amazing the airport was.

Eagle Valley Girl Scouts hosted a “Power Up! Bully Prevention Workshop” for all girls in kindergarten through fifth grades.

Long-time locals Jordan Doll and Brett Heicher were among the comedians performing at a live, stand-up comedy show at the Loyal Brothers Lounge in Glenwood Springs.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 24, 2005

Eagle County continued to debate the ‘livestock pavilion’ project. The discussion was focusing on whether there was a greater need for a new exhibit hall at the county fairgrounds.

Castle Peak Veterinary Service was offering 10 percent off any cat or dog dental service.

Photographer Debby Peters was turning family pet photos into pet portraits.

Local teen Jenny Parmenter attended the 30th Annual International Modeling and Talent Association competition and did very well.

Red Hill Elementary Students of the Month were Ciara Rulon and Andres Reyes.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb.23, 1995

A near-capacity sewer plant prompted the Eagle Town Board to talk about a moratorium on building. At the same time, the town was reviewing a proposal for a 46-acre commercial park east of the Eagle County Justice Center.

The downvalley community fielded several local teams for the “Spellabration,” a spelling-bee raising funds for literacy. Among the contenders was a high school teacher’s team.

B&B Excavating filed an application to mine gravel near the confluence of Deep Creek and the Colorado River.

The Eagle Valley High School Devils wrestling team placed second at state and the EVHS alpine ski team placed third at state.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 28, 1985

Eagle County spent $125,000 for a 22.8-acre parcel of land southeast of the airport runway.

Mike Metcalf and Glen Ewing, both members of the Ironman Club, were offering free cross-country ski instruction at Yeoman Park.

The EVHS boys basketball team took the Colorado Gore League Class A North Division championship. The girls basketball team finished second in the league.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 27, 1975

The Gypsum Town Council considered raising water rates from $5 per month to $10.50 per month.

The Eagle County commissioners were in the process of redrawing commissioner district boundary lines.

The Sierra Club filed an appeal of the U.S. Forest Service decision to allow a ski resort at Beaver Creek.

The EVHS Devils’ Brigade color guard headed to national competition.

A U.S. Senate subcommittee held hearings on the proposed Flat Tops and Eagle’s Nest Wilderness areas.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 25, 1965

The Eagle Town Board explored the possibility of installing water meters, a concept met with great opposition from citizens. A test meter revealed that one family of three would have been paying more than $28 a month for water. Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain predicted that if water meters were installed local residents would stop bathing, washing clothes and watering lawns.

A jury found a 15-year-old Basalt boy guilty of murder in the shooting death of his 13-year-old brother.

Recently retired Rio Grand Railroad Section Foreman Frank Sansosti was honored for his 43 years of work with the D&RG. He had been a foreman at Wolcott from 1930 until that station closed down in about 1960.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 24, 1955

An article in the Mining Record newspaper predicted an uranium boom in Eagle County. Several companies had staked claims in the valley, and planned to move mining equipment into the high country as soon as the 30 inches of snow melted.

The community of McCoy worked together to build a new service garage for John Tolliver, who had lost his business in a recent fire.

Sheriff Murray Wilson took two Eagle County men to the state penitentiary in Canyon City. Bill Wellington, 70, was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his brother-in-law. A Red Cliff man, Besalires Martinez, 45, was sentenced to die in the gas chamber for the shooting death of a Red Cliff tavern owner. The county had experienced five murders during a 12-month period.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of Feb. 23, 1945

Two Eagle County soldiers were reported to be “on the Road to Mandalay.” (Headed to the Pacific theater).

The Army was set to tear down buildings that had been constructed at Camp Hale just three years previously. Structures to be left in place included a theater, chapel, hospital, school and ski tow.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of Mar 1, 1935

A meeting of the Eagle County Chamber of Commerce and the Water Users Association of District 37 drew 150 people to the Dreamland Hall in Wolcott.

Eagle High School’s basketball team defeated Basalt Union High, 20-18.




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