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The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) lodge building in Gypsum, shown after it was gutted in a 1990 fire. The building dated back to 1902 and First Lutheran Church in Gypsum had taken over the structure with plans to transform it into a parish hall.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of March 13, 2014

The Vail Veterans Program hosted a group of Wounded Warriors and their friends and families at Golden Peak in Vail.

The Eagle County Regional Airport’s master plan was ready for review.

Eagle Valley High School drama students were gearing up for their production “Shrek the Musical.” Shrek was being played by junior Jet Quealy, Fiona by junior Jessica Long, and the Donkey by junior Matt Genelin.

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The town of Gypsum announced its 2014 business grant program, with grant awards set to be announced on June 1.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of March 11, 2010

The Back Bowl in Eagle hosted some big-city comics for its Comedy Night. The line-up included regular comics from Comedy Works in Denver.

Eagle resident Brandie Yeik watched the Alpine Ski Team at the 2010 Olympics from a great vantage point on Whistler Mountain through her job at the Howard Head Sports Medical Center.

Total sales tax for the Town of Eagle were released for 2008, and were 13 percent lower than the previous year.

One Eagle, the nonprofit organization that worked to promote long-term sustainability of Eagle, launched its 2010 Membership Drive.

Eagle County launched its new website.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of March 10, 2005

A two-year effort to transplant wild turkeys into the Eagle Valley culminated with the release of more than four dozen of the game birds south of Eagle, near the Brush Creek drainage. The turkeys were happy to find freedom after being confined in cardboard boxes for 48 hours and quickly flew out of sight.

While a consultant talked economic facts, a doubting audience talked community character at the Eagle Town Board’s hearing regarding the proposed Red Mountain Ranch Development.

A $41,000 matching grant was presented to the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District from Homeland Security.

Pazzo’s Pizzeria offered $5.95 lunch and $9.95 dinner specials.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of March 9, 1995

The Denver Archdiocese of the Catholic Church was closing a deal on an affordable housing project in Gypsum.

A cascade of a dozen large boulders shut down Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon between the Shoshone Power Plant and Grizzly Creek.

The Western Eagle County Ambulance District considered acquisition of property just north of the Eagle Interstate 70 interchange for a new facility.

The Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission tabled plans for a new library, suggesting that the project either be down-sized or that the library acquire some adjoining properties.

The Eagle County Airport was shut down for two hours after snow and wind snapped a guide wire and pole serving the facility.

Home economics teacher Judy Clock of Eagle Valley High School was named the “Teacher of the Year” by the Colorado Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Gypsum residents Tom and Joan Harned ran the Los Angeles Marathon. Both posted times of about five and a half hours.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of March 14, 1985

The EVHS boy’s basketball team won the district tournament with a 64-61 victory over Basalt, and was headed to the state championship tournament.

A twin-engine plane was forced to land on its belly at the Eagle County Airport when the landing gear failed to activate. The pilot and passengers were not injured.

There were some signs of spring including bluebirds around the area, along with local ranchers being in the midst of calving season.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of March 13, 1975

The Eagle County School Board was in the process of changing district boundaries for board members.

The Eagle Pool Committee continued to explore various avenues of funding for a community swimming pool. The group had raised about $9,400 over a five-year period, but was still seeking funding sources.

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Place opened a Teen Center in Gypsum in a space formerly occupied by an upholstery shop next to the Gypsum Valley Store.

Buddy and Faye Harrison opened a gift shop in Eagle.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of March 11, 1965

Medical care for the elderly was a topic of discussion at the Eagle Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Dan Williams and Steve Koonce were the Masters of Ceremony at the EVHS variety show, “Devil’s Delight.”

A new fire siren had arrived in Eagle, to be used for the noon whistle.

A citizens committee was still attempting to recruit a doctor and a dentist for the under-construction Eagle Valley Medical Center.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of March 10, 1955

Enterprise editor Marilla McCain reported that several local men were expressing an interest in the “Husband’s Protective Association.” Members were entitled to one night out each week and one kind word from their wives each month.

Ernest Cock escaped injury when a rock rolled from a hillside onto his pickup truck on the road between McCoy and Bond.

Local theater owner Lloyd Greeve announced that he would install “cinemascope” screens to the Eagle theater for a showing of the movie “The Robe.”

70 YEARS AGO

Week of March 16, 1945

A freight conductor on the Dotsero Cutoff was charged with attempted murder after a late-night craps game in Bond got out of hand. The man was accused of striking another man over the head with a bottle, then proceeding to cut the victim with the broken bottle.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of March 15, 1935

Mrs. James Holden, the wife of a prominent Beaver Creek rancher, died after falling from a hay mow. She had climbed up on the mow to gather eggs.

Eagle County and the local school districts were “in the black” for the first time in years after the Rio Grande Railroad paid $28,814 in property taxes.


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