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The Eagle River flows by the cement bridge at Kent, locaind downtring from Wolcott, in this 1918 photograph.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of March 27, 2014

Local Rotary clubs hosted their annual career fair with about 70 local employers represented.

The Habitat ReStore located on Chambers Avenue in Eagle was gearing up to reopen after a roof cave-in closed the location for a couple of months.

The town of Eagle approved the 837-unit Haymeadow development.

The town of Gypsum announced that country music star Easton Corbin would be headlining the 2014 Gypsum Daze concert.

Eagle voters were heading to the polls in a week to vote on an open space question and three open town council seats.

Locals gathered at Vail Christian High School to remember long-time community member Kelly Hethcote after he lost his battle with cancer.

City Market honored longtime employee Pattie Taylor for her dedication, commitment and outstanding contributions.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of March 25, 2010

The Gypsum Recreation Center was getting ready to host a rock climbing competition, which included bouldering. The center was also staring a new Youth Climbing Club.

The Eagle Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner was held at Eagle Valley Elementary, and the event attracted the largest crowd in the history of the dinner.

Eagle Valley Middle School released the second semester honor roll, and many of the seventh graders listed are now seniors at Eagle Valley High School.

Rocky Mountain Plastic Surgery was offering a 20 percent discount on all cosmetic procedures.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of March 24, 2005

The Gypsum Rec Center was moving along four months ahead of schedule and was set to open in 2006.

After several months of some very public fighting, the Eagle County commissioners hit a point of agreement on the controversial “livestock pavilion” for the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

A standing-room only crowd filled the Eagle Town Board meeting to continue the debate on the proposed Red Mountain Ranch development.

Eagle Valley High School graduate and Hastings College junior Chris Gamble finished second in the pentathlon at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Indoor Track Meet in Johnson City, TN.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of March 23, 1995

Upper Kaibab residents converged on the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission to voice concerns about the density of the proposed Mill Park development. The Eagle County Planning Commission reviewed a proposal for a gravel pit 1.8 miles north of Dotsero.

After 24 years with the Eagle County School District, Eagle Valley Elementary Principal John Reimers took an early retirement. He and his family were moving to the Greeley area.

The Denver Catholic Archdiocese bought six acres in Gypsum for development of an affordable housing project.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of March 28, 1985

The community was mourning the deaths of two local residents, John Wyland and Sally Hawkins, who where killed in the crash of a small plane at Beaver Creek. The two had been on a business flight for Eagle Computer Systems. Volunteers searched for three days before finding the missing plane.

The Eagle Town Board approved a $130,000 allocation for a new water-filtration system. An Eagle citizen committee, led by Jim Guffey, presented a “beautification” plan for the town.

Heidi McCollum, a 14-year-old freshman at EVHS was headed to a state gymnastics competition.

The Eagle Valley Little League organization was, for the first time, establishing a separate girl’s softball league.

The last 14 families to make their home in Gilman were advised that the Battle Mountain Mining Operation planned to evacuate and shut down the community.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of March 27, 1975

Representatives of Kaibab Industries, a lumber milling company, urged the Eagle County commissioners to reconsider their support of the expansion of the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness.

The Eagle County commissioners were meeting with property owners along Gypsum Creek to discuss a possible rezoning of 2,000 acres of land in that valley.

It was reported in Bond-McCoy that a strange creature had been prowling the Bond dump. Some were suggesting that the creature was a Sasquatch.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of March 25, 1965

The Bureau of Land Management announced plans for a recreation site along the Eagle River, about a mile-and-a-half west of Gypsum. Included would be camp sites and picnic tables.

Weather patterns indicated plenty of snow for Easter.

Local Boy Scouts were participating in a Winter Camporee at Sylvan Lake.

Wolcott rancher Leonard Horn, representing the American National Cattlemen’s Association, testified before Congress regarding management of BLM lands.

Joe Clark starred as Tom Sawyer, and Billy Martin played Joe Harper, in the Eagle Valley High School operetta “Mississippi Melody.”

60 YEARS AGO

Week of March 24, 1955

The Eagle Methodist Church sponsored an “Amateur Hour” competition in the Eagle gym..

The McCoy Wildcats basketball team walked away with the crown from a tournament in Dillion.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of March 30, 1945

The Red Cliff community was mourning the death of Ollie Graham-Meyer.

A local salvage committee was setting up a collection center for tin cans. Tin was used to contain many medicines that were considered essentials for soldiers fighting in foreign lands.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of March 29, 1935

Two Civilian Conservation Corps camps were approved for Eagle County. One would be located on Gore Creek, and the other on Upper Brush Creek. The projects were expected to include road construction, drift fences, weed eradication and reservoir building. A dam was proposed in Yeoman Park to capture the flood waters off East Brush Creek and create a lake.

In Gypsum, the Eagle County High School agricultural class was headed to a stock and grain judging contest in Fort Collins.


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