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This 1920s winter photograph shows the addition of a new wing to Eagle County High School in Gypsum.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of April 24, 2014

Cordillera Valley Golf Course opened for the 2014 season. After the membership at the course crashed from 600 to zero, it was back to more than 400 for the season.

Locals were enjoying deals across the valley as the ski season had concluded. Local businesses often offer local deals during the “mud season.”

The town of Gypsum honored out-going town council member Tim McMichael for his service.

Castle Peak Senior Care Center was netting an enthusiastic welcome from the Eagle Town Board members.

Voters were getting set to elect board members for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and Eagle County Paramedic Services.

A Celebration of Life was held for local teacher Linda Metcalf.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of April 22, 2010

A Heart Smart class was getting local senior citizens moving at the Gypsum Recreation Center.

Dr. Steve Oakson was performing free oral screenings at the annual 9Health Fair.

A birth announcement in the Enterprise said that Eagle residents Randy and Denise Kipp, along with big brother Miles, welcomed twin daughters Ashleigh Susan and Vivian Anne to the family on Feb. 1.

Members of the Eagle Valley High School graduating classes between 1955-65 were being urged to send in reservations as soon as possible for a combination reunion that was being planned for the summer.

Locals were mourning the loss of former long-time resident Ardyth Nimon.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of April 21, 2005

Seven years after its annexation by the town of Gypsum, the historic 963-acre Albertson Ranch was being promoted as the Brightwater development.

Eagle County and the towns of Eagle and Gypsum were considering an airport interchange study.

Enterprise editor Kathy Heicher received the Nimon-Walker award for her help in preserving the area’s history.

The Freedom Park Memorial Ground-breaking ceremony was an especially emotional one, with U.S. Armed Forces deployed all over the globe.

Dale Starr, former Eagle resident and 1990 graduate of Eagle Valley High School, was named the head volleyball coach at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of April 20, 1995

HBE Homes, developer of the proposed Bluffs project, was promising affordable housing in the $100,000 to $160,000 range. Some 298 housing units were proposed. However, the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission and residents of Upper Kaibab were raising questions about the density.

Meanwhile, the developers of the 100-unit Eagle Villas property anticipated 100 percent occupancy of their project.

Eagle County approved a special use permit for Rancho Del Rio allowing 11 rental cabins, two residences, and a small convenience store.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of April 25, 1985

The Adam’s Rib lawsuit wasn’t out of the court system just yet. Federal Judge John Kane planned a hearing on issues involving a proposed land exchange between the developers and the U.S. Forest Service.

David Myers reigned as king and Tracey O’Hara was the queen of the Eagle Valley High School Junior-Senior Prom.

The Eagle County Historical Society was struggling with the financial cost of renovating the old Chambers dairy barn into a museum. The barn had been moved from its original location to Chambers Park. The Eagle Town Board, while voicing support for the project, declined to take financial responsibility or ownership of the building.

The Burns Roping Club received permission from the Bureau of Land Management to use the old Burns rodeo arenas for club activities.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of April 24, 1975

Gypsum Creek landowners sought a rezoning that would allow them to break up their properties into smaller parcels.

Members of the Eagle County Airport Authority were pushing for expansion for the Eagle County Airport.

Candidates for the Eagle County School Board were Jack Phillips, Don Price, Larry Benway and Ted Kindel.

Despite a home run hit by Rusty Price, the Devils baseball team dropped a game to Meeker 5-4.

Liz Chandler won a first place medal in the mile run at a track meet in Palisade. Linda Hoza placed second in discus and fourth in standing long jump.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of April 22, 1965

The Eagle Valley Medical building was nearly finished after a yearlong construction period. Local contractors donated labor and materials for the project, which was coming in at a cost of under $30,000.

Dick Miller and Bob Shelton were in charge of the white mice game at the annual Lions Club carnival. The game challenged participants to place bets on which mouse hole the tiny squealer would run into when turned loose.

The Gypsum Library marked its 25th anniversary.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of April 21, 1955

An investigation failed to pinpoint the origin of the fire that destroyed the main lodge at Sweetwater Lake and an adjacent small cabin. Seven cabins along the lake were not touched by the fire.

Eagle businessman A.B. Koonce presented a proposal before Club 20 calling for reconstruction and rebuilding of 10 miles of Highway 131, north of Wolcott. He also urged completion of the highway between Toponas and Kremmling.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of April 27, 1945

The Enterprise warned that Eagle was facing a food shortage, due to government “foolishness.” The owners of one restaurant and two grocery stores were considering closing their businesses because they could not get enough food points to acquire food for their customers.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of April 25, 1935

The county surveyors were marking the baseball park for the annual track meet.

Mildred Eaton and Patsy Meehan were candidates for student body president of Eagle High School.


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