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Members of the Doll family rig out their hunting camp on Onion Ridge in this 1947 photograph.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of July 17, 2014

Easton Corbin and Mark Chesnutt headlined the Gypsum Daze concert.

With its approval of a proposal from Rocky Mountain Pure, Eagle filled the two available retail marijuana licenses in the community. The other license holder was Sweet Leaf Pioneer.

Chris Ryan, owner of the Grand Avenue Grill, opened Grand Avenue Chill — a new soft serve ice cream window at her Eagle business.

For the first time in 15 years, the Three River Little League Majors All-Stars were head to the state tournament. The team included four Eagle Valley players — Joey Beverage, Jake Ticker, Luke Morrisey and Davie Reiley.

5 years ago

Week of July 15, 2010

Rodney Atkins and Sarah Buxton headlined the Gypsum Daze concert.

The 1933 green bridge that spanned the Eagle River east of Eagle was looking for a new home. The 154-foot long structure was featured in a Colorado Heritage magazine article under the headline “Adopt a Bridge.” CDOT planned to remove the structure and build a new bridge along U.S. Highway 6 east of town.

The Eagle County commissioners and the Eagle Town Board discussed the possibility of building a senior care facility in town.

Garrett Flaagan and Eric Boyd competed in the regional Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge in Aspen.

10 years ago

Week of July 14, 2005

Sawyer Brown, Josh Turner and Emerson Drive headlined the Gypsum Daze concert.

The town of Eagle and the Eagle Centennial Committee invited residents to a “Potluck in the Park” at the final ShowDown Town concert for the season. The town said it would supply barbecue beef, hot dogs and lemonade. Residents were asked to contribute salads, side dishes and dessert.

Vandals spray painted 22 open space signs around Eagle. There were no suspects in the crime.

After 17 years of travel, the members of the Legace family in Eagle accomplished their goal of visiting every one of the 50 states.

20 years ago

Week of July 13, 1995

Eagle Fire Chief John Boyd assisted in the rescue of an injured woman from Fulford Cave.

City Market announced it was swapping a piece of property located on the south side of Interstate 70 in Eagle for a larger tract located north of Eagle’s I-70 interchange. The grocery store chain said construction on an Eagle store would begin in 1996.

England’s Princess Diana was rumored to be vacationing in the Vail area.

Members of the Eagle Town Board and the Eby Creek Homeowners Association were sparring over a proposal to seed a grassy area in the subdivision’s park. The homeowners were not enthused about spending money on irrigation for the area.

30 years ago

Week of July 11, 1985

Following the resignation of Eagle County Manager Brad Jones, commissioners David Mott, Don Welch and Dick Gustafson took on more operational duties.

The town of Eagle team — Tom Harris, Bob Ross, Ray and Hyacinth Tencza and Blake Faulkner — took first place in the July 4 “Not so Great Race.” The competition included running, biking, rafting and horseback riding.

Mormon crickets had reportedly invaded the Flat Tops area.

40 years ago

Week of July 17, 1975

The town of Eagle was considering a proposal to contract with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for police protection services.

Claude Gerard was appointed to the Eagle County Airport Authority.

Community activists proposed creation of the Greater Eagle Fire District to raise money for firefighting equipment and training.

50 years ago

Week of July 16, 1965

Proposed development of the Yeoman Park area was the discussion topic for the Eagle Chamber of Commerce dinner. Discussion centered around a proposal to create a reservoir and recreation facilities at the site.

The Eagle Pharmacy prepared to relocate from the Bindle Building, where it had been housed for 50 years, to a new building located on the corner of Third and Broadway.

The Eagle Sewer District received a $15,000 federal grant to help pay for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Andy Gerard of Gypsum took first place in a big fish contest sponsored by the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club. Gerard caught a 4-pound, 4- ounce Mackinaw.

60 years ago

Week of July 21, 1955

Uranium prospectors continued to swarm the valley. The Enterprise reported that everybody from local ranchers to wealthy state businessmen were trying to strike it rich.

M.A. McLean caught a 2.25 pound rainbow trout out of the Eagle River.

A test tunnel was drilled along Straight Creek to determine if it was feasible to build traffic tunnels under the Continental Divide. (It was. The Eisenhower Tunnel opened in 1973.)

70 years ago

Week of July 20, 1945

Former Red Cliff teacher Doris Erickson was serving with the American Red Cross in France.

Pfc. Joseph Romero of Edwards was a member of the 3rd Battalion, the unit that discovered where the Nazis had hidden a vast collection of priceless artwork stolen in Italy. The cache included works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Botticelli.

80 years ago

Week of July 19.1935

M.J. Webber, supervisor of the Holy Cross National Forest paid a visit to Eagle Ranger William Brown to announce the federal government’s intension to develop Fulford Cave and build a dam at Yeoman Park.

Webber said a Civilian Conservation Corps camp would be established at the fork of Brush Creek and crews would work on a clubhouse near the cave, where a guide would be stationed to lead tours of the attraction.

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