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Time Machine

Laura Josephine Lemon holds horses for her granddaughter Madeline(right) and her friend Edna Stewart Lemon. This photograph was takend at the Stewarfmailyhomestead near Sweetwater.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Aug. 27, 2015

Results from a survey commissioned by the town of Eagle showed strong voter support for a proposed riverfront park near the Eagle County Fairgrounds site.

The Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center concluded its camping season, serving 139 kids at its site southeast of Eagle.

Hannah Larkin opened More2Dance, a dance studio, in Eagle.

Frost Creek, the former Adam’s Mountain Country Club, reported a surge in memberships since Denver-based Brue Capital Partners took over the operation.

5 years ago

Week of Aug. 25, 2011

Eagle Valley Middle School alumnus Katie Jarnot returned to the school as the Pirates new principal.

Eagle Valley High School also welcomed a new principal, Greg Doan. Dave Russell was the new principal at Gypsum Creek Middle School.

The town of Eagle voted to place a bed tax issue on the November ballot. The proposal called for a $2 per room, per night increase in Eagle’s lodging occupation tax and earmarked the money for marketing efforts in town.

The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge was coming to Eagle County and competitors included the top three finishers in the 2011 Tour de France.

10 years ago

Week of Aug. 24, 2006

The Eagle Valley Library District asked kids to return bendable plastic toys they had received in the summer reading incentive program. The toys were recalled nationally because they contained more than four times the safe amount of lead.

The Eagle County Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Research Survey showed that 75 percent of the 668 people who responded ranked retirement housing options as one of their top three priority as they aged.

The “ForBall” team took first place in the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District competitive men’s league.

20 years ago

Week of Aug. 22, 1996

The town of Gypsum imposed a moratorium on new annexations. Mayor Mike Suriano said the town needed some time to properly handle all the land it had annexed in recent years.

Gypsum purchased the 10-acre Rachel Ranch at the northeast corner of Valley Road and Cooley Mesa for use as a town administration site.

Despite the fact that Berry Creek Middle School and Avon Elementary School were coming on line, the school district was still in a space crunch, according to Superintendent John Hefty.

Barrel racer Tiffani Burton, a sophomore at EVHS, won a world championship at the Little Britches National Finals.

Eagle resident Jerry Fedrizzi was hiking the entire Colorado Trail. He had already covered 250 miles and had another 225 miles left to go.

30 years ago

Week of Aug. 21, 1986

Construction was under way at the Echo Ranch group foster home near the Eagle County Airport.

The Eagle County Junior Livestock Sale brought in $24,000. Jeremy Davis had the champion market beef.

Donn Jacobsen from Burns bought a lottery ticket that earned him the right to spin the Colorado Lottery jackpot wheel. He won $1,000.

Kraig Keltner’s Eagle Valley Merchants baseball team took the state title.

EVHS football coach John Ramunno announced that junior Kelly Vigil would be the Devils’ starting quarterback.

40 years ago

Week of Aug. 26, 1976

District Court Judge Jerry Seavy ruled that Eagle County’s quest for a sales tax could proceed, despite a lawsuit from the town of Vail seeking to halt the effort.

Eagle Town Manager Bob Sanders resigned, citing a difference in philosophy between himself and the town board. The board had rejected his recommendations to hire a public works superintendent and to institute a public works mill levy.

Members of the Eagle County Airport Authority persuaded the Eagle County Planning Commission to turn down a proposal for a bulk gas plant near the end of the airport runway. Safety concerns were cited as the reason for the commission’s concerns.

David O’Neal and Chris Fedrizzi were the winners of the Fonzie Look Alike contest sponsored by the Eagle Recreation Department.

50 years ago

Week of Aug. 25, 1966

Dusty Walls exhibited the champion bull at the Eagle County Fair. Cindy Stephens had the champion heifer. Lynn Dodo of Avon had the grand champion steer.

Four local 4-H’ers were delegates to Camp Tobin at the Colorado State Fair — Connie Eaton, Dan Marks, Rita Beard and Mike Blanco.

The community of Vail voted to incorporate into a town. The next step was to elect a mayor and a town board.

60 years ago

Week of Aug. 23 1956

Eagle County Nurse Marguerite Knott reported that a 14-month-old Minturn toddler had contracted polio.

The “Huck Finn Day” fishing derby was held at the Hume White Ranch on Brush Creek. Mike Leierer caught the first fish, Mike Simonds caught the biggest fish and Billy Pease caught the smallest fish. Donna Jean Eichler took home the prize for catching the most fish.

Some 63 people turned out for the annual Brush Creek picnic at the Alex Macdonnel ranch.

The Colorado Highway Department proposed developing U.S. Highway 6 as the Denver to Salt Lake City link in the national interstate system.

70 years ago

Week of Aug. 23, 1946

A dance at the Rainbow Club in Minturn ended disastrously when a fight broke out. One man was in the Gilman hospital with multiple knife wounds and another was going to loose an eye due to a head injury.

Five members of the Army’s bomb and shell disposal team were in the county to begin cleanup of the artillery range at Camp Hale.

Joining a statewide effort to evade the polio epidemic, Eagle County passed a law banning all children under 18 years of age from public places, including the theater, Sunday School, fairs and picnics. The ban put an end to the Eagle baseball team’s season because five of the players were younger than 18.

Officials also delayed the opening of school because of the polio epidemic.

80 years ago

Week of Aug. 21, 1936

The newly remodeled Eagle County High School building in Gypsum opened for the school year. The original school building dated back to 1907. Following the remodel, the school had a gymnasium, home economics room, agriculture shop and a library with 1,800 books.

Mrs. Ray Chatfield and Mrs. George Watson won prizes at the Eagle Flower Show.

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