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Time Machine

Barber L.C. Sharp tends to a client in his shop at the bacl of Sharp's Pool Hall in downtown Eagle.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Aug. 28, 2014

The Porchlight Players performed their fall musical “Nunsense.”

Circle A Auto opened in Eagle.

The Eagle County Historical Society presented a Minturn Cemetery Tour with local actors portraying characters ranging from train engineers to bootleggers.

Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen became the defending champion of the USA Pro Challenge. He won the Stage 6 Vail Time Trial by 52 seconds, with a time of 24 minutes, 26.5 seconds.

5 years ago

Week of Aug. 26, 2010

The Eagle Town Board postponed a decision regarding a medical marijuana dispensary request from Sweet Leaf Pioneer.

Organizers of Eagle’s Demolition Derby event reported that 26 cars competed and the first place winner took home a $1,500 prize.

The Porchlight Players performed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as their fall musical.

Locals mourned the death of Gerald Gallegos, the founder of the Gallegos Corp. and a stalwart community philanthropist.

10 years ago

Week of Aug. 25, 2005

Twenty-one Eagle County residents submitted applications to serve on a home rule charter committee. The candidates represented a broad range of political views from various parts of the county.

The Eagle County commissioners finalized a ballot question asking voters whether the county should adopt a law banning smoking in enclosed public places. The law would only apply to unincorporated areas of the county.

Vail Valley Cares, operator of The Thrifty Stores in Eagle and Edwards, doled out more than $105,000 in grants to various area non profit organizations.

20 years ago

Week of Aug. 24, 1995

Three months after the county rejected a proposed gravel pit at Deep Creek, B&B Excavating sought approval to expand its operations at Edwards.

The Gypsum Town Council asked voters to consider a 1 percent sales tax on food, with revenues earmarked for street improvements, law enforcement and a new town hall.

A volleyball-sized mushroom plucked from a horse pasture along Brush Creek was the centerpiece of the Colorado Mycological Society’s Mushroom Fair in Denver. The Giant Western Puffball, which measured 19 inches in diameter, was found on the J. Homer Jackson ranch.

Eagle County School District was testing a permanent substitute program as one of the changes for the 1995-96 school year.

30 years ago

Week of Aug. 22, 1985

Karen Greenman’s steer won Grand Champion honors at the Eagle County Fair. Marvin Hornbaker of Rueben’s Restaurant purchased the animal at the Junior Livestock Auction.

Funding problems at the federal level delayed construction of a senior housing project in Eagle for at least one year.

Returning lettermen for the Eagle Valley High School football team included John Harris, Chris Fedrizzi, Kurt Metternick and Mike Rodriquez. Returning stars for the EVHS volleyball team included Lanie Bryant, Stacy Book, Leslie Dietz, Kelli Faulkner and Tracy Kelly.

40 years ago

Week of Aug. 28, 1975

Eagle Town Manager Chuck Shafer resigned. He was the first manager for the community and he had served for two and one-half years.

Colo. Gov. Richard Lamm promised the town of Eagle could have a representative on his Winter Resource Management Planning Advisory Committee. The group was formed to address issues involving ski area development.

Dennis Reynolds of Eagle was tapped to sing on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day MS Marathon. Reynolds won a country-western singing contest in Denver to earn the television spot.

50 years ago

Week of Aug. 25, 1965

Members of a junior college organizational committee visited Eagle to explain how to set up a college financing district.

The Eagle County High School Class of 1930 hosted a reunion. Attendees included Blanche Skiff-Wilds, Olivia Steven McNeal, Gussie Davenport Baker, Edna Mulnix White, Georgia Anderson Lewis and Clare Nottingham Lundgren.

Competitors in the North American Bicycle Tout pedaled their way through the valley on a grueling course than ran from Aspen, down the Roaring Fork Valley, through Glenwood Canyon and over Tennessee Pass.

Karen Albertson’s bull won Grand Champion honors at the Eagle County Fair.

60 years ago

Week of Sept. 1, 1955

Two passengers on a bus were injured when the vehicle collided with an owl as the bus approached Eagle. The impact sent glass shards flying into the bus.

Burt Wolverton’s garden, featuring 415 gladiolas, was the talk of the town.

A Camp Hale soldier was slain by an armed man attempting to steal a car.

A rich vein of uranium was discovered along Vail Pass.

The new Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs was accepting patients and promised a $25 saving bond for the first baby to be born at the facility.

John Woodward returned to his home in Gypsum after several weeks in the hospital, recuperating from bullet wounds he sustained during a gun fight in Fulford.

70 years ago

Week of Aug. 31, 1945

Local soldier Sammy Sixkiller returned to Gypsum for a visit with his parents after serving in the armed forces in Europe. Tracy Borah returned to his Gypsum Creek home after fighting in France.

Despite the fact that World War II was over, some local men were still being called into the service. The most recent inductees included John Clark of Minturn, Clayton Gerard of Gypsum and Jack Collett of Wolcott.

Pfc. Neil Black was stationed in Japan.

80 years ago

Week of Aug. 30, 1935

Local cattle were selling well in Denver, according to reports from Cora Mayer, E.G. Jaztrow and the Benton Land and Livestock Company.

A rodeo was planned at the Ed Johnson Ranch on the Eagle-Thomsasville Road. Bronc riding and a baseball game were planned as part of the event.

The Red Cliff Micks came away with a 5-2 victory over the Eagle baseball team, despite strong hitting by John Lewis.

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