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Time Machine

Red Cliff's blacksmith shop is shown in this old-time photo of the community.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Sept. 4, 2014

The town of Eagle netted a $41,00 grant from Greater Outdoors Colorado to help pay for a new rafting ramp at Chambers Park.

In support of Trooper Eugene Hofacker, who sustained serious gunshot injuries after he pulled over to help a stopped motorist who turned out to be a dangerous felon, the Colorado State Patrol was hosting a blood drive in Glenwood Springs.

Members of the Eagle Valley High School Class of 2015 celebrated the announcement that they had collectively scored a 21.2 on the ACT. When they were freshmen, EVHS Principal Greg Doan challenged the group to hit a collective score of 21 on the ACT.

5 years ago

Week of Sept. 2, 2010

The town of Eagle was working toward ‘shovel ready’ status for the Eby Creek Road improvements project. “What’s important to remember is the economy is going to come back at some point and the economy always rebounds quicker than local government can react,” said Eagle Town Engineer Tom Gosiorowski.

Meanwhile, Eagle saw sales tax revenues dip an additional 6 percent during the first six months of 2010. That was on top of a 10 percent decline recorded in 2009.

Tim McMichael shot a hole-in-one at Hole 7 of the Gypsum Creek Golf Course. The witness to his feat was his father-in-law Dave Neidlinger.

EVHS alum Joe Ford, who was serving with the U.S. Army in South Korea, had the opportunity to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

10 years ago

Week of Sept. 1, 2005

Eagle residents Mary Kerst and Jo Thomas opened Everett Family Funeral Home and Crematory at the Airport Gateway center. The opening marked the first time in more than 40 years that a funeral home was operating in the Eagle Valley.

The U.S. Postal Service approved home delivery in Eagle, but residents were warned not to expect to-the-door service. The approval merely cleared the way for placement of cluster boxes in strategic neighborhoods around town.

A grand opening ceremony was celebrated at the new Edwards skate park.

20 years ago

Week of Aug. 31, 1995

Adam’s Rib developers were simultaneously presenting three different projects before three different entities. The golf course plan was in front of the Eagle County commissioners, the ranch project was before the county planning commission and The Bluffs project was before the town of Eagle.

Some 3,800 students were enrolled in Eagle County Schools.

Karen Strakbein was the new finance director for the school district.

Diane Huffman’s softball teammates showed up for a game decked out in wedding outfits to honor Huffman’s pending nuptials.

30 years ago

Week of Aug. 29, 1985

Court operations moved into the new Eagle County Justice Center.

An Enterprise feature story focused on Anderson Camps rafting director Bill Hargelroad, who estimated he had floated the Upper Colorado 700 times.

A new post office was under construction at Burns.

Nick Seaver was the newly hired principal at Eagle Valley Middle School.

40 years ago

Week of Sept. 4, 1975

The Eagle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a law that would require developers to dedicate land or cash in lieu of land to the school district.

Bond resident Mike True escaped serious injury when he was hit by a freight train while riding horseback on the track. The horse did not survive.

Local 4-H’ers who earned blue ribbons at the Colorado State Fair included Anna Gerard, Kim Eaton, Brian Hoza and Eddie Havener.

Susan Reed and Chuck Kraemer were married in a ceremony in Glenwood Springs.

Carl Gray placed first in bareback riding at the Eagle Valley Stampede, a rodeo held at Dowd Junction. Gray took home a $233 prize.

LuAnn Medina was queen of the Red Cliff Fiesta.

50 years ago

Week of Sept. 2, 1965

The Colorado Highway Department unveiled plans for the extension of Interstate 70 through the Eagle Valley.

A number of local citizens found a new hobby — scrounging around old garbage dumps and garages for antique whiskey and medicine bottles.

Eight-year-old Donald Cowden was in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach while playing with a gun. The accident occurred at a Mill Creek timber camp.

Margaret Baldry and Carol Davenport each won reserve champion honors at the Colorado State Fair with their 4-H demonstration “I Could have Danced all Night.”

60 years ago

Week of Sept. 8, 1955

Miners prospecting for a vein of uranium along Vail Pass filed 118 claims in a single week. Eugene Slaughter and Art Davenport were among the prospectors.

The county commissioners offered a $200 reward for information leading to the conviction of anyone caught stealing flares that were used as safety measures for road construction projects. The commissioners were also concerned about road signs being damaged by bullets and rocks.

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce baseball team was the local league champion, winning 11 of its 12 games.

70 years ago

Week of Sept. 7, 1945

A German prisoner of war was killed when a tree fell on him while he was working at a logging came along Gore Creek.

Mrs. William Mayer has an unusual pet at her ranch near Eagle — a great horned owl. The bird would come to her to be petted and fed. She urged local residents not to kill the owl if they saw it sitting on a fence post.

The four Harris boys from McCoy had all served in the war and were all home for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Harris.

The Eagle Rationing Board officially closed down.

80 years ago

Week of Sept. 6, 1935

Some 116 students were enrolled at the Eagle School.

The Choir Girls of Red Cliff sponsored an amateur hour talent competition. The categories included singing, monologue, instrumental music, whistling and hog-calling.

Woodrow Brown turned over his Denver Post route in Eagle to Jimmy Madden. Brown had built up good business for the Post while completing high school.