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Time Machine

Trail riders cross a stream during a dude ranch outing at the Lucky G.J. Ranch.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Nov. 13, 2014

Leo’s Limoncello from 808 Distillery in Eagle earned a gold medal at the Breckenridge Still on the Hill event.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife fenced off the Upper Brush Creek School site to preserve the historic structure as part of Sylvan Lake State Park. An information sign at the location informed visitors about the structure’s history.

With flat sales tax revenues and limited building on the horizon, Eagle contemplated tight finances for its 2015 budget.

5 years ago

Week of Nov. 11, 2010

A company called Machine Gun Tours planned a special event at the Gypsum Shooting Sports Park. Participants were given the opportunity to fire various automatic weapons in a “ safe, controlled environment.”

Sales tax revenues in the town of Eagle dropped 7 percent during 2010, and that was on top of a 10 percent decrease in 2009. The town was looking at a very tight budget for 2011.

The Eagle Talons U-12 girls soccer team took first place in the Western Slope Soccer League.

10 years ago

Week of Nov. 10, 2005

Dog owners packed the Eagle Town Board meeting for a discussion about the community’s leash law. After more than two hours of testimony, the town board agreed to allow changes that would allow animals to be off leash if they were off hard surface paths, not more than 150 feet from their handlers and under voice command.

To celebrate his team’s 3A Western Slope Championship, Eagle Valley High School football coach John Ramunno allowed seniors to shave his head during an all-school assembly.

A cow wandering along U.S. Highway 6 between Eagle and Gypsum kept county deputies busy for most of a day. The cow kept jumping fences and escaping from the deputies, which prompted them to jokingly threaten to charge the animal with eluding a law officer.

Longtime local Vince Eichler passed away. He was 83 years old.

20 years ago

Week of Nov. 9, 1995

Eagle County voters approved a half-cent transportation tax. Additionally, Gypsum voters approved a one-cent sales tax.

A 41-year-old man from Holly, who was at the Eagle County Justice Center to face charges, collapsed and died on the courthouse steps.

A new public works facility was the top item on the town of Eagle capital projects list for 1996.

The Devils came from behind for a 34-15 win over Estes Park in the second round of high school football playoffs.

EVHS Principal Ivan Kershner was the winner of a $25,000 award from the Miliken Foundation.

EVHS was in the process of constructing a bio-building, where students could learn about hydroponic cultivation.

30 years ago

Week of Nov. 7, 1985

Eagle County reviewed a proposal to build a large wallboard manufacturing plant near Gypsum.

EVHS football coach John Ramunno was named Northwestern League Coach of the Year. Ramunno led the Devils to a third place finish just one year after the team moved from single A to AA competition.

Five EVHS football players were named to the All League team: Chris Fedrizzi, Mike Rodriquez, Kurt Metternick, Travis Bryant and Mike Guseman

The Eagle County School Board considered re-opening the shuttered Meadow Mountain Elementary School for the 1985-86 school year.

Eagle County District Court ruled that the Homestead neighborhood in Edwards was obligated to pay property taxes to the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District. Residents of the area complained that they did not benefit from any WECMRD programming or facilities.

40 years ago

Week of Nov. 13, 1975

Jon Gamble played the role of Lancelot in a local production of the musical “Camelot” presented by Colorado Mountain College. John Reimers played King Arthur and Barbara Freeman played Gueneviere.

School district lunch supervisor Joann Clark reported that 25 percent of the families participating in the free lunch program were not qualified to do so.

Colorado Highway Department officials predicted that traffic on Interstate 70 would be bottle necked for at least four years while work progressed on additional lanes on Vail Pass and at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Kathy Laman and Allen Bearden were the McCoy School Students of the Month.

50 years ago

Week of Nov. 11, 1965

Local Boy Scouts piked up a truckload of clothing donations for the Goodwill Drive. Participating Scouts included Biff Long, Don Merchant, Rod Carter, Eldon Bindley and Mike Jordan.

Mrs. Edmund Bobson of Gypsum was the new president of the Extension Homemakers County Council.

60 years ago

Week of Nov. 10, 1955

Glen and Ross Chambers were preparing the Eagle ski run for the season. The course, located near the Sunset View Cemetery, had been widened and some small gullies were leveled to address a safety issue. The Chambers were also working to create an ice rink at the Town Park baseball diamond.

Eagle reported its population had reached 466 and business was booming around town.

Construction on the new Masonic Hall in Eagle was progressing nicely.

70 years ago

Week of Nov. 9, 1945

For the first time in Eagle County history, four women were selected for jury duty for a district court case. The four women were Margaret Sullivan of Minturn, Eleanor Mae Flaherty of Red Cliff, Eleanor F. Beck of Minturn and Lucille Palmer of Minturn.

Rio Grand Railroad officials gathered on the snowy summit of Tennessee Pass for a ceremony opening the railroad’s new $800,000 tunnel that pierced through the heart of the Continental Divide.

Pvt. Wesley Schlegel arrived home from Camp Fanin, Texas.

John and Wash Holland of Wolcott sold their sheep ranch operation to Peter Jouflas. The Holland brothers had ranched in the area for several years.

80 years ago

Week of Nov. 8, 1934

Eagle County High School’s Homecoming was a gala event with alumnae leading the parade.

Eagle residents were concerned that drivers were going too fast in the vicinity of the Eagle School, where children were often playing outside.

Albert Rimbert literally “died in the saddle” at the Oscar Nelson ranch at Edwards.