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This 1940s era photo shows the Conoco Station at U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle. It was a full-service operation iwth uniformed attendand who check oil, washed windshields and pumped gas.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Jan. 22, 2015

As the valley prepared to host the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships, locals recalled the excitement of the 1989 event.



Eagle officials pondered a changed future for the community following the announcement by Eagle River Station developers that they would not proceed with the approved plan for the commercial/residential development on the east end of town, just south of Interstate 70.

The Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle hosted an open house to present the plans for an expansion and improvements.



5 years ago

Week of Jan. 20, 2011

As Eagle County honed in on its plans for a senior care facility in Eagle, officials begin conducting discussion groups with locals most directly affected by the proposal — residents age 70 and older.



The snow was somewhat sparse, but the Eagle Winter Fest celebration was still planned at the Eagle County Fairgrounds to benefit the Can Do Multiple Sclerosis center. The two-day event included snowcross and snowmobile drag racing for participants of all abilities and ages.

High Country Computers, the Eagle Valley Alliance and Metech Recycling celebrated a successful electronics recycling event in Eagle.

10 years ago

Week of Jan. 19, 2006

The Vail Valley Jet Center submitted a plan for an additional hangar and ramp space in response to the increased demand for general aviation services at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

A front-page story featured members of the Vail Valley String Quartet. The group included Whitney and Cindy Allard, Joslyen Funez and Mary Ann Michaelis.

Daileen Culver won first-place honors at the Eagle Valley Middle School Geography Bee. Nicholas Tafoya placed second and Tyler Keegan placed third.

In the Eagle County Sheriff’s report, a 30-year-old Florida woman ended up in jail after she pummeled her boyfriend with a Louis Vuitton purse The woman was described as very intoxicated and not very cooperative.

20 years ago

Week of Jan. 18, 1996

Eagle’s sales tax collections grew by 16 percent in 1995. Town manager Willy Powell projected even greater retail growth in 1996, with several new motels and fast food franchises expected to open.

The Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission expressed concerns about a 16,000 square foot building proposed at the intersection of Broadway and U.S. Highway 6. The building size and parking were the key issues.

District Attorney Pete Michaelson promoted Michael Goodbee to Chief Deputy District Attorney in Eagle County.

Also over at the district court, a 70 year old man was giving a deferred judgement after being convicted of drunken bike riding.

30 years ago

Week of Jan. 16, 1986

The Eagle County Republican Vacancy Committee selected Jack Loughran to fill the county commissioner seat left vacant by the resignation of Dave Mott.

Noting that incumbent member Paul Hayes had not attended a meeting since early October and had reportedly moved out of the community, the Eagle Town Board declared his seat vacant and the search for a new trustee was under way.

Cindy Warren, daughter of Nancy Warren of Eagle, marched in the Rose Bowl Parade as a member of the Marine Corps Band.

In Eagle Valley High School basketball, Jeff Fedrizzi and Kelly Vigil each scored in the double digits in a victory over Glenwood.

40 years ago

Week of Jan. 22, 1976

The Eagle Town Board considered purchasing the Eagle County School District building on Broadway (which is now home to Red Canyon High School). The asking price was $100,000

The school district was mulling construction of a new middle school at Minturn, either near the U.S. Forest Service ranger station or at Maloit Park.

Former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer and his wife visited Eagle as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Pirnie.

Liz Chandler and Tammie Smith of the EVHS volleyball team received honorable mention on the All-State Team.

Steven Rivera and Don Foral remained undefeated in wrestling following a tournament at Meeker.

50 years ago

Week of Jan. 18, 1966

A trailer home occupied by Joan Steggall and her family burned to the ground, prompting Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain to call for the organization of a volunteer fire department, staffed by “every able-bodied man in the village.”

The Double M Company announced plans to build two apartment complexes in Eagle. One of the buildings was planned at the former Morgan Manor Hotel site and the other was at the Foursquare Church building.

The Eagle Dandylions Club raised $500 for new EVHS band uniforms.

Baskets by Joe Robidoux and Tom Harris helped the EVHS Devil to an overtime win over Grand Valley.

60 years ago

Week of Jan. 19, 1956

Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain was named vice president of the “Royal Order of Raggedly-Assed Reporters” by her colleagues at the Colorado Press Association.

The Ground Observation Squadron of Colorado announced there were 13 observer posts assigned in Eagle County, for the purpose of strengthening the defensive capability of the United States against an enemy attack. The volunteers were asked to report when they observed certain types of planes flying over the valley.

The US. Congress passed a bill authorizing construction of the Fryingpan-Arkansas water diversion project, at an estimated cost of $156 million.

Nine men applied for the Eagle County commissioner vacancy created by the death of Carl Forester. The applicants included Frankie Emmerling, Paul Orgish, John Clark, C.J. DeGraw, Chester Mayer, George Carlow, Cyrus Dice, Mike Bonomo and Orman Hurt.

70 years ago

Week of Jan. 18, 1946

Lt. Woodrow Brown, a doctor, was assigned to the Navy hospital at Glenwood Springs.

Joe Brett received his discharge papers from the Navy and planned to return home to Edwards.

The Eagle High School team posted a 56-40 basketball win over Eagle County High School. Neil Fessenden was the top scorer for EHS with 10 points.

ECHS elected new band officers including president Glen Heminger, secretary Mildred Eichler and treasurer Margaret Beasley.

80 years ago

Week of Jan. 17, 1936

A local jury found a Glenwood barber guilty of cattle rustling. The man was part of a theft ring that stole cows from Avon-area ranchers.

Minturn businessman Warner Burbank was voted president of the Eagle County Chamber of Commerce. Elmer Lundgren of Gypsum was named vice president. The county chamber was busy making plans for the annual Mount of the Holy Cross Pilgrimage and Dr. O.W. Randall was named chairman of the pilgrimage committee.


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