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Time Machine

The woman seated at the piano is identified only as "Bill Luby's piano teacher" and "Gene Luby's aunt" in this 1900s era photograph of a local piano parlor.
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1 year ago

Week of Feb. 12, 2015

The Eagle Town Board approved the building design proposal from Rocky Mountain Pure, a retail marijuana business that hoped to break ground in the spring.

Gypsum native Cassidy Warner shared the story of her work as a race course volunteer during the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships.

Eagle Public Works employees installed a large clock at the Centennial Stage at Eagle Town Park. The clock commemorated the many years of dedicated public service by former town manager Willy Powell and town clerk/finance director Marilene Miller.

5 years ago

Week of Feb. 10, 2011

Eagle’s Tanner Coulter was one of the competitors at Denver’s Big Air event.

The Eagle Town Board agreed to contribute $10,000 for Eagle County Regional Airport marketing.

Eagle resident Amy Blakey won Freeskier Magazine’s search for a national Lange Girl.

Eagle Ranch residents reported multiple sightings of bald eagles in the neighborhood.

10 years ago

Week of Feb. 9, 2006

A photography exhibit titled “The Gilman Project” featured images of the abandoned Eagle County mining town by Scot Gerdes and Greg Dahlgren. The photographers were enrolled in the Colorado Mountain College professional photographers program and they obtained permission to capture the images during a one-year period.

Eagle’s first dog park, located in the Eagle Ranch area, opened.

Gypsum Creek Middle School eighth grader James Harvey won the Colorado State Youth Wrestling Championship at 125 pounds.

Members of the Whistling Bullets Shooting Springs 4-H Club honored Jack Ford during a special meeting. Ford was one of the founding co-leaders of the club and he worked with the kids for eight years.

20 years ago

Week of Feb. 5, 1996

Dotsero landowner Bill Stephens submitted plans for the “Two Rivers Park” which included 310 year-around RV sites, a 200-unit motel, a restaurant and a water skiing course.

Karen Sheaffer was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Eagle County Treasurer Sherry Brandon.

Eagle Valley High School’s Brian Richardson led the Devils to a victory over Aspen with 28 points. Free throw success by the Lady Devils’ Brooke Bailey helped the team to a narrow win over Aspen.

30 years ago

Week of Feb. 5, 1986

Proposed changes to the Eagle development regulations drew complaints from developers, business owners and the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce. The town board agreed to re-examine the proposed changes.

Eagle Methodist Church members continued work on their church reconstruction project, which included a new chapel and an educational wing.

EVHS wrestler Ron Book recorded a win over his Glenwood Springs opponent.

In Devils basketball, Chris Fedrizzi was the top scorer in a game against Roaring Fork. Fedrizzi chalked up 13 points.

40 years ago

Week of Feb. 12, 1976

The U.S. Forest Service was expected to issue a use permit for the proposed Beaver Creek resort.

Burns rancher John Benton was named to the board of directors for the Colorado River Water Conservation District.

Laurene Knupp’s fifth-grade class in Eagle was studying the colonial period. Mrs. Larry Rule visited the classroom to show the students the art of spinning wool.

EVHS wrestler Darrell Jacox won his weight class (167 pounds) at the district tournament. Vern Brock was the EVHS Wrestler of the Week.

In girls basketball, Julie Reed, Debbie Mayne and Margie Landrum led the scoring in the Lady Devils game against Roaring Fork.

Two former Eagle County deputies started new businesses. Curt Miller was the new owner of C&C Concoco and Larry Sherrell opened an automotive service business.

50 years ago

Week of Feb. 10, 1966

The Eagle Valley Music Boosters launched a fund drive to purchase new band uniforms. Mrs. Evan Mayne was leading the effort.

EVHS student Connie Greve was selected for the All-State Band.

Eagle business owners were anxiously awaiting word about the proposed Interstate 70 route through the valley.

The Climax Mine extracted its 2 millionth ton of molybdenite ore from Bartlett Mountain.

A citizen action committee was formed to address local school needs.

60 years ago

Week of Feb. 9, 1956

A records check revealed that a Wyoming couple, suspects in a sensational murder in that state, has been married at the Eagle County Courthouse while fleeing from the law.

A group of paratroopers made history at Camp Hale when they completed a jump at over two miles in altitude. The troopers were also being trained in the art of packing mules.

Gilman resident Dick Mize, a student at Western State College placed first in a ski race at Dillon.

A photo of Zurcher’s Lake (which was later renamed Sylvan Lake) was featured in Colorado Editor magazine. The lake was created by Otto Zurcher at what was formerly the Sneve Ranch. Zurcher operated a mink farm at the site.

70 years ago

Week of Feb. 8, 1946

Two students from the Squaw Creek and Edwards schools — Wanda Terry and Clarence Case — helped to dedicate a bed at the Fitzsimions Army Hospital. The two schools had raised $5,193 in stamps and bonds for the hospital.

Sgt. Don Webb returned home from the Pacific.

Pvt. Walt Lieber was still serving with the Army of Occupation in Munich.

Pvt. Wesley Schlegel was serving with a field artillery observation battalion in Italy.

The new Eagle Public Library was located in a room at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eagle. The facility was open for two hours every Saturday afternoon.

Wilson Radio and Appliance opened its doors in downtown Eagle in the Meehan Building. Eldon Wilson was the proprietor.

80 years ago

Week of Feb. 6, 1936

Tennessee Pass was the only mountain pass in Colorado that remained open for travel during a huge winter storm. Berthod Pass was still closed and the railroad reported that 30 inches of snow fell at Malta during a 24-hour period.

Perry Oleson, described as a Wolcott “flockmaster” was spending the winter in Watson, Utah.

The Burban Mercantile Company remodeled its Minturn store.

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