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Sheephorn riders gather at the Clarence Rundell ranch in the spring of 1915.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of March 5, 2015

The Colorado State Archery Association’s Indoor State Championship was held at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. The event featured competition for ages 5 years to 90 years.

The Adam’s Rib properties in the Brush Creek Valley were slated for a March 20 sale to Brue Capital, a Denver-based company. The reported sale price was $21 million.

Rachel Oys was named general manager of the Cordillera development. Oys was serving as interim Eagle County manager.

Alan Cohen, the developer of the Haymeadow project in Eagle, sent a letter to the editor protesting the “goofy, petty rules” that were causing problems for Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick and town board member Doug Seabury. The two men were facing a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission inquiry regarding a trip they took to Florida to meet with Cohen.

5 years ago

Week of March 3, 2011

Eagle County School District hired two new principals. Greg Doan was chosen to lead Eagle Valley High School and Amy Vanwel was named principal at Berry Creek Middle School.

The renovation at the Riverview Apartments in Eagle-Vail was complete. The units had new carpet, kitchen cabinets and mold problems had been resolved.

The Gypsum Recreation Center announced its plans to host a daylong Spin-A-Thon event to benefit the American Heart Association.

10 years ago

Week of March 2, 2001

Eagle resident Glen Harakal mailed out a flyer to local parents encouraging them to cast a “vote regarding the quality of local public schools by opting to withdraw their children from the upcoming CSAP (Colorado Student Achievement Program) testing.” Eagle County School District officials responded by noting that according to Colorado Revised Statutes, participation in CSAP testing was compulsory for public school students.

Former Gypsum resident Victoria LaGrow published children’s book titled “The Adventures of the Magical Hubcap Kids.”

EVHS hired alum Joannie Ewing to coach the Lady Devils golf team. As a student in 2001, Ewing placed second at the Colorado State Girls Golf Tournament.

20 years ago

Week of Feb. 29, 1996

City Market unveiled plans for a 38,600 square foot store in Eagle.

Gypsum approved plans for the 62 units at the Holy Cross Village affordable housing project planned by the Catholic Archdiocese.

Republican Johnnette Phillips and Democrat Kathy Heicher announced their candidacies for the District 2 county commissioner seat.

Wet, heavy snows caused power outages throughout the valley.

The Eagle Town Board approved a new 60-unit Super 8 Motel and a 50-room addition to the Best Western Eagle Lodge.

30 years ago

Week of Feb. 27, 1986

Eagle County identified two potential commercial users for the county airport — Jet East International and Aero West Airlines.

After strong protest by developers, the county scrapped proposed regulations that would restrict construction in geologically hazardous areas.

The guest speaker at the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting was Pete Seibert, who talked about the new ski and golf development at Arrowhead.

Pat Norman reported a sure sign of spring — red winged blackbirds had appeared along Brush Creek.

The EVHS basketball team hosted the sub-district tournament. Coach Dave Scott was optimistic about the Devils’ chances, noting that previously injured players Matt Heller and Davey Mott were healthy and ready to play.

40 years ago

Week of March 4, 1976

A documentary film crew from the United States Information Agency was in Eagle to film a three-minute segment for “Nation of Nations.” The film was part of the observance of the U.S. Bicentennial. The movie segment featured children at Eagle Elementary school including Scott Ullerick, Teri Dreier ad Mark Johnson.

Dolly Webb, 89, was the subject of an Enterprise feature story. Webb and her husband had arrived in Eagle during the 1913 silver boom and ended up homesteading on Bellyache Mountain.

Kent Mayne, senior guard for the EVHS Devils basketball team, was named to the All League team.

50 years ago

Week of March 3, 1966

The deadline for the Eagle Town Board election was approaching, but town clerk Shirley Shelton reported that no candidates had pulled nomination petitions. The Enterprise chastised its readers for this show of apathy.

There was a rash of thefts in the county. Mabel Brooks’ car was stolen and Ralph Meyers of Meyers Garage in Minturn reported $800 had been stolen from his cash register. Additionally, Mrs. Richard Elliott reported that $60 had been taken from her purse while she was visiting a friend in Eagle.

Margaret Baldrey was the new Worthy Advisor for the local Rainbow Girls.

Donna Jean Eichler and Chuck Woodward announced their engagement.

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce was concerned about the economic impact of the yet-to-be-built Interstate 70 route. Chamber members were worried about how traffic would be traveling past, not through, the town. Construction was slated to begin in a few years.

60 years ago

Week of March 1, 1956

Enterprise editor Marillia McCain reported that a dandelion was blooming in her yard and that her hyacinths and jonquils had pushed up two inches above the snow.

After several heavy snows in November, a mild December and January, and a return of storms in February, the local water outlook for summer was positive.

A new state election law changed the way that town councils were elected. Candidates were allowed to petition their way on the ballot, rather than being nominated at a political assembly.

McCoy High School won the county basketball tournament.

County Public Health Nurse Marguerite Knox was traveling through the county giving whooping cough and tetanus vaccinations to local children.

70 years ago

Week of March 1, 1946

The Eagle School gym was getting a new section of collapsible steel bleachers in response to public complaints about the lack of seating at sporting events. The Eagle and Brush Creek Home Demonstration Clubs helped the school district pay for the bleachers.

Eagle High School won the county basketball tournament.

EHS was toying with a mascot change. Instead of a flying eagle, the new mascot was a cowboy.

Angela Smith of Eagle married Mark Herin of Gypsum in a Denver ceremony.

80 years ago

Week of Feb. 28, 1936

Old-timers reported that the snowstorms hitting the area from Dotsero to Leadville were the worst since the “big snow” of 1898-99. Three feet of snow fell in 36 hours at Minturn and Gilman and snowslides stopped all car and rail travel on Battle Mountain.

An oil truck driver reported that it took him 24 hours to get from Leadville to Eagle. Snow was piled so high on the streets in Minturn that people walking on the sidewalks could not see over it.

The deep snow prompted the State Game and Fish Department to launch a feeding program for an estimated 40,0000 deer The animals were fed hay and oil cakes.

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