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A 1984 photo shows the view of Eagle Street in Red Cliff, taken from the school site.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of March 19, 2015

Steve and Christie Carver’s basement, which they decorated to depict a 1950s era diner, was the subject of a front page feature story.

Fire destroyed a single family home in Dotsero.

The town of Eagle reopened its lawn waste facility with new fencing, security cameras and rules which specified that only town residents could use the service.

A group of Eagle County senior citizens returned from a trip to New York City.

5 years ago

Week of March 17, 2011

Eagle Valley High School presented the musical “Hairspray.”

Eagle native son Brad Gamble broke the NCAA Division 11 national heptathlon record. He was attending Chadron State College to use his final year of track and field eligibility.

James Lee’s Karate School moved to a new location at Eagle Ranch.

Katie Jarnot was named as the new principal at Eagle Valley Middle School and Dave Russell was named as the new principal at Gypsum Creek Middle School.

10 years ago

Week of March 16, 2006

Costco signed a deal to build a 159,000 square foot store in Gypsum.

As summer approached, the town of Eagle prepared for a very busy construction season. The list of construction projects included the Sylvan Lake Road roundabout, a permanent stage at Eagle Town Park, new water and wastewater lines in the Hilltop neighborhood and the Broadway redevelopment project downtown between Third Street and U.S. Highway 6.

Mark Chapin announced his candidacy for Eagle County assessor.

EVHS presented the spring musical “Aida.”

20 years ago

Week of March 16, 1996

While she was attending to some personal business at the Eagle County Justice Center, a woman went into labor and then gave birth at the site. Dee Netzow of the Western Eagle County Ambulance District helped to deliver the healthy, 8-pound, 2-ounce baby girl.

The EVHS boys basketball team clinched the regional title with a win over Denver Christian. Brian Richardson led all scoring with 19 points and Mike Pietrack contributed 15 points.

Local 4-H’er Mary Shelden was headed to the national 4-H Conference in Washington D.C.

Eagle County Commissioner James Johnson announced that he would seek a second term of office. Democrat Claudia Manzanares of Red Cliff announced that she would challenge Johnson in the primary.

Democrat Kevin Lindahl announced his candidacy for the district 2 Eagle County Commissioner seat.

Eagle Valley Middle School students Megan Colby, Camryn Strickler, Autumn Rivera, Randi Downs and Ruth Overlease won honors at the regional science fair competition.

30 years ago

Week of March 13, 1986

In a hearing room packed with citizens and television news reporters, the Eagle County commissioners ruled that the application for the Homestake II water diversion project was completed. That action cleared the way for county hearings regarding the controversial proposal.

Laurie Healy was the new timber officer for the Eagle Ranger District of the White River National Forest.

State, federal and local agencies drafted a comprehensive plan for the cleanup of the Eagle Mine project on the Eagle River.

40 years ago

Week of March 18, 1976

K. Don Thompson and Frank Neal were the candidates for Eagle Mayor in the upcoming municipal election. Candidates for town board were Pat Carlow, Hunter Antonides, Bob Brown, Sam Yantzer, Bill Caruthers, Rich Deane, Bill Heyer, Susie Vaughn and R. Dale Williams.

In Gypsum, incumbent Evan Mayne was the only candidate for mayor. Town council candidates were Jim Day, Vince Eichler, Dick Turgeon, Eldon Bindley and Richard Morris.

Chuck Kraemer caught a 6-pound brown trout at his secret fishing hole along Gypsum Creek.

EVHS cheerleaders Jill Phillips and Val Smith were named to the All-League Cheer Squad.

50 years ago

Week of March 10, 1966

The Colorado Department of Highways announced that the new Interstate 70 construction would require some changes in the course of the Eagle River north of Eagle.

A sudden warming trend sent water gushing into Eagle from the foothills just east of town. Clogged and frozen ditches were unable to carry the overflow. The Enterprise reported that several properties around town “looked like miniature boating lakes.”

Eagle County Sheriff Jim Seabry announced that George Miller of Minturn would serve as deputy sheriff for the up valley communities of Minturn and Red Cliff. Buck Davis was the deputy in Basalt.

Twenty U.S. Forest Service employees came to Eagle for a log scaling training school.

Burns ranchers Orris and Dale Albertson purchased the William J. Whatley Ranch at DeBeque and another 200 acres at Fruita.

60 years ago

Week of March 15, 1956

The McCoy High School basketball team was headed to the state tournament after winning the Upper Colorado League.

Basketball players from several local schools were named to the first string, all tournament team including Roy Smith of Minturn, LaVern Seaman of McCoy, Bob Mayne of Gypsum, John Buchholz of Eagle, John Saltzgaver of McCoy and Jack Shroeder of Gypsum.

Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain’s “Around Town” column marked its 10th anniversary.

Regional forester Donald E. Clark announced that a pulp mill would be approved somewhere on the Western Slope.

Professional instructor Shirley Jodrie gave skiing lessons to the students at Sweetwater School. The kids skied in a meadow owned by John Gannon.

M.A. Frazier and Hank Knuth were the candidates for Gypsum mayor. Town council candidates were Fred Collett, Jim Robidoux, Evan Mayne, Ernest Walcher, Ronald Estes, Carl Stewart, Art Stremme, Charley Hazzard and Joe Phillips.

70 years ago

Week of March 14, 1946

A bus depot was established at the Montgomery Hotel in Eagle. That was welcome news for local residents who had been catching the bus on the fly, by running fast and flagging down the driver.

In real estate news, Oscar Nelson of Avon sold his cattle ranch to Pete Dodo of Silt.

Richard Crann, a recently discharged serviceman, opened up a tire service at the Charles Byers Service Station in Eagle.

Mrs. and Mrs. Joe Chambers moved from their ranch along Gypsum Creek to a new home in Eagle.

80 years ago

Week of March 13, 1936

Mrs. G.C. Rice presented a petition to the Eagle Town Board seeking a ballot issue to prohibit the sale of liquor within the town. There was some question about whether her petition met deadlines for the April election.

George Watson attended a meeting of the Advisory Grazing Board in Grand Junction.

Warm spring weather brought lots of out-of-town people to Eagle for their auto driver’s tests. Howard McCain was the driver’s license examiner.


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