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The Red Cliff bridge is shown while under construction.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library Distric and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of April 2, 2015

Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation begin work to replace the Depression-era bridge over Brush Creek in west Eagle. The project was slated to last throughout the summer.

Brue Capital, the Denver-base company that purchased the Adam’s Rib holdings in the Brush Creek valley announced a May 2 grand opening of the Adam’s Mountain Country Club.

A Ford Range pickup crashed into the front of the Minturn Post Office after the driver’s foot slipped off the clutch. No one was injured in the incident.

5 years ago

Week of March 30, 2011

Eagle was preparing to launch a public art exhibit titled “Pink Colorado” for the summer of 2011. The exhibit planned oversize photos, which all featured and element of pink, mounted on buildings around town.

The Eagle Valley High School Foundation celebrated is first Fire and Ice Gala at the Adam’s Mountain Country Club.

The Habitat for Humanity outlet store in Eagle was planning a grand opening celebration with giveaways and festivities.

10 years ago

Week of March 29, 2006

The town of Gypsum canceled its municipal election because no candidates stepped forward to challenge Mayor Steve Carver and town council members Pam Schultz, Dick Mayne and Tim McMichael.

Pressure from some Broadway merchants and the prospect of a soon-to-be opened Costco store in Gypsum prompted the Eagle Town Board to consider a fast tract plan for its downtown redevelopment project.

The Western Eagle County Ambulance District opened its new Gypsum headquarters at the fire station on Second Street. The ambulance district also planned to build a new ambulance facility at a site on Jules Drive.

20 years ago

Week of March 28, 1996

Eagle Mayor Bill Cunningham stepped down from office after serving on the town board for 12 years.

The Gypsum Town Council approved plans for the Columbine grocery store. Meanwhile architect Mark Donaldson was drawing up plans for the Eagle City Market.

Eagle County officials were optimistic about the possible acquisition of the 70-mile long railroad corridor running through the valley.

Tom Harned of Black Bear Real Estate was the new chairman of Club 20.

30 years ago

Week of March 27, 1986

Topping the list of capital projects planned in Eagle for the summer was paving in the Central Business District and along Third Street.

Father Frank Deml was the new priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eagle.

Bond Postmistress Iva Seaman was featured in the Enterprise’s Community Spotlight column.

The Sigurd Bobson family donated a new site for the First Baptist Church of Gypsum at the junction of Vicksburg Lane and Second Street. Scott Elkins was the pastor.

Heidi McCollum qualified among the top 70 Class II gymnasts in Colorado.

40 years ago

Week of April 1, 1976

Four people were killed when a gondola at Vail malfunctioned. Two gondola cars fell 100 feet to the ground. An investigation was under way.

The county commissioners were discussing the need for a dog control ordinance that would establish fines for people allowing dogs to run at large.

Citizens in west Eagle were urging the town to take over the sanitation district, in order to finance needed improvements in their neighborhood.

Eagle residents Mary Hoza, Don Price, and Harold Denton were nominated for a slot on the Glenwood Canyon Advisory Panel, which would offer input on the design of Interstate 70 through the canyon.

50 years ago

Week of March 24, 1966

Lawyer Eugene Lorig of Eagle was appointed District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District, replacing Harold Grant of Leadville. Stewart Brown of Vail was appointed to the position of Deputy District Attorney.

The Eagle Ranch Company was seeking partners in the operation of two properties- the former Mayer and Wolverton ranches-at Eagle. General partners in the company were Adams Nickerson and Donald M. Culver of Eagle. The ranch properties totaled 5,000 acres. A prospectus issued by the newly-formed partnership indicated that future real estate development was a possibility.

60 years ago

Week of March 29, 1956

Colorado Congressman Wayne Aspinall led a successful fight for a bill authorizing the $760 million for the Upper Colorado water storage project.

Former Eagle Country Clerk Mae Cox was planning to set sail from New York for a five week tour of Europe.

Club 20 endorsed the concept of a toll tunnel under the Continental Divide.

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Peterson were the new operators of the Lucky G J Guest Ranch at Sweetwater. Plans called for the construction of an outdoor swimming pool, and a patio.

70 years ago

Week of March 29, 1946

Eagle residents who dabbled instar-gazing reported that the Northern Lights had been visible for about an hour on Saturday night.

The Civil Aeronautical Administration was planning on building five bungalow houses serving employees of the airfield. The employees who were being transferred to the area were discovering that available housing was scarce.

Clell Baker, who had been living near Dunsdon sheep ranch in Glenwood Canyon, died after a rock fell on him while working on a mining prospect in the canyon. He had once homesteaded a piece of land on Red Dirt, below Burns. The Enterprise reminded readers that is was time to plant sweet peas.

80 years ago

Week of March 27, 1936

A Nebraska man, John E. Polk, was arrested by game warden Burns, and charged with killing two deer out of season. He was fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. When he was unable to pay the fine the court seized his car.

Eighth grader Margie Stein was representing Gypsum schools in the annual oratorical and spelling contests in Gypsum. Margie Carpenter was representing Eagle.


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