1 year ago
Week of May 28, 2015
Dozens of current and former students, colleagues, friends and family members gathered for a ceremony to rechristen the football field at Eagle Valley High School as John Ramunno Field.
Two EVHS graduates — Ben Witt and Natalie Morrissey — were selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
A local organization called The Sherpa Foundation planned a benefit to help the people of Cherplung village in Nepal. The community was devastated by an earthquake.
5 years ago
Week of May 26, 2011
The Roundup River Ranch, the eighth member of the Paul Newman Association Camps, was set to open in June. The facility was planned to offer a summer camp experience for children suffering from severe health problems and diseases.
Members of the Gypsum Town Council voted to install a four-way stop at the intersection of Cooley Mesa Road and Valley Road.
Eagle cyclists banded together for a pub crawl event that took them to various establishments in town for special drink and dining deals.
10 years ago
Week of May 25, 2006
The Thrifty Shoppe relocated to its new building located along Chambers Avenue in Eagle.
Will James was the valedictorian of the EVHS Class of 2006. He was headed to Middlebury College in Vermont following graduation.
The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Eagle County, the EMS Prevention Committee and the Avon Recreation Center teamed up to present Camp 9-1-1. The event was held at Eagle Valley Middle School and the Eagle Pool and at Avon Elementary School and the Avon Rec Center.
20 years ago
Week of May 23, 1996
The Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed 295-unit The Bluffs subdivision because the plan hadn’t made any substantiative progress through the town’s approval process in 11 months.
The sparring between Eagle County and the Vail Valley Jet Center escalated. The county served an eviction notice to the private operation.
The Gypsum Town Council began review of the Airport Gateway Commercial Park. Additionally, Gypsum began planning for a new town hall.
Warm weather and a big snow prompted the town of Gypsum to issue flood warnings to residences located within the100-year flood plain.
Eagle Methodist Church marked its centennial year.
30 years ago
Week of May 22, 1986
Some 250 members of the Great Peace March — a group that was walking across the country to protest the building-up of nuclear arms — marched through Eagle and camped at Chambers Park. Local Annie Gibbons was the local liaison for the group and the community provided food for the marchers.
A court ruling mandated the state of Colorado negotiate with the Gulf and Western Company regarding clean up of the New Jersey Zinc Mine.
Lanie Bryant’s discus throw of 119 feet, 11 inches established a new school record and earned a second place medal at the Colorado State Track Meet. Jim Evans of EVHS placed third in shot put.
Eagle County forced the removal of the 100-foot all sign at the Shell gas station in Edwards, which violated the county’s code. The new rules mandated that signs could only stand 40 feet high.
40 years ago
Week of May 27, 1976
The Eagle County Democrats picked Keith Troxel and Al Orlosky as their candidates for county commissioner.
Eagle County raised the fine from $2 to $10 for a first offense citation for having a dog running at large.
A fight over who owned a dog ended up with two men engaged in a fight and one man facing charges. The dog was placed at the pound until the situation could be resolved.
A problem with the public notice prompted Eagle County to delay consideration of the sketch plan for Adam’s Rib.
At the state track meet, EVHS student Liz Chandler placed eighth in the mile run and Julia Keller placed fourth in the high jump.
50 years ago
Week of May 26, 1966
Enterprise editor Marilla McCain urged Eagle County and its towns to pursue zoning regulations. She warned that rapid development could result in the creation of eyesores throughout the valley.
Jack Bindley, son of Ira and Ella Bindley, was one of 400 students in the U.S. to win a four-year scholarship from the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Shirley Norman was named Worthy Advisor of the local Rainbow Girls.
The EVHS Music Boosters stepped up as the sponsors for the Eagle Flight Days parade.
Red Cliff residents were gripping about their streets, which they said desperately needed a new coating of oil.
60 years ago
Week of May 24, 1956
Minturn residents initially thought the source of a mysterious fire at the head of Grouse Creek was ignited by a jet crash, but the actual cause was determined to be a lightning strike.
Frank Terrill, Eagle’s International Harvester dealer, was headed to the Indianapolis 500 on a company-hosted trip.
California Oil Company workers were planning a move to Eagle to drill wells in the Castle area north of town.
Eight Red Cliff High School seniors took a trip to the Royal Gorge.
The Eagle High School baseball team was enjoying a great season. Wayne Randall led the team in home runs and George Smith was ripping it up on the mound.
70 years ago
Week of May 24, 1946
The top three graduates at Eagle County High School were Marie Sagrilla, Bill Hill and Marie Skiff.
Students at the Eagle School planned an end-of-year picnic in Glenwood Springs.
Eagle High School’s Fred Fessenden placed second at the state track met in both the 200 and 440 races. “Eagle can certainly be proud of this boy with the showing he made, especially in view of the fact that he did not have the opportunity to train with a coach’s supervision,” the Enterprise noted.
80 years ago
Week of May 22, 1936
Nine local wool growers shipped $20,000 worth of sheep from Eagle.
Melvin Eaton was the entertainer at the Eagle Chamber of Commerce meeting. He played “Mother Machree” on his saxophone.
The Eagle Chamber was working to organize a regular “trade day” in the community.
Heroes look like these guys: Bill “Sarge” Brown, Bob Parker, Pete Seibert, Sandy Treat, Dick Over, Hugh Evans and so many others from the 10th Mountain Division who helped win World War II and, while building the peace, also built the ski industry in the United States.