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Time Machine

This photo from the LewisFamily Collection features the inscription "Harold and Helen on taken Christmas Day 1923."
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of June 11, 2015

Officials from Greater Outdoors Colorado joined representatives from the town of Eagle for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new boat ramp at Chambers Park. GOCO grant dollars helped fund the project.

Stone Creek Charter School student Jensen Rawlings made good on his promise to lop off his hair if his classmates filled a food drive box. The box was filled to overflowing and Jensen’s haircut was accomplished during a school assembly.

One person died and another was injured when a small experimental plane crashed into a hangar at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

5 years ago

Week of June 9, 2011

Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper traveled to Sylvan Lake State Park to sign a bill to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife with Colorado State Parks. The new agency was named Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

After his official business was done, the governor stopped by Eagle’s Bonfire Brewing. “Eagle’s mayor asked me to stop by for a beer on my way out to town and that sounds like a spectacular idea,” said Hickenlooper at the beginning of his official speech. One of the brewery owners admitted it was a bit intimidating to have the governor stop by for a draw, especially because Hickenlooper is a brewer himself. “I gave him a tour of the place and showed him our new brewing equipment. He’s such a down-to-earth guy,” said Bonfire’s Matt Wirtz.

Britany Rahsburg was the valedictorian and Jessica Dondero was the salutatorian of the Eagle Valley High School Class of 2011.

10 years ago

Week of June 8, 2006

Several local residents reported spotting mountain lions on their property or along roadways around Eagle.

Eagle County launched its new governmental cable television channel 18. The TV crew consisted of Josh Stowell and Scot Fifield.

The first stage of the Eagle County Trails bike path between Dotsero and Gypsum was completed.

Local 4-H’ers attended a horticulture workshop at the Golden Eagle Senior Center guided by master gardener Joanne Cermak. The kids helped a group of seniors plant herbs and pansies.

20 years ago

Week of June 6, 1996

The Eagle Valley Library District broke ground on a new 15,509 square foot library in Eagle.

Adam’s Rib developer Fred Kummer declared his project was still alive, despite a recent court ruling that said Eagle County had illegally extended approval of the project’s sketch plan five times since 1982.

After 32 years in downtown Eagle, the Eagle Medical Clinic moved into its new building located on Chambers Ave.

DeeAnn Rivera, a 1987 graduate of EVHS, received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado.

Work started on a new county-owned terminal at the Eagle County Airport.

The Eagle County Historical Society opened its new addition to the Chambers Park museum facility. The Avon Store, which had been disassembled log by log and transported to the site, was reconstructed.

30 years ago

Week of June 5, 1986

Former Eagle County manager Brad Jones was hired as a management consultant for the town of Gypsum.

George A. “Mac” McCollum III was the valedictorian and Lanie Bryant and Marty Beagley shared salutatorian honors for the EVHS Class of ‘86

A 40-person rescue squad responded to save a 28-year-old Colorado Springs man from inside Fulford Cave. The man was stranded for 17 hours when his leg became wedged in a crevice after he fell 10 feet while negotiating the cave’s upper opening.

Nick O’Neill, 8, of Dotsero won the 55-pound division of the state freestyle wrestling tournament.

Colorado health officials were concerned about a rare birth defect — craniosynostosis — that was being diagnosed with increased frequency in Eagle County. The defect involved a premature closing of the skull plates in newborn babies.

40 years ago

Week of June 10, 1976

Jockey Pat Day, who grew up in the Lake Creek area, placed eighth in the Belmont Stakes on a horse named Best Laid Plans.

The Eagle County Technical Review Committee expressed concerns about the impacts of the proposed Adam’s Rib ski area development including air pollution, wildlife impacts and the proposed redirection of Brush Creek.

Eagle Ranch Company proposed the annexation of 190 acres of land, which would double the size of Eagle.

50 years ago

Week of June 9, 1966

The new Eagle Medical Clinic was set to open in downtown Eagle. Dr. Ray Athey was the new resident doctor.

Lucille Norman, 16, daughter of Ken and Pat Norman, spent a chilly night out in the woods after she lost her bearings during a hike near her Brush Creek home. She was found 26 hour after she departed, several miles away, when she walked into the Jim Ross home along the Eagle River.

Enterprise editor Marilla McCain reported there was a “range war” of sorts going on between townspeople and local ranches. Town residents were unhappy with the damage caused by cattle when the cows were driven from Brush Creek ranches to their summer range on Castle.

Some Green Beret soldiers were involved in special training at the still snow-covered area of Camp Hale.

The landmark wood and metal structure at State Bridge was scheduled for replacement. The new 420-foot long truss bridge eliminated a steep approach and was designed to keep traffic flowing along Highway 131.

60 years ago

Week of June 7, 1956

Wayne Randall hit a home run with two men on base bringing the Eagle baseball team its opening home game victory over Aspen.

‘Sports Buck’ a three-year-old buckskin stallion owned by Leonard Horn of Wolcott was the grand champion in the quarter horse class at the Grand Junction Horse Show.

Two sheepherders were fined $15 each for leaving campfires burning in national forest areas.

70 years ago

Week of June 7, 1946

Local weather was very unpredictable, with nighttime lows dropping into the 20s and daytime temps hitting the high 80s.

Woods Lake was about to open for the season. Three brothers were running popular tourist site.

The Enterprise predicted a top notch baseball team for Eagle. The community hadn’t been able to field a team during the war years.

80 years ago

Week of June 5, 1936

A large crowd turned out for an Eagle Chamber of Commerce meeting. The featured speaker was O.W. Daggett, a local newspaper editor, who was promoting the annual pilgrimage to the Mount of the Holy Cross.

The Eagle Garden Club hosted an afternoon tea as a fund-raiser for grave markers at the Eagle cemetery.

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