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Time Machine

Members of the Doll family gather on their front porch in Gypsum for a photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of June 18, 2015

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper created the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and named Eagle Town Board member Luis Benitez as its first director.

The kids enrolled in the Porchlight Players Summer Theater Camp presented the musical “Peter Pan.”

The 1930s era bridge over Brush Creek west of Eagle was demolished and traffic was diverted over a temporary structure as crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation began work on a new bridge.

Sandy Heelan from High Altitude CrossFit competed in the women’s 60-plus division at the Reebock CrossFit Games.

5 years ago

Week of June 16, 2011

Professional surfers from around the country flocked to the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park for a standup paddleboarding competition.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No 150 announced that it was sending three girls from Eagle Valley High School — Olivia Boomhower, Samantha Eckert and Shannon Henderson — to the Colorado Columbine Girls State event in Pueblo.

Alpine Arms Gun Shop opened at the former Eagle Town Hall building.

10 years ago

Week of June 15, 2006

One year after the Eagle Town Board turned down the Red Mountain Ranch proposal, a new commercial project called Eagle River Station was proposed for the 88-acre property located at the east end of town between Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 6. The plan called for a “lifestyle center” commercial area including a 25-unit hotel that featured a water park.

Wendy Sachs, owner of the 100-year-old Brush Creek Saloon building, asked for parking and design variances to construct a new three-story building at the corner of Broadway and Third Street. Sachs planned to demolish the old building.

Unseasonably hot and dry weather resulted in an early fire ban declaration. The restrictions were in effect for all land in Eagle County.

20 years ago

Week of June 13, 1996

The Eagle County commissioners appealed a district court ruling that they had violated the law in granting five extensions for the 1985 Adam’s Rib development sketch plan.

A report about a man “acting weird” at the Eagle Cemetery proved to be a local man practicing his Tai Chi techniques.

The Eagle County Leadership coalition, a group of local municipal and county leaders, was credited as the driving force in addressing regional issues. The group was instrumental in getting a transportation sales tax passed for Eagle County.

Students at Eagle Valley Middle School organized a surprise party for retiring teachers Linda Jones and Gus Wallace.

30 years ago

Week of June 12, 1986

Lorene Lovell resigned from the Eagle Town Board to accept a job at an art gallery in Pueblo.

The Eagle Town Board approved a gymnastics business at the former Snow White Linen building in west Eagle.

Gypsum’s new, million gallon water tank was operating. The town council announced it would soon lift watering restrictions.

Excavation began for the 36-unit Golden Eagle Apartments senior housing complex in Eagle.

In a last ditch effort to save the beleaguered Eby Creek Mesa subdivision, the Eagle County commissioners met with the project’s creditors to figure out a way to install utilities to the site. There were a few residents living in the area, but they did not have water or phone service and the roads in the area were unpaved and nearly impassible during mud season.

40 years ago

Week of June 17, 1976

The crowd of approximately 100 people debated the pros and cons of the proposed Adam’s Rib development during a hearing before the Eagle Town Board.

A surprise, mid-June snowstorm caught a Denver family by surprise while they were four-wheeling east of Bond. Their truck slid off the road and they had to stay out overnight before being rescued by Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies.

The Eagle women’s softball team posted its first league victory with an 18-15 win over Nu Gnu. Heidi Hoart was the winning pitcher.

At the Strawberry Days fast-pitch men’s softball tournament Fred Garcia, Harold Churches and Dave Schiessl Jr. pitched for the Eagle Valley Telephones.

50 years ago

Week of June 16, 1966

The H.W. Lewis Store offered cash prizes for the kids with the best-decorated bikes in the annual Flight Days parade.

Several Eagle County 4-H’ers were taking part in a state conference at Fort Collins. Connie Eaton, Rita Beard, Robert Grange, Elena Nottingham, Loran Martin, Judy Cowen, Jim Bell, Ruby Rivera, Myrna Bertroch, Carol Baldry, Janet Walcher, Karen Walker, Lynn Dodo, Sharon Eaton, Sheryl Norman and Don Marks all made the trip.

Lions Club officers Don Price, Charles Calkins, Leonard Hammock and Willis Bowman were out collecting money for the local July 4 fireworks show.

60 years ago

Week of June 14, 1956

Elizabeth Daggett, a former Red Cliff resident who earned a medical degree, won a research grant to establish neuro-education programs at hospitals in Atlanta, Ga.

Federal regulations threatened the local television system. Many small communities in Colorado, including Eagle, had created their own translator systems to get TV signals.

Shirley Jodrie of Sweetwater was elected to the school board.

Seventy local children were enrolled in swimming lessons at the Glenwood Hot Springs pool.

70 years ago

Week of June 14, 1946

The Western Colorado County Commissioners Association met at the Eagle school house. A crowd of around 200 people attended the session.

Rancher Bert Wolverton was having difficulty staying retired after he moved to town. He was spotted in the early morning hours, with a shovel over his shoulder, heading out to clear Hume White’s irrigation ditch.

Clarence Kennedy, owner of the Eagle harness shop, reported about his pets’ unusual behavior. His cat Chris liked to lap beer and his dog Rags enjoyed eating bananas.

80 years ago

Week of June 12, 1936

A 21-year-old man severed his foot when he slipped while attempting to board a moving freight train at Eagle.

The Holy Cross Rod and Gun Club members were enjoying great success with the small lake they built above the mouth of Cross Creek. The community was using the lake for boating, fishing and swimming. A tennis court and a golf course were also planned at the site.

Judge Hume S. White, an activist for the local Democratic Party, was selected as a alternate delegate to the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia.

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