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The 1909-10 Eagle Baseball team lines up for a photo. Frank Tracy, the Eagle County road overseer, managed the team.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of July 30, 2015

The Eagle Valley Land Trust planned a historic tour of the Gerard Ranch south of Gypsum. The property had been ranched by Gerard family members for approximately 100 years.

The Three Rivers Little League softball team (ages 13-14) was headed to the southwest regional tournament in New Mexico after taking the state title at a tournament in Denver. The team was coached by Rick Needham and Cathryn Reynolds and managed by Jason Vargas.

A dedication ceremony was celebrated for the Tom Ehrenberg Memorial Garden at the Golden Eagle Senior Apartments.

5 years ago

Week of July 29, 2011

The Eagle County Community Paramedic Program, the first of its kind in the country, was working to fill a gap in the nation’s health care system by visiting patients at their home for preventative care.

The Colorado Army National Guard High Altitude Aviation Training Site planned to build a new $33.5 million facility at the Eagle County Regional Airport. “We are basically getting a facility that will allow us to run our program the way it should be run,” said HAATS commander Major Josh Day.

Eagle County inked a deal to purchase a recreation corridor along the Colorado River from State Bridge to Dotsero.

The Eagle Valley Pirates won the Valley Youth League 13- to 15-year-old boys championship with a 12-9 victory over Basalt. The team compiled a perfect record during the regular season with only one loss in tournament play.

After more than 10 years in business, Kidtopia toy store in downtown Eagle closed its doors.

10 years ago

Week of July 27, 2006

The Eagle Valley Library District contemplated a November ballot question to increase its mill levy from 2.75 mills to 4 mills to expand service at its Eagle, Gypsum and Avon locations.

Deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office were called to Sylvan Lake State Park when two teens said they were planning to swim in the lake when they were accosted by an adult couple who hurled racial slurs at them. The adults, however, told a different story saying they just asked the teens not to swim where they were fishing. The verbal confrontation escalated into a physical one. Witness accounts backed up the adults’ story, but charges were filed against all the parties.

Dr. Jack Eck reminisced about his long-time medical career in the valley during the ground-breaking ceremony at the new Eagle Health Care Center. Eck told a story about how rancher Leonard Horn showed up at the old clinic one day, nursing a badly sprained ankle. Horn was in the process of moving his cattle to summer pasture and he was in a hurry to be treated. Eck placed a cast on the ankle and Horn hobbled out, only to returned a short time after. He told Eck the cast had to be replaced because it was preventing him from riding his horse. Eck measured a stirrup and reshaped the cast.

20 years ago

Week of July 25, 1996

The former Eagle Valley Medical Clinic was torn down to make way for the new Eagle Public Library.

Residents along Eagle Street in Gypsum expressed concerns about numerous cars speeding through the neighborhood.

The town of Gypsum banned all outdoor watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The biggest building ever proposed at the Eagle Valley Commercial and Industrial Park — the Slifer Designs warehouse — was approved by the Eagle Town Board.

Gypsum officials participated in a ground-breaking ceremony for the Airport Gateway Business Center.

Country singer Doug Supernaw was the featured performer at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo.

30 years ago

Week of July 24, 1986

Lorene Lovell resigned from the Eagle Town Board. Applicants to fill the vacancy included Bill Erickson, Glen Ewing and Shari Scruby.

The town of Eagle approved an expansion for the Eagle Pharmacy.

Judy White House was named Eagle County personnel director.

Colorado State Patrolman Mike Lederhause was the focus of the Enterprise’s “Community Spotlight” feature.

Veterinarian Suzanne Barnes opened her Eagle Valley Pet Hospital in downtown Eagle.

Brush Creek resident Christopher Martin was invited by Mikail Baryshnikov to join the American Ballet Theater in New York.

Herman Newquist was one of the participants in the annual Mt. of the Holy Cross pilgrimage. Newquist also participated in the hike during the 1930s.

40 years ago

Week of July 29, 1976

The Eagle County commissioners opted to take the proposed Adam’s Rib ski area development plan under advisement for 35 days, seeking time to answer questions raised by the public. The project had some strong support from the Eagle Chamber of Commerce, but it also drew strong opposition from a grassroots group called the Concerned Citizens of Eagle.

The Eagle County School Board considered a proposal for a consolidated high school.

Burns resident Kaye Rene Scott was selected to attend the 4-H Citizenship Short Course in Washington D.C.

50 years ago

Week of July 28, 1966

Community leaders including Eagle Mayor Bob Shelton and businessmen D.E. Johnson and Harold Koonce persuaded the Eagle County commissioners to take a strong stand for improvements at the Eagle County airfield.

Eagle County Republicans named Claude Gerard and Edmund Bobson as their county commissioner candidates.

The Izaak Walton League placed 80 signs along the Colorado River, identifying public access for fishermen.

60 years ago

Week of July 26, 1956

The Eagle Lions Club staged its annual picnic and auction to raise money for the community’s annual visit from Santa Claus.

County agent Same Kuntz anticipated a record number of entries at the Eagle County Fair.

Ground was broken for a huge reservoir planned at Dillon.

Mrs. Nellie Thatcher of Sweetwater, Mrs. Vince Eichler of Brush Creek and Mrs. Albert Gates of Burns were nominated for “Eagle County Top Homemaker of the Year” honors.

70 years ago

Week of July 26, 1946

The Eagle baseball team defeated Aspen 10 to 7 in a game that drew 20 spectators. The winning pitcher was Jack Johnson of Minturn.

The polio virus hit Eagle County. Three Wolcott children tested positive for the disease and local residents were advised to burn trash daily, stop wading and swimming in local rivers and avoid crowds. Additionally, residents were urge to use only pasteurized milk or milk that had been boiled.

80 years ago

Week of July 24, 1936

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce took a stand against “the rotten mail service” provided in the valley. “We have nothing but a mail pouch kicked off trains 15 and 16 at the pleasure of the railroad baggage master,” the chamber stated. The chamber wanted the same service as provided in Minturn and other “upvalley” communities.

Some 150 people attended the Pioneer Day celebration at Sheephorn.



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