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A Huey helicopter, equipped with skis on skids, takes aerial photos of Gilman during a 1998 flight.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Oct. 29, 2015

Gypsum officials said they planned to complete the $5.2 million enlargement and repair project at LEDE Reservoir during 2016.

Clark Anderson of the Sonoran Institute was the featured speaker during the Eagle 20/20 presentation.

The Eagle Valley Middle School football program hosted its annual Haunted Barn fund-raiser.

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5 years ago

Week of Oct. 27, 2011

Eagle County Schools presented a $6 million mill levy override to the voters. The school district said the ballot question was aimed at stemming a tide of continued cuts to education funding in the state.

The Eagle County commissioners approved the allocation of $1.4 million from the open space fund to purchase the Woodruff property at State Bridge. The commissioners said the purchase was a critical component for the county’s plan to improve recreational access to the Colorado River.

Construction of a new 95-foot cell tower in Gypsum was completed and the community was ready for improved call service.

10 years ago

Week of Oct. 26, 2006

The Eagle County commissioners District 3 race was a three-way contest featuring Democrat Sara Fisher, Republican Tom Edwards and independent Roger Brown.

The White River National Forest asked for the public’s assistance to unravel the mystery concerning the history of the shelter located along the popular Hanging Lake Trail. For several years the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club headed up maintenance of the building, located about one mile up the trail, but the USFS did not know who originally built the structure.

The parking lot at the new Gypsum Costco was full for the store’s preview event.

Glenda Wentworth, Eagle County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, received a National Excellence in 4-H Award for her work in organizing the Babysitter Basics program for local youth.

20 years ago

Week of Oct. 23, 1996

Residents of the Red Hill neighborhood in Gypsum were getting paved roads for the first time.

The town of Eagle was finalizing plans for a new sewer plant.

Patrick Paul was the new director of the Eagle Valley Youth Task Force. He was planning a program that would offer youth dances every Friday night, peer mentoring to help eighth graders make the transition into high school and a study buddy program.

Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was elk hunting in the Bellyache area. Local kids Andy Johnson and Cody Gerard captured Elway’s autograph when they spotted him in Eagle.

The Eagle Lions Club planned its annual spaghetti dinner fund-raiser. Ken Long and Dick Rogers had dish washing duty.

30 years ago

Week of Oct. 23, 1986

Eagle County received a request to spend $20,000 to study a countywide, tax supported television translator system.

Royal West Airlines announced plans to begin commercial flights to the Eagle County Airport for the ski season.

Rosie Burki and Rosalie Isom were organizing Eagle’s first-ever Oktoberfest.

Eagle County hosted an open house for its new $20,000 animal shelter in Minturn.

40 years ago

Week of Oct. 28, 1976

A large group of citizens turned out at a public hearing to voice support for a four-lane highway through Glenwood Canyon. The Colorado Highway Department was studying a number of possible alternatives to keep traffic flowing through the canyon.

The first copy of the book “Gray Walls of Hell” was presented to Pearl Henderson at the Red Cliff Library. John K. Williamson’s book told the story of Jim Sherbondy, the teenager who gunned down Eagle County Deputy Sheriff Oscar Meyer decades previously.

McCoy residents were rallying against a proposed slaughterhouse in the community.

The EVHS volleyball girls were headed to the sub-district tournament. Spikes by Tia Ross and strong serving by Julia Keller helped the team tie for first in the league.

50 years ago

Week of Oct. 27, 1966

The Eagle Valley Enterprise marked its 67th anniversary.

Improvements at the Eagle County Airfield were completed to pave the way for light jet craft landings at the facility. The county was funding drainage improvements and runway repairs at the site.

Mr. and Mrs. George Carlow of Eagle traveled to Denver to attend a party honoring vice president Hubert Humphrey.

Heavy winds struck the lower valley. An untold number of trees were blown down and a hunter in the Red Mountain area southwest of Gypsum was injured when a tree toppled over on top of him.

60 years ago

Week of Oct. 25, 1956

Eagle’s first measurable snowfall for the season fell on Oct. 23. Heavy snow blanketed the surrounding mountains.

A Denver hunter was ticketed at a Dotsero road block check station. He had killed yearling elk, which he claimed was a deer. The man paid a $100 fine.

A racing pigeon with an injured wing was picked up by a hunter at McCoy and turned over to Mrs. Larue Kirby. An identification band prompted the bird’s return to its owner in Denver. The bird had disappeared during a race from Gillette, WY.

Ray Sell of Bond escaped serious injury, but lost his car, when it went off the road at night and rolled down the 100-foot embankment at State Bridge.

70 years ago

Week of Oct. 25, 1946

Hunters from as far away as California, West Virginia and Oklahoma flooded into the county. Three hunters had to be rescued from the Flat Tops area after being stranded by a snowstorm. One of the men developed pneumonia.

Lake County announced that daily rates at Ski Cooper would be $1 for all lifts and tows or 50 cents per day for just tows. The season pass rate was $5.50.

The Modern Homemakers Club of Eagle purchased new steel bleachers for the Eagle gym.

The Andre Furniture Store in Eagle was nearing completion. The new business was located at the former blacksmith building, adjacent to the Andre Funeral Home.

Fifteen-year-old Willie Wilson shot a buck. His grandmother, Mrs. Murray Wilson, also shot her buck.

80 years ago

Week of Oct. 23, 1936

The Enterprise estimated that some 800 deer and elk carcasses had passed through town during the hunting season.

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual big game dinner.

Dr. O.W. Randall lobbied the U.S. Postal Service to create a Mt. of the Holy Cross stamp.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellory Burford, located on East Lake Creek, burned to the ground. The family members were able to escape, but they lost all of their belongings.

The town of Eagle was building a new fire station, using bricks from the charcoal kilns at Mitchell, located along Tennessee Pass. The building was located on Second Street (the former Eagle Town Hall site.)

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