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Time Machine

This 1940 photograph shows a group of men at the Gold Park cabin loading ore from the Glengarry Mine to be hauled to the Leadville smelter.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Nov. 7, 2015

Gypsum launched planning efforts for a large wildlife park planned southeast of the Eagle County Regional Airport.

“The Bachelorette” couple Ryan and Trista Sutter competed for local charities during a special “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” telecast.

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded a $75,000 grant through the Walking Mountains Science Center from the state’s Inspire Initiative program.

Augustana Care, the nonprofit organization what was responsible for building the Castle Peak Senior Care facility under construction in Eagle, received the Excellence in Not-for-Profit Leadership Award from Leading Age.

5 years ago

Week of Nov. 3, 2011

It what was a decidedly anti-tax question election countywide, Eagle voters approved a ballot question to increase the local lodging occupation tax from $2 per room, per night, to $4 per room, per night.

Eagle County School District’s mill levy increase request was rejected by voters with 5,003 votes opposed and 4,172 votes in favor.

Eagle Valley High School softball players Brook Asmussen and Megan Osteen were named to the 4A Western Slope All Conference First Team. Adriana Vasquez and Ally Zehring received all conference honorable mention.

10 years ago

Week of Nov. 2, 2006

The new Gypsum Recreation Center was preparing for its grand opening in December. Annual memberships at the center were $450 for adults, $250 for kids and $750 for families.

The town of Eagle was contemplating financial incentives to spur development along Broadway in the aftermath of the new streetscape project.

The Eagle Valley Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams both won their respective league titles.

Workers from the Eagle Combined Courts teamed up for Wizard of Oz themed Halloween costumes.

20 years ago

Week of Oct. 31, 1996

Members of the Eagle Town Board and the Gypsum Town Council met with representatives from B&B Excavating to discuss concerns about gravel pit operations located between the two towns.

The Eagle County Clerk’s office was prepared for a test of its new $88,000 computer system on election night.

The EVHS Devils football team was set to face Wray in the playoffs. Todd Foral was recognized as the Devils first 1,000 yard rusher since 1986.

30 years ago

Week of Oct. 30, 1986

The Eagle Town Board approved a $1.5 million budget for 1987. Key expenditures included streetlight improvements, a pedestrian walkway connecting downtown Eagle with the commercial park and a $5,000 feasibility study for a downtown improvements district.

Sheri Scruby and Bob Armon resigned from the Eagle Town Board.

For the second time in a month, bad weather postponed the inaugural flight of Royal West Airlines into the Eagle airport.

The first-ever Oktoberfest celebration in Eagle drew a large crowd to the Eagle gym.

The EVHS Devils football team beat Battle Mountain 17-7. A touchdown by tailback Jim Harris during the third quarter turned the momentum to the Devils’ favor.

40 years ago

Week of Nov. 4, 1976

Dan Williams and Keith Troxel were the new Eagle County commissioners. Both upset incumbents Dan Koprinikar and Al Orlosky.

Sheriff Jim Seabry and Animal Warden Tony Reeder protested cuts to the county’s animal control budget. Reeder was the only animal control officer in the county.

The Eagle County School Board raised the cost of lunch to 75 cents for elementary students and 80 cents for junior and senior high students.

Lifelong Eagle residents Chet and Ruth Mayer, who’s property is now the Eagle Ranch subdivision, packed up and moved to Arizona.

The Lady Devils volleyball team finished first in the league and was headed to the state tournament.

50 years ago

Week of Nov. 3, 1966

The Eagle County Cowbells were selling cookies to raise money for a centennial celebration.

Eagle businessman Norv Morgan wrote a letter to the editor suggesting that local residents and merchants should push for a big shopping center in the valley. He also called for an expansion of the local airport.

A push to establish a rural fire fighting service was gaining little support from residents who lived outside of town. The Eagle Volunteer Fire Department wrote a letter to the editor reminding residents that its fire truck was not supposed to leave the town boundaries.

60 years ago

Week of Nov. 1, 1956

Eagle County’s voter rolls were down from the previous election. Voter registration had dropped from 2,772 in 1952 to 2,533 in 1956.

A heavy snow on Nov. 1 covered the valley. Eagle residents recorded five inches of snow in town.

Avon rancher Harry Nottingham and Eagle stockman John Clark were running against one another for the District 2 Eagle County commissioner seat.

County judge Mabel Brooks was seeking re-election. Brooks had already served 22 years in the post.

70 years ago

Week of Nov. 1, 1946

October had been a cold, wet month in the valley. The high temperatures recorded for the month was 76 degrees but the low temperature had dipped to 19 degrees.

A Denver hunter mistook his hunting companion for a deer and fired a shot, wounding his friend in the arm. The wounded man was taken to Eagle for treatment.

A Saturday night driver plowed into four fence posts on the Mayer Ranch just outside of Eagle.

Three State Bridge Lodge employees were arrested after they allegedly stole a pickup truck belonging to the lodge’s owner.

The Eagle Home Demonstration Club planned to renovate the girls locker rooms at the Eagle School with dressing tables, chairs and sofas.

80 years ago

Week of Oct. 30, 1936

Sheriff Murray Wilson was reported to be improving after a serious 10-day illness. Meanwhile petty thieves had been busy during the sheriff’s illness. Two work harnesses were stolen from the Holly Brooks Ranch and a thief at McCoy burglarized numerous cars while community members gathered for a turkey dinner.

Eagle Chevrolet dealer A.B. Koonce was home after spending a week in Denver to see the new Chevy models.

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