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Time Machine

Red Cliff kids Pricilla, Bernadine and Howard Moore line up for a photo postcard picture circa 1930.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Nov. 12, 2015

An Idaho-based company called Ridley’s Family Markets purchased the Bella’s Market grocery store in Gypsum. Local shoppers were encouraged by the news because bare shelves had become a common situation at the store.

The Eagle Valley High School football team earned a berth in the state tournament with a win over Grand Junction Central.

A Denver jury awarded $400,000 to Phillip White of Eagle. Eighty-year-old White, who had been blind since age 11, filed a lawsuit after a Denver police officer slammed his head against a counter in a Greyhound station, opening a gash in his forehead, and handcuffed him so tightly it may have caused permanent nerve damage in his hands and wrists.

5 years ago

Week of Nov. 10, 2011

Motorists in Eagle were curious about 10 large metal figures outside of the Mountain Steel building in Eagle. The large pieces were the key structural and artistic components of a new playground in Vail designed by native son Karl Krueger.

The town of Eagle launched the review process for the revised Eagle River Station plan.

EVHS’s Alex Lassa signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Rutgers University. Lassa was named Player of the Year for the 4A Western Slope Volleyball League.

The Eagle County commissioners learned estimated costs had jumped to $5.7 million for the long-anticipated Eagle ballfield project at the fairgrounds property. County construction manager Rick Ullom said there was a funding gap for the project in the area of $1.3 million to $1.8 million.

10 years ago

Week of Nov. 9, 2006

Democrat Sara Fisher bested Republican Tom Edwards and independent candidate Roger Brown to win the Eagle County commissioner District 3 contest.

Mark Chapin won the county assessor race over Ed Smith and Joe Hoy was elected sheriff over Scott Griffin. Voters passed an Eagle County School District bond issue but rejected a mill levy increase for the Eagle Valley Library District and an early childhood tax request from Eagle County.

The Gypsum Creek Wolves won the valleywide eighth grade football championship.

A renovation program was under way at the Golden Eagle Apartments complex. In addition to installing new siding and other outdoor improvements, Eagle County was hoping to break ground in the spring for 14 new senior apartments at the site.

20 years ago

Week of Nov. 7, 1996

Former Eagle County Sheriff and Eagle Mayor Jim Seabry died at the age of 83.

In the Eagle County commissioner races, incumbents James Johnson and Johnnette Phillips were re-elected. The county’s new $80,000 computerized ballot county system failed on election night.

County voters turned down a proposed tax for an emergency communications system. Eagle voters approved bonds for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Developer Fred Kummer had a new development plan for The Bluffs subdivision in Eagle. The number of houses had been reduced from 300 to 184.

The mysterious Zamboni Brothers — volunteer workers who created and maintained the ice rink at Eagle Town Park — were named Citizens of the Year. The “brothers” were Mike Metcalf, Bill Johnson, Tom Ehrenberg and Paul Gregg

30 years ago

Week of Nov. 6, 1986

In the District 3 county commissioner race, Democrat George “Bud” Gates defeated Russ Motta. Mary Walker was elected county treasurer, Johnnette Phillips was elected county clerk and recorder, A.J. Johnson was elected sheriff and Jody Caruthers was elected assessor.

Eagle’s popular Fortune’s Pizza shop opened a second location in Vail.

Mike Spencer was the new ranger for the Eagle Forest District.

Lynn Merrick was the new Eagle County Extension Service director.

EVHS football player Mike Guseman was named to the All League team.

40 years ago

Week of Nov. 11, 1976

Eagle County organized a citizens advisory group to help out with the review of the proposed Adam’s Rib project. Meanwhile, the project opposition group — the Concerned Citizens of Eagle — produced anti-Rib bumper stickers that urged people to “Stop Adam’s Rip-off” and T-shirts that bore the message “Save an Eagle, break a Rib.”

Clint Waldrop and Michelle Lamotte starred in the EVHS production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

The Eagle Post Office was in the process of doubling its mailbox capacity.

The Colorado Highway Department conducted a public hearing regarding plans for the extension of Interstate 70 between Gypsum and Dotsero.

50 years ago

Week of Nov. 10, 1966

Claude Gerard from Gypsum upset incumbent Jake Lucksinger in the District 3 Eagle County commissioner race.

The Kaibab Corporation purchased Western Slope Lumber in Eagle. Sawmill operators Walt Swanson and Tim Sothman said no major changes were planned at the operation. The Western Slope Lumber Company formed in 1949, setting up sawmills at Fulford and Hat Creek.

James D. Williams of Eagle killed an enormous, seven -point bull. The animal was a candidate for the Boone and Crockett record book.

A winter snowstorm descended on the valley on Election Day.

Raenette Yost hosted 20 friends for a Halloween party.

60 years ago

Week of Nov. 8, 1956

Democrats swept the county races. Harry Nottingham and John Clark held on to their county commissioner seats.

Two Eagle girls, Susan Koonce and Barbara Hall, competed in the Make it with Wool contest in Grand Junction. Mrs. Ira Bindley taught the girls how to sew. Susie Lewis, Caroline Kuntz and Judy Seabry competed in the contest at the local level.

Joy Pettit and Bob Mayne, both students at Brigham Young University, were married in a ceremony in Glenwood Springs.

Assistant Forest Ranger A. Leigh Reeves left the Eagle District to join the U.S. Army.

70 years ago

Week of Nov. 8, 1946

Eagle business man Simeton Sharp, the owner/operator of Sharp’s Pool Hall, suffered a fatal heart attack at work.

Republican candidates swept the county races, which The Enterprise interpreted as a show of “disgust for the New Deal.”

The Gates Brothers and other Burns ranchers shipped five carloads of cattle to the Denver Market.

Eagle County High School beat Eagle High in football by a score of 16-14.

The Lions Club free Halloween night show was credited for providing a quiet and pleasant celebration in Gypsum.

80 years ago

Week of Nov. 6, 1936

The town of Eagle and the Colorado Highway Department reached an agreement regarding the route of U.S. Highway 24 through town. The negotiated route would swing 10 feet north from Ping’s Corner and take out Miss Buchholz’s barn, but leave her residence untouched. Additionally the route required the removal of structures from Rice’s cabin camp and the Independent Lumber Yard’s wagon scales.

The town of Eagle was at work oiling the intersection of Broadway and Third Street.

Wayne T. Jones won the District 2 county commissioner race. D. Nottingham won the District 1 seat.

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