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A postcard image of Spouting Rock, located above Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Aug. 1, 2013

Burns teenager Jacey Schlegel won three belt buckles at the Colorado State High School Rodeo championships.

Eagle Ranch residents were reporting more snake sightings in their neighborhood. The Division of Wildlife determined that they were most likely non-poisonous bull snakes.

A new stone yard in Eagle was featured in the Enterprise – Rocky Mountain Stone Supply on Chambers Avenue.

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Week of Aug. 6, 2009

The valley’s first ever women’s roller derby league was organized in Eagle. Sheryl Staten of Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, set up the program.

The Eagle Town Board continued its review of the Eagle River Station proposal, discussing the development’s details.

The Gypsum Animal Hospital was offering comprehensive health care plans for area pets.

Members of the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District gathered to honor volunteers, especially Kathy Moeger, who had served on the fire district board for 19 years.


Week of Aug. 5, 2004

Staff at the newly expanded Sylvan Lake State Park reported that around 93,275 people had visited the park during the past year, estimating that 65 percent of those visitors were local. Nine cabins and three yurts were added to the park.

Gypsum residents were clamoring for an indoor community recreation center, causing the Gypsum Town Council to consider a sales tax hike. The town determined that a proposed one-cent sales tax would generate an estimated $460,000 in additional revenues per year.

A new crossing for walkers and bikers was set to open near Eby Creek Road across the river in Eagle.


Week of Aug. 4, 1994

The developers of the proposed Adam’s Rib ski area and golf course project were seeking an extension of their 1982 sketch plan approval.

Local horseshoe pitcher Allen Baptist earned a championship trophy at the World Tournament in Syracuse, NY.

East West Partners development company was conducting a “fact finding” study of the 1,100 acre Eagle Ranch parcel in Eagle.

The Eagle County Commissioners agreed to present an open space tax question on the November ballot.


Week of Aug. 9, 1984

Eagle County officials learned that the new criminal justice center would not accommodate the addition of a new district court judge There was some talk of moving county court operations back to the old courthouse in downtown Eagle.

In softball action, Brad Stiles and Mike Buster blasted long home runs for the Eagle River Land Company team, besting Alfie Packers with a 16-6 win.

Seven people, including professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, escaped injury when their private jet skidded off the rain-soaked runway at the Eagle Count Airport.

Lisa Burton was the new stylist at Mane Street Hair Design.


Week of Aug. 8, 1974

A train derailment near State Bridge caused four tanker cars, loaded with oil, to fall into the Colorado River. Railroad officials said there was no river pollution from the incident.

The Colorado Health Department announced that Eagle’s water was now safe, after a long period of muddy water running from taps.

Eagle resident Bob Brown announced his candidacy for Eagle County Sheriff.

Gypsum residents Chester Reed and Edith Davenport were named king and queen of the Eagle County Pioneer Association banquet.

In his column “Mountains, Men and Memories,” local rancher Chet Mayer recalled the challenges of shipping cattle from Eagle to Kansas.

The town of Eagle summer recreation program was transporting local children to Glenwood Springs for swimming lessons.


Week of Aug. 6, 1964

Groundbreaking took place for the new Eagle Medical Center, located at the corner of Sixth and Broadway in Eagle.

A manhunt for a murderer extended briefly into Eagle County after a man and his wife were brutally killed at their campsite near Dillon. Ultimately, the couple’s 16-year-old son was charged with the crime.

Sweetwater rancher William F. Stevens, a state legislator who lost his district due to re-districting, successfully petitioned his way onto the ballot for a State Board of Education seat.

Eagle resident Meleta Wilson announced plans for construction of a laundromat on a lot near the Eagle Truck Line property on Castle Drive.

The A.B. Koonce estate donated $1,000 to the Eagle Medical Center fund.

Peggy Buckau and her children, Mike and Sue, were visiting Peggy’s parents, Rolland and Eileen Randall.


Week of Aug. 5, 1954

The Silver Eagle Mining Company had initiated some underground mapping of the Lady Belle Mine on Horse Mountain (Salt Creek). Although the company had previously indicated an interest in uranium exploration, a spokesperson said the current quest was for silver.

The Enterprise reported a sharp increase in mining claim filings in the county. The county clerk had recorded 103 claims since May 1. The biggest number of claims was in the Colorado River District, with others around Pando and Brush Creek.

Former Minturn hotel owner Charles Wilson, a Republican, was squaring off against Democrat Wayne Aspenall in the Fourth District Congressional race.

The first movie to debut on the new wide screen at the Eagle Theatre was “His Majesty O’Keefe,” starring Burt Lancaster.

The Eagle County Fair was approaching, and for the first time, 4-H’ers could keep their animals in the new livestock barn, built by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce on the new, permanent fairgrounds located on land donated by local rancher Chet Mayer and his mother, Cora Mayer.


Week of Aug. 4, 1944

The body of a woman who had jumped into Homestake Creek two weeks previously was found in a deep pool near the mouth of Rock Creek. The incident was believed to be a suicide.

Private Tracy Borah of Gypsum was at Ft. Robinson, where he was training with the paratroopers.


Week of Aug. 10, 1934

A Gypsum woman was the victim of an armed robbery in Denver. The thief got away with 60 cents.

After paying a $1,331 bill to extinguish the Yarmony Mountain fire, the Eagle County Commissioners announced that the county would no longer fund fire-fighting. Rather, fires would have to be extinguished by volunteers.

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