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Kate Flynn, left, Owen McCarthy, center, and Charley Crawford gather at Kent for a 1918 photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle County Historical Society and Eagle Valley Library District |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of Sept. 12, 2013

An Eagle survey generated high sense of community scores and revealed economic concerns.

Eagle Town Board members voted to proceed with a November retail marijuana election.

The Eagle County Air Alliance was seeking greater support from the community saying the Eagle County Regional Airport was at a funding disadvantage compared to its competitors. The group was aiming for long-term success of the airport.

A history tour was planned for the sites on Diamond S Ranch, located four miles east of Eagle.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 10, 2009

Bears were entering their annual hyperphasia period — the time when they feed about 20 hours a day and when human/bear encounters are more likely. Residents were asked to be aware of an increase in bear sightings.

A 2002 Buick Park Avenue was on special at Bighorn Toyota for $8,995 – the vehicle had 59K miles on it.

A Gypsum resident was upset to find that an old kitchen stove had been dumped on his property, along with a large packing box that had once held a new stove from a local big box store. The man who dumped the items agreed to clean up the mess and was charged with trespassing and littering.

Local dogs enjoyed themselves in the second annual Puppy Plunge hosted by the Eagle Pool.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 9, 2004

A recently completed Eagle community survey revealed that “quality of life” was the biggest factor in both attracting new residents and keeping long-time citizens in town. The biggest concerns raised were the appearance of the town, the need for more arts and culture and the lack of shopping opportunities.

District Court Judge Terry Ruckriegle dismissed the Kobe Bryant rape case when the reported victim opted not to testify. Media outlets petitioned for access to Eagle County Sheriff’s Office records pertaining to the case.

The Eagle Valley Library District reported that the most circulated adult fiction book over the past year was John Grisham’s “King of Torts,” while the most popular children’s book was “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” The most checked out video was “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

20 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 15, 1994

Vail Associates Aviation Manager, Bill Tomcich, told the Gypsum Town Council that evening flights into the Eagle County Regional Airport would come in no later than 9 p.m.

Gypsum motorcyclist Donnie Book was competing in the International Six-Day Enduro competition.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the strange case of a retired Chicago police officer who suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to kill a 52-years-old Edwards woman. The man was wearing a wig and false mustache when he attempted to kill the woman, by shooting at her with a hand gun. He missed his intended victim and then began hitting her with a rock. A witness summoned the cops, and the man collapsed while he was being questioned.

The Eagle Town Board approved two more filings for the Terrace subdivision, which would mean 106 new single-family homes.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 20, 1984

Bob Adams was the new principal at Eagle Valley High School.

Eagle County sales tax collections were up nearly 15 percent from the previous year.

The operators of Dempsey’s Bar in Eagle were fielding a 12-man team in a contest that involved eating a 50-foot long burrito.

The Colorado Mountain College Board of Directors was considering defaulting on its Cascade Village property in Vail.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 19, 1974

The Eagle County Commissioners approved the county’s first ever zoning regulation.

The Eagle Town Board budgeted for the re-surfacing of Broadway and Fifth Streets, and was debating the possibility of paving the streets in the Mayer subdivision.

For a $6 ticket, patrons of the Copper Eagle Bar could see a dinner show featuring magician Ernie Bryan, then dancing afterwards to the sounds of Bencie Baros and the Midnight Cowboys.

The Eagle County Historical Society kicked off its first official event with a “Homestead Tour” through Beaver Creek.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 17, 1964

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club organized a fund-raising trap shoot to raise money for the Eagle Medical Clinic.

Wolcott rancher Dan Koprinikar displayed his cable suspension pipe siphon, which replaced an irrigation system that had been destroyed by fire two years previously.

Two EVHS students, Ron Dodo and Neal Hargrave, were selected to represent the Colorado Future Farmers of America on the livestock judging team.

Steve and Bill Johnson, Pat Carlow, and Richard Deane were among the young people attending Colorado State University.

The Sweetwater Library offered book delivery services.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 16, 1954

Front-page headlines announced that television would be coming to Eagle in the near future.

The Eagle Valley Roping Club staged a rodeo in Eagle.

Potato growers raised a collective total of 65 acres of certified Russet Burbank seed potatoes.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 15, 1944

Five German prisoners of war, who escaped from the Civilian Conservation Corps camp south of Minturn, were picked up by Army men from Camp Hale after four days of roaming the mountains. The prisoners were found near Avon, and had originally been brought to the county to do labor on the local sheds at Minturn.

An earthquake tremor originating in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah was felt all the way in Eagle County. Residents of the Basalt and Reudi areas reported that plastered walls were cracked.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of Sept. 21, 1934

Members of the Minturn, Red Cliff, and Eagle chambers of commerce agreed to make a joint push for oiling the state highways in the valley.

Eagle County farmers made 11 loans totaling $18,000 from the Federal Land Bank during the previous six months.

Local ranchers were keeping a close eye on the Taylor Grazing Act.


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