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A group of Boy Scouts wash dishes at camp in a 1940s era photograph. The group includes Larry Collins, Harry Gartside, Harry Ginther and Don Jeffries.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Sept. 19, 2013

UrgeMedia was featured on the cover the Enterprise. The company is headquartered in Eagle and is changing the way national TV marketing campaigns are being handled by helping manufacturers use their advertising budgets in the most efficient manner.

The Gypsum Fire Department was seeking a mill levy increase for the November ballot.

Eagle Town manager Jon Stavney joined the town’s crew at the Eagle River Cleanup, where workers braved wet weather to pick up trash along Eagle County waterways.

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The Eagle Ice Rink was set to open at the end of September.


Week of Sept. 17, 2009

The Eagle Valley Library District reported that patronage had risen as the economy was falling, because the library becomes a more important service when people are cutting costs.

The Gypsum Fire Department was celebrating the ground breaking on a nearly 6,000 foot expansion.

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported that work would begin on Interstate 70 between Eagle and Gypsum.

The Samples, a long-time favorite Colorado band, took the stage at the Eagle Town Park for the Potatopalooza concert.

Gypsum resident Prather Silverthorn completed his Eagle Scout Project. It included a completed directory for the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum.


Week of Sept. 16, 2004

The Eagle Centennial Committee, comprised of local citizen volunteers, organized to plan events for the community’s upcoming 100th birthday.

Rudy Olin, 15, of Eagle enlisted the assistance of Boy Scouts from Troop 222 to place interpretive signs on a nature trail at Sylvan Lake State Park. The effort was part of Olin’s Eagle Scout Project.

Eagle resident Nick Certeza won the Men’s Senior Category Four Division at the Beaver Creek State Championship Hill Climb. Jim Mortenson, also of Eagle, scored second in the Senior Men’s Pro Class.


Week of Sept. 22, 1994

Citing a change in the project planner, the Adam’s Rib developers requested that Eagle County table review of their ski and golf course development proposal on Brush Creek.

Construction was under way on the Eagle Villas affordable housing project.

New buildings going up in the Eagle Commercial Park included Sinton’s Dairy, the Paint Bucket, and Special Protection, Inc.

There were wildlife sightings galore. Jean Hoover saw a mama bear and two cubs on Salt Creek and Benny Eddings saw both a bear and mountain lion while he was out bow hunting.


Week of Sept. 25, 1984

The Federal Aviation Administration gave Eagle County $1.7 million for an expansion project at the county airport.

Eagle County Extension Director Jack D’Orio resigned to pursue a full-time career with a petroleum business in Eagle.

The Eagle Valley High School Devils football team shellacked Paonia. Quarterback John Harris led the attack, and senior Mark Shields scored four touchdowns.

On the EVHS cross-country team, senior James Haggert finished eighth overall at a meet in Steamboat Springs.

Representatives from the Colorado Department of Health paid a visit to the county to examine pollution in the Eagle River emanating from the Eagle Mine at Gilman.

Ralph Starr was named assistant principal at Eagle Valley Middle School.


Week of Sept. 21, 1974

An argument with citizens over the terms of a proposed bond issue prompted Eagle County School Board member Ernie Chavez to walk out of a meeting.

Colorado Governor John Vanderhoof voiced concern about the potential detrimental effects of the proposed Beaver Creek ski area. He asked the Forest Service to delay a decision to designate the land for winter sports site use.

Congressman Jim Johnson testified on behalf of the establishment of two wilderness areas in the Fourth Congressional District: the Flat Tops and Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Areas.


Week of Sept. 24, 1964

A Model A Ford, a set of Haviland china, a Mouton Lamb coat, a new electric roaster oven, and a real collector’s item: a mash kettle for a still were among the items donated for a fund-raising auction for the Eagle Medical Center.

Senator Ed Lamm was the speaker at a Republican rally in Eagle.


Week of Sept. 23, 1954

A Uranium strike on the Piney was making headlines. A Denver group was reporting favorable assay results on ore taken in an area along the Muddy Creek stock trail above Marma Lake.

A building boom hit Eagle. A cinderblock building was going up on the Montgomery ranch on the southwest edge of town, which would provide space for a grocery store.

A 19-year-old Red Cliff woman was in critical condition after being stricken with polio.


Week of Sept. 22, 1944

Clarence M. Schlegel, a pharmacist mate third class, was cited for outstanding action in the Pacific. He was honored for successfully executing forced landing assaults against a number of strongly defended Japanese positions in the South Pacific.

A chlorine water purifier was installed on the Eagle town water system, after tests revealed that the local water supply was tainted by typhoid and malaria germs.


Week of Sept. 28, 1934

The construction firm of Horner & Switzer was the successful bidder for the construction of a railroad overpass, river bridge, and approaches to Dotsero. The low bid was $96,576.

Eagle High School students were preparing their first edition of the school newspaper, the “Spreading Eagle.”

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