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This 1918 photo postcard shows C.J. Kaho. He was a brakeman for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad running between Grand Junction and Minturn.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Oct. 17, 2013

The Colorado High School Cycling League was set to stage its state championships in Eagle. A field of around 500 riders was expected.

The town of Eagle reported that sales tax revenues were predicted to increase 6 percent, but that property tax revenues were expected to dip around $80,000.

Eagle County Public Health was offering vaccinations for seasonal flu at all three of its locations. The shots were available for $14.

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Locals were mourning the loss of Eagle resident Tom Ehrenberg. Ehrenberg was known for his generous spirit and infectious laugh. He had served on Eagle’s Planning and Zoning Commission and the Eagle Town Board.

The Eagle Valley High School boys soccer team was set to conclude its season with a game against Battle Mountain.


Week of Oct. 15. 2009

In an area where the median age is only 31, and young families dominate the demographic, it made sense for Eagle and Gypsum businesses to be kid-friendly. Some of those businesses were featured in the Enterprise.

Gypsum Elementary School implemented the Gypsum Breakfast Club, providing breakfast to students from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m. each school day. The goal was to make sure kids weren’t hungry as they started the day so they could be more focused for school.

The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce was hosting a membership drive.

Due to the high demand for season flu vaccinations, Eagle County’s Department of Health extended clinic times and added locations.

The town of Eagle released dates for final hearings regarding the proposed Eagle River Station project. The board was set to make a decision on the project in the next couple weeks.


Week of Oct. 14, 2004

Thousands of Eagle County voters cast their ballot early with absentee ballots. Half of Eagle County voters chose to vote this way.

The Enterprise gave readers a closer look at Eagle County District 2 commissioner candidates. A.J. Johnson, Arn Menconi and Buzz Reynolds were running for the open seat.

The Eagle Public Library hosted a costume party that included spooky stories, mask bingo, treats and a parade through the library.

Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District accepted awards from the Special District Association.

James Ewing and Kristen Fawcett reigned as king and queen at the Eagle Valley High School Homecoming celebration.


Week of Oct. 13, 1994

The community mourned the sudden death of Eagle County Engineer Larry Metternick.

Zac Stratton and Staci Burton reigned as king and queen of the EVHS Homecoming celebration. The Devils football team beat Rangley for their Homecoming game with a score of 36-27.

More than 100 relatives and friends surprised Dennie Eaton with an 80th birthday celebration.


Week of Oct.16, 1984

A win over the Hayden Tirgers clinched a playoff spot for the Devils’ football team. Strong play by Mark Shields, James Canaday, Kurt Metterick and Mike Rodriguez was credited for the win.

In cross-country competition, Devils runners George Hudspeth, Bill Bartles, Jud Shoup, James Haggert, Eric Hill, Denise Gaymon, Lisa Hoar, Barb Bartles, Katie Jarnot and Dee Young qualified for districts.


Week of Oct. 18, 1974

The school district needed money for a science wing at EVHS and for bus maintenance facilities, so the school board was seeking voter approval of a $9.9 million bond issue.

Homecoming royalty candidates for EVHS were Becky Morris and Miles Collett, Tina Getten and Chris Estes, Jerry Shepherd and Danny Eaton, and Cindy Elliott and Doug Sterkel.

Outstanding sets and serves by Brenda Satterfield, Liz Chandler, Shirley Astin, Donna Myers, Susan Stephenson, and Donna Genett led to a Devils volleyball victory over Roaring Fork.

EVHS football players of the week were Ray Conway, Jeff Hughes, and Tim Shankel.


Week of Oct. 15, 1964

A 68-yard touchdown run by Gene Slaughter and a point-after kick by Chris Koonce led the Devils football team to a homecoming victory over Battle Mountain.

Gene Luby was the Republican candidate for county judge.


Week of Oct 14, 1954

Lawrence “Dutch” Brooks, a foreman for Holy Cross Electric, was killed instantly when he came in contact with a 7200 watt power line while working near Basalt.

The Enterprise reported that Eagle County was flooded with out-of-state hunters.

The Red Cliff School District voters approved a $103,000 bond issue for improvements to the Red Cliff Union High School.

The Eagle Eagles defeated the Grand Valley football team 72-0 in a home game.

At the 4-H Achievement Day program, Camp Tobin delegates Joyce Lassier, Alice Pearson, Nick Strubi and Roy Roper gave a report about their trip to the State Fair.


Week of Oct. 13, 1944

Cpt. Harold Ault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ault of McCoy was reported wounded in action during a battle in France.

Two Eagle County High School boys, Earl Brett and Ken Bradford, were called from their classes for military duty after they had volunteered their services the previous spring. Earl was the president of the student body and Ken was the president of his class.


Week of Oct. 14, 1934

Big game season ended and the Enterprise reported that “thousands” of deer and elk were killed.

Local hunter Ed Mather never had to get out of his car on his hunting trip. He rolled down a car window and shot a buck that walked out of the brush near the Jones ranch, east of Eagle.

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