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Week of Nov. 14, 2013

Members of the Eagle Valley High School baseball team surprised their coach, Jesse Meryhew, by shaving their heads in solidarity. Meryhew was diagnosed with cancer the month before, and had lost his hair while undergoing treatment.

The town of Eagle approved an indoor shooting range in downtown Eagle.

The passage of Amendment 64 authorized local jurisdictions to regulate, or prohibit retail recreational marijuana. Motions regarding this failed at the Eagle Town Board meeting. A motion for a moratorium on any decision to allow retail recreational marijuana until the first of the year failed by a vote of two to four; and a motion to approve retail recreational marijuana businesses failed with a 3-3 tied vote.

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The Eagle County Board of Commissioners formally approved the donation of three acres of land to Augustana Care to accommodate development of the first phase of the Castle Peak Senior Care Community.


Week of Nov. 12, 2009

The Western Eagle County Ambulance District, Eagle County Public Health and Colorado Rural Heath Center came together to create Community Paramedics, which provided a more effective link to existing services for total patient care.

PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer came to Eagle to film one part of a five-part series called Patchwork Nation.

Bighorn Toyota in Glenwood was advertising a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with 54k for $14,995.

A pro Eagle River Station citizens group formed to promote the Jan. 5 election.

Eagle County was soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for a computerized maintenance management system for the Eagle County Facilities Management software project.


Week of Nov. 11, 2004

Concerned citizens packed the house for an Eagle Town Board meeting regarding the hearings for Red Mountain Ranch. More than 50 people were in attendance.

The old red, 4-H barn located west of the Eagle County Fairgrounds, was burned in a training exercise by the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District.

The Bluffs was offering single-family home sites starting at $84,000.

The refurbishing project for the Red Cliff arch bridge was completed.

A group of local citizens and veterans joined forces with the county to create a lasting tribute to fallen heroes at Eagle County’s Freedom Park.


Week of Nov. 10, 1994

EVHS senior Stacia Colby was one of 700 performers chosen for the “Up with People” musical revue.

Burns rancher Bud Gates, a democrat, won a third term as county commissioner, defeating Republican Bob Lucia.

The EVHS Devils football team lost in the first round of state play-offs to Monte Vista.


Week of Nov. 8, 1984

Members of the EVHS choir were headed to Adam’s State College in Alamosa for a fall concert.

The Eagle Town Board voted unanimously to reject a proposal by the Adam’s Rib developers for development of a 20-acre reservoir site near the new water plant on Brush Creek. Instead, the town opted for a one-acre parcel and $285,000 in cash.

A 19-20 loss took the Devils football team out of the playoffs.

Eagle County Social Services director Mabel Risch announced plans for a group home for troubled teens, to be known as ECHO Ranch.


Week of Oct. 14, 1974

Gypsum residents, concerned about how they would be impacted by a proposed expansion of the Eagle County Airport, raised questions at a county hearing.

The Eagle County Library hosted an open house tea in its new digs: the structure that once served as the lunchroom for Eagle Elementary School, across from the county courthouse.

Eagle Ranch sold 2,803 cattle at a sale in Fort Collins for a total of $598,551.

The Methodist and Catholic women of Eagle were hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring baked good, fancy work, and a “white elephant” table.


Week of Nov. 12, 1964

Colorado State High Engineer Charles Shumate, in response to questions from Eagle area residents, announced that his department had started designing the route that Interstate 70 would take from Dowd Junction to the east through Vail. However, the route through the rest of the valley had not yet been determined.

A former employee of the Bond hotel was charged with the theft of $530 after he abruptly quit his job and left on an early morning train. The missing money was discovered by Hotel Manager Harold Monahan shortly afterwards.


Week of Nov. 11, 1954

An accident at the corner of 4th and Wall Streets in Eagle had the Enterprise calling for designation of through streets within the town.

With only one snowfall during the fall, Enterprise editor Marilla McCain was declaring this a “dry county.”

The Air Force was lending an L16 plane to the Eagle Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.


Week of Nov. 10, 1944

The result of the Eagle County commissioner election was up in the air. There were 173 absentee ballots, cast by soldiers, that had not yet arrived.

Judge Bill Luby sentenced two young men to 18 months in the state prison for the attempted burglary of the Lundgren store in Gypsum.


Week of Nov. 13, 1934

The preceding growing season was declared the worst in the state’s agricultural history. The potato crop was averaging 70 bushels per acre, compared with 130 bushels per acre the previous year.

Ranchers on lower Eby Creek were seeking an injunction to prevent fellow rancher Chet Mayer from cutting a storage reservoir higher up on the creek.

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