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Time Machine

Ruby Dump perches atop a large horse while Blanche Dump holds the reins and Victor Dump prepares to catch the little girl if she falls. This photo was taken in 1933 at the family's Pando ranch.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of Dec. 12, 2013

Eagle residents Christian, Chloe, and Erin Vega celebrated the launch of their Epic Race Adventure. The Eagle family was one of the teams competing in the inaugural Epic Race – a four country, 26-mountain odyssey to ski every resort accessible via Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass.

The Capitol Street Apartments projects proposed 45 units in three buildings on a .72 acre site at the corner of Capitol Street and U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle.

Gypsum residents were urged to participate in a Colorado Department of Transportation survey. CDOT was partnering with the community to solicit input to be used in the development of the Intermountain Colorado Regional Transportation Plan.


Week of Dec. 10, 2009

The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District Field House in Edwards was gearing up for its grand opening. The 57,000 square foot building cost $8.35 million to build.

The town of Gypsum entered into a contract to buy Cotton Ranch Golf Club. The town planned to operated the facility as a municipal golf course.

Opponents of Eagle River Station filed a legal complaint against the town of Eagle, saying the town broke state campaign laws when it sent out an e-mail promoting a pro-Eagle River Station event. The town said it didn’t break any laws.

Eagle Consignments and Collectibles opened at the corner of Broadway and Second Street.

ECO Transit was offering 10- and 20-ride passes to riders for $35 and $70 (local routes) and $65 and $130 (premium routes).


Week of Dec. 9, 2004

Local Jake Borah was featured in the Enterprise. Borah was a hunting guide to President Theodore Roosevelt and was known for his ability to locate animals, and for his mischievous sense of humor.

A proposed interim-travel plan for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Hardscrabble area was available for review at the Gypsum Town Hall.

Seasonal use restrictions on town of Eagle open space lands went into effect. The season restrictions were intended to protect wildlife. Human activity was restricted from Dec. 15 to April 15 in areas designated as critical wildlife habitat.

A proposal by Eagle to create its own nonprofit land trust was raising questions from the already established non-profit land trust in the Eagle Valley.

Gypsum resident Jenny Parmenter was selected as one of 35 Coloradoans to compete in the International Modeling and Talent Association’s annual contest in Los Angeles.


Week of Dec. 8, 1994

Adam’s Rib developers abruptly withdrew their preliminary plan for a golf course development after county officials questioned “substantial changes” from the 1982 sketch plan. The original plan called for 200 homes on the golf course; and the new plan proposed 1,034 homes on a 1,050 acre tract.

Meanwhile, the Concerned Citizen of Eagle County, a citizen group that had opposed the development for more than 20 years, filed a lawsuit challenging the county’s repeated extensions of the Adam’s Rib sketch plan.


Week of Dec. 13, 1984

A consecration service was slated for the newly re-built Eagle Community Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Goodier invited the entire community to attend.

Trash collection rates in Gypsum increased by 10 percent, from $7.50 per month to $8.25 per month.

Locals donned their cross-country skis to search for Christmas trees.

The Devils basketball boys won their second consecutive tournament.


Week of Dec. 12, 1974

A Vail policeman shot and killed a 32-year-old Lakewood man, who had shot another Vail resident. Police were unable to determine a motive for the Lakewood man’s actions, although witnesses reported he was acting “strange” and several empty beer cans were found in his car.

Eagle rancher Ross Chambers was named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Soil Conservation Society of America.

The Eagle Town Board considered an ordinance prohibiting drinking on the street.


Week of Dec. 10, 1964

The Williams Motel in Minturn was damaged in an early morning fire. Three guests escaped without injury; and four motel rooms were burned.

The granary on the Charles Wier ranch on Gypsum Creek burned to the ground. The rancher suffered the loss of the ranch egg equipment. Neighbors helped the fire department put out the blaze.

The Eagle Town Board discussed the possibility of graveling the streets in the Mayer Subdivision.



Week of Dec. 9, 1954

A Sweetwater woman narrowly escaped death when her car skidded off the road and into the Colorado River. She managed to roll down a window and crawl out.

The Eagle ski tow was slated to open on the weekend.

Camp Hale officials issued a warning for people to stay away from the area for two days due to artillery training near Lily Lake and on Tennessee Pass.


Week of Dec. 12, 1944

Eagle High School staged a big carnival. Rolland Randall and J.D. Allen donated a pig to the fund-raising effort.

The Forest Service was seeking men to help cut out pine-beetle infested trees on the Frying Pan.

A 5-year-old Eagle boy, suffered a broken bone in his neck when he was run over by a car while sledding on Cemetery Hill. He was bruised and battered, but expected to make a full recovery.


Week of Dec. 15, 1934

Sixty-seven children at the Eagle School performed a Christmas program called “A Topsy-Turvy Christmas.”

The school’s student council found a new way to deal with tardy students: a kangaroo court. In the first sessions, five students were tried, and four were found guilty and sentenced to stay after school.

Few bidders turned up for a tax sale of 200 pieces of property.

Andrew Simon of McCoy won a $150-prize from Cook Sporting Goods for his trophy elk head. Simon shot the seven-point bull on Gypsum Creek.

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