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Five local kids dress up for the last day of school in this 1930s era photo. Jane Dice is pictured in front and Joe Dice, dressed up in his cowboy gear, is shown in the second row.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of May 23, 2013

The Eagle Valley Library District’s director Charlyn Canada retired after a 40-year library career. Canada helped launch the Eagle Valley Library District in 1993.

The Eagle County commissioners received copies of the market feasibility study for the Castle Peak Senior Care Community. The review indicated that there was a demonstrated need for a senior care facility in the area.

Two hundred eighth graders from area middle schools re-enacted the Battle of Shiloh in Minturn.

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Week of May 21, 2009

Valley View Hospital recognized the Western Eagle County Ambulance crew for National EMS Week.

A new event called Eagle B Active was scheduled to take place at the Eagle Town Park, where residents were encouraged to come out for various games for a small cost.

Eagle teacher Anita Ortiz won the Boneyard Boogie 10K race with a time of 47:25.

Alpine Academy of Dance presented their spring recital, “The Wizard of Oz.”

Local kids were counting down the last days of school, with the last day being June 4.


Week of May 20, 2004

Eagle County received a $30,000 award for the Youth Land Stewardship program from the National Forest Foundation.

Pat Seabry was honored as Eagle County’s Senior Citizen of the Year.

The Eagle Valley Enterprise/Native Electric basketball team won Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District’s B-League Championship. Members of the team included Keith Montag, Larry Arguello, Don Rogers, Robert Ellsworth, Josh Friesen, Randy Wyrick, Todd Bukovich, Jim Hemig, and Winsor Stough.

Mac’s Liquor in Gypsum advertised 24-packs of Coors Light for $17.99.


Week of May 19, 1994

Pacific Telecom Inc. announced that it would locate its state headquarters in La Junta rather than in Eagle.

Arson experts from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation determined that a blaze that destroyed the Air Dry Systems factory in Gypsum had been deliberately set.

Adam’s Rib developers were conducting site tours of their proposed golf course and residential projects.

Town of Eagle officials were urging the county to purse a master land use plan for the Brush Creek Valley.


Week of May 24, 1984

Eagle’s new water plant was behind schedule. Local residents were warned to boil their water before drinking it, due to springs runoff turbidity problems.

William “Willy” Powell of Eagle was hired as Eagle Town Manager. His annual salary was $27,500. Powell had been a resident of the county for 10 years, and held a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance, both from Ohio State University.

Eagle-Vail Linen closed after 19 years of continuous business in Eagle. Fifteen employees were laid off.


Week of May 23, 1974

Eagle Valley High School earned its first ever state championship trophy when the Devils’ baseball team scored a 7-2 victory over the Primero Bulldogs in Grand Junction. The team consisted of 12 players.

Colorado Mountain College set up temporary quarters in the town of Eagle’s meeting room at Town Hall.

Plans were under way for “Eagle Trail Day,” a one-day event that started off in the morning with Eagle Ranch Company manager John Hamilton driving a herd of cattle down Broadway, and ended with a barbecued beef dinner prepared by Vince and Lloyd Eichler.


Week of May 21, 1964

Martha Simonds and Joe Caywood reigned as queen and king of the EVHS junior-senior prom.

Temperatures in the 80s were prompting Eagle residents to do a lot of lawn watering, which in turn was affecting water pressure throughout town.

Work started on the Homestake Dam, a transmountain water diversion project located on Highway 24 above Red Cliff.


Week of May 20, 1954

The annual Burns rodeo, planned for June 13, was getting publicity from newspapers throughout the state.

A new restaurant, the We-Ask-U-Inn Café, opened east of Avon, and it already had a reputation for excellent chicken dinners.

The French Consul General, Luis de Cabrol, went fishing on Brush Creek. He was a guest of Frankie Emmerling of the Diamond J Restaurant.

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the Mount of the Holy Cross’ designation as a national shrine.

A Grand Junction man hooked a five-pound brown on the Eagle River on the first day of fishing season.


Week of May 19, 1944

Local soldier Tommy Hartman was reported to be missing in action over Romania. Hartman, 20, was serving as a flight engineer with the Air Force, and had already made 31 missions over Europe.

The three Miller brothers of McCoy, who had been together since joining the Army, were separated by the war. Melford returned to the states to recover from wounds, Billy was being held by the Germans as a prisoner, and Delbert was fighting on the front in Italy.

Eagle High School graduated seven students, while the rival Eagle County High graduated sixteen.


Week of May 25, 1934

Mary Ruth Nimon was the high scholarship student of the Eagle High School graduating class. Other seniors were Barbara Gleason, Virginia Randall, James Quick, Regina Clark and Woodrow Brown.

Eagle’s baseball team beat Oak Creek 4-1.

Eagle’s light-weight boxing champion, Hershey Wilson, was declared inter-mountain champion.

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