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This 1940s era photograph shows the Gates family moving their cattle into the shipping pens at Wolcott.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of April 3, 2014

An annual report showed that local children fared about average when compared to kids around the state.

Eagle voters elected three newcomers to the town council — Doug Seabury, Andy Jessen and Luis Benitez. The Eagle open space ballot question passed by a landslide.

The town of Gypsum was gearing up for its town council election.

Justin Kirkland was selected as the new Gypsum Fire Protection District chief.

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls were getting ready to host their second annual Melee in the Mountains. Teams from throughout the United States were expected to participate.

Eagle County Schools’ superintendent Jason Glass was the community spotlight in the Enterprise.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of April 1, 2010

Around 400 Eagle residents showed up for a community photograph staged to kick off the town’s centennial celebration. The centennial celebration theme was “Soaring through the Century.”

Local kids dived for Easter eggs at the Gypsum Rec Center’s Eggquatics event. The rec center’s bouldering contest winners were Emery Glockner, Emily Mires, Dylan Trudeau and Derek Franz.

According to the banner at the former Angelino Restaurant in Eagle, the folks from the Dusty Boot were planning to open Luigi’s Pastahouse at the location.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of March 31, 2005

The Eagle County Victim Services Office was searching for more volunteers. The office was open 24/7 including holidays.

Local resident Julie Alt won the USA National Tournament Grand Campion title at a martial arts competition in Albuquerque, N.M.. Sensei James Lee, was also a national champion, winning the light-heavyweight black belt title.

Lieutenant Mike Vaughan, Eagle resident and 20-year veteran with Vail Fire and Emergency Services, reminded readers that it’s time to spring forward to daylight savings and that everyone should change their smoke alarm batteries.

Eagle County solicited input from residents about programming for ECO TV.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of March 30, 1995

After meeting with state officials regarding capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, the Eagle Town Board considered a moratorium on new development. The slowdown would allow time for sewer plant expansion.

Local residents were very vocal in their opposition to a proposed land exchange involving developer Magnus Lindholm and some Forest Service properties.

Gypsum Elementary School Principal Dick Anderson resigned.

Adam’s Rib developers brought a revised plan for a 1,034-unit golf course development on Brush Creek back to Eagle County.

After running into problems with a proposed new library in Eagle the Eagle Valley Library District was considering building its downvalley library in Gypsum.

As usual, the turkey vultures returned to Gypsum Creek on Dean Walker’s birthday.

A home run by Dane Cousins helped the Eagle Valley High School baseball team to win over Hotchkiss.

A new bridge in Red Cliff was dedicated in the memory of the late County Engineer Larry Metternick.

The winners of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby were Wes Minnett, Dan Sample and Chris Gamble.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of April 4, 1985

County officials were ready to “turn cartwheels” after the Farmers Home Administration approved funding for a 36-unit senior citizen housing development in Eagle.

Former forest ranger Don Price was the focus of a “Community Spotlight” feature. He got his start with the U.S. Forest Service with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, and went on to make a career as a ranger.

EVHS basketball coach Dave Scott was named Coach of the Year by the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of April 3, 1975

For the first time since 1969, a full-time doctor was coming to Eagle. The Eagle Valley Medical Center announced that Dr. Bruce Stores would soon establish a local practice.

George Landrum was the new Eagle District Forest Ranger, replacing Don Price, who had retired after 17 years in that position.

Average snow depth at McKenzie Gulch was 40 inches.

Cold weather forced the Easter egg hunt to move inside to the Eagle Gym.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of April 1, 1965

Local ranchers Dan Rule and Pete Dodo were elected to office with the Eagle County Soil Conservation District.

Harry Woodward, director of the Colorado Game and Fish Department, pressured the BLM to begin a program of public land range restoration. Woodward said BLM land management practices, including sage brush plowing, had resulted in a serious loss of deer habitat.

The New Jersey Zinc Mining Company presented safety awards to workers Durbin McIlnay, Tony Bobeck, Chuck Colby and Harry Mize.

The Executive Committee of the Colorado River Water Conservation District filed an application for a hydroelectric power plant to be utilized in conjunction with the proposed Iron Mountain Reservoir on Homestake Creek above Red Cliff.

EVHS vocational agriculture students placed well in a livestock-judging contest in Grand Junction.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of March 31, 1955

The Colorado Game and Fish Department reported that more than 100,000 fish were planted in the lower valleys of Eagle County in 1954.

Snow was completely gone in Eagle and Gypsum and tulips were popping up in people’s yards.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of April 6, 1945

A freight conductor on the Dotsero Cutoff was fined $500 by Justice Gus Meyer after he severely cut another man with a broken beer bottle during a fight over a craps game.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of April 5, 1935

For the first time in 20 years, the Eagle Number 4 School District was on solid financial footing. Outstanding bonds had been paid off.

Snow levels were reported below normal in the Holy Cross and White River Forests.


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