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Bathers enjoy the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in a 1916 photograph.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 YEAR AGO

Week of April 10, 2014

Family members and friends of Eagle County residents who became organ donors gathered at the Eagle County building to raise awareness about Donate Life Month. After four years of public hearings and elections, Sweet Leaf Pioneer was preparing to open as Eagle’s first retail marijuana shop.

Gypsum voters elected Dick Mayne, Chris Estes and Pam Schultz to serve on the town council. New members of the Eagle Town Board were Andy Jessen, Doug Seabury and Luis Benitez.

The Glenwood Canyon Bike Path opened for the season.

5 YEARS AGO

Week of April 8, 2010

Bicycle motocross racers pedaled through bumps at a BMX track at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Bike racing enthusiasts organized the event with the hope of bringing a BMX track to Eagle.

The Eagle Valley Bull Stomp event was returning to the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

Scott Turnipseed, Pappy Kerst and Scot Webster were elected to four-year terms on the Eagle Town Board.

The Eagle Farmers Market was set to launch and was going to take place once per week during the summer at Eagle Town Park.

Kids braved cold weather and light snow to take part in the annual Gypsum Easter Egg Hunt at the Gypsum Recreation Center.

10 YEARS AGO

Week of April 8, 2005

Eagle Valley High School’s drama department was set to perform the spring musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Sue March’s AP art class created the backdrops for the production.

Eagle and Gypsum town council members continued discussions regarding revenue sharing plans.

Jay Taylor stepped down from Castle Peak Automotive after decades at the business.

Red Canyon High School students planted a tree in memory of James Cuno.

Local dentist Greg Adair wrote an article about how parents could protect their young children’s teeth.

The EVHS girls soccer team won their first game after a rough start to the season. In EVHS baseball, the Devils crushed the Battle Mountain Huskies 15-1.

20 YEARS AGO

Week of April 6, 1995

Citing concerns about the capacity of the community’s wastewater treatment plant, the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-2 in favor of a temporary moratorium on new construction.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials were keeping a wary eye on potential spring mud slides at Wolcott and Dowd Junction.

Snow depth at McKenzie Gulch on West Brush Creek was above average at 24 inches.

Eagle woodworker Tim O’Brien and Eagle Public Works employees installed his custom-made totem pole sculpture at the downtown park at Second and Broadway.

EVHS student Erin Smith was headed to a journalism conference in Washington, D.C. Also headed to D.C. was Harold Feder of Eagle, representing Colorado at the White House Conference on Aging.

30 YEARS AGO

Week of April 11, 1985

The U.S. Postal Service presented design plans for a new Eagle Post Office, to be located on Chambers Avenue. The new building was four times the size of the existing post office in downtown Eagle.

Ken Wilson was the new Eagle County Jail administrator.

Gypsum Mayor Eldon Bindley opened up an appliance store on Highway 6.

Lucile Lieber retired after serving 11 years as coordinator for the Eagle County Council on Aging.

The county commissioners explored the feasibility of establishing a group home at the Echo Ranch site, formerly a ranch on Cooley Mesa Road.

There was a new sports craze in Eagle: Cowboy Polo, described as “hockey on horseback.”

Environmental Protection Agency officials predicted the Eagle Mine at Gilman would make the Superfund clean-up list.

40 YEARS AGO

Week of April 10, 1975

Responding to opposition from the Sierra Club and Governor Richard Lamm, U.S. Forest Service officials defended their designation of Beaver Creek as a winter recreation site.

A fire gutted Foster Smith’s garage and general repair shop, located at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in Eagle. Smith and his neighbors were able to pull a boat out of the garage to safety. The garage had been in operation since 1953.

The town of Eagle established a recreation department.

50 YEARS AGO

Week of April 8, 1965

Wolcott rancher Leonard Horn upbraided the director of the Colorado Game and Fish Department for suggesting poor land use practices were impacting deer winter range and causing a subsequent decline of the deer population.

Sue Ellen Price was the winner of the Eagle County Spelling Bee.

Anna Bindley was installed as Worthy Advisor of the local Rainbow Girls.

Father Thomas Stone of St. Patrick’s Parish in Minturn was leading a fund-raising effort to benefit the Salas family of Minturn who lost their house and five sons in a fire.

60 YEARS AGO

Week of April 7, 1955

Eagle Valley Telephone was in the process of converting over to a dial phone system. For the first time, the Burns Hole district would be included on the phone system. Service was already available in the Wolcott-Piney, and State Bridge area.

Holy Cross Electric took a stand against the Frying Pan water diversion project.

A rancher from Burns was caught off-guard when he found a young buck deer inside of his outhouse. A dog has apparently chased the buck and it has taken refuge in the outhouse. The upset deer lowered his head and charged at the rancher, only to be distracted by the sound of a train passing by. The rancher, and the deer, escaped unharmed.

70 YEARS AGO

Week of April 13, 1945

Local gardeners were planting their sweet peas.

A 9-year-old Red Cliff boy lost part of his hand and was critically injured after an anti-aircraft shell, which he had taken to school for show and tell, exploded in his hand. It was not known where he obtained the shell.

80 YEARS AGO

Week of s, 1935

Boxing promoter Hank Elliott arranged a smoker in Minturn. Local favorite Max Daley knocked out Pueblo boxer Allen Mays in the third round.

The Holy Cross National Forest was featured in a radio broadcast on the National Broadcasting Company’s Farm and Home Hour.


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