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Week of May 1, 2014

Eagle Valley High School was again listed in the top 10 percent of schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 156 worked on the Eagle Dog Park project.

Eagle Valley High School students celebrated Prom at the Vail Valley Jet Center.

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Eagle Town Board member Joe Knabel resigned because his family was moving away from the community.

The Gypsum Ponds State Wildlife Area was temporarily closed to the public for repairs and widening of the road.

Locals Fred Kessler and Dan Eby both shot hole-in-ones on the same day at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course. The chances of that happening is about one in 17 million.


Week of April 29, 2010

Student of the New America School created a Viking boat, made out of recycled materials, to celebrate Earth Day. New America School was a charter school for students ages 15-21 years old to finish their high school education.

A computer error at Source Gas resulted in a $9,000 bill for an Eagle resident. Terry Simpkins’ bill was corrected when he notified them of the error.

The Second Annual Boneyard Boogie 10K trail race was slated for May 15. Employees at Land Designs by Ellison cleaned up the trailhead in Eagle for the event.

Registration was under way for the summer semester at the Colorado Mountain College.


Week of April 28, 2005

Eagle Town Board members were sorting out the facts of the Red Mountain Ranch proposal.

The towns of Eagle and Gypsum were reviewing a draft proposal for revenue sharing.

Colorado Mountain College was offering many more classes for the summer semester.

The American Legion Hall in Gypsum was under new ownership – Word of Life Church.

Pazzo’s in Eagle celebrated the launch of softball season with deals for players who showed up in their uniforms after games.

Voters approved the expansion of the Gypsum Fire Department.

Area youth participated in the Equine Education Extravaganza at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.


Week of April 27, 1995

The town of Gypsum was doing some fast-track annexation in order to accommodate the Denver Archdiocese’s plans for an affordable housing complex.

The town of Eagle and Eagle County were launching a comprehensive planning effort for Brush Creek, Eby Creek and the Eagle River Valley.

Eagle resident Deedee Emmer was a finalist for the Mrs. Colorado title.

Vail Resorts was bringing in its plans for the “Category Three” expansion of the ski resort. The ski company was seeking permission to add 1,000 acres of skiing and four new lifts on Vail Mountain.


Week of May 2, 1985

The Eagle County Commissioners considered a marketing pitch that would bring regularly-scheduled commercial flights into the Eagle County Airport. Meanwhile, the commissioners reluctantly agreed to restrict night landings by instrument flight. Evening landings would be allowed by visual flight rules.

After some mild spring weather, winter returned with a vengeance, dumping snow throughout the valley.

The Eagle Valley High School girls’ track team, coached by Susan Scott, captured the Colorado Gore League championship. The boy’s team was also declared the league champion.

Candidates for Eagle County School Board were Mary Jo Allen, Rich Teeters, Art Kleimer, Phyllis Finlay, and Jim Burk.


Week of May 1, 1975

Local school board candidates debated retaining the current superintendent at a candidate forum.

The U.S. Forest Service rejected a proposal by Vail and other ski resorts to raise lift ticket prices to $12.

The Eagle County Historical Society was pursuing a number of projects, including documentation of oral histories and preservation of the old Gore Creek School House.

Alice Baldry was the winner of the Colorado Mason’s Benevolent Fund scholarship.

The EVHS spring drama production was “Guys and Dolls.”


Week of April 29, 1965

Enterprise editor Marilla McCain was praying that the Eagle Town Board would reject an engineer’s suggestion that the town install water meters. She argued that charging water by metered rates would be a financial hardship for young families.

John Tolbert opened up a mechanic’s shop at Mick’s 66 Service in Eagle (currently the home of Moe’s Original Barbecue).

A jury acquitted Burns rancher Joe Albertson of killing elk out of season. Albertson admitted to killing the elk, but said he did so to protect his property.

A heavy snow year was driving elk to lower feeding grounds.

In Bond, John Torres and LeRoy Kirby rescued a couple of domestic goats that had been stranded for weeks on a steep ledge. The ranchers lassoed the goats, then pulled them up to safety.


Week of May 5, 1955

Camp Hale was scheduled for a “face lift.” Construction would include a new, 80-man barracks, and a 400-man mess hall. At 9,300 ft. elevation, the camp was the Army’s highest training site.

New records were set at the county track meet. Orville Hurt of the Burns Grade School went 5 ft. 3 inches in the broad jump. Vern Brock of Eagle County High set a new record in the 100-yard dash with a time of 10:15.


Week of May 4, 1945

The community mourned the death of Eagle County pioneer Otto Bergman, who was a timber worker at Pando and was also affiliated with the Fleming Lumber Mill in Red Cliff.

Sgt. Joe Caywood, after being wounded seven times, was home to recuperate.

A German prisoner was returned to Camp Hale four days after his escape.


Week of May 3, 1935

Several members of the Castle Peak Masonic Lodge of Eagle paid a visit to “The Cheese Club,” a social organization within the Minturn Masonic Lodge.

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