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Time Machine

A group of friends share a laugh during camping trip on the Flat Tops in this 1929 photo. Shown, from left to right, are Muriel Colburn, Getty Gates, Ella May Albertson and Berta Gates.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of June 12, 2014

The Eagle Town Board approved a marijuana application from Denver-based Rocky Mountain Pure for a 28,000 square foot operation that included retail sales, cultivation, an infused product kitchen, an extraction laboratory and a research and development facility.

Local Girl Scouts celebrated the grand opening of the new Eagle Dog Park at Eagle Ranch.

BMW aficionados planned the “Bimmers on Broadway” event. The Enterprise noted that the term “Bimmers” was not a typo because that is how true BMW fans referred to the vehicles. In contrast, the newspaper noted that the term “Beamers” refers to BMW motorcycles.

5 years ago

Week of June 10, 2010

Flood warnings were issued throughout Eagle County as warm temperatures, combined with rain forecasts, resulted in raging creeks and rivers.

Gypsum Town Council members and town staff voiced concerns regarding the proposed Hidden Gems wilderness proposal.

Hometown boys Brett Heicher and Jordan Doll performed a comedy show at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle.

Alpine Laser Clinic celebrated its 10th anniversary.

10 years ago

Week of June 9, 2005

The Eagle Town Board’s formal vote regarding the Red Mountain Ranch proposal wasn’t slated until June 14, but plans were already under way for a town referendum on the proposed big box development.

After 18 years of service in Eagle County, Father Ed Poehlmann was leaving the area. Father Poehlmann was slated to take over leadership at a parish in west Denver.

Little Britches Rodeo action returned to Eagle and a number of local kids including Marley Hammer and Joel and Jayce Schlegel, were slated to compete.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life event was held at Eagle Town Park. Local volunteers raised nearly $16,000.

20 years ago

Week of June 8, 1995

The Eagle Town Board approved plans for construction of a Burger King fast-food restaurant north of the Interstate 70 interchange.

Dr. John Hefty completed his first year as Eagle County School District superintendent.

Long-time Eagle resident Jean Johnson and her son Bill were the winners of the first annual Mauri Nottingham Environmental Quality Award. The Johnsons were honored for placing a conservation easement on a 59-acre parcel of land they owned along the Brush Creek Valley.

Eagle County Emergency Services Director Jack Johnson fielded requests for sandbags from several residents whose homes were located near rising water.

30 years ago

Week of June 13, 1985

At the request of the Eagle County commissioners, county manager Brad Jones submitted his resignation. The two parties cited differences in management styles as the reason for the split.

The town of Eagle and Eagle County School District teamed up to design and build a sidewalk, curb and gutter along Third Street.

A 5-year-old Eagle boy, Tyler Moser, was seriously injured in a Glenwood Canyon accident. Tyler was riding with his grandparents, Roy and Tiny Moser, when a boulder crashed into their vehicle. The Moser’s truck was stopped at the time, part of a road construction delay.

40 years ago

Week of June 12, 1975

In what had become an unpleasant spring tradition, Eagle residents found water the color of tea running out of their faucets. Town manager Chuck Shafer noted that spring run-off caused the problem because the water was too turbid for proper processing by the community’s water treatment plan. Residents were advised to boil water before drinking it.

Cool weather and rain delayed a repaving project along Broadway in Eagle.

Phil Weber was the chairman for the annual Eagle Flight Days celebration.

Duane Ziegler earned his master’s degree from Adams State College.

50 years ago

Week of June 10, 1965

Local men MacDonald Knight of Red Cliff and Gilman and Leonard Hammock of Eagle published a local history book titled “Early Days on the Eagle.” Copies of their work are still available for sale at the Eagle Pharmacy and the Eagle Regional Visitor Information Center.

Although the infant town of Vail boasted the highest property values in the county, town leaders were having trouble finding enough money to pave the town streets, which were a boggy mess.

Veterans from the Army’s 10th Mountain Division gathered at the summit of Tennessee Pass to dedicate a memorial at the former site of Camp Hale.

60 years ago

Week of June 16, 1955

The Enterprise reported that the ghost town of Fulford was being overrun by uranium prospectors. “Reports are that there should be a town council meeting up there to establish traffic regulations in order to keep the ghosts from being run over by Jeeps and prospectors,” wrote Enterprise Editor Marilla McCain.

William Palmer was building a new service station on the west end of town.

Bill Stephens of Gypsum earned his State Farmer Award in recognition of work he had completed with the Eagle County High School Future Farmers of America program.

70 years ago

Week of June 15, 1945

Dotsero resident Robert Summerfield was wounded in action in the Philippines.

The death of another Eagle County man, Stanley Calhoun, was confirmed. Calhoun had been listed as missing in action for almost a year. He died in an aircraft crash that resulted from heavy German fire.

Sgt. Edmund Bobson of Gypsum was home on furlough after 37 months of service overseas. He had served with a bomber squad through two Iwo Jima campaigns.

The Eagle Lions Club, Rule Electric and Holy Cross Energy installed a light at the Eagle County Courthouse to shine continually on the “Honor Roll,” a monument to the local men and women who were serving in various branches of the armed services.

80 years ago

Week of June 15, 1935

The Enterprise reported that a Civilian Conservation Corps camp would be established along upper Brush Creek in the fall. Two years of work was planed for the year-around camp including building a dam and lake at Yeoman Park. The CCC workers were also slated to do some road construction and rodent and pest control.

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