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Time Machine

This 1918 photo shows Thelma Morris resting on cut hay at a Kent area ranch. The inscription on the badk of the photo simply reads "Oh Boy."
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Gypsum was finalizing plans for its Oktoberfest celebration.

Eagle launched its planning study for the Eagle River corridor through town.

Keifer Kaufman won his second state championship in reining at the Colorado State Fair.

Eagle County Open Space hosted a hike to the historical quarry site at Horn Ranch.

5 years ago

Week of Sept. 23, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties hosted a women-only build event at its construction site in Edwards.

Bonfire Brewing planned to open a pub in downtown Eagle.

The Gypsum Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting medial marijuana operations in the community.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office awarded a Purple Heart medal to deputy John Brownlee. While on duty during a snow storm the previous spring, Brownlee was struck twice when two drivers lost control of their vehicles. He sustain serious injuries to his right leg.

10 years ago

Week of Sept. 22, 2005

Hall of Fame jockey and hometown hero Pat Day retired after an illustrious 32-year career. Day, who grew up in the Lake Creek valley, graduated from Eagle Valley High School in 1971.

Eagle Fire captains Robert Baron and Bill Kennedy returned from a two-week volunteer effort to help citizens in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Big Dog Truck and Car Wash in Gypsum expanded its operation to include a dog wash facility.

20 years ago

Week of Sept. 21, 1995

The Eagle County commissioners and officials at the Vail-Beaver Creek Jet Center were sparring over the county’s plan to building a public terminal at the airport.

EVHS Principal Ivan Kershner was awarded the $25,000 Miliken Educator Award.

Cody O’Neil and Nickie Vincent were the EVHS Homecoming king and queen.

Todd Foral and Mac Bernhardt scored touchdowns in the Devils 20-10 Homecoming win over Meeker.

In volleyball, Desiree Lovato, Jaime Becker and Jenny Shreeve helped the Lady Devils to a win over Basalt.

30 years ago

Week of Sept. 19, 1985

The Eagle County commissioners hired California businessman Lee Metcalfe as their new county administrator.

Fourteen riverfront lots were for sale at the new Canyon Woods development, located four miles east of Eagle along the Eagle River.

District Court Judge Bill Jones, with the assistance of Jim Weber, devised a scaffold and conveyor belt system to move 6,000 books and 400 boxes of court documents out of the third-floor window of the downtown Eagle County Courthouse. District and county court operations were moving out of the 1932 building and into the new Eagle County Justice Center on Chambers Ave.

Lanie Bryant and Kelly Faulkner led the Lady Devils in hitting percentage for games against the Moffat County Bulldogs.

Guides Rick Olson and Pat Carlow helped their contestants find some prize-winning fish for the Denver Post/Dave Cook Fishing Contest.

40 years ago

Week of Sept. 25, 1975

Three cases of cattle mutilation were reported by Undersheriff Dale Williams. The cattle, which appeared to have been cut up with a sharp instrument, were found along Lake Creek and at the Oleson Ranch east of Eagle.

Eagle resident Tom Winters, 80, the former ranch supervisor for the Benton Ranch, was reunited with his two sisters. The siblings had not seen one another for 70 years.

A former town of Eagle police officer, Joseph Ahrens, was sentenced to three years in prison for auto theft.

Quarterback Larry Arguello, listed at 128 pounds, was the Battle Mountain High School Player of the Week. Donnie Foral and Chris Estes were the EVHS Players of the Week.

50 years ago

Week of Sept. 23, 1965

Twelve whooping cranes made an overnight stop in the Eagle Valley. Kevin Albertson and Maurice Casey spotted the birds feeding at the former Rex Mayne Ranch along Gypsum Creek. Wild geese were also spotted in the valley.

The Eagle Valley Television Association was working to improve the over-the-air signal from Channel 4 in Denver. The association installed towers on land north of town owned by Ross Chambers, Dan Rule and N.E. Buchholz.

A mid September snow covered the valley floor and dumped as much as two feet in the surrounding mountain areas.

Ralph Baldrey and Ray Bobson scored touchdowns in an EVHS victory over the Plateau Valley Cowboys.

60 years ago

Week of Sept. 29, 1955

A small tornado touched down in the Cooley Mesa area, lifting a small airplane hangar at the county airfield. The building came to rest about 75 feet away from its original location. The twister also damaged two airplanes.

Mike Chockie retired from Empire Zinc Company in Gilman. Chockie was credited with being the man who fired the first shot on behalf of the United States during World War I.

Robert Mayne, a senior at Eagle County High School, was one of 60 Colorado high school students nominated to attend the Air Force Academy.

A mine rescue team from Gilman led the effort to recover the bodies to two uranium prospectors who died in a gas-filled mine near Lawson. Uranium mine prospectors to stake claims in Eagle County. Some 97 claims were filed in a single week.

70 years ago

Week of Sept. 28, 1945

Edmund Bobson was honorably discharged after serving five years with the Army Air Corps. He had served as an aerial photographer.

Pfc. E.S LaGrow returned home from service in Germany.

Capt. Robert Campbell of Dotsero was on his way home after a bomber he was serving on was shot down over Korea by the Russians. The plane had been on a mercy flight delivering supplies to a British prisoner of war camp.

Grain threshing was well under way in the Brush Creek Valley. The wheat crop was not exceptional, but valley farmers reported a good oat crop. The potato harvest was expected to begin the following week and school superintendent G.H. Nielsen ran a notice announcing students who had to work the potato harvest would be excused from classes.

80 years ago

Week of Sept. 27, 1935

Colorado Fish and Game released nearly 225,000 trout in the waters of Lake Creek, Piney Creek, Gypsum Creek, East and West Brush Creek and Hat Creek.

Locals rejoiced that the oiling project along Highway 24 from the foot of Battle Mountain to Dotsero was finished. Gypsum officials arranged to have their town streets graveled and oiled at the same time, but Eagle officials did not, much to the dismay of the Enterprise. “Eagle is still smothered in the dust of passing traffic, or at the moment, wallowing in mud,” reported the newspaper.

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