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Week of May 30, 2013

After 29 years as Eagle’s Town Manager, Willy Powell attended his final town board meeting.

Sarah Meline was Eagle Valley High School’s valedictorian. Cooper Jay Adams of Eagle was one of 224 undergraduates to collect his diploma at Hasting College’s graduation. He earned his degree in biopsychology.

Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District was gearing up for its annual Baseball Opening Day celebration at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

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Week of May 28, 2009

Eagle Valley Middle School principal Jerry Santoro retired after serving 18 years in the position.

An official ground-breaking ceremony kicked off construction at Sawatch View Condominiums in Gypsum. The plan included 72 affordable units near the airport.

The fifteen finishers in the Eagle B Active Obstacle Course were McKenna Fischer, Will Thrasher, Deanna Temple, Sara Coulter, Sam Pritchard, Jessica Long, Haley Collier, Mike Ramunno, Lucas Rowse, Leah Rowse, Austin Davis, May Sligh, Ethan Sligh, Adrianna Martinez and Caleb Salazar.


Week of May 27, 2004

More than 100 Eagle citizens attended a town council meeting to offer opinions regarding open space in Eagle.

The long-awaited Back Bowl bowling alley opened its doors for business.

Senior Wellness Day was held at Brush Creek Elementary and included Olympic competitions, health-related workshops and yoga demonstrations.

The Eagle Valley High School boys track team won the 3A state title.

Forty-two Brush Creek Elementary fifth graders ran in the third annual school biathlon.

Red Hill Elementary School art teacher Carmel Walden master-minded an event titled “The African Art Gallery and Dancing through the Ages.”


Week of May 26, 1994

Gypsum Mayor Mike Suriano was leading a campaign to draw more businesses to the town.

Eagle County was looking for additional building space for the District Attorney’s Office.

Local archaeologist Mike Metcalf and the Eagle County Historical Society were offering an archaeological tour.

Ron Moses of the American Legion Post in Gypsum was organizing a traditional rifle salute at the Eagle and Gypsum cemeteries as a Memorial Day remembrance.


Week of May 31, 1984

Eagle County was the fourth fastest growing area in the state, according to the U.S. Census bureau. The county’s growth rate was estimated at 15.8 percent, compared to an average of 6 percent around the state.

High water washed out the Red Dirt Bridge, 13 miles north of Dotsero.

The boil order was still on for Eagle water users. The town was awaiting delivery of three new valves before construction on the new water treatment plant could get under way.


Week of May 30, 1974

Colorado Congressman Jim Johnson, at his speech in Vail, talked about the energy crisis, wilderness designations, and women’s rights.

The Eagle Lions Club staged its annual carnival at Eagle Valley Elementary School.

White River National Forest Supervisor Tom Evans asked for citizen help in keeping recreation sites clean.

Although football season was several months away, there was some concern about whether the games would be played locally in the fall. School Superintendent Leonard Hammock said the district was short of funds for seeding the fields at Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain high schools.


Week of May 28, 1964

Eagle resident Ernie Nogal suffered a concussion after he was hit by a car as he walked by the Methodist parsonage.

Piano students of Mrs. Jean Price performed a recital. Participants were Alexis and Scott Johnson, Susan and Kathy Chandler, Sheryl Oleson, Lisa Shelton, and Gail Mayne.

The Colorado Highway Department budgeted $87,284 for paving of Highway 131 from Bond to State Bridge.


Week of May 27, 1954

Passing motorists picked up a nearly naked man who was walking along the road two miles west of Gypsum. The man said he had been drinking with some fellow railroad workers, and passed out. When he came to, he was missing everything except his shirt. He also seemed to have a broken rib.

Eleven-year-old Robin Rogers caught a two pound, 18 inch trout under Nogal Bridge at the north edge of Eagle.

John Beasley of Gypsum was promoted to the rank of Corporal.


Week of May 26, 1944

Eagle County officially took over the maintenance of the State Highway extending from Wolcott to the mouth of Sheephorn Creek. The Enterprise described the stretch of road as 25 miles of the poorest and most difficult highway to maintain in the county.

Two men and a young woman found themselves in trouble with Eagle County Sheriff Murray Wilson after they attempted to sell whiskey in the boot of the car, all stolen from the Lamar Hotel.


Week of June 1, 1934

The National Re-Employment Service was opening an office in Eagle.

The Gypsum baseball team beat McCoy 6-5 at a game in McCoy.

Colorado Governor Edwin Johnson and Utah Governor Henry Blood were scheduled to take part in a special dedication ceremony for the completion of the Dotsero Cutoff.

Elmer Lundgren caught a Mackinaw weighing over seven pounds at Deep Lake.

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