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Time Machine

A mounted hunter surveys his camp near Trappers Lake on the Flat Tops in a 1890s era photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of Oct. 16, 2014

Habitat for Humanity reopened its ReStore operation at the former location on Chambers Avenue in Eagle. The store was abruptly forced to close the previous February when heavy snowfall collapsed the roof at the rear of the building. Habitat workers were preparing to move donated items from the store’s temporary location near Costco.

The Colorado High School Cycling League State Championships were set to return to Eagle for the second straight year.

A new interpretive sign program detailed historic sites along the Brush Creek Valley.

Eagle Valley High School freshman Charlie Sue Pates won top honors at the National Reining Horse Association Mountain Regional Finals.

5 years ago

Week of Oct. 14, 2010

Eagle Valley High School’s 2010 Homecoming King and Queen had unique stories to share. King Christian Pilas was a student in the cognitive needs program at the school. Although he was diagnosed as autistic, Christian was an outgoing member of the EVHS student body and he had a special knack for remembering everyone’s birthday. Queen Justine Henderson had been living on her own since age 13. When she was younger, she couch surfed and lived with various families, and as a high school senior, she supported herself and lived independently in her own apartment.

The new Gypsum Library project was set to break ground in just a few weeks.

At its 35th annual conference, the Special District Association of Colorado honored long-time Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District Board of Directors member Julie Alt with its Distinguished Board Member award.

10 years ago

Week of Oct. 13, 2005

A 38-year-old Gypsum woman was fatally shot after a campsite argument two miles north of Dotsero, just off of Coffee Pot Road. Charles Gross was accused of shooting Maria Madrid after confronting the Madrid family about garbage at the campsite. The family was attempting to drive away when Gross pulled out a handgun and started firing at their car. Both Maria and her husband were wounded.

A new clothing store called InKahoots opened in downtown Eagle.

Zach Henry, a senior at Eagle Valley High School, was named as a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.

Norma and Bill Yeik celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

20 years ago

Week of Oct. 12, 1995

The Eagle County Planning Commission recommended denial of a proposal from Adam’s Rib for 400 homes and two, 18-hole golf courses at a Brush Creek site south of Eagle. The commission members recommended that the developer wait until the Eagle Area Community Plan was completed before proceeding with development plans.

The Falcons soccer team from Eagle won the Vail Valley Soccer Club tournament.

In EVHS football, Nick O’Neill had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and Brian Richardson booted a 27-yard field goal in a win over Rangely.

30 years ago

Week of Oct. 10, 1985

Architectural drawings for the new Eagle Post Office were unveiled. The new building was planned east of Beasley’s Super Foods.

William Copeland was appointed to a vacancy on the Gypsum Town Council.

A livestock judging team including Glen Horn, Ben Bradford, Eric Hill and Kelly Huenick scored high marks at the Future Farmers of American state competition.

Greg Beaumont was the Devils cross country runner of the week.

The Devils football team had a big night against Aspen. The team scored in the first 14 seconds of the game when Ron Fowler took the opening kickoff and galloped 83 yards for a touchdown. Ben Bradford and Doug Miller both returned interceptions for touchdowns.

40 years ago

Week of Oct. 16, 1975

Mop-up operations were under way for the 4,500-acre Derby Creek fire. In addition to thousands of acres of national forest land, the fire scorched 306 acres belonging to Burns rancher Orris Albertson. U.S. Forest Service officials thought the fire was caused by careless hunters who were in the area.

The EVHS Homecoming court included Scott Covalt and Lisa Warder, Nancy Collett and Jeff Agrubright, Teresa Ullerick and Phillip Rivera and Cathy Anderson and Ward Mahanke.

Adams Rib Recreation Area opened up an office in downtown Eagle. The operation housed a design team that included Jim O’Neal, Jim Guffey and Jack Zehren.

Gypsum’s efforts to find a town dump property ended when county officials reported on the estimated costs of creating and maintaining an official landfill.

50 years ago

Week of Oct. 14, 1965

Downvalley resident were getting a look at Ikeya Seki, a newly discovered comment which was visible to the naked eye, on the southeast horizon during the early morning hours.

Eagle County School District was preparing to sell its property at Wolcott to the highest bidder.

Local rancher Chester Mayer presented a history of Brush Creek at the Frontier Historical Society in Glenwood Springs.

A storm that dropped six to eight inches of snow at higher elevations arrived just in time to drive deer and elk to lower elevations for the opening of hunting season.

60 years ago

Week of Oct. 13, 1955

Warm weather lingered downvalley and Mrs. Ben Gagle of Gypsum reported she still had sweetpeas and petunias blooming.

The Enterprise noted that the Eagle Cemetery was one of the most beautiful spots in town. Leonard Ping and Paul Luby were responsible for cemetery maintenance.

70 years ago

Week of Oct. 12, 1945

Garth Bayer of Minturn returned home from his service in the Navy. He reported he has participated in four submarine attacks and two air raids. He also survived two typhoons.

Students at Eagle County High School attended classes on a special schedule for potato harvest. The students attended class in the mornings and then they could get agriculture class credits by working for local farmers during the afternoon.

A hunting party camping locally lost “everything but their shirts” when thieves stole into the camp while they were out hunting and took everything including bedrolls, ammunition, camping equipment and food.

80 years ago

Week of Oct. 11, 1935

County Assessor Nick Buchholz announced that property values in the county had jump by more than $1 million over the past year. Eagle County’s total property value stood at $7.1 million.

The property valuation increase was largely attributed to the completed Dotsero Cutoff railroad link and increased output from mines in the Battle Mountain area.