1 year ago
Week of Dec. 18, 2014
Village Market announced it was considering construction of a new grocery store in the Eagle Ranch Village area.
The town of Eagle sent notice to the developer of the Haymeadow project for failure to convey water rights, failure to convey the Haymaker Trail easement and failure to convey school land parcels to the town.
Castle Peak Senior Care celebrated its construction sign unveiling and operator Augustana Care pledged it would begin construction for the 62,000 square foot facility in 2015.
A conveyer carrying wood shipped into the Eagle Valley Clean Energy biomass power plant in Gypsum sparked a pre-dawn fire. No injuries or major damage were reported and an investigation was under way to determine the use of the fire.
5 years ago
Week of Dec. 16, 2010
Fire gutted the Mountain Toppers building in Dotsero. The cause of the blaze was accidental and the structure was deemed a total loss.
An Eagle man was facing 14 different drug felony counts following a three-month investigation by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. The office reported that during 2010, two narcotics detectives had arrested 66 individuals for possession and/or distribution of narcotics.
People engaged in a Gypsum “neighborhood war” were wasting government resources at a notable rate, said the Eagle County Animal Services director. The individuals were repeatedly calling animal services to report grievances against one another.
10 years ago
Week of Dec. 15, 2005
The Eagle Town Board reviewed plans for a $76,000 Eagle Town Park makeover. The project included a new, permanent concert stage, an enlarged playground area and new public restrooms.
The terms that Eagle placed on operation of the Eagle Ranch subdivision earned a Land Steward Award from the Colorado Wildlife Society. Specifically, the award honored the town’s creation of a wildlife mitigation fund, financed by Eagle Ranch residential transfer fees and the institution of Dec. 15 through April 15 season closures on town open space parcels.
The Eagle Valley Middle School boys seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams both won their respective league championships.
20 years ago
Week of Dec. 14, 1995
The Eagle County commissioners were nearing a vote on an Adam’s Rib proposal for a 843-unit golf course development six miles up Brush Creek. Owner Fred Kummer noted that his project had been in the review process for more than 20 years. “If I had murdered someone, I wouldn’t have had as long of a sentence as I have had in this endeavor,” said Kummer
A warm night prompted a large turnout at the Christmas on Broadway celebration in Eagle.
Stacia Colby was on tour with the Up With People program.
Jerry Milsaps was honored as the Citizen of the Year.
30 years ago
Week of Dec. 12, 1985
The Eagle County commissioners approved plans for construction of a drywall manufacturing plant east of Gypsum.
After vandals painted obscenities on the town’s new water tank, the Gypsum Town Council vowed to take a tough stand against such misbehavior.
Street paving in west Eagle and work on a pedestrian path from downtown to the Chambers Avenue commercial area were the top capital projects Eagle planned as part of its 1986 budget.
Karleen Bonaly hosted a holiday party for local seniors. The party’s highlight was a round of “Dumb Bunny Bridge” which Bonaly described as a game “for people who aren’t smart enough to play regular bridge.”
A 75-55 loss to Moffat County ended a 23-game winning streak for the Eagle Valley High School boys basketball team. Chris Fedrizzi tallied 16 points and John Harris brought in 15 points in the loss.
State geologists warned that a massive mud slide could hit Red Cliff in the spring.
40 years ago
Week of Dec. 18, 1975
Bob Sanders was hired as Eagle’s new town manager. The town board agreed to pay him an annual salary of $18,000. Sanders had previously worked as city manager in Steamboat Springs.
The Eagle Swimming Pool Commission considered turning over its $9,988 in collections to other recreation programs because of the lack of action on the pool project.
Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm announced that Glenwood Canyon was the chosen corridor for the extension of Interstate 70 to the west. Cottonwood Pass has also been considered as a possible route.
Anna Marie Colby and Dawn Rice opened up a new gift shop called “You’re Special” in the house next to the Eagle Pharmacy. In addition to gift items, the shop offered wedding planning services including cakes, flowers and sewn-to-order gowns.
50 years ago
Week of Dec. 16, 1965
EVHS band and choir instructor Bill Arbogast received rave reviews for the school’s Christmas music program.
The Colorado Game and Fish Department announced plans for improvements at Sylvan Lake including a road over the lake dam and new camping spots.
Garnet Ping was the winner of a $50 gift certificate in the Eagle Chamber of Commerce’s shop local promotion.
Vail Associates announced plans for expansion of its ski slopes to Golden Peak and the Northeast bowl areas.
60 years ago
Week of Dec. 14, 1955
A fire in Ross Chambers’ potato cellar resulted in minor damage. Ranch hand Bob Havener discovered the blaze before it reached the 6,000 sacks of potatoes stored in the cellar.
Eagle Mayor D.E. Johnson, Eagle County Agent Sam Kuntz and rancher Dan Rule organized a watershed group to protect local water resources.
John Luby was serving in the Army as a ambulance driver in Germany.
70 years ago
Week of Dec. 14, 1945
Soldier Veron Brett was back home with his parents in Edwards after serving with the Army in Europe.
Red Cliff man John Paddock was promoted by the Navy Reserves in recognition for his outstanding work in administering first aid to casualties in the battle of Okinawa.
Former Eagle County High School student Kenneth Bradford was serving in Guam with his Marine division.
Local banker J.D. Allen was honored for his five years of service with the Eagle County Draft Board.
80 years ago
Week of Dec. 13, 1935
Local farmers were keeping a collective eye on the federal Potato Act, legislation related to taxation of the crop.
Robert McDivitt and Gertrude Nimon represented Eagle High School at a speech contest in Red Cliff
The Eagle Garden Club hosted the community’s Christmas Lighting Contest.