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Time Machine

An 1898 studio portrait of Addision L. and Bird Crawford Hockett, early pioneers of Eagle County. In 1882, Addison's father Barclay Hockett settled in the Brush Creek Valley in an area now known as Hockett Gulch.
Photo courtesy Eagle County Historical Society and Eagle Valley Library District |


Week of Mar.14, 2013

Eagle Valley High School students performed the musical “Grease.” The character of Sandy was played by senior Tania Molinar, while senior Will Dutmer played the part of Danny.

The Castle Peak Senior Care Community proposal was unveiled to the Eagle Town Board.

The Eagle Villas hosted an open house showcasing improvements that were made to the property.

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Northglenn couple Jessie Schlegel and Jared Keating announced their engagement. Schlegel was formerly a Gypsum resident and EVHS graduate.

Raylan Jace Ehlert turned 2-years-old.


Week of Mar.12, 2009

The town of Eagle’s sales tax revenues dropped 1 percent from the year before – a total of $3.194 million was collected for 2008. The town of Gypsum reported that $5,708,192 was collected for 2008, which was a 6.63 jump from the year before.

Crime in Eagle went down 2.2 percent from the previous year. Eagle introduced curbside recycling for its residents.

Eagle resident Stephen Richards celebrated a hole in one shot at Battlement Mesa.

Former Eagle resident Dale Starr and his wife Michelle were crowned King and Queen of the Krewe Des Lunatiques Mardi Gras ball in Lake Charles, LA.


Week of Mar. 11, 2004

Castle Peak Ranch sold for $23 million. Helicopters were used to sell the virtues of the property.

Eagle Valley High School was searching for a new principal.

The town of Gypsum reached an out-of-court settlement with adjacent property owners who sued when the town put up ballpark lights on the newly developed field on Cooley Mesa.

Gypsum leaders were urging residents to be patient with the town’s potholes. They were waiting for the thaw to begin work.

In Eagle, nine candidates filed petitions seeking election to three open board seats.

Gypsum Elementary was recognized as one of the top schools in the nation by Yale University. Mitch Forsberg was selected as the principal of the school, taking over for Mike Gass.

Mac’s Liquor was advertising Coors and Coors Light Suitcases for $19.59


Week of March 10, 1994

The fledging Terrace subdivision in Eagle continued to be a hot property with lots selling out as quickly as each phase came up for sale.

An Eby Creek man was charged for theft after he reportedly illegally tapped into an electrical power source for his house, causing power outages elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Eagle resident Maggie Luby reported crocus and tulips were beginning to poke up through the ground in her flower garden.


Week of Mar. 15, 1984

Eagle County was in the process of updating its master plan.

Under the guidance of gym teacher Terry Schiessl, students at Eagle Valley Elementary School raised $9,862 in the “Jump Rope for Heart” competition.

Eagle Valley High School’s track season had started.

Plans were under way for a small gypsum mine just north of the town of Gypsum.


Week of Mar. 14, 1974

The “streaking” craze reached Eagle in the wee hours of Sunday morning. A local resident reported seeing two men, clad ony in cowboy boots, carrying cans of beer, running north down Broadway from the courthouse.

In Gypsum, a couple of residents reported a possible UFO in the vicinity of the town dump. The witnesses told tales of weird lights and strange noises.

Devils basketball coach John Bowman was named “Coach of the Year” for the Colorado River Valley League.


Week of Mar. 12, 1964

A citizen group known as the Eagle Valley Medical Association committed to the purchase of three lots in the Mayer addition of Eagle for the future location of a medical clinic and dental office. Plans were being drawn for a $30,000 building.

A women’s basketball game between the “Brush Creek Hayseeds” and the “Town Clowns” raised $90 for the Heart Fund.


Week of Mar. 11, 1954

A “winter-come-lately” storm blew into Eagle, bringing the temperature down to zero degrees.

Gypsum resident Edmond Bobson’s name was drawn for acquisition of a plot of land in the Columbia basin being offered to the public by the Bureau of Reclamation.

A bad set of electrical insulators near the Pete Dodo Ranch at Avon was blamed for a power outage that kept the valley in the dark for an hour and a half.


Week of Mar. 10, 1944

A Purple Heart was awarded posthumously to local soldier Donald Eaton, who was killed while serving with the Pacific Fleet in 1942. His mother, Mrs. Carl Eaton, accepted the award. Another son, Earl, was serving with the Army in England and her third son, Frank, was a seaman with the Navy in the Pacific.

A Cub Scout troop organized in Gypsum.


Week of Mar. 16, 1934

A man accused of stealing 10 coyote hides and one bobcat pelt from a government trapper at Sweetwater, was sentenced to a one- to three-year prison sentence.

The Red Cliff and Eagle baseball teams were slated to play a practice game in Eagle.

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