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Marilla Reynolds McCain and Evelyn Buchholz can be seen perch on the roof of a downtown Eagle business in this 1932 photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of June 6, 2013

About 60 cows joined Eagle Ranch residents for a morning commute. The herd wandered down neighborhood streets, made a bit of a mess and slowed traffic until they were rounded up by mid-afternoon.

A 45-acre property owned by Oldcastle SW Group Inc/B&B Excavating off U.S. Highway 6 between Eagle and Gypsum became part of the town of Gypsum.

As a special present at her retirement party, Eagle Valley Library Director Charlyn Canada was treated to a fire truck ride compliments of the Eagle River Fire District.

The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District’s Baseball Opening Day celebration took place at the Eagle County Fairgrounds field complex.


Week of June 4, 2009

Driven by higher grocery costs and a faltering economy, a growing number of gardeners were paying the annual $25 fee to tend their own plots in the Brush Creek Community Gardens. The gardens had a record 20 gardeners with ten people on the waiting list.

A countywide food drive challenge brought in more than 7,200 items and more than $750 in monetary donations for local food banks.

Donna Gress, Judy Pena and Lynda Ruggeberg were honored for their combined 95 years of service to Eagle County Schools during their retirement party.


Week of June 3, 2004

Members of Team Vail-Go Fast were set to participate in the Race Across America — which covered close to 3,000 miles between San Diego and Atlantic City — on road bikes. Members were Jim Mortensen, Adam Palmer, Mike Janelle, and Zack “ZZ” Bingham.

The town of Eagle conducted a survey aimed at identifying local business owners’ and citizens’ feelings and perceptions about current town services and the direction of future growth.

The Eagle Valley High School Class of 2004 celebrated graduation. The valedictorian of the class was Charly Hoehn and salutatorians were Paige Mickley and Jake Tolbert.

EVHS baseball had a large group of graduating seniors including Keegan Keltner, Everisto Jara, Charles Faulhaber, Steve Evancho, Manuel Varela, Drew Pietrack, Brett Klahr, Nar Gallegos and Sean Bartlett.


Week of June 2, 1994

Dr. John Hefty was selected as the new superintendent for the Eagle County School District.

School district officials were considering creating an infant care room at the Eagle Valley High School to enable teenage mothers to continue their education.

The Eagle County commissioners approved the purchase of the Eagle Professional Building in the Eagle Commercial Park for use as the District Attorney’s headquarters.

The town of Gypsum was the recipient of some ball field lights that were taken down from the Eagle Town Park. The lights were no longer needed in Eagle because of the new athletic fields at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.


Week of June 7, 1984

District Judge Bill Jones warned the county commissioners that the county’s new Criminal Justice Center was too small to house the current court system.

A consultant advised the county that the landfill north of Wolcott was quickly running out of space. It was estimated the facility would be full in three or four years.

Extremely high water in the Colorado River was causing traffic delays in the Glenwood Canyon.

Eagle County was pursuing construction of an animal shelter at Dowd Junction.

EVHS senior Rich Rodriguez was recognized as one of the top 10 Hispanic high school athletes in Colorado.


Week of June 6, 1974

Brush Creek rancher Roy Mosher was seeking town water service to his 80-acre, eight-unit subdivision.

Local lawyers and developers warned the county commissioners that lawsuits would follow if the county adopted its first zoning ordinance.

Members of the Eagle Valley Telephone softball team put in a work day to improve the softball fields at Eagle Town Park.

A wedding dance in Minturn turned ugly when a crowd of about 75 rowdy residents assaulted local policemen with rocks and beer bottles.

Reuben’s Restaurant in Eagle was offering a Sunday dinner special; turkey and dressing or Swedish meatballs, including homemade rolls, pie and soup for $2.50.


Week of June 4, 1964

The Town of Eagle passed a new ordinance requiring that dogs be equipped with collars and tags showing proof of rabies vaccinations.

Eagle County School Superintendent Art Watson resigned to move to a larger district. The school board named Leonard Hammock as his replacement.

Many locals attended the premier of the movie “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”


Week of June 3, 1954

The Eagle County School District sent out 1,850 postcards to local residents, asking them to voice an opinion on the topic of whether the school district should consolidate with one central high school or two high schools.

The Serv-U Shop in Eagle was sold to Ferne Dornik.


Week of June 5, 1944

Eagle County was prepared to start its fifth war bond drive.

The Enterprise reported that the spring flowers were blooming profusely, and nearly all crops were in the ground.

Up at Sweetwater, work had started on the underpass above Three Island Bridge. The underpass would eliminate a dangerous railroad crossing.


Week of June 8, 1934

Five special trains, including the Burlington’s famed Zephyr, were scheduled to bring crowds to Bond to celebrate the completion of the Dotsero Cutoff.

The search was under way for Mrs. Emmitt Steacy, a prominent local rancher and businesswoman, who had disappeared from a cow camp.

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