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A panoramic photo of Eagle, taken from the Eby Creek area, prior to 1932 when the Eagle County Courthouse was built. The large building at the center of town was the Eagle School.
Photo courtesy Eagle County Historical Society and Eagle Valley Library District |


Week of April 4, 2013

The town of Eagle named Jon Stavney as town manager after an extensive search. He replaced long-time manager Willy Powell.

A celebration of life was held for popular, long-time resident Mary Ann Wilson.

Gypsum Daze concert tickets went on sale for the LeAnn Rimes and Collin Raye concert.

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The Gypsum Town Council passed an ordinance that prohibited the operation of marijuana clubs, cultivation facilities and product manufacturing facilities within town limits.


Week of April 2, 2009

The Eagle Valley High School drama department performed “Seussical the Musical” with the leads roles played by Christina Smith, Jake Dutmer, Emily Kingston and Bryan Matthews.

Eagle’s sales tax showed a slight increase in 2009.

A cooperative effort between Gypsum and the Eagle County’s Sheriff’s Office produced patrol cars in the community with a distinct Gypsum logo.

Eagle native Brett Heicher was spotted in the background during a segment of “Dancing with the Stars.” He was a member of the film crew.


Week of April 1, 2004

Eagle County’s east and west end recreation departments came together to create a valleywide cooperative program.

Eagle town council candidates debated growth and open space issues in front of a crowd of around 40 people.

The Bluffs in Eagle was offering 67 single-family home sites in Phase II starting at $79,000.

County commissioner Arn Mecconi announced that he was running for a second term.

Gypsum resident Tom Harned was honored with the Preston Walker Award.


Week of March 31, 1994

Students at Eagle Valley Elementary raised $1,000, all in pennies, to help teacher Laurie Evans go on a two-year teaching stint in Africa.

At Burns, neighbors formed a bucket brigade to help save a ranch house on Derby Mesa from a fire that had already destroyed two historic buildings on the Nottingham Ranch.

Laurie Asmussen took over as coordinator for the Eagle County Fair.

Eagle Police wrote a ticket to a celebrity speeder. Politician Jack Kemp received a $75 ticket after he sped through town at 62 miles, which was 27 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.


Week of April 5, 1984

Gussie and Marion Baker and Helen and Art Davenport were honored for 36 years of service with the Gypsum Fire Department.

Mike Collett’s family turned out to watch him participate in the National Guard parachute exercises in eastern Colorado.

The Eagle County School Board refused to accept the letter of resignation from Superintendent Chuck Schwahn. Board members expressed a desire to work out their differences with the school leader.

An addition at Eagle Valley Elementary was under construction.


Week of Apr 4, 1974

Pat Carlow was the clear winner in the Eagle mayor race. In Gypsum, Evan Mayne was elected mayor.

For the first time, the staff of the Enterprise used its new computer typesetting equipment to produce the newspaper.

Two trucks smashed into the Pair-O-Dice Motel building at the intersection of Broadway and Highway 6 in Eagle, forcing motel owner Bill Caruthers, who saw the accident coming, to jump to safety.


Week of April 2, 1964

J.D Allen announced his retirement from the First Bank of Eagle County, where he served as the facility’s president.

McCoy student Nancy Holt, a fifth grader, won the championship trophy for the county spelling bee.

In an effort to attract a resident doctor and dentist, leaders in Eagle were attempting to raise $30,000 for construction of a medical clinic in the Mayer subdivision (where the library is now located).


Week of April 1, 1954

Enterprise editor Marilla McCain reported that the possibility of a tunnel under the Continental Divide was slowly becoming a reality.

The Denver Post’s “Empire” magazine, a Sunday publication, featured a story about the McCoy community library. Under the leadership of Sue Ross Clair, the library had a colletion of 3,000 books.


Week of March 31, 1944

The community was shocked by the death of a local young man, Tommy Gamble, a shift boss at the New Jersey Zinc Mine. He died of pneumonia.

Mrs. D.A. Zarlingo gave a talk on the “Medicinal value of herbs” at a meeting of the Eagle Garden Club.

The Eagle County Lions Club sponsored a kite-building contest with prizes for the most high flying, most unusual, and largest kites.

The Women’s Society for Christian Service was sponsoring a lunch and apron sale.


Week of April 6, 1934

Local residents were reeling from the news that the federal relief program (CWA) had been withdrawn form the county. Catherine Madden, the woman in charge of the employment office in Eagle, received a telegram declaring the Eagle office to be closed, with the program moving to Glenwood Springs.

Boxer Max Daley of Gypsum Creek “stole the show” from the state champ with a couple of victories at a Rifle smoker.

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