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Two young men raced down Main Street in Red Cliff during July 4, 1919 festivities.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of April 11, 2013

The town of Eagle approved $60,000 for the new Haymeadow trail.

Gypsum allocated $60,000 for its business grant program.

Creek Side Grill opened in Gypsum in the Gypsum Creek Clubhouse.

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Anderson Western Colorado Camps temporary closed for construction.

Local Jack Oleson was awarded the Nimon-Walker Award.

The Kipp family (Randy, Denise, Ashleigh, Myles and Vivian) went to Denver to watch the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres.


Week of April 9, 2009

Kids gathered around 800 filled Easter eggs in Gypsum. In Eagle, the Easter egg hunt was sponsored by Beveridge Real Estate and Yeik Flooring.

Top bull riders competed for prizes in the Eagle Valley Bull Stomp.

Eagle Valley High School crowned prom royalty including Queen Santana Jaramillo, King Aaron Hakes, Princess Paige Genelin and Prince Ross Clements.

Red Canyon Café announced new spring hours which included the café being open longer and on Sundays.


Week of April 8, 2004

Outgoing mayor Roxie Deane reviewed Eagle’s big improvements over the last dozen years including a pedestrian path system, acquisition of East and West Brush Creek for Sylvan Lake State Park; the new Town Hall, the new ice rink and pool; and the playground Brush Creek Park.

Kathy Heicher took over as Enterprise editor.

Colorado Mountain College was looking at opening an Eagle campus.


Week of April 7, 1994

Forty-seven educators applied for the position of Eagle County School District superintendent.

Two distinct citizen groups were wrangling whether to allocate space in the community center for a library.

Eagle Valley High School principal Ivan Kershner published a book of poetry titled “Airports Full of People a Long Time Dead.”

The Enterprise featured a photo of a snow bunny made by Buddy and Starr Doll following a spring snow shower.


Week of April 12, 1984

Shortly after swearing in the new town board members, the Eagle Town board voted 5-1 to send a letter to various review agencies stating support for the Adam’s Rib ski development. Trustee Kathy Heicher cast the dissenting vote.

EVHS track team member Sheila Landeros placed first in the 100 meter dash and freshman Betsi Wurtsmith placed first in the 200 meter race at a track meet at Middle Park.

The Eagle County Environmental Health Office led a tour that focused on water pollution stemming from the Eagle Mine at Gilman.


Week of April 9, 1974

After months of study, Eagle County was on the verge of adopting zoning regulations. Some Vail realtors were protesting that move, arguing that zoning would effectively shut down the county.

Sheriff Jim Seabry organized what he called a “pot party” at the Kaibab Lumber Mill in Eagle. Assisted by Undersheriff Tom Davis and Deputy Bob Weller, Seabry loaded about 200 pounds of confiscated marijuana into the waste-burning furnace at the mill.


Week of April 9, 1964

The town of Minturn unveiled a new fire department building, a modular structure built at a cost of $14,525.

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce was seeking some details about the future location of the proposed “superhighway” through the Eagle River Valley.

EVHS students placed well in the Achievement Day competition at DeBeque. First place winners included Pat Carlow in advanced social studies, Kathy Schmidt in chemistry, Sharon Hill in general math, Kevin Norman in physics, Rich Deane in bookkeeping, and Mary Bertroch in shorthand.


Week of April 8, 1954

A sports car rally was headed through the county on a route from Denver to Glenwood Springs, via the Trough Road through Sheephorn.

The featured movie at the Eagle Theater was “The Affairs of the Dobie Gillis,” starring Debbie Reynolds.


Week of April 9, 1944

Cpl. Fred Billings, a local boy, wrote from New Guinea, where he was stationed. “Our worst enemy is the malaria mosquito,” he reported.

Soldier Tom Harman, serving on a B-52 bomber, wrote, “so far it hasn’t been so bad. I guess it will be okay with the censor if I say I’ve seen Germany from the air.”

Aviation cadet George Yost of Dotsero had been transferred from an army air base in Mississippi to Foster Field, Texas for more training.


Week of April 13, 1934

Vegetable growers of the Eagle Valley were meeting in Edwards to discuss marketing and industry-related problems.

The Eagle County High School’s senior class was performing the play “Cyclone Sally.”

The rival school, Eagle High School, was staging a three-act mystery titled “”Hobgob House.”

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