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Katie Gates and her niece Anna Gates are shown in this 1919 photo.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of April 25, 2013

The Colorado Army National Guard prepared to show off its new 100,000 square foot facility at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

Increased fees for rafting the upper Colorado River were implemented.

Willa Healey of Gypsum Elementary won the Eagle County Earth Day Poster contest.

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The town of Gypsum and Eagle County were having serious discussions about a land exchange in which almost no cash would change hands.


Week of April 23, 2009

Locals Debbie Monica and Mallie Kingston shared their experiences as colon cancer survivors as a prelude to the annual 9Health Fair.

Eagle Valley residents hosted the second annual Party for the Planet in downtown Eagle. The party showcased environmental-friendly local businesses.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was seeking information regarding a burglary at the Edwards Elementary School.

The community was mourning the passing of Mylissa Burnett Eckdahl.


Week of April 22, 2004

Eagle’s new bowling alley, Back Bowl, was preparing for its grand opening.

A citizen reported seeing people working at night, under the light of headlamps, to build an illegal trail on a hillside in Eagle.

Eagle County Open Space Advisory Committee was meeting to evaluate the Bair Ranch conservation easement proposal.

Mikel “Pappy” Kerst was appointed to the Eagle Town Board to fill the seat left vacant when town board member Jon Stavney took over as Eagle Mayor.

Local Evan M. Archilla published the book “Conservative Like Me: Restoring American Politics, Piety, and Patriotism from the Ground Up.”


Week of April 21, 1994

Sixty citizens presented a petition to the town of Eagle Planning Commission, asking the group not to grant a variance for the proposed City Market project. Citizens said they were afraid the “corporate giant” would force other local businesses to close.

District Attorney Pete Michaelson urged the county commissioners to build a new space for his staff, which was working out of cramped quarters adjacent to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.


Week of April 26, 1984

The People for Eagle citizen’s group was constructing a new softball and soccer field along Highway 6.

Despite litigation and bureaucratic obstacles, Bob Young, the general manager of the proposed Adam’s Rib ski development, gave an optimistic report to the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.

In a “Community Spotlight” feature, Eagle resident Karleen Bonaly, 73, told of her love of fishing. She had learned to tie her own flies by taking a class from Pat Carlow.


Week of April 25, 1974

Construction of a new school complex at Dowd Junction appeared to be bogging down, raising concerns from the school board regarding whether the project could be completed by the late November deadline.

Eagle town manager Chuck Shafer proposed creation of a recreation district.

Gene Luby offered a “rule of thumb” for local gardening: plant root vegetables around the first of May, and tender plants around the first of June.

Girl Scout Troop No. 173 reporter Tammy Myers wrote that 11 scouts took a ride in John Oleson’s Cessna. They also visited the FFA station.


Week of Apr 23, 1964

Mrs. Clifford (Emmie) Neil of Burns was named winner of the “Colorado Citizen” award sponsored by the Order of Eagles. She was recognized for her work with 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.

Several local high school athletes were tapped for all-league honors: Eagle Valley’s Jim Watson was picked for the All-Colorado River Valley B League basketball team. Hal Koonce, Bill Johnson, and Gene Slaughter received honorable mention.

Airman Richard Burris came to Gypsum on furlough to visit his mother, Mabel.


Week of April 22, 1954

The Denver Uranium Exploration Company was exploring for uranium along Salt Creek.

An agricultural shop addition was being planned at the Eagle County High School.

Twenty-two third and fourth graders rode the train from Eagle to Glenwood. They got a full tour of the train, and visited a radio station in Glenwood.


Week of April 21, 1944

Eighty Eagle County men were called by draft in April.

Lt. Frank Doll cabled his parents that he had arrived safely overseas.

The Eagle County High School senior play was “The Red-Headed Stepchild” directed by Miss Duba.


Week of April 27, 1934

The U.S. Forest Service received word that the Civilian Conservation Corps would complete the Tigewon community building and road above Minturn during the summer. Some 30-40 men would work out of a camp established at the O.W. Randall Ranch.

The Eagle County Gardening Club advocated planting early crops, such as radishes, lettuce, onions and peas.

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