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A view of the barracks at Camp Hale during its heyday in the 1940s.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Enterprise and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of May 9, 2013

Construction began on the Haymeadow bike trail in Eagle.

Eagle Ranch Village hosted the Rocky Mountain Bike and Outdoor Expo.

Eagle County commissioners were considering future marijuana regulations as state legislation for regulating retail marijuana entered the final rounds.

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The Eagle Valley Enterprise was conducting a reader survey to solicit information about the Eagle/Gypsum community.

Eagle Skate Supply, a branch operation of Vail Skate Supply, opened its doors on Broadway in Eagle.


Week of May 7, 2009

After 45 years of service, Eagle Police Sergeant Gard Ward retired. Ward served 19 of those years in Eagle.

Eagle Police launched a program that rewarded well-mannered kids with gift certificates to local businesses.

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners named Keith Montag as county manager.

“Eagle-oploy: Get in the Game” was the board-game inspired theme for the 2009 Eagle Flight Days celebration.


Week of May 6, 2004

The Colorado Mountain College Board of Directors voted to keep its Eagle Center open after residents convinced the trustees that they shouldn’t sell. CMC agreed to lease the building to Eagle County School District.

The town of Eagle was addressing open space issues.

Eagle County sponsored a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

The Eagle Valley High School baseball team beat Basalt to advance in the playoffs.


Week of May 5, 1994

Voters approved a tax hike for the Western Eagle County Ambulance District to finance construction of a new facility.

The Eagle County planning staff recommended denial of the proposed Adam’s Rib development, citing unresolved issues involving water, transportation, employee housing, and master plan compliance.


Week of May 5, 1984

Reacting to citizen opposition, the Gypsum Town Board turned down a request for a liquor store to be located across the street from the fire station and the town park.

Downtown Eagle took on the appearance of a modern day Dodge City when police and sheriff’s officers converged on the First Bank with guns drawn. The tense situation proved to be false alarm, according to the Police Chief Dan Kneale.


Week of May 9, 1974

The town of Gypsum’s request for a grant that would have funded a law enforcement officer was turned down by the state, due to “the lack of proven crime in Gypsum.”

April snow depth at McKenzie Gulch was 5.6 inches, according to a snow survey by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.

The Eagle Town Board approved plans for a 159-unit trailer park east of Griffith’s trailer park near Brush Creek.


Week of May 7, 1964

In an outstanding performance marred only by snow, wind, and rain, the EVHS track team secured the league championship.

The Eagle County Republicans selected Art Anderson of Minturn and Dan Koprinikar of Wolcott as their county commissioner candidates.

A fund-raising dance was slated for Eagle Valley Medical Clinic fund.


Week of May 6, 1954

Eagle County leaders were in the process of organizing a local civil defense group.

Eagle Valley Enterprise editor Marilla McCain voiced support for Senator Joe McCarthy in his search for communists.

Locals were looking forward to trout season opening on the Colorado River.

Orris Albertson, Albert Gates and John Benton of the Burns district petitioned the Colorado Highway Department to survey and estimate the cost of a proposed highway from Kremling to Dotsero.


Week of May 5, 1944

Camp Hale’s director of public relations, Lt. Garner, was named as commencement speaker at the Eagle County High School graduation.

County Nurse Rhoda Yoder organized visits from several eye doctors, who provided vision examinations for local school children.

Primary students at the Eagle School paid a visit to the county jail, where Sheriff Murray Wilson showed them the art of fingerprinting, and demonstrated the use of handcuffs and gas guns.


Week of May 11, 1934

Eagle County High School was the big winner of the county track meet.

The Ladies Missionary Society of the Methodist Church held its “Mite Box Day”.

The Daly boys of Gypsum, known for their boxing skills, were planning to take on some boxers from the Army in a smoker at Gypsum. Squaw Creek’s Bearcat Bearden and Floyd Hewitt of George Ranch were boxing in preliminary matches.

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