Time Machine

Howard McCain with his baby daughter Pam in the family's Eagle backyard in a 1947 photograph. Pam McCain grew up to become Gypsum Town Council member Pam Schultz and she is featured in this week's Community Spotlight.
Photo courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |


Week of May 16, 2013

Town of Eagle staff members blasted Kum and Go’s plan to build a 24-hour, 5,000 square foot gas station convenience store on the vacant lot located on the southwest corner of the Sylvan Lake roundabout on the western end of town. The site was upstream from the town’s planned municipal water intake site.

Stone Creek Charter School announced plans to move to a location near Costco.

Eagle County commissioners approved the land use special use permit for the vertical expansion of the county landfill.

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Week of May 14, 2009

One hundred thirty six students graduated from Eagle Valley High School.

Nearly 300 bicyclists cruised from bar to bar for the OneEagle Bicycle Crawl. The event raised $1,500 for OneEagle, a group of businesses that came together to jump-start local commerce.

The Wolcott Yacht Club re-opened with new managers and a new menu.

Eagle’s Cleanup Day brought out an estimated 125 volunteers to pick up trash around town.


Week of May 13, 2004

Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District began offering gymnastics programs in a facility at the Airport Gateway Commercial Park.

The Back Bowl, Eagle’s new blowing alley, announced that it would be open by Memorial Day.

Jerad Schlegel finished with 77 points in the Northwest High School Rodeo competition.

The EVHS girls soccer team won their playoff opener against James Irwin Charter School with a 4-1 victory.

Jessica Jagger and Manuel Varela reigned as king and queen of the EVHS prom.

Eagle Valley Middle School students performed the musical “Guys and Dolls.”


Week of May 12, 1994

HBE Corp., the developer of the proposed Adam’s Rib project, announced plans for a 300-unit project at the Bluffs in Eagle. Target housing prices were in the range of $90,000-$170,000.

An early morning blaze destroyed the Air Dry Systems factory on Spring Creek Drive near the Eagle County Airport. The business made machines that dried ski boots.

Present and past directors of the Eagle Valley Little League Association and the Valley Softball Association collectively threw the ceremonial first pitch at the new Eagle ball field complex at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.


Week of May 17, 1984

Eagle Public Works Director Dusty Walls and his staff were working fast to the get the new water treatment plan on Brush Creek on line prior to the peak of spring run-off.

Uncertainty about the stability of the Sterner Dam and Kelly’s Dam on Egeria Creek prompted the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office to advise McCoy residents to evacuate their homes.


Week of May 16, 1974

Miami Dolphins all pro defensive back Dick Anderson was the featured speaker at the second annual banquet for Eagle Valley junior and senior high school athletes.

Self-proclaimed Fulford “mayor” Harvey Ickes was featured in an interview on Channel 9 television news.

The Enterprise featured a photo of jockey Pat Day, leading jockey at the Turf Paradise race track in Phoenix, AZ. Day, 20, had originally gone to Arizona after high school to find rodeo work, but discovered a talent for racing. He swon 108 races in less than a year in his initial attempt at the sport. He was competing in an average of five or six races per day.


Week of May 14, 1964

After a week of blizzards, temperatures in Eagle switched to the summer mode, thermometers pushing 80 degrees.

Preliminary groundwork started on new school buildings in Eagle and Gypsum.

The community had raised $13,000 for the Eagle Valley Medical Center fund.

The Eagle Town Board sent out a survey for citizen input about water system improvements.


Week of May 13, 1954

All 16 members of the Eagle Grade School eighth grade class received their diplomas.

Some 150 guests attended the Boy Scouts “Mothers’ Day Court” in Gilman.

The town of Eagle installed a meter to help gauge domestic water consumption. Water Commissioner Walter Lieber asked residents to help conserve water.

Three young men were arrested after they attempted an armed robbery of a gas station at the foot of Vail Pass.


Week of May 12, 1944

Eagle County High School in Gypsum was the first place winner at the county track meet.

Brush Creek seed potatoes were in high demand on the West Coast. Farmer Frank Schuttler had already shipped two railroad carloads to Russet Burbank seed potatoes in Oregon.


Week of May 18, 1934

Work crews laid the last rail connecting the Moffat Railroad with the Dotsero Cutoff. The work was kept secret by the railroad, and word got out only when passersby noticed the link. However, while officials of the Moffatt Railroad declared the link to be complete, officials of the competing Rio Grande Railroad denied it.

The D&RG had been accused of “stalling” and intentionally delaying the construction of the cut-off.

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