Eagle County school board greenlights $19 million Eagle Valley Middle School project

Staff and students cut the ribbon opening the new wing at Red Canyon High School's east campus Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Edwards. The addition will add classrooms and workspaces, as well as new lighting.
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EAGLE — The Eagle County school board on Wednesday approved $19 million to replace Eagle Valley Middle School.

Haselden Construction/RA Nelson will build the school as part of the voter-approved bond package to fund $144 million ($233 million with interest) in remodel and replacement projects up and down the valley. Of that $144 million total, the lion’s share will be spent in Eagle and Gypsum.

The project is scheduled for completion next summer, in time for the 2018-19 school year. The campus on Third Street in Eagle will see $50 million in projects this year and next. Along with the middle school, there’s also $23.1 million at Eagle Valley Elementary School.

The school district completed a total of $30 million in construction and remodel projects this summer. On Wednesday and Thursday, another $85.9 million in projects broke ground.

Eagle Valley High School is in the middle of a $31.2 million project, also scheduled to be finished next summer. The Eagle Valley High School plan will add 61,000 square feet of instructional space, existing space will be renovated, and they’ll double the number of parking spaces. Along with health sciences and culinary programs, the high school also will expand its automotive repair program.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or

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