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A group of surveyors pitch tents near Wolcott in this 1918 photograph.
Photos courtesy Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society |

1 year ago

Week of June 26, 2014

Mary Jo and Claude Gerard were the grand marshals for the Eagle Flight Days parade.

A 15,668 square foot climbing and fitness center was proposed at the Eagle Commercial Park, at a location just east of the post office.

Jeff Leonardo and Claude Seeman, owners and operators of 808 Distillery in Eagle, introduced their premier product — Leo’s Limoncello.

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5 years ago

Week of June 24, 2010

Marking the 25th anniversary since the opening of the first public swimming pool in Eagle, members of the first Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District Board of Directors were named grand marshals of the Flight Days parade.

In a tie vote, members of the Eagle Town Board rejected the Wolcott Street project, a high density residential project proposed for a 1.86 acre parcel at the west end of Sixth Street.

10 years ago

Week of June 23, 2005

A front page story profiled Melissa Tresize noting “Eagle has officially been a town for 100 years. Melissa Tresize, 92, has been here for most of it.” Mrs. Tresize was honored as the Eagle Flight Days Parade Grand Marshal.

The U.S. Postal Service and Eagle County Crimestoppers offered a $1,500 reward for information about vandals who broke into the Gypsum Post Office.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management was continuing its efforts to close unauthorized trails and mark open ones in the Tenderfoot Gulch area and had enlisted the services of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps to help with the process.

20 years ago

Week of June 22, 1995

Two, all day workshops for the Eagle Area Community Plan process drew 70 local residents. Most of the people who attended stated they did not support resort development along Brush Creek.

With Eagle River run-off at its peak, 150 volunteers turned up at Gypsum’s Eagle River Estates subdivision to fill and place sandbags to protect houses from flooding.

Eagle County Manager Jack Lewis resigned.

Local elementary age students released 1,000 butterflies at the Betty Ford Gardens in Vail.

The Eagle Flight Days theme was “Put a little kick in your country.”

30 years ago

Week of June 27, 1985

Eagle County and the town of Eagle discussed the possibility of a joint review process for the Red Mountain Ranch property east of Eagle.

The Eagle Valley Enterprise moved from its offices from downtown Eagle to its new building located in the Eagle Commercial Park.

Bill Hargleroad and Alicia Holder were married in a unique, summer solstice ceremony near the Catamount Bridge on the Colorado River. Rafting friends saluted the couple by creating an archway of oars.

40 years ago

Week of June 26, 1975

Competitors in the Eagle Flight Days Horse Apple Pitching Contest included Eagle Mayor Pat Carlow, Gypsum Mayor Evan Mayne, Fulford “Mayor” Harvey Icks, Vail Mayor John Dobson, Colorado Highway Engineer Jim Nimon, Club 20 President John Vanderhoof and defending champion Jack Johnson. Other Flight Days activities included a greased pig contest and a rodeo.

Retired Eagle rancher Chet Mayer was the Flight Days parade grand marshal. The event theme was “Changin’ Times.”

Gypsum Creek rancher Edmund Bobson reported a calf was poached from his herd grazing in the Cottonwood Pass area.

Some 235 people turned out for the annual McCoy Pioneers Picnic.

50 years ago

Week of June 24, 1965

High water in the Eagle River threatened the road to the Eagle County Fairgrounds, causing concern about the Eagle Flight Days rodeo. County crews scrambled to do some road reinforcements and the celebration proceeded.

More than 1,000 people were expected to participate in Vail’s 20th anniversary celebration of the 10th Mountain Division skiing soldiers.

A disastrous flood in the Denver area had a direct effect on the Eagle Valley Enterprise. Newspaper owners Howard and Marilla McCain lost the newspaper press that they had stored in a building near the Platte River.

A group of community leaders met in Eagle to discuss the possibility of forming a five-county junior college district (a notion that eventually led to the creation of Colorado Mountain College.)

60 years ago

Week of June 30, 1955

Angelo Pappas of Gore Creek killed a bear on the Grant Ranch.

The Utah Construction Company, one of the largest construction firms in the nation, flew several people into the valley to study the uranium mining potential in Eagle County. Additionally, a private firm was doing exploratory drilling in the McCoy area.

Leonard Sinclair of Minturn was in Rhode Island training for his commission in the Navy Reserve.

The Hume White Ranch fishing hole was the site of the Huck Finn celebration sponsored by the Castle Peak Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.

70 years ago

Week of June 29, 1945

Melvin Eaton of Eagle was recognized for his work as a civilian in the Aleutian Islands.

William Thatcher was promoted to the rank of captain. He was headed out for duty in the Pacific theater.

The children at the Squaw Creek School in Edwards raised enough war bond money to purchase one field ambulance and one jeep.

Cora Mayer’s grandson, Perry Mayer, was home after being held for 15 months in a German prisoner of war camp.

80 years ago

Week of June 28, 1935

Planning was under way for the eighth annual Mount of the Holy Cross Pilgrimage. Civilian Conservation Corps workers had completed improvements on the road to Tigiwon Lodge, which served as the base camp for the pilgrims. There was a $1 fee to participate in the pilgrimage events and pilgrims were asked to bring their own sleeping bags and bedding.

The Colorado State Highway Department opened Independence Pass.

The Eagle Garden Club hosted a party at the home of Mrs. Bill Luby. More than 50 people attended.

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