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Past articles by Pam:

Remembering Fred Collett, a downvalley business titan and community leader

Fred Collett was a no-nonsense kind of guy. But his cultivated tough exterior concealed a soft-heartedness for kids, a dedication to public service and a propensity for fun. → Read More

Tesla pulls building permit for $5.2 million sales, service and delivery center in Gypsum

Tesla, the renowned electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Austin, Texas, is coming to Gypsum. → Read More

Time Machine: 80 years ago, a fancy dinner special cost 75 cents

5 years agoWeek of Jan. 19, 2017With the launch of the new year, the Eagle Town Board approved increases for 107 different municipal fees ranging from rental rates at the Brush Creek Pavilion to building department charges.A backcountry skier survived an avalanche in the Red Table Mountain area, sustaining a broken leg in the incident.… → Read More

Eagle County institutes indoor mask mandate

As of noon Wednesday, Eagle County is again under a mask mandate for indoor spaces. → Read More

Trillions in federal spending translates into millions for Eagle County programs

Congress has approved trillions of dollars for federal COVID-19 and infrastructure aid funding, which means billions are bound for Colorado state agencies and millions will be dispersed to Eagle County. → Read More

Time Machine: 50 years ago, local women get special invitation to tour Gilman mine

5 years agoWeek of Dec. 1, 2011A grand opening was celebrated at the new Gypsum Shooting Sports Park and Events Center. Activities included a trap shoot competition that offered a turkey as the grand prize.Former Greater Eagle Fire District Chief Kurt Vogel pleaded guilty to felony theft charges stemming from his actions when he was… → Read More

Time Machine: 80 years ago, letter writer suggests developing a ski hill in Eagle County

5 years agoWeek of Nov. 17, 2016The town of Gypsum was mulling an annexation request that would extend the community by 172 acres toward Dotsero and permit a new gravel mining operation that would remove up to 230,000 tons of material from the 163-acre Coyote River Ranch property.The Eagle Valley High School girls volleyball team… → Read More

Time Machine: 10 years ago, mysterious metal men materialize in Eagle

5 years agoWeek of Nov. 10, 2016Eagle County and the town of Gypsum signed a deal to develop a motocross park on a 157-acre site north of the community.The Gypsum Costco marked the 10th anniversary of its grand opening.The Vail Valley Rotary Club awarded a $15,000 grant to the Literacy Project of Eagle County to… → Read More

Time Machine: 60 years ago, game check stations predicted record deer harvest

5 years agoWeek of Oct. 27, 2016Eagle hosted the Colorado High School Cycling League State Championships, bringing hundreds of student/athletes and their families to town. Sam Brown of the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and Wyatt Moehring of Battle Mountain High School were top local finishers in the boys varsity division.Local 4-Hers Logan Trujilllo and… → Read More

Time Machine: 20 years ago, Eagle residents learned a movie theater was coming to town

5 years ago Week of Oct. 13, 2016 The developers for the newest retail marijuana operation in Eagle figured that weed and dogs were a good mix. The team behind Tumbleweed Dispensary proposed a 4,000 square foot retail and medical marijuana facility with a dog park at the rear of the property, located along Chambers… → Read More

Eagle County commissioners tackle mandated redistricting task

For the people who vote in Eagle County commissioner elections, redistricting doesn’t really matter. For people running for the office, it matters a great deal. → Read More

Time Machine: 50 years ago, state highway department publishes plan for I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

5 years agoWeek of Aug. 25, 2016Eagle’s sales tax revenues jumped 13% over 2015 collections. “What a wonderful uptick. It means we are not quite as constrained as we have been,” said Eagle Mayor Ann McKibbin.The developer who planned an apartment complex at the Ping property — located at Capitol Street and U.S. Highway 6… → Read More

Time Machine: 20 years ago, Arnold Palmer played Eagle Ranch for golf course’s grand opening

5 years agoWeek of Aug. 11, 2016Officials from the U.S. Forest Service said they could not determine the cause of the Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake. The fire burned 26 acres before an aggressive response obliterated the blaze.A Gypsum Town Council discussion regarding a possible condemnation of property belonging to Clearwater Ventures — the… → Read More

Prolonged Glenwood Canyon closure tests the limits of Cottonwood Pass

As the latest Glenwood Canyon Interstate 70 closure enters its second week, it’s the question that locals find themselves asking daily: What about Cottonwood Pass? → Read More

Do everything possible to prevent a wildfire, but don’t take ill-advised risks

Pablo works as an electrician for an Eagle County company and like many of us, he is worried about tinder-dry forest conditions and megafires in the West. → Read More

Crews make significant progress on Sylvan Fire despite containment remaining at zero

The Sylvan Fire burning on 3,775 acres — nearly 6 square miles — south of Eagle remains at a containment percentage of zero as of 9 a.m. Saturday morning, June 26, but that doesn’t mean... → Read More

Rain assists firefighting efforts but won’t extinguish Sylvan Fire in Eagle County

EAGLE — Nearly a half-inch of rain fell on the Sylvan Fire on Thursday, June 24 — enough moisture to help crews slow the flames’ advance but not enough to extinguish them altogether. As of... → Read More

Sylvan Fire updates: Blaze nearly doubles in size overnight to 2,630 acres

As firefighters travel to the area to help battle the Sylvan Fire, Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek stressed it is vital to keep other traffic off roads including Crooked Creek Pass, Eagle-Thomasville Road and portions of Cottonwood Pass. Full closure information is available at“We are asking everyone who has no reason to be… → Read More

Time Machine: 70 years ago, Postal Service released Mount of the Holy Cross stamp

80 years agoWeek of June 20, 1941In response to the latest draft call, local men who turned 21 during 1940-41 were instructed to register with the Eagle County Selective Services Board.Duane W. Skiff of Gypsum registered in the photographic branch of the aviation service at Lowry Field in Denver.Members of local Boy Scout Troop 115… → Read More

Mountain Rec survey lays groundwork for potential big ask

There is a lot to like about Mountain Recreation’s facilities in Eagle, Gypsum and Edwards. → Read More