Marilla Reynolds McCain served as editor and publisher of the Enterprise for three decades after taking over the newspaper from her father, Adrian Reynolds. She had mastered the art of operating the newspaper’s linotype machine, pictured above.
Pam McCain Schultz/Courtesy Photo

5 years ago

Week of April 28, 2017

The City of Eagle has responded to controversy over how its plans for Eagle River Park showed development of the park on private land. “We recognize and realize that our early concept drawings for the park, and in particular for its connection to Chambers Park, showed development on the Barnes Ranch property on the north side of the river and may have been misleading,” reads- on in the statement of the city.

Over 60 interested citizens attended an open house to discuss future biking, walking and motorized trails in the Gypsum area. “This event was not just for mountain bikers and the municipality wants to create an experience for everyone. The goal was to get everyone in the same room,” said Gypsum Town manager Jeff Shroll.



10 years ago

Week of April 26, 2012

Visa released the results of a national survey that showed families plan to spend an average of $1,048 per student on prom celebrations. But Eagle Valley High School students Kiah Fricker and Ayren Hart said that number was ridiculous. Their total budget, which included buying a new dress for her and renting a tuxedo for him, as well as dinner and transportation, totaled just $665.



Stone Creek Charter School has announced plans to expand to Gypsum. The school’s planned location was the old U.S. Bank near Costco.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered for sale the historic US Highway 6 Green Bridge, which spanned the Colorado River at Dotsero. CDOT noted that the bridge needed to be replaced, so the new owner would have to move the old structure.

20 years ago

Week of April 25, 2002

The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District had questions about the tax increase during the spring ballot. The fire district wanted funding to hire six full-time firefighters. The Recreation District wanted funding for additional programs as well as funds for the upkeep and upkeep of a planned new pool and skating rink near Eagle Ranch.

The Eagle Valley High School track team was breaking records every time they met. Chris Gamble placed first in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles and triple jump and in doing so broke event records for the Demon Invitational meet in Glenwood Springs.

Week of April 30, 1992

The pedestrian bridge that once spanned Interstate 25 near 64th Street in Denver has come to its new home in Gypsum. One section of the bridge was placed near Gypsum Creek just below Estes Lane and the other two were located just north of the U.S. Highway 6 bridge.

After learning of a petition campaign aimed at bringing the issue to voters, the Eagle Town Board of Directors chose to call a special election regarding the town’s proposed municipal golf course project.

David Smith and Lynette Satterfield have been crowned prom king and queen at Eagle Valley High School.

Eagle Valley High School senior Travis Kirby won the Northwestern League Discus Championship for the third year in a row by throwing his all-time best – 146 feet 1 inch.

40 years ago

Week of April 29, 1982

The WECMRD Board of Directors voted to fund $1,000 for materials and equipment to build a Little League field in Gypsum. The action was important for several reasons. This marked a new Recreation District financial support policy for recreation programs and signaled that by funding such programs, WECMRD was postponing the construction of a swimming pool in Eagle.

Eagle resident Pat Carlow has announced his candidacy for Eagle County Commissioner.

Students from Eagle Valley Elementary School participated in a balloon launch to celebrate National Library Week. Students attached messages to their balloons, including their names and the titles of their favorite books.

50 years ago

Week of April 27, 1971

Marilla Reynolds McCain, editor and publisher of Eagle Valley Enterprise, has died. She literally grew up in the Enterprise office, under the tutelage of her father Adrian Reynolds. “A woman of strong opinions, she was never afraid to state and uphold a principle or a cause she believed to be right, even when compromise would have been the easier, perhaps more profitable course. “, we read in his obituary on the front page.

The Eagle Valley Medical Board has announced that an x-ray machine will be purchased for the Eagle Clinic in memory of Reynolds McCain. She had been an early member of the clinic’s board of directors and was instrumental in the community effort to bring a doctor to Eagle.

Bill and Esther Stanley announced that they had sold their groceries to their nephew, John Beasley.

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce approved the Colorado Highway Department’s selection of Glenwood Canyon as the route for Interstate 70.

60 years ago

Week of April 26, 1962

The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad filed a protest in Eagle County District Court against the formation of a local water conservation district. The railroad wanted rights of way excluded from the proposed entity.

A fire of undetermined origin has ravaged a Red Cliff tavern belonging to Oney Duran. As the business was lost, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from destroying adjacent buildings.

Rock Creek, located in northern Eagle County, has been described as “a roaring rampage”. The creek had flowed over its banks and partially washed away the bridge leading to the Keith Kirby property.

70 years ago

Week of April 24, 1952

Eagle Town clerk Grace Cowden placed a notice in the newspaper which read: ‘Complaints have been made to the town marshal about glass smashed in cars by slingshots. It would be greatly appreciated if people help prevent this kind of property destruction by counseling and re-educating their children. »

The search for a missing Denver man has focused on the gypsum area. The man’s wife said he left home on April 10 for a hunting trip in the Cottonwood area and did not return home. “His wife told officers her husband had been suffering from severe headaches for several weeks prior to his disappearance and she feared he was suffering from amnesia.”

80 years ago

Week of April 24, 1942

Enrollment in the national sugar ration program was due to begin in May. Between April 28 and May 4, no sale of sugar was allowed.

Colorado lawmakers have considered enrolling the state in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposed 40 mph speed limit program.