Eagle Fun Days is here!

Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
July 2015
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds
Eagle Fun Days tends to be a very popular time for our fair city. With activities on both Friday and Saturday there will be children, family, and adult themed activities. Though we have lost the great Rocky Mountain Oyster feed (the fundraiser was not raising funds), the Wet N Wild Parade will still be in full swing and promises a cooling experience in the hot sun. The fireworks return again for another spectacular show and a Corn Hole Toss competition makes its debut. Join in the fun July 10-11 on old State St in Eagle!
Volunteer of the Month
Lou McMullen
Long-time Eagle resident and Library volunteer Lou McMullen first began helping at the Library with a Friends of the Library Book Sale in 2001. For years she volunteered in the Library’s Cataloging Department, processing hardbacks and paperbacks with other volunteers (Beverly Merrill and Julia Davis). For the past two years, Lou worked as part of the Seed Collection team, repacking seeds into small packets (in 2014, the Seed Collection team distributed over 8,000 seed packs) and ensuring that each packet has a copy of the growing instructions.
Lou is dependable and flexible, volunteering at all hours of the day. Lou’s positive attitude and all-around joy of life makes her popular with the Library staff and other seed volunteers.
Eagle Saturday Market

Every Saturday now through October 10th from 9am to 2pm with the exception of Eagle Fun Days weekend July 11.

Sign up for the Eagle Fun Day Run 5K & 10K! July 11th at City Hall at 8AM. $29 per person around the beautiful streets of Eagle and a yummy breakfast will be waiting for you at the finish line!
Eagle's Remarkable Police
Did you hear about the suspicious man in Star that ran from police prompting a 7 hour search? Eagle Police Chief Patrick Calley was out for a jog in Eagle when the call for help came in from Star Police. Calley grabbed his gear and rushed to help his fellow enforcement officers. Using his 26-years of police experience, he and two other Eagle Police Officers became the take down team! When asked how he did it, his exact words were, "If I were a bad guy, I'd go right over there." Then he crouched in a field and waited. They were able to arrest the suspect and once again helped to make our community a safer place. Take the time to thank our officers for their outstanding work!
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July at the Library
These are just a few of the events occurring at your Eagle Public Library during.  For a complete listing, see the Library's calendar,
The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.
The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 11 for Eagle Fun Days.
Check out all of the summer fun activities at your library! There is something for everyone! CLICK HERE
Job Openings and RFPs
For more information: 
Recreation Leader
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
  • Eagle Arts Commission
  • Industrial Development Corporation Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
For complete details, click here:
Missed something?
This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news, staff publications, and Press Releases HERE.
A reminder from the Eagle Fire Department for fireworks: "Safe and Sane" fireworks are permitted inside city limits. Essentially, this means no aerial fireworks and please use safe judgement. The Noise Ordinance goes into effect at 10pm.  
Be safe and have a fun 4th of July! 
The Eagle Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2015 Artist of the Month at the Eagle City Hall Gallery and St. Luke's Eagle Gallery. These galleries are open to the public and may be viewed during regular business hours.
If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact
JULY featured Artists
The Gallery at St. Luke's - Jeff Leedy, “Are You Laughing At My Art?”
This is an artist who comes to make you laugh. Wait a minute. This is ART! I'm not supposed to laugh, am I?
Yes you are, especially when you entered Art That Makes You Laugh®, the Leedy humor galleries formerly located in Sausalito and Mendocino, California. This is the work of Jeff Leedy, internationally known fine art humorist.
Whether you crack up at "Counsel Approaching The Bench" or "Dogus Interruptus", you’ll find yourself in a lighter, happier mood.  Jeff Leedy's art just makes people happy. 
The Gallery at Eagle City Hall - Laurel Lake McGuire
Never one to chase after the current fashion, Laurel has chosen to work in the subjects and styles that she finds most authentic to her vision. She thinks of her paintings as both accessible and open to deeper exploration. "Art is a window that lets the viewer see through both their eyes and mine" the artist says. With a realist style strongly influenced by the color and culture she has found in her travels the artist strives to work deeper through what she sees to what the image evokes. Now settled in Idaho, she plans to put down artistic roots in the west and continue to be inspired by this varied and wonderful world.
Eagle Soaring Citizen Award
This award seeks to identify and honor Eagle residents who embody the spirit of community by recognizing those who are making a meaningful difference in our community and who typically seek or receive no recognition for their efforts.
Nominations will be accepted year-round and recognized on a quarterly basis at the last City Council meeting per quarter. A selection committee will review the nominees and select one individual as Eagle’s Soaring Citizen.
While there are many businesses, companies and professionals who make a difference in our community, this award is intended for citizens who are not compensated in any way for their efforts. 
To nominate, email:

FREE Family Fun

The Eagle History Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Admission is always free! Discover the history of Eagle.
Visit their website here and Like them on Facebook

The Eagle Historical Society and the Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet.”
Stan Ridgeway’s car seat was on display for the month of June.

HISTORY: After WWII, returning veterans were offered a grant for new inventions. One of these inventors, Darwin Walter, made a prototype of a miniature car that could be strapped into a full sized vehicle. It had working lights and a steering wheel. A child could be strapped into the seat which was harnessed to the car and was used as a safety seat-and-toy in one! On display was the original invention sent to dozens of companies in hopes of being a marketed product.

Do you have a collection that you would like to display?

The Community Cabinet is a City maintained display in the lobby at Eagle City Hall that allows you to become a museum curator for a month!

Every month, members of the community have a chance to share with the public their personal collections of memorabilia or personal artifacts.

If you would like to participate in this fun and educational project, please contact:

Helen Fisher, Eagle Historical Society
Alana Dunn, Museum Coordinator
Visit:  for details! 
A message from Eagle Police Officer Marlon McCowan 
We get reports from time to time of people going thru garbage cans in front of houses on trash day, suspects could be seen rooting out the credit card application junk mail that people routinely toss out and taking it with them.  Please be wary of what you throw away in your trash and even the recycle bin.  At the very least, tear up the credit card apps or anything with any type of sensitive, or potentially sensitive, material on it.  Investing in a shredder is the best way in my opinion, or keep a collection of material you want to shred and take it to one of the police-sponsored shred-it events that go on a couple times each year.
The city of Eagle's Planning and Zoning Department has been awarded the COMPASS Implementation Grant for the Plaza Street Extension Design Project. This grant, written by Planner Nichoel Baird Spencer, will cover over 90% of the design project costs.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.
Congratulations Planners and thank you COMPASS!
Eagle Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

*Picking up Liquor Store Boxes We use boxes from the liquor store for the clients to put their food to transport to their cars.  Boxes should be picked up twice per month (before the 1st and 3rd Thursday distributions is best).  
Leah Higgs is the Business Donations Coordinator. Please contact her if you have a business that would like to conduct your own food drive at
*Receiving Donations Fridays 4-6pm.  This is a great job for teens (with an adult) needing service hours. 
*Bread Pick UP from Franz Bakery This is fairly involved and may be a great opportunity for people to partner with others to break up the tasks. Break Pickup is at 8am. Need assistant and need a truck or vehicle that is big enough to transport items.
*Distribution Days 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30AM -12noon, Last Tuesdays evenings, 5:45pm-7pm. 
*Sorting/shelving Can be done any day/time of the week at your (your family's) convenience.  

*WEEKLY SCHEDULE (sorting/shelving can be done any day/time that works for you):
*We need sort/shelve volunteers any day after the receiving donations days. 

Public Hearings
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.

Eagle City Council Public Hearing July 14, 2015:
  • CU-03-15 – Craft Beer Bar – Patrick Weber 
  • RZ-24-06 MOD5 – Tennis Club Plaza Subdivision (Development Agreement Modification) – Pacific West Communities, Inc.
Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing July 20, 2015:
  • CU-04-15 – Waiver of size limitation for Accessory Dwelling Unit – Johnny and Kathleen Green
  • CPA-01-15/A-01-15/RZ-04-15 – Linder Crossing (Apartments) – LR5, LLC
  • CPA-04-15/RZ-07-15 & PP-04-15 – Stillwater Subdivision – Next Level Development, LLC
Eagle City Council Public Hearing July 28, 2015:
  • CPA-03-15/RZ-06-15 – Crawford Property, 103 S. Edgewood Ln – JLG-5, LLLP
*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)

Getting involved:
The public is encouraged to attend any and all meetings. Agendas are posted on our website calendar or can be sent to you directly by opting-into our Email Notifications or requesting a fax to (208) 939-6827.
Visit our site often for updates and the 
Latest News on our Home Page. Weekly meetings are also posted to our Facebook account here: 


Public Comment: 
Your input and engagement is encouraged. If you cannot attend the meetings and have an opinion, please submit your comments via email to All comments will be entered into public record and reviewed by the Mayor and Council.
*Please note Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
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