St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption

Central City’s Guardian Angel celebrates their Quasquicentennial 1892-2017

This article appears here as originally written and published without changes or editing. It was originally published in the Weekly Register-Call’s Volume XXXI, No. 24, on November 25, 1892. St. Mary of the Assumption will be celebrating their Quasquicentennial with Mass celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, the Most Reverend Jorge Rodriguez. Continue reading

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Journalist uncovers glittering legacy in GOLD!

Madness Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies 

By Angela Zbornik

Award-winning investigative writer Ian Neligh takes a look at the phenomenon of gold, the treasure hunters, both modern and historic, and brings them to life in a detailed and sharp narrative, GOLD! Madness Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies. Continue reading

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A fishing frenzy

In Sitka, Alaska

by Dave Gibson

First discovered by Tlingit peoples over ten thousand years ago, what would come to be named Sitka, Alaska, has been continuously inhabited by the Tlingit for the last fifty centuries. Called “Paris of the West,” Russia controlled the area in the early 1800s when it was the dominant port in western North America. Continue reading

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Light pollution not welcome in Central City  

The end of recycling and other issues at Council Meeting

By David Josselyn

The Central City Council met for a budget work session on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 5:00 pm to go over the bulk of the proposed 2018 Budget. One notable item is the Citizen Trash Service account which is proposed as $66,000; a $24,000 reduction from the expected cost of trash and recycling. Manager Miera informed the Council that the number does not include the cost of covering recycling fees for residents. Continue reading

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“Justice League” – a tale of two movies

Movie review

By David Josselyn

It was the best of movies, it was the worst of movies, it was the age of directorial wisdom, it was the age of directorial foolishness, it was the epoch of CGI, it was the CGI of incredulity, it was the season of light heartedness, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope for the future of DC Comics, it was the winter of despair for the future of superhero movies, Continue reading

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Seniors Thanksgiving dinner

Hosted by the Gilpin County School

By Jaclyn Schrock

Thursday, November 16, 2017 had stiff cool breezes on a clear and sunny day to encourage over 40 seats to be filled for the annual Thanksgiving dinner, free to Gilpin Senior Citizens in the big older gym of Gilpin County Schools on Highway 119 between Missouri Lakes and Pickle Gulch. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – December 4, 1987

Santa Claus had as much fun as the children who were elated to tell him all about their Christmas wishes at the annual Christmases Remembered Festival, December 27, 28, and 29. Santa Claus was only one of the attractions at the event. For the first time, Holiday Home Tours were conducted at seven different homes. Continue reading

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Broncos vs. Bengals

Lean times for Broncos fans

by Dave Gibson

It has been 27 years (1990) since the Denver Broncos have lost six straight games. Home Alone and Edward Scissorhands were popular at the box office and the show Twin Peaks premiered on television. Milli Vanilli was caught lip synching, and Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland. East and West Germany were unified, and Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, triggering Operation Desert Storm. Continue reading

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An extraordinary man

And His Extraordinary 53 GMC Pickup

By Randy Beaudette

Recent data shows that, marriages last an average eight years¹, home ownership last an average twelve years², and car ownership lasts a record average of six years, two months³. Owning a vehicle for sixty-four years is unheard of unless you’re 84 year old Hubert Hill of Golden.

Hill owns a 1953 GMC 3100 half ton that he purchased new in March of 1953. It is a split windshield, Juniper Green with cream trim with the standard gray interior. All the gauges and controls are original with the odometer reading 147,000 miles. Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Nancelia Elizabeth Scott-Jackson

Lincoln Hills Then and Now – Part 1 of 3

By Maggie Magoffin

“Zephyr Point” cabin sits high above Denver in Lincoln Hills. The cabin is owned by the family of Judge Gary Jackson and was built in 1926 by his great grandfather, William Pitts. Judge Jackson kindly shared with me the memoires of his mother, Nan Scott-Jackson. At 93 years young, Nan is a modern woman who compiled a beautifully detailed account of her life in “A Chronicle of Precious Memories.” Through Nan’s memoires we are privileged to catch a glimpse into the times and lives of the people who made Lincoln Hills the extraordinary vacation resort it became. Continue reading

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