Gilpin Eagles celebrate a winning week in home games

Both boys’ and girls’ varsity soar over rival Nederland Panthers

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin Eagles varsity teams boosted their season record last week with several wins, including victories on the home court over the Nederland Panthers, Denver Academy Mustangs, and South Park (Fairplay) Burros. The boys won over all three of their opponents; the girls took a loss to South Park and did not play Denver Academy. Continue reading

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Don’t be grouchy about the Oscars

The Nuts and Bolts of Nominations

By David Josselyn

On Tuesday, 1/24/2017, the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced. I bet you were thinking, as you probably do every year, “Why wasn’t (fill in the blank) nominated?” It is a matter of frustration for the consumers of Hollywood goods when the Hollywood elite acknowledge the movies, performances, and work that don’t reflect the box office receipts. Continue reading

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Central City considers cannabis controls

Council examines water meter and line maintenance fees

By David Josselyn

The City of Central Council met for a work session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, to talk about two separate issues; how and to what extent do they want to control the marijuana industry inside the City, and water meter ownership issues. Continue reading

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Gilpin School District only six points away from highest CDE rating

Cub Scout Pack 251 donates a deluxe wooden birdhouse to the school

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Craig Holmes, Brook Ramsey, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter. Member Charlotte Taylor was absent. Superintendent David MacKenzie and Secretary to the Board Gretchen Sechler were present. Continue reading

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A “tailing” tale of the Beverly brothers

Colorado Pioneers

By Maggie Magoffin

J.R. Beverly was what one might refer to as a rolling stone, moving from place to place and opportunity to opportunity. In 1837, the Beverly’s lived in Thornville, Ohio, where on June 28th of that year his wife gave birth to a son they named William H. Beverly. In 1843, the Beverly’s welcomed J. M. Beverly into this world in Culpepper County, Virginia. Later that same year, the Beverly’s relocated to Edgar County, Illinois. By 1844, the Beverly family lived in Clark County, Ohio. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 13, 1987

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 5, a frantic call was received at the Weekly Register-Call regarding bodies littering Main Street in Central City. The caller would not divulge his name. The report was unbelievable – there were unidentified snow bodies aligning the sidewalks. Continue reading

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Gilpin Eagles defeated by teams from Greeley, Ault

Union Colony Timberwolves take a side trip on Pickle Gulch

by Patty Unruh

The basketball teams from Union Colony Prep of Greeley (UC) had a little side trip as they came to visit the Gilpin High School Eagles for league games on Tuesday, January 24. Junior varsity teams were to start at 4:00 that afternoon, followed by the girls’ varsity at 5:30 and the boys’ varsity at 7:00. Due to a little pardonable confusion, the Timberwolves were late. Continue reading

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Golden Eagle romantic getaway in Boulder Canyon

Seasonal closure in Boulder Canyon protects nesting birds of prey

By Reid Armstrong

To protect nesting golden eagles, the U.S. Forest Service will be implementing annual area closures in Boulder Canyon beginning Feb. 1, 2017. The closures include rock climbing spots at Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress and Security Risk in Boulder Canyon. These areas are located along Colorado Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Continue reading

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Trujillo heads to State Wrestling Regionals

Gilpin HS and Youth Wrestling Team Highlights

By Pete Morgan

High School Wrestlers

The regular season has officially come to an end and Gilpin County’s own Josh Trujillo (24-7) finds himself ranked 13th in the State of Colorado at 145lbs. Trujillo has absolutely dominated since winter break and is heading into Regionals with a lot of momentum having won 15 of his last 17 matches. Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Captain Lewis Berry

A Colorado Pioneer

Lewis W. Berry was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 1, 1822. His father was a ship carpenter and worked for many years in the U.S. Navy, where young Berry learned his trade. Continue reading

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