Monthly Archives: February 2013

Turning Back the Pages

30 Years Ago – March 4, 1983 Arvey Drown, who this week is on trial for fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Denver, showed up at the Gilpin County Courthouse last Friday for a court date with Harold Caldwell. … Continue reading

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Fire departments hampered in reaching house fire

Potential pension increase, chief is now local resident, ISO By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD)’s Board of Directors met the evening of February 19, 2013. Board President Rick Wenzel and Board members Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ondr … Continue reading

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Gilpin County School Science Fair

Budding Einsteins and Edisons explore the world of science by Patty Unruh For inquiring minds that want to know, there was much to discover at Gilpin County School’s science fair, held February 21. For instance, soda pop does not make … Continue reading

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National bicycle race and ride puts 500 cyclists on Gilpin highways and back roads

Gap, Crawford Gulch and Mountain Base Roads, Highways 119, 46 and 72, among others By Lynn Volkens   June 23, 2013 is the date set for a long distance bicycle ride which will pass through and around parts of Gilpin … Continue reading

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Gilpin Lady Eagles basketball team wins first playoff game

Defeats Community Christian Crusaders 42-19 by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Eagles girls’ basketball team triumphed in their home playoff game against Community Christian February 23. The Eagles now possess a 15-5 record. The win was nothing flashy; just good, … Continue reading

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Timberline Fire directors ask Gilpin commissioners to provide services

Rollinsville station, road maintenance, fuel and mechanic services By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) board members Rick Wenzel, Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson and Paul Ondr met in a work session with Gilpin County Commissioners on February 26, 2013, … Continue reading

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Public safety on minds of Gilpin County Commissioners

Bicycle and automobile drivers sharing local roads, fire mitigation needs, floodplain development restrictions By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson met February 26, 2013. They began their meeting with a computer presentation showing the … Continue reading

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Gilpin Eagles dominate Waldorf Spartans

Boys Basketball Action By George Snyder Spurred on by the inspired leadership by their coach, Paul Hanson, the Gilpin County boys basketball team sharpened their talons and dug them deep into the Denver Waldorf Spartans 43-37 last Friday at the … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 Years Ago – February 25, 1983   The old barn on the Eureka Valley Ranch, owned by Louis A. Morrone, along the King Flats Road, finally relented to the winds early this year after leaning dangerously over the road … Continue reading

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Oil and gas boom in North Dakota

The transformation of farmland to oil fields By Casey Saltness If, ten years ago you happened to hear North Dakota in the national news it may have been a story about the LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson (a North Dakotan) … Continue reading

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