Monthly Archives: March 2013

Turning Back the Pages

30 Years Ago – April 1-1983   In a very close decision, the Gilpin County RE-1 School Board voted 3-2 to bring a bond election to the voters to build a four-classroom addition, plus minimal library or multi-purpose space, to … Continue reading

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Jonathan Taylor wins World Series of Poker

Main Event at Lodge Casino in Black Hawk Three rings in 2012-2013. Think about that for a minute… World Series of Poker Circuit host Bernard Lee summed it up well when he said it’s a year that’s representative of a … Continue reading

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Timberline Fire completes feasibility study for new station near Pinecliffe

Insurance matters, potential property inclusions, Pension Board By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District’s board of directors met the evening of March 20, 2013. Board president Rick Wenzel and board members Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ondr and Chris Samuelson … Continue reading

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Clear Creek/Gilpin baseball off to good start

Golddiggers knock off Summit Tigers and Jefferson Saints By Patty Unruh Faceoff with Summit The Clear Creek/Gilpin County Golddiggers baseball team triumphed in its home non-conference game against the Summit Tigers 4-1 on March 19 at Idaho Springs. The Tigers … Continue reading

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Colorado drought and fire danger awareness

Mountain Living By Irene Shonle I’ll start with the good news: the 2012 aerial survey shows that the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic has essentially petered out. This is definitely cause for celebration, but it doesn’t necessarily change the picture on … Continue reading

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Not your grandpa’s Willy’s anymore!

Camp Jeep lures lovers of four-wheeling at Denver Auto Show By Patty Unruh Thousands of people visited the Denver Auto Show, one of the biggest such events in the country, over the past weekend, looking at Smart cars, Cadillac’s, Hyundai’s, … Continue reading

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Communications tower at Justice Center in progress

Employee severance, monthly reports By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson met the morning of March 26, 2013 to review various in-house reports and discuss progress on the communications tower proposed at the Justice … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 Years Ago – March 25, 1983   If the U. S. Congress enacts the Assets Management Program and President Reagan signs it into law, over 19,887 acres of national forest land in Gilpin County could be sold. The Clear … Continue reading

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Brewing beer in Gilpin County for 150 years

Selections from “Of Mines & Beer!” By Dave Thomas Estimates of the number of non-Native Americans living in Gilpin County within a few months following Gregory’s discovery of gold vary widely from 5,000 to as many as 30,000 in 1860. … Continue reading

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School Board potpourri

Finance Reform Proposal, Technology, BOCES, and other matters By Patty Unruh The Board of Education of Gilpin County School met March 18. Present were members Craig Holmes, President, Brook Ramsey, Charlotte Taylor, Kersten Armstrong, and Rusty Hardy, as well as … Continue reading

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