Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bengal tigers – lords of the jungle

India Safari by Dave Gibson Poking his head out from the dense jungle, to let his mood be known and demand that proper respect be paid, it snarled before taking a few more steps towards the dirt road.

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Still working on our masterpiece

Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon…One Year Later By Cary Ihme On May 1, 2014, I walked in the front door of what used to be Dory Hill Campground, took a long look around and wasn’t exactly sure where to … Continue reading

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A tailing tale of Mae West in Central City

“Come Up and See Me Sometime” By Maggie Magoffin When Mae West arrived in Denver in July 1949 to perform her play, “Diamond Lil,” at the Central City Opera House, it seemed as if she was the biggest star ever … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – May 3, 1985   May 1st has come and gone and there is no trash compactor in Black Hawk and Gilpin County Commissioner Leslie Williams is “upset” about it. May 1st was the target date to

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An interlude with Ann Wyss

Peak to Peak Chorale director brings Gilpin history alive through music By Patty Unruh The Peak to Peak Chorale will soon present its original musical play, “Don Bennallack – Extraordinary Name, Extraordinary Man!” The annual event focusing on Gilpin history

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Phillip Matson remembered

July 10, 1927 – April 19, 2015 Phillip Anton Matson, 87, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, died April 19, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. at Northwest Community Hospital, from complications of a stroke suffered April 9, 2014.

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A tailing tale

Of George Nelson By Maggie Magoffin In 1931, President Herbert Hoover led our struggling country through the great depression. The U.S. adopted the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem, and on

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – April 26, 1985 Anyone who has driven south on Highway 119 lately has probably seen buffalo across from the Gold Dust. The 11 animals belong to Jesse Peterson and his wife Rochelle.

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Eagles lose to Community Christian in double header games

Gilpin’s track results By Patty Unruh Double Loss to Community Christian The Gilpin County Eagles baseball team suffered losses in two away conference games against the Community Christian Bulldogs (CC) of Westminster on April 11. The team is

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Never grow up!

High flying performance of “Peter Pan and Wendy” By Patty Unruh “Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.” Eager crowds sprinkled on their pixie dust and took off for a great adventure with the Gilpin County Players, … Continue reading

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