Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wrangell, Alaska – a great place to unwind

Adventure and relaxation by Dave Gibson Away from it all, Wrangell, Alaska is a sleepy hamlet where a person can find adventure and relaxation. Originally Tlingit territory, it was named after Russian seafarer Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel.

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – January 3, 1986 Gilpin County, as of January 1, has no liability insurance on its vehicles, including Sheriff’s cars and snowplows. The sheriff’s department will still be working, and if it

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A Tailing Tale of the Ramstetter Homestead

By Maggie Magoffin Born in 1910, the second of seven children born to Henry Ramstetter, Sr. and Vina Shannon (Williams) Ramstetter,

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Being “resurrected” gives local man a mission in life

Lightning strike victim resolves to travel the country to tell his story – Part 2 by Patty Unruh Last July, area resident Jerry Leenheer got struck by lightning, had no pulse for nearly 30 minutes, and was

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Commissioners wrap up 2015 business

Approve budget and new Gilpin County businesss for 2016 by Heather Worrell The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners met for their last regular meeting of the year on December 22 at the County Courthouse in Central City. The meeting … Continue reading

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Grizzly bears and black bears in Alaska

At the Anan Creek Observatory by Dave Gibson There are multiple destinations in Alaska that guarantee bear sightings. Some, like Denali, Brooks Falls, McNeil River, and Pack Creek are renowned for their grizzly bears –

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A new hope for the franchise – movie review By David Josselyn It is finally here; the seventh movie-chapter in the Star Wars saga which began almost forty years ago in the mind of George Lucas. When Star Wars was … Continue reading

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Life after being struck by lightning

“I feel like I’ve been resurrected!” by Patty Unruh It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so the song says. But most of us are swamped with busyness and just wondering how we will survive this wonderful time. Maybe … Continue reading

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Eagle wrestlers come out well at Sheridan tourney

Gilpin girls’ basketball team disappointed at North Park by Patty Unruh Wrestling at Sheridan Gilpin High School wrestlers had a good tournament at Sheridan on December 19, although none of the boys won a place on the podium. There were … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – December 27, 1985 Friday started out as a nice day for Tim Scrivner, but around 2:00 p.m. Scrivner’s day took a dramatic turn for the worst. The Gilpin County road grader he was in slid off … Continue reading

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