Monthly Archives: April 2016

A tailing tale of Rose Haydee (aka Millie)

And a shootout at the National Theater This week’s story taken from: Mining Gold to Mining Wallets, Central City, Colorado 1859-1999 by Alan Granruth. The early days in Central City didn’t lack for entertainment. Among the first provisions brought to … Continue reading

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Gilpin track team performs well at Kiowa Klassic in Elbert

Baseball team garners 2 wins by Patty Unruh Track – Kiowa Klassic Gilpin High School’s track and field athletes were hosted by Elbert High School at the Kiowa Klassic on Saturday, April 23. The event was a non-conference meet.

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Cursive writing competition validates skill

Gilpin County 8th Grade Winners By Barbara Thielemann As an AVID tutor in Gilpin County Middle School classes, I made an observation of the various handwriting skills of Su Henry’s 7th and 8th grade students. Having taught the old Palmer Method,

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – May 2, 1986 View from the Casey: By Esther Campbell: “Birds of the pharaoh,” called one of the leaders on the last field trip of the bird watcher’s class I have been attending. She had

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Tom Roczen remembered…

July 28, 1949 – April 13, 2016 Tom Roczen passed away the evening of Wednesday, April 13th. He had a medical incident while driving in Lakewood and passed quickly. There were no other injuries.

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“Once upon a time, there were some fifth grade story writers”

Gilpin School Board student presentation by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education had its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19. All Board members were present: Craig Holmes, Brook Ramsey, Charlotte Taylor, Kersten Armstrong,

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Eagles’ athletes awarded for achievements

Academic recognition and sports accomplishments celebrated by Patty Unruh The Gilpin High School Winter Athletic Awards program was held on Wednesday, April 13, in the Gilpin school auditorium. Athletic Director Jeff Schuessler and all coaches

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A tailing tale of Isabella Bird

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains By Maggie Magoffin Isabella Bird was a true explorer who defied Victorian expectations of how a woman was to live her life. At home in England she was constantly ill, but as soon … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – April 25, 1986 The new interior of the rec-center in Central City is a work of art. The drab brown paint on the walls has totally disappeared and has been replaced with a background of bright

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Gilpin County Players present a magical performance by Patty Unruh Narnia was a magical land where four children interacted with mythical creatures, made special friends, and defeated the forces of evil. The auditorium stage of Gilpin County School was also … Continue reading

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