Monthly Archives: December 2016

Parking garage implosion at Monarch Casino Black Hawk sparks renaissance of historic gold mining town

Renowned implosion expert clears way for 23-story world-class resort hotel The second golden era of Black Hawk has begun, with the city and casinos making hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements to attract more visitors. On Wednesday, December 21, … Continue reading

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The best and worst movies of 2016

A Year in Review By David Josselyn Attendance at the theaters in 2016 was stagnant. Prior to the Christmas weekend, the domestic gross in ticket sales was $11 billion, just shy of 2015’s $11.1 billion. With blockbusters like Rogue One, … Continue reading

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Ameristar Casino serves up the seventh annual Christmas luncheon

Gilpin’s seniors delight in a culinary holiday tradition by Patty Unruh “People who love to eat are always the best people,” opined chef Julia Child. If that is true – and it is – dozens of Gilpin County’s best people … Continue reading

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“Thank-you” meal for first responders heart-warming in more ways than one

Gilpin’s Lady Eagles basketball team a class act on and off the court by Patty Unruh Members of Gilpin’s emergency services do so much for this community, much of it behind the scenes. Every day, they put others first. As … Continue reading

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Chiawa Cultural Village

People and elephants by Dave Gibson Tucked above the banks of the Zambezi River in the Chiawa Game Management Area of southeastern Zambia, lies a village of six hundred people. Well off the beaten track and accessed by boat, in … Continue reading

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Snowstorm no match for Gilpin wrestlers

Gilpin County Youth and High School Tournaments By Jeff Warner The snowstorm of Friday night, December 16, put a stop to many people’s plans, but it was no match for the Gilpin County Youth Wrestlers. The club hosted its second … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – January 2, 1987 Warm weather, blue skies and many days have brought people outside in abundance during the last week. Main Street in Central City looked more like a day in the springtime than it did … Continue reading

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Rogue One is Star Wars at its best

Movie Review By David Josselyn If you have the slightest interaction with media, you know a new Star Wars movie came out. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is an ancillary story to the Star Wars universe that can be … Continue reading

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Holiday hoops at Gilpin High School

Girls’ varsity loses a 35-33 squeaker to Rocky Mountain Lutheran by Patty Unruh It was Eagles v. Eagles on Thursday, December 15, as the Gilpin High School basketball teams hosted Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School (RML) of Denver for home … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – a personal story

A day that is painful to remember – a day we must never forget by Patty Unruh “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked … Continue reading

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