Monthly Archives: January 2017

Struggling through a tough week

Gilpin basketball squads take losses to Dawson School and Heritage Christian by Patty Unruh The Gilpin High School Eagles varsity basketball teams brought home losses after a tough week on the road. The boys’ and girls’ teams faced the Dawson … Continue reading

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Composed and courteous student finds “churlish” a winning word

Damien Sonsino sweeps Gilpin spelling bee by Patty Unruh Gilpin County School held its annual spelling bee last Thursday, January 19, in the school auditorium. Eighth-grader Damien Sonsino defeated a field of 101 students in fourth through eighth grade to … Continue reading

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You’ll regret sneaking McD’s into this movie

“The Founder” Movie Review By David Josselyn A big-screen biography opened recently called “The Founder” which tells the story of how Ray Kroc went from a Willy Loman type salesman to head of The McDonald’s Corporation. Well, that might be … Continue reading

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A “tailing” tale of Fayette Beebee

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Born in New York on November 9, 1824, in 1860 Fayette W. Beebee and wife, Ella, came and housed themselves in an unpretentious dirt-roofed, floorless cabin on Illinois Bar. There the sluices glistened with … Continue reading

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Timberline Fire responded to 724 calls in 2016

Gallagher Amendment of TABOR drops property taxes, creating a $70K reduction in revenue for TFPD By Randy Beaudette Timberline Board of Directors called to order their regularly scheduled meeting January 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Timberline Station 7, 14908 … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – January 30, 1987 On Monday, Central City workers were busy cleaning the gutter on Eureka Street. The overflow was complicated by packed snow and ice in the street and a water leak from High Street.

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Eagles boys’ basketball team soars past the Lyons Lions

Gilpin girls lose to Jim Elliot Christian in overtime by Patty Unruh Eagles Boys v. Lions The Gilpin Eagles boys’ varsity flew by the Lyons Lions 43-33 in a league battle on Tuesday, January 10, on the Lions’ court. Gilpin … Continue reading

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First Lady doll collection

In their flashiest inaugural attire By Randy Beaudette In a modest home, on a quiet street in southwest Denver, there is a museum of sorts. It’s not a collection of thimbles, spoons, or stamps from around the world. It is … Continue reading

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Gilpin’s Trujillo wrestles to near perfection

At Lyons Wrestling Invitational and Adams City Metro By Jeff Warner As an athlete, Gilpin High School Junior Josh Trujillo is progressing in leaps and bounds. So says Coach Pete Morgan after Trujillo wrestled to near perfection Saturday, winning third … Continue reading

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Gilpin parents concerned over potential school year schedule changes

School board meets exchange teacher from “Down Under” by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. Craig Holmes, Charlotte Taylor, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter were the Board … Continue reading

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