Monthly Archives: February 2017

Gilpin County’s wisest man

A tribute to Paul Dellinger by Brian Unruh Paul Dellinger is an elderly man of average height and not much hair. He has bright blue eyes behind his glasses and is always smiling. He has an old man’s figure, gets … Continue reading

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Comic books, LEGOs, and relationships

The LEGO Batman Movie review By David Josselyn The overwhelming success of “The LEGO Movie” in 2014 that pleased adults and kids alike, naturally leads to more LEGO movies in the box. “The LEGO Batman Movie” is the first to … Continue reading

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Gilpin’s librarian Michael Carlson focuses on patrons

New director is “off the shelf” about both people and publications by Patty Unruh Henry Ward Beecher realized that “a library is not a luxury, but a necessity.”

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 27, 1987 Gilpin County School District’s Employee Spotlight person of the month is Lucy Crawley, school secretary. According to the committee of people that decide on the employee of the month, “Lucy has been with … Continue reading

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Gilpin basketball wraps up regular season

Senior Matthew Immordino reaches the 1,000-point pinnacle by Patty Unruh The Gilpin Eagles boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams concluded their regular seasons this week. Both teams have had their share of struggles but have really improved throughout the season. … Continue reading

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Monarch Casino Black Hawk breaks ground this week

At site of planned 23-story hotel, luxury spa By Diane Mulligan On Wednesday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m., CEO of Monarch Casino Resort John Farahi, and Black Hawk Mayor David Spellman, cut the ribbon and broke ground for the new … Continue reading

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Bill Spellman remembered

June 8, 1929 – February 5, 2017 William David Spellman known to his friends and loved ones as “Bill,” and to his beloved children as “Dad,” born June 8, 1929 passing into God’s light February 5, 2017 at the age … Continue reading

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Lynn Castillo remembered…

October 11, 1959 – February 5, 2017 Lynn M. Castillo, age 57, died Sunday, February 5, 2017. She passed away at HopeWest in Grand Junction, Colorado with family by her side.  Lynn was born on October 11, 1959 in Denver, Colorado … Continue reading

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Dads and daughters have a ball at the Sweetheart Dance

Enchanting tradition draws near-record crowd by Patty Unruh Love was in the air at the thirteenth annual Sweetheart Ball held at the Gilpin Community Center on Saturday evening, February 11. A near-record 76 princesses were signed up with their dads … Continue reading

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Gilpin wrestler Trujillo goes to state tournament

Wenholz seeded 7th in Sterling Regionals by Patty Unruh The Gilpin High School wrestlers did themselves proud at the regional tournament in Sterling this past Friday and Saturday, February 10-11. Eagles’ junior Josh Trujillo is in the top ten in … Continue reading

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