Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Great Central City Beer Fest

Facing Saturation, Local Breweries Compete to Continue By David Josselyn As of May 2017, Colorado is home to 348 breweries and this year has more than 37 beer festivals scheduled around the state. The Great Central City Beer Fest, held … Continue reading

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Gilpin County’s 29th annual Cemetery Crawl

At the historic Catholic Cemetery By Randy Beaudette History buffs got an opportunity to step into the past and hear tales of hardship, celebration and life in early Gilpin County at the 29th annual Cemetery Crawl. The much anticipated event … Continue reading

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NedFest 2017

The best little music fest in the West by Dave Gibson Kyle Hollingsworth of popular String Cheese Incident opened this year’s version of NedFest on Friday with his inspired electric keyboard-driven numbers and improvisational jams. To close the evening, Grammy … Continue reading

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Equestrian play

Horses and riders learning to work together By Pam Deck For centuries, horses and their riders have learned to work together.  It’s both an art and a science. And yes, people who love their horses, not only learn how to … Continue reading

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Golfers have the drive to help students stay the course academically

Gilpin County Education Foundation annual golf classic by Patty Unruh Golfers hit the links last Friday, August 25, in the Gilpin County Education Foundation’s (GCEF) 12th annual Gilpin Golf Classic. 51 golfers competed in teams at the Evergreen Golf Course, … Continue reading

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Life is better with pancakes and volunteering!

High Country Auxiliary By Pam Deck Life is better with this giving organization. Sometimes we assume things just happen and everything just seems to get done. But this “behind the scenes” group knows that is not true. The High Country … Continue reading

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Peak to Peak Buckle Series Finals

Third and Final competition By Jaclyn Morrow Peak to Peak Buckle Series completed their third horsemanship competitions to open the 25th Gilpin County Fair. The first two exhibition of horse and rider cooperation were in June and July. Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 4, 1987 KIMN’s Chicken “loved Central City,” said Lyle Shifted, “he thought he was in chicken heaven.” KIMN’s Chicken toured Central City on August 27, as a part of the free promotion for the area, … Continue reading

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The bulls win at 25th annual Gilpin Fair

Mardi Gras Bulls and Beads Rodeo By Jaclyn Morrow The bulls won. None of the more than 30 cowboys and cowgirls stayed on for the full 8 seconds to get points for their efforts at the 2017 Mardi Gras Bulls … Continue reading

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It was totality awesome!

Viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse by Patty Unruh As everyone knows, unless they were camping under a rock for the past several weeks, this past Monday, August 21, our nation experienced its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. … Continue reading

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