Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Colorado Classic

Pro Cycling returns to Colorado by Dave Gibson From the years 2011 through 2015 the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Bicycle Race rolled through the mountains and brought Coloradoans a professional sport that has long been enjoyed in Europe with race … Continue reading

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Polis speaks at Gilpin County School District convocation

The Power of One By David MacKenzie, Superintendent Congressman Jared Polis spoke to all Gilpin County School District employees at Convocation on August 7, 2017 in the auditorium. Polis represents Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which includes Gilpin County.

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A “tailing tale” of the Pike’s Peak bust

Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin While financial depression still ruled the land and men were without money, credit, or opportunity for business of any kind, fanciful fabrications of the discovery of gold at Pike’s Peak caused a wild rush to … Continue reading

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School Board gets down to business for the 2017-18 year

Unofficial student count shows increase over last year by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education was back in session this week after a summer break. The Board met on Tuesday, August 15, at 7:00 p.m. All members were … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – August 21, 1987 The month of August was declared to be the “jazziest month in Colorado.” Central City on August 14, 15, and 16 was declared as the “City of Jazz,” and indeed it was at … Continue reading

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Gilpin County Fair gears up to celebrate its Silver Anniversary!

Locals reminisce about the early days of the fair by Patty Unruh Gilpin County residents are looking forward to the Gilpin County Fair, which will take place at the County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. This … Continue reading

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That’s why it’s called “fishing”

Enjoy the journey By Randy Beaudette Not all fishing adventures end with success. Preparing a boat for a day on the water requires some sort of a checklist. There is the State-required equipment like boat registration, fire extinguisher, life jackets … Continue reading

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Rollinsville woman convicted in domestic violence stabbing

Gilpin County – District Attorney’s Office PRESS RELEASE – A Gilpin County jury found a 55-year-old Rollinsville woman guilty in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, DOB: 8-22-53, at their home in January, 2017. According to testimony during the … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of a pioneer rescue

Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin This week’s “tailing tale” comes from Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story written and published by Alice Polk Hill in 1915, Part III, Chapter VII, The Unwritten Law. Mr. Hugh Steele is a son of … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – August 14, 1987 The 11th Annual Central City Jazz Festival opened last night with a preview party. The festival continues throughout the weekend, featuring over 100 musicians in bands from the United States and Europe. The … Continue reading

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