Monthly Archives: December 2017

Georgetown Loop Railroad Polar Express tips over during passenger trip

Tuesday, December 26th PRESS RELEASE – The Georgetown Loop Railroad went off the tracks and tipped onto its side during a passenger trip Tuesday afternoon. Viewer Erin Doty said she was on the train with her parents, husband, and two … Continue reading

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In-pavement mountain road LED lighting benefits motorists

On I-70 at Hidden Valley and Hwy 93 from 64th Ave to Hwy 72 By Stacia Sellers   Travelers making their way along CO Highway 93 between 64th Avenue and CO Highway 72 will find they are guided by a … Continue reading

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Gilpin Commissioners wrap up year-end business

At December 19 meeting By Jaclyn Schrock The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners began their meeting on a clear crisp Tuesday, December 19, 2017. For the last time in 2017, they commenced Gilpin County business in the borrowed Central … Continue reading

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Remembering George Snyder…

December 8, 1938 – November 24, 2017 George Richard Snyder, age 78, passed away of heart failure at his home in Central City on Friday, November 24, 2017. George was proud to call Central City his home. His wife, family … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Lincoln Hills Cares

Colorado History – Part 3 of 3 By Maggie Magoffin The Great Migration of the 1910s-1920s is often seen as a movement of African Americans from the South to the North, however it also resulted in the growth of black … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – January 1, 1988 Fire! Tuesday afternoon, the home of Jakob Forster caught fire. The cause has not been determined. Forster’s residence is located in Black Hawk. According to Gary Allen, chef of the Central City Volunteered … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie review By David Josselyn The biggest movie event of 2017 happened last weekend; the opening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Not only is it the biggest opening in ticket sales for 2017, it is also the second largest … Continue reading

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Community Christmas party at the Last Shot

Great food and piles of presents for the kids By David Josselyn The Grinch’s heart grew two sizes, but there are some whose hearts just stay large all year long. Known for hosting fundraisers for people in need, owner and … Continue reading

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Eagles’ boys’ basketball crushes Panthers 56-52 in overtime

Football update: three Gilpin boys make All-State by Patty Unruh Gilpin High School varsity and junior varsity teams made a clean sweep against the Lake County Panthers (LC) of Leadville last Saturday, December 16, in home team holiday hoops action. … Continue reading

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Gilpin Commissioners adopt 2018 budget

Still searching for shooting range property – USFS property is out By Jaclyn Schrock A special meeting of Gilpin County Board of County Commissioner was held at Central City Hall, 141 Nevada Street during renovations to the Old Courthouse, 9 … Continue reading

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