Category Archives: Education

Gilpin County School abuzz at 2018 spelling bee

Jiselle Osteboe blasts through the competition to win top prize by Patty Unruh Fifth grader Jiselle Osteboe was the queen bee at Gilpin County School’s annual spell-down on Thursday, February 1, in the school auditorium. Jiselle bored through five rounds … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of William Gilpin

Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Early explorer, Nathanial Hill, described William Gilpin as, “…he knows almost everything, but he is the most impractical man I ever knew. When driving, he talks incessantly. Part of the time he is talking to … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Canyon history

From those who were there By Jaclyn Schrock Living history walked and talked in Golden Gate Canyon’s Grange Community Center, Friday evening, January 19, 2018. The 6:30 pm start time was happily delayed for the History of Golden Gate Canyon … Continue reading

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Middle school students recognized for athletic achievements

Cheerleading, boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons recapped by Patty Unruh Gilpin County Middle School athletes were awarded for their progress this past season in basketball and cheerleading at a winter banquet and awards program on

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Trout in the Classroom

January is School Board Member Recognition Month by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education met on Tuesday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. A quorum of Craig Holmes, Sarah Swanson, and Kersten Armstrong began on time. Due to involvement … Continue reading

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Thanks to our Gilpin County School District RE-1 Board of Education!

School Board Recognition Month By David MacKenzie, Superintendent January is School Board Member Recognition Month and Gilpin County School District RE-1 would like to thank the Board of Education for their volunteer time and commitment to our students. The five … 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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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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Gilpin School Board takes care of business before winter break

Mill levy, revised adopted budget, capital improvements by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education held its final regular meeting before the winter break, on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. Members Craig Holmes and Brook Ramsey were absent, … Continue reading

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Journalist uncovers glittering legacy in GOLD!

Madness Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies  By Angela Zbornik Award-winning investigative writer Ian Neligh takes a look at the phenomenon of gold, the treasure hunters, both modern and historic, and brings them to life in a detailed and sharp narrative, GOLD! … Continue reading

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