Category Archives: Education

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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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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A total eclipse of the sun for the first time in our lifetime

August 21, CDOT encouraging eclipse watchers to be careful, plan ahead By Jared Fiel On Aug. 21, you will have a chance to see a total eclipse of the sun for the first time in our lifetime. And so will several … Continue reading

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Human DNA found on bear euthanized after attack

At Glacier View Ranch in Ward, CO by Jennifer Churchill Colorado Parks and Wildlife has confirmed that human DNA has been found on the claws of the bear euthanized after the attack of a 19-year old male Sunday morning in … Continue reading

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Nature Journaling in the mountains

At the Dory Hill Cemetery in Gilpin County By Jaclyn Morrow Summer is bursting with blossoms! We so appreciate the short time of year that allows us to enjoy the outdoors without excessive amounts of protection. The nice rains have … Continue reading

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Check out the Gilpin History Museum

Open for the Summer by Pam Deck Overlooking the City of Central and Black Hawk stands a large stone building. At 228 1st High Street (appropriately named) is the Gilpin History Museum. This 3-story building is only open in the … Continue reading

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“Pick a bouquet and throw it away”

Flower or weed? It’s not just in the eye of the beholder by Patty Unruh I’ve lived in the mountains for 20-plus years, but I still falter when it comes to telling the difference between real wildflowers and weeds. After … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of J. W. Fassett

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Born, reared and educated in Bureau County, Illinois, at the early age of 23 years, in the spring of 1859, J.W. Fassett struck out for the gold fields of Colorado. Driving a covered wagon … Continue reading

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Gilpin School board debates track and field concerns

Members consider seat belts for buses by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education met on Tuesday, June 6. Craig Holmes, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter were the Board members present. Member Charlotte Taylor participated by telephone, and Brook … Continue reading

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Timberline Fire Protection District Inclusion Election

Frequently Asked Questions By Paul Ondr, Fire Chief I would like to thank all who have attended one of Timberline’s public forums for Gilpin County residents to discuss the upcoming election on June 13, 2017. We truly appreciate your interest … Continue reading

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