Category Archives: Education

Gilpin County School site improvements progressing

Water quality update by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education met on Tuesday, October 3, with all Board members present: Craig Holmes, Brook Ramsey, Charlotte Taylor, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter. Superintendent David MacKenzie and Secretary to the … Continue reading

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Gilpin students get practical lesson on energy conservation

Drama stipend debate by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 19. Meetings usually begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.; however, no quorum was present on the 19th to transact business until 7:14 … Continue reading

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Hot Rod Hill Climb

Old time fun on Central City streets By Randy Beaudette This article is dedicated in memory of Mr. Roy Blake, a good man, a fine angler, a friend, and a fellow gearhead. We’ll miss you bro. The sound of roaring … Continue reading

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Predicting aspen colors

Mountain Living By Irene Shonle, Ph.D. Every day brings more aspen leaves turning, but predicting peak color and how good the show will be is always an imperfect science. We know why the leaves change: there is a decrease in … Continue reading

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Gilpin County Schools recognized as one of best in Colorado

2017 CDE accreditation ratings PRESS RELEASE – The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has released the 2017 school and district accreditation ratings. Gilpin County Elementary School received a Performance accreditation rating. Gilpin County Secondary School earned a Performance rating. The … 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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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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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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