Category Archives: Education

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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End of year academic awards at Gilpin County School

Bradley Robinson receives lifesaving award by Patty Unruh Gilpin Middle School and High School academic awards were presented on Wednesday, May 24. Secondary Principal Alexis Donaldson greeted the students and parents.

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Graduates of the Gilpin Class of 2017 spread their wings

Eagles hold commencement exercises by Patty Unruh Gilpin County High School’s Class of 2017 reached the end of twelve years of hard work and got a piece of paper to show for it. A very important piece of paper – … Continue reading

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Gilpin H.S. graduates awarded $398,850 in scholarships

Capping ceremony a new tradition by Patty Unruh Gilpin County High School seniors received an estimated $398,850 in scholarships at an awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, May 17. The Booster Club had provided a banquet for the occasion and decorated … Continue reading

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What will the Timberline FPD Inclusion Election mean?

Public Forum for Residents and Board Meeting by Pam Deck Timberline FPD hosted a public forum for residents on May 15. Chief Paul Ondr explained the need for this upcoming inclusion election. Currently, Timberline covers approximately 125 square miles in … Continue reading

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