Local DAR group spotlighted in “American Spirit” magazine

Mountain Rendezvous Chapter gives back to our community

by Patty Unruh

Our Gilpin County first responders do a great deal to keep this community safe and running smoothly. Many of them are volunteers and are our friends and neighbors.

With this in mind, the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Evergreen took time last year — October 2016 — to reach out with goodie baskets and thank-you notes for members of the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office and Timberline Fire Protection District. The baskets included chips and salsa, hummus, popcorn, trail mix, cookies, home-baked banana bread, and protein drinks. The treats were the group’s way to show appreciation for the many services our first responders provide. Continue reading

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Eagles’ football season concludes with awards program

Austin Boulter voted 2A Mile High League player of the year

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin County High School football players were honored at a banquet and awards program at the Elks Lodge in Central City last Thursday, November 16.

Head Coach Craig Ball summarized the team’s achievements this season. The Eagles finished with a 7-3 win-loss record. They won seven games in a row and were victorious in their homecoming game. They also beat two playoff teams, both on the road, and triumphed over a Top Four team. Gilpin was fourth in the league in total yards with 4,054, third in tackles with 739, and seventh in interceptions. They were proud to be invited to the state playoffs for the first time in many years. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – November 27, 1987

Christmases remembered in November! The holiday season begins in grand style, starting today in Central City, and will continue throughout the weekend. One of the highlights of this year’s Christmases Remembered Festival is a “Holiday Home Tour.” Seven homes, dating in construction from mid 1860s to the early 1870s may be toured. Continue reading

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Saluting those who answered the call of duty

Gilpin County School pays tribute to our community’s veterans

by Patty Unruh

Gilpin County military veterans were honored with a tribute on Thursday morning, November 9, at Gilpin County School. Community members, students, administration, and active duty military personnel gathered to express thanks to these selfless individuals who sacrificed that we might live in a free country. Continue reading

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Turkey Shoot fun for kids

Christian Outdoor Fellowship of America

By Randy Beaudette

As the sun rose on the 2017 edition of Veteran’s Day, volunteers and youngsters gathered for the annual COFA Turkey Shoot. The event was held for the second year at the Colorado Adventure Center located near 6th Ave and Kipling and was sponsored by Christian Outdoor Fellowship of America (COFA). Continue reading

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Commissioners approve contracts for courthouse renovations

New Gilpin County Community Development Director Stephen Strohminger

By Jaclyn Schrock

There are just two more Gilpin County Commissioners meetings in December to wrap up the 2017 business for our mountain community. However, due to some painting, and re-flooring work, the next three Board meetings will be held at the Central City Chambers. Continue reading

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It’s Charlotte Taylor Recognition Month

Taylor retires as long-time member of the Gilpin Board of Education

by Patty Unruh

Charlotte Taylor has helped steer the ship of the Gilpin County RE-1 school district for the past eight years as a vital member of the school board. Taylor’s term of service was completed with the November 7 board meeting, during which her fellow members and the assembled public celebrated her many contributions. School board president Craig Holmes presented Taylor with a framed resolution proclaiming November as “Charlotte Taylor Recognition Month.” Continue reading

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Black Hawk welcomes new firefighters

City Council Meeting

By Jaclyn Schrock

With Gregory Street open in Black Hawk, the area was not quiet where more construction is about to begin, as other projects are still being wrapped up. Mayor and Alderman David Spellman requested the meeting begin. New Fire Fighters; Matt Bowman and Cody Kalb were at the bell ringing post. Three rings with controls on the ropes made the signal to call the City of Black Hawk City Council Meeting to Order at 3:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day celebrated

At the Gilpin Community Center

By Jaclyn Schrock

Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Gilpin County Community Center bearing up to cold stiff breezes about 25 people appreciating what United States service men and women have endured to continue keeping our community thriving with-in the security of freedom in our United States of America. Continue reading

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Gilpin H.S. volleyball season wraps up with awards night

Team reflects on a winning season

by Patty Unruh

Gilpin High School honored its volleyball athletes at a banquet and awards program on Wednesday evening, November 8. Continue reading

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