Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 12, 1987

If you haven’t visited Gray’s Park or seen the restoration work at Clark Annex – you should. All of Gilpin County and especially Central City can be proud of the recently completed work at the historic building located off of Lawrence Street. Continue reading

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In solemn remembrance

Gilpin County VFW members honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

by Patty Unruh

Memorial Day seems to be a time to celebrate a day off from work, with parades, barbecues, and sales. However, it is more important to observe the day’s true meaning – an occasion to pay tribute to the military veterans of the United States of America who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading

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The BolderBOULDER

Runners pay tribute to fallen soldiers

by Dave Gibson

Mamita Daska of Ethiopia took first place in the Women’s Elite 10K with a time of 32:44.84. Ethiopia also placed second. Gabriel Geay from Tanzania won the Men’s Elite 10K coming in at 29:02.19, just .62 seconds ahead of Leonard Korir of the U.S.A. As predictable as East Africa sweeping the pro races was the zaniness that surrounds the Memorial Day event. 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. Continue reading

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Gilpin County High School spring sports awards

Track and baseball athletes recognized for season accomplishments

by Patty Unruh

Gilpin County High School held its spring athletic awards program on Tuesday, May 23. This was the third year that Gilpin had its own track and baseball teams and the first year for them to be in the 2A Mile High League classification. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 5, 1987

The City of Central was honored to host the Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band as guests on May 30 and May 31. It proved to be a delightful performance for many jazz buffs and tourists. The jazz band performed at the Gilded Garter Salon on Main Street. Continue reading

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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 – the high school diploma. Friends and family joined the graduates on Saturday, May 20, in a packed school auditorium for a ceremony filled with happiness, pride, tears, and excitement. 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 the auditorium with banners and balloons in the school colors of black and gold. Continue reading

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Diane Rittenhouse remembered…

June 8, 1946 – May 17, 2017

Selma Diane Rittenhouse, 70 of Black Hawk, Colorado died peacefully at home on May 17, 2017.

Diane was born on June 8, 1946 to Norman and Mildred Blake. She graduated from Gilpin County High School in 1964 and CSU in 1968. She married John Rittenhouse on December 28, 1968. They moved with John’s Air Force career until they returned to Gilpin County in 1980. Continue reading

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Summer in the Rockies Art Exhibit

Central City Showcase Gallery

By David Josselyn

The art of youth is packed away to make room for the Showcase Gallery’s “Summer in the Rockies” exhibit featuring three diverse local artists; Kathy Banich in photography, Robyn Thayer in texturized oils and pastels, and Brad Wood in glazed pottery, reflecting the colors and mood of summer. Continue reading

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