Gilpin wrestlers grapple with a busy home week

Eagles’ team hosts triangular and invitational

by Patty Unruh

Gilpin Invitational

Gilpin High School’s gym was a hive of activity on Saturday, January 27, as the Eagles hosted several teams at a wrestling invitational. Turnout was good, and grapplers persevered through five rounds, starting at 9:00 a.m. and lasting through mid-afternoon. Continue reading

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State of the City address

Mayor boasts and brags about Central City

By David Josselyn

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Mayor Kathy Heider gave the annual State of the City address to Council, Staff, and citizens gathered in City Hall, proclaiming 2017 to be “Another productive year.” There were six distinct points the Mayor focused on: the financial position, grant funding, economic development, marketing, capital improvements, and community development. Continue reading

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Bill Ewing remembered

September 5, 1926 – January 28, 2018

William Joseph Ewing, 91, peacefully passed away in his home in Black Hawk surrounded by loved ones on Sunday January 28, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, and son, James. He is survived by his children Cathy, Chuck (Isela), Bart (Mary Kate), and Debbie Ellsworth. He was the proud and loving grandfather to 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – February 5, 1988

Central City Alderman Frank Macri submitted his letter of resignation the Mayor and Council this week. Macri’s letter of resignation was presented at the regular meeting on February 3. The letter, typed on official stationary, stated: “In order to proceed in a certain direction, it is often wise to take a step back in another direction. Such is my case now. Although the needs and interests of the citizens were always foremost in my presentations before council, I feel that my motives have been called into question. Certainly this limits my ability to participate as fully as before. Continue reading

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Golden Gate Canyon history

From those who were there

By Jaclyn Schrock

Living history walked and talked in Golden Gate Canyon’s Grange Community Center, Friday evening, January 19, 2018. The 6:30 pm start time was happily delayed for the History of Golden Gate Canyon meeting. The delay was to accommodate the crowd with more chairs, and a sound system to go with the video screen already in place. The audience quickly grew to of over 100 people scattered between four generations of locals. Continue reading

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Gilpin Justice Center in hot water

Commissioners to close Community pool

By Jaclyn Schrock

As Old County Courthouse renovations continue, Gilpin County’s Board of County Commissioners are meeting temporarily in Central City Hall. Present at the 2nd meeting of 2018, on Tuesday, January 23, were District #1 Commissioner and Chair Ron Engels, District #2 Commissioner Linda Isenhart, and District #3 Commissioner Gail Watson. Also participating in the meeting were County Manager Leslie Klusmire, County Attorney Jim Petrock, and Deputy Clerk Sharon Cate documenting minutes. Continue reading

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Bennie Laubhan remembered

November 16, 1934 – January 16, 2018

Bennie Laubhan, Jr., a long-time resident of Russell Gulch, died January 16, 2018 in Colorado Springs, following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Bennie was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on November 16, 1934, and adopted by Eva and Bennie Laubhan, Sr. shortly after his birth. He graduated in 1953 from North High School in Denver, and enlisted immediately in the US Army. He served as Supply Clerk and Supply Sergeant for the 78th Field Maintenance Company in Korea in 1954 and 1955, finishing his military service at Fort Hood, Texas in 1956. Continue reading

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Gilpin wrestlers conquer at Kiowa tournament

High School Grappling Action

By Sarah Trujillo

After weeks of hard work and dedication, the Gilpin County High School wrestling team left Kiowa High School with one of the most successful meets known to Gilpin County. The wrestlers taking on competition at the tournament were Josh Trujillo, Mike Wenholz, Manny Gomez, Triston Dipasquale, and Will Innis. Each varied in weight allowing them to conquer at all levels of competition, Trujillo at 152 pounds, Wenholz at 126 pounds, Gomez at 170 pounds, and Dipasquale, as well as Innis, at 120 pounds. Continue reading

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Colorado’s county clerks face unique challenges this year

Winter conference in Colorado Springs

By Lynn Bartels

Colorado’s county clerks are bracing for major changes this year, from mailing primary ballots to unaffiliated voters for the first time ever to revamping the Motor Vehicle operations their offices handle. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago- January 29, 1988

Monday, Monday, it all began. The story of the neglected historic hose cart appearing in last week’s Weekly Register-Call caused some controversy and irritation. According to Muriel Paul, board member of the Gilpin County Historical Society, she was dissatisfied with the picture and the story, stating that this paper was wrong in bringing the issue to the public’s attention. Paul continued that the reporter, Bev Nelson, who is also a board member of the historical society, was just as much to blame about the condition of the hose cart as anyone else. Paul accused Nelson of not getting the “real story,” adding that it is hard to get people to cooperate in this community. In closing, Paul challenged that if Nelson could get the hose cart into the museum, she should do it. Continue reading

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