May 2013

All posts published in May 2013

62 posts

Vacation safety tips – Part 1


Securing Your House By John Hough Memorial Day – the traditional start of the summer vacation season- will be here sooner than you think and the vacation season will be in full swing. Don’t allow your vacation to be ruined by worries over the security of your ... More »

Turning Back the Pages


30 Years Ago – June 3, 1983   The resignation of Gilpin Re-1 principal, Doug Rudig, was accepted by the school board. The board also accepted the resignation of music teacher Lon Huckaby as the varsity boys basketball coach. Huckaby is resigning as coach becau... More »

Ticks and tick-borne diseases


This is the season By Irene Shonle Ticks…they rank very high up on the list of most people’s “least favorite animal.” And, we’re in the middle of tick season right now – it can start as early as March and usually peaks sometime in May. There have been recent r... More »

Advanced Tactical Concealed Carry


Training Program offered by COFA PRESS RELEASE – This COFA sponsored program introduces attendees to the knowledge, skills, and attitude involved in safely, responsibly and effectively employing a concealed pistol for self-defense. This is an intensive advance... More »

“Service above Self”


Interacting with Rotary members and youth By Patty Unruh Members of the Peak to Peak Rotary Club met with students from Gilpin County School’s Interact Club and their families the evening of May 21 at the Gilpin County Community Center. The purposes of the mee... More »

It’s possible to be sincerely wrong


Pastor’s Pulpit By Pastor Tom Davidson Faith is a common denominator. Everyone has faith. Faith is at the heart of life. You go to a doctor whose name you can’t pronounce. He gives you a prescription you can’t read. You take it to a pharmacist you’ve never see... More »

Don’t provoke me!


Life Coaching By Dr. Mike Brooks I was six years old when our military family made the long drive from Fort Lewis, Washington to Fort Slocum, NY. My sister Deb had a knack for picking fights. My dad didn’t tolerate fighting in the car and my sister, who was 5 ... More »

Let’s talk about it


Program at the Gilpin Library  PRESS RELEASE – The Gilpin County Public Library received a $4,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled “Le... More »

Safety Day at Gilpin Elementary School


Air Life, local first responders reach out to students with vital message By Patty Unruh “Safety Day” was brought to the students of Gilpin County Elementary on May 22 by several first responder organizations. Air Life, Gilpin Ambulance Authority, Black Hawk F... More »

KIA/ MIA (Mount Kiamia) Peak


Memorial Day made me think of one peak By Forrest Whitman There’s a relatively small peak nestled in the mountains near Gunnison, Colorado. It’s been called, like several peaks in the area, “Sheep Mountain.” These days it is called Mt. Kiamia memorializing tho... More »