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April 2015

All posts published in April 2015

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Bengal tigers – lords of the jungle

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India Safari by Dave Gibson Poking his head out from the dense jungle, to let his mood be known and demand that proper respect be paid, it snarled before taking a few more steps towards the dirt road. More »

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Still working on our masterpiece

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Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon…One Year Later By Cary Ihme On May 1, 2014, I walked in the front door of what used to be Dory Hill Campground, took a long look around and wasn’t exactly sure where to begin. I had that “deer in the More »

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A tailing tale of Mae West in Central City

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“Come Up and See Me Sometime” By Maggie Magoffin When Mae West arrived in Denver in July 1949 to perform her play, “Diamond Lil,” at the Central City Opera House, it seemed as if she was the biggest star ever to visit More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – May 3, 1985   May 1st has come and gone and there is no trash compactor in Black Hawk and Gilpin County Commissioner Leslie Williams is “upset” about it. May 1st was the target date to More »

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An interlude with Ann Wyss

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Peak to Peak Chorale director brings Gilpin history alive through music By Patty Unruh The Peak to Peak Chorale will soon present its original musical play, “Don Bennallack – Extraordinary Name, Extraordinary Man!” The annual event focusing on Gilpin history... More »

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Phillip Matson remembered

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July 10, 1927 – April 19, 2015 Phillip Anton Matson, 87, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, died April 19, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. at Northwest Community Hospital, from complications of a stroke suffered April 9, 2014. More »

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A tailing tale

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Of George Nelson By Maggie Magoffin In 1931, President Herbert Hoover led our struggling country through the great depression. The U.S. adopted the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem, and on More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – April 26, 1985 Anyone who has driven south on Highway 119 lately has probably seen buffalo across from the Gold Dust. The 11 animals belong to Jesse Peterson and his wife Rochelle. More »

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Never grow up!

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High flying performance of “Peter Pan and Wendy” By Patty Unruh “Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.” Eager crowds sprinkled on their pixie dust and took off for a great adventure with the Gilpin County Players, who presented the beloved ta... More »

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Timberline FPD welcomes new recruits and new Chief

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Board Discusses new gear, training, and building project updates by Heather Worrell All board members were in attendance in person or via phone for the Timberline Fire Protection District’s Board Meeting on April 13, 2015, including Chief Schimanskey and More »

Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – April 19, 1985 The City of Black Hawk lost one of its older landmarks Friday night when the Stroehle Building was consumed by fire. The large stone and wooden structure was built prior to More »