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December 2015

All posts published in December 2015

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Wrangell, Alaska – a great place to unwind

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Adventure and relaxation by Dave Gibson Away from it all, Wrangell, Alaska is a sleepy hamlet where a person can find adventure and relaxation. Originally Tlingit territory, it was named after Russian seafarer Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel. More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – January 3, 1986 Gilpin County, as of January 1, has no liability insurance on its vehicles, including Sheriff’s cars and snowplows. The sheriff’s department will still be working, and if it More »

Commissioners wrap up 2015 business

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Approve budget and new Gilpin County businesss for 2016 by Heather Worrell The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners met for their last regular meeting of the year on December 22 at the County Courthouse in Central City. The meeting was called More »

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Grizzly bears and black bears in Alaska

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At the Anan Creek Observatory by Dave Gibson There are multiple destinations in Alaska that guarantee bear sightings. Some, like Denali, Brooks Falls, McNeil River, and Pack Creek are renowned for their grizzly bears – More »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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A new hope for the franchise – movie review By David Josselyn It is finally here; the seventh movie-chapter in the Star Wars saga which began almost forty years ago in the mind of George Lucas. When Star Wars was released in 1977, we More »

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Life after being struck by lightning

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“I feel like I’ve been resurrected!” by Patty Unruh It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so the song says. But most of us are swamped with busyness and just wondering how we will survive this wonderful time. Maybe it’s More »

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Eagle wrestlers come out well at Sheridan tourney

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Gilpin girls’ basketball team disappointed at North Park by Patty Unruh Wrestling at Sheridan Gilpin High School wrestlers had a good tournament at Sheridan on December 19, although none of the boys won a place on the podium. There were 23 teams at the tourney... More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – December 27, 1985 Friday started out as a nice day for Tim Scrivner, but around 2:00 p.m. Scrivner’s day took a dramatic turn for the worst. The Gilpin County road grader he was in slid off a More »

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Erma Giesen remembered

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August 27, 1919 – December 9, 2015 Erma Cecilia Giesen went home to be with the Lord on December 9, 2015. Erma was the youngest of five daughters born to Lee Roy and Emma Lulu May on August 27, 1919 in More »