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August 2016

All posts published in August 2016

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Happy trails to you from the Gilpin County Fair!

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Old favorites and new attractions featured the best in rural entertainment by Patty Unruh Hundreds of young and young-at-heart turned out for the 24th annual Gilpin County Fair August 20-21 at the fairgrounds complex. The event showcased familiar favorites and... More »

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Sandy Hoffman remembered…RIP

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August 22, 1941 – August 19, 2016 The world became a much duller place last week, when Sandy Hoffman was found dead at his home in Missouri Flats. He had been in poor health for many months and was just a few days short of his 76th birthday. More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – August 29, 1986 Charlie Jones and Merlin Olson were in Central City this week shooting “The American Frontier,” a series for PBS television. The shows will be five to six minute fillers, Jones said. More »

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How fast can you go on the Central City Parkway?

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That’s up to you and your car’s ability! By Aaron Storms Billed by promoter PIT Rally as the “Fastest Road in the Rockies,” drivers and spectators gathered on Sunday, August 14th to see who had what it took to turn in the fastest times over the 8 mile long uph... More »

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5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

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Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 8th By Sahari McCormick   The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11 am-5 pm, with a Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 8th at the Centr... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – August 22, 1986 Throughout the streets of Central City jazz music of several varieties echoed from local businesses. It was a three day event for the 10th annual Central City Jazz Festival held last weekend. More »

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Farewell, and my favorite books

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This week at the Gilpin Library by Larry Grieco, Librarian Donna Leon lives in Italy, writes in English, and has created “one of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.” (Washington Post) Her detective is Commissario Guido Brunetti, More »