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November 2016

All posts published in November 2016

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“STEM” – it’s not just part of a plant!

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Gilpin students display scientific learning at annual school fair by Patty Unruh Dozens of innovative projects filled Gilpin County School’s old gymnasium last Thursday, November 17, for the annual science fair. More accurately, this year’s event was a STEM fa... More »

A tailing tale of Captain Ira Austin

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Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin A descendent of Irish and English Ancestry, Ira Austin was born May 30, 1807 in Bristol, Ontario County, New York. A native of Western New York, his father Levi Austin was a farmer by occupation and extensively engaged in fr... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – November 28, 1986 Street caroling, dramatic readings of holiday stories, and the annual Festival of Lights are three of the featured events planned for this year’s Christmases Remembered festival. More »

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Gilpin County Youth Wrestlers

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Building experience from the ground up By Pete Morgan Gilpin County Youth Wrestling had another good outing against very tough competition on Saturday, November 19, at Fort Lupton High School, reported Coach Pete Morgan. More »

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Veterans Day honors our nation’s finest

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American Legion Post 166 holds observance at Veterans Memorial by Patty Unruh Members of the American Legion Cody Thomas Post 166 observed a Veterans Day ceremony at the Gilpin County Veterans Memorial outside of the Gilpin County Community Center on Friday, N... More »

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Amos Clark remembered…

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1927 – 2016 Amos Barnes Clark, Jr., 89, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He was born in Denver, Colorado to Amos Barnes Clark and Leah Florence Laird. He was the grandson to George Morgan Laird, publisher of the Weekly Register-Call in Central City for... More »

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Freedom has always been worth fighting for

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Gilpin County School honors all veterans who served our country by Patty Unruh Gilpin County School observed a stirring Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, November 10. The assembly was a moving tribute to these men and women who sacrificed that we might be ... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – November 21, 1986 On November 15, winds up to 60 mph caused the Coeur D’Alene Mine, above Central City, to collapse and perhaps face its final demise. Norman Blake, a longtime resident of Black Hawk, recalls the 1930s when Charlie Richards was t... More »