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December 2016

All posts published in December 2016

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The best and worst movies of 2016

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A Year in Review By David Josselyn Attendance at the theaters in 2016 was stagnant. Prior to the Christmas weekend, the domestic gross in ticket sales was $11 billion, just shy of 2015’s $11.1 billion. With blockbusters like Rogue One, Sing, and La La Land sti... More »

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Chiawa Cultural Village

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People and elephants by Dave Gibson Tucked above the banks of the Zambezi River in the Chiawa Game Management Area of southeastern Zambia, lies a village of six hundred people. Well off the beaten track and accessed by boat, in order to visit, one must first g... More »

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Snowstorm no match for Gilpin wrestlers

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Gilpin County Youth and High School Tournaments By Jeff Warner The snowstorm of Friday night, December 16, put a stop to many people’s plans, but it was no match for the Gilpin County Youth Wrestlers. The club hosted its second major meet of the season, the Me... More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – January 2, 1987 Warm weather, blue skies and many days have brought people outside in abundance during the last week. Main Street in Central City looked more like a day in the springtime than it did in the middle of winter. More »

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Rogue One is Star Wars at its best

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Movie Review By David Josselyn If you have the slightest interaction with media, you know a new Star Wars movie came out. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is an ancillary story to the Star Wars universe that can be enjoyed by fan and newcomer alike. Critics are ... More »

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Holiday hoops at Gilpin High School

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Girls’ varsity loses a 35-33 squeaker to Rocky Mountain Lutheran by Patty Unruh It was Eagles v. Eagles on Thursday, December 15, as the Gilpin High School basketball teams hosted Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School (RML) of Denver for home non-league holiday ... More »

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Pearl Harbor – a personal story

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A day that is painful to remember – a day we must never forget by Patty Unruh “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”... More »

A “tailing” tale of a pioneer Christmas

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Spending time with family and reflecting on why we celebrate By Maggie Magoffin Christmas in Colorado in the mid 1800’s included many of the same traditions we observe today, but gifts, greeting cards and decorations were all made by hand. It was a much simple... More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – December 26, 1986 A Year that will be Remembered by Everyone: Ten students from Gilpin County RE-1 were selected to perform in the Union Pacific League Honor Band. More »