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June 2017

All posts published in June 2017

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Stills in the Hills 2017

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Gilpin County Isn’t the Only Thing Aging Around Here… By David Josselyn The fifth annual Stills in the Hills event rocked Central City on Saturday, June 24, 2017, drawing large crowds of thirsty folks looking to sample alcoholic indulgences. It was a partially... More »

Meet the candidate finalists

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For position of Gilpin County Manager By Jaclyn Morrow Meet the proposed candidates for the position of Gilpin County Manager. On April 25, 2017 Rodger Baker retired from his position as County Manager. The vacancy prompted 37 applicants to seek the position, ... More »

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Central City Opera’s production of Così fan tutte

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Strong ensemble cast featured in Mozart’s comedic opera about love, deceit, and fidelity By Janet Braccio Central City Opera continues its 2017 summer festival with the opening of a new production of Così fan tutte, Mozart’s comedic opera about love, deceit, a... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – July 3, 1987 This week commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Weekly Register-Call. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Colorado. For over a century, it has served the people and interests of Gilpin County. Originally known a... More »

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Father’s Day Fishing Derby

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Fun for the entire family By Randy Beaudette What better way to enjoy Father’s Day than to participate in the annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby at the William C. Russel Park and Pond. The event this year was sponsored by Gilpin County Parks and Recreation, The... More »

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Flat is where it’s at

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Water World’s Belly Flop Splashdown by Dave Gibson “Yes, it hurts for a minute, yet the glory lasts a lifetime!” So says shallow water stunt diver Darren Taylor a.k.a. “Professor Splash” of Colorado who began his career diving at Casa Bonita in Denver.... More »

A “tailing tale” of Oliver & Sarah J. Feay

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Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin Oliver Feay was born February 22, 1838 in Fayette, County, Pennsylvania. His family relocated to Iowa in 1850. In 1859, he set out for Colorado to seek his fortune in the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. After camping along Ralston Cr... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – June 26, 1987 Minerva walked out of the Teller House in Central City on June 20, but apparently not on her own. Minerva, a historic, priceless 40-pound bronze statue, placed at the bottom of the staircase at the Teller House, was stolen shortly ... More »

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Mount Evans Highway now opened to the peak

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Highest Paved Road in North America By Stacia Sellers The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) is officially open up to the summit of Mount Evans (14,264 feet). CDOT crews have been working diligently to have the ... More »

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Colorado’s oldest Opera House

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Prepares for a Special Summer Season in Central City by Pam Deck Built in 1878, Central City’s Opera House is by far the oldest and most treasured Opera House in Colorado.  Almost 140 years ago, the citizens of Central City raised $12,000 to hire an architect ... More »