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July 2017

All posts published in July 2017

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – July 31, 1987 The unusual sound of bagpipes served as an attractive force for an unexpected surprise on July 25. A group of El Jebel Shriners, at least that is what we think they are, held a parade between Central City and Black Hawk. The group ... More »

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Beat the Heat Wing Fest

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Short on wings, long on entertainment By David Josselyn The second annual Central City Wing Fest, Saturday, July 22, was met with eager anticipation by those who attended the inaugural or heard about it second hand. The Wing Fest event allows business and resi... More »

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Peak to Peak Gymkhana Buckle Series

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Western horsemanship at the Gilpin County Arena By Jaclyn Morrow Saturday, July 22nd at the Gilpin County Arena, 16 riders and horses participated in the second of three summer horse shows sponsored the by Peak to Peak Healthy Communities Project. It also has ... More »

A “tailing tale” of Lorenzo Martin Freas

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A Colorado Pioneer 1817-1902 By Maggie Magoffin A letter from Mountain City, Colorado, August 14, 1859. Dear Sister:   I left Saint Joseph Missouri on the twenty third Day of May with a team and load of goods and made the journey to Danver via the Platte route... More »

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Timberline FPD dedicates two fire stations

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Giggey and Walsh honored By Randy Beaudette On Saturday, July 22, 2017 the Timberline fire community gathered to honor, and remember two guardians of Gilpin and Boulder Counties. George Giggey and Robert (Bob) Walsh now have stations dedicated in their honor. ... More »

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Human DNA found on bear euthanized after attack

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At Glacier View Ranch in Ward, CO by Jennifer Churchill Colorado Parks and Wildlife has confirmed that human DNA has been found on the claws of the bear euthanized after the attack of a 19-year old male Sunday morning in Ward. A full necropsy of the 4+ year ol... More »

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Black Hawk police officers now have body cameras

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211 Horn Street property to get a $1.2 million historic preservation makeover By Jaclyn Morrow Ringing the bell begins each Black Hawk City Council meeting held at 211 Church Street in Black Hawk. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the bell was rung by Alderman Lind... More »

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Nature Journaling in the mountains

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At the Dory Hill Cemetery in Gilpin County By Jaclyn Morrow Summer is bursting with blossoms! We so appreciate the short time of year that allows us to enjoy the outdoors without excessive amounts of protection. The nice rains have given relief to the abundanc... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – July 24, 1987 The second annual Children’s Fishing Derby, sponsored by the American Legion, provided a variety of entertainment for kids ages one through fifteen. The event was held July 19. It took place at the Central City Park next to the Boo... More »

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Check out the Gilpin History Museum

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Open for the Summer by Pam Deck Overlooking the City of Central and Black Hawk stands a large stone building. At 228 1st High Street (appropriately named) is the Gilpin History Museum. This 3-story building is only open in the summer because when the building ... More »