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August 2017

All posts published in August 2017

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The Great Central City Beer Fest

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Facing Saturation, Local Breweries Compete to Continue By David Josselyn As of May 2017, Colorado is home to 348 breweries and this year has more than 37 beer festivals scheduled around the state. The Great Central City Beer Fest, held last Saturday, August 26... More »

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Gilpin County’s 29th annual Cemetery Crawl

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At the historic Catholic Cemetery By Randy Beaudette History buffs got an opportunity to step into the past and hear tales of hardship, celebration and life in early Gilpin County at the 29th annual Cemetery Crawl. The much anticipated event was hosted by the ... More »

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NedFest 2017

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The best little music fest in the West by Dave Gibson Kyle Hollingsworth of popular String Cheese Incident opened this year’s version of NedFest on Friday with his inspired electric keyboard-driven numbers and improvisational jams. To close the evening, Grammy... More »

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Equestrian play

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Horses and riders learning to work together By Pam Deck For centuries, horses and their riders have learned to work together.  It’s both an art and a science. And yes, people who love their horses, not only learn how to care for them physically, but how to “pl... More »

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Life is better with pancakes and volunteering!

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High Country Auxiliary By Pam Deck Life is better with this giving organization. Sometimes we assume things just happen and everything just seems to get done. But this “behind the scenes” group knows that is not true. The High Country Auxiliary of Gilpin Count... More »

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Peak to Peak Buckle Series Finals

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Third and Final competition By Jaclyn Morrow Peak to Peak Buckle Series completed their third horsemanship competitions to open the 25th Gilpin County Fair. The first two exhibition of horse and rider cooperation were in June and July. Saturday morning, August... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – September 4, 1987 KIMN’s Chicken “loved Central City,” said Lyle Shifted, “he thought he was in chicken heaven.” KIMN’s Chicken toured Central City on August 27, as a part of the free promotion for the area, provided by the Denver based radio st... More »

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The bulls win at 25th annual Gilpin Fair

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Mardi Gras Bulls and Beads Rodeo By Jaclyn Morrow The bulls won. None of the more than 30 cowboys and cowgirls stayed on for the full 8 seconds to get points for their efforts at the 2017 Mardi Gras Bulls and Beads Rodeo. Points from these Ford Rodeo Series ar... More »

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It was totality awesome!

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Viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse by Patty Unruh As everyone knows, unless they were camping under a rock for the past several weeks, this past Monday, August 21, our nation experienced its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Dedicated ... More »

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Gilpin County Fair is a community event

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Volunteers make it happen By Jaclyn Morrow Gilpin County Fair 2017 found the community enjoying so many ways to have fun together. In true anniversary fashion, for 25 years Gilpin County has had these festivities. The fair gathers folks from all over to share ... More »

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Angling on the spectacular Grand Mesa

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Cottonwood Lake provides plenty of action By Randy Beaudette Just 35 miles south of off I-70 in Mesa County there’s a place that has stood against the test of time. A place so magical, it has been the destination of choice for millennia. The Ute Indians called... More »