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May 2018

All posts published in May 2018

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Historical tour of Central City

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Passing on local history to the next generation By Jaclyn Schrock Susan Sepanik teaches math and science, and Beth Olkowsky teaches language arts and history. Both teachers are among the finest teachers, building strong relationships with each individual 4th g... More »

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Cirque du Soleil

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“Corteo” by Dave Gibson From its humble beginnings of twenty acrobats and jugglers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1984, Cirque du Soloeil (Circus of the Sun) has completely revolutionized the circus industry while becoming the juggernaut that it is today. Emp... More »

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Ed R. Lewandowski memorial service

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June 9th at St. James Church in Central City By Edward J. Lewandowski My dad, Edward R. Lewandowski, passed away on March 14, 2018. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps as a flight engineer on C-47s, B-17s, and B-29s. Dad was the foun... More »

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Dr. Jerry Griess remembered

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March 16, 1932 – February 13, 2018 Dr. Jerald “Jerry” A. Griess, 85, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Murfreesboro, TN from complications related to his blood pressure and Parkinson’s Disease. In hospice care for four days, Jerry passed on peacefully in his ... More »

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A journey that every car enthusiasts should consider

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The National Automobile Museum By Randy Beaudette A journey that every car enthusiasts should consider is the best way to summarize a visit to The National Automobile Museum in Reno Nevada. The collection of automobiles was started modestly by casino owner Wil... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – June 3, 1988 The resurgence of interest in gold mining is drawing international investment money into Gilpin County and a number of inactive mines are being brought back to life. The Bates-Hunter Mine: The Bates-Hunter Mine, located in Central C... More »

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What feels like the end is often the beginning

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Gilpin H.S. holds commencement exercises by Patty Unruh Members of Gilpin High School’s Class of 2018 arrived at the culmination of their high school careers last Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. during commencement exercises in a filled-to-capacity auditorium.... More »

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Elephant Revival farewell concert

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Nederland’s Own Hometown Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater by Dave Gibson After performing 1,000 dates over the past 12 years traveling around the country in a vegetable oil powered tour bus, Nederland’s Elephant Revival has decided to call it quits. Citing famil... More »

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You’re invited to a special Belvidere Theatre event

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At the Belvidere Beer Garden, June 3, in Central City A special event regarding the Belvidere Theatre on the south end of Main Street in Central City will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Plan to attend and find out what has been happening ... More »

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$456,158 awarded to Gilpin H.S. Class of 2018

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Seniors honored at scholarship ceremony by Patty Unruh The members of Gilpin High School’s graduating Class of 2018 will be starting their futures with an estimated $456,158 in scholarship money. The funds come from local contributors and from colleges that th... More »

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Safety doesn’t happen by accident

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Gilpin kids observe Safety Day with area first responders by Patty Unruh “I’ve always wanted to be a paramedic,” declared Lydia, a kindergartner at Gilpin Elementary School. Lydia and her classmates were soon to get the chance to see just what paramedics and o... More »

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Steampunk at the Station

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Imagine “what if” by Dave Gibson Imagine a world in which petroleum was never discovered. Gasoline engines don’t exist and nothing is made of plastic. Innovations are realized through the use of gears and steam power. Victorian fashion remains in vogue tweaked... More »