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June 2019

All posts published in June 2019

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Stills in the Hills

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Pouring from the Bottle, Not the Skies By David Josselyn On the second day of this lovely Gilpin summer (just coming off a day of snow above nine-thousand feet), with temperatures in the forties and heavy rain forecasted for the afternoon, the filtered sun war... More »

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Nevada City in the 1860’s

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Saloons – Part 1 By Mary Peery Nevadaville was originally named Nevada City. Nevada City was founded by A.D. Gambell and Sam Link, who formed a townsite company, only three weeks after John Gregory’s gold discovery in 1859. The Nevada Mining District was creat... More »

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Masai Mara National Reserve

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In memory of Sammy by Dave Gibson A herd of Thompson’s gazelle (or Tommie) round a bend in the forest and nears the water’s edge. Cautiously at first, the lead gazelle gently dips its head for a drink. The crocodiles start to waggle upstream in a sinister jock... More »

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New contests at the Gilpin County Fair

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July 12 – 14 By Heather Pearce We’ve added a Fabric & Fiber Arts Contest & Show, a Chili Cook-Off, Battle of the Bands, Gymkhana, and new categories for the Gilpin Gourmet Contest, for nearly 15 different contests! Join-in the fun on July 12 through 14. More »

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Mary Steele remembered

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June 27, 1950 – June 19, 2019 Mary Louise Steele, 68, Arvada passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in her home. Born on June 27, 1950 in Colorado she was the daughter of Rosemary A. (Miller) and Fred L. Dornbrock. Mary married Shawn Steele on September 21, 1... More »

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Tea for twenty or so…

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My Cup Runneth Over community event By Jaclyn Schrock Talking about good times lightens the heart and smiles abound. There were many smiles with chattering conversation as nearly 20 young, and less young, ladies gathered More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – June 30, 1989 It took Ray Chavez a mere 58 seconds to drill a regulation size hole through hard rock at the Black Hawk Mining and Milling Festival, the fastest time logged by any of the competitors in the drilling competition held Saturday, June... More »

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Wet and wild Lou Bunch Day

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Bed racing, dancing, gun fights, parade, food, and fun! By David Josselyn The rain came bursting forth from dismal cumulonimbus clouds in Central City the afternoon of Saturday, June 15, but neither rain, nor sleet, nor cold can stop the tyranny of the Wild Bu... More »

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Experience the unforgettable

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At the Central City Opera 2019 Festival PRESS RELEASE – Experience the unforgettable at the Central City Opera 2019 Festival July 6 through August 6. This year, main stage productions include “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini (opening July 6) and the Color... More »