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December 2020

All posts published in December 2020

33 posts
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$125,000 snow machines are the toys of the super-rich

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After 75 years, the market for Tucker Sno-Cat is hitting its peak By Kyle Stock Way back in the snow-choked mountains, miles from any road, curb appeal is still a thing. Consider the Tucker Sno-Cat. It sits on four treads, seemingly designed for a tank, that n... More »

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Dealing with the Coronavirus hardships locally

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Families, volunteers, and the community helping others with food and resources By Esmee Halsted With the introduction of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the pandemic will likely come to an end sometime next year. However, the Coronavirus has caused much heart... More »

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Ptarmigan in the Colorado Rockies

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Parks and Wildlife biologists have long-term concerns By Joe Lewandowski Conservation biologists at Colorado Parks and Wildlife are charged with keeping a close eye on sensitive wildlife – animals that sometimes are classified as “species of greatest conservat... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – January 4, 1991 Richard Glenn Tolbert and Charles “Chuck” Morgan were sentenced to prison for their roles in the 1981 murders of Luke Clyburn and John McDaniel. Tolbert’s sentence handed down December 14 in the District Court in Central City, is... More »

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Gilpin County Food Bank Christmas

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The spirit of Christmas includes giving By Jaclyn Schrock Over 150 volunteer hours helped provide a drive-through pick up of Christmas breakfast and dinner, on Tuesday, December 22nd. Gilpin Food Bank is so very thankful to their helpful, revolving team of vol... More »

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Trash talkin’ at the Gilpin Transfer Station

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Let’s all support this valuable service by paying our fair share and stop abuse – increase in fees starts January 6th By Randy Beaudette The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners participated in an online workshop to discuss new fees to be implemented at... More »

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Gilpin School closes out an interesting year

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School Board optimistic for a fresh new year of hybrid learning in 2021 By Curt Halsted On December 15th Gilpin County School District held their last school board meeting of the 2020 school year. The meeting opened with a moment of silence for two lost Gilpin... More »

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Engaging older adults in a COVID Holiday Season

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Eight tips to make everyone’s holidays brighter by Jane Dvorak Growing restrictions and COVID-19 concerns are preventing loved ones from seeing older family and friends this holiday season. In the first few months of the pandemic, the number of older adults wh... More »