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April 2021

All posts published in April 2021

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Teamwork keeps Gilpin Schools progressing

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Gilpin County School Board April 20th Meeting By Curt Halsted Praise Shared for Meet and Confer Process At the April 20th meeting of the Gilpin County School Board, board members honored Board Secretary, Joni Schmidt. Among other things, Joni takes the board m... More »

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A brief history of Colorado’s license plates

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Gilpin Historical Society by David Forsyth, PhD For many years, Colorado’s license plates bore the slogan “Colorful Colorado” in reference to the state’s natural beauty. But, just as colorful is the history of the license plates themselves. Colorado first requ... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – May 3, 1991 Died: Lifelong Central City resident, Viola Laird died April 29 at St. John’s Hospice in Lakewood at the age of 95. For the past six years, Laird resided at the Christopher House in Wheat Ridge. She always had hopes of permanently re... More »

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Colorado Watercolor Society chooses Gilpin Arts

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2021 State Watercolor Exhibition By David Josselyn The pandemic may bring many negative thoughts to mind, but for some, it has been a boon. Such is the case for the Gilpin County Arts Association and their enchanting exhibit space in historic Washington Hall o... More »

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Leavitt Street Market is a go in Central City

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City Council approves lease of Scarletts property to Sprt Entertainment By David Josselyn Executive Session Mayor Fey convened the regular meeting of the Central City Council at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in City Hall Council Chambers. Council immedia... More »

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Water habits of the wise and foolish

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Water and you: Part 4 of 5 By Don Ireland “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” – W.H. Auden, poet (1957) Most fifth graders know that about 71 percent of the Earth is covered by water and up to 60 percent of the human body also is water.... More »

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Gilpin County continues COVID restrictions

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While Colorado’s COVID-19 dial was retired on April 16th By Randy Beaudette The Gilpin Board of County Commissioners held a Special meeting on April 15, 2021 to discuss Gilpin County Public Health response to the new Colorado Department of Public Health and En... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – April 26, 1991 An enthusiastic crowd of 70 or more persons turned out last Sunday afternoon to hear voice, violin, viola and piano combine in music in the beauty of St. James historic sanctuary. Fran Cooke, Andrea Euser, Naomi Fellows, Emma Jo H... More »

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Fewer tests in Gilpin Schools this year

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Gilpin School Board extends mask mandate for final 30 days By Curt Halsted Superintendent Dr. David MacKenzie opened the April 6th Gilpin County School Board meeting by sharing that school has been in session 96 days. With 82% of students back for in-person le... More »