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The Bald Mountain Cemetery Crawl

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Where the dead get to tell their story By Jaclyn Schrock On Saturday, August 21, the Gilpin Historical Society held their annual Cemetery Crawl. Tickets allowed the shuttle of hundreds of guests from the Teller House parking lot to the Cemetery. Depending on v... More »

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Clinica Family Health

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Aims to serve both Nederland and Gilpin County with affordable care By Esmee Halsted For more than 40 years, Gilpin County had a small health clinic serving mountain communities. For years the clinic was run locally until Mountain Family Health in Glenwood Spr... More »

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Art exhibits returns to Gilpin Library

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Homebound outreach begins and new Library Friends needed By Jeffrey Eggleston After 17 months of barren walls, the Community Meeting Room at the Gilpin County Public Library will once again be adorned with local artistic talent. The 2021-2022 Library Art Progr... More »

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Tails and Tales

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Gilpin Library Summer reading program By Jaclyn Schrock Libraries support reading all summer when school is out. Gilpin Library’s summer reading program ran from June 1- August 4, called Tails and Tales. Gilpin had 140+ preschool to adult readers sign up for t... More »

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If only I had more willpower…

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Health and Fitness – Your Personal Trainer By Beckie DiMauro You want to eat a piece of cake. You know it’s not the best choice, so a voice in your head says, “Stop!” And with that, you dutifully move along to a glass of sparkling water with lime instead of th... More »

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Fritz Peak Observatory

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Shining star of Gilpin’s past, only heaven knows the future – Part 2 of 2 By Don Ireland The past of the Fritz Peak Observatory is an indelible part of Gilpin County’s history. The short-term future for the 5.8-acre property, however, will remain something of ... More »

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Gilpin County School Board budget for 2021/2022

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Approved in school year’s final meeting By Curt Halsted The final school board meeting for the 2020/2021 school year the board was started a half hour early with a budget work session designed to provide time for the public to ask questions about the 2021/2022... More »

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Rachel Schmalz receives Fulbright award

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Central City native will teach in Moldova By Don Ireland Rachel Schmalz has visited many European countries in the years since she graduated from Gilpin County High School. This fall, she’ll be working in another country – one that many people here haven’t hea... More »

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Gilpin Schools wrap up a most unusual year

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June 1st School Board Meeting By Curt Halsted School Board President Steve Boulter started the meeting by sharing care and concern for School Board Member Joe Marr who was with family after his son Mike and two grandchildren were in a serious accident in Wyomi... More »

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Have you seen Bigfoot?

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Maybe you need the help of a drone By Don Ireland What do Bigfoot, Girl Scout cookies, soccer, Michael Jordan, police and s’mores have in common? They all have been the subject of recent news stories involving drones, technically called small Unmanned Aerial S... More »