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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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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 30, 1991 A house on Pine Street, known as the “Richfield House,” has been cut in half so it can be moved to the south lot of the two vacant lots it presently sits in between. It will be a buffer for St. Mary’s Church as the two lots are p... More »

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30 years ago – August 23, 1991 The drain pipe that runs from the free parking lot down to the east side of Spring Street near the Clark Gym has some parents worried. Children have been playing in the drain for a long time and will continue to as long as they c... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 16, 1991 Melvin Dennis, Jr., 30, the second suspect in the Rex Miller murder case was arrested Friday, August 9. Dennis was taken into custody in north Denver following an anonymous tip, said Jefferson County Deputy Investigator Clint Bla... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 9, 1991 Denver police officers arrested one suspect on August 3 in the murder of Rex Miller. Joseph Nick “Joey” Aguayo, 21, was picked up at a friend’s northeast Denver home after following an anonymous tip. Aguayo is being held without b... More »

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Returning the headstones to their rightful place

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Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD Theft from cemeteries has been a problem for decades. People steal floral arrangements for decorative purposes, vases for scrap metal, and even headstones and statues to put in their back yards. Gilpin County’s c... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 2, 1991 Clark Gym, which is owned by the Gilpin County School District Re-1(GCSD) is now up for sale or lease. The property is located on lots four, five, and six of block six in Central City. Owned by GCSD for years, the More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago- July 26, 1991 The Social Register: Beginning anew, an old family tradition of reunions, the Evans family held their second at the William C. Russell Park on July 21. It was in the late 1940s, said Bonnie Iverson, More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – July 19, 1991 If you are one of the people in Black Hawk proceeding with construction or demolition without a valid permit, you may be in trouble. Although Black Hawk’s building moratorium was lifted July 1, this does not mean it’s a “free for a... More »

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A 1970s Friday night ritual in Gilpin County

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Family night at the Gibbins house on Bald Mountain by Brian Gibbins When we lived in the old Buck House west of Central City back in the 1970s, we observed a Friday night ritual of homemade pizza and episodes of “The Love Boat.” Pizza night was dad’s night to ... More »

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30 years ago – July 12, 1991 Tim Sabus thinks that Gunnell Hill is an ideal location for an 800-space parking lot. Three mining claims below the Masonic Cemetery can be reached without driving through residential areas, the location can be landscaped to hide t... More »