Friday, June 20, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 6/20/08


Gold Panning in Breckenridge.....Kingdom Days was the last time GPOC was there

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Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $901.30
· Spot price last week: $870.80
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Calendar of Events

JUNE
11th GPOC regular meeting
14th Flag day
14th-15th Breckenridge Kingdom Days GPOC Panning Demo
15th FATHER’S DAY
20th Summer Solstice (YAAH) 5:59 p.m.
21st-22nd Gem Show-Colorado Springs Phil Long Ford Expo Panning Demo with GPOC
JULY
4th - Fourth of July
9th GPOC Regular Meeting
26th – 27th Burro Days – Fairplay 1st leg of the burro trifecta
AUGUST
1st – 3rd - COLORADO STATE GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS Breckenridge, Co.
2nd – 3rd – Boom Days – Leadville 2nd leg of the burro trifecta
9th – 10th Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista 3rd leg of the burro trifecta
13th GPOC Regular Meeting
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NEWS

Do you have gold fever? Boy, we sure do! The first day of summer arrives today at 5:59 p.m. mountain time, and along with it, the welling up of pent up winter frustrations at being cooped up way too long. The first of this years’ gold finds make us pine for the time to be away and wandering the mountains in search of gold. The yellow metal is back up this week, but we wouldn’t care if it was or not. The search for gold spurs us out the door and up the creek! We got camp opened up and found we had been having squatters coming in, making a mess and leaving their party goodies all over the place! No food to be found inside, so they had a BYOF event and couldn’t eat all they brought with them. Glad we went when we did, or it would have been MUCH worse. Plugged up the hole they were using and spent almost an hour vacuuming before we could unpack. OMG, I hate mice!!!!!!

Our golden camp will be closing this year, much to everyone’s sadness. We have known for a few years that this was coming, but hoped it would not be for another year or two. Alas, our caretaker is not well, and this past winter was particularly hard, and so this is our last season in our wonderful camp. We will spend some time this summer to investigate property and other alternatives for next year.

OK, now for some FUN. I found an interesting community toolbar that has been a hoot to test. You will find an example of what the toolbar looks like on the home page of http://www.hookedongold.com/ . I and a friend have spent literally HOURS playing with it. It has updates on the site, games, music, T.V., weather, news, and so much more. I put all my e-mail accounts on it and it pings me when anyone of them gets a message. The dropdown bar lets me click an address and check them without having to log in to all of them. You can add gadgets that you like to it very easily for a custom toolbar. You will find a download button under the “search” space on the menu to your left to download it and try it RIGHT NOW! There is even a chat function, and a Babylon word translator. Very KEWEL!

River update. 2 people have died this past week in rafting accidents. The snow is melting super fast right now, and the streams and rivers are raging. Be careful around it! The Arkansas was reported to have been at over 3700CFS yesterday when the latest accident occurred. Stream flow guides are posted for today and you can check them any day at:
http://stream-flow.allaboutrivers.com/Colorado/river_flow-sCO.html

Google has begun running third party ads and is requiring adsense sites to include information about this change on their websites. You can read about this on our Privacy Policy page.

World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: http://www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com/ .

Until next week……
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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now opened TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until October 1st.
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Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley Weilnau
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