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October 2019

All posts published in October 2019

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Central City Railroad and Mining Museum

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Dream of restoring a tourist train between Black Hawk and Central City By Jaclyn Schrock The train whistle could be heard in Central City again. Hopes circle like coal smoke for the chugging of steel wheels on 42” narrow gauge rails, July 4th, 2020. As a nonpr... More »

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Gilpin County’s Bioenergy Day

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County facilities to use 100% wind-generated electricity By Jaclyn Schrock A celebration of the 7th Annual Bioenergy Day took place with biomass tours and alternative energy information tables on Wednesday, October 23, from 1-3 p.m. at the Maintenance Facility... More »

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Lynx reintroduced 20 years ago in Colorado

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CPW monitoring shows stable population By Joe Lewandowski Twenty years after Colorado reintroduced the Canada lynx to the state, wildlife managers are monitoring the big-footed felines in the San Juan mountains using remote cameras and wintertime snow tracking... More »

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The Mines of Colorado

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Nevada City (Nevadaville) in the 1860’s By Mary Peery This newspaper article appeared in The Hartford Courant, which is the country’s More »

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Black Hawk upgrades to 800 MHz radio equipment

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Improved Police, Fire, and Public Works emergency services with Gilpin Sheriff and Clear Creek Sheriff By Randy Beaudette A discussion on the Black Hawk sign code and the purchase of new Kenwood Radios and pack sets for the Black Hawk Police Department highlig... More »

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Eldora to open this Friday!

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More than two feet of new snow By Sam Bass Eldora, the winter playground for Boulder County, greater Denver, and Colorado’s northern Front Range, is excited to announce that it will open for alpine skiing and riding on Friday, November 1, for the More »

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Judy’s not in Kansas anymore

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Movie Review By David Josselyn Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm, is famous for trotting down a certain yellow brick road at sixteen years old, before promenading her talent in “Babes in Arms,” “Strike Up the Band,” and “Ziegreld Girl,” leading to a long c... More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – November 3, 1989 A chill wind blew through the Knights of Pythias Cemetery last Saturday, sending appropriate shivers through the 60 people and nine “spirits” gathered at the first cemetery tour hosted by the Gilpin County Historical Society. Fe... More »

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Creepy Crawl tales from history past

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Grow goosebumps in the streets of Central on a dark night By Jaclyn Schrock Central City is crawling with creepy souls these days. The Gilpin Sheriff’s Department noticed an increase in live and uncountable souls on the streets last weekend. More »

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Gilpin Eagles demonstrate true grit

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Versus the undefeated Vail Christian Saints By Gary King Last Thursday night’s Gilpin Eagle’s football game was played under the lights in Edwards, Colorado against the Vail Christian Saints. With 5 wins and 0 losses so far this year, the Saints are ranked num... More »