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June 2020

All posts published in June 2020

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Creating a vision for Gilpin County’s future

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Casino restaurants, bars, pools, and health clubs can now open By Randy Beaudette On June 23, 2020 the Gilpin Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) held a special online meeting that featured topics such as an update on the Land Use Comprehensive Plan, Cares Ac... More »

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Remembering Judy Grant

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June 15, 2020 It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Judy Grant, our Board Chair, passed away on June 15, 2020. Judy served on the Central City Opera Board of Directors since 2002 and assumed the Chairmanship in 2018. She was a gracious repre... More »

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Teachers Rhul and Devore say goodbye

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Gilpin Elementary teachers ready to try new adventures By Esmee Halsted With Gilpin school year 2019-2020 officially over, teachers are making future plans. While many teachers are staying at Gilpin schools, Monica Rhul and Chloe Devore are unfortunately leavi... More »

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60 of the best hikes within 60 miles

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New Book Highlights Golden Gate Canyon State Park as a Top Hiking Destination By Ryan Jacobson In her new book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder (June 2020, Menasha Ridge Press), local area author Mindy Sink features her choices for the area’s 60 b... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – June 29, 1990 Black Hawk’s annual Mining & Milling Festival featured some of the best hot dogs a kid ever wrapped his lips around. The festival, held last weekend, featured an arts and crafts fair, free tours of the Bates-Hunter Gold Mine—the on... More »

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Gold mining and milling approved in Black Hawk

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Council supports letting voters choose whether to increase betting limits and add games By Randy Beaudette The online Black Hawk City Council meeting covered topics such as the Special Use Review for the Golden Gilpin Mill, a stealth telecommunications tower, ... More »

Gilpin election ballots delayed in mail

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Commissioners recognize Mountain Mask Project By Randy Beaudette Board-chair Gail Watson called to order the Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) online meeting on June 16, 2020 promptly at 9:00 am. Joining her were Commissioners Ron Engels and L... More »

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An incident at the Big Swede’s house in Central City

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Saving a girl from an overdose of Laudanum in 1882 By Mary Peery Ada Branch was a Madam, who ran a respectable parlor house, prior to Lou Bunch’s arrival in Central City. Ada, known as “Big Swede,” ran her business from the same house that Lou Bunch would one ... More »

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Mardi Gras, Golden Gulch, and Golden Gates Casinos

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Ready for action! Began phased reopening this week Mardi Gras, Golden Gulch, and Golden Gates casinos will begin their phased-in reopening on Wednesday, June 17. All properties will open under restrictions, including a change in hours of operation, total capac... More »