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August 2020

All posts published in August 2020

33 posts
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 Wheel of misfortune

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The saga of Lilly Belle’s Casino in Black Hawk By David Forsyth, PhD As the gambling industry took off in Black Hawk and Central City in the early 1990s, it attracted a great deal of attention from outside investors and from some of the larger casinos companie... More »

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Firefighter Jimi King – defying all odds

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From serious accident to serving his community in three years By Jennifer Hinderman Many of you may remember on September 3rd, 2017, Jimi King, one of Timberline’s firefighters, was in a serious motorcycle accident. The community support was incredible, includ... More »

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The life and times of Edith James and her family

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Nevadaville history – Part 1 By Mary Peery Edith James came to Nevadaville as a child. She eventually became the first woman city clerk and treasurer of Nevadaville. Her husband passed, while their children were relatively young.  Edith raised her children, as... More »

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Third Gilpin County Town Hall Meeting

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August 18th Land & Facility Use Comprehensive Plan discussion By Jaclyn Schrock Abel Montoya, Gilpin County Manager, opened the third Town Hall (TH3) meeting following the closing of the Gilpin County Community Center (GCCC) or Recreation Center, cuts in count... More »

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Call Me Ned performance by the Belvidere Players

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What happens when Grandpa Bredo thaws out? By Jaclyn Schrock When there is such a limited range of entertainment possibilities during our current COVID-19 pandemic, a local outdoor melodrama with social distancing is ideal. Saturdays, August 22 and 29th in Cen... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 31, 1990 The World Trade Center in Denver was the setting for the preview party for the 7th Annual Taste of Colorado Festival. The focal point of the party was a buffet table loaded with samplings from a few of the 55 restaurants schedule... More »

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Gold Dirt Distillery is Rocky Mountain gold

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Rollinsville couple to open the Stage Stop Pub by David Josselyn Just west of Highway 119 in Rollinsville lies an unassuming industrial warehouse, housing a gem of a business Gold Dirt Distillery, operated by Judd and Chrissy More »

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Central City aces their 2019 audit

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Youth programs and voter approved changes to gaming discussion By David Josselyn Work Session Council met with staff for a Work Session prior to the regular meeting to discuss options for remote-learning students pertaining to their socialization; and to revie... More »

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GCSO Division Chief Tom Ihme retiring

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Will be greatly missed after 27 years of serving the Gilpin community By Sheriff Kevin Armstrong After 27 years of serving Gilpin County, Division Chief Tom Ihme will be retiring from the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office on September 1. Tom started his career wi... More »