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March 2021

All posts published in March 2021

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What was your first vehicle?

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A trip down memory lane of fun vehicles and so many driving memories… By Aaron Storms As far back as I can remember, I was always fascinated with anything on wheels. Starting out with hand-me-down metal pedal cars, as a pint-sized driver I literally drove the ... More »

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Black Hawk ensures water resources

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Council congratulates Public Works, Fire, and Police teams on excellent handling of snow and associated emergencies By Randy Beaudette Black Hawk City Council gathered for a Special online meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Highlights of that meeting includ... More »

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Katherine Venters remembered

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August 18, 1956 – March 16, 2021 With her husband and children at her side, our sweet Katherine passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at her home in Evergreen, Colorado. Katherine was tender and loving, forgiving, a caring mother, dog lover, strong with no c... More »

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High altitude gardening in Gilpin

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Local Extension knows the territory best – Part 2 of 2 By Don Ireland There are several ways you can learn about growing flowers and vegetables in Gilpin County. One involves reading many gardening books, although they probably won’t focus on local growing con... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – March 29, 1991 The Social Register: Herb Angle, a resident of mid-county, is the new asset management director of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. He has been with CHFA since 1988, and set up a program providing a variety of services ... More »

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Gilpin appreciates all the snow plowing crews!

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Commissioners debate why proposed fees for home-based businesses and camping are needed By Randy Beaudette The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) conducted their regular meeting on March 16, 2021 to review such issues as increased crime, job an... More »

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A jewelry designer and lapidary artist

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Erin Trumble found a home for her business in the mountains of Gilpin By Esmee Halsted Erin Trumble, a local business entrepreneur, is the owner of Independent Mountain Jewelry Co. She creates art pieces using stone, including pocket knives, chef’s knives, rin... More »

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I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates…

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Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD In late 1871, J.C. Fisher opened the new Black Hawk Roller Skating Rink on the corner of Gregory and Church Streets. The location was, perhaps conveniently, one door east of Dr. W.H. Rice’s office. Admission to t... More »

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High altitude gardening in Gilpin

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Plant Select offers new choices for plant lovers – part 1 of 2 By Don Ireland Ross Shrigley doesn’t mind if you call him a plant geek. Actually, it’d be something of a compliment for Shrigley, the executive director of Plant Select. Although he doesn’t live in... More »

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Gilpin Library expanding hours

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Returning to a more normal 6-day open schedule By Michael Carlson Starting March 20th the Gilpin County Public Library will be expanding operating hours. In order to better serve our patrons, More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – March 22, 1991 Gilpin High School’s Academic Decathlon team won second place in the state competition this year. The team garnered six gold, ten silver, and eight bronze medals in such diverse categories as economics, More »