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May 2021

All posts published in May 2021

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Central City underground

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My life at elevation 9,640 in Gilpin County By Brian Gibbins When I went to Clark School in Central City, we had a huge gymnasium across the street in front of the school. This is not a story about that gymnasium. Outside the gymnasium on the uphill side was a... More »

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CSU Drone Center helps students reach new heights

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Age of Drones By Don Ireland Attending college and working with drones is a reality for students enrolled at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. As the evolving, emerging field of drone technology continues to surge internationally, the CSU Drone Center... More »

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The adventures of Fred Dolley

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From the Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD In 1909 the Gilpin Observer referred to Russell Gulch resident Fred W. Dolley as a “gentleman of varied experience” and “one of the most versatile fellows in this section.” By then he had already been a ... More »

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Warren Smith remembered

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November 30, 1936 – May 18, 2021 Warren Robert Smith passed away after a short illness on May 18, 2021 at the age of 84. A Colorado native, he was born in Denver in 1936 and graduated from West High School in 1954. He then followed his older brother Jerry and ... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – May 31, 1991 An eleven year old boy with Down’s syndrome was lost for about two hours Sunday afternoon when he wandered away from the family home on Gap Road. The boy, who was visiting his family from Denver, was last seen playing with two dogs ... More »

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Gilpin graduates ready to fly!

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Outdoor graduation ceremony By Curt Halsted Friends and family shared in a joyous celebration of the accomplishments of Gilpin Seniors. The event was staged outdoors with a majestic expanse of mountains cradled in rolling clouds, and for Gilpin County a warm d... More »

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It’s a small, Schmalz world in Central City

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The life and times leading up to Dostal Alley By Don Ireland Phil and Ruth Schmalz took a risk in 1958 when they opened a rock shop along Main Street in Central City. At the time, Central City – once a booming gold mining town a century earlier – was mostly a ... More »

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Gilpin County to auction off 17 properties

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County Health still requires masks to be worn indoors and outdoors regardless of vaccination By Randy Beaudette Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners faced a long agenda for the Regular Meeting on May 18, 2021. A sample of those action items include a Vo... More »

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Black Hawk $2.4 million sewer project on Miners Mesa

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Three year $13.75 million Gregory Street Project nearing completion By Randy Beaudette The Black Hawk City Council held their first in person meeting in over a year on May 12, 2021 to discuss officially adopting the State’s 2020 Model Traffic Code, to consider... More »

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Sheriff’s Office honored in Central City

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Council approves Opera’s Yellow Rose Ball, and Madam Lou Bunch Day events By David Josselyn Regular Council Meeting – Mayor Fey convened the regular meeting at 7:07 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in City Hall Council Chambers. Council members Jeff Aiken, Jackie ... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – May 24, 1991 Saturday, May 18, was the kickoff day for a new Gilpin County Historical Society venture. Starting Saturday, May 25, and continuing through September 2, Coors is sponsoring the Central City Walking Tour, More »