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July 2021

All posts published in July 2021

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A fair-weather Old-Fashioned County Fair

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Gilpin community gathers together for some old-fashioned fun By David Josselyn Gloomy skies greeted the early light of morning on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Through the gloom, vendors hastily set up booths, equestrians exercised their horses, shepherds watched o... More »

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Returning the headstones to their rightful place

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Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD Theft from cemeteries has been a problem for decades. People steal floral arrangements for decorative purposes, vases for scrap metal, and even headstones and statues to put in their back yards. Gilpin County’s c... More »

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Hank Robinson remembered

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January 11, 1951 – June 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Wilson Robinson III, formerly of Gilpin County Public Works, passed away June 22, 2021. Hank was born in Denver, Colorado January 11, 1951 to Henry and Lee (Drinkwine) Robinson.  He served in the military in the ea... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 2, 1991 Clark Gym, which is owned by the Gilpin County School District Re-1(GCSD) is now up for sale or lease. The property is located on lots four, five, and six of block six in Central City. Owned by GCSD for years, the More »

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Smith celebrates 20 years of service to Gilpin

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Gilpin County Fair this Saturday! By Aaron Storms Thanks to Sharon Cate for assistance with this story! The Gilpin Commissioners opened the July 20th meeting with a celebration of Finance Director Clorinda Smith’s retirement after 20 years of dedicated service... More »

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Who stole Gilpin County’s money?

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Another mystery from the Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD On the morning of January 20, 1967, Gilpin County Treasurer and Glory Hole Tavern owner Bill Axton was found bound and gagged inside the vault of the Treasurer’s More »

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Black Hawk ends pandemic orders

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COVID funding will keep free tramway shuttle service continuing in two gaming communities By Don Ireland The foggy era of Covid-19 has officially lifted in Black Hawk. Black Hawk’s emergency declaration order – issued for the coronavirus in March 2020 – was of... More »

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Sword fights and train robberies

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Fun at Belvidere Theatre and Clark School By Brian Gibbins As a tourist town in the summer, Central City made and exciting background for adventure for any nine-year old boy. Imagine living in the middle of a western set for a movie. Where almost every buildin... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago- July 26, 1991 The Social Register: Beginning anew, an old family tradition of reunions, the Evans family held their second at the William C. Russell Park on July 21. It was in the late 1940s, said Bonnie Iverson, More »

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Black Widow gets her own movie…finally

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What is Family? By David Josselyn As people crawl back to movie theaters, Marvel Studios releases its first film since 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” The solo adventure of Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” has been in the works for More »