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August 2021

All posts published in August 2021

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Black Hawk’s impact on the community

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Benefitting the county, schools, and much more By Don Ireland   This year marks the 30th anniversary of casinos opening in the former little mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, Colorado. In those early years, smoking was allowed inside ... More »

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The Bald Mountain Cemetery Crawl

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Where the dead get to tell their story By Jaclyn Schrock On Saturday, August 21, the Gilpin Historical Society held their annual Cemetery Crawl. Tickets allowed the shuttle of hundreds of guests from the Teller House parking lot to the Cemetery. Depending on v... More »

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Clinica Family Health

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Aims to serve both Nederland and Gilpin County with affordable care By Esmee Halsted For more than 40 years, Gilpin County had a small health clinic serving mountain communities. For years the clinic was run locally until Mountain Family Health in Glenwood Spr... More »

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Roy Bowling remembered

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1937 – August 18, 2021 Roy E. Bowling lost his life to cancer on August 18, 2021 at the age of 84. He is survived by his brother Frank Hardy and his Aunt Francina Sell, four children, Rick Glandon, Laurie Kauffman, Tonya McNeill and Mary Viboolsittiseri, six G... More »

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Art exhibits returns to Gilpin Library

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Homebound outreach begins and new Library Friends needed By Jeffrey Eggleston After 17 months of barren walls, the Community Meeting Room at the Gilpin County Public Library will once again be adorned with local artistic talent. The 2021-2022 Library Art Progr... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 30, 1991 A house on Pine Street, known as the “Richfield House,” has been cut in half so it can be moved to the south lot of the two vacant lots it presently sits in between. It will be a buffer for St. Mary’s Church as the two lots are p... More »

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Mask use and vaccinations for Gilpin County

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Effective August 16 – $2,500 penalty for failure to comply Purpose and Area Subject to Order This Public Health Order (“PHO”) 20-03 updates Gilpin County’s mask wearing requirements and implements a weekly COVID-19 testing policy affecting Gilpin County govern... More »

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Bed racing on Central City’s Main Street

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47th Annual Madam Lou Bunch Day By Jaclyn Schrock With festivities returning to our Central City, we all cheer the arrival of Madam Lou Bunch Day. Thank you to all the volunteers and dedicated workers who made the 2021 Madam Lou Bunch Day such a success!  Cent... More »

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Take a load off and sit a spell in Black Hawk

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New park benches for Gregory Plaza and other city locations By Don Ireland   Dozens of new park benches will be coming to Gregory Plaza and other locations around Black Hawk in the near future. Black Hawk City Council approved spending $60,617 More »

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Locked Central City Council forces special election

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Alderwoman Tinucci Refuses to Recuse By David Josselyn Mayor Fey convened the regular meeting of the Central City Council at 6:32 pm on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, in City Hall Council Chambers. Council members Jeff Aiken, Judy Laratta, and Mayor Jeremy Fey were... More »

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Black Hawk approves ballot question

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$1 million in new gaming fees will be decided by Black Hawk voters in November By Don Ireland   This fall, Black Hawk voters will decide if the city should grab a slice of the sports-betting pie. If they approve, the city will gobble up an estimated $1,050,000... More »