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Lynn Volkens

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Supreme Court overturns Black Hawk bicycle ban

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Gregory Street back on two-wheeling route By Lynn Volkens Bicyclists riding between Black Hawk and Central City can again sidle up to tour buses, shuttle buses, gaming and local traffic on a .4 mile stretch of Gregory Street that they’ve been banned from ridin... More »

Commissioners approve radio tower near Justice Center

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Deputy at school, meeting with Dory Lakes officials By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson met February 12, 2013. They took another look at a proposal to employ a full-time deputy at Gilpin County Re-1 School D... More »

Gilpin winds blow hair right off woman’s head

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Cancer will do that By Lynn Volkens I stepped outside last Thursday afternoon to get a couple of logs from the woodpile. A gust of wind met me full on, lifting my hair away from my face – and blowing it clean off my head. I watched, through squinted eyes, as m... More »

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Wiring sparks Central City house fire

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Very little damage By Lynn Volkens A “water thaw mishap” was the cause of an attic fire at the residence at 207 West First High Street in Central City on Monday morning, January 28, 2013. Central City Fire Chief Gary Allen said the thawing project had caused a... More »

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Gilpin Commissioners deal with controversial issues

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New Commissioner Watson jumps right into the fray By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson considered an unusual septic system request, dealt with the usual annual renewals and appointments and conducted two work... More »

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Walter Perryman’s wonderful wood carvings

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Surprising exhibit at Gilpin County Public Library By Lynn Volkens Patrons of Gilpin County Public Library (GCPL) know to take a look at the big glass display case in the lobby, just to their left as they come in the main entrance. That’s where GCPL puts the w... More »

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Timberline Directors amend Chief’s working agreement

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Firefighters restricted from talking about department business By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) Board of Directors met January 14, 2013 with President Rick Wenzel and Directors Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ondr and Chris Samuelson ... More »