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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 »

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Fran Etzkorn remembered

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May 28, 1940 – August 6, 2021 Frances Magdalen (Melchiors) Etzkorn died Friday, August 6, 2021 after a long-term illness. She was born May 28, 1940 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her family moved several times, eventually ending up in Wayzata, Minnesota where she gra... More »

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Gilpin School says goodbye to Lee Ramsey

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School Resource Officer for eight years By Curt Halsted Gilpin County School students and staff gave School Resource Officer (SRO) Lee Ramsey a fine farewell with an assembly on the football field behind the school. Officer Ramsey, or just “Lee” as many comfor... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 23, 1991 The drain pipe that runs from the free parking lot down to the east side of Spring Street near the Clark Gym has some parents worried. Children have been playing in the drain for a long time and will continue to as long as they c... More »

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Trio of Civil War heroes visit Central City

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Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD The story of Ulysses S. Grant’s 1873 visit to Central City is well known. Central City’s residents, in an effort to impress the president and his wife, laid $20,000 worth of silver bricks (made from silver from t... More »

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Tails and Tales

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Gilpin Library Summer reading program By Jaclyn Schrock Libraries support reading all summer when school is out. Gilpin Library’s summer reading program ran from June 1- August 4, called Tails and Tales. Gilpin had 140+ preschool to adult readers sign up for t... More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 16, 1991 Melvin Dennis, Jr., 30, the second suspect in the Rex Miller murder case was arrested Friday, August 9. Dennis was taken into custody in north Denver following an anonymous tip, said Jefferson County Deputy Investigator Clint Bla... More »

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Gilpin recommends masking-up indoors for all

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County employees must prove they’re no risk to others By Randy Beaudette Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) faced a long agenda for their Regular Meeting on August 3, 2021. Some of those action items include re-reading of the Dedication of the ... More »

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Black Hawk builds on popular recreation trail system

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Gregory Street Plaza grand opening planned for 2022 with classic vehicle show By Don Ireland   How does a hiker climb a mountain?  That’s easy: One step at a time. That same strategy is being used by the Black Hawk City Council, which last week advanced severa... More »

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Stairway to Heaven project in Central City

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Candidates vie for open seat at Council Meeting By David Josselyn Work Session Council met with Staff for an alderperson vacancy candidate forum on Tuesday, August 3 prior to the regular meeting. Mayor Fey opened the Work Session at 6:13 pm. Two people express... More »

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A pocket party everyone can enjoy

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Belvidere Pocket Park Opens in Central City By David Josselyn On Tuesday, August 3, Central City commemorated the opening of the Belvidere Pocket Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More »