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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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The 2021 Yellow Rose Ball

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Denver debutants open the Central City Opera Summer Festival By Jaclyn Schrock For 88 years Denver’s finest young women have been introduced to proper society in the garden between the Central City Opera House and the Teller House. About 25 juniors and/or seni... More »