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Howlin’ Wind brewery opens in Rollinsville

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Owners Melissa and Zach are living their dream By David Josselyn A new brewery is opening in Rollinsville across the street from the historic Stage Stop called Howlin’ Wind Brewing and Blending. As they furiously prepare to open their doors this Saturday, June... More »

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Prohibition in Central City

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How a SpeakEasy served the community By Esmee Halsted On Saturday, June 12th the longtime coming production of Prohibition premiered in the Opera House Gardens. A local play created by couple Patrice LeBlanc and Ed Schoenradt, the play features historical refe... More »

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July 4th fireworks show cancelled

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Black Hawk’s drone light show not available this summer By Don Ireland Drone light shows have begun to replace traditional fireworks displays across the world. However, neither type of sky shows is slated for Gilpin County this Independence Day. Originally, th... More »

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Have you seen Bigfoot?

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Maybe you need the help of a drone By Don Ireland What do Bigfoot, Girl Scout cookies, soccer, Michael Jordan, police and s’mores have in common? They all have been the subject of recent news stories involving drones, technically called small Unmanned Aerial S... More »

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47th Annual Madam Lou Bunch Day

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Saturday, August 14 featuring the Famous Bed Races! By Lisa Roemhildt Join us Saturday, August 14, at noon through 8:00 pm for the 47th Annual Madam Lou Bunch Day! Madam Lou Bunch Day is a family event of fun, competition and loaded with history and facts of t... More »

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Burro racing in Colorado!

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Georgetown and Idaho Springs Burro Races 2021 By Jaclyn Schrock Why run a race leading a burro packed for prospecting? How did we get to the place where burro racing became Colorado’s Summer Heritage Sport? For eons of time on earth, the only way to sustain br... More »

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The Wild Bunch rides again!

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Street theater reenactments in Central City this summer By Jaclyn Schrock The Wild Bunch of Central City replays historic tales of Gilpin County coming to be, from noon to 4, when St. Mary’s Church More »

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Dostal Alley reopens after remodeling interior

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Adding new upgrades while keeping traditions intact By Don Ireland After a frantic week of changes and remodeling, Central City’s Dostal Alley is open again for business. The regular patrons of the casino, brewpub and restaurant were literally knocking at the ... More »

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Prohibition is coming to Gilpin County

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Cast is working hard to bring musical to life By David Josselyn Amid the COVID restrictions, the Belvidere Players, under the direction of Patrice LeBlanc and Ed Schoenradt of L&M Productions, are carefully rehearsing their lines and songs to bring the musical... More »

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Embrace our mud season!

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One of the best times to enjoy the outdoors in Gilpin By Esmee Halsted It’s the time of the year where the snow melts and combines with the warm earth, in order to create the mud and puddles we all love! Mud season is a tourist free, More »