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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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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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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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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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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 »

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Black Hawk ends pandemic orders

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COVID funding will keep free tramway shuttle service continuing in two gaming communities By Don Ireland The foggy era of Covid-19 has officially lifted in Black Hawk. Black Hawk’s emergency declaration order – issued for the coronavirus in March 2020 – was of... More »

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Fritz Peak Observatory

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Shining star of Gilpin’s past, only heaven knows the future – Part 2 of 2 By Don Ireland The past of the Fritz Peak Observatory is an indelible part of Gilpin County’s history. The short-term future for the 5.8-acre property, however, will remain something of ... More »

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Iconic Fritz Peak Observatory research lab

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Shooting green laser beams into Gilpin’s night skies – Part 1 of 2 By Don Ireland If you’ve driven along Route 119 between Rollinsville and Black Hawk, you’ve passed by the Fitz Peak Observatory (FPO). The building has been part of local folklore since the era... More »