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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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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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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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End of the year successes shared

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With Gilpin County School Board By Curt Halsted To start the second Gilpin County School Board meeting in the month of May, Dr. David MacKenzie gave praise for the 2021 Gilpin Grads. The senior class graduated with a 100% graduation rate, and together earned o... More »

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A road trip through a lifetime of vehicles

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Part 2 of more fun projects and daily drivers that became part of our lives By Aaron Storms Last week I ran out of time and room to review the lifetime of vehicles that had passed through my hands as we raised our four children, and reviewing the 28 vehicles f... More »

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I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates…

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Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD In late 1871, J.C. Fisher opened the new Black Hawk Roller Skating Rink on the corner of Gregory and Church Streets. The location was, perhaps conveniently, one door east of Dr. W.H. Rice’s office. Admission to t... More »

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Gilpin Eagles wrap up tough basketball season

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With Senior Night and two final games By Gary King The Gilpin Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team played their final two games of the season last week finishing with a loss in overtime in one game, and a decisive win in the other. The home game against the Ly... More »

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Gilpin Eagles fast and furious basketball season

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Eagles Court Action in Last Week’s League Games By Gary King The Gilpin County Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team played two League games last week, but came up short in both contests. Both games were played at home with a limited number of preapproved spect... More »