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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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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – August 30, 1991 A house on Pine Street, known as the “Richfield House,” has been cut in half so it can be moved to the south lot of the two vacant lots it presently sits in between. It will be a buffer for St. Mary’s Church as the two lots are p... 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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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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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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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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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago- July 26, 1991 The Social Register: Beginning anew, an old family tradition of reunions, the Evans family held their second at the William C. Russell Park on July 21. It was in the late 1940s, said Bonnie Iverson, More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – July 19, 1991 If you are one of the people in Black Hawk proceeding with construction or demolition without a valid permit, you may be in trouble. Although Black Hawk’s building moratorium was lifted July 1, this does not mean it’s a “free for a... More »

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30 years ago – July 12, 1991 Tim Sabus thinks that Gunnell Hill is an ideal location for an 800-space parking lot. Three mining claims below the Masonic Cemetery can be reached without driving through residential areas, the location can be landscaped to hide t... More »