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30 years ago – June 28, 1991 The cross-country skiing and hiking trail proposed by Black Hawk is now in the advanced planning stage. The trail will be called Black Hawk Trailhead, says Bill Lovingier, council member and resident of More »

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Gilpin commissioners approve Tolland Ranch Trail

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No masks at County Transfer Station; free Rec Center access for seniors By Jaclyn Schrock The Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) had their bi-monthly meeting June 15, 2021, beginning at 9 am and closing to go into executive session at 12:36. In... More »

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30 years ago – June 21, 1991 The Social Register: Next time you’re in the Mermaid Café, take a look at the collages by Jan Dal Pra. Many familiar faces and places are featured on the two collages with Black Hawk and Central City themes. Jan calls them a “must ... More »

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30 years ago – June 14, 1991 The Black Hawk Planning Commission recommended that a representative from the Black Hawk Council attend a Central City Council meeting. Black Hawk Council wishes for Central City Council to know that the council is open to discussi... More »

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Big plans for the Golden Gilpin Mill

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Black Hawk homeowners participate in city house painting program By Randy Beaudette Black Hawk Police Chief Michelle Moriarty rang the bell to kick off the Black Hawk City Council regular meeting on May 12, 2021 to discuss a site development plan for the Golde... 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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30 years ago – June 7, 1991 The Amtrak train made an unscheduled stop in Rollinsville on Tuesday. The L.A. to Denver passenger train idled on the track for over an hour while three unrelated incidents were resolved. Gilpin County Coroner Dick Allen was called ... More »

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The adventures of Fred Dolley

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From the Gilpin Historical Society By David Forsyth, PhD In 1909 the Gilpin Observer referred to Russell Gulch resident Fred W. Dolley as a “gentleman of varied experience” and “one of the most versatile fellows in this section.” By then he had already been a ... More »

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30 years ago – May 31, 1991 An eleven year old boy with Down’s syndrome was lost for about two hours Sunday afternoon when he wandered away from the family home on Gap Road. The boy, who was visiting his family from Denver, was last seen playing with two dogs ... More »

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30 years ago – May 24, 1991 Saturday, May 18, was the kickoff day for a new Gilpin County Historical Society venture. Starting Saturday, May 25, and continuing through September 2, Coors is sponsoring the Central City Walking Tour, More »

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30 years ago – May 17, 1991 The old 1860 jail exhibit has been virtually gutted during the preparations to transform it into a casino named Annie Oakley’s, though at this point the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang might be more apt. Plans include adding a second story to... More »

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30 years ago – May 10, 1991 After 23 years of owning one of Central City’s most popular saloons, Gail and Lyle Sheftel have decided that it’s time to retire and enjoy life in Florida. The Sheftels have decided to sell not only the Toll Gate, but also their hom... More »