Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland

The Bredo Credo: Hope springs eternal

by Dave Gibson

Trygve Bauge’s hope springs eternal in his efforts to bring his grandfather Bredo Morstøl back to life. Trygve has shelled out a cool two hundred thousand dollars pursuing his dream that some might consider wishful thinking and financial folly. Continue reading

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Are you ready for an emergency?

“Forewarned is forearmed,” say Gilpin County’s first responders

by Patty Unruh

It could happen at any point – a wildfire, flood, hazmat spill, or a cybersecurity attack. Do you have a strategy in place to handle these and other emergencies? What about Gilpin County as a community? We need to be prepared to look out for each other. Continue reading

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Black Hawk acquires 6.42 BLM acres in Chase Gulch

Three new employees hired

By Randy Beaudette

The bell was loudly rung and regular meeting of the Black Hawk City Council was called to order on Wednesday, March 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. by Mayor Spellman. Continue reading

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Gilpin Treasurer to upgrade computer systems

Commissioners review cemetery fencing funding request

By Randy Beaudette

Gilpin County Board of Commissioners regular meeting got under way promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday on March 14, 2017 chaired by Commissioner Gail Watson, along with Commissioners Linda Isenhart and Ron Engles. Also present were County Manager Roger Baker, County Attorney Jim Petrock, and Deputy Clerk to the Board Sharon Cate. Continue reading

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Play ball! Gilpin Eagles run in a win in first season game

Team flies over Mile High Academy 6-4

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin County High School baseball team chalked up a 6-4 win in its first game of the season against Mile High Academy of Denver (MHA) in away non-conference play on March 9. Continue reading

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Grade B monster fun!

Kong: Skull Island movie review

By David Josselyn

As a child, I recall wasting away my Saturday afternoons watching movies like Godzilla, Mothra vs. Godzilla, and others on television. These movies were considered B-Grade due to tight production schedules, low budgets, predictable, formulaic, and shortened run time. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – March 20, 1987

Gilpin County RE-1 School had 13 students selected to the Union Pacific League Honor Band. The 48 piece band selected from bands throughout the UPL will perform a concert at the school on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Let the chips fall where they may

Buffalo chip toss at the Buffalo Bill Museum

by Dave Gibson

When the days are short and winter has grown long, Coloradoans must sometimes invent ways to entertain themselves outdoors and stave off cabin fever. The Buffalo Chip Toss at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Golden is an example of just such an excuse to amuse while trying one’s luck in an unusual activity that tests accuracy and fortitude. Continue reading

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Black Hawk formalizes purchasing policy

Canyon Casino team wins Golden Sneaker Award

By Randy Beaudette

Deputy City Clerk Michele Martin rang the historic bell to signify the start of another session the Black Hawk City Council. The regular meeting was called to order by Mayor David Spellman on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance. Continue reading

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Cell phone coverage to expand on Central City Parkway

Council approves changes to water rates and responsibility

By David Josselyn

Regular Council Meeting

The Central City Regular Council Meeting of Tuesday, February 21, convened at 7:00 p.m. in the Gilpin County Courthouse. Council members; Jeff Aiken, Judy Laratta, and Mayor Kathy Heider were present. Continue reading

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