Monster Trucks rev up the fans

At the Budweiser Events Center

by Dave Gibson

In what began as an off-road enthusiast’s obsession taken to the next level in the late 70s, monster trucks are now part of American consciousness and vernacular. The term “monster truck” was inspired by the wildly popular Bigfoot which crushed its first car in 1981. At first a curiosity, opening for bigger acts such as motocross races, cable TV and ESPN introduced the sport to a mass audience, and the rest is history. Continue reading

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Black Hawk honors Fire Captain Martschinske

Private Social Club Permits Available for Legal Marijuana Consumption

By Randy Beaudette

The bell was rung by Black Hawk Fire Captain Kevin Martschinske and his wife and Daisy to announce the regular meeting of the Black Hawk City Council. The meeting was called to order on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. by Mayor David Spellman. Continue reading

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Gilpin High School salutes its winter athletic teams

Accomplishments in basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin High School Winter Athletic Awards program was held on Wednesday, April 5, in the Gilpin school auditorium. Athletic Director Jeff Schuessler and all coaches thanked multiple individuals, organizations, and the parents for help and support. Continue reading

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Iceland: A landscape photographer’s dream

Traveling the world

By Emma Berg

Alas, I am no landscape photographer. Thankfully, the scenery in Iceland is beautiful enough to make up for my talents. Dad and I arrived at Keflavik International Airport for a week long adventure in the “Land of ice and fire.” Continue reading

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In memory of Lela White Green

November 15, 1919 – March 28, 2017

Lela White Green died on March 28, 2017 at Aria Park Assisted Living in Lakewood, Colorado. Lela was born on November 15, 1919 to Paul Revere and Anna Lee White the second of four children and the only daughter. Continue reading

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Valedictorian Rachel Schmalz advises, “Do the right thing”

Senior leader a standout in academics and athletics

by Patty Unruh

Gilpin High School’s Class of 2017 will be graduating in just a few weeks and embarking on a new chapter of their lives. I had the privilege of sitting down to chat with the class valedictorian, Rachel Schmalz, and finding out about her personally and about her school career and ambitious goals for the future. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – April 17, 1987

Children on a Gilpin County School bus were not injured in an accident on Monday. The bus was hit head-on by a pickup truck on County Road #4 in the Apex Valley area. The location was estimated three miles west of Highway 119 above the bridge. Continue reading

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Living lightly – save energy and money

Mountain Living

By Dr. Irene Shonle

April is the month of Earth Day – a month in which many people look to figure out ways to lighten their footprint on the planet. Continue reading

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Central City Fire Department future discussed

Council meets for work session and regular meeting

By David Josselyn

Work Session

The Central City Council met for a work session to consider options for the future of the Central City Fire Department. The Fire Department has one paid employee, Chief Gary Allen, and the rest are volunteers. Continue reading

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New Central City Council member

Tuesday, April 4th Election Results

By David Josselyn

While Gilpin County relaxed in the relative quiet of fresh falling snow, Central City finalized an election for a vacant Council seat. In a domino falling fashion, Mayor Ron Engels was elected as County Commissioner last November; and then Mayor Pro-tempore Kathy Heider was internally elected Mayor for Central City vacating her Council seat. Continue reading

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