How fast can you go on the Central City Parkway?

race_0017That’s up to you and your car’s ability!

By Aaron Storms

Billed by promoter PIT Rally as the “Fastest Road in the Rockies,” drivers and spectators gathered on Sunday, August 14th to see who had what it took to turn in the fastest times over the 8 mile long uphill course. Continue reading

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5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

VirginiaUnseld_CathedralLight_3Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 8th

By Sahari McCormick

  The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11 am-5 pm, with a Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 8th at the Central City Visitors Center Art Gallery from 6 to 7:30 pm. Continue reading

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Clarity of Vision 2020 – a four-year strategic plan for Gilpin School

school_newstaffNew faces in the hallways

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin County Board of Education held its first regular meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. All board members were present: Craig Holmes, Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

BlackHawkMotel_70s30 years ago – August 22, 1986

Throughout the streets of Central City jazz music of several varieties echoed from local businesses. It was a three day event for the 10th annual Central City Jazz Festival held last weekend. Continue reading

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Gilpin dog owners need to license furry friends by September 15th

Dogs_02Commissioners recognize Summer Lunch Program initiators

By Randy Beaudette

The Gilpin County Commissioners meeting was called to order at the Gilpin County Courthouse August 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. with Commissioners Madam Chair Linda Isenhart, Continue reading

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Gilpin County Fair offers new events, activities, and contests

fair_01Not the same old song and dance this year!

By Heather Pearce

The Gilpin County Fair returns bigger, better and more family-friendly than ever, Aug. 20-21, with new events, rides, attractions and contests. While many popular aspects of the Continue reading

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Farewell, and my favorite books

LarryGrieco_secretagentThis week at the Gilpin Library

by Larry Grieco, Librarian

Donna Leon lives in Italy, writes in English, and has created “one of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.” (Washington Post) Her detective is Commissario Guido Brunetti, Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

WRC_25thAnnualOperaFest_06295630 years ago – August 15, 1986

Larry Stanley of Black Hawk will be operating a shuttle service through the streets of Central City. At a meeting of the Central City Council on August 6, Stanley was granted a Continue reading

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Rescue at 11,000’…

Moffitt_rescue_03Rescue crews hiked from the trail head at the Moffitt Tunnel to help with a medical emergency.

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The dog days of summer

Gilpin Commissioners review dog ownership responsibility ordinance changes

By Randy Beaudette

The Gilpin County Commissioners meeting was called to order at the Gilpin County Courthouse July 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. with Commissioners Madam Chair Linda Isenhart, Buddy Schmalz, and  Gail Watson. Continue reading

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