4th Annual Hot Rod Hill Climb

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By Aaron Storms

Vintage 1950’s hot rods were spotted on Thursday, September 15th converging on Central City and Black Hawk from all over the state and beyond, causing the community to wonder what was going on. It was soon apparent by Friday noon when over 150 vintage cars roared up to the KOA for tech inspection after the morning reliability run from Golden to Central City to kick off the Hot Rod Hill Climb. Continue reading

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2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

gast-2016-danea-fidler-at-work-in-her-studio-2Art Is a Process

By David Josselyn

The leaves are turning in Gilpin County which means it was time for the annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour. This was the fifth year for the tour in which local artists opened up their studios; whether in their homes, garages, or businesses, to the public for an intimate look at where and how they make their creations. Continue reading

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The Face on the Barroom Floor

face_elsiemosch_1920sAt the Teller House Hotel in Central City – Part 2 of 3

By Beth Simmons, Ph.D.

(continued from 9/15/2016)

In yet another story told in 1967 by Jack Foster in the Rocky Mountain News, Davis had “the lines of the poem” by H. Antoine D’Arcy “running through his head.” Continue reading

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Eagles’ football team trounces Caliche 46-14

47-josh-trujillo-2-eryk-lorenzAustin Boulter Player of the Game for Gilpin with 4 TD’s

by Patty Unruh

First Win for Gilpin Football

Gilpin High School shut out the Caliche Buffaloes 46-14 in a home non-league football battle last Saturday, September 17. It’s the first win this season for Gilpin, whose record is 1-2. The Buffs are 0-4. Continue reading

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A tailing tale of John Rollins

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire and Founder of Rollinsville

By Maggie Magoffin

John Q. A. Rollins was born on June 16, 1816. His father was a Baptist preacher and his mother was a strong Christian woman. John, consequently, received strict religious training and a solid common-school education. By the age of twelve, he was active in a variety of businesses from farming, to milling, to mercantile pursuits. Continue reading

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9/11/01 – Always Remember

sc-2016-stairs-2City of Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

By David Josselyn

Imagine, if you will indulge me, you are eating breakfast in the firehouse during the morning shift when the alarms begin. As practiced many times before, you grab your gear, throw on your bunker gear (heat resistant coat and pants), altogether about 80 extra pounds, and take your place on the fire engine. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

rollinsville_station_191030 years ago – September 26, 1986

Howard Keehfuss, one of the Central City street and water workers, began the long process of painting the curbs on downtown city streets last Monday. He was working on Eureka Street today, having already finished Lawrence Street earlier. When asked if his back hurt from bending over all day, Keehfuss replied no, but his knees did. Continue reading

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Newspapers host Gilpin County election forum

election_MeetCandidatesMeet the Gilpin County Commissioner Candidates

The local election forum on the future of Gilpin County’s governing body of Commissioners will take place in Gilpin County on Saturday, October 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gilpin Community Center. The participation of all interested parties – Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, independents is encouraged. Continue reading

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Gilpin High School volleyball and football action

vb_AlexMartinEagles’ volleyball blows by JEC Warriors

by Patty Unruh

Volleyball v. JEC

The Gilpin fans rejoiced in a 3-0 victory for their varsity volleyball team on Tuesday, September 6, as the Lady Eagles blew past the Jim Elliot Christian Warriors (JEC) of Englewood. Set scores were 25/14, 25/16, and 25/16 in the home non-conference game. Continue reading

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The Face on the Barroom Floor

FaceontheBarroomFloor_1937DPLAt the Teller House Hotel in Central City – Part 1 of 3

By Beth Simmons, Ph.D.

Silently she stares from the Teller House floor, a stoic princess with a varnished smile. The princess’ portrait is the most famous painting and the most often viewed in the United States. It is the most exploited and protected attraction in Central City and a major Colorado attraction. Thousands of people have gazed upon it. However, the real beauty queen of Central City has never worn a proper crown. Her likeness has, over the years, been credited to the artist’s wife, and to the famed blonde bombshell of Colorado, Elizabeth “Baby” Doe Tabor, or perhaps to Silver Dollar, Mrs. Tabor’s brunette daughter. Continue reading

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