Gilpin residents express concern over commercial marijuana grow operations

County Commissioners hear complaints of drone invasion of privacy

By Jaclyn Morrow

The effects of the monsoon with the windows shaded made the upstairs room quite pleasant for the Gilpin County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The room that is so filled with empty space due to the high ceiling makes it difficult to understand all that is said, despite the microphones amplified to the audience. Continue reading

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Check out the Gilpin History Museum

Open for the Summer

by Pam Deck

Overlooking the City of Central and Black Hawk stands a large stone building. At 228 1st High Street (appropriately named) is the Gilpin History Museum. This 3-story building is only open in the summer because when the building was built, originally a school house, there was no indoor heating other than fireplaces. It is now open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until Labor Day. Continue reading

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Shop the Nederland Farmers Market

For fresh local food

by Dave Gibson

On every second Sunday of the month, a farmers market is held at the Jeff Guercio Memorial Ball Field in Nederland next to Barker Reservoir. Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to stock up on delicious Colorado-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, pickles, jams, and homemade baked goods. Amusements for the kids and a live band complete the scene, while there are many options for quenching your thirst with a refreshing natural drink. Continue reading

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People flocking to the Visitors Center of Central City

Now Open Every Day from 10-6

by Pam Deck

People from all over the world come to the Visitor Center to see what this area is all about. This year some new “old” photos were added and categorized on its walls. Local resident and historian, Eric Miller, of the Gilpin Historical Society, displays many of his “one of a kind” historical photos and memorabilia. He has created a new “old” look for the Center. Continue reading

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St. James Methodist Church celebrates 158th Anniversary

Sunday, July 9th

By Jaclyn Morrow

The 158th Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration was a joyous occasion for St. James United Methodist Church, 123 Eureka Street in Central City. The traditional yellow roses were in full bloom for the occasion and the festive cake, punch and tables perpetuated that same yellow tradition. The masses of blossoms on the old bushes outside the church are said to have come from Cornwall England. Many transplants and cuttings found throughout homes in the area kept that hopeful color obvious. Many of the attendees in the upstairs sanctuary dressed in Victorian attire in honor of the original members of the church. The St. James United Methodist Church is recognized as the longest continual Protestant Church to still hold regular services in Colorado. Continue reading

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Eight things to like about Spider-Man

Movie Review

By David Josselyn

The Spider has come home to Marvel Studios after a long run with Sony Studios, in part due to the absolute disaster of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” So now, Marvel Studios, those putting out box-office smash one after the other, has taken the web and by all signs, created another well-loved movie. Continue reading

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“Pick a bouquet and throw it away”

Flower or weed? It’s not just in the eye of the beholder

by Patty Unruh

I’ve lived in the mountains for 20-plus years, but I still falter when it comes to telling the difference between real wildflowers and weeds. After all, weeds can be pretty, and doesn’t that make them flowers? So I went to the CSU Extension’s class entitled, “Noxious Weeds of Gilpin County and How to Control Them,” presented at the Gilpin County Fair Barn on Saturday, July 8 by Irene Shonle. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – July 17, 1987

The 55th season of the Central City Opera Association started with a bang – compliments of a rather significant blast of dynamite. The season opened July 11, with the formal presentation of the Flower Girl debutantes in the opera garden between the Teller House and the Opera House. Each of the girls descended from the stairway to the garden where their escort awaited. The Opera House ushers and usherettes awaited their cue on the steps of St. James Methodist Church. As they marched down Eureka Street, in front of the Opera House, the guests were informed of their duties in song. Continue reading

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Comic Con

At the Denver Convention Center

by Dave Gibson

For the last six years in Colorado, Halloween comes twice; once on October 31st and again during Denver’s Comic Con at the end of June.

Of the hundred thousand or so guests that attended, many were in costume – or in Comic Con-speak, cosplay (costume play). The characters seen covered the comic book, movie, television, and video gaming worlds while some just made up their own superhero. Continue reading

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Central City has new plans

Council meets for special session

By David Josselyn

Work Session

The Central City Council met with Staff on June 29, 2017, for a work session prior to a special council meeting. Mike Garner with Michael Baker International presented the Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Master Plan to the Council for their decision to either go forward to public forum or to rework it before handing it over to a vote. One hundred percent of the funding for the plan came from a grant awarded to the City for this purpose. The plan covers more than 100 “what if” disaster scenarios from economic collapse to wildfires and the City’s response to them in the short, medium, and long terms to ensure the City will survive. Continue reading

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