Hot Rod Hill Climb

Old time fun on Central City streets

By Randy Beaudette

This article is dedicated in memory of Mr. Roy Blake, a good man, a fine angler, a friend, and a fellow gearhead. We’ll miss you bro.

The sound of roaring engines of the past echoed through the hills above Central City, shattering the late summer silence. It’s time for much anticipated Fifth Annual Hot Rod Hill Climb. Continue reading

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Black Hawk opens door for private social clubs

Council approves historical improvements and paving project

By Jaclyn Morrow

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the City of Black Hawk City Council rang the bell at 3:00 pm to start their regular meeting agenda at 211 Church Street. Continue reading

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Historical replicas and marijuana issues debated

Central City Council Approves Gregory Street Paving Project

By David Josselyn

Work Session

The Central City Council met with staff for a work session on the pending end of the marijuana licensing moratorium. The temporary suspension ends November 30, 2017 and the Council needs to give direction regarding changes to current code or staying with the current rule. Community Development Director Ray Rears presented a report to the Council from City Staff regarding this issue with four things to consider. Continue reading

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A winning week for the Eagles

Victories scored in volleyball, football

by Patty Unruh

Volleyball v. Warriors and Falcons

The Gilpin High School Lady Eagles varsity team faced two teams last week that were slightly younger and less experienced than Gilpin. The Eagles came out on top in home conference play against the Longmont Christian Warriors (LC) on Tuesday, September 12, winning 3-0. Two nights later, on the 14th, Gilpin traveled to play the Front Range Christian Falcons (FR) of Littleton, again scoring a 3-0 victory. Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Jeanne Hostetler

Colorado History – Part II

By Maggie Magoffin

My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and what follows are some of my most treasured memories. Continue reading

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There’s no business like show business!

Gilpin Elementary Theatre Department presents “A Taste of Broadway”

by Patty Unruh

“Overture, curtain, lights, this is it, the night of nights!”

The Gilpin Elementary Theatre Department proudly raised the curtain on “A Taste of Broadway” on Friday evening, September 14, in the Gilpin School auditorium. The event was a professional quality fundraiser for the elementary performing arts and included hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a Broadway cabaret followed by dessert. Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 25, 1987

This may be the last weekend to enjoy the excellent sight of the changing aspens. This year, colors of the aspen range from brilliant yellow to a warm orange and a deep red. Throughout Colorado the spectacular sight can be seen. Gilpin County is certainly not an exception. Aspens can be viewed from the northern end of the county to the southern end. For a tranquil walk or drive, try several of the back roads, instead of Highway 119. Continue reading

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Eagles’ football squad emerges victorious in showdown with Simla Cubs

Girls’ volleyball varsity bows to Highland Huskies

by Patty Unruh

Football Action

The Gilpin Eagles rolled over the Simla Cubs 60-50 last Saturday, September 9, in an excellent contest on the Eagles’ home turf. A half-hour lightning delay got the high-scoring match off to a late start, but it was wise not to have players out on the field in threatening weather. Continue reading

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Roy Blake remembered…

June 26th, 1956 – September 10th, 2017

Roy Dowell Blake was born at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado to Dowell and Nancy Blake. He was raised in Black Hawk, Colorado and went to school in Idaho Spring where he graduated from high school in 1974.He moved to Alaska after high school where he worked in various trades over the years. It was there that he enlisted in the US Navy to serve his country and give his life direction. Continue reading

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Stroehle House High Tea in Black Hawk

Learning about local history and the Stroehle family

By Jaclyn Morrow

Saturday, September 9th at 2:00 pm, the Stroehle House was open for the semi-annual High Tea. This historic home at 231 Chase Street in Black Hawk has been recently renovated to Victorian times when the home was occupied by the Stroehle family. The home was donated to the Gilpin Historical Society by a cousin of the home’s occupants as requested as a generous gift to be kept as a historical reminder of ways and days now gone. Continue reading

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