Gilpin’s FB team makes hay with Hayden in 38-0 victory

Lady Eagles meet with disappointment on the court

by Patty Unruh

Football Win v. Hayden

Gilpin Eagle fans held on through a bitingly cold, blustery October 14th afternoon to cheer their team to a 38-0 conference win over the Hayden Tigers in the final home game of the season. The victory brings the Eagles to a 6-1 record, 3-0 in league action. The Hayden Tigers now hold a 4-3 record. Continue reading

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Black Hawk’s Gregory Street Project

Taking Shape to be User-Friendly

By Pam Deck

The Gregory Street thoroughfare has been in the state of flux for 158 years. It is a primary artery joining two incredible and historic cities, Black Hawk and Central City. According to Black Hawk’s Mayor David Spellman, the Gregory Street “HARD” District is right on schedule. HARD was coined by Spellman and the Black Hawk City Council. It stands for “History Appreciation Recreation Destination.” The future distilleries moving to the city like the phrase because HARD refers to their industry. The Mayor likes it because it ties in with the vision he has embraced for several years – that Black Hawk become a friendlier, year-round resort destination. Continue reading

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Active kids learn better

Physical activity and mindfulness in the classroom

by Patty Unruh

The Gilpin County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Gilpin’s historic courthouse renovations project

Parks and Recreation shuffle staff

By Jaclyn Schrock

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9 am the Gilpin County Board of Commissioners held their regular bi-monthly meeting with an agenda revised on October 13th  at 203 Eureka Street, Central City, Colorado.  Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – October 23, 1987

Edward Walsh, school bus driver, received a letter of commendation from Gilpin RE-1 Principal Glenn Bittner and from the local school board this week for saving a student from possible serious injury. Walsh saw a young secondary school student run up beside a departing bus on October 1 and bang on the window. A student inside the bus reached out, grabbed the girl by the arm and held on as the bus prepared to leave. Jumping from his bus, which was immediately behind the one with the student hanging on, Walsh grabbed the girl and alerted the other driver, who stopped. Continue reading

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Eagles’ FB kicks off a win against Soroco

Volleyball fans dig Lady Eagle wins against Kiowa, Heritage Christian

by Patty Unruh

Gridiron Action

The Gilpin High School varsity football team pushed past the Soroco Rams of Oak Creek 48-40 on October 6 in a conference game on the Rams’ field. The Gilpin Eagles are having a good season, with a 5-1 overall record to date. The Eagles are second in the Northwest 8-man football league behind undefeated West Grand, whom they will visit on October 27. Soroco is now third, with a 4-2 record. Continue reading

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A Change of Seasons

Visitors’ Center Showcase Gallery Hosts New Art Exhibit

It doesn’t take much awareness to note the changing seasons in Gilpin County. Leaf peepers abound to enjoy the fall colors and residents have already needed to use snow removal equipment.

On the second floor of the Central City Visitors’ Center, “A Change of Seasons” is also noted. This new exhibit features painter John Cieraszynski; photographer Gale Gatto; and silversmith Tom Cowherd. Continue reading

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Electronic messaging centers a no-go in Central City

Buffer zones increased for marijuana licenses

By David Josselyn

Work Session

The Central City Council met with Staff on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for a work session prior to the regular council meeting. The topics of conversation were the future of the Central City Fire Department, a change to the trash and recycling fee, and a review of the sign code. Continue reading

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The Golden Cruise…

Last car show of the summer brings out all the cool cars

by Aaron Storms

I always look forward to the first Saturday of the month in the summer so that I can drive down the hill and check out all the cool cars and trucks that attend from all over the Denver metro area. Sadly, this was bittersweet this time as it is the last one for the season, just barely beating the snow storm that rolled through the area Sunday night. Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – October 16, 1987

The Central City Opera House Association has been busy all summer doing repairs on their many properties in Central City. The latest projects included shoring up the crumbling bricks on Williams Stable by Gilpinite Charles Slater. Continue reading

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