Monthly Archives: January 2013

Black Hawk Council addresses recreational and medical marijuana use

New owners of Fitzgerald’s, City Manager’s contract By Lynn Volkens Black Hawk City Council with Mayor David Spellman and Council members Linda Armbright, Paul Bennett, Diane Cales, Jim Johnson and Greg Moates met for their regularly scheduled business meeting on … Continue reading

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Wild land fire in south Gilpin back country ignites 2013 fire season

“Just a little one,” says Central City Fire Chief By Lynn Volkens The 2013 wild land fire season has already begun in Gilpin County. At 7:20 Tuesday evening, January 22, 2013, a wild land fire was reported on the ridge … Continue reading

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Wiring sparks Central City house fire

Very little damage By Lynn Volkens A “water thaw mishap” was the cause of an attic fire at the residence at 207 West First High Street in Central City on Monday morning, January 28, 2013. Central City Fire Chief Gary … Continue reading

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Gilpin Commissioners deal with controversial issues

New Commissioner Watson jumps right into the fray By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson considered an unusual septic system request, dealt with the usual annual renewals and appointments and conducted two work sessions, … Continue reading

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Gilpin Men’s Basketball team scores first league win

Eagles edge Denver Waldorf By George Snyder The Gilpin Men’s team scored their first 5280 League win by edging Denver Waldorf 43-40 in a squeaker last Tuesday at the Gilpin gym. The win, coupled with a 66-30 loss to league powerhouse … Continue reading

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Return to victory for Lady Eagles

Basketball team overwhelms opponents by Patty Unruh Battle with Community Christian The Gilpin County School varsity girls’ basketball team scored another win at home January 25 against opponent Community Christian. The Lady Eagles shut down the Crusaders 54-10 in conference … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 Years Ago – February 4, 1983   Gilpin County has again made national news – in the Wall Street Journal, no less – but this time it isn’t a gold mine, or an opera, or Lou Bunch Day, or … Continue reading

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Swearing, marijuana, and sex offender registration in Central

Issues addressed at Central City Council Meeting By Wes Isenhart In the first Central City Council meeting of 2013, the council said goodbye to outgoing members Rita Lee and Bob Giancola and welcomed as new members Gloria Gaines and Kathy … Continue reading

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Walter Perryman’s wonderful wood carvings

Surprising exhibit at Gilpin County Public Library By Lynn Volkens Patrons of Gilpin County Public Library (GCPL) know to take a look at the big glass display case in the lobby, just to their left as they come in the … Continue reading

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Timberline Directors amend Chief’s working agreement

Firefighters restricted from talking about department business By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) Board of Directors met January 14, 2013 with President Rick Wenzel and Directors Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ondr and Chris Samuelson present. Also at … Continue reading

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