Monthly Archives: March 2015

Central City Parkway archway sign to get a new look and name  

A Sign of Changing Times By David Josselyn The Central City Council and staff met for a special council meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2015. All members of Council were present along with City Clerk Reba Bechtel, City Manager Daniel … Continue reading

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Remembering Francine Robb…

 July 3, 1927 – March 18, 2015 Francine L. Robb was born in Denver on July 3, 1927. Her family owned a series of fresh produce market/ butcher stores in Denver until the great depression forced them out of

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Turning Back the Pages  

30 years ago – March 29, 1985 Searching for evidence in Gilpin County this year has been an unproductive pastime for law enforcement officials. In January, the Scandia Mine was searched for a gun believed to

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Polar Plungers and Coffin Racing entertain a record-breaking crowd

At Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland by Heather Worrell The 14th Annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival activities did not disappoint the record-breaking crowd this year. An estimated 15,000 people attended the event on Saturday with

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A tailing tale

George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885) By Maggie Magoffin Gilpin County, of which Central is the commercial center, is the oldest and perhaps the best developed mining portion of the state of Colorado. Its population is 7,000. The veins

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – March 22, 1985 Black Hawk is not going to apply for grant funding from the state for water meters. A motion was passed at a special meeting of Black Hawk council members Wednesday to

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Gilpin County Youth Wrestling Club dominates

At the Colorado State Youth Wrestling Tournament by Heather Worrell Our very own Gilpin County Youth Wrestling club ended their season as number 25 out of 106 teams statewide this past weekend at the Colorado State Youth Wrestling Tournament.

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High Country Auxiliary’s “Team Chili” hosts 300 at annual dinner and auction  

Record number of goods and services donated By Patty Unruh A crowd of about 300 gathered for chili beans and bargains at the High Country Auxiliary’s (HCA) annual fund-raising dinner and silent auction on Saturday evening, March 7.

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Turning Back the Pages  

30 years ago – March 15, 1985 Nahanni Warburton will be Gilpin County School’s entrant in the state spelling bee next month. At the end of the local competition, the eighth grader first had to spell “nuance,”

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Gilpin Lady Eagles headed for regional playoffs

Beats Rocky Mountain Lutheran to win 5280 League Championship By Patty Unruh Gilpin County High School girls’ varsity basketball team edged past Rocky Mountain Lutheran (RML) 37-33 in a neutral playoff match on February 28 at Arvada K-8. The game

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