Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Tailing Tale

Of Poker Alice, Wild West gambler extraordinaire By Maggie Magoffin A steady stream of miners, ranchers, and cowhands, filtered in and out of the Number 10 Saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. An inexperienced musician playing an out-of-tune

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 28, 1985   To the Editor: I for one appreciate having the tourists able to park on Lawrence St. in Central City. With the big parking problem we have in this town, it is also … Continue reading

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Senior living facility proposed near Chalet Park entrance

 “Good idea, bad location,” say neighbors by Patty Unruh Building affordable housing for senior citizens has been a goal in Gilpin County for several years. Balancing this need with the potential impact on neighbors may prove to be a challenge.

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A Tailing Tale

The Ramstetter Family of Golden Gate Canyon By Maggie Magoffin Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending Golden Gate History Night at the Golden Gate Grange where the evening’s discussion was led by long-time canyon residents,

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 21, 1985 A motorcycle accident occurred on Highway 119, June 16, which claimed the life of Dean Calvert, 23, of Black Hawk. According to the report prepared by Gilpin County

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Gilpin Connect bus service up and running

County Commissioners Authorize Belvidere Theatre Structural Assessment by Heather Worrell The Board of County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Old Gilpin County Courthouse in Central City and convened at 9:02 am.

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A tailing tale of medicine in the Old West

By Susan K. Marlow Technology exploded during the Gilded Age – the steam engine, electricity, the telegraph – marvels to behold! One would think medicine and health care would be right on track.

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 14, 1985 Central City, like Black Hawk, has approved an election for cable television. The election, to be held July 9, was requested by Stagecoach Cable TV, the company that has been

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Keeping pace in the Golden Gate Dirty 30

Gilpin school athletes benefit from grueling foot race By Patty Unruh Trail racers in the seventh annual Dirty 30 enjoyed the best of Golden Gate State Park on Saturday, May 30, just in time for some beautiful weather – finally. … Continue reading

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License plates, mining, and a house frozen in time

Can Be Enjoyed This Summer Courtesy of the Gilpin County Historical Society by Heather Worrell The Gilpin County Historical Society kicked off their season with the opening of the museum at 228 E. 1st High Street in Central City on … Continue reading

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