Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mount Evans Highway now opened to the peak

Highest Paved Road in North America By Stacia Sellers The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) is officially open up to the summit of Mount Evans (14,264 feet). CDOT crews have been working diligently to have the road … Continue reading

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Colorado’s oldest Opera House

Prepares for a Special Summer Season in Central City by Pam Deck Built in 1878, Central City’s Opera House is by far the oldest and most treasured Opera House in Colorado.  Almost 140 years ago, the citizens of Central City … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of J. W. Fassett

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Born, reared and educated in Bureau County, Illinois, at the early age of 23 years, in the spring of 1859, J.W. Fassett struck out for the gold fields of Colorado. Driving a covered wagon … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 19, 1987 The recall petition for Black Hawk Mayor Bill Lorenz has been declared invalid. It was learned this week that the recall petition did not meet legal criteria. At the last regular council meeting … Continue reading

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Boys of summer – kayakers play in surf at Clear Creek Whitewater Park in Golden

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park site for top 50K footrace

Proceeds from the Dirty 30 benefit Gilpin school teams by Patty Unruh The trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park saw plenty of traffic on Saturday, June 3, as nearly 600 trail racers ran in the ninth annual Dirty 30. … Continue reading

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Central City neutral in Free-Play Gaming tax issue

Too many concerns prevent Council from supporting controversial proposal By David Josselyn Work Session The Central City Council met with Staff on May 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm for a work session prior to the regular council meeting. The topics … Continue reading

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Gilpin Arts Juried Show spectacular

Heroes Among Artists By David Josselyn 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Colorado’s longest running continuous juried arts show located right here in Central City’s Washington Hall; the State’s longest continuously used public building. A juried show is open to … Continue reading

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Gilpin School board debates track and field concerns

Members consider seat belts for buses by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education met on Tuesday, June 6. Craig Holmes, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter were the Board members present. Member Charlotte Taylor participated by telephone, and Brook … Continue reading

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Timberline Fire Protection District Inclusion Election

Frequently Asked Questions By Paul Ondr, Fire Chief I would like to thank all who have attended one of Timberline’s public forums for Gilpin County residents to discuss the upcoming election on June 13, 2017. We truly appreciate your interest … Continue reading

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