Category Archives: History

Saluting those who answered the call of duty

Gilpin County School pays tribute to our community’s veterans by Patty Unruh Gilpin County military veterans were honored with a tribute on Thursday morning, November 9, at Gilpin County School. Community members, students, administration, and active duty military personnel gathered … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day celebrated

At the Gilpin Community Center By Jaclyn Schrock Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Gilpin County Community Center bearing up to cold stiff breezes about 25 people appreciating what United States service men and women have endured to continue … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago- November 20, 1987 By unanimous decision of the Central City aldermen, it was moved on Wednesday that the council or its representative “contact the District Attorney at the earliest possible time to effect dismissal of the civil … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – November 13, 1987 Central City Police are attempting to seize the home of Thomas L. Sundermeyer. A civil action suit has been filed by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office at the request of Central City … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – November 6, 1987 Halloween was enjoyed by kids of all ages and from all over Gilpin County. The first annual Ghosts and Goblins Parade, in Central City, drew hordes of kids, grinning parents, and a crowd … Continue reading

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Last night’s hurricane

Teller & Van Deren Block blown Down – The New York store Crushed and its Inmates Buried in the Ruins – The Cry of Fire at Midnight – Rushing of the Winds and the People – Digging out the Victims … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – October 30, 1987 Water, water everywhere—in various containers from plastic gallon jugs to bathtubs. The water shutoff, scheduled for Monday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., which was to affect Eureka, Main, Spring, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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