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Gilpin County Sheriff’s Report August

On August 11, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be driving on a suspending license. He was issued a summons and given a courtesy ride to his residence. On August ...
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Fatal accident driver faces vehicular homicide charge

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.  Kelley Wiggins, 37, the driver of the 1997 Pontiac Firebird that was involved in a rollover accident that killed one person and injured four others, ...
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Common Consumption Areas become common

John Scarffe, Black Hawk.  During its regular meeting on Wednesday, August 12, the Black Hawk City Council heard requests for two Common Consumption Areas and for two liquor licenses. On ...
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Gilpin County News : On mine remediation

Roger Baker, Gilpin County Manager.  A couple of very sad news reports in the last few weeks illustrate how difficult the mixed-use legacy of our Colorado mountains can be, and how ...
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Naturally Speaking: “That’s Pretty Swift”

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  As their name implies, “swifts” are fast-flying birds. In fact, they are considered to have the swiftest flight among small birds. They probably ...
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Graceful art in the roots

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. Almost everyone is born with a gift. Finding one’s gift is the hard part. Some people spend their whole life trying to figure out what they are ...
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Swan song for Fair organizer

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.  For the past 21 years, Vicki Nemec of Gilpin County has been involved in the County’s annual Fair, the crown jewel of events at the end of the ...
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Fair skies, delicious fare: Gilpin does it again

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Polar Gas expands in Gilpin

Lynn Hirshman, Gilpin County. Last Wednesday, August 12, Commissioner Linda Isenhart posted this notice on Facebook: “For Gilpin County Residents: Public meeting TONIGHT … re: Polar ...