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Marijuana excise tax grows again

John Scarffe, Gilpin County.  The Gilpin County Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of placing an excise tax for marijuana grow operations on the November ballot again ...
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Gilpin Library Footnotes

Larry Grieco, Librarian.  The new Tami Hoag mystery, The Bitter Season centers on Minneapolis Detective Nikki Liska, newly assigned to the cold case squad. She is unhappy and bored. ...
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Centennial Bank bought by Heartland

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  Last Wednesday, Centennial Bank employee Carrie Lake painstakingly poked lollipops into a bowl, layer by layer, symmetrical, with candy orbs level on the ...
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Alcohol Awareness Month – Start of the Season of Celebration

Dear Editor, April is Alcohol Awareness Month. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Established in 1987, AAM was founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ...
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A Cat’s Life

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  The age old debate by several mountain cat companions continues, do I let my mountain cat explore the great outdoors and risk becoming an appetizer, or ...
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Colorado Forest Health

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  The 2015 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests from the Colorado State Forest Service is out. As always, there are fluctuations ...
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Mountain Spirit Astrology

Vital Aries Aries is the vital first sign of the zodiac, and the start of Spring. This vigorous sign has as its ruling planet Mars, the symbol of energy and sports. Mars reverses every ...
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Parking lot property exchange delayed

John Scarffe, Black Hawk.  An agreement to purchase the old clinic site for a surface parking lot faced delays during a regular meeting of the Black Hawk City Council on Wednesday, ...
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Central City Alderman : Mid March meeting wrap-up

Janet Perry, Central City.   The Central City Alderman meeting moved into Executive Session, after being called to order, by Mayor pro-tem Kathy Heider. This was necessary to discuss ...
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