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Halloween – Hang on for a Wild Time

Halloween – Hang on for a Wild Time

Annual Manitou Springs Coffin Races set for Oct. 25 Halloween week means it’s time for the Emma Crawford Coffin Races in the fun, funky and picturesque town of Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. The event weekend, Oct. 24-25, wraps around the Saturday races – 70 teams each with its wheeled hand-made “coffin” dashing […]

Entertainment – ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ a delightful fantasy

Entertainment – ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ a delightful fantasy

By Rosemary Fetter Maggie Brown would have loved the Denver Performing Arts Center production of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” And the audience should too, as long as they don’t take it seriously. Based on the 1960 Broadway production and a 1961 movie starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell, the play celebrates the life of the […]

Entertainment – October fun in Central City

Entertainment – October fun in Central City

By Rosemary Fetter As autumn winds sweep the leaves around your backyard and the days get shorter and chillier, it’s time to head up to Central City for a mini-vacation and some Halloween thrills and chills. In early December, visit Central’s Tommyknocker fair for unique gift items. Creepy Crawls Oct. 17 -18, 24-25, 7-9 p.m., […]

With fall, holidays approaching – casino towns offer gaming and family fun

With fall, holidays approaching – casino towns offer gaming and family fun

By Rosemary Fetter For a refreshing change of pace, take a leisurely drive up to Black Hawk, Central City or Cripple Creek and enjoy the stunning fall colors. Along with great gaming, there are still plenty of family activities to enjoy and some chills and thrills coming up on Halloween. BLACK HAWK High Tea at […]

Events – Tombstones Tell New and Old Tales

Events – Tombstones Tell New and Old Tales

Cemetery Crawl set for Aug. 23 By Linda Jones On Saturday, Aug. 23, the pioneers buried in the Knights of Pythias cemetery above Central City will share their tales of life on earth in the 19th century. This year’s Cemetery Crawl, the 26th produced by Gilpin History, features such well-known residents as the Magor, Rohling, […]

Cover Story – Peak to Creek Duck Race, July 26

Cover Story – Peak to Creek Duck Race, July 26

  By Linda Jones The 11th annual Peak to Creek Duck Race will float by on North Clear Creek at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The race is produced by the Peak to Peak Rotary club, and they will staff the Duck Race Headquarters on the corner of Main and Richman streets, alongside the […]

Madame celebrated during Lou Bunch Day

Madame celebrated during Lou Bunch Day

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Charlie’s Bar now open in Central City

Charlie’s Bar now open in Central City

By Linda Jones Central City has gone back to the past – there is a stand-alone bar again. Charlie’s Bar has everything a bar should have: darts, pool, table shuffleboard, arcade games, happy hours, man-cans, dancing, laughter and, of course, good times. Charlie’s is located where the former Crystal Palace Casino stood. Remember how gorgeous […]

Black Hawk – The fleet is coming to town: Peak to Creek Duck Race, July 26

Black Hawk – The fleet is coming to town: Peak to Creek Duck Race, July 26

 By Linda Jones This appealing yellow duck fleet wears sunglasses and wide smiles. The 11th annual Peak to Creek Duck Race will float by on North Clear Creek at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The race is produced by the Peak to Peak Rotary club, and they will staff the Duck Race Headquarters […]

Colorado gaming towns heat up for summer

By Rosemary Fetter Summer swings for visitors to Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, with great gaming and lots of events. Remember to allow extra time for travel due to construction on I-70. The following are scheduled for mid-June to mid-July. Check venue in advance in case of change. BLACK HAWK High Tea at […]

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