News and Public Notices

November 23, 2022
Colorado voters passed Proposition 118 as the result of a statewide ballot initiative in November 2020 to create a state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program (FAMLI).
November 15, 2022
Pursuant to the adoption of Resolution 22-47 by the Board of County Commissioners, a trial period testing out a standardized 4/10 (a 4-day work week; working 10-hour days) has been authorized starting the week of December 12,2022 and ending June 2, 2023.


County Spotlight

Web Sill for Gilpin County Commissioner 2020

Commissioner Web Sill

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Commissioner Web Sill, 1st District today, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Web served as a Commissioner for ten years over three terms.

Our condolences to his family, friends and the whole community of Gilpin. Web served with strength and pride. He will be very much missed.

We hold warm memories and appreciation of Commissioner Sill for his service to our country and the people of Gilpin County.


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The Best Little County in Colorado


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Rich History

Gilpin County, located in the high country east of the Continental Divide some thirty-seven miles west of Denver, was established in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory.

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Scenic Beauty

While people, industries and fortunes come and go, the imposing beauty of the mountains along the Continental Divide provide daily inspiration for those drawn to Gilpin County.

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Limited Stakes Gaming

In 1990 a state-wide amendment passed that legalized limited-stakes gambling in Black Hawk and Central City. The initiative required that much of the proceeds from gambling would be provided to the Colorado State Historical Fund for Historic Preservation.

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Living in the High Country

The high country is not for the fainthearted when Mother Nature sends a 100-year snowfall. A three-footer of spring white rain is not uncommon. Gilpinites need to be ready for prime time in the high country.