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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.

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November 8 General Election

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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.

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