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Community Meetings and Events

Community Meetings & Events


QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Multiple days, times, and locations:

  • Tuesday July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., virtual
  • Tuesday, August 13, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Gilpin County Public Library

Learn to save the life of a child, a student, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member.

If someone you know has considered suicide, would you recognize the warning signs and know how to help? Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the ten states with the highest suicide rate. Learn what you can do to help when someone is in a suicide crisis, and gain the confidence to take action and save a life.

Register for any of the courses. Registration closes the day prior to the course.

This course is for anyone. If you have questions, please email Jefferson Center Speakers Bureau.


Gilpin County Fair

July 19-21, 2024

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (parade starts at 10:00 a.m.)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm

The Gilpin County Parks & Recreation Department presents the Gilpin County Fair at the Allen Memorial Fairgrounds, 250 Norton Drive in Black Hawk, CO.  

Main Events:

  • Parade, Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. through Central City & Black Hawk
  • 4-H Horse & Livestock Shows
  • Rouch Stock Rodeo
  • Ranch Rodeo
  • Community Events: 
    • Dog Agility 
    • Volleyball Tourney
    • Redneck Relay
    • Backyard Bags
    • Fiber & Fabric Arts Judging
    • Watch for more!

View links below to volunteer for the event, the Fiber & Fabric Arts Juried Event, Sponsorship Application (due in April), and Vendor Application. For questions, please reach out to Krystal Meyer, Special Events Coordinator.

2024 Gilpin County Fair flyer

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open House

August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Gilpin County Historic Courthouse located at 203 Eureka St, Central City, CO 80427

Gilpin County is in the process of updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and will be hosting an open house event. This event will provide community members the opportunity to learn about the CWPP, engage with Gilpin County staff and emergency personnel, and ask questions. 

The event will begin with a short presentation and wildfire preparedness and CWPP resources will be available throughout the open house. 

If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to learn about the CWPP and provide comments, please use our digital comment form.  

Public input is a crucial aspect of CWPP development and ensures the actions recommended in the plan suit the current and future needs and conditions of the county. An online survey has been created to allow community members to communicate their thoughts and concerns on wildfire. Please take 15-20 minutes to complete the Gilpin County Community Survey. Responses are anonymous unless you wish to receive future notifications about the plan. 

View the press release.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open House August 8, 2024

Central City-Clear Creek Superfund Site Community Meeting

October 3, 2024, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

BoCC Meeting Hall, Historic Courthouse (203 Eureka Street, Black Hawk, CO) and via Zoom (link coming soon)

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide an update on the status of the Central City-Clear Creek Superfund Site. The meeting will also provide a forum for community members to ask questions about the Site.

View general information about the Site and access to resources related to health safety(opens in new window)(opens in new window)(opens in new window

To sign up for email notifications about the Site, including public notices and upcoming public meetings, visit the CDPHE website to complete a form and select “Remediation - Superfund - Clear Creek” as the Email List at the bottom of the page.

If you have technical issues connecting to Zoom or prefer not to ask your questions publicly, please contact Branden Ingersoll at 720-810-7912 or via email.