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Bike Race, NedGravel, in Gilpin County on July 13, 2024

The bike race, NedGravel, is taking place Saturday, July 13. One of the five courses will take riders through Gilpin County - the rest will be in Boulder County around Nederland. While participants in the ride should be obeying rules of the road, please note the additional potential traffic and congestion during the hours of the ride which will be approximately 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Roadside Fire Mitigation Activities in Aspen Springs Neighborhood

The following joint letter dated July 1, 2024 was sent to Aspen Springs Residents and Property Owners. It is signed by County Manager Ray Rears, Gilpin County, and Fire Chief Paul Ondr, Timberline Fire.

Aspen Springs Resident or Property Owner,
Subject: Roadside Fire Mitigation Activities in Aspen Springs Neighborhood

Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Updates, May 17-20, 2024

rom the US Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland

BOULDER, Colo. (May 20, 2024) -- Fire crews remain at the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Project Site, and will continue their work for the next several days. These crews are working on securing the edge around the Unit 44A burn area by spraying water and stirring dirt to ensure lack of heat while also utilizing sprinklers to widen the perimeter line. View a video from our Burn Boss, reviewing this week's work and successes.

City of Black Hawk Community Center Contribution Intergovernmental Agreement Update

The following letter was shared with Stephen Cole, City Manager for the City of Black Hawk on May 15, 2024


Dear Mr. Cole:

As you are aware, the Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners (“County”) received the City of Black Hawk’s (“City”) subsequent offer to provide a term-limited reoccurring direct contribution to support the Gilpin County Community Center, dated May 8, 2024. This followed the County’s request to start negotiations on the terms first shared with the County on March 21, 2024.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE May 10, 2024 - Tularemia

  • A dead beaver tested positive for tularemia near a private community lake on May 2, 2024.
  • The infected animal has been removed and properly disposed of as of May 9, 2024.
  • Although the last time an animal tested positive for tularemia in Gilpin County was in October 2019, it is possible that other animals have experienced illness or death without being detected.
  • The bacteria that cause tularemia are endemic (native) to Colorado and Gilpin County. Under the right conditions it can persist for long periods of time in soil, water, or dead animals.

Forsythe II Prescribed Burn Update 5/7/2024


BOULDER, Colo. (May 7, 2024) – Fire managers have determined that conditions will not be suitable for prescribed fire ignitions tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, at the Forsythe II Prescribed Burn. Fire management professionals will continue to monitor for another possible ignition window after this incoming weather system, which unexpectedly dropped snow on the burn area this afternoon.

Gilpin County to Host Public Open House for 2024 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Update

We Want Your Input

Gilpin County has taken proactive measures to protect its communities and infrastructure from wildfire hazards by contracting SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop an updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for 2024. The CWPP will serve as a guiding document that will assist the County and landowners in making informed decisions with respect to wildfire preparation and management.