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New concessionaire brings exciting recreation opportunities to northern Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (April 23, 2024) – Trailhead shuttles, glamping yurts, and paddleboard rentals … these are some of the exciting new possibilities coming to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland over the next five years thanks to a new public-private partnership with Vista Recreation. 

Construction at Justice Center

Attention Jurors & Justice Center Visitors: Materials for replacing the Gilpin County Justice Center’s Low Slope Roof Project have been delivered to the Justice Center’s main parking lot. Please note that these materials are taking up most of the parking in the lower-level parking lot. Construction is expected to last approximately two months, weather dependent. Please be cautious when visiting the Justice Center.

The Gilpin County Slash Site is OPEN for the season

Due to the recent wind storm and downed trees, the Gilpin County Slash Site has opened for the season 2 weeks early. The slash site will open on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, with the same days and hours as the Transfer Station.   It is scheduled to remain open through Sunday, November 3rd, 2024.

Please have your County Resident window sticker visible in your windshield. Fees apply to non-residents and all commercial loads.  There is no charge for household quantities of slash from County residents.   Fees are charged for ALL COMMERCIAL LOADS.  

City of Black Hawk IGA Status Update

April 2, 2024

Open Letter to the Community regarding The City of Black Hawk’s Lodging Tax Increase and Conditional Offer to Support the Gilpin County Parks and Recreation Department with $1,000,000 in 2025, with annual adjustments thereafter and Gilpin County’s interest to start negotiations.  

The offer was not declined.  

Gilpin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Gilpin County has contracted SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop a county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The primary goal of this effort is to develop an actionable plan that individuals and businesses can use to feel empowered in protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their property.