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Black Hawk Wellness

The City of Black Hawk has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to empower its' employees to take control of their health and wellness with the programs provided by the City.   The employees use opportunities that are available within their work place.

Black Hawk Wellness Story

Lighting Ceremony ‚Äď City of Black Hawk

The City of Black Hawk celebrated the Holiday Lighting on November 28, 2017.   The City had begun with lighting the gazebo on the corner of Main street and Gregory.   Two other historic streets were included.   The celebration included carolers from the Gilpin County Elementary school, refreshments and flipping the switch to turn on all the lights!

>Black Hawk Lighting Ceremony 1

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Gregory Street Expansion:

The City of Black Hawk recently celebrated a major milestone with the completion of the Gregory St. Expansion Project. The City is now looking toward development for businesses and Colorado-made products in the upcoming months.

>BUSINESS DEN: Black Hawk is Boomtown Again

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"Colorado’s gaming powerhouse pushing to become resort destination with offerings beyond casinos"

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Excerpts from The Denver Post's recent feature on the City's plans for a development renaissance can be found on our news page.


Black Hawk Municipal Code Moment:

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Seasonal Decorations and Lighting Regulations

Chapter 15 ‚Äď Sign Code

ARTICLE III Sign Standards

Division 2 Nonresidential Districts

Sec. 15-44. Temporary sign regulations for nonresidential districts.

(d)   Other time-based temporary signs allowed without a permit.

(2)   Holiday and seasonal decorations. Holiday string lights or colored tree lights may be used for decorative purposes to coincide with the holiday season and shall be installed according to the National Electrical Code. Holiday string lights or colored tree lights may be installed beginning on October 1 and must be removed no later than February 15 of the following year. Holiday string lights or colored tree lights may be illuminated during the holiday season, which begins on November 1 and continuestoFebruary 15 of the following year. All other holiday/seasonal decorations may be used twenty (20) days prior to a national holiday or seasonal change and shall be removed ten (10) days after the national holiday or seasonal change. Illumination is allowed. Flashing lights are discouraged, but not prohibited.

City of Black Hawk Road Closures:

Main Street Closure - Extention - January 15, 2018 thru January 26, 2018.  On January 8th beginning at 6:00 am to 7:00 pm each day, 488 Main Street will be closed thru January 26, 2018 for concrete.  

211 Horn Street Closure - January 1, 2018 thru January 19, 2018. 211 Horn Street will be closed to public access to do maintenance and repairs for water and sewer services.

Bobtail Street Closure - January 23, 2018.  At 270 Gregory Street and Bobtail Street will be closed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for construction work on St. Carriage House Project.

Ongoing ‚ÄĒ Selak & Gregory Streets

During this phase of the City's Gregory Street realignment project, road and lane closures are expected to continue. Please be aware of the possible delays along lower Gregory Street when making travel plans. When possible, one or both lanes will remain open and traffic will continue to be moved at the direction of flaggers.

Selak Street construction is mostly complete, allowing westbound traffic to access City Hall parking and make business deliveries, though Selak Street may also experience intermittent closures. Z Casino parking will be open and accessible from Selak Street.

Ongoing ‚ÄĒ Lower Main Street
Throughout the year, intermittent lane closures will occur on Lower Main Street in front of the Monarch Casino. Alternating traffic patterns and possible closures will take place during construction, however access to both the Monarch and Isle parking garages will remain open.

For additional details, please click here for a map.


Gregory Street Project:

As Black Hawk preserves the spirit of its past, it continues to prepare for the future with an exciting new vision for a development renaissance, destined to once again make history.

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