Tag Archive | "Cripple Creek"

How to win at the slots (maybe)!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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The Colorado Division of Gaming issued its monthly stat pack yesterday, which tracks revenue, tax payments and adjusted gross proceeds(AGP) for the three mountain towns where gambling is legal. The bad news (at least for casino owners): revenue for October is down slightly in Central City and Cripple Creek, and up slightly in Blackhawk. Blackhawk […]

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Flat tire in the Rockies

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Last weekend we jumped into our temperamental little black roadster and headed for the mountains. If ever there was a top down, wind in your face, blue sky, dazzling sun two-lane blacktop day, Sunday was it. It was a day for German engineering, Rocky Mountain splendor and glowing aspens on the back road to Cripple […]

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Livin’ the dream (city)

Monday, July 20, 2009


After months of hype and hundreds of column inches of high-minded rhetoric, the Gazette’s ‘Dream City’ project culminated with a much-touted meeting at Coronado High School.  Three hundred people showed up – an impressive turnout for an earnest few hours of community-minded heavy liftin’, especially on a radiant Saturday morning.  I didn’t go – too […]

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Management by making guacamole

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Found myself-not unexpectedly-up in Cripple Creek last weekend, trying my luck at various infernal gambling devices, which, more often than not, taketh rather than giveth.  My significant other and I spent most of the afternoon at Bronco Billy’s, which started out small when it was established more than 15 years ago, and has expanded, thrived and prospered  […]

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