Main Street Soap Opera Continues

Group rehires former coordinator ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   The saga on Main Street continues as the group struggles to get money from the city and wrestles with the…

City Council Wrestles With Budget

– By Bob Volpe – The November 2nd regular meeting of city council was civil, but split hard on how to reduce spending, yet maintain the current level of services…

VOTE NO ON LODGING TAX

Dear Editor:   As a lodging (Gold Strike Inn) small business owner in Cripple Creek, I take issue with some of the recent comments contained in the Mountain Jackpot from…

Teller County Booming With Senior Services

Teller County Booming With Senior Services   – by Trevor Phipps –   The population of senior citizens or “older Americans” has been on the rise in the United States…

Woodland Park Aqua Opening Attracts Huge Crowds

 – by Bob Volpe – Last Sunday, the long-awaited $15 million-plus Aquatic Center finally opened its doors to the public. Sunday’s grand opening featured free swimming, tours, and a raffle…

Combating a Growing Bear Menace!

Green Mountain Falls’ residents may face mandatory animal-protective trash rules – by Rick Langenberg – With a growing onslaught of bears that at times take control of local streets, Green…

Main Street Woes Continue

Media barred from workshop ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Problems on the Woodland Park Main Street front continue as the board encounters more personnel and leadership changes. There have been…

CC&V Projects Prompt Many Public Comments

Commissioners say yes to new mining amendment ~ byTrevor Phipps ~ Projects proposed by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine have led to many citizens voicing their concerns at…

A Special Employee Service Award Presented

photo by Annette Bright ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The October Teller County Commissioners’ meeting was a full house. The room was full with many members of all three local…

Broncos/Giants Preview

~ by Bob Volpe ~ This week the Broncos host the hapless, pitiful NY Giants at Mile High. This will be the last home game for the Broncs before they…

LAS VEGAS VICTIMS’ FUND

I’m Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.  Funds will be used to provide…

The Wild and Crazy Gaming Ride

  ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ What do Cripple Creek gaming pioneers and the veteran rock pop icons Fleetwood Mac have in common?  An ongoing love affair with rumors. Fleetwood’s  rise…

Front Page News

Today’s Episode Of As The Stomach Turns

Tension Grows Between City Council and Main Street ~ by Bob Volpe ~ Main Street board chairman Bob Carlsen presented the organizations report to city council at last Thursday’s regular meeting. Blank stares outnumbered comments from council.   Carlsen outlined Main Street’s accomplishments over the past year in a Power Point presentation and hard copy…

City Council Throws Out the Budget

~ By Bob Volpe ~ In a surprise attack on next year’s budget, city council decided to send the budget back to the city. Council has taken a hard line on fiscal responsibility insisting the budget meet stricter guidelines that restores the 10 percent budget reserve. At two tables set up in a wide open V…

Green Mountain Falls Tree Lighting November 25th, 2017

The second Annual Green Mountain Falls Tree Lighting Festival will be held on November 25th at 6:30 P.M.  This popular community event is being organized and presented by the Ute Pass Chamber of Commerce and is free to the public. A Town “Walk” will assemble at the Sallie Bush Community Center where there will be…

Bronco Billy’s Hotel Expansion Plan Unveiled

Hopes of Attracting a Younger Demographic with a Better Experience ~ by John Jones ~ Move over Black Hawk. There are plans for a new big boy in the Colorado casino game. Last week, Full House Resorts, the owners of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel, announced plans to build a 150-room, four star hotel in…

WP City Council Seeks to Reach Truce on 2018 Budget

~ by Bob Volpe ~   Last Wednesday, the city council met in a special workshop format in an effort to craft a  compromise on 2018 budget concerns raised by several elected leaders and citizens. Council went over many concerns point by point, and reached consensus on several issues. On the issue of employee raises, they…

Local firefighters join the fight to douse devastating blazes in California

~ by Trevor Phipps ~   A group of local firefighters from the Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District has returned to safety after battling dangerous blazes in California.   Once California realized their problem with forest fires was extremely severe, they declared a state of national emergency and especially sought assistance from states in the West. Colorado came…

Basecamp Woodland Park Live Web Cam

Sponsored By Perini & Associates (Hwy 24 and Hwy 67 Woodland Park, CO 

Current road conditions – Live – Woodland Park (Hwy 67&24)

 

Live Web Cameras

Basecamp Woodland Park Live Web Cam

Sponsored By Perini & Associates (Hwy 24 and Hwy 67 Woodland Park, CO 

Current road conditions – Live – Woodland Park (Hwy 67&24)

 

Sports

Fall Sports Wrap-Up!

Athletic Programs Produce Improving Prospects   ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Winter is coming.   A true sign of this reality is that the 2017 high school fall sports season has now reached a conclusion.   The athletic programs offered at both Woodland Park and Cripple Creek-Victor High Schools during the fall recorded some definite…

Woodland Park Panthers End Pigskin Season on Losing Note

Injury of Star Running Back Cripples Team’s Prospects   ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   With star player Dominic Roskam ending the 2017 football season on the sidelines in a knee brace, the WP Panthers’ varsity football team lost last Friday by another huge scoring margin.   The Panthers got absolutely outplayed during a final…

Broncos/Bengals Preview

~by Bob Volpe ~ Once again fans in Denver were disappointed with a drubbing on national TV. The Patriots embarrassed the Broncos last week in Denver 41-16. It’s time for Bronco country to face the reality that the Broncos are just not a good team this year. Poor execution, lack of discipline, turnovers, penalties, and…

Broncos Can’t Shake Early Winter Slump

Do or Die Contest With Brady Bunch Looming ~ by Bob Volpe ~ The road has not been kind to the Broncos.   They return to Denver after a three game losing road trip to take on the New England Patriots this week. Last week’s flop in Philly was a truly embarrassing affair. Carson Wentz…

Panthers Face Tough Onslaught by Canon City Powerhouse

Panthers Face Tough Onslaught by Canon City Powerhouse Fans witness one of the state’s leading pigskin titans   By Trevor Phipps Let’s face the inevitable, losing reality.   Woodland Park football fans knew last Friday would be a rough night for our Panther boys, in their bout against an extremely powerful Canon City team. However,…

Broncos/Chiefs Preview

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Next week the Broncos travel to Kansas City to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are reeling from a last minute upset last week at the hands of the Raiders. This week’s match up in Arrowhead Stadium is yet another night game for the Broncos. The last…

Sports Show Preview

Sports Show at Russ'Spots Bar

This Tuesday, Oct 24th we will be shooting Live at Russ Sports Bar and Grill in Divide, just behind Venture Foods. Join us there or Tune in on our facebook site for up to date sports. Dr. John Jones, Trevor Phipps, Bob Volpe and Rick Langenberg, cover the local High School, College and Pro Football games from the previous week and lay out what is to come for the week ahead… A must see. You never know what will happen…..Just a lot of fun….Come join us or tune in…

Posted by TMJ News on Thursday, October 19, 2017

TMJ Shows

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)
See two of Woodland Parks own Veterans talk of their incredible experiences in the military and how it translates to the freedoms our country has to offer….
(sponsored by Perini & Associates)

TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)See two of Woodland Parks own Veterans talk of their incredible experiences in the military and how it translates to the freedoms our country has to offer….(sponsored by Perini & Associates)

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Peak at Your Health at the Whole in the Wall

John Butera hosts a great segment on the top three products that provides relief and promotes good health in the higher elevations. Mark Duvall owner of the Whole in the Wall store, reveals many of his secrets about how he has developed these products…Look for more episodes of “A Peak at Your Health” on the Healthy Living Page….[ a Mountain Jackpot Production ]

TMJ on the Web: Sunday

TMJ on the Web Sunday

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Explosive Device Found in Woodland Park

Parts of Woodland Park Evacuated and Shut Down from Discovery of Explosive Device ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Anti-bomb squads arrive to defuse problems In what some Woodland Park neighbors described as a reported “treasure hunt” in Lake George earlier today ended with the evacuation of at least 50 homes as authorities took swift and detailed action to defuse a live mortar…

Teller County Sheriff Open House

The new Sheriff Jason Mikesell and his wife Pam were greeted with open arms by the community yesterday at the Teller County Sheriff’s annual open house. The event had the usual free food, pop corn, and games for the kiddies. The Deputies and Staff as well as Search and Rescue, Divide Fire and much more showed there newest gear. All in all with the weather cooperating a great time.