Driving Me Crazy!

~ By Catherine Mahrholz ~ During the summer months, the highways and byways in the Pikes Peak region certainly see an increase in traffic. People from other parts of the country and…

Fate of Natural Grocers in Limbo

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Representatives for Natural Grocers presented the DDA with an ultimatum at this month’s DDA meeting. If the DDA does not grant the natural food chain…

Peak Internet Expanding Again!

Jayson Baker, the CEO and founder of Peak Internet, is excited about the company’s growth. Baker founded the company 15 years ago in 2002. In 2014, Peak Internet was listed as…

Front Page News

Driving Me Crazy!

~ By Catherine Mahrholz ~ During the summer months, the highways and byways in the Pikes Peak region certainly see an increase in traffic. People from other parts of the country and Colorado residents from the surrounding areas want to take advantage of the recreational opportunities that abound in this part of the United States. This results…

Monsoon Invasion Lifts Teller County From Serious Fire Danger Levels

Burning restrictions to remain intact ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Rain, rain: Please go away. That’s the predominant wish of local softball players, golfers, hikers, picnickers, mountain bikers, anglers and recreation-goers, who are enjoying the latest monsoon season about as much as a punch to the head; or worse yet, the dreadful experience of another marathon…

TMJ 07/18/17 edition

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Bears on the Prowl in the High Country

Growing food hunts result in invasions of local neighborhoods and homes ~ by John Jones ~ This summer could be known as the “Summer of the Bear” all across Colorado, including Teller County and the lower Ute Pass area. Bear encounters have been on the rise since early June, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials…

Fate of Natural Grocers in Limbo

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Representatives for Natural Grocers presented the DDA with an ultimatum at this month’s DDA meeting. If the DDA does not grant the natural food chain the TIF agreement they requested they will not be coming to Woodland Park. The proposed 13,000 square foot store will be located on the old…

Pressure Builds over Pressure Washing Project for Downtown

City receives the snub from CDOT for clean-up help ~ by Bob Volpe ~ The issue of how to best pay for the pressure washing of public benches, lamp posts, medians, sidewalks, and private property storefronts in Woodland Park’s main downtown core hit center stage again at last week’s city council meeting. Mayor Neil Levy…

Cripple Creek’s Adventure Park Gearing Up for Fall Opening

Gaming community gambling big on outdoor fervor ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The city of Cripple Creek is wagering big bets on more outdoor, recreational pursuits, a bid capped by a $300,000-plus adventure park. And unless town leaders hit a few last-minute hurdles, local residents and visitors  in the late fall of 2017 will reap the benefits of the town’s…

Sports

Vahsholtz Family Racers Reveal Secrets Behind Record Hill Climb Records

~ by Bob Volpe ~ With this year’s Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in the record books, the Vahsholtz family of Woodland Park  has chalked up another record breaking outing. Young Codie Vahsholtz rode his custom Husqvarna Supermoto to a record breaking first place win in the Middle Weight motorcycle division with a time…

Mountain Bikes Have Come a Long Way, Baby

Small Manufacturing Guys Getting Squeezed Out ~ by Bob Volpe ~ On the hot, dusty dirt roads and trails of Marin County, on the slopes of Mt Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco, a small group of bike riding pioneers scavenged and modified old paper-boy “clunkers” into what would become today’s mountain bikes. The need…