WP City Boss Defends Government Salaries

Critics allege too many ‘high-paid Chiefs’ ~ by Beth Dodd ~ During Woodland Park’s contentious budget debates late last year, the salaries of city employees were called into question by…

Green Mountain Falls Hires New Marshal

~ by Rick Langenberg ~  It’s now official after months of speculation and even some concerns over the future of small-town law enforcement in the Ute Pass. Virgil Lynden Hodges…

Teller County Service Top Award

Photo by Rick Langenberg Bringing home the bacon Candy Shoemaker, a long-time rancher, nurse and emergency service leader, addresses a large crowd after receiving the 2017 Centennial title during the 15th…

Welcome to The MOOSE is LOOSE Fest !!!

Video from last year shows the first class arrival of the Moose to Woodland Park. Don’t miss him this year and check out all he brings with him…Deals, Deals, Deals…

Fresh Sushi at Venture Foods in Divide

~ By Catherine Mahrholz ~ Photos by Cindy Valade Are you one of the growing number of Americans who have discovered the delicious and healthy culinary delight that originated in Japan…

Cripple Creek and CC&V Reach Truce

Poverty Gulch historic area spared from any future mining activity ~ Rick Langenberg ~ The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation, has scaled…

Ice Fest Road Closures

 ~ From City of Cripple Creek Events:… This year’s theme is “Safari in Ice”. We have 5 carving teams and more ice than ever before! Ice Fest will be taking…

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Weather Update

Friday   Cloudy with snow showers this morning and steady snow likely this afternoon. High 23F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Friday Night   Mostly cloudy early, then clearing overnight. Low 3F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. . .  

Cripple Creek Divided Over Legal Weed

Residents and business operators speak their mind on retail marijuana ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ When it comes to legalizing retail marijuana in Cripple Creek, it’s still unclear if town leaders should roll the dice in this gaming town.   Last week, the first-ever public council meeting on opening the door for future cannabis shops and clubs in Cripple…

WP City Boss Defends Government Salaries

Critics allege too many ‘high-paid Chiefs’ ~ by Beth Dodd ~ During Woodland Park’s contentious budget debates late last year, the salaries of city employees were called into question by key elected leaders. After hours of  discussion, only a 1.9 percent pay increase was approved in the final 2017 budget for city workers. But even…

Green Mountain Falls Hires New Marshal

~ by Rick Langenberg ~  It’s now official after months of speculation and even some concerns over the future of small-town law enforcement in the Ute Pass. The town of Green Mountain Falls has hired a marshal, ending a nearly year-long pursuit for a head lawman. However, the new marshal won’t assume his official duties…

Teller County Service Top Award

Bringing home the bacon Candy Shoemaker, a long-time rancher, nurse and emergency service leader, addresses a large crowd after receiving the 2017 Centennial title during the 15th annual Teller County Service Awards last week. Shoemaker was touted as epitomizing  the heroic “cowgirl” image of the American West due to her community involvement. This designation is regarded as one of the most…

WP City Council Mulls Increase in Water Rates

~ by Bob Volpe ~ In 2003, the Woodland Park City Council approved an automatic annual adjustment of utility rates. As a result, residents can expect to pay higher water bills in April, if elected leaders give the okay to new proposed ordinances. Last week, the council gave the okay for the initial reading of…

This Years Ice Festival Video Recap

Cripple Creek Ice Festival 2017 If you missed this years ice festival here is a quick video recap from this past weekend. #WPU #CrippleCreek #Colorado #ICEfestival Posted by Woodland Park Underground on Monday, February 20, 2017

“Move Over” Law Campaign Continues in Teller County

Last Thursday (Feb. 16), deputies from the Teller County Sheriff’s Office again participated in the state-wide “Operation 1 Charlie 3” to enforce the State of Colorado’s “Move Over” law.  Agencies from all over the state of Colorado participated in this operation, with Feb. 16 representing the third iteration.  Prior to the enforcement day, variable CDOT…

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Local MMJ Cancer Patient Loses Fight Against High Court

~ by Beth Dodd ~   The six year legal struggle of a local medical marijuana patient has concluded with a losing battle in the Colorado Supreme Court, in spite of winning three earlier decisions in the lower courts. The ruling has broad implications for the marijuana industry in Colorado and in 20 other states where…