Wild times in Divide !

Lori Smith, 44, California woman accused of driving over her boyfriend A California woman is now behind bars after reportedly running over her boyfriend with a vehicle, and dragging his…

Best Of Cripple Creek and Pikes Peak Region

Illustration of concept with word the best on background Best Of Cripple Creek and Pikes Peak Region Part One While Hollywood may have their annual Academy Awards competition, Cripple Creek…

Making the World a Better Place

by Annie Durham— We are very excited to announce that our team, from Cripple Creek/Victor JH/SH won first place for their presentation of “In It Together” at the Destination Imagination Regional…

A Tale Of Online Dating

“Crab Legs” A tale of online dating ~by Amanda Enloe I have been doing the online dating thing for about 18 months off and on. I think I’m at the point…

New Direction for Local Saddle Club

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ In a new board shake-up, long-time resident and business owner Merry Jo Larsen has been elected as the president of the Woodland Park Saddle Club.…

Creek Ice Fest May Lure Corporate Sponsors

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Festival Touted As Huge Success Move over Breckenridge, as your bragging rights to the premiere winter festival in Colorado mountain high country, is under assault…

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…

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…

Front Page News

Winter Storm Watch

Issued 10:13 PM MDT on March 22, 2017 – National Weather Service …Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon… * location…Teller County and northern El Paso County including Woodland Park and Black Forest. * Cause and timing…a strong storm system will send a cold front south across the Palmer Divide…

Running Against the Denver Broncos in Woodland Park

More than 1,000 participants expected for fitness race downtown ~ byRick Langenberg ~ The Denver Broncos may have disappointed fans last year in their first failed playoff bid since 2010. But quit whining and forget all about the quarterback controversy and speculation over Tony Romo’s possible emergence as the next offensive leader for Denver and questions about…

Bronco Billy’s Celebrates Million Dollar Wall

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Call it the luck of the Irish or an early spring celebration; or just another historic touch for the Cripple Creek mining district and gaming hub. On St. Patrick’s Day, Bronco Billy’s casino, one of the town’s signature gaming establishments since 1991, unveiled its new Million Dollar Wall display, containing, yes,…

Students Learn Through “Hidden Figures”

By:Nevaeh Farr (source: Cripple Creek Today) By:Nevaeh Farr On February 15, 2017, our English 7 and 5th grade classes got an opportunity to go on a field trip to the Gold Hill Theatre in Woodland Park, and see Hidden Figures.  Our classes have been working together and reading about female and African American inventors and…

Local Parade Stars

The Woodland Park High School marching band performed in front of thousands of onlookers during the 33rd annual Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the downtown area. The band emerged as one of the parade’s musical highlights. The event served as a kick-off to a week of St. Patrick’s Day events in Teller County and throughout the…

A Meeting of the Minds Held for a Future Downtown

Highway Bypass Not a Reality Until 2050 ~ by Bob Volpe ~  Last Thursday, local citizens, activist groups and chamber of commerce, government and downtown development officials met at the Ute Pass Cultural Center to discuss a vision for the long term future of downtown Woodland Park. A second meeting was held later in the…

Cripple Creek City Council Agenda For This Week

AGENDA – MARCH 15, 2017 Regular Meeting – 5:30 PM    Location: Cripple Creek City Council Chambers 337 Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813   CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PRIOR MEETING PUBLIC COMMENT .   ADMINISTRATOR REPORT FINANCE DIRECTOR REPORT     PRESENTATION – A LOOK…