A Tribute To A Memorable Veteran

Vote Ladies, Vote!

Creek Man Identified As Carjacking Suspect

Woodland Aquatic Project Hits Pay Dirt; Creek Casinos Dodge Another Bullet

Ensminger Easily Wins Rematch

Halloween Happenings 2014

Creek Leaders And Casino Operators Solidify Partnership

New GM Takes Charge of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine

Election Day Right Around The Corner

Verbal Shoot-Out at Sheriff’s Candidates Forum

Cripple Creek Head City Boss Calls It Quits

Cripple Creek And Teller County Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Of Gambling

Florissant Fossil Bed Visitors May Face Dramatic Fee Hikes

Woodland Park Looking For Alternative Downtown Routes

Campaign 2014 Showcasing Local Forums And Rallies

City Price Tag For Cycling Challenge Exceeds $150,000

Teller Sheriff’s Race Heating Up

It’s Almost Over

Investigation Continues Into Teller Jail Death

Major Fireworks Celebration To Light Up GMF Again?

Cycling Boom or Bust?

Cripple Creek Facing Major Political And Economic Woes

Cycling Festivities Continue Non-stop

Swiss Chalet Owner Wins Nod As New Woodland Park Mayor

Plan for Delays on Pro Challenge Race Day, August 22

Woodland Park emerges as Main Street Candidate

The Legal Cannabis Wait Is Over

Creek City Council To Determine Fate Of Moving Library

Devastating Fire Destroys Historic Mining Union Hall In Victor

Voters To Decide Fate Of Marijuana Retail Sales In Manitou Springs

Sheriff Remains Focused On Public Safety

Florissant Fossil Bed Visitors May Face Dramatic Fee Hikes

A Tribute To A Memorable Veteran

by Rick Langenberg:   Veterans Day is a memorable occasion for many local residents, with the region’s strong ties to the military. Not surprisingly, last week’s Nov. 11 holiday abounded…

Vote Ladies, Vote!

By Beth Dodd       Women in Colorado were able to vote 27 years earlier than most of the other women in the country. The early success of women…

Creek Man Identified As Carjacking Suspect

by Rick Langenberg:   Authorities have identified a carjacking suspect, who led authorities on a high-speed chase through Manitou Springs, Woodland Park and parts of Teller County, resulting in a…

Ensminger Easily Wins Rematch

Photo by Kim Francis by Rick Langenberg   Riding the wave of much support for Second Amendment gun ownership rights and a bullish time for the GOP party in Colorado…

Halloween Happenings 2014

By Catherine Mahrholz:   Boo! It’s time to dust off those costumes or create a new one! Halloween events, activities and celebrations in the Pikes Peak region are listed here.…

Election Day Right Around The Corner

by Rick Langenberg:   Local voters will receive their ballots in the mail this week in one of the more pivotal elections in the area and across the state. At stake…

Teller Sheriff’s Race Heating Up

Both candidates predicting victory in November Rick Langenberg   One of the most contentious local sheriff races in the last 20 years is entering the final and climatic stretch. As…

It’s Almost Over

    Construction on the $4 million makeover of Bennett Avenue, a project that has become a definite headache for Cripple Creek business operators, tourists and gamblers, is slated for…

Investigation Continues Into Teller Jail Death

by Rick Langenberg: Mental health system in question   Authorities are still investigating a suicide incident at the Teller County Jail, resulting in the death of a 28-year-old man. According…

Cycling Boom or Bust?

Photo by CR Chambers USA Pro Challenge experiences flat tire with local businesses by Rick Langenberg: In the aftermath of the USA Pro Challenge race, local civic leaders and business operators are giving…

Cycling Festivities Continue Non-stop

by Beth Dodd and Rick Langenberg:   There is more to the USA Pro Challenge than the world’s greatest cyclists streaking through the high country In fact, a whole week…

Woodland Park emerges as Main Street Candidate

by Rick Langenberg:     After much speculation, Woodland Park has received the official endorsement from the state as an official Main Street candidate. “I think this is going to…

The Legal Cannabis Wait Is Over

The official opening of Maggie’s Farm, the first recreational marijuana outlet in the Pikes Peak region, attracted large crowds last weekend. This is the first of two scheduled marijuana retail…

Sheriff Remains Focused On Public Safety

Photo of Sheriff Mike Ensminger at the Sheriff’s open house that was held at the Sheriff’s office last week (7/19) Photo by CR Chambers Ensminger Dismisses Opponent’s Claims by Rick…

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In Memoriam Robert G. Powell 1944 – 2014

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Robert G. Powell of Woodland Park died this past weekend on Sunday, November 16. He was known by many in the community as a promoter and supporter of local musical groups and a dedicated family counselor. Powell is survived by his wife Carol, their son Dustin, daughter-in-law Robin, and a granddaughter Haleigh born this summer.…

WP RE-2 District Joins International Education Celebration

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by Rick Langenberg:   Woodland Park and Teller County can’t compete with New York City as an international student mecca, but the high country area is making quite an impressive showing in attracting high school kids from around the globe. This week marks the 15th annual International Education Week, sponsored by the U.S. State Department,…

A Tribute To A Memorable Veteran

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by Rick Langenberg:   Veterans Day is a memorable occasion for many local residents, with the region’s strong ties to the military. Not surprisingly, last week’s Nov. 11 holiday abounded locally with a spree of ceremonies honoring those who have served their country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The meaning of Veterans Day…

Construction of Bowling Alley, Pool, Lofts Proposed in Woodland Station for 2015

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By Beth Dodd   A family entertainment center, the much-anticipated Woodland Aquatic Center, and residential lofts are all on the drawing board for possible construction in Woodland Station in 2015. While none of these projects have been finalized yet, Woodland Park’s Downtown Development Authority is negotiating with developers on all of these concepts. Now that…

Vote Ladies, Vote!

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By Beth Dodd       Women in Colorado were able to vote 27 years earlier than most of the other women in the country. The early success of women voters here inspired suffragists across the nation as they fought to win all women the right to vote. They finally succeeded in 1920 with the…

Election 2014 Aftermath

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  by Rick Langenberg Aquatic Center proponents gear up for $15 million project development   Even with a commanding election victory that surprised many political insiders and supporters, proponents of a $15 million aquatic center project don’t have much time for post-Nov. 4 celebration parties. The big local champions of election 2014 were the ambitious…

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Saturday, Nov. 22 Rock ‘n’ Roll Mine Shots Saturday, Nov. 22

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To be able to continue safe operations of a modern, large scale surface mine today, CC&V has to apply the state of the art, high-tech geologic science and engineering to mitigate the potential dangers of many historic mines.On Saturday, November 22, at 10:00 a.m., with spectacular photos, interesting graphics, stunning three dimensional animations, and fascinating stories: CC&V…

Almanac For Week Of November 18th

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Tuesday, Nov. 18 The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 18, starting at7pm.  This will mark the first official meeting held inside the new GMF town hall, which opened for business last weekend (see related story).    Wednesday, Nov. 19 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 am in Denny’s Restaurant in…