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

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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Halloween Happenings 2014

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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. Included are events for families with little ghosts and goblins as well as parties for spirited adults. Unless otherwise noted, all events are scheduled for…

County Leaders Hear Pleas For More Money

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by  Rick Langenberg:     The Teller County commissioners and head officials received a big surprise during their final budget hearing: community leaders actually showing up to ask for cash. Due to “lean and mean times” for the last five years, county budget meetings have usually end within minutes with no one attending. In fact,…

Creek Leaders And Casino Operators Solidify Partnership

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By Rick Langenberg:   The gambling statistics are grim. The local casino market is in the toilet due to ongoing natural disasters; betting device totals have reached a 20-year-low with recent closures; and the city government is forced to grapple with spending levels of 2001. Despite these odds, both the city of Cripple Creek and local…

Teller Deputy Investigated For Social Media Post

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The Teller County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal investigation regarding the alleged social media posting of one of its deputies. According to press reports, a complaint was made that Teller County Sheriff Deputy Eric Voigt made a comment on Facebook derogatory to Muslims. The post reportedly occurred after business hours, but details are still…

New GM Takes Charge of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine

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By Beth Dodd:     In early October the CC&V Gold Mine welcomed Lowe Billingsley as their new General Manager. Billingsley, a Colorado Springs native, has worked for the mine for 20 years. His past experience with them includes mine geology, mine engineering, and operations supervision. He has held the positions of Technical Services Manager,…

Goose Verdict Looming In Green Mountain Falls

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by Rick Langenberg:   “General Roy” the popular goose ambassador for Green Mountain Falls, has received a temporary reprieve, along with the waterfowl’s main caretaker. But for the town’s large herd of geese and ducks that wander around the downtown in search of scraps of food, their fate will be determined by GMF elected leaders…

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Trombonist Bill Watrous Swings into Woodland on Nov. 7

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              by Beth Dodd   Teller County jazz fans will have the chance to hear some top notch tunes on November 7 when Grammy-nominated trombone virtuoso Bill Watrous performs with Swing Factory at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.   If you are not already familiar with…

Halloween Happenings 2014

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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. Included are events for families with little ghosts and goblins as well as parties for spirited adults. Unless otherwise noted, all events are scheduled for…