Woodland Park group preparing to scrutinize city constitution

Woodland Park preparing for $15.4 million swim excursion

Teller County Officials Begin New Terms

Creek Fire Department making bid to gain world-wide stature

Holy Triumph on the Mountain

Cripple Creek Gets Real About Downtown Parking

Economic Pursuits And New Developments Cap 2015 Agenda

Year In Review

New Year’s Eve 2014-2015

Cripple Creek Vet Gets Free Home Remodel

Teller Municipalities Adopt Final Budgets

Edgar Winter Interview

Pro Challenge Race Snubs Woodland Park/Pikes Peak Region

Winter Wonderland Sparkles at the Butte Theater

Manitou Business Owner Busted On Federal Firearms Violations

Apartments to Be Built above Gold Hill North

Celebration for Retiring City Clerk on December 10

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

Teller County Officials Begin New Terms

By Beth Dodd   At the Board of Teller County Commissioners meeting on January 13, the winners of the November election were sworn in by Judge Theresa Cisneros to start…

Holy Triumph on the Mountain

by Rick Langenberg:   Woodland Park’s mega ministries and bible college has won another key victory, with the WP Planning Commission blessing their amended plans for the next major phase…

Cripple Creek Gets Real About Downtown Parking

By Beth Dodd: When Cripple Creek’s streets were first mapped out in the 1890s, the town founders never imagined making room for casino buses, delivery trucks, and fire engines. Today…

Year In Review

by Rick Langenberg:   As we say good-bye to 2014, here is a synopsis of some of the top news stories and trends that dominated the pages and web postings…

New Year’s Eve 2014-2015

By Catherine Mahrholz: New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Time to make some plans, because on Wednesday of next week it’ll be time to give 2014 the boot…

Teller Municipalities Adopt Final Budgets

by Rick Langenberg:   Teller’s two main municipalities–Cripple Creek and Woodland Park– have signed off on spending plans for next year, with vastly different fiscal challenges facing their governments. But in…

Edgar Winter Interview

Don’t ever expect to hear about an Edgar Winter farewell tour. “I’m going to keep playing until the end.” Me: What was it like growing up as a kid in…

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…

Front Page

Woodland shopping center owner receives reprieve

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by Rick Langenberg: If you want to receive a good commercial tax refund, don’t be shy about exhibiting detailed financial records and vacancy statistics. That became the theme of a property abatement appeal, filed by Bill Page, the owner of the Gold Hill Square Shopping Center in Woodland Park, during a hearing last week before…

Woodland Park group preparing to scrutinize city constitution

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Mayoral selection sparks charter review by Rick Langenberg The city of Woodland Park’s mini-constitution, originally crafted in 1977, is ready for another overhaul, with voters making the final decisions during the next election. However, a key leader of the city charter review effort cautions that residents don’t have to worry about a slew of changes.…

A Cat’s Eye View

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By Catherine Mahrholz “Liberal – not narrow in opinion or judgment: tolerant” – The Merriam Webster Dictionary It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for Cat’s Corner. Some of you may remember one or two of my previous scribblings. In future columns I’d like to share what I think is a slightly different perspective…

Teller community groups face leaner times

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Rick Langenberg: Local community groups and area nonprofits face much sterner competition and fewer dollars in their bid for investment monies from the Woodland Park government. And if a group has a large budget and big salaries, organization leaders might as well forget about receiving any financial assistance from city hall. This lesson in WP…

Woodland Park preparing for $15.4 million swim excursion

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City could face annual repayment expenses of $913,000 by Rick Langenberg:   Woodland Park city leaders are finally ready to make a $10 million-plus dive into a new aquatic pool. And unless officials hit any rough currents, the city should break ground later this summer on the aquatic center project, with a prospective opening date around…

Naturalist’s Notes: Backyard Birds in Winter

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By Beth Dodd:   Almost every morning, our family puts out food for our backyard birds. We enjoying watching them flit in and out as we prepare to start our day.  Our cats even get in on the bird watching, glaring through the French doors with tails twitching. I’m sure that their musings about the…

Teller County Officials Begin New Terms

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By Beth Dodd   At the Board of Teller County Commissioners meeting on January 13, the winners of the November election were sworn in by Judge Theresa Cisneros to start their new terms of office. All of the officials are familiar faces since no new candidates were elected this fall.   Coroner Al Born, Clerk…

Law enforcement musical chairs

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John Gomes, the former deputy chief of the Woodland Park Police Department, enjoys a few light moments during a retirement celebration held last Thursday in the Woodland Park Council Chambers.  Gomes, who sports an extensive nearly 30-year stint with the Woodland Park PD and other agencies in the area, such as the Colorado State Patrol,…

Almanac

Super Bowl Sunday-Sunday, Feb. 1

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Sunday, Feb. 1 Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy the festivities for Super Bowl XLIX, Deflategate and more craziness, capped by a showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If anything else, the occasion marks a great party. A number of local bars/restaurants are offering prime opportunities for Super Bowl mania. The game is slated for…

Almanac For Week Of January 27th

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Tuesday, Jan. 27 Business Mixer in Cripple Creek.  The World’s Greatest Gold Camp will feature a business mixer on Jan. 27 at Ralf’s Break Room (411 Bennett Avenue) from  5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us for food, beverages and comradery.  This is open to all local business people, community leaders, residents and guests. For more…