Cripple Creek May Soon Join ATV Caravan

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The off-highway vehicle craze in Teller County and the western United States will soon invade the area’s gaming hub. Last week, the Cripple Creek City…

Cripple Creek School Kids Going Hungry

Parents may try to recall school board An apparent school lunch controversy at the Cripple Creek/Victor RE-1 School District may prompt a petition drive, aimed at removing the local school…

The Human Condition

~ by Eli Stone ~ “I think, therefore I am.”  René Descartes, the Father of Modern Philosophy              First off, thank you to The Mountain Jackpot staff for printing…

Tiger Woods’ Shocking Retirement Notice

New Foundation Learning Center Set for Shining Mountain (Crackpot Story) ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Tiger Woods will officially end his career as a professional golf star icon this Thursday…

Florissant Fossil Beds Golf Course

 ~ By Catherine Mahrholz ~ Plans also call for a practice putting green, and this will incorporate abandoned prairie dog holes.  Enough open space will be preserved so that these…

Closings and Delays

Cripple Creek-Victor – All campuses closedManitou Springs SD 14 – Closed Woodland Park Re-2 – Closed SUMMIT ELEMENTARY Divide – Closed  

Woodland Park Highway bypass to Move Forward

Traffic will finally get re-routed from Hwy. 24 and Woodland will discover a real downtown. (Crackpot Story) That’s the latest development, and one sparked by former highway consultant and expert…

Winter Weather Advisory for Teller County

Issued 1:24 AM MDT on April 04, 2017 - National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight MDT tonight... * location...Chaffee and lake counties...central and western Fremont…

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.…

Front Page News

Sparks Fly over Review of Woodland Park’s Fleet of Vehicles

~ by Rick Langenberg ~  Woodland Park elected leaders continue to heavily debate over plans to scrutinize the use of city vehicles—a fight that is triggering one main question: Who is in charge of certain government operations. The squabble may even reignite the familiar tug of war between the city administration and some council members.…

Cripple Creek May Soon Join ATV Caravan

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The off-highway vehicle craze in Teller County and the western United States will soon invade the area’s gaming hub. Last week, the Cripple Creek City Council gave the staff the go-ahead to proceed with drafting a new law that legalizes the use of ATVs  (all-terrain vehicles) on all local roadways…

Big Hike in Fishing and Hunting Licenses Pending

Local anglers may be losers in budget shortfall ~ by Bob Volpe ~ Colorado House Bill 1321 now making its way through the legislature will give more power to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to raise hunting and fishing license fees and other fees to make up for shortfalls in revenue. While the bill itself…

Cruise Above the Clouds Featured In A Popular Show

With Cruise Above the Clouds just receiving TMJ’s best event award, you will be able to see Teller County at it’s Classic best featured on an upcoming episode of Dennis Gage’s “My Classic Car” ! Show times below:
Show times (Mountain Daylight Times):
Saturday, May 6 at 6:30am on Velocity
Tuesday, May 9 at 2:30pm on NBC Sports Network
Friday, June 9 at 8:30am, 11:00 am, 1:00pm on MAVTV
Sunday, June 11 at 7:00am & 10:00am on MAVTV

Local Emergency Service Groups and DDA Leaders Duke It Out

~ by Bob Volpe ~ It’s all about the “Benjamins.” The Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District (NTCFPD) and the Ute Pass Regional Health Services District (UPRHSD) are facing serious financial issues. As a result, they want out of the Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority district, but their request for exclusion is getting a cold…

Congressman Doug Lamborn Honors Liberty Day Events at Cresson Elementary

Source: (Cripple Creek Today) Tracey Olnes and Merrill Ballinger, Cripple Creek-Victor School District Cripple Creek-Victor Cresson Elementary celebrated Liberty Day and took it a step further. Liberty Day is a celebration originated by Colorado Lions to call attention to both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Cresson Elementary 5th Grade teachers GariLu Schwab and…

Letter to the Editor

PLEASE SHARE!!! WE NEED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THIS IS CRAP!! Members in my community and surrounding area!! Our Fire Chief was let go last night and to the best of my knowledge, no reason was given. So … there is a large amount of unruly behavior going on here in Teller County 4-mile fire…

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