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

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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Teller Municipalities Adopt Final Budgets

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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 both cases, city leaders have opposed any efforts to alter their current taxes with the same mill  levy remaining in place. That’s good news for…

Fossil Beds Fees May Double by 2017

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By Beth Dodd:   The entrance fee for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is likely to double within the next couple of years, but the extra cash would directly support park projects. At present, the park’s daily fee is $3 and an annual pass costs $15. According to the monument’s superintendent, Michelle Wheatley, these fees…

Frank Marcroft Makes Over Chipita Park

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By Beth Dodd:   Today, Chipita Park is a bedroom town for commuters to Colorado Springs. It gives no hint of its history as a vacation hot spot in the 1890s and 1930s as you zip through on U.S. Hwy 24.   Chipita Park was originally named Ute Pass Park by William Blackmore in 1872.…

Pro Challenge Race Snubs Woodland Park/Pikes Peak Region

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by Rick Langenberg:    The big cycling invasion and launch-off in Woodland Park won’t occur in 2015, with the Pikes Peak region getting bypassed for the annual USA Pro Challenge race. As a result, don’t look for caravans of international teams, huge television cameras and helicopters and a mini-sports village, as well as the temporary takeover of many downtown business…

Nature Notes – Winter Survival

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By Beth Dodd:   Are you ready for winter? Do you have good tires on the car and a cozy coat for the cold? Maybe you are packing your bags for Texas or Arizona. Or would you rather just avoid the whole season and take a nap until spring? While you are busy preparing for…

Sunnyside Cemetery in Victor

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By Beth Dodd:   The historic Sunnyside Cemetery in Victor is an excellent place to peer into the past of the gold camp. Scenic and peaceful at any time of year, it is a beautiful place to remember the people who came to the mountains to seek their fortunes and never left. The burials at…

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Meteor Shower Night Saturday, Dec. 13

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Join us at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument for a special Geminid Meteor Shower Night Sky Program Saturday, December 13 for 6  to 8 pm.  Do you like shooting stars? We do! Saturday will be the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower, famous for having a modest number of shooting stars but a high percentage of extra-bright “fireball”…

Almanac For Week Of December 10th

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Wednesday, Dec. 10 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 amin Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park.    Yoga Class.  The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will feature a Yoga class on Wednesdays and Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 for only $7 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call 719-689-3514.   Retirement Party Celebration.  A retirement celebration…