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

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…

Front Page

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…

Adventurer George Ruxton

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  By Beth Dodd: One of the most interesting things about Colorado history is discovering the bold individuals who explored and settled the land, travelling far from home at great risk when the west was truly wild. One such early adventurer was George F. Ruxton. Definitely a member of the live-hard-die-young crowd, Ruxton wrote about…

Double Eagle “Albatross” Ace Recorded At Shining Mountain

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by Rick Langenberg:   Talk about a shot that has commanded main stage attention and reported tales of links bravado at the Shining Mountain Golf Club–at least for the last week. Jack Gordon of Woodland Park delivered the first local double eagle, hole-in-one in nearly 20 years during an informal competition held last Wednesday among a group of…

Election Day Right Around The Corner

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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 are an extremely contested sheriff’s race and several local and state ballot propositions that will have a big impact on the future of Teller County…

Verbal Shoot-Out at Sheriff’s Candidates Forum

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By Beth Dodd:  Neither one of the candidates for Teller County Sheriff knows anything about local law enforcement. That would seem to be the case if you believed the many harsh words slung back and forth by top cop contender Mark Manriquez and incumbent Mike Ensminger at the Teller County Candidate’s Forum on October 8.…

Almanac

Almanac For Week Of October 21st

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Tuesday, Oct. 21 Goose Verdict. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 21 at 7 pm in the temporary town hall at Joyland Church.  The board will have a public hearing on the situation surrounding the public feeding of geese, ducks and waterfowl in town (see related story in this week’s TMJ).   Wednesday, Oct.…

Local Geologist and Historian featured at CC&V’s Mine Shots

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Saturday, Oct. 18 Local Geologist and Historian featured at CC&V’s Mine Shots. As a descendent of Cripple Creek, Colorado Miners, Steven Veatch, is passionate about the District! He’s also a published geologist and historian – recognized for his academic contributions. Combine these two qualities, and Steve can tell a story that will thrill and educate…