Newmont CC&V Announces New General Manager

Mike Schaffner The Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) announced last week that Mike Schaffner has  assumed the role of General Manager at its Cripple Creek & Victor Mine (CC&V) in Colorado. He…

WOODLAND PARK FIRE UPDATE

Photo by Trevor Phipps On 11-30-17 at approximately 1241 PM, the Woodland Park Police Department received several 911 calls reporting smoke and flames in the area of 300 S. Park…

A Fabricated Doctor?

The city of Cripple Creek may have been targeted by a possible scam, involving Matthew Paul Brown, aka Matt Brown, who was previously charged with nearly 20 counts of health care fraud and…

Thin Air Theatre Company Bids Farewell

Dear Editor: “After over 50 productions and 11 wonderful years, Thin Air Theatre Company (the resident professional company of the Butte Theater and the producers for all professional productions on the Butte…

Woodland Park DDA Faces Identity Crisis

Moratorium Placed on Future Incentive Deals   ~ by Bob Volpe ~   Last Tuesday morning, the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) held a workshop and regular meeting at the city…

Main Street Soap Opera Continues

Group rehires former coordinator ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   The saga on Main Street continues as the group struggles to get money from the city and wrestles with the…

City Council Wrestles With Budget

– By Bob Volpe – The November 2nd regular meeting of city council was civil, but split hard on how to reduce spending, yet maintain the current level of services…

VOTE NO ON LODGING TAX

Dear Editor:   As a lodging (Gold Strike Inn) small business owner in Cripple Creek, I take issue with some of the recent comments contained in the Mountain Jackpot from…

Teller County Booming With Senior Services

Teller County Booming With Senior Services   – by Trevor Phipps –   The population of senior citizens or “older Americans” has been on the rise in the United States…

Woodland Park Aqua Opening Attracts Huge Crowds

 – by Bob Volpe – Last Sunday, the long-awaited $15 million-plus Aquatic Center finally opened its doors to the public. Sunday’s grand opening featured free swimming, tours, and a raffle…

Combating a Growing Bear Menace!

Green Mountain Falls’ residents may face mandatory animal-protective trash rules – by Rick Langenberg – With a growing onslaught of bears that at times take control of local streets, Green…

Main Street Woes Continue

Media barred from workshop ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Problems on the Woodland Park Main Street front continue as the board encounters more personnel and leadership changes. There have been…

CC&V Projects Prompt Many Public Comments

Commissioners say yes to new mining amendment ~ byTrevor Phipps ~ Projects proposed by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine have led to many citizens voicing their concerns at…

A Special Employee Service Award Presented

photo by Annette Bright ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The October Teller County Commissioners’ meeting was a full house. The room was full with many members of all three local…

Broncos/Giants Preview

~ by Bob Volpe ~ This week the Broncos host the hapless, pitiful NY Giants at Mile High. This will be the last home game for the Broncs before they…

LAS VEGAS VICTIMS’ FUND

I’m Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.  Funds will be used to provide…

The Wild and Crazy Gaming Ride

  ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ What do Cripple Creek gaming pioneers and the veteran rock pop icons Fleetwood Mac have in common?  An ongoing love affair with rumors. Fleetwood’s  rise…

Front Page News

Charis’ “Heart of Christmas” Plays to Packed Crowds

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ Last weekend, Charis Bible College in Woodland Park touched the hearts of locals with their amazing “Heart Of Christmas” live performance.   The show, open to the public, played before a packed  house for several days. The live play was inspirational, funny, and heart-warming all at the same time.   The show started…

TMJ Sunday with John Butera

TMJ Sunday

TMJ News Sunday. With John Butera…Brought to you from Basecamp in Woodland Park at Hwy 24 and Hwy 67Going over with you some of the news high lights of our area that have happened recently. Check in with us on Sundays, and grab your free newspaper of the mountain Jackpot at one of our 150 locations…(see list here….. http://www.mountainjackpot.com/…/tmjs… )

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Local Holiday Shopping Spree Kicks Off With A Bang

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ During the month of November, multiple Colorado cities have broken high temperature records. Many think that the success of Black Friday had to do with the economy and the record-breaking warm weather.    The Black Friday holiday has always been known as a shopping celebration.  But other businesses saw a spike over the holiday weekend…

Election Fever Just Kicking Off in the High Country

Campaigns to start soon for city and county candidates ~ by Rick Langenberg ~   It’s one down and three or four great races to go, so hold onto your seat and get ready to make your bets.       The municipal and special district election of 2017 in southern Teller may have screeched to a…

Newmont CC&V Announces New General Manager

The Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) announced last week that Mike Schaffner has  assumed the role of General Manager at its Cripple Creek & Victor Mine (CC&V) in Colorado. He began this role on December 1. Schaffner brings extensive industry experience to this position. During his tenure with Newmont, Mike has held leadership positions in many teams…

Peak Internet Expands Fiber Optic Service to Divide and Summit Elementary

Peak Internet announced last week that it has completed a seven-mile run of fiber optic cable, running from Woodland Park to Divide. This expansion of Peak Internet’s service brings high-speed internet service into several rural areas, including Summit Elementary School. With this effort, Peak Internet has also built fiber lines to the company’s many microwave…

Notes From My Litter Box: Phone Scam Alert

Cat’s Corner ~ By Catherine Mahrholz ~ Phone Scam Alert As we all know, identity theft is on the rise. What a world we live in. Phone scams are a particularly nasty, sneaky and creepy way of engaging in such criminal behavior. One feels as if one’s home or personal space has been invaded in…

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Sports

Woodland Park High School Hockey Team Kicks Off Season

~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Back when I was a kid… We played hockey on the frozen lake of memorial.   Then, I remember the local kids playing at a rink at the park on Valley View Drive. And then they started playing on a rink out in Meadow Wood Park. Since then, the…

Broncos/Jets Preview

~by Bob Volpe ~ Next week the 5-7 New York Jets come into Mile High. The Jets snapped a two game losing streak last week beating the Kansas City Chiefs in a squeaker. With just over 2 minutes to play the Jets scored a go ahead touchdown against the Chiefs 38-31. On the ensuing possession…

Colorado State Earns Bowl Bid

~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Well its official folks, the Colorado State Rams have earned the right to compete in a college bowl game with the 7-5 record they got during the 2017 season.   The official results were not in until late Sunday afternoon after all of the rest of the college teams finished their…

Air Force Falcons  Edge Utah State

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ The Falcons played their final game of the season last week during a late-night home game. The Falcons came out in force during a high scoring shootout. At the end, the Falcons were able to fly past the Utah State Aggies beating them by a score of 38 to 35.…

College Sports Updates

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ Colorado Buffaloes Gear Up For Final Game The Buffs had a bye last week and had some time to get rest after their loss two weeks ago.   The Buffs’ defeat threw them into a losing season by giving them a 5-6 record. Next week the Buffs travel west to…

Broncos/Raiders Preview

~ by Bob Volpe ~   Next week the Broncos travel to the black hole in LA to face the 4-6 Raiders. The Raiders got creamed by the Patriots last week in Mexico City 33-8. They’ll be looking to get back in the AFC West Division race, since the Chargers embarrassed the Bills last week…

Fall Sports Wrap-Up!

Athletic Programs Produce Improving Prospects   ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Winter is coming.   A true sign of this reality is that the 2017 high school fall sports season has now reached a conclusion.   The athletic programs offered at both Woodland Park and Cripple Creek-Victor High Schools during the fall recorded some definite…

Woodland Park Panthers End Pigskin Season on Losing Note

Injury of Star Running Back Cripples Team’s Prospects   ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   With star player Dominic Roskam ending the 2017 football season on the sidelines in a knee brace, the WP Panthers’ varsity football team lost last Friday by another huge scoring margin.   The Panthers got absolutely outplayed during a final…

Broncos/Bengals Preview

~by Bob Volpe ~ Once again fans in Denver were disappointed with a drubbing on national TV. The Patriots embarrassed the Broncos last week in Denver 41-16. It’s time for Bronco country to face the reality that the Broncos are just not a good team this year. Poor execution, lack of discipline, turnovers, penalties, and…

Broncos Can’t Shake Early Winter Slump

Do or Die Contest With Brady Bunch Looming ~ by Bob Volpe ~ The road has not been kind to the Broncos.   They return to Denver after a three game losing road trip to take on the New England Patriots this week. Last week’s flop in Philly was a truly embarrassing affair. Carson Wentz…

TMJ Shows

TMJ Sunday with John Butera

TMJ Sunday

TMJ News Sunday. With John Butera…Brought to you from Basecamp in Woodland Park at Hwy 24 and Hwy 67Going over with you some of the news high lights of our area that have happened recently. Check in with us on Sundays, and grab your free newspaper of the mountain Jackpot at one of our 150 locations…(see list here….. http://www.mountainjackpot.com/…/tmjs… )

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, December 10, 2017

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)
See two of Woodland Parks own Veterans talk of their incredible experiences in the military and how it translates to the freedoms our country has to offer….
(sponsored by Perini & Associates)

TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)

A TMJ Sunday Special. (After Veterans Day)See two of Woodland Parks own Veterans talk of their incredible experiences in the military and how it translates to the freedoms our country has to offer….(sponsored by Perini & Associates)

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Peak at Your Health at the Whole in the Wall

John Butera hosts a great segment on the top three products that provides relief and promotes good health in the higher elevations. Mark Duvall owner of the Whole in the Wall store, reveals many of his secrets about how he has developed these products…Look for more episodes of “A Peak at Your Health” on the Healthy Living Page….[ a Mountain Jackpot Production ]

TMJ on the Web: Sunday

TMJ on the Web Sunday

Posted by TMJ News on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Explosive Device Found in Woodland Park

Parts of Woodland Park Evacuated and Shut Down from Discovery of Explosive Device ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Anti-bomb squads arrive to defuse problems In what some Woodland Park neighbors described as a reported “treasure hunt” in Lake George earlier today ended with the evacuation of at least 50 homes as authorities took swift and detailed action to defuse a live mortar…