Teller economy nearing lift-off stage

Teller economy nearing lift-off stage Rick Langenberg The Teller County economy is steadily climbing out of the pit of the Great Recession and appears headed for a bullish year. However,…

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…

Bronco Billy’s Lassos Gold Rush Site

Cripple Creek and Billy’s preparing for new economic gold rush Rick Langenberg A new gold rush is brewing in Cripple Creek, with one of the more experienced gambling players reviving…

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Horoscope week of 2.24.15

Arise March 20 – April 19 Friday is an unusually hectic juncture from an astrological point of view. Two planets and then the Moon enter your sign within the space of twenty-four hours, on the same day if you are in the UK, with the full impact felt around the world between Thursday afternoon across…

Head Wagon Boss, Tony Perry

Head Wagon Boss.  Tony Perry, the president of Park State Bank & Trust, received the top nod as the new Wagon Boss, one of the most distinguished annual awards given by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce.  Other announced winners are Shannon Hellman, branch manager for Vectra Bank, as the volunteer of the year; Renee…

Here We Go….Again

Here We Go….Again “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, (A)nd if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true…

Huge Mural Planned for Ute Pass Cultural Center

Huge Mural Planned for Ute Pass Cultural Center By Beth Dodd Plans for a 145 foot long mural on the east wall of the Ute Pass Cultural Center were revealed at the Woodland Park City Council meeting on February 19. Local artist, Lois Sprague hopes to begin painting it early this summer. Scott Stearman of…

Cripple Creek seeking state intervention in preservation war

Cripple Creek seeking state intervention in preservation war Rick Langenberg The city of Cripple Creek has raised the stakes in its ongoing war with Black Hawk over the use of preservation monies and in establishing a fair gambling playing field. The city has submitted an official request to the state’s Legislative Audit Committee that asks…

Local combat veterans establishing retreat for fellow soldiers

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    by Rick Langenberg:   Local combat veterans Vanessa Valentine and Ryan Creel know too well about the plight fellow soldiers and airmen face in making the transition from the front-line battle lines overseas to the civilian arena. The Woodland Park couple collectively served more than 30 years in the Army and Air Force…

Active year slated for gold mining giant

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  by Rick Langenberg: Southern Teller County’s largest employer is ready to dig underground big-time in a scene reminiscent of the golden era of gold mining in the Cripple Creek/Victor district. In what could become one of the most significant and exciting mining development in decades, Jane Mannon, Community Affairs Manager of the Cripple Creek…

Almanac

Almanac for 2.24.15

Wednesday, Feb. 25 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s 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 Thursday, Feb.…

Almanac for week of February 17th

Tuesday, Feb. 17 The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will feature their monthly Business After Hours gathering on Feb. 17, starting at 5:30 pm. The Feb gathering, presented by Park State Bank & Trust, will occur at the Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on…