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

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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Campaign 2014 Showcasing Local Forums And Rallies

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by Rick Langenberg:   With local voters facing one of the most important elections this November, capped by a highly contested sheriff showdown and a slew of pivotal ballot propositions, several public forums are planned in the next few weeks. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its traditional candidates’ night on Oct. 8,…

New Skilled Nursing Home Coming to Woodland Park

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By Beth Dodd:   The new Forest Ridge skilled nursing facility broke ground next to the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital on September 5. When finished in fall 2015 it will include 80 private rooms. The facility will provide post-hospital recovery, secure memory care, and long-term care. Spacious rooms, colorful community and dining areas, and big…

Teens Help Boost Local Recycling Efforts

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by Rick Langenberg:   The recycling movement is a challenge in Teller County and Colorado, with the state lagging well behind such environmental-friendly hubs as Oregon, where mandatory rules are a way of life. The situation is further handicapped by the loss of central drop-off hubs at the local Wal-Mart due to continual abuse by a…

Major Repairs Begin on Dam near Woodland Park

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By Beth Dodd:   Woodland Park residents will see construction trucks passing through the heart of town this fall as they make their way to a remote construction site east of Rampart Reservoir. The dam at Northfield Reservoir, built back in 1890, is getting a $3.4 million facelift. The Colorado Springs Utilities project will bring…

City Price Tag For Cycling Challenge Exceeds $150,000

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by Rick Langenberg:   Despite a huge city price tag for the USA Pro Challenge race, and lousy results for area businesses, local elected leaders are ready to open the gates for Woodland Park’s return bid as a host or participating community for another cycling showdown. Although no official vote was taken, the WP City…

It’s Almost Over

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    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 completion in the middle of next month.

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Final Aspen Tours. Saturday, Sept. 27

The 2 Mile High Club’s final weekend of free aspen tours will occur onSept. 27 and Sept. 28. The tours will begin at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Come see the beautiful fall colors as Colorado showcases the World’s Greatest Gold Camp! Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis – reservations will…

Almanac For Week Of September 23rd

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  Tuesday, Sept. 23 Gold Camp Christmas Meeting Preparation. The Gold Camp Christmas Committee will conduct meetings to help plan the expanded tea which will be onNov. 8. Others are needed to plan the benevolence display and obtain stories from organizations, parade and children’s events committees. Please come for a meeting, scheduled for 9 am on Sept. 23 at the Aspen Mine Center…