Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teller’s Trials by Fire

By Beth Dodd:   The government of Green Mountain Falls is moving forward in its new temporary location at a nearby school following the fire that consumed the historic town hall in February 2012. Ironically, the town hall building was first used as a school when it was built in 1898. This is certainly not…

Call 811 Before Digging

Dear Editor: April is National Safe Digging Month, and Black Hills Energy reminds us that when planning an excavation of any size, a call to 811 two or more days before digging is required so that underground utility lines can be marked. It’s a free service and required by law, whether you’re a homeowner using…

Teller Authorities Investigating Beer Keg Shooting

The Teller County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the actions of several officers from a neighboring law agency, and how they handled an underage drinking party at Tarryall Campground, near Lake George. On Monday, an internal inquiry of the Park County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the firing of two deputies, Corporal Glenn…

Penalties Finalized For Violating Fire Bans

by Rick Langenberg: With wildfire dangers increasing in the high country, Teller County has officially declared war against property owners, tourists and campers who violate burn restrictions and campfire prohibitions. Last week, the county commissioners approved the final reading of a new updated law that increases fines dramatically for delinquent fire-violators and clarifies the permitting process…

Saddle Club Lassoes New Home In Divide

by Rick Langenberg        After several years of riding through piles of feasibility studies and paper work, the Woodland Park Saddle Club has finally lassoed a new $1 million-plus home in Divide. Last week, the Teller County Commissioners, facing an epic, half-foot application that practically had to be carried onto a horse cart, signaled the…