Beth Dodd

CCV Mine Begins New Expansion

By Beth Dodd:         The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine now has approval from the State of Colorado and Teller County for its Mine Life Expansion 2, which ensures continued production at the gold mine through 2025. Construction work is expected to begin at the end of October 2012 in the…

It Is Easy Being Green at Studio West Aveda

By Beth Dodd:   For the past 16 years, Studio West Aveda has been a leader in green spa services in Woodland Park. They offer a full array of spa treatments, including massages, facials, nails, and hair care as well as natural, chemical-free hair and body products to keep the glow going at home. Unlike…

Colorado for President!

By Beth Dodd: As you could tell from the inescapable deluge of political ads, Colorado was a key swing state in the 2012 presidential election. In the 35 presidential elections held since we became a state in 1876, Colorado has switched parties 13 times. For example, in 2008 Colorado favored Barack Obama by a margin…

New Children’s Health Clinic Opens at Cripple Creek-Victor School

By Beth Dodd:         The challenge of getting medical services in Cripple Creek and Victor has now been made a lot easier, at least for the kids. A new children’s health care clinic opened on October 4, 2012 right at the local Cresson Elementary School. The new clinic expands the school’s existing…

Divide Railroad Depot Being Restored From The Ground Up

By Beth Dodd     A unique piece of Colorado history here in Teller County is receiving some desperately needed TLC. The Colorado Midland Railroad Depot at Divide is one of the few remaining buildings from Teller County’s railroading era that is still standing. It will continue to do so thanks to the dedication of…

Pikes Peak’s South Slope Expected To Open To The Public By 2014

  By Beth Dodd:       For the first time in over 100 years the public is going to be allowed to recreate on the formerly forbidden south slope of Pikes Peak. Access to the pristine area has been restricted by Colorado Springs Utilities for decades, but now the Colorado Springs Department of Parks,…

Waldo Canyon Fire Update for June 28, 2012

By Beth Dodd     A standing room only crowd filled the Woodland Park City Council Chambers for a community meeting led by City Manager, David Buttery, at 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Buttery praised the community for calmly and quickly evacuating during the mandatory evacuation imposed in parts of the city yesterday morning. The remainder…