Beth Dodd

Woodland committee prepares to review city charte

By Beth Dodd Gretchen Anne Bundy-Ladowicz, Peter Scanlon, and Eric Smith have been approved by the Woodland Park City Council to serve on a new committee that could play a key role in changing the town’s official charter and mini-constitution. The WP Charter Review Advisory Committee will include three city council members and four citizens.…

Future of 11 Mile State Park Is Open for Public Comment

By Beth Dodd A small but passionate group of local businessmen and park users gathered to discuss the future of Eleven Mile State Park at an informal open house in Woodland Park on March 3. A redevelopment plan is being created for the reservoir near Lake George, which brings 280,000 to 320,000 visitors to the…

Free Health Classes from Pikes Peak Regional Hospital By Beth Dodd

Free Health Classes from Pikes Peak Regional Hospital By Beth Dodd Pikes Peak Regional Hospital offers free classes on health care. The hospital’s goal in offering these classes is to build relationships with people in the community. Participating in health education can help you understand your health care options and help you make healthy choices…

Citizens Appointed to Help Review Woodland’s Charter By Beth Dodd

Citizens Appointed to Help Review Woodland’s Charter By Beth Dodd Gretchen Anne Bundy-Ladowicz, Peter Scanlon, and Eric Smith have been approved by the Woodland Park City Council to serve on a new committee that could play a key role in changing the town’s official charter and mini-constitution. The WP Charter Review Advisory Committee will include…

New Playground Coming to Victor By Beth Dodd

New Playground Coming to Victor By Beth Dodd A new playground will be built this summer at Victor’s kiddie park thanks to a generous GOCO grant, the Cripple Creek & Victor Mine, and the City of Victor. Local children participated in planning the rehabilitation of Washington Park on Second Street, the only public playground in…

Victor Mural, Main Street, and More

Victor Mural, Main Street, and More By Beth Dodd From new art to new sidewalks, Victor is poised for another year of positive action as the city government continues to work with local citizens to improve and modernize the historic town. Local artist Joe Harris has painted a mural on the east side of the…

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…

Naturalist’s Notes: Aspen Leaves

By Beth Dodd:   One of my favorite days of the year is on its way. It’s called “bud burst.” This is the day when the trees open their new leaves in the spring. It happens on a different day every year, and may occur on a different day at your house than at my…