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WPSD Board of Education Announces Finalists in Superintendent Search

After much speculation, the Woodland Park RE-2 Shool District (WPSD) Board of Education has announced the names of the three finalists applying for the superintendent position. This announcement occurred during their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday. The list of finalists includes the following:   *     K. Kevin Aten, Ed.D., Director of Innovation, Instruction and Technology, Estes Park…

Green Mountain Falls embarks on mega master plan project

Total cost could exceed $100,000 ~ Rick Langenberg ~ Green Mountain Falls is the latest local community to hedge its community bets big-time on a new master plan to help chart its future course. Or as some like to say, how should we look when we finally grow up? For GMF’s case, local civic leaders…

Political football season kicks off in Teller and Colorado

Caucus and Assembly fever looming ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The Super Bowl may have ended, and good riddance, Philly and New England fans.  Boo, and now get out of our face.   But another wild and wacky time of political football is about to kick into full gear throughout Teller County and the state. Despite all…

Sheriff Marijuana Talk Draws Packed House

Mikesell cites drug cartels as big menace ~ by Trevor Phipps ~ Despite a flurry of rumors, Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell last week made it clear that his office was not going after legal marijuana-users.    Instead, he emphasized their agency is concentrating on busting the large illegal-grow operations that are being used to…

Woodland Park Special Events Set Records

~ by Bob Volpe and Rick Langenberg ~ Late last month, the annual Temporary Use Permit (TUP) forum was held in the Woodland Park Council Chambers. And if any skeptics don’t believe in the importance of special events for the city’s future, they received a strong lesson in the changing dynamics for the town. The room…

WP Council Nearly Finalizes Plans for Securing a New City Boss

Proposed compensation could reach $145,000 a year ~ by Bob Volpe ~ Woodland Park city leaders have finally laid out a plan regarding how to hire the town’s next head boss to replace departing manager David Buttery   At last week’s regular meeting, the council got down to the details about advertising for the position.…

County Commissioner Lobbies Hard For Fossil Beds’ Expansion

Last week’s Teller County Commissioner’s meeting was packed with men in uniform. The deputies came out in numbers to support members of their team that were given an award based upon them going above and beyond the call of duty. The stories of our very own “county’s best” will shock you. Commissioner Norm Steen can…