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City Prepares For Massive $2 Million Fountain Creek Project

by Rick Langenberg          A relatively new Woodland Park City Council got its feet wet last week with major infrastructure improvements and several key business expansions The elected leaders received a brief outlook regarding a $2 million-plus infrastructure project dealing with enhancements to the Fountain Creek area, which mostly runs parallel to Hwy.…

End of an Era

by Rick Langenberg         It was the end of a political era in Woodland Park, as a group of elected leaders who collectively served nearly 30 years in office bid farewell. Last Thursday marked the official changing of guard with the searing-in of new mayor Dave Turley and three new council members, Carrol Harvey,…

Matthews Falls Short In Bid For Commissioner

by RICK LANGENBERG     One of the most competitive Teller GOP County Commissioner fields in recent years is getting extremely lean. Ken Matthews, a former Woodland Park councilman and planning commissioner and a prime contender for the District Three competition, has fallen just short of the finish line due to apparent technical errors in filing the…

Turley And Worthey Win Spots As New Mayors

by Rick Langenberg          Woodland Park voters for the second time in 10 years said absolutely no way regarding the prospects of opening up the city’s purse strings to future companies through the use of financial incentives. But at the same time, they highly favored using the Internet and social media sites for publicizing…

First Major Blaze Of 2012 Puts Officials On Red Alert

Despite snow storm, fire restrictions may remain in place by Rick Langenberg        With the fire season off to a fast start, coupled with dry conditions and a lengthy spat of super-hot weather for the springtime, Teller County elected leaders may soon declare their first official, permanent ban against campfires and other related activities.…

Cripple Creek Citizens To Review New Development Regulations

 by   Rick Langenberg       A lengthy process aimed at overhauling and finalizing new development rules for Cripple Creek may finally be headed for final public review later this month. During a recent meeting, the city staff continued its effort to update the council on proposed regulations, dealing with zoning, historic preservation, signs, downtown development,…

Body Found North Of Florissant Update

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. —  foul play possibly ruled out.                 A body found in the Indian Creek subdivision in Teller County has been identified as 58-year-old Judith Carpenter. On Wednesday Teller County Sheriff’s Office said her death was suspicious. Now they are saying they don’t expect foul play. Autopsy…

Westcreek Fire Under Control

Thursday’s Westcreek fire sparked off County Road 78 near the Painted Rocks camping ground. Firefighters said a couple that lives within two miles of the fire first noticed the smoke, vacated the area and called for help Firefighters said they got to the blaze before erratic winds were able to push it over a ridge, where…