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Westcreek Fire Ignites In Old Hayman Burn Area

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Teller County firefighters said a 7-acre wildfire is a good opportunity for firefighters to teach people how dangerous the old Hayman burn area is once again.   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…

City Elections Set For Next Tuesday

by Rick Langenberg:   In one of the more pivotal municipal elections in years, voters in Woodland Park and Green Mountain will decide next Tuesday the fate of two mayoral seats, six council positions and three ballot propositions. The stakes are high for voters in both communities, as term-limits have opened the door for a…

Peoples Bank Strives For Personal Connection

by Rick Langenberg: In the growing high tech era, financial customers often can’t talk to an actual person on the phone, get a transaction handled face-to-face or have a question answered instantly by a manager. But at Woodland Park’s Peoples National Bank, this personal connection is what makes their business tick. After all, how many…

Investigation Continues into Manitou Springs Murder

by Rick Langenberg   An investigation still continues regarding a rare murder in the Manitou Springs area, resulting in the death of a 32-year-old woman. The body of Crysta Chrisholm was discovered last week, wrapped in a quilt under a trailer at space 12 in the El Paso Mobile Home Community, located at 15, El…

City And County Leaders Continue Assault Against Video Slot Menac

by Rick Langenberg            Although the video slot threat at horse tracks has experienced a slight setback, Cripple Creek business and political leaders say they are not taking any chances and plan to mount a full assault against this betting option.  Moreover, the city may have to consider footing more dollars…

“THE WOODLAND PARK MYSTERY”

 by Jo Cervone Source: http://www.csfreshink.com It’s a mystery! So many people claiming their grandparents founded Woodland Park.  But who really “done it”?   Who were they? There were early pioneers living in Summit Park in the 1870s. Then someone decided to change the name to Manitou Park. That was too confusing with Manitou Springs so in 1890 the name was…

From Bull-Riding Dust To Business Pay Dirt

by Rick Langenberg   After years of experiencing a slew of setbacks, Woodland Park’s former cowboy and rodeo hub, known more as the “dirt of doom” around local circles, may finally bustle with actual business activity.   But the prospective development is a far cry from the original $60 million-plus vision, calling for a hotel,…

Body Found At Mobile Home Park In Manitou

The county coroner has identified the body found under a trailer in Manitou Springs as Crysta Chisolm of Colorado Springs. Her death was ruled a homicide, but the precise cause of death remains under investigation. The 32-year-old woman’s body was found wrapped in a blanket and tied with rope around 12:40 p.m. on Monday, March 12.…