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GMF “Speed Trap” Status Igniting Sparks

The common joke at one local eatery in Green Mountain Falls is: “When you approach the town’s four-way stop, make sure you have a witness before proceeding. You may need proof in court.” Or as some locals profess, “Slam your brakes to the floor when you drive into town, or else open your pocketbook.” Speed…

Showdown set for $45 million Ministry Development

by Rick Langenberg Bring your sleeping bags to city hall Thursday (Sept. 22) evening for what could emerge as Woodland Park’s most contentious development fight in nearly seven years. In fact, if you attend, you may want to want to make plans for an early morning breakfast at the Hungry Bear or a post-sunrise coffee…

Shining Mountain gets $300,000 infrastructure reprieve

The Shining Mountain Golf Club has struck a booming $300,000 tee-shot that successfully avoided any difficult financial hazards and other Loy Gulch pitfalls–at least for a temporary period. However, if the club owners plan to develop any more subdivisions west of Trout Creek, it must foot the bill for major infrastructure improvements. Last week, the…

Affordable housing plans still on the table in Woodland Park

The first actual plan to open the door for affordable housing pursuits in Woodland Park by making key regulatory changes is still moving ahead. However, the subject of high priority housing is quite controversial and complex and won’t be resolved anytime soon. Officials still are unsure about the number of estimated workers who are employed…

What’s Happening Around the County

Wednesday, Sept. 21 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. Call 687-5534 for more information. The Timberline Artists meet at 10 am every Wednesday of each month, upstairs at the Aspen Mine Senior Center in Cripple Creek. Everyone with an interest in art is…

Teller County Gets Its Annual Touch of Gold

The high country’s amazing fall foliage season is just getting started and will kick into high gear over the next couple of weeks. This Saturday and Sunday (Sept 24 and 25), the Two Mile High Club will sponsor free jeep and 4-wheel drive tours into the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, where participants can view rare…