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Sparks fly over DDA district expansion

If you want to witness an entertaining and frustrating debate by elected leaders in Woodland Park, just mention any subject pertaining to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). For the second time in the last month, a routine DDA-related request turned into a lively verbal brawl, as the Woodland Park City Council last week expressed mixed…

Bar owner gets nod as new councilman; New police chief takes the oath

Chris Hazlett, the owner of Ralf’s Bar and Grill and the town’s former police chief, has received the nod as Cripple Creek’s new Ward Five representative. Hazlett replaces Gary Ledford, who was forced to resign by the gaming division due to a potential conflict with his role as a landlord for the new Big Jim’s…

Almanac: Local Events

Wednesday, July 13 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 unveils road improvement program

Teller homeowners should notice plenty of work this summer and fall across the county’s limited assortment of paved roadways, in the form of maintenance overlays, pothole repairs and patch-up enhancements. In addition, don’t be surprised when you drive across piles of road base material and less than smooth surfaces in your subdivision as part of…

July 4th a Commentary

July 4th – a time for family and friends, BBQs and cookouts, fireworks and lots of cheer for a people who are free. But more importantly it is a time for reflection. Reflection of the past two hundred thirty five years and what the Declaration of Independence stands for even today. I contemplate what liberty…

Meet a Creeker: Steve Zoellner

Spirituality: No specific religious affiliation, but I am a Christian. Political Preference: Fiscal conservative, otherwise independent. Registered Republican. How long have you lived/worked in Cripple Creek? Second home here for three years, full time resident for four years. How the heck did you end up in Cripple Creek? I used to bring my mom up…