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Missing WP Mother had reported ties with religious group

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office is still continuing an investigation into the case surrounding a 25-year-old mother, who recently moved into the Woodland Park area and may have had ties with a North Carolina-based religious group, and her missing 6-year-old son. The mother, Vania Sisk, was recently found unharmed in El Paso County. However, her…

Lamborn Forum Attracts Standing-Room-Only Crowd

Residents seek opening up public lands Folk singer Woody Guthrie would have been cringing in his grave. Last week, Guthrie’s familiar “This Land is Your Land” signature song was one of the central messages of a town forum sponsored by Congressman Doug Lamborn in Woodland Park only with one big change: A strikingly more GOP…

Valentine’s Day 2011

Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays that began so long ago there are quite a few legends and myths surrounding its origins. One such tale dates back to ancient Rome. Emperor Claudius II decided that young men would make better soldiers if they weren’t encumbered by wives and children. He outlawed marriage for…

Woodland Park officially outlaws medical-marijuana outlets

Newspaper columnist bares chest to display needs. The pro-cannabis movement has officially ended in the “City Above the Clouds,” but not without a final fight. Woodland Park has outlawed future commercial businesses and related centers that would cater to the medical-marijuana industry. In addition, city leaders have signaled the green light for further restrictions that…

New Bill May Loosen Up Medical-pot Rules

The controversy over medical-marijuana regulations refuses to end, with new legal twists every week. Just as many cities such as Woodland Park are firming up plans to snuff out future dispensaries in their towns, new proposed state legislation may make the process easier for future patients and medical-cannabis operators. More specifically, a new bill, proposed…

Teller leaders face major challenges in 2011

Nope, it won’t compare with the resurrection test facing the pathetic Denver Broncos next season. But 2011 will pose some major challenges for the Teller County commissioners, who can’t rely on John Elway for “Hail Mary” comebacks and major financial cures. In the wake of ceremonies honoring a new changing of guard, Teller’s new cadre…

Green Mountain Falls Kicks Off New Economic Campaign

Ute Pass Town Facing Survival Test As a small town with less than 1,000 residents, Green Mountain Falls sports a slew of amenities and attributes that have become the envy of communities in the Ute Pass. Among the prized list includes a remarkable trail system, an ideal setting, a small lake, park and gazebo, an…

Woodland Park to Outlaw Legal Weed Outlets

Add Woodland Park to the growing list of cities in Colorado who are saying “no way” to the idea of opening their municipal doors to future medical-marijuana dispensaries. In an informal vote, the Woodland Park Council last week unanimously decided to give City Attorney Erin Smith the go-ahead to proceed with plans to draft a…