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Summer Events and Activities in the Greater Pikes Peak Region

This summer, many communities in and around the Pikes Peak area are pulling out all the stops with events and activities that will appeal to visitors and locals alike. Next weekend, on Saturday, Feb 23, the little town of Florissant will be celebrating Heritage Day. The town was founded in the 1800s with the help…

Bar owner selected 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 20 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…

Green Mountain Falls gets their economic marching orders

After months of public meetings, Green Mountain Falls town leaders and residents have received their economic marching orders And they must follow a tall list, capped by possible suggestions for property and sales tax hike increases, ways to rebrand the town, do more aggressive marketing, and have more events and revenue-generating activities. But ultimately, the…

International Ministry group moving into Woodland Park

The stage is now set for an international ministry group, with pursuits for a bible college and other major educational endeavors, to move into Woodland Park. Last week, the Woodland Park City Council approved a petition for annexation by the Andrew Wommack Ministries group for a 35-acre parcel, located just west of an area known…

Creek officials defend firing of dispatcher and alleged Taser victim

Despite allegations that surfaced in several television media reports, Cripple Creek officials are standing behind the actions of police department authorities in firing a dispatcher and a victim of an accidental Taser gun discharge. In addition, City Administrator Ray White has adamantly denied any reports that employees aren’t permitted to talk to media outlets and…

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…