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Sparks Fly over Review of Woodland Park’s Fleet of Vehicles

~ by Rick Langenberg ~  Woodland Park elected leaders continue to heavily debate over plans to scrutinize the use of city vehicles—a fight that is triggering one main question: Who is in charge of certain government operations. The squabble may even reignite the familiar tug of war between the city administration and some council members.…

Cripple Creek Elks Award $2500 Grant for Students

The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, School Based Health Center, and Cripple Creek School District would like to thank the Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and the Elk’s National Foundation for a $2,500 grant that they have awarded to support our students.  The Elk’s have generously been writing grants to support the health needs…

Cripple Creek May Soon Join ATV Caravan

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The off-highway vehicle craze in Teller County and the western United States will soon invade the area’s gaming hub. Last week, the Cripple Creek City Council gave the staff the go-ahead to proceed with drafting a new law that legalizes the use of ATVs  (all-terrain vehicles) on all local roadways…

Big Hike in Fishing and Hunting Licenses Pending

Local anglers may be losers in budget shortfall ~ by Bob Volpe ~ Colorado House Bill 1321 now making its way through the legislature will give more power to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to raise hunting and fishing license fees and other fees to make up for shortfalls in revenue. While the bill itself…

Cruise Above the Clouds Featured In A Popular Show

With Cruise Above the Clouds just receiving TMJ’s best event award, you will be able to see Teller County at it’s Classic best featured on an upcoming episode of Dennis Gage’s “My Classic Car” ! Show times below:
Show times (Mountain Daylight Times):
Saturday, May 6 at 6:30am on Velocity
Tuesday, May 9 at 2:30pm on NBC Sports Network
Friday, June 9 at 8:30am, 11:00 am, 1:00pm on MAVTV
Sunday, June 11 at 7:00am & 10:00am on MAVTV

Local Emergency Service Groups and DDA Leaders Duke It Out

~ by Bob Volpe ~ It’s all about the “Benjamins.” The Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District (NTCFPD) and the Ute Pass Regional Health Services District (UPRHSD) are facing serious financial issues. As a result, they want out of the Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority district, but their request for exclusion is getting a cold…

Congressman Doug Lamborn Honors Liberty Day Events at Cresson Elementary

Source: (Cripple Creek Today) Tracey Olnes and Merrill Ballinger, Cripple Creek-Victor School District Cripple Creek-Victor Cresson Elementary celebrated Liberty Day and took it a step further. Liberty Day is a celebration originated by Colorado Lions to call attention to both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Cresson Elementary 5th Grade teachers GariLu Schwab and…