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Popular Local Hiking and Recreational Mecca Reopens, Partially

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Local hikers and visitors can finally trek up the back side of Pikes Peak, near Divide, and enjoy a popular dog-friendly recreational playground, But at the same time, they must observe caution when using this area. They also should take advantage of this opportunity within the next two months, as…

New Chief Selected by Embattled Rural Fire District

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ A new chief has been selected to lead the embattled Four Mile Fire Protection District, which serves about 2,500 residents. During a board of directors meeting last week, the district leaders picked John “Jack” Lowe, following an executive session, according to board representatives and resident accounts. He will start the…

Woodland Park Little Leaguers Test Their Skills at Sky Sox Stadium

Mingle With Minor League Stars ~ by Kelly Gerszewski ~ Woodland Park’s little league team, the Mustang Rockies, got to have batting practice at Sky Sox Stadium on Saturday, June 17. Composed of 8, 9 and 10 year olds, the team is sponsored by TileMasters. The little leaguers practiced out at Security Service Field, the…

DDA Seeks Alternative Funding for Clean-Up Program

Financial woes continue to haunt both city and DDA. ~ by Bob Volpe ~   At a recent Woodland Park city council meeting, elected leaders declined to grant  a request to chip in on for a $10,000 main street clean-up program, which would include power washing business fronts, lamp posts, benches, sidewalks and curbs in…

Huge $10.4 million Hwy. 67 improvement project gets underway this week

Prepare yourself for traffic delays ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Will Teller County experience another construction/transportation curse, or just a solid pathway to a much improved main highway, or a little bit of both? And will the short-term pains for business operators and traffic delays for gamblers, area tourists and residents pay off for a much…