Cripple Creek

Highway construction efforts enter final stages for 2017

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The $10.4 million highway construction improvements for Hwy. 67 are entering their final stages for 2017, with a continual schedule of delays for motorists. This week will encompass a lengthy list of project demands, as officials try to complete the massive improvements prior to the end of the year. The…

CC&V Projects Prompt Many Public Comments

Commissioners say yes to new mining amendment ~ byTrevor Phipps ~ Projects proposed by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine have led to many citizens voicing their concerns at recent meetings hosted by the Cripple Creek City Council and the Teller County Commissioners. Citizens of Cripple Creek got concerned when they received a letter…

Discovery Channel remembers fallen Teller County deputy

On November 1, 2017, at 8:00pm MST Season 7 Episode 9 of “Homicide Hunter” (also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda), an American crime documentary television series on the Investigation Discovery network, will air.  This episode will present the case of Brent Andrew Holloway, a Teller County Deputy who was killed in the line…

The Wild and Crazy Gaming Ride

  ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ What do Cripple Creek gaming pioneers and the veteran rock pop icons Fleetwood Mac have in common?  An ongoing love affair with rumors. Fleetwood’s  rise to fame was sparked by “Rumours,” the album that put Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and the whole 70s musical wonder gang on the map to…

Crowds of Aspen Leaf Viewers Force a Temporary Halt in Hwy. Construction

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ In the battle of nature versus progress, flocks of tourists and visitors desiring to see the fall foliage, capped by mountains of gold, won out. With many complaints mounting in recent weeks, the Colorado Department of Transportation declared a “Celebrate Leaf Week.” With this verdict, no road construction occurred on…

A History of Gambling in Colorado

~ by Bob Volpe ~   As towns sprouted in the 19th-century American West — outside Arm forts, at river crossings along wagon trails, in mining districts and at railheads — some of the first structures built were recreational facilities. Recreation for the almost totally male population inevitably meant the triple-W vices of the frontier:…

Traffic Delays Continue for Teller Motorists

Frustration brewing for fall foliage fans ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The price of infrastructure progress is posing some definite tough adjustments for Cripple Creek gamblers, visitors, recreation buffs, aspen tree lovers and locals. In fact, if you are planning any Hwy. 67 trips during the week, you may want to alter your plans, or…