Cripple Creek

Newmont CC&V Announces New General Manager

The Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) announced last week that Mike Schaffner has  assumed the role of General Manager at its Cripple Creek & Victor Mine (CC&V) in Colorado. He began this role on December 1. Schaffner brings extensive industry experience to this position. During his tenure with Newmont, Mike has held leadership positions in many teams…

Card Draw Decides Disputed Cripple Creek Council Seat

Victor veteran leader wins ward spot by a single tally ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Election 2017 is now in the history books for southern Teller County, but not without a spree of question marks and head shaking. In fact, the reality that every vote counts during an election has been reaffirmed with pronounced fashion…

The Little Store & Something More, LLC New Ownership -GRAND OPENING

~ by Cindy Valade ~ Colorado natives and residents of Teller County, Shannon Dionese and Lore’ Buswell, are very excited to start another business journey by purchasing the “Little Store, LLC” from Lou and Pat Goldman, as well as looking forward to being a part of this growing community.  The new owners are proud to…

Thin Air Theatre Company Calls It Quits In Cripple Creek

New Chapter Unfolds for Butte   ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Final curtain time is looming for the main company that has performed shows at the Butte Theater for the last decade.    Pending any last-minute developments, the Thin Air Theater Company (TATC) will perform its final production at the Butte during the annual Christmas show,…

Thin Air Theatre Company Bids Farewell

Dear Editor: “After over 50 productions and 11 wonderful years, Thin Air Theatre Company (the resident professional company of the Butte Theater and the producers for all professional productions on the Butte stage for the last decade) will bid a sad farewell at the conclusion of the 2017 season.  While we wish this was not the case,…

Cripple Creek’s Medical Office Bid Screeches to a Crash Landing

(Full Fake Dr. Story)    Officials reeling in shock over revelations ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Cripple Creek’s latest quest for a full-fledged medical office has crashed, as town officials learned they were dealing with a convicted fake doctor who served previous time behind bars for a major scam.    Last week, the city, following an executive…

A Fabricated Doctor?

The city of Cripple Creek may have been targeted by a possible scam, involving Matthew Paul Brown, aka Matt Brown, who was previously charged with nearly 20 counts of health care fraud and wrongful disclosure of health information. Prior to this discovery by Cripple Creek officials, Brown addressed the city council to inform them of  plans for a new medical center at the…

Bronco Billy’s Hotel Expansion Plan Unveiled

Hopes of Attracting a Younger Demographic with a Better Experience ~ by John Jones ~ Move over Black Hawk. There are plans for a new big boy in the Colorado casino game. Last week, Full House Resorts, the owners of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel, announced plans to build a 150-room, four star hotel in…