Cripple Creek

Missing Links Column

by Rick Langenberg: It’s that time of year for Monday arm-chair journalistic quarterbacking from The Mountain Jackpot headquarters Here is my take on a couple of key issues that have pervaded our humble abode: The big election controversy   Once again, Teller and Colorado residents have become obsessed with the idea of term limits and keeping as…

The Rush Finally Hits Paydirt

  by Rick Langenberg:     The Rush is on in Cripple Creek, with the local gaming community ending a four-year-plus drought in sporting a new major casino project. The Rush boom became official during Cripple Creek’s recent Salute to American Veterans Rally, opening inside a popular, attractive facility known as the former Gold Rush…

Sink Hole Shuts Down Hwy. 67

    The summer of 2012 could go down as the worst season for transportation-related disasters in recent memory. In yet another blow for the local gaming community, a key section of Hwy. 67 South has been shut down and could remain closed for an undetermined period. This closure seriously impacts traffic to and from…

Old Museum Building Finds New Life in Victor

By Beth Dodd:       The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum has recently been awarded a Colorado State Historic Fund (SHF) grant for $35,000. This grant, along with matching funds of $16,500 raised locally, will fund the restoration and repair of the exterior brick work on the east side of the museum’s Reynolds Block building.…

Cripple Creek Gearing Up For Summer/Fall Gaming Boom

Rick Langenberg:       With the kick-off of summer, Cripple Creek casino operators and local community leaders are hedging their bets on a booming season and an impressive rebound from past years. Gone is the constant talk of a declining market, somber winning numbers and a lingering recession. Instead, the town is bracing itself…

LONG TIME IMPERIAL PLAYERS MELODRAMA DIRECTOR RICHARD ROSSOMME DIES

CRIPPLE CREEK TO BE FINAL RESTING PLACE Long time Imperial Players Melodrama director, Richard Rossomme, passed away on Sunday, June 3rd, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cripple Creek will be his final resting place. Services and burial of ashes will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at St. Andrews in Cripple Creek at 12:00 noon, to…

The Theresa Mine

  By Beth Dodd     The logo for Portraits of the Pikes Peak Region is a based on a line drawing of the Theresa Mine west of Goldfield, which was created as a gift for me by my dear friend Debbie Smith of Loomis, CA. The mine’s head frame, hoist house, and other surface…

WPHS and CC-VHS Rotary Champions

Yesterday at our Rotary meeting we recognized our Woodland Park High School and Cripple Creek – Victor High School outstanding scholar-athletes. Congratulations to each of them!