Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek/Victor Chamber Names New Chief

         William Blackburn, a Divide resident and a member of the Woodland Park RE-2 School Board, has received the nod as the new executive director for the Cripple Creek/Victor Chamber of Commerce. Besides heading the chamber, he will lead the district’s economic development efforts.  Like many groups in the region, such as Manitou Springs and…

The Creek Gearing Up For Second-Year Birthday Bash

 by Rick Langenberg:     Every classic town in America, whether it’s a gaming area, historic district, an artistic hub or just a regular stopping point, sports its own version of a “Cheers” bar and restaurant. And in Cripple Creek, a town certainly not lacking in characters, that place has become The Creek, located right…

Cripple Creek Rebound Underway?

by Rick Langenberg:     After several years of somber economic reports, coupled with a continual gaming slump, Cripple Creek may finally be headed for a comeback. Or at least a lingering recession, which has stalled growth and the wagering of legal bets, may have winded to a conclusion. That’s the hope of city and…

Racetrack Slots Yanked From The Table

by Rick Langenberg:       Cripple Creek casino operators and local business leaders won a temporary battle last week in their bid to keep video slots from lighting up at prime horse tracks in Colorado. Facing a probable defeat, proponents of House Bill 1280, the measure that would legalize video slots, referred to as…

Turley And Worthey Win Spots As New Mayors

by Rick Langenberg          Woodland Park voters for the second time in 10 years said absolutely no way regarding the prospects of opening up the city’s purse strings to future companies through the use of financial incentives. But at the same time, they highly favored using the Internet and social media sites for publicizing…

Cripple Creek Citizens To Review New Development Regulations

 by   Rick Langenberg       A lengthy process aimed at overhauling and finalizing new development rules for Cripple Creek may finally be headed for final public review later this month. During a recent meeting, the city staff continued its effort to update the council on proposed regulations, dealing with zoning, historic preservation, signs, downtown development,…

City And County Leaders Continue Assault Against Video Slot Menac

by Rick Langenberg            Although the video slot threat at horse tracks has experienced a slight setback, Cripple Creek business and political leaders say they are not taking any chances and plan to mount a full assault against this betting option.  Moreover, the city may have to consider footing more dollars…

CRIPPLE CREEK CITY COUNCIL

CRIPPLE CREEK CITY COUNCIL  Editor’s  Note:  The following information, submitted by the Mayor and Cripple Creek City Council, is the first of a series of monthly columns that the elected leaders will run in the Mountain Jackpot newspaper regarding activities and city updates they want to highlight.  January News: –          The Council has denied a resolution to allow sexually oriented businesses…