Cripple Creek

The Christmas Donkey, an All New Holiday Show at the Butte Theater

Who: Thin Air Theatre Company at the Butte Theater, Cripple Creek What: The Christmas Donkey, an all new holiday show by Thin Air Theatre Company opens at the Butte Theater When: Friday, Dec. 2. at 7 p.m. Shows run Thursday through Sunday Dec. 2-31 with special show dates and times over the holidays. Where: Butte…

Cripple Creek Imposes Rules Against Medical Marijuana Patients

City becomes first local municipality that tackles home-cultivation of legal weed If you want to use or grow medical cannabis inside your home, don’t bother your neighbors. This is the gist of new proposed rules in Cripple Creek that govern the use of medical marijuana for residents who are either caregivers or medicinal pot patients.…

No Safe Wager in Gaming Tax Fight

Cripple Creek and Teller County business and political leaders will have to wait at least another month to learn whether local casino operators will have to fork out an additional $4.9 million in taxes a year. However, certain gaming proponents are exhaustively putting their chips on the table and mounting a strong defense against a…

Local Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Holiday Family Movies The Woodland Park Public Library will host holiday movies on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at noon. On Nov. 22, viewers can see the new animated film about a bear with an affinity for honey! Bring a lunch and snack, we’ll provide coffee and lemonade. Then on Nov. 23,…

What’s Happening Around the County

Wednesday, Sept. 21 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. Call 687-5534 for more information. The Timberline Artists meet at 10 am every Wednesday of each month, upstairs at the Aspen Mine Senior Center in Cripple Creek. Everyone with an interest in art is…

Creek officials defend firing of dispatcher and alleged Taser victim

Despite allegations that surfaced in several television media reports, Cripple Creek officials are standing behind the actions of police department authorities in firing a dispatcher and a victim of an accidental Taser gun discharge. In addition, City Administrator Ray White has adamantly denied any reports that employees aren’t permitted to talk to media outlets and…

Governor fires gaming commission; Move raises ire of local leaders and legislators

The battle lines have been drawn between Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado gaming industry. As a result, some local legislators are raising questions about the governor’s agenda, and his assertions of a business-friendly administration. Already, his actions have prompted outrage by industry officials, local leaders and lawmakers. In addition, political and legal observers…