Cripple Creek

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…

Bar owner gets nod as new councilman; New police chief takes the oath

Chris Hazlett, the owner of Ralf’s Bar and Grill and the town’s former police chief, has received the nod as Cripple Creek’s new Ward Five representative. Hazlett replaces Gary Ledford, who was forced to resign by the gaming division due to a potential conflict with his role as a landlord for the new Big Jim’s…

Meet a Creeker

David J. Minter GM Owner Johnny Nolon’s Casino. Married to Arlene. Daughter (from previous marriage) Jillian age 24 lives in Vegas. Bachelors in Humanities from Brunel University in Mathematics (specializing in stats) and Physical Education. Then went to the University of Nevada Reno on a track scholarship. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting 1987 University…