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City Council Mulls Process to Pick New City Manager

~ by Bob Volpe Last Tuesday city council met in a special session to discuss the process of how to select the next city manager. With David Buttery announcing his resignation last month, city council is now faced with searching for his replacement. This meeting was about how to get to the point where the…

DDA Continues to Fine Tune Tax Incentive Process

~ by Bob Volpe ~ The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been working to streamline and simplify their application for businesses seeking a TIF agreement (tax incentive agreement) with the DDA. Al Born and Ellen Carrick were given the task of researching TIF agreement applications from cities around the country and to come up with…

Potential Candidates Names Released

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Woodland Park city clerk Suzanne Leclercq released the names of individual that pulled petitions to run in this April’s city election. There are 10 people who were given petitions. Three people are running for the open mayor’s seat. They are Neil Levy (incumbent),Michael Dalton, and Val Carr (current city councilman).…

The 52nd Annual Harry’s Roamers Ice Races Kickoff

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Last Sunday marked the 1st race of the season for Harry’s Roamers Ice Races at Rainbow Falls, north of Woodland Park. This is the 52nd year the race has taken place. Upwards of 175-225 racers were expected to participate in the event this year and judging by the crowd size…

Green Mountain Falls Starts Off The New Year With A Wildland Fire

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ For the last few years this time of year has brought about dry conditions. Recently the Teller County area has had relatively high fire danger conditions due to the lack of snow the area has received in the early winter months of December, January, and February. Currently, with no recent…

Sessions Unleashes The Feds, Allowing Them To Go After States With Legal Pot

~ by Bud Price ~ Last Thursday morning (January 4), U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a move against legal marijuana. Sessions decided to repeal the actions that have been taken by the federal government for the past five years. When some states including Colorado started voting to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, the…

GMF Moving Full-speed Ahead With Hiring Of New Town Boss

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Green Mountain Falls leaders have no intention to select an interim town boss, in the wake of the removal of a former head manager. Instead, GMF elected leaders plan to move full-speed ahead with hiring a new town manager. Plus, they have made it clear they don’t want to retreat to…