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First Major Blaze Of 2012 Puts Officials On Red Alert

Despite snow storm, fire restrictions may remain in place by Rick Langenberg        With the fire season off to a fast start, coupled with dry conditions and a lengthy spat of super-hot weather for the springtime, Teller County elected leaders may soon declare their first official, permanent ban against campfires and other related activities.…

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,…

Body Found North Of Florissant Update

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. —  foul play possibly ruled out.                 A body found in the Indian Creek subdivision in Teller County has been identified as 58-year-old Judith Carpenter. On Wednesday Teller County Sheriff’s Office said her death was suspicious. Now they are saying they don’t expect foul play. Autopsy…

Westcreek Fire Under Control

Thursday’s Westcreek fire sparked off County Road 78 near the Painted Rocks camping ground. Firefighters said a couple that lives within two miles of the fire first noticed the smoke, vacated the area and called for help Firefighters said they got to the blaze before erratic winds were able to push it over a ridge, where…

Westcreek Fire Ignites In Old Hayman Burn Area

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Teller County firefighters said a 7-acre wildfire is a good opportunity for firefighters to teach people how dangerous the old Hayman burn area is once again.   Thursday’s Westcreek fire sparked off County Road 78 near the Painted Rocks camping ground. Firefighters said a couple that lives within two miles of the…

City Elections Set For Next Tuesday

by Rick Langenberg:   In one of the more pivotal municipal elections in years, voters in Woodland Park and Green Mountain will decide next Tuesday the fate of two mayoral seats, six council positions and three ballot propositions. The stakes are high for voters in both communities, as term-limits have opened the door for a…

Peoples Bank Strives For Personal Connection

by Rick Langenberg: In the growing high tech era, financial customers often can’t talk to an actual person on the phone, get a transaction handled face-to-face or have a question answered instantly by a manager. But at Woodland Park’s Peoples National Bank, this personal connection is what makes their business tick. After all, how many…