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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…

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…

“THE WOODLAND PARK MYSTERY”

 by Jo Cervone Source: http://www.csfreshink.com It’s a mystery! So many people claiming their grandparents founded Woodland Park.  But who really “done it”?   Who were they? There were early pioneers living in Summit Park in the 1870s. Then someone decided to change the name to Manitou Park. That was too confusing with Manitou Springs so in 1890 the name was…

From Bull-Riding Dust To Business Pay Dirt

by Rick Langenberg   After years of experiencing a slew of setbacks, Woodland Park’s former cowboy and rodeo hub, known more as the “dirt of doom” around local circles, may finally bustle with actual business activity.   But the prospective development is a far cry from the original $60 million-plus vision, calling for a hotel,…

Internal Revenue Service releases a list

  The Internal Revenue Service releases a list of its least-favorite tax scams every year. “Scam artists will tempt people in-person, on-line and by email with misleading promises about lost refunds and free money.Don’t be fooled by these,” warns IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman. Here is the current list of what the IRS is warning about…

Body Found At Mobile Home Park In Manitou

The county coroner has identified the body found under a trailer in Manitou Springs as Crysta Chisolm of Colorado Springs. Her death was ruled a homicide, but the precise cause of death remains under investigation. The 32-year-old woman’s body was found wrapped in a blanket and tied with rope around 12:40 p.m. on Monday, March 12.…

Mayoral Race Features Two Well-Known Leaders

  by Rick Langenberg The end of a somewhat contentious political season in Teller County will conclude with a showdown between two well-known fiscal watchdogs in Woodland Park’s April 3 mayoral race. Two current council members, Dave Turley and Betty Clark-Wine, have entered the contest that will determine the successor to Steve Randolph and the person…

Victor Revives

By Beth Dodd The City of Victor is reinventing itself. In an impressive turnabout, the town has gone from considering turning off the street lights in 2009, to attracting new businesses in 2012. Their success is thanks to a mix of support from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, economic stimulus money, CC&V Mine contributions,…