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Planning the Future of Victor’s Parks

By Beth Dodd The City of Victor is creating the town’s first Parks & Recreation Master Plan, and wants input from community residents. The town currently has five park and open space properties, but no plan to manage them or map out their future. A citizen advisory board is changing this. The new Master Plan…

Really See Who The Candidates For Commissioner Are (Photos)

For the most part, the contenders for the various seats conducted civil exchanges and mainly touted their personal qualifications for the two seats.  They didn’t clash on any issues, but presented different solutions to problems confronting the county. Photos by CR Chambers Photography    

Teller County Candidates for Commissioner

by Rick Langenberg       It was the final stand for the six candidates for two county commissioner seats during a debate last Saturday, hosted by the Mountain Jackpot newspaper and organized by Jeffrey K. Woods, in the Woodland Park Public Library.      The forum, attended by nearly 100 people, represented the last opportunity…

HOMETOWN HERO

Source: gazette.com Greg Schilling started Help the Needy in 1982 to provide limited financial assistance to people in Teller County. He operated it out of his house, and it eventually moved to a church basement and, later, to a small suite above a movie theater. In 2007, People’s Bank bought a piece of property where…

Best Seat in Woodland Park Art Project Unveiled

Best Seat in Woodland Park by Rick Langenberg             Move over Salida, Taos and even Santa Fe—at least when it comes to public art displays or ideal places to hang out. A group of Woodland Park business leaders want visitors and tourists to take a seat on unique, specially-crafted art benches…

Woodland Park Planners Approve First-ever Affordable Housing Law

Woodland Park Planners Approve by Rick Langenberg     After six months of discussion and often heated debate, Woodland Park planners have finally signaled the green light for the city’s first-ever affordable housing law. In fact, the proposal represents the first time in nearly two decades that city leaders have brought a formal ordinance addressing the…

CRIPPLE CREEK CITY COUNCIL

CRIPPLE CREEK CITY COUNCIL  Editor’s  Note:  The following information, submitted by the Mayor and Cripple Creek City Council, is the first of a series of monthly columns that the elected leaders will run in the Mountain Jackpot newspaper regarding activities and city updates they want to highlight.  January News: –          The Council has denied a resolution to allow sexually oriented businesses…