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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…

Falls Residents Struggle To Rebound From Devastating Fire

Devastating Fire by Rick Langenber    Colorado Springs suspects arrested       Despite suffering a devastating community loss from an arson-related fire of a historic gem, the town of Green Mountain Falls is quickly rebounding and is proceeding with a business as usual attitude. Early Thursday, the town incurred a huge blow, when GMF’s highly revered town…