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Creek Gearing Up For Sign Invasion

by Rick Langenberg Cripple Creek’s historic ban against electronic and digital signs may be screeching to a halt, as the town enters a new era of neon enticement. As a result, the town’s main street corridor could light up with multi-media displays, colored graphics, gaming videos and other tactics that have a more Las Vegas and…

Falls Voters To Decide Fate Of Local Tax Hike

by Rick Langenberg 02/16/2012            The early 1980s was a time marked by the defense industry surge in Colorado, the end of the cold war, the rise of punk rock and New Wave music and a huge housing boom for the Pikes Peak region. And for Green Mountain Falls residents, this period represented…

County Doubles Fines For Fire Ban Violators

Rick Langenberg 02/16/2012 If you get caught violating the county’s fire ban, plan to open up your pocketbook big time. But if you own agriculturally-zoned property and want to burn slash or trash for fuel mitigation or economic reasons, don’t look for any big changes or worry about Big Brother lingering over your shoulder, except…

The Christmas Donkey, an All New Holiday Show at the Butte Theater

Who: Thin Air Theatre Company at the Butte Theater, Cripple Creek What: The Christmas Donkey, an all new holiday show by Thin Air Theatre Company opens at the Butte Theater When: Friday, Dec. 2. at 7 p.m. Shows run Thursday through Sunday Dec. 2-31 with special show dates and times over the holidays. Where: Butte…

Cripple Creek Imposes Rules Against Medical Marijuana Patients

City becomes first local municipality that tackles home-cultivation of legal weed If you want to use or grow medical cannabis inside your home, don’t bother your neighbors. This is the gist of new proposed rules in Cripple Creek that govern the use of medical marijuana for residents who are either caregivers or medicinal pot patients.…

No Safe Wager in Gaming Tax Fight

Cripple Creek and Teller County business and political leaders will have to wait at least another month to learn whether local casino operators will have to fork out an additional $4.9 million in taxes a year. However, certain gaming proponents are exhaustively putting their chips on the table and mounting a strong defense against a…

Local Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Holiday Family Movies The Woodland Park Public Library will host holiday movies on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at noon. On Nov. 22, viewers can see the new animated film about a bear with an affinity for honey! Bring a lunch and snack, we’ll provide coffee and lemonade. Then on Nov. 23,…