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Woodland Park Mayor Praises Parish

Woodland Park Mayor Steve Randolph spent the majority of his regular council report last week touting the achievements of Mike Parish, a former columnist for the Mountain Jackpot and a Vietnam veteran, who recently passed away following years of difficult health woes. Randolph described Parish as a person with a “heart of gold” and indicated…

GMF “Speed Trap” Status Igniting Sparks

The common joke at one local eatery in Green Mountain Falls is: “When you approach the town’s four-way stop, make sure you have a witness before proceeding. You may need proof in court.” Or as some locals profess, “Slam your brakes to the floor when you drive into town, or else open your pocketbook.” Speed…

Showdown set for $45 million Ministry Development

by Rick Langenberg Bring your sleeping bags to city hall Thursday (Sept. 22) evening for what could emerge as Woodland Park’s most contentious development fight in nearly seven years. In fact, if you attend, you may want to want to make plans for an early morning breakfast at the Hungry Bear or a post-sunrise coffee…

What’s Happening Around the County

Wednesday, Sept. 21 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. Call 687-5534 for more information. The Timberline Artists meet at 10 am every Wednesday of each month, upstairs at the Aspen Mine Senior Center in Cripple Creek. Everyone with an interest in art is…

Teller officials investigate first homicide in years

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office still hasn’t named any suspects regarding the agency’s first significant murder investigation in years, with the alleged killing occurring in a remote area between Woodland Park and Divide near North Catamount Reservoir. After a week of silence, officials late last week confirmed that the death of 25-year-old John Byron Hogan…

Green Mountain Falls gets their economic marching orders

After months of public meetings, Green Mountain Falls town leaders and residents have received their economic marching orders And they must follow a tall list, capped by possible suggestions for property and sales tax hike increases, ways to rebrand the town, do more aggressive marketing, and have more events and revenue-generating activities. But ultimately, the…