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International Ministry group moving into Woodland Park

The stage is now set for an international ministry group, with pursuits for a bible college and other major educational endeavors, to move into Woodland Park. Last week, the Woodland Park City Council approved a petition for annexation by the Andrew Wommack Ministries group for a 35-acre parcel, located just west of an area known…

Creek officials defend firing of dispatcher and alleged Taser victim

Despite allegations that surfaced in several television media reports, Cripple Creek officials are standing behind the actions of police department authorities in firing a dispatcher and a victim of an accidental Taser gun discharge. In addition, City Administrator Ray White has adamantly denied any reports that employees aren’t permitted to talk to media outlets and…

Governor fires gaming commission; Move raises ire of local leaders and legislators

The battle lines have been drawn between Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado gaming industry. As a result, some local legislators are raising questions about the governor’s agenda, and his assertions of a business-friendly administration. Already, his actions have prompted outrage by industry officials, local leaders and lawmakers. In addition, political and legal observers…

Authorities tight lipped on dead body discovery

Teller County authorities are still not releasing any details pertaining to the discovery of a 25-year-old man, found dead near the intersection of Elk Lane and Winding Valley Drive in an area between Woodland Park and Divide. The discovery has already led to a massive investigation, involving the sheriff’s office, search and rescue crews and…

Sparks fly over DDA district expansion

If you want to witness an entertaining and frustrating debate by elected leaders in Woodland Park, just mention any subject pertaining to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). For the second time in the last month, a routine DDA-related request turned into a lively verbal brawl, as the Woodland Park City Council last week expressed mixed…

Bar owner gets nod as new councilman; New police chief takes the oath

Chris Hazlett, the owner of Ralf’s Bar and Grill and the town’s former police chief, has received the nod as Cripple Creek’s new Ward Five representative. Hazlett replaces Gary Ledford, who was forced to resign by the gaming division due to a potential conflict with his role as a landlord for the new Big Jim’s…

Almanac: Local Events

Wednesday, July 6 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. Wolves at the Library The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Association will introduce you to some friends of theirs—Wolves. This free event will be held at the Woodland Park Library on…