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Teller County unveils road improvement program

Teller homeowners should notice plenty of work this summer and fall across the county’s limited assortment of paved roadways, in the form of maintenance overlays, pothole repairs and patch-up enhancements. In addition, don’t be surprised when you drive across piles of road base material and less than smooth surfaces in your subdivision as part of…

The Teller Jailhouse Blues

The controversy over the jail in Divide has featured plenty of drama over the last two decades. Here are some of the main highlights along the Teller jail front. *In the early 1990s, Teller County officials were told by federal authorities they would have to shut down a small historic jail in Cripple Creek, constructed…

Missing WP Mother had reported ties with religious group

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office is still continuing an investigation into the case surrounding a 25-year-old mother, who recently moved into the Woodland Park area and may have had ties with a North Carolina-based religious group, and her missing 6-year-old son. The mother, Vania Sisk, was recently found unharmed in El Paso County. However, her…

Meet a Creeker

David J. Minter GM Owner Johnny Nolon’s Casino. Married to Arlene. Daughter (from previous marriage) Jillian age 24 lives in Vegas. Bachelors in Humanities from Brunel University in Mathematics (specializing in stats) and Physical Education. Then went to the University of Nevada Reno on a track scholarship. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting 1987 University…

Woodland Park gearing up for business rebound

The worst of the region’s economic storm may have reared its ugly head for the last time. At least that’s the hope of Woodland Park elected leaders, who are quite bullish over the latest release of recent city sales tax figures. These numbers, according to officials, have indicated that the town’s retail core may be…

Up on Cripple Creek

Your weekly guide to what’s happening in Cripple Creek. This week at the casinos, love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the deals for you and your partner of to be found just about everywhere. At The Double Eagle and Gold Creek Casinos, this month you can win a two carat diamond…

Woodland Park officially outlaws medical-marijuana outlets

Newspaper columnist bares chest to display needs. The pro-cannabis movement has officially ended in the “City Above the Clouds,” but not without a final fight. Woodland Park has outlawed future commercial businesses and related centers that would cater to the medical-marijuana industry. In addition, city leaders have signaled the green light for further restrictions that…

Teller leaders face major challenges in 2011

Nope, it won’t compare with the resurrection test facing the pathetic Denver Broncos next season. But 2011 will pose some major challenges for the Teller County commissioners, who can’t rely on John Elway for “Hail Mary” comebacks and major financial cures. In the wake of ceremonies honoring a new changing of guard, Teller’s new cadre…