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GMF Moving Full-speed Ahead With Hiring Of New Town Boss

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Green Mountain Falls leaders have no intention to select an interim town boss, in the wake of the removal of a former head manager. Instead, GMF elected leaders plan to move full-speed ahead with hiring a new town manager. Plus, they have made it clear they don’t want to retreat to…

Cripple Creek’s Role as Preservation Watchdog May Have Backfired

State auditors recommend more historic guidelines ~ by Trevor Phipps ~ It used to be that the state government could only audit other Colorado entities and not municipalities. But that was before the arrival of limited stakes gaming, which generated millions of dollars in taxes and historic-related dollars, a hefty share of which went to…

Popular Pet and Animal Doc Celebrates 30 Years in Business in Woodland Park

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ Running a business anywhere is tough, but operating a successful small company in Woodland Park is even more difficult. Throughout the years, the town has seen many companies and shops come and go. Therefore, it marks a  major accomplishment when one particular business stays in operation for multiple decades. In 1985,…

Woodland Aquatic Center Sales Moving Along Swimmingly

~ By Bob Volpe ~ It’s been two months since the grand opening of the Woodland Park Aquatic Center, and indications are pointing towards a successful and popular facility, with pool critics facing a near drowning. After a shaky rollout, the center is now on track with pass sales projections. When the original fee schedule…

Teller County Sheriff’s Department snags Prospectors star again

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ It’s been a busy time for the Teller County Sheriff’s Department with some high-profile arrests. On Thursday, sheriff officers played a key role in the re-arrest of television star Richard Fretterd, who was featured on the Weather Channel’s “Prospectors” show. Fretterd failed to show up to be fitted for an ankle bracelet…

Illegal Marijuana Grow taken down near Divide, CO

Formerly deported cuban national arrested in connection Divide, CO, January 2, 2018– On January 2, 2018, as advertised, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office has executed its first search warrant in the “Get out of Teller” (#GOT) program.  Detectives and Deputies executed the warrant around noon today at 323 Woody Creek Rd, near Divide, CO.  …

2018: A Look to the Future

GMF Facing Big challenges for Infrastructure Needs and Town  Management ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ T’s the year for a new, real town manager, a workable comprehensive plan, much money for lake renovations and better roads; and of course, political peace with the forthcoming municipal election.   These are some of the wishes of both residents…