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Potential Candidates Names Released

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Woodland Park city clerk Suzanne Leclercq released the names of individual that pulled petitions to run in this April’s city election. There are 10 people who were given petitions. Three people are running for the open mayor’s seat. They are Neil Levy (incumbent),Michael Dalton, and Val Carr (current city councilman).…

The 52nd Annual Harry’s Roamers Ice Races Kickoff

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Last Sunday marked the 1st race of the season for Harry’s Roamers Ice Races at Rainbow Falls, north of Woodland Park. This is the 52nd year the race has taken place. Upwards of 175-225 racers were expected to participate in the event this year and judging by the crowd size…

Green Mountain Falls Starts Off The New Year With A Wildland Fire

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ For the last few years this time of year has brought about dry conditions. Recently the Teller County area has had relatively high fire danger conditions due to the lack of snow the area has received in the early winter months of December, January, and February. Currently, with no recent…

Sessions Unleashes The Feds, Allowing Them To Go After States With Legal Pot

~ by Bud Price ~ Last Thursday morning (January 4), U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a move against legal marijuana. Sessions decided to repeal the actions that have been taken by the federal government for the past five years. When some states including Colorado started voting to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, the…

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…