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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…

New mayor, council and clerk may dominate the plate for Victor

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ The town of Victor has made some major improvements during the last few years, leading to one overriding question:  Can the town continue this momentum in 2018? The town just had a municipal election at the end of 2017 which resulted in the selection of a new mayor and two city council members…

A Look Into 2018

As we ring in the New Year this week, 2018 will mark a pivotal time for the main cities in Teller County and the lower Ute Pass area, namely Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Victor and Green Mountain Falls. These cities won’t be lacking in controversies and mini-dramas. So stay tuned for the ongoing roller coaster ride,…