Woodland Park

Charis’ “Heart of Christmas” Plays to Packed Crowds

~ by Trevor Phipps ~ Last weekend, Charis Bible College in Woodland Park touched the hearts of locals with their amazing “Heart Of Christmas” live performance.   The show, open to the public, played before a packed  house for several days. The live play was inspirational, funny, and heart-warming all at the same time.   The show started…

WOODLAND PARK FIRE UPDATE

On 11-30-17 at approximately 1241 PM, the Woodland Park Police Department received several 911 calls reporting smoke and flames in the area of 300 S. Park St. Upon arrival of police and fire personnel an active fire was located. The fire destroyed a shed, ATV and, damaged two mobile homes, a vehicle and approximately 3…

Breaking: Fire in Woodland Park

Breaking: Woodland Park Fire

Today, November 30, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. The Mountain Jackpot news

Posted by TMJ News on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Woodland Park DDA Faces Identity Crisis

Moratorium Placed on Future Incentive Deals   ~ by Bob Volpe ~   Last Tuesday morning, the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) held a workshop and regular meeting at the city council chambers to plot its future, following a recent decision that has generated mixed reviews.   When the DDA turned down the tax increment financing (TIF,…

Today’s Episode Of As The Stomach Turns

Tension Grows Between City Council and Main Street ~ by Bob Volpe ~ Main Street board chairman Bob Carlsen presented the organizations report to city council at last Thursday’s regular meeting. Blank stares outnumbered comments from council.   Carlsen outlined Main Street’s accomplishments over the past year in a Power Point presentation and hard copy…

City Council Throws Out the Budget

~ By Bob Volpe ~ In a surprise attack on next year’s budget, city council decided to send the budget back to the city. Council has taken a hard line on fiscal responsibility insisting the budget meet stricter guidelines that restores the 10 percent budget reserve. At two tables set up in a wide open V…

WP City Council Seeks to Reach Truce on 2018 Budget

~ by Bob Volpe ~   Last Wednesday, the city council met in a special workshop format in an effort to craft a  compromise on 2018 budget concerns raised by several elected leaders and citizens. Council went over many concerns point by point, and reached consensus on several issues. On the issue of employee raises, they…