Woodland Park

Explosive Device Found in Woodland Park

Parts of Woodland Park Evacuated and Shut Down from Discovery of Explosive Device ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Anti-bomb squads arrive to defuse problems In what some Woodland Park neighbors described as a reported “treasure hunt” in Lake George earlier today ended with the evacuation of at least 50 homes as authorities took swift and detailed action to defuse a live mortar…

Meet Teller’s New Technological Wiz Kid

Peak Vice-President advances swiftly with booming Internet company   ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ How do you advance from IT gopher and a basic message guy to a vice-president of a  booming local Internet company and key player in the community within a very short time? By staying attuned to the company mission and getting a…

Mayor’s Cup Draws Impressive and Diverse Turnout

~ by Bob Volpe ~ The 28th annual running of the Woodland Park Mayor’s Cup last Saturday featured another huge turnout with running competitors and supportive fans and even a few politicians and community leaders.  This year’s race saw 191 runners come to the City Above the Clouds to participate in the rarified high altitude…

National Grocers Tax Incentive Plan Sparks Scrutiny

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Representatives of the National Grocers chain encountered plenty of skeptics last week regarding their bid for one of the more lucrative tax deals offered by the Downtown Development Authority as a prime condition for locating a store in Woodland Park.   Following a lively discussion, the DDA board agreed to review…

Gomes Selected as New Teller Undersheriff

Sheriff completes management lineup changes ~ by Rick Langenberg ~ Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell has opted for a familiar veteran in making probably the most important selection for his revamped management team. As a result, John Gomes, a veteran of the Woodland Park Police Department and several other agencies in the region, will start…

Flying W Ranch-like Entertainment Venue Sparks Neighborhood Protest

Huge crowd criticizes WP development pursuits  ~ by Bob Volpe ~   More than 100 people crowded into the banquet room at the Shining Mountain Golf Course and Event Center to last week to protest a proposed Flying W Ranch- style venue, which would be located across the street from the popular links close to many…

Fate of Woodland Aquatic Center Slide May Get Determined Next Month

~ by Bob Volpe ~ A council meeting in early September could determine whether future patrons and users of a new $10 million-plus aquatic center get to plunge down a top-rate, fairly elaborate slide this fall. At last week’s  Woodland Park City Council meeting, Finance Director/Treasurer Mike Farina addressed the elected leaders on an ordinance that could pave the…