Woodland Park

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…

Proposed WP Ballot Initiatives Suffer Early Death

Petition author hits legal wall  ~ By Bob Volpe ~ Two citizen initiative campaign drives, which would have drastically changed how the Woodland Park government operates, have died, at least for the forthcoming election.       They were pulled from circulation last week by the petition author mainly due to legal and technical hurdles. With this…

A Slightly Tweaked WP Budget Gains Council Approval

Main Street Gets the Green Light, Sort Of  ~ by Bob Volpe ~ The long process of adopting a budget for the city of Woodland Park for next year has finally ended.   The 2018 budget was approved by city council on December 21 at their regular meeting, but not without another lively debate. The last…

Proposed Ballot Measures May Drastically Change City Government

~ by Bob Volpe ~ On April 3, 2018 Woodland Park voters will elect a mayor and three council members to new terms. Also, voters may decide the fate of two proposed citizen initiatives, pending the outcome of a current petition-gathering process. One proposal would merge the 1 percent street capital improvements sales tax with the 2…

Woodland Park City Boss Calls It Quits

~ Bob Volpe and Rick Langenberg ~ A political bomb shell has struck in Woodland Park, with a sudden announcement by City Manager David Buttery to call it quits within the next few months. During last week’s council meeting, Buttery announced he is retiring after 20 years of service to the city. Buttery has officially…