Woodland Park

Code of Conduct Urged by Main Street Leaders

Board makes plea to squash false rumors ~ by Trevor Phipps ~ During last week’s Woodland Park Main Street meeting, the “elephant in the room,” the  possible selection of a new head coordinator/manager, was not discussed. Main Street Board members did not mention anything about Darlene Jensen, or the Main Street coordinator position. It is still…

City Council Wrestles With Budget

– By Bob Volpe – The November 2nd regular meeting of city council was civil, but split hard on how to reduce spending, yet maintain the current level of services for the people of Woodland Park.This year’s budget kerfuffel over spending and saving is almost a mirror image of last year’s. Fiscal conservatives on council…

Woodland Park Aqua Opening Attracts Huge Crowds

 – by Bob Volpe – Last Sunday, the long-awaited $15 million-plus Aquatic Center finally opened its doors to the public. Sunday’s grand opening featured free swimming, tours, and a raffle for swimming accessories and free passes. The passes raffled included, a 10 punch card, a 20 punch card, and a 3 month pass. According to…

Main Street Woes Continue

Media barred from workshop ~ by Trevor Phipps ~   Problems on the Woodland Park Main Street front continue as the board encounters more personnel and leadership changes. There have been two Main Street meetings in the last two weeks. On October 10, the Woodland Park Main Street Board held an extra meeting with Woodland Park…

Highway construction efforts enter final stages for 2017

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ The $10.4 million highway construction improvements for Hwy. 67 are entering their final stages for 2017, with a continual schedule of delays for motorists. This week will encompass a lengthy list of project demands, as officials try to complete the massive improvements prior to the end of the year. The…

DDA Holds Planning Meeting

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Last Tuesday the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) held an informal meeting at the Historic Ute Inn, to discuss plans for 2018. Before any discussion on planning for the future took place, the subject of a letter read to city council at the last regular meeting by Tony Perry, President and CEO of…

Discovery Channel remembers fallen Teller County deputy

On November 1, 2017, at 8:00pm MST Season 7 Episode 9 of “Homicide Hunter” (also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda), an American crime documentary television series on the Investigation Discovery network, will air.  This episode will present the case of Brent Andrew Holloway, a Teller County Deputy who was killed in the line…