Woodland Park

Help The Needy Nets $6,500 From Local Wine And Jazz Festival

Help the Needy, one of Teller’s well-regarded nonprofits, received a $6,500 check last week, courtesy of the fifth annual Vino & Notes jazz, food and wine festival. The Aug. 4 event, spearheaded by Ben and Jamie Caperton, owners of The Cellar Door, has now become one of the top ten wine tasting galas in Colorado.…

Partial Truce Reached Over Alcohol Ban Downtown

by Rick Langenberg:       Woodland Park’s unintentional “no-alcohol” edict in the downtown core won’t impact future special events, but it still could restrict changes regarding new businesses and building changes. That was part of an analysis provided by City Clerk Cindy Morse, who consulted with state officials recently regarding the government’s recent dilemma,…

USA Pro Challenge Bustling With Local Events

By Rick Langenberg:   A week of fun events, including joy rides, bike cruises, watch/block parties, costume contests, live music, a parade and much more, are scheduled this week in celebration of the big cycling showdown. Most local events are slated for Friday, Aug. 24, when world renowned cyclists will race through Teller County and…

Sink Hole Shuts Down Hwy. 67

    The summer of 2012 could go down as the worst season for transportation-related disasters in recent memory. In yet another blow for the local gaming community, a key section of Hwy. 67 South has been shut down and could remain closed for an undetermined period. This closure seriously impacts traffic to and from…

Woodland’s Most Interesting Man may settle down

by Rick Langenberg: Photo by CR Chambers:         Woodland Park’s “Most Interesting Man” may finally settle down, gain a glimpse of Paradise and put a halt to his bizarre adventures—well almost.   Despite the final airing of television commercials for a series aimed at putting Woodland Park on the map as a destination…

Death of Woodland Park students shocks community residents

      Many local residents, students and community leaders are grieving the tragic loss of three students who attended Woodland Park High School They died in a horrific traffic accident on Saturday as they were returning from a Boy Scout Camp in Wyoming, according to a press release by Woodland Park RE-2 District School…

Waldo Canyon Fire Update for June 28, 2012

By Beth Dodd     A standing room only crowd filled the Woodland Park City Council Chambers for a community meeting led by City Manager, David Buttery, at 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Buttery praised the community for calmly and quickly evacuating during the mandatory evacuation imposed in parts of the city yesterday morning. The remainder…

Holy Triumph on the Mountain

Wommack development receives final green light; concerns mount over impacts by Rick Langenberg:   A nearly $100 million proposed mega ministry and educational development in Woodland Park, and one that could vastly change the character of the city, has leaped the final regulatory hurdle. As a result, the stage is set for construction to soon…