Woodland Park

Westcreek Fire Ignites In Old Hayman Burn Area

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Teller County firefighters said a 7-acre wildfire is a good opportunity for firefighters to teach people how dangerous the old Hayman burn area is once again.   Thursday’s Westcreek fire sparked off County Road 78 near the Painted Rocks camping ground. Firefighters said a couple that lives within two miles of the…

City Elections Set For Next Tuesday

by Rick Langenberg:   In one of the more pivotal municipal elections in years, voters in Woodland Park and Green Mountain will decide next Tuesday the fate of two mayoral seats, six council positions and three ballot propositions. The stakes are high for voters in both communities, as term-limits have opened the door for a…

Peoples Bank Strives For Personal Connection

by Rick Langenberg: In the growing high tech era, financial customers often can’t talk to an actual person on the phone, get a transaction handled face-to-face or have a question answered instantly by a manager. But at Woodland Park’s Peoples National Bank, this personal connection is what makes their business tick. After all, how many…

“THE WOODLAND PARK MYSTERY”

 by Jo Cervone Source: http://www.csfreshink.com It’s a mystery! So many people claiming their grandparents founded Woodland Park.  But who really “done it”?   Who were they? There were early pioneers living in Summit Park in the 1870s. Then someone decided to change the name to Manitou Park. That was too confusing with Manitou Springs so in 1890 the name was…

From Bull-Riding Dust To Business Pay Dirt

by Rick Langenberg   After years of experiencing a slew of setbacks, Woodland Park’s former cowboy and rodeo hub, known more as the “dirt of doom” around local circles, may finally bustle with actual business activity.   But the prospective development is a far cry from the original $60 million-plus vision, calling for a hotel,…

Mayoral Race Features Two Well-Known Leaders

  by Rick Langenberg The end of a somewhat contentious political season in Teller County will conclude with a showdown between two well-known fiscal watchdogs in Woodland Park’s April 3 mayoral race. Two current council members, Dave Turley and Betty Clark-Wine, have entered the contest that will determine the successor to Steve Randolph and the person…

Really See Who The Candidates For Commissioner Are (Photos)

For the most part, the contenders for the various seats conducted civil exchanges and mainly touted their personal qualifications for the two seats.  They didn’t clash on any issues, but presented different solutions to problems confronting the county. Photos by CR Chambers Photography    

Teller County Candidates for Commissioner

by Rick Langenberg       It was the final stand for the six candidates for two county commissioner seats during a debate last Saturday, hosted by the Mountain Jackpot newspaper and organized by Jeffrey K. Woods, in the Woodland Park Public Library.      The forum, attended by nearly 100 people, represented the last opportunity…