Woodland Park

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…

Showdown Brewing Over Woodland Station

by Rick Langenberg:     The showdown over the Woodland Station’s main anchor development has reached a significant legal and political test. Adjacent business owners who aren’t happy about detailed plans for the $2.5 million, 25,000 square-foot Woodland Hardware store project, which once called for a huge tower design and possible view and parking impacts,…

Ute Pass Towns Gearing Up For Big Marketing Push

by Rick Langenberg:     If you can get visitors to stay in the Green Mountain Falls, Cascade and Chipita Park area for more than 24 hours, they will become hooked on the Ute Pass experience. Whether they enjoy the trails, the ideal summer weather, the lake, gazebo, regular events, the stellar restaurants and outdoor swimming…

Woodland Park Opens The Door To Gated, “Broadmoor” Communities

by Rick Langenberg:     Woodland Park elected leaders have frowned on the prospects of gated, Broadmoor-like neighborhoods, saying they want an open community. However, that attitude may be changing, signaling a new perception regarding more elite, private subdivisions in Woodland Park. Last week, the city council by a 6-1 informal tally gave developer Chuck Murphy…

WPHS and CC-VHS Rotary Champions

Yesterday at our Rotary meeting we recognized our Woodland Park High School and Cripple Creek – Victor High School outstanding scholar-athletes. Congratulations to each of them!

City Prepares For Massive $2 Million Fountain Creek Project

by Rick Langenberg          A relatively new Woodland Park City Council got its feet wet last week with major infrastructure improvements and several key business expansions The elected leaders received a brief outlook regarding a $2 million-plus infrastructure project dealing with enhancements to the Fountain Creek area, which mostly runs parallel to Hwy.…

End of an Era

by Rick Langenberg         It was the end of a political era in Woodland Park, as a group of elected leaders who collectively served nearly 30 years in office bid farewell. Last Thursday marked the official changing of guard with the searing-in of new mayor Dave Turley and three new council members, Carrol Harvey,…

Turley And Worthey Win Spots As New Mayors

by Rick Langenberg          Woodland Park voters for the second time in 10 years said absolutely no way regarding the prospects of opening up the city’s purse strings to future companies through the use of financial incentives. But at the same time, they highly favored using the Internet and social media sites for publicizing…