Woodland Park

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…

HOMETOWN HERO

Source: gazette.com Greg Schilling started Help the Needy in 1982 to provide limited financial assistance to people in Teller County. He operated it out of his house, and it eventually moved to a church basement and, later, to a small suite above a movie theater. In 2007, People’s Bank bought a piece of property where…

Best Seat in Woodland Park Art Project Unveiled

Best Seat in Woodland Park by Rick Langenberg             Move over Salida, Taos and even Santa Fe—at least when it comes to public art displays or ideal places to hang out. A group of Woodland Park business leaders want visitors and tourists to take a seat on unique, specially-crafted art benches…

Woodland Park Planners Approve First-ever Affordable Housing Law

Woodland Park Planners Approve by Rick Langenberg     After six months of discussion and often heated debate, Woodland Park planners have finally signaled the green light for the city’s first-ever affordable housing law. In fact, the proposal represents the first time in nearly two decades that city leaders have brought a formal ordinance addressing the…

Local Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Holiday Family Movies The Woodland Park Public Library will host holiday movies on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at noon. On Nov. 22, viewers can see the new animated film about a bear with an affinity for honey! Bring a lunch and snack, we’ll provide coffee and lemonade. Then on Nov. 23,…

Woodland Park Mayor Praises Parish

Woodland Park Mayor Steve Randolph spent the majority of his regular council report last week touting the achievements of Mike Parish, a former columnist for the Mountain Jackpot and a Vietnam veteran, who recently passed away following years of difficult health woes. Randolph described Parish as a person with a “heart of gold” and indicated…

Showdown set for $45 million Ministry Development

by Rick Langenberg Bring your sleeping bags to city hall Thursday (Sept. 22) evening for what could emerge as Woodland Park’s most contentious development fight in nearly seven years. In fact, if you attend, you may want to want to make plans for an early morning breakfast at the Hungry Bear or a post-sunrise coffee…