Woodland Park

What’s Happening Around the County

Wednesday, Sept. 21 The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at the Mangia Mangia restaurant in Woodland Park. Call 687-5534 for more information. The Timberline Artists meet at 10 am every Wednesday of each month, upstairs at the Aspen Mine Senior Center in Cripple Creek. Everyone with an interest in art is…

International Ministry group moving into Woodland Park

The stage is now set for an international ministry group, with pursuits for a bible college and other major educational endeavors, to move into Woodland Park. Last week, the Woodland Park City Council approved a petition for annexation by the Andrew Wommack Ministries group for a 35-acre parcel, located just west of an area known…

Authorities tight lipped on dead body discovery

Teller County authorities are still not releasing any details pertaining to the discovery of a 25-year-old man, found dead near the intersection of Elk Lane and Winding Valley Drive in an area between Woodland Park and Divide. The discovery has already led to a massive investigation, involving the sheriff’s office, search and rescue crews and…

Sparks fly over DDA district expansion

If you want to witness an entertaining and frustrating debate by elected leaders in Woodland Park, just mention any subject pertaining to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). For the second time in the last month, a routine DDA-related request turned into a lively verbal brawl, as the Woodland Park City Council last week expressed mixed…

Missing WP Mother had reported ties with religious group

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office is still continuing an investigation into the case surrounding a 25-year-old mother, who recently moved into the Woodland Park area and may have had ties with a North Carolina-based religious group, and her missing 6-year-old son. The mother, Vania Sisk, was recently found unharmed in El Paso County. However, her…

Woodland Park gearing up for business rebound

The worst of the region’s economic storm may have reared its ugly head for the last time. At least that’s the hope of Woodland Park elected leaders, who are quite bullish over the latest release of recent city sales tax figures. These numbers, according to officials, have indicated that the town’s retail core may be…

Woodland Park officially outlaws medical-marijuana outlets

Newspaper columnist bares chest to display needs. The pro-cannabis movement has officially ended in the “City Above the Clouds,” but not without a final fight. Woodland Park has outlawed future commercial businesses and related centers that would cater to the medical-marijuana industry. In addition, city leaders have signaled the green light for further restrictions that…