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New Direction for Local Saddle Club

~ by Rick Langenberg ~ In a new board shake-up, long-time resident and business owner Merry Jo Larsen has been elected as the president of the Woodland Park Saddle Club. In addition, her daughter, Marty McKenna, and Wylie Wells, a well-regarded barrel racer, won seats as directors. With these developments, the Saddle Club, according to…

Letter from Teller County Sheriff’s Office

“Move Over” Law Implementation Enforced by Local Agencies On November 25, 2016, the state of Colorado lost another law enforcement officer, Cody Donahue, due to a driver who failed to obey Colorado’s the “Move Over” law. Immediately following Trooper Donahue’s death, the Greenwood Village Police Department organized an operation, consisting of five law enforcement agencies…

Sheriff Officials Arrest Suspects Following Attempted Barricade

Teller County Sheriff deputies successfully arrested two wanted suspects for a variety of charges last week in a rural subdivision, with the help of a hostage negotiator and the agency’s emergency response team. The apprehension of the suspects also led to the evacuation of a nearby residence. As a result, a 30-year-old male and female suspect were transported to the…

What’s happening the Week of January 23rd

Tuesday, Jan. 24 School Showcases in Woodland Park. This is the time of year when parents begin making decisions about schools for their children. They compare what schools have to offer and decide what is best for each individual student. Woodland Park School District, which is made up of three elementary schools (Columbine, Gateway, and…

Missing Links Make Our Commissioners Earn Their Money Rick Langenberg

The recent hefty increase in pay for the new terms of Teller County commissioners, as part of state legislation, is definitely raising a few eyebrows locally. In fact, say good-bye to earlier years in the mid-1980s, when county commissioners got about as much as a part-time store clerk. Whether it is justified or not, a…