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CDOT announces plans to relax automatic closures of main highway

Rick Langenberg Local business operators in Teller County and area motorists and commuters may finally receive the break they deserve this summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced new guidelines that will no longer require U.S. Hwy. 24 to get shut down in the Ute Pass as a pre-emptive move during the prediction…

Bronco Billy’s Lassos Gold Rush Site

Cripple Creek and Billy’s preparing for new economic gold rush Rick Langenberg A new gold rush is brewing in Cripple Creek, with one of the more experienced gambling players reviving a popular casino property that has mostly sat idle for the last four and a half years. Bronco Billy’s casino, a gaming establishment that opened…

What’s News in Teller County

County strikes gambling jackpot Rick Langenberg Teller County officials and nonprofit operators have hit the gambling jackpots, with the local area faring quite well in the competitive battle for impact dollars. Last week, the county commissioners signed off on more than $1.2 million in state gaming grant contracts. And with another expected award for a…

Teller Senior Coalition Receives Grant From Home Depot Foundation

Through its Building Healthy Communities grant program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $1,980 to Teller Senior Coalition. The donation will be used to build additional storage for the Teller Senior Coalition’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program. Our Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program is one of our most popular. “We accept donations of wheelchairs, walkers,…

Mindy Lee Case Still Under Investigation

 The Woodland Park Police are still investigating the case surrounding the fatal discovery of a 33-year-old Manitou Springs woman, and mother of two. However, authorities won’t know for sure until mid-to-late January the final details pertaining to the circumstances regarding the death of Mindy Lee, who apparently froze to death after being reported missing for…

Manitou Showcasing a Feast of Events Next Year

By Steve Kipp Manitou Springs will feature a feast of special events next year, covering the gamut from fruitcake tosses, wine festivals and mumbo jumbo cooking contests, to coffin races, Luaus and holiday celebrations. The lineup hasn’t been completely finalized, but here are some of the highlights. Manitou will kick off the 2011 New Year…

Manitou Springs Consolidates Economic and Marketing Forces EDC Office Dissolved

By Steve Kipp A private-public sector economic merger trend making its way around the country has spread to the lower Ute Pass with Manitou Springs implementing such a move. The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau voted last month to merge with the eight-year-old Manitou Springs Economic Development Council (EDC). The Manitou Springs…

Victor and Cripple Creek on The Move

by Rick Langenberg Move over Woodland Park and other cities in the Pikes Peak region undergoing main street revivals. The town of Victor could be next, based on the momentum building from a cooperative effort to spruce up many dilapidated structures, preserve building fronts and to strike the heritage tourism jackpot, with a little help from…