Editor’s  Note:  The following information, submitted by the Mayor and Cripple Creek City Council, is the first of a series of monthly columns that the elected leaders will run in the Mountain Jackpot newspaper regarding activities and city updates they want to highlight.

 January News:

          The Council has denied a resolution to allow sexually oriented businesses in the Downtown Business District.

          Construction of the Family Dollar Store is progressing, with completion of the project currently anticipated for the late Spring or early Summer of 2012.

 February News:

          The City of Cripple Creek and the Cripple Creek Casino Association have successfully lobbied to have the State Gaming Commission retain multiple licenses for gaming properties.  We continue to lobby against Gilpin County in a battle to retain current gaming revenues for Cripple Creek.

          The Cripple Creek Ice Festival appears to have been a big success.

          The City Council has been working to revise current zoning regulations. Copies of the proposed changes, while in draft form, are available at City Hall.

          It has been noticed that many residents and visitors have been speeding in town.  Please remember that the maximum speed limit within Cripple Creek is 25 MPH.  Our Police Department has been enforcing this.  Drive with care.

          The City Council has received numerous complaints regarding excessive trash and debris at residential addresses.  Offenders will be receiving letters requesting the trash and debris be removed.


 Please feel free to contact the Mayor or any City Council Member if you have questions or concerns.  Contact information can be located on the City Website  We encourage you to attend our Council Meetings which are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.


Thank you for your interest and support,


The Mayor and Council of the City of Cripple Creek