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Blog: Voters could get chance to decide on Woodland Park pool

0 - Wed, Aug 6, 2014

A possible community pool for Woodland Park will dive back into the discussion Thursday at the town’s city council meeting. 

After years of debate over how to bring a swimming and water recreation facility to the Teller County town of...

Blog: Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims can help with research
0 Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Researchers with three universities west of the Mississippi River, including the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are looking for wildfire...

Two days left to help build Manitou Springs’ Iron Mountain Trail
0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014



Manriquez officially enters Teller County sheriff’s race
0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014



Link: Manitou Springs “better prepared” because of flood mitigation projects
0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Woodland Park accepting applications to replace former mayor David Turley
0 Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Have you got your Donkey on this year?
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The annual Donkey Derby Days will once again take to the streets of Cripple Creek this weekend. And every time I hear about this event, which is in its...

Manitou officials talk pot sales at media roundtable
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, May 14, 2014

Marijuana shared center stage with flash flood mitigation and awareness Tuesday at the Manitou Springs Media Roundtable. Click here to read an article...

World renowned inventor gets his own day in Manitou Springs
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, May 7, 2014

A Japanese inventor, who the Smithsonian credits for inventing the floppy disk iin 1952 and who holds more than 3,000 patents, has been given his own...

Arby's one step closer to Woodland Park location
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Apr 21, 2014

There’s just one more hurdle to cross before an Arby’s fast-food restaurant will likely come to Woodland Park. According to Woodland Park...

Flood meeting to be held at Ute Pass Elementary School
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Apr 15, 2014

El Paso County officials will hold a flash-flood preparedness meeting at Ute Pass Elementary School on Tuesday, April 22. The meeting will cater to...

Flash-flood preparedness meeting April 24 in Manitou Springs
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Apr 15, 2014

A meeting April 24 at the Manitou Springs town hall will allow residents of the town of about 5,000 people to review flash-flood dangers, discuss...

Buster the cat leads Mayor of Divide race; less than 2 weeks remain to cast a vote
Gazette Blogger 0 Thu, Mar 27, 2014

With less than two weeks remaining in the race for the Mayor of Divide, Buster the black and white cat leads the chase. Buster held a little more than a...

Woodland Park residents will have a chance to influence downtown revitalization
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Woodland Park residents will have a chance next week to chime in and share their vision of what a vibrant downtown in the Teller County town would look...

Forest Service seedling sale runs through April 8
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Mar 26, 2014

The Colorado State Forest Service will be selling “low-cost” seedlings through April 8 at it’s Woodland Park District office....

Woodland Park offers chance to meet candidates leading up to April 8 election
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Mar 10, 2014

With candidate petitions due this Friday in Woodland Park for the April 8 election, the city has already scheduled a forum for residents to learn more...

Teller County Sheriff's race becomes three-person contest
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

With two more candidates officially jumping into the fray , Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger will face a challenge in his quest for re-election....

Maintenance to commence below the Monument Lake Dam in northern El Paso County
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Work will begin in the next week or two to complete maintenance along Monument Creek below the Monument Lake Dam. According to Tom Kassawara, the town...

Cascade water district imposes rate hike to its customers
Gazette Blogger 0 Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Cascade residents will be paying at least $25 more per month for their water after officials with the water district announced a rate hike earlier this...

El Paso County to hold public meeting to discuss recycling in Tri-Lakes area
Gazette Blogger 0 Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Some northern El Paso County residents are sounding the plea to have county-sponsored recycling move into the Tri-Lakes area, including Monument, Palmer...

Woodland Park Chamber announces 2013 award winners
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce announced its awards recently for 2013. Topping the list was Team Telecycle for Business of the Year and...

Wildfire preparedness event Saturday in Woodland Park
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Feb 24, 2014

The city of Woodland Park will join other officials and wildfire mitigation experts Saturday for the 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event at the...

Wild group poised for run to become Mayor of Divide
Gazette Blogger 0 Thu, Feb 13, 2014

By mid April, the Teller County town of Divide will have a new mayor. Walter the cat’s tenure will end April 8 when the votes, and donations, are...

Breakfast to focus on Teller County economic forecast
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Feb 10, 2014

The Teller County Assessor’s Office will host an economic discussion over breakfast Feb. 19 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park....

Cripple Creek searching for contractors for Bennett Avenue facelift
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Feb 5, 2014

The city of Cripple Creek recently advertised a Request For Proposal (RFP) for improvements along Bennett Avenue in the downtown sector. Click here to...

Ute Pass cameras: A great Teller County resource
Gazette Blogger 0 Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Here’s a link for all my Teller County friends. Ute Pass Cameras The website has various cameras along U.S. 24 in Woodland Park and Divide and...

Want to run for Woodland Park public office? Candidate forum set for next week
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Jan 29, 2014

The city of Woodland Park will hold a Prospective Candidate Forum for anyone interested in running for public office or those who simply have questions...

High School Winter Classic to be played at outdoor rink in Woodland Park
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Just heard about this, even though I live in Woodland Park. The Gazette’s Brent W. New reports that the first Colorado High School Winter Classic...

Mayor Worthey to seek re-election in Green Mountain Falls
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Green Mountain Falls Mayor Lorrie Worthey announced via Facebook.com on Monday night that she will seek re-election when voters go to the polls in...

CUSP calling for flood mitigation volunteers for Jan. 24 work near Cascade
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Jan 20, 2014

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte issued an open call Monday for volunteers to do flood mitigation work related to the Waldo Canyon Fire burn are...

Manitou Council elects Toll as new Mayor Pro Tem; New council members sworn in
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Jan 8, 2014

The big ticket item on Tuesday’s Manitou Springs city council agenda was retail marijuana sales. While the council spent more than an hour on that...

Manitou Springs links: Flood mitigation, property purchase, etc.
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Dec 23, 2013

When the expected and much feared finally occurred July 1, Joy Barrett’s home at 609 Canon Ave. in Manitou Springs became a focal point of the...

'Best of the Springs' voting to begin for entire region
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Dec 23, 2013

It’s time again to vote for The Gazette’s Best of the Springs. To answer the obvious question … No, Best of the Springs winners...

Manitou Springs council makes decisions Tuesday night on flood mitigation work
Gazette Blogger 0 Wed, Dec 18, 2013

The Manitou Springs city council made a couple moves  Tuesday night that they hope will mitigate flash flooding in the future. The council approved a...

Charis Bible College set to open shortly after new year in Woodland Park
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Gazette reporter Debbie Kelley attended a private open house Monday at the new Charis Bible College campus in Woodland Park. Click here to read the...

Newly renovated ice rink to open in Victor
Gazette Blogger 0 Thu, Dec 5, 2013

The Teller County town of Victor will celebrate its newly renovated ice rink on Dec. 14. According to a report from The Mountain Jackpot, the rink at...

Black Forest links ... Board investigating Black Forest Fire and Chief Bob Harvey
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Controversy began Nov. 20 when Black Forest Fire Rescue Chief Bob Harvey said last summer’s Black Forest Fire was “probably”...

Black Forest Fire insurance workshop to be held Thursday
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Dec 2, 2013

People with insurance questions related to the Black Forest Fire will have a chance Thursday to get some helpful advice. United Policyholders, a...

Woodland Park council votes against adding aquatic center to downtown park
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

The Woodland Park city council chose a final plan for planned renovations to Memorial Park, but a community pool will not be in the mix. The council was...

Free Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday in Cripple Creek
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

The Community of Caring Foundation in Cripple Creek will offer a free Thanksgiving meal Wednesday to anyone and everyone who can make it. The dinner...

Q&A: New Fountain mayor talks to The Gazette's Matt Steiner
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

I had a chance to sit down for a one-on-one with incoming Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega last Thursday. The Fountain native and graduate of Fountain-Fort...

Dog Park set to open Friday afternoon in Fox Run Regional Park
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Who let the dogs out? Well, apparently its El Paso County. County officials are welcoming anybody and everybody who wants to bring their dogs to...

Groundbreaking Wednesday at new Woodland Park apartment complex
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Nov 12, 2013

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will host a groundbreaking Wednesday for the 168-unit Trail Ridge Apartments. Shovels will ceremonially...

UPDATE: Woodland Park delays decision on park renovation, potential community pool
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Woodland Park residents will have to wait even longer to find out if an aquatic center will be a prominent feature in renovations to Memorial Park. The...

Woodland Park resolves to pay for community pool
Gazette Blogger 0 Fri, Oct 4, 2013

Woodland Park City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to find the money to pay for a city pool. A resolution was presented to the council at...

Florissant water and sanitation district gets new life
Gazette Blogger 0 Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Some recent news out of Florissant outlines the rebirth of the small Teller County town’s water district. The next step will be to seek financial...

It's official: No fireworks in Woodland Park on July 4 or 5
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Jul 2, 2013

Woodland Park announced Monday that the Teller County town will not have fireworks displays as part of its July 4 celebration or during the Symphony...

Decision on annexation will have to wait
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Jul 2, 2013

The Woodland Park city council decided Thursday to table a decision involving the possible annex of land along County Road 231 until the next meeting...

Woodland Park council to vote on marijuana
Gazette Blogger 0 Tue, Jun 4, 2013

The Woodland Park city council will take on an issue that has been all the buzz in Colorado since the November 2012 election. When the council meets...

Woodland Park town cleanup day scheduled for June 8
Gazette Blogger 0 Fri, May 17, 2013

With trees beginning to bud in Teller County and spring in full swing, the city of Woodland Park has planned its 11th annual Spring Cleanup Celebration....

Armed Forces Day parade in Trinidad, La Junta on Saturday
By: Ryan Maye Handy 0 Fri, May 17, 2013

An Armed Forces Day parade in Trinidad will greet hundreds of motorcyclists on Saturday as they begin a trek to Washington, D.C. to visit the Vietnam...

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