A woman with lofty goals, Doloretta Barber set out to make 8,465 blue ribbons to honor law enforcement officers in Teller County. “They need to know that their community cares about them,” she said.

Representatives of Triple Crown Casinos briefed the Cripple Creek City Council last week on the design and timeline of its proposed 150-room hotel. Larry Hill, CEO of Triple Crown Casinos, said they plan to break ground on the new hotel by “first frost” of this year.

There’s nothing like a citywide clean-up to expose negligence and indifference to danger presented by cigarette butts cast aside. “It’s terrifying,” said Michelle Rozell, director of Heritage Tourism in Cripple Creek.

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Ute Pass Cultural Center

The LO2 (Low Oxygen) Music Festival is a one day live music festival featuring music from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Music will be outside at the Midland Pavilion. The Ute Pass Cultural Center will have indoor vendors and a classic rock “experience." There will be multiple food, drink and othe…

Florissant Public Library

Learn how to hand dye wool yarn with Kool Aid. All supplies will be provided. Kool-Aid dyeing is an easy and fabulous way to create your own hand-dyed yarn, since powdered drink mixes are readily available, come in a variety of colors and are reasonably non-toxic. No specialized equipment is…

Meadow Wood Sports Complex

Bring the dogs and the family and enjoy a day of food, fun, live music and more! The official ribbon cutting for the park is at 9 a.m., with a ninja-themed dog walk from 9-11 a.m. Registration and fees are required for the dog walk, with a fun agility station included! Dogs must be on a leas…

Crystola Roadhouse

Enjoy bingo in Woodland Park on the first and third Wednesdays of the month! $20 buys a packet for 10 games, six cards for each game. This is an opportunity to have fun and socialize with your friends and neighbors. Come early and have dinner; food and drinks will be available for purchase d…