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Eric Riggle, marketing director for Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center, serves up punch and cookies to hospital staff Oct. 1 in honor of the hospital’s sixth anniversary.
John Applegate, left, and Bill Rentfrow, have designed a mobile app for the Apple iPhone that, with a press of the finger, reveals everything you’d ever want to know about Cripple Creek, including where your car is parked, just in case you forgot.
Sheriff Mike Ensminger, Teller County Commissioner Marc Dettenrieder and Deputy Renee Bunting held a class on the U.S. Constitution Sept. 18. Eager fifth-graders learned about the Bill of Rights as well as the 15th and 19th amendments.
Deb Nichols is moving Cowbells and the Deersnake Gallery to Carefree, Ariz. The timing, however, depends upon when Nichols and her husband, Toby Wells, sell the two buildings on Woodland Park’s main street.
Ali Loker has spent the summer as an intern with the Stone Farmstead, a goat farm in Divide, where she helps make cheese and promote the message of healthy eating.
Jan Cummer, owner of Vintage Vines, Staircase Gallery and Curves, advises Woodland Park business owners to be open when they say they will. Cummer was one of 26 proprietors who attended the Business Roundtable Discussion Sept. 11. The next day, as flooding occurred all around the area, Cummer kept her word about being open.
Brenda Mayfield has been hired by Teller County Public Health to address the ongoing problem of tobacco and the county’s youth.
The bridge at Hotel Street in Green Mountain Falls sustained considerable damage during the flood of Aug. 22. The bridge is one of three hit by the storm when Fountain Creek flooded the area. At the suggestion of Rob McArthur, public works director, the town board passed a resolution declaring a local disaster.
Lisa Younger Anderson, self-represented litigant coordinator for the 4th Judicial District, helps a woman, who is representing herself, fill out the paperwork for a jury trial in small-claims court in the Teller County Courthouse.
Mallett Excavating in Woodland Park is doing multiple mitigation projects in the Ute Pass area. With the Rapid Installment Barrier System, RIBS, technology, the barrier bags are proven to be more effective than regular sand bags. Last week, Rick Mallett, left, and his son, Travis Mallett, installed the barrier system at the Alpine Autism Center in Mountain Shadows in Colorado Springs.
Linda Murray, assistant superintendent of the RE-2 School District, is upbeat on the new Common Core State Standards, adopted by the Colorado Department of Education in 2010.
Mary Ann Davis, left, and Claudia Eley, collaborated on “Green Mountain Falls: Stories of the Early Years,” as a fundraising project for the Ute Pass Historical Society. To date, 300 copies of the book have been sold. The two are pictured in the back yard of Eley’s home in Green Mountain Falls.
he Cripple Creek Park and Recreation Department is a center of activity, including social hour and lunch served once a week in the “Kids Helping Kids” program. On the right side of the table, helping to serve lunch are, from left, Richie Warrino, Sophie Warrino and Chloe Richards. On the left are, Colson Rice, foreground, and Gabe Torres.
Doug Zurek has initiated the national program, Watch D.O.G.S. at Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park. The program encourages DOGS – Dads of Great Students – to be involved in their children’s activities. Zurek is pictured with his daughter, Palisade, 6.
Gail Brickner, center, gets a kick out of the praise from her boss, Teller County assessor Betty Clark Wine. Brickner received her five-year employee service award at the commissioners’ meeting Aug. 8. On the left is commission chair Dave Paul.
Downtown Woodland Park is hopping with construction and development these days. Among the ongoing projects is the buildout of Center Street to Saddle Club Drive on the site of the old Woodland Park Saddle Club.
The city of Victor is distinguished by its mining history as well as its Victorian architecture. Dedicated to preserving the characteristics of the city, the Victor Heritage Society, in partnership with the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining Co., produces a calendar every year with historic photos of the area. The calendar for 2014 is available at Nana’s Attic, Sue’s Fortune Club and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The society, a nonprofit organization, asks for a $10 donation for the calendar.
Zach Pope is the new manager at Papa Murphy’s in Woodland Park. A five-year employee of the restaurant, Pope now works for Papa Murphy’s International whose regional manager is Damir Vojvodic. Vickie and Jerry Good opened the store in April 2007 and recently sold the restaurant back to the international corporation. Under their direction, the pizza restaurant was one of the top-performing Papa Murphy’s in the Pikes Peak Region. Nationally, Papa Murphy’s pizzas are rated #1, according to a review by Zagat Survey.
Angela Komar, client and volunteer coordinator for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Komar’s office is in Divide at the Community Partnership.
Deb Petty, administrative assistant IIII with the county’s treasurer’s office, gets kudos from her boss, Teller County Treasurer Bob Campbell, left, and Teller County commission chair Dave Paul. Petty received her 15-year employee service award at the commissioners’ meeting July 25.
Diana Pajuelo Aparicio and Santiago Asnjo Davila, geologist and accountant from Lima, Peru, spent a week in Colorado as guests of scientists at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The two are pictured at the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining Co. where they are taking notes to take back to the villages in Sexi, Peru, where fossils from a petrified forest were recently discovered.
Business owners from Independent Distributors in Action, IDIA, talk about the upcoming Teller Women’s Expo, a fundraiser they’re hosting for Teller Safe Harbor. Pictured at Gold Hill Java are back row, left to right, Doug Randolph, Safe Harbor board president, Jana Lundh and Christina Vilgiate. Front row, from left, Donna Coyle, Deb Idleman and Sheena Harper.
Land Patterns, Inc. has been selected to design a master plan for the redevelopment of Memorial Park. To begin the public process, the company, along with the city, hosts two public meetings this month, July 17 and July 24. The final plan depends upon the public’s input. Pictured, with Cindy Keating, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, are company designers Bryan Kniep, left, and Dave Morrison. Not pictured is designer David Mijares.
Lee Willoughby, project coordinator for the Harvest Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability, highlights several methods that allow gardeners to grow during a drought, including the soaker hose and mulch.
Woodland Park is among several cities to be honored with the “Remembering Our Fallen-Colorado.” In a ceremony June 29 hosted by the city of Woodland Park, the American Legion 1980, VFW Post 5061 in Woodland Park and VFW Post 14111 in Lake George, Gold Star Families and other Teller County residents paid tribute to the 96 military personnel who have died in America’s wars on terror.
The land is parched on the 80-acre Sandefur Ranch near Florissant. As the sun bakes the Earth, Becky Sandefur is going on hope and a prayer that, in the very near future, rainfall will keep her dairy business going.
Assembly for the 20-ton, 16-module sculpture, is a three-day process for the crew that hauled the “Cloud City” sculpture from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan to Green Mountain Falls. The sculpture, by Tomas Saraceno, is part of the Green Box Arts Festival, whose founder and owner of the aluminum sculpture is Christian Keesee, a part-time resident of the mountain community. The festival is from June 23 to July 3, and the piece will be on display until July 13.
Betty Clark-Wine, Teller County Assessor, explains the system behind property valuations and why some went up and some went down.
In no particular order, the cast of “ Midsummer Night’s Dream,” all second-graders at Ute Pass Elementary School; Kameron Becker, Taylor Hansen, Elena Revis, Nicole Wickes, Charlie Morgan, Riley Shearer, Delaney Bartko, Aidan McQuagge and Garrett Savage.
Lucy Tanner, Windows of Heaven Catholic Christian bookstore, is part of the Wine Tourism Day May 11 in Woodland Park. Windows is one of three businesses offering Passports to discounted wine tastings.
The log rafters in the Thunderhead have been restored to their original Western splendor. The rafters are above the living room, once the saloon’s dance hall. Mac Pitrone was the general contractor for the project. The owners are Ann Battin, Karen and Doug Gilliam.
The Colorado scene in stained glass, done by Jane Riege of Woodland Park, graces the dining room at the Thunderhead, now a private residence.
Bonné Bartron, 28, has set in motion the production of the movie she wrote and directs, “Out There,” to be filmed in Colorado.
Ralph Holloway, founder of Woodland Park Arts Alliance and owner of Seven Arrows Gallery, hangs a work done by a student at Columbine Elementary School. The piece, framed by Miriam and Jeff LeBold, is one of more than 100 worksto be exhibited at 3rd Friday Art Walk April 19.
Chris Enger, vice president of National Security system at Exostrategies, Inc. stands before the memorial in Lions Park that pays tribute to the late Richard Ferguson, a Woodland Park resident who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Exostrategies honors Ferguson with a $7,500 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Tanis Team, Stephanie, Joe and Irene, are positive on the real-estate picture in Teller County. The Tanises commented on a report issued by the co-founder of ReMax, Dave Liniger, about real estate in Colorado.
When the new owners, Doug and Karen Gilliam and Ann Battin, move into the old Thunderhead Inn, they have plenty of reminders of the good ol’ days when creative imbibers left their artistic marks on tree posts near the bar.
Karolyn Smith and Cord Prettyman consider the first Virtual Marketplace, an online auction fundraiser for the 2012 Tweeds Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour a success.
The offices of Teller County Waste sustained severe smoke damage from an arson fire in the wee hours of Jan. 1. Jay Baker, TCW owner, credits the quick response by the Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District for saving the building.
The bell choir at Mountain View United Methodist Church has 61 bells of various sizes. The bells were purchased by the congregation.
Jennifer Erdley, Realtor with Remax Performance, Inc. in Woodland Park, sees an uptick in the market, much of it due to low interest rates.