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2 years 10 months ago

Cripple Creek faces uncertain gaming future

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Cripple Creek marked 20 years of legal gambling last month, but the anniversary was muted. The historic mining town doesn't have much to celebrate as its gaming industry faces an uncertain future. The Gazette reports that the recession has hit the gambling business hard. And...

3 years 3 months ago

Colorado fires updates

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) - A 50-acre wildfire that forced people out of more than 100 homes near Cripple Creek has been fully contained and people are being allowed to return home. The fire started Wednesday in Teller County, prompting evacuations in a subdivision. People were allowed to go...

3 years 4 months ago

Colorado casino revenues fall in April

DENVER (AP) - Colorado casino revenues for April fell 2.6 percent over the previous month, but rose over the same period last year. The Colorado Department of Revenue reported Friday that casinos reported $64 million in adjusted gross proceeds, up 1.9 percent from April a year ago but down...

3 years 6 months ago

Deadly accident on Highway 67

One person is dead after an accident on Highway 67 about 5 miles north of Cripple Creek. Two other people were in the vehicle and had to be airlifted for treatment. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. so we don't much information right now.

3 years 11 months ago

Job of the Day: Gaming Revenue Agent

The Colorado Department of Revenue has an opening for a Gaming Revenue Agent in Cripple Creek. This person will be responsible for conducting various types of compliance and revenue reviews/audits in the casinos in Cripple Creek. These are conducted to ensure adherence to gaming regulations and minimum internal control...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 1 month ago

Water safe, but boil order remains

A mandatory boil order remains in effect for the Mountain Mutual Water Company in Teller County. Test results received yesterday showed e-coli readings above safe levels. Results today show safe levels. However, the boil order remains in effect as a precaution. E-coli is found in animal feces...

4 years 4 months ago

Update: All-Clear on suspicious bag in Cripple Creek

Update: Authorities have announced the "all-clear" on Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek, where a suspicious bag sparked the shutdown of several blocks this afternoon. Authorities brought in the Colorado Springs Police Department's canine unit to investigate the suspicious bag. The bag was not threatening, and everything is back open...

4 years 5 months ago

Dogs rescued from Teller County mine

Three dogs trapped in a mine in Teller County are now free. The dogs were able to leave the mine on their own and were captured by the Teller County Animal Control. According to a statement released Thursday, the dogs were in good shape. They were returned to their owner,...

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