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The City of Cripple Creek Colorado
Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history.
Fall Cleanup Days
Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd
9am - 3pm
Residents must bring a photo ID and proof of residency. To arrange curbside pickup please call Public Works at 689-2125.
"Be careful about calls requesting voter information"
Renters and Owners Policy Change
The increasing number of issues created between property owners and renters has prompted the implementation of a policy change.
Beginning January 2016 as the requests for tenant address changes are received, the monthly utility billing will remain in the property owner’s name whom is ultimately the responsible party. All utility charges will be mailed to the property owner. While the renter may pay the utility bill, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to notify the renter of the charges.
For the Visually Impaired
Large-type printed material of any city documents are available upon request.