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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.
Mine to Mine Challenge Road Closures
Street closures for this event are meant to be minimal. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bennett Ave from 1st to 5th will be closed. 1st from Bennett to Masonic and 1st to 2nd on Masonic will also be closed. At approximately 9:55 a.m., a Cripple Creek Police Officer will be stopping Highway 67 traffic at the entrance to the Heritage Center. The race will kick off in the Heritage Center parking lot at 10:00 a.m. sharp. This closure will serve as a rolling closure. As the last racer progresses through the course, traffic will flow behind the last racer, allowing delayed traffic back into town. Please expect roads to reopen 15 to 30 minutes after the race start.
Access to side streets and parking garages off Highway 67/Bennett Avenue will be inaccessible while the racers are coming through town; however access will reopen after the last racer passes the street or garage. A City vehicle will be following the last racer, and the Cripple Creek Public Works Department will be opening any closed intersections.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., Highway 67 will be closed just south of Whiting (just beyond District Supply) to Golconda coming into Victor. This closure will continue through approximately 12:00 p.m., unless the last racer crosses the finish line sooner. As soon as the course is free of racers, Highway 67 will reopen completely. Any racers that have not crossed the finish line by 1:00 p.m. will be picked up to facilitate opening Highway 67.
The finish line is located across from the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine at the overlook.
The Race After Party is located in the Brass Ass Parking Lot. The Race After Party will include a trophy presentation and live entertainment starting at 12pm to 9pm. Please join us for awards, music and beer!
For more event details, please visit the Mine to Mine website .
of Broadband in Teller County
Teller County and City officials would like your help in determining the future of broadband internet and cell phone services in the region. Below are two surveys, one for residents and the other for businesses. The surveys will help all of us understand the availability and performance of the current broadband internet services in Teller County and provide information necessary in developing a plan to improve internet and cell phone service in the county. The deadline for submitting surveys is 11:00 PM MDT, September 30, 2015. Community meetings will be held in late November and early December, when the results of the surveys will be presented along with other important information related to the future of broadband Internet and cell phone service in Teller County. The community information meeting notices will be posted in the coming weeks. Thanks for taking a few minutes to complete a survey, and please check back again to see the schedule and locations for the community information meetings:
PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO, PROVIDED BY THE COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE, FOR INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE IN BEAR COUNTRY.
BEARS HAVE BEEN SIGHTED IN CRIPPLE CREEK
The City of Cripple Creek337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774