Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations to the Cripple Creek-Victor
2017 High School Graduates!

 

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Thank you to CC-V teacher and class sponsor Scott Black for the pictures and information.

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Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza & Fresh Subs

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs
Business Spotlight

 

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs

Hungry? Want something quick and easy? How about a delicious pizza or sub from Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs?

Owners Lori and Kurt Hale are long time residents of Teller County and after decades working in casinos decided to venture out on their own.

When asked about their new venture Lori explained:

Kurt and Lori Hale of Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs

Kurt and Lori Hale of Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs

“Kurt owned a couple different restaurants in Gig Harbor, WA. in the past, and has the motivation to be an entrepreneur. Two years ago we looked into purchasing a concession trailer and decided against it, because it would be a challenge to maintain in this environment.

We noticed that the “Coffee Barn” had closed for business and contacted the owners. Everything else just fell into place!”

When I asked why pizza, she simply stated: “Everybody Loves Pizza!”

 “I would like to express my thanks to the community for how supportive they have been! We’re off to a good start!” -Lori

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs has the only drive-thru in Cripple Creek. They welcome credit/debit and EBT customers.

Their pizzas are available in two sizes 14” and 16”. Chose from lots of popular fresh toppings. The pizzas are hot from the oven, because they come out of your oven when you’re ready for them. (425 degrees for 12-18 minutes.) Pick one up on the way home and have dinner in a few minutes-just the way you like it. How about a great sub? See their menu below. (Click on the image and it will enlarge.)

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh subs menu

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh subs menu

They are open 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mon through Sat. They are Closed on Sunday.

Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza and Fresh Subs is located at:
427 West Carr, Cripple Creek, CO.

Call ahead with your order, 719-686-6740 or just drive up and they’ll put your pizza and/or sub together quickly while you wait.

Like them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pioneertakeandbakepizza/

 

A Note from Anita: We have enjoyed a few pizzas from Pioneer Take & Bake Pizza-delicious every time! (Tell them Cripple Creek Today sent you.)

Natalia Brothers – Soul of the Unborn

Soul of the Unborn

Soul of the Unborn by Natalia Brothers

Hello Readers,  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my friend Natalia Brothers. Natalia and I met in a local writer’s group years ago. She’s a wonderfully exuberant lady with a vivid imagination and a talent for writing.  I was very excited to learn that she’d published her book and I look forward to reading it.

You’ll have a chance to meet her next Saturday at the Gold Camp Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday, December 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Cripple Creek Parks & Rec, 128 E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, where she’ll be autographing and selling her newly released book “Soul of the Unborn.”  A gift for you or someone you know? Read on for more information. -Anita

SOUL OF THE UNBORN

Can you call yourself human if supernatural forces control your every breath, every emotion, every desire?

Posing as a folklore-tour guide, Valya Svetlova takes a group of American college students and their professor, Chris Waller, to her summer home in the Russian village of Vishenky for a few nights of supernatural phenomena. She works hard to appear a perfect hostess. Valya doesn’t want anyone to discover she harbors selfish motives when it comes to one participant, the only person who can refute a wicked tale declaring her a stillborn resurrected by a paranormal entity, a puppet in someone’s horror show destined to perish in the otherworldly dimension.

Within hours of their arrival, Valya learns that the students, too, foster some dangerous agendas. Her nascent feelings toward the handsome professor inhibit her ability to control the supernatural manifestations and her inquisitive guests. When her unforeseen affection turns Chris into a target of the malevolent forces, Valya faces the excruciating reality. It’s no longer in her human power to ensure her guests’ safety. But to keep Chris and the students alive, Valya must brush off her humanity and become something she fights so desperately to prove she is not. A soulless monster.

BIO:

Natalia Brothers

Natalia Brothers

Born in Moscow, Natalia grew up with the romance and magic of Russian fairy tales. She never imagined that one day she’d be swept off her feet by an American Marine. An engineer-physicist-chemist, Natalia realized that the powder metallurgy might not be her true calling when on a moonless summer night she was spooked by cries of a loon in a fog-wrapped meadow.

What if, a writer’s unrelenting muse, took hold of her. Two of her passions define her being.

Natalia is an orchid expert and she writes dark fantasy.

Discover more at NataliaBrothers.com

EXCERPT:

Dressed in beige slacks and a white blouse, with blushing cheeks and a braid streaming over her shoulder and down her chest, Valya could have been a poster girl for any Russian travel agency, except for the fact that not a hint of a smile touched her lips. Watching Valya’s widening eyes, Chris thought the guide was startled by the sight of their group rather than glad her guests had arrived.

Congratulations To Our 2016 Graduates!

Presenting
Cripple Creek-Victor High School’s
Class of 2016

 

Samantha Elaine Bolender

Samantha Elaine Bolender
Western State Colorado University

 

Julie Kay Brown University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Wagon Boss Scholarship $5,000 Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

Julie Kay Brown
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Wagon Boss Scholarship $5,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

 

Dillan Burdick

Dillan Taylor Burdick
Pikes Peak Community College

 

Tanner Ray Elbert

Tanner Ray Elbert

 

Sarah Grace Heida

Sarah Grace Heida
University of Northern Colorado
Bear Scholarship $2,000 per year for four years
Grant Recipient $1,000

 

Jacob Hendrickson

Jacob Bradley Hendrickson
United States Army

 

Lara Renee Medlin

Lara Renee Medlin
Pikes Peak Community College

 

Jasmine Marie Mondragon

Jasmine Marie Mondragon
Colorado Mesa University
Newmont Scholarship $6,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $100

 

Tara Lynn Kennedy Tarasi

Tara Lynn Kennedy Tarasi
Colorado Mesa University
Merit Scholarship CMU $1,250
First Generation Scholarship CMU $1,000
Pioneer Pride Store Scholarship $1,000
Mason’s Scholarship $2000 per year (4years)
Pell Grant $5,065

 

Michele Iris Elaine Thomas

Michele Iris Elaine Thomas
Pikes Peak Community College
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Kyle Alexander Short

Kyle Alexander Short

 

William David Snare

William David Snare
WyoTech
Cruise Above the Clouds $1000
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Laura Renee Starkweather

Laura Renee Starkweather

 

Jonathan Woodrow Wiedman

Jonathan Woodrow Wiedman

 

David Wuellner

David Wuellner
Victor Elks Lodge Scholarship $500

 

Congratulations Seniors!
Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

Thank you to CC-V Teachers Michelle Eastman and Scott Black for pictures, college, and scholarship information.

 

 

CC-V Pioneers Band & Choir Place First!

“Music In The Park” –  First Place Winners

CCV Pioneers Band & Choir

Back, L to R: Richie Duncan, Nathan Ryding, Cain O’Shea, Bobby Comeau, Aaron Comeau
Middle, L to R: Annie Durham (Accompanist), Gianna Warrino, Sophie Warrino, Donovan Hocking, Alex Best, Brendan Ward, Tracie Crippen, Emily Heida, Dave Dunkin (Music Director)
Front, L to R: Kaylin Goldberg, Hanna Snare, Chloe Richards, Hannah Estes, Keara Colard, Hailey Estes, Cassie Castillo, Angel Edwards

I would like to personally share with you the experience the CC-V Pioneers Band and Choir had at the 2016 Music in the Park Festival that we attended on Saturday, May 7th.
There are two options for schools to engage in this festival: you can either opt to perform at Elitch’s and receive a participation award then play at the park for the day, or you can engage in the judged competition portion in your division, then play for the day.
Up until this year, Dave opted for participation performance only. However, he felt this year that we were ready to engage in the competitive aspect of this festival. I am beyond pleased to announce the both Band and Choir received *First Place* in their divisions this year.
The divisional awards were given out first at the awards ceremony, and the overall awards came next. Traditionally, overall awards go to the largest schools with the most seasoned competitors.
The last overall award given that evening was the Esprit de Corps Award. It is the first time this festival has given this award to any school. This award is given to the school that shows the best citizenship, most class, respect, and pride while at the competition.
It is with utmost pride and joy to announce that out of all the schools competing (including Cheyenne Mountain and Harrison High Schools), the CC-V Pioneers Band and Choir members were awarded the Esprit de Corps Award. We are indeed setting a new precedent here at CC-V, and my unending gratitude to all of you for your support. GO PIONEERS!!!!!
Sincerely,
Annie Durham
CCV Schools

CCPD Attains IAED Distinction

CRIPPLE CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT HONORED
FOR ACHIEVING ACCREDITATION

IAED Highest Distinction in 9-1-1 Emergency Communication Services

“April 27, 2016—Cripple Creek Police Department is taking center stage in recognition of achieving the highest distinction in 9-1-1 emergency communication services. The communication center is the 212th emergency dispatch center in the world to attain International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED) status as an Accredited Center of Excellence, or ACE, for its use of the medical protocol.”

This was a team effort by the Cripple Creek Police Department and the El Paso Teller 911 Authority.  This could not have happened without engaged, enthusiastic and dedicated employees who are committed to providing exceptional service. The Authority team contributed by ensuring that the

CCPD Dispatch Award

CCPD Dispatch Award

the equipment worked as needed and the Q team helped out by providing timely feedback and encouragement.  Nicely done everyone.

Jesse Avery is in the photo accepting the award on behalf of the Cripple Creek Police Department.

Carl Simpson, MA ENP
CEO, El Paso Teller 9-1-1 Authority