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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.


PUBLIC NOTICE: Cripple Creek Cleanup Days

Cripple Creek Cleanup Days will be Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Drop-off trash at Cripple Creek Public Works, 207 County Road 89.  Proof of residency will be required.  No tires, batteries, chemicals, electronics or paint.  To arrange LARGE item pickup, please call Public Works at 689-2125.


PUBLIC NOTICE: Fingerprint Service Changes

Due to changes implemented by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Cripple Creek Police Department (CSPD) will no longer offer non-criminal fingerprint services to the general public after October 20, 2018.  Click to download more information


PUBLIC NOTICE: Wastewater Improvement RFP

The City of Cripple Creek invites statements of qualifications/proposals from professional engineering firms to submit to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on the City’s behalf a paper hydraulic derating to less than 1mgd and develop a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for its proposed wastewater treatment facility improvement project, “Biosolids Dewatering and Treatment Optimization Project”. The PER will evaluate and make recommendations to address alarm/SCADA needs, energy use, solids handling and disinfection practices.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL_ Wastewater Improvement Project


PUBLIC NOTICE: Renters and Owners Policy Change

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.

City Council Agendas & Minutes

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Large-type printed material of any city documents are available upon request.

Cripple Creek Development Code

City of Cripple Creek Job Opportunities

The City of Cripple Creek

337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
(719) 689-2502
Fax (719) 689-2774


Bruce Brown

City Council
Chris Hazlett, Mayor Pro Tem
Tom Litherland
Meghan Rozell
Melissa Trenary


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