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.
The City of Cripple Creek, Colorado 2019 Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 as part of the Teller County Coordinated Election. The Mayor (At Large) and Two City Council Seats (One Council Seat in Ward 4 and One Council Seat in Ward 5) will be voted upon.
Nomination petitions will be available for circulation beginning Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and the last day to file a petition with the City Clerk is Monday, August 26, 2019.
Qualifications of Municipal candidates are:
Candidates for elective office shall file, with their nominating petition, an Affidavit that the candidate possesses the qualifications for such office. Failure to file such affidavit shall invalidate the petition.
Please contact City Clerk Janell Sciacca at 719-689-2502 with questions.
Large-type printed material of any city documents are available upon request.
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774
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