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.
CITY OF CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
The City of Cripple Creek, Colorado 2021 Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 as part of the Teller County Coordinated Election. Two City Council Seats (One Council Seat in Ward 4 and One Council Seat in Ward 5) will be voted upon.
Qualifications of Municipal candidates are:
Candidates for elective office shall file, with his or her 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.
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774
For Event and Tourism Information Visit www.VisitCrippleCreek.com