Welcome to Victor, Zach!

The City of Victor extends a warm welcome to AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Zachary Rehbein-Jones.

Zach began his year-long term of service with the City on March 13th, 2017 and will be concentrating on economic development initiatives in partnership with the Victor Main Street Program and the Victor DREAM Commission.  Zach studied economics and sociology at the University of Wisconsin and is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Welcome to Victor Zach!!!

In the photo, Teller County Commissioners recognize Zachary Rehbein-Jones for his dedication to community service for Mayor and County Recognition Day, April 4th, 2017.

Victor and Cripple Creek Receive GOCO Funding for Parks Projects!

DENVER – The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded $7 million in grants at its meeting in Fort Morgan on Thursday.  The majority of the funding, totaling $5.5 million, was awarded through GOCO’s Local Government grant programs that fund local parks and outdoor recreation (LPOR) and planning projects. In addition to building or upgrading outdoor recreational facilities of all sizes and types, these grants also help local governmnents engage the public and strategically plan future projects.  Local projects include:

Wallace Park Gazebo, $45,000 grant to the City of Victor

The City of Victor will put GOCO funding to work to add a gazebo to Wallace Park, the central gathering place for the city’s outdoor events. Of the city’s 400 residents, 90% live within a walkable distance to the park, which currently has no sheltered picnic areas. The new gazebo will match the local Victorian architectural style and accommodate eight picnic tables, offering residents the ability to host outdoor community and private events.

Mountain View Adventure Park, $224,061 grant to the City of Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek will invest its GOCO grant in creating Mountain View Adventure Park on a property the city dedicated to parks development five years ago. The project will build several miles of trail, a disc golf course, sledding hill, adventure playground, dog park, BMX track, and picnic shelter in addition to installing infrastructure like parking and benches.

http://www.goco.org/news/goco-awards-7m-outdoor-recreation-school-playground-grants

Dump Your Ashes Responsibly!

The fire on Sunday just South of Victor appears to have been started by a person dumping hot ashes on the City’s slash pile.   That area is NOT a dump ground.  The City makes mulch from that pile of tree limbs that can be used for landscaping purposes.

The City thanks its fine volunteer department and all of our neighboring fire departments, including Cripple Creek, Four Mile, Divide, NETCO, US Forest Service and Mt. Mutual.  This fire could have had dire consequences but for the quick response from all these agencies.

The City and Teller County are still under fire restrictions.  Please heed these warnings!

DREAM Commission Vacancy

The DREAM Commission is looking for interested volunteers like you to fill an open seat.  DREAM/Mainstreet info can be found on the City’s webpage at http://cityofvictor.com/dream.html .  Victor DREAM fuels the Main Street program which serves the purpose of enhancing Victor’s downtown business district aesthetically, socially, and economically by holding civic engagement, residents’ pride, historic preservation, and small business and entrepreneurship as its core priorities. If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest to Becky Frank no later than April 1, 2017 at bfrank@cityofvictor.com.