First lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Teller County


Teller County Public Health & Environment

First lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Teller County

Teller County Public Health and Environment has confirmed that they have received notification of the first lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Teller County. The case investigation is ongoing and we are working with our public health partners to prevent further spread.

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment defined priority groups for testing in order to conserve limited testing supplies. These groups include Healthcare workers, those over 65 years of age, and those with underlying medical conditions.

Due to this current limitation in being able to test possible cases, we may have other cases of COVID-19 within Teller County who have not received a laboratory confirmation of their illness.

Due to this fact, it is vitally important to follow all issued recommendations. These include washing hands for 20 seconds frequently, do not touch your face, and most importantly, practice social distancing – this means maintaining a space of at least 6 feet from others and not attending any gathering of more than 10 people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- No exceptions.

Self-isolate if you have symptoms for at least 3 days after a resolution from fever (without fever – reducing medication), AND improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Self-quarantine if you do not have symptoms but have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, for 14 days to see if you become ill. If you do become ill, follow self-isolation as described above.

We are all working very hard to protect our residents and we need you to help us. This is a community event which requires the entire community to mitigate. Thank you for helping us protect you and yours.

CC&V Gold Mine Amendment 13 Available for Review

Newmont CC&V ( ) has filed an application for Amendment 13 to its mining permit with the State’s Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety (DRMS).  A separate permit amendment application will be filed with Teller County in late summer of 2020.  This amendment can be summarized as a plan for the extension of the Squaw Valley (Gulch), or VLF2, Leach Pad, within the current mine boundary.  After the current mining of Schist Island Phase I (approved under earlier permitting) is complete, and an area used to store ore is moved to a leach pad, VLF2 will be extended to the north.  Essentially, what people now see as a surface mine and ore storage area (dump), they will instead see a zero discharge Valley Leach Field.

If Amendment 13 is approved, this project will allow the surface mining operations to continue beyond the current projected completion of 2026 to 2028.  CC&V’s announced the public comment period for the amendment in the Pikes Peak Courier on 1/15/2020. DRMS will accept comments on the application through February 25.

CC&V’s goal is to make this complex amendment application document available for public review as efficiently as possible and has placed copies in the Victor, Cripple Creek, and Woodland Park Libraries.  Users can simply ask the librarian to review CC&V’s Amendment 13 documents.  A copy of the permit is also available for review at the Victor City Hall – please contact them for an appointment (  In addition, the State of Colorado has taken the responsibility of making the application available on the DRMS website.  To view the files, the user needs to visit this URL:  , then follow these instructions: Click on the dropdown arrow on the top left, then select “Template”.  Next, enter “m1980244” under permit number, and select the date range from December 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020, then click “Search” at the bottom. This will pull up 2 pages of linked documents that were submitted as the Amendment 13 application.

If someone wants to make comments about the application to DRMS, they require that written comments be sent to:

1313 Sherman Street, Room 215
Denver, CO 80203

The DRMS Phone Number is: (303)866-3567

Future community meetings will be scheduled.

Get Involved in Victor’s Main Street Program!

Attention Residents, Business Owners, and Those Employed within the Vibrant City of Victor:

An opportunity is on the horizon and it’s one you do not want to miss. Victor Main Street is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Commission! The Commission will begin planning for 2020 projects within our Downtown as we enter the New Year.

Appropriate candidates will be willing and excited to work closely with Victor’s City Council recommending feasible ideas regarding:

  • Organization of our community toward common goals, with Downtown improvement and reactivation in mind.
  • The design of an inviting atmosphere in the Downtown areas, which are aesthetically pleasing and unique to Victor.
  • Healthy promotion of the opportunities within Victor, especially the Downtown.
  • Economic restructuring of the Downtown, with emphasis on filling unused spaces with creative enterprises; helping existing businesses to upgrade their productivity; and recruiting new entrepreneurs to bolster local economy.

The Commission meets once monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Candidates should be consistent in their availability for these monthly meetings, as well as willing and enthusiastic about volunteering for events throughout the year.

Should YOU be interested in this opportunity to serve your community in a creative, dynamic way, please submit a Letter of Interest to Victor Main Street Manager Becky Frank no later than December 31, 2019 at OR drop it off at City Hall at 500 Victor Avenue (regular hours are Monday – Thursday, 8a – 4p, Friday 8a – Noon, and there is a mail-drop slot should you swing by outside these hours).

Feel free to call Becky with any further questions at (719) 689-5640.

Please LIKE us on Facebook, and browse around our page to learn more!

Check out these links to learn more about the Main Street Program.                       

Water Notice Coming

Victor water users will soon receive a notice, required by the Colorado Water Quality Control Division, explaining five deficiencies in the latest sanitary survey.  All of these deficiencies relate to paperwork and reporting, NOT to the safety of your drinking water. These are minor issues due to a change in forms or updated requirements for reporting.  A few are already completed, but weren’t available to the State during the survey. If you have questions, please contact Mickey Groves as listed in the flyer!

Bottom Line: Your water is safe and is some of the best in the nation!!

City of Victor Job Announcement – Part-time Custodian

Position Title:    Custodian (Part-time)

Position Summary:  Keeps premises of the City Hall and Community Center, as well as, Pinnacle Plaza and Wallace Park public restrooms in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties:

  • Cleans and polishes lighting fixtures, wood surfaces, and trim.
  • Cleans rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, and other work areas.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floor.
  • Vacuums rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
  • Dusts furniture and equipment.
  • Polishes metalwork.
  • Washes interior windows, door panels, and sills and dusts and cleans blinds.
  • Empties wastebaskets and transports trash and waste to disposal area.
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies.
  • Transports small equipment or tools between departments.

Other duties may be assigned.  This part-time position requires approximately 10-15 hours per week.  Pay range – $12.00-$13.00 dependent upon experience.

Application Due date:   November 27, 2019 – 12:00 p.m (noon).


How to Apply for City Jobs:

If you are interested in applying for the above position and meet the eligibility criteria found in the job description, please submit a completed Job application form to City Hall by 12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 27th.  Job Descriptions and application forms are available at City Hall or may be downloaded from the City Website at .



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