PO Box 88025; Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Wildwood Village, a rural subdivision in a quiet, scenic section 
of the Black Forest, consists of 195 lots and offers a perfect combination for Colorado living.  The area is comprised of 
5-acre lots with a variety of landscaping from heavily treed lots 
to grasslands and open plains, and includes two parks with a 
pond and walking trail. The Village attracts residents with an equestrian lifestyle, as well as those simply seeking the beauty 
and serenity offered by the towering Ponderosa pines.

Articles of Interest

  • CENTURYLINK HIGH-SPEED INTERNET UPDATE - After receiving messages from several neighbors about not being able to actually get the higher-speed internet and Prism TV service as CenturyLink previously indicated, I informed the CenturyLink points-of-contact of my disappointment in being misled and in-turn misleading the community.  After much emailing, this was the explanation I received: 

     “There were actually two different jobs that were completed at the same time. One at 12580 Tahosa Ln. and the other which serves you and your neighbors at 15375 Herring Rd. However, we also have several others either ongoing or already completed. We are very committed to improving the service levels in Black Forest. I assure you we have been able to upgrade every customer that I have communicated with.  That being said, there are circumstances in which a customer may not qualify for the fastest speed or PRISM but they will be able to receive better and faster service they previously had. The circumstances can vary but distance is a large factor that we have in Black Forest that has prevented a customer being able to receive certain services. For example, I queried your location and unfortunately, due to distance, you would not qualify for PRISM but can now receive up to 12 meg of DSL speed.   I am willing, and more than happy, to look at anyone’s location and see what services are available for them and see what we can do to fulfill their service needs.  Thanks!    Jason Shelton   719.636.4483 

    I know of one person who was able to obtain the 40 meg high speed internet upgrade, and several of my neighbors who were only able to get to 5 or 7 meg.  I was actually not able to get 12 meg as Jason mentioned but did get the upgrade to 7 meg, and with the “loyalty discount” results in a $10/month credit for 12 months.  Anyone interested can contact Jason directly or the main Customer Service number is 591-0540.

    Sharon  Younie
    (former WWVHOA VP)

  • CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Update For the past several months I have been coordinating with CenturyLink on their installation for high-speed internet, including Prism TV, in our area.  It was due to be completed last month, however, due to technical and weather related issues the completion is now scheduled for around the end of August.  As soon as I receive notification that the installation is complete and the service is available, I will provide CenturyLink’s point-of-contact for WWV residents to obtain service. –Sharon Younie (prior WWVHOA VP)
    Posted Aug 3, 2014, 10:02 AM by David Thorne
  • BFT Woodchipper The American Red Cross has purchased a woodchipper for BFT to use while working on community projects and forest recovery. If you are in need and would like to request a work team to use the woodchipper on your property, please contact Bill Mantia at billmantia@aol.com. Bill Mantia is managing chipper requests. He will require a site visit. In your email request please provide your name, address , phone, email, number of acres, percent black/green, home partial or total loss and willing/able to volunteer. Bill will contact the requestor to set up the visit.  The chipper will not be deployed without a BFT team lead trained on the machine. This individual will operate the chipper because of ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2014, 8:46 AM by David Thorne
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BOD and General Meeting dates will be posted to the website calendar and listed below. Dates are subject to change so always check the website for the most current schedule. All BOD meetings are open to WWV owners and will be held at the Black Forest Fire Station #1 on Teachout Road off Burgess Road, unless otherwise indicated.

BOD Meetings:   Next BOD Meeting will be announced soon - see details on side bar under "BOARD MEETINGS"
General Membership Meetings:  May 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. - see details on side bar under "BOARD MEETINGS"
Picnic:   TBD


El Paso County Sheriff's Office Notice of Burglaries in Our Area

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing an informational alert to the media regarding an emerging pattern of residential burglaries we have identified in the Black Forest area. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office previously investigated a similar occurrence, and members of the community were a great asset in providing information to the office and assisting with leads, which eventually led to the identification of the suspects.  These appear to be daytime burglaries with forced entry. Small electronics such as laptops, iPods, televisions are being targeted, along with cash, and any firearms. In one case in southern Douglas County off County Line Rd, a vehicle was also stolen from the garage.                              

If you have any information or concerns, please contact Detective John Watts with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-520-7025.

Black Forest Slash Mulch will open May 2, 2015. A fee of $2 per load will be charged this year.

Black Forest FIRE Information

El  Paso County Public Services contractors began removing FEMA-funded Hazard Trees in Black Forest o/a Feb 28, 2014.  As of this date there have been issues with abuses of the standards the contractors are using to identify and remove trees.  Landowners who have property along county roads with burned (blackened or scorched) trees are advised to monitor which trees are being marked with red dots for cutting...read more.  
 FIRE DANGER:  NO FIRE RESTRICTIONS are currently in effect for the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Check out FIREWISE program....  Request a free fire mitigation assessment for your property. Access new resources on the BF Fire Dept website like fire preparation for horsesmitigation tax breaks, fire-resistant landscaping, and more. Also visit the Emergency Information page.

BLACK FOREST TOGETHER:  Recover-Rebuild-Restore
Keep up to date on efforts and events at www.blackforesttogether.org.  

WWV Firewise Community Committee (FCC) The FCC will coordinate fire mitigation efforts, apply for grant money for mitigation costs reimbursement, share lessons learned, develop emergency plans, and much more to enhance the safety of our community.  Contact committee Chair, Jim Painter at j.s.painter@centurylink.net  to volunteer.


WILD THINGS !  It is not uncommon for mountain lions, bears, fox and other wild animals to move through our community. Consider keeping pets and small animals indoors at night and be vigilant while out walking, especially in the dark.  MULTIPLE BEAR SIGHTINGS! There is a definite increase of bears in WWV, particularly the treed northeast area.  Take precautions. Get tips here.

CRIME CONTROL: Residents are cautioned to remain vigilant in securing your property, and to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to EPC Sheriff'sOffice at 719-390-5555.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM - See NWP Webpage for valuable info on safeguarding and securing your property and our community. VOLUNTEER as WWV NWP coordinator or committee member; contact a BOD member today!

PARKS:  WWV parks are sprayed each summer for noxious weeds, including the aggressive "yellow toad flax", controlled only with a specific chemical applied by a licensed agent.  Warning signs are posted when the parks are sprayed so residents can avoid the area for a short time. Spraying is safe after chemicals have dried. For more information visit the Colorado State University Extension service website http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/03114.html.

MISTLETOE MANAGEMENT- Several lots in WWV have been identified with mistletoe parasitic infection, which spreads and ultimately destroys infected trees. Spring is a great time to inspect trees. Pruning or removing infected trees is the best management measure. Read article on Mistletoe Management and take action to protect yours and your neighbors' properties.