Almanac For Week Of February 26th


Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45am in Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. 

Hikes for Your Health. Join a ranger on the Hikes for Your Health program, featuring hikes on Florissant Fossil Bed’s trails through the middle of March. The hikes will be held every Wednesday and Saturday at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  With weather permitting snowshoes are available for use, or bring your own.  The hikes will be 2-5 miles at an altitude of 8400 ft.  Winter weather can change quickly in the mountains. Dress accordingly and bring plenty of water.  Hikes can be moderate to strenuous.  Hikes are not recommended for children 10 and younger. Meet at the Florissant Fossil Beds Visitor Center at 10am. Call 719-748-3253.

A Yoga Class will be held at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30  pm at Cripple Creek Parks and Rec throughout the winter for only $7.

Thursday, Feb. 27
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Feb. 27 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

Kiwanis Bingo.  The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host the Kiwanis Bingo on Feb. 27 at 6:30pm. 687-7587

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Feb. 27 at 7 pm in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Feb. 28
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Library. 719-687-0418.

Roller Skating. Enjoy roller skating at Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation from 1 to 4 pm for only $2, skates included, on Fridays throughout the winter. 719-689-3514

Saturday, March 1 
Pearl’s Follies. Cripple Creek features the biggest party of the year on Saturday, March 1 with the Pearl’s Follies.  This annual brouhaha is a fundraiser for The Old Homestead Museum where everyone is welcome to join in the fun at the Double Eagle’s Hotel and Casino’s Conference Center. This year’s Follies lineup consists of pros and local performers including: the Stellitto Sisters; Brandie Larsen; Rob and Linda Johnson; Missy Trenary; Marty Wayne;  Dan Whitmore; and Trudi Evans at this time. There are also more fun surprises sure to keep everyone dancing and having a great time. The fun all starts at 6pm with a cash bar cocktail hour at the Double Eagle’s Conference Center. The show starts at 7pm so we hope to see you there. Tickets are available at the door for $20 so plan to come and enjoy some good food, socialize with your neighbors and have a blast watching some entertaining acts. To reserve your seats call Charlotte at 719-689-2485 or Frankie 719-689-0501

Wildfire Prevention. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte will sponsor a community wildfire prevention meeting at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on March 1 at 9 am. Join us for free hands-on workshops, presentations, & demonstrations led by wildfire experts to share knowledge & effective strategies for mitigating wildfire risk in our area. Call 719-748-0033.

Samantha Fish Show. The Crystola Roadhouse in Crystola will host music star Samantha Fish for a return engagement on Saturday, March 1.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and show time is 8p.m.Kansas City based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. The trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S. created an international buzz in the blues world.Tickets may be purchased on line at www.amusiccompanyinc or in person at the Crystola.

Sunday, March 2
Open Gym Volleyball will be held March 2 at Cresson Elementary in Cripple Creek from 4 to 6 pm. 689-3514.

Anti-Aging Stretch Workout for Women will be held at the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation facility from 10:30 to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the winter The cost is only $5. Call 689-3514. 

Early Drugstores of the Ute Pass. The drugstore is a unique American invention.  Not only was it a source of drugs and health-related items, the American drugstore was also a meeting spot, a lunch place, and a community social center. As the population grew in the Ute Pass region, people needed medical preparations that a drugstore or general store could provide. Many stories vintage photographs and medical artifacts will be on exhibit through May in the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital lobby. 719-686-7512 or email at

Free Tai Chi sessions are offered at the Woodland Park Library every Friday morning. Beginning Class meets at 9am and the Intermediate Class meets at 10am. Use the Midland entrance on the lower level. Classes are co-sponsored by Teller County Health. 719-687-9281. The Florissant Public Library offers free Tai Chi classes on Mondays at the same times. 719-748-3939.

The Night Circus. The WP Bookclub will discuss the book The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on March 4 at 10:30 am in the Woodland Park Public Library.  No registration necessary.  For questions contact 687-9281×103.

The Teller County Democratic Party’s County-Wide Caucus will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7 pm, at the Woodland Park Library, lower level, 218 E. Midland Ave, Woodland Park. All Teller County precincts (1 – 13) will meet at the same location at the same time.  Attendees may arrive as early as 6:30pm to sign in to participate. By State rules, the Caucus must begin promptly at 7:00pm.  Please enter using the ground level/Midland Avenue entrance doors. For FAQ’s on the State of Colorado’s Caucus every two year process, visit For questions contact Mrs. Ellen Haase 719-687-1813.

Vaccination Clinic. The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its Annual Vaccination Clinic on March 8 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Cascade Fire House, 8015 Severy Avenue in Cascade.  Vaccinations include Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Influenza and Feline leukemia virus (FeLV).  Rabies continues to threaten our community and proof of rabies vaccination is require in all surrounding counties. For more information contact 719-641-3691

South Park Ice Masters. The next  contest for the Cabela Classic Ice Fishing Tournament at Eleven Mile Reservoir are the South Park Ice Masters is the Marina March Madness on March 8.  The Marina March Madness is an all-species event that includes prizes for making free throws on an on-ice basketball court, and has a unique format with all contestants fishing in a designated area with three separate fishing sets, lasting two hours each.  For more information on the tournament and entry forms, please visit or call 719-748-0317.  For Eleven Mile State Park information, please call the office at 719-748-3401 or visit

Manitou Springs Happenings
Carnivale Parade and Gumbo Competition. A bit of New Orleans is coming to Manitou Springs! On Saturday, March, 1st in Soda Springs Park, fabulous Chefs will compete with their secret recipes for Gumbo! The Cooking begins at 8 am. Judging begins at 10:45 with public tastings following the judging until 1pm. There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes & trophies. There is a Professional Division and an Amateur Division. Tastings are 2/$1, ticket sales end at 12:30pm. The parade is at 1pm.