Almanac For Week Of December 16th


Tuesday, Dec. 16

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Dec. 16 at 7 pm in the new town hall, next to Joyland Church. 


Wednesday, Dec. 17

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


Yoga Class.  The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will feature a Yoga class on Wednesdays and Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 for only $7 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call 719-689-3514.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Dec. 17 at 5:30 pm in the council chambers at city hall. The council will also hold a workshop at the downtown parking situation at 4:30 pm. These meetings will be the final council sessions of 2014.    


Thursday, Dec. 18

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Dec. 18 at 9:15 am in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.  This will represent the final commissioners meeting of 2014. 


Cathy Kelsey will present Mrs. Claus during a presentation on Dec. 18 at the Florissant Public Library, from 10:30 to 11 am. For more information, call Polly Roberts at 719-748-3939.


Meeting Cancellations.  The next two Woodland Park City Council meetings, regularly scheduled for Dec. 18 and January 1, 2015 have been cancelled due to the holidays. The next meeting won’t occur until Jan. 15.


Colorado Cowboy Christmas. A dinner theater event, “Colorado Cowboy Christmas,” will be held on December 18 and 19. It will feature “,Colorado Cowboys for Jesus.” With Joe Stephenson on the fiddle and Vern Thomson on the acoustic guitar, the pair will lead a live band as they weave Gospel music, traditional cowboy tunes, and stories about their lives to show how they found true peace on earth. Joining them will be young world-champion fiddlers to make this a cross-generational experience. The dinner theater will be held at Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way in Woodland Park. The dinner theater starts at 6 pm on both evenings. For more information, call 719-635-6029. Or visit




Friday, Dec. 19

The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.


Celebrate Winter Break! Join us at Memorial Park in downtown Woodland Park for an afternoon of skating and sledding (weather permitting) and pictures with Santa on Dec 19 from 3 to 5 pm.This family event is for all ages. Dress warmly and bring your ice skates and sleds. Games, snacks and hot chocolate will be provided.
See you at the park For more information, call Judy Bundy at719-687-5225


Eichman Gallery Showing. For the entire month of December 2014, the Eichman Gallery in Park State Bank will host a special showing of original paintings by nationally recognized artist Kenneth Shanika.Shanika has been creating an ongoing series of paintings recording the ‘Vanishing Vistas’ of the Rocky Mountains. A portion of all sales will be used to support youth art education. For more information, call303-647-1085


Saturday, Dec. 20

Pancake Breakfast. The final 2014 Monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club will be held on Dec. 20 at the Senior Center (312 N. Center Street, across from city hall). Rev up for a day of shopping with a good, hardy breakfast. For only $6, you get all you can eat hot, fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, biscuits & gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Kids 6 and younger eat free. For more information, call Pamela at 719-339-0954.


Community Dinner with Santa. The Gold Camp Community is having their second annual  Community Dinner with Santa at the Victor Hotel, 321 Victor Avenue on  Saturday  December 20, starting at noon. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  For more information, visit Gold


Holiday Headframe Lighting. The giant headframes that are the remains of 1890’s gold mining days will again light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek again this holiday season. These unique mining structures are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, will be lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek district on weekend nights (weather permitting) through Jan. 1. A self-guided driving tour map will be available at, area businesses, as well as the Cripple Creek Welcome Center and online at  The lights will be best viewed after dark.  In addition, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and gift shop will be open for special holiday shopping hours Nov. 28-Dec. 1 from 10-4, Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 from 11-4 weather allowing.


Winter Wonderland at the Butte. Christmas favorites and the Great American Songbookcome alive at Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater in an all-new stunning musical that harkens back to those great old holiday movies you watched as a kid. Winter Wonderland is a fun and heartwarming tale of homecoming, romance and redemption filled with lots of age old, classic Christmas music that will have you leaving The Butte Theater with the Christmas Spirit in your heart and humming those wonderful old tunes. The show, which recently kicked off, continues through Dec. 28. To make reservations visit or call 719-689-3247



CC&V Coffee Club. Chat with friends over a cup of coffee, or network with businesspeople at the CC&V Coffee Club every Monday, starting at 10 am at the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company Visitor Center, 371 E. Bennett Avenue, in Cripple Creek.  Not just coffee, but also refreshments and free Wi-Fi will be provided as you sit and visit with others and get the latest community news, or mining information.  Refreshment donations will be given to the Aspen Mine Center.  Contact the CC&V Visitor Center at 719-689-2341, or Brad Poulson at 719-689-4052 for more information.


The Fitness Center of the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation is open every Day Monday thru Saturday 7:30 to 7:30, and Sunday noon to 5 pm. You can work out in the Fitness Center for only a $14 per month membership.  Silver Sneaker Memberships are FREE for qualifying seniors.



The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its December workshop schedule.  All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted. They deal with such subjects as PPWFC Orientation, Internet Resources on Employment and Development, Job Loss to Job Search, Social Media, Federal Jobs, A 50-plus Network Group, Build a Basic Resume and Create a Better Resume, Interview Preparation, Computer Skills and more Job seekers should register at, Click on workshops under the red tab, which will outline the workshops and times. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. More information about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be found online at


Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Monarch Ski Deal. Come to Manitou Springs for all your gift needs and save your receipts! For every $75 (in total receipts) you spend in Manitou Springs, receive a Buy One Get One full price adult All-Day Lift Ticket at the Monarch ski resort. Bring your receipts into the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development located at, 354 Manitou Avenue. Receipts must be dated between November 15 –March 15th. Black out dates do apply and are as follows: valid until closing day, not valid December 26, 2014 – January 14, 2015, February 14 & 15