Almanac Week of October 5th

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Goose Tuesday. The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will finally address a plan to amend its current restrictions against the feeding of waterfowl.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
The Ute Pass/Woodland Park Kiwanis Club meets on Wednesday at 6:45 am in Denny’s in Woodland Park.

Homecoming celebration. The Woodland Park RE-2 School District will host a variety of events on Oct. 7 including elementary fun runs, the MS Color Run, a Homecoming parade and bonfire and National Walk to School Day. For more information, visit or call 719-687-6048.

A Hip Hop Jazz Class, sponsored by the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, will be held every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 for only $2. Call 719-689-3514.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Oct. 7 at 5:30 pm in the city council chambers at city hall. The council will hear an update regarding the new proposed sale of the Bronco Billy’s casino by general manager Marc Murphy. An earlier work session will be held at 5 pm.

Sheriff forum. The Teller County Republicans would like to invite everyone to attend an OPEN FORUM to meet with Sheriff Mike Ensminger who will be appearing at a question and answer period at the Denny’s Restaurant conference room October 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. He will be here to answer your questions about the current perceptions of law enforcement that have been in our nation’s headlines the past few months. . We will be hosting these events with various members of your Colorado political representatives from around the state on the first Wednesday of each month From 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity for people of all political persuasions to interact with your elected officials in an informal and lively one -on-one Question and Answer period. Now is the opportunity to better understand our state and nation’s political process and discuss those topics that interest you. We will soon be having classes on how our Caucus System works so you can have a better understanding on how YOU can participate in our local politics and can have your ideas heard on the political stage. Please go to Teller County Republicans on Facebook for the latest activities and guest speakers.

Thursday, Oct. 8
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Oct. 8 in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek, starting at 9:15 a.m.

The Ute Pass MOPS Munchkin Market, featuring a huge children’s consignment sale in Woodland Park, will be held Oct. 8-10 at the Woodland Park Community Church. It features
gently used clothing, shoes and accessories (infant to junior), along with toys, media, play equipment, strollers, high chairs, sporting goods, baby gear,maternity, bedding and more!
The hours are Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 pm, Oct. 9 from 9 am to 1 pm and 5 to 8 pm; and Oct. 10 from 9 am to 1 pm. Admission to the consignment sale is free. Call 719-433-3215 or visit
The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 8 at 7 pm in the city council chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Oct. 9
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club meets at 7am at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.
Free legal advice. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2 to 5 pm on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month at ther Woodland Park Public Library in Woodland Park, and also at your Florissant Public Library in Florissant. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Please SIGN UP by calling (719) 687-9281 ext.103 for Woodland Park or 719-748-3939 for Florissant. Upcoming dates in 2015 are November 6; and December 4.

TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce its new “Out ‘n About” bus service has been expanded to include Fridays in Woodland Park. TSC Transit will be picking up from the Senior Center and will be making stops at Pikes Peak Family Medicine, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, City Market, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart, and the Department of Social Services upon request. The bus will also be providing drop off/pick up service behind Vectra Bank for the Farmer’s Market. Call Janet Brown at (719) 687-3330 for more details or visit the TSC website at for a full schedule of pick up and drop off times.

The Thin Air Theatre Company is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” (A Musical by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman) throughout October. This is a campy, comedy, horror, rock-musical about a hapless florist shop worker, who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy Roger Corman film by the same title. The music is in the style of early 1960s rock & roll, doo-wop (early Motown), & includes several well-known tunes, including Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That’s Green, & Suddenly, Seymour. The musical was made into a 1986 film starring Rick Moranis & Steve Martin. The show will play from Oct 2 to Oct. 31. For more information, call 719-689-3247 or visit

Saturday, Oct. 10
The Fourth Annual Mine to Mine Challenge. Sponsored by the city of Cripple Creek, this is a 9K foot race that starts across from the Mollie Kathleen Mine at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and ends at the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company. It is scheduled for Oct. 10, starting at 10 am. To register, go to – Mine to Mine Challenge 2015. Prizes will be awarded for the top men’s and women’s overall winners in real GOLD NUGGETS. This road race is point-to-point and includes mixed flats and hills. A bag-drop service will be available for all runners. Transportation will be provided from the Finish Line to the Brass Ass Beer Garden and to the Start Line. For more information, see

The Cascade Fire Department is hosting its annual fundraiser/open house at the Fire Station 8015 Severy & Hwy 24
on Sat. Oct. 10 from 5-8 pm. The festivities include a free chili supper, corndogs, desserts. In addition, there will be
Lots of raffles and silent auction items.Enjoy the Kids bounce house, free pumpkins, Sparky the dog, gifts, the Adult 911 house with fire prevention and escape info. For more information, call 719-551-0418..


Mural Celebration. The Woodland Park Arts Alliance cordially invites you to celebrate the Historic Mural Project at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 5 pm. Please join us for the unveiling and dedication ceremony, as the mural will be shared with everyone in our community. Refreshment will be provided at the Pavilion.

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) has announced its October workshop schedule. All workshops are held at the PPWFC main office at the Citizens Service Center, unless otherwise noted. These include a wide variety of job search and information topics. Job seekers should register at, click on workshops under the red tab for adult workshops or the yellow tab for youth workshops.

Woodland Park Writers Group. Are you interested in writing/publishing commercial fiction and nonfiction? We are starting a Woodland Park writers group. All published and non-published authors are welcome. We will discuss relevant topics such as plot, POV, hooks, character development, and the general business of writing/publishing. We will play with improv writing. Polish your craft to get published. Meetings are at the WP Library, 218 E. Midland Avenue, in the Small Meeting Room the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6pm-8pm. For more info, call 719-377-1546 or email

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs
Waldo Race. The 4th annual Waldo Waldo 5k Walk & Run will be in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Join thousands of Waldos and Wendas on October 17th at the Pioneers Museum where the walk and fun run starts and finishes. The Waldo Waldo 5K was set up as a response to the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012. The 5K raises money for The Waldo Waldo Fund, a fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, which supports natural disaster and fire recovery efforts, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Money is granted from this fund to the primary event beneficiaries Trails and Open Space Coalition and Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Day of event registration opens at 7:30 a.m., huge group photo at 9:30 a.m. and first wave starts at 9:45 am. The $35 registration fee ($40 morning of event), includes a “Where’s Waldo?” costume kit with Waldo glasses, beanie and long sleeve shirt. Wenda costume kits and mini-Waldo kits for kids ages 6-12 are also available. Kids 5 and under are free (but do not receive a costume.) The Waldo Waldo 5K is open to all ages and all abilities.