Almanac Week of 6.7.16

Tuesday, June 7
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, June 8
Bereavement Support Group. Kathy Sparnins will be leading Prospect’s Bereavement Support Group for 6 weeks, starting Wednesday, June 1st. Meetings are 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm at Prospect Home Care & Hospice. Contact Janet at 687.0549 or Kathy at 659.0447 for more information and reservations.

TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce our bus service on Wednesdays in Woodland Park. This is a joint venture with Cripple Creek Transit to provide much needed transportation service between Cripple Creek and 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. Call 719-687-0256 for more details or visit the TSC website at for a full schedule of pick up and drop off times.

Thursday, June 9
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The original nonprofit weight-loss group is an educational support group providing weekly weigh-ins and programs to help members make positive changes in the role food plays in their lives. Local chapter meets every Thursday at 10 am in Green Mountain Falls at the Church in the Wildwood. Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on June 9 in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek, starting at 9:15 a.m.
Meeting Cancellation. The Woodland Park Planning Commission has cancelled its meeting on June 9 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers next to city hall.

Friday, June 10
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.
he Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will host roller skating and blading activities on every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 719-689-3514 for more information.

Farmer’s Market Summer Kick-off. Woodland Park’s Award Winning Outdoor Summer Market is held every Friday from June-September near Vectra Bank off Hwy. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 80 vendors will be providing Colorado grown vegetables, fruits, plants, and a variety of other products. In addition, you can purchase a wide assortment of baked goods, cheese, pastas, olive oils and personal care products. Don’t forget to swing by the food trucks and tents for breakfast, lunch, musical entertainments and so much more. Vendors accept cash, Market Bucks & SNAP dollars (use your Debit or SNAP card for these at the Market Managers Booth), and some accept credit/debit cards. Visit our Market Shop in the green shed for Farmers Market shirts, bags, caps and mugs. Stop by the Market Shop for a free vinyl cling for your car window and show your pride in supporting this 26 year old community event. For more information, call Judy Crummett at 719-689-3133.

Music performance. Cassandra Davis will perform at Shining Mountain Golf Club from 5 to 8 pm on Fridays on a regular basis. She also will play at the Crystola Roadhouse from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Saturday, June 11

Top of the World Rodeo. The city of Cripple Creek will kick off its active festival and special events season with the Top of the World Rodeo at the fairgrounds off Teller One. The event, one of the top sanctioned rodeos by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association, features bareback riding, bull riding, ladies’ barrel racing and more, along with a full range of festivities in town. For more information, see

Cemetery Tours. The Ute Pass Historical Society & Pikes Peak Museum offers free tours every Saturday from now through September 17. The walking tour of historic downtown Woodland Park begins at 10 a.m. and takes about 90 minutes. The walking tour meets at the Museum Center in History Park, 231 E. Henrietta Avenue. This year the tour will include local flora and fauna.Tour the historic buildings of History Park from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. All tours are weather permitting. For more information, please call 719.686.7512, or check the website:

Mining Tours and Museum Opening. Experience mining old and new this summer and explore gold rush history past and present at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The Museum, which has operated in its current location for over 50 years, will open Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. and again be hosting tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company operations near Victor. Modern mine tours will start May 29 at 10 a.m. from the museum. These popular gold mine tours feature the modern mining operations of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, which is operated by Newmont Mining Company. Tour experiences will offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek, Colorado. Watch boulders being crushed into gravel and learn about the modern refining methods while helping to preserve the district’s 1890’s history – all tour proceeds go to the Museum to help offset operations and building renovation costs. This summer the mine tours will be available May 29 through Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., daily except no tours will be held on Thursdays. In addition, tours are offered Sept. 11 and 12 at 10 and 1 p.m. Check for additional tour times and dates. The cost is $7.50 per person – an affordable way for the entire family to see a real working gold mine. Only children 5 years of age and older are allowed on the tours. Please be sure to reserve your tour dates.

June 12
Ghost Towns of Teller County. A book-signing will occur for Jan MacKell Collins’ newest book, The Ghost Towns of Teller County, on June 12 from 2 to 5 pm. The book-signing will occur at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, on 3rd and Victor Avenue in Victor. .For more information, call 719-689-5509 or visit


Golfing for Music. The Woodland Music Series is in its 12th year of providing free musical concerts to the community throughout the summer months. This year’s program features such notables as world renowned trombonist Bill Watrous, The Pikes Peak Brass Band on June 11, Dotsero (in August), the Blue Canyon Boys (set for July), Country/Western star Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts (set for Sept) and many others including the 101 Army Dixieland Band and Woodland Park’s own Swing Factory and Wind Symphony. The major fund raiser for the Series is the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament hosted by the Shining Mountain Golf Club. All proceeds go to production of the Music Series. This year’s tournament will be on Monday, June 13. Entries are available at the golf course (see Brian) or call Ralph Rothstein (687-2237) for more info.

Flag Day. The annual Elks Flag Day Ceremony will be celebrated at the CC Elks Lodge at on June 12 at 1 pm, jointly with Victor Lodge. This ceremony is open to the public and we especially would like to invite anyone who has never seen this very moving tribute to the American flag. 371 E Bennett Ave (use side entrance on 4th St) 719-689-2625. Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America since the early days of the organization. Allegiance to the flag of our country is a requirement of every member. In 1907, the Grand Lodge of the BPO Elks designated June 14 as Flag Day. In 1911, the Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every Lodge, and that requirement continues. The Elks prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the Order’s observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression in 1916.

Geocaching presentation. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for Geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill to the cache owner. Currently there are 2.7 million caches listed in over 200 countries, including 26,000 in Colorado. Rudy and Kathy Perry, Florissant residents and active members of the Pikes Peak Historical Society, will speak about what geocaching is and how to get started in this fun, family oriented activity during the monthly Chautauqua, scheduled for Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant library. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free and refreshments are served. No reservations are required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.

The Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association (HDSA) will host its fifth annual Charity Tournament benefiting the Teller County’s Sheriff Office. The golf tournament will be held on Friday, June 17, and in partnership with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). The event takes place at Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park. There will be a continental breakfast at the course with registration at 7: 00 a.m. MT, followed by a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. MT. Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including hole-in-one, lowest team net score, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. A silent auction will be held. Following the tournament, there will be an awards ceremony and recognition Chuck Wagon lunch.

A PPIHC car, a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon, and it’s owner Jonathan Newcombe will be on hand, as well as the touring museum trailer for the historic race event. HDSA has a strong passion for helping those who protect our lives and property. Since 2012, the event has become the HDSA’s largest yearly-fundraiser and has generated more than $25,000 for the sheriff’s office. For more information, visit

The Teller County Republicans will host a “Big Tent” event and fund-raiser on June 18 from 2 to 6 pm at the Sourdough Ranch, 584 Sourdough Road. The event will feature an outdoor barbecue and an open bar. The event will be attended by four out of the five Republican candidates for Colorado’s, U.S. Senate seat, and the two contenders for the District Five Congressional seat, Doug Lamborn and Calandra Vargas. For more information and to obtain tickets, visit the Teller County Republicans website.

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

CASA offers a volunteer opportunity like no other. As appointed representatives of the court, CASA Volunteers are empowered to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Find out how you can become a CASA and lift up a child’s life. Join us Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, for our 4-1-1 hour at the CASA office, 701 S. Cascade Ave., CSC 80903. Please RSVP to Kelly, (719)447-9898, ext. 1033 or visit our website,