Almanac Week of 8.23.16

Tuesday, August 23
The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, August 24

Business Round Table. Meet City Manager, David Buttery, and hear an update of Woodland Park and then participate in the conversation on what we learn. We will also discuss upcoming fall events that may impact your business.Make plans to attend so you can support and learn from other business leaders in our community. This event is sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Aug. 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 719-687-9885

Treasurer Presentation. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn presentation at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, featuring state Treasurer Walker Stapleton on Aug. 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. He will discuss the impacts of the proposed Amendment 69 that voters will decide on this November.

Thursday, August 25

The Teller County Commissioners will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 25 in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

Senior Expo. A Senior Expo, sponsored by the Golden Bridge Network, will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Expo will feature a variety of vendors and workshop, outlining services and benefits for local senior. Call 719-686-5802 for more information.
Beer Dinner. The Shining Mountain Golf Club will host the first-ever Beer Dinner feast, featuring five perfectly prepared courses and five perfectly paired brews, on Aug. 25, starting at 7 p.m. Call 719-687-7587.
The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the WP City Council Chambers, next to city hall, at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 26
The Pikes Peak Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library every Friday.

The 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.

Outpost Farm and Art Market. This summer the Outpost Feed& Ranch Supply in Florissant is hosting its second annual Friday Farm & Art Market. The Outpost is located just off Hwy 24 on Teller CR 1 across from the post office. Our local Teller County growers are just now beginning to be able to harvest and bring their produce to market. Last week, the best bargain was fresh kale, grown right here in Florissant without the use of pesticides and it was just $2 a bunch. Food vendors include Gold Camp Bakery and Philly Joe’s Cheesesteaks. Local artisans participating this year include High Altitude Ponies, Beads by Catherine, and stoneware pottery by Fn’A Studios. The Thymekeeper, a well-known local herbalist, is also on hand every Friday.
The Outpost Feed & Ranch Supply Friday Farm & Art Market is open from 10 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. Find them on Facebook or call 719-748-5039 if you have any questions.

Farmer’s Market. 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. For more information, call Judy Crummett at 719-689-3133.

Final weekend for Pippin and Darling of the Donkey shows. The Thin Air Theatre Company will do their final performances of the Tony-award winning musical, Pippin at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. This performance, which ends Aug. 27, features sizzling choreography and an award-winning score. In addition, the Butte this summer will conclude its regular performances of one of its favorite melodramas, Darling of the Donkey Derby. For more information and to make reservations visit, or call 719-689-3247.

Saturday, Aug. 27
Paws in the Park. Join us for the 5th Annual Paws in the Park 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, August 27 in Divide. Will feature a Chip-timed race, awards, great prizes and team challenges. All proceeds benefit the animals of TCRAS. The 5K Trail/Run will take you through the Hayden Divide Park Loop. Experience gorgeous views of Pikes Peak, the mountains, green meadows, and fresh air. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome. The even will occur at 308 Weaverville Road, Divide. Register at or call 719-686-7707

Great Divide Kite Flight. Scheduled for Sat. Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hayden Divide Park. FREE FAMILY FUN! DRAWING FOR A FREE KID’S BIKE! Festivities include Healthy Snacks, Activities, Give-Aways and Free Kites provided to children under 12 who come to fly a kite! Sponored by the Divide Chamber of Commerce and Edward Jones Investments (Lee Taylor). For more information, contact Lisa Lee at Shipping Plus, 686-7587.

World’s Greatest Gold Camp. It was called “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp!” when mining was in its heyday in Cripple Creek back in the turn of the century. Bustling with miners, millionaires and entertainment, it was a booming area that was celebrated around the world because of its riches.Have you ever wanted to meet historical people from the ol’ mining days? Then join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016 as we visit with interesting Cripple Creek residents who lived in those exciting times! The Cripple Creek District Museum is proud to present “The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth!” It’s a program featuring various characters who made the Cripple Creek area famous.The festivities will begin with a Saturday night of entertainment in the Gold Bar Room in the famous Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, featuring such personalities as Pearl DeVere, Doc Susie, A.E. Carlton, Bob Womack, Adeline Hornbeck, Maurice Finn, and others. Music will be provided, as well as the beautiful voice of Shelby Evanoika.The Gold Bar Room will open at 6 p.m. for an hour of socializing with a cash bar and music. The program will begin at 7 p.m.Tickets are $10 per person with all proceeds going to the Cripple Creek District Museum.The fun doesn’t stop on Saturday night! It continues all day Sunday at the Cripple Creek District Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where our celebrities again recreate their lives.The Imperial Hotel is located at 123 N Third Street, and the Cripple Creek District Museum is at 5th Street and Bennett Avenue. Call 719-689-9540 for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 28
Free Concert. A Free “Picnic Lunch on the Green” concert will be held Sunday, August 21 at 1 p.m. The Woodland Park Wind Symphony, one of the most innovative concert bands of the Pikes Peak area, invites you to join us with picnic baskets in hand to enjoy the exciting sounds created by “a family of people performing music for the people”. All ages welcome. Midland Pavilion in Woodland Park, next to Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Avenue. Sponsored by Woodland Music Series. For more information, call 719-689-5785.

Community Update. A Victor Community Update and Open House will be held on Aug. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Victor Community Center at 201 West Portland Avenue in Victor. Please join staff members of Newmont CC&V to discuss: New overlook plans for the area; Mine Life Extension project updates; And upcoming projects.

The format of this is informal event is an open house, so please stop by any time from 4pm to 6pm on Monday. We would like to share information about our operations with the community. Light refreshments will be served, and we look forward to seeing you there. For additional information about this update, or if you have questions about our responsible mining operations, please do not hesitate to contact: Brad Poulson, Communications Specialist, 719-689-4052, email at:; or Lisa Becker, External Relations Manager, 719-689-4044; email at:

Shady Side of History. The shady side of history will be the focus of a presentation at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum on Saturday, Sept. 3. The event is free but seating is limited. Victor author Jan MacKell Collins in 2015 published her latest book on the subject of red light districts in the West. Her research and writings have put a human face on the hidden histories of prostitutes and the shady side of mining camps. Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona tells the stories of shady ladies in the uncivilized territory of Arizona. Collins writes about prostitution history and other interesting aspects of the West. She is formerly the director of the Cripple Creek District Museum and the Old Homestead Parlor House Museum in Cripple Creek. She has also had the pleasure of working for Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, AZ and is a former board member of the High Desert Heritage Museum in Cordes Junction, AZ. In addition, Collins has written over 2,000 western history articles for magazines in Colorado, Montana and Arizona, including True West magazine. For more information, call 719-689-5509. For more information on Collins, visit

The Florissant-Lake George Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11411 and its Auxiliary will be staffing their traditional annual Coffee Stop at the Visitors Center on top of Wilkerson Pass for travelers the entire Labor Day weekend beginning Friday (September 2, 2016) at 1 p.m. until 5p.m. and Saturday (September 3, 2016) through Monday (September 5, 2016) from 8 am to 5 pm each day, providing free coffee, punch, water, cookies, and lots of lively conversation. Visitors will also have the opportunity to place their “dot” on the map showing where they come from, where they are going, or where they wish they were. The Forest Service generously allows the Post the use of their covered porch for the refreshment table. To learn more about membership in the Florissant-Lake George VFW Post #11411 or it Auxiliary, contact Post Commander Randy Ford at 748-5344 or Auxiliary President JaNiece Tyler at 748-1335.

The annual meeting of the Divide Planning Committee will be held September 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the Little Chapel of the Hills in Divide (located at 69 County Road 5, Divide, CO). All residents/businesses of the Divide Region are welcome and encouraged to attend to receive an update of activities for the past 12 months. Elections will be held for members whose terms expire. Visit the website for information.

Garage Sale Mark your calendars for Sept. 10 and 11, and plan to attend Victor’s first Ghost Town Garage Sale Weekend. The town will be making space available in some of the currently unoccupied turn-of-the century buildings for vendors to set up with their wares. The aspen leaves will be golden in color and the rusty gold will abound. In addition, Victor has several great antique stores and eateries that will be offering specials/discounts. Call 574-524-0833 for more information or to reserve a space.Sign up for vendors will be open thru Sept. 5 at Claim Jumper or by emailing at Maps of the sales will be available at claim jumper Sept. 6 through the weekend of the event. Sales will be located throughout town from 8 am-4 pm each day. Call 574-524-0833 for more information or to reserve a space.More information will be available at

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs

Learn the History and Live the Fun. Start the haunting season off with a historic guided tour of Fairview Cemetery by moonlight. At the Fairview Cemetery on Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hear the tale of the two madams who met violent deaths; the Reverent who took an unwanted winter shower; a founding father who was murdered; the railroad worker who met a gruesome death on the Midland; and much more!! Learn the history of Colorado City with murder and mayhem.This event benefits the Old Colorado Historical Society. Reserve your tour by calling 719-636-1225. Tickets are $20 per person with group rates available. Don’t miss this fun family event. “LEARN THE HISTORY AND LIVE THE FUN.”