Almanac Week of 9.6.16

Tuesday, Sept. 6
The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

The Teller Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting at Denny’s restaurant in Woodland Park on Sept. 6, with social time occurring from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and the meeting time occurring from 7 to 9 p.m. The forum will feature presentations by all three county commissioners. In addition, Joe Rodriguez, the chairman of the Tea Party Patriots, will outline the nine state ballot issues. Another presentation will occur regarding the new Ute Country Connections site.

Wednesday, Sept. 7
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 nd 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.

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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers

Thursday, August Sept. 8

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 Sept. 8 at 9:15 a.m. at the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the WP City Council Chambers, next to city hall, at 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9
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.

Farmer’s Market. Woodland Park’s Award Winning Outdoor Summer Market is held every Friday from June through 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.

Freemasonry. Learn about Freemasonry in our community, offering friendship, growth, leadership and providing charity. Learn more details about the Lodge No. 96 at 75 Buffalo Ct. in Divide. Meetings are held the first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. Call Roger at 719-310-0766 for more details.

Saturday, Sept. 10
The 25th annual Cruise Above the Clouds show will be held in Woodland Park and Cripple Creek on Sept. 10-11. Dennis Gage will be returning to film this year’s show both in both communities. Registration begins at 7 am and the Poker Run will begin shortly after the trophy presentations. There will be a street dance Saturday night in Cripple Creek along with a beer tent and entertainment. Additional trophies will be presented Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in Cripple Creek. This year’s show is expected to attract 400-plus cars so space will be very limited. For additional information please go to our web site at, or call 719-687-1058.

Senior Center Car Show Pancake Breakfast. A Car Show Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Woodland Park Senior Center, Pine and Lake streets on Saturday, September 10 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. For a breakfast guaranteed to keep you going throughout the Car Show day, fill up with all you can eat fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, melon and the best biscuits and gravy around! Your home town seniors will be flipping pancakes and scrambling eggs, to be served up with juice and coffee or hot tea for only $8. Kids 6 and under eat for $2. Our open to the public event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center.

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

Chili Cook-off. Come and enjoy the Cripple Creek District Museum’s 1st annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser on Sept 10. There will be a prize for every entrant from the tastiest chili to the chili with the most interesting ingredient to the People’s Choice! We want YOU to come and cook your best chili!. Cooking starts at 7 a.m. and judging will be at noon. At that time the chili will be available for tasting (and voting) by the public.We’re also going to make it fun by adding a beauty pageant – for the men! There will also be music and chili dogs and pepper bellies (Frito boats) for sale! Please share this event with your friends and invite, invite, invite them to come! Let’s knock this one out of the park for our District Museum. Call 719-689-9540 for more information.

Scootin’ Boots & Country A FREE concert will be held “on the green,” outside the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Saturday, September 10. The event is sponsored by the Woodland Music Series. The musical entertainment includes Sandy Wells at 11 a.m., with high energy outlaw country rockers Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts at 12:30 p.m. The free performances will be held at the Midland Pavilion at 210 E. Midland Avenue, in Woodland Park. All ages are welcome. Food, beer, and wine are available. Visit or call 719-689-5785 for more information.

Eleven Mile Park Programs. Eleven Mile State Park at Lake George will feature its final weekend of educational and outdoor-related programs and guided hikes on Sept. 10-11. Call 719-748-3401.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the second Sunday every month at Gold Hill Theatres in Woodland Park, with the next event scheduled for Sept. 11. A concert will occur from 2:30-4:00 pm and a movie ticket is good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $12. Concert and drink only, $7. The Sept. 11 event features popular multi-instrumentalist Ray De Mers and his band The Blue Rays. Season ticket discount are available. For more information, call, 719-687-2210, or visit The event is Co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.

Hikes for your Health. Join Ranger Shawn for a guided hike on one of the Monument’s 15 miles of trails just for health. These hikes will range from 2 – 4 miles. Bring water, sun protection, and dress in layers. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, call 719) 748-3253 or visit our website: or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS

Final Days of Mining Tours. Modern mine tours, which start from Victor’s Lowell Thomas museum, are coming to a conclusion for this year. 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. Finaltours 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.


Cripple Creepshow. Thin Air Theatre Company (TATC), now in its 10th year at the Butte Theater, will stage the “Cripple Creepshow” Sept. 30-Oct. 30. This original play is created by collaboration between TATC artists Chris Sorensen, Mickey Burdick, Mel Moser, and Chris Armbrister.A mysterious show rolls into town, tents are erected, and the audience files in. But what happens when the stories told begin to leave the stage and cross into real life? Join us this Halloween season for an anthology in the vein of “Tales from the Darkside,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Night Gallery.” In distinctly Cripple Creek fashion, four short stories come to life, based on such lore as “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”, “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, and the “Tale of Sasquatch”; all blended with music and a touch of comedy. The show is directed by Chris Armbrister, and musically directed by James Mablin, and features many of TATC’s favorite actors, including Nick Madson, JT Rider and more. As an extra bonus, this show is followed by a very special Halloween Olio, full of dance, music and spooktacular comedy. For more information and to make online reservations, visit To make phone reservations, call 719-689-3247.

A Day of Tall Tales & Mining History. Victor’s historic Strong Mine will be the center of attention on Saturday, Oct. 1. Stories at the Strong: A Day of Tall Tales & Mining History will be held at the 1899 mine site. The event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. This is the second year for the event. The day will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a tour of the compressor house, surface plant, and hoist house of the Strong Mine. The tour guide will be Two Mile High Mining Co. owner Jim Watson. The one-hour tour will be followed by storytelling with some of the mining district’s well-seasoned miners conjuring up memories and weaving tales about their experiences and the old days underground. The Victor Elks will cook and sell hotdogs and brats on the grill and, weather allowing, marshmallows can be roasted as fixings for smores. The cost of the event, benefiting the museum, is $10 per person with children under 5 free. The entrance fee includes the tour and storytelling session. Lunch and smores are available at an additional cost. Tickets can be reserved on line at or purchased at the museum or at the gate the day of the event by cash only. For more information, visit or call 719-689-5509.

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.”