Almanac Week of 06.05.18

Tuesday, June 5

The Teller County Republicans will sponsor a debate and candidates forum for the two competing GOP candidates for the County Commissioner, District Two seat (Carl Andersen and Bob Campbell) on June 5. In addition, other GOP candidates for county elected positions will be featured. The debate starts at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park City Council Chambers.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 5 at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, June 6

TSC (Teller Senior Coalition) Transit is excited to announce our bus service on Wednesdays and Fridays in Woodland Park and the lower Ute Pass area. TSC also offers a joint venture with Cripple Creek Transit on Wednesdays 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. In addition, new ride services are available on a limited basis to Green Mountain Falls, Cascade and Manitou Springs. Call 719-687-0256 for more details or visit the TSC website at www.tellerseniorcoalition.orgfor a full schedule of pick up and drop off times.


The Cripple Creek City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on June 6 in the CC Council Chambers.


Thursday, June 7


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 to make positive changes in the role food plays in their lives. The local chapter meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. in Green Mountain Falls at the Church in the Wildwood. Call Evelyn at 719-748-8383 for more information.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park City Council Chambers.                    


Friday June 8


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

The Bella Vista Restaurant at Shining Mountain, one of the town’s favorite restaurants, has great weekend specials and events. Don’t miss their great entrees for lunch and dinner and special entertainment during the weekend. Live music occurs every Friday night. Plus, the course is now open for play for the season. For more information, regarding activities at the Shining Mountain Golf Course and Event Center, visit


Saturday, June 9

Top of the World Rodeo.  The city of Cripple Creek kicks off its summer season of events with the Top of the     World Rodeo, scheduled for June 8-10, with most events occurring Saturday and Sunday
. The rodeo features a variety of rodeo competitions at the country fairgrounds off Teller One and includes a wide range of festivities. for more information.


Mining tours.  Modern mine tours, hosted by Newmont’s CC&V Gold Mine are now being held on a regular basis. The tours leave from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum.  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. 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 26 through Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., daily except no tours will be held on Thursdays.. Reservations may be made online at or by leaving a message at 719-689-4211 or starting May 26 at 719-689-5509.


Fossil Beds Activities and Hours. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year round. The Monument is now open from 9 am to 5 p.m. Be prepared for outdoor conditions by wearing a hat and sunscreen, etc. There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee of $7.00 per adult (15 and younger are free). Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, three short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore.  A number of activities and tours are scheduled for this month and summer. For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: or on Facebook or Twitter at /FlorissantNPS


Outdoor Skills Day, a favorite annual event set for June 23rd at Mueller State Park is great fun for the whole family! Thirty different activities designed to give visitors a taste of various kinds of outdoor recreation including fishing, target shooting with shotguns, 22s, bb guns and archery, spelunking, bird watching, outdoor cooking, Bear Aware and so much more!  Receive expert instruction from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff, Hunter Education instructors and conservation organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Pheasants Forever and Aiken Audubon Society. Numerous partners and sponsors support this event including Cabela’s, The Adventure Company, Alpine Firearms, Team Telecycle, Cave-Sim, Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, Teller Senior Coalition, City Market, the Dinosaur Resource Center, Peak Area Leadership in Science, Colorado Gear Lab and Big D Motorsports. We are very grateful to all our partners who help provide a great, fun and safe family event. For more information on specific activities, call 719-687-2366.


Golfing for Music. The Woodland Music Series Benefit Golf Tournament will be held the morning of June 11 at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, with a shotgun format. Entries are available at the SM pro shop and include $85/individual or $300 for a four man team. This summer’s lineup of free concerts is a great one and the tournament is the major fund raiser for the Series. The tournament is always fun and the cause is good. For more information, call Ralph Rothstein at 719-687-2237.


Gem and Mineral Show. The sixth annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado will be held June 15-17. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals. For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit, email, or call 719-689-2675.

Balls and Chains.  A combination of regular golf with disc golf.  This fun and the unique tournament is scheduled for June 17 at Shining Mountain in Woodland Park. The tourney features a 4-person scramble format of classic golf, followed by 18 holes of disc golf played on Serenity Pines. A barbecue lunch between rounds is also provided. All ages are welcome.


Cemetery Tours. Step back in time and learn about Victor’s 1890’s cemetery, its residents, and the history that brought them to the gold mining camp. These walking tours of the Sunnyside Cemetery are sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will be held two Saturdays of each month from June 9 through the end of September as weather permits. Tour dates are June 9, 23, July 14, 28, Aug, 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22. For more information, visit, email or call 719-689-5509.


Pikes Peak International Auto Hill Climb. This is the second oldest race in the country. This year will mark the 102nd year of the race, scheduled for June 24. The race occurs along Pikes Peak Highway. For more information, call 719-685-4400.



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