Almanac Week of 12.04.2018

Tuesday, Dec. 4

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

 The Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club will meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the Crystola Roadhouse in Crystola. .  

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.

Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Bingo. Join the fun at the Crystola Roadhouse during the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Twenty dollars buys a packet for 10 games, 6 cards for each game It’s a great opportunity to have fun and socialize with your friends and neighbors. Come early and have dinner! Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the games!  This event is sponsored by the Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis club.  The proceeds benefit the children of Teller County. The next Bingo session is scheduled for Dec. 5.         

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The council also will hold an earlier workshop at 3 p.m. to discuss a lease agreement for the Butte Theater Foundation.

Thursday, Dec. 6

 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.

Hope For The Holidays.  Presenting inspiration, information and support to survive the holidays while mourning the loss of a loved one. The event will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is sponsored by Prospect, Your Partner For Life. Call 719-687-0549 for more information.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Dec. 7

Mountain Holiday. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek is featuring their Christmas show, Mountain Holiday, featuring a Christmas melodrama and Olio, from now through Dec. 24, with a variety of show times.  The show is a heartwarming and charming story of love, redemption and reuniting for the holidays in spite of all obstacles. It also includes some popular musical numbers. This is the final show of the season for the Mountain Rep Theatre company. The show will be held until Dec. 24. For ticket information, For review of the show that debuted recently, or Mountain Jackpot Facebook.   


Saturday, Dec. 8

Final Deadline for Victor Elks Christmas Basket Project. The Teller County Assessor is collecting new unwrapped toys and new or gently used bicycles through Dec. 8 for the Victor Elks Christmas Basket Project for families in southern Teller County. Collection boxes are located in Woodland Park at Vectra Banks, Park State Bank Peoples Bank, the Ute Pass Cultural Center and Fidelity National Title. In Cripple Creek, boxes are located in Cripple Creek at the courthouse, the Centennial Building, Family Dollar and Bronco Billy’s. Call Betty for pickup, at 686-7970.

Fossil Beds Activities. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year-round. During December, the Monument is open daily 9 AM – 4:30 PM.  The Monument is closed on Christmas Day, December 25th. Here are some of the key programs for the month: *Friday, December 7, Night Sky Program, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to gaze at the dark skies above Florissant Fossil Beds in search of planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more. Meet at the visitor center. No equipment is needed.  *Saturday, December 8, Art in the Park, 11 AM – 2 PM. Everyone is an artist! Drop in and join volunteer artists and other visitors to sketch and/or watercolor paint scenes of Florissant Fossil Beds. Ask at the visitor center desk for location. Limited art supplies and seating available.  Interested artists may also bring their own supplies.*Saturday, December 15th, Winter Track Detectives! 11AM – 12:30 PM.  Join an interpretive park ranger for a guided hike (up to 2 miles) to discover the clues left behind by the Monument’s wildlife.  As a track detective, you might encounter tracks, scat, feathers, rubs, burrows, and much more left behind by birds, coyotes, elk, and badgers or perhaps even see some of the wildlife in person.  Dress in layers and be ready to walk on uneven ground and possibly snow. Meet at the visitor center. No extra fees are charged for these programs. For more information, call 719-748-3253.  


Sunday, Dec. 9

Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May. Concert 2:30-4:00 pm, movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $16. Or concert and drink only, $10.  The December 9 event features local-favorite band A Stick, A Pick and A Chick and Friends offering a special Christmas concert. Season ticket discount available. Gold Hill Theatres, 615 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 719-687-2210, Co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.

On Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m., First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs is presenting the annual Messiah Sing-along, which will include choruses and solos from all three portions of Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, accompanied by a chamber choir, strings, trumpet, harpsichord and organ, directed by Kim Schultz.  Some scores will be available, or you may bring your own.  A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 633-8888.


GMF Town Meeting. A Town Meeting will be held on Dec 11 at 6 GMF Town

Hall to receive citizen input on the visions for the Town Comprehensive Plan. The planning contractor, Logan Simpson,  will lead the discussion. Ute Pass Elementary students will also

make a presentation on what opportunities they see for the Town.

The second annual Teller County Holiday Toy Drive will occur from now through Dec. 15. The event is being orchestrated through local fire departments and volunteers. Donations of new toys, gift cards and money will be used to provide presents for children in need for Christmas. At least 70 families are being targeted by the drive. Drop off points include the Divide Fire Station 1, NETCO Fire Station 1, Florissant Fire Station 1, Your Neighborhood Reality (111 E. Midland), Walmart, City Market, Divide Venture Foods, Outpost Feed Store and Ace Hardware. In addition, toys are being accepted during the Christmas parade in Woodland Park. For more information, call Jason at 720-296-4238. 

Newmont Open House Mining Meetings. Newmont CC&V strives to be a good neighbor and wants to keep you informed about our mining operations during a series of community open house meetings. On December 12, we will overview mining northeast of the City of Cripple Creek on Globe Hill and Schist Island. On December 13, we will overview mining north of Victor in the South Cresson. The open house on Dec 12 will be held at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 13, the meeting  will be held at Victor’s Community Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. on both evenings, we will start with a safety share to keep us thinking about what is important! Then, we will make a brief presentation to highlight operational issues, our communications efforts. For more information, call 719-689-4052. 

Meeting Changes. The Pikes Peak Rotary Club recently changed their meeting day from the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.  We still meet at the Rampart Library in Woodland Park in the lower level meeting room at 6:45 AM for breakfast, with the meeting starting at 7 a.m. For any questions, call 719-687-4151.


Holiday Concert Above the Clouds. World renowned musician and classical pianist will appear at the Dickson Auditorium on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. for a special fund-raiser concert, with the proceeds benefitting the Woodland Arts Alliance. The concert also will feature the Woodland Park High School Madrigals.

Available Now at the Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop. 2019 Green Mountain Falls or Ute Pass Edition pictorial calendars. The calendars cost $12 + tax. The Gift Shop is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, next to the Woodland Park Public Library. Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. While visiting the Gift Shop, check out our great selection of books, jewelry, and unique gift ideas. For more information, call us at: 719.686.7512 or check our