Almanac Week of 12.18.2018

Tuesday, Dec. 18

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. This marks their final meeting of the year. A number of ordinances will be discussed, such as fire regulations and committee appointments.   

Wednesday, Dec. 19

 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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The council is scheduled to finalize a number of contracts. This marks their final meeting of the year. 

Thursday, Dec. 20

 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 Teller County Commissioners will meet on Dec. 20 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. This marks the final meeting of the year for the commissioners. The commissioners are scheduled to amend their 2018 budget and set mill levies for various districts and entities. 

Meeting Cancellation:  The Woodland Park City Council has cancelled its second regular meeting for the month, originally scheduled for Dec. 20, due to the Christmas holidays. The next regular scheduled meeting for the council is set for Jan. 3, 2019. 

Friday, Dec. 21

Final Days for 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, visit    .   

Saturday, Dec. 21

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. There are a variety of trails to explore and sites to visit. In addition, check out information on upcoming programs, which you can attend free of charge, with the regular cost of admission  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.  


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. See related information on our website,

Join us at the M Lazy C Guest Ranch for a Sleigh/wagon ride pulled by our two beautiful draft horses, with jingling bells on a two horse open sleigh. The sleigh/wagon will pick you up before the dinner, drop you off at the dining hall, where you can enjoy a fire, hot coffee, and hot chocolate while you await your dinner. Dinner is a steak or chicken dinner. Enjoy some country and holiday music sung by our own wranglers, and learn some of our favorite line dances. You then enjoy a star light ride on the way back to your vehicles. 
Please call to make reservations! Times available for this month are Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The guest ranch is located at 801 County Rd. 453, Lake George. Call 719-748-3398


Christmas Eve Services. A number of churches in the area are featuring special Christmas Eve Services on Monday, Dec. 24. Check with local churches in Green Mountain Falls, Woodland Park, Divide and Cripple Creek. Also, check with the WP Park Chamber of Commerce event website. Most services are scheduled from late afternoon until the late evening hours.

Christmas Day. Have a Merry Christmas from the staff of TMJ. And remember that all government offices are closed, along with most businesses. Safe travels.

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.         

Gift Wrapping Assistance. Please let DayBreak – An Adult Day Program take one more thing off your plate during this holiday season!  From now thru December 21st we will be offering FREE Christmas Gift Wrapping -Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm at our program at 404 N. State Highway 67. Donations gladly accepted and will be applied to DayBreak – An Adult Day Program’s 2018 IndyGive! Campaign. For more information, call Paula Levy at 719-687-3000.

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.

Tech Novice to Tech Master. Sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and scheduled for Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. This is a perfect seminar for any business:small, medium to large; new start-ups; nonprofits; local government Your business must adjust marketing and PR to react to changes in technology and consumer attitudes. Mike Perini, owner of a local marketing, public relations and advertising company, explains how to go from a “Techy Novice to Tech Master” with easy to learn techniques. Learn where the consumer and supporter are heading in 2019.  Marketing expert Mike provides five trends and useful tips to build customers, leads and more.  And, he has a bonus idea that he has already implemented in his own business drawing super results that he will share! The two-minute networking drill.  Meet new potential customers/supporters by participating in this fun activity.  Bring your business cards. To register and for more information, call 687-9885.


Prospect’s Grief Support Group will feature a variety of gatherings for eight weeks on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. from Jan. 14 to March 4. The topics will include: the Six Needs of Mourning, Common Grief Symptoms, Coping Skills for Strong Emotions, Adjusting to Changing roles and Identity and Creatng Ongoing Support Systems. The meetings will occur at the Prospect office at 16222, W. Hwy. 24, Suite 120 For information, call 719-687-0549. 


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

Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs.

Manitou Christmas Festivities. Santa arrives at the Town Clock in downtown Manitou Springs on Dec. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Fire Department at 719-685-1444. And the Salvation Army Community Christmas Dinner is scheduled to occur at City Hall on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Andy Wells at 719-459-1630. Volunteers are asked to call 719-636-5277.

Harp with Friends On Sunday, January 6 at 3  p.m., the First Christian Church at 16 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs is presenting “Harp with Friends,” featuring harpist Haley Rhodeside with Michael Sabatka, viola, Paul Nagem, flute, and JJ Sechan, bassoon.  They will perform works by French composers, including Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré et al. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 719-633-8888.

Adaman Fireworks Show. Scheduled to occur from the Summit of Pikes Peak on Dec. 31. An early fireworks show will occur at 9 p.m. in honor of the original 5 AdAmAn members, and then a hug fireworks show will occur at midnight.