Almanac Week of 07.02.2019

Tuesday, July 2

Summer Family Bible Conference. Families can grow together in their faith while having a great summer adventure at Charis Bible College’s annual Summer Family Bible Conference, being held July 1-5.

Sessions available and tailored for all ages: children (5-12), youth (13-17), and adults. There will be a picnic BBQ for the whole family to celebrate a fun-filled Independence Day that will also include prayer and ministry. Children five and under are welcome; however, childcare is not provided. Register today and let the adventure begin! The conference is free, but registration is required for all attendees, including youth and children. BBQ tickets are available for purchase online at (A limited number of BBQ tickets are available once the conference begins.)

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on July 2 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, July 3

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 time   .  .

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day. A variety of July 4th festivities will  occur in Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and Green Mountain Fall throughout the day and evening.  See related story in this week’s TMJ for details.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Scheduled at Memorial Park in Woodland Park on July 4 throughout the entire day. The classic event features live music, a spree of games and contests, kids activities, artists and crafter, a basketball tournament and much more. It is presented by the city of Woodland Park and sponsored by a variety of organizations.

Senior Center Pancake Breakfast.  A July 4th Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, SE corner of Pine Street and Lake Avenue, Thursday, July 4, 8 to  11 a.m. Start off your July 4th celebration with a bang! All you can eat fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, melon and the best biscuits and gravy around is the best bang for your dollar! Your home town seniors will be decked out in red, white and blue as they flip pancakes and scramble 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. We appreciated the support of each one of you!

Ute Pass Historical Society Cemetery Crawl. Take a walk around the Woodland Park Cemetery on Thursday, July 4 and meet some of the old pioneers who are resting there. Tours run every 15 minutes from 1 to 3. Cost is $5.00, and tickets are available at the gate. Free parking for the event is provided at 540 Manor Court. Please call UPHS at 719.686.7512 or e for more information.


Friday, July 5

Shining Mountain Opening. The Shining Mountain Golf Course and Bella Vista Bar and Grill is now open for the 2019 season on a daily basis, and for special events. Happy hours at the bar will usually occur from 3 to 6 p.m. with drink specials. Live music occurs on most Friday evenings. The course is open for play and is in great condition for this time of year. For more information, call 719-687-7587.


Symphony Above the Clouds. The annual Symphony Above the Clouds concert, featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, will occur on July 5 at the Woodland Park Middle School football field. The gates open around 5:30 p.m. The concert, one of the largest attended events in Woodland Park, is free. Fireworks follow the show. For more information, visit


Opening of Grease The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek has kicked off their professional season with seven shows planned for this year. My Partner, a classic melodrama and olio, has returned to the stage with a new twist. This classic was originally done by the Cripple Creek Imperial Players. The classic melodrama is one of the main signature shows featured this year at the Butte. It will play from June 21 to Aug. 18. And on July 5, the Butte will feature the opening of the popular Tony-award-winning musical Grease, with the book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Grease will play at the Butte from July 5 to Aug. 17. For more information, visit

Saturday, July 6

Fossil Beds Activities.  The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant is open year-round. The Monument is now open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also are a number of special programs, guided hikes and special events for the month. Here are some highlights. *On Friday, July 26, a Night Sky Program will occur from 8:30 PM – 10:30 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.*On Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, Celebrate the history and cultures of the Florissant valley.  Take a tour of the homestead, learn why someone once tried to saw apart a petrified stump, and learn about tribal connections with the area. In addition, the Fossil Beds will have many daily programs, including *Ranger Guided Walk at 11 a.m. along a 1 mile guided hike on the Petrified Forest Trail. *Fossil Learning Lab, Every Day 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.Learn how scientists discover and research fossils in the Yurt *Hornbek Homestead, Saturdays and Sundays,  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Take a tour of an 1878 homestead. *Interpretive Talk, Saturdays and Sundays,  10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thirty minute interpretive presentation in the amphitheater. For more information, call 748-3253.

Mueller Hikes and Activities. The smell of a campfire and the echoing song of a hermit thrush await visitors at Mueller State Park in summer. Naturalists and volunteers at Mueller love to share the wonder and science of all the living things at the park.  Programs highlight local wildlife, favorite flowers, unique features and local history at the park. Choose from the many types of programs offered including guided hikes, children’s programs, evening amphitheater programs, bird watching, fly-fishing, archery and much more!  Of special interest is our Thursday night series of history of the Pikes Peak region with Paul Thies.  Each Thursday, will be a new program on a different time and people including Native Americans, early explorers, military, fur traders, mining and railroads – all in the Pikes Peak region! We are very grateful to all our partners who help provide a great, fun and safe family event. We also have regular guided hikes, mostly on the weekends.Check our website or call ahead for conditions (719) 687-2366.


Ute Pass Historical Society offers FREE guided tours of History Park and the Walking Tour of downtown Woodland Park every Saturday this summer, continuing through August 31. The 90-minute Walking Tour of Downtown Woodland Park begins at 9:30 a.m., so please arrive at the UPHS Museum Center by 9:20 a.m. The Museum Center is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, next to the Woodland Park Public Library. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and a light sweater. After the downtown walking tour, walk through the bygone days with Ute Pass Historical Society. The tour of the five buildings comprising History Park is at 11 a.m. Exhibits and contents have recently been refashioned. While at History Park, visit the Old Curiosity Gift Shop, which offers an extensive selection of books and unique gift items. The Gift Shop is located in the Museum Center and is open year-round, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512 or check out the Website at


Modern Underground Mining Presentation. Local residents are invited to a presentation regarding the fundamental concepts in modern underground mining from Newmont Goldcorp Cripple Creek & Victor Mine professionals. It is scheduled for July 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Victor’s Community Center, 205 E. Portland Avenue, Victor. CC&V strives to be a good neighbor and wants to keep you informed about our mining operations. As our company studies the possibility of investing in underground mining processes in the historic Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining District, we would like to invite you to a presentation by CC&V’s Underground Study Team. The District has a rich underground mining history from the turn of the 20th Century. This presentation offers an overview of how underground mining is done in the 21st Century. Through pictures, graphics and maps, Newmont Goldcorp mining experts will bring the fascinating science, engineering, and technology of modern underground to mining to life! We will meet at Victor’s Community Center on Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30pm, to share deli trays, soft drinks, and conversation.Then, at 6 pm, we will start the presentation with a safety share to keep us thinking about what is important.The presentation will be about an hour long, and we’ll make time for questions and conversation afterwards. For more information, call 719-689- 4052 or 719-689-8022.

Movie Above the Clouds, scheduled for July 12, is a free family friendly outdoor movie held at the Midland Pavilion outside the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. 7:00ish-8:30: FAMILY PICNIC – Find your spot for a picnic before the movie. 7:00: ACTIVITIES & GAMES: For little kids in the library rotary terrace area. BRING BLANKETS AND CHAIRS. 8:30pm: PG FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE (Sunset) Free popcorn & drink during the movie, donations received. (The movie will be moved indoors at the (UPCC) Ute Pass Cultural Center if it is raining during movie time) FMI:


Purely Bluegrass FREE concert on the green. Scheduled for Saturday, July 13 and featuring two of Colorado’s finest bluegrass bands — Kantankerous at 11 a.m., Blue Canyon Boys at 12:30 p.m. Concert will occur at Midland Pavilion, next to Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park. All ages welcome. Food, beer, wine available. For more information, visit


A Walk Through Time.The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) will be hosting a second round of its May historic mine tour, A Walk Through Time, on Saturday, July 13. The hike will feature a walking tour of the Vindicator Valley Trail just north of Victor. The cost is $15 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit STCFG.Victorite Gary Horton will provide history and tales of the underground mines of the 1890s, starting the Vindicator Mine and ending at the Theresa Mine. This is a walking tour (in the downhill direction). Participants will carpool to the upper mine site, walk to the Theresa and carpool back up or hike back up to the Vindicator Mine.For the tour, meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 3rd and Victor Avenue in Victor no later than 12:30 on May 18. All participants will be required to sign waivers. This tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended online at The morning of July 13 at 10 a.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host a walking tour the Sunnyside Cemetery. See for information and reservations for that tour.For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit, email, or call 719-689-2675


Woodland Park Senior Center Yard and Craft Sale. Scheduled for July 13, 8am – 1pm. Local craft artisans will be joining us at our annual Summer Yard Sale this year. We are excited to add their beautiful crafts to the sale this year. If you have items you would like to donate for the yard sale, call the front desk at 719-687-3877 to make a drop off appointment. Come and browse inside and out for housewares, furniture, pictures, fabric, yarn, puzzles, games and much more. We have been collecting since January and our sheds are overflowing. On the sale day, plan to make several trips as you load up with treasures. This annual event helps to support the programs and activities of the Woodland Park Senior Center. We appreciated the support of each one of you!

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.

Golf Tourneys. The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf tournament on Friday, July 19 at the Shining Mountain Golf Course. The tournament also features a special lunch. For more information, call 687-9885. Also, the annual “Coach D” tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, in honor of one of the most revered former coaches and teachers at the Woodland Park RE-2 School District. This tournament will take place at Shining Mountain. Call 687-7587 for more details.