Tuesday, July 9
The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.
Wednesday, July 10
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.org. for a full schedule of pick up and drop off time . .
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, like we always do, 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.
Thursday, July 11
The Teller County Commissioners will meet on July 11 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.
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 Planning Commission will meet on July 11 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.
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.
My Partner and Grease shows. 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 www.buttetheater.com.
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: teller.macaronikid.com
Saturday, July 13
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 woodlandmusicseries.org.
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 STCFG.com. The morning of July 13 at 10 a.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host a walking tour the Sunnyside Cemetery. See VictorColorado.com for information and reservations for that tour.For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit VictorColorado.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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 cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mueller 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 UtePassHistoricalSociety.org.
Sunday, July 14
Barr Trail Mountain Race. Scheduled for July 14 at Barr Trail in Manitou Springs from 7 a.m. to noon. Starting at the Cog Railway Station, runners will race halfway up Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail to Barr Camp, and come back down, finishing at the Barr Trailhead. Distance is 12.6 miles from start to finish. Visit www.barrtrailmountainrace.com.
Bronc Day Fund-raiser. A wine tasting, with great appetizers, will be held at the Muck Duck restaurant in Green Mountain Falls on July 14, starting around 4:30 p.m. The festivities also include a silent auction, with many unique items and deals. Proceeds go to support the 81st annual Bronc Day festival on July 27. Call 719-684-2008.
Assessor Office Update. The Teller County Assessor’s website has been updated to assist citizens and property owners with ease of access. Please go to http://www.co.teller.co.us/Assessor/default.aspx The website consists of updated links, videos, and appeal process information. If you have questions / comments, please call 719-689-2941 or visit the office at 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813.
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.
Bronc Day. The 81st annual Bronc Day Festival will occur in Green Mountain Falls on Jul 27. This annual tradition features a pancake breakfast, a parade, live music, a spree of games and contests and more. See related story in this week’s TMJ.
Movie Above the Clouds is a free family friendly outdoor movie held at the Midland Pavilion outside the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. On Aug. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m, enjoy a FAMILY PICNIC Find your spot for a picnic before the movie. At 7 p.m., ACTIVITIES & GAMES will occur for little kids in the library rotary terrace area. BRING BLANKETS AND CHAIRS. At 8 p.m., there will be a 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: teller.macaronikid.com
Touch-A-Truck Day. Scheduled for Aug 14. This is the19th Annual Touch-A-Truck Day at Meadow Wood Sports Complex in Woodland Park from 10 a.m. to noon. A FREE event. Kids come climb and crawl on more than 20 big trucks and emergency vehicles. Vehicles you can expect to experience are Fire Engines, Ambulance, Dump Trucks, Snow Plow, Street Sweeper, Police Car, Back Hoe, School Bus and more. FMI: www.tre.org/event/touch-a-truck-2