Almanac Week of 07.23.2019

Tuesday, July 23

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, July 24

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   .  .

The Cripple Creek City Council will hold a public workshop on July 24 at 5 p.m. to discuss the situation surrounding marketing and special events (see related story).

Thursday, July 25

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on July 25 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek.


Friday, July 26


Woodland Park Farmer’s Market. Woodland Park’s Award Winning Outdoor Summer Market for 2019 season will be held on Henrietta Ave located one block North of Highway 24 in Woodland Park every Friday during the summer and early fall Our Market features vegetables, breads, pies, pastries, jams, honey & pickles, salsas, pastas, birdseeds, birdhouses & toys, pet treats & miscellaneous items, natural meats, eggs, cheeses,  flowers and plants, a variety of hot foods & drinks and seasonal specials. It will be held Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 719-648-7286 for more information.


Links Fever. The Shining Mountain Golf Course and Bella Vista Bar and Grill is open for the 2019 season, and for special events. Happy hours at the bar will usually occur from 3 to 6 p.m. with drink specials. The course is open for play and is in great condition for this time of year. For more information, call 719-687-7587.

Grease and My Partner. 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 27

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 ad promotion in this week’s TMJ.

Coach D Tournament. The annual “Coach D” tournament is scheduled for early 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, featuring a scramble, best ball format, will take place at Shining Mountain. Call 687-7587 for more details.

Fair Kick-off. The Teller County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds, just outside Cripple Creek on Teller One, from July 27 to Aug. 4. The fair features a variety of competitions and livestock shows.


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. For more information, call 748-3253.


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 34th annual Mountain Arts Festival, showcasing a wide variety of artistic works, sculptures and crafts, will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 during the day. This ranks as one of the biggest art shows in the region.

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: