Almanac Week of 07.30.2019

Tuesday, July 30

Veterans Charity Riders Gathering. A national veteran’s organization known as the Veterans Charity Riders will be passing thru Teller County on Tuesday, July 30. Their plan is to ride over Wilkerson Pass where they will be joined by the local Legion Riders and ride on into Teller County.  They are planning to stop at the Crystola Roadhouse for lunch around noon.

Veterans Charity Riders is a non-profit organization that delivers Motorcycle Therapy and additional life changing, lifesaving holistic programs specifically designed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis.The Veterans Charity Riders activities have proven to helpful for veterans who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), anxiety, sleeping disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and problems with re-assimilation into civilian life. . The Teller county community and all veterans are encouraged to welcome the Riders to our part of the Rocky Mountains, cheer them on when they pass or visit with them during their lunch stop at the Crystola Roadhouse.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will host a meet and greet on July 30 at 5 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall with the newest finalist for the town manager job. The board will then hold a special meeting.

Wednesday, July 31

Teller County Fair Week. The Teller County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds, just outside Cripple Creek on Teller One throughout the week, with the closing day slated for Aug. 4. The fair features a variety of competitions and livestock shows.

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, Aug. 1

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 City Council will meet on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Aug. 2


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 now 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. 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.



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 the Butte will feature  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

The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the first Friday Art Walk in downtown Manitou Springs on Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development at 719-685-5089 or

Saturday, Aug. 3

Mountain Arts Festival. 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.

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 of August. Her are a few highlights: *50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday August 17, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Fee Free!) Take part in a ceremony with keynote speakers, elected officials, and panel guests including people who lived here, people who fought to make a Monument, and people who worked here. Enjoy refreshments and community. *Coffee and Cake with a Park Ranger, Tuesday August 20, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Fee Free!) Grab a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of 50th Anniversary cake and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the bill that made Florissant Fossil Beds a National Monument. Throughout the day, a variety of rangers, interns, volunteers, and former staff will be serving up coffee, tea, and cake. This drop in opportunity offers a chance to learn about the different people and jobs that are involved in operating Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. You will also have an opportunity to sign the 50th Anniversary Card. *Friday, August 23, Night Sky Program, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.*Fee Free Day, Sunday, August 25. Celebrate the 103rd Birthday of the NPS and the 50th Birthday of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Fees are waived all day at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and all other NPS areas that charge fees.  Special guest, Teddy Roosevelt, will give a talk on national parks at 11:00 AM in the amphitheater.  Kids can have an opportunity to paint casts of fossils. 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


 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  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 808

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 Pikes Peak Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Summer Concert Series, featuring a variety of music on Tuesday evenings throughout August at the Gazebo Lake Park in Green Mountain Falls. The concerts will last for an hour from 6 to 7 p.m.  The lineup for shows includes gypsy jazz, bluegrass, acoustic and a musical jam. For more information, check the chamber’s website and and mountain jackpot facebook.

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:

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:

Salute Rally. The annual Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival will be held on Aug. 17 and 18 in Cripple Creek. The event, which brings  more people to the area than any other festival, features a procession motorcycle ride between Woodland Park and Cripple Creek, a remembrance ceremony, veterans parade,  poker run, veterans wall dedication, aircraft flyovers, live music and a combat hero bike build and more. For more information, call 719-487-8005