Almanac Week of 08.13.2019

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Summer Concert Series. 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, classical and a musical jam. For more information, check the chamber’s website


The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

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 a full schedule of pick up and drop off time   .  .

Dedication of New Modern Mining Exhibits.The city of Cripple Creek’s Heritage Tourism Department and the Cripple Creek & Victor Mine, owned by NewmontGoldcorp, invite you to celebrate new mining and geology exhibits at the city’s Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Centers. The event is scheduled for Aug. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, off Hwy. 67. You will get a chance to see the new exhibits, listen to brief presentations and socialize. The city of Cripple Creek and CC&V staff will be at the event, as well as your neighbors; so, join us for light refreshments in the delightful environment of the Heritage Center.We will look forward to seeing you!


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:




Thursday, Aug. 15

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.



Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show. The Woodland Park Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show, scheduled from Aug. 15-18 at the Ute Pass Saddle Club grounds off Hwy. 24, has over 40 dealers with minerals from all over the world. We have Colorado minerals, petrified wood, crystals, meteorites and much, much more.There are several custom jewelers with beautiful jewelry. We have a wonderful kids digging area stocked with lots of minerals and a mineral auction both Fri. And Sat. nights starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Kim Packham at 719-360-9665 or email


The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Aug. 16


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 in full swing 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. Ask about special tournaments and events. For more information, call 719-687-7587.


Final Showings For 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 conclude on 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 until Aug. 17. For more information, visit

Saturday, Aug. 17

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 in the summer, features a popular 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.  Special honorary ceremonies, featuring recognized veteran leaders, will be held in Cripple Creek on Saturday and at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Sunday. For more information, call 719-487-8005. Also, visit the city of Cripple Creek’s website.

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. (See related listing under Aug. 17). *Coffee and Cake with a Park Ranger, Tuesday August 20, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Fee Free!)  *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




Sunday, Aug. 17

Fossil Beds 50th-Year Anniversary Celebration. Take part in a special ceremony at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. Call 719-748-3253 for more details.




Western Heritage Day. Mueller Stat Park will host a Western Heritage Day on Aug. 24 at the park’s Visitor Center and Livery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mueller family raised horses and cattle on this land, and homesteaders survived here.Celebrate the ranching history of Mueller and the old west with family-fun things to do and see from our Western Heritage! Pioneer crafts, cooking, leather work, live animals and more! Watch Facebook for more details! For more information, call 719-687-2366.



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 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.


Victor Celebrates the Arts. This 20th annual family friendly event, “Victor Celebrates The Arts,” is a special treat for history buffs, art lovers, tourists and gamblers, providing a perfect chance to enjoy one of Colorado’s authentic, historic gold mining towns on the sunny side of Pikes Peak. It is scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Prior to the event, watch artists painting on Victor streets.  The En Plein Air Paintings are on display and sale in the Elks Lodge in Victor. These works feature Victor’s 1890s architecture and the region’s natural mountain beauty. The event also features other festivities, such as a Quick Draw in Wallace Park and a Brush Rush.  For more information, call 719-689-5836


Cruise Above the Clouds. This is the 28th annual Cruise Above the Clouds presented by Phil Long Family of Dealerships on Sept. 7-8. Hundreds of custom and classic vehicles descend on Memorial Park in Woodland Park for a fun filled day of automotive excellence, great food and old time rock and roll on Sept. 7. Then, in the afternoon, the Cruise heads to Cripple Creek for more fun. For 27 years, this event has provided financial support to Teller County non-profits. For more information visit, or call 719-394-3678.

















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