Almanac Week of 09.03.2019

Tuesday, Sept. 3

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

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

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers at city hall.


Thursday, Sept. .5

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 Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Sept. 6


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 still 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. Check with the pro shop for special tournaments. The restaurant is open every day, except for Monday and Tuesdays. For more information, call 719-687-7587.


The Andrew Brothers. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek will host The Andrew Brothers. This is a musical featuring the music of the Andrews Sisters and Brothers. This show, written and created by Roger Bean, is part of the series of 2019 performances done by the Mountain Rep Theatre. It will play at the Butte from Aug 30 to Sept. 15. For more information, visit

First Friday Art Walk. Scheduled for Sept. 6 in downtown Manitou Springs from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development. 719-685-5089.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Victor Pack Burro Race. Experience a day of fast, furious, and furry racing that must be seen to be believed. Load up the kids of all ages and come to historic Victor Saturday, Sept. 7 for a day of four-footed races packed with old-time fun. The annual Victor Pack Burro Race will kick off at noon in downtown with racers from across the region competing for cash prizes. The furry four-footeds are historically dubbed the Rocky Mountain Canary for their role in underground mining; the burros were used above ground during the gold rush era for hauling heavy loads, but also underground in the mines for the same tasks. Today the burros are beloved symbols of days gone by and are, along with their trainers and human counterparts, the centerpiece of this event. The race kicks off at noon in downtown. But there is much more to do before and after. Starting at 9 a.m. downtown merchants and others will host sidewalk sales. From 12:30 to 1:30 Victor’s Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum will host Susie Knight, cowgirl poet and musician, live in the Pinnacle Park Plaza and tractor-churned ice cream made by the museum will be on sale. For more information, call 719-689-5509



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.
Woodland Park Senior Center Car Show Pancake Breakfast.   Car Show Pancake Breakfast at the Woodland Park Senior Center, SE corner of Pine Street and Lake Avenue, on Saturday, September 7 from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. For a breakfast guaranteed to keep you going throughout the Car Show day, fill up with all you can eat fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and the best biscuits and gravy around! Your home town seniors will be flipping pancakes and scrambling 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

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 September. Here are a few highlights for the month: *Saturday, September 14, Guided Hike on the Geologic Trail, 9:15 AM
Join Geologist Wayne Orlowski for 1.5 hour hike on the Geologic Trail.  This hike will provide an in-depth look at the geologic processes that led to the formation of one of the richest fossil deposits in the world.  You’ll cover about 2 miles, 300 feet of elevation gain, and over 1 billion years of history.  Meet at the visitor center and bring sturdy hiking shoes, wear layers, and bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.*Friday, September 20, Night Sky Program, 7:30 to 9:30 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.*Saturday, September 28, Fee Free Day/Public Lands Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Enjoy your public lands on National Public Lands Day free.*Elk Hikes, Friday, September 27 and Saturday September 28, 4:45 PM – 7:15 PMJoin a ranger for a RESERVATION ONLY evening hike, to listen to the magical sounds of elk bugling.  These 1-2 mile, off-trail hikes and can be in rugged terrain at times.  Children must be at least 10 years old to attend. For reservations, please call (719) 748 – 3253 ext. 202.  Plus, in September,  a few weekly programs will be offered as staffing allows. They include: Ranger Guided Walk, 1 mile guided hike on the Petrified Forest Trail; Fossil Learning Lab, Learn how scientists discover and research fossils in the Yurt; Hornbek Homestead, take a tour of an 1878 homestead.  For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: or on Facebook or Twitter at /FlorissantNP



Sunday, Sept. 8


Make a Joyful Noise. On Sunday, September 8 at  p.m., First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs, is presenting “Make a Joyful Noise!”, featuring Steve Kindermann, trumpet and Andrew Friedrichs, trombone, with Carol Wilson, organ and piano. They will perform music by Gottfried Stölzel, Johann Neruda, Alexandre Guilmant, Hector Berlioz, Astor Piazzola, and arrangements by Andrew Friedrichs.  A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 719-633-8888.


Mueller Hikes and Activities. As the warmth of summer gives way to cooler nights, celebrate fall at Mueller State Park, as the forest turns golden! Typical weather in September at Mueller brings picture-perfect, blue-sky days.   A full schedule of naturalist programs can help you to look, learn and enjoy the surroundings.  Evening amphitheater programs will continue on weekends and guided hikes are available almost daily.  Special programs this month include elk bugling hikes and fall challenge hikes!  The Fall Challenge is an invitation to hike all the trails at Mueller, with a guide or on your own, about 60 miles, in one month!  Folks that meet the challenge receive a certificate and prize for their accomplishment! On Saturday, September 28th is “Mueller in Gold” is around the peak of color at Mueller!  Visitors can celebrate the changes in the forest with several hikes offer to view the spectacular scenery.  All activities are free; a park pass for your vehicle is the only cost. Scheduled hikes, with special naturalists and park experts, are held on most weekends. 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.



9-11 Ceremony.  The annual 9-11 ceremony will occur again at Lions Park in Woodland Park. Although the planning of the event is not quite complete, the ceremony will feature first responders, veterans, elected officials and the WP School and members of the public. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11 and will last about 45 minutes.

Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest. Join us at our 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPlus, scheduled for Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce continues the tradition of bringing a twist on the traditional German festivities  – Rocky Mountain style. Kids game area. German Food by Chef Brother Luck • Food Network Top Chef, beer and wine – something for everyone.  German entertainment along with country and rock ‘n roll music.   A number of businesses are involved in helping to sponsor the event, such as UCHealth, Park State Bank & Trust, TMJ News, Newmont Goldcorp, Ent and more. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Cripple Creek’s Big Happenin’ Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. The event offers free fun for the entire family and is complete with bounce houses, vendors, live music beer tents and more. Visit for more information.

Free Aspen Tours. This September and every September, join us the 2 Mile High Club for Aspen tours and watch the leaves change and as a result, benefit our free-roaming, donkey herd! The 2 Mile High Club’s Annual Aspen Tours will take place at the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Marvel at the beautiful fall colors and explore the World’s Greatest Gold Camp! Aspen Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis–reservations will not be accepted. The first tour departs each morning at 9 a.m. from the Train Depot Parking Lot. If you would like to be a part of the first tour, please plan to arrive 30 minutes to 45 minutes prior. Tours depart every 30 minutes and last about 50 minutes. The last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.Our Aspen tours are FREE, but donations are appreciated. All proceeds gathered from the Aspen Tours go towards the care of Cripple Creek’s free-roaming donkey herd. You can find them in the winter pen during the colder months or they can be spotted roaming the streets of Cripple Creek during the summer. For more information, visit

Manitou Springs 5th Annual Heritage Brew Festival. Scheduled for Sept. 28 in Memorial Park from noon to 5 p.m. Featuring tastings from special Brewers, commemorative tasting glass, live music all day, food vendors and nonalcoholic offerings as well. Call 719-685-1454.