Almanac Week of 10.01.2019

Tuesday, Oct. 1

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

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 Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers at city hall.

Thursday, Oct. 3

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 Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Lunch and Learn series on Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. This series will focus on the subject of mastering the art of grant writing. A presentation will be  made by Christine Fischer of Fischer Management and Consulting in Boulder. To register and for more information, call Scott Leas at 719-687-9885.


The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.


Friday, Oct.. 4



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.


First Friday Art Walk. Scheduled for Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Manitou Springs. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development at 719-685-1011


Saturday, Oct 5

Stories at the Strong. Victor’s historic Strong Mine and hard rock mining will be the center of attention on Saturday, Oct. 5. Stories at the Strong: A Day of Tall Tales & Mining History will be held at the 1899 mine site. The event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with check in at the gate. The day will feature a chance to see the surface plant and hoist house of the Strong Mine. Two Mile High Mining Company owner Jim Watson will provide a historical presentation. The cost of the event, benefiting the museum, is $10 per person with children under 5 free.Tickets can be reserved on line at or purchased at the museum or at the gate the day of the event by cash only. The Strong Mine is located just off Diamond Avenue on Victor’s north side. Parking is limited at the Battle Mountain and Independence Mill Site Trailhead on the Old American Eagles Road with a walk to the mine site. Attendees are encouraged to park in downtown Victor. A free shuttle sponsored by Newmont Goldcorp will provide transportation to and from the mine site and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum throughout the day. For more information, visit, email or call 719-689-5509.


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 remaining highlights for the month: 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


A Colorful Pumpkin Festival.  This is a Children’s Fall Celebration. It is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 6


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  this fall 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!  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.


The Woodland Park Wind Symphony and Woodland Music Series announce their October 6, 2019 benefit concert partnering with the City of Woodland Park and the Ute Pass Cultural Center to raise funds which will go toward renovation of lighting and sound reinforcement in the Ute Pass Cultural Center to provide premium facilities for those using the Ute Pass Cultural Center.The Ute Pass Cultural Center is the City of Woodland Park’s facility and has been used by non-profit organizations throughout the years (as well as by corporate and private groups. The $10 adult/$5 student pp ticket sale proceeds will go to the City to use toward this lighting and sound system renovation.The benefit concert features a guest band from Germany – the Melchoirshausen Wind Band. The schedule will include a “Meet the Musicians” reception at 6 p.m. featuring the Swing Factory Big Band. The regular concert will occur at 7 p.m. with the Woodland Park Wind Symphony and the Melchoirshausen Wind Band. For more information: call Conductor Craig Harms, 719-687-2210; Ute Pass Cultural Center, 719-687-5284.Visit




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.


The Great American Trailer Park Musical. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, an attractive dancer on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. A country rock musical! Rated PG, but with adult humor and themes. The musical will debut at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek on Oct. 11 and run through Nov. 3. For more information, call the box office at 689-6402.




Movie House Music Supervalue Package Held the 2nd Sunday every month through May at Gold Hill Theatres, 615 W. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park 719-687-2210. Concert 2:30-4:00 pm, movie ticket good anytime and one beer, wine or soft drink all for only $15. Or concert and drink only, $8. The October 13 event features the cool jazz stylings of Terri Pederson & Tidal Breeze. Visit for more information. Event is co-sponsored by Woodland Music Series and Gold Hill Theatres.


Business After Hours. Chamber Business After Hours is Teller County’s largest networking event.  All Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to network and catch up with your friends, clients and customers plus meet new members in an informal setting.  Business After Hours is a great way to share information about your business and learn about other members. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes.  Don’t forget your business cards! The October 15 After Hours is hosted at Fidelity National Title and Vectra Bank. It will occur from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fidelity National Title and Vectra Bank building at 361 West Hwy. 24, Suite 100. Call 719-687-9885 for more information.

Digital Marketing Trends. Scheduled for Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, and sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce. We are surrounded by technology, and that technology has changed the ways that small business and consumers interact.  The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, designing and building products, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies.

More than those, however, marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the change of technology in recent years.  It levels out the playing field and allows small business to take advantage of that technology right along with big business. Digital marketing provides avenues to create engagement between brands and consumers in half the time and a fraction of the money as offline marketing.Join us as we look forward at just a few of the trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to as we approach 2020. We’ll explore what the trends are and some simple ideas for jumping in and fully taking advantage of them now. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Magic Entertainment. Magic by Larry Scott brings you an event of Mystifying Magical entertainment suitable for the whole family on Oct. 26 at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park from 1 to 2 p.m.   After the show we will have a costume parade through the museum with treat bags and prizes. Check our website for more in-depth details. For more information, call 719-686-1820.

Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade. Scheduled for Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. Come watch 60-plus coffin racers compete for bragging rights and more in downtown Manitou Springs. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development (719-685-5089.

History Ghost Tours. Ghost stories told of real people from Manitou Springs’ past. Visit