Mountain Almanac for the week of September 7

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the lower level and choose a one, two or three-mile hike. Maps are available. Healthy living tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Free admission.

Thursday, Sept. 9

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

Gallop in the Garden. This is a 5K Fun Run/Jog/Walk in Garden of the Gods Park on Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Free admission.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on  Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available  for in-person attendance and on Zoom.

  Friday, Sept. 10

Final weeks of Farmers Market. Our Vendors come from all over Colorado and provide a variety of products to choose from. Including, Colorado fruits and vegetables, fresh baked bread, honey, coffee, food trucks, and more. We have space for 100 vendors, providing a large variety of products. Held every Friday through Sept. 24 at N. Center Street, next to Memorial Park, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 719-400-9986.

Special Meeting.  A special meeting of the Cripple Creek City Council will occur on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. to discuss more details regarding the town’s new development incentives program, aimed at generating more affordable housing projects in town. Also, the town’s historic preservation commission will address the design plans for a proposed workforce housing project on Masonic Avenue, located in the historic district. Project proponents are asking for a certificate of appropriateness and special exception designation for a new 12-unit, three building development.

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is open for daily play for the 2021 season, and the course is in great condition. Check out some of the prime charity events and tournaments. In addition, the clubhouse bar is open, along with the driving range and chipping area. In addition, the restaurant is now open on a limited basis from Wednesday through Sunday, with special dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Call 719-687-7587 for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Nine/Eleven Tribute.  The annual Nine/Eleven Memorial Ceremony, in honor of those who died from the terrorist attacks 20 years ago in New York City and Washington D.C., will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. in Lions Park in Woodland Park. The event features speeches and tributes from leaders of several veteran organizations in the region and from key elected officials. It is a highly emotional ceremony.  The public is invited.  See related story and tribute in this week’s TMJ.

Cruise Above the Clouds. The Cruise Above the Clouds car show is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Woodland Park at Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s festival is a one-day event in Woodland Park. In the past, the event has attracted several hundred cars, and rates as one of the most popular festivals of the year. For more information, visit the Cruise Above the Clouds website.

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 11 from 7 to 11 a.m. 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.

Pack Burro Race. The Victor Colorado 2021 Burro Race, sponsored by a number of local businesses and organizations, including Newmont Mine, Black Monarch, Victor Main Street and the Southern Teller County Focus Group, will occur on Sept. 11. The races begin at noon downtown Victor. The festivities also include shopping, gold panning, live music and downtown fun. For more information, visit

Final Weeks For “I Ought To Be In Pictures.” Featured at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek on select times Thursday through Sundays, continuing through Sept. 18. This is a Neil Simon comedy-drama, later made into a film with Walter Matthau & Ann-Margaret, that revolves around a struggling screenwriter suffering from writer’s-block. This is Neil Simon at his best which will have you laughing one minute and choked up with emotion the next. For more information, and to make reservations, call 719-689-6402.

Monday, Sept. 6


Cemetery Tours. Step back in time and learn about Victor’s 1890’s cemetery, its resident politicians, pioneers, and families, and the history that brought them to the gold mining camp. This event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and will be held on select Saturdays, June through September. The final remaining tours are scheduled for Sept. 18 Local historian Veldean Myers will provide insights into the cemetery, its history and some of the residents who made up the human element of the gold rush. The event will be held at the Sunnyside Cemetery which is south of town on Seventh Street. Meet just outside the gate in Pauper’s Field by 1 p.m. For more information, call 719-689-5509.

Mt. Pisgah Speaks, Cemetery Tours. This is the 21st annual Cemetery Walk, “where the Spirits Come to Life.” Scheduled for Sept. 18-19.  Features historic tours of the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery and some of its famous inhabitants, by members of the Victorian Society.  Tours  leave the Cripple Creek District Museum every 30 minutes on the historic trolley. For more information, call 719-270-2504 or at