Mountain Almanac for the Week of September 14

Tuesday, Sept. 14

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers in Cripple Creek. The council is expected to take final action on a recommendation for a certificate of appropriateness designation for a proposed 12-unit, three building workforce housing development, planned by Century Hotel & Casino in the historic district.

Panther Pride Bingo. Show your hometown pride by partaking in the Ute Pass Kiwanis Bingo event, scheduled for Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. $20 gets you into the game and helps support our students with scholarships. Come early and get a good seat and purchase something to eat and drink before the games begin!  Wear your Green, Black and White and you could win a prize! For more information, call 719-315-5004.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Gallop in the Garden. This is a 5K Fun Run/Jog/Walk in Garden of the Gods Park on Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Free admission.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on  Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available  for in-person attendance and on Zoom.

Destiny  Conference. The Destiny Conference, sponsored by Charis Bible College, is scheduled from Sept. 16, 17 and 18. Join us! How to Find, Follow and Fulfill God’s Will for your life. All participants will receive a copy of Andrew Wommack’s life changing book. This is a free event, held at Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park. For more information, call 719-635-1111.

Friday, Sept. 17

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.

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is still open for daily play for the 2021 season, and the course is in great condition. Check out some of the regular  events. In addition, the clubhouse bar is open, along with the driving range and chipping area. In addition, the restaurant is now open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, special dinners are scheduled from Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Call 719-687-7587 for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Final Performances 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.

Final 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 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


Autumn and Art. Scheduled between Sept. 25 and Oct. 3. Visit Teller County artists during the Autumn & Art Show at the Heritage Center held daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see or call the Cripple Creek Alliance at 719-689-3315.

Two Mile High Club Aspen Tours. Come up the mountain to Cripple Creek this fall to see the colorful aspens and help the Two Mile High Club take care of our beloved donkeys! The Aspen Tour this year is self-guided and begins at the Heritage Center. These tours are scheduled for the weekends of Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3. For more information, check out

Purely Bluegrass.  The Woodland Park Music Series Free Summer Concert is scheduled for Sept. 25, starting at 11 a.m. in the Midland Pavilion at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Bring your chair and umbrella and enjoy the outdoor music and food/drinks the “Green.” For more information, call 719-687-2210.