Mountain Almanac for the Week of March 1

Tuesday, March 1

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will meet on March 1 at the Woodland Park City Council Chambers, starting at 7:30 a.m.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on March 1 at  7 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. This is an in-person meeting and is not available, via Zoom. However, it will be live-streamed.

Caucus Tuesday. The Teller County Republican Party will hold their precinct caucuses on March 1 at variety of locations throughout the county.  The caucuses start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the county’s government’s website for a full listing of locations or visit

Wednesday, March 2

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for March 2 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 March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the CC Council Chambers.

Thursday, March 3

Cripple Creek  Senior Clubhouse. Held  every Tuesday and Thursday  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dining room of the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. Featuring games, crafts, snacks and socializing.  Tuesday Bingo scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Call 719-689-3584 for more information or 317-513-8441.

What’s Your Pitch? The difference between a good elevator pitch and a great elevator pitch could be your bottom line!
Learn how to make a concise and influential introduction to your business to  market yourself, land new customers, and pique their interest to take action…in 15 seconds. This is part of the Lunch and Learn Series, sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce. It is scheduled for March 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. For more information, and to register, call 719-687-9885. This forum is presented by Mark Bittle, who founded Connectionmark, a strategic planning and marketing firm, after seeing the opportunity to help businesses and key leadership become more productive and profitable.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall. The  meeting is available in-person and via Zoom.

Friday, March 4

Night Sky Program. Scheduled for March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. 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 on the front patio of the visitor center.  There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the park entrance fee of $10.00 per adult (15 and younger are free) which is valid for seven days. More information on future Night Sky programs is available on the park website. For more information, call 719-748-3253.

Shooting Nights in Victor, sponsored by the Teller  Rifles group.  A number of us get together almost every Friday night at the 50′ indoor shooting range downstairs at the Elks Lodge in Victor at 7 p.m. for contests with a .22LR pistol or rifle.  The entrance (white door) is on the southside parking lot level. (Mind your head going in!)

You don’t have to be a member of Teller Rifles. (Though it’s free, most of us leave a donation for the Elks building fund to help maintain the range.)  The Teller Rifles Challenge still stands.

Saturday, March 5

The Shining Mountain  Golf Course and Event Center is closed for the season.  But the spacious facility is still open for events.  If interested in hosting your event at Shining Mountain, call 719-687-7587. The course is tentatively scheduled to reopen in early April, weather permitting.

Democratic Caucus and Assembly.  The Democratic Party will hold their caucus and assembly on March 5  at 10 a.m., via zoom. For more details, to sign-up, visit the caucus information link available at the Teller County government’s main website.


Best of Cripple Creek and The High Country Showdown.  The voting for this annual contest, sponsored by TMJ and featuring nearly 100 categories, has entered the final stretch.  Voting will occur on Results will be announced in mid-March. Vote now. See story updates on our website and Facebook pages.

Friday Night Creative Chill. Participants will enjoy an evening of painting
and socializing in a relaxing and fun atmosphere, at the North Room of the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Each class will feature a different painting theme based on the time of the year. All painting material and supplies will be provided. First glass of wine included. Must be
21+. Preregistration is required at the Woodland Park Parks and Recreation. Please register online by the Wednesday before the class. The next class is scheduled for March 11. Call 719-687-5225.

Woodland Park Candidates Forum.  Sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and scheduled for March 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woodland Park Council Chambers.  The event will showcase the candidates for mayor and council for the municipal election in early April.  Altogether, five seats are up for grabs.  This forum typically attracts large crowds.  The event can also be accessed online. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

Woodland Park Chamber Gala. Join us for our “Annual Gala,” featuring a Night of Entertainment, Recognition and Wondrous Fun.  A date definitely to be reserved on your calendar and an event not to be missed. Scheduled for March 18 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, starting at 5:30 p.m. Call 719-687-9885, or check out the Chamber’s website. Colorado Western Attire is encouraged.

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