Mountain Almanac for the Week of April 12

Tuesday, April 12

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, April 13

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for April 13 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.    .   .

Teller County Playgroup is FREE to any Parent or Caregiver with children ages 5 & under. Older siblings welcome. Come meet a great group of friends for you and your little one! Exchange wisdom and support with other parents while exploring the world with your child through music, movement, arts and crafts, free play, story-time, field trips, and themed structured activities. Meeting twice a week, Playgroup offers opportunities for developmental screenings, school readin​ess assessments, and information on local resources. Playgroup meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30AM – 11:00AM.  Our temporary location is at The Resource Exchange at 509 Scott Avenue, Woodland Park. January playgroup activities focus on Social Emotional Development. For more information visit:

Call 719-687-0705.

Thursday, April 14

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on April 14 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will  meet on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom

Friday, April 15

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, April 16

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course has opened for the 2022 season, weather permitting. The 18-hole course, the driving range and putting/chipping area are open for play/practice, along with the Shining Mountain bar. Carts are available, but the cart-path-only rule for the season will be in effect to protect the turf. For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.

Sunday, April 17

Celebrate Earth Day With The Wolves. Scheduled for April 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide, Colorado 80814). Meet and greet Rayne our wolf pup.
Wildflower seeds giveaway and a Wolf tour. For more information, call 719-687-9742.


Peace and Love and Cheech and Chong! For $20 get a night of groovy fun, man! Scheduled for April 20 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It is all good cause the money goes to the kids of Teller County. Come early, get a good seat, something to munch and drink before you start dobbing. Then sit back and relax into the fun! For more information, call 719-315-5004.

Join the Woodland Park Wind Symphony as they perform music from their forthcoming concert which will be presented at the Association of Concert Bands Convention in Santa Fe on May 5. The Wind Symphony will perform a celebration concert on April 24 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  “Selected to perform at the Association of Concert Bands annual convention in May 2022 is a distinct honor for our musicians and highlights our community,” says Director Craig Harms. Enjoy the powerful and emotional music which the Woodland Park Wind Symphony will be performing at the Convention:  Forever Holding Close the Memories; I Dreamed a Dream featuring vocalist Judith Mayer; Edgemont Festival Overture; Concertino, featuring flautist Treese Kjeldsen; By Loch and Mountain, featuring Baritone Paul Frampton; Night in Mexico; Bullets and Bayonets; and Silverado.
The Wind Symphony is grateful for the support of our community and the concert will provide an opportunity for our supporters to financially help us make our trip.   Join us on April 24 to celebrate the Woodland Park Wind Symphony. The concert starts at 7 p.m. with a reception, scheduled at 6 p.m. Contact info:  Craig Harms, Director, 719-687-2210.

Movie Afternoon. “Pocketful of Miracles.” Scheduled at the Woodland Park Public Library at 218 E. Midland Avenue on April 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the large meeting room. Snacks will be provided. A short synopsis of the movie: Beggar Apple Annie (Betty Davis) learns that her daughter, escorted by an aristocratic suitor, plans to visit. It’s great news– except that she has tricked her daughter into believing she is a wealthy socialite. Fearing her true identity will disappoint, Annie petitions a superstitious mobster (Glen Ford), who thinks the apples she sells are lucky, for help. Hesitant at first, the mafioso is persuaded by his girlfriend (Hope Lange) to disguise Annie, if only long enough to fool her daughter.  Daughter Louise (Ann Margret) For more information, call 719-687-9281.

Art Walk.  An art walk will occur in downtown Woodland Park on April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. between West and Fairview streets. Music will be provided by Ben Pratt.

KIDSFEST. The  20th Annual Early Childhood Festival will be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park on Saturday, May 7, from 9am to Noon. There is so much to see and do at this early childhood hands-on festival! On Stage: Dana’s Dance performance at 11am. Visit the game area with prizes, the discovery zone and the hands-on activity booths represented by our early childhood community leaders. Come see what programs and services are available for early childhood (Birth-5yrs) in our community. FREE Admission. For more info:

Best of Cripple Creek and The High Country Showdown results. The voting for this annual contest, sponsored by TMJ and featuring nearly 100 categories, was finalized and results have been released. For more information, visit on and our Facebook pages.

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