Mountain Almanac for the Week of May 3

Tuesday, May 3


The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet at the GMF Town Hall on May 3 at 7 p.m. An official swearing-in will occur for the new mayor and several trustees.




Wednesday, May 4



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 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:



Wellness Walk. Scheduled for May 4 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. . .



Walkathon. Take a walk for a purpose. The Walkathon, hosted by the Ute Pass Elementary School, is scheduled for May 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to show support and raise funds to help pay for extraordinary learning experiences with the cave simulator, and special events, like Breakfast With Santa and fund classroom extras. This is the first time the event has returned since the COVID epidemic.



The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the CC Council Chambers.



Thursday, May 5

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom


Friday, May 6


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, May 7


Wildfire Preparedness Day. Scheduled for May 7, starting at 9 a.m., at the Woodland Park Fire Station. Meet with first responders and experts to:
Learn how to sign-up for emergency notifications to your cell phone
Learn tips about how to prepare for an evacuation ahead of time
Learn about things you can do to your home’s exterior to improve the property’s chances of surviving a wildfire Learn about smart landscaping to reduce the risk of wire spreading to your home
Talk to insurance professionals about coverage, flood after fire coverage, tips to document household contents Signup for a free, confidential assessment of your home’s exterior by NETCO personnel



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. The restaurant is scheduled to open on May 19. A limited menu will be available Thursday through Sunday throughout the season. For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.


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:










Workplace Active Shooter Training. Scheduled for May 12 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The purpose of this event is to prepare employees/employers how to handle the threat of an Active Shooter in the Workplace. The class will teach employees to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety. Though no one can guarantee
success in this type of situation, this set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster. Trainers will be provided from the Woodland Park Police Department. For more information, call 719-687-9885.


Cinco de Mayo Bingo. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some food, drink and fun! Sponsored by the Ute Pass Kiwanis Club and scheduled for May 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. For $20 you get to join the fiesta! All proceeds go to the children of Teller County.



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 next Business After Hours is scheduled for May 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is Hosted by Foxworth – Galbraith Home Improvement System, located at 300 S. Chestnut Street in Woodland Park. Take advantage of 25 percent discounts on in-store items. For more information, call 719-687-9885 or visit the chamber’s website.




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