Mountain Almanac for the Week of June 1

Wednesday, June 1

The future of paid-parking in  GMF. The town of Green Mountain Falls will hold a public meeting on June 1 at the Sally Bush Center to discuss the community’s parking situation, and the fate of a contract for paid-parking with a private contractor. The public is invited.  The trustees will not make any formal decisions until their first meeting of June, scheduled for June 7.

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 June 1 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.

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The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on June 1  at 5;30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom. But prior to the council meeting, a workshop will occur on the subject of short-term rentals, and whether the town should end its moratorium against STF licenses. A workshop also will occur on the subject of sales tax revenue, The subjects begin at 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 2


The Woodland Park City Council  will  meet on June 2 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom

Friday, June 3

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, June 4

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 soon. A limited menu will be available Friday through Sunday throughout the season. For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.

Gold Camp Adventure Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer on Saturdays, along with Thursdays and Fridays, throughout the summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours, which kicked off on May 28, will highlight gold rush history and gold mining. The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both. For more information, call 719-689-5509.


Top of the World Rodeo. Scheduled for June 11 and June 12 at the Teller County Fairgrounds.  This is the kick-off for the region’s rich array of rodeo events. See related story in this week’s TMJ.

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