Mountain Almanac for the Week of June 7

Tuesday, June 7


The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The trustees are scheduled to make a final decision on a contract to renew or terminate a paid-parking program this summer.


Wednesday June 8


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 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.


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Community Engagement Forum. Scheduled for June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Park Police Department in Woodland Park. Informal meeting setting will allow all members of the community an opportunity to meet with Police staff and discuss issues affecting the community.






Thursday, June 9


The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom


Friday, June 10


Golfing with the Sheriff during the TCSO Golf Tournament. Scheduled for June 10 at Shining Mountain Golf Course, starting at 7:30 a.m. Join Sheriff Mikesell and staff at our Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for uniforms and equipment for our volunteer Posse and Reserves. Don’t miss this great opportunity to spend the day in the mountains enjoying the beautiful views of Woodland Park. We’ll have a light breakfast before the shotgun start, lunch at the clubhouse will consist of a taco bar and spaghetti bar, drinks available on the course. Get out and golf with the Sheriff. To register, call 719-687-9652.



Farmers Market. Held every Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the end of September. 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.

If you are a vendor looking to sell at our market please apply here:

If you have any questions or suggestions please email



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 11


Evergreen Station Festivities. On Saturday June 11, visitors to the area are invited to celebrate a change of ownership at Evergreen Station, which is located on Teller County Road One, just a short drive from Hwy. 24 in Florissant. There will be live music and various vendors throughout the day, This is a good way to celebrate activities in the Four Mile area. The Evergreen is considered a mini-community hub in this part of the area.

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.




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.


Victor Gem & Mineral Show. The annual Victor Gem & Mineral Show presented by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor will be held June 17-19. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. Also, participants can experience Victor’s first ever Oddities Alley, a concurrent event of unique blend of vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment on Saturday night – see The Enigma live at the Victor Hotel. The Enigma is a bizarre show of original music, odd humor, and amazing stunts. This free show will provide extreme, wild, out of this world entertainment June 18. For more information, contact Ruth Zalewski at 719-689-5509.


WP 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. The next Business After Hours is scheduled for June 21, starting at 5:30 p.m., and is hosted by Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. For more information, call 719-687-9885.