Mountain Almanac for the Week of June 14

Tuesday, June 14

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday June 15

Avs Stanley Cup Kick-off. The Avs will begin their quest for their third Stanley Cup title during the first opening contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 15. Game time is 6 p.m. in Denver and there are plenty of choices to view the game locally at prime spots (see related story in this week’s TMJ). Come view the Avs on in their battle to strike Lightning.

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for June 15 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 June 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers.     .   .

Thursday, June 16

The Woodland Park City Council  will  meet on June 16 at 7  p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom

Friday, June 17

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

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

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.

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.

Saturday, June 18

Green Box Arts Festival.  The annual celebration in Green Mountain Falls, capped by visual arts, music, dance, live theater, film, hikes, block parties and a variety of community events, will kick off on June 18 and continue through July 4. The festival will feature the unveiling of the long-awaited Skyspace installation of James Turrell. For information on specific events and to register, visit

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.


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.