Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 12

Wednesday July 13

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for July 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.

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Community Engagement Forum. Scheduled at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on July 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This informal gathering with the Woodland Park Police Department allows the public to share with Police staff concerns and praises as well.  Come join us!

Thursday, July 14

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

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

Friday, July 15

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber Golf Tournament. Scheduled for July 15 from 7:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Shining Mountain Golf Course. This is one tournament you don’t want to miss!  One of the biggest tourneys of the year. A scramble format with breakfast and lunch provided and a variety of prizes, drinks and festivities. Our Event Sponsor is UCHealth
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
 and Our Food Sponsor is Newmont Mine! To register, call 719-687-9885.

Last shows for historic melodrama. The classic melodrama From Rags to Riches will perform at the Butte Theater for a variety of times from now through July 16. Call 719-689-6402 or visit our web site at for reservations.

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

Gold Rush Days.  The annual festival in Victor, featuring mining games, contests, historic tours, a parade and more will occur between July 15-17.

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, July 16

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course has open daily 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.  An outdoor grill, with limited food items, is available Friday through Sunday throughout the season. For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.

Poker Run. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department will  host a 5K and 10K Poker Run and Walk on July 16. The races will be held at the Mountain View Adventure Park, with check-in starting at 9 a.m. with the races scheduled for 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 719-689-3514 for more details.

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.

Spoof it up. The Butte Theater will host its Summer Spoof Show on July 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, call 719-689-6402.

Sunday, July 17


Kiwanis UFO Bingo. Scheduled for July 20 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Things are getting a little out of this world! Come and join the fun!  Feel free to channel your inner alien! $20 buys you ten bingo games and all proceeds benefit the children of Teller County. Food and drink are available for purchase too. For more information, call 719-315-5004.

Pearl DeVere Day  Celebration and Bed Races.  Join us at the Old Homestead House on Myers Avenue on June 23 to celebrate the Madam of the Old Homestead House, Pearl DeVere. You’ll be delighted with food, beverages, frivolity, bed races, tours of the Old Homestead House, and much more fun and excitement!  The event is a Victorian Picnic theme, so dress up and join the fun. There will be tours of the Old Homestead House Museum throughout the day, but you will need to make reservations (additional fee). The event is free for spectators. The entry fee for the Bed Race is $30 per team. Awards are given out for Best Bed and Team Costume. For more information, check out

Corvair Car Show. The Cripple Creek District Museum is proud to partner with the Pikes Peak Corvair Club to host the Cripple Creek Corvair Car Show, scheduled for July 23. This event is a must see for any car enthusiast or just someone looking for something fun to do on a Saturday. The Corvairs will be on display in the District Museum parking lot. For more information, check out