Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 19

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Tuesday, July 19

Chamber After Hours. 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. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes.  The July 19 Business After Hours will be held at The Andersen Building on 750 E. U.S. Hwy. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 719-9885.

Wednesday July 20

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.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cripple Creek City Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for July 20 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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Thursday, July 21

The Woodland Park City Council  will  meet on July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom.

Friday, July 22

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. Also, check out their charity tournament outings, which benefit a variety of nonprofit organizations

Live Theater. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek will kick off performances of Nunsense, which runs from now through Aug. 13 with variety of show times from Wednesday through Sunday weekly. The performances start on July 22. Call 719-689-6402 or visit our web site at for reservations. A number of discounts are available for seniors, students and members of the military.

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, July 23

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

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 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.

Sunday, July 24

The Green Mountain Falls Summer Concert Series, with a performance by TRON the band, will occur on July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gazebo Island. The series of concerts, offering a variety of styles of live music, is sponsored by the town of Green Mountain Falls and the Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce. The concerts will be held on Sundays through the end of August. For more information, visit


The Teller County Fair, with a variety of events, displays and equestrian happenings, scheduled at the county fairgrounds, just outside Cripple Creek on Teller 1, from July 30 to Aug. 7.

Bronc Day.  The annual Green Mountain Falls festival, featuring a parade and a wide variety of events, is scheduled for July 30.  See this week’s TMJ for more information on event details.

Collective Groove.  The Cripple Creek District Museum will host the Collective Groove, along with a variety of vendors and  beverages on Aug. 6 from noon to 4 p.m.   For more information, see or call 719-689-9540.

Disc Golf Tournament.  The Cripple Creek Parks and  Recreation Department will host a disc golf tournament at the Mountain Adventure Park on Aug. 6. For more information, call 719-689-3514.

The 91st Donkey Derby Days featuring a variety of races, a parade, live music and more is scheduled for Aug. 13 in Cripple Creek. Check with TMJ News for more updates in forthcoming weeks.