Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 26, 2022

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Tuesday, July 26

Short-Term Rental Public Workshop. The town of Green Mountain Falls will hold a public meeting at the Sally Bush Community Center on July 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. regarding the subject of short-term rentals.  More specifically, feedback is encouraged from residents, property owners and business operators regarding the types of guidelines that should be imposed for short-term rental properties, often known as vacation homes.  For more information, contact the GMF town government.

Wednesday July 27

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for July 27 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 28

 The Teller County Commissioners will  meet on July 28 at 9:15 a.m. at the Centennial Building in Cripple  Creek.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission  will  meet on July 28 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 29

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.  This Saturday, the course will host the annual Coach “D” tournament.

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. 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

Class Reunion Party. A special 50th anniversary of the WP Class of ’72 event will occur at the Rhapsody Bar in Woodland Park (121 W. Midland) on July 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a meet and greet, music, a special video montage and cocktail drink, crafted by Rhapsody owner Erin O’Connell, along with other unique festivities.  A variety of other reunion events will occur throughout the weekend. Visit the WP Chamber of Commerce website for details.

Saturday, July 30

Bronc Day. The 84th annual Bronc Day celebration will occur in Green Mountain Falls for an all-day event. The festivities include a parade, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ game, ,a pancake breakfast.  In addition, a barn dance will occur at the Farm Stand from 6 to 9 p.m. The parade, one of the festival highlights, is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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.

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.

Sunday, July 31

The Green Mountain Falls Summer Concert Series, with a performance by Mike Maddux & The Headliners. 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 at the Gazebo Island.  In case of inclement weather, they will be held at the  Blue Moose. For more information, visit


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.

 The 30th anniversary Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival is scheduled for Aug. 19-20 in Woodland Park with a full lineup of events. The main signature event and veterans’ tribute will take place in Memorial Park on Aug. 20. Check with TMJ News for more updates.

The Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication, honoring members of the military in the Pikes Peak region who have died in the conflicts overseas, will be held on Aug. 21 at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Cripple Creek.

Food Pantry Golf Tourney. The Little Chapel Food Pantry will hold their annual golf tournament at the Shining Mountain Golf Course on August 29, starting at 7:30 a.m.  The tourney is an important fund-raiser for the Pantry, which provides supplementary food to hundreds of families in the community. To register or to sponsor a hole, call 719-322-7610 or call the tournament coordinator, Jude Brock, at 214-274-3978.