Mountain Almanac for the Week of August 2

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Tuesday, Aug. 2

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for  at the Aug. 3 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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The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Thursday, Aug. 4

 The Teller County Commissioners will  hold a special meeting on Aug. 4 at 10:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. The commissioners will outline the initial reading of a revised rubbish ordinance.  See related story in this week’s TMJ. .

The Woodland Park City Council  will  meet on Aug. 4  at 7 p.m.. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom.

Friday, Aug. 5

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is 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.

Live Theater. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek will host 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

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, Aug. 6

The Teller County Fair Finale.  This is the final weekend of 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. The fair runs from now through Aug. 7.

Guinness World Record Baseball Hit/Home Run.  The city of Victor will host a bid for the “longest baseball hit on earth,” with officials from Guinness World Records, You Tube personalities, baseball home run “gladiator” contestants and more on Aug. 6. The action starts at the Gold Bowl Field at 9:30 a.m. See related story in this week’s TMJ.

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.

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, August 7

The Green Mountain Falls Summer Concert Series, with a performance by  Countywyde will occur on August 7 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. In case of inclement weather or an early evening rain storm, the performances will be held at the Blue Moose Tavern For more information, visit


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.