Mountain Almanac for the Week of August 23

Tuesday, Aug. 23

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for  at the Aug. 24 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, Aug. 25   .

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Aug. 25 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. The commissioners will conduct a public hearing on their new rubbish ordinance, which deals with the new enforcement guidelines against trash, old building materials and junk cars.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will  meet on Aug. 25  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, Aug. 26

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 music. The Painted Bear Gift Shop in Green Mountain Falls will host live music in their patio area, starting at 5:30 p.m. This is one of the most intimate musical gatherings in the area.

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.

Greater Tuna. This play, hosted by the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek,  extends until September 17 with a number of performances throughout the week. It is set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The play is at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of same. The play is additionally notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. For tickets and information, call 719-689-6402 or see the city’s tourist website at

Saturday, Aug. 27

Historic Trolley Tours. These tours occur every Saturday through Labor Day weekend, starting at the District Museum in Cripple Creek at 1 p.m. These 90-minute tours are led by our Victorian hostesses and feature many of the characters from Cripple Creek’s storied history.  The characters you will see are played by members of the Gold Camp Victorian Society. Please join us for the only historical trolley tour in Cripple Creek. Adults $15 and children 12 and under $5. These tours are fun for the whole family. Space is limited, so arrive early to reserve your seat.

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Event Cancellation. Due to the rain storms damaging the quality of the track, the 2022 BMX Races at the Mountain View Adventure Park in Cripple Creek, have been cancelled for this year.  We will see you next year. For more information, call 719-689-3514.

Sunday, August 28

Neil Levy Tribute Tourney.  The first annual tournament, in honor of the late  Neil Levy, a former Woodland Park Mayor and community leader, will be held at the Shining Mountain Golf Course in Woodland Park, with a tee-off scheduled for around 8 a.m. For more information, call 719-687-7587.

The Green Mountain Falls Summer Concert Series, with a performance by the Ohio Jass Band  will occur on August 28 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

Monday, August 29

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.


Victor Celebrates the Arts. This annual festival, featuring a variety of live artist showings, festivities and opportunities for purchasing art, will occur from Sept. 2-5, in Victor and at the Elks Club facility. This represents one of the region’s more unique special events, extending for several days over the Labor Day weekend. Visit the city of Victor’s website for more details.

Music at the Depot. The Cripple Creek District Museum, located at 510 Bennett Drive in Cripple Creek,  will host  live music from the Tejon Corner Thieves, along with vendors and beverages, on Sept. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. For more details, contact the Cripple Creek District Museum at 719-689-9540.

Artist Market.  Scheduled at the Hotel St. Nicholas ,303 N. Third Street, Cripple Creek, on Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and peruse The Gallery at the Hotel St. Nicholas.  Meet our gallery artists and local crafts persons.  Refreshments will be provided and social distancing is encouraged.…