Mountain Almanac for the Week of October 3

Tuesday, Oct. 4

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will hold their monthly meeting on Oct. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Woodland Park City Council Chambers.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

 Wednesday, Oct. 5

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

Thursday, Oct. 6

TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly- Meets every Thursday morning at 9 am in the basement of Church in the Wildwood 10585 Ute Pass Ave, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819. Affordable, effective weight-loss support.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the city council chambers, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, Oct. 7

Young Frankenstein.  Don’t miss this unique and spectacular show that kicked off last weekend and received great reviews. Scheduled from now through Oct. 30 at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. Comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily film into a brilliant stage creation. Young Frankenstein! Frederick Frankenstein, Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. For more information, call 719-689-6402 or visit the city of Cripple Creek’s tourism website,

Saturday, Oct. 1

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is still 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 is still in effect to protect the turf.  For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.


State of the County Breakfast. Hosted by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, this annual event is scheduled for Oct. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The event sponsor is Newmont. Teller County Commission Chairman Dan Williams will be the keynote speaker. Make reservations by Oct. 12 at the chamber’s website.

Trunk or Treat. Bring all the goblins and ghouls to a frightfully fun time in Cripple Creek.  Appropriate costumes are suggested because everything will be outdoors. Munchkins, ghosts, dragons, and witches and warlocks will be crawling, skipping, and slithering their way through the maze of decorated vehicles.  Don’t miss the excitement from 5:00-7:00 PM on Halloween night.  Trunks will be set up on 1st Street south of Bennett Ave, and along Masonic Ave, next to the Parks & Rec Building. Families, businesses, and clubs are invited to decorate your trunk and enter to win a prize in specific categories.  Cash donations are also being collected to help with the candy purchase.  For more information or to register your space, contact the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department – 719-689-3514.Additional Halloween activities will be taking place in Victor, Oct 30th & 31st.  Visit their event webpage for more details. Contact Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation Department for more details about the event or to reserve a car/booth space – 719-689-3514.