Mountain Almanac for the Week of October 25

Tuesday, Oct.25

Cripple Creek Citizen Update.  The city of Cripple Creek will host an open meeting at the Butte Theater on Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting is an open conversation between city staff and community members. This is not a city council meeting. For more information, call 719-689-2502.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the upper 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, Oct. 27

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 Teller County Commissioners will meet on Oct. 27 in the Centennial Building at 9:15 a.m. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the city council chambers, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Special Halloween Festivities

Friday, Oct. 28

Final Shows for Don’t Miss Young Frankenstein.  Scheduled from now through Oct. 30 at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek.  Great final shows for the Halloween weekend, if history repeats itself.  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.

Halloween Party. The Historic Ute inn will feature their annual Halloween blast on Oct. 28, with a costume contest, great prizes, live music with Friends of the Riders and a variety of festivities.  See related ad/promotion in this week’s TMJ.

Saturday, Oct. 29

The Mad Hatter Celebration. The Mad Hatter Saloon in Cascade will feature a Halloween Party on Oct. 29 with a costume contest, live music, cornhole all night, eyeball pong and a variety of games and festivities. See related ad/promotion in this week’s TMJ.

Casino Parties and festivities.  A number of casinos and bars in the area are featuring Halloween parties. Check with your favorite establishments.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade. The annual event, held in downtown Manitou Springs, makes a return run on Oct. 29 after getting cancelled for several years due to COVID. It is the biggest festival of the year. The festivities start around 10:30 a.m. and continue for several hours and into the night at local establishments. Visit the Manitou Springs Chamber of  Commerce for details.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration.  A table Truck or Treat, scheduled at the Sallie Bush Center on Oct. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. with a costume contest, crafts, live music and dance lessons, UPES Choir performance and more.  The event is sponsored by the Ute Pass Chamber of Commerce and the Parent Action Committee of the Ute Pass Elementary School

More Halloween Events

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.

Hallow Palooza 2022. The city of Woodland Park will feature a variety of Halloween events at various facilities throughout the weekend, including Truck or Treat, Costume Cornhole, Bark in the Park and Pumpkin Dive. Visit the city’s website for more information and specifics on each event.


Election 2022, Election ballots for the Nov. 8 election were mailed out to registered, active voters on Oct. 17. The ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.  For more information, visit the Teller County government’s website.  See continual election updates in TMJ.