Mountain Almanac for the Week of November 1

Tuesday, Nov. 1

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority Board will meet on Nov. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the WP Council Chambers. The  meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available on Zoom and in-person.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Nov. 2 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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The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.                     .   .

Thursday, Nov. 3

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.

Munchkin Market: Munchkin Market is a HUGE consignment sale of gently used children’s items with the following types of items: Clothing (sizes 0-junior 16), shoes (infant to juniors), all types of baby gear, strollers, car seats, high chairs, cribs, outdoor play equipment, toys, media, health and safety, accessories, maternity, bedding and more. The scheduled is the following: Thursday, November 3, 3 to 7 p.m.; Friday, November 4, noon to  7 p.m. and Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1/2 Price Day, ALL ITEMS 50% OFF). The event is held at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park. For more information, call Maggie Schmidt at 719-422-6804.

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Nov 3 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Nov. 4

The Shining Mountain Golf Course is still available for special events this holiday season. For more information, call 719-687-7587.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Craft Fair. The ninth annual Dayspring Craft Fair happens Saturday, November 5, at Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 1061 Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park.This free event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one day only. A vast array of unique and beautiful items by local Christian artists and craftspeople will be offered at excellent prices. There will also be a bake sale and a special boutique room. At least 20% of the sales from the fair will be donated to The Voice of the Martyrs to support suffering and persecuted Christians around the world. A full 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale and another room of donated treasures will also be contributed to VOM. Spaces are still available for vendors to sell their items. Please contact the church office at 719-687-6528 to leave a message for Craft Fair Coordinator Cindy Galbreath.


Election 2022, Election ballots for the Nov. 8 election were mailed out to registered, active voters on Oct. 17.  Ballots can be dropped off at three designated 24/7 spots until 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, or by visiting a designated vote center. For more information, visit the Teller County government’s website. See related story in this week’s TMJ.

Fall Business Expo. The public is invited to attend Woodland Park’s largest business expo with a wide range of exhibitors. Meet face to face with local business people ready to talk about a variety of products and services offered including banking, financial, business services, construction, home maintenance and repair, healthcare, senior housing and more. Great fun with door prizes given away at the close of the event. The event, free to the public, is scheduled for Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The event is sponsored by UCHealth and the  Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce. For  more information, call 719-687-9885.

Wizard of Oz, Colorado and a new Christmas Olio. Featured at the Butte Theater for select times from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31. This is a New Holiday play by Chris Sorensen, loosely based on L. Frank Baum’s OZ stories. It is December in Cripple Creek, 1899. Before the holiday break, Dorothy Gunnison, a young schoolteacher, invites famed genius Nikola Telsa to speak to her class. But while demonstrating one of his inventions (the N.T.M.), Telsa accidentally sends Dorothy through a time twister to the LAND OF OZ. There, with the assistance of a certain scarecrow, tin man, and lion, she must find a way to return to Cripple Creek before Christmas is cancelled. Followed by TATC’s famous Christmas Olio. For more information, call 719-689-6402 or check the Butte Theater’s website for reservations.

23rd Annual Holiday Headframe Lighting. The giant headframes that are the remains of 1890’s gold mining days will again light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek again this holiday season. These unique mining structures are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era. This marks the 23rd anniversary of the event. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, will be lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek starting Saturday, Nov. 26. Everything from a Christmas wreath to a snowman and a toy soldier will be on display this year. A self-guided driving tour map will be available at the Cripple Creek District Museum, Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and online at  The lights will be best viewed after dark and will be in place Friday through Sunday nights through New Year’s Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s, weather allowing, the lights will be on nightly. More information and maps are at