Mountain Almanac for the Week of November 15

Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The  meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Chamber Business After Hours is Teller County’s largest networking event.  All Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to network and catch up with your friends, clients and customers plus meet new members in an informal setting.  Business After Hours is a great way to share information about your business and learn about other members. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes.
Don’t forget your business cards!

The November 15 Business After Hours is hosted by the Woodland Park branch of Community Banks of Colorado (651 Scott Avenue) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 719-687-9885 or visit the chamber website.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Nov. 16 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.

The Cripple  Creek  City Council will meet on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Thursday, Nov. 17

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on Nov. 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. This marks a slight change in their regular meeting schedule due to the holiday schedule.

The Cripple Creek RE-1 School District will host their annual Veterans Day Program on Thursday, Nov 10. Starting at 10:45. The district is collaborating with American Legion Post 171, and the  program will feature a variety of speakers.

TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly- Meets every Thursday morning at 9 a.m.  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 Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.  in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, Nov. 18

Saturday, Nov. 19

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

TCRAS Adoption Event. Looking for a fuzzy friend to bring home? It’s time to adopt. This event is scheduled at the Woodland Park Public Library on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Betty Watling at 719-687-9281.


 Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale. The annual Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 9am to 4pm. Free admission Members of the Mountain Artists will showcase acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, photography, cards, prints, wood working, jewelry, and more! There will be a drawing for a $10 coupon every half hour which the winner can spend with any of the Mountain Artists.  For more information, visit

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


Swing Factory Christmas Concert.  This free concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  The scheduled includes a 6 p.m. reception with Christmas cookies and wine; a 7 p.m. Christmas jazz show.  For detailed information visit