Mountain Almanac for the Week of January 3

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Jan. 4  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.

Looking for a book club to join after work? This is the group for you! Contact Diane Reed at or 513-850-3939 to join. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 4 at the Woodland Park Public Library from 5 to 6 p.m.  A discussion will be held on A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.

The Cripple Creek City Council will hold its first meeting of 2023 on Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers.

Thursday, Jan. 5

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 Free Museum Admission for kids. Two children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park at 210 S. Fairview Street, with one paid regular priced adult admission. Join the DRC for a fun filled day, scheduled for Dec. 29, with various activity tables for you to explore. Check out our website at for more in-depth details. Call 719-686-1820.

The Woodland Park City Council will hold their first meeting of 2023 on Jan. 5.  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, next to city hall, starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Fitness Fair. Fitness On the Mountain Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair, scheduled for  January 7 at the Pikes Peak Community Center, 11122 US Hwy 24 in Divide from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fitness On the Mountain is excited to sponsor its first Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair. We care about our community members and our local businesses. Our goals: 1. Bring awareness to the community of the many local resources available to us in the fields of health, wellness and fitness here in Teller County. 2. Provide opportunity for our local business to increase customer/client base. The community wins and the local businesses win. Move, Heal, Live…. Local. For  more information, call Lori Martin at 805-813-3997.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Final Broncos Game of the year.  Wet your tongue and gouge on a burger or whatever at your favorite local sports bar/eatery for the final Denver Broncos game of the year. Maybe, we will win. Game time is tentatively slated for 2 p.m. as the Broncs take on the Chargers (see related story).


Best of Cripple Creek and the Teller High County.  Don’t forget to partake in the annual Best Of 2023 contest, sponsored by TMJ.  This Best Of contest has been yearly tradition, which began shortly after gaming started in Cripple Creek. See related story in this week’s issue.  Voting continues until mid-February, with the winners announced in March. More than 70 categories for you to pick favorites. To vote, visit

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will hold its first meeting of 2023 on Jan. 10 at 7:30 a.m. in the WP Council Chambers.

Swearing-in ceremony. A number of elected leaders will officially get sworn into office on Jan. 10 during a special ceremony in the Centennial Building, scheduled for the  morning of Jan. 10, as the county commissioners host their first meeting of 2023.

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 January 17 Business After Hours is hosted by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, and it will be held at the Ute Pass  Cultural Center. For more information, visit the WP Chamber of Commerce website, or call 719-687-9885.

Community Partnership Ribbon Cutting. Join us at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of the NEW LOCATION for Community Partnership in Woodland Park.  Community Partnership purchased their new facility about a year and half ago!  With the remodeling and upgrades completed – the Staff and Board of Community Partnership invites you to come join in the Ribbon Cutting and festivities. It will be held on Jan. 26 at 701 Gold Hill Place from to 4 6 p.m. For more information, call 719-687-9885.