Mountain Almanac for the Week of March 7

Tuesday, March 7

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority Board will meet on March 7 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 March 7  at 7 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.  For more information, visit the town government website.

Woodland Park Book Club. Meets monthly on the First Tuesday at 10:30 am in the large meeting room of the Woodland Park Public Library. The next gathering is set for March 7. The club is for adult readers. For more information, call Collin at 719-687-9281, ext. 113 for further details.

Wednesday, March 8

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for March 8  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.

Thursday, March 9

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

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

The Woodland Park Planning Commission will meet on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, March 10

Teller County Playgroup, hosted by Community Partnership at 701 Gold Hill Place in Woodland Park, is FREE to any Parent or Caregiver with children ages 5 & under. Older siblings welcome.
Come meet a great group of friends for you and your little one! Exchange wisdom and support with other parents while exploring the world with your child through music, movement, arts and crafts, free play, story-time, field trips, and themed structured activities. Meeting three times a week, Playgroup offers opportunities for developmental screenings, school readin​ess assessments, and information on local resources. The Playgroup meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information, call Jackie at 719-687-0705.

Saturday, March 11

Woodland Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub/Food Crawl. Scheduled for March 11, this  is the fourth annual event celebrating the wearing of the green and this festive time. The parade will start at noon on Henrietta Ave at Memorial Park, turn right at Fairview St., left on Midland Ave. and right onto Baldwin, finishing at the intersection of Baldwin and Pikes Peak Ave. in front of Gateway Elementary. In conjunction with the parade, several local businesses will be offering specials on food and drink with the purchase of a Pub Crawl stamp card on the same day. For  more information, call Mickie Richardson at 719-210-4183.

Dogs in the Wild. The Dragon’s egg is missing, and she is angry. Can Denise Gard’s famous Border Collies Joey and Kira work together to find the egg, or will they become dragon bait? In the medieval tale full of dog tricks, Joey and Kira may just need everyone’s help to rescue the dragon’s egg and save the Kingdom! This Dogs in the Wild event is scheduled for March 11 at the Dinosaur Resource Center, at 201 S Fairview Street, Woodland Park from 1 to 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 12

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Divide, extending from the Paradox Beer Company site to McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub, will occur at noon on March 12. Come join this ultra-friendly parade, which is open to all hearty participants. This marks the beginning of a week of festivities, with Irish dancers and special shenanigans and drink and food specials from March 12-19. For more information, call 719-686-7703.


Best of Cripple Creek and the Teller High County.  The results of this annual competition, with readers and voters casting tallies on 70-plus categories, will be published in the March 14 and March 21 issues of TMJ. Thank you for your support and participation, as this year we received close to 10,000 tallies. If you wish to highlight your business or forthcoming events during these issues, feel free to contact us at 719-687-0803 or

Chamber Gala. Join us for the Greater Woodland Park Chamber Gala. This annual event is scheduled for March 17 as we celebrate & recognize our Chamber Members and special award-winner. It will be held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906,  The theme of the evening is the “Wearing of the Green,” with a social, silent auction set for 5:30 p.m. The dinner and awards are scheduled for 7 p.m.  Reservations are required.  Call 719-687-9885 or visit the Chamber’s website.

Business After Hours. This month’s Woodland Park Chamber Business After Hours is scheduled for March 21 and is hosted by Keller Williams Clients’ Choice Realty at 509 S. Scott Avenue, Suite #110. The 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. For more information, call 719-687-9885.