Mountain Almanac for the Week of March 14

Tuesday, March 14

The Green  Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, March 15

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for March 15  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 March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

St. Patrick’s Week of Festivities. The annual St. Patrick’s Week of festivities kicks into high gear with a full week of fun and events at McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub in Divide, with corned beef and cabbage specials, Irish fare, shenanigans, the infamous St. Practice Day, the actual St Patrick’s Day  and more. For more information, call 719-686-7703

Thursday, March 16

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on March 16 at 7 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers, next to city hall. The meeting in 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

Friday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from TMJ staff. Don’t forget your green and enjoy.  A variety of eateries, restaurants and area bars will be featuring special festivities.

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.

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.

Sunday, March 19

Meet a Wolf Day. The Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center presents Meet A Wolf Day on March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide.  Meet and greet Raven.  Featuring green-themed refreshments.. Wolf tour ending with signature wolf howl
Call for reservations: 719-687-9742


Best of Cripple Creek and the Teller High County, Round Two. More results of the 33rd annual competition, sponsored by TMJ News, with readers and voters casting tallies on 70-plus categories, will be published in the March 21 issue of TMJ. The Best Of, Part One appears this week. Thank for your support, as this year we received close to 10,000 tallies. If you wish to highlight your business during these issues, feel free to contact us at 719-687-0803 or

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.