Mountain Almanac for the Week of April 11

Tuesday, April 11

Teller County Meeting Change. The Teller County Commissioners will meet on April 11 at the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek at 9:15 a.m.  This  marks a change from their normal meeting times, which generally occur on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on April 11 in the GMF Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, April 12

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for April 12  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 Florissant Bookworms group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the Florissant Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 719-748-3939 for more information.

Thursday, April 13

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

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! A portion of the proceeds from the sale help fund our MOPS program in Woodland Park! We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards. ​If you are interested in consigning, we would love for you to join us! You can receive up to 70% of the selling price of your items. Register to consign for the Spring 2023 Sale at The sale will take place at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park, from April 13-15 at a variety of times.  For more information, visit the city of Woodland Park’s website.

The Woodland Park Planning Commission  will meet on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Saturday, April 15

Sunday, April 16

Dude Ranches premiere. From director and producer Robert Adriel and ‘A Watchful Eye Studio Productions’ comes Dude Ranches: In the Shadows of Pikes Peak, a documentary that speaks to the soul of our country. The Dude Ranches documentary will premiere on Sunday, April 16, at 11 am at Gold Hill Theaters in Woodland Park for $7 per person. The movie is presented by the Ute Pass Historical Society (UPHS) and voiced by local actors Christy Cole and Charlie Chambers. Immediately following the premiere, the director, actors, and members of the UPHS Board will be available to answer questions. The documentary is about  owners of each of the featured dude ranches and their unique characteristics, from a judge and his heroic wife, a criminal, a husband and wife lawyer team from Brooklyn, a veteran and his wife who was the only medical personnel in Woodland Park at the time, to the local love story born on the trail of romance. For more information, call 719-651-5943.

The Swing Factory and In-House Big Band recital, sponsored by the Woodland Park Wind Symphony, will occur in Woodland Park at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road, on April 16 at 2:30 p.m.  Donations will go to the Church – the Woodland Park Wind Symphony organization thanks the Church for its support and use of its facilities.


Newmont Open House. Newmont CC&V would like to invite the community to visit us at the Heritage Center in Cripple Creek on April 18 from 10am – 4pm to ask any questions, share any concerns, or chat with us about anything related to the community or mining!  Stop in and see our External Relations Representatives and explore the Heritage Center while you are there. Newmont is conducting a variety of open houses in the next few months at various locations.  For more information, call Andrea  Connolly, external relations representative for CC&V, at 719-851-4188.

“Video Games”  Concert. The Woodland Park Wind Symphony presents its “Video Games” themed concert on Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The performance will feature music and video from popular video games.  Youngsters are invited to participate in a video game/hero costume contest and parade.  Come early to register your costume.  For details, call 719-687-2210, visit  The event is free – donations are welcome.

2023 Teller County Reappraisal Meeting. Scheduled for May 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Greater Woodland Park Chamber has partnered with the Teller County Assessor’s Office to offer an informational meeting on the 2023 Reappraisals. The presenters are Assessor Carol Kittelson and Deputy Assessor Michael Akana. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the state of the Market on June 30, 2022 for the purposes of valuation for Notices of Value, which will be mailed May 1, 2023. Discussed by the presenters will be methodology; market trends from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022; current market trends, and proposed legislation. This will cover the Teller County market for Residential, Vacant Land, and Commercial. The meeting is free, but to attend you must RVSP by April 15 by contacting the Chamber of Commerce office at 719-687-9885 or by visiting their website.