Mountain Almanac for the Week of May 30

Wednesday, May 31



Wellness Walk. Scheduled for May 31 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, June 1


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 City Council will meet on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom. Special Note: Council meetings now begin at 6:30 p.m., based on action taken by the city leaders recently.


NBA Playoff Party. McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub is hosting a Denver Nuggets Watch Party on June 1, the kick-off for the NBA final playoffs, and throughout the playoff season. McGinty’s will feature food specials and $3 Bristol beers, as the Nugs try to snag their first-ever NBA title. See related promotional advertisement in this week’s TMJ for more information. As of press time Sunday, the Nuggets’ opponent for the NBA Finals still hadn’t been determined, pending the outcome of the Eastern Championship playoffs. In any case, the opening of the NBA Finals is slated for June 1. Come cheer the Nuggets on and make “The Joker” (Nikola Jokic) and company proud. For more information about the McGinty’s NBA Watch Party, call 719-686-7703.


Friday, June 2


Farmers Market Kick-off. This annual summer and fall tradition kicks off on June 2 on North Street next to Memorial Park and occurs every Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Vendors come from all over Colorado and provide a variety of products to choose from. Including, Colorado fruits and vegetables, fresh baked bread, honey, coffee, food trucks, and more. We have space for 100 vendors, providing a large variety of products. If you are a vendor looking to sell at our market please apply here:

If you have any questions or suggestions please email For more information, call Sara Swart at 719-400-9986.



Shining Mountain Opening. The Shining Mountain Golf Course and clubhouse bar has opened for the 2023 season. Tee-times are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. In addition, the driving range and practice chipping and putting greens are open for practice. SM will feature special trivia nights and other special events for the public. Also, check out their special charity golf tournaments. For more information, call 719-687-7587 and visit the Shining Mountain facebook page.





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.


Live Music. The Painted Bear gift shop in Green Mountain Falls kicks off its summer music series, featuring live performers on Friday evenings throughout the summer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The music occurs outdoors (special arrangements are made in case of inclement weather) in the scenic, back patio area. The Painted Bear features one of the most intimate local settings for live music and showcases a great variety of performers. For more information, call 719-684-7864.



Saturday, June 3

The Gold Camp Victorian Society will present Original Historical Gold Camp Trolley Tours again this summer. The tours, which kicked off on Saturday, May 27, continuing every Saturday through Labor Day weekend, with the exceptions of June 17th and August 12th. Each tour begins at 1 pm from the District Museum parking area in Cripple Creek. These 90-minute tours are led by our Victorian hostesses and feature many of the characters from Cripple Creek’s storied past. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Please join us for a ride into history that is fun for the whole family. Space is limited, so please arrive early to reserve your seat. For more information, visit




Top of the World Rodeo. Come enjoy rodeo at its best! Great venue, beautiful views, and elite competition. The Top of the World Rodeo, scheduled at the Teller County Fairgrounds arena off Teller One from June 9-11, is a Colorado Pro Rodeo Association (CPRA) sanctioned event. Events include Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Bull Riding, Mixed Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping and a crowd favorite, Mutton Busting. Additional activities include a street dance, beer garden, food vendors, and more. Here is the preliminary schedule: June 9 Mutton Bustin qualification @ 6 PM; Live Music by Sandy Wells at the Teller County Fairgrounds @ 7 PM. June 10 Parade begins @ 11:00 AM on Bennett Avenue; Mutton Bustin Finalist Group Ride @ 12:30 PM; Rodeo begins at 1 PM and ends at 3:30 PM; Street dance at The District Museum @ 6 PM-Music by Exit West. June 11 Mutton Bustin Finalist Group Ride @ 12:30 PM; Rodeo begins at 1 PM and ends at 3:30 PM. For more information, visit the city of Cripple Creek’s tourism website.




TMJ Gaming and Tourist Guide The Mountain Jackpot News will publish its annual Summer Gaming and Tourist Guide, highlighting the real kick-off for the summer season, on June 20. This celebrates more than 32 years of summer gaming action in Cripple Creek, with profiles of all local casinos and many area retail outlets, along with showcasing some of the premiere events. this summer and fall. It is one of TMJ’s more popular issues. For more information, and to become part of this important issues, contact a TMJ advertising representative or email us at





Mountain Arts Festival Call for Entries. The Mountain Artists are accepting entries for the 38th annual Mountain Arts Festival, August 12 and 13, 2023, to be held at Memorial Park in Woodland Park, Colorado. This is a juried art festival. Learn more about this huge event as we expand to 82+ booths, add live music and food trucks in 2023. Applications are available at or you can call 719-401-2301 for more information.