Mountain Almanac for the Week of June 6

Tuesday, June 6

Meeting change. The Teller County Commissioners will meet on June 6 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building in Cripple Creek. This marks a change in their normal meeting schedule. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on June 6 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The meeting will be available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, June 7

 Wellness Walk. Scheduled for June 7  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 June 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.  An earlier workshop will occur at 4 p.m.

NBA Playoff Party. Denver Nuggets Watch parties will be held at McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub, The Creek, Blue Moose, and other local sports hubs, as the playoffs head to the Heat of Miami for game three, as the Nuggets try to snag their first-ever NBA title.  Don’t miss the great sports action and see related column in this week’s TMJ. Instead of paying $10,000-plus for a front-row ticket, enjoy the game on some great big screens and with screaming friends and yes, probably, a few enemies. Come cheer the Nuggets on. Game time is 6:30 p.m. on June 7.

Thursday, June 8

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 June 8  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.

Friday, June 9

Farmers Market Kick-off. This annual summer and fall tradition kicks into full-gear 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.

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.

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, benefitting key groups around the county. This Friday, a tournament will be held that benefits the Teller sheriff’s department, starting at 7:30 a.m. This is one of the more popular tourneys of the year, and kicks off an active schedule of tourneys at SM. 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 host the beginning of 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 settings for live music and showcases a great variety of performers. For more information, call 719-684-7864.

NBA Playoff Action.  Don’t forget to visit your favorite local sports bar/eatery or hangout for Game Four of the NBA Playoff on June 9. Come cheer the Nuggets on, as they try to make history.  Game time for Game Four of the NBA Finals is 6:30 p.m. The action will gets hot as the Nugs square off again against the Miami Heat.

Saturday, June 10

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


The 35th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is coming to both the Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) and to Cripple Creek, Colorado! After participating in Autocross & Open Track events at PPIR on June 14th & 15th, a Mountain Tour will convoy a wave of Mustangs to Cripple Creek the afternoon of June 16th where a social event for registered guests will take place at the Heritage Center that evening. Saturday, June 17th, will bring several hundred classic and modern Ford Mustangs to Bennett Avenue in downtown Cripple Creek for a spectacular Show & Shine event from 10AM to 3PM.

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.