Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 12

Tuesday, July 11

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

Wednesday, July 12

 Wellness Walk. Scheduled for July 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

Historic Documentary Showing. The award-winning historic documentary, “Dude Ranches in the Shadow of Pikes Peak,” will be featured at the Gold Hill Theatres for a showing on July 12 at  5 p.m. and another showing on July 15 at 11 a.m. See related story in this week’s TMJ.

Thursday, July 13

The Teller County Commissioners will meet on July 13 at 9:15 a.m. in the Centennial Building  in Cripple Creek.

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

Shining Mountain Links Activity.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course and clubhouse bar in Woodland Park has kicked into full-gear for the 2023 season. Tee-times are available, starting at 8 a.m., weather permitting.  Conditions are excellent for this time of the year, and the facility has undergone many improvements. In addition, the driving range and practice chipping  and putting greens are open for practice. SM features  special trivia nights every Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. (including a food truck) and other special events for the public. Also, check out their special charity golf tournaments, benefitting key groups around the county. The restaurant is open during Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 719-687-7587 and visit the Shining Mountain facebook page

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

Friday, July 14

Farmers Market. 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. For more information, call Sara Swart at 719-400-9986.

Chamber Golf Tourney.  The annual Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, one of the organization’s more popular events, is slated for July 14 at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.  To register, visit the chamber website or call 719-687-9885.

Live Music. The Painted Bear gift shop in Green Mountain Falls will host  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.

Saturday, July 15

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

Victor Historic Home and Building Tour. Interior Docent Guided Tours of four featured homes & buildings are scheduled for July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Victor. Tickets $10 per person (children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult).  Purchase tickets on the day of the tour at the INFORMATION BOOTH at on the corner of Victor Ave & 4th St (near the Victor Hotel).The event is sponsored by the Victor Heritage Society–Working Together to Preserve Historic Victor, Colorado.  For more details about VHS Activities & Membership see our web page  Mailing address:  PO Box 424, Victor, CO 80860.

The Green Box Arts Festival Grand Finale. The 15th annual running of the Green Box Arts Festival, which  kicked off on June 30, will conclude on July 15, with a block party, outside the Farm Stand at 6 p.m.  Live music will provide later in the evening by Handmade Moments.  The festival has featured variety of cultural performances, live music, classes, art displays, hikes and community events. Other closing events include.  Other final events include the annual Pooch Parade and dog contest at 11 a.m. Judith Piazza, a musical therapist and sound healer,  will be showcased at the Green Mountain Falls Skyspace at 3:30 p.m. For more information about festival events, visit


Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball Action. Mark your calendars for ‘Woodland Park Night’ with the Rocky Mountain Vibes! Join your friends and neighbors at the Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium (4385 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, Co 80922) on Friday, July 21st, as they take on the Northern Colorado Owlz. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Enjoy the game from our community-reserved seating behind home plate for the best views in the house for a discounted rate of just $6 per ticket!  Some additional featured fun includes swag, meet-and-greets with Woodland Park community partners, a yummy s’mores station, an inflatable park for the kids, and even fireworks to cap the night! Don’t strike out and miss your chance for a fun night out! To purchase tickets for Woodland Park Night with the Rocky Mountain Vibes, please visit:

 For additional information, visit the city of Woodland Park’s website.


Hot Dogs in the Park. A “Hot Dogs in the Park,” Meet and Greet gathering will be held in Memorial Park in Woodland Park on July 22 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for several candidates (Mike Knott, Keegan Barkley and Seth Bryant) running for elected seats on the Woodland Park RE-2 School District Board of Education this November.  See related article in this week’s TMJ.


 85th Annual Bronc Day. Scheduled for Saturday, July 29 and featuring a variety of activities, including a parade, pie contest, live music, artisans and vendors and more. For more information, visit