Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 18

Tuesday, July 18

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on July 18 at 7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.


Wednesday, July 19

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for July 19 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 July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council chambers at city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Thursday, July 20


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 City Council will meet on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the WP Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.





Friday, July 21



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.


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.


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.


Saturday, July 22

The Gold Camp Victorian Society will present Original Historical Gold Camp Trolley Tours again this summer. The tours continue every Saturday through Labor Day weekend, with the exceptions of 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


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 three candidates (Mike Knott, Keegan Barkley and Seth Bryant) running for the Woodland Park RE-2 School District School Board.

Pear DeVere Day and Bed Races. The 4th annual Pearl DeVere Day is slated for July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for a day full of fun. Our ever-popular Bed Races begin at high noon. Stick around for food trucks, a Beer Garden, Cornhole tournament, kids’ games, a bounce house and live music. This year’s event takes on added importance as we work to repair our hail damaged skylight, as well as dealing with continued foundation issues. Bed Race Teams can still sign up to participate in the races. For interested competitors, each 3-person team (2 “Johns and 1 “Pearl) can find all the rules and register online at or call 719-689-2485 for more information. Registration fees begin at $30. The museum will be open for tours from 1 pm until 5pm. It is advised you call ahead to reserve a time slot. Reservations can be made by calling the museum 719-689-9090 or are available on the website. 10 folks will be allowed in every 40 mins so get your slot reserved soon. For more information about the event, see article in this week’s TMJ.



Monday Music Series. These series of concerts are held at the Gazebo Island in Green Mountain Falls and continue until the end of August. They are sponsored by the Ute Pass Chamber of Commerce and occur every Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The next concert, scheduled for July 24, features the music of Roma Ransom. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Farm Stand, next to The Pantry. For more information, visit


Bronc Day. The 85th annual Bronc Day festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Green Mountain Falls. The festivities include a pancake breakfast, parade, pie contest, live music, food trucks, artisans and vendors and more. Visit


Teller County Fair. A full lineup of equestrian events and competitions will occur at the county fairgrounds, located of Teller One, just outside Cripple Creek, between July 29 and Aug. 6.