Mountain Almanac for the Week of September 5

Tuesday, Sept. 5

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Sept. 5 at  7 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall. An earlier work session is scheduled for 6 p.m. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

 Wellness Walk. Scheduled for August 30  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 Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Thursday, Aug. Sept. 7

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. For more information, call 719-687-7587 and visit the Shining Mountain facebook page

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Friday, Sept. 8

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.

School District Campaign Event. Join WPSD School Board Candidates, Seth Bryant, Keegan Barkley, and Mike Knott, for an event scheduled for Friday, September 8 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park for an evening of food, fun, and fundraising! This 1940’s “V for Victory” Themed Event will feature a Small Bite Dinner hosted by the fabulous Red Diamond Gastro Pub. The festivities include Drinks, Dancing, and a Silent Auction including items from local businesses, artists, and community members. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for $45/person.  Tickets include a Small Bite Dinner and 2 drink tickets.  Visit for more information.

Saturday, Sept, 9

The Victor Pack Races. Victor Pack Burro  Races. The event is scheduled for Sept. 9 and is set in the heart of the historic Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District. The Victor Pack Burro Race offers a short but challenging day of Pack Burro Racing. The 7.3-mile course starts and finishes in the heart of Victor on Victor Avenue. The course has 1,100 feet of elevation gain with lots of ups and downs, uneven footing, fantastic views, and passes by historic mine sites. The race begins at noon.

 All racers will receive a finishers prize and free lunch.  Cash prizes will be paid out to the top finishers. Special awards will also be given to the Last Ass and Nicest Ass. The awards ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. Spectators  should  stick around for all the activities planned directly following the start of the race. A mini-donkey race will be held for the kids. For more information, visit the city of Victor’s tourism web site. The Victor Elks Lodge will be cooking on the porch all afternoon and providing a free meal to all race participants and volunteers. Spectators can purchase a meal at the Elks Lodge as well. All proceeds (after race costs) from race entry fees go to:

The Victor Elks Lodge 367 to aid in their many benevolent activities and charities and the maintenance and restoration of Victor’s premier historic gathering place.

Parks and Recreation Family Festival. Scheduled on Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  this event is hosted by the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department and includes a hefty lineup of activities. For more information, call 719-689-3514.


Cruise Above the Clouds. This Annual Cruise Above the Clouds presented by Phil Long Family of Dealerships. Hundreds of Custom and Classic Vehicles descend on Memorial Park in Woodland Park on Sept. 9 for a fun filled day of automotive excellence, great food and old time rock and roll. For over 30 years providing financial support to Teller County Non-Profits.

Call Carl Rust at 719-394-3678 for more information.

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. There will be a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 am on Monday September 11, 2023, in Lions Park at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 67 and US 24 in Woodland Park. The annual event, coordinated by local veteran organizations, features a number of speakers and presentations. The American Legion Post 1980 of Woodland Park and VFW Post 6051 commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of the first responders who charged into this catastrophe, risking danger, to save human lives and help the survivors.  The public is encouraged to attend.

9/11 Memorial Tribute. Join us for an unforgettable tribute to the heroic sacrifices made on September 11 for an event, scheduled at Charis Bible College 800 Gospel Truth Way. It is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.

The 9/11 Memorial Tribute is a powerful and moving event. This retelling honors the memory of Danny Lewin, Welles Crowther, and Todd Beamer. Through filmed sequences, live action performances, and poignant narration, their stories will inspire you to stand for freedom in moments of crisis. This collection of stories will make you ask yourself… would you dare to do the same?

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Mt. Pisgah, Cemetery Tours. Scheduled on Sept. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ghosts  from the past come to life in this educational-but-slightly-creepy afternoon hosted by the Gold Camp Victorian Society. Learn who is buried in Mt. Pisgah and their history through live reenactments with a trolley ride to the cemetery! Tickets for the event can be purchased outside the Cripple Creek District Museum or advanced reservations can be made at or 719-270-2504.  The trolley will pick up guests at the ticket booth and transport them to Mt. Pisgah Cemetery (only trolley passengers may participate) for their supernatural experience.  The hours for the tours this year are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Trolleys will depart the Cripple Creek District Museum every 30 minutes.