Mountain Almanac October 4 Editon

Tuesday, Oct. 3

The Green Mountain Falls Board of Trustees will meet on Oct. 3 at  7 p.m. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Oct. 4  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 Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers.  The  meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Eggs and Issues.  Scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, with a 7:30 a.m. registration and with the program beginning at 8:25 a.m. Hosted by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by several area businesses, including UC Health and Newmont Mining. Hear Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen, who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, which now includes Teller County, share with us what is happening in Washington, DC and how that may affect Teller County. The registration deadline is Oct. 1.  Visit the websites of the WP Chamber of Commerce, or the city of  Woodland Park to register, or call 719-687-9885

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 is still open for the 2023 season. Tee-times are available, 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. For more information, call 719-687-7587 and visit the Shining Mountain facebook page

The Woodland Park City Council  will meet Oct. 5 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, Oct. 6

The Two Mile High Club Fall Festival is planned for the weekend of October 6-8, 2023. There will be live music, a beer garden, vendors,, and professional wood carving displays, demonstrations, and sculptures for sale. Additional activities and events are being planned so please check back often for updates.  This is a free event which is open to the general public.  Plan your trip to check out the fall colors and spend a little time enjoying Cripple Creek. For more information, visit 719-689-3567.

Live Theater at the Butte.  The Play That Goes Wrong.  A hilarious, ridiculous play within a play that wants to everything right. Scheduled from Sept. 29-Nov. 5 at the main stage. Also, the Legend of Sleppy Hollow, scheduled from Oct. 5 – Nov. 4.  Both performances are being produced by the Funky Little Theater Company, and hosted by Cripple Creek’s Butte Theater.  For more information, visit

Saturday, Oct. 7

Final Weekend for Creek Week. We are now approaching the final days of Creek Week, one of the largest volunteer driven watershed cleanup events in the nation.  This year’s Creek Week spans nine days from September 30th-October 8th and offers citizens of all ages and abilities the opportunity to do their part in making our trails, parks, open spaces, and waterways cleaner and safer for all to enjoy. Creek Week is a program of the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District, a special district spanning 927 square miles from Palmer Lake to Pueblo, with much activity in Teller County and the Ute Pass region.  The district’s work benefits the people and property of the region through creek restoration projects, open space and water quality conservation, and engaging the community with events such as Creek Week. Trash and debris are common in our waterways: clogging drainage systems, impacting wildlife, affecting water quality and ruining the view of our beautiful natural landscapes. Nearly 200 cleanups will take place over the 9-day program. Learn more about the activities and opportunities during this critical 9-day cleanup at Contact with questions.

Cripple Creek Heritage Center Craft Fair. Scheduled at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, located off Hwy. 67, just outside the downtown area. The fair will open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, call 719-689-3315.


Woodland Park RE-2 Schol Board Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, and scheduled for Oct. 9 from 5:30 to  7:30 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. This event is free.  We encourage the electorate to come and hear from the candidates who are vying for the Woodland Park RE-2 School Board! Three seats will be contested in the Nov. election. For more information, call 719-687-9885.

32nd Anniversary of Limited Stakes Gaming. It’s hard to believe.  October will mark the 32nd anniversary of  limited stakes gaming, when slots, card games and other gambling options made their debut in Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City. For gaming highlights throughout the month, stay tuned for more information in TMJ, and on our website,

Munchkin Market. Munchkin Market is a semi-annual fundraiser for the Ute Pass MOPS (mothers of preschoolers). The three-day event is regarded as Teller County’s Best Children’s Consignment Sale. You will find everything your kiddos need from clothes and books to bikes and toys for all age Thousands of clothing items are offered, but we have so much more! We also have a wide assortment of furniture, seasonal gear, decor, games, puzzles, maternity/nursing items, toys for all ages, costumes, feeding accessories, and more! Admission is always free for the event, scheduled at Woodland Park Community Church, at 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park. Public sales hours are Oct. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 20 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  During the final day, all items are 50 percent off.

Election, 2023. Several key municipal and school board elections, along with key local and state ballot questions, are slated for Nov. 7, with county’s clerk and recorder’s office coordination the election.  Stay tuned for more information regarding ballot drop-off and mail-in procedures.