Mountain Almanac for the Week of October 31

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Truck or Treat. Bring all the goblins and ghouls to a frightfully fun time in Cripple Creek on Halloween.  Appropriate costumes are suggested because everything will be outdoors. Munchkins, ghosts, dragons, and witches and warlocks will be crawling, skipping, and slithering their way through the maze of decorated vehicles.  Don’t miss the excitement from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween night.  Trunks will be set up on 1st Street south of Bennett Ave, and along Masonic Ave, next to the Parks & Rec Building. Families, businesses, and clubs are invited to decorate your trunk and enter to win a prizes in specific categories.  Cash donations are also being collected to help with the candy purchase.  For more information about the event, contact the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department – 719-689-3514


Wednesday, Nov. 1

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Nov. 1 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 Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.


Thursday, Nov. 2


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 City Council will meet on Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers area, next to city hall. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.



Friday, Nov. 3

Shining Mountain Links Activity.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course and clubhouse bar in Woodland Park is still open for the 2023 season and is offering special fall adjusted rates. Tee-times are available, weather permitting, starting at around 10 a.m.  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. Also, SM is a great place for Christmas season parties. For more information, call 719-687-7587 and visit the Shining Mountain facebook page.


Saturday, Nov. 4


Arts and Crafts Fair. The Chipita Park Association will host the 19th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park. The times for Saturday (Nov. 4) are from 9-4, while on Sunday (Nov. 5), it be held from 10-3.  The fair features  20-plus vendors with one-of-a-kind items including pottery, wood crafts, artistic greeting cards, items from the Ute Pass Historical Society, and much more. Lunch is available featuring pulled pork sandwiches. Mouthwatering baked goods available as well. FREE admission. For more information go to




Election, 2023. Several key municipal and school board elections, along with key local and state ballot questions, are slated for Nov. 7, with the county’s clerk and recorder’s office coordinating the election.  Stay tuned for more information regarding ballot drop-off and mail-in procedures. The deadline for returning ballots at a designating drop-off box is 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. Also, check out the regular election race updates provided by TMJ in our print issues and by visiting us at



Please join the Newmont Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine for a virtual community meeting, scheduled for Nov. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 719-322-3547. Join on your computer, mobile app or room device. Meeting ID is 278 048 103 256 Passcode: phHeyh. These meeting provide the latest CC/V Gold Mine updates.
Chamber After Hours. Chamber Business After Hours is Teller County’s largest networking event.  All Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to network and catch up with your friends, clients and customers plus meet new members in an informal setting.  Business After Hours is a great way to share information about your business and learn about other members. Fun, food, drinks and door prizes. The next After Hours, scheduled for November 21, is hosted by Community Banks of Colorado, at 651 Scott Avenue, Woodland Park.  To register and for more information, visit  the Chamber’s website.



Winter Day in the Park. The Holiday Season is fast approaching! Winter Day in the Park is back again for another year of FREE joy-filled fun! It is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park. The event features hot chocolate, candy cane lane, pictures with Santa, and MORE! Enjoy the Elf Scramble- walk around Memorial Park and look for candy canes and elves! Make sure to dress warm and bring a flashlight. For more information, call 719-687-5225.


Tweeds Holiday Home Tour. Plan to attend the 25th Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour during the first weekend in December. Our theme for this event is Ute Pass Holiday Express…A Historical Tour of Greater Ute Pass. Tour beneficiaries are Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA) of Woodland Park High School, Rampart Library District Foundation, Teller Senior Coalition and Ute Pass Symphony Guild. Six venues will be featured including a historic home in Green Mountain Falls and two beautifully decorated homes in Woodland Park. Elk Valley Estates and Rainbow Valley Ranch will complete our historic tour. As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, The Lodge at Rainbow Valley Ranch will be serving a complimentary meal and drink to each ticket holder.  Ticket prices are $20 for an adult, $35 for two adults, $40 for a Family Pass (two adults plus children), and $5 for Students (K-12). Call 719-661-7377 for  more information.