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5/25/2018
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for...Above the Clouds Adventure Tours
Chamber's Summer Hours Start This Holiday Weekend
Memorial Day Schedule at Florissant Fossil Beds
Memorial Day Ceremony at Woodland Park Cemetery
Business Summit at Charis
CWs Plumbing for Commercial and Residential
M Lazy C is the Place to Stay
Traffic Catcher Site are a Great Chamber Benefit
Great Deals at Big O Tires
Update Printing for Business Brochures
Teller County Film Commission is Source for Film
2018 Marigreen Pines Tours Ticket on Sale Now
LET THE SUMMER BEGIN
Andersen Pack N Ship Specials
Andersen Construction Services
Looking for a Special Design for Your New Home
Woodland Medical Center Offices
Guffey: From Mineral Strike to Meteor Strike
Splash Into Summer
Tired of Working from Home
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE JOHN BRUCE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Community Partnership Celebrates Graduates
The Celtic Fringe
25% Off - Red Door Vacation Rental
Woodland Music Series Golf Tourney
Entertainment at Country Lodge
DO NOT TOSS
Highway 67 Update
Grapevine Deadline
Thank You to Our 2018
Leadership Council
Investors
Newmont




PBS Trust

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Black Hills 
Charis Logo
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
Above the Clouds Adventure Tours  
Hosted by the
Greater Woodland Park
Chamber of Commerce 
Date           Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time           12:00 pm
Location      11505 West Highway 24
                  Divide

Join us at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Above the Clouds Adventure Tours, offering ATV rentals in and around Pikes National Forest
Chamber's Summer Hours Begin This Holiday Weekend

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will be extending its hours of operation during the summer season.  The Chamber will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm weekends and holidays beginning Saturday, May 26th
Memorial Day Schedule at Florissant Fossil Beds 

fossil beds Interpretive Talk, 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, 30 minute interpretive presentation in the amphitheater

Ranger Guided Walk, 11:00 am, 1 mile guided hike on the Petrified Forest Trail

Fossil Learning Lab, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, learn how scientists discover and research fossils in the Yurt

Hornbek Homestead, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm, take a tour of an 1878 homestead

Yoga Hikes, starting Monday, May 28 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am and then occurring every Monday during the summer . Meet at the visitor center.     
 
Demonstration Excavation Site and Fossil Discovery Lab , starting Wednesday May 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and then continuing every Wednesday throughout the summer.  Meet geologist, Dr. Bob Carnein at the demonstration excavation site and see the fossil beds in situ and learn about how excavations are conducted. This site is located off the Petrified Forest Loop approximately 1 mile round trip from the visitor center.  From 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Join Dr. Carnein in the Fossil Discovery Lab (Yurt tent in picnic area) and discover fossils using microscopes.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Woodland Park Cemetery

Memorial Day 2018
 
In America, the iconic holiday that unofficially begins the summer season in the eyes of many people is Memorial Day. This warm weather holiday is celebrated by traditional summer activities such as outdoor barbecues and swimming or boating. While many people enjoy this holiday because it gives them an opportunity for a relaxing day with friends and family, there is a much bigger meaning behind Memorial Day. A few years after the end of the Civil War, Americans celebrated Decoration Day as a way to honor their friends and relatives who had passed away during military service. By 1971, Memorial Day became an official American holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday in May.
 
American Legion Post 1980 and VFW Post 6051 of Woodland Park, CO work together to provide proper observance of Memorial Day.  This ceremony begins the Saturday before Memorial Day with the placing of American flags on the graves of veterans at the cemeteries in Woodland Park, Divide and Westcreek. Click Here to read more! 
Business Summit at Charis
Charis Business Summit
CWs Plumbing for Commercial and Residential Needs
CS Plumbing
M Lazy C is the Place to Stay
M Lazy C
Woodland Park High School Scholarship Awards
 
On Wednesday, May 23rd - Woodland Park High School Seniors were honored with a multitude of Scholarship awards. This years' 2018 graduates have reported scholarships received in the amount of $3,056,603. This may not be the grand total as of print time not all students had turned in their acceptance and scholarship letters.   Below WP High School Senior Alex Conlin receives his Wagon Boss Scholarship Award from Chamber President Debbie Miller.  Congratulations to all the award winners.
Alex Conlin
Great Deals at Big O Tires
Big O Tires
Update Printing for Business Brochures and More
Update Printing
Teller County Film Commission is Source for Film and More
Teller Country Film Commission
2018 Marigreen Pines Tours Ticket on Sale Now 
 
Marigreen Pines Tickets are on sale now for the much anticipated tours of the historic Marigreen Pines Estate in Cascade, CO. Tours will be held on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018, and are hosted by the Ute Pass Historical Society.
 
Marigreen Pines was the home of the Thomas Cusack family from 1895 until 1978. The tour includes their original home, Ellinor Cottage, as well as the elaborate Marigreen Pines mansion built in 1923. In 1978, Mrs. Anne Cusack Johnson stipulated that the mansion and grounds should be open for tours every three years for the benefit of the Ute Pass Historical Society. The tour is the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit group.
 
Adult tickets are $25, and UPHS Patrons and groups of 10 or more are $20 per person. Tickets are selling out quickly, so get your order in soon!
 
For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512.  Ticket order forms are also available at our website.
LET THE SUMMER BEGIN
Farmers Market
Andersen Pack N Ship Specials
Andersen Pack n Ship
Andersen Construction Services
Construction Services
Looking for a Special Design for Your New Home
Siperior
Woodland Medical
Center Offices
Woodland Medical Center
Historical Society
Guffey: From Mineral Strike to Meteor Strike

 
The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about the history and geology of Guffey at the PPHS monthly Chautauqua on Sunday, June 24th at 2pm at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society in partnership with the Rampart Library District. Admission is free and refreshments are served.  No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or  719-748-3861 .
 
Come and discover the geological, historical, and cultural wonders of Guffey, as local resident, Steven Veatch presents at the Pikes Peak Historical Society June Chautauqua. Guffey is a quiet Park County hamlet that sits at the foot of a nest of ancient volcanoes. Learn about prehistoric eruptions of molten lava, hissing springs, and spewing vents. Enjoy a breathtaking virtual tour of old mines, secret hollows, and sweeping landscapes. Hear the story about the town's namesake and his oil company. See photos of the picturesque buildings that remain today. Top off the afternoon by learning about Guffey's forgotten meteor strike.
Splash Into Summer
Aquatic Center
Tired of Working from Home
Work Space Available
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE JOHN BRUCE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

After over 36 years of service to the City of Woodland Park, Judge John Bruce has given the City Council notice he is retiring as Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court.

"Judge Bruce's long service to the City of Woodland Park has provided our citizens with a stabilizing force for the community. We'll miss his wise counsel," remarked retired City Manager David Buttery.   Bruce joined the City Court in 1982 when the population of Woodland Park was about 3,000. Today the city population is estimated to be 8,500.

Bruce, who grew up in Manitou Springs, has also served as Municipal Judge for the Town of Green Mountain Falls and the City of Victor. He maintained a law office in Woodland Park for 33 years before retiring from practice in 2011.

He and his wife Marilyn hope to travel some but mainly spend more time with their two daughters and their three grandchildren.  A celebration of Judge Bruce's retirement will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th at City Council Chambers.
Community Partnership Celebrates Graduates
Community Partnership
The Celtic Fringe
Celtic Fringe
25% Off From Red Door Vacation Rentals
Red Door Vacation Rental
Woodland Music Series Golf Tournament at Shining Mountain
Music Series
Entertainment at
the Country Lodge
Entertainment at the Lodge
DO NOT TOSS
Do Not Toss
As our busy tourist season begins.  Be pro-active.  Let your friends and relatives know tossing a cigarette out a car window can start a wildfire! Under Colorado state law, tossing a lit cigarette out a car window is considered a Class 2 Misdemeanor, punishable by a $300 fine or 90 days in jail.  
 
Do your part to Keep our Community and Region safe!
Site A: CO 67 - Cripple Creek to Divide
Traffic Impacts
Daylight Hours, Monday, May 28 through Friday, June 01
 
Lane Restrictions - Travel reduced to one lane in both directions for loops-guardrail and fog seal grinds. Speed limit reductions in place.
  • CLICK HERE for weekly map
  • Monday, May 28, No work.
  • Tuesday, May 29, No work.
  • Wednesday, May 30, Prep work, paving approaches,signs and delineator installation, MP 61 to MP 65, and MP 55 to MP 61, both Northbound and Southbound.
  • Thursday, May 31, Prep work, paving approaches,signs and delineator installation, MP 65 to MP 69, and MP 61 to MP 69, both Northbound and Southbound.
  • Friday, June 01, No work.
  • Measurements are approximate and will vary from day to day depending on production. 
  • Flaggers and pilot car present.
  • Speed limit reductions in place.
Additional Project Site Information:
  • 12 foot wide load restriction during construction hours.
Site B: CO 67 - Woodland Park to Westcreek 
Traffic Impacts
Daylight Hours, Monday, May 28 through Friday, June 01
 
Lane restrictions - Travel reduced to one lane in both directions for patching around bridges. Speed limit reductions in place.
  •  CLICK HERE for weekly map
  • Monday, May 28, No work.
  • Tuesday, May 29, No work.
  • Wednesday, May 30, No work.
  • Thursday, May 31, No work.
  • Friday, June 01, No work.
  • Flaggers and pilot car present.
  • Speed limit reductions in place.
Additional Project Site Information:
  • 12 foot wide load restriction during construction hours.
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