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01/24/18
Mike Sunjka at the Woodland Country Lodge Pub

​   Happy Wednesday Woodland Park!  Breakup your work week with us at the Woodland Country Lodge Pub.  Tonight's local entertainer is Mike Sunjka, who is a classically trained guitarist.

  Happy Hour is from 3-5pm, and you'll get $1.00 off all beer, wine and well drinks.  Stay for dinner and let us cook for you.  Our Chef is standing by to make you a delicious meal, like a ribeye grilled to perfection!  Yum!  We hope to see you there!

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01/25/18
BNI Strategic Alliances Networking Meeting

Join the best in business on January 25th from 11:30 - 1:00 at SkySox Stadium.  We are looking for other business professionals to whom we can pass referrals.

BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals.  The organization presently has over 7,500 chapters throughout every populated continent in the world.  In 2016, members of BNI passed over 8.8 million referrals which generated almost $12.5 billion (US) worth of business for each other.

What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a chapter.  Thus, once you've been accepted as a member, none of your competition can participate.

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01/25/18
Archtop Eddy at the Woodland Country Lodge Pub

​   Happy Thursday Woodland Park!  Join us in the Woodland Country Lodge Pub tonight for Archtop Eddy (Ed Parsons) who will bring you his own special blend of entertainment!

​   Come early for Happy Hour, 3-5pm, and get $1.00 off all beer, wine and well drinks.  Stay for dinner and let us cook for you.  We hope to see you there!

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01/27/18
Free Radon Class

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
 
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste.  Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.  It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the U.S. and claims approximately 20,000 lives annually. 
 
While radon problems may be more common in some areas, any home may have a problem. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk. Testing is inexpensive and easy taking only a few minutes of your time.
 

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01/27/18
Astronomical Society

What does it take to send up a rocket into orbit? Is it easier to escape the gravity of Earth or the moon? Dave Warner of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will explore gravity using buckets, flexible fabric and balls of different weights. Join us for this fun activity with experiments you can try at home.

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01/27/18
Country Winter Dinner Dance

Country Winter Dinner Dance
$25 a plate
Live music and dancing
Smoked brisket or BBQ pulled pork
steak fries ,salad.. and cobbler
Saturday Jan. 27
5:00 pm
Reservations required: 719-748-3398  mlazycguestranch@gmail.com

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01/30/18
Ribbon Cutting - Lisa M. Rector, EA

Join members of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Opening of the new office of Lisa M. Rector, EA. 

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02/01/18
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Free Income Tax Preparation by VITA

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS-sponsored programs operated by local volunteers to provide FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and SECURE preparation and e-filing of Federal and all State income taxes for taxpayers who qualify.

Appointments can be found by emailing 
VolunteerIncomeTaxAssist.VITA@gmail.com or calling 719-229-9868.


 

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02/01/18
Chamber Lunch and Learn

Please join us for our Chamber Lunch and Learn Series. Add a tool each month to your "Business Thriving Tool Kit". Lunch is included.

 

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02/01/18
Family Film Night at the Butte Theatre

1st Thursdays at 6:30pm
FREE EVENT!
Join us for an evening of family fun with the classics!

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02/03/18
Country Winter Dinner Dance

Country Winter Dinner Dance
$25 a plate
Live music and dancing
Smoked brisket or BBQ pulled pork
steak fries ,salad.. and cobbler
Saturday Jan. 27
5:00 pm
Reservations required: 719-748-3398  mlazycguestranch@gmail.com

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02/09/18
Excellence In Education Open House

Open House and Excellence in Education presentation by the Woodland Park Classical Conversations Homeschool Community

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02/10/18
Sweet Heart Dinner Dance

 Sweet Heart Dinner/Dance
Chocolate is the Theme for the Evening
Dessert menu to choose from:
(Chocolate pie, toll house cookie pie, chocolate mousse
Chocolate dipped strawberries)
 
Saturday Feb 10 th
Take that special gal to a romantic rustic elegant evening
Sparkling cider/candlelit dinner
Steak or Chicken dinner with the fixins
Live Country Music and Dancing
$35 per plate
5:00 pm
 

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02/17/18
Teddy Roosevelt & Preserving National Treasures

Theodore Roosevelt is often referred to as the “conservation president” for his efforts to save our national treasures. Roosevelt, portrayed by Don Moon of Colorado Springs, will appear at the Gold Coin Club Saturday, Feb. 17 as a fundraiser for Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. He will provide insight into his work preserving our national treasures via the Antiquities Act of 1906.

The event includes a “bully” reception at noon.

Roosevelt visited Victor as a vice presidential candidate in September of 1900.  The Rough Rider was run out of town by an angry mob but returned later to accept apologies and to speak at Victor’s Gold Coin Club.

In August of 1901, Roosevelt rode the Short Line Railroad over the scenic route to Colorado Springs which is now known as Gold Camp Road. At one point near Rosemont, where travelers could see all the way to Kansas, he exclaimed: “This is the ride that bankrupts the English language.”

After becoming president in 1901, Roosevelt used his authority to protect wildlife and public lands by creating the United States Forest Service (USFS) and establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, four national game preserves, five national parks, and 18 national monuments. During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt protected approximately 230 million acres of public land.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 was considered a necessity after two decades of looting, desecration, and destruction of Native American sites in the Southwest such as Chaco Canyon and Cliff Palace. The bill was the result of several years’ work by, among others, Representative John F. Lacey and Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver of Iowa (the latter a friend of Theodore Roosevelt) and Representative John F. Shafroth and Senator Thomas M. Patterson of Colorado. On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the bill.

The Act for the Preservation of Antiquities (also called the Lacey Act) was an intentionally broad piece of legislation to set aside "historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest" in order to stop their destruction. As it was worded, either the President or Congress could establish national monuments under the Antiquities Act. Roosevelt quickly took advantage of the authority given him and the wide variety of sites allowed by the bill. He began on September 24, 1906, by proclaiming Devils Tower in Wyoming the first national monument under the Antiquities Act.

The 1906 Act was replaced by a stronger measure, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, which gave greater power to authorities to protect rare or unique land formations, archeological sites, historic locations, and other such monuments.

The event will also include a display and information about the local historic preservation efforts, including Newmont Mining Corporation’s restoration of the Independence Mine headframe. The headframe is on the National Register of Historic Places, a program of the National Park Service.


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02/18/18
Midland Railroad Tragedies

Midland Tragedies
 
The Colorado Midland Railway was the first standard gauge line into the Colorado Rockies.  At its peak it was 261 miles long and had two branches.  The route began in Colorado City, went on to Leadville and then crossing through the Continental Divide via the Hagerman Tunnel it continued on to Basalt and terminated at New Castle, Colorado.
 
The first contract for construction was awarded on April 6, 1886.  The construction in Colorado Springs started in July of 1886 with 3000 men spread between Colorado City and Buena Vista.  Eight months later, the track was completed to Woodland Park and made it to Florissant on March 23, 1887.  In Lake George, the tracks through the 11 Mile Canyon weren’t completed until about June and then continued on to Buena Vista, reaching that point in July. Eleven Mile Canyon was the deadliest stretch of the Midland in El Paso, Park and Teller Counties. “Midland Tragedies” will address some of those many accidents in our area.
 
Steve Plutt, local historian, will present an interesting program on this piece of Teller County history at the Pikes Peak Historical Society’s February Chautauqua. Steve has long lived in the shadow of Pikes Peak, having grown up ​​in the Woodland Park area. Steve now resides near Lake George.​

 The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about the Midland Railroad and the tragedies which befell the line at the PPHS monthly Chautauqua on Sunday, February 18th 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 Range Library System. 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

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02/20/18
Chamber Business 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.  
Don't forget your business cards!

February 20 is hosted by Park State Bank & Trust at Shining Mountain Golf Club.

 

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