New Mayor – Council Vacancy

Congratulations to Mayor Bruce Davis who was appointed to fill the vacant mayoral position at last night’s City Council meeting.  That now leaves a vacancy in Ward 1 on City Council.

If you are interested in filling that vacancy until the November election and are a qualified elector in Ward 1, please see the following Announcement:

The City of Victor is seeking Letters of Intent for the newly vacated City Council position formerly held by Councilor Bruce Davis.  In accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes, an individual will be appointed by Council to fill the vacant position until the next regularly scheduled election, to be held on November 5, 2019.  Qualified persons interested in filling the position must submit a letter expressing interest to the Mayor and City Council no later than Friday, August 9, 2019 by 9:00 a.m. for inclusion in Council packets. Letters may be hand carried to the City Clerk at 500 Victor Avenue or emailed to  City Council will fill the vacancy at the regularly scheduled meeting on August 15th, 2019 at 6 pm.

Mayor Daniel Resignation

Mayor Don Daniel submitted his resignation effective July 1st due to health reasons.  Council will choose a new mayor amongst the remaining members at the July 11th regular meeting and decide whether to appoint a new council member in August or let the open seat be filled by the electorate at the November election.

Please keep Don and Sandra Daniel and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Shelf Road Community CLEANUP – June 14th – 9AM


FoF volunteers will be joining the Shelf Road community to clean up the area right outside of Cripple Creek. A great opportunity to work with the community to make it better for everyone involved.

Start at:  9:00am

Lunch:   Bring your favorite

Meeting & Cleanup Location:  1/4 mile down the road at the beginning of Shelf Road (CR 88) right outside of Cripple Creek.


Take Hwy 67 south from Divide into Cripple Creek

Turn LEFT on 2nd St (which is also Hwy 67), at the Century Casino

Turn RIGHT on Xenia St, which is also CR 88 (Shelf Rd)

Continue 1/4 mile and look for Focus on the Forest Compactor

BRING:  Refillable water bottle, gloves, wear sunscreen, a coat, long pants & STURDY shoes/boots

PROVIDED:  water, gloves (if needed), grabbers, trash bag

PRE-REGISTRATION is VERY helpful so that we can be sure to bring enough supplies


 Walk Through Time on the Vindicator Trail – Back by Popular Demand

The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) will be hosting a second round of its May historic mine tour, A Walk Through Time, on Saturday, July 13. The hike will feature a walking tour of the Vindicator Valley Trail just north of Victor. The cost is $15 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit STCFG.

Victorite Gary Horton will provide history and tales of the underground mines of the 1890s, starting the Vindicator Mine and ending at the Theresa Mine. This is a walking tour (in the downhill direction). Participants will carpool to the upper mine site, walk to the Theresa and carpool back up or hike back up to the Vindicator Mine.

If you missed the May 18 version of this tour or want to return for the same tour, please see for information and reservations.

For the tour, meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 3rd and Victor Avenue in Victor no later than 12:30 on May 18. All participants will be required to sign waivers. This tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended online at Online reservations are by credit card; cash only payments will be accepted at the museum the day of the event. Be sure to bring warm clothing and be prepared for walking on rocky ground. The site is at 10,000 feet in elevation so be sure to consider the effects of elevation and colder temperatures when planning your visit.

The cost is $15 per person, which benefits the historic preservation and community development projects of the STCFG. The organization works to preserve historic structures, develops, promotes, and maintains the Trails of Gold, and hosts other annual events such as the Victor Gem & Mineral Show, and Gold Camp Christmas Headframe Lighting.

The morning of July 13 at 10 a.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host a walking tour the Sunnyside Cemetery. See for information and reservations for that tour. For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit, email, or call 719-689-2675.