Town Facts

Altitude: 10,578 feet (3,225 meters)

Population: estimated 275 (2000 census: 179)

Area: Total - 0.362 sq miles; Land - 0.360 sq miles; Water - 0.002 sq miles

Time Zone: Mountain (Standard Time: GMT -7 hours; DST: GMT -6 hours)

Coordinates: Latitude 39.28 & Longitude -106.06

Location: Northwest Corner of Park County

Named For: Alma James

Incorporated: December 2nd, 1873

Town Meetings

The Town Council Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings start at 7 pm. A work session is held prior to each council meeting starting at 6 pm.

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Click here to view an archive of past meeting agendas, and to view the agenda for the up coming meeting.


Click here to view an archive of past meeting minutes.

Here are important resources, documents and links for you to be prepared in case of a natural disaster in our community. We have compiled information from the American Red Cross for ease of access in one place for you. You can download disaster preparedness checklists, or download the American Red Cross FREE Emergency App. “Prepare so you can protect.”

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What’s Happening

About ALMA

Gold was first discovered in the area up Buckskin Gulch.  Buckskin Joe was the first town site in the area.  Many hard rock mines were opened on Mts. BrossLincoln, and Democrat.  In the early 1870’s the population of the area referred to as the Mosquito Range Mining District was approximately 10,000 people.  The Boston Colorado Smelting Company and the Fanny Barrett Smelting Company both set up smelting operations.  The camp around the smelters became very populated.  On December 2, 1873 a group of smelter employees petitioned the Park County Commissioners for incorporation as a town.  The Town of Alma, named after the grocery store owner’s daughter, held its first “Town” meeting on December 4, 1873.

The town meeting minutes from that first meeting in 1873 until July, 1881 can be found in Town Hall.  The minutes are hand written in true calligraphy style.  W.C. Morgan served as the first mayor.  One of the first projects of the town was to build a calaboose (jail).  The minutes reflect the personality of the inhabitants.

Online Payments

Pay Your Bills Online

The Town of Alma is pleased to offer you the means to make your Utility and/or Traffic Summons payments securely online.

We can only accept payments via Electronic Check. We do not accept credit or debit cards as forms of payment at this time. You will need your financial institution’s routing number and your checking account number to complete the transaction.

Please note that payments may take up to 5 days to clear your checking account, depending on your financial institution’s policies.

To initiate the online payment process, click here.

Business Directory

Alma Businesses

A diverse directory of Businesses licensed within and by the Town of Alma.

Alma Foundation

Learn About the

Alma Foundation

The Alma Foundation is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Our primary mission is to improve the quality of life for residents in the greater Alma area.  Project areas include recreation, trails & open space; historic restoration, art & cultural development; assisting local residents in need.”

Contact Us

PO Box 1050 | Alma | CO 80420

+1 719-836-2712