Nature, Burgers, Music, and Memorial Day in Golden

May 26, 2019

The Lookout Mountain Nature Center is offering a Spring Storytelling and Walk today from 12-2PM. This program is geared for ages 6 and up. The story will take place inside Lookout Mountain Nature Center and then we will take a short hike on the Forest Loop within the Lookout Mountain Preserve. You might want to call the Nature Center, to make sure they still have room: 720-497-7600. Even if they don’t, the Nature Center is lovely and the Nature Preserve makes an easy, pleasant walk–well worth a visit at any time! 910 Colorow Road – Map

Bob’s Atomic Burgers had scheduled a fund-raiser for the Golden Backpack Program last Sunday, but due to mechanical difficulties they weren’t able to open that day. So today’s the day! Stop by Bob’s Atomic Burgers for a tasty lunch or dinner. A healthy portion of today’s proceeds will go to provide food to Golden’s youth. Bob’s is open every day from 11AM-8PM.

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse is having a Summer Kick-Off Party and Music Festival today. Their doors will open for breakfast at 7AM. Local bands Tony Rosario and Dave Frisk will play, followed by Manxome Foe and Band of Brothers. Molly Hatchet will take the stage at 4:30. General admission ($25) and Front Section seats ($50) are still available. The Table Seats are sold out. Learn more….

Other Music:
The Buffalo Rose – Lita Ford with Nordic Daughter, Ironbound, Fortune In Fallacy, Hooligans Holiday, Viper Witch, 6PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Kristin Kay Band, 3-7PM

If you like to play soccer, plan to join the pick-up games at Southridge Park (map) this afternoon. Kids play at 4 and adults play at 4:30.

Memorial Day Preview:
The Honor Guard from Golden VFW Post 4171 will raise the flags along the Avenue of Flags at the Golden Cemetery (map) between 8 and 9AM tomorrow.

There will be two Memorial Day ceremonies in Golden tomorrow–one at the Golden Cemetery at 11AM (map) and one at the Marine Corps Memorial (map) at 2PM. I’ll provide more info tomorrow, but I wanted you to at least know the times.

Graduation, Stories, Microscopes, and Music

May 24, 2019

Golden High School’s graduation will take place at 9AM this morning at the Marv Kay Stadium on the School of Mines campus (map). There’s very little parking near the stadium, so if you can, walk there. Congratulations, graduates!

You and the kids can enjoy Story Time with the Hens from 10-10:30 this morning at the Golden History Park. Join us for 30 minutes of fun stories on the homestead as we read aloud with the chickens! Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop. FREE for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level). Join now.

The School of Mines Geology Museum will be selling 40 microscopes over the next few weeks, with proceeds benefiting the Museum. This sale will be ongoing for the next couple of weeks. Contact the Museum Volunteer Coordinator,, to set an appointment to see the available microscopes. See the Museum’s facebook page to learn more….

Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Still the Same (Bob Seger Tribute) at 7:30, Duke St. Kings (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) at 9:10PM
Cafe 13 – The Green Flowers Quartet, 6-8PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Nightwolf, 7PM

Saturday Morning Preview:
10AM – The Splash (waterpark) opens
10AM – 2PM – Homesteaders’ Day at the History Park
10-11:30AM – Installing Tile Backsplash at Home Depot
11AM-1PM – 4 year anniversary celebration and pet adoption at Gold Mine Cupcakes

City Council Will Vote on Moratorium Tonight

March 21, 2019

City Council will meet at 6:30PM in City Council Chambers. They will vote on the subdivision plat for new housing development known as the Shelton Studio Ranch. This is a Planned Unit Development consisting of 9 acres to be divided into 13 lots. This piece of land was owned by the late artist, Hal Shelton, and his wife Mary. Shelton Elementary was named after the couple.

Council will then consider whether to impose a 120 day moratorium On The Acceptance And Processing Of Applications For The Issuance Of Building Permits For New Two Dwelling Unit Structures In The R2 And R3 Zone Districts As Well As Acceptance And Processing Of Applications For Special Use Permits To Allow More Than 75% Of A Building IN C1, C2, M2 And CMU Zone Districts To Be Used For Residential Purposes, And On The Acceptance And Processing Of Applications For Site Development Plan Approval For Multiple Household Dwelling Buildings Under GMC Chapter 18.40 (Community & Economic Development Director) City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider establishing a 120 day temporary moratorium on the processing and approval of certain residential land use applications, affecting duplex and multi-family dwelling structures.

This moratorium is driven by a series of recent housing developments that residents consider out of scale and inappropriate for Golden’s older neighborhoods and “small town feel.” The community concluded that our 2030 Vision, Comprehensive Plan, and Neighborhood plans were not reflected in the municipal code, and that the code was the only thing that had legal weight when approving new development. The 120 day period is intended to give us time to incorporate our “vision” into our code.

If you have an opinion–either pro or con–regarding this moratorium, please plan to attend City Council tonight and express your views during the Public Comment period. If you can’t make it, send a note to

After the business meeting Council will hold a Study Session to discuss the proposals received regarding the future use of the Astor House. The five proposals that the City received for the building are included in tonight’s meeting packet.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Sugaray Rayford Band, 7:30PM
Golden Hotel – Bridgewater Grill Lounge – Teresa Carroll, 6-9PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Music by the Mesa – The Dave Booker Trio, 6-9PM