Summer Solstice and How to Celebrate

June 21, 2019

This is the summer solstice–the longest day of the year! We’ll have 14 hours, 59 minutes, and 14 seconds of daylight. The sun will rise at 5:32AM and set at 8:31PM. We’re four days past the full moon, but in case your evening revelries extend into nighttime, the moon will rise at 11:52PM.

Golden Weekends Downtown:
Celebrate the solstice by coming downtown tonight for a carriage ride, some street music, a browse through the downtown shops and a bite at the restaurants. Tonight’s music is sponsored by Creekside Jewelers and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Jim Hecker (strings) and Trevor Toms (vocal and guitar) will be playing along Washington Avenue from 5-8PM.

The carriages, which will operate from 6-8PM, are sponsored by Avenue Gifts. Start the ride on 12th Street, next to the Old Capitol Grill and Smokehouse.

While you’re down there, you should take a walk along the creek, to see how high it is…I attended a Golden Cultural Alliance meeting on the Visitors Center patio yesterday morning, and it was hard to hear each other over the roar of the Creek!

Dave Powers, who does a lot of photography for, will host a slideshow and discussion about his trip to Cuba at Cafe 13 tonight at 6PM. If you’re interested in Cuba or just want to meet the great Dave Powers–come! If you can’t attend the talk, make sure you stop in the Cafe sometime soon to see Dave’s Cuba pictures, hanging on the walls.

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Boogie Machine, 8PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Falling Rock, 5-9PM

Saturday Preview:
The Farmers Market will run from 8AM-1PM. This week’s Chamber Business Spotlight Booth will be occupied by Golden Real Estate. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will be there in the Golden Cultural Alliance booth.

The Golden Fire Department often rescues hikers who fall or become trapped in Clear Creek Canyon, west of the City. The are partnering with the Colorado Mountain Club tomorrow, offering a FREE “Introduction to Hiking Safely.” The program will be held at the firestation from 11AM-1PM. Click here to register.

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Summer Solstice fundraiser at Golden City Brewery. Get your limited edition pint glasses filled with beer for$10, all of which goes to support Comeback Yoga and their work with veterans and PTSD. Yoga in the grass starts 11am. Pile High Burgers will be there all day!

Living Landmarks and Live Music

March 28, 2019

Golden Landmarks Association has announced this year’s Living Landmarks, and I’m happy to say that they include Goldentoday’s own DAVE POWERS! Here are this Year’s Honorees:

Golden Lions Club: The Golden Lions Club was chartered with Lions International in December 1942. For over 75 years they have served Golden, Colorado and the surrounding communities. The service the Lions Organization provides to the community includes annual scholarships for three students at Golden High School, participation in the Backpack Program, the Kidsight eye testing program, the Recycle for Sight eyeglass program and organizing and hosting the annual 4th of July community celebration in Golden’s Lions Park, just to name a few.

Dave Powers: We are proud to name Dave Powers as a 2019 Living Landmark. In 1988, after 30 years of professional fundraising in the East, Dave moved the family to Golden, Colorado where he continued his lifelong commitment to educational and non-profit fundraising and leadership. In Golden alone, Dave has directed his energies to the Colorado School of Mines, Foothills Art Center, Golden Visitors Center, Golden Civic Foundation and the Clear Creek History Park. In his “free-time” Dave pursues his passions of western history, photography and music.

Kathy & Kevin O’Connor: Kathy and Kevin O’Connor have been Jefferson County residents for 41 years, half of which have been in Golden. They have volunteered thousands of hours with many of Golden’s cultural and service organizations, including the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra where they both served on the Board for five years. Kevin and Kathy have also been involved with projects for Family Tree, the Golden History Museums’ Astor House and Clear Creek History Park sites, the Golden Lions Club and Golden High School.

You are invited to the annual Living Landmarks Dinner, to be held at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. Tickets are $90 per person or $800 for a table of ten. This dinner is a fund-raiser for the Golden Landmarks Association. Purchase tickets by mail, phone, or online at

Tonight’s Live Music

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM

Golden Moon Speakeasy – Algorhythm Trio, 8-11PM

New Terrain Brewing Company – Buffalo Commons, 6-9P

Bike Race Photos, Fine Arts, Elks Club Book Sale, and Jefferson Symphony in Parfet Park

August 19, 2018

Colorado Classic Bike Race - Golden CO

Dave Powers got some nice shots of yesterday morning’s Colorado Classic Bike Race. You can see them on our facebook page.

Golden Fine Arts Festival 2018 - Golden ColoradoThis is the second and last day for this year’s Golden Fine Arts Festival. I went yesterday and saw many interesting and beautiful things. My favorite artist, Jesse Crock, did the painting for this year’s poster, so I bought one. (I’m a bit of a Jesse junky.) The action is all on 11th Street, next to the Clear Creek History Park.  Make sure you get down there between 10 and 5 today!

This is the final day for the Elks Club Book Sale. They’re open day from 10AM-3PM in the Golden Elks Lodge #2740, 16795 W. 50th Avenue, Golden, CO (map) This is not only a good chance to score some cheap books–it’s an opportunity to see the inside of that intriguing building!  Questions? Call 303-908-8715

Jefferson Symphony performs a free concert in Parfet Park - Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Jefferson Symphony concert in Parfet Park will be a lovely community event. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly concert of show tunes and marches. Bring some sandwiches or a pizza and enjoy a picnic along with the concert. The baton comes down at 6:30!