Editorials, Batholith, Licenses, Open Space, and More

June 18, 2019

Dear Readers: I’ve been thinking of starting a guest editorial or letters to the editor section. I suggest this with some trepidation, because I don’t want incoherent rants…we already have Nextdoor for that. I want to provide a place where people can write clear, well-thought-out statements on Golden-related topics. Would you like that? Would you want to submit letters/editorials? Let me know.

The Friends of the Geology Museum will host ED Talks today and next Tues, June 25th, from 11:30-12:30. The topic is the world-famous Pikes Peak Batholith. Ed will cover Colorado Precambrian today and Pegmatites next Tuesday. The talks take place in the conference room across the hall from the Museum. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

The Library will host a program at 1PM – MUFON: UFOs in America. Presidents, astronauts and astronomers are some of the people who’ve seen and believe in UFOs. Learn why UFOs continue to be a hot topic in America. Suitable for: Adults

The Local Licensing Authority meets at 2:30 this afternoon in City Council Chambers. Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine (medical marijuana business located at 511 Orchard St) is scheduled to renew their license. In order to do so, they must show the judge that they have renewed their lease. Canyon Point Wine & Spirits (103 N. Rubey), 7-Eleven (399 N. Washington), Anthony’s Pizza (600 12th St.), and Indulge (1299 Washington Ave.) are also renewing their licenses. They will also hold a hearing with Walgreens regarding sales of tobacco products.

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority and Downtown Development Authority are holding a joint open house from 6-7:30 at the Community Center (map). They want to consult the public concerning changes they’re considering funding. This open house will be of particular interest to you if you live or own property in their districts (downtown, 8th Street, West Colfax, or the area around Natural Grocers). Do you want street updates? Workforce housing? Public Art? A bandshell in Parfet Park? What do you think they should do with the Astor House?

The Parks, Recreation, & Museums Commission will meet at 7PM in Council Chambers. They will hear a presentation about the proposed sale of the Astor House to the owners of the Dove Inn. A new group called Stewards of Golden Open Space will introduce themselves and explain their mission. The Commission will also discuss “Hard Surface Court Lining Discussion.” I’m not sure what courts they’re discussing, and can find no explanation in the meeting packet.

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Night Life:
Ace Hi Tavern – Trivia Night starts at 7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Karaoke, 7-11PM
Buffalo Rose – Zakk Debono and the Broken Circle at 7PM, Vanessa Collier at 8:10PM

Wednesday Preview:
7:30AM – Citizens Budget Advisory Committee
6:30PM – Planning Commission Study Session (ADU Expansion and Household Definition)
5-9PM – Pint Night at Mountain Toad Brewing benefiting the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
6-9PM Fly-Tying at Mountain Toad with Golden River Sports

Funding the Symphony and Selling the Astor House

June 17, 2019

The Downtown Development Authority will meet in City Council Chambers at 6:30. They will consider a grant request from the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra to help pay the costs associated with their free summer concert in Parfet Park. The Symphony is requesting $4900 to defray the $8560 cost of presenting the concert. According to the meeting memo, “The Grants Committee was divided on the application. One member is not in favor due to the repetitive nature of this request and because the City’s Special Events Committee offered some relief for Parfet Park fees. Another member supported the application as JSO is still actively pursuing other funding avenues.”

The DDA’s grant application form states that “The DDA does not intend to become a regular, anticipated funding partner with any organization. We hope that our limited funding will enable worthwhile organizations to establish permanent funding sources; rise to new levels of service; meet an urgent need or take advantage of a unique opportunity. Likewise, if we can help build a small or large improvement that will last for many years and contribute to life in Golden we are interested in making one-time or occasional contributions.”

Of course, it’s hard to find other funding sources for a free event, and it would be hard to point to a more appropriate funder than the Downtown Development Authority. According to their web page, their grants are intended “… to help businesses thrive, enhance arts and culture opportunities, and make downtown a wonderful place to visit.”

They will also hear a report about the Astor House. The committee that has been reviewing proposals recommends that the City sell the building to the owners of the Dove Inn. For details, review the meeting packet or watch the meeting….

Tonight’s 6PM lecture at the History Museum, Western Women through American Art, is sold out for members, but $10 tickets are still available for non-members. Museum members might want to call, to see if there have been any cancellations: 303-278-3557.

The Library will have Story Time Under the Stars from 7-7:30 this evening. It’s a special starry night Story Time for all ages. The lights dim as we read about the moon and stars and get ready for bed. Pajamas, blankies and stuffed animals encouraged. This event is suitable for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers.

New Terrain Brewing will host Fireside Pickers starting at 6PM.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse will have Open Mic from 6:30-9:30.

Tuesday Preview:
10AM – Director’s Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
11:30AM – ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
1PM – UFOs in America at the Library (adults)
2PM – Local Liquor Licensing Authority
6PM – GURA and DDA Joint Open House
7PM – Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board

Preview of June Events in Golden

June 1, 2019

Miners Alley Playhouse – Queen of Conspiracy through June 23rd

Foothills Art Center – Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future (through June 10th), Amuse Yeux: A Small Delight for the Eyes (Starts June 7th), Evolving Perceptions, Studio Art Quilt Associates (Starts June 28th), Alex McLeod: NPC Hell

Golden History Museum – Golden Above the Clouds, Craft Beer and Pizza, Malted Milk, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery

7AM-1:15 PM – Senior Law Day
8AM-1PM – Golden Farmers Market
9AM-5PM – Wild West/Steampunk Days at the Railroad Museum
9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
9AM-3PM – Babysitting Course for 11-14 year olds at the Community Center Register – Class #452410
9AM-12PM – Build a tabletop putting green with your child at Home Depot
9-10AM – Yoga in Parfet Park (Donation based)
10AM-12:30PM – Julie Richardson performs live music on the patio at the Golden Visitors Center
10AM-12PM – Summer Reading program blasts off at the Library
10AM – Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily Brewing
10AM – Coffee with a Councilor
11AM-3PM – Fund-raiser for the Golden Fire Dept at Colorado Plus 49 Cidery & Pub
1-5PM – Golden Optimists Volunteer Open House
3-9PM – Excellence in Climbing Celebration at the Mountaineering Center with carnival games, museum tours, vendors, food trucks, and local beverages
5-8:30PM – Golden Super Cruise
5-7:30PM – Robbery at the Railroad Museum
7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
Live Music:
GOLDEN VISITORS CENTER – Julie Richardson, 10AM-12:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
The Buffalo Rose – Idol X – The Billy Idol Live Experience, 7PM
Cast Iron Tavern – Slyjax, 2-5PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Band of Brothers, 3-7PM, Shot in the Dark, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Midnight Vinyl, 4-8PM

Coffee with a Ranger, 8AM
Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet 9AM-7PM
Wild West Days at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 9AM-5PM
For the Love of Pride Film Festival, 1-4:30PM
Pick-Up Soccer Games, 4PM
Robbery at the Railroad, 5PM

Tributary Hall Food Hall & Drinkery Job Far
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
Astronaut-ka-doodle at the Library
Of Mines and Beer! at the History Museum
Sight Singing Classes with the Golden Concert Choir

Train Talks at the RR Museum
Visioning the Future of Golden at Foothills Art Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Field Trip: North Golden Open Space

TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
Yoga & Tea at Old Barrel Tea Co.
Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
Planning Commission – Phase 2 of R2 Zoning Changes
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley Playhouse

Public Art Commission
Wee Create: Outdoor Art at the Library
Farm to Table Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Universe of Surprise with Magic Rob at the Library
Art Rocks the Toad! with Jesse Crock
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Healthy Skin Summer Essentials at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Farmers Market
Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
Rocket Blast Mini-Camp at the Community Center
Kids Bike Rodeo
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at American Legion Post 21
Quick Class: Tasty Tumeric at Natural Grocers
Dance & Yoga Night at YourAshtanga Yoga
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

SPARK! Alzheimer’s Assn Program at Foothills Art Center
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: History of an Obsessive Quilter
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

MOMS Club of Golden
Solar Printing at the Library
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing – CMC Members 20-40
Space Junk at the Library
GURA Board Meeting

Sew Together Bag at Golden Quilt Company
Space Junk at the Library
VIBE@Five with the Chamber at the Goosetown Events Center
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK at Natural Grocers
Golden Beer Talks – Jim Clawson
EDComm Meeting

Hand Embroidery Basics with Rita Meyerhoff
La Freeway: Long’s Peak to the Arapahos in 16 Hours at the Mountaineering Center

Invisible Forces: A Physics Challenge at the Library
City Council Business Meeting

Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Locomotives
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Certified Food Protection Manager ServSafe Training at the Elks Lodge
Golden Farmers Market
Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Sketching with Watercolors with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Family, Fun & Fossils at Dinosaur Ridge
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Responsible Service of Alcohol Class at the Elks Lodge

Full Moon
Blast Off: Apollo Art
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Western Women through American Art at the Golden History Museum
Downtown Development Authority
Story Time Under the Stars at the Library

Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
MUFON: UFOs in America at the Library
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group: Beauty in the Briken Places at Allison Pataki at the Library
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Negotiating Off Trail Rocky Terrain at the Mountaineering Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Meeting

Planning Commission Study Session

Golden Young Professionals (Chamber)
Sustainability Series at Golden Real Estate: Water Conservation
Armchair Traveler – Trekking Nepal Photographic & Food Tasting Evening at the Mountaineering Center

Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Farmers Market
Yoga in the Park
Critique Class with Lea McComas at the Quilt Museum
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Gran Fondo (Bike Race)
Golden Library Textile Society
Pick-Up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Pegmatites at the Geology Museum
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Golden Bike Cruise – Costume Theme is Cartoon Characters

Bike to Work Day Breakfast Stations
Bike to Work Day Party Station (After Work)
Sustainability Board Meeting
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library

Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Golden Summer Jam – Fund Raiser for the Golden Civic Foundation
Hoppy Hour at Foothills Animal Shelter (Fund Raiser)
Member Preview – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association at Foothills Art Center
Flower Power Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals
City Council Regular Business Meeting

Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: Cabooses
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Art and Conversation: Morality within the realm of Artificial Intelligence with Foothills Art Center at the Golden Library

Golden Farmers Market
Homesteaders Day at the Golden History Park
Celestial Henna for Teens and Adults at the Library
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Part 1 at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Be a Foster Event with Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos at the History Museum
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park