Meetings, Beer Talks, Karaoke, Trivia, Biomethanation, and RTD Service Cuts

February 12, 2019

Business
The Local Licensing Authority will meet at 2:30 this afternoon in City Council Chambers. The Table Mountain Inn is asking to renew their license. Cheese Ranch Deli is applying to include their patio in the licensed area (so people can drink alcohol while dining on the patio). Light Rail Wine & Ale (14799 W. 6th Ave.) is applying to transfer ownership. Maki Sushi & Grill (1301 Washington) is changing both names and ownership.

The Economic Development Commission will meet at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. (Note–this is a change of venue, and a very welcome one, as the meetings will be shown live and the recordings will be easier to hear.) They will discuss the possibility of working with a group called the Executive Directors Roundtable to improve the connection between Golden’s business and nonprofit sectors. They will also consider a new event, proposed by one of the board members, called “Denver West Women Who Startup Basecamp.” They will discuss the new Local Business Awareness program and this year’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mentoring Program, which they do in partnership with Traxion.

The Chamber is having their monthly VIBE@FIVE – Business After Hours Social Event at 5PM this evening at Cast Iron Tavern. If you’re a Chamber member or interested in becoming one, join them at 5PM.

Golden High School’s PTA will meet at 5:30 at the school.


Golden Beer Talks at Windy Saddle Cafe - Golden Colorado

Pleasure
Golden Beer Talks meets at 6:30 at Windy Saddle Cafe. Tonight’s speaker, Claire Zilber, MD, will discuss the physiological effects of acute and chronic stress on immune functioning. This month’s Golden brewery is Coors, and if you’re a Beer Talks regular, you know why that’s good news! As always, there is no cover charge, but space is limited. If you want to be assured of a chair, arrive early.

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse has Karaoke tonight from 7-11PM, and the Ace Hi hosts Trivia Night beginning at 7PM.


Wednesday Preview
NREL
will hold their monthly Power Lunch Lecture tomorrow at noon. The topic is Biomethanation: Unique, Sustainable Approach to Renewable Natural Gas. Registration is required. Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail education.center@nrel.gov to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation. For information about upcoming events, visit http://www.nrel.gov/about/community.html.

Tomorrow night, there will be a public meeting with RTD in City Council Chambers. RTD is proposing to cut light rail service to Golden on Saturdays from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. City Council is opposed to this proposed change because Golden has been working to encourage the use of public transportation. Reducing the frequency makes the public option less convenient, and thus less likely to be used.

We (Golden) also want to discuss the fact that our fares are significantly higher than they would be if we were one mile closer to Denver. We pay $5.25 to ride the light rail; whereas the next station, Red Rocks, only pays $3. This is because Golden is considered a different “zone” from the rest of the line. This works both ways. Anyone coming from Lakewood or Denver to Golden also has to pay $5.25. This means that people needing to visit the county buildings for services and benefits pay a premium price for the trip. Golden hopes to persuade RTD of two things: first, to keep our weekend service at a train every 15 minutes, and second, to include us within the same zone as Denver and Lakewood, so our fares would drop from $5.25 to $3. Please plan to attend this meeting and provide feedback to RTD.

Colorado Gives Day

December 4, 2018

Colorado Gives Day

This is Colorado Gives Day. In yesterday’s post, I included lots of direct links to the donation pages for many Golden organizations. One of my readers suggested another organization, not listed on the Colorado Gives site but still a 501(c)(3) non-profit in need of support: the Colorado Teen Project.


If you’re interested in volunteering with Foothills Animal Shelter, consider attending a “Winter Volunteer Role Fair” today from 12-2PM at the Shelter. Would you love helping fill an animal’s hungry belly? Giving a dog her daily exercise, cuddling a kitten, or greeting visitors as they enter the Shelter? They have many unique and fulfilling volunteer positions to fit your skills and interests! Most volunteer positions require a regular weekly or every-other-week shift. For more info, email Kristen HERE.

Foothills Animal Shelter pet portraits

Would you like to get a portrait of your pet? Bring him or her to Foothills Animal Shelter between 2 and 6PM for a free photo by Denver Pet Portraits. The Shelter asks that you celebrate Colorado Gives Day by making a donation ($20 suggested) to support homeless pets.


Realtor Jim Smith reminds us of today’s 2PM South Golden Merchants Meeting: This Chamber meeting is not just for South Golden merchants, but for any resident or business person who’d like to get an update from our city council members and ask them about any city matters. I myself provide a localized real estate update and answer questions about the market. Come one, come all! The meeting will be held at Pizza Hut, 17540 S. Golden Road (map).


The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will have a Study Session at 6PM tonight at the Public Works Building, 1445 10th Street, Golden, CO (map).  Check the City website for an agenda.


Previews:

Wednesday Morning
Dinosaur Ridge will have their monthly TriceraTOTs tomorrow morning from 10-11AM. This story-time and craft program is geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 101.

Wednesday Night
Tomorrow night, (December 5th) at 7PM, the Golden Wish Club at Golden High School will present, “The Golden One.” This is a next level pageant/talent show featuring 10 phenomenal senior boys. These gentlemen have partnered up with local charities to compete on their behalf. The first place winner will give his organization 65% of the night’s proceeds and the second place winner will award his organization 35% of the nights proceeds. Tickets are sold at the door for $5. They’re having a fund-raiser at Chick Fil A beforehand from 4-7PM. If you bring your receipt you will get $1 off your ticket.

Here is a list of our contestants and the organizations they are representing. We hope to see you there Wednesday at 7 at the Golden High School Auditorium.

Zak Bayer – Horse Protection League
Ben Berube – Youth on Record
Zak Chorny – Foothills Animal Shelter
Patrick Dolan – Colorado 14er’s Initiative
Connor Howe – Golden Schools Foundation
Stefan Leo – Colorado Teen Program
David O’Connell – Eddie Reeves Sports Foundation
Trevor Reed – Golden Civic Foundation
Danny Ridley – Pink Project
Linus Woodard – Sports Center for the Disabled

Christmas-Readiness and Future Spending

November 26, 2018

Christmas Tree Fund-Raiser
Optimists Club Christmas Tree SaleDo you need a Christmas tree? Consider buying one from the Golden Optimists Club! Their tree lot is located in the US Bank parking lot at 19th and Jackson. This annual fundraiser supports the Optimists’s service activities, which include sponsoring a local Boy Scout Troop, helping a local Girl Scout troop, sponsoring an annual oratorical contest at GHS, providing school supplies to local schools, helping food banks, and helping the Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program. They are open Mon-Fri from 12-6PM and Saturday-Sunday from 9AM-6PM.


Letters to Santa

Santa's Mailbox in Golden Colorado

The Chamber has a US Postal Box for Santa Claus at the Golden Visitors Center (10th and Washington). Bring your letters to Santa’s mailbox before December 15th and Santa will answer them. Please include a return address in your letter. Questions? Call 303-279-3113.


Golden Investment Task Forum
The Golden Investment Task Forum meets tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. This group continues to work through its complicated task of sorting through the long list of “wants” defined in our various master plans. Its current tasks are developing a question for next year’s National Citizen Survey and refining the project descriptions defining Golden’s long-term wants and needs.

The National Citizen Survey will go to a statistically significant sample of Golden citizens. Most of the questions are standardized “how are we doing?”-type questions. We are allowed to add a couple of custom questions. The Task Force is trying to craft a question that would tell us which future expenditures are most important to the community.

The project descriptions will provide a more concrete description, projected costs, and an explanation of why we would want the projects–how they would tie in to our Golden Vision Plan.

The object of all of this study is to provide City Council with solid background for two possible ballot issues in the future. The first would ask Golden voters whether we should institute a lodging tax. Before the issue goes on the ballot, Council will need to decide whether to earmark the proceeds of the new tax for something specific (such as cultural institutions, open space purchases, or affordable housing) or to just put it in the general city fund. The second question will consider a bond issue. This would authorize the City to borrow a substantial sum that would allow us to do many or all of the projects that the task force is defining.  Learn more by reviewing the meeting packet….

Back to School, TIF Agreements

August 20, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

Last night’s Jefferson Symphony concert in Parfet Park attracted an impressive crowd!  The Chamber reports that they had record crowds at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. Dave Powers took a few photos while checking out the art. See them on our Facebook page.

The Colorado School of Mines students begin classes todayJeffco Public School students began last week.

The Downtown Development Authority will gather an hour earlier than usual this evening–at 5:30, rather than 6:30–so they can take a walking tour of their downtown domain. Afterward, they will convene in City Council Chambers for their regularly-scheduled (and recorded) 6:30 meeting. Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro (715 Washington Avenue) is requesting a $500-700 grant to help pay for a one-way film window sign. They will vote on a sales taxed-based TIF agreement of up to $58,000 with the Buffalo Rose. Last year, the DDA approved a property tax-based TIF agreement of up to $250,000 with the Buffalo Rose. The DDA is working on a legal/financial agreement with the new owners of 1100 Washington (the former funeral parlor), but the details are not yet finalized.  To learn more about tonight’s DDA topics, review the meeting packet.

Tuesday Preview
The Downtown Merchants will meet tomorrow morning at 7:30 at Connects Workspace.  This is a monthly opportunity to exchange information about downtown events. All are welcome. Learn more….

The Chamber will host a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn tomorrow from 12:30-1:30. The topic is Solo-prenuer: Solutions for Common Problems of a “Solo-Proprietor’s” Experience, presented by Amira Watters and Lou Riverso with Jefferson County Business Resource Center. Learn more….

The Railroad Museum will hold their monthly craft and storytime tomorrow morning at 10AM.

Tomorrow night, the County is hosting an open host to discuss the Comprehensive Master Plan. If you have ideas or comments on development in Jefferson County, this is your chance to weigh in.

Preview of July Events

July 1, 2018

4th of July Celebration - Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the Goldentoday.com Calendar of Events.

JULY HIGHLIGHTS
4th of July Celebration in Lions Park
Miners Alley Playhouse
– Lend Me a Tenor Opens July 12th
Foothills Art Center – Arts Week July 16-22
Buffalo Bill Days – July 27-29

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
American Mountaineering Museum
Fred Doar Portraits
Buffalo Bill Museum
A Visit to the Wild West
Foothills Art Center
Finding Home through 7/8
Charles El Burchfield, Resounding Roar through 7/29
Amuse Yeux: Miniatures through 8/5
Golden History Museum
Discovery Awaits
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Rooted in Tradition Revisited and Hollis Chatelain “Stories of West Africa” through 7/21

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

1
Adult Makers Guild at the Library
3
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
South Golden Merchant’s Meeting
4
4th of July Ice Cream Social at the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
Lions Club 4th of July Festival
5
Goat Challenge #3
7
Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
Golden Super Cruise
International Dinner – Elks Lodge
8
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Sunday at the Quilt Museum
9
Wild Senses at the Library
Golden Safety Academy (run, hide, fight)
10
Power Lunch Lecture at NREL
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks – Response to Drought
12
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Leadership Golden Meet & Greet
Golden Summer Jam
Preview night for Lend Me A Tenor
13
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Historic Brewing at the History Center
14
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Dinosaur Express Train at the RR Museum
Golden Sketch Walk
16
NREL Walking Campus Tour
17
Downtown Merchants Assn Mtg
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Library Book Group
18
Library for All
Rattlesnake Safety & Awareness
19
Goat Challenge #4
20
Buying & Selling Online – library
21
Botanical Field Trip
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Goosetown by GLA President Bill Litz
22
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Local Harvest Dinner w/GoFarm at the History Park
23
Vietnam War at the History Museum
24
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Tattoo Talk at the Library
Front Porch Golden Book Club
25
Ukulele Weds at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Iguanodonts
Intro to Hiking Safely
26
Grand Camp at the RR Museum
Library for All
27
Teen Throwback: Upcycle old CDs – library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
Buffalo Bill Days
28
Buffalo Bill Days Pancake Breakfast
Buffalo Bill Days Parade
Beginning Ukulele at the Library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
29
Buffalo Bill Days Car Show, Muttin Bustin’, and Duck Rase
30
Golden’s Magic Mountain Archaeology: Part 2
31
Harry Potter Birthday Celebration – library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Golden Bike Cruise: Mustache Ride

A Glimpse of 1948 in Golden…and Back to the Present

May 22, 2018

Downtown Golden Colorado in the 1940s

Click to enlarge this image of Golden in the 1940s.

The Golden Transcript has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the old issues, and they’re currently up to June of 1948. I love reading old Transcripts, and yesterday I was reviewing what was happening 60 years ago this week.

The May 20th, 1948 Transcript reported that the City was looking into paving the streets. The City Manager said that it was an expensive process, and it would take many years. Property owners would be expected to pay for the street in front of their property (at about $100 per 50 foot lot), with the City paying to pave intersections.

City Council was looking for a new source of water. They were considering purchasing water from Denver. They were also busy redesigning the street signs, and were evaluating hiring another policeman, as they had only four officers for a population of 6000.

The School of Mines was graduating its largest class ever–191, including 23 graduate degrees.

Foss Drug - Golden ColoradoThe ads were interesting too. The Appliance Shoppe was located at 1118 Washington Ave. (where the Red Wagon is now); Sarge Candies was at 1117 Washington Ave. (now part of the Buffalo Rose) , and Golden Cafe and Bakery was located at 1202 Washington Avenue (now part of Goozell Yogurt). Chuck’s Market & Grocery operated at 1214 Washington (now Laurel Property Services), while Safeway was half a block south, at 13th and Washington (now Peak Cycles). Tierney Jewelry Company was at 1206 Washington…and it still is, now known as Creekside Jewelers! Foss Drug Company was advertising lipsticks at 2 for $1.

The LaRay Hotel (which is now the Table Mountain Inn) had a new automatic shoe shiner, which allowed ladies and gentlemen to shine their own shoes in two minutes for ten cents!

You’ll find old Golden Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.  You can contribute to the cost of the digitizing project with a donation to the Golden History Museums.


Returning to the Present…
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board meets tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. They will hear from the Jefferson County Housing Authority about the low-income housing they want to build at 24th and Jackson. The Housing Authority will be requesting that the city vacate a north-south alley between 23rd and 24th. After that, the board will adjourn to a study session, where they will consider changing the municipal code. The proposal is that streets with posted limits less than the default speed limit should not be prioritized for traffic calming. You can see their agenda and watch the meeting live on the city’s website.

The Golden Chamber is having a membership luncheon tomorrow from 11:30-1 at the Briarwood Inn.  If you would like to attend, contact the Chamber to see if tickets are still available: (303) 279-3113 or info@goldenchamber.org.

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) is hosting a Power Lunch tomorrow from 12-1PM.  This month’s topic is What is the NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory?  The event is free, but you must register in advance.  Learn more….

Civics and Music

April 5, 2018

The new student apartment building at 1750 Jackson Street was approved last night, as were the 8 new townhouses at 148 Washington Avenue. The City Council Chamber was packed–kudos to everyone who took part in the public process.

Public Art in Golden ColoradoThe Public Art Commission meets this morning at 9AM in City Council Chambers. They will discuss the 4 finalist proposals for the new piece of art to be installed just off of Highway 93 at the north entrance to townLearn more….

City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers, but it won’t be broadcast. They will be interviewing candidates for the boards and commissions, so they will split into teams of two and go into separate rooms to conduct the interviews. The City does not plan to post the interviews, but I have submitted a records request to receive the recordings afterwards, and if you’re interested, you can also request them.

The Chamber’s State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for next Monday, April 9th. City Manager Jason Slowinski will tell us what the City government has been doing and what they’ll do next. The event will be catered by the Table Mountain Inn at the American Mountaineering Center. Tickets are $35. Learn more….

Live Music Tonight
New Terrain Brewing – Boris Garcia w/Tim Carbone, 6-9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Chris Kroger Trio, 8-11PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM

Preview of April Events in Golden

April 1, 2018

Learn more about any of these events by checking the GoldenToday.com Calendar of Events.

Miners Alley Playhouse
39 Steps and Red Riding Hood

TUESDAYS
7-8:15AM Golden Walks Weekly Sunrise Walk South Golden
7AM Golden Optimist Club at Windy Saddle Cafe
7:15AM Golden Rotary Club at Rolling Hills Country Club
6:30PM Golden Kiwanis Club CSM Campus 814 15th St.
Trail Runs Foothills Running and Cycling Club 6PM
Tuesday Night Bingo VFW 6PM
WEDNESDAYS
Volunteers of America Weekly Meals
DeMolay
Golden Walks: Weds Morning Celebrating Life
THURSDAYS
DIY Lab at the Library
FRIDAYS
Dinner & Darts at the VFW
SUNDAYS
Sunday Morning Rides Foothills Running and Cycling Club

1
Westernaires’ and Jeffco Horsemen’s Easter Parade
Pleasant View Lions Club Easter Pancake Breakfast
Open Car Days at the Railroad Museum – Cabooses
2

Top Ten Things You Should Know About North Korea
Golden United Community Discussion
3
Mothers of Preschoolers at the Baptist Church
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
South Golden Merchant’s Meeting
Bell Middle School PTA Meeting
4
TriceraTOTs
Heritage Road Engineering Report Public Presentation
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited
SCRIPTprov
News & Brews with State Rep Jessie Danielson @ Holidaily
6
Celebrate Health!
Mines Little Theater “The Addams Family Musical”
Concert in the CSM Library
Jefferson Symphony Showcase
7
Mines Helluva Service Event
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
Women’s Wilderness: Community Supporter Celebration
Coffee With a Councilor – Saoirse Charis-Graves
Kitten Shower at Foothills Animal Shelter
Fuzzy Friends Sleepover
Mines Little Theater “The Addams Family Musical”
8
Open Car Days – Working Cars
Sunday at the Museum – Fabric Hat Boxes
9
MOMS Club of Golden
State of the City Luncheon
Golden Safety Academy
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing
10
Mines Master Plan – Neighborhood Open House
Golden High School PTA Meeting
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks: Jeff Roberts – Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition
11
Wild Wednesday at the Library
Bad Art and Cocktails at the Golden Library
Living with Wildlife in Jefferson County
12
Let’s Dance at the Golden Library
Last Look with Hassan Najjar – Members’ Show
City of Golden Historic Preservation Plan Meeting
13
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
14
Colorado School of Mines E-Days
The Valley That Became Two Mountains
The Weird York Times at Golden Library
Craft Beer with a Councilor – Casey Brown
15
Open Car Days – Director’s Pick
Colorado School of Mines E-Days
16
NREL Walking Campus Tour
17
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Golden Library
18
Education Center Special Presentation Lecture Series: Creative Destruction and the Electric Utility of the Future
Crime Prevention and Safety Tips at the Golden Library
Coyote Country at Jeffco Open Space
19
Wee Create at the Library
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: What Your Business needs to Know about Harassment in the Workplace Golden Library
Xeriscaping in Colorado: Weather, Wildlife and Beyond!
Prehistory of the Front Range
Golden High School Instrumental Pops Concert
20
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group
CSM High Grade Launch
Golden High School Instrumental Pops Concert
21
Arts in Society Grant – Art Therapist Parent Workshop
Amazing Antlers at Nature Center
Trash to Treasure at Golden Library
West Side Live! Presents Queen City Jazz Band
22
Earth Day
Open Car Days at the Railroad Museum
Mines Symphony Orchestra
Nature Yoga at Nature Center
23
Spanish for Kids at Golden Library
Getting Started in Online Genealogy at Golden Library
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
24
28th Annual Good News Breakfast
Front Porch Book Club
25
Colorado Denim Day 2018
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesdays
Mineral Evolution and Ecology: Tracing Earth’s History Through Time and Space
The Life of General John J. Pershing
Black Bear Basics at Jeffco Open Space
26
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Town and Gown Book Club
Big-Data Geology: Visualizing Earth’s Co-Evolving Geosphere and Biosphere
Biochar’s Promise for Soil and Climate at the Unitarian Church
Golden High School – Choir Pops Concert
27
History Park Walking Tour
Concert in the CSM Library
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Golden High School – Choir Pops Concert
28
Community Wellness Fair at Golden High School
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Golden in the 20th and 21st Centuries
29
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Open Car Days – Kitchen Cars at the Railroad Museum
Spring Storytelling and Walk at Nature Center

Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

March 21, 2018

Golden Chamber of Commerce Taste of Golden

Dave Powers got some nice photos of the Chamber’s Taste of Golden, which took place on Monday night.  Visit our Facebook page to see them!


The Planning Commission will have a study session (no public comment) tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They plan to discuss  regulatory barriers to creating more affordable housing. I encourage you to read the memo that outlines possible workarounds to regulatory barriers (click on the meeting packet on the City’s Agenda page).  They include:

1) Exempting Affordable Housing projects from the 1% growth limit.

2) Exceeding the yearly 1% growth limit by reviving unused permits from past years or borrowing from future years.

3)  Annexing property into the city and requiring that a percentage of residential units in the new section of town be affordable.

4) Relaxing zoning requirements for affordable housing–for example, allowing developers to build taller buildings and requiring less setback from the curb.

5) Relaxing the sustainabilty requirements for Affordable Housing, or allowing developers to “buy out” of sustainability requirements and use the cash to support Affordable Housing.

6) Adding a surcharge to non-residential development to help pay for Affordable Housing.

7) Requiring that new residential developments either include Affordable Housing or pay a cash-in-lieu amount to support Affordable Housing elsewhere in town.


Live Music in Golden ColoradoLive Music Tonight
Brian Hornbuckle will play at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse tonight at 6PM, and Dave Frisk will play at the Rock Rest Lodge, also at 6PM.

Celebrating Contributors

February 7, 2018

Golden History Park - Golden Colorado

Don’t forget this morning’s book discussion at the Golden History Park (formerly the Clear Creek History Park). The topic is “Where Do We Go From Here?”: America in the First World War.  That’s 11:30-12:30.


Golden Chamber of Commerce - Golden Colorado

The Golden Chamber is having their annual awards banquet tonight. Congratulations to these award recipients!

Business of the Year
Pizza Hut

Golden Civic Award
Golden Optimists

Charlie O’Brian Volunteer Award
Mr. Brian Reed

Golden Young Professional of the Year
Dr. Joe Borden

Chamber Ambassador of the Year
Mr. Mike Herman

Chairman’s Award
Colorado School of Mines Athletics Volunteers

President’s Award
Mr. Ty Fontaine


Bentgate is having their monthly Backcountry 101 Session with Salomon tonight from 6:15-7:15.

The West Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets tonight from 6:30-8:45 at the Mountaineering Center.

Miners Aley has improv comedy tonightWhat happens when a traditional theatrical scene is “flipped” with improvisational actors?

Winning the 2017 Henry award for “Outstanding Improvisational Theatre,” SCRIPTprov™ has also been described as a “wonderful surprise” and “redefining the rules.” We put improv in their scripts; they put scripts in our improv. Hilarity ensues. $15.



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