Art on Tap, History Lecture, City Council, Live Music, Full Moon

April 18, 2019

The City’s Bike Library opens today. It is located behind the Visitors Center (10th & Washington). You can borrow one for free for two hours or all day for $10. Learn more….

The Library is offering “Cardboard Creations” for preschoolers – tweens from 4:30-6:30. It’s a car! It’s a plane! It’s whatever you imagine, but it’s definitely not just a box. Using cardboard, Makedo™ screws, tape and a lot of creativity, there’s no limit to what you can build. Drop in and build. Supplies provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

We have some tough decisions as to what to do tonight.

6PM – Foothills Art Center is hosting Art on Tap tonight. They’ll be playing Bingo. Test your luck and knowledge of art and have fun with friends! Beer provided by Golden City Brewery. THIS IS A 21+ EVENT. Admission to Foothills Art Center and the program is free for our Members. Non-members gain free access to the program upon paid admission to Foothills Art Center.

6PM – The Golden History Center is hosting a lecture tonight. Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why. Migration to California is one of the dominant history topics of the 1930s, built on a wealth of information from literature, news stories, and photographs. Using newly available data from the 1940 U.S. Census, this lecture will reveal insights on the people who moved, the places they came from, and why they may have moved, with special attention to the link between migration and the environmental trauma of the 1930s. $0 Members; $10 non-members Register.

6PM – The School of Mines will hold a Community Meeting from 6-7PM at the Ben Parker Student Center Grand Ballroom (map). They will discuss Sustainability (Phase II Energy Performance Contract), Construction Projects (Green Center – North Chiller Plant, Parking Garage/Classroom Building, Spruce Hall, Jackson Hall – Partnership, Facility Operations North, Facility Operations South, Utility Infrastructure Improvements, and MP Parking lot), and the Mines Master Plan (Sub-Surface Frontiers Research Building, Washington/18th Parking Garage, 14th Street shared pedestrian/vehicle way, Mines Park Daycare Center).

6:30 – City Council will have a Study Session (no public comment) in City Council Chambers. They will discuss the Historic Preservation Board’s Preservation Plan: The preservation planning process worked on developing a vision, goals, and priorities for the preservation of Golden’s historic and cultural resources. The plan identifies important stories that reflect Golden’s history and culture, looks for ways to improve the interpretation, understanding, and enjoyment of Golden’s stories, and identifies sites and resources that are part of telling those stories. Council will also review a draft of a Board and Commission Manual. You can see both documents in tonight’s meeting packet….

Tonight’s Live Music:

Full Moon:

The moon will be full at 5:12AM tomorrow morning. It will rise at 7PM tonight and set at 6:45 tomorrow morning.

Friday Preview:

Tomorrow, I’ll give you the rundown on the many Easter celebrations you can expect on Saturday.

Arts & Crafts and the Municipal Center

April 14, 2019

The Colorado Arts & Crafts Society will hold their Gathering of the Guilds today from 10AM-4PM at the Mountaineering Center (710 10th St.). Professional artists, metalsmiths, potters, woodworkers and weavers will be selling their handcrafted items in the following categories; Art, Antiques, Book Binding, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Distilling, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Paper, and Textiles. There will be presentations and many artisans will be offering hands-on demonstrations of their craft throughout the day. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact or call 720-497-7632.

In light of the City’s plans to create a new Municipal Center in the Coors North Office Building, I thought you might be interested in learning about the last time we did this, 60 years ago.

In the spring of 1958, Heinie Foss, owner of the Foss Drug, led a committee to plan a new complex of buildings that would include all city offices (including the police and fire departments), a swimming pool, library, museum,and recreation center. The first choice for the location was Parfet Park. The Golden Gardeners Club objected to losing the trees and green space, so the City instead chose property west of Washington Avenue, which belonged to the Parfet family.

The committee waged an “intense campaign” to persuade voters of the desirability of the project, and in November of 1959, a $350,000 bond issue was approved by a large margin.

The project went out for bid of February of 1960. The bids came in higher than expected, so council had the plans reworked and down-scaled. The swimming pool opened in June of 1960 and the rest of the municipal center was dedicated in May of 1961.

Golden celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1959, and the new Municipal was regarded as the perfect way to enter Golden’s second century and the modern era.

The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the old issues, and they’re currently up to October of 1965. You’ll find old Transcripts online at

Marv Kay, the Moratorium, and Money

April 11, 2019

In light of the weather, the Marv Kay Day celebration has been moved indoors, to the upper gymnasium in the student recreation center (map). Celebrate the greatest Miner of all time from 3:30-5PM. Mayor Sloan will also honor the former Mayor Kay by proclaiming this to be Marv Kay Day at tonight’s City Council meeting.

City Council meets tonight at 6:30PM in City Council Chambers (see full agenda). They will consider a request by the owner of 708 Cheyenne to be exempted from the building moratorium. They will also vote on the proposed $12.25 million purchase of the Coors North Office Building and property in the Goosetown neighborhood.

A Review of Recent Finance Discussions

In October of 2017, City Council created an Investment Forum Task Force to review the long list of things that citizens had said they wanted (open space, support for cultural organizations, affordable housing, solar improvements, etc). The timing was appropriate, because we will pay off the debt for the golf course, water park, and community center in 2021, so at that point our annual debt payments will be $2.4 million less. City staff calculated that at that point, we would be able to borrow up to $43 million for new projects.

The task force surveyed the community to determine which things they most wanted. The results showed that open space acquisition was the highest priority for those who took the survey.

As a somewhat separate topic, the task force discussed creating a new lodging tax, to be earmarked for some specific purpose. Some wanted the new tax to go to the cultural organizations, some to open space, and some to affordable housing.

Former City Manager Mike Bestor volunteered to campaign for a lodging tax to be used for cultural organizations.

Former Mayor Jacob Smith hopes to create a Community Trust to finance open space and affordable housing investments. Proposed funding sources include a lodging tax, city bonds, TIF financing, developer fees, etc.

Recently, Coors offered to sell their office building and property on either side of 10th Street. That wasn’t on the list of purchases we had been discussing, but the City sees it as a good opportunity, so they plan to buy it for $12.25 million. They estimate that–with necessary remodeling–the total cost of the project will be $20-24 million. They suggest paying for this by incurring city debt, establishing a lodging tax, renting out some of the new office space, and selling some city assets such as the Golden Transcript Building/City Hall Annex.

The advantages include the opportunity to gather city staff into one building and allow for future growth of city staff, the possibility of moving some of our cultural organizations into the “new” building, and allowing us to control the property along Clear Creek.

Open questions include: what we would do with the current city hall and police department? Will we demolish them and turn that area into park land? Sell them to developers? Will the Library move?

City Council will discuss and vote on the $12.25 million purchase tonight, subject to property and environmental inspections.

Tonight’s Live Music:

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Whitewater Ramble, 6-9PM

Public Art, History Museum and Foothills Art Center Events, State Room Grand Opening, Live Music

April 4, 2019

The Public Art Commission will meet at 9AM in City Council Chambers. Staff will discuss the Community Art Partnership, which is a plan to do temporary art installations around town and encourage people to do Instagram posts showing the art. They will discuss two unveiling events–one for the Elk sculpture at Heritage Road and Kimball Ave (April 27th), and the other a major piece just off Highway 93 at the north entrance to the city (date TBD). Nathan Ritchie of the History Museum will update them on a mural they hope to paint on the history museum. Foothills Art Center plans to hold an Artsweek Golden again this year, July 8th-14th. The Chamber’s Golden Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for August 17th and 18th. See the meeting agenda….

At 10AM, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will host a talk on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map).

The Library will offer Wee Create – Sensory Art for preschoolers and toddlers from 11:15AM-12PM.

The State Room is holding their Grand Opening today from 5-7PM. This is the bar above the event center in the new Buffalo Rose. The windows look out over Washington Avenue, and it’s quite a snazzy place. Join them for classic cocktails and appetizers.

The History Museum is hosting a lecture tonight from 6-7:30PM: What’s Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian’s View of Colorado Culinary Literature. Food history and food studies are more popular than ever. From bookshelves to university classrooms, we study the history of food because it tells us about what, how much, and why people ate what they did. Food history also tells us much about how people thought about health, what factors influenced their choices, and the rules of social engagement. This lecture will examine and explore what we can learn from cookbooks, an often-overlooked source for historians, by highlighting works from one of the most significant culinary archives in Colorado, the holdings at the University of Denver’s library.

Presented by Carol Helstosky, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Denver. She is the author of Garlic and Oil: Politics and Food in Italy (2004); Food Culture in the Mediterranean (2009) and Pizza: A Global History (2008) and editor of The Routledge History of Food (2014). She has been teaching food history to undergraduates for 20 years, utilizing the culinary archives at the DU library’s Special Collections and archives. Register here….

Foothills Art Center is hosting MGD/PHO Multimedia Exhibition at 6PM. We are celebrating Red Rocks Community College Graphic Design, Photography, and Video students’ work. This year check out a fleet of stunning digital-visual experiences! Bring your friends, bring your family and everybody you know. Let’s show off what artistic talent is out there. We have snacks, drinks, and awesome artwork to share. Hope to see you there!

City Council meets tonight at 6:30, but they will be conducting interviews off-camera for boards and commissions.

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:

Friday Preview:

If you are planning to participate in Saturday’s Kids Clothes Swap, please bring your contributions to Hillside Church (103 N. Ford St.) on Friday from 12:30-1:30PM or 5-7PM. Please consider bringing the following items:

  • Gently used kids clothing 0-16(xl)
  • Winter gear (plan ahead!)
  • Sports equipment & uniforms
  • Children’s picture books & chapter books
  • Gently used kids shoes
  • Gently used maternity clothes
  • Other baby items (bath, nursing, sleep)

March Events in Golden

March 1, 2019

From Andrew Terrill’s ‘Above the Clouds’ exhibit, currently on display at the Golden History Museum

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
Coffee with a Councilor
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Golden Elks Book Sale
Young King Arthur at Miners Alley
CSM Geology Museum Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Community Blood Drive
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
Wee Create : Stamp Art at the Library
The Continua between Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Distal Disseminated and Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits in Nevada at Mines
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Freaky Friday at the Library
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Foothills Art Center Class: Painting Spring Flowers
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters Carnival at Mines
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
Foothills Art Center Class: Next Steps in Encaustic
West Side Live! Presents Denver Opera Collective “Love Letters and Arias
25 Spring Break Begins – CSM and Jeffco Schools
3/25-29 Model Railroads (Colorado Railroad Museum)
3/25-29 Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
3/26-28 Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)
3/25-29 Coconut Camp (Golden Community Center)
3/25-27 Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)
3/27-29 Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Prom Swap Day at the Library
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t at Foothills Art Center
Opening Day for Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley
Jefferson Symphony Concert

Development Potential and Possible Changes Downtown

February 25, 2019

A Quick Lesson in Zoning
People familiar with Golden’s zoning often remark that we are “under-developed.” When they say that, they don’t necessarily mean that we should have more land-intensive development, but that we could, according to our current zoning.

That lesson is coming home in a big way on the north side of town, as developers buy small single-family homes and replace them with big, multi-family buildings. Neighbors are learning the upper limits of what the R2 zone will permit in the way of height (30-35 feet) and closeness to the property line (5 feet from the side, 10 from the rear, and 15 from the front).

The north side isn’t the only place in Golden that has R2 zoning–almost every neighborhood includes some. We also have R3, RC, Mixed Use and Commercial zoning. With each of the zones, the allowable density increases.

Are you curious as to the development potential of your neighborhood? Here’s how you find out:

1) Find your home on the Zoning Map. Determine your zone by comparing the color of your home to the Legend in the lower right hand corner of the map.

2) Check the Residential Setback Regulations for your zone. The chart shows both allowable height and minimum distance setback from the lot line.

3) If you want to know still more, check Title 18 of the Municipal Code and read the “Uses permitted by right” in your zone.
Thus endeth the lesson.

The Downtown Development Authority will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a $7,000 grant request by Foothills Art Center to help fund Artsweek Golden in July. They will also consider a $10,000 grant request by the Public Art Commission and Golden History Museum. They would like to hire some national artists to paint a mural on the Golden History Museum. The total cost of the mural would be $21K, with $5K coming from the museum budget and $6K coming from the Public Art budget. The mural would be similar to the following, done by the same artists for other cities:

They will vote on a plan to reconfigure Washington Avenue between 14th and 19th Streets. The street would go from three lanes to two and a bike lane would be added in each direction.

They will review a proposal to add decorative lighting to Miners Alley. “The proposed lighting would enliven and celebrate the walkability of downtown Golden, creating a new gathering place for the community in the Miners Alley, and potentially drawing additional customers to businesses located on the alley, Arapahoe Street, and side streets.”

Finally, they will be asked to support a series of pop-up art installations around town, in collaboration with the Public Art Commission, Foothills Art Center, and Visit Golden. These temporary art exhibits would be designed to encourage selfies taken with the art and posted on Instagram. For more information on any of these topics, see the meeting packet….

Museum News and Appreciating the Unappreciated

February 17, 2019

The Colorado Railroad Museum will be closed today through Friday for remodeling. Their big news is that they just received three new railcars, donated by the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The PPCR is closed this year for restoration, and when they re-open, it will be with all new equipment. Fortunately, they have given some of their antique rolling stock to our Railroad Museum!

The Golden History Museum posted a photo of a crocus from their garden yesterday–plus, they’re offering free admission all year, so there are two good reasons to visit today.

Dennis Potter’s lecture on “The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward’s Murder – Part 2” (Weds night at 6PM) is SOLD OUT. They will have a waiting list that night, so if you didn’t get a ticket, show up at 5:30 and ask to be put on the list.

The Buffalo Bill Museum is gearing up for their annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration, which will be next Sunday (2/24) from 10AM-5PM. This is always a fun event, with free admission, crafts, living historians, and free birthday cake. Plan to attend next Sunday.

The Quilt Museum has two exhibits right now: It Takes Two to Tango: Collaboration Quilts and All in the Family: Family and Album Quilts from the RMQM Collection. Both are fabulous, of course.

The Museum offered a class last month, as part of the previous exhibit, on Paper Art Quilts by Jane Mathews. Jane Mathews taught a class on how to create paper quilts, and it SOLD OUT. They are offering it again next Saturday, the 23rd. That one is almost sold out, so sign up soon!

Foothills Art Center will be closed tomorrow (Presidents Day), but they’re open today from 12-5PM. It’s a good day to visit the 2019 MEMBERS’ SHOW and the POWER OF PROCESS: A JEFFCO STUDENT EXHIBITION.

Appreciating the Unappreciated
The Jefferson County Coalition is looking for nominations for their Annual Good News Breakfast. This year’s theme is “Unsung Heroes…Not all Heroes Wear Capes.” Each and every day there are people in our community who are quietly doing good things to make our community better. These are people and/or organizations who go above and beyond, with little fanfare or expectation of being praised or recognized. You know who they are. They have done extra special things for their community, those in need, or for someone unable to do things for themselves. Help us find and share the stories of these Unsung Heroes doing good things for Jefferson County! We will honor them at the 2019 Good News Breakfast on April 30th. Nominations are due by Friday, February 22nd. Learn more and nominate someone….

Goldens in Golden

February 3, 2019

The City of Golden is partnering with Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies to celebrate International Golden Retriever Day. Golden retrievers and their humans are invited to gather at the Visitors Center (10th and Washington) at noon for a free dog photo and a bag of doggie treats. At 12:30PM, the group will walk through Golden, pausing for a group photo at the Welcome arch and another at the history park. The walk will end at Parfet Park.

Golden Rotary is offering a free program this Tuesday evening from 6-7:30: Raising Confident, Caring Young People.

As parents and adults working with children and youth, we spend a lot of time thinking about what we don’t want our children to do or become. It’s even more important, though, to have a clear idea of what we do want. Using a strengths-based framework, we an work together to help raise healthy kids. Speaker: Lori Hoffner is a nationally recognized speaker and has been offering training for positive youth development since 1997.

The event will be held in Miners Alley Playhouse. Seating is limited to 130 people. For more information, please call 303-278-2823.

Monday Preview:
Tomorrow night, the Golden History Museum will host a lecture: Rowdy Colorado. Shell games, dollars hidden in soap bars, shoot-outs in saloons and in the streets, fawning ladies of the night, swarms of migrating rattlesnakes, and cattle rustling dandies all play their part in Colorado history. Join us for a boisterous look at the early days of Colorado spanning from 1859-1930. Laughter encouraged. $0 Members; $10 non-members. Register

150 Years Ago

December 23, 2018
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The frenetic pace of Golden’s holiday celebrations is finally slowing down. Tomorrow, I’ll post the schedule of Christmas church services, but today I’m returning to one of my favorite pastimes of reading old Colorado Transcripts. I checked the issue from 150 years ago today–December 23, 1868. This ad on the front page caught my attention:

Clark & Doolittle,

Wholesale and Retail Detail in
all kinds of
Family Groceries,
City and Country Trade Solicited.
Foods sold as low as they can be bought
in Denver City
For Greenbacks
Remember the place
Golden City.

I mention that ad because one of my favorite old pictures of Washington Avenue shows that store, with Castle Rock in the background.

Other advertisements in that issue promote Edward Berthoud–Civil Engineer, a new blacksmith shop at the corner of Garrison (now 10th Street) and Washington; the Overland House Hotel (now the Buffalo Rose), and Barnes’ Premium Flouring Mills (now the Golden Mill). The Golden Paper Mill, which operated at 9th & Cheyenne, offered to sell wrapping paper.

The Astor House, Seth Lake, Proprietor advertised that This is an entirely new and commodious stone hotel, finished and furnished in good style, with entirely new furniture, bedding, etc., and the traveling public will find it a pleasant and desirable place of entertainment. Suite of rooms, suitable for families if desirable. Terms Reasonable.

People were excited about the upcoming Christmas Ball, which would be held at “Harrison’s Hall” (the building that now includes Creekside Jewelers).

In national news, the paper reported on President Andrew Johnson’s annual address to congress.

The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado 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. They expect to post digitized issues up through 1961 early next year. You’ll find old Transcripts online at  You can contribute to the cost of the digitizing project with a donation to the Golden History Museum.

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Beer Talks, EDComm, Clear Creek, and Future Park Plans

November 13, 2018

Golden Beer Talks - 1918 Influenza Epidemic - Golden CO

Golden Beer Talks happens tonight at Windy Saddle Cafe. This monthly lecture series has covered a huge range of topics, including the use of science in murder investigations, maps, political responses to drought, African Archaeology, caves, wildland fires, lasers, soul food, growing hops, how to spot fake news, injecting microbots for removing blood clots, blood-sucking insects, the Theory of Relativity, bacteria, locusts, the space program, soul food, bees, microbes, and many other obscure and interesting topics. Tonight, Frank Blaha will tell us about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The lecture starts at about 6:35, but people begin arriving at about 6PM to stake out a table. Almost all of the past Beer Talks have been recorded and are available on the site or as a podcast.

Carriage Rides in Downtown Golden COThe Economic Development Commission (EDComm) meets tonight at 6:30 at the Public Works building, 1445 10th Street. The Golden Chamber, which is currently between presidents, is short of funding for the Olde Golden Christmas festivities. Visit Golden is going to pay for the brochures and advertising in the Golden Transcript. The City will rent extra porta-potties for the Candlelight walk. The Chamber will request that EDComm pay $1,500 for the horse-drawn carriages, which will be in the 3 Saturday morning parades and will offer free carriage rides on Saturdays and Sundays (December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th). They will also discuss their recent request for proposals to replace the Golden Business News campaign with a Local Awareness Campaign, which would focus less on stores and restaurants and more (75%) on service businesses. They received only one proposal (from and will discuss whether to accept that one or re-issue the RFP. They will also discuss their 2019 Work Plan, which will focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To learn more about any of these topics, see the meeting packet….

The Parks, Recreation & Museums Board will also meet tonight, at 7PM at the Community Center. They will discuss Clear Creek Usage in the City. Topics may include use of the trail along the creek, impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, in-creek uses, the creek bank, communicating to the users, economic impacts, managing parking, and safety and law enforcement. They will also review the project descriptions that Parks has contributed to the Golden Investment Forum: Bachman Park ($3,000,000), a new history museum ($11,029,000), expanding the aquatics section in the community center ($5,500,000), improvements to Grampsas Park ($10,400,000), Lions Park improvements ($4,309,000), expanding Splash ($1,725,000), and developing DeLong Park ($780,000).  See the meeting packet….

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