Golden Beer Talks

Tonight’s Golden Beer Talks features historian Bill Philpott, author of Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the Colorado High Country.

It’s hard to love Interstate 70, a highway that mostly makes the news for snow closures, construction delays, and endless debates over how to ease the horrendous traffic jams. But if we follow I-70 back in time, it leads us straight into one of Colorado history’s most dramatic episodes: the explosion of post-World War II recreational development, when faded mining towns and quiet ranching valleys morphed into the motel clusters and ski resorts of a new mass outdoor leisure age.  Read more about it on the Golden Beer Talks site.

Windy Saddle will be serving pulled pork sandwiches and beer from Cannonball Creek.  Dinner will be served starting at 6, and the speaker will begin at about 6:40.

The Economic Development Commission will meet at 6:30 in the City Council Chamber.  They will hear a presentation from a planned start-up that will offer co-working space in the Armory Building.  They will also review their work plan for the year.  See the meeting packet on the city website for the details.

Tomorrow night’s Jeffco Innovator’s Workshop will feature  Be prepared to learn about STEM education!