Halloween Events and the Mines Parking Garage

Golden Cemetery ToursToday’s cemetery tours are at 10 and 1:30. Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising. Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866. Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.Tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Learn more….

The Golden History Museum will host a book release party at 5PM for Andi Pearson. She has written Scent of the Wild, A novel of abandonment and choices set in Colorado’s natural beauty. (Congratulations Andi!) Please RSVP via email or call 720-255-2808.

Tonight’s Yeti Night (6-9PM at the Mountaineering Museum) offers an evening of beer, gear, music, free admission, and YETI COSTUMES!

Nightmare on Greek StreetNightmare on Greek Street at the Colorado School of Mines is a free event, providing the Golden community with a safe and fun trick-or-treat environment. Various Mines sports, clubs and organizations will set up booths along Greek Row, home to the university’s fraternities and sororities, featuring arts and crafts activities, face painting, rocket demonstrations and more. Hosted by the Colorado School of Mines Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council, 1856-1701 West Campus Road (map).

The library has an event for adults tonight from 5:30-7:30:  DIY Beer Pint Glass EtchingCustomize your own beer pint glass using our glass etching technique. Glass etching cream can be messy, so please dress accordingly. No registration required. All materials provided, while supplies last. Limit 25.

At 7PM, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and Sierra Club Colorado present:  Evolving Past Coal – The Navajo Case. What are the consequences and options for the Navajo Nation if and when the coal mines and power plant in Page, Arizona, closes in 2019? Jobs will obviously disappear, but also substantial health impacts from mining and burning coal. New perspectives are urgently sought to re-develop. David Hurlbut is a Senior Analyst at NREL and has been a liaison with the Navajo Nation on energy. Free. Stay for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation.

City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. Tonight’s big topic is an appeal by the School of Mines regarding the proposed parking garage at 1400 Maple Street. The Planning Commission approved the garage, but only if 14th Street between Illinois and Maple is opened for traffic. This would allow direct access to the garage (via 14th Street) from downtown, so traffic wouldn’t have to filter through the other residential streets–11th, 12th, and 13th. Those streets have seen a big increase in traffic since the new stadium opened, and they requested the Planning Commission’s help in keeping still more traffic from going through.  Learn more by reading the meeting packet.