Weather Whiplash and Thursday Events

Weather Whiplash
The predicted high for today is 77 degrees.  Tomorrow’s high is predicted to be 41!

Tomorrow night is Thirsty Thursday at the Mountaineering Museum.  As always, join them for beer, gear, music, and free museum admission.  The shindig runs from 5:30-8:30.

At 8PM, you’ll have the option of moving to the Foss theater (also in the Mountaineering Center) to watch Ruin and Rose:

A surreal future leaves the world without water and consumed by sand: the Big Empty. A group of children survives alone on the edge of the endless desert in the ruin of the now. When a young boy unearths an ancient relic hinting at the lost wonders of winter, he sets off in search of the ghosts that once called the mountains their home. This bold cinematic experience balances stunning skiing with a wild and hopeful journey into the forgotten lands of myth and magic beyond the Empty.


Alternatively, the Golden History Center will host a lecture about Black Gold—History of the Oil Industry in ColoradoIn 2012, Colorado was the 9th leading producer of oil in the U.S. Over 90% of new oil and gas wells in Colorado utilize hydraulic fracturing. The first oil discovery in the state was an oil spring in Florence, Colorado. Come and learn about the fascinating history of this industry as well as the booms and busts of oil from historian and storyteller Ed Weising. Learn how Golden’s Colorado School of Mines played a leading role in the development of this industry.  Members $10; non-members $15.  Buy tickets online or at the museum.