4-H youths shine at Jeffco Fair & Festival

By Christy Steadman

From cake decorating to raising chickens, Jefferson County’s 4-H youths work hard on their projects all year to showcase them annually at the Jeffco Fair & Festival… Read more…

Feedback, 4-H, STEM, and Grants

You like us! 10th AnniversaryThanks to everyone who responded to our 10th Anniversary survey about What’s Happening in Golden last week.  Our audience appreciates hearing what city council, boards, and commissions are working on, though one response said we were too “anti-progress.”  People find the coverage of community events to be “about right.”  They like learning more about businesses, but sometimes would like more notice on events.  96% said they would refer the site/daily posts to a friend.  One person remarked that they would like more coverage of the school schedule.  See the complete list of results.

Jefferson County 4HJeffco kids ages 5-18 are invited to attend the annual Jeffco 4-H Open House tonight (Monday 10/16 from 6-8:30) at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Volunteer 4-H leaders and current club members will be available to answer questions about the various programs offered for youth. For more information on 4-H enrollment, contact CSU Extension Agent Barbie Garnett at 303-271-6620 or Learn more….

The library is hosting STEM Girls this afternoon from 4-5PM. This fun celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math is open to girls of all ages. This event is led by Bell Middle School’s Girls in iSTEM Club.

Holiday Lights - Golden ColoradoThe Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will vote on whether to approve a sign grant request from Connects Workspace, a TIF reimbursment agreement with the Buffalo Rose, and extending the contract to install the holiday lights. They will discuss whether to provide a grant to the Environmental Film Festival. On the one hand, such events bring a lot of people downtown and therefore support downtown businesses; on the other the DDA doesn’t want to provide repeat grants because they want events to be self-sustaining.  See their full meeting packet….

Registration is Open for 2017 ENOR Summer Day Camps for 43rd Year

(Golden, Colo., January 24, 2017) – The Jefferson County Extension office is pleased to announce that registration is now open for ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp’s 43rd year. ENOR day camps are unique as the focus is environmental education and youth development.  Each day the curriculum highlights unique environmental and social themes that guide learning…  Read more…

Having fun with the 4-H program

By Christy Steadman

Walking into the event center, one was likely to hear the high-pitched gobble-gobble of a turkey or the low tones of a mooing cow.

The odor wasn’t foul, but the smell of livestock filled the air.

Cages on tables held rabbits, chickens, turkeys and roosters. Stalls kept pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas, cows and sheep from escaping…  Read more…

Cash, caching, and more

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will review their 2016 budget and grant requests from the Golden Visitors Center ($4,925), Foothills Art Center ($10,000), and Barrels and Bottles Brewery ($1,250).  They will also discuss several infrastructure projects (curbs, gutters, bike parking, and public art).  For more information, see their meeting packet on the city website.

Foothills Art Center

The Parks & Rec Board meets tomorrow night at 7, at the Community Center.  They will discuss public art for Ulysses Park and downtown parking.  Their agenda is available on the city website.

4-HHave you ever thought of getting your kids involved in 4-H?  Tonight is your opportunity to learn about it.  They’re having an open house from 6-8:30 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.  Learn more about clubs and groups in Jefferson County.  There are over 50 project areas to choose from, including Computers, Cooking, Dog Obedience, Gardening, Horse & Horseless Horse, Livestock (large & small animal), Photography, Robotics, Sewing, Shooting Sports, Sport Fishing, Vet Science and much more!

Learn geocaching at the Golden library

Have you wondered what “Geocaching” is all about?  There’s a program tonight at the Golden Library that will unveil the mysteries.  What is geocaching?  It’s an outdoor treasure hunting activity, using GPS (Global Positioning System) to find hidden containers filled with a logbook and other small items.  Join geocacher Phyllis McGuire as she explains and presents slides of geocaching as well as earthcaching, a type of geocaching which takes you to unique geological features of the earth.

4-H offers open house

By Christy Steadman

The Jefferson County 4-H is inviting the community to attend an open house from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue in Golden…  Read more….

Surprisingly Much for a Monday

If you have kids who might be interested in joining 4-H, attend their open house tonight from 6-8:30 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)There are over 50 project areas to choose from like Computers, Cooking, Dog Obedience, Gardening, Horse & Horseless Horse, Livestock (large & small animal), Photography, Robotics, Sewing, Shooting Sports, Sport Fishing, Vet Science and much more.

GURA meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  Their topics tonight include the mural to be posted on the new Natural Foods store, the mural to be posted on the Coors Tek building, the GURA budget for next year, and several other topics.

Tomorrow at 1, at the Railroad Museum, there will be a play commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kindertransport, the program that helped over 10,000 Jewish children escape Germany just prior to the outbreak of World War II.  Learn more….

Tomorrow from 4-6 at the Table Mountain Inn, the Chamber will hold a happy hour send-off for the universally adored Krista Braton, who’s leaving for a new job with ArtReach.

Tomorrow night is a Golden Beer Talk.  We’ll be hearing from Dr. James White, a climate scientist from the Colorado School of Mines.  Details to follow tomorrow!


Young people (5-18) who are interested in 4-H are invited to learn about the various programs by attending the open house at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds tonight, from 6-9.

Today is the last day to register for this year’s November election..