Colorado Railroad Museum welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is making his annual trip to Golden this September.

Families tend to love this event because it offers something for everyone, across the generations, said Danielle Riebau, the museum’s event and volunteer manager… Read more…

‘It’s been a great ride’

By Christy Steadman

In the nearly 13 years he spent as executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum, Donald Tallman gained a deep appreciation for the role that railroads played in the growth and development of Colorado and the United States, he said… Read more…

Raise a Reader Festival ‘free, fun and good for you’

By Casey Van Divier

Programs manager Cindy Jaye and her colleagues at Jefferson County Public Library “had been dreaming about offering the Raise a Reader Festival” for years, Jaye said — and, after offering 10 smaller festivals in 2017 and taking a year off in 2018, the organization will hold the 2019 festival in just one location, hoping to serve more than 1,000 attendees… Read more…

Here’s when Polar Express Train Ride tickets go on sale in Golden

GOLDEN, Colo. — If you haven’t had the chance to ride aboard a train in Colorado’s gorgeous landscape, we may have found the best reason yet to consider it – mostly if you have little ones.

The Colorado Railroad Museum is continuing its tradition of “The Polar Express Train Ride” for 2019… Read more…

Dinner in the Diner (Nothing Could Be Finer!)

Heart and Soul of Golden month - Colorado Railroad Museum

February is Heart and Soul of Golden month. During the month, Golden Cultural Alliance members will offer all sorts of fun events, designed to get you out of the house. The Railroad Museum is planning something that sounds like a blast: “Date on the Diner.”

Guests are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Colorado Railroad Museum.  This will be a mid-century themed affair and period dress is encouraged. Seating will begin at 4:30pm with dinner served at 5:00pm followed by a short theatrical performance. Both dinner and the performance will occur on our beautiful Union Pacific Dining Car.

Ticket includes dinner, desert, beer, wine, or soft drinks, and other “goodies.” Tickets include regular admission and a ride,* We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the Museum exhibits, pose for photos with historic rail equipment and take a ride on our Galloping Goose before the show starts.  Tickets.

Colorado Gives Day


The Library’s DIY Lab will help you make Light-Up Holiday Cards from 5:30-7:30 today.

Jeffco Open Space will be hosting a Beginning Birder’s Orientation tonight from 6-7:30PM. Learn more….

Colorado Gives Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday December 5th) is Colorado Gives Day, which an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.  To encourage people to donate on this particular day, there is a $1 million incentive fund, which is split up amongst the organizations that receive donations on Colorado Gives Day.

Want to participate?  You have from midnight tonight till midnight tomorrow night.  Here are some organizations that benefit Golden, specifically.  Apologies if I missed any.  You can search for organizations through the Colorado Gives home page.

American Alpine Club
Bell Middle School PTA
Christian Action Guild
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Railroad Museum
Community Faith in Action
Foothills Art Center
Free Horizon Montessori
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Friends of Golden History Museums
Friends of the Foothills Animal Shelter
Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Backpack Program
Golden Civic Foundation
Golden High School PTA
Golden Landmarks Association
Golden Optimists: Bikes for People Who Need Them…
Golden Schools Foundation
Golden Visitors Center
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Leadership Golden Alumni Association
Miners Alley Playhouse
Public Elk Art
Ralston PTA
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Shelton Elementary Arts and Music After School Program
The Action Center
The Horse Protection League
The Spark City Bus! (mobile children’s museum)

The Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

Autumn in Golden Colorado

Jeffco Schools are off all week, and Colorado School of Mines students will be off, starting tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Railroad Museum is having their monthly Storytime and Craft this morning at 10AM.

The Library has their monthly Book Group tonight from 6-7PM. They will be discussing Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide, by Charles Foster.

New Terrain Brewing Company has Yoga on Tap tonight from 6-7PM. The class costs $16 at the door and includes a beer or kombucha afterwards.

Tonight’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has been cancelled.

Eventful Saturday

Colorado Railroad Museum

Photo Courtesy of the Colorado Railroad Museum

The Railroad Museum has a Steam Train going today, so it’s a good day to visit and take a ride!

Visit the Golden City Brewery today to enjoy their 19th annual ChiliFest, which is a benefit for the food bank at the Christian Action Guild.  They’ll have 15 chili cooks and at least 3 chili beers.  The event starts at noon and runs till 5PM…or until they run out of chili!

Mountain Side Gear Rental (map) is collecting coats, backpacks, and warm sleeping gear for Jefferson County’s homeless families. Almost 3,000 children are homeless in our county, so youth-size clothing is particularly welcome. Please bring your contributions between 10AM and 2PM today. You’re welcome to stay for a while for food and beverages and to meet the agencies that dedicate their time and efforts to end homelessness in Jefferson County. Call 303-955-2290 if you have any questions.

Golden Votes!

Photo by DPowers –

The March to the Ballot Box will meet at the library at 1PM to walk over to the City Hall and VOTE! Fill out your ballot and plan to join them.

Jefferson County CSU Extension Service is celebrating 100 years today–wow! Join them tonight from 5:30-8:30 at the Fairgrounds. “Foods to Mingle Over … History to Visit … Future to Enjoy” Live music provided by Grasping at Straws. Tickets are $15 per person with a cash bar.

The forecast says it will be cooler today, with highs in the 50s.

This is CSM’s Parents & Family Weekend, so look out for proud parents!

New Terrain Brewing is hosting BFC4 (Beer Fight Club) from 4-7PM. This is a blind tasting competition featuring 8 Colorado breweries. You can help judge by voting for the best beer. The breweries and Beer Fight Club will be giving away “stuff.” Tickets are $35-40.

Live Music:
THE BUFFALO ROSE – The Duke Street Kings at 3:30 and Genitorturers at 8PM
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM

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Chilly, Action-Packed Sunday

Golden Gallop

The Golden Gallop is this morning!  You can still sign up by going early to Parfet Park from 6:30-7:30AM.  The 10K race starts at 7:45 and the 5K starts at 8AM.  (You won’t get over-heated this year!)  More information….

Golden Gallup Race Results are Now Available!

State-38 Distilling’s Corner Saloon is having an End-of-Summer Party today from noon till closing.  Buy one cocktail and get the second for half price!  1123 Washington Avenue  |  Map

The Railroad Museum will have a spectacular model railroad on display today in the picnic pavilion.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of classic toy trains from 1925 to the present, including Lionel, MTH, Williams, Big Boys, Challengers, The Blue Comet, Northerns, The Ski Train & a model of the Galloping Goose! The Museum is open from 9-5 today.

Calvary Church - Golden Colorado

Calvary Church, which is the last of Golden’s old downtown churches, is celebrating their 150th anniversary by offering tours every Saturday and Sunday from noon-2PM during September.  In addition, their principle celebration is a party to be held this evening from 4-9PM.  Calvary members and friends from Golden are invited for food, dancing, and a program celebrating their 150 year history. For more information, call 303-279-2188 or visit  Best wishes to Calvary Church for their next 150 years!

A day trip to Golden to ride the rails at the Colorado Railroad Museum

By Joshua Berman

GOLDEN — It was a warm, sunny Ride the Rails Saturday morning at the Colorado Railroad Museum. My family and I entered the gift shop to get our tickets and I realized I wasn’t the only one who’d decided this was a good day to visit Golden…  Read more…