Giddy Up Gala supports community grant program

The annual Giddy Up Gala: A Night of Boots, Bourbon & Beer will take you back to the late 1980s and early 1990s in Golden’s Wild West to meet horseman and Hollywood silent film actor Pete Morrison and Golden’s tough-as-nails sheriff CP Hoyt… Read more…

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)

Honoring some of Golden’s special niches

By Christy Steadman

It’s a wonderful process getting to see all of the outstanding things that go on in the Golden community. And the Golden Civic Foundation is proud to help support these efforts, said Dr. Rick Goad, president of the Golden Civic Foundation…  Read more…

Contributing to the Golden quality of life

By Christy Steadman

From replacing the rescue mannequins used by the Golden Fire Department to constructing new stairs at the American Mountaineering Center, 40 nonprofits will be able continue to contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the community, thanks to the Golden Civic Foundation’s grants program…  Read more…

2017 Golden Civic Foundation Grants Luncheon Video


Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day

Today is Colorado Gives Day!  To donate to any of these Golden non-profit organizations, just click on the name, and you’ll go straight to the appropriate page:

Culture:  the Quilt Museum, the History Museums, Foothills Art Center, the Railroad Museum, Foothills Animal Shelter, Golden Landmarks, Public Art Elk project, the Jefferson Symphony, Colorado Environmental Film Festival,Spark City Children’s Museum, Miners Alley Playhouse.

Schools:  the Golden Schools Foundation, Shelton PTSA Playground Fund-Raiser, Mitchell Elementary PTA, Pleasant View Elementary PTSA, Ralston PTAGolden High School PTA, Bell Middle School PTA.

Helping the Needy:  Golden Backpack Program, Community Faith in Action (Be a Tool)GoFarm, the Christian Action Guild.

Community Support!  the Golden Civic Foundation, Golden Chamber of Commerce, Golden Optimists Club, Golden Visitors Center, Leadership Golden.

If you don’t see your favorite organization, go to and search for it!

The American Mountaineering Center: Steps to the Future

The Golden Civic Foundation wanted a video that showed the importance of the building at the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue, so they could raise funds to repair the steps in the front. The City saw this as a great way to tell the story of this historic Golden building…  View…

Golden beer-lovers come together for a good cause

By Christy Steadman

A big crowd of people from the Golden community came out and enjoyed their time together at the Barrels & Bottles Brewery on April 5. There were two reasons for the gathering — to taste Brian Q’s Pale Boy Ale Part Tres and support the Golden Civic Foundation…  Read more…

Beer and generosity

New City Manager Jason Slowinski will be at Golden Beer Talks tonight, and the featured brewery is Barrels & Bottles.  The talk will start at about 6:30, and if you want to be sure to get a table, come earlier, like 6-ish.  The venue, as always, is Windy Saddle Cafe, right under the Welcome arch downtown.

Golden Beer Talk - Jason Slowinski

This is Colorado Gives Day.  The Golden Civic Foundation is hosting a party at the Table Mountain Inn for Golden’s non-profit organizations, from 4:30-7.  Even if you can’t make the party, please consider supporting some of Golden’s eligible organizations.  They’ll get a little extra from the Community First Foundation if you make your donations today.  (You must give through the Colorado Gives website to get the matching funds.)

One final option:  there’s a free lecture tonight at Earth Treks Climbing Center Paige Claassen will be speaking about her Top 10 Climbs from around the world and Upslope Brewing Company will be serving beer!  Contributions to the American Alpine Club are welcome.

Colorado Gives Day and Lots of City Business

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day.  This means that the Community First Foundation will divide up a $1 million fund among all participating organizations, based on the donations they receive that day.  The Golden Civic Foundation is hosting a party at the Table Mountain Inn for Golden’s non-profit organizations.  This is a chance for you to go talk to representatives from the organizations, and, if you choose to, donate to them.  The party runs from 4:30-7.  Please go–it will be fun and interesting!

Tomorrow night is also a Golden Beer Talk at Windy Saddle Cafe.  New City Manager Jason Slowinski will be the speaker, and the featured brewery is Barrels & Bottles.

Here are this week’s city meetings.  These will all take place in City Council Chambers, starting at 6:30, and will all be broadcast live on cable channel 8 and through the city website.  The meeting packets are available on this page.

Heritage SquareDemolition plans for the Heritage Square buildings

Monday:  Historic Preservation Board.  They will consider a request for a “Certificate of Appropriateness” from Martin Marietta, the current owners of Heritage Square.  Martin Marietta plans to demolish most of the buildings.  The Board will also consider the “appropriateness” of a planned second story addition to a one story house in the East Street Historic District.

Tuesday: Economic Development Commission.  They will hear a presentation from the Red Rocks Community College Foundation, and continue a discussion about a possible Golden Incubator/Accelerator.

Wednesday:  Sustainability Board.  Agenda not yet posted.

Thursday:  City Council.  Council will vote on whether to name the new park at Ridge & Cressman “Barbara Foss Memorial Park.”  They will hold a public hearing on a proposed new yard sign ordinance.  They will hold a public hearing on whether to vacate Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th Streets for use by Calvary Episcopal Church.  Finally, they will hold a public hearing regarding trash and recycling providers.