Neighbors Step In To Help After Lightning Strikes Golden Home

By Jamie Leary

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Golden Fire Department responded to a smoldering home Sunday evening after it was struck by lightning.

“We’re just thankful it wasn’t worse than it was and the only scary part I would say is that this is on her nursery sidewall, which is a little nerve wracking, but it’s all exterior so we’re lucky,” said homeowner Carrie Roth, while inspecting the damage with her daughter… Read more…

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted

Due to changes in weather patterns, the Golden Fire Department is lifting the Stage 1 fire restrictions within the city limits of Golden, which were put into effect on July 10…  Read more…

Golden retires firetruck dedicated to man it saved

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Car hanging over embankment in Golden after C470 rollover wreck

By Jacob Rodriguez

GOLDEN – Traffic on C470 in Golden at Interstate 70 was slowed significantly after an SUV rolled over Saturday evening in Golden, authorities say…  Read more…

Golden Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Due to dry weather, the Golden Fire Department (GFD) is imposing temporary Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. These restrictions are for the corporate city limits of Golden and are independent but in conjunction with fire restrictions now in place in Jefferson County…  Read more…

Boy rescued from Golden’s Clear Creek

By Mike Klis

GOLDEN—Everybody likes a happy ending.

And thanks to Captain Wes Polk and firefighter Chris Nagy of the Golden Fire Department’s swift water rescue team, there was a happy ending for a young boy Monday morning along Clear Creak in Golden…  Read more…

Emergency crews recover man’s body from Clear Creek in Jefferson County

By Noelle Phillips

Crews from two fire departments and the Colorado State Patrol recovered a man’s body found Monday in Clear Creek…  Read more…

Deadly Water

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This photo comes courtesy of the Golden Fire Department. Yesterday, while trying to pull a car out of Clear Creek, they discovered a body. Take this as a reminder to BE CAREFUL NEAR THE CREEK. The Creek is closed to tubers and rafters. Kayakers with the specified safety equipment are still permitted in the Creek. Learn more about the restrictions. See a Fox News report about the Fire Department’s retrieval yesterday.

The County is looking for Volunteers to serve on boards and commissions. Want to advise on Open Space? The Library? Housing, Mental Health, the Fairgrounds, Sustainability…lots of other options. See the range of possibilities and submit an application on the County’s website.

Do you know any high school student(s) who might be interested in leadership? Consider inviting them to apply for this program to learn more about leadership in the world around us.

Don’t forget tonight’s Golden Bike Cruise and tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day.

You know–not all events make it into this daily post. Now and then, you should check the calendar, which appears on the home page. Tomorrow, for example, the Quilt Museum will teach a class on machine embroidery, the Volunteers of America will serve lunch at the Presbyterian Church, NREL will host a brown bag lunch presentation about the Solar Decathlon competition, the Front Porch will host their monthly book club, Colorado Whitewater will host a (Kayak) Rodeo on Clear Creek, Bent Gate will present a talk on Self-Rescue for climbers, a group of runners will gather at Holidaily brewing (and you’re invited), the Sustainability Board will meet, and Dinosaur Ridge will host a talk on armored dinosaurs. And that’s just a Wednesday! Check the calendar to make sure you don’t miss anything you’d really like to do.

An old house with a new, fiery purpose

By Christy Steadman

The opportunity to simulate a fire rescue training — with a real fire — in an actual house on its home turf is a unique opportunity for the Golden Fire Department…  Read more…

So Many Options

Golden Fire Department

Yesterday, I said that the Fire Department would be burning a house that was scheduled for demolition as a training exercise.  I was wrong–they didn’t actually burn it; they just filled it with smoke.  Dave Powers was on hand, and got some nice photographs of the Fire Department at work!

Since the schools are letting out early today, the Library has Freaky Friday (games and Legos) from 2-3:30.

You can visit the Emerald City tonight, via the High School’s production of The Wizard of Oz.  The show is at 7.

St. Patrick's Day in Golden ColoradoAlternatively, you can don your green apparel and hit some of the St. Patrick’s Day events.

BOB’S ATOMIC BURGERS is having an Atomic St. Patty’s Day DANCE OFF featuring BabyBaby, 12gage, Jon Medina, and Soeze from 9PM-1AM.

The GOLDEN ELKS CLUB is having an international dinner at 6, followed by a dance at 7:30.

GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY has an all night line-up of music to celebrate St. Patricks Day.  Lots of green, great music, and cocktails of course!  Mikey Smith: 4PM-7PM  |  Matt Weatherbee and the Lookouts: 8PM-11PM.

THE BUFFALO ROSE has Irish Dancing tonight at 8, featuring the Celtic Steps.  Free admission, but tips are appreciated.  They’ll also be serving corned beef reubens, corned beef dinners, Jameson and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Car Bomgs, Green Coors Light, and Guiness in cans.

MOUNTAIN TOAD will be serving Ryrish Stout and Two Gingers – a Double Irish Red aged in Oak.  Their food truck (Rolling Dough) will be serving Reuben Pizzas.

BARRELS & BOTTLES will host Reuben Gonzales on acoustic guitar from 6-9.

Golden Rotary and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health are offering a free seminar on Adult Mental Health First AidRegister here.

Calligraphy class at Foothills Art Cente in Golden ColoradoFoothills Art Center is offering a Beginning Calligraphy class from 9-1.  Register here.

Alpha Phi Omega at the Colorado School of Mines is hosting a free kids jamboree tomorrow from 10-2.  Learn more.

State Representative Jessie Danielson will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Golden City Council Chambers from 10-11.  Councilor Casey Brown has cancelled his monthly Coffee with a Councilor meeting and will attend Jessie Town Hall instead.

Earth Sweet Botanicals will offer a spring cooking class from 3-5:30 called Nibbles, Sips & Sweets.  Learn more.