This week and till the end of time

Tonight from 6-9, the CSM Geology Museum is having an open house to celebrate the start of the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.  It’s a nice opportunity to enjoy the displays and hobnob with the museum’s friends, employees, advisers, volunteers, and supporters.  They’ll have free appetizers, a cash bar, and a performance by the Colorado School of Mines String Quartet. Admission is free!

parking in downtown Golden

Downtown parking congestion

The Planning Commission meets tonight at 6:30 at City Hall.  They will meet with the owners of Heritage Square, to learn about their redevelopment plans.  They will also discuss downtown parking, which gets tighter every year.  One reason is that the School of Mines charges students and staff to park on campus, so many CSM people choose to use the free parking downtown instead.  This is a Study Session, not a business meeting, so there is no time allotted for public comment.

City Council meets tomorrow night–also a study session, so no public comment.  They will review the 10 year capital improvement plan.  “Capital” includes our infrastructure, such as streets, sidewalks, municipal buildings, and expensive items such as firetrucks.  Council considers these items separately from the Operating Budget, which includes expense items such as salaries, insurance, and professional fees.  They will also discuss our plethora of special events, and consider whether to continue our current moratorium on new events.  Finally, they will hear what the Pay As You Throw task force has been accomplishing.

As always, see the details of meeting agenda items on the Agenda, Meetings, Webcast page on the City website.


Tomorrow night, the Mountaineering Museum will hold one of their Thirsty Third Thursdays.  Also tomorrow night, Foothills Art Center will hold the first of two Town Hall Meetings designed to help them plan for future exhibits, classes, and facilities.

Want to know What’s Happening in Golden from now until the end of time?  Remember to check the calendar on the home page, which covers civic, cultural, business, and lots of other events.