Weekly COVID Update, Lodging Tax, Recreational Marijuana Sales, and a Ghost

Golden Eye Candy – Joyce Davell – Beautiful Bronze (of Buffalo Bill!) – click to enlarge

Weekly COVID Update

% of Jeffco residents (12+) who have received at least one shot (+0.7% since last week) – 69.9% are fully-vaccinatedsource

Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – Aug 2nd: 50,451 | Aug 9th: 51,028 (+577)
Deaths in Jeffco – Aug 2nd : 866 | Aug 9th: 870 (+4)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Aug 9th: 32 | Aug 9th: 35 (+3)
Recovered – Aug 2nd : 48,875 | Aug 9th: 49,339 (+464)
Known Cases in Golden – Aug 2nd : 2054 | Aug 9th: 2079 (+25)

COVID Vaccine Appointments
State of Colorado: Where You Can Get Vaccinated
Jeffco Public Health Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000
State Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-268-2926.

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

More Public Health References
Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Cardio Lift Interval
9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
5:30-6:25PM HIIT & Sculpt
6-7:30PM Exploring the National Monuments in Colorado and Beyond

Real World Events

4-10PM Prime Tuesdays at the Buffalo Rose
Prime Rib
Who can resist 10 oz. of Angus beef cooked to perfection and served with gouda mashed potatoes, savory green beans, and all the accompaniments?
On Tuesdays only, you and your Doggo and all of your friends can hang out on ANY of our three patios, including the positively perfect back patio. Come enjoy our Tuesday Specials with your Best Dog Ever.
Locals are Golden
A “periodic” visit will earn our Golden locals, students and service industry folks a 79 cent Coors Light or Coors Banquet on Tuesdays.

5-7PM VIBE@Five at the Golden Hotel
VIBE@FIVE is Golden’s Happy Hour! Come join other members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce for this “Very Important Business Event” – VIBE! This event is for members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and their guests as well as for members of the Golden Young Professionals. Become a member

Stop in for a quick hello and a refreshment right after work and a chance to get to know fellow members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and Golden Young Professionals. This is a great networking and socializing event.  More information

6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting @ City Hall
City Council will decide tonight whether to put a lodging tax and expanded sales of marijuana on the ballot for this fall. Those who favor these items see them as significant new sources of revenue. Those who question the lodging tax generally do so because the plan for how the money will be spent is so nebulous. Those who question marijuana sales tend to think it will just downgrade the city overall. Council has not made a specific commitment as to how many retail outlets would be allowed, or where they would be. If you have an opinion on either of these items, you can express it at the meeting, during public comment, or send an email to

Golden History Moment

Some of the tenants of 714 Fourteenth St – click to enlarge

The August 10, 1982 Golden Transcript announced that a new restaurant was opening at 714 14th Street: Mrs. Delaney’s Carolina House. The new restaurant would feature southern cuisine. The owners were not named Delaney.

That building has been home to several families and many businesses there over the years. According to Cathleen Norman’s book, Golden Old and New, it was built in about 1910. For the first sixty years, it generally served as a family residence, but was a mortuary for a few years during the 1930s.

Several families lived there over the years, including the Jaegers, Pratts, Waldschmidts, Zieglers, Heilands, and Bengsons.

Mildred Delaney – Golden Transcript – May 15, 1969

Mildred Delaney, a widow, and her son Gerald moved there in 1948. She was a school teacher and also taught music, giving lessons and hosting recitals in the home. She died in 1969, and after Gerald’s marriage in 1970, the family sold the house.

The building has hosted businesses since that time, beginning with Golden Floral (1971-1978). Albert Fike–an entertainer–opened The Brass Lantern restaurant in 1978. This was followed by Radclyffe Hall in 1980 and Carolina House in 1982.

The owners of Carolina House billed the restaurant as “haunted,” insisting that the ghost of Mrs. Delaney still occupied the house and was responsible for the failure of the two previous restaurants.

Thai Gold – 714 Fourteen Street

There is a gap in my knowledge after this, but by the 1990s it was Italian restaurant Tony Rigatoni’s. The current occupant, Thai Gold, has been going strong since its opening in late 2011.

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!