The Cowboys are in Town

January 17, 2020

The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering is happening at the American Mountaineering Center this weekend. Plan to attend some or all of their shows for lots of great music and cowboy poetry that is alternately poignant and hilarious. There are evening shows at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night, mini shows throughout the day (10AM to 5PM) both today and tomorrow, and a matinee at 1:30PM Sunday afternoon. On Friday and Saturday they’ll be offering a Chuckwagon lunch from 11AM-1PM.

More Friday Events:
9:15AM Baby Time at the Library
9:30AM Resources Beyond Earth: Enabling Future Exploration and the New Space Economy
10AM Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
10AM Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
10:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
1PM The Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: the Caboose
4PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic at Foothills Animal Shelter

More Friday Music:
5PM Jesh Yancey at Over Yonder Brewing
6PM Jay Martin at Barrels and Bottles
7:30PM Big Time Rascals, Scott Slay and the Rail, Blue Canyon Boys at Buffalo Rose
8PM Austin Williamson at Buffalo Rose
8PM Karaoke at Smiley’s
9PM Karaoke at Ace Hi Tavern
9PM Resonators at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse


Saturday Preview:

9AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose – Menu | Reservations
9AM CSU Jefferson County Pollinators & Bee Club – Pollinator Film at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
9AM Montessori Toilet Learning
10AM Co-Ed Cheer Mini Camp
10AM Jr. Geologist 101 at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
10:15AM Family Time at the Golden Library
10:15AM Walk With a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
11AM Fly-Tying Seminar at Golden River Sports
12PM The Brain-Gut Axis and the Gateway to AI at Natural Grocers
12PM Cannonball Creek Brewing 7th Anniversary Weekend
12PM Performance Service Workshop at Avalanche Harley-Davidson
5PM Vinyl Night at Mountain Toad
6PM Glow in the Dark Yoga for Adults at Pranatonic

City Council and Concerns about Hippies

January 16, 2020

6:30PM City Council has a study session tonight in City Council Chambers. They will discuss a new handbook for board and commission members, as well as the process they will use for upcoming board and commission member interviews. They will also review the City Council Rules of Procedure. After the Study Session, they will hold an Executive Session (no camera, closed to the public) to discuss the possibility of forming an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the School of Mines.

Local band Wildermiss is playing at the Buffalo Rose tonight at 8PM.

Other Thursday Events:
9:15AM Baby Time at the Library
10:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
11:15AM Wee Create at the Library
1PM Chronic Illness/Pain Support Group at the Presbyterian Church (map)
6PM Cheese Night at Mountain Toad with Cheese Ranch
6PM Group Run @ Runners High
6PM Science Sit-Down at the Library
6:15PM Overeaters Anonymous at Natural Grocers (map)
6:30PM Overeaters Anonymous at the Methodist Church (map)
6:30PM City Council Study Session

Thursday Music:
6PM Dave Frisk at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
6PM UllrGrass Band Contest – 2020 at New Terrain Brewing
6PM Ullrgrass Band Competition at New Terrain Brewing Company
7PM Howard Dlugasch at Mountain Toad Brewing
8PM Wildermiss at Buffalo Rose
8PM Karaoke at Rock Rest Lodge
9PM Karaoke at Ace-Hi Tavern


49 Years Ago
In January of 1971, Golden City Council passed a rezoning ordinance to grant Heritage Square the right to include limited manufacturing facilities. The request was made on behalf of two craft groups, including one that made ice cream. Councilman Frank Leek expressed the fear that this change might attract “an undesirable ‘hippie element.'”

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for their work in digitizing the historic Golden Transcripts. Thanks to the Transcript for documenting life in Golden since 1866!


Friday Preview:
9:15AM Baby Time at the Library
9:30AM Resources Beyond Earth: Enabling Future Exploration and the New Space Economy
10AM Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
10AM Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
10:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
1PM The Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: the Caboose
4PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic at Foothills Animal Shelter

Science, Raptors, Orators, and a Centennial Celebration

January 15, 2020

9AM Golden Walks: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life
9:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
10AM Volunteers of America (VOA) Weekly Meal at the Presbyterian Church
10AM Storytime at the Golden History Museum
10:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
11:15PM Discovery Play at the Library
12PM Golden Women in Business Book Club
4PM Extreme Science Challenge: Reaction Action with Science Matters at the Library
4:30PM Hunger Free Golden Community Conversation
5:30PM Golden Orators Toastmasters
6PM Jeffco Open Space Land Stewardship Series – Raptors of Jeffco

Wednesday Music:
5PM Dave Frisk at Rock Rest Lodge
6PM Jay Martin at Buffalo Rose
6PM Live Music Wednesdays at Miners Saloon
6:30PM Open Mic Night at Smiley’s


The Golden Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary throughout 2020. Referring back to the Colorado Transcripts from the 1920s, we learn that one of their earliest goals was to get “the cement road” from Denver extended into downtown Golden. The Chamber will kick off their year of celebrations next Thursday (January 23rd) with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the Golden Visitors Center.


Thursday Preview:
9:15AM Baby Time at the Library
10:15AM Toddler Time at the Library
11:15AM Wee Create at the Library
1PM Chronic Illness/Pain Support Group at the Presbyterian Church (map)
6PM Cheese Night at Mountain Toad with Cheese Ranch
6PM Group Run @ Runners High
6PM Science Sit-Down at the Library
6:15PM Overeaters Anonymous at Natural Grocers (map)
6:30PM Overeaters Anonymous at the Methodist Church (map)
6:30PM City Council Study Session
Thursday Music:
6PM Dave Frisk at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
6PM UllrGrass Band Contest – 2020 at New Terrain Brewing
6PM Ullrgrass Band Competition at New Terrain Brewing Company
7PM Howard Dlugasch at Mountain Toad Brewing
8PM Wildermiss at Buffalo Rose
8PM Karaoke at Rock Rest Lodge
9PM Karaoke at Ace-Hi Tavern