Passing 60%, Virtual Events, Live Music, and the Earth Day Collection

April 22, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Heather DeCaluwe – Clear Creek History Park – click to enlarge

Did you get it? Yesterday’s photo showed the new condos being built at 21st and Ford – click to enlarge

COVID Updates


% of Jeffco residents (16+) who have received either one or both shots– source

Everyone 16 OR OLDER is eligible to get the vaccine.

Appointments to Get the COVID Vaccine
State of Colorado’s Find Out Where You Can Get Vaccinated page | Lutheran Medical Center | JCPH Clinic in Arvada (70+ only) | www.vaccinespotter.org/CO/

Jefferson County Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000 | State Hotline to answer questions, including location of vaccine providers: 1-877-268-2926. It is staffed 24 hours a day

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – Tues: 43,365 | Weds: 43,555 (+190)
Deaths in Jeffco – Tues: 790 | Weds: 791 (+1)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Tues: 34 | Weds: 41 (+7)
Recovered – Tues: 40,894 | Weds: 41,049 (+155)
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 1758 | Mon: 1789

More Public Health References
School of Mines COVID-19 case page. | Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden


Virtual Events

8:45AM Silver Sneakers Classic
10AM Everything Dinosaur Talk – Mammals
10AM Mid-Morning Meditation
10-11:30 Advanced Microsoft Excel
10:15AM Preschool Time with the Library
3PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
6-7PM Qs and Brews Trivia
6PM Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The board will discuss “Project 2-25 ‘Bike Route to NREL (Naional Renewable Energy Lab) with enhanced wayfinding'” and the “TC Manual.” There are no attachments, so I can’t tell you what either of those entail.


Real Life Events

LIVE MUSIC:
6PM Open Pick Night at Over Yonder Brewing
8PM Rush Archives @ Buffalo Rose


Golden History Moment

In celebration of Earth Day, I’ve gathered several of my past articles about Golden’s history with Air Pollution, Water Pollution, and Solid Waste. Visit the Earth Day Collection!


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.

Mines Development Plans, Quarantine Cafe, Net Zero and Historic Preservation, Cool Down Corners, and Pistol-Packin’ Postal Carriers

April 21, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Patrick Klein – Do you know where this project is? (answer tomorrow) – click to enlarge

COVID Updates


% of Jeffco residents (16+) who have received either one or both shots– source

Everyone 16 OR OLDER is eligible to get the vaccine.

Appointments to Get the COVID Vaccine
State of Colorado’s Find Out Where You Can Get Vaccinated page | Lutheran Medical Center | JCPH Clinic in Arvada (70+ only) | www.vaccinespotter.org/CO/

Jefferson County Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000 | State Hotline to answer questions, including location of vaccine providers: 1-877-268-2926. It is staffed 24 hours a day

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – Mon: 43,243 | Tues: 43,365 (+122)
Deaths in Jeffco – Mon: 789 | Tues: 790 (+1)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Mon: 38 | Tues: 34 (-4)
Recovered – Mon: 40,689 | Tues: 40,894 (+205)
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 1758 | Mon: 1789

More Public Health References
School of Mines COVID-19 case page. | Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden


Virtual Events

7:30AM Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
CBAC will hear a 1st Quarter Financial Report, review the City’s Debt Management and Long-Range Budgetary Policies, learn about the CIP Process, and hear a Public Works Update
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life
10-10:30AM TriceraTOTs – Fizzy Eggs
10:15AM Baby Time with the Library
3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
5:30-7PM Virtual: South County Expansion Community Meeting/ Reunión de la comunidad de expansión del sur del condado
6-7:30PM GYP Book Club
6-7:30PM Conversations: Mirrors and Windows – How to Talk with Kids about Identity

6-7PM Mines Community Meeting
Mines will update the community on the following projects: Mines Park Expansion/Renovation Planning, Daycare Center Status (new location feasibility) , Labriola Innovation Complex (final design), Beck Venture Center Design Presentation 1
Link for Zoom meeting
Community meeting schedule and past presentations

6-7:30PM Golden History Museum – What are we really arguing about? Environmentalism in the 21st Century
6:30-7:30PM Golden Women in Business Table Talks
6:30PM Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will discuss Principles for Moving Forward on Net Zero Buildings and Historic Preservation. This is a study session, so no public comment will be accepted. See the meeting packet for more information.
7:30-8:30PM Cool Down Corners
Housebound kids? Remote learning? COVID worries? Do you need some ideas on handling your child’s emotions and what to do when he/she is having a meltdown? Learn more….

7:30PM Quarantine Cafe – Sarah Rex


Real Life Events

LIVE MUSIC:
4PM Chrispy at Mountain Toad Brewing


Golden History Moment

100 Years Ago
The April 21, 1921 Colorado Transcript announced that Golden post office employees were soon to be armed.

with a view to protecting the mail against robbery. A supply of revolvers holsters, belts and ammunition has been sent to the office, and probably will be received this week. The mail messenger will also be armed. Government employees will not be required to secure state, county or municipal permits to carry firearms while on duty. The action of the post office department is taken in view of the frequent mail robberies, and is designed to protect the mails and safeguard lives of postal employees.

This was such an unexpected story that I tried researching why the need had arisen. Deep in the heart of the U. S. postal service website, I found a list of “On This Day in Postal History” events. It said

April 9, 1921: Postmaster General Will Hays issued Order No. 5668, which armed “all essential postal employees” to combat a rash of mail robberies. Fifty thousand guns and two million rounds of ammunition were issued to railway mail clerks and other employees who handled valuable mail.

Further research showed that there was a nationwide rash of robberies underway at the time. Postal employees on trains were sometimes armed, but most robberies took place in local post offices–which is why the Postmaster General thought the clerks should be armed.


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.

Sustainability Awards, Driverless Vehicles, Changed Rules for Face Coverings, New Board Members, and Great Enthusiasm about Beer

April 20, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Frank Hanou – The Secret Garden – click to enlarge

COVID Updates


% of Jeffco residents (16+) who have received either one or both shots– source

Everyone 16 OR OLDER is eligible to get the vaccine.

Appointments to Get the COVID Vaccine
State of Colorado’s Find Out Where You Can Get Vaccinated page | Lutheran Medical Center | JCPH Clinic in Arvada (70+ only) | www.vaccinespotter.org/CO/

Jefferson County Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000 | State Hotline to answer questions, including location of vaccine providers: 1-877-268-2926. It is staffed 24 hours a day

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – Fri: 42,850 | Mon: 43,243 (+393)
Deaths in Jeffco – Fri: 786 | Mon: 789 (+3)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Fri: 35 | Mon: 38 (+3)
Recovered – Fri: 40,388 | Fri: 40,689 (+301)
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 1758 | Mon: 1789 (+31)

More Public Health References
School of Mines COVID-19 case page. | Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden


Virtual Events

7:30AM Good News Breakfast
8-9AM Golden Merchants Meeting
8:45AM Silver Sneakers Classic
10:15AM Toddler Time with the Library
4-5PM Recursos Digitales
7PM Colorado’s Highest – The History of Naming the 14,000 ft. Peaks

6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting
Tonight’s consent agenda includes a resolution “Adopting A Revised Fund Balance/Reserve Policy.”

  • Council will read three proclamations: Earth Day, Public Service Recognition, and Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • They will present sustainability awards to the Christian Action Guild, Golden Real Estate, and Bean Fosters.
  • They will begin considering “a two year pilot project to operate driverless transit vehicles (the EZ10) within predefined routes on Golden City streets.”
  • They will consider an appeal regarding the Planning Commission’s denial of a plan to build two side by side duplexes at 5th and Arapahoe.
  • They will consider a request by Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar at 13th and Washington to put a permanent soft material awning over the public sidewalk and right of way on 13th St.
  • They will hear a financial report on the 1st quarter of 2021.
  • They will hold two public hearings:
  • A Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance Changing The 2021 Budget For Carryover And Additional Appropriation Requests, and An Ordinance Of City Council Of The City Of Golden Amending Chapter 18.40 Of The Golden Municipal Code Pertaining To Sustainability Requirements For Site Plan Approval Of Multifamily And Commercial Projects.
  • They will consider repealing Golden’s emergency ordinance regarding face coverings and instead deferring to the County’s and State’s public health orders.
  • Mayor Weinberg will announce the new board and commission members.

Real Life Events

4PM Prime Tuesdays at the Buffalo Rose
10 oz Angus beef served with gouda mashed potatoes and savory green beans – $25


Golden History Moment

88 Years Ago
Based on the April 20, 1933 Colorado Transcript, the mood in town was decidedly upbeat. The town was still celebrating the repeal of Prohibition and the reopening of Coors Brewery. Production was up to 500 barrels a day, and the pent-up demand was apparently endless. Adolph Coors Jr. told the Transcript that he considered legalized beer as a relief measure and felt he had a responsibility to reinvest all profits in creating jobs

One brief article told of Alphonse Thuet Senior, who had managed hospitality at the brewery from 1889 till Prohibition went into effect in 1916. He was now able to return to dispensing hospitality (and beer!).


Coors Barley Harvest Near Golden – Denver Public Library Western History Museum – click to enlarge

The company was also inviting Jefferson County farmers to get barley seed at the brewery.

Stewart’s Grocery Store ad that week included a list of foods that would go well with Legalized BEER! (Suggestions included pretzels, liverwurst, olives, and cheese.)


Coors Thermo Porcelain photo supplied by Bill Robie – Click to enlarge

Coors Porcelain made the paper too, as described in the article, “Women Enthusiastic Over Coors Porcelain Display at Linder’s.” It reported that women were delighted at Linder Hardware’s display of Coors Thermo Porcelain, which was attractive china that went from refrigerator to oven to table.


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.