Floating and Flooding, Dinosaurs, Theater, and Quilts

August 14, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Frank Hanou – 90 Degree Day – enlarge

Real World Events

9AM Keg Konditioning @ Golden Mill
9:30-11:30AM Full Walking Tour @ Dinosaur Ridge
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
10AM Wild West Walking
10AM and 1PM Wild West Short Tour
11AM Wild West Pub Crawl

2PM HAIR @ Miners Alley Playhouse

2-4PM Sunday at the Museum @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum


Live Music

11AM-2PM Scott Slay @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
1-5PM Falling West @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
2:30PM The Francisco Escape @ Over Yonder
3PM Funk It Up @ Wrigley’s
4-7PM Will Whalen @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
8PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment


16th Street railroad bridge (17th Street bridge is obscured by the trees) – Denver Public Library Western History Collection, circa 1908-1915 – enlarge

109 Years Ago
The August 14, 1913 Colorado Transcript described considerable property damage resulting from a sudden downpour, which caused Kinney Run to flood.

The storm broke directly over Golden, the heaviest part being Southwest of the park. The Rain fell in sheets for nearly an hour. The usually dry gulches draining the territory south of Golden sent gushing streams into Kinney run, which never has more than a mere trickle of water in it, and turned it into a raging torrent.

The Denver & Intermountain car was just leaving town at that time. It passed over the bridge at 16th Street and was about to pull onto a bridge at 17th when the supports under both bridges were washed away. The car was stranded between the two bridges. The railroad quickly brought a crew of workmen to repair the damage and the line was functional again 24 hours later.


Excerpt from the 1911 Sanborn Insurance Map – Library of Congress – enlarge

The two lumberyards along Ford Street incurred about $5,000 in damage. At least two homes had flood damage, with one at 12th and East “filled up to the window sills with water.” Two irrigation ditches were damaged. G.W. Parfet lost a horse when he fell through a bridge and was drowned.

The article ended with a mention of a similar flood, 27 years earlier, which had also caused significant damage.

Kinney Run project under construction in May of 2022 – Patrick Klein – enlarge

Kinney Run hasn’t often flooded, but when it has, it has caused damage in the low-lying areas along Ford and Jackson Streets. This is why Coors undertook the major flood abatement work for such an insignificant-looking stream. They have big construction plans for the brewery, and needed to get their property out of the flood plain.


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!

Steam Trains, Appliques, Triceratops, Homestead Open House, Hair, and Wet Days

August 13, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Nancy Torpey – The View from South Table Mountain – enlarge

Real World Events


Homestead Open House Today – Richard Luckin – enlarge

8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot
9-5PM Rail Fair & Steamup with Train Ride @ Colorado Railroad Museum
9:30AM-4PM Pumpkin Time Machine Applique @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Triceratops Trail
10AM-2PM Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
10AM Wild West Short Tour
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library
12-12:30PM Smoothie Bowls @ Natural Grocers
1PM Wild West Short Pub Crawl
6PM Wild West Short Tour
7:30PM HAIR @ Miners Alley Playhouse


Live Music

11AM-2PM Tall Poppy Stringband @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
4PM 6202 Band @ Wrigley’s
5-8PM Band of Randoms @ Goosetown Station
6PM Poor Till Payday @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
7-10PM Tommy’s Shinebox @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment


Wet Day in 1964 – Colorado Transcript Photo, taken from the northeast corner of 12th and Washington – enlarge

58 Years Ago
As we head into another hot day, I thought you’d enjoy seeing cooler, wetter days of yore–thus, this photo from the August 13, 1964 Colorado Transcript.


August 14, 2018 – Donald Tallman – enlarge

4 Year Ago
Fast-forwarding 54 years, here’s a picture that Donald Tallman, the now-retired Executive Director of the Railroad Museum, took as he was leaving Barrels and Bottles. He reported that the water was almost up to the door of his Subaru Forester. “It gave me an excuse to have another beer to wait for the water level to subside a bit before wading out to the car.”


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!

Movie Nights, Hair, and Rezonings

August 12, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Richard Luckin – The Pond in the Morning – enlarge

Virtual Events

9-9:55AM Strength and Cardio
10-11:30AM NREL – Virtual Public Campus Experience
11AM-12PM Kimodo for Balance
12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga
1-1:55PM Chair Yoga


Real World Events


City of Golden’s Movies & Music in Parfet Park

10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
1-2PM The Friday Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter
7PM Movies & Music in the Park – The Princess Bride @ Parfet Park
7:30-10PM Golden Ghosts & Spirits Tour


Limited Tickets Available for this Weekend

7:30PM HAIR @ Miners Alley Playhouse
“Miners Alley once again kills it, mounting a complex production on its tiny stage and bringing the opening-night crowd to a standing-O before the cast had even started its curtain calls.” ~Alex Miller. OnStage Colorado.


Outdoor Movie Night (Secretariat) at the Horse Protection League

8:30PM Outdoor Movie NightSecretariat @ Horse Protection League


Live Music

5-8PM Blake and Friends @ Goosetown Station
6PM Falling Rock @ Wrigley’s
7-10PM Conal Rosanbalm @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment


Southridge Park (map) – enlarge

51 Years Ago
The August 12, 1971 Golden Transcript reported that a planned rezoning hearing had been tabled. Developer Tri-B had presented a plan to build homes on almost four acres in the Southridge neighborhood. Two councilmen were negotiating the buy the property for use as a neighborhood park. The negotiation was successful: the City purchased the land the following October and it is now Southridge Park.


Industrial School Farmland – enlarge

By that time, Tri-B had their sights on a much bigger project. The State of Colorado had just auctioned off the former farm property from the Lookout Mountain School. Tri-B had purchased 64 acres, which they planned to develop into a large apartment complex. That resulted in another rezoning request. It was granted in December of 1971, and the Lunnonhaus Village apartments (now called Summit View) opened in 1973.


Lunnonhaus/Summit View (map) – enlarge

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!