April 8, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Spring on 9th St. (2010) – click to enlarge

COVID Updates


% of Jeffco residents (16+) who have received either one or both shots (as of last Friday) – 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: 41,197 | Weds: 41,396 (+199)
Deaths in Jeffco – Tues: 780 | Weds: 780 (unchanged)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Tues: 22 | Weds: 29 (+7)
Recovered – Tues: 39,177 | Weds: 39,296 (+119)
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 1646 | Mon: 1689

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
10-10:30AM Mid-Morning Meditation
10-11AM Great Decisions – The End of Globalization?
10-11AM Microsoft Excel Basics
10-11:30AM Everything Dinosaur Talk – Ceratopsians
10:15-10:30AM Preschool Time with the Library
12-2PM Golden Town & Gown – When Rivers Run Dry by Fred Pearce
3PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
6-7PM Qs and Brews Trivia
6-7PM South Table Mountain Park Access & Trailheads/Proposed Land Exchange, Virtual Community Meeting
6:30PM Economic Development Commission Meeting

Real Life Events

10AM-7PM Career Fair – Eddy Taproom & Hotel
11AM Percentage Days at the Sherpa House!

6PM J.J. Fraser at Golden Mill
6PM Open Pick Night at Over Yonder Brewing

Golden History Moment

The Golden Motel, at 24th and Ford – click to enlarge

44 Years Ago
Beginning in 1976, the Transcript featured a column called The Job Hopper. The reporter, Daniel Halligan, was making a career of working a week at a time in many different jobs and then writing about the experience. He had been working in Denver, but decided to try a few jobs in Golden, so he moved into the Golden Motel and looked around for opportunities.

The April 8, 1977 Golden Transcript described Halligan’s week working at Steve’s Corner–the Western Wear store at 13th and Washington (now a Starbuck’s). At that time, the upstairs area was devoted to army surplus merchandise. The reporter, an ex-WWII paratrooper, enjoyed the campaign hats, foxhole shovels, army cots, and surplus military garb.

Downtown with Steve’s Corner’s Distinctive Sign – click to enlarge

Steve’s Corner was owned by Steve Heinhoff, who was only 27 at that time. Halligan admitted he was a less than stellar employee, who spent too much time messing around in the army surplus department. On his last day, he told Steve that he was sorry to be leaving, because he’d enjoyed the week. “Sure is too bad,” Steve replied…but he was grinning as he said it, and kept grinning all that way back to his office.

Halligan went on to work as a department store Santa, an exterminator, a trash collector, a mortuary assistant, a milkman, and a few hundred other professions. Job Hopper was such a successful column that it was syndicated in 200 newspapers. The columns were republished in books and Heinhoff also launched a radio career, describing his jobs in two-minute segments.

Many 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!