Action on the Creek, Walk-In Vaccine Clinics, a Fashion for Trees, and a Preview of May Events

May 1, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Frank Hanou – First a trickle, then a deluge – 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. DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK AND THE BALL ARENA BOTH HAVE DRIVE-THROUGH/WALK-UP CLINICS WITH NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED. Learn more…. See other upcoming walk-up clinics….

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) |

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 – Thurs: 45,004 | Fri: 45,207 (+203)
Deaths in Jeffco – Thurs: 797 | Fri: 798 (+1)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Thurs: 38 | Fri: 43 (+5)
Recovered – Thurs: 42,387 | Fri: 42,540 (+153)
Known Cases in Golden – Mon: 1870 | Thurs: 1908

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

10AM Coffee With Councilors
2PM and 7PM Beauty and the Beast @ Golden High School (and online)

Real Life Events

Barrels and Bottles Grand Opening @ Camp George West
9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge

10AM Golden Restaurant Appreciation Month Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
To kick off Golden Restaurant Appreciation Month, there will be a ribbon cutting today at 10:00 a.m. under the “Welcome to Golden” arch on Washington Avenue. Community members and businesses are invited to join Mayor Laura Weinberg as she reads a proclamation and cuts a ribbon that will span across Golden’s main street. The event is an official “Welcome Back!” for Golden restaurants, bars, and breweries as restrictions lift and the City enters the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Three additional ribbon cutting ceremonies will take place today also at 10:00 a.m. in different restaurant districts in Golden. Community members and businesses are invited to attend ribbon cutting ceremonies at the following locations: 

  • Canyon Point area – Courtyard area near Cast Iron Tavern and Ali Baba on N. Rubey Dr. 
  • South Golden Road – King Soopers Shopping Center near Pizza Hut
  • West Colfax area – Courtyard area between Vice Kitchen and Over Yonder Brewing on W. Colfax Ave. 

12PM Pre-Mother’s Day Mini Market @ Holidaily Brewing Company

2-5PM Unite Fitness Pre-Opening Community Party @ Unite Fitness
Celebrate a new Golden founded group training gym! Outdoor celebration will include free outdoor all levels workout and yoga starting at 3 PM, raffles sponsored by Golden area businesses, Kona Bowl and High Altitude Kombucha Samples, Food Trucks, and lawn games for the kids. More information

10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ the Railroad Museum
11AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose

We recognize that 2020 was an extremely difficult year for the retail food and beverage industry. With that in mind and with recovery in progress, Taste of Golden 2021 will encourage foodies to visit participating establishments for fun and trivia for 10 days! Free of charge, participants will enjoy app-based challenges to earn points for prizes.  More information and to register

1 Year Anniversary / Grand Opening (finally) Celebration!
Barrels and Bottles Brewery at Camp George West

  • Special Anniversary Beer Release on tap and in bottles. Rye Strong Ale aged in Laws Bourbon & Barley Whiskey Barrels. 
  • Collaboration Beers w/ Cannonball Creek Brewing Company and Joyride Brewing Company and yeast from our friends at Inland Island Yeast Laboratories, LLC.
  • Live Music. 
  • Food & Drink Specials.
  • Good Times and Good People!

4PM The Bar Hoppers at Wrigley’s
Alibi at Goosetown Station
Wylie Jones on the Patio at Ace Hi Tavern
Burn It Blue at Golden Mill
SOLD OUT – The Trampolines @ Buffalo Rose (performance venue)

Golden History Moment

Early (Treeless) Golden – Dan Abbott Collection – click to enlarge

The May 1, 1867 Colorado Transcript remarked on several new fences that people were building around their yards. Apparently David Barnes–owner of the Golden Mill–had set the fashion.

“We also notice that nearly all who have their premises enclosed are transplanting trees about their front yards. We are glad to see this. It looks as though they were here to stay.

The 1865 Barnes Mansion at Water and Jackson Streets

The Transcript also admired Mr. Barnes’ new green blinds…”which set off his fine mansion to a good advantage. This is undoubtedly the handsomest, as well as the most costly dwelling house in Colorado.”

Golden, Circa 1930 – Dan Abbott Collection – click to enlarge

The fashion for trees caught on, and within a few years Golden had a fine canopy.

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

Preview of May Events

Recurring Events:
Note – All events are virtual unless otherwise noted

6-6:55AM Virtual Dynamic Circuit
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
10AM – Foss Market @ 13th and Arapahoe
10:15AM Spanish Story Time with the Library
11:40AM-12:30PM All Levels Yoga Virtual
2-3PM Active Minds Mondays
4-4:30PM Kids Martial Arts Class
4-5PM Recursos Digitales
5-6PM Young Readers Book Club

8:40-9:35AM Silver Sneakers Classic
10:15AM Toddler Time with the Library
1PM Zoom into Watercolor with Janet Nunn
6-7PM Recursos Digitales

8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life
10:15AM Baby Time with the Library
3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop

8:40-9:35AM Silver Sneakers Classic
10AM Mid-Morning Meditation
10:15AM Preschool Time with the Library
3PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
6-7PM Qs and Brews Trivia

6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
10:30-11:15AM Play and Learn with the Library
10:30-11AM Mental Fitness Fridays
11:40AM-12:30PM All Levels Yoga Virtual
3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter
4-5PM Friday Crafternoons

10AM Wild West Walking Tour
10AM Saturday Train Rides
11AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose

10AM Wild West Walking Tour
11AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose
Online Worship:
Calvary Episcopal Church | Faith Lutheran Church | First United Methodist Church | First Presbyterian Church | Flatirons Community Church | Golden Church of Christ | Golden Presbyterian Church | Hillside Community Church | Jefferson Unitarian Church | Rockland Community Church | St. Joseph Catholic Church

Barrels and Bottles Grand Opening @ Camp George West
Unite Fitness Pre-Opening Community Party @ Unite Fitness
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
Hexie Ladies @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
TriceraTOTs – Making Mary Anning
Brain Health 101: Self-care for Emotional Wellness
Let’s Talk – Biographies
Bike to School Day
Cinco de Mayo @ Buffalo Rose
Community Development Committee Meeting
Planning Commission Meeting
Public Art Commission Meeting
Microsoft Word Basics
Golden United Housing Task Force Meeting
Morning Start: An Artist Coffee Meetup with Steve Griggs
Colorado Women’s Day Celebration
Kinney Run Bird Walk
Plant and Seed Sale @ Golden Community Garden
Brewery Boot Camp @ Holidaily Brewing Company
Customer Appreciation Weekend @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
Nature Photography: Fundamentals, Concepts and Techniques @ Foothills Art Center
Maypole Dance @ Denver Kickers Sport Club
Mother’s Day Dining Specials (see calendar)
Sunday at the Museum – Windows into the Soul of Animals
Stitch’n B*tch @ Golden Quilt Company
GURA Board Meeting
Vibe@Five @ Holidaily Brewing Company
GHS PTA Meeting
City Council Regular Business Meeting
Accelerate Your Career – Dynamic Cover Letters
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety
Golden Anti-Racism Collective General Meeting
Golden Women in Business Book Club
Microsoft Excel Basics
CSM Spring Commencement@ Colorado School of Mines
Parenting in Uncertain Times
Economic Development Commission Meeting
CSM Spring Commencement @ Colorado School of Mines
Steam Days @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Jeffco Shred-a-thon @ Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Tree Limb and Branch Collection @ Hwy 93 / Golden Gate Canyon Road
Loose Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Foothills Art Center
Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
Electronics or E-Waste Drop-Off @ Public Works Building
CSM 2020 Mines Graduates Ceremony @ Colorado School of Mines
Greener Golden @ Public Works and Planning Building
Steam Days @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Tree Limb and Branch Collection @ Hwy 93 / Golden Gate Canyon Road
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
Golden Merchants Meeting
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
City Council Study Session
Cochamo Dreams
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
Aussie Bag Class @ Golden Quilt Company
Colorado Water and the American West
Golden Women in Business Table Talks
Planning Commission Study Session
Miners Alley Playhouse Concert Series – Billie McBride
Golden Young Professionals Monthly Membership Meeting
Microsoft Word – Beyond the Basics
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
Abstract Colorado:  Painting for Beginners @ Foothills Art Center
Color & Composition with Lea McComas
Young Readers Book Club Author Visit:  Karen Strong
Accelerate Your Career – Interviewing for Success
Triad – Senior Safety
City Council Regular Business Meeting
Community Sustainability Advisory Board
Golden Anti-Racism Collective General Meeting
Google Docs
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Pet Show and Tell
Opening Day @ The Splash
Dinosaur Express Train @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Memorial Day Commemoration @ Golden Cemetery