Coronavirus, Used Books, Tree Limbs, Railroads, Interactive Theater, Beer for Firefighters, Suicide Prevention, and Cheap Electricity

October 16, 2020

Golden Eye Candy – Nancy Torpey – Cressman Gulch Park (map) – click to enlarge

Public Health References
CDC * Colorado * Jefferson County * City of Golden

JCPHD updates these numbers Monday through Friday at about 3 PM. Here’s the most recent Coronavirus report from Jeffco Public Health’s Case Summary Page:

Cases in Jeffco – Weds: 6884 | Thurs: 6991 (+107)
Deaths in Jeffco –
Weds: 296 | Thurs: 297 (+1)
Ever Hospitalized in Jeffco –
Weds: 621 | Thurs: 625 (currently 30) (+4)
Recovered –
Weds: 5792 | Thurs: 5828 (+36)
Known Cases in Golden –
Weds: 248 | Thurs: 248

School of Mines COVID-19 case page. | Masks are required. | City and County fire restrictions are in place. | Clear Creek is now open.


Virtual Golden

9-10AM Virtual Power Training


Real World Golden


The City is accepting tree limbs today and tomorrow – learn more….

All DayWhale of a Used Book Sale (reservations recommended)
9AM-4PM Tree Limb Drop-Off
1-2PM Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum – Railroad Post Office Cars

7:15-9:30PM Spectacle de Curiosite’ – Downtown Golden

Think you have what it takes to solve this time-traveling, outdoor adventure? Grab your detective buddies to the streets of Downtown Golden and discover the strangest sci-fi circus you’ve ever seen! Ghosts, vampires and time-traveling aliens gather at the vortex between worlds on Washington Avenue and YOU’RE INVITED!

This spell-binding outdoor adventure game will take your team on a dangerous journey outside, where you will try to save the future world from certain Armageddon! Think you can figure it out in time?

This is a Covid-Safe Live Theatrical Production. Face masks are required on all actors and participants, with 6 feet between all groups. Tickets on sale NOW! Limited space available per performance for safe social distancing, so get your tickets early before they sell out!

Live Music:
6PM Live Music at Wrigley’s


Golden Business News

The Golden Fire Department posted this yesterday: Golden City Brewery is selling its Hatch Chili beer cans, a 16oz can 4 pack, for $14 and all $14 will go to the Golden Fire Foundation. The chili beer isn’t overly spicy, so it’s called “Where’s the Fire? GFD Put it out.” This is a limited time offer so stop by GCB soon!


Saturday Preview

10AM QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Tomorrow morning, the Rotary Club of Golden and co-sponsors Robbie’s Hope and Jeffco PTA will offer the highly popular QPR Suicide Prevention Training as a free online webinar conducted by Shawna Fritzler, certified trainer. Class size is limited to 30 participants so please register in advance so we can prepare and send you instructions for the webinar.  To register: http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/suicide-prevention-training-opportunity


Golden History Moment

Power Company Ads from the 1920s-1960s – click to enlarge

90 Years Ago
The October 16, 1930 Colorado Transcript reported that “Nearly Five Hundred Attended the School of Electric Cookery.” For decades, the power company ran big ads encouraging people to go electric–they should buy electric appliances, heat with electricity, save money by using electricity.

In more recent decades, electricity has acquired a bad rap–it’s more expensive than natural gas for home heating, and our coal-burning power plants have been major polluters.

Interestingly, the pendulum is turning the other way now. For homes equipped with solar panels, electricity is once again “The Modern Fuel,” and “Your Biggest Bargain.”


Many thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts as well as the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!