Council Discusses How to Handle Pot Sales and Creek Crowds, Miners Alley Invites You to Enjoy a Comedy for Free

January 18, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Richard Luckin – Orange Morning on the Creek – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
6:30PM City Council Study Session @ City Hall
5:30-6:25PM HIIT & Sculpt

6:30PM City Council Study Session @ City Hall
Tonight’s study session will include the following topics: Small Cell Technology in Rights-of-Way Update, Community Wildfire Protection, Retail Marijuana Implementation, Clear Creek Subcommittee Proposed 2022 Work Plan, and the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Action Plan.

Council will be discussing how to implement recreational marijuana sales tonight. Staff has provided a list of issues that they may want to consider. If you have opinions on any of the following, contact your council representatives either individually or all at once at .

• Should there be a numerical limit on number of locations?
• Should the licensed locations be dispersed in the community or concentrated in designated areas?
• If not limited to specific areas , what spacing requirements should apply-Schools, Day Care, Parks, other marijuana locations?
• Should the use be specifically prohibited in downtown Golden?
• Should the City allow the one existing medical location to add recreational as part of the ordinance as opposed to competing for the license?
• Should the City impose potency limits or limits on the range of products offered in such locations?
• Co-location of medical and recreational at additional locations?
• Signage limits
• Hours of Operation limitations
• Initial application review… first come first served or merit, or hybrid lottery or what?
• Internal review committee to evaluate applications
• Ability to hold licenses for multiple locations (in the City or total?)
• Social Equity as criteria in License approval
• Transferability of License
• Should the City allow drive up/ walk up window sales?
• Should the City consider allowing delivery?

Real World Events

8-9AM What’s Brewing in Golden @ Golden Visitors Center
9-10AM Women’s Exercise and Bible Study @ First United Methodist Church
9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10-11AM Story Time and Craft @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10:15-10:45AM Preschool Time @ Golden Library – WAITLIST
11AM-12:30PM Golden Community Table @ First United Methodist Church
1-3PM Crazy Quilt Sisters @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
4:30-5:30PM Teen Advisory Board @ Golden Library
6-8PM Toad Trivia Tuesdays @ Mountain Toad Brewing
7PM Trivia Night @ the Ace

6:30-8:30PM Team Trivia Tuesdays @ Buffalo Rose

An Invitation from Miners Alley Playhouse

“Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!” – USA Today

Miners Alley will be opening a very funny play next week–Moon Over Buffalo–and they need volunteer ushers!

Miners Alley Playhouse is a small Professional Theatre in the heart of Golden, Colorado. As a non-profit venue, we rely on a friendly, dependable volunteer base to help us thrive as a vibrant part of the Golden community. We would love to have you join us as a Miners Alley Volunteer! If you love live theater and want the opportunity to see quality live theatre for free as a Volunteer Usher, please contact me:

Mary Jo Calandriello, Director of Volunteer Services

Learn more about volunteering at Miners Alley….

Golden History Moment

“Pretty Golden Homes,” as shown in the Colorado Transcript, 1905 and 1906 – click to enlarge

In 1905 and 1906, the Transcript ran a series of articles titled “Pretty Golden Homes.” Each one included a photo and some information about a house and the family that lived there. Unfortunately, most of the scanned images are of poor quality, but the articles are interesting. Some of the houses are still around.

The 1905 Rhoads House – Colorado Transcript – December 18, 1906 – click to enlarge

116 Years Ago
The January 18, 1906 Colorado Transcript featured the new house at 14th and Washington, home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rhoads. The article reported that Mr. Rhoads had designed the house and done all the carpentry work himself. It described the masonry as “purple Golden pressed brick.”

Golden Pet Shop, Circa 1979 – click to enlarge

In 1949, Herb Schloffman opened a pet shop in the home, and in 1957 he built an addition on the Washington Avenue side, to give the business a more traditional storefront.

1323 Washington Avenue (map) – Google Street Images – click to enlarge

The pet shop operated there for about 50 years, followed by the goldsmith, Gene Bauer. The 1905 residence is still easily recognizable behind the storefront.

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!