Happy Thanksgiving, Golden!

November 24, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Nancy Torpey – Pete Torpey and Chris Davell on the New South Table Mountain Trail – enlarge

Store Hours

Safeway is open 6AM – 6PM. King Soopers is open 6AM – 4PM. Natural Grocers is closed. Walgreens is open from 8AM-10PM.

What’s Happening in Golden Today?

Photo by Bud Rockhill

8:30AM The Great Turkey Chase @ Parfet Park
Join us on Thanksgiving morning in Golden for the 9th Annual Great Turkey Chase. This turkey day fun run is a 3-mile out and back heading West along the along the Clear Creek Trail. Registrants receive an entry into a raffle and the chance to pluck feathers from a turkey…if they are fast enough to catch it! Dress up in your best Thanksgiving duds and compete for a prize! Register

9AM Gratitude Yoga @ PranaTonic Yoga & Wellness (map)
Come to the studio to move and enjoy your personal time before the festivities begin. Gemma has a nice flow planned for you! Register

11AM Thanksgiving dinner free for all! @ VFW Post 4171

Golden History Moment

3 Years Ago
By November of 2019, the Buffalo Rose had reopened. They started hosting Swing Night Supper Club once a month, with big band music.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center was hosting a monthly “Coffee with a Ranger” session.

Golden High School performed Into the Woods. Mines Little Theater presented the comedy The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion Miners Alley Playhouse reimagined A Christmas Carol.

Downtown got a new restaurant–Bella Colibri.

The City demolished the house on the DeLong Property and held a planning meeting to see what kind of park the public wanted.

The Historic Preservation Board was approached with a plan to replace the one story insurance office at 21st and Ford with a two story office building and five townhouses.

Stephanie Gilmore hosted a Train Talk about the Collections and Archives at the Railroad Museum.

There was a City Council election, and the winners were Laura Weinberg, JJ Trout, and Casey Brown.

City Council discussed the future of the newly-purchased Coors office building. Staff reported that to make the building habitable would cost $6 to 6.5 million. Remodeling it to include the Police Department, City Council Chambers, and the History Museum would cost over $40 million. Turning it into affordable housing would cost $30 million.

The School of Mines held a community meeting to share their new Master Plan.

Seniors protested budget cuts to the Front Porch.

Golden library hosted “Craft-a-Palooza” during the Thanksgiving break.

The City held an open house to discuss how to accommodate parking and traffic from the Eddy and the new apartments on 8th Street.

Meyer Hardware celebrated Small Business Saturday by offering a one day only coupon for 20% off anything in the store.