Looser Mask Rules, Watercolor Class, Goosetown Property, and the Rebirth of Beer

April 6, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – Coors in Summer – click to enlarge

COVID Updates

% of Jeffco residents (16+) who have received either one or both shots (as of last Friday) – source

Jefferson County Public Health has amended its local mask order (PHO 20-008) to require masks when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. Masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces in Jeffco. Please see the press release for more information: https://www.jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1532

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 – Fri: 40,751 | Mon: 41,071 (+320)
Deaths in Jeffco – Fri: 779 | Mon: 780 (+1)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Fri: 18 | Mon: 22 (+4)
Recovered – Fri: 38,774 | Mon: 39,062 (+288)
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 1646 | Mon: 1689 (+43)

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
10:15AM Toddler Time with the Library
1PM Zoom into Watercolor with Janet Nunn
6-7PM Recursos Digitales
10AM and 1PM Hexie Ladies @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
6PM Let’s Talk – Science Fiction

6:30PM City Council Meeting
As I’ve mentioned before, the “Consent Agenda” in a City Council meeting includes items that staff considers uncontroversial. They’ll be approved all at once a councilor requests that an item be pulled out for discussion. The Consent Matters include

– $1,275,100 contract for water and wastewater line replacements
– $271,977.83 to begin building a fiber ring
– Vacating a utility easement in Gateway Village (near Origin Red Rocks Hotel)
– Continuing the agreement with Golden High Country Archers to license the archery range at Tony Grampsas Park
– Applying for a grant from gambling revenues
– Approving a budget amendment

Tonight’s Proclamations include Arbor Day, National Public Health Week, National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, and National Volunteer Week.

Public Works will update council on changes to the City’s Right of Way Permit Program.

Public Works will also ask Council to contribute some funding to Coors plan to bring Kinney Run above ground. They suggest a range from $644,850.88 to $741,408.88 to purchase various qualities of railing to go along the new waterway, which will run parallel to Ford St.

They will consider two Intergovernmental Agreements with the Colorado School of Mines

The City Manager will provide an update on the City’s responses to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Coors Office Building, Currently Under Demolition – Patrick Klein – click to enlarge

Finally, they will adjourn to an executive session (no public, no camera or microphones) to discuss negotiating positions relative to some property near the Coors office building.

See the meeting packet to learn more about any of tonight’s topics.

Real Life Events

4PM Prime Tuesdays at the Buffalo Rose (till they run out)
10 oz Angus beef, gouda mashed potatoes, green beans – $20

5:30PM Todd Scheaffer w/Chris Thompson at Coda Brewing

Golden History Moment

Coors Brewery, 1930s – Golden History Museum collection – click to enlarge

88 Years Ago
Golden was beyond excited in April of 1933. Prohibition was over and Coors was about to start shipping beer again. To many Golden families, this meant the worst of the Depression was over too.

Colorado Transcript April 6, 1933

The April 6, 1933 Colorado Transcript reported that at one minute after midnight on Friday April 7th, a “train of 21 refrigerator cars, loaded to capacity with Coors’ real beer…will pull out of the yards at Coors’ Golden brewery. Simultaneously with the departure of the train, more than 100 trucks piled high with the eagerly-awaited beverage will leave Coors’ brewery for Denver and other points.”

The brewery was already employing 125 men and working three shifts. The bottling plant was running 24 hours a day.

Colorado Transcript April 6, 1933

The same edition of the paper announced that local farmers would be planting barley, as Coors would need plenty of it and would pay cash.

Happy days were here again!

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!