Lots to Do Today + a Little-Known Past Use of the Armory

August 1, 2020

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – Downtown from South Table Mountain – 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 – Thurs: 3880| Fri: 3922
Deaths in Jeffco – Thurs: 227| Fri: 227
Ever Hospitalized in Jeffco – Thurs: 489 | Fri: 493 (currently 32)
Recovered – Thurs: 3288| Fri: 3325
Known Cases in Golden – Thurs: 147| Fri: 146

Jefferson County mask rule: masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors in public spaces where 6 feet distance cannot be maintained. This matches Golden’s requirement. The rest of the state requires masks only indoors. The Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors protocol is in effect statewide. City and County fire restrictions are in place.


Real Life Golden


Events Today in Golden – Click to enlarge

8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market
9AM-4PM Slash Collection at the Golden Gate Grange (map)
9AM-1PM Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Garage Sale
9AM Yoga in Parfet Park with Pranatonic
9AM Vinyasa Yoga in Lions Park with Gabriela Ferrat
9AM Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
10AM-2PM Homestead Open House
11AM Wild West Pub Crawl Tour
2-4PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
5PM Wild West Walking Tour

Live Music:
4PM Mile High Groove at Wrigley’s
6PM Wake Up & Live at Ace Hi Tavern
7:30PM Nick of Time Band (A Tribute to Bonnie Raitt) at Buffalo Rose

Slash Collection

What is accepted?

  • Slash – limbs, branches and tree debris
  • Maximum length – 8 feet
  • Maximum diameter – 6 inches
  • Pine needles, tree bark and pine cones, bagged or unbagged
  • In addition, leaves accepted at the Thunder Valley Park location only 

What is NOT accepted?

  • Household trash
  • Tree stumps
  • Construction material and lumber
  • Metal material of any kind 
  • Rocks
  • Yard waste/grass clippings

Fees for Slash Drop-off
Any size truck or trailer is welcome at Jefferson County Slash Collection sites. Dump fees are based on six cubic yards (162 cubic feet) of material: 6 yards = 1 load. The cost to drop off a single “load” is $20. Credit cards only.

This is equivalent to:

  • Truck bed full to truck cab height 
  • Trailer up to 8′ l x 5′ w x 4′ h
  • Loads outside these parameters will be charged accordingly

The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Route 93 in Golden.


Virtual Golden


7:30PM Miners Alley Playhouse Quarantine Cabaret Series: An Evening with Rory Pierce with David Nehls on Piano.

In recent years, we’ve seen Rory at Miners Alley in Fun Home, Lost in Yonkers, You Can’t Take it With You, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and other plays. Before that, Rory was a long-time member of the ensemble cast at the Heritage Square Music Hall. (Remember the It’s Too Loud! shows they did for several years?) This should be a great show! Learn more and buy tickets here….


Golden History Moment


Golden Armory, built in 1913 – Click to enlarge

The Golden Armory was built in 1913 to house the engineering unit of the National Guard. During World War I, various groups of soldiers were housed there. After the War, the building became a bit of a white elephant.


Colorado Transcript, Number 5, December 6, 1928

The School of Mines took over ownership of the building, but even they had some trouble finding good and consistent uses. In 1928, the school leased a significant part of the building to local hoteliers. The Mitchell Hotel offered a dining room and twenty guest rooms. It operated for about ten years.


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