Golden Pride Days, Final Performances of Rumpelstiltskin, Tons of Live Music, and a Traffic Ordinance

September 18, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Frank Hanou – Dawn – click to enlarge

Real World Events

8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market@ Golden Library west parking lot
8:30AM-4PM Day Out with Thomas @ Colorado Railroad Museum
As of this writing, there are a few tickets left today and none tomorrow.
9AM-12PM Nature Journal Club @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center
9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
9:30AM-5PM Dinosaur Ridge Celebrates Smithsonian Museum Day
10AM-2PM Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
11AM and 1PM Rumpelstiltskin @ Miners Alley Playhouse – FINAL PERFORMANCES!
11AM-4PM Tailgate Party & Free Demo Rides @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
5PM Oktoberfest @ Denver Kickers Club
12-9PM Oktoberfest @ Holidaily Brewing
7:30PM Before You Go @ Miners Alley Playhouse (through September 20)

Live Music

11AM Will Whalen @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
2PM Glass Cases @ Golden Mill
2:30PM Marafiki @ New Terrain Brewing
4PM Edsel’s Garage @ Wrigley’s
4:15PM Funky Freiya featuring Sheryl Renee @ New Terrain Brewing
5PM Earl Nelson & the Company @ Goosetown Station
6:15PM Arkansauce @ New Terrain Brewing
6PM Live Music on the Patio @ Ace Hi Tavern
7PM Muriel & The Deano’s @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
8PM Austin Young Band with Zakk Debono and the Broken Circle @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)
8:15PM Coral Creek w/special guest Todd Sheaffer @ New Terrain Brewing
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern

Golden History Moment

Nineteen-teens: not much competition for the middle of the road – click to enlarge

Drive on the right side of the road.
Don’t drive drunk.
Children can’t drive.
Don’t back up in traffic.
No U-turns in the middle of the block.

102 Years Ago
Our traffic laws are so ingrained that it’s easy to forget that those rules had to be invented. The September 18, 1919 Colorado Transcript announced that Golden’s City Council proposed to impose our first traffic ordinance. Their plan was to put several traffic laws on the books, but to enforce them selectively, as needed.

The new rules stated that no one under fifteen could drive unless a competent driver was supervising. Drivers should stay on the right side of the road. No one under the influence of liquor could drive. One rule that mystified me was “a provision forbidding siren whistles and those operated by the exhaust gas of a car.” I’d never heard of an exhaust whistle, but apparently they’re still around (and still obnoxious).

No stoplight yet, but many more cars – click to enlarge

80 Years Ago
A September 18, 1941 Transcript article described a typical session of Golden’s traffic court. “After listening to several cases charged with speeding, reckless driving, backing and turning (also overtime parking) you will be convinced as we were, that the city council, police department and this court have only one object in view–that is to make the Golden streets safe for those who use them.”

The goal of the article was to convince the public that Golden was ready for its first traffic light, proposed for the intersection of 12th and Washington. Mitchell Elementary was located at 12th and Jackson at that time, and hundreds of school children used that intersection going to and from school.

These lights are something that every citizen of Golden should insist upon now before some little tot gets hurt–money or no money, budget or no budget. Surely $160 to $200 is a small premium to pay to insure the safety of these children against accidents which are almost certain to happen without this protection. If you don’t believe it come down any morning, noon or night and see for yourself.

Golden’s first stoplight was installed at 12th and Washington in 1946.

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!

Quilts, Railroads, Pet Vaccinations, Oktoberfest, Discussion with an Artist, Art & Animals, Last Weekend for “Before You Go,” and “A Grand Addition”

September 17, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Jen Rutter – September Sunrise – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
8:30-9:25AM Strength and Cardio
11AM-12PM All Levels Yoga Virtual

Real World Events

10AM-12PM Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1-2PM The Friday Tour – The Railroad Kitchen @ Colorado Railroad Museum
3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter
5-9PM Oktoberfest @ Denver Kickers Club

5PM POW / MIA Day Commemoration @ VFW Post 4171, 15625 W. 10th Avenue(map)
Veterans and their loved ones will hold a ceremony to honor our Prisoners of War and those still missing in action. The Canteen will be closed during the event. View post

6-8PM Community Discussion with William Stoehr @ Foothills Art Center
6-7PM Art and Animals with Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
7:30PM Before You Go @ Miners Alley Playhouse (through September 20)

CORRECTION FROM YESTERDAY’S POST: I mentioned that the Parks Board would be discussing the comments received through the City’s Clear Creek Management survey. I was wrong. The agenda said “Clear Creek Comments,” but that was a general place-holder in case anybody wanted to comment. The City’s Clear Creek survey is closed, but it’s in the hands of the City Manager’s office. The Parks Director thinks a report will be coming out in mid-October.

Live Music

4:15PM The Wrecklands @ New Terrain Brewing
5PM Ethan Michael and the Fuzzheads @ Goosetown Station
5PM Shaun Nicklin @ Over Yonder
6PM Bar Hoppers @ Wrigley’s
6:15PM The Alcapones @ New Terrain Brewing
8:15PM Rapidgrass @ New Terrain Brewing
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern

Meyer Hardware Update

Meyer Hardware did their Retirement Sale prize drawing, and some very happy locals won a Sony TV, Webber Grill, iPads (2), and iWatches (4). The full list is posted in the store.

They’re continuing to liquidate everything that’s left in stock–now 70% off!

Meyer Hardware  |  1103 Arapahoe  |  303-279-3393  |  Map

Golden History Moment

Stratton Hall on the CSM campus – click to enlarge

118 Years Ago
The September 17, 1903 Colorado Transcript celebrated the completion of Stratton Hall, the new metallurgy building on the School of Mines campus. “It is a grand addition to the already extensive plant of the school and will allow of a large addition to the student list.” The article mentioned that the school hoped to build a power house next, to be located west of the new metallurgy building. The power house appears in the postcard above.

Campus map from the September 17, 1903 Colorado Transcript, showing the “grand addition to the already extensive plant of the school” – click to enlarge

The building was funded by a donation of $25,000 from the estate of W.S. Stratton–the Cripple Creek mining magnate. They were still working on a tunnel that would connect Stratton with the other campus buildings, to hold sewage and heating pipes and electrical wires. The new hall was wired with electricity sufficient to power 3,000 lights.

The extent of the 1903 campus as shown on a current campus map (courtesy of the Colorado School of Mines website) – click to enlarge

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!

VIBE @ Five, Early Years of CSM, PRAM Board, 5th Anniversary at New Terrain, and New Exhibit Opening at Foothills Art Center

September 16, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – “School Never Looked So Good” – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

8:30-9:25AM Silver Sneakers Classic
10AM Mid-Morning Meditation
10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga
10:15AM Preschool Time with the Library
11-11:55AM Silver Sneakers Circuit
3PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
5:30-6:25PM HIIT & Sculpt
6-7PM Qs and Brews Trivia

Lecture tonight at the History Museum – learn more

6-7:30PM Colorado School of Mines, The Early Years (available both online and in-person)

Real World Events

7:30AM Golden Young Professionals Monthly Membership Meeting @ Golden Visitors Center
5PM VIBE@Five @ Sunflower Bank
5-9PM Bike Night @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
5PM Wanderfest – 5th Anniversary Weekend Begins @ New Terrain Brewing
6PM Fun Run @ Runners Roost
6-9PM Mini Paint Night @ Golden Game Guild

6-8PM Opening Reception | Nature: the Visual Map @ Foothills Art Center
6-7:30PM Colorado School of Mines, The Early Years (available both online and in-person)

7PM Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall
The City ran a survey to see what the public thought of this summer’s Clear Creek management The PRAM board will go through the survey results tonight. The results are not included in the packet. The History Museum director will present a list of artifacts that the museum intends to deaccession (get rid of). The list is available on the museum’s website. The items will be sold through an auction house in Littleton. Staff will provide an update on the Golden Open Space master plan.

Live Music

5PM Bruce Cole @ Wrigley’s
6PM Todd Sheaffer w/special guests Chris Thompson & Friends @ New Terrain Brewing
6PM Open Pick Night @ Over Yonder Brewing
7PM The Lowroad @ Columbine Cafe
8PM Karaoke @ Rock Rest Lodge

Golden History Moment

Golden Bus Service routes, as detailed in the September 16, 1948 Colorado Transcript – click to enlarge

73 Years Ago
The September 16, 1948 Colorado Transcript announced that Golden Bus Service would begin the following Monday. The operator, Dick Loyd, intended to have his bus on display at 13th and Washington on Saturday the 18th, and would give free rides to all comers that day.

Loyd planned to alternate between a north and a south route, both starting at 13th and Washington. Each loop would take 15 minutes. The fare would be 10 cents for adult and 5 cents for children and high school students. The bus would operate from 6:25AM until 11:30PM.

The service got off to a good start. The following week’s Transcript reported that kids were enjoying riding the bus, women were organizing sight seeing parties, and the merchants were pleased to have bus service into downtown.

From the March 10, 1949 Colorado Transcript

Apparently, once the novelty wore off, ridership dropped. The following March, a notice appeared in the paper that the Golden Bus Service would be discontinued due to lack of community support.

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!