COVID, Tents, and the July Preview

July 1, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Richard Lucken – Restored Brickwork and Summer Flowers – enlarge

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9-9:55AM Strength and Cardio
11AM-12PM Kimodo for Balance
12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga
1-1:55PM Chair Yoga


Real World Events

10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
1-2PM The Friday Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter


Live Music

5-8PM Great Salmon Famine @ Goosetown Station
5PM Richman Acoustic @ Over Yonder
6PM Falling Rock @ Wrigley’s

7-10PM Ross Henderson with Guest Wild Goose Chase @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
8PM William Topley @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment


Tent “next to the Methodist Church,” west side of Washington between 13th and 14th – Denver Public Library Western History Collection – enlarge

For many years, it was common to see big tents set up in vacant lots in Golden. They were most commonly used by traveling evangelists, but were also used for cultural events.


Tent on Washington Avenue – Dan Abbott Collection – enlarge

Some examples from historic Transcripts:

1894 Uncle Tom’s Cabin was performed in a tent next to the Methodist Church–west side of Washington, halfway between 13th and 14th.

1897 – 7th Day Adventist gospel tent next to the Methodist Church.

1900 – Evangelist tent, next to the Methodist Church.

1904 – Gospel tent, 13th and Washington.

1905 – Evangelist tent on the north side of 12th Street, near Jackson.

1917 – YMCA tent in City Park (16th and Illinois)

1918 Chautauqua series in a tent in City Park

1919 – Chautauqua tent on the School of Mines campus

1920 – Evangelist tent somewhere on the north side of the Creek

The most dramatic tent event occurred on a Monday morning in 1897. A heavily loaded freight car filled with clay went out of control. It rolled west on 13th Street towards Washington Avenue. The railroad tracks stopped at Washington, but the loaded car didn’t: it barreled across the street into a large gospel tent.


The railroad (normally) terminated on the east side of 13th and Washington, while the gospel tent was set up across the street, on the west side – excerpt from image X-9927, Denver Public Library Western History Collection – enlarge

The wild car then passed over the sidewalk on the west side of the avenue, and dashed into the tent, mashing all the seats on one side to smithereens. The rear of the car was fully one hundred feet from the sidewalk, making nearly 200 feet that it passed over after leaving the track. Fortunately no one was in its course, but it is fearful to contemplate the result had the accident happened while service was being held in the tent.
Colorado Transcript – September 15, 1897


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!


COVID Update

4.9% of total population of Jeffco have received one shot (+0.2%)
74.9% of total population of Jeffco are fully vaccinated (+0.1%)
46.3% of total population of Jeffco have received booster shots (+0.2%) – source

Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – June 24th: 138,334 | June 30th: 140,722 (+2,388)
Deaths in Jeffco – June 24th: 1,471 | June 30h: 1,81 (+10)
Recovered – June 24th: 135,123 | June 30th: 137,538 (+2,418)
Currently Hospitalized – June 24th: 15 | June 30th: 16 (+1)
Known Cases in Golden – June 16th: 5,569 | June 24th: 5,632 (+63) (not updated)

More Public Health References
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Where to get vaccinatedJefferson County


Summary of July Events

1
Dive Deep – Jeffco Library Summer Challenge Continues
8PM William Topley @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)

2
8AM-1PM Very Fine Wheels Car Show @ VFW Post 4171
9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
10AM Coffee With Councilors @ Golden History Museum
1-2:30PM Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners
3-4PM Make Something: Summer Mocktails @ Golden Library
3:30-5PM Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Advanced Players
5-8:30PM Golden Super Cruise

3
11AM-2PM William Topley @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)

4
11AM-9:30PM Fourth of July Festival @ Lions Park

5
10-10:45AM Storybook Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
1-3PM Hexie Ladies @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
5:30-7:30PM Textile Society @ Golden Library

6
10:15-10:45AM Outdoor Story Time @ Golden History Park
10:30AM-12PM Hands-on Activities @ Golden History Museum & Park
11:30-12:45PM Community Development Committee @ Golden Visitors Center

7
ARTSWEEK Golden Festival Begins
9AM Public Art Commission Meeting @ City Hall
9AM 4th Annual Plein Air Event Begins
5:30-10PM Stories Worth Telling Festival @ Buffalo Rose
6-7PM Ukulele Thursdays @ Golden Library
6:15PM Smudge Sticks @ Earth Sweet Botanicals

8
10-11:30AM NREL – Virtual Public Campus Experience
8PM Paizley Park – A Tribute to Prince @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)
8:30PM Outdoor Movie Night @ Horse Protection League

9
9-10:30AM Geology of Jeffco Open Space Parks @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center
9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Triceratops Trail
10AM-5PM Artsweek Festival @ 12th & Arapahoe
10AM-4PM Madison Studio Opening and Special Sale @ Madison Studio
10AM-2PM Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
10:30-11AM Preschool Nature Nuts @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center
12-1PM Sweet and Savory Grain-Free Baking @ Natural Grocers

10
10AM-5PM Artsweek Festival @ 12th & Arapahoe
11:30AM-12:30PM Yogi Book Club @ Pranatonic
12-5PM Family Day @ Foothills Art Center
2-4PM Sunday at the Museum @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

11
3:30-4:30PM Catch the Sound Wave! @ Golden Library
5-7PM Plein Air Event Reception @ Foothills Art Center
5:30-8:30PM LIT: Let’s Ignite Together @ Foothills Art Center
6:30PM GURA Board Meeting @ City Hall

12
TriceraTOTs
9-10:15AM Medicare Basics
4:30-5:30PM Teen Advisory Board @ Golden Library
5PM VIBE@Five @ Golden Visitors Center
5:30-6:30PM Augmented Reality Art Tour – Downtown Golden
6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting @ City Hall
7-8PM Art Trivia Tuesday @ Buffalo Rose

13
12:38PM Full Moon
3-4PM Itty Bitty Art Walking Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
6-8PM Aerialist @ Golden Mill
6-7:30PM Climbing Colorado’s San Juans
6-7:30PM Reimagining Post Industrial Golden @ Golden History Museum
6:15-7:15PM Self-Defense @ Pranatonic
6-7:30PM Book and Media Group
6:30-7:30PM Dive Deep: Using Rain Barrels in Colorado @ Golden Library

14
6:30PM Economic Development Commission Meeting
6:30PM Historic Preservation Board Meeting @ City Hall
6:30-8PM Wildfire Protection Plan Community Meeting @ Heritage Dells Park

15
10AM-12PM Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
5-9PM Bike Night @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
6-8PM Unframed Gala @ Buffalo Rose
6-8PM Teen After Hours: Aqua Party @ Golden Library
7PM Movies & Music in the Park – Encanto @ Parfet Park

16
9-10:30PM Wildfire Protection Plan Community Meeting @ Beverly Heights Park
10:30AM-5:30PM Bastille Day Celebration @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
12-1PM Creating a Healthy Home @ Natural Grocers
2:30-4PM Dungeons & Dragons: World-Building as a Dungeon Master @ Golden Library

17
2:30-4:30PM Textile Society @ Golden Library

18
3-4PM Dive Into Magic with Magic Rob @ Golden Library
6:30PM Downtown Development Authority Meeting @ City Hall

19
8-9AM What’s Brewing Golden @ Golden Hotel
10-11AM Story Time and Craft @ Colorado Railroad Museum
2:30PM Local Licensing Authority Meeting @ City Hall
5:30PM A Decent Home Film Screening @ Jefferson Unitarian Church
6-7PM Book Discussion Group @ Golden Library
6:30PM City Council Study Session @ City Hall

20
7:30-9AM Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting @ City Hall
5-6PM Arte de mi Corazón
6PM Colorado Alpine Trails Runs
6:30PM Planning Commission Study Session @ City Hall

21
7:30AM Golden Young Professionals Monthly Membership Meeting @ Golden Visitors Center
5-8PM Shop for a Cause @ Christian Action Guild
6:15-8:15PM Cooking Wild Foraged Foods @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
6:30-8PM Wildfire Protection Plan Community Meeting @ Golden Terrace Clubhouse
7PM Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall

22
3:30-4:30PM Dive Deep into Watercolors @ Golden Library

23
8AM New and Prospective Member Hike @ Apex Trail
9-10:30AM Wildfire Protection Plan Community Meeting @ DeLong Park
9-11AM Golden Kids Clothes Swap @ Hillside Community Church
10AM-2PM USPS In-Person Job Fair @ Golden Post Office

24
11:30AM-12:30PM Yogi Book Club @ Pranatonic
3-4PM Wordplay Writing Workshop @ Golden Library

26
1:30PM Triad @ Jeffco District Attorney’s Office
5-7PM Golden Living Happy Hour @ Buffalo Rose
5:30-9PM The Golden Bicycle Cruise @ Armory Parking Garage
6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting @ City Hall

27
6PM Community Sustainability Advisory Board @ City Hall

28
Buffalo Bill Days Begin
11:30AM-1PM Library for All @ Golden Library
4-7PM Evening at the Museum @ Golden History Museum
6PM Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall
6:15-8:15PM Easy Kombucha Making @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
6:30-8PM Wildfire Protection Plan Community Meeting @ White Ash Mine Park

29
5-7PM Member Opening – Mosaics 2022 @ Foothills Art Center
8-11:30PM ADM8ID with DJ Eva @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)

30
9AM-4PM Layered Glass Mosaics Workshop @ Foothills Art Center
11AM-4PM – Sizzlin’ Summer Barbecue @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
1PM First Annual Pig Fest @ VFW Post 4171
7PM Hold the Line (TOTO Tribute) with Sons of Genesis (a Genesis Tribute and beyond) @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)

31
8AM-8PM Jeffco Junior 4-H Fair Begins @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
4-7:30PM Sunday Swing Supper Club with The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra @ Buffalo Rose

Recurring Events:

Daily

Golden History Tours

Mondays
6-6:55AM Virtual Dynamic Circuit
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9:15-9:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga Virtual
10:15-10:45AM Let’s Dance @ Golden Library
11-11:55AM Find Your Balance
12-12:30PM Mondays with Mayor Weinberg
2-3PM Virtual: Active Minds Monday (most Mondays)
4-4:30PM Kids Martial Arts Class

Tuesdays
6-6:55AM Cycling
9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10:15-10:45AM Preschool Time @ Golden Library
11-11:55AM HIIT & Sculpt
12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga Virtual
6-8 PM Toad Trivia Tuesdays @ Mountain Toad Brewing (first and third Tuesdays)
6:30-8:30PM Team Trivia Tuesdays @ Buffalo Rose
6:30-8:30PM Trivia Tuesdays @ Golden Mill
7PM Trivia Night @ the Ace
7-9PM Team Trivia Night @ Tributary Food Hall

Wednesdays
6-6:55AM Cardio Lift Interval
8-8:55AM Tai Chi
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life @ Golden Library
10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga
11-11:55AM Find Your Balance
3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop
6PM Pong Night @ Coda Brewing
7PM Trivia Night @ Trailhead Taphouse

Thursdays
6-6:55AM Cycling
8-10AM DeLong Park Weed Busters @ DeLong Park
9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10AM Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation
10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
10-10:55AM Awareness Through Movement
11-11:55AM HIIT & Sculpt
11AM-12:30PM Golden Community Table @ First United Methodist Church
6PM Run Club @ Runners Roost

Fridays
6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
9-9:55AM Strength and Cardio
10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
11AM-12PM Kimodo for Balance
12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga
1-1:55PM Chair Yoga
1-2PM The Friday Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter

Saturdays
8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library

Sundays
9AM Keg Konditioning @ Golden Mill
9-10:15AM Align and Flow
9:30-11:30AM Full Walking Tour @ Dinosaur Ridge
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose

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June 30, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Richard Lucken – Summer Flowers on 12th Street – enlarge

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Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Cycling
10-10:55AM Awareness Through Movement
10AM Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation
11-11:55AM HIIT & Sculpt


Real World Events

8-10AM DeLong Park Weeding Event (map)
9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
11AM-12:30PM Golden Community Table @ First United Methodist Church

11AM-7PM Best of the Best Party @ Golden City Brewery
Golden City Brewery is celebrating today! They won several awards in this year’s Best of the Best competition, sponsored by Colorado Community Media (the Golden Transcript).

Dakota Smith was named Best Bartender, and she’ll be bartending today. They also won Best Customer Service and BEST BREWERY! The party will run all day, 11AM-7PM. They’ll have strawberry margaritas and a taco food truck (Muy Loco Tacos). The side bar will be open, with a few specialties.

Note: The GCB parking lot is now 2 hour parking, per the city. There is a city parking garage 4 blocks east, on Jackson Street.

11:30AM-1PM Library for All @ Golden Library
3:30-4:30PM Dive Deep into Water Colors @ Golden Library
6PM Run Club @ Runners Roost


Live Music

5-8PM Keith Hicks @ Golden Mill
5-8PM Kendal-Gentry Band @ Goosetown Station
5PM Josh Blackburn @ Wrigley’s

6-9PM Craig “CD” Clark @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
6-9PM Taylor Scott Band @ New Terrain Brewing
8PM Karaoke @ Rock Rest Lodge


Golden History Moment


Diagonal Parking was considered a miraculous solution to parking shortages–it fit so many more cars per block!

56 Years Ago
The June 30, 1966 Colorado Transcript announced that the City was considering charging for parking downtown.

Ever since the first automobile rolled into Golden in the 19-teens, competition for parking spots had been growing. The downtown merchants were desperate to find places for their customers to park.

The City tried many things, first going from parallel parking to diagonal parking (which uses the curb space much more efficiently) and later buying property to provide public parking lots. In 1966, the City was trying to determine whether people would be willing to pay for parking spots.

The merchants had mixed feelings about this idea: on the one hand, they wanted people to get in and out and not hog the parking spots. On the other hand, they didn’t want to drive away their customers by charging for parking. Shopping malls were providing fierce competition to older, downtown shopping areas like Golden’s. In the end, they decided not to charge for parking.

This debate is still going on, though now the pendulum is going the other way. The City plans to reduce parking on Arapahoe by changing from diagonal back to parallel. They reduced parking on Washington by using the parking lane for store and restaurant space. Since 2016, they’ve gradually been introducing paid parking. The most recent addition of paid parking begins this month on 10th Street near Lions Park and the Farmers Market.


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!

Wildfire Protection, Historic Photos and GIS, and Thoughts of Secession

June 29, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Evening at Churches’ Ranch – Click to enlarge

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Cardio Lift Interval
8-8:55AM Tai Chi
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga Virtual
11-11:55AM Find Your Balance
3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop


Real World Events

9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life @ Golden Library
2-3:30PM Hydroponic Gardening: Get Growing! @ Golden Library
5-8PM Bike Tunes and Beers @ Golden Mill
5:30PM Brewmaster Dinner Series @ The Eddy
5:30PM Rab Equipment & Bentgate 5(ish)K Run Series @ Golden Mill

6-7:30PM Community Meeting on Golden’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan @ Golden City Hall
City of Golden will host a community-wide meeting to begin community education about the recently updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan in Golden. This meeting will be held in person with options to participate online. The meeting will be led by Golden Fire Chief Jerry Stricker, but members of the City’s Parks, Public Works, Community and Economic Development, Police, and Community Engagement Departments will be present – along with Jefferson County Open Space staff. 

In this meeting, staff will give an overview of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the ten wildfire risk zones identified in Golden, and ways that individuals and families can best be prepared in the event of a wildfire. There will also be a high level overview of mitigation efforts and evacuation planning done by the City and County recently. There will be time for a short Q&A session during the community-wide meeting. More information

6-7:30PM Golden: Then & Now @ Golden History Museum
“Then,” for the most part, is the last quarter of the 19th Century; “now” is the first half of 2021. While perusing historical photos of Golden online, Stuart Sipkin came across a collection of photos that were mostly taken during the last quarter of the 19th Century. The variety and number of photos were perfect for a project he had been thinking about for a while – trying to recreate historical photos as precisely as possible in the modern day. Given the changes in the urban landscape, finding the exact location that the original photographer stood to take each photo was sometimes easy, but sometimes quite challenging. Join us at the museum to learn how Stuart used modern mapping and Geographic Information Systems to determine some of these locations and see the finished images of Golden’s changing landscape. Hybrid virtual and in-person event. Register on eventbrite.

6PM Pong Night @ Coda Brewing
7PM Trivia Night @ Trailhead Taphouse


Live Music

6-9PM Carl DeFederico @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
6:30PM Open Jam/Mic at Over Yonder Brewing


Golden History Moment


Portrait of Transcript Founder George West from the Golden History Museum Collection – enlarge

I have been asked if historic Transcripts displayed much racism. The editorial voice depended on the editor, and for the most part no, they were not notably racist…with the exception of the period from 1906-1927, when George West’s son, Harley, was running the paper. I could produce several examples of racist comments from his era.

Having made such a statement, imagine my surprise when I saw the article published 152 years ago today, on June 29, 1870: “Will the West Stand for It?” I have no doubt that George West himself wrote this article, in which he expresses fury with the Grant administration for their efforts to make peace with the Plains Indians.

It is not at all strange that western people look with the most supreme contempt upon the President and officers of the government who have debased themselves and insulted every man, woman, and child west of the Missouri by this miserable driveling over the lousy, cutthroat Sioux whom they have been feasting and fawning upon for the last three weeks. These very brutes and their followers have been murdering our men and women with the most horrible indecencies for the past five years….
Colorado Transcript – June 29, 1870


Portraits of President Grant and Chief Red Cloud – both from the Library of Congress Collection – enlarge

The article goes on to refer to them as “these murderers of our brethren and ravishers of our wives and sisters…murderous savages…villainous brutes.” That article didn’t display the casual racism that his son’s writings did, but it certainly expressed loathing for another race.

West made the trip across the plains several times by wagon before the railroad reached Colorado. That would have been a harrowing trip, since the indigenous population was up in arms over incursion by Whites. I don’t know whether West himself ever clashed with the natives, but he was certainly wary of them.

The article ends with the threat of the western states seceding from the union “if the government does not cease its insults and give us the protection we have the right to claim!” (This, coming from a Union officer!) It was an unusually passionate and angry article from the normally low-key, good-natured George West.


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!