Paleontology 101, Improv at the Library, Open Space Job Fair, and Camp George West Concerns

January 13, 2022

Golden Eye Candy – Richard Luckin – Snow in the History Park – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

8:30-9:25AM Silver Sneakers Classic
9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10-11:30AM Virtual: Google Docs
10AM Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation

10AM Dinosaur Talks
This 12-part lecture series is meant to introduce visitors and volunteers to the amazing world of dinosaurs! Erin LaCount, Dinosaur Ridge’s education programs director, delivers fun and educational talks about paleontology. Attend as many as you would like in any order. Login information will be sent after registration. Registration is $2 per person, per talk.  REGISTER Questions: Erin LaCount

Talk #1: Paleontology 101
This first talk is about the history of dinosaur paleontology (including the Bone Wars).

12:30-1:30PM Golden Women in Business Book Club
3-5PM Virtual/Call In: Hard Times Writing Workshop
4-5:30PM Theater and Improv @ Golden Library
5-7PM Ribbon Cutting @ Golden Real Estate
5:30-6:25PM HIIT & Sculpt

Real World Events

9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
10AM Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses Class
10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
11:00AM-12:30PM Golden Community Table @ First United Methodist Church
12:30-1:30PM Golden Women in Business Book Club
4-5:30PM Theater and Improv @ Golden Library
5-7PM Ribbon Cutting @ Golden Real Estate

5-7PM Jeffco Open Space Job Fair @ Origin Hotel Red Rocks (map)
Jeffco Open Space is Hiring! Stop by one of our job fairs to speak with staff and learn more about full time and seasonal positions available in Trails, Construction, Natural Resources, Communications, Volunteer Management, and more! Partners like SLASH, CSU Extension, and Jeffco Road & Bridge will have booths as well. More information

6PM Fun Run @ Runners Roost
6-9PM Mini Paint Night @ Golden Game Guild

6:30PM Economic Development Commission Meeting
EDComm will hear from the City’s marketing manager to hear about this year’s tourism program. They will review last year’s expenses. The largest expense was Traxion, which mentors early-stage companies. Learn more….

Live Music

5:30-8:30PM Kind Mountain Band @ Golden Mill
6-9PM Southbound String Band @ New Terrain Brewing
6PM Open Pick Night @ Over Yonder Brewing
8PM Karaoke @ Rock Rest Lodge

Golden History Moment

46 Years Ago
The January 13, 1976 Golden Transcript reported that Governor Lamm was proposing a new correction facility to be built at Camp George West, to relieve crowding at the state penitentiary. The article raised local concerns. Golden-area residents–particularly those living in Pleasant View–didn’t want an expanded correctional facility. A second article followed two weeks later, providing reassuring detail.

The January 26, 1976 article recalled that Camp George West had been the home of the Colorado National Guard since before World War II. During the war, military police used the facility. In 1969, the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy was established at the east end of the property.

In 1970, a minimum security “honor camp” was added to the mix. There were problems there over the years, as inmates escaped into the community fairly often.

The January 26 article included assurances that, if any changes were made to the Camp George West facility, they would just be improvements to make the environments safer and more humane for the residents. The current number of inmates was 40, but the camp had housed as many as 70 in the past. If the camp was upgraded, it would house no more than 70.

The new director of the correctional facility explained that–unlike his predecessor–he was able to select and approve the inmates sent to Camp George West. He felt confident that the number of escapes would decline decisively.

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!