Zumba, Golden History, and Watercolor

March 26, 2020

Golden Eye Candy – “Clear Creek Radiance” by Jesse Crock
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Coronavirus Update

Public Health References
CDC * Colorado * Jefferson County * City of Golden

As you’re probably aware, the Governor has issued a Stay-At-Home Order, effective as of 6AM this morning and lasting until April 11, 2020. See the details–including what you can and cannot do–on the State website. Jefferson County Public Health has also issued a Stay-At-Home order.

Jefferson County has upgraded their case count page to include charts & graphs. It also breaks down the data by city, so we can get more specific info about Golden. There are now 130 “confirmed, probably, or suspected” cases in Jefferson County. There have been 4 deaths and 17 are hospitalized. There are 9 known cases in Golden.

Our New Virtual World

Recordings of yesterday’s Events:
“What’s Baking in the Kitchen?” with Nathan Richie from the history museum on Facebook Live.
Last night’s Coronavirus Update by Mayor Weinberg and City Manager Slowinski.
Online fitness classes from Golden Community Center Instructors.

Today’s Online Events:
8AM Virtual Zumba with Community Center Pros
12PM Virtually Golden – The Stolen Capital of Colorado with Paul Haseman
3PM Foothills Art Center presents Watercolor Painting with Janet Nunn

Preview of Friday Events:
9AM Live Workouts with Community Center Pros
4PM Virtual Cheers with Holidaily Founder on Facebook Live
4:30PM Live Happy Hour with State-38 Distilling

A Golden History Moment

Camp George West Amphitheater: a good place to watch movies, if you don’t mind the rattlesnakes

The March 28, 1935 Colorado Transcript featured this photo of the nearly-completed amphitheater at Camp George West. Many of you may have seen this construct over the years as you hiked around South Table Mountain. The amphitheater is now within NREL’s property. According to the Transcript article, the amphitheater would seat up to 2500 and the hope was that it would be near enough to completion to be used for a sunrise Easter service that year.

According to History Colorado, the amphitheater was built by the WPA (Roosevelt-era Works Progress Administration, which employed people on public works projects). It was built of field stone and concrete. According to Wikipedia, “One of its primary uses in operation was to show films to the Guard troops. However, the amphitheater fell into disuse when rattlesnakes became too plentiful for comfort.”

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!