Yesterday’s little burst of winter was pretty, but warmer weather is always welcome at this time of the year. The current forecast calls for a high of 50 (and sunny) today, and 70′s both tomorrow and Monday! Perhaps it’s time to reacquaint yourself with our trails page. If you’re put off by the prospect of muddy trails, take one of our walking tours, which come fully equipped with sidewalks and paved streets.
The Street Fairs won’t start till June, but you should still head downtown tonight. There will be free carriage rides, live music at the Buffalo Rose and the Windy Saddle, karaoke at the Ace Hi, and several of the stores are staying open late and offering specials. Golden Greeters will be downtown handing out flyers that describe the special events.
And of course…there are a lot of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and breweries in downtown Golden. Maybe this is the night to try one you’ve never experienced before!
This is THE VERY LAST WEEKEND to see Parallel Lives at Miners Alley. Go see it!
Area law enforcement agencies will be testing their emergency alert system today. If you have a land line, you should be receiving a test call this morning, sometime after 9AM. You have the option to enter other preferences for emergency contact, such as cell phones, text, or email, by visiting the CodeRED registration web site at your911.net. You should consider doing that if you don’t have a land line.
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight at 6:30 about a piece of vacant land at the northwest corner of Highway 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road. A developer is proposing the construction of 120 senior apartments on the site. The land is zoned for mixed use rather than residential; therefore, the developer needs to apply for a special use permit. Learn more….
Colorado uses the caucus system to select candidates and establish party stances. Tonight’s the night for you to go and vote your preferences. Most Golden residents of both parties will be going to the Golden High School (701 24th St.), but you can verify your caucus location on the Jeffco Republican site or the Jeffco Democrats site.
Those at the Democratic caucus will have the opportunity to vote on whether the party should support the Jeffco5 initiative. (It should!)
The caucus begins at 7. Remember–decisions are made by those who show up.
The Historic Preservation Board meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council chambers. Bill Litz from the Golden Landmarks Association will be present to discuss the possibility of quarterly historic home walking tours.
Today is the 17th annual Read Across America day. What better excuse do you need to stay home tonight and read a book? Read to a child, if you have one handy, or read to yourself if you don’t!
This is the final day for the March Madness Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Sunday is the favorite day for the real thrift-a-holics among us, because it’s bag day, where for $6 you can fill up a grocery bag full of books, movies, music, and more! The sale runs today from 11 till 3. All proceeds benefit the Jeffco Libraries–which includes Golden.
There are only two weekends left to see Parallel Lives at Miners Alley Playhouse. It has received non-stop rave reviews, so make sure you see why, before it’s gone! Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this weekend and next.
Visit Foothills Art Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm today, and enhance your Colorado Clay exhibition experience with artist technique demonstrations. Throughout the main galleries, you’ll see exhibiting artists Penney Bidwell, Mark Boulding, Claudia Mastrobuono and Mike Rand.
GOLDEN.COM is celebrating its 7th anniversary! We hope you’ll forgive us for one day of bragging. In the past 7 years, we’ve informed the community about several thousand events in Golden, promoted Golden businesses well over a thousand times, and kept everyone apprised of exhibits at the museums, street fairs, parades, concerts, farmers markets, and the innumerable other cool things happening all the time in Golden.
Apparently a lot of people are interested in Golden happenings…the website had nearly half a million visits last year!
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City Council meets tonight at 6:30, in City Council chambers. Among their topics will be a change order on the Clear Creek corridor work that is currently underway. A change to the sidewalk and creek bank behind the library will be built, as shown in the drawing above. The complete agenda is available online, and the meeting will be broadcast on Cable Channel 8 and via the city website.
The Friends of the Library will hold a huge March Madness book sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds this weekend. Admission is free, and the sale will be open from 9-5 Friday and Saturday, and from 11-3 on Sunday. Books will be available from 50 cents to $2.50, with hardback fiction for just $1. Sunday is Bag Day, where for $6 you can fill up a grocery bag full of items. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Libraries (which include the Golden Library).