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Cowboy Poetry, Historic Preservation, Speed Limits

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – Keeping the Lights Up til the End of Stock Show! – enlarge


6-6:55AM Cardio Lift Interval (Virtual
8AM-6PM Ranch Sorting Competition @ the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map) (FINAL DAY)
8:00-8:55AM Tai Chi (Virtual)
8:30-9:30AM Power Training (Virtual)
9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life @ Golden Library

9-11AM Golden Startup Coffee @ Morris & Mae
Golden Startup Coffee’s mission is to learn, contribute, and inspire. This event is built on the mindset that entrepreneurs are better together and have engagement from the surrounding community. This can only be more energized through caffeine, right?

In its purest form, this event emphasizes connection. The schedule is limited to two short presentations with robust audience Q&A. Local entrepreneurs share their ideas and those in the crowd help them in their growth. “Have you thought about this? You should contact my friend… What about targeting this market?” – these are the common questions you’ll hear on Wednesday mornings.

10AM and 1PM Wild West Walking Tour
10AM and 1PM Wild West Short Tour
10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga (Virtual)
10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
10:15-11:15AM Discovery Play @ Golden Library
3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop (Virtual)

4:30-5:30PM Cowboy Poetry for Kids @ Golden Library
Saddle up, folks! Ride into the heart of the 19th century American West with two extraordinary storytellers. Rex Rideout, an expert on the tales and tunes of the era, and Miska Paget, a talented storyteller, poet, and large animal veterinarian, will spin yarns sharing stories from the past and present.

6-7:30PM Bingo Night @ American Legion Post 21
6:30PM Trivia Night @ Over Yonder


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Secondary structures in Historic Districts

6:30PM Historic Preservation Board Meeting @ City Hall
HPB will review their accomplishments for 2023 and their work plan for 2024. This year they plan to review our historic preservation policies and decide whether they should be stronger and more strictly enforced. They will begin studying and adding styles prominent after the late-1940s and multi-family structures. They will draft guidelines to better address additions and secondary structures in the Historic Districts. They will create guidance for preservation in Goosetown and the Clear Creek corridor.

The Golden History Museum will continue their Native American Ethnography study. Last year they worked with reps from the Northern Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe tribes. This year they will work with the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes. Learn more….


Visit Golden meetings have always been theoretically open to the public, but they have been held in a cramped and somewhat hard to find meeting room, not broadcast, and not recorded. Starting tomorrow morning at 9, they will be held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live, and recorded for viewing later.

This is good news for transparency in general and for people who want to understand what the City does to attract tourists. There will be a public comment period at each meeting.

You can come to City Council chambers at 9 tomorrow, or check the Agenda Page at 9AM for a live feed.


5-9PM Open Mic @ Cannonball Creek

6-9PM Chris Koltak @ Miners Saloon


Washington Avenue, 1920s – enlarge

95 Years Ago
The January 10, 1929 Colorado Transcript announced that a new speed limit would take effect the following Tuesday. The limit was being raised from 12 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour.

Or, as former Councilman Brown would say, “Twenty is Plenty.”

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!


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