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Golden Guide

Night or Day, Golden is Where You Want to Be

2013-2014

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Constructed of native stone and timber, Boettcher Mansion was built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, in the Arts & Crafts style. Photos by Andy Carpenean

One of many exhibits on display at Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave depicting William F. Cody’s life and his Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.

Roping them in Lariat Loop has attracted tourists for 99 years By Glenn Wallace gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com The Lariat loop is a 40-mile route through the foothills west of the Denver metro area. The route ties together attractions big and small, from Denver Mountain Parks, a religious shrine, cowboy grave, stunning outdoor amphitheater and three charming communities.

Mountain Road, and you will quickly come to the twin pillars that mark the start of one of the earliest automobile routes built into the mountains.

said. “One of its first jobs was to promote the loop as the preferred routes up to the mountains, through Golden, instead of around it.”

“This is sort of the seminal portion of the Loop in terms of history,” said Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, and current president of the Lariat Loop association.

William “Cement Bill” Williams was the driving force in planning, and constructing the winding route that climbs 2,000 feet from Golden to Lookout Mountain.

Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce CEO Gary Wink said the loop has been a big part of the city’s history.

And it begins in Golden. Head toward the hills on Lookout

“The Lariat Loop was one of the reasons the chamber was formed,” Wink

“They used to refer to it as the Engineers Lariat, for all of those curves, like the bend in a lasso rope,” Friesen said. The 5-mile Lariat Trail was completLariat Loop continues on Page 5


The gravesite of Buffalo Bill Cody can be found at the top of Lookout Mountain above Golden.

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ed in 1914, and was seen as a tourist attraction on its own merits, for featuring a much more picturesque view, compared to Clear Creek to the North and Mount Vernon Canyon to the south. “You’re going back and forth with views to the east, and views to the west,” Friesen said. “And on top you have great views in both directions, the best views of the loop, I say.” Of course, Friesen’s museum position might make him biased. In 1917 a funeral procession, said to be 20,000 large, worked its way up the winding trail to bring Buffalo Bill Cody to his resting place, atop the mountain. The grave, museum and café that now sit atop Lookout Mountain attracts 64,000 visitors a year, and serves as just the first stop in the loop’s attractions. In the early 1920s with the rise of the automobile, driving tours of the foothills were heavily promoted by Denver boosters. Today’s Lariat Loop is a combination of the initial Lariat Trail drive, and the Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive. The route has been named a national scenic byway Lariat Loop continues on Page 6


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View of Golden and both North and South Table Mesas from Lariat Trail upon Mt. Zion, part of the Historic Lariat Loop. Photo by Andy Carpenean

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Friesen describes the route as a string of pearls, with each pearl representing points of interest, including spots like Genesee Park, Morison Natural History Museum, and Evergreen Lake. Between the attractions sit the communities of Morrison, Evergreen and Golden.

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“We’ve seen the quality of the experience being enriched in all three cities,” Friesen said. “And with the museums, restaurants and art everywhere, Golden has a lot more to offer than ever before.” The promotion of the Loop was considered important enough that the Golden Chamber gave its annual civic award to the Lariat Loop organization in January. “It definitely helps the economic vitality of all the communities along the Loop,” Wink said, adding that the informational brochure on the Lariat Loop has long been one of the most popular items at the city’s visitor’s center. A map of the Lariat Loop and trip itineraries are available at www.lariatloop. org.


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Dennis Palin, with Denny Park Fine Arts, details a Putti Venetian by Dale Chihuly at Foothills Art Center in Golden. The piece was part of an exhibit, Chihuly Venetians: From the George R. Stroemple Collection. Photo by Justin Sagarsee

Since its inception, the city of Golden has offered majestic scenery, an abundance of friendly people, and an array of diverse attractions. Founded as a mining town 150 years ago, Golden prides itself on its historical heritage and landmarks. Visitors with various interests have much to choose from while visiting Golden.

With several family-friendly museums in the surrounding area, visitors can choose to don their cowboy hat and boots while checking out the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, or choose to take a train ride back in time at the Colorado Railroad museum. Visitors can also explore historic down-

town on Washington Avenue strolling through art galleries including the Foothills Art Center or attend a play at the Miner’s Alley Playhouse. Golden’s motto, “Where the West lives,” rings true to the many attractions Golden has to offer day and night. So many, in fact, you’ll want to come back!


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Civil War re-enactor Lom Adams, left, inspects the 1866 Allin Second Conversion .50 caliber 70 grain firearm of Buffalo Bill re-enactor Gene Johnson’s during the Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash in Golden. Photo by Kirk Speer

12th Street Historic District 12th Street, west of Washington Avenue, Golden This is the most historically significant residential area of Golden, which was instrumental in the development of the Colorado Territory. Most residences in the district were built between 1870 and 1920 and display adaptations of basic architectural styles popular during that period using local building materials. It contains homes of former prominent residents in local and state history. There is a convenient 12th Street Walking Tour available at the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce, 303-279-3113, and Astor House Hotel Museum, 303-278-3557.

American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street, Golden; (10th Street and Washington Avenue) 303-996-2763 www.americanmountaineeringcenter. org

The American Mountaineering Center is home to the American Alpine Club, the Colorado Mountain Club, Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum and the Henry S. Hall Library, one of the most extensive mountaineering libraries in the world.

The Center includes a 3200 sq. ft. conference center, the beautifully restored 350 seat Foss Auditorium/movie theatre, and 3 smaller rooms available for rent. A variety of events open to the public are often held, including adventure films and educational classes for children’s groups.

American Mountaineering Museum and Alpine Club Library American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street, Golden; 303-996-2755; info@mountaineeringmuseum.org www.mountaineeringmuseum.org Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colo., the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum opened its doors in February 2008 to be America’s first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering. The 3,500-square-foot museum is a joint partnership of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Club. This one-of-a-kind facility will allow visitors to live the ascent of the world’s most inspiring mountains through educational displays, interactive exhibits, breathtaking

photos and climbers’ personal stories that enrich the visual experience, and one of the world’s largest libraries dedicated to mountaineering research and education. From children to weathered climbers, all visitors will find something to inspire their life’s journey. Jump a crevasse, hang out in a porta-ledge and find your route up Mt. Everest! Join us for our sPEAKer Series and monthly Thirsty Third Thursday events as well! Check the website for all upcoming special events and exhibits. Museum hours are –Monday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday 12 - 5 pm. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and $3 for AAC and CMC members.

Applewood Golf Course 14001 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden; 303-279-3003; www.applewoodgc.com

For over 50 years, Applewood Golf Course has welcomed golfers to tee it up. Set against the foothills, it is a tribute to its beautiful and breathtaking setting. The 71 par course features slight elevation changes, water hazards and a mix of local wildlife.


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The Arthur Lakes Library Colorado School of Mines 1410 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-273-3199 The Arthur Lakes Library supports the educational and research programs at Colorado School of Mines and also serves as a regional center for information in engineering and science fields. It has a collection of over 200,000 maps, the largest collection in the state, and has a permanent exhibit of gold and silver specimens. The Russell L. and Lynn Wood Mining History Archive houses documents and artifacts pertaining to the history of mining and the Colorado School of Mines. The library is a selective depository for U.S. government publications and a partial depository for Colorado state publications.

Astor House Museum 822 12th Street, Golden; 303-278-3557; GoldenHistory.org. Built of hand-cut sandstone in 1867, this onetime boarding house and hotel served as a home to miners, travelers, and

Colorado School of Mines students for most of its life. Come see why it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Boettcher Mansion 900 Colorow Road, Golden (one mile above Buffalo Bill’s grave) Main Phone: 720-497-7630 ; Laurie Vogt, Special Events Coordinator: 720-497-7633; www.jeffco.us/boettcher

Built in 1917 as a summer lodge for Charles Boettcher, the Boettcher Mansion is a well preserved example of the historic Arts & Crafts style, popular in the early 20th century. It is nestled into 110 forested acres on top of Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. This unique stone-andtimber landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic places. We are Jefferson County’s Premier Special events venue. Providing a one of a kind experience for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, coorporate retreats and anything you can think of! We are here to help you plan your next event. OUR MISSION: Enriching life by providing a one-of-a-kind experience combining:

- unsurpassed customer service, - at a meticulously maintained estate, - with unlimited opportunities for cultural awareness and enjoyment.

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave 987½ Lookout Mountain Road (off I-70 or US 6, atop Lookout Mountain); 303-526-0744; www.buffalobill.org

The Wild West comes to life at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, operating near Golden since 1921. Enjoy exhibits of rare artifacts, try on cowboy clothes, and discover if Buffalo Bill visited your town. And, of course, visit Buffalo Bill’s grave and enjoy the spectacular view from atop Lookout Mountain. Complete your visit by browsing through the Denver area’s largest museum gift shop and enjoying a buffalo burger at the cafe. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors over 65, and $1 for children ages 6 to 15. The Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm seven days a week during the summer. Between November 1 and April 30 hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Continued on page 10

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There’s something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it all again at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

RIDE THE RAILS SATURDAYS Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history or on the uniquely Colorado Galloping Goose.

Stroll the Museum’s 15-acre railyard with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, Galloping Geese a G-scale garden railway and large HO layout.

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Families ride in rail cars behind the Halloween train at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Photo byAndy Carpenean

Buffalo Overlook Along Interstate 70 west of Denver, (take I-70, Exit 254)

The Buffalo Overlook (Genesee Park) was the first City of Denver Mountain Park, created in 1914. It marked the return of the first known buffalo to Jefferson County, where they had been extinct since before the Gold Rush in the 1840s. The buffalo herd started in 1914, beginning with seven bison from Yellowstone. Drive west along I-70 from Golden toward Evergreen and view one of the few herds of buffalo on the Eastern Slope. Take the Buffalo Overlook Exit and see not only buffalo but also the Continental Divide.

Clear Creek County Idaho Springs - Georgetown Empire - Silver Plume; 303-567-4660; www.clearcreekcounty.org

Located just 30 minutes west of Denver on I-70, Clear Creek County and the mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume are the perfect places to discover all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer, including four 14,ooo foot peaks. You can ski on our world class slopes at Loveland Ski Area and Echo Mountain, step back in time on our narrow gauge steam train, the Georgetown Loop, or pan for gold at the Argo or Phoenix Gold Mines. Enjoy a horseback ride or mountain bike on our pristine mountain trails, soak away your troubles at the Indian Springs Resort, and drive to the top of the highest road in North America – the Mt. Evans Scenic Byway. Whether your visit includes hiking along the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, shopping and dining in our unique Victorian towns, rafting Clear Creek, or fishing for rainbow trout, we’ll be happy to guide you.

Come enjoy one new discovery after another! Join us for Clear Creek County Railroad and Mining Days Memorial Day Weekend, fun events for the whole family.

Clear Creek History Park 11th & Arapahoe Street, Golden; 303-278-3557; GoldenHistory.org Free and open to the public for most of the year, the three-acre park features original 19th century buildings, including a oneroom schoolhouse. During “Summer on the Homestead”—weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day— skilled guides wearing period clothing interpret the area’s rich mining and ranching heritage using exciting hands-on activities. Located at 11th and Arapahoe streets. Check GoldenHistory.org for specific schedules.

Clear Creek Whitewater Park 1201 10th Street, Golden; 303-384-8133; www.cityofgolden.net/links/ WhitewaterPark One of Golden’s most unique recreational attractions is the Clear Creek Whitewater Park, built for recreational canoeing and kayaking. The course is located at the west end of 10th Street, adjacent to Lions Park. This innovative recreational course is 800 feet in length, built with natural boulders and divided into sections. There are no fees for usage and the course is unsupervised. Parking is located at Lions Park and Vanover Park. Golden provides 7 city blocks of white water activity on Clear Creek. The Clear Creek Whitewater Park is a 2010 Starburst Award Winner for outstanding use of Colorado Lottery Funds.

Colorado Railroad Museum 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden; 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263; ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org;

Lose track of time year-round at the Colorado Railroad Museum. There’s something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it again at the Colorado Railroad Museum with more than 100 historic locomotives and railcars. Also see our exhibit galleries, renowned library, roundhouse restoration facility, working turntable, and visit the General Store. Ride the rails Saturdays. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-273-3000, 800-446-9488; www.mines.edu

Established in 1874 to serve the needs of the local mining industry, Colorado School of Mines now has an international reputation for excellence in engineering and the applied sciences, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth’s resources. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention for its 4,800 students. With the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest in the nation, Mines offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes practical, hands-on experiences and an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems of importance to society. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Mines as one of the top 100 best values in public colleges. Visit the school’s Geology Museum, 303-273-3815.


Golden Guide | 2013-2014 | Cultural Attractions Coors Brewery Tours Golden, CO Brewery 13th & Ford Streets, Golden; 303-277-BEER; (866) 812-2337; www.millercoors.com

Come see and taste traditional brewing in the Rocky Mountains! Since 1873 the Coors brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting our malting, brewing, and packaging processes, sampling of MillerCoors products and shopping in the Coors & Co. gift shop. Product samples are limited in quantity and available only to those 21 years and older with valid ID. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are free. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday – Monday, Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Major Holidays. Call for extended Summer hours.

Cussler Museum 14949 W. 69th Avenue, Arvada; 303-420-2795; www.cusslermuseum.com

The Cussler Museum features a fabulous collection of fine classic automobiles owned by best selling author Clive Cussler. On display are over 75 rare and unique automo-

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biles, ranging from the early 1900’s through 1960’s. Clive Cussler refers to this collection as “Masterpieces of the Mechanical Arts”. Significant automobiles such as Auburns, Cords, Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, and many European models are featured on this selfguided tour. The Cussler Museum, located in Arvada, is open seasonally, May through September, Mondays and Tuesdays only, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The museum is available to rent for your special event, year-round. For more information visit our website at www.cusslermuseum.com or call us at 303420-2795.

from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On those dates scientists will be stationed along the stops on the Ridge to interpret the rocks and fossils. At the Visitor Center there will be hands-on activities for all ages including gold panning, fossil sifting, and metal detecting. Themes change each month, visit our website for more details: www.dinoridge.org. Groups or schools can arrange a private guided tour by calling or e-mailing the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge with the below contact information. To receive flyers for special programs and additional information, e-mail tours@dinoridge.org

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16831 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison; 303-697-DINO, 303-697-3466; Erin Fair, Tour Programs Coordinator, x 101; tours@dinoridge.org

Dinosaur Ridge is a world-renowned geological and paleontological outdoor museum. It contains more than 300 Iguanodon-like dinosaur tracks that were discovered in 1937 when Alameda Parkway was being constructed over The Dakota Hogback. An amateur paleontologist can follow a self-guided trail of the ridge with over 15 interpretive signs, or take a guided, 45 minute shuttle tour from the Visitor Center (call for hours): 303-697-3466 x 100. Dinosaur Discovery Days are the second Saturday of the month, May through October,

West 44th Avenue & Salvia www.cityofgolden.net/links/DogParks

Tony Grampsas Dog Park is a 2.5 acre site 300 yards north of the main parking lot. It is a great place for dogs and people alike as large trees provide shade and there are shrubby areas for the dogs to explore. Carry your own water in if your pet needs refreshment. During the summer months there are areas where ground water comes to the surface making parts of the park muddy. Remember to keep your pet leashed until you enter the dog park. Continued on page 13

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Visitors can experience the process at Coors brewery starting with a 30-minute self-paced tour, and cap it off with a sample tasting and a visit to the Coors & Co. gift shop. Courtesy photo.

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When it’s hot, cooling off at Splash Water Park is far better than air conditioning. Grab your sunscreen and your towel and tube your way to fun. File photo

Foothills Art Center

809 15th Street, Downtown Golden, 15th Street & Washington Avenue; 303-279-3922; www.foothillsartcenter.org Open Daily, Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Located in Golden’s celebrated downtown district, Foothills Art Center offers visitors critically-acclaimed national and regional art exhibitions, with 12 widely-varied and unique shows annually, fulfilling interests for traditional artworks such as landscape watercolors, as well as exhibits that explore innovative and contemporary mediums. Each exhibition and work of art is highlighted by their unique surroundings, as FAC’s galleries are located in two historically-registered facilities that host original stained glass windows and fascinating architecture. Foothills Art Center is also proud to host the exquisite, original works of over 60 Colorado artists in its gift shop. Ready to learn? FAC presents comprehensive art classes for all ages in a wide variety of mediums and themes. The dozens of children and adult classes offered each year accommodate all skill levels, interests, and schedules, including weekends and after school.

Geology Museum, Colorado School of Mines 13th and Maple Streets, Golden; 303-273-3815

The Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines displays minerals, mining artifacts, meteorites, fossils and gemstones as well as a walk-through mine. It is home to one of Colorado’s Goodwill moon rocks, which was given to the state in 1974 by President Richard Nixon. Other highlights include an introductory video on area geology as well as interactive displays on radioactivity and ultraviolet minerals. Murals originally exhibited at the Golden Gate International Exposition by artist Irwin Hoffman depict the history of mining and can be seen in the main gallery. An outdoor geologic trail features outcrops containing fossilized dinosaur tracks, logs and leaves. Guided tours are available by appointment. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.; closed certain legal and school holidays. Cost: Free.

Georgetown Visitors and Community Center 6th Street, Georgetown; 303-569-2888, 1-888-569-1069; www.georgetowncolorado.org

Come explore the Silver Queen of the Rockies! Since its beginning as a mining camp in 1859, Georgetown has attracted those who have sought something very special. First, it was the magic of gold and silver ore, now it’s the beauty and ambiance of this picturesque town surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Stroll down historic 6th street

and enjoy our quaint shops, unique restaurants and beautifully restored Victorian buildings. Tour the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Georgetown Energy Museums or take a scenic drive along the breathtaking Guanella Pass Scenic Byway. Georgetown and Silver Plume are a National Historic Landmark District and in Georgetown you’ll experience an incredible blend of past and present, where the difference is almost imperceptible.

Golden Bike Park Tony Grampsas Sports Complex; 4471 Salvia Street, Golden www.cityofgolden.net/links/BikePark Golden Bike Park contains the first purpose-built, mountain bike only trails in Golden. Ride options include a downhill flow trail, bi-directional access trail, skills area and beginner pump track. The gravity-fed flow park features rollers, berm turns and table-top jumps that are suitable for beginners and offer options for advanced riders to launch their bikes. Parking is available in the primary lot off Salvia Street. From the parking lot, ride or walk north on the perimeter gravel path around the archery range and next to the ditch to reach Golden Bike Park. Continued on page 14


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Golden Community Center

Golden History Center

1470 10th Street, Golden; 303-384-8100; www.cityofgolden.net/links/GCC

923 10th Street, Golden; 303-278-3557; GoldenHistory.org

Come and enjoy a day at the Golden Community Center. The Community Center is located at the base of the foothills in beautiful downtown Golden. The Community Center offers an indoor 25-meter lap pool, leisure pool with a water slide, therapeutic area, and sun deck. If dry activities interest you, the sunny 5,000 square foot cardiovascular and weight room addition was completed in 2007 and is home to state of the art cardiovascular and weight equipment. The center also offers an indoor play area and birthday party room, a jogging track, climbing wall, gymnasium, senior center, fitness room, and a multipurpose room offering a variety of fitness classes from dance to spinning. Rooms are available for rent for small meetings for 10 to wedding receptions for 200 people. Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The pool closes half an hour prior to the facility. For more information visit www.cityofgolden .net/links/gcc, or call 303-384-8100 to speak with a customer service representative.

The Golden History Center is the starting place to experience local history through innovative exhibits, lectures, programs, and events. Each museum object, from the 18-foot-long Foss Drug sign to Coors pottery and Jolly Rancher memorabilia, tells a unique story about Golden history. Operated by Golden History Museums, the center is located at 923 10th Street; 303-278-3557. GoldenHistory.org.

Golden Visitors Center 1010 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-3113

Golden Visitors Center opened its doors in 1997 and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors a year. The center has 82 volunteers that donated 5,100 hours providing information on shopping, lodging, dining and recreation this past year. These volunteers work at many local events including Olde Golden Christmas, First Friday Street Fairs, Fine Arts Festival, Farmers Market, and Chili Cook-Off. Stop in and see the thousands of wonderful informational and educational brochures for local and surrounding areas and events. There is also a children’s activity center.

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Heritage Square 18301 W. Colfax Avenue, (Exit 259 off I-70 one mile to the north) Golden; 303-279-2789

Whether you are enjoying a day out with family and friends or planning a large special event, Heritage Square has something for everyone. Enjoy the food, music and laughter of Denver’s premiere dinner theater or a summer picnic event, Heritage Square rides and attractions feature group rates and party options, the square has a wedding chapel and events center and many other locations available to rent. Whatever the occasion...a day out with the family, a reunion or coprorate event the businesses at Heritage Square will help you to create a memorable and fun experience. Heritage Square Family Entertainment Village features unique shops, amusement rides, a giant maze, children’s theater, and one of Colorado’s best alpine slides. Free parking and No admission fee. Open Daily throughout the summer.

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Yoshi Endo of Boulder is suspended with an aerial fabric while perform with Academy of Circus Elements at First Friday in downtown Golden. It was part of the First Friday monthly series of block parties held in Historic Downtown Golden during the summer months. Photo by Andrew Carpenean

Located one mile north of I-70 exit 259 Heritage Square is just 20 minutes west of Denver and nestled in the foothills of Golden. For more information go to www. heritagesquare.info or call 303-277-0040. Heritage Square Family Entertainment Village….where FUN is a family tradition.

Heritage Square Music Hall 18301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden; 303-279-7800 Heritage Square Music Hall is located in the beautiful foothills of Golden, just twenty minutes from downtown Denver. Our dinner theater is best known for its interactive plays... bringing the audiences into each of our performances and sending them home with memories of a great night out with family and friends. Whether you are seeing a melodrama, mystery, musical, or spoof on some great old classic, each production is a family-friendly comedy. We offer an outstanding buffet before the show. On Saturdays, the Music Hall’s Children’s Theatre offers a children’s production for our younger audiences, where we bring many of the kids on stage to play parts in our show. Our Box Office opens daily at 9 a.m. for reservations and information. 303-279-7800. The Heritage Square Music Hall will close permanently on Dec. 31, 2013

Hogback Geological Exhibit

Located off I-70 near the US Highway 40 exit

The exhibit is a fascinating place for those interested in geology. This geological crosssection site has an intriguing walk along the rock face. Highway construction has exposed layers of earth. With the help of plaques that explain the formation of the cliffs along the Eastern Slope, visitors will get a glimpse into the geological makeup of the area.

Idaho Springs Heritage Museum and Visitors Center 2060 Miner Street, Idaho Springs; 303-567-4382; www.historicidahosprings.com

Come explore the town where the Colorado Gold Rush began in 1859. Begin your sojourn at the Idaho Springs Visitors Center and Heritage Museum for helpful information on shops and restaurants, the National Historic District in downtown Idaho Springs, and the Mt. Evans Scenic and Historic Byway as well as Clear Creek County. Take time to view the exhibits on mining history, the Clear Creek Watershed, the Berthoud Pass Ski Area, and the 10th Mountain Division-Clear Creek county operations. Come enjoy our outdoor beauty and our history. Continued on page 16

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Indian Hot Springs 302 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs; 303-989-6666; www.indianhotsprings.com

Nothing like it in the World, for over 100 years the Indian Springs Resort in Idaho Springs Colorado, featuring Naturally Hot Mineral Springs with Geo-Thermal Cave Baths, Indoor Private Baths & Outdoor Private Jacuzzi Baths and 68 hotel rooms. Other facilities include Club Mud for full body mud masks, and year-round Swimming Pool surrounded by live tropical trees & plants. Day Spa services are available including Massage, Wraps, and Manicures, etc. For information and reservations, call us or visit our website today! Reservations can be made online.

Jeffco Fairgrounds 15200 W. Sixth Avenue, Golden; 303-271-6600; http://jeffco.us/fair

Experience the Fairgrounds! Rodeos to Reunions...Bulls to Banquets...Clydesdales to Conventions. We have it all! We are located at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains! We are home to over 600 events annually and growing. Whether you are an event promoter, participant, spectator, or just in town on vacation, come check us out year round! We are surrounded by top quality dining, lodging, entertainment, and shopping facilities. Come for the day or stay with us for the

season in our modern RV sites. Open 7 days a week!

Jefferson County Public Library 1019 10th Street, Golden; 303-235-5275; www.jeffcolibrary.org

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and eTrain, a mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, downloadable audiobooks and eBooks and computer and Internet resources.

Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway www.lariatloop.org

The Lariat Loop® Byway is a 40-mile route where you can retrace the motoring adventures of the early 1920s and experience the thrill of foothills exploration at the dawn of the Age of Motorcars. Colorado’s first gateways to the mountains still have sharp curves, winding roads, spectacular views, and waysides to refresh and delight the traveler. This byway is a combination of two historic routes: the Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive ascending Lookout Mountain and the Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive. In combination, these routes were part of several of the “scenic circles” developed and promoted by Denver in 1915-1920s to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to the Denver Metropolitan area. These roadways were designated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Lariat Loop® Byway provided early automobile access to the Denver Mountain Parks system and, later, to Jefferson Co. Open Space parks. Today, the Lariat Loop® Scenic & Historic Byway continues to serve this purpose, carrying visitors along the same routes

as in the early days of Colorado tourism. The Lariat Loop® Byway takes its name from the historic LARIAT TRAIL, a 5-mile road from Golden up the front of Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s Museum and Grave. The Lariat Trail was built by “Cement Bill” in 1913. See more at www.lariatloop.org

Lookout Mountain Nature Center 910 Colorow Road, Golden; 720-497-7600; http://lmnc.jeffco.us

Discover Lookout Mountain Nature Center... where nature’s riches abound and where curiosity and exploration are always rewarded. Connect with nature at this 110 acre park. Inside, experience exhibits that depict migrating birds and reveal secrets of the ponderosa pine forest. Visit the Discovery Corner and Observation Room. Outside, stroll trails winding through forest and meadow, and picnic beneath towering pine trees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Monday and holidays. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday hours are extended 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails are open 8 a.m. until dusk. For information on free nature programs call 720-497-7600 or visit us online http:// lmnc.jeffco.us.

Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-935-3044; www.minersalley.com

Professional Theatre in the heart of Downtown Golden. Miners Alley Playhouse celebrates its tenth anniversary in Golden. We continue to invest 100% of of our effort into every production we present. From topical dramas, to world premieres, to the finest of international comedies, we strive to offer a spectrum of productions that will appeal to one and all. Or…if you don’t like this one… stick around we’ll have a completely different story from a completely different genre starting up in just a few weeks. Always something different going on at Miners Alley. Enjoy our beautiful view from our lobby/lounge while enjoying a cocktail,

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beer, or glass of a delicious varietal wine. While viewing selected artwork created by some of Colorado’s most reknowned artists. As we prepare for our tenth season we hope that you will participate by being part of our cultural experience. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year. Engage in the challenge and the thrill of theatre by getting involved in a production or taking one of our wonderful acting classes. And come see our shows…bring a friend… become a member…support the arts in your own backyard. The arts survive through the support and sponsorship of the community. We encourage you to support your local theatre company. Thanks for ten great years, and here’s to many more…

Mother Cabrini Shrine Off I-70 on Lookout Mountain, I-70 Exit 259, Golden; 303-526-0758; www.mothercabrinishrine.org

World-famous outdoor Stations of the Cross and Mysteries of the Rosary adorn the sides of the stairway leading to the Statue of the Sacred Heart. Artistic terra cotta benches are placed throughout the area for the convenience of pilgrims. The shrine is dedicated to America’s first citizen saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. St. Cabrini founded the Order of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, an orphanage, and numerous schools and hospitals. Visit our website for information and hours.

National Earthquake Information Center Colorado School of Mines, 1711 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-273-8500; http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ neic/

This U.S. Geological survey building contains the National Earthquake Information Center. The Facility locates earthquakes throughout the world. Tours of the Facility are available by appointment only. Call 303-273-8500 for your tour. Continued on page 18

At the top of a 373 step climb is a 22-foot statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Mother Cabrini Shrine which is part of the Lariat Loop. Photo byAndy Carpenean


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A participant competes in team penning and ranch sorting at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Photo by Andy Carpenean

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Visitors Center 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden; Exit 263 off I-70; www.nrel.gov/education_center; 303-384-6566

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Education Center features programs and exhibits on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Education programs for grades 4-12 and adult groups are available. E-mail education.center@nrel.gov or call 303-384-6565 for reservations. Walk-in visitors can take virtual tours of NREL research labs and learn more about selected technologies. Admission is free. For hours, directions and special events, visit www.nrel.gov/education_center.

Prospect Recreation & Park District 303-424-2346; www.prospectdistrict.org

Prospect Recreation & Park District provides park and recreation services to the communities of Applewood and Fairmount in north/ central Jefferson County. The District operates seven developed parks and also has two facilities available for rental for occasions such as business meetings, parties, and family gatherings. The Arbor House is located at 14600 W. 32nd Avenue; Kendrick Cottage is located at 5414 Kendrick Court. Both facilities are situ-

ated in beautiful park settings and are ADA accessible. Check out our website and ?give us a call when you are planning your next event.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Take Red Rocks exit 259 off I-70; General information: 720-865-2494, Visitor Center: 303-697-4939

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a natural, geologically formed, open-air theatre located in the 868 acre Red Rocks Park. The majestic setting of the amphitheatre, along with the view of the Denver panorama from the top of the theater is breathtaking. The allure of the two 300 foot sandstone monoliths, Creation Rock (stage right) and Ship Rock (stage left), is not duplicated anywhere in the world. The theater provides perfect acoustics and was once listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily unless a concert is scheduled. The Visitor Center at the top of the Amphitheatre is open year ‘round.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum 1213 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303.277.0377; www.rmqm.org

Open Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm. See the finest examples of the quilter’s art, from antique bedcovers to the latest contemporary work. RMQM exhibits change four times a year, so come back often! Go to www. rmqm.org for the latest exhibit schedule and information about classes, programs, and events. Be sure to visit the museum shop for unique pieces by local artists and gifts to nurture the creative spirit.

Splash Aquatics Park 3151 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-277-8700 www.splashingolden.com

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turing two large water slides and a children’s play area with interactive water toys, water slides for all ages, a new sand play area and spray fountain play area for young children. Lawn chairs are provided, and there are shaded awnings to take a break from the sun. The facility is easily accessible from all major highways and parking is free. For more information visit www.splashingolden.com.

Territorial Capitol 12th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden

First known as the Loveland Building, what would become the home of the Colorado Territorial Capitol was built in 1861. Legislative sessions were held on the upper floor from 1864 to 1867. The historic building has been renovated to house the Old Capitol Grill restaurant.

U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Intersection of West Sixth Avenue and US Highway 40

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial is dedicated to all of the men and women, of all eras, who have served or are serving their country as United States Marines, Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen or other military units which have provided direct support to the Marines in their mission of defending the United States. The Memorial has been granted Community Landmark status by the City of Golden. The Memorial wall displays the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchor seal surrounded by the historic emblems of the six Marine Divisions and four Marine Air Wings. The United States and Marine Corps flags are flown over the Memorial 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, illuminated at night. Along the pathway to the Memorial and placed around it are memorial stones dedicated to individual Marine and supporting units. Every year, ceremonies marking Memorial Day and Veterans Day are held at the Memorial. These ceremonies recognize and honor all branches of the military and everyone is welcome to attend. For ceremony times and dates, other upcoming events and more information please visit our website at www.usmarinecorps memorial.com.


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The Golden Chamber of Commerce works hard to connect the businesses, residents and visitors of Golden. Stop by the Golden Visitors Center for the latest information on events, entertainment, shopping restaurants and services. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Golden has grown into a quaint city that offers a unique experience for not only its visitors, but its residents as well. Built on strong economic and historical foundations, Golden offers a variety of services and shopping opportunities. The friendly small-town character adds to the ambience of downtown Golden. Various boutiques, gift shops, spa services, art galleries, and other numerous services and retail shops are nestled among historic Victorian buildings along Washington Avenue.

Make it a day in downtown by grabbing a bite to eat. Pack your lunch and embrace Golden’s beautiful nature by sitting along Clear Creek, or find a restaurant to eat in downtown. There is an array of dining options to choose from including favorites such as delis and pizza parlors, and other atmospheres from Mediterranean to bar and grill. Whether it’s shopping or treating your palate to tasty cuisine, downtown Golden is the place to be.


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Lance Michels, of Colorado Springs, as Buffalo Bill, waves to the crowd Saturday during the “Best of the West Parade” in Golden. Thousands of people attended the parade as part of the 2012 Buffalo Bill Days celebration. Photo by Terrell J. Thomson

Ava Ross examines her God’s eye in the Kids Fun Zone. Photo by Alan Yamamoto

Buffalo Bill Days

Fine Arts Festival

Buffalo Bill Days from July 24-28, 2013 is the shot of old west you have been looking for.

This open-air art gallery couldn’t take place in a more breathtaking area. Each year in August, Golden’s Fine Arts Festival hosts more than 140 artists from around the country. Eighty percent of featured artists are from colorful Colorado. The 22nd annual event will be August 17th & 18th, 2013.

The event dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. The Buffalo Bill Days Committee has been able to expand the activities through the years and it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town event. Festivities include entertainment, golf, Mutton Bustin’, the big parade on Saturday, vendors, a Duck Race, a classic car show including an orphan car show, and of course the Wild West Show at high noon on Saturday. Visit www.buffalobilldays.com for more up-to-date information.

The quality and affordability of the art displayed is what makes the festival so popular. The diverse work ranges in variety of art mediums including blown glass, photography, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. This premier event doubles as an art show and a festival of activities. Activities include artist demonstrations, a special hands-on Kids’ Art Zone, and much more. Admission to the festival and all activities are free. The ambiance of this weekend will have you wishing it happened more than just once a year. Visit www.goldencochamber.org for more up-to-date information.


Golden Guide | 2013-2014 | Shopping & Services Avenue Gifts 1212 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-0200

Need to find the right gift at the last minute? Then this is the shop to visit. You can find that special item, get it gift wrapped, pick out a greeting card, and be out the door in no time. With fast friendly service, Donna Owen, Anna Oed, and Molly enjoy taking the pain out of your shopping experience. Locals and visitors can choose from a wide assortment of Colorado and Coors Souvenirs and food items, Bearington Bears, Amia hand painted Suncatchers and Vases, Willow Tree Angels, Melissa and Doug Wooden Toys, and of course, the kids favorite, Webkinz. Stop in and see why we say “Old Fashioned Service is Our Gift to You”.

Joy Brandt, Re/Max Alliance 1019 8th Street, Suite 200, Golden; 303 378-7800; www.joybrandt.com

Joy Brandt has built her excellent reputation through her personal commitment to fulfilling her customer’s needs. Joy has lived in Golden for 46 years and has 33 years of

experience selling homes in Golden and surrounding areas. Joy’s husband, Jack, now retired from Wells Fargo’s Golden Branch, works with Joy to assist with the many details related to buying and selling homes. For information about homes currently on the market or for tips to prepare your home for sale, visit Joy’s web site at www.JoyBrandt.com. You can reach Joy at 303-216-1109 or e-mail at Joy@JoyBrandt.com.

Century 21 Golden West Realty 1299 Washington Avenue, Golden; Suite 120; 303-279-7979; www.century21goldenwest.net

We are Golden’s oldest and largest real estate firm, established in 1965. Our mission is to ensure the highest degree of professionalism and ethical standard in serving the public with their real estate needs; to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients and provide accurate and up-todate information, skilled analysis and sound real estate advice and to support the community in which we live and work. We have 23 professional agents to help with all of your needs, residential and commercial. Our goal is to make your real estate

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experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Your needs are our first priority. We even serve our 4 legged friends –so stop by for a dog treat!!

Christian Action Guild Thrift Shop/Food Bank 1401 Ford Street Golden; 303-279-5674 Do you know where the local food bank is? The Christian Action Guild was incorporated in 1966 as a nondenominational, all volunteer, 501(c) (3), non-profit organization dedicated to providing crisis assistance to those in need in the Golden community. The Guild is a small, local, all volunteer organization dedicated to raising the quality of life for those in need in our community— our neighbors. Please remember the Christian Action Guild when you are considering giving back in your community. Come visit us. See what we are all about. We need volunteers. We need food. We need money. We need donations of goods for our thrift shop. Everything that comes into the Guild goes back into the community.

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“Martina”, a pit bull dalmatian mix stand near his owner Santa Claus as the Foothills Animal Shelter staff makes a stop at The Green Paw with dogs and cats up for adoption. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Colorado Community Media Golden Transcript 110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 120, Golden; 303-426-4100; www.ourgoldennews.com

Colorado Community Media publishes the Golden Transcript, Foothills Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, Wheat Ridge Transcript and Arvada Press newspapers, along with the Golden Guide. The four community newspapers distribute 56,775 copies weekly serv-

ing Jefferson County. All are award-winning papers, and the Golden Transcript’s 146 years of publication make it the state’s oldest newspaper without a major interruption of service.

Creekside Jewelers 1206 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-4246; www.creeksidejewelers.com

At Creekside Jewelers (formerly Plummer’s Jewelry) we pride ourselves on our wide selec-

Come See Us in Historic Downtown Golden 1115 Miners Alley (behind Baby Doe’s across from Meyer Hardware) 720.272.0829 www.jalopyzgolden.com

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Car Culture Memorabilia - Novelties - Gift Items Collectibles - Classic & Vintage Hot Rod Apparel - WWII Items Men’s & Women’s Leather Vests & Jackets Vintage & Current Music Sounds - DVD Movies & Documentaries Tin Signs - Neon - Die Cast Cars Hot Rod Lithographs - Photography Art New & Pre-Sold After Market Performance Parts

tion of items, many exclusive to our store. Whether you’re looking to have your own original ideas custom made into a unique piece, or you just need a watch battery, come by and see what we have to offer. With many people finding the cost of gold putting jewelry out of reach right now, we are happy to offer several lines of fine sterling with semi-precious gems and 18k gold accents that are incredibly beautiful. For those that love the great Southwest, our collection of Native American designs shouldn’t be missed. We also offer a bridal collection and are happy to set your choice of diamond in any setting. Full service jewelry repair is done on premises and we can also have your watches serviced. So come see us for the Cherry Creek look at Clear Creek prices!

Gene Bauer Goldsmith 1323 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-277-1424

Gene Bauer, Goldsmith, specializes in custom designed jewelry in gold, platinum, and gemstones, combining innovative style with master craftsmanship. The store also features gemstone gifts and sterling silver jewelry. Continued on page 24


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Golden Real Estate

17695 S. Golden Rd., Golden; 303-525-1851; www.GoldenRealEstate.com

Founded in 2007, Golden Real Estate quickly established itself as one of Jeffco’s top real estate brokerages, selling 80 residential properties worth $22.9 million in 2012. That is very high production for a company with under 10 agents. Broker/owner Jim Smith, an experienced journalist, is well known for his “Real Estate Today” column published in the Denver Post and five Jeffco weeklies every Thursday – over 130,000 total circulation. Another 1,000 receive it free by email subscription. Every home listed by the company’s agents gets featured in Jim’s columns. All columns are archived at www. JimSmithColumns.com. Both buyers and sellers get free ongoing use of the company’s moving, as well as free moving boxes and packing supplies. Ask about Totally Free Moving, where you don’t even pay for labor and gas! Little wonder that Golden Real Estate dominates its market!

Laylah Morales, of Denver, left, walks alongside members of “Cody’s Wild West” show in the “Best of the West” Parade Saturday in Golden. Thousands of people attended the parade as part of the 2012 Buffalo Bill Days celebration. Photo by Terrell J. Thomson.

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Golden River Sports and Golden River Sports “Too” 806 / 808 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-215-9386; www.GoldenRiverSports.net

Golden River Sports is expanding our inventory this year to include SUP – stand up paddle boards! We have SUP rentals and retail gear for you! We are still two great spaces in one! Golden River Sports and Golden River Sports “Too.” Fly fishing has remained in the existing space at 806 Washington Ave and kayaking / water sports is still in the space next door at 808 Washington Ave. GRS has the latest kayaks, including inflatables, to demo or rent as well as rods, reels, boots, and waders. The shop has a well rounded selection of river accessories, DVDs, books and maps as well as a great collection of tying materials, tools and vices. Golden River Sports’ Outfitter Service offers half and full day guided fishing trips to all of the best local waters. We also have access to pristine private waters if you want to get away from the crowds. GRS also offers help with basic kayak lessons, SUP classes, fishing, casting, fly tying clinics and seminars. We cater to all ability levels. We can guide you through the basics in a relaxed and low pressure setting. Join us for the Golden Community Rodeo Series on Wednesdays evenings at the end of May / early June and free demo nights every Thursday evening Memorial Day to Labor Day at the Golden Playpark on 10th Street. Water levels permitting. Inner tubes for Clear Creek also available.


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Outrageous to just plain silly, the student entries in the annual Colorado School of Mines E days Cardboard Canoe event is serious engineering and entertainment for the spectators and participants alike. This year’s event wil be April 6, 2013. File photo

Golden Urban Renewal Authority 922 Washington Avenue # 100, Golden; 303-279-4162; www.gura.com

Golden’s City Council created the Golden Urban Renewal Authority in 1989 to return a portion of the tax dollars generated by downtown merchants back into the neighborhood, where it could reinvested in refurbishing buildings and supporting programs designed to revitalize the area. Thanks to the dedication of many of Golden’s citizens, a succession of visionary boards has guided the Authority on its mission to undertake projects that improve the community’s physical presence within theGURA district, maintain the area’s unique character, and contribute to theeconomic stability and vitality of downtown Golden. Today, Golden’s vibranthistoric shopping districtplays host to monthly First Friday community celebrations and a number of exciting new restaurants and shops.

Jalopyz 1115 Miners Alley, Golden; 720-2720829; www.jalopyzgolden.com

We feature car culture memorabilia, novelties, gift items and collectibles. Consignment items are welcome, too. Classic and vintage Hot Rod apparel, vintage and current music sounds of the Rock-aBilly and Surf culture, classic car DVD movies and documentaries, Hot Rod books. Continued on page 28

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24 Table Mountain Inn 1310 Washington Avenue

25 Urban Escape Day Spa 1299 Washington Ave. Ste. 170

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The North Table Loop as seen through a fence line North Table Mountain Park in Jefferson County Open Space. Photo by Andy Carpenean

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Featuring local artwork, WWII pin-up designs, tin signs, die cast cars, neon, speed freaks, women’s jewelry, mens & womens leather vests & jackets, surf jewelry, wallet chains, key chains, new aftermarket automotive performance parts, and pre- sold aftermarket automotive performance parts. Hot rod t-shirts, Hot Wheels®, hot rod lithographs and lots of Kool Stuff.

Laurel Property Services 1214 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-278-4241; www.laurelpropertyservices.com

Golden’s largest and best known property

manager, Laurel Property Services, Inc. is a full-service Property Management and Real Estate Company. Our approach to property management and real estate sales assures each client of individualized, detail-oriented care. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Laurel Property Services, Inc. has been in business since 1988 starting with an inventory of 65 units. They currently manage more than 350 units, including single-family homes, apartment complexes and small office buildings. The company advertises, leases and maintains all properties, renting to quality tenants at market rates to assure the property owners a good return on their investments. No one gets lost in the big-business shuffle.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Education Center features programs and exhibits on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Education programs for grades 4-12 and adult groups are available. E-mail education.center@nrel.gov or call 303-384-6565 for reservations. Walk-in visitors can take virtual tours of NREL research labs and learn more about selected technologies.

For hours, directions and special events, visit

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Meyer Hardware 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden; 303-279-3393; www.meyerhardware.com

In 1945, Joe and Ruby Meyer moved from Nebraska and settled in Golden where they bought a hardware store from E.G. Son. It was then that the Meyer Hardware legacy began. Their daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Harold Schaefer, eventually joined them and helped to create one of the best hardware stores in Metro Denver. Today, the Schaefer’s sons, Steve and Jim are carrying on the family tradition. Jim works as a salesperson, and Steve is President of the Corporation. After expanding over eight times since 1945, the business now operates out of a 21,000 square foot building. Customer service has always been Meyer Hardware’s most important competitive advantage. It employs knowledgeable and friendly people and maintains a staff of 20 with a total of 355 years of service. As Steve states, “We pride ourselves on being a service-oriented store. If you can’t find something here, we will try to order it for you.” Definitely drop in and see what Meyer Hardware has to offer.

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has one of the most thorough websites in the industry. BikeParts.com contains over 51,000 products from over 700 manufacturers. Browse the extensive online catalogue or let our knowledgeable staff help you find exactly the part or accessory you need. BikeParts. com has competitive prices and inexpensive domestic and international shipping rates. For local residents and visitors we offer a free next-day “will-call” shipping option during checkout. If you order by 2 p.m., you can pick up your order the following day after 1 p.m. Monday - Friday. We are conveniently located at 13th and Washington in the historic Foss Building in downtown Golden, Colorado. We are close

to the best mountain and road biking on the Front Range.

Spirits in the Wind 1211 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-1192; www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com; Find us on Facebook

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770 Heritage Road, Golden; 303-216-9999; mutualofomahabank.com

Mutual of Omaha Bank is located at 6th Avenue and Heritage Road in Golden, Colorado. Mutual of Omaha Bank is community oriented and committed to personal attention and service. Their focus is on both residential and commercial services.

Peak Cycles 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 145, Golden; 303-216-1616; BikeParts.com

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sun. Peak Cycles has a friendly and knowledgeable staff which understands the needs of the Colorado cyclist. From the recreational rider to the most demanding racer - we make sure you get the products and services that are right for you. We have a professional bike fit studio and all fits are performed by George Mullen. George has thirteen years of fitting experience and has completed over 3800 fits. He has completed Serotta Elements™ and Serotta Advanced Fit™ courses as well as Specialized™ BG fit school, designed by World renowned biomechanist Dr. Andy Pruitt. Our full service shop can handle anything from a basic tune-up to high performance suspension tuning. We carry top name brands from S-Works, Specialized, Giant, Cinelli, Surly and Redline. In addition to our bike shop, Peak Cycles

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Dan Simon in Black Rock Rapid class V on Clear Creek. Photo courtesy www. PeterHolcombe.com

Golden Games Come join locals, along with competitors from across the country for a variety of outdoor sporting events for the 2013 Golden Games, May 17, 18 and 19. Events will include kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and slack rope walking. Spectators and competitors of all level are encouraged to attend. More Information about the burgeoning sporting event is available at www.thegoldengames.com.

Good weather and great spirits last year’s Knock Your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook Off well attended. The Golden Chamber hosted 3,000 tasters on Arapahoe Street between 12th and13th streets. Photo by Cinnamon Lowe

Chili Cook-Off Think sample chili? If Tasting you!

your palate has what it takes to a variety beers and homemade so, the “Knock Your Boots off Beer and Chili Cook-Off” event is for

This sixth annual friendly competition draws amateurs and professionals from all over the state to knock your boots off. Later, refresh your palate with over 60 different beers to choose from. The event will take place October 12th, 2013, on Arapahoe Street, in the parking lot between 12th and 13th Streets. To join in and stimulate people’s taste buds, submit your recipe to the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce at 303-2793113 or go online to www.goldencochamber. org.


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Astound the kids, fascinate the engine-loving adults with a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum. Courtesy photo.

so many pioneers to the area that for a period of Colorado’s history Golden was the territorial capital. Truly one of the finest western art galleries in Colorado.

Urban Escape Day Spa 1299 Washington Ave. Suite #170; 303-278-1709; www.urbanescapespa.com

Urban Escape is a full service day spa located in historic downtown Golden. The spa offers a unique variety of services in the areas of skin care, waxing, massage, body treatments, pedicures and manicures. Popular services include the “Pure Radiance Facial”, the “Clear Creek Warm Stone Massage” and the “Decadent Duo Pedicure” which includes a private tea service and a “decadent” dessert. Pedicures are performed in “zero gravity” chairs and are enhanced with an aromatherapy eye pillow. Couples massages are performed in a special room for two creating an intimate experience. There are a wide range of spa packages that are offered such as the “Urban Getaway”, and the “Ultimate Escape”. Other packages available are the Decadent Duo, Blushing Bride, Mother-To-Be Gift Packages, Tempting Toes, and the Urban Athlete Package. Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are available online or at the spa. Come “Escape” for the day and leave the world behind.

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course is proud to be Golden’s newest event center. With the recent extensive renovation, The Vista has been impeccably designed to suit your events needs and can accommodate up to 240 people. If you are looking for picturesque elegance, The Vista is a great choice, no matter the event. For over 50 years, Applewood Golf Course has welcomed golfers to tee it up. Set against the foothills, it is a tribute to it’s beautiful and breathtaking setting. the 71 par course features slight elevation changes, water hazards and a mix of local wildlife.

14001 W. 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401 • 303-279-3003 www.applewoodgc.com


Dining Out

Photos courtesy of Bridgewater Grill

Bridgewater Grill AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL Spectacular outdoor dining on Clea r Creek‌ Experience casual American cuisine in the comfort of the award-winning Bridgewater Grill with its relaxing Creekside location. Enjoy freshly prepared classics such as salads, burgers, house made soups and sandwiches, as well as steaks, fresh fish, chicken and

pasta dishes. Their spectacular creekside patio and bar is open seasonally boasting awe-inspiring views of both Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Relax in their popular lounge, which offers happy hour daily and the most refreshing beer in town straight from their frozen tap lines. Join them for their monthly Colorado Beer Tour

to enjoy a dinner of incredible food and brew. Live music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings – please call for details. Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. For their full menu and more information, visit www.bridgewatergrill.com or call 303-279-2010.


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The Golden Hotel

The Old West meets the New West at the award-winning Golden Hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, nestled between breathtaking Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Business and leisure travelers alike rave about their 62 newly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring luxurious fivestar bedding, plush robes, HD flat panel TV’s and complimentary highspeed internet access. The Golden Hotel is the ideal setting for your next event, featuring over 6,500 square feet of meeting

and event space, including the Clear Creek Ballroom with views of the foothills and their spectacular outdoor venue, the Creekside Courtyard. The hotel offers their guests a complimentary local shuttle within a 5 mile radius. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. The Golden Hotel’s personalized service will take you to a different place and time. For more information, visit www.thegolden hotel.com or call 303-279-0100.


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sugar added? We have it! So go ahead and mix it up the way you want and enjoy free wi-fi, too.

700 12th street, Golden; 720-920-9376 www.aspenleafyogurt.com Design and build with with flavors that make you go yum. What is your yummy? Choose from a gazillion different froyo flavors {we rotate a dozen or more flavors throughout the week}. Choose from ripe, fresh fruit [never frozen] that is hand cut each day, baked goodies, candies, cereals, nuts, syrups and other toppings. Need non-fat, low-fat, non-dairy, or no

Bob’s Atomic Burgers 1310 Ford Street, Golden; bobsatomicburgers.com

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Black Hat Cattle Co 26295 Hill Top Drive, Kittredge, CO 80457; 303-670-0941; blackhatcattleco.com

Please Note: We are no longer accepting Black Hat Coupons The Black Hat Cattle Co is owned and managed by David Rodriguez, a 30 year Evergreen resident. Dave has a very loyal following in the restaurant business. His customers rave about his fantastic menu and his warm hospitality. If you haven’t been to the Black Hat before, you’re in for a real treat. From the Montana cut Ribeye steak to the succulent seafood entree’s, the Black Hat will provide the dining experience that you’ve been craving. Make sure you bring a big appetite, because you are in for a mouth-watering experience. From slow-roasted prime rib to fresh Atlantic salmon, the hardest decision of the night will be deciding which entree to order first. If you haven’t been to the Black Hat in a little while — stop by and visit us again! It’s still just as good as you remember.

Bridgewater Grill at The Golden Hotel 800 Eleventh Street, Golden; 303-279-2010, 800-233-7214; www.bridgewatergrill.com

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burger, along with a variety of toppings. Wash down your burger with a malt shake made with locally owned Liks ice-cream. Bob’s is located behind Golden Liquors on Ford St. right across from Coors tour parking. Bob’s Atomic Burgers is a locally owned and community oriented family business. Please stop in and see us whether you make your burger atomic or not is up to you.

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Spectacular outdoor dining on Clear Creek… Experience casual American cuisine in the comfort of the award-winning Bridgewater Grill with its relaxing Creekside location. Enjoy freshly prepared classics such as salads, burgers, house made soups and sandwiches, as well as steaks, fresh fish, chicken and pasta dishes. Their spectacular creekside patio and bar is open seasonally boasting awe-inspiring views of both Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Relax in their popular lounge, which offers happy hour daily and the most refreshing beer in town straight from their frozen tap lines. Join them for their monthly Colorado Beer Tour to enjoy a dinner of incredible food and brew. Live music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings – please call for details. Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. For their full menu and more information, visit www.bridgewatergrill.com or call 303-279-2010.


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Grab a quick bite to eat and shop for fresh local produce, meats and handmade goodies at the Golden Farmers’ Market. Held Saturdays June through the first weekend of October. Photo by Andrew Carpenean

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant 720 Arapahoe Street, Golden; 303-278-4644; GoldenMexicanFood.com

Come and experience Homemade Mexican Food at it’s best. From our Sizzling Fajitas to our famous Green Chile, your mouth will thank you. All of our food is made daily from scratch and always made to order fresh. Offering daily Food and Drink Specials. Beautiful Mountainous views from our Patio. We are located one block west of Washington via 8th Avenue. It truly is “Golden’s Best Kept Secret”. Family owned and operated. Voted Best Mexican Food for Best of Jeffco. Winner in Golden Chambers Chili-Cook Off event.

The Golden Diner 700 12th Street, Golden; 303-279-5959; www.thegoldendiner.com

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Select your perfect dinner from our extensive menu Bone-In Kansas City Strip Steak Grilled Salmon Cowboy Drumstick St. Louis Ribs • Rock Lobster Fresh Trout • Filet Migñon Chicken Oscar Prime Rib • Ribeye

Serving Dinner from 4:30 p.m. 7 Days a Week

Happy Hour 4:30 - 6 p.m. (at the bar only) Located in downtown Kittredge at 26295 Hilltop Drive (facing Hwy 74) For Reservations call

303.670.0941 or visit us at www.blackhatcattleco.com


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Drew Gaff reacts as he falls from the sheep he was riding Sunday during the 2012 Buffalo Bill Days “Best of the West Muttin Bustin” event in the east Lions Park ball field. Photo by Terrell J. Thomson.

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www.ThreeTomatoesSteakhouse.com 303-277-8755 3050 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401 Just three miles from Downtown Golden.

natives. Stop by and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, historic photos, or sit at the counter and catch up on local gossip. How does thick sliced bacon, fresh golden hash browns, or a breakfast burrito smothered with our delicious homemade green chile sound? For lunch how about Golden’s best cheeseburger with hand cut fries or a fresh salad? Or for something unique, check our board for daily specials. Come in today and experience why The Golden Diner is the local’s choice for breakfast and lunch! We were voted “Best of Jeffco” for three years in a row: 2010, 2011 and 2012 for our delicious breakfasts.

Golden Sweets 1299 Washington Avenue Suite 100, Golden; 303-271-1191; www.golden-sweets.com Golden Sweets is “Golden’s Hometown Soda Fountain”. Root Beer floats, hot fudge sundaes, ice cream sodas, shakes and malts are specialties. Creamy, rich all natural ice cream is featured and has won “Best Of Jeffco” for three years in a row. A full line of delectable chocolates will satisfy your sweet tooth. Along with the sweet treats, cupcakes, Golden T-Shirts, Western books, and foods from Colorado are also available. From October thru mid March, soup made from

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Goozell Yogurt & Coffee 1200 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-2000 www.goozell.com

‘Goozell’ comes from the Turkish word “Güzel” (pronounced ‘goo-zel’) meaning: “Beautiful”. Goozell Yogurt & Coffee is a family owned and operated premium selfserve yogurt shop and full service espresso bar located in the heart of historic downtown Golden. Goozell Yogurt has over a dozen flavors of gourmet yogurts (probiotic certified), all natural sorbets and 50 luxurious toppings. Goozell Coffee utilizes beans imported from Turkey to create its own custom rich blend providing a bolder flavor without the bitterness. With indoor/outdoor seating on the corner of 12th and Washington Avenue, this gem is rated among the best places to sit and people watch while enjoying some incredible indulgences or espresso drinks.

Grappa Mediterranean Bistro 1027 Washington Avenue Golden; 303-273-8882

Maurice Couturier, the accomplished and renowned French chef, owner of famous restaurants in Snowmass and Aspen welcomes you to Historic Downtown Golden. He is proud to introduce you to a wonderful and delicious combination of French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine. Enjoy fabulous views of the mountains and Clear Creek while dining on our spacious patio. Experience a live piano bar by general manager Ricardo Tondowski. Catering and parties up to 150 people available. The restaurant is open seven days a week 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cafe is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Continued on page 39

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ATOMIC BURGERS

1310 FORD ST. (Across from the Coors Parking Lot) BOBSATOMICBURGERS.COM Free Topping w/Coors Wristband!

Taking a thrill ride down the Alpine Slide at Heritage Square. Courtesy photo.

Mediterranean Bistro & Cafe Enjoy French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine with spectacular views of the mountains and Clear Creek. Experience our spacious patio. Let us cater or host your special event up 150 people.

Live Piano bar by Ricardo Open 11am to 9pm daily

www.GrappaBistro.com

303-273-8882

1027 Washington Ave. Golden, CO 80401

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Several visitors of the downtown Golden Farmer’s Market take shade under a multicolor umbrella. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Farmers Market From the aroma of fresh breads to the mouth-watering, local produce, from the live music to puppet shows, Golden’s Farmers’ Market is an event for all ages to enjoy. With items such as local wines and handmade pastas, and activities including horse-drawn carriage rides, it’s easy to understand why the Golden Farmers’ Market draws thousands of people every season. The Market begins the first weekend of June and runs every Saturday through the first weekend of October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located west of the library, the market is held at 1019 10th Street in Golden. Be sure to stroll through the entire market to experience all that this fun-filled event has to offer. Visit www.goldenco chamber.org for more information.

Cars cruise under the Washington Street arch during the Golden Supercruise. File photo

Super Cruise This annual event certainly makes Golden a one-of-a-kind city. Rated as a nominee for Best Free Entertainment in Jefferson County, the Super Cruise brings specialty vehicles from around the state to downtown Golden. Hot rods and vintage vehicles line South Golden Road the first Saturday of every month from May to October. Take a stroll down South Golden Road and tour hundreds of colorful cars, or sit back in your folding chair to watch the cars cruise up and down the street from 6 to 9 p.m. DJ booths are located at Pizza Hut and Golden bowl. The event has been described as a “moving exhibition accompanied by music.” For more information, or to rev your engine and cruise downtown with your collectible vehicle, visit www.goldensuper cruise.com.


Golden Guide | 2013-2014 | Dining Out Old Capitol Grill

Table Mountain Grill & Cantina

1122 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-6390

1310 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-216-8040

The best of traditional cuisine is served in the historic original territorial capitol with a Western decor. Complete family style dinners, special kids’ menu and homemade desserts. Banquet facilities and private/ semi-private dining rooms. Happy hour is 3 to 7 p.m. every day. Drop in and enjoy the history, and great food and atmosphere.

Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center 1518 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-278-7939; www.ussherpahouse.com

Namaste: means the most polite and respectful way of greeting people in Nepal. My name is Lhakpa Sherpa, and I would like to welcome you to Sherpa House Restaurant and Sherpa Culture Preservation and Promotion Center. My family and I are delighted to present our authentic Himalayan cuisine and traditional Sherpa culture to you. Our interior décor is an authentic representation of a typical Sherpa house in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. Artifacts have been placed in traditional locations in the household, consisting of a family living room with kitchen, a shrine room and a gallery room. Sherpas in the Himalaya have been living in these types of households for centuries. We at Sherpa House Restaurant will make every effort to enhance your dining and cultural experience without even going to Himalaya, spending thousands of dollars and finding a proper mountain guide to lead you through these types of exotic Sherpa houses in Sherpa villages. Explore the exotic Himalayan culture with the traditionally dressed courteous staff at Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center. Open for Lunch: 11 - 2:30 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; for Dinner 5 - 10 p.m., Mon. - Sun. Lunch buffet only $9.99, 20% Student Discount available for lunch.

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With its vibrant Santa Fe decor, friendly service and fresh Southwestern and American cuisine, Table Mountain Grill & Cantina will make you feel as if you were dining in a good friend’s home. For breakfast, we offer an enticing variety of some of the heartiest breakfast fare around, including down home country biscuits and gravy, omelets, Benedicts, smoothies and skillets. At lunch, the house favorite chicken tortilla soup will whet your appetite for a variety of well-crafted traditional dishes, or you may opt for the unusual and order our Buffalo burger with a side of sweet potato fries. Enjoy a delectable evening meal of Mesa BBQ Pork Ribs, fresh rainbow trout, filet mignon, piñon cherry chicken, fire-roasted Chile rellenos, or chicken enchiladas. Indulge in a chocolate taco or cinnamon fried ice cream for dessert. On Wednesday we invite you to come in and enjoy our Wednesday Wine Steals, a selection of great wines at a great price. Table Mountain Grill & Cantina features a wide variety of fine tequilas, an extensive wine list, local microbrews, and happy hour specials. And don’t forget about us on the weekends – our brunches, featuring our legendary Mesa Bloody Mary, have become

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a standard stop for many folks. Reservations are encouraged. Call for more information, 303-216-8040.

Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant 17535 S. Golden Road, Golden; 303-278-0363; 12391 W. 64th Avenue, Arvada; 303-423-1307; 1535 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood; 303-988-2580; 1193 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen; by King Soopers; 303-679-1913; 2790 S. Havana Avenue, Aurora; 720-748-1260 http://tequilasmexrest.com

Welcome home to the best Mexican food made fresh every day and the best margaritas. Open seven days a week. Happy hour is 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with 2-for-1 beer and 16 oz. margaritas. Seafood, mole, fajitas, burritos, pork carnitas, crisp rellenos, guacamole, smothered green chile, a kids menu and more. Come to Tequila’s and we will bring Mexico to you.

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Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club at Fossil Trace

3050 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-277-8755; www.threetomatoessteakhouse.com

A friend sleds with Jessica Blackburn down a slope at Lions Park in Golden. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Situated on one of the ten most beautiful public golf courses in America, Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club is open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Come and experience our newly remodeled restaurant. Less than a minute off the beaten track, you’ll find a wide array of delectable meals expertly served up in a casual atmosphere — Certified Angus Beef®, the freshest meats and seafood we can find, and the most select seasonal fruits and vegetables, accompanied by dramatic views of the hills and valleys. In addition, Three Tomatoes Steakhouse has banquet space and a lovely Ceremonial Garden available for rent to host celebrations from corporate luncheons to weddings — all overlooking the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Also don’t miss our Happy Hour! It’s every day from 3-6pm. Come and enjoy a unique atmosphere, great cocktails, delicious food on our patio or at the indoor pub. Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club is the place to go in Golden for amazing patio dining, warm friendly atmosphere, and food as spectacular as the views!

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden; 303-278-6637; www.applewoodgc.com

featuring

Large Portions of Great American Food Complete Family Style Dinners • Homemade Desserts • Special Kids’ Menu Banquet Facilities • Private/Semi-Private Dining Rooms Dining Room Hours Sun.-Thurs. 11 - 8:30 Fri. & Sat. 11 - 9:30

Bar Hours Vary - Happy Hour $1.75 Coors & Coors Light Drafts Every Day 3pm - 7pm

1122 Washington Ave. | 303-279-6390

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course is proud to be Golden, Colorado’s newest event venue. With the recent 2012 extensive renovation, The Vista has been impeccably designed to suit your event needs. If you are looking for picturesque elegance our venue is a great choice, no matter the event. The Vista is truly one of the most unique venues in Golden, as our beautiful location offers panoramic views of the North and South Table Mountains and majestic sunsets from our private event deck. We offer light fare, buffets, and personalized plated menu selections. Our talented executive chef and professional service staff pride themselves on providing fine food and impeccable service to make your event most memorable. The Vista is great for all types of special events including, but not limited to, the following: galas, golf tournaments, fundraiser/ silent auctions, baby showers, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvah’s, quinceañera, rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunch, anniversary celebrations, graduation parties, retirement parties, celebrations of life, and athletic banquets.


Lodging

Photos courtesy of Table Mountain Inn

Whether you’re in town for a loved ones wedding, staying for a whitewater event, or just getting a weekend away from home, Golden has accommodations to make your overnight stay a dream. Enjoy breakfast “in-house” at one of the bed and breakfast or at yet another great restaurant or café in our historic downtown. Welcome to Golden, make yourself at home!


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Singer and cowgirl poet Susie Knight, left, dances with Buffalo Bill re-enactor Tom Doroff during the Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. Photo by Kirk Speer

Golden Hotel 800 11th Street at Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-279-0100, 1-800-233-7214; www.thegoldenhotel.com

The Old West meets the New West at the award-winning Golden Hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, nestled between breathtaking Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Business and leisure travelers alike rave about their 62 newly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring luxurious five-star bedding, plush robes, HD flat panel TV’s and complimentary high-speed internet access. The Golden Hotel is the ideal setting for your next event, featuring over 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Clear Creek We Strive to Ballroom with views of the foothills and their spectacularcombine outdoor the venue, the Creekside Courtyard. best The of hotel offers their guests a care-free complimentary local shuttle within a 5 mile apartment living radius. Proudly supports green initiatives with the comfort including solar powered energy. The Golden of having staffwill take you to a Hotel’s personalized service different place and time. on-call for For more information, visit www.thegoldenhotel.com or call 24/7 living. 303-279-0100.

We Strive to combine the best of care-free apartment living with the comfort of having staff on-call for 24/7 living. 53 acre full service community, impeccably manicured grounds with outdoor bbq areas, water features & pond. Ambience of a fine vacation resort. Independent 1-2 Bedroom Apartments, 62 Assisted Living Apartments, 15 Memory-Care Secured Studio Apartments.

Golden Pond

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1270 North ford street | goldeN, colorado • www.goldenpondliving.com For more information call 303.271.0430

5 acre full service community, impeccably manicured grounds Golden Pond Retirement with outdoor bbq areas, water Community features & pond. Ambience a fine vacation resort.Golden; 1270 NorthofFord Street, Independent 1-2 Bedroom 303-271-0430; Apartments, 62 Assisted Living www.goldenpondliving.com Apartments, 15 Memory-Care located near Golden Pond is conveniently Secured Studio Apartments. downtown Golden and Highway 93.

At Golden Pond, we are committed to providing housing, personal care, and other comprehensive senior services. Golden pond 1270 NORTH FORD STREET is a place where residents For more information can call enjoy life, and GOLDEN, COLORADO www.goldenpondliving.com their friends303.271.0430 and families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being cared for with dignity and respect. The Meadows is our secured Alzheimer’s


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Assisted Living neighborhood. Composed of 15 private studio apartments, The Meadows is designed to create a secure, peaceful environment for our residents with memory care needs. Dedicated staff are available 24 hours a day to assist each resident with his or her day to day activities and care. Come visit our beautiful, 7-acre site today.

Indian Hot Springs 302 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs; 303-989-6666; www.indianhotsprings.com

Nothing like it in the world, for over 100 years -the Indian Springs Resort in Idaho Springs Colorado. Featuring Naturally Hot Mineral Springs with Geo-Thermal Cave Baths, Indoor Private Baths & Outdoor Private Jacuzzi Baths and 68 hotel rooms. There are four beautiful cabins available, reserve yours today. Other facilities include Club Mud for full body mud masks, year round Swimming Pool surrounded by live tropical trees & plants. Day Spa services are available including Massage, Wraps, and Manicures etc. Call for information and reservations today. Online reservations are also available!

Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast 906 12th Street, Golden; 303-278-6616; www.pansysparlor.com

Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast is an 1879 Victorian house, listed on the National Register, and located in Golden’s beautiful 12th Street Historic District. One block West of Washington Avenue, guests can walk to restaurants, shops, museums, theatre, COORS, scenic Clear Creek, Colorado School of Mines, and all the other downtown sites. Hosts Judy and John Early offer gracious accommodations and delicious food at reasonable rates, in this B&B which is a favorite of the Golden Historic Homes tour. Buffalo Bill sat in the parlor, James Gow, the Armory Building’s Architect, grew up here and built the fireplace from rocks and gems studied by early C.S.M. mining students. Four reasonably priced theme bedrooms (2 Victorian Lady’s, Buffalo Bill’s, Schoolmarm’s) have distinctive period furnishings for guests’ enjoyment, such as queen-size, antique brass beds, writing desks, oak armoires and dressers, and an original, deep clawfoot tub. Known for their gourmet breakfasts, Pansy’s Parlor offers teas, luncheons, meeting space, and a secluded backyard patio/ garden. It hosts intimate parlor and seasonal garden weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners,bridesmaids’ lunches, and private celebrations. Pansy’s Parlor offers GREAT GETAWAY DEALS on Birthday, Anniversary, “Sweetheart Special,” Theatre, or Spa Packages. Free WIFI, Cable TV with DVD players, movies, books, games & library are also included.

Liesl Hetzel takes a big step down from the Denver Rio Grande caboose during the Colorado Railroad Museum’s Halloween. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Table Mountain Inn 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden; 303-277-9898 www.tablemountaininn.com

Table Mountain Inn, located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, CO, just steps from the Colorado School of Mines and a couple blocks from Coors Brewery, offers southwestern hospitality in its boutique hotel with 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space and full service restaurant, The Grill & Cantina, a locals favorite. Table Mountain Inn is set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and only 15 minutes to downtown Denver. So much is available at your fingertips whether you are on business or leisure travel. Out the front doors of the hotel are a variety of shops, tantalizing cuisine and exciting entertainment. Nestled within the two mesas; South & North Table Mountain and Clear Creek, Table Mountain Inn guests can set out for a hike, a walk through town or even a raft or kayak trip down the river. For skiers, the hotel is 90 minutes to world class ski resorts such as Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Winter Park. As a guest at Table Mountain Inn you will find very comfortable accommodations in any of our three room types; traditional, grand or suite. The rooms have been newly renovated and offer Eco Sciences amenities and Allegro Coffee. Many of our rooms have balconies for you to enjoy the activity of Golden. Complimentary access to the Golden Recreation Center, a business center, a workout room and free parking are available to all Table Mountain Inn guests.

Pansy’s Parlor

Bed & Breakfast

An 1879 Victorian located in Golden’s beautiful 12TH Street Historic District • 1 Block West of the main street • Walk to restaurants, shops, museums, theatre, Coors, scenic Clear Creek, & all the other downtown sites • Gracious accommodations & delicious food at reasonable rates

906 12TH Street • Golden

303-278-6616

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Santa and Mrs. Claus with members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and 24th Street Carolers lead the way north on Washington Ave. during the candlelight walk in Golden. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Olde Golden Christmas Olde Golden Christmas is the city’s signature winter event. The month-long celebration boasts weekly parades and entertainment, voted Best Christmas Event in Denver by the Denver Post, horse drawn carriage rides down lustrously lit downtown streets and a magical spirit that captures the season. The signature Olde Golden Christmas event is the Candlelight Walk held the first Friday in December, December 6th, 2013. Over a thousand residents carry candles down the avenue. The event starts at Foothills Art Center at 15th and Washington Avenue and continues down to the Visitor’s Center at 10th Street. Be sure to bring your cocoa and arrive a bit early to get a prime spot. Some downtown merchants and museums remain open late.

Lexie Lund with the 24th Street Carolers awaits the start of the candlelight walk in Golden. Photo by Andy Carpenean

For more information, contact the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce at 303-2793113 or go online to www.goldenchamber.org.


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Steve Cassat, of Monument, performs a series of trick roping stunts Saturday during “Cody’s Wild West” show in the Lions Park ball field. Hundreds of people watched the performance as part of the larger 2012 Buffalo Bill Days celebration. Photo by Terrell J. Thomson

Besides Golden’s signature events such as Buffalo Bill Days, the Fine Arts Festival, or Olde Golden Christmas, the city offers various activities every day of the year —day or night. From music to theatre, from a historical lesson to a hiking adventure in the outdoors, Golden has got it all. Voted as Jefferson County’s Best Brew Pub, the Golden City Brewery features an intimate brew house with crisp, tasty beverages. Grab a partner or friend and visit various locations for live music played from all

types of genres. Inhale and taste the fresh produce sold at the Farmer’s market during warm-weather seasons. Enjoy a relaxing walk or bike ride outdoors, or take an academic adventure through the Colorado School of Mines’ Campus. You can be assured that Golden has something for everyone and every budget. With activities for every season, finding things to do in Golden is easy; it’s finding an open spot on your calendar, well, that’s the hard part!


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Prepared by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. All events are subject to change/cancellation.

JANUARY 22 – March 15 - Foothills Art Center Three Masters of Colorado Woodturning Over the past 25 years, woodturning has come into its own as a means for artistic expression. Vessels, tables and other utilitarian objects are now seen as rich in possibilities for the artists. Colorado is home to many outstanding woodturners and Foothills Art Center is pleased to present the work of three outstanding practioners: Jon Garcia, Keith Gotschall and Paul Stafford.

22 – 31- Buffalo Bill Museum Buffalo Bill Superhero On February 26, 1846, William F. Cody, the man, became Buffalo Bill, the superhero, in the nearly 2,000 dime novels published during and after his lifetime. The exhibit will explore such themes as the ghostly villains, strange creatures of the West, and near death experiences confronted by our hero Buffalo Bill, all illustrated by the colorful covers of period dime novels and magazines. The exhibit will run throughout 2012, closing in January of 2013. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $1 for children 6-15 and free to kids 5 and younger.

25 – February 17 - Miners Alley Playhouse Mrs. Mannerly "Mrs. Mannerly" is a hilarious comedy narrated by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, remembering as a ten-year-old studying manners taught by a tyrant teacher.

28 – April 27 - Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Surface Explorations by Cynthia St. Charles Follow adventures in surface design--hand dyeing, discharging, painting, and stamping--by the winner of the 2012 Evolutions quilt challenge. Also on display: The Anne Olsen Collection

FEBRUARY 1 - Golden’s First Friday Entertainment, music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

1 - Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum First Friday Extended Hours Preview the Crazy Quilt exhibit. Collector Patty Brown will give a gallery talk and spotlight the quilts she has loaned for this exhibit. Refreshments will be served.

1 - Golden History Center Opening Reception - Face to Face: Contemporary Portraits of Legendary People 1938, the museum created a set of portraits recognizing extraordinary individuals from Golden. Inspired by our past, we commissioned a new set of portraits to celebrate

our 75th birthday. Meet 15 legendary people of Golden, nominated by the community, through larger-than-life portraits taken by Rick Souders. Join us for a free opening reception. Food and beverages will be provided, along with classical music from members of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 303-278-3557, Tuesday through Sunday.

4 - 18 Golden Library Sweetheart Book Sale Need some romance in your life? Check out a great selection of the more recent used romance paperbacks at the Golden Library's Annual Sweetheart Book Sale from February 4 - 18. These special Romance paperbacks will be 50 cents each. Look for the red boxes and Romance signage as you enter the library. The Romance books for sale will be on tables outside the Golden Library meeting room and may be purchased at the checkout desk. You’ll also find lots of great reads and bargains on the Used Book Sale shelves near the newspaper reading room. It’s been recently stocked with newly-arrived fiction, nonfiction and media. Prices range from 50 cents to $2.50.

4 –7th Annual Scrambowl for Lights Bowling tournament to raise funds to light South Golden Road during the holidays. 4:30-10 p.m. at Golden Bowl Center. Golden Chamber of Commerce & South Golden Business Group

14 – March 3 - Heritage Square Music Hall One Enchanted Evening

16 – Colorado Railroad Museum Black on Track: A Celebration of Black History Month Listen to storytellers share how the railroad transported the lives of the black community in the Denver area and see a photographic exhibit from the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library that will demonstrate this rich rail history. Colorado railroads carried some of the most celebrated African American musicians— and their music—across the nation and to the heart of Denver’s own Five Points’ neighborhood venues. Jazz and Blues music will be the soundtrack for your Museum excursion with artists like William Grant Still, Sidney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke carrying you back in time.

17 – Jefferson Symphony Orchestra International Young Artists Competition Winner Concert, 3 p.m.

23-25 - Colorado Environmental Film Festival The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that includes world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations and companies, topical forums and discussions, and films for youth. American Mountaineering Museum.

24 – Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration Noon – 3 p.m: Celebrate Buffalo Bill's birthday with the Buffalo Bill Museum on Sunday, February 24. Admission to the event and the Museum is FREE all day. This will also open our new exhibit “OSKATE WICASA: One who performs,” Learn more about the Native Americans who performed with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. At noon sing "Happy Birthday" to Buffalo Bill and enjoy free cake and ice cream. Compete in the annual buffalo chip throwing contest and other activities. A special feature this year will be a performance by Native American dancers, all members of Denver’s march Pow Wow celebration. Weather permitting, we will be painting and erecting a new Lakota style tepee in from of the Museum. And we will, of course, revive the ever popular Buffalo Chip tossing contest. For more information regarding the FREE event, call 303-526-0744.

MARCH 1 - Golden’s First Friday Entertainment, music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

1 – Miners Alley Playhouse The Pitmen Painters Directed by Rita Broderick. What happens when a bunch of British miners wander into a painting class? “Who should make art? What makes art? What does art make of its maker? Who owns art? And how much should art cost, anyway? The conversation that comes out when these guys sit down and try to figure it all out is an art in itself." Variety. "… heartfelt, moving and deeply politicized… endlessly fascinating to anyone with an interest in the role of the arts in education, or the intersection between folk art and establishment art…created with love." Chicago Tribune. “Excitingly ambiguous, inthe-moment theater, as rich and intriguing as ‘Art’ is meant to be."- NY Times. Join us for our OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION with our world famous Hors D'Oeuvres, reception and party with the cast and crew, immediately following the show.

2 – 24 – Foothills Art Center Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit

9 - Heritage Square Music Hall The Villain of Guy Gulch

9-17 - Buy Golden Week Contribute to Golden’s future with your purchase during Buy Golden Week and help raise funds for Golden Public Schools. The Buy Golden program increases business, recirculates income and boosts tax revenue by encouraging residents to support Golden businesses. As much as 70 cents of every dollar remains in Golden! All businesses that are located within the City limits are included in the program. A portion of the tax revenues raised during Buy Golden Week will


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be awarded to Golden Public Schools for programs or technology needs that directly benefit students.

16 - Colorado Railroad Museum Open Car Saturday Climb aboard and tour several restricted pieces of rail equipment for a firsthand tour and catch a ride behind the uniquely Colorado Galloping Goose. Tours and rides operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

24 - Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Carmina Burana Experience the dramatic and colorful music and poetry of Carmina Burana performed by the JSO and the Evergreen Chorale. Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is one of the most popular choral works ever composed. The piece features the widely popular O Fortuna and 24 short poems/compositions which contemplate the joy and despair caused by the excesses in life, such as drinking, gambling and gluttony, as well as the effects of fate on our lives. Sung in Latin, its style is similar to a Gregorian chant or medieval love song. Ticket prices: Adult $22, Senior $17, Student (11-21) $10, Child (10 & under) $5.

26 – June 28 - Foothills Art Center Robert Gratiot: Re-Imagined Realities Experience unique paintings by Colorado artist Robert Gratiot that challenge concepts of space, line, and composition to create a loose form of photo-realism.

26- 28 - Golden History Museums HOH Spring Break Camp We’re offering half-day Hands-on History camps for three days to coincide with spring break at Jefferson County schools. 8 – 11:30 a.m.

30 - Colorado Railroad Museum Bunny Express Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an Easter tradition at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train featuring our 1880’s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard hound will be on hand with special spring treats. And the Depot General Store has perfect gifts available for this year’s Easter baskets. So hop on board the Bunny Express Train and loss track of time.

30 - Golden Family Easter Located in Parfet Park, Hosted by Golden Kiwanis, CSM Key Club & Downtown Merchants Association 10 am sharp. Other activities, food drive, face painting, cookie decorating, will continue till noon.

Arianna Burnik sells balloons of Thomas the Tank Engine during A Day out with Thomas at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Photo by Andy Carpenean

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MAY

4-6 – Colorado School of Mines

5 – Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

E-Days

5 - Golden’s First Friday Entertainment, music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

6 – June 30 - Foothills Art Center Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist presents a unique selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the illustrious French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, you will experience a fascinating view into his art and life including his early drawings of objects in the Louvre Museum.

13 – Jefferson Symphony Orchestra JSO Musicians Recital First United Methodist Church 7 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 3 – 5:30 p.m., Green Center, Colorado School of Mines3 - Golden’s First Friday Entertainment, music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

11 - Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Day - Boy Scout Day Scouts earn badges, pins, and belt loops. Public welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

17 - Golden Landmarks Association Living Landmarks Dinner Honoring Gary Wink among others Monarch Productions.


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Events Calendar |Golden Guide | 2013-2014 8- Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Day National Get Outdoors Day. Featuring geocaching led by members of Geocaching Colorado. Rockhounding activities at the Visitor Center and guides at sites on the trail. 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

15 - Summer Solstice Music Festival The annual Summer Solstice Music Festival is a fundraiser for Golden History Museums’ programming and exhibits. Grass-seating will be on a natural hillside amphitheater at Clear Creek History Park, and guests will enjoy a variety of toe-tapping live bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. Visit GoldenHistory.org/SSMF for details. Call 303-278-3557 for tickets. 4-9 p.m.

22 – Colorado Railroad Museum

Ben Cooper of Lafayette lends his hand to fly fishing along Clear Creek. Photo by Andy Carpenean

22, May 29, June 5, and June 12 10th Annual Golden Community Whitewater Kayak Rodeo presented by Golden River Sports. The Golden Community Rodeo (GCR) is a grass-roots effort that brings together whitewater enthusiasts, local residents, local businesses, and industry representatives to participate in this community event. The GCR is organized, managed, and run exclusively by local volunteers whose common characteristic is the hope that all levels of boaters will feel welcomed at this event-from the meekest “newbie” to the local heroes. The goals is to provide fun events where everyone is welcome and everyone is supported – including the spectators! Events will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in downtown Golden. It is open to paddlers of all skill levels. Categories include sports, intermediate, and experts. The event offers prizes and additional awards in each category. The course is located at the West end of Tenth Street, adjacent to Lions Park in Golden.

JUNE 1 - Dinosaur Ridge Triceratops Trail Day as part of National Trails Day Guides stationed on Triceratops Trail to point out dinosaur evidence and answer questions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Golden Farmers Market Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, pasta, salmon and other specialty items next to the Golden Library. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Golden Chamber of Commerce

1 - Golden Super Cruise Hundreds of cars parked and cruising downtown and on South Golden Road. The DJ playing our favorite tunes. Bring your car or come and watch. 6-9 p.m., group cruise at 7:30 p.m.

5, and June 12 10th Annual Golden Community Whitewater Kayak Rodeo presented by Golden River Sports. The Golden Community Rodeo (GCR) is a grass-roots effort that brings together whitewater enthusiasts, local residents, local businesses, and industry representatives to participate in this community event. The GCR is organized, managed, and run exclusively by local volunteers whose common characteristic is the hope that all levels of boaters will feel welcomed at this event-from the meekest “newbie” to the local heroes. The goals is to provide fun events where everyone is welcome and everyone is supported – including the spectators! Events will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in downtown Golden. It is open to paddlers of all skill levels. Categories include sports, intermediate, and experts. The event offers prizes and additional awards in each category. The course is located at the West end of Tenth Street, adjacent to Lions Park in Golden.

7 - Golden’s First Friday STREET FAIR Food vendors, beer, rock climbing wall, entertainment, live music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-9 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

Wild West Day The Old Wild West is something to remember. Cowboys, train robberies and exploration of the American frontier is incorporated in our rich Colorado history. Experience this history at our Wild West Day. This fun, kid-friendly event features reenactments highlighting the Wild West and how it used the railroad as its main source of transportation. While learning about the legacy of the rails, meet a whole slew of outlaws, lawmen, ladies and gentlemen who will bring the Old West back to life with live reenactments from

JULY 4 - Golden Lions Club 4th of July Celebration at Lions Park. The festivities begin at noon, entertainment, food, fireworks at dark.

5 - Golden’s First Friday STREET FAIR Food vendors, beer, entertainment, live music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-9 p.m.. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

6, 13, 20 - Golden Farmers Market Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, pasta, salmon and other specialty items next to the Golden Library. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Golden Chamber of Commerce

6 - Golden Super Cruise Hundreds of cars parked and cruising downtown and on South Golden Road. The DJ playing our favorite tunes. Bring your car or come and watch. 6 -9 p.m, group cruise at 7:30p.m..

9 – August 22 - Foothills Art Center Front Range Contemporary Quilters The Front Range Contemporary Quilters Guild is dedicated to promoting innovative contemporary quilt making and fiber art for the Colorado art quilt community. Juried by Jane Dunnewold, this exhibition will reveal new and exciting trends in quilts.


Golden Guide | 2013-2014 | Events Calendar Apr 19-21, 2013 ~ Golden River Sports Annual Spring Gear Swap and Sale! This is a great way to purchase everything you need for boating! Or, if you have gear to sell, please bring to the shop by Thursday, April 18 to get your stuff listed for sale. You get 100% store credit for what you sell or 80% cash to put in your pocket! Golden River Sports, 806 Washington Ave - between 8th and 9th Streets. ) 215-9386

20 - Colorado Railroad Museum and Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Express Train Colorado railroads helped unearth many fossils as railroad tracks were laid. Construction crews often exposed these unusual and fascinating bones as they were digging and laying railroad ties. Trains were then used to transport these ‘stone bones’ to museums around Colorado and throughout the U.S. Make “Fresh Tracks through Prehistory” as children sift through sand in search of fossils, keep dinosaur prizes as a memento of their dig, pan for gold, paint dinosaur tracks and enjoy other dino-related activities. Dinosaur Express Train is in collaboration with the Morrison Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Ridge and Triebold Paleontology.

19-21 - Bandimere Speedway Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

24-28 – Buffalo Bill Days The traditional annual event celebrating Buffalo Bill and Golden’s Wild West heritage! Events throughout Golden.

AUGUST 2 - Golden’s First Friday STREET FAIR Food vendors, beer, rock climbing wall, entertainment, live music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-9 p.m.. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - City of Golden Movies and Music in the Park Movie titles and bands to be announced.

3, 10, 17. 25, 31 - Golden Farmers Market Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, pasta, salmon and other specialty items next to the Golden Library. 8 .a.m.-1 p.m. Golden Chamber of Commerce

3 - Golden Super Cruise Hundreds of cars parked and cruising downtown and on South Golden Road. The DJ playing our favorite tunes. Bring your car or come and watch. 6 -9 p.m., group cruise at 7:30p.m.

4 - Mountain Melodies Music Festival The sounds of string bands and bluegrass music will drift across Buffalo Bill’s grave at the 10th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival. The festival annually highlights both established and new musical talent from Colorado’s Front Range communities. Sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Museum and funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, this FREE event will be on Sunday, August 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

10 - Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Day - Reptile Day Live birds and reptiles from Denver Zoo, Wild Wings, Canyon Critters and others. 10 a.m.-2p.m.

17 - Colorado Railroad Museum Open Car Saturday & Antique Power Day Climb aboard and tour several restricted pieces of rail equipment for a firsthand tour and catch a ride behind the uniquely Colorado Galloping Goose. Tours and rides operate from 10 am to 4 p.m..

17 – 18- Golden Fine Arts Festival 22nd Annual open air art festival along 11th Street featuring 130 high-quality artists. Golden Chamber of Commerce

17- 57th Annual Golden Flower Show Free and open to the public. United Methodist Church of Golden, 1500 Ford Street. For more information call 303-215-9034.

17-18 - Golden History Museums Golden History Museums invites Festivalgoers to step back in time during the Golden Fine Arts Festival. With a convenient location along Clear Creek and adjacent to the Festival, Clear Creek History Park is Golden’s outdoor living history museum and offers the opportunity to learn how pioneer artisans practiced their crafts. There is no cost to visit these events.

SEPTEMBER 3 – November 22 – Foothills Art Center Mountainside Miniatures This national show by the Mountainside Art Guild features over 100 two-dimentional paintings – all 35 square inches or smaller.

6 - Golden’s First Friday STREET FAIR Food vendors, beer, rock climbing wall, entertainment, live music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-9 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

7, 14, 21, 28 - Golden Farmers Market Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, pasta, salmon and other specialty items next to the Golden Library. 8 .a.m.-1 p.m. Golden Chamber of Commerce

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7 - Golden Super Cruise Hundreds of cars parked and cruising downtown and on South Golden Road. The DJ playing our favorite tunes. Bring your car or come and watch. 6 -9 p.m, group cruise at 7:30 p.m

11-15 - Foothills Art Center DocuWest International Film Festival The 2013 DocuWest International Film Festival looks to explore the world of people, politics, societies, history and ourselves through the lens of filmmakers from around the globe. DocuWest is produced by the Foothills Art Center together with the Artful Journey School of Fine and Visual Arts, as part of our exhibition schedule. DocuWest screening venues include Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street, Golden and the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden; with additional locations to be announced.

14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29,- Colorado Railroad Museum Day Out With Thomas Ride behind a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends, around the Colorado Railroad Museum's grounds. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway, participate in activities for the whole family including arts and crafts, storytelling, video viewing, petting zoo, live music and magic shows.

14 - Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Day (DDD) Geohazards as part of National Preparedness Month. Learn about earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, landslides, etc. and how to prepare. 10 a.m.-2p.m.

21 - November 3 – Foothills Art Center 40th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia. Over 80 outstanding watermedia paintings selected by nationallyrenowned juror, Skip Lawrence

22 – Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave Buffalo Bill's Western Roundup! Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Learn how a civil war cannon works. Shake hands with Native Americans and learn about their culture. These are just a few of the FREE activities you will be able to enjoy as we celebrate the end of another wonderful summer with Buffalo Bill’s Fall Roundup! Throughout the afternoon the Museum will highlight the skills and knowledge of our volunteers, provide craft and hands-on activities for kids, and offer an abundance of photo opportunities. The best part? Admission is free!


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4 - Golden’s First Friday Food vendors, beer, entertainment, live music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-9 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

5 - Golden Farmers Market LAST MARKET OF THE SEASON Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, pasta, salmon and other specialty items next to the Golden Library. 8 .a.m.-1 p.m. Golden Chamber of Commerce

5 - Golden Super Cruise Hundreds of cars parked and cruising downtown and on South Golden Road. The DJ playing our favorite tunes. Bring your car or come and watch. 6 -9 p.m., group cruise at 7:30 p.m.

6 – Golden Gallop 8 am - 5.280 mile race and Kids’ Fun Run through Golden.

12 - Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Day (DDD) Girl Scout Day/National Fossil Day/Earth Science Week/Colorado Astronomy Day/ National Archaeology Day. Girl Scouts must register. Public welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

12 - Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook-Off and Beer Tasting 50+ beers and numerous chilis from amateurs and professionals. Sponsored by Coors Distributing and brought to you by the Golden Chamber of Commerce.

NOVEMBER 16 - Colorado Railroad Museum Open Car Saturday Climb aboard and tour several restricted pieces of rail equipment for a firsthand tour and catch a ride behind the uniquely Colorado Galloping Goose. Tours and rides operate from 10 am to 4 p.m.

16 - December 29 – Foothills Art Center Fine art and unique crafts by Colorado artists fill the galleries,, in a stunning holiday setting.

30 - Olde Golden Christmas Olde Golden Christmas on Parade 11 am, Christmas parade, holiday cheer, fun, & entertainment on the Avenue & at downtown merchants. Downtown Merchants Association

DECEMBER 3 – 27 – Foothills Art Center Jeffco Schools Art Show Artworks in a variety of media demonstrate the skills and talents of students in Jefferson County schools.

6 - Olde Golden Christmas Candlelight Walk Entertainment, music, carriage rides all along Washington Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Some merchants remain open late. Downtown Merchants Association

7, 14 , 21 - Olde Golden Christmas Olde Golden Christmas on Parade 11 am, Christmas parade, holiday cheer, fun, & entertainment on the Avenue & at downtown merchants. Downtown Merchants Association

7, 14, 15, 21 – Colorado Railroad Museum Santa Claus Special Trains have been in the backdrop of the Christmas holidays for generations…but at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Santa has replaced his sleigh and reindeer with Colorado Railroad Museum’s steam locomotive and a team of historic passenger cars all decked out for the holidays. Letters to Santa can be mailed at the Museum’s authentic and operating RPO Car No. 254, open for the holidays. Children will receive a commemorative RailCard to mark the occasion and their letters will be hand stamped and delivered to Santa.

CONTACT NUMBERS & WEB SITES: Check out a comprehensive event list at golden.com! Astor House Museum / Clear Creek History Park / Golden History Center 303-278-3557 www.goldenhistory.org Bandimere Speedway 303-697-6001 www.bandimere.com Buffalo Bill Days 303-279-3342 www.buffalobilldays.com Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave 303-526-0744 www.buffalobill.org City of Golden 303-384-8132 www.cityofgolden.net Children’s Choir of Golden 303-279-2932 www.goldencommunitychoirs.org Colorado Mountain Club 303-279-3080 www.cmc.org Colorado Railroad Museum 303-279-4591 www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org

Foothills Art Center 303-279-3922 www.foothillsartcenter.org

Golden River Sports 303-215-9386 www.goldenriversports.net

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge 303-697-3466 www.dinoridge.org

Heritage Square 303-279-2789 www.heritagesquare.info/events.html

Golden Community Rodeo www.coloradowhitewater.org

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra 303-278-4237 www.jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org

Golden Concert Choir 303-384-9492 www.goldencommunitychoirs.org Golden Chamber of Commerce 303-279-3113 www.goldencochamber.org Golden Civic Foundation 303-526-0524 www.goldencivicfoundation.org Golden Lions Club 303-216-1688 www.goldenlionsclub.org Golden Police Department 303-384-8051 www.cityofgolden.net Golden Public Library 303-235-5275 www.jeffcolibrary.org

Kiwanis Club of Golden 303-278-9287 Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve 720-497-7600 Miners Alley Playhouse 303-935-3044 www.minersalley.com Mountain Melodies Music Festival 303-206-9248 or 303-526-0744 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum 303-277-0377 www.rmqm.org Spirits in the Wind Gallery 303-279-1192 www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com


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MillerCoors

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Lariat Trail Mother Cabrini Shrine National Renewable Energy Lab Red Rocks Park Town of Morrison White Ranch Park


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