Community Digest

This is a digest of selected posts from the Gold Hill website.

CODY SISTERS coming to Gold Hill

September 19th, 2017

Gold Hill General Store and Pub

THE CODY SISTERS

Join us for an early evening of Bluegrass & Americana with these popular talented teenagers! Saturday, Sept 23d Doors 6:30, Music 7:00.  $5 admission.

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Burn Ban

September 18th, 2017

Boulder County will be in higher fire danger on Tuesday, no burning will be allowed

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire Awareness Open House

September 15th, 2017
Four Mile Fire here.  We’re hosting a fire awareness open house in October and would like to extend that invitation to the Gold Hill and Sunshine communities. 
 
 
 
October is Fire Awareness Month!  Join us for an Open House Event
filled with fun for the whole family
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 14 – 2 to 5 PM
Poorman Station – 1740 Fourmile Canyon Drive

> Food & Drinks <
> Kids Activities & Events <
> Fire Safety Information <

See you there!

 
Zach Littlefield   fourmilefirecrew@gmail.com
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Four Mile Fire Protection District – Fire Crew

303-449-3333
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Emergency Alert Notifications

September 15th, 2017

Boulder County’s Emergency Alert Notification System now offering severe weather alerts.  Boulder County residents and guests now have the ability to sign-up for free severe weather alerts through a new Smart Weather service.  This service is an add-on to Boulder County’s emergency alert notification system, Everbridge.

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Gold Hill Town Meeting Newsletter

September 13th, 2017

GOLD HILL TOWN MEETING NEWSLETTER

Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Town Meeting

 Next Town Meeting is Monday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center

 The meeting was called to order by Chair Tony Vrba. Eleven people attended: Johanna Morrison, Rick Sinner, Rebecca Lawrence (consultant to the Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Task Force), Mary Ryan, John Sand, Karen Simmons, Bobby Vrba, Treasurer Martha Knapp, Member at Large Dan Maedke, Chrissy Maedke (as well as Gabe and Mikey), and Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer.

Minutes – of both the July Special Town Meeting and the regular June Meeting were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report – Martha reports that at the previous regular Town Meeting in June our bank balance was $13,921.14.

Our current total cash assets are $12,062.64

Revenue since the June meeting includes the pass-through grant from United Way for Airlink, donations collected during the Town Cleanup, fundraising sales (pint glasses, etc.) and advance payments for cemetery plots to the cemetery fund.

Expenses include port-a-potty maintenance, town cleanup dumpster fees, chipping project and the Airlink UW grant.

Earmarked fund totals are as follows:

            General Fund                                     $1,103.36                  

            Cemetery                               $6,107.78

            Community Relief                 $3,326.95

            Forest Management              ($2,493.38)*

            SafeLink (funds for SafeSite, AirLink, NeighborLink projects      $3,785.25

            Community Planning            $232.68

*Note re: Forest Management negative balance – this reflects Chipping Project expenses of which three-quarters will be reimbursed from a combination of residents who had chipping done and the County.

ELECTIONS – John jumped right in and moved that we just re-elect the present Council. Tony replied that we need to ask for nominations to find out if anyone is interested in running. Members of the present council are willing to serve, and Bear, who was not at the meeting had let Tony know that he would serve if no one else was interested. Chrissy nominated Johanna Morrison, who said she would be willing to serve as Vice Chair, and she was elected unanimously. There being no one else willing, and no further nominations, Tony, Gretchen, Martha and Dan were re-elected unanimously. We will miss Bear’s reliably calm and sensible input, but are also happy to have the younger generation in Jojo join the council.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Gold Hill School – Chrissy reports that school starts Wednesday, August 16th and everyone is looking forward to it. She and Breida Geesaman will be sharing days and each working ½ time. Mishie is back full time (Dan has all three babies in his care!). Jojo as the Mountain Schools Principal’s Assistant handles everything else besides teaching, which is wonderful. All grades will be working on Native American Studies and they have a teepee now up in Kirby’s Field thanks to grant writing. There are 19 kids enrolled – lowest in a long time. There is a new interim Superintendent, Cindy, for the year. The School District has now provided a propane operated generator for any power outages which is hard wired in and will click on automatically – also a new ceiling in Chrissy’s classroom.

            The bees are doing well (8-9 hives downtown – some didn’t make it) and they are working to get the observation hive going. They will harvest the honey in mid September and hoping for lots of honey.

Community Planning – Dan reports that the Gold Rush will be Sunday, September 17th. Joanne Cole is handling advertising and the crafts-people/artists. He is always looking for volunteers, bakers, and anyone willing to help.

Community Spaces – Tony reports that they have not met, but Jojo will give a Rancho Fazoo report later

Historic Zoning – no report

Forest Management – Tony is so happy that Virginia took the lead on this. Several people got some chipping done – the county paid for 1/2, the Town Meeting ¼ and the homeowners ¼.

Fire Department – Bobby reports that there have been a few calls – one medical call, one false alarm at the school due to construction, and several campfires during the fire ban – the Sheriff responds to campfires during fire bans and some people smarted off at one of them and got fined – it took 90 gallons of water to put it out. They now have water stationed at the 3 main campsites, since the ban has been rescinded. Trainings continue and all are welcome. The Firefighters retirement fund is up and running.

Reverse 9-1-1 – Gretchen reports that people can sign up their land lines as well as their cell phones through the Office of Emergency Management website

(go to boulderoem.com and look under Emergency Messages Sign Up: member.everbridge.net). For bike races, in answer to citizen concerns expressed, any emergency call to 9-1-1 takes precedence. They will make sure responders get through without delay. For what to expect when you call 9-1-1, see the town website (goldhilltown.com) and look on the left under Gold Hill Fire Department. Also, the Fire Department apologizes for the super soaker squirt guns at the 4th of July parade. They know some people were unhappy with them and the department will see that it doesn’t happen again.

Weed Management – no report. Chrissy reports that the school kids will go on an outing and pick the Scentless Chamomile, if someone will find out what to do with the bagged ones. It is spreading all over town now.

Historic Gold – John reports that elections were held at the last museum meeting. Deb Yeager is now President of the Board, Boyd Brown is Treasurer, Joan Few is Secretary. Other members include Gretchen Diefenderfer, John Sand and Marie Brookhart who replaced Leslie DeGrassi, who has resigned. Marilyn Soby is also leaving the board after 20 years (since the beginning!) so they will look for another member.

Mining – Gretchen reports that the County is monitoring the collapse along the edge of Horsfal. There is continued activity at the Mill – most of the time there are a few cars/trucks there – but no hard information.

SafeLink and AirLink – In Dina’s absence, John reported that the ham radio group is working on the Jamestown link and making good progress.

IMA – Tony reports that she attended the meeting on June 22. They are considering not continuing and may defer to the Peak to Peak task force.

            The Mayor of Ward (since they are an incorporated town) charges bike races that come through Ward. Lyons is working on communications with the ham radio group. Allenspark has a large emergency generator now. Ward residents had a very successful chili cook-off, and have built a new town greenhouse.

            There was lots of talk about the bike races and advance notification. We were not the only people who were not notified much in advance of the July race. The County has promised that this has been remedied.

            The County is working on affordable housing for the mountains. They have 50 homes now and are looking to have 500. They want to know what our needs are in regard to affordable housing as well as other needs.

John Sand reports that there is another organization – the Boulder Heritage Roundtable – and they are looking for representatives from anyone into historical preservation.

OLD BUSINESS

Bike races/Road Closures – Tony gave an update from Mike Thomas who sent an email reporting that the mine owner will be getting the work done to fix the road and repair the adit and that he will keep us posted. (ADDENDUM – it has since been repaired and the warnings and cones have been removed).

Also, there is a check off list that all special events like bike races are required to fulfill, but Tony looked at it and it doesn’t address impacts on any businesses, people or the environment. Tony would like more responsibility put on the organizers and closer monitoring by the County.

 Book Exchange/Mailbox – has been delayed

 Rancho Fazoo – Jojo reported that people had great questions and ideas at the last town meeting, which she has addressed in meetings with Open Space. She is wondering about separating the town adopting Rancho Fazoo from the cemetery issue. Open Space wants the town to have the part of Cemetery that is on the Schmidt property – they do want some kind of donation for it (cannot just give it to us), and work on that part of the cemetery would qualify. We need to check with Bob about the hours and money already spent – we may well already have enough to qualify. They seem to think it should be around 40 hours or $1,000.

            As far as adopting Rancho Fazoo (the part of the Schmidt property where the old Sosnowski residence was that burned in the fire and now needs cleaning up, etc.), the mechanism seems to be their Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department Adopt-A-Park/Trail Policies and Procedures. Cleaning up is required, and we want to do this, with the idea that the space could possibly be used for town purposes – nothing definite at this juncture, just general ideas that have been batted around, like possibly picnic tables. Open Space is not presently talking about creating new trails, no heavy machinery, including chain saws, is to be used. However, since it is not actually a park or a trail, they are looking at our ideas on a one-by-one basis and seem open to our input. They have not developed an overall management plan, and that seems to be some years in the future. They are asking for a liability waiver to be signed. Remember, this is not our property; it’s the County’s.   Ultimately we don’t get to decide, but they do seem open.

The question has been raised of whether the committee should be part of the Town Meeting or separate? Call it something like Friends of Rancho Fazoo? People on the committee are Tony, Gretchen, Dina Elder, Jan Eaton, Joan Few, Jojo, and Mary Claire Mulligan. The rationale for separating it is that the town meeting can get unwieldy. Gretchen supported keeping it part of the town meeting and it seems that the town supports the goals of taking care of the property and working with the County. Since we are not an incorporated town, the Town Meeting is our long-term voice with the County and she wants us to speak with one voice and for it to be as strong and inclusive as possible.

Mary Ryan brought up the existing wildlife trail going down the gulch and would like that to be included in any plans.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Town Noise – Several people have expressed that events at the Inn, in particular, have become more frequent over the years, many go on late into the nights with the noise reverberating all over town, and the parking issues impact every one’s ability to get through town or sometimes out of their own driveways. One person said, metaphorically, that he knew he was buying a house near an airport, but didn’t expect jumbo jets to start landing here. Several people expressed that they understand that the Inn has a business to run and don’t want to limit them too much, but the impact is growing and growing. Everyone knows and appreciates how much the Finns and the Inn have contributed to the town for years and wonder if there are ways to mitigate the late night noise and maybe limit the numbers of people to some mutually acceptable amount.

            Tony checked with the county about noise ordinances and found this:

“Sound from a non-vehicular source located in a residential area, shall not exceed the following limits: 7:00 a.m. -7 p.m. of the same day: 55 dB(A)   7:00 p.m. – 7 a.m. of the following day: 50 dB(A)   Shall not apply to: Property used for manufacturing, industrial, or commercial business purposes.” So that does not seem relevant, nor did anyone know what 55 dB(A) is. We wondered if there is something clearer that does apply to business purposes in residential neighborhoods.

            Someone brought a newspaper article about pastures of Plenty Farm being limited to 12 events a year by the County Commissioners “to mitigate or prevent potential noise, traffic and parking problems that several of the farm’s rural Boulder County neighbors had contended occurred during events there in years prior.”

            To be continued.

Taxes/80302 – Just a reminder that people should check their phone bills and sales receipts for large purchases to be delivered up here because city taxes may be erroneously included and could add significant costs.

Rebecca Lawrence is a former resident of Gold Hill who now lives in Ward, is one of the founders of the IMA, and has been a victims’ advocate with the Sheriff’s Office She has now been hired as a consultant with the Peak-to-Peak Housing and Human Services task force (rjlawrence333@gmail.com).  Their mission statement is: “To bring resources to the Peak-to-Peak region, foster relationships amongst mountain communities as well as between human service agencies/resources and the mountain population”. She is helping assess needs in the smaller mountain communities – Gold Hill, Jamestown, Ward, Lyons. She would like to do a simple one-shot focus group with representatives of elders, families with little kids, teenagers, and town government people. The goals of the Peak-to-Peak group are to support seniors and others with housing, access to transportation, etc., in ways that enable little towns to have more of a voice. There are funding streams to support these needs.

            The Task Force is also working on a website to better communicate activities/needs across the region and putting together an emergency response manual/handbook with the Office of Emergency Management for communities like us (both through Foothills United Way funding).

            Jojo volunteered to serve as Rebecca’s contact person in Gold Hill.

            She also wanted to remind us that the third Thursday of every month, Kristi Venditti and Colleen Sinclair, Mountain Resource Liaisons (720-336-2326) are hanging out at the Gold Hill Store from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to answer questions about EFAA, and other County agencies who may help with basic needs support such as: rent and deposit insurance, utilities, housing, food, medical, dental and vision needs, bus tickets, connection to other community resources.

Respectfully submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary

 

P.S. If you know anyone without computer access who should get this Newsletter, please let me know and we will snail mail them one.

On the other hand, if you are getting a mailed one and could get it on your computer, please let me know that as well. It saves time, money, and effort if I can send them out via email.

Thanks,

Gretchen

 

 

 

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Benefit Pancake Breakfast

September 13th, 2017

Boulder Rural Fire Rescue is hosting a benefit Pancake breakfast for Cy-Fair VFD in Texas, the USA’s largest volunteer fire department

From: 

Robert W. O’Donnell,  B-Shift Captain/Training,  Boulder Rural Fire Rescue   303-551-2790

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony’s KGNU interview

September 12th, 2017
Dear Tony,
Your interview will air on KGNU Monday, September 11th at 3:25 PM on 88.5 FM in Boulder and 1390 AM in the Denver area. People can also listen live online at KGNU.org. Here is the link to it on our blog, for folks to listen to the interview after it airs. Feel free to post the link on your website. We have included a link to your website in the blog entry.


Permalink: http://news.kgnu.org/category/dotorg/

 
 
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank-you for the interview.
Susan Northleaf, KGNU volunteer
 
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Environmental info from CSU Extension Office

September 12th, 2017

Info from Irene Shonle (CSU Extension agent)  for Gold Hill forwarded by Susan Fernalld.  

Some fall reminders:

  1. You don’t “need” to take down your hummingbird feeder to make the birds migrate – they will do so in response to day length. I like to keep mine up for a week or two after I’ve seen any, just to help out any stragglers.  I’m down to only 2-3 already, from the 25-30 I had at peak.  Remember to bring them in at night because:
  2. Bears are going into their fall hyperphagia, trying to put on enough fat to make it through hibernation.  Be extra careful with feeders, trash, dog food, etc.
  3. Fall needle drop is normal with evergreens – if you are suddenly seeing a whole bunch of brown needles on the interior of your tree, don’t worry.  The trees are just shedding old needles: http://jeffcogardener.blogspot.com/2013/10/fall-needle-drop-is-normal-in.html
  4. Clean your chimney before you light your first fire for the year.
  5. Keep your cats inside to avoid the heartbreak of missing cats – every year, so many signs go up in the fall, and I am sad for everyone.  Fall appears to be a time when predators are particularly active.

6.      Moose rut will begin soon, and it is best to give them an extra-wide berth at this time, as the males in particular are much more unpredictable and aggressive.

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Better Together – resilience and emergency management course

September 12th, 2017

Boulder County and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management will be facilitating a session of Better Together at the Four Mile Fire Department, Poorman Fire Station (1740 Fourmile Canyon Dr., Boulder, 80302). 

What is Better Together

Better Together explores the meaning of resilience and the role of emergency management, and helps individuals develop personal skills and connections to navigate emergency situations. 

The course consists of three sessions and features a variety of interactive exercises, group discussions, guest speakers, and activities aimed at developing a mindset of resilience in the context of a variety of hazards. Participants who complete the three-session course will be better equipped to build resilience in their communities and increase capacity to help protect themselves, their family, and their neighbors during any emergency. 

A video about Better Together can be found here: https://youtu.be/cKveG9PIfQY 

How to get involved? 

The schedule for the Unincorporated Boulder County session is as follows: 
Three evenings on October 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 6-8:30 pm  (dinner is provided)
Four Mile Fire Department, Poorman Fire Station, 1740 Fourmile Canyon Dr 

Cost: free

To register, please apply online: http://www.resilienttogether.org/better-… 

Each class is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. The first 25 people with desired availability (i.e. are available to attend all three sessions) and thoughtful responses will be accepted. 

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at: karrington@bouldercounty.org 

Hope to see you there! 
Better Together | Resilient Together 
http://www.resilienttogether.org/

 

Katie Arrington

Flood Recovery Specialist

SCFD/BCCC Liaison

Boulder County Commissioners’

Desk: 303-441-1609

Cell: 720-470-0964

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Historic Zoning News

September 12th, 2017

Joyce Robinson is planning to build a new house at 630 Boulder St. – between Laughlin’s and Michael Petrillo. Plans are available for public review in a yellow folder at the Gold Hill Store. We will convene a meeting of the Gold Hill Historic Zoning committee to consider the plans at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the store. Anyone is welcome to attend.

If you cannot attend the meeting but have comments, you may either:

–          Write comments on the paper provided in the folder with the plans. Please include your name and phone number

–          Send comments via email to Bear Carlson at:Lawrence.carlson@colorado.edu

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NAS (Nederland Area Seniors) info

September 12th, 2017

NAS Newsletter Subscribers – 

New Event!  Kindertransport

Our popular speaker at last January’s Mountain MidLife Dinner 91-year-old Henry Karplus presents again his story as one of 10,000 children rescued from Europe on the Kindertransport just before the outbreak of World War II. Join us at the Boulder Jewish Community Center for Lunch & Learn this Thursday, September 14. Sign up directly with the JCC at 720-749-2530 or: 

http://www.boulderjcc.org/events/boulder-jcc-events-calendar/14/8778/09/detail/lunch-and-learn-the-ultimate-sacrifice/2017/

Featured Event!  Italian Night Community Dinner & Film Festival

This event is hosted by our Mountain MidLife group as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Nederland Area Seniors which sponsors them. We need our friends who have enjoyed the

dinners, brunches, and other events we host to sign up to help at this event and to spread the word to

encourage the entire community – families, kids, youth – to attend. Please come support your organization.

 

Celebrate our community at our first-ever Italian Night Community Dinner serving family-friendly fare of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Fruit. Wines from Augustina’s Winery will be available for purchase by the glass.

No reservations required, just stop in on Saturday, September 16, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Dinner is $10 Adult, $5 Requested Contribution over age 60, and $4 Children under age 12.

 

This special evening is offered during the Nederland Film Festival, which offers before-dinner shorts and the after-dinner feature for a combined price of $10! The 4:30pm shorts begin with a 3-minute film by our own Mountain MidLife friend Brent Warren and end with scenes from a film about Leftover Salmon produced by local filmmaker Eric Abramson, present for the screening. At 7:00pm, the feature continues the Italian Night theme with the story of a young man trying to produce his grandfather’s never-performed opera.

 

Sign up Now!  Falls Prevention Class – A Matter of Balance

Afraid of Falling? Limiting your favorite activities due to fear? You are not alone. Half the population over age 65 shares your concerns. Get your life back and strengthen your resolve, awareness of ways you can prevent falls, and shore up your physical abilities. If you think you don’t need this class, you know someone who does – please alert them.

Local Teacher Randy Sachter offers this evidence-based program to prevent falls here in Nederland. This FREE eight-week program runs weekly, Mondays, September 18-November 6, 9:30am-11:30am, at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Reserve your seat in this interactive workshop by calling 303-258-0799 or at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games

 

Our favorite way to get together – a delicious social meal and those who enjoy games extend the conversations a little longer over a game. Feel free to bring board games, cards, dominoes or whatever you wish your friends would play with you after the Mountain MidLife dinner, Friday, September 22, 5:00pm, at Nederland Community Center (menu TBD). All age adults welcome.

 

Please reserve your dinner (Chicken Molé) several days in advance (a week is helpful!); $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60 – 303-258-0799 (or reply to this email or at Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group). If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance.

 

Senior Law Day

 

This annual event is worth the trip to gain valuable information important to us as we cross the age 50 mark! Scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at the Longmont Plaza Convention Center, the event costs only $10 and includes lots of resource materials to bring home. Registration fills early, so sign up now. See the schedule and register for this free event athttp://www.bouldercountyseniorlawday.org/.

Sign Up Today! Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad and 

(Optional) Mine Tour

 

We will ride the historic narrow gauge rail line round trip from Georgetown to Silver Plume on Tuesday, September 26, at 1:45pm. Carpools will form in Nederland, some leaving early for lunch in Georgetown and others later for the train and (optional) mine tour. Tickets are $26 for the train ride only, $36 for adding the Lebanon Mine Tour to the ride (one hour and 15 minutes – catches next round trip ride back to Georgetown), or $40 for the ride and extended Mine Tour (more mine, same time).

 

More info re the tours and how to prepare at https://www.georgetownlooprr.com. Lunch location will be determined by carpool groups and cost is on your own. Sign up with us by replying to this email, calling 303-258-0799, or at Meetup. Please RSVP and pay by Monday, 9/18 and indicate whether you are providing or needing a ride. We can only accept reservations that include payment to NAS, PO Box 188, Nederland CO 80466 received by the 9/18 deadline.

Luncheon Program – Medicare Options

 

Medicare Options: Colleen Sinclair, our Mountain Options Counselor from the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging provides the latest updates as we enter the Open Enrollment period for Medicare – Wednesday, September 27.

 

Foot Care

 

 Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Wednesday, September 27. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.

 

 Lunch and Leaves in Allenspark

 

Join our friends in Allenspark at lunch on Thursday, September 28, and enjoy the beautiful aspens along the Peak to Peak along the way. This Lunch Bunch group hosts meals for a very low cost – details re menu, cost, and location will be posted at the Meetup site when available. Carpools will depart Nederland Community Center at 11:00am – please let us know several days in advance if you will drive or need a ride so we can include you in the carpool system. Please sign up by Tuesday, 9/26,so we can call in our numbers to them.

 

Hope to see you at an event soon!

Serene Karplus, Director

Nederland Area Seniors

NederlandAreaSeniors@gmail.com

www.NederlandAreaSeniors.org

303-258-0799 Office Message Line

P O Box 188

Nederland CO 80466

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Trouble Bear

September 12th, 2017

Saturday night a bear broke into four homes in the Rowena
area, attempted to break into two others. The Colorado Div
of Parks set a trap at one of the homes, and at 10 p.m. last
night the bear entered the trap and was captured.

Pam Leland
zydecopam@gmail.com

Hopefully this is the same bear that has been causing trouble in Gold Hill!

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No Bird at the GHI

September 11th, 2017

The Gold Hill Inn presents
No Bird Ever Flew: The Big Band
Larry Worster, Debra Yeager, David Chamberlain, Jape Abruscato, Billy Shaddox, James Campbell, and Gilbran Chong
Sunday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.

 

 

The Gold Hill Inn
401 Main St., Gold Hill, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-6461
$7 cover charge

Local Gold Hill Favorites, No Bird Ever Flew, will bring their special flavor of Americana to the Gold Hill Inn on September 17. The group features the vocals of Debra Yeager, Larry Worster, and Jape Abruscato as well as the stellar playing of harmonica virtuoso David Chamberlain and percussionists extraordinaire James Campbell and Gilbran Chong. Special Guest Billy Shaddox will be an exciting addition on electric guitar this year! Don’t miss this once-a-year treat!

Cheers,
Larry Worster
larry.worster@gmail.com

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Gold Hill Documentary

September 8th, 2017

People you know are  featured in this great documentary if you want to save for posterity or share with others. It aired again on KGNU this morning. beautiful, but difficult. love, Joanne Cole

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Maeve Conran <maeve@kgnu.org>
Date: 31 August 2017 at 11:33
Subject: Re: link??
To: Joanne Cole <jocole420@gmail.com>


Maeve Conran

 

Director of News and Public Affairs
KGNU Community Radio
88.5FM 1390AM
www.kgnu.org
4700 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80301

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Help needed!

September 8th, 2017

Hey Folks,

The Gold Rush is quickly approaching! 9am to 3pm Sunday, September 17th! Here is a friendly reminder of some needs. Pies, cookies, and sweets!! The bake sale makes up a large part of our fundraising! New and slightly used items, the more the merrier! Also still looking for a few volunteers for set up and take down. All items baked or otherwise can be delivered the morning of the event!

Thank You in Advance!
Questions please contact:
Dan Maedke
(305)699-7299

maedkedan@gmail.com

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Gold Hill Calendars

August 30th, 2017

2018 Historic Gold Hill Calendars are now available.  Get them while you can!  When they’re gone, they’re gone and they’re still only $10 each.  They are terrific as holiday gifts and available at the museum and the Gold Hill Store.

This is the Gold Hill museum’s fund raiser for the year and we really appreciate your patronage.  Remember, this coming weekend and Labor Day is the last weekend  for the museum this summer.  Thank you to everyone for your support.  We have had a very successful summer.

Deb Yeager  deb@mountainvisions.net

Historic Gold Hill Inc.

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Gold Rush – volunteers needed!

August 24th, 2017

The Gold Rush is quickly approaching!  It scheduled for Sunday, September 17th from 9am to 3pm.  We will once again have the Annual Bake Sale featuring homemade pies, cookies and other delectable treats. The Rummage Sale will offer antiques, clothing and much more.  The Arts & Crafts Fair will feature hand-made items from Front Range artists. There will be drinks, bratwursts and live music throughout the afternoon.  We are looking for people that want to volunteer and make this event the great success it has been in the past.  If you would like to help out, please contact Dan Maedke as soon as possible.

 
Needs:
Set Up – 7:30-9am
Grilling and Serving
Beer Sales
Baked Good Sales
Pricing and Organizing Clothes
Pricing All Other Items
Clean-up- 3pm
Taking Away of Unsold Items
 
If you are interested in baking, please bring your baked goods the morning of the event.  If you would like to have a booth or table to sell goods, please contact Joanne Cole.  If you will be donating items to sell for the sale, please read the guidelines below:
 
Clothes should be new or very slightly used.  We do not have the means to get rid of massive amounts of clothing.  Items should be in good quality and working properly.  We are not accepting larger items.  If you are unable to carry it alone, then it is too big to sell at this event.  We do not have the space to take on a bunch of furniture.  Larger items may be required to be picked up at the end of the sale if they do not sell.
 
We are hoping for wonderful weather and a great turnout.  If you have any questions please contact Dan Maedke (305)699-7299 or maedkedan@gmail.com
 
Thank you in advance for all you help and support!
 
Dan Madke
maedkedan@gmail.com
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Fall Bocce Tournament

August 24th, 2017

We still have quite a few openings for the bocce tournament on Saturday, September 2. So for those of you who haven’t signed up yet for fear of not getting in – sign up and come join the fun!

Just send me an email with your partner’s name as well. It’s that simple.

Hope to see you on the court.

Bear

Lawrence.carlson@colorado.edu

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Gold Hill Gold Rush

August 24th, 2017

Celebrate Gold Hill Gold Rush

Sunday September 17th 2017

9am – 3pm

Main Street in Gold Hill (located 9 miles West of Boulder via Sunshine Canyon)

 

 

All proceeds will benefit the Gold Hill Town Meeting and will support individuals (relief fund) and the community at large.

The Gold Rush features our Annual Bake Sale featuring homemade pies, cookies & more. The Rummage Sale will offer antiques, clothing and much more.  If you like to shop at thrift shops, you’ll love this festival.  The Arts & Crafts Fair will feature hand made items from Front Range Artists. There will be drinks, bratwursts and live music through out the afternoon. Come early for treasures!!

Gold Hill is an historic mining town celebrating its 157th anniversary, located an easy drive 9 miles west of Boulder via Mapleton Ave/Sunshine Canyon. Enjoy a stroll down Main Street and take in the beauty of times gone by.  Businesses to visit include the Gold Hill General Store (http://goldhillgeneralstore.com/), the Red Store featuring pottery & stained glass and the Gold Hill Inn (http://www.goldhillinn.com) open for dinner at 5pm. Gold Hill also boasts Colorado’s oldest running school, a History Museum and a unique spirit that has endured for years.  Please join us for this celebration of survival, culture and a very special sense of Community!!  This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information, visit http://goldhilltown.com/ or contact Dan Maedke (305) 699-7299  maedkedan@gmail.com

             

                                                                                   

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Mountain Midlife News

August 23rd, 2017

 

​Mountain MidLife Friends:

LAST CALL to sign up for our Mountain MidLife Dinner and Music with Sam Bass THIS Friday, August 25! Over 50 are planning to attend already. Please sign up by noon Thursday.

 It is not too early to sign up now for our Mountain MidLife Breakfast and (optional) Hike on Saturday, September 9! Please mark your calendars and don’t wait for reminders.

 Please see our listing below for a special fundraiser Italian Night Community Dinner open to all ages on Saturday, September 16. This event is hosted by Mountain MidLife (that’s you, dear reader!) as a fundraiser for continuing our programs and we need everyone’s help to make it work. Please help spread the word and invite everyone you know! And please offer to help us plan it, set it up, and cook it. Email serenekarplus@gmail.com or call 303-258-0799 as soon as you can to sign up to help. Thank you!

See listings of our many great upcoming events below – more are added each week… If you are not receiving our monthly NAS Newsletter and would like to receive it so you can see birthday listings and articles from our Mountain Options Counselor of our local Area Agency on Aging, please reply to this email and let us know whether we should email a PDF or send via US Mail.

 Invite a friend to a meal (lunches every Monday and Wednesday or monthly dinners or breakfasts) and offer to pick them up and drop them home afterwards. With a “requested contribution” of $5 (over age 60), we offer a fun and affordable get-together with friends. We need and appreciate your anonymous meal contributions, but please ensure people know that we do not turn away anyone over age 60 who cannot pay.

All ages of adults are welcome at all events, attended mostly by folks over age 50.

Sign up for all Mountain MidLife events at 303-258-0799 or Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group or by replying to this email.

Featured Event!  Sam Bass at Mountain MidLife Dinner

Mountain MidLife Dinner on Friday, August 25, features the live musical entertainment of local MidLifer

Sam Bass on guitar performing songs we know from the 40s to 70s, with a little snippet of history surrounding each. Gather at 5:00pm for social time, then dinner at 5:30pm is Salmon, Green Beans Almondine, Brown/Wild Rice, and Peach Dessert. Please reserve as far in advance as possible by phone or Meetup site – only $5 requested contribution over age 60 and $10 under age 60 – by calling 303-258-0799 or signing up at Meetup.

Free Nutrition Counseling

 Registered Dietitian Patricia Murphy offers free one-on-one coaching to adults over age 60 and family caregivers who reside in Boulder County. Nutrition counseling can help with specific health conditions, nutrition-related concerns, or if you want to learn more about healthier eating. The sessions last 30-60 minutes. She will accept signups for time slots on Wednesday, August 30, 10am – 2pm, in the Nederland Community Center. Call for an appointment: 303-258-0799

Luncheon Program – Connecting Volunteers

 Connecting Volunteers: Chrysti Britt of Care Connect updates us on the services this fellow nonprofit provides and how we can work together to better serve mountain older adults – Wednesday, September 6. Menu is TBD. Call us (303-258-0799) by Monday, 9/4, to join us for lunch at Noon – or be there by 12:30 for only the presentation.

CU Buffs vs. Arizona – Ticket Deadline 9/7

 Join us as we attend the CU Buffaloes vs. Arizona home game on Saturday, October 7. Kick-off time will be announced by CU closer to the date. We need to lock in our tickets now, so face a deadline of Thursday, September 7. We will buy a block together in the upper section for $30 each ticket. Please make checks payable to Nederland Area Seniors and mail to P O Box 188, Nederland CO, 80466 or deliver to our office in the Nederland Community Center. Questions? Call 303-258-0799.

 Featured Event!  Social Breakfast & Hike

Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following it at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, September 9. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Our buffet includes: Vegetable Egg Bake, Turkey Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Yogurt, Granola, Fruit. All ages of adults are welcome. Cost is only $8 under age 60 and $5 requested contribution from those over age 60. Please RSVP immediately to 303-258-0799 or at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group.

 Luncheon Program – Conversation Cafe

 Conversation Café:  This monthly circle meets 12:45pm-2:00pm to share wisdom and experience on a

variety of topics—a great opportunity to get to know each other in new ways – Monday, September 11, menu is TBD. Call by Friday, 9/8, (303-258-0799) to join us for lunch at Noon – be there by 12:45 for only the Conversation Café.

Book Group

The Book Group will meet at Lori’s home on Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Call us at 303-258-0799 for more info. The book for September is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

 BIGfoot Hike

The BIGfoot Memorial Hike with Lucy Stroock meets at the Nederland Community Center Friday, September 15, at 9:00am (note the time change from previous months) for carpool departure to the trailhead of the hike location to be determined closer to the time. The pace is comfortable and leisurely.

Featured Event!  Italian Night Dinner & Film Festival 

Celebrate our community at our first-ever Italian Night serving family fare of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Fruit. Wines from Augustina’s Winery will be available for purchase by the glass. No reservations required, just stop in on Saturday, September 16, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Dinner is $10 Adult, $5 Requested Contribution over age 60, and $4 Children under age 12. Hosted by our friends at Mountain MidLife, proceeds benefit the nonprofit Nederland Area Seniors (which sponsors Mountain MidLife), so please come support your organization.

This special evening is offered during the Nederland Film Festival and is scheduled between films so everyone can attend it all. The Festival is offering the before-dinner shorts and after dinner feature for a combined price of $10, so let’s all join in all the fun! The 4:30pm shorts will be music-related and include scenes from the film produced by local filmmaker Eric Abramson, who will be present for Q&A following the screening. At 7:00pm, the feature continues the Italian Night theme with the story of a young man trying to produce his grandfather’s never-performed opera.

Swing Dance to Live Big Band Music

Swing Dance to a live dance band at the Avalon Ballroom at 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder on Saturday, September 16. Dance lesson 7pm-8pm included with the price of admission. Dancing 8-11pm. DJ dance music during intermissions. Light snacks provided. All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required. Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself. Casual is fine. Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students; $5 children accompanied by adult; volunteers free. Cash or check.

Falls Prevention Class – A Matter of Balance

 Afraid of Falling? Limiting your favorite activities due to fear? You are not alone. Half the population over age 65 shares your concerns. Get your life back and strengthen your resolve, awareness of ways you can prevent falls, and shore up your physical abilities. Local Teacher Randy Sachter offers this evidence-based program to prevent falls here in Nederland. This FREE eight-week program runs weekly, Mondays, September 18-November 6, 9:30am-11:30am, at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Reserve your seat in this interactive workshop by calling 303-258-0799 or at Meetup.

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games

Our favorite way to get together – a delicious social meal and those who enjoy games extend the conversations a little longer over a game. Feel free to bring board games, cards, dominoes or whatever you wish your friends would play with you after the Mountain MidLife dinner, Friday, September 22, 5:00pm, at Nederland Community Center (menu TBD). All age adults welcome.

Please reserve your dinner (Chicken Molé) several days in advance (a week is helpful!); $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60 – 303-258-0799 (or reply to this email or at Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group). If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance.

Senior Law Day

This annual event is worth the trip to gain valuable information important to us as we cross the age 50 mark! Scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at the Longmont Plaza Convention Center, the event costs only $10 and includes lots of resource materials to bring home. Registration fills early, so sign up now. See the schedule and register for this free event at http://www.bouldercountyseniorlawday.org/.

Georgetown Loop Historic Rail and (Optional) Mine Tour

We will ride the historic narrow gauge rail line round trip from Georgetown to Silver Plume on Tuesday, September 26, at 1:45pm. Carpools will form in Nederland, some leaving early for lunch in Georgetown and others later for the train and (optional) mine tour. Tickets are $26 for the train ride only, $36 for adding the Lebanon Mine Tour to the ride (one hour and 15 minutes – catches next round trip ride back to Georgetown), or $40 for the ride and extended Mine Tour (more mine, same time).

More info re the tours and how to prepare at https://www.georgetownlooprr.com. Lunch location will be determined by carpool groups and cost is on your own. Sign up with us by replying to this email, calling 303-258-0799, or at Meetup. Please RSVP and pay by Monday, 9/18 and indicate whether you are providing or needing a ride. We can only accept reservations that include payment to NAS, PO Box 188, Nederland CO 80466 received by the 9/18 deadline.

Luncheon Program – Medicare Options

 Medicare Options: Colleen Sinclair, our Mountain Options Counselor from the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging provides the latest updates as we enter the Open Enrollment period for Medicare – Wednesday, September 27.

Foot Care

 Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Wednesday, September 27. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.

  Lunch and Leaves in Allenspark

Join our friends in Allenspark at lunch on Thursday, September 28, and enjoy the beautiful aspens along the Peak to Peak along the way. This Lunch Bunch group hosts meals for a very low cost – details re menu, cost, and location will be posted at the Meetup site when available. Carpools will depart Nederland Community Center at 11:00am – please let us know several days in advance if you will drive or need a ride so we can include you in the carpool system. Please sign up by Tuesday, 9/26, so we can call in our numbers to them.

Other Events of Interest

 Plan an outing or interest group and we can post it at Meetup. Email details to Serene (see page 4, top, for contact info). Adults of all ages are welcome at all events.

Th, 8/24, FACE Vocal Band at Niwot Rock and Rails, 6:30-8:45, free

Fr, 8/25 Opening Reception, big FIBER show at The Dairy, Boulder

Fr-Su, 8/25-27, NedFest

Fr-Sa, 8/25-26, Loveland Corn Roast Festival

Th, 8/31, Caribou Ranch Open Space Hike for Seniors w BCPOS, 10am-12pm

Fr, 9/8, Evening at the Museum, Nederland Mining Museum talk re local Nature w photos

Fr, 9/8, FACE Vocal Band at Lafayette Art Night Out, 5pm-9pm, free

Su, 9/10 & 9/24, 7pm Swing Dance Outdoors to Live Music on Dushanbe Plaza, Boulder

Th, 9/28, Betasso Open Space Hike for Seniors w BCPOS, 10am-12pm

August Menu

(September Menu to be announced later this week)

 Please RSVP two days ahead for lunches, four days ahead for breakfasts and dinners to 303-258-0799.

 W   2 Cashew Curry Turkey Salad, WW Roll, Carrot Slaw, Berries

M   7  Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Greens Salad, Strawberries

W   9  Fish Tacos on WW Tortilla, Spanish Rice, Lettuce/Tomato/Guacamole, Pears

Su 13  Hopple Popple w Broccoli/Potato/Mushroom, Bacon, Blueberry Oats, Breads, Granola, Yogurt, Fruit

M  14  Mixed Summer Vegetables w Pasta, Garlic Roll, Italian Salad, Apricots

W  16  Half Chicken Sandwich on WW, Vegetable Bean Soup, Mixed Fruit & Yogurt Cup

M  21  Citrus Roasted Fish, Vegetable Medley, Brown Rice, Berries

W  23  Beef Cabbage Rolls, Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Apricots/Peaches

Fr  25  Salmon, Green Beans Almondine, Brown/Wild Rice, Peach Dessert

M  28  Chicken Enchilada Pie, Black Beans, Lettuce/Tomato, Orange

M  31  Roasted Vegetable Pizza, Greens Salad, Apple

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

 ​Serene Karplus

serenekarplus@gmail.com
303-​258-0799

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Party on the Ridge

August 18th, 2017

It’s that time again….the 20-something-ish annual Party on the Ridge on the Sunday BEFORE Labor Day, September 3rd.  As always, the party begins around 2 pm and we’re providing barbecued ribs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, a keg of Ellie’s Brown Ale, and some mixers.  You bring a dish to share if you can.  We’ll have live music with amplification and if you’d like, there’s a lovely spot after dark on the south side of the deck where acoustic musicians gather and continue their tunes.  It’s special.

Just so you know, Max created this party many years ago as a way to say thank you to all of his loyal customers who helped him develop and grow his over 25 year old business, Yeager Excavating.  So, thank you again for all of your support.

We’ll see you in less than 3 weeks!  You’re all welcome.

Deb

deb@mountainvisions.net

 

 

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How to sign up for reverse 911

August 15th, 2017

In response to questions that came up at last Monday’s Town Meeting, here is information from the Office of Emergency Management (http://www.boulderoem.com)  There is tons of good information about dealing with emergencies, etc.

Emergency Alert Program

This system allows residents of Boulder County and all cities within the county to be notified of emergency situations in a variety of ways including on their cell phone, home and work phones and by text messaging and e-mail.
 
You will receive time-sensitive messages for your chosen locations such as home, work, school and family. 
 
You pick where, you pick how.
 Emergency Messages Sign up

emerg-messagesSign-up at www.boco911alert.com to receive messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home or work phone. For more …

 

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911 info from the GHFPD

August 15th, 2017

What to Expect When You Call 911

When you place a 911 call, it goes to Boulder County Dispatch, which calls out the Gold Hill Fire Department (GHFD), the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance. This call goes out to all of the agencies at the same time, for both medical and fire emergencies.

The GHFD responds to 911 medical emergencies and provides basic life support on scene. Basic life support includes, but is not limited to; heart defibrillation, bleeding control, help with breathing issues, fracture stabilization and care for any medical issue like diabetic emergencies, for example. The GHFP carries oxygen and can assist a patient with nitroglycerine, MD Inhalers, aspirin, oral glucose and epinephrine auto injectors.

The GHFD functions under the strict protocols of Boulder County and under a Boulder Community Hospital physician adviser, Doctor Todd Dorfman.

The GHFD First Responders will typically arrive on scene in under 10 minutes. AMR will arrive on scene within 15-30 minutes of receiving the 911 call, depending on where the emergency is in the fire district. AMR will provide Advanced Life Support and transport the victim to the hospital, if needed.

The GHFD has mutual aid agreements with all agencies in Boulder County that respond on emergencies. This includes assistance in search and rescue, swift water rescue, search dogs, SWAT etc. The GHFD has an auto-aid agreement with Sunshine and Four Mile. They will be toned automatically to aid in calls closer to those fire districts.

The fire department can place a request for early shut down will tell responders to turn off sirens prior to arrival, if this is prudent.

A competent patient can refuse transport by AMR, even if AMR does a patient assessment on scene. AMR will have a patient refusal form to sign. If the competent patient refuses transport, they can arrange for someone to transport them to the hospital. That driver must follow all traffic rules! If you ask someone to take you to the hospital, depending on your condition, you may be putting yourself and/or the person transporting you at risk. There is spotty cell phone coverage in the mountains and a cell phone may not work. If the patient’s condition gets worse in transport it could result in irreversible health issues or death.

A Sheriff Officer also responds to all 911 calls to provide scene safety. Depending on the 911 call, the scene may need to be cleared for safety by the Sheriff’s Officer prior to the GHFD entering.

For a fire emergency, all three agencies will also respond.

 

Never hesitate to call 911; it could be a matter of life or death.

 

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GHFPD Apology

August 15th, 2017

August 14, 2017

Gold Hill Fire Protection District

1011 Main Gold Hill

Boulder Colorado, 80302

 

Attendees of the Gold Hill 4th of July Parade

 

To those affected,

It has come to the attention of the Gold Hill Fire Protection District (GHFPD) that a 4th of July float carrying water hoses and water balloons, negatively impacted many spectators and participants of this year’s 4th of July parade. The GHFPD would like to issue an apology for the unexpected situation and assure supporters of this crucial fundraising event that this behavior will not be tolerated in the future.

The GHFPD wants to remind parade participants and spectators that water balloons were banned from use during the 4th of July parade many years ago following a series of broken windshields. A water balloon, tossed at unwitting participants, is considered a form of assault. Damaging property is illegal.

The GHFPD established the “Ask First Before You Squirt” campaign the same year the water balloons were banned, and have asked that anyone squirting water, assure the people you are squirting are OK with getting wet, before squirting them. The GHFPD had many complaints this year from people who were soaked and didn’t have a change of clothes, which resulted in those people getting very cold. Many people were negatively impacted in this same way, which is unacceptable.

Please be assured the GHFPD will not allow such behavior during this family oriented fundraiser in the future. The GHPFD looks forward to your attendance next year. Thank you for supporting the Gold Hill Fire Department.

 

Sincerely,

The Gold Hill Fire Protection District

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Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda

August 10th, 2017

Gold Hill Town Meeting

Second Monday of even months, Community Center

Agenda August 14 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Call to Order

Approval of previous Minutes

Board Elections

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

  1. Gold Hill School – Chrissy
  2. Community Planning – Dan
  3. Community Spaces
  4. Historic Zoning
  5. Forest Mgmt/CWPP – Virginia
  6.  Fire Department 
  7. Weed Mgmt 
  8. Historic Gold Hill (museum)
  9. Mining
  10. Safelink
  11. Airlink (Dina)
  12.  IMA (Inter Mountain Alliance report and NAS/MML (Nederland Area Seniors/Mountain Midlife group). 

 Old Business

  1. Bike Races/Road Closures
  2. Book exchange mailbox
  3. Rancho Fazoo Update
  4. Gold Rush update
  5. Road Conditions
  6. 911

 New Business/Announcements

  1. Town Noise
  2.  Taxes/80302
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