Community Digest

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

Newsletter corrections

November 18th, 2017

Newsletter clarifications, corrections and additions – I will amend the minutes as posted on the website, goldhilltown.com

Under Rancho Fazoo, during the discussion on Bear’s motion to form the Friends of Rancho Fazoo committee and before the part that says John seconded the motion, it should say:

            “We still need to know what our liability will be. Rancho Fazoo is County Open Space land and part of the adoption agreement that Jojo will be moving forward on involves signing a liability waiver for any of the proposed work we do. The TM does have liability insurance and we need to know if we will be liable, and if so whether our present liability coverage is sufficient.

Under Paving Sunshine, it should say:

            Tony reports that she had a Sunshine person and a Gold Hill person bring this to her attention – then she went about gathering info from the county.  From what she has heard from several GH folks there are a wide variety of ideas on what should happen.  Jojo said that we need to “consider the best technology” – if dirt works best, leave it dirt, or if not we should look at that. Tony, from her research, is not sure there is any data that clearly supports either side. Labor costs are continuously increasing and will make an impact on any future plans/decisions for the road.   Here is the information she gathered:

            PAVING NOTES Regarding the paving of 1.6 miles along Sunshine Canyon

Our most recent counts from 2015 for Sunshine Canyon are: 

Just east of Poorman: 1100 annual average daily traffic

End of Pavement: 620 annual average daily traffic

The past 5 years, between $40,000 and $60,000 spent annually on gravel-road maintenance activities (grading, dust control, spot resurfacing) on this section of Sunshine, with an additional $180,000 spent on gravel resurfacing in 2012 (gravel resurfacing occurs as required, generally every 8 to 12 years) – new technique this year – do not have these costs

Cost of maintaining the gravel road is often similar to or less than the cost of paving when calculated over the life of the pavement

Funding for such paving is not currently available

Targeted groups: Local commuters, those who drive trucks, deliveries, school buses, emergency vehicles, road maintenance vehicles.

1.6 miles only through the switchbacks or Shelf Road Only – or everything through GH?

 In support:

Continual maintenance (and costs) required for dust, mud and washboards

Dust affects air, trees, humans and animals

Traffic from mountain communities

In emergency situations, SCD is the main thoroughfare between Boulder and mountain communities. (ie. 2013 Flood)

The unpaved portion of Sunshine Canyon Drive is not a housing development; it is part of a highly-traveled county road.

In opposition:

Concern over slippery, icy conditions on switchbacks

Concern that the paving will extend into Gold Hill

Increased traffic

Other:

Shared values – mountain community interests & issues

Support for preservation of Gold Hill as a historic landmark

Is there support for a survey?

 

 

 

 

 

           

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Regulating Recreational Shooting in National Forests

November 18th, 2017

From Joanne Cole

Please urge people to weigh in at sportshootingpartners.org.by the end of November – Ruby Gulch and West Magnolia are being considered sites for “dispersed shooting”

Regulating Recreational Shooting in National Forests

Posted: November 13, 2017 at 10:07 am by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

Boulder County, Gilpin County, Clear Creek County and Larimer County are all grappling with how to regulate recreational shooting in National Forests in their jurisdictions.

The counties joined together 3 years ago, with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the US Forest Service in a collaborative effort, Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership, with a view to managing recreational shooting while addressing conflicts near residential areas and with other recreation users across the northern Colorado Front Range. The current forest plan which was developed in the 1990s does not have guidelines for shooting. Garry Sanfacon with Boulder County says that with an increase in people living near National Forests and more people recreating in the area, there is a need to figure out a strategy to manage this issue. “The bottom line is there are more of us living and recreating in the mountains now and in the forests so the conflicts are just increasing.”

Currently it is legal for people to go into the National Forests and recreationally shoot as long as they are doing it responsibly and respectfully at a safe distance from structures, however Sanfacon says that there are many complaints being made in Boulder County as a result of recreational shooting.

“The Boulder County sheriff’s office between an 18 month period in 2015 and 2016 fielded over 900 calls related to recreational sports shooting issues from various parties.”

Complaints range from safety concerns to noise complaints. In 2015 a 60 year old Colorado man who was camping in Pike National Forest was killed by a stray bullet from a recreational shooter. A recreational shooter in Larimer County was recently injured by a stray bullet from another recreational shooter.

Sanfacon says that no injuries have been reported in Boulder County but they’ve heard reports about stray bullets being found in people’s driveways, leading to concerns about safety. There are also concerns being raised about the possibility of recreational shooting starting forest fires.

One of the ideas being considered is to close off part of Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests to shooting and create a designated shooting range. Legal hunting would not be impacted by any changes made to the forest management plan.

“We’re not trying to eliminate all shooting, that’s not the goal of the partnership, we know that the vast majority of shooters are responsible, safe and respectful, so it’s not about eliminating all opportunities, but it’s really trying to do a better job of managing this activity and providing opportunities for them to shoot in a safe manner.”

There will be an open house to get public input on the Forest Service Recreational Sport Shooting Project on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St in Boulder.

Public comments can also be submitted on line at sportshootingpartners.org. The Forest Service says it would be most useful to have public comments submitted by the end of November.

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GHTM Newsletter

November 14th, 2017

GOLD HILL TOWN MEETING NEWSLETTER

Minutes of the October 9, 2017 Town Meeting

 Next Town Meeting is Monday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center

 The meeting was preceded by a social gathering at 7:00 with Erik Wardle, Research Associate, CSU Water Quality Program. (erik.wardle@colostate.edu)

The meeting was called to order by Chair Tony Vrba. Twelve people attended: Bear Carlson, John Sand, Mark and Dina Elder, Chrissy and Member at Large Dan Maedke, Bobby and Chair Tony Vrba, Treasurer Martha Knapp, Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer, Vice Chair Jojo Morrison, and Erik Wardle of CSU.

Erik was moved to the beginning of the agenda and gave us a great deal of information on water wells and septic systems. He advises people to test their water yearly, and to get a full suite if it’s been awhile, including heavy metals. If you test frequently, you can test for only those contaminants that have shown up unless something has changed. Boulder County Health Department no longer tests well water, but they do have a list of testing labs. He is an agronomist with CSU and works a lot with farmers on how to keep fertilizers out of water supplies. He can also direct people to information and resources – he can be contacted at 970-491-0447, erik.wardle@colostate.edu. He gave us lots of handouts, which I will put at the Gold Hill Store. You can find most of them at www.csuwater.info.

Minutes of the August Town Meeting were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report – Martha reports GHTM Treasurer’s Report October 9, 2017      

                                 At the previous regular Town Meeting in AUGUST our bank balance was $12,062.64.

Our current total cash assets are $13,703.75.Revenue since the August meeting includes donations to the cemetery fund and chipping grant co-pays. Expenses include web hosting and ads for the Gold Rush fundraiser.

Earmarked fund totals are as follows:                                    

General Fund1 $603.84; Cemetery $6,307.78; Community Relief $3,326.95; Forest Management2 ($552.75); Safe Link (funds for SafeSite, AirLink, NeighborLink projects) $3,785.25; Community Planning $232.68.

      1. General Fund balance does not include funds raised during the Gold Rush event as they have not been received or deposited.

      2.Forest Management negative balance reflects the Town Meeting share of the Chipping Project expenses after reimbursements.

 Gretchen asked Dina about the funds in the SafeLink account for AirLink and she thinks they will need some in the future, but that grants have mostly supported their needs.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Gold Hill School – Chrissy reports that everything is going great. It’s great to have three employees. Environmental studies are a big focus. They have 3 gallons of honey and it is available at the School – drop by. Some of the hives in Boulder didn’t do well and they will be refurbishing them. Archery and greenhouse projects are going well. They have visited several agricultural sites in the County. Jojo added that they have received an Audubon Pollinator award and there will be an article published in the CU Newspaper soon. Amy Hardy led the team to put up the Teepee in Kirby Field and it survived the wind! Last week they got a 7 ft. buffalo rug with donation.    

            The Fourmile Fire Department is coming for a presentation for October Fire Prevention Month.

            The Fall Fiesta will be Wednesday evening, November 15th at the Gold Hill Inn.

Jojo has been doing online fundraising – preselling tickets, etc. They will have new school t-shirts for sale, too, and on the school website – goldhillschool.com

            Chrissy then brought up that she thinks there is a PR issue with the Town Meeting – that so few attend – and wonders what can be done. This generated a discussion and many different opinions.   Dina replied that she has heard that some people didn’t come because the meetings can go late, although we have been ending pretty reliably around 9, and sometimes people argue. Tony reported that she has been scheduling different speakers to address issues that will be interesting to people. John said that, in his experience, people show up when there is an issue that affects them, and otherwise just rely on the newsletter. Jojo added that the bigger issue is how is the community is working. Martha said that she disagrees that there is a TM problem, and that the meeting is a vehicle for town communication. People come if they are interested, or they can read the newsletter later. Jojo interjected that she thinks Chrissy is concerned about community engagement. Gretchen added that people have their own issues and show up for them. Tony thinks we should continue to address issues like our goals for the future regarding housing, open space, etc. and what is our vision, what do we want to improve.

            Back to the school, John asked Chrissy what are the financial goals for the Fall Festival.  She said the goal in the past has been $9-15,000, and they’re shooting for 20,000 this year. This is what they run the school on. The School District pays the salaries, utilities and maintenance, about half of the computers, and some discretionary funds. We pay for library books, the other half of the computers and all the extra projects. They have been successful at getting grants – Impact on Education comes through every year, and the grants help with the garden, butterfly pavilion, hunting club, Native American studies, and fly-fishing. They are trying to build some padding for the future years. 2018 will be the 145th anniversary.

Community Planning – Dan reports that for the Gold Rush (fall bake/rummage/crafts sale), they did some things differently this year and he has more ideas for next year. They cut costs in some areas, but paid the band this year (which raised some eyebrows). They cleared $1,698 this year (and he then handed the money to Martha), so it was a very good year. The food sold out, so we probably want to increase that. Again, a big THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED.

Community Spaces – no report

Historic Zoning – Bear reports that Joyce Robinson plans a small house at 360 Boulder Street (between Petrillo’s and Laughlin’s). HZ has approved it and she will proceed with the County. John Sand added that there is another historical group – Historical Preservation Advisory Board – and he has attended some interesting meetings.

Forest Management – Tony reports that the chipping grant is all finished and several people benefited.

Fire Department – Bobby reports that the recent powerful winds resulted in wires sparking some fires. In the last weeks, the campers have used 10 containers of water that the Fire Department leaves out by the camping areas out west. He added that about half the FD has been subpoenaed to appear at the trial for the fatal accident in July 2016 out west. (Addendum – the case was settled out of court so no trial was held). There will be a medical training on the 14th, volunteers are needed. We’re staging an accident out west of town.

Weed Management – no report. Tony asked if anyone is willing to head up this committee, but no one volunteered. Gretchen said that Susan Fernalld still sends along information periodically and she will send out emails.

Historic Gold Hill – John reports that they had their last board meeting of the year. It was a successful year – lots of visitors and income exceeded expenses. There will be new exhibits next year. They have scheduled another town social event – this one on the Switzerland Trail – and Michael O’Neil and others will make presentations. Norm Skarstad was welcomed as a new member of the board.

Mining – Gretchen reports that she emailed the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety to inquire about the status of the permits for the Mill and the Cash and Who Do mines and heard back from Amy Eschberger, Environmental Protection Specialist. “The Gold Hill Mill operates under permit no. M-1994-117, and is currently in temporary cessation (meaning the mill is not active at this time). However, the operator is currently working to get the mill online, and is working with the BLM to revise their plan of operations. The Gold Hill Mill permit area is 8.4 acres, and includes a mill, a tailings impoundment, and an ore stockpile.

We actually just had an enforcement hearing for this permit yesterday based on my inspection of the site on August 1st. The Mined Land Reclamation Board found the operator to be in violation for offsite damage, related to the collapsed mine adit adjacent to Sunshine Canyon Drive, just west of the mill site. This was considered offsite damage as the subsidence occurred while the operator was attempting to rehabilitate this historic mine in order to install a water pipeline to the mill. The operator will be required to work closely with the county over the next few months to properly repair and stabilize the subsidence area. The operator will also be required to submit an application to us within 60 days of the Board Order to incorporate all aspects of the water conveyance plan (including the historic mine near Sunshine Canyon Drive) into the mine permit. The Board Order for yesterday’s hearing may not be available for another few weeks or so.

The Cash and Who Do Mines operate under permit no. M-1983-141. This site is located south and downhill from the Gold Hill Mill, and includes three areas totaling 9.83 acres. These are underground gold/silver mines, and only the surface disturbance is included in the permit area. These mines feed the Gold Hill Mill. This site is also in temporary cessation at this time, meaning no extracting, processing, or hauling off from stockpiles is occurring. The operator may however have personnel on site and conduct maintenance and/or monitoring activities.

All permit files can be accessed from our website at: http://mining.state.co.us via our imaged document system called Laserfiche. I’m attaching a pdf document that provides instructions on how to access and use Laserfiche. Helpful hint: whenever you enter the permit number into the search field, type it without dashes like this “M1994117”. I must warn you these are old permits and therefore, their permit files are fairly extensive. You might find it easier to sort the files by Doc Date with most recent files listed at the top. If you do this, you should find my recent inspection report for Gold Hill Mill, and related enforcement action documents.

Thanks,

Amy Eschberger

Environmental Protection Specialist

 P 303.866.3567 x8129 | F 303.832.8106 | C 303.945.9014

1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, CO 80203

Amy.Eschberger@state.co.us  | http://www.mining.state.co.us

 

SafeLink and AirLink – no report, but Tony encouraged everyone to revisit their NeighborLink Pods and make sure everyone is linked up. It’s important to connect with our neighbors and have emergency plans.

IMA (InterMountain Alliance) and NAS/MML (Nederland Area Seniors/Mountain Midlife group) – no report on the IMA. Gretchen sends out emails on the NAS/MML news and gatherings. Jojo has met with Rebrecca Lawrence about community needs. Rebecca has been appointed by the County Commissioners to conduct outreach and find out how to support our mountain communities around the issues of housing, health, education, and other community issues

OLD BUSINESS

Book exchange mailbox – no report

 Rancho Fazoo Update – Jojo asks, “What are we going to do?” Open Space is giving us the go ahead to clean up and create a usable space. They seem to be open to almost anything. Bear asked for how the Adopt a Trail would work. Jojo said that they are open to our ideas and it seems like we can create our own project. She thinks the best approach is a small committee, Friends of Rancho Fazoo, partnering with the GHTM, thinks they can work with the County and make reports to the TM. She thinks it’s best to separate the Cemetery from the RF project.

            Martha reports that she has talked to Bob Walter about the Cemetery and he wants to give the County the $1,000 as the simplest way to get the deed to the piece of the Cemetery on Open Space land, since we have the money in the Cemetery Committee Fund, without having to try to figure out how many hours we’ve put in on it.

            Someone asked about the defined area for Rancho Fazoo and it is the old home site.   Bear made a motion that the Town Meeting form a standing committee, Friends of Rancho Fazoo with Jojo as the designated Chair, to work with the county, move forward to adopt Rancho Fazoo, and report to the GHTM.   John seconded the motion. This generated much discussion about the autonomy of the committee as Jojo was concerned that every decision would need to come to the Town Meeting.   It was pointed out that TM committees have a lot of autonomy, like the Cemetery Committee and Airlink, and since the Rancho Fazoo committee has been formed for the benefit of the community, it should all work out.

We still need to know what our liability will be. Rancho Fazoo is County Open Space land and part of the adoption agreement that Jojo will be moving forward on involves signing a liability waiver for any of the proposed work we do. The TM does have liability insurance and we need to know if we will be liable, and if so whether our present liability coverage is sufficient.

The motion was unanimously approved.

It was also the sense of the meeting to back Bob Walter’s suggestion and support Jojo relaying the information to Open Space that we will write a check to them for $1,000 for the piece of the Cemetery on their land in exchange for the title.

Road Conditions –Regarding the collapse up Horsfal, Mike Thomas from the County as well as the Mined Land Reclamation Board (cited above) have indicated it is all being remedied.

Town Noise – Joanne Cole emailed her opinions that there is really not a problem with noise from music at the Inn and asked that they be included in the newsletter:

            My name is Joanne Cole and I have lived in Gold Hill since 1998. I live on Hill St above the Inn and the music and voices rise directly to my front door and inside my windows. I also travel back from town on Friday nights and traverse the many cars lining Main St.

I welcome the activity of the Gold Hill Inn as it nurtures our community and is the center of what makes living in Gold Hill great. I too echo the sentiments voiced at last months meeting of how important the Inn and the Finn family have been to Gold Hill for over HALF a century. I hold the Finn family very dear to my heart and respect them immensely.

I would like to point out that when I first moved to Gold Hill, the Inn hosted live music on BOTH Friday and Saturday nights. Now, it is only one night a week.

I FIRMLY believe that the music and activity has NOT become greater over the years, but exactly the OPPOSITE- contained and managed properly and with concern for the residents of Gold Hill.

If there is a problem with noise and activity AFTER the Inn has closed, I suggest those agitated by the noise speak to whoever is making the noise and ask them to keep it quiet or to move it away from Main St. I would also ask those “un-named” folks who have issue with noise to take these simple remedies:

Remember you were once young

Close your windows and go to bed early

Have a drink, smoke a joint or take a sleeping pill if you have trouble sleeping

Live and let live!!

Respectfully submitted, Joanne Cole

October 2017

NEW BUSINESS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Paving Sunshine –Tony reports that she had a Sunshine person and a Gold Hill person bring this to her attention – then she went about gathering info from the county.  From what she has heard from several GH folks there are a wide variety of ideas on what should happen.  Jojo said that we need to “consider the best technology” – if dirt works best, leave it dirt, or if not we should look at that. Tony, from her research, is not sure there is any data that clearly supports either side. Labor costs are continuously increasing and will make an impact on any future plans/decisions for the road.   Here is the information she gathered:

            PAVING NOTES regarding the paving of 1.6 miles along Sunshine Canyon

Our most recent counts from 2015 for Sunshine Canyon are: 

            Just east of Poorman: 1100 annual average daily traffic

            End of Pavement: 620 annual average daily traffic

The past 5 years, between $40,000 and $60,000 spent annually on gravel-road maintenance activities (grading, dust control, spot resurfacing) on this section of Sunshine, with an additional $180,000 spent on gravel resurfacing in 2012 (gravel resurfacing occurs as required, generally every 8 to 12 years) – new technique this year – do not have these costs

Cost of maintaining the gravel road is often similar to or less than the cost of paving when calculated over the life of the pavement

Funding for such paving is not currently available

Targeted groups: Local commuters, those who drive trucks, deliveries, school buses, emergency vehicles, road maintenance vehicles.

1.6 miles only through the switchbacks or Shelf Road Only – or everything through GH?

 In support:

Continual maintenance (and costs) required for dust, mud and washboards

Dust affects air, trees, humans and animals

Traffic from mountain communities

In emergency situations, SCD is the main thoroughfare between Boulder and mountain communities. (ie. 2013 Flood)

The unpaved portion of Sunshine Canyon Drive is not a housing development; it is part of a highly-traveled county road.

In opposition:

Concern over slippery, icy conditions on switchbacks

Concern that the paving will extend into Gold Hill

Increased traffic

Other:

Shared values – mountain community interests & issues

Support for preservation of Gold Hill as a historic landmark

Is there support for a survey? 

No action was taken.

Respectfully submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary

 

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Forest Service Recreational Sport Shooting Project

November 11th, 2017
Open House – Forest Service Recreational Sport Shooting Project
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:30 pm
 
1325 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
Price: Free

This is your chance to voice your opinion about where recreational shooting in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be allowed. Lawful hunting will not be impacted by the final regulations. The Northern Front Range Recreational Shooting Management Partnership – a collaboration between county governments, the U.S. Forest Service, and CO Parks & Wildlife – will take comments on four alternative maps developed since the last public hearings in 2015. The four maps and descriptions can be viewed at www.SportshootingPartners.org.

If you are unable to attend, you can submit your comments online at www.SportShootingPartners.org/commentform.

 
Contact Info

Garry Sanfacon

info@sportshootingpartners.org

(720) 564-2642

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Gold Hill School’s Fall Fiesta

November 10th, 2017
Gold Hill School Fundraiser – Fall Fiesta
Wednesday, November 15th,  5-9pm
At The Gold Hill Inn
 
Taco Buffet Dinner- Suggested donation Adult- $15, Kids- $10
 
Huge Silent Auction
 
Raffle- Tix $10, Do Not have to be present to win. 
 
For more details call the school 720.561.5940. 
Please check out our new website! 
 

Jojo Morrison                                               

Mountain Schools Principal’s Assistant 
Gold Hill Elementary
School Ph: 720.561.5940
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Last call for breakfast

November 1st, 2017

Mountain MidLife Friends:

Last call for breakfast this week – sign up today! Our Mountain MidLife Breakfast is a week earlier than usual on Saturday, November 4, and is the last one this year (we have no brunch in December). Please sign up no later than this Thursday, 5pm, by replying here, at Meetup, or at 303-258-0799.

Please volunteer NOW and eat for free at our fun and easy opportunity to raise funds, thanks to the kind owners at Very Nice Brewery in Nederland. Please see the event listing below for the Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, November 5, for details about volunteering to be a tasting judge or server at the event!

Our next Mountain MidLife Dinner is also a week earlier than usual to avoid the holidays. Join us as we learn about Cybersecurity from our Boulder Deputy District Attorney Tim Johnson and enjoy a great meal together on Friday, November 17. We shop on Thursday, so your reservations by Wednesday evening help ensure we have enough food for everyone! Please mark your calendars and don’t wait for us to remind you…

REMINDER: We receive a small amount of donations quarterly from the charitable arm at Amazon, thanks to those who shop there via the site smile.Amazon.com. It costs you nothing to use this link to get to your shopping site and when you name our host nonprofit Nederland Area Seniors as your charity of choice, we receive a tiny percentage of your total purchase amount, just as a gift from the big giant to our little nonprofit at no cost to you! When you can’t buy local, this is a great way to support the little local nonprofit that supports your community!

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.

Luncheon Program – Intuition & Self Defense

Intuitive Safety & Self Defense: Mountain MidLife friend Rodger Ruge, former law officer, addresses using our intuition to remain safe and shares some simple self-defense techniques for any situation — Wednesday, Nov 1. Serving vegetable pizza made with Crosscut Pizza’s dough, salad, and fresh pineapple coconut milk sorbet. Call NOW to join us – 303-258-0799. If choosing not lunching with us, please feel free to join us at 12:30 for the presentation only…

CU Volleyball Game

We will get together for the CU Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Washington State at CU’s Coors Events Center in Boulder on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00pm. The cost is $9.50 (after the $1.50 CU fee). These are reserved seats with chair backs, closer to the action, and are located near mid-court. (General Admission seats are also available for $5 plus fee.) Al Meyer tells us they sell dollar hot dogs at the event, too. Trip Co-Leaders for this outing are Jim Elder and Al Meyer – thank you!

Carpools depart Nederland Community Center at 6:00pm – and we will meet you there only if we know in advance you will be there looking for us. All will park in the Regent Auto Park, free, north of the event center. Sign up at Meetup, email a reply here, or call 303-258-0799 and pay for tickets by Monday, October 30, Noon, either in person at the NAS office in the Nederland Community Center (slide under door is fine) or by mail a few days earlier. Make checks payable to NAS, P O Box 188, Nederland CO 80466.

Featured Event! Social Saturday Breakfast & Hike

Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following it at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, November 4. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Our buffet includes: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Mixed Vegetables, Breakfast Potatoes, 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 to 303-258-0799 or at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group. An optional hike follows at 10:15am.

“Spare Parts” Film Fundraiser

The Nederland Middle/Senior High School robotics team is showing “Spare Parts” (PG-13 for Drama), a 2013 film starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis. George Lopez leads a winning cast in this inspiring movie based on an amazing true story. When four wildly different Hispanic high schoolers team up to enter a robotics competition against the nation’s top universities, no one believes they have a chance—no one but Fredi (Lopez), their new substitute teacher. As Fredi challenges his students to be the best they can be, they show him the power of never giving up, in this unforgettable tale that shines with heart, humor, and hope.

Saturday November 4, 11:30am, at the Back Door Theater – $5 donation, at the door, to benefit our school robotics team’s build, competition and scholarship fund.

“SEED: The Untold Story” Film & Panel Discussion

This documentary film and discussion on Saturday, November 4, 3:00pm, are offered FREE at the Nederland Community Center. The film will be shown at the Backdoor Theatre and the discussion will follow upstairs in the Multi-Purpose Room (where we dine) – hosted by Nederland Community Library.

The film has won 13 top film awards. The Village Voice calls it a “Rare documentary…a wonder.” The L.A. Times says it’s a “Gorgeously made film.” NYC Movie Guru advises it’s the “most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc.” Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Treasured since the dawn of humans, in the last century 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. “SEED: The Untold Story” follows farmers, scientists, lawyers, gardeners, and indigenous seed keepers as they defend the future of our food, our most treasured resource, and revive a culture connected to seeds.

The executive director of Seeds Trust, a local high altitude seed company, other Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance-affiliated folks and seed savers who live locally will be on hand for the conversation afterwards. Please come, share, and be a part of the new mountain seed movement!

Featured Event! Chili Cook-Off Benefit for NAS

We are the chosen ones! The Very Nice Brewing Company has selected our nonprofit sponsor Nederland Area Seniors as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off competition on Sunday, November 5.

We need your help to provide the volunteers who judge the chilis (3:00pm-3:15pm) and to serve all competing chilis to the donating public attendees (3:15pm – 5:00pm), who pay $5 per person for three sample cups. We need to plan now who will be judging and who will be serving, so if you’d like to help with this fun event, please sign up now to volunteer by calling 303-258-0799 or emailing us with a reply here or at NederlandAreaSeniors@gmail.com. Please indicate whether you would like to be one of the few judges (MUST like spicy foods!). If selected as a judge, we ask that you also stay to help serve the chili.

Open-Caption Films at Monday Matinees

Our friendly Backdoor Theatre crew at the Nederland Community Center has added a special matinee showing every Monday at 1:30pm of the prior weekend’s film. It includes “open captioning”, which shows the words at the bottom of the screen. This is most helpful to those of us who stopped attending movies because we have trouble understanding what the actors are saying. Enjoy this new, enhanced feature and show your support to the BDT so they can continue to offer this new service!

The next matinee is Monday, November 6, (showing “Goodbye Christopher Robin”) and continuing with the weekend’s films each Monday (but we won’t list it here each time). Sign up for the BDT email list for weekly updates. “Goodbye Christopher Robin” offers a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? Genre: Biography, Family, History, Drama; Director: Simon Curtis; Written By: Simon Vaughan, Frank Cottrell Boyce; Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston (age 8), Alex Lawther (age 18), Vicki Pepperdine, Geraldine Somerville; Rated: PG; Runtime: 1 h 47 min

Open Enrollment Insurance Help

For our MidLifer Friends under age 65 not yet eligible for Medicare and needing to sign up for health insurance, open enrollment begins November 1. Assistance in navigating the Connect for Health Colorado financially assisted Marketplace is available free at the Nederland Community Center from 9am to 3pm on the following dates: November 7, November 28, December 12, and January 9. No need for an appointment – just drop by. To obtain a list of materials to bring if applying for financial assistance (tax credits) or for more general information: whymebouldercounty.org, whyme@bouldercounty.org, or 303-441-1000.

Book Group

The Book Group will meet at a private home on Thursday, November 9, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Call us at 303-258-0799 for more info. The book for November is Love Wins by Debbie Cinziper and Jim Obergefell.

9 Health Fair & Human Services Fair

The Nederland Community Center hosts the annual 9 Health Fair and the annual Human Services Fair at the same time on Saturday, November 11, from 9am until Noon. Blood labs are very affordable there and multiple free screenings help us stay healthy. [If you know someone who needs basic blood labs and can’t afford them, please contact event coordinator Mary Coan at 303-258-0799 regarding a handful of vouchers available.]

Volunteer Opportunities! We would love to have someone volunteer to man our table at the Human Services Fair who knows even a little about our many programs (lunches, breakfasts, dinners, fitness, writing, etc…) that can answer any questions, sign interested folks up for our newsletter or emails, and refer those in need to our AAA Options Counselor Colleen Sinclair – a very easy, sociable event.

OR Sign up to help at a station of the 9 Health Fair. Please call us to volunteer for either position – 303-258-0799.

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

The entire Peak to Peak region converges on Sunday, November 12, to enjoy a feast together at the Nederland Community Center, Noon–3pm. Bring your own reusable plate/mug/cutlery (no plastic disposables) and a side dish to share – or volunteer to set up or serve or cook one of the turkeys in advance by calling Jennifer Pund 720-443-8606 or email her at barefoot303@gmail.com. To help decorate our NAS table, call 303-258-0799. To help decorate our NAS table, call 303-258-0799.

Luncheon Program – Conversation Café

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, November 13, see menu listed at bottom of email. Call by Friday, 10/6, (303-258-0799) to join us for lunch at Noon – be there by 12:45 for only the Conversation Café (no reservation required).

Thanksgiving Harvest Feast – Gift to Youth

Our local students are learning how to interview older adults for historical perspectives. Help them bridge the generation gap by meeting with sixth-graders for a half hour on Friday, November 17, 10:10am, at Nederland Middle/Senior Highs School to participate in Story Corps (https://storycorps.org/participate/the-great-thanksgiving-listen), then join all the middle school students for the Harvest Feast (a potluck provided by their parents) at 10:30am for appetizers, 10:45am meal. High School Seniors remember the Harvest Feast as a highlight of their student experiences. Let’s all show up so they know how much we care! Email heather.politi@bvsd.org or call the school at 720-561-4900 to make a reservation for this free event.

Featured Event! Mountain MidLife Dinner & Cybersecurity

Please note that for the final three months of the year, the Mountain MidLife Dinner occurs on the third Friday instead of the fourth, due to holidays.

Learn ways to prevent being victim to a cyberscam. Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Tim Johnson, prosecutor of cybercrimes and stalking, teaches us cybersecurity tips after our Mountain MidLife Dinner on

Friday, November 17, 5:00pm doors open for social, 5:30pm meal served. Menu listed at bottom of email.

Please reserve as far in advance as possible at Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group, by replying to this email, or by phone at 303-258-0799. If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance. $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60. We shop on Thursday, so your reservations by the Wednesday afternoon prior help ensure we have enough food for everyone!

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, November 18. 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.

 

Nutcracker Ballet

We have eight free tickets to the Dress Rehearsal of Boulder Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus Wednesday, November 22, 7:00pm (arrive by 6:30pm). All mountain seniors are welcome to request these tickets; priority is given to those who cannot afford to purchase tickets to the show that follows that weekend. Call 303-258-0799.

Foot Care

Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Wednesday, November 29. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.

Auction Items

Our annual Silent Auction at the Holiday Mountain Market December 2 & 3 is our largest fundraiser of the year. We appreciate everyone’s support as shoppers and buyers at the event to help turn all the lovely donations into funds for us. We also appreciate your donations of gift certificates, services, and new/like new items you think people will buy as holiday gifts. Ask everywhere you shop or obtain services—your hairdresser, doctor, nail polisher, shoe repair, etc. Our newest staff member Gunda Starkey is out soliciting as you read this—thank you! If you would like to donate a massage, a vacation at your timeshare condo, a ride, a lesson, your home cooking/baking, your new Porsche, or whatever seems suitable, we will be most grateful. Call 303-258-0799.

Holiday Mountain Market

Our volunteer musicians/performers have signed up for every hour of the market on Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3. Artisans and crafters applied for more 10X10 booths than we can provide. To ensure longevity of this event, we need volunteers to shadow Serene’s work now. We are not asking our volunteers to take full responsibility for anything, just learn how the planning works. Thank you, Annemarie Fruth, for volunteering to manage our Santa area, to our new Santa Al Meyer, to Jim Elder for managing the Café kitchen, and to Margaret Freeman for media assistance.

Volunteering can be more than just two hours at the event. Please contact us right away to join our volunteer production team to learn about: Vendor Coordinator, Market Layout, Entertainment Manager, Promotion/Publicity, Santa Photos, Silent Auction Manager or Solicitations or Data Management or Display. Many hands make light work and your contribution to the success of this big event is both essential and much appreciated.

Easy Ways to Contribute

We always recommend shopping locally, but also recognize that many of us shop online for items we cannot find in our local stores. Our families post their wish lists and we enjoy giving what we know they will like. This holiday season, and throughout the year, please consider us while shopping online at Amazon by using their https://smile.amazon.com and select Nederland Area Seniors as the charitable organization that will receive a donation from them valued at 1/2% of your purchase. It’s that easy. Just start with a “smile.”

For our donors and members who prefer to use credit cards, please mark your calendar for Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 5. Donors may set up their contributions any time beginning November 1 at www.COGives.org and set them to launch on 12/5, when a bonus helps us cover the 2% fees. If you prefer to use checks, please mail to us at NAS, PO Box 188, Nederland CO 80466. Thank you for supporting NAS!

Even easier—ask your favorite businesses to donate to our Silent Auction (see article above).

Or if cash contributions are impossible on your budget, please volunteer time to help at our events – see articles above for opportunities on November 5, 11, December 1-3, or a couple hours a month on our board. 303-258-0799.

 

November Menu

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

W 1 Roasted Vegetable Pizza, Mixed Greens Salad, Pineapple

Sa 4 Egg, Sausage, Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes, Yogurt, Granola, Banana

M 6 BBQ Beef on WW Bun, Oven Fries, Mixed Greens Salad, Apple

W 8 Breaded Fish, Green Beans, Potato / WW Roll, Orange

M 13 Pasta Primavera w Chicken, Garlic Bread, Mixed Greens Salad, Pear

W 15 Roast Pork Loin, Broccoli / Carrot, Sweet Potatoes / WW Roll, Mixed Berries

Fr 17 Herbed Fish, Kale/Chard, Quinoa, Peach Cobbler

M 20 Vegetarian Lasagna, WW Roll, Caesar Salad, Apple

W 22 Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Greens Salad, Strawberries

M 27 Baked Fish, Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf, WW Roll, Orange

W 29 Chicken Enchilada, Spanish Rice, Greens Salad, Pear

​We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

 

Serene Karplus
serenekarplus@gmail.com
303-​258-0799

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Mail theft issue in Gold Hill

October 28th, 2017

A handful of folks in Gold Hill have told me their mail has been rifled with some reporting theft.   This is a serious issue.

If you have been a victim of mail theft or rifling, please contact the postal inspection service via their website: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/
The Mail Theft reporting link can be found here: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/MailTheft.aspx
If you prefer to file your complaint over the phone, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
The Postal Inspectors take mail theft very seriously and it’s very important to let them know. When you report, a paper trail begins.

If you don’t want the mail carrier to leave parcels on your mailbox, you can contact the Carrier Supervisor at the Boulder Post Office to request that any parcels be retrieved directly at the Post Office. The carrier will leave a pink slip in your box. I have several copies of the official form to let the carrier know your preference. Give me a call if you need one at 3/442-five-two-five-four.

Thanks!
Martha Kn app

Second Report

  We have had 3 packages opened within the last three weeks, two being our new passports.  I called the Sheriffs Office and found out that there is an investigation going on.  The person in charge is Misty Praeger    303-435-4683 — this is her direct line.   If you have had any mail tampering, theft or suspicious activity – please call her.  She needs all the information about what is happening she can get.  

Joan Few, Gold Hill

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Open houses for recreational sport shooting management project announced

October 27th, 2017

Open Houses Scheduled for Forest Service Recreational Sport Shooting Management Project

Attendees can view alternative maps and talk with Partnership representatives

The Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership (Partnership) is hosting open houses in four counties (Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Larimer) to present alternative maps for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Recreational Sport Shooting Management Project (RSSMP).

The RSSMP will provide direction on how recreational sport shooting will be managed on National Forest System lands, as the current Forest Plan does not provide direction for recreational sport shooting. A map depicting the initial proposal was released to the public in August 2015. New maps have been created that depict options for future management that were based on input from the public and other entities. The proposed RSSMP only changes where recreational sport shooting may or may not take place and direction with regard to developed shooting opportunities. It does not include any change to the management of lawful hunting activities.

The Partnership has been an integral part of this project and the alternative map development. Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Larimer counties, along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, are cooperating agencies in this planning process. The Partnership will gather public input on these alternative maps as an extension of the project’s scoping process and provide summaries to the Forest Service.

The open houses will be held at the following locations and times:

Members of the Partnership, including the Forest Service, will be in attendance at each open house to answer questions related to the four alternative maps. There will be no formal presentation – just a brief project introduction. These open houses are an informal opportunity to look closely at the maps and provide input. Information gathered during this process will be incorporated into finalizing the environmental assessment and draft decision, expected in 2018.

Project introductions at each open house will be live streamed on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SportShootingPartners and links to high quality PDFs of the maps will be available for viewing later this week at www.SportShootingPartners.org.

For any members of the public who cannot attend an open house but would like to comment on the alternative maps online, there is a short comment form available at www.SportShootingPartners.org/commentform.

For more information about the open houses or the Sport Shooting Partnership in general, contact Garry Sanfacon at 720-564-2642or info@sportshootingpartners.org

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Nederland Thanksgiving

October 27th, 2017

October 25, 2017

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Nederland Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner returns, Nov. 12

NEDERLAND

            The annual Nederland Community Thanksgiving Dinner will once again bring together the mountain community, Nov. 12, from noon-3 p.m., for a free, potluck feast at the Nederland Community Center, 750 N. Hwy. 72. Everyone is welcome and invited. The event traditionally attracts more than 1,000 neighbors and friends from Nederland, Gilpin County, Ward, Gold Hill and surrounding areas.

            Patrons can enjoy the provided turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll and a beverage as well as numerous potluck-style sides and deserts from community members. Bring a favorite Thanksgiving side dish to share, if you can, or just come and enjoy a dinner.

            Everyone is encouraged to plan ahead to “bring your own and take it home.” Bring a non-disposable plate, cup and utensils to help the community meet its zero waste goals. No plastic or paper plates and utensils will be provided. This year, the ability to wash or rinse dishes will not be possible in the kitchen, and is not allowed in restrooms, so plan to bring home dirty plates.

            All of the food and drink provided at this popular, community-oriented event is donated by local business owners and all of its organization and preparation is provided by community volunteers. More than 40 donated turkeys are cooked by volunteers each year.

            Anyone interested in making a donation, cooking a turkey or helping the day of the event to set up, clean up or serve, is welcome to sign up online at tinyurl.com/NCTDSaturdayvolunteer, tinyurl.com/NCTDTurkeycooker or tinyurl.com/NCTDSundayVolunteer. You may also send an e-mail to barefoot303@gmail.com or call/text 720-560-6249. Current information can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NederlandCommunityThanksgivingDinner.

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Nederland News

October 22nd, 2017

9 Health Fair and Health and Human Services Fairs in Nederland, November 11, 2017

 

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Gold Hill Store News

October 22nd, 2017

 

 
Danielle will host a special Shindigs Events Italian Night dinner with music by Black Dog on Wednesday October 25 from 5:30pm to 8pm.  There will be a selection of three dishes, set price of $14.50, and part of proceeds will benefit United for Puerto Rico.  

On Saturday afternoon October 28 from 1pm to 3pm, join us for Bluegrass & Americana with Mike and Bonnie Coats.  Kitchen and bar will be open, no cover. 

 

 
 

 

 

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Mountain MidLife Friends

October 19th, 2017

Mountain MidLife Friends:

Last call for dinner this week – sign up today! Featuring a Thai menu by Chef Raoul Ysaguirre and an opportunity to meet Nederland’s new Town Administrator Karen Gerrity, our Mountain MidLife Dinner is on Friday, October 20. We shop on Thursday, so your reservations by Wednesday evening help ensure we have enough food for everyone!  

 

Our next Mountain MidLife Breakfast is a week earlier than usual on Saturday, November 4, and is the last one this year (we have no brunch in December). Please mark your calendars and don’t wait for us to remind you…

 

Please help us get the word out to local chefs and experienced caterers that we urgently seek a part-time Head Chefwho would like to prepare lunches once a week as well as our monthly MidLife meals and plan/shop for all of them. The detailed position description is posted at Craigslist Jobs Boulder as of 10/17.

 

Please also note that we have an opportunity for a fun and easy opportunity to raise funds, thanks to the kind owners at Very Nice Brewery in Nederland. Please see the event listing below for the Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, November 5, for details about volunteering to be a tasting judge or server at the event!

 

REMINDER:  We receive a small amount of donations quarterly from the charitable arm at Amazon, thanks to those who shop there via the site smile.Amazon.com. It costs you nothing to use this link to get to your shopping site and when you name our host nonprofit Nederland Area Seniors  as your charity of choice, we receive a tiny percentage of your total purchase amount, just as a gift from the big giant to our little nonprofit at no cost to you! When you can’t buy local, this is a great way to support the little local nonprofit that supports your community!

 

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. (Note: please pardon delayed posting of October events – the site was unavailable at the time we emailed this…)

 

 BIGfoot Hike

 

The BIGfoot Memorial Hike with Lucy Stroock meets at the Nederland Community Center Friday, October 20, 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!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Speaker

 

Please note that for the final three months of the year, the Mountain MidLife Dinner occurs on the third Friday instead of the fourth, due to holidays.

 

Enjoy a Thai menu and a presentation to meet our new Nederland Town Administrator Karen Gerrity speak about “How a small town administrative staff can impact a mountain region” at Mountain MidLife Dinner on

Friday, October 20, 5:00pm social, 5:30pm meal, at the Nederland Community Center. All ages adults welcome. Please reserve as far in advance as possible at Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group Meetup (see back page) or by phone at 303-258-0799.  If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance. $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60. We shop on Thursday, so your reservations by the Wednesday afternoon prior help ensure we have enough food for everyone!

 

World Singing Day Sing-along

 

 

This relatively new holiday originated locally and is spreading to all continents. People gather in multiple towns and cities (we could host one in Nederland next year!) just for the joy of singing together.

We will sing songs we know from lyric books distributed at the event. Meet at the old Boulder County

Courthouse lawn on Pearl Saturday, October 21, at 11:30am. Carpools? Leave a message at 303-258-0799.

Boulder Opera Gala Concert

  

We enjoy a friendship with Boulder Opera and have been invited to attend their Gala Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm (details below). We offer a limited number of tickets to this $25 fundraising event featuring highlights from their upcoming shows and catered food/beverage to you at no charge, but ask that if you accept this kind gift from the small nonprofit opera organization, that you please donate what you can directly to them at the event. We need everyone who would like to attend to sign up with us by Wednesday, October 18, (email reply here or sign up at Meetup or 303-258-0799) so we can let them know how many of us will attend.

Opera and wine will be flowing as Boulder Opera kicks off their 6th season at The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder. Join us for a black tie evening previewing the upcoming season with selections from Cendrillon (Cinderella), Così fan tutte, and “Opera’s Best Hits!” and find deals at the Silent Auction.All proceeds from the event will support nonprofit Boulder Opera’s programs.

Admission is only $25 (free for limited number of NAS Mountain MidLife friends who sign up with us) and includes hors d’oeuvres and 1 drink ticket. More info at www.BoulderOperaCompany.com

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, October 21. 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.

 

“Wine” Tasters! Expands

 

“Wine Tasters!” has expanded to ensure all non-wine drinkers feel welcome at these social gatherings in private homes. Bring any beverage you would enjoy sharing and an appetizer on Saturday, October 28, 6:30pm. Register at Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group (or reply to this email or call 303-258-0799) so we can send you the address.

 

New Event!  BCPH Follow-Up

 

Thank you to seniors who participated in the Community Health Conversations at a luncheon last spring. Health equity means that everyone has an opportunity for a healthy life and the group’s input on their “magic wand” question provided them with a deeper understanding of the community’s needs. They heard from 53 groups, giving them 3,021 total ideas and 1,776 starred ideas. These ideas along with quantitative indicators from existing assessments were taken to decision makers to determine which would be the most actionable for Boulder County Public Health (BCPH). The top 2 areas that emerged are mental health and housing.

 

BCPH’s Lane Drager returns to our lunch on Monday, October 30, (see signup and menu info at bottom of email) to report and invite participants to the final prioritization event on November 15, and encourage them to share their thoughts around mental health and housing. We are invited to share in written form why mental health or housing issues affect us and our loved ones. The responses will be anonymous and we will put responses into a manila folder to maintain confidentiality. These sheets will be displayed at the November 15 meeting, where community members and staff will vote on the final priority, to tell the story of mental health and housing in Boulder County.

 

 Foot Care

 

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

 Luncheon Program – Intuition & Self Defense

Intuitive Safety & Self Defense:  Rodger Ruge, former law officer, addresses using our intuition to remain safe and shares some simple self-defense techniques for any situation — Wednesday, Nov 1.

CU Volleyball Game

We will get together for the CU Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Washington State at CU’s Coors Events Center in Boulder on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00pm. The cost is $9.50 (after the $1.50 CU fee). These are reserved seats with chair backs, closer to the action, and are located near mid-court. (General Admission seats are also available for $5 plus fee.) Al Meyer tells us they sell dollar hot dogs at the event, too. Trip Co-Leaders for this outing are Jim Elder and Al Meyer – thank you! 

Carpools depart Nederland Community Center at 6:00pm – and we will meet you there only if we know in advance you will be there looking for us. All will park in the Regent Auto Park, free, north of the event center. Sign up at Meetup, email a reply here, or call 303-258-0799 and pay for tickets by Monday, October 30, Noon, either in person at the NAS office in the Nederland Community Center (slide under door is fine) or by mail a few days earlier. Make checks payable to NAS, P O Box 188, Nederland CO 80466.

 

Featured Event!  Social Saturday Breakfast & Hike

 

Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following it at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, November 4. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Our buffet includes: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Mixed Vegetables, Breakfast Potatoes, 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 to 303-258-0799 or at www.Meetup.com/Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group. An optional hike follows at 10:15am.

 

“SEED: The Untold Story” Film & Panel Discussion

 

This documentary film and discussion on Saturday, November 4, 3:00pm, are offered FREE at the Nederland Community Center. The film will be shown at the Backdoor Theatre and the discussion will follow upstairs in the Multi-Purpose Room (where we dine).

 

The film has won 13 top film awards. The Village Voice calls it a “Rare documentary…a wonder.” The L.A. Times says it’s a “Gorgeously made film.” NYC Movie Guru advises it’s the “most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc.” Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Treasured since the dawn of humans, in the last century 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. “SEED: The Untold Story” follows farmers, scientists, lawyers, gardeners, and indigenous seed keepers as they defend the future of our food, our most treasured resource, and revive a culture connected to seeds. 

 

The executive director of Seeds Trust, a local high altitude seed company, other Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance-affiliated folks and seed savers who live locally will be on hand for the conversation afterwards. Please come, share, and be a part of the new mountain seed movement!

 

Featured Event!  Chili Cook-Off Benefit for NAS

 

We are the chosen ones!  The Very Nice Brewing Company has selected our nonprofit sponsor Nederland Area Seniors as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off competition on Sunday, November 5. Live music!

 

We provide the volunteers who judge the chilis (3:00pm-3:30pm) and to serve all competing chilis to the donating public attendees (3:30pm – 5:00pm), who pay $5 per person for three small servings. We need to plan now who will be judging and who will be serving, so if you’d like to help with this fun event, please respond by Wednesday, October 18, by calling 303-258-0799 or emailing us with a reply here or at NederlandAreaSeniors@gmail.com.Please indicate whether you would like to be one of the few judges (MUST like spicy foods!) and allow that if we have to draw this popular position by lottery from those interested, that we would still appreciate your help to serve the chili if you don’t win the coveted “taster” position…

 

 Book Group

 

The Book Group will meet at a private home on Thursday, November 9, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Call us at 303-258-0799 for more info. The book for November is Love Wins by Debbie Cinziper and Jim Obergefell.

 

9 Health Fair & Human Services Fair

 

The Nederland Community Center hosts the annual 9 Health Fair and the annual Human Services Fair at the same time on Saturday, November 11, from 9am until Noon. Blood labs are very affordable there and multiple free screenings help us stay healthy. [If you know someone who needs basic blood labs and can’t afford them, please contact event coordinator Mary Coan at 303-258-0799 regarding a handful of vouchers available.]

 

We would love to have someone volunteer to man our table at the Human Services Fair who know a little about our many programs (lunches, breakfasts, dinners, fitness, writing, etc…) that can answer any questions, sign interested folks up for our newsletter or emails, and refer those in need to our AAA Options Counselor Colleen Sinclair – a very easy, sociable event…Please call us to volunteer – 303-258-0799.

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

 

The entire Peak to Peak region converges on Sunday, November 12, to enjoy a feast together at the Nederland Community Center. Details later when published – typically late morning until early afternoon. Volunteers cook the turkeys, ‘taters, and stuffing. Participants bring potluck for the rest.

 

Luncheon Program – Conversation Café

 

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, November 13, see menu listed at bottom of email. Call by Friday, 10/6, (303-258-0799) to join us for lunch at Noon – be there by 12:45 for only the Conversation Café (no reservation required).

Auction Items

 

Our annual Silent Auction  at the Holiday Mountain Market is our largest fundraiser of the year. We appreciate everyone’s support as shoppers and buyers at the event to help turn all the lovely donations into funds for us. We also appreciate your donations of gift certificates, services, and new/like new items you think people will buy as holiday gifts. Ask everywhere you shop or obtain services—your hairdresser, doctor, nail polisher, shoe repair, etc. Our newest staff member Gunda Starkey is out soliciting as you read this—thank you! If you would like to donate a massage, a vacation at your timeshare condo, a ride, a lesson, your home

cooking/baking, your new Porsche, or whatever seems suitable, we will be most grateful. Call 303-258-0799.

 

 

Holiday Mountain Market

 

Vendor applications are pouring in (deadline September 30) and volunteer performers are lining up for the enormously popular annual community event on the first weekend of December. To ensure longevity of this event, we need volunteers to shadow Serene’s work now. We are not asking our volunteers to take full responsibility for anything, just learn how the planning works. Thank you, Annemarie Fruth, for volunteering to manage our Santa area!

 

 

Volunteering can be more than just two hours at the event. Please contact us right away to join our volunteer production team to learn about: Vendor Coordinator, Market Layout, Entertainment Manager, Promotion/Publicity, Santa Photos, Silent Auction Manager or Solicitations or Data Management or Display. Many hands make light work and your contribution to the success of this big event is both essential and much appreciated.

 

Other Events of Interest

 

Plan an outing or interest group and we can post it at Meetup. Email details to Serene at serenekarplus@gmail.comAdults of all ages are welcome at all events.

 Fr, 10/13—11/3 Land Through the Lens, Open Space Photo Exhibit, Great Frame-up, Longmont

Th, 10/26, Heil Valley Ranch Open Space Hike for Seniors w BCPOS, 10am-12pm

Sat, 10/28, Green Funerals Natural Death Symposium, Boulder, http://www.naturaltransitions.org/colorado/events/

Tu, 10/31, Pearl Street Halloween—Munchkin Masquerade (kids 3-6pm), Adults after 6pm 

October Menu

 

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

 

M    2   Half Chicken Sandwich on WW, Vegetable Bean Soup, Mixed Fruit & Yogurt Cup

W   4   Ground Beef Taco, Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Lettuce/Tomato & Toppings, Apricots

Su  8   Egg, Ham, Kale/Spinach, Whole Grain Breads, Apple/Pear

M   9   Macaroni & Cheese, WW Roll, Mixed Greens Salad, Grapes/Melon

W  11  Herbed Baked Fish, Quinoa Pilaf w Broccoli, WW Roll, Pears

M  16  Sweet & Sour Pork, Broccoli, Brown Rice, Mixed Greens Salad, Apple

W  18  Vegetarian Lasagna, WW Roll, Caesar Salad, Banana

F   20  Thai Broccoli/Beef, Pad Thai, Asian Slaw, Coconut Milk Raisin Pudding

M  23  Beef Stew, Cornbread, Spinach Salad, Pear

W  25  Turkey Sausage, Collard Greens, Red Beans & Rice, Fruit/Nut Salad

M  30  Herb Roasted Chicken, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Garden Salad, Grapes/Orange

 

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Serene Karplus

serenekarplus@gmail.com
303-

​258-0799

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This Saturday afternoon and evening in Gold Hill

October 11th, 2017

Gold Hill Store News

Bluegrass & Americana with Mike & Bonnie Coats, 1-3pm at the Pub, followed by a special LuLaRoe Pop-Up Boutique with whimsical skirts, shirts, dresses, & leggings for women & kids, 5-9pm — and the bar will be open!

Thanks, Hugh

huiusmor@gmail.com

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Italian dinner at the GH Store

October 9th, 2017

From Danielle Knollenberg

I/Shindigs (my company) am/is hosting an Italian Night Dinner at the Gold Hill Store on Wednesday Oct. the 25th 5:30-8:00pm. The menu will consist of:

1. Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs in Marinara 
2. Chicken Alfredo with Basil
                or
3. Mushroom/Zucchini Parmesan 
 

Each will be served with a balsamic dressed green salad and garlic bread. 

Also there will be live music from Jon Ridnell -Black Dog 5:30-7:30 
 
Set Price of $14.50  
Ten percent of profits will be donated  to United for  Puerto Rico
 
Wine and Beer Available at extra cost.
 
Although not necessary I would love to get an idea of how many people I might have attend so if people could RSVP to or at least let me know they are interested at coloradoshindigs@gmail.com that would be awesome!
 
Thanks for everything Danielle Knollenberg
danielleknollenberg@gmail.com
 
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Roosevelt National Forest pile burning news

October 3rd, 2017

From: Armstrong, Katherine R -FS
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:12 AM
Subject: NEWS RELEASE: Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season on the Boulder Ranger District

 

U.S. Forest Service
Roosevelt National Forest
Boulder Ranger District

 

Media Contact: Reid Armstrong, 970-222-7607

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season

 

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2017) – As winter conditions settle in, the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete.

Last season, firefighters on the Boulder Ranger District burned more than 332 acres of piles, including 143 machine piles and more than 3,000 individual hand piles. This season’s pile burning could begin next week and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow.

Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Piles that are ready for burning are prioritized based on elevation, aspect, access, and proximity to homes.

Smoke, flames and glowing embers are often visible and are part of normal operations. Snow helps contain the piles and firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. To check the latest updates on when burning will occur, follow us on Twitter and Facebook @usfsarp. To get added to our email notification list, send an email to krarmstrong@fs.fed.usand ask to be added to the Boulder Pile Burning list. For a complete list of where burning is occurring this season as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our Inciweb Page at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

 

Areas on the Boulder Ranger District with hand and machine piles ready for burning are:

  • Lump Gulch: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 200 individual piles; Potential Impacts: Smoke impacts to Coal Creek Canyon or Highway 72, possibly Pinecliffe; General Location: Nederland High School, Big Springs subdivision.
  • Sugarloaf Units 156 151; 12 acres of hand piles or approx. 150 piles; Potential Impacts: Ridge Road, Boulder Canyon Road, St Anton Subdivision General location: 1 mile East of Peak to Peak Hwy 534 Ridge Rd Nederland Work Center.
  • Sugarloaf Unit 4; 19 acres of hand piles or approx. 475 piles; Potential Impacts: Gold Hill

General location: 1.75 miles west of Gold Hill. 5 miles off Peak to Peak Highway on County Road 52.

  • James Creek RFB Units 6, 7, 8 300 acres of hand piles or approx. 7,500 piles; Potential Impacts: Jamestown, Bar K Ranch; General location: Half mile south of Jamestown or quarter mile East of Bar K Ranch.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 1 32 acres of hand piles or approx. 800 piles; Potential Impacts: Jamestown Bar- K; General location: 1.5 Northwest of Jamestown, west of County Road 87.
  • RFB Units 12, 13, 5, 3 500 of Hand piles or approx. 10000 piles Potential Impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold lake and 5 miles west of Hwy 36 in Lefthand Canyon.
  • James Creek RFB 17 57 acres of hand piles or approx. 1425 piles; Potential Impacts: Highway 7; General location: Half-mile north Cal-Wood Ranch.
  • James Creek Units M0502, M3202, H3101 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,000 piles; Potential Impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Peak to Peak Hwy 1 mile North of Ward Gold Lake and County Rd 100 and 103.
  • James Creek Unit M0801 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 2,000 piles; Potential Impacts: Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; General location: Quarter mile west of Raymond.
  • James Creek Units M3401, M3501, M3502 300 acres hand and machine 500 hands piles 100 machine piles; Potential Impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown, Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold Lake.
  • James Creek Units M1602 M1601 100 Acres of hand and machine or approx. 300 individual piles; Potential Impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 3 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek Units M0501 M0503 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,500 piles; Potential Impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Gold Lake Rd 1 East of Peak to Peak Hwy.
  • James Creek Unit H1501 36 acres of hand piles or approx. 800 piles; Potential Impacts: Impacts: Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.
  • James Creek Unit RFB10 130 acres of hand piles or approx. 3,250 piles; Potential Impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek Units H3401; H3402: 55 acres of hand piles or approx. 450 hand piles and machine piles; Potential Impacts: Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: Boulder Heights Subdivision, East of Peak View Road and Peak View Circle
  • Gill 37 acres of hand piles or approx. 925 piles; Potential Impacts: Jamestown; General location: Quarter mile south of Jamestown.
  • St Vrain Units 13d, 14a, 14c 456 acres of hand piles or approx. 11,400 piles; Potential Impacts: Big Elk Subdivision; General location: Johnny Park Road or 82E, 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision.

 

 

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Ham Radio Class

October 3rd, 2017
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We will be having a weekend class in the near future in one of our mountain communities for people interested in becoming licensed as amateur radio operators- what most of us call ham radio. The AirLink ham community is actively working to improve the radio coverage in Jamestown and other areas of western Boulder County. We plan to have the Jamestown installation in place before the end of this year. It is not expensive to get involved. The fee for the licensing test is only $15. Most people can use a small hand held radio you can purchase for around $40. There occasionally are free radios available. It also doesn’t require any previous technical knowledge or skills. Ham radio works when power is out and no other means of communication work. This makes it an important tool during emergencies. It also is a nice way to meet people interested in mountain living and supporting the mountain communities. If you have an interest in the class or want to know more, please contact Dina Elder dina.elder@gmail.com (303-459-3530
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Commentary on GH Noise Issue

October 3rd, 2017

Attn: Gold Hill Town Meeting

Please read my comments aloud as I am unable to attend the October 2017 meeting in person. I would also like this document added to the minutes.

My name is Joanne Cole and I have lived in Gold Hill since 1998. I live on Hill St above the Inn and the music and voices rise directly to my front door and inside my windows. I also travel back from town on Friday nights and traverse the many cars lining Main St.

I welcome the activity of the Gold Hill Inn as it nurtures our community and is the center of what makes living in Gold Hill great. I too echo the sentiments voiced at last months meeting of how important the Inn and the Finn family have been to Gold Hill for over HALF a century. I hold the Finn family very dear to my heart and respect them immensely.

I would like to point out that when I first moved to Gold Hill, the Inn hosted live music on BOTH Friday and Saturday nights. Now, it is only one night a week.

I FIRMLY believe that the music and activity has NOT become greater over the years, but exactly the OPPOSITE- contained and managed properly and with concern for the residents of Gold Hill.

If there is a problem with noise and activity AFTER the Inn has closed, I suggest those agitated by the noise speak to whoever is making the noise and ask them to keep it quiet or to move it away from Main St. I would also ask those “un-named” folks who have issue with noise to take these simple remedies:

Remember you were once young

Close your windows and go to bed early

Have a drink, smoke a joint or take a sleeping pill if you have trouble sleeping

Live and let live!!

Respectfully submitted,

Joanne Cole

October 2017

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Special Guest for GHTM Monday Oct 9th

October 3rd, 2017
Special Guest for GHTM Monday Oct 9th

Social at 7 Meeting at 730\

Community Room
 

Eric Wardle, Assistant Water Quality Specialist from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU will be our guest speaker for the October GHTMeeting. Erik will have information to pass on related to well and septic systems.  We will have refreshments for the social starting at 7 and Erik will be the first up on the agenda.

See you then!

Tony Vrba

GHTM Chair

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GHTM Agenda for 10-9-17

October 3rd, 2017

Gold Hill Town Meeting

Second Monday of even months, Community Center  

Agenda Oct 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Social at 7pm: Erik – CSU Water/Well

Call to Order

Approval of previous Minutes

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 – Gretchen
  10. Safelink
  11. Airlink – Dina
  12. IMA (Inter Mountain Alliance report and NAS/MML (Nederland Area Seniors/Mountain Midlife group).

 

Old Business

  1. Book exchange mailbox
  2. Ranchoo Fazoo Update
  3. Road Conditions
  4. Noise
  5.  

 

New Business/Announcements

  1. Paving Sunshine
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Free Rides Thurs. TOMORROW on the Climb

September 27th, 2017

Bike/Bus to work day

Thurs.9/28/17

Free!!

Thanks,

Val

vjcrist@hotmail.com

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Open Jam at the Gold Hill Store

September 24th, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Gold Hill Store and Public House Presents 

Open Jam with Larry Worster and the Gold Hill Store House Band

     

     

Got some of your favorite songs to share? Bring your instrument, and we’ll have a good old-fashioned coffee-house-style jam session. As always, the House Band will be composed of great local musicians. 

If you would like to perform, contact Larry at larry.worster@gmail.com to reserve your slot.

Saturday, September 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Gold Hill Store

Main Street, Gold Hill, CO

(303) 443-7724

goldhillgeneralstore.com

 

 
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No Bird Ever Flew

September 24th, 2017

Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Caffè Sole Jazz Supper Club 

Presents 

No Bird Ever Flew 

Final Colorado Performance of 2017

Debra Yeager, keyboard and vocals; Larry Worster, guitar and vocals; David Chamberlain, harmonica;

Jape Abruscato, bass; James Campbell and Billy Brennan, percussion 

Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Caffè Sole Table Mesa Shopping Center

637R South Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Voluntary Cover Charge

Serving Food Continuously Until 8:30 p.m.

No Reservations Necessary

 
Cheers,
Larry Worster
 
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Regular Fire Board Meeting cancelled

September 20th, 2017

The Fire Board Meeting scheduled for the 21st has been canceled as most board members are out of town and we won’t have a quorum.

Thanks,

Bobby Vrba

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Good Reminder

September 19th, 2017

Should remind people they need to call the Sheriff’s department, if they see campfires during the burn ban, and not approach violators directly to avoid conflict or retaliation.

Jeff Fishbaugh

This is good advice – even our fire department waits for the Sheriff.  

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Gold Rush Thank You

September 19th, 2017

The Gold Rush was a massive success again this year! I want to thank all the folks that helped make this event possible! You are greatly appreciated. A special thanks to the Finn Family for hosting, Tony and Bobby and Gretchen for set up and constant support, JoJo for set up, John Sand for organizing food and grilling, Cherry for helping with bake sale and clothing, Leslie for helping with the clothing, Joanne for organizing the artists, Silent Bear for music , and the many many other locals that baked wonderful baked goods and offered help throughout the event! If I left anyone out, please know you were appreciated.  Everybody helped everybody and it was a great town event.  We had great weather and lots of traffic through town! After everything is said and done, we should make right around $1,600 for the Gold Hill Town Meeting.

Also, John Sand is looking for a Trader Joe’s grocery bag with a grey long sleeve thermal top, 2 DVDs and other stuff that may have been picked up accidentally from the event.

Thanks Again
Dan Maedke

maedkedan@gmail.com

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