Events Calendar

19th Annual Mountin’ Mountain on Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017, 9:30 am Sharp! at the Peak-to-Peak

For more than 18 years, our Mountain Community has gathered one the Gold Hill Road turn-off on the Peak-to-Peak to enjoy the Mountin’ Mountain hike into Gold Hill on Memorial Day.


The Gold Hill Store Open Jam

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 to reserve your slot.

Saturday, June 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Gold Hill Store

Main Street, Gold Hill, CO

(303) 443-7724

Larry Worster

Music at the Gold Hill Store

Catch the amazing bluegrass talent of two teenagers — the Cody Sisters — performing with their dad this Saturday evening at the Gold Hill Store & Pub.  Go to for details.



Free Concert this Sunday at the Gold Hill Store

The Gold Hill Store & Pub is presenting a Special Free Concert this Sunday afternoon, May 7th, from 1 to 3 pm.  Mike and Bonnie Coats are frequent evening guests at the Pub, with an amazing repertoire of Folk, Bluegrass, plus old & recent American Music.  This is an opportunity for locals who can’t get here at night to become familiar with this fine musical duo.  Kitchen and bar will be open; no cover charge.


Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits

Its Misfit Time!

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 at Brandt’s on Sawmill

Reading, writing, alchemy

Jumping through hoops

Doing loopdee dewps

Yet such a mellow group

Missing Chuck Berry

But his spirit is planning to attend



Dine for the Gold Hill School at the Kitchen Next Door

Come dine for the Gold Hill School at the Kitchen Next Door.  Great food to support a great school.  
Monday May 1st from 5-9pm at the Kitchen Next Door in Boulder
How it works:  Tell your server you are dining for Gold Hill and 50% of your bill will be donated to the Gold Hill School- it’s that easy! 
Hope to see you there! 

Jojo Morrison                                               

Gold Hill Elementary
SPED Para- Registrar- Principal’s Assistant- Everything Gal
School Ph: 720.561.5940

Chainsaw Safety and Skills Training

Forest Health Management Educational Opportunity

Chainsaw Safety and Skills Training


Saturday, May 6th

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coal Creek Canyon Fire Station #2,

32895 Highway 72


           Sunday, May 7th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Field work

Day 1 required to participate in Day 2


This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance.


Training will be presented in three parts:

  • Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well running saw.
  • Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment – including things to watch out for while cutting.
  • Tree Felling & Cutting Skills – classroom review followed by field exercises.


Presented by: Eric Philips, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection

and Eric Folwell, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection NWCG ENGB and Forestry Consultant to Boulder County


Participants, please bring:

– your lunch and plenty of water

– your own gear, chain saw, helmet, gloves, ear and eye protection, chaps.  Wear long sleeves, pants, and boots.


Space is limited. Sign up & pay online at or contact Jody Dickson at 303-588-6639 or if you would like to participate in this training.


Cost is $90 per person

Work off the classroom fee with labor in our regular Saws & Slaws events! Ask Jody for more details.


Brought to you by:  


Wildfire in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Saws & Slaws Forest & Fire Ecology Education Series

Part 2: Wildfire in the WUI*


Sunday, April 23rd

12:00 – 1:30 pm (Brown Bag)

Nederland Community Center


Saws & Slaws is excited to host a three part educational series about forest health and fire ecology in the Front Range. This series will help participants better understand the condition of our forests, how that affects wildfires, and the various treatments we apply to address the needs of both forest health and fire preparedness.    


In Part 2, we will learn about fire ecology, including:

  • Different types of wildfires
  • Wildfire’s role in forest health
  • How wildfires behave within specific forest conditions
  • The effects of different forest treatments on wildfire behavior


We’ll be ending our 2017 series in May when we’ll build on what we learned in Part One Two by going on a field trip to apply what we learned and see what all of this looks like in the real world!


Presented by:

Ashley Garrison, Certified Forester, Forestry / Fire-Resource Technician, Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Kelsey Lesniak, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service – Boulder & Gilpin Counties


Bring your lunch while we learn about the ecology of forest and fire in the Front Range.


This event brought to you by:

                                                                                               *Wildland-Urban Interface



May 13/14th 10am – 4pm
550 Pine Street
After 3 wonderful years in Gold Hill we are moving back to London at the end of May.
We are having a house sale and open house on the 13/14th May 10am – 4pm (both days).

Furniture, crockery, clothes, books, plants, toys and more…..

Come share a cup of tea, wish us farewell and take something away with you!
Laurie, Emiliano, Alba & Lina

National prescription drug take-back day

On Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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For Immediate Release

April 21, 2017

Media Contact

Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

National prescription drug take-back day

Boulder County residents can drop off unwanted prescription medication at drug collection events

Boulder County, Colo. – On Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder and at the Lyons Substation, located at 432 5th Street, Lyons.

Items not accepted at this collection:

  • Liquids
  • Syringes
  • Inhalers        
  • Chemotherapy drugs

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, disposing of unwanted medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, poses potential safety and health hazards. 

For more information about safely disposing unwanted medication in Boulder County, including what to do with liquid medication and syringes, go to the Boulder County Public Health website. Additional safe disposal locations are available throughout Boulder County and regularly accept unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  

For more information about the April 29 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control website.


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Town Clean up

The annual town clean up is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th – save the date!  Details to follow.  I will be looking for volunteers – it’s fun!



Meeting with the Climb

Supporting and improving the Climb
Bob D’Alessandro from VIA will be in Gold Hill on Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm at the Community Center to meet with and hear from everyone up here who has ideas about the Climb. He is open to making changes in the schedule and indicates we could begin any new routes this summer. 
This will be a potluck, so please bring a little something to share. 
The goal is to have the discussion last no more than an hour, so we will
– hear from people about their interest in the Climb
– have a short brainstorm of ideas of what we’d like to see change 
– gather final ideas in order of priority
Please join us and let him know that we do want to support the Climb and be involved in continuing to make it a form of transportation that really works for us.
Dina Elder

Cabin Fever Concert at the Gold Hill Store

We are getting ready for the next Cabin Fever Concert at the Gold Hill Store & Pub on Wednesday, March 1st! We hope you’ll help us welcome Tommy & Saundra O’Sullivan all the way from Dingle, Ireland.

About Tommy & Saundra:

Acclaimed as “one of the great contemporary folk voices of Ireland,” and “a stellar guitarist,” Tommy O’Sullivan, has remained one of the hidden treasures of traditional Irish music for many years. He has toured throughout North America and Europe, appearing at many major venues and festivals. Tommy has always kept an active recording schedule having recorded three albums as a member of Sliabh Notes and a duet album with Bothy Band piper, Paddy Keenan as well as two solo albums.

Saundra O’Sullivan is from Houston, Texas with Native American roots. During high school she sang in many choirs and was a featured soloist. During her nursing career, she continued a high interest in music. Saundra and Tommy’s paths crossed when she attended an annual Irish music retreat in Midlothian, Texas in 2007. Saundra rekindled her love for singing once she moved to Dingle, Ireland and was submerged into the well of the traditional Irish music scene that is so much a part of the Dingle landscape. As they explored singing together they discovered her alto harmonies to be a perfect match for his tenor lead vocals, adding a fertile texture to the overall sound. She has now become a very welcomed addition to the vibrant local music scene in Dingle, Ireland, where Saundra and Tommy now live since their wedding in Houston in March 2010. 

​As usual, tix (which are $15) can be purchased in advance by calling or visiting the Gold Hill Store & Pub, 303-443-7724. ​Doors open at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00-ish. In addition to the usual, delicious menu, a dinner special will be offered. We hope to see you there!
Amy & Kort
Thank you!

Amy Fortunato (Boss Lady)





Snowbound Hounds

Snowbound Hounds at Gold Hill Store & Pub, Saturday February 11, doors 6:30 show 7-9pm


Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda

Gold Hill Town Meeting

Second Monday of even months, Community Center  

Agenda February 13, 2017

Pre-Meeting Social (coffee/tea provided) 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Coleen Sinclair, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging will be here for the social and will have a short presentation on resources to start this month’s meeting.


Call to Order

Area Agency on Aging Presentation

Approval of previous Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

  1. Community Planning – Dan
  2. Historic Zoning:
  3. Forest Mgmt/CWPP – VACANT – Need volunteer
  4. Fire Department 
  5. Weed Mgmt
  6. Historic Gold Hill (museum)
  7. Mining
  8. Gold Hill School –
  9. Safelink
  10. Airlink (Dina)

k.. IMA (Inter Mountain Alliance report and NAS/MML (Nederland Area Seniors/Mountain Midlife group).

  1. l. Community Center – Need more committee members


Old Business

  1. Book exchange mailbox

New Business/Announcements


Strangebyrds at the Gold Hill Store

Wednesday night, February 1, a very intimate show at the Gold Hill Store & Pub for the Lickskillet Studios Presents Cabin Fever Concert Series. There will be some wonderful homemade food, beer and wine, potbelly stove and an awesome vibe. We will be playing some new songs that no one has heard yet along with favorites. Kort McCumber will sit in for some too! Always a treat. Doors 6:30 / $10.00.


Cabin Fever Concert

The next Cabin Fever Concert is Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at The Gold Hill Store & Pub. Doors open at 6:30 PM and concert starts at 7 PM.
Bettman & Halpin play original Folk/Americana. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.
Tickets are $10 per person. Please email kortmccumber(at)gmail(dot)com to reserve seats. The best way to guarantee a seat is to call or pay in person at the Gold Hill Store & Pub. 303-443-7724.
Thank you!

Amy Fortunato (Boss Lady)

Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda

Gold Hill Town Meeting

Second Monday of even months, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center  

Agenda December 12, 2016

Pre-Meeting Holiday Social 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Call to Order

Approval of previous Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

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


Old Business

  1. Blue Pint Glasses, tea towels and a few t-shirts for holiday gifts
  2. Museum Calendars and Tea Towels

New Business/Announcements

  1. Community Conversations/AAA/etc. – Dina
  2. Book Exchange mailbox
  3. Snow Grants/Partners
  4. Permaculture
  5. Emergency Relief Fund

Mary Russell and Friends at the Gold Hill Store & Pub

Gold Hill Store & Pub· 

MARY RUSSELL & FRIENDS are back for another wild night at the Pub. Next Saturday the 26th, Thanksgiving Weekend, with Becky Martinek, Bob Cannistraro, and David Chamberlain. 6:30 – 9 pm.
Also food, beer, drinks, and no cover!


Gold Hill Town Meeting Holiday Social

Monday December 12   6:30 pm –Gold Hill Town Meeting Holiday Social

Community Center above Fire Barn

Bring a plate of your favorite cookies or holiday treat to share – we will provide the coffee, tea, and lemonade.  Kids welcome!

Stay for the general meeting that will start at 7:30

Tony Vrba, Chair


Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Meeting, September 15, 2016


Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Meeting, September 15, 2016

Notes by Gretchen Diefenderfer

Next Meeting is Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center

The meeting was called to order by President Rich Lopez. Attending were Bobby Vrba, Paul Garabedian, Rick Geesaman, Chief Chris Finn and community member Gretchen Diefenderfer. Boyd Brown was excused.

Minutes – Rich hasn’t finished preparing last month’s minutes, but will get them out before October’s meeting.

Chief’s Report – Chris reported that the Fire Ban had been rescinded.

     Calls – There have just been essentially non-calls – after being toned out, we weren’t needed. A person of interest ran off into the woods, and the Sheriff’s Department handled the call. There was a medical call during the bicycle race, but we weren’t called. We were called only to handle traffic in Lefthand, and there was a BMW overturned in a ditch, but we were not needed.

     New Truck – He and Bobby have been looking at a 1999 International from Lefthand, with only 10,000 miles on it. It needs a few repairs – the radiator and a leaky drain plug will be replaced, but it is 4WD and fits our other requirements.a Chris strongly suggested by buy this truck. It was custom made for Chief Nyquist, is a diesel, has been tested going up and down Lickskillet.   It barely fits in the bay, but will work. The cost is $90,000 and it’s in the budget. The board voted unanimously to go ahead with the purchase.


Other Business

            Lefthand Dry Hydrants and Plan – Rich gave a long report on long-running negotiations with the County, and it looks like they will go through, with help from the Road Department working in Lefthand. Dave Steinmann helped with the Engineering requirements, ran the computer models and filled out the 404 permit. (ADDENDUM, two hydrants have been installed and the third is staged at the bottom of Lickskillet, to be installed as the bridge work is completed.) Everyone congratulated Rich for his perseverance in seeing this through.

Cisterns Update and plan – Rick reported that, with fracking slowing down, there are used 20,000 gal. water tanks, available for much less than we’d expected. There are several options being considered – possibly working Mike Walker at the Ranch and fixing up the old, cracked pool, which could be a win for everyone, or possibly going back to the old town meadow plan. Rick will continue looking into ideas with the hope of finalizing a plan and getting this project accomplished next summer.

It was decided to work on the Pension Plan and next year’s budget at the next meeting, and the meeting was adjourned.








Gold Hill Store music news

Emergency has required Banshee Tree to postpone its Gold Hill Store performance until next week.
New date is Wednesday, October 19th, 7 – 9 pm.
Tune Farmers will still be here Saturday Oct. 15th.  Kitchen and bar will be open.
Both shows, no cover.

Drug Take Back Day


For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2016

Media Contact:  Carrie Haverfield, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, 303-441-1500


One last open jam?

Open Jam with Larry Worster at the Gold Hill Store & Pub, Saturday, October 8, 7:00 – 9:00:

Got some of your favorite songs to share? Bring your instrument, and we’ll have a good old-fashioned coffee-house-style jam session. If you would like to perform, please contact Larry at

No cover / kitchen and bar will be open, Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 5.31.47 PMbring your instrument or come to listen

No Bird Ever Flew

No Bird Ever Flew: The Big Band at The Gold Hill Inn. October 2, 7:30 p.m.

In their last show of the year, Gold Hill’s favorite local band, No Bird Ever Flew, performs an eclectic mix of Americana and new music, featuring music of some of the best young songwriters from Boulder and beyond. The No Bird Big Band will feature Larry Worster, guitar; Debra Yeager, keyboards; David Chamberlain, harmonica; Jape Abruscato, bass; Gilbran Chong, percussion; and Billy Shaddox, lead guitar. Everybody sings! Be on the lookout for special guests!