Events Calendar

Pie Party, January 21st 4 pm

From Tony Vrba –

Get Your Pie on!

Gold Hill January Pie Party!  Sunday January 21st at 4pm at the Fire Barn Community Room

Bring a pie (or 2,3…) to share and enjoy the sampling-bring your spatula for cutting the pie. 

Sweet or savory- please identify your pie with a note; gluten free, sugar free, and the kind, etc.

I heard that there will be Cajun Shrimp Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Key Lime and more!!!! Did you know there are over 231 varieties of apple pie!

We will have plates, forks and cups, though bring your own beverage;

If you are not the baking type, enjoy sampling for a $5 donation. 

Everyone in the GHTM area is encouraged to participate.

Hope to see you there!
Debra, Joan and Tony


Music at the Gold Hill Store and Pub this week

Wednesday evening 1/10: Beth McCumber Wilberger (violin) and Ali Grayson (guitar), with sweet vocal harmonies. Doors 6:30, Music 7:00. $10.

Saturday 1/13, 1-3pm: Mike & Bonnie Coats return for a rousing Bluegrass & Americana show, with lunch and beers. No cover.


Breakfast & Votes THIS Week, Dinner Theatre, and More!

Mountain MidLife Friends:
Sign up now for Mountain MidLife Breakfast THIS Saturday, January 13!  Optional hike follows. Details in calendar listings below. Sign up by replying to this email or call 303-258-0799. (Meetup recently redesigned the site and no longer shows the “+1” signup to the host, so if you signed up there, please contact us if you are registering more than one.)

 URGENT Special Opportunity! Easy money for NAS! We need less than one minute of your time and your vote to bring dollars to our host nonprofit.

Lucky’s Market in north Boulder has nominated Nederland Area Seniors to be included in their new Bags for Change Program! In Bags for Change, every time a customer brings in a reusable bag they receive a 10¢ credit. They can choose to keep the credit or donate it to one of three local nonprofit organizations. It adds up quickly to a significant donation!

Winning nonprofits are decided by community vote and we need YOUR help to secure this substantial community donation. The voting has already begun and runs ONLY THROUGH MONDAY, JANUARY 15.  At the end of the voting period the three nonprofits with the most votes will be the next Bags for Change recipients. We are currently in 3rd place and we need your votes to stay there!

Let’s make this happen! To vote, go to Lucky’s Market-North Boulder’s Facebook page, or just click here:  We only have this week to do this, so please post this on your own Facebook pages and email your friends, family, and co-workers to ask them to vote for us, too!

 It is not too soon to sign up for Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games Night on Friday, January 26, only two weeks away!  See details in calendar listings below.

 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 welcome anyone over age 60 even if they 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 or by replying to this email.


New Opportunity!  Create Our Events


Our new board is reconfiguring some of the ways our organization can operate most effectively. We invite all of the folks who have enjoyed an event or outing in the past few years—or would like to in the future—to help us sustain our vibrant activity levels. Your input about what specific outings you would like our organization to plan and a small amount of your energy to help make them happen for everyone is needed. We are reducing hours for our tiny overburdened staff and need YOU, our friends we love to get together with, to help keep our group lively. If we don’t step up to make them happen, our wonderful array of activities and outings could become a distant memory. Let’s get together regularly to plan all the fun times we can share! Please call us at 303-258-0799to volunteer with our fun programs and activities planning group.


Open Enrollment Insurance Help


For our MidLife Friends under age 65 not yet eligible for Medicare and needing to sign up for health insurance, open enrollment began 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 Tuesday, 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:,, or 303-441-1000.


Luncheon Program – AirMedCare Network


Helicopter flights for life threatening emergencies are not covered by many insurance companies and can cost over $40,000. Learn about a program to reduce costs from Amy Scott of the AirMedCare Network at lunch THIS Wednesday, January 10.


 Book Group


The Book Group will meet at a private home on second Thursdays; the next meeting is THIS Thursday, January 11, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Call us at 303-258-0799 for the location or other info. January’s book is The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.


Featured Event!  Social Saturday Breakfast & Hike


Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, January 13. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Menu is at end of email. 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 reply to this email or (Please note that the newly designed site is not showing us the “+1” on signups, so we need to hear from you on email or voicemail for such registrations…) An optional hike follows at 10:15am.

Please VOLUNTEER to help at these events. If you enjoy cooking and would like to assist our friendly new chef Cher Rainbolt the evening prior or early in the morning, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you can help at the door with greeting/check-in and welcoming/orienting our newest guests, we really appreciate it. We need 2-3 people to handle this each time and need to know several days in advance that we have these positions covered.

New Date! Annie at BDT Stage (Boulder’s Dinner Theater)


Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score features some of the most well-known musical theatre hits, including Tomorrow.


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. After escaping, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.


Join us for an evening of dinner and show on Thursday, February 15, 6:15pm. NOTE: We have moved this date due to a schedule conflict with the Art at the Center Opening Reception, discovered after our print newsletter’s press time.Ticket price is $45 for angle seats if we have a group of 12 or more. We need to lock in the tickets immediately, so please call as soon as you read this to let us know if you are planning to attend. We need to receive payments by NEXT Monday, January 15.

New Snowshoe and X-C Ski Interest Groups


The BIGfoot Snowshoe hike tradition resumes with our volunteer leader Gunda Starkey. These hikes meet on third Fridays at 10:00am at the lower east entrance of the Nederland Community Center to carpool to a nearby trailhead. Our first snowshoe hike of the season will be on Friday, January 19. Please sign up at 303-258-0799. If you have no snowshoes but would like to learn and participate, let us know.


Join us for classic cross-country skiing on the groomed trails at Eldora Mountain Resort. We will meet inside the Nordic center, just left of the downhill beginners’ slope, on Sunday, January 28, at Noon. Single day trail passes on weekends are $32, or $22 over age 65, and equipment rentals are $27, or $22 over age 65. Our volunteer leader (not a certified ski instructor) can help beginners; otherwise please consider scheduling a lesson in advance with a professional instructor ($80) from Eldora Nordic Center prior to our outing. Plan to arrive early if requiring rental equipment.


With varying skill levels in our group and snow/trail conditions being fickle, we will need to communicate prior to the event. Please call Gunda at 303-459-0412 with questions/reservations and indicate what type of cross country skiing you have done and your skill level so we can plan groups. This event presents inherent risk of injury and all participants must sign a liability waiver.

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, January 20. 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.

Foot Care


 Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Monday, January 22. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.


Open Stage with Danny Shafer


The new Boulder Oskar Blues on Pearl Street near 9th proudly hosts Danny Shafer’s Open Mic, which is one of the longest-running in Boulder. Recently featured in the Daily Camera, this jam session features an eclectic mix of some of Boulder’s most talented locals. Come jam with Danny Shafer and friends from 7:30-9:30pm—or enjoy listening while we snack, drink, and visit on Tuesday, January 23. No admission charge. Call our office at 303-258-0799 if attending so we can be sure someone brings the Mountain MidLife table tent sign and everyone can find each other.


Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games


In all the fun of our Holiday Singalong, we missed our Games Night last month, so we have added it to the next Mountain MidLife Dinner on Friday, January 26 – 5:00pm doors open for social, 5:30pm meal served. Please reserve as far in advance as possible at, 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.

Please VOLUNTEER to help at these events. If you enjoy cooking and would like to assist our friendly new chef Cher Rainbolt in the afternoon, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you can help at the door with greeting/check-in and welcoming/orienting our newest guests, we really appreciate it. We need 3-4 people to handle this each time and need to know several days in advance that we have these positions covered.


Art at the Center Opening Reception


Art at the Center hosts a wonderful wine-and-appetizers event at the Nederland Community Center to launch its new art show of local talent on Thursday, February 1, 5:00pm–7:00pm. Live music by talented young guitarist Desmond Blake. The requested donation of $5 provides two free beverage tickets.


Wine/Beverage Tasters!


This evening is more about the social than any formal tasting. Just bring a bottle of something you’d enjoy sharing and an appetizer. Held in a private home Saturday, February 3, 6:30pm. Call, email, or sign up on Meetup for reservations and we will email the location.

Luncheon Program – TRU PACE


TRU PACE is a unique program of multiple levels of services available to help mountain seniors who need nursing-home-level care so they may age in place at home while benefiting from these services in Lafayette. They even come pick us up at home to take us to their center for everything from PT and medical to counseling, social, meals, and more. Learn about the variety of services offered from Leslie Mader at lunch Wednesday, February 7.


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. Please help spread the word to friends whose jobs or busy schedules prevents them from attending movies on Friday and Saturday evenings. The matinee 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!


Other Events of Interest


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





Lunch at Nederland Community Center — RSVP 2 days ahead

   Every Monday & Wednesday, Noon


Mtn MidLife Breakfast/Brunch, Nederland Community Center —RSVP one week ahead if possible

   Second Sat Odd # Mos, 8:30am/9:00am

   Second Sun Even # Months, 11:00am/11:30am


Mtn MidLife Dinner at Nederland Community Center —RSVP one week ahead if possible

   Fourth Fridays, 5:00pm/5:30pm


Exercise at St. Rita’s Catholic Church; free

   Every Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am


Pickleball at Nederland Community Center; Ned CC fees

   Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 10:00am


Writing Skills at Ned Community Library; free

   Every 1st and 3rd Monday, 1:00pm


Writing Life Stories at Ned Community Library; free

   Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 1:00pm


NedKnits at Ned Community Library; free

   Second Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm, Ned Comm Library


BIGfoot Memorial Hike Meet at Nederland Community Center; free

   Every 3rd Friday, 9:00am, Call NAS to Confirm


 January Menu


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


M     1  HOLIDAY—No Lunch

W    3  Ham and Bean Soup, Cornbread, Greek Salad, Orange/Pineapple/Grape

M    8   Herb Baked Tilapia, Quinoa, Spring Mix Salad w Chickpeas, Berries         

W  10  Chicken Pot Pie w Carrot/Peas/Potatoes, Spinach Salad w Egg/Onion/Mushroom, Pear

Sa  13  Vegetable Frittata, Turkey Sausage, Berry Oatmeal, WW Toast, Melon

M  15  Vegetarian Chili, Cornbread, Spinach Salad w Feta, Apple

W  17  Roast Pork, Broccoli/Carrot, Baked Potato, Mixed Berries

M  22  Chef’s Salad, Vegetable Soup, WW Bread. Pear

W  24  Fish Taco, Roasted Vegetables, Pinto Beans/Rice, Lettuce/Salsa, Peach

Fr  26   Beef Pot Roast w Carrot/Celery/Potato, WW Roll, Caesar Salad, Banana

M  29   Chicken Salad Sandwich on Croissant, Italian Salad, Pear

W  31   Grilled Cheese Baguette, Cauliflower Dill Soup, Spring Mix Salad, Strawberries




We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Serene Karplus



GHTM 12-11-17


Minutes of the December 11, 2017 Town Meeting

 The next regular Town Meeting is Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.   However, a Special Town Meeting has been called for Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m. See Agenda attached

 The December meeting was called to order by Chair Tony Vrba. Ten people attended: Tony, Debra Yeager, Member at Large Dan Maedke, Vice Chair Jojo Morrison, Bobby Vrba, Mark and Dina Elder, Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer, Michael Albes, and Rick Sinner.

Minutes of the October 9 meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s Report was submitted by email as Treasurer Martha Knapp could not attend:

At the previous regular Town Meeting in OCTOBER our bank balance was $13,703.75. Our current total cash assets are $15,361.75.

Revenue since the October meeting includes donations to the cemetery fund, pint glass sales and the Gold Rush fundraiser. Expenses include advertising for the Gold Rush event.

Earmarked fund totals are as follows:
General Fund $1779.09; Cemetery $6,507.78; Community Relief $3,326.95; Forest Management 0

(zero); Safe Link (funds for SafeSite, AirLink, NeighborLink projects) $3,785.25; Community Planning $232.68.

Notes: As seen in the spreadsheet below, the Forest Management beginning negative balance reflects the Town Meeting share of the Chipping Project expenses after reimbursements. $552.75 was transferred to Forest Management from the General Fund to balance it out.

Respectfully submitted, Martha Knapp, Treasurer Gold Hill Town Meeting, Inc. 12/11/17

 COMMITTEE REPORTS – Tony reported that since some committees do not report regularly, she would just request anyone with a report to speak.

IMA- Tony reported that the IMA has been working on communication plans for all the communities to prepare in case of emergencies. Dina added that, speaking of communications, AirLink has almost finished the work from their grant and have installed most of the equipment in Jamestown to link them up to us – hopefully it will be complete by the end of the week. They also have another $1800 in the Community Communication grant to spend. Jamestown bought and distributed Walkie-Talkies, but she isn’t sure this is the best use of the money for Gold Hill. They are also looking at a back up generator as well as possible replacing an old radio in Jamestown. Deb added that she has met some people on the Peak to Peak who have 3 ham radio towers they are not using and would give them away. Dina will follow up.

Gold Hill School – Jojo reported that the Fall Fiesta was a great success. They made around $17,000. Thanks to all who participated and contributed. There is still honey available – just stop by the school.   Also t-shirts and hats can be ordered online at the school website (

Mining – Gretchen reports that it’s gone very quiet at the Mill – no cars and the Porta-pottie is gone. Deb asked if we know about progress on the permitting process, but no one did.

ADDENDUM: A small sign on a tree down on Lefthand has been posted stating:

            This site is the location of a proposed mining operation. The Colorado Milling Company, LLC, whose address and phone number is 50 West 100 South, Moab, Utah 80342, (303) 588-1119, has applied for an Amendment to Reclamation Permit No. M-1994-117 with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. Anyone wishing to comment on the application may view the application at the Boulder Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 1750 33rd Street, Boulder Colorado 80301, and should send comments prior to the end of the public comment period to the Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street,Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203.


I, Mark A. Steen, hereby certify that I posted a sign containing the above notice for the proposed permit area known as the Gold Hill Mill on December 19, 2017.

Apparently it involves pumping water up from Lefthand Creek to the Mill. Several people are looking into this as it affects our community, and it will be added to the agenda for the Special Town Meeting on January 8.

Historic Gold Hill – Deb reports that there are very few Gold Hill calendars left – contact Marie Brookhart. Next year the museum’s community outreach program will be on the Switzerland Trail in June. They will have some Forrest Crossen books from the Elks Club for sale.

Fire Department – Bobby reports that they’ve had some great trainings – burned a car and practiced putting it out. There have been a couple of medical calls.   The Forest Service has been cleaning up an abandoned campsite on FS 453.

Community Planning –no update on Rancho Fazoo


GHFPD Cisterns in the Town Meadow- Tony has signed a letter for the Fire Department stating that the GHTM supports this project to improve water supply for fire fighting in Gold Hill.

Support for survey on paving part of Sunshine? – Tony asked George Gerstle from the County about projected costs or plans, and there is apparently no plan at present for paving another 1.6miles of Sunshine. Gretchen said that in the past it seemed that paving costs are so huge up front and the potential impact on Gold Hill so great, that the CCs haven’t supported paving. Jojo added that we should look into the best technology taking into account safety as well as preserving the historic character of the area – maybe some third approach rather than just dirt vs. pavement. The feeling seemed to be to let sleeping dogs lie, at this point. Rick added that when our roads deteriorate, calling Ted Plank of the Road District seems to get a response pretty quickly.

GH Hazard Mitigation Plan – Tony reported that Peter Swift had filled out the original report a few years ago and Mike Chard of the Office of Emergency Management requested an update. All Peter had really requested was support for a Community Center and Safe Site in emergencies. Tony got some input from the Fire Board, as well as Dina’s communication plans and Virginia Schultz’s forestry ideas to include.


 Volunteer Appreciation, possible Bylaw ammendments, Strategic vision for 2018/19 – Tony reports that Council members have been talking about these issues, and decided to have a Special Town Meeting to look at ideas. It was decided to schedule it for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. here at the Community Center. And, as the Colorado Milling Company and their Amendment to Reclamation Permit No. M-1994-117 has also come up, that will be added to the agenda as well.

Guidelines for posting on the town website – Tony asked about the guidelines. Gretchen reported that Jennie Rice put some together when she set up the town website, and she will send them to the council. This will be added to the agenda for Special Town Meeting agenda, also.

Town Noise – Rick wanted to express disappointment in the letter attached to the last minutes from Joanne Cole. It’s not accurate to say that there is only music at the Inn on Friday and Sunday – many times it’s also Saturday. Also, the advice at the end seemed mean spirited – to live and let live no matter the increasing noise and crowds, most of the impact coming from people heading outside during breaks between sets to smoke and drink, etc..   Realistically, no one is going to approach a group of 30-40 people on the front porch who have been drinking and partying and ask them to please take it off Main Street.

Deb reported that she has spoken with Brian Finn and she feels like they are aware of the impact on the community. The standard big night is Friday and seems to be becoming more and more popular. There maybe something to be done that would be good for all. Jojo stated that there needs to be mutual respect on both sides. She thinks that it seems to be getting a little much and they may be looking at solutions, too. There needs to be some brainstorming . Deb added it is about starting a conversation, everyone agrees that we want the Inn to be successful.   Is this a one on one issue? Rick is not going to say anything against the Inn, but he does think there is a problem and he is not the only one. He did want to clarify that he is the one who said at the August meeting that, yes, he knew he was buying a house near an airport, but didn’t expect jumbo jets to start landing here. Tony thinks that Rick should talk to the Finns. Gretchen added that there is an old norm that individuals should approach neighbors first to see what they can work out.

Respectfully submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary


SPECIAL GH TOWN MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 8, 2018 at 7:00p.m., Community Center


  1. Amend Bylaws discussion – GHTM Schedule change, Length of office, Map, etc.,
  2. Strategic Vision for 2018/9 
  3. Guidelines for website postings
  4. Committee Spending Policy/Volunteer appreciation
  5. Colorado Milling application for an Amendment to Reclamation Permit No. M-1994-117 with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to pipe water up from Lefthand to the Mill.


For the bylaws, go to the town website (, on the left side select Gold Hill Town Meeting and then go down to “What is the Gold Hill Town Meeting”












Special GHTM 1-8-18

SPECIAL GH TOWN MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., at the Community Center


  1. Amend Bylaws discussion – GHTM Schedule change, Length of office, Map, etc.,
  2. Strategic Vision for 2018/9 
  3. Guidelines for website postings
  4. Committee Spending Policy/Volunteer appreciation
  5. Colorado Milling application for an Amendment to Reclamation Permit No. M-1994-117 with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to pipe water up from Lefthand to the Mill.


For the bylaws, go to the town website (, on the left side select Gold Hill Town Meeting and then go down to “What is the Gold Hill Town Meeting”



Cabin Fever Concerts – new season

REED FOEHL will open the new season of Cabin Fever Concerts next Wednesday,   December 20th at the Gold Hill Store & Pub. Doors 6:30, Music 7-9, hosted by Kort & Amy of Lickskillet Studios.  Seating is limited — reservations at This is a $10 show.


Special GH Town Meeting Set for January 8 at 7pm

I have reserved the community room for Jan 8th at 7pm for the special GHTMeeting to discuss:

  1. Amend Bylaws discussion – GHTM Schedule change, Length of office, etc.
  2. Strategic Vision for 2018/9 
  3. Guidelines for website postings
  4. Committee Spending Policy/Volunteer appreciation
  5. Colorado Milling application for an Amendment to Reclamation Permit No. M-1994-117 with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to pipe water up from Lefthand to the Mill. 

Tony Vrba, Chair, GHTM


Gold Hill Town Meeting, Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:30 at the Community Center

Call to Order

Approval of previous Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports


Old Business
  1. Partner with GHFPD on installation of Cisterns in meadow. 
  2. Support a survey for paving of Sunshine
  3.  GH Communication Plan
  4.  GH Hazard Mitigation Plan
New Business/Announcements
  1. Volunteer Appreciation 
  2. Amend By Laws discussion -GHTM Schedule change, Length of office, etc.
  3. Strategic Vision for 2018/9 
  4. Guideline for website postings
  5. Town noise

Jamestown Holiday Fair

Jamestown Holiday Fair, locally-made crafts and bake sale.

Saturday, Dec 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall., 118 Main St., Jamestown,. CO  80455

NAS Newsletter

NAS Newsletter Subscribers –

Attached is the December newsletter and flyers for upcoming events:
“Shop Local” and support mountain crafters and artisans at the Holiday Mountain Market next weekend, December 2 & 3. Set aside some time to sit and watch/listen to our awesome lineup of performers all day, both days. Flyers with times and schedules attached.
Please plan to join us for our Holiday Celebration meals this month: 
* Lunch (Salmon) on Wednesday, December 13 (followed by brief annual meeting to vote in new board officers listed in newsletter) and 
* Dinner (Cornish Hen) on Friday, December 15 (followed by a singalong and games night). 
Please RSVP to 303-258-0799.


Serene Karplus, Director

Nederland Area Seniors

303-258-0799 Office Message Line

P O Box 188

Nederland CO 80466





Newsletter – December, 2017

President’s Podium By Jim Guertin

As we approach the end of 2017, I want to thank all of you for the support that you have given to

me, the NAS board, Serene and our staff during the past year. I also want to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season. Please take time to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. Elections for the NAS Board are coming up on Wednesday, December 13th. Please try to join us for lunch that day and participate in electing several members to the board that will guide our organization for the next year.

Remember to attend the Holiday Mountain Market on December 2nd and 3rd. If you can spare a few hours, we are still in need of some additional volunteers to help with this fun event for the mountain community. The Holiday Mountain Market helps to support our local artists and crafters. The funds raised from this event are essential to support the continuation of the Senior and Mountain Midlife programs.

Silent Auction at Holiday Mountain Market

Thanks to many generous donors, our Silent Auction offers great deals on restaurants, services, and awesome gifts. Enjoy the convenience of shopping dozens of locations in one quick stop with 100% of the proceeds supporting your local nonprofit serving mountain seniors. Our “Buy It Now” feature allows you to buy your item immediately and take it with you. For those whose fun is bidding on items, we will host evening and weekend pickup hours the week after. The action begins at 10am Saturday, December 2.

Holiday Mountain Market

Don’t miss the biggest mountain community event of the year! Save up your holiday shopping to support local talent. We’ve squeezed every inch of the Nederland Community Center’s second floor to provide space for 60 Artisans and Crafters, our Silent Auction, Live Music and Dance Performances all day both days, Festive Hot Foods in our Café, and Photos with Santa Noon to 3pm both days. Market hours are Saturday, December 2, 10am-5pm and Sunday, December 3, 10am to 4pm. We welcome volunteer help, especially during setup on Friday, early Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon. Please call us at 303-258-0799 if you can sign up to help, even for an hour or two. We also need to bring in lots of shoppers for our vendors and auction—and an audience for our volunteer performers. Please help spread the word through social media, email, and at all meetings and events. We can provide flyers and email announcements to make forwarding to friends easy. Please invite everyone you know!

Colorado Gives—and Other Easy Ways to Support NAS

We encourage 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 and select Nederland Area Seniors as the charitable organization that will receive a donation from them valued at 1/2% of your purchase—at no cost to you. It’s that easy. Just start with a “smile” and add smiles to the faces of our local seniors!

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 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

Luncheon Program

Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet: Registered Dietitian Patti Murphy shares why we may want to shift to certain foods that help us maintain our best health – Monday, December 18.

Holiday Lunch, Annual Meeting, Board Elections

Join us for our annual Holiday Lunch on Wednesday, December 13, featuring a menu of Salmon, Peas, Sweet Potato, and Apple Dessert. Immediately after the meal, we meet for our annual meeting and board election, typically a brief and efficient process. All members ($20/year) are encouraged to attend and vote.

We thank the board members who have served us during the past year: Linnea Grovom’s 2-year term has ended; Terry Goyer and Roland Siebold have other obligations requiring them to leave mid-term; Jim Guertin and Marty Cheshes have agreed to renew for another two-year term. Margaret Freeman, Annemarie Fruth, and Past President Jim Elder continue to serve. Stepping up to fill vacancies at our annual election, the fol- lowing five candidates present these answers to our questions:

1) The most important function of Nederland Area Seniors is:
Jim Guertin: To provide seniors in the Nederland area with nutritious meals, with opportunities to socialize and make friends, and with activities that include physical exercise, cultural events, and learning.
Marty Cheshes: To enhance the lifestyle of seniors in the mountain area.
Debbie Gager: To reach out to local seniors as a respectful, welcoming and active community of peers. Michele Hurliman: To provide an opportunity for older adults to come together and find a measure of life satisfaction in community.
Rebecca Lundberg: To care for the members of our community and to help grow and build our community to be a supportive, active, caring place to be.

2) ThetopprioritiesfortheBoardduringthenextyearshouldbe:
Jim Guertin: Reach out to more residents of the Mountain communities and encourage them to participate in NAS and MML events. Raise awareness of NAS/Mountain Midlife within the mountain communities. Continue to evolve NAS and Mountain Midlife to meet the changing needs of current and future seniors. Encourage more involvement of our members in the planning and coordinating of our activities.
Marty Cheshes: To find activities that appeal to our members.
Debbie Gager: Increasing volunteer participation and identifying event coordinators.
Michele Hurliman: To create and manage the lunches, dinners and other venues that enable #1 .
Rebecca Lundberg: Continue to help build and grow relationships among our group and to help overcome the idea that only Seniors attend.

3) The skills and services I feel I can contribute to the NAS Board are:
Jim Guertin: I have been president of the NAS Board for the past two years. I have a good understanding of how the organization functions and of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have recently retired from a career that required both project management skills and the ability to communicate and interact with customers on a daily basis. These skills are important in helping to lead an organization.
Marty Cheshes: My long experience with the organization.
Debbie Gager: Contribute general office skills such as data entry; offer organizational services as a volunteer. Michele Hurliman: The Board needs interested community members to participate in managing the services provided by the NAS. I would like to do this.
Rebecca Lundberg: I am an energetic, enthusiastic, adventurous person. I enjoy a variety of activities and can definitely help encourage more “MidLifers” to join us.

4) The reasons I would like to serve on this Board are:
Jim Guertin: I want to use the skills that I developed during my career to help the community. Serving on the NAS board will enable me to contribute to a very valuable community organization and also give me an opportunity to make new friends and work with a great group of volunteers.
Marty Cheshes: I have been asked to continue serving.
Debbie Gager: I have felt very welcomed, and so I would like to actively participate by serving on the Board. Michele Hurliman: To give back to the community.
Rebecca Lundberg: This group has been a real benefit to my family and I have met some great friends here. Serving on the board is one way I could help extend this benefit to others.

Gift Ideas for Caregivers

Colleen Sinclair, Mountain Area Options Counselor, 303-258-3068

It’s hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner! Does your holiday shopping list include someone who cares for an older adult at home? If you ask the typical caregiver what he or she needs most, three items tend to top the list: money, time, and stress relief. Here are a few ideas to consider for gift giving.

Flowers, care baskets, and massages. Research at Rutgers University has shown that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory. One way to say “thanks” or “hang in there” is to send flowers. Unless a person is allergic to certain flowers that shouldn’t be chosen, flowers are a welcome gift for a caregiver who may not take time to think of his or her own needs.

Another option is a personalized care basket. You can include items based on what you know about your special caregiver. Gift certificates, a book or video, music, comfort items such as candles, soap, lotion, teas, chocolate, heart-healthy snacks or gourmet cookies are just a few of the possibilities.

Caregivers may enjoy massages for stress reduction, promoting relaxation, or pain relief. A gift certificate from a licensed massage therapist makes a wonderful gift.

Time. Time is probably the most welcome gift. Offer to run errands, stay with the person needing care for a few hours, provide transportation, do grocery shopping, or cook a meal. A few hours of your time can mean so much to a caregiver, who may be overwhelmed with chores and unable to leave the care recipient to do them.

Visit in person or by telephone regularly. Ask about how the caregiver is doing, not just about how the care receiver is doing. The caregiver needs love, attention, and prayers, also. Let the caregiver share how he or she feels. Listen without being judgmental. Don’t tell the caregiver what you think he or she should have done. Keep visiting even if the care receiver no longer recognizes you or is unable to communicate. This will mean a lot to the caregiver, and it is a way to honor the care receiver.

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging caregiver programs are available throughout the year and can provide a variety of services for family caregivers, including respite care, special events, training, and information & referral/assistance.

Best wishes to all for a joyful holiday season!

If you would like more information about respite services for caregiving, emergency preparedness, fire mitigation, or any other resources related to aging, caregiving, and disabilities, please call me at 303-258-3068 to schedule an appointment. My office hours are generally from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Monday and Wednesday at the Nederland Community Center.

Welcome Cher—Mtn MidLife Volunteer Opportunity

Our new Head Chef Cher Rainbolt offers us an opportunity for a fun afternoon working alongside her in the Nederland Community Center kitchen, assisting as she prepares our delicious Mountain MidLife dinners. Cooking for 70 people is a huge job that needs lots of help. We also love volunteers who help with preparing breakfast/brunches, serving the meal, greeting/check-in at the door, and more. Call us when you can join our fun kitchen crew—a week ahead is most helpful! 303-258-0799

December Menu

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

M 4 Spaghetti w Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Romaine Salad, Banana
W 6 Roast Turkey, Asparagus, Baked Potato/WW Roll, Pineapple w Coconut
M 11 Szechwan Chicken, Stir Fry Vegetables, Brown Rice, Orange
W 13 Salmon w Dill Sauce, Green Peas, Sweet Potato, Apple
Fr 15 Cornish Hen, Brussels Sprouts, Brown/Wild Rice, Cucumber Yogurt, Pineapple/Cherry M 18 Tuna Noodle Casserole, Cole Slaw, Apple
W 21 Roast Beef, Carrots/Brussels Sprouts, Oven Browned Potato, Pear
M 25 HOLIDAY—No Lunch
W 27 Zucchini Parmesan, Pasta, Garlic Bread, Mixed Greens Salad, Apple

Nederland Area Seniors PO Box 188
Nederland CO 80466 303-258-0799


Director: Serene Karplus Board of Trustees:

  1. 3  Richard Henrichs
  2. 4  Linnea Grovom
  3. 5  David Evans

5 Sheila Evans

  1. 5  Deborah Simmons
  2. 6  Christopher Blake

6 Doug Cosper 6 Roger Smith

6 Atashnaa Werner 8 Michael Ryan

9 Timi Dillon
10 Cheryl Fanelli
10 Michael O’Neill 12 Gaylynn Long
12 Joe Stepanek
13 Jeanne Arsenault 13 Stephanie Roff 14 Anna Motz
15 Betty Stransky 15 Jerald Ward
19 Bonnie Sundance 21 Jerry Donahue 21 Gary Owen
21 Sally Rings

22 George Blevins 22 Claudia O’Neill 26 Charlie Dillon
26 Marianne Hill
27 Aurelian Bukatko 28 Ann Gillis

28 Carol Kozlowski 29 Bob Ellis
29 Sharon Ferguson 29 John Gonzalez 30 Sue Evans

30 Bobby Wooten
31 Marilyn Fagerstrom 31 Jim Hubbard

Jim Guertin
Jim Elder
Martin Cheshes Roland Siebold Margaret Freeman Annemarie Fruth Terry Goyer Linnea Grovom

President Past President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Member Member Member


Lunch at Ned Community Center—see p.3 RSVP Every Monday & Wednesday, Noon

Mtn MidLife Breakfast/Brunch, Ned CC—RSVP Second Sat Bkfst Odd # Mos, 8:30am/9:00am Second Sun Even # Months, 11:00am/11:30am

Mtn MidLife Dinner at Ned Comm Ctr—RSVP Third Friday (4th in Qtrs 1,2,3),5:00pm/5:30pm

Exercise at St. Rita’s Catholic Church; free Every Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am

Pickleball at Nederland Community Center; fee Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 10:00am

Writing Skills at Ned Community Library; free Every 1st and 3rd Monday, 1:00pm

Writing Life Stories at Ned Comm Library; free Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 1:00pm



Sat/Sun, 12/2,3 – Holiday Mtn Market/Silent Auction Tue, 12/5 – Colorado Gives Day
Thu, 12/7 – Medicare Basics Class in Boulder
Fri, 12/8 – BIGfoot Memorial Hike, 10am

Mon, 12/11 – Lunch Program – Conversation Café Wed, 12/13 – Holiday Lunch & NAS Board Election Thu, 12/14 – Mountain MidLife Book Group
Fri, 12/15 – Mtn MidLife Dinner, Singalong, Games Sat, 12/16 – Swing Dance at The Avalon, Boulder Mon, 12/18 – Lunch Program – Mediterranean Diet Wed, 12/20 – NAS Board Mtg, NAS Ofc, 1:15pm Wed, 12/25 – Holiday—No Lunch

Wed, 12/27 – Foot Care – call NAS office for appt Fri, 12/28 – Senior Hike BCPOS, Rabbit Mtn, 10am Wed, 1/1 – Holiday—No Lunch

Additional Info re Events: 303-258-0799

Nederland Area Seniors, Inc. PO Box 188
Nederland CO 80466


December, 2017


GHTM 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. (

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, He gave us lots of handouts, which I will put at the Gold Hill Store. You can find most of them at

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.


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 –

            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: 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.


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  |


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


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


 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


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



Forest Service Recreational Sport Shooting Project

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

If you are unable to attend, you can submit your comments online at

Contact Info

Garry Sanfacon

(720) 564-2642


Gold Hill School’s Fall Fiesta

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

Open houses for recreational sport shooting management project announced

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 and links to high quality PDFs of the maps will be available for viewing later this week at

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

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


Nederland News

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



Gold Hill Store News


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. 






Mountain MidLife Friends

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 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 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 (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

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 (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 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 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,

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



This Saturday afternoon and evening in Gold Hill

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


Italian dinner at the GH Store

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
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 that would be awesome!
Thanks for everything Danielle Knollenberg

GHTM Agenda for 10-9-17

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


New Business/Announcements

  1. Paving Sunshine

Free Rides Thurs. TOMORROW on the Climb

Bike/Bus to work day






Open Jam at the Gold Hill Store

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 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



No Bird Ever Flew

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

Caffè Sole Jazz Supper Club 


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

Larry Worster

CODY SISTERS coming to Gold Hill

Gold Hill General Store and Pub


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


Fire Awareness Open House

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

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

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> Kids Activities & Events <
> Fire Safety Information <

See you there!

Zach Littlefield

Four Mile Fire Protection District – Fire Crew