Events Calendar

Cody Sisters at the Gold Hill Store

The Cody Sisters, whose concert was canceled last month with 3 feet of snow, will be at the Gold Hill Store & Pub this Saturday, June 17th.  Doors 6:30, music 7-9.  $5 for a fun evening of folk, bluegrass, and original tunes.  Then there will be a special Sunday Afternoon show with Mike & Bonnie Coats, 1-3pm, free, at the Pub.


4th of July

Gold Hill Fire Department”s Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes served from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Parade at High Noon
Parade floats need to be lined up by 11:45
Free toys for the early birds 
Plain or blueberry pancakes, Bacon or turkey sausage
Coffee, tea and juice. 
Gluten Friendly 
$5.00 children
$7.00 adults
Please Park Responsibly 
Join the breakfast crew and volunteer to help! 
Contact Leslie Finn 303-444-5549,

Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda for 6-12-17

Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda (with several attachments at the end)

Second Monday of even months, Community Center  

Agenda June12 2017

Pre-Meeting Social 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Nick Kell with Medical Reserve Corps will be here for the social and will have a short presentation on resources to start this month’s meeting.

Call to Order

Medical Reserve Corps Presentation

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
  10. Safelink (Pam)
  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.  Town Clean Up, Saturday, June 24, 9-3, Volunteers needed!  Contact Gretchen 303-442-384

 New Business/Announcements

  1. Adoption of Rancho Fazoo
  2. Gold Rush Sale scheduled for Sept 17th
  3. Emergency Sirens

Additions from Tony








Violin recital at the Gold Hill Store – Haiden Inskeep Davis

Haiden Inskeep Davis

This Sunday afternoon, June 4th, there will be a violin recital presented by Haiden Inskeep Davis (Kate and Derek’s son) at the Gold Hill Store & Pub. Haiden went to the Gold Hill School, grew up here, and will be attending music school at CU this year. An accomplished young musician, he will be performing at the Pub on Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.




Minutes of the April 10, 2017 Town Meeting

 Next Town Meeting is Monday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center

 The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chair Bear Carlson, in Tony Vrba’s absence. Ten people attended: Kristi Venditti from EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association), Chrissy Maedke, Member at Large Dan Maedke, Joan and Arthur Few, Treasurer Martha Knapp, Vice Chair Bear Carlson, RickSinner, Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer, and new resident Randall McCaleb.

The agenda was changed to allow Kristi Vanditti from EFAA to make her presentation first. She reported that she lives in Nederland and is the ½ time Mountain Coordinator for EFAA and works ½ time as the early childhood liaison. She meets up with people and makes home visits. EFAA provides basic needs support – bus tickets, food bank, rent, deposit and utility assistance, help with other basic necessities. She has met with Dina Elder, Jojo Morrison, and Joan Few on Aging in Community issues. She’s working under a one-year pilot program for mountain residents and part of the grant is to do outreach. She would be happy to set up a regular time to come to Gold Hill to meet people and provide information and help.  She can be reached at 720-336-2326 and EFAA is at 303-442-3042.

Minutes were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report – Martha reported that, at the previous Town Meeting in FEBRUARY our cash assets were $14,704.88. Current total cash assets are $13,971.94.

Revenue since the February meeting includes cemetery and permaculture workshop donations and the pass-through grant from United Way. Expenses include various report filing fees, property tax, bank service fee, community relief fund distribution and the Airlink UW grant pass-through.

Earmarked fund totals are as follows:
General Fund $1325.16; Cemetery $5,207.78; Community Relief $3,326.95; Forest Management $94.12; Safe Link (funds for SafeSite, AirLink, NeighborLink projects) $3,785.25; Community Planning $232.68.


Community Planning – Dan reports that he is working on plans for the book library box and beginning preparations for the Gold Rush (our annual bake/rummage/crafts sale and fundraiser). He will be ordering more Gold Hill t-shirts soon.

Historic Zoning- Bear reports there is nothing new. Concerning the old Weaver house, Marcus and Elisabeth have demolished the old shed and are working on plans to rebuild it and remodel the house. Max has worked on the septic system.

Forest Management/CWPP – Virginia Schultz emailed that the application forms for the chipping grant have been sent. It looks like Boulder County will pay 50% of the cost and the residents would be responsible for the other 50%. She suggested the GHTM consider supporting the resident costs. She had questions: Is there interest or need for chipping? How much money available from GHTM to support?

Martha moved that, if interested people apply for chipping grants, the Gold Hill Town Meeting will consider helping with the 50% cost that residents are responsible for. Rick seconded and the motion passed.

We need to know how many people are interested in chipping. Please contact Virginia at and let her know as soon as possible.

Fire Department – Gretchen reported that the Board is working to get a pension plan up and running for members of the department, as well as long range plans for a cistern on the south end of town, and completing the dry hydrants down in Lefthand.

Weed Management – no report

Gold Hill Museum – The Museum will open Memorial Day weekend. The 2018 Calendar is well underway and the goal is to have it out by the 4th of July. Martha suggested we consider Antionette Bigelow, who was the Dean of Women, had a cabin in Gold Hill and is buried in the GH Cemetery- possibly for next year’s calendar.

Mining – Gretchen reports no new activity. Addendum: We have since heard that there are new investors, that they are looking to put in a road down to Lefthand to access water rights as well as opening up access down Horsfal to a mine down there.

Gold Hill School – Chrissy requested that the school report be moved up in the agenda as it gets late for her – of course that will happen. She reports that the school is always great. They are missing Mishie, but Chelsea is doing a great job. She expects to be out the beginning of next year due to the birth of their baby, and Breida Geesaman has agreed to cover her maternity leave. They put on another play that they wrote – Scooby Do in Gold Hill. Dan and Jojo have taken over the greenhouse project and will have plants soon. They have parent volunteers and it will be set up to be maintenance free – will have rain barrels. Archery classes are beginning. Stop by the school to see the Butterfly Pavillion! Bee season is coming up – although the winds are hard on them. The Annual Camping trip will be to the Sand Dunes in mid May.

Community Spaces, Resiliency and Sustainability, etc. – Dina sent a long report.

            Meals on Wheels hosted 2 small groups from GH for free lunches at their café, which were pretty good. They would really like to share this program with Gold Hill. At this point, there does not seem to be much interest, but the service is there if more people would like it. Anyone can walk into the café at the senior center for a nice $6.00 meal (there is a sliding scale from $1.00 to $6.00 depending on need), and meals can be delivered to Gold Hill for anyone who meets the criteria, which are pretty accommodating.

            The Climb – Bob D’Alessandro from Via can come to GH on Tuesday, April 25 for a meeting to hear residents needs and desired.

            Medical Reserve Corp – This is something several people expressed an interest in hearing about at one of the “Aging in Community” meetings. It is basically for anyone, not just medically trained people, who are interested in participating in caring for people in the community during/after a disaster. This would kick in after the first responders have attended to someone and allows the person to remain in the community, if possible, rather than being transferred to a facility elsewhere. Dina wondered if the GHTM should invite these people up for a presentation at a town meeting.

            Community Spaces – has been having meetings – interested in working with Boulder County to help clean up the Schmidt property and consider uses/plans for it.

AirLink Grant to connect Jamestown – This is going well, but slowly. The big news is they have been granted approval by the CCARC (the ruling body that assigns radio frequencies in Colorado) to continue with this effort as we have proposed. We will have to prove within a year that we do not interfere with any other repeaters in our area. Bear added that there is an exciting development – they are setting up a repeater to connect Jamestown to the network. He will send out an email report.

New Business/Announcements – Gretchen reported that she will be out of town for the June 12th meeting. Bear will take notes

Respectfully submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary

P.S. Town Clean will be June 24th. Volunteers are needed! Please email Gretchen or call 303-442-3847 if you can help – even for a couple of hours. This will be like the last few years. The County will support re-use and recycling and the Town will pay for the trash dumpsters, so there will be fees. It’s actually a pretty fun day and we thank the Gold Hill Inn for providing the Bluebird Lodge parking lot for us!
















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