Events Calendar

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

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

See you there!

Zach Littlefield

Four Mile Fire Protection District – Fire Crew


Gold Hill Town Meeting Newsletter


Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Town Meeting

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

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

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

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

Our current total cash assets are $12,062.64

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

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

Earmarked fund totals are as follows:

            General Fund                                     $1,103.36                  

            Cemetery                               $6,107.78

            Community Relief                 $3,326.95

            Forest Management              ($2,493.38)*

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

            Community Planning            $232.68

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

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


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

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

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

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

Historic Zoning – no report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 Book Exchange/Mailbox – has been delayed

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

            To be continued.

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary


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

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







Benefit Pancake Breakfast

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


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







Better Together – resilience and emergency management course

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

What is Better Together

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

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

A video about Better Together can be found here: 

How to get involved? 

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

Cost: free

To register, please apply online:… 

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

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at: 

Hope to see you there! 
Better Together | Resilient Together


Katie Arrington

Flood Recovery Specialist


Boulder County Commissioners’

Desk: 303-441-1609

Cell: 720-470-0964


Historic Zoning News

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

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

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

–          Send comments via email to Bear Carlson


No Bird at the GHI

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



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

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

Larry Worster


Gold Hill Gold Rush

Celebrate Gold Hill Gold Rush

Sunday September 17th 2017

9am – 3pm

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



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

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

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

For more information, visit or contact Dan Maedke (305) 699-7299




Mountain Midlife News


​Mountain MidLife Friends:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up for all Mountain MidLife events at 303-258-0799 or or by replying to this email.

Featured Event!  Sam Bass at Mountain MidLife Dinner

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

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

Free Nutrition Counseling

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

Luncheon Program – Connecting Volunteers

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

CU Buffs vs. Arizona – Ticket Deadline 9/7

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

 Featured Event!  Social Breakfast & Hike

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

 Luncheon Program – Conversation Cafe

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

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

Book Group

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

 BIGfoot Hike

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

Featured Event!  Italian Night Dinner & Film Festival 

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

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

Swing Dance to Live Big Band Music

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

Falls Prevention Class – A Matter of Balance

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

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games

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

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

Senior Law Day

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

Georgetown Loop Historic Rail and (Optional) Mine Tour

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

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

Luncheon Program – Medicare Options

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

Foot Care

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

  Lunch and Leaves in Allenspark

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

Other Events of Interest

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

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

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

Fr-Su, 8/25-27, NedFest

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

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

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

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

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

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

August Menu

(September Menu to be announced later this week)

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

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

M   7  Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Greens Salad, Strawberries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M  31  Roasted Vegetable Pizza, Greens Salad, Apple

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

 ​Serene Karplus


Party on the Ridge

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

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

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





Gold Hill Town Meeting Agenda

Gold Hill Town Meeting

Second Monday of even months, Community Center

Agenda August 14 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Call to Order

Approval of previous Minutes

Board Elections

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

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

 Old Business

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

 New Business/Announcements

  1. Town Noise
  2.  Taxes/80302

Historic Gold Hill’s Ice Cream Social and history presentation

Historic Gold Hill’s second annual outreach event on Gold Hill History – Friday, August 11, 2017, 5:30 to 8:00 





Minutes of the July 17, 2017 Special Town Meeting

 Next Town Meeting is Monday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. This will be our annual Elections meeting.  Come one, come all – consider joining the Council!

 The meeting was called to order by Chair Tony Vrba. Fourteen people attended: Joan Few, Mary Ryan, Member at Large Dan Maedke and Gabe, Rick Sheingold, Jojo Morrison, Chair Tony Vrba, Cherry and John Sand, Vice Chair Bear Carlson, Debra Yeager, Emily Rose, Virginia Schultz, and Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer.

Tony announced that this special town meeting was called to address both the issue of bike races through town and Rancho Fazoo Adoption.

Bike Race – Tony introduced guest Speaker John Hoste, Special Event Coordinator with the Boulder County Transportation Department ( or 303-441-3906). He reported that he works with his counterpart at the City of Boulder and the State Patrol.  Any event the uses public right-of-way in Boulder County needs a permit. Concerns are health and safety. The application is to be submitted 60 days before the event and needs a medical plan, operations plan, route, $50 application fee and a $500 deposit to cover clean up, etc.   Fire Departments are to be provided at least two weeks notification. In the case of the bike race on June 24th, some obligations from the coordinators were not fulfilled, particularly the timely notifications required and signs, and their deposit was not refunded. He was very apologetic about the lack of notification and they have instigated new protocols to make sure that does not happen in the future.

   Regarding the Gold Rush Rally ( on August 27th, the racers will leave North Boulder Park, come up Sunshine, turn right on County 83 to the Highline road, down to Lefthand, up Sawmill into Gold Hill and on down Sunshine. There are 3 timed sections – NOT timed through Gold Hill, we were happy to hear, so they won’t be racing through. There is also a shorter option, with only 2 times sections, still coming through Gold Hill and down Sunshine.

   He was asked about the collapsed section on Horsfal and reported it is stable at this time and being monitored.

   They try to spread events around so no area is overly impacted. They do want to encourage community events to bring people together.   He added that the fees are often waived for Fire Department or unincorporated town events. Check for a list of county special events scheduled or under review.


Rancho Fazoo Adoption- Tony reported that the Community Space Committee has been looking at spaces for community events. Jojo added that the committee sees Rancho Fazoo as a space to build community. They have met with Boulder County Open Space people, particularly Eric and Janice, who have been incredibly welcoming and open to our input. The 55 acres includes a sliver of the cemetery land. Open Space cannot just give the land, but are happy to consider sweat equity, like fixing the fence, and work on cleaning up the Rancho Fazoo site. So, are we interested? If so, there is a mechanism through County Adopt-A-Park/Trail Policies and Procedures (included below).  The County could provide a dumpster, etc., for the clean up, which it seems like we could do at out own pace. The town would have to sign a Volunteer Application and Waiver of Liability.

Joan pointed out that this is an historical site and needs to be surveyed for historical significance before just picking up stuff. Carol Beam, County Preservationist, would be happy to have the involvement of our museum people – she knows our reputation and would be happy to have us check for historical significance. Joan said that the County has cultural resource managers to do historical surveys – map everything on the ground – and how does Carol want us to work with her? She needs to talk to Carol Beam.

   Mary added that the draw there is an animal highway and is important for that, too.

   Jojo’s vision is that step one is the clean up and then we can look at creating undefined useable space – maybe a deck for musical performances, maybe trails? This would be ongoing, starting with a 2-year commitment to adopt the land. We are still figuring out exactly how this would work – how many hours would we need to commit and so on.

   Tony added that another consideration is that the County has a 20-year plan to build trails all through the county and connect them, acquiring BLM land that intersects with open space.  Deb stated that if Boulder County gets BLM land through the Parks and Recreations Act, they would have to abide by Federal rules. She expressed concern that we might be putting out faith in people who don’t represent us. We’re in the middle of the playground for people from the plains. We have to be aware of the potential impact.  Gretchen said that they have been working on these plans for years now and there will be open meetings, which she thinks will take into account our concerns about impacts on our Gold Hill area.

   Several people felt we should go ahead with the adoption process and sign the paperwork. Several others wanted more clarification before we made this commitment. It was decided that the Committee would do more research and bring the findings to the August Town Meeting for a final decision.


Respectfully Submitted, Gretchen Diefenderfer, Secretary.


Attached: County forms, including the Adopt-a-Park/Trail Policies and Procedures, Open Space Rules and Regulations, and the Volunteer Application and Waiver of Liability.






Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department 
Adopt-A-Park/Trail Policies and Procedures ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

  • An adoption site can be an entire park, trail or lakeshore. Adoptions can also be just a section of a park or trail; the area will be designated from a road intersection to a logical ending point or trailhead. More than one group can adopt an area if Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff determines the area needs more attention.
  • The adopting group or individual will commit to a two-year period of adoption. At the end of the two years, the adopting group/individual may renew or terminate the adoption.
  • The Parks and Open Space Department will provide the adopting group/individual with the following: 
- Staff orientation at initial trash-pick up
- Litter picker-upper tongs
- Necessary quantities of trash bags, if requested
- Disposal of trash bags
- Recognition on groups’/individuals’ participation in program
  • During the two-year commitment, the adopting group/individual will remove trash from the designated site a minimum of four times from April 1st to October 31st.
  • Generally, the open space trails and parks are fairly clean and require carrying a grocery bag size bag for clean up. These can be deposited in the trashcans at the trailheads. However, if you find large items that need removing, please place them by the trashcans and contact the Adopt-a-Trail coordinator at 303-678-6216 to let her/him know that trash needs to be picked up from that site.
  • The Parks and Open Space Department will install a sign at the appropriate trailhead or kiosk recognizing the adopting group/individual after the first trash pick-up. The signs will remain in place throughout the adoption period.
  • The adopting group/individuals will have opportunities to assist with other trail projects, such as trail repair and weed management. It is not required, nor available each year. The Adopt a Park/Trail program coordinator will inform the group leader about possible trail maintenance and resource management projects.
  • The Adopt-a-Park/Trail participants must be aware of the hazardous nature of the work, which is to be performed and take full responsibility for any injury that could occur while participating in this program.
  • The Adopt-a-Park/Trail participants must be aware of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space regulations and abide by them at all times while conducting their service.
  • Boulder County Park and Open Space Rules & Regulations
  • Property is open from sunrise to sunset — no camping. When park is closed, unattended vehicles will be ticketed or towed.
Dogs and other pets must be on a hand-held leash and under physical control of a person at all times. Dogs are prohibited at Hall Ranch, Heil Valley Ranch, and Caribou Ranch Open Spaces.
  • Collecting, removing, destroying or defacing any natural or human-made objects is not permitted. Installing rock bolts and constructing trails or structures is unlawful. Feeding, disturbing, trapping, hunting or killing wildlife is not permitted.
Building ground fires is not permitted.
  • Discharging or carrying firearms, crossbows, fireworks (including model rockets) or projectile weapons of any kind is not permitted.
No unauthorized motorized vehicles permitted beyond parking lot.
Mountain bicycling is permitted on officially designated trails only.
  • It is unlawful to carry or possess (outside an enclosed vehicle) any glass bottle or container.
State law prohibits the possession or consumption of any beverage having alcohol content greater than 3.2% in any public place.
  • Group use permits are required for any groups larger than 25 people.
No commercial uses are allowed.
No posting of advertisements in park or on vehicles is permitted.
It is unlawful to swim, wade, boat, ice skate or ice fish on any body of water except where posted.
  • Violations are punishable by a fine up to $300. You are responsible for knowing and obeying all parks and open space regulations (B.C. RES. NO 98-148).
  • Important Phone Numbers:
  • To report an emergency, dial 911.
For non-emergency response (Ranger or Sheriff’s deputy) call dispatch at 303-441-4444. Adopt-a-Trail/Park Coordinator: 303-678-6216.
  • Boulder County Parks and Open Space 5201 St. Vrain Rd
Longmont, CO 80503




Boulder County Parks and Open Space Volunteer Application & Waiver

Please complete both sides, sign and return to Boulder County Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont CO 80503 or fax to 303-678-6177.

Name ________________________________
Address ________________________________
City ________________________________
Zip _________________________________
Current Occupation: ______________________________________________________________________

Relevant Experience, Interests and Hobbies: (You’re welcome to attach additional page or resume)



What blocks of time are you available to work?
(For example: Monday & Wednesday afternoons, weekends only, Tuesdays – Thursdays, etc) ______________________________________________________________________________________________


Hours you can commit to this volunteer position:
_____ per week or _____ per month or _____ per project

What volunteer position are you applying for today ________________________________________________________

Which other volunteer positions interest you?

  • ____  Volunteer Naturalist
  • ____  Park Patroller and/or Angler Host
  • ____  Writer
  • ____  Illustrator/Artist
  • ____  Assay Office Museum Docent
  • ____  Walker Ranch Homestead Interpreter
  • ____  Ag Heritage Center Tour Guide
  • ____  Ag Heritage Gardener and/or Groundskeeper
  • ____  Ag Heritage Animal Caretaker
  • ____  Forestry Crew Leader
  • ____  Trails Crew Leader
  • ____  Seed Collection Crew Leader
  • ____  Adopt a Park/Trail
  • ____  Wildlife Monitor
  • ____  Plant Monitor
  • ____  Forest Monitor
  • ____  Weed Monitor
  • ____  Historical Researcher

Other: ____________________________________________

REFERENCES: (People who you have volunteered for/with in the past, or people who know you and how you work with others, etc) Name ________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ (daytime)

Name ________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ (daytime)

Date___________________________________ Home Phone ____________________________ Work Phone ____________________________ Email __________________________________


I, the undersigned, volunteer with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department after due consideration of my age, health, physical condition, and ability, and the inherent risks and personal risks involved in this activity, I voluntarily agree to assume all risks of loss that arise out of my participation and agree to waive any and all claims against Boulder County and other parties described below.

I hereby release, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Boulder County, the Board of County Commissioners and any of their respective employees, agents and representatives, person or property, whether anticipated or unanticipated, from liability for any injury, loss or damage resulting from my participation in any activities contemplated by this agreement, whether such damage, loss, or injury results from the negligence of Boulder County, the Board of County Commissioners, and any of the agents, representatives, officers, employees, successors, assigns, administrators, and executors.

I realize that working on this program/project may involve risks and hazards, including the risk of injury. I am aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating and do hereby assume sole responsibility for all such risks and waive all claims against Boulder County and their respective agents, representatives, officers, employees, successors, assigns and insurers.

I grant Boulder County permission to use my likeness or my child’s likeness in photograph(s) or video, in any and all of its publications and in any and all other media, including public website publication, and social media channels, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by Boulder County, in perpetuity, and for other use by the County. I will make no monetary claim or other claim against Boulder County for the use of my likeness in the photograph(s)/video. I understand that the nature of digital media on the Internet makes duplication difficult to control and that Boulder County is not responsible for any unauthorized use by third parties of the content and images published on its public website.

I authorize Boulder County to obtain medical attention for me (and my child/ward) in case of emergency if unable to reach the physician stated below, and I release Boulder County for such medical attention.

I certify that my vehicle will have insurance coverage as required by Colorado law in connection with my activities on Boulder County property.

I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Boulder County while participating on this program/project. I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood and voluntarily agreed to the foregoing waiver and release agreement.

_____________________________________________ ____________________ Signature Date

If volunteer is a minor, I agree to permit my child or ward to volunteer for the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department and agree to be bound by all of the terms of the above waiver of liability.

_____________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian

In case of a medical emergency, we should contact:

Name & relationship ___________________________________ Name & relationship ____________________________________

_____________________ Date

Phone:_____________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________

Please list any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of: _________________________________________________________________________________________________

(March 2012)


Boulder County Park and Open Space Rules & Regulations

Property is open from sunrise to sunset — no camping. When park is closed, unattended vehicles will be ticketed or towed.
Dogs and other pets must be on a hand-held leash and under physical control of a person at all times. Dogs are prohibited at Hall Ranch, Heil Valley Ranch, and Caribou Ranch Open Spaces.

Collecting, removing, destroying or defacing any natural or human-made objects is not permitted. Installing rock bolts and constructing trails or structures is unlawful. Feeding, disturbing, trapping, hunting or killing wildlife is not permitted.
Building ground fires is not permitted.

Discharging or carrying firearms, crossbows, fireworks (including model rockets) or projectile weapons of any kind is not permitted.
No unauthorized motorized vehicles permitted beyond parking lot.
Mountain bicycling is permitted on officially designated trails only.

It is unlawful to carry or possess (outside an enclosed vehicle) any glass bottle or container.
State law prohibits the possession or consumption of any beverage having alcohol content greater than 3.2% in any public place.

Group use permits are required for any groups larger than 25 people.
No commercial uses are allowed.
No posting of advertisements in park or on vehicles is permitted.
It is unlawful to swim, wade, boat, ice skate or ice fish on any body of water except where posted.

Violations are punishable by a fine up to $300. You are responsible for knowing and obeying all parks and open space regulations (B.C. RES. NO 98-148).

Important Phone Numbers:

To report an emergency, dial 911.
For non-emergency response (Ranger or Sheriff’s deputy) call dispatch at 303-441-4444. Adopt-a-Trail/Park Coordinator: 303-678-6216.

Boulder County Parks and Open Space 5201 St. Vrain Rd
Longmont, CO 80503



Open Jam at the Gold Hill Store

Saturday, August 5, 7:00 to 9:00 – Larry Worster and the Gold Hill S!tore House Band – poster attached



Museum Celebration


Join us on Friday evening, August 11th at Cherry and John Sand’s Property, across Prospect Avenue from the Gold Hill Museum as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of our Gold Hill Museum!  We will be hosting an ice cream social and champagne party for Gold Hill and we will have two distinguished historians celebrating with us.

5:30pm      Ice Cream and Champagne celebration

6:00pm      Presentation by Ed Raines, Colorado School of Mines, on mining in Gold Hill and Boulder County with a special focus on Ward Yeager and the Cobalt Mine

6:45pm      Presentation by Chellee Courtney, local historian, past President of Historic Gold Hill Inc., and descendent the Goudge family, an early Boulder Pioneer family in Gold Hill

7:30pm      Round table of local and past residents of Gold Hill:  Anecdotes and special memories of Ann and Ward Yeager

Please plan on joining us for a fun evening of celebrating and archiving our history and if you have anecdotes to offer up for our round table, please plan on sharing them with us.

See you there!





Sunshine Canyon Hill Climb, 7-22-17

The rescheduled date for the Sunshine Canyon Hill Climb is set for Saturday, July 22nd from 0800-1200.  I have attached our Ops plan if you are interested in seeing it.

If you need any other information, please let me know.



Weinheimer, Carla []

Operations Plan

Sunshine Canyon Hill Climb

Saturday, July 22, 2017   0730-1200


The course is a hill climb which begins at 4th and Mapleton in Boulder and proceeds west up Sunshine Canyon Drive for 9.14 miles and ends at the highest elevation of the road, about 1 mile before the town of Gold Hill. The riders will start in multiple groups according to ability. There are approximately 200 participants.

Deputies working the event will be mobile and are responsible to escort groups of racers and to control traffic, allowing the racers to participate safely. There are no road closures for the event and deputies can stop traffic for short periods to allow the race to proceed without interruption.


All deputies working the event should meet the race coordinator, Barry Lee (720-244-8228) at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine at 4th and Mapleton at 0730.


  • Class C Uniform (shorts are authorized) with duty belt and a pac-set.
  • An authorized traffic vest must be worn at all times while directing traffic. A high-visibility duty polo is an acceptable alternative.
  • Deputies are required to have a marked patrol car.


 LE Primary:                           BC Law3 – Deputy Rosales will have race radio

Event Coordinator:           Barry Lee (720-244-8228)

Medical:                               Robert Montoya (303-917-5465)         


Rapid Response Paramedics will provide services for this event. The services include one designated medical area at the finish line and an ALS Paramedic on site for the duration of the races. Paramedics will also be roving the course on motorcycles and will be equipped with AED’s, oxygen and medical kits.


Parking for the event will use the parking lots of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine located at 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue.



Location Hours Personnel

Mobile #1

Mobile (on course) – will have race radio




Deputy Rosales


Mobile #2

Lead the first wave then remain at the finish line to ensure the road is kept clear of cyclists.





Deputy Cunning


Mobile #3

Assist with traffic direction at the beginning of the race then lead wave #2




Sergeant Trujillo


Mobile #4

Assist with traffic direction at the beginning of the race – mobile




Sergeant Heger





Minutes of the Gold Hill Town Meeting, June 12, 2017


Next Regular Town Meeting will be Monday, August 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.  This will be our annual elections Meeting!

The meeting was called to order by Chair Tony Vrba. Attending (10): Nick Kell, Emergency Preparedness Planner, BOCO, Treasurer Martha Knapp, Deputy Chair Bear Carlson, Virginia Schultz, Luzie Mason, Rick Sinner, John Sand, Prospector (AKA J. Whitmont), Poppy Copeland, Chair Tony Vrba. In Secretary Gretchen Diefenderfer’s absence, Bear Carlson took minutes.

GUEST PRESENTATION – Nick Kell gave a presentation on the Medical Reserve Corps ( ). According to their website, “Medical Reserve Corps volunteers support public health activities in the event of disasters including floods, fires, pandemics, and other events that require an exceptional medical response.” They are a volunteer organization that is part of BOCO Public Health, one of 22 MRC chapters in CO. There are approximately 95 volunteers helping out throughout the county.

Although many volunteers are medically trained, not all are as there are many needs that arise during emergency situations. In addition to functioning during disasters such as the 2010 fire and 2013 flood, they are also active throughout the year doing CPR training, building preparedness, sheltering, etc. While MRC volunteers do not wear uniforms per se, they have caps, T shirts and ID badges to identify them.

Interested volunteers can contact Nick Kell by email ( or phone (303-413-7532, 303-419-7805).


Minutes of previous meeting approved

Martha will email Treasurer’s report

Town cleanup June 24, 2017


GH SCHOOL – No report (NR)

COMMUNITY PLANNING – Gold Rush will be held Sep 17, 2017


HISTORIC ZONING (Bear)– The property between Laughlins and Michael Putrillo has sold to Joyce Robinson, who plans to build a small residence. She has been in contact with HZ and will work with us as plans proceed.

FOREST MANAGEMENT (Virginia) – BOCO has $4K available to support chipping for local residents, which will occur July 27 & 28, 2017. Approximately 6-10 property owners have expressed interest so far. Four Mile has been selected to do the work at a rate of $180/hr. BOCO will pay half the cost; at a previous meeting, GHTM recommended paying half the remainder (i.e. 25%), with property owners responsible for 25%. Virginia will coordinate, including making sure property owners have the slash (6” max diameter) stacked for easy access the weekend ahead of chipping. Four Mile estimates a “Suburban-sized” pile of slash takes about an hour to process, which would cost the property owner $45.

MOTION: “GHTM will pay 25% of the chipping cost for local residents, up to a maximum of $900.” Passed unanimously.

Virginia will explore an opportunity to be a “fire-wise community.”



MUSEUM (John) – The museum opened for the season on Memorial Day weekend. Several exhibits have been spruced up and rearranged, and there is a new exhibit featuring Dr. Edna (?) Campbell. The fence has been repaired and realigned with the entrance now from Pine St. Volunteers are needed to prep and paint the fence the week of June 19, 2017.

MINING (Bear) – Mark Steen received permission from BOCO to remove a section of guard rail on Horsfal to access part of the mine for maintenance. The guard rail has subsequently been replaced.

SAFELINK (Tony) – Nothing scheduled; possible phone tree test this summer

AIRLINK (Bear) – Design work on the new repeater in Jamestown is underway. Mark Elder is helping out on the “very challenging” cable design details.

IMA (Tony) – Next meeting June 22, 2017 in Allenspark. Tony will attend.


Book exchange mailbox – on hold due to Dan and Chrissy’s new baby

The Climb has a new schedule

Elections Aug 14, 2017. New volunteers are always encouraged to join the fun!


ADOPTION OF RANCHO FAZOO (Tony) – JoJo Morrison is spearheading efforts for GHTM to adopt this property, which is part of the new BOCO Open Space acquisition. An on-site tour was held to explore possibilities for GHTM to help clean up the space so it could be used for community events. BOCO is supportive and would supply a rolloff trash container – but would insist certain rules be followed, including a commitment from GHTM to hold cleanups four times annually, etc. The GH Museum would be welcome to any artifacts that might surface during cleanup activities. Permacultural aspects of the property will be kept in mind, as well as maintaining wildlife corridors, etc.

Because only three GHTM council members were present, and they confessed to being remiss in not carefully studying the documents Tony sent around outlining the requirements for adoption, the issue was tabled to a future meeting. ADDENDUM – A Special Town Meeting will be held Monday, July 17 at 7:30 to discuss Rancho Fazoo issues  as well as issues around Bike Races through Gold Hill to insure the safety of Gold Hill residents as well as of the bicyclists.

EMERGENCY SIRENS (Tony) – Dina is investigating how well the verbal warning sirens in Jamestown are working. Such a system could be useful in GH, but many questions remain, such as:

  • What would be required to include the subdivision in such a warning system?
  • Would the regular testing required be worth it in terms of disturbing our tranquility?
  • Is person-to-person communication (e.g. Neighborlink) more effective anyway?


What little part of Main St is paved is suffering from major potholes. Residents were encouraged to phone or email Ted Plank with BOCO, who is known to be quite responsive.







Community History Outreach

Just a reminder to save the date for our second annual “Community History Outreach” for this year.  Last year your museum hosted a presentation about the female artists of the late 19th century and the start of the 20th century.  These female artists painted scenes of the front range which coincided with our exhibit on the Bluebirds of Gold Hill.  Thanks to the efforts of many people, the Bluebird exhibit was a huge success and we were the recipients of an award for the Gold Hill Museum and its work!  Many thanks to Laurie Britton-Newell for her tireless work and support of our efforts. 

This year on Friday evening, August 11th we will be celebrating with you once again.  We at the museum are focusing on Ann and Ward Yeager and local mining.  We will have two guest speakers:  Ed Raines, instructor at the School of Mines speaking to us regarding Ward Yeager, his mine, The Copper King, and Gold Hill and Boulder County Mining.  Chellee Courtney, our past President of the Museum Board and local historian will be speaking on the female part of this team, Ann Yeager, her life in Gold Hill as a teacher at the school, her life with Ward, a member and landlady of our community,  and her education and life before Gold Hill.  Additionally, several people will make up a team for sharing their tales and memories of the Yeagers following the presentation.  We invite you to share with us any anecdotal materials you have on the Yeagers as well.  All of this will be video recorded for our archival memories of Gold Hill.  We’re hoping that you’ll plan on attending.

The cocktail party will begin at 5:30 pm in John and Cherry Sand’s back yard.  Please join us for this fun and informative evening.  The presentation officially begins at 6 pm.

This is our special presentation this year created especially for you, our community, on the history of Gold Hill.  Each year our exhibits change as we move from subject to subject.  We know that many of you are passionate about our history and we at the museum are proud to be your stewards and protectors of the museum.  We take a great deal of pride in our efforts and give many hours of our time to keep this gift available for you and future generations of Gold Hill. We’re hoping that you appreciate our efforts and join us for this fun event.



SPECIAL Gold Hill Town Meeting

SPECIAL Gold Hill Town Meeting July 17th at 7:30 pm

Community Room at the Gold Hill Fire Barn


Bike Races through Gold Hill

Recently we had little notice of a 400+ bike race though town and at this special meeting we will talk efforts to ensure a safe environment for the town and the bikes. Find out more about Boulder County events at:


Rancho Fazoo Adoption

The Community Space committee has been working on finding spaces for community and one of those identified is Rancho Fazoo.  GHTM is in a position to adopt the old Schmidt Property/Rancho Fazoo.  Let’s discuss and vote on this great opportunity. Find out more about OS Adoption/Partnerships at:

These will be the only topics.  Our next GHTMeeting will be August 14th at 7:30.  The August meeting will also include voting for the GHTM board positions.

See you then!


Gold Hill Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast

Gold Hill Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast- Yes, it’s on the 4th!

Pancakes served: 8:30-11:00

Parade to follow at noon. 
Adults $7.00 Children $5.00
Plain or blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage and beverages.
Free toys for the first 100 kids
Come early and socialize! 
Please park responsibly
No Dogs
Please join the camaraderie of our community and volunteer to help with breakfast. For information and to volunteer, contact Leslie Finn 303-444-5549.