Golden's Coors Malted Milk Co., circa 1952—Photo courtesy of Golden History Museum (City of Golden Collection)
One hundred years ago this month, on January 1, Colorado emptied its collective liquor cabinet and began a 17-year ban on alcohol. It was one of the first states in the country to go dry. (Prohibition didn’t become federal law until 1920.) Leading up to the November 1915 election, the state’s...
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Ever wish you could revisit your childhood and share some old-fashioned Yuletide fun with your family and friends? Here are six great places along the Front Range to do just that.
Sleigh Ride and Campfire, Estes Park
Make your spirits bright by dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn...
December 8 2015, 9:20 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Restaurants in Golden tend to skew casual (burritos and beer overkill). But three-month-old bistro Abejas, which means “bees” in Spanish, has taken a more upscale approach. Chef Nicholas Ames, who previously worked at Spuntino, leans heavily on local produce and French technique. Expect precise...
—photo courtesy of Rachelle Benson
Brewery Name: Golden City Brewery
Specialty: German-style ales
Neighborhood: Downtown Golden
Humble Beginnings: Golden City Brewery (GCB) was founded in 1993 by two geologists, Charlie and Janine Sturdavant, out of their home (where the brewery is still located...
November 6 2015, 4:00 PM
The price on this luxury home in Golden dropped from $3.95 million to $2.75 million in a little more than a month.
—Photos courtesy of Colorado Dream House Team
Editor's Note 1/19/16: The reverse-auction home, which was on the market for 45 days, sold for $2.45 million ($1.5 million less than the original asking price). The sale process took about three months, compared to the industry average of two years for multimillion-dollar luxury homes, according to...
October 29 2015, 12:22 PM
The grave atop Lookout Mountain in Golden where Buffalo Bill may (or may not) be buried.
—Image courtesy of Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons
In 1917, according to his wishes, the body of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was laid to rest in a spectacular setting atop Golden’s Lookout Mountain. In a remarkable tribute, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed up the steep slopes to pay their respects to this beloved icon of the...
October 26 2015, 4:25 PM
Abejas' corn and prawn tortellini with saffron-prawn consommé and tarragon
Golden has almost everything you could want in Colorado: Gilded Age charm, beer, great climbing, even parking. And now, with Abejas (which means “bees” in Spanish), the town has what it has always needed: a great neighborhood bistro serving quality food.
Walk in and you’ll notice repurposed...
September 30 2015, 11:05 AM
Hole #12 at Fossil Trace Golf Club has been rated one of the most fun in America.
—Courtesy of Fossil Trace Golf Club
Golden’s Fossil Trace Golf Club offers players much more than 18 fairways. The Jim Engh-designed course, which repeatedly ranks as one of the Front Range’s and the state’s top public courses, also offers visitors a peek at the area’s historic—and even prehistoric—past.
The course is sculpted out...
September 28 2015, 11:33 AM