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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Dog Parks in Golden The City of Golden operates two dog parks: Tony Grampsas Dog Park and Ulysses Ballfields Dog Park ("Homer's Run"). The Tony Grampsas Dog Park is located at the north end of the ballfields at Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex at 44th and Salvia. It is a 2.5 acre site 300 yards north of the main parking lot. It is a great place for dogs and people alike as large trees provide shade and there are shrubby areas for the dogs to explore. Carry your own water in if you pet needs refreshment. Although your pups may love it, be advised that during summer months there are areas where ground water comes to the surface making parts of the area muddy. Remember to keep your pet leashed in the park area until you reach the site. This facility is open park hours and please make...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Lubahn Trail near Golden This 2.5 mile trail loop is in the gully below and south of Castle Rock on South Table Mountain. The trail climbs about 400 feet to the base of the cliffs. There is access to the top of South Table from the south extent of the trail – please be advised that you are trespassing on private property if you go above the trail. Professor Jack Lubahn, a professor at Colorado School of Mines, built the trail in the 1960’s. He took beginning Geology students on the Mesa to show them examples of the stream deposits underlying the basalt caprock, and thus introduced them to Colorado geology. The trail has been extended to create a loop hike of moderate difficulty, and is an excellent one hour excursion. The trail receives an abundance of sun all year; take water in summe...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Community Gardens in Golden What does community mean to you? To the people at the Golden Community Garden, that is you... to chat and get to know about you and for you to get to know other gardeners, making a circle of harmony of community. And just watching everyone growing vegetables and/or flowers with mother nature, gives such positive energy. Their goal through the community garden is to enable members of Golden's community to work together to organically grow fruits, vegetables and flowers for our families and our community. The garden will also be a green space where all Golden residents and visitors can enjoy nature's beauty and engage in meaningful conversation. They are seeking volunteers, if you are interested, please call at 720-204-1755. Golden Community Garden-1506 8th St...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Keeping Chickens in Golden Urban Homesteading has become very popular. Golden has been the home of homesteaders for years, as you can see here. Raising chickens is one great way to make your home and garden more sustainable. Raising your own chickens supplies you with tons of healthy, tasty eggs and compost for your garden. Chickens are natural bug hunters, so there is no need to use pesticides or other bug repellents. As your chickens search for these bugs in the soil, you get natural airation too! Chickens are a fun pet for adults and children alike. Golden now has a great brochure that walks you through the permit process. Because you will be raising farm animals within city limits, the city of Golden recommends that you discuss your plans with your neighbors and keep in mind the na...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden The origins of quilting are shrouded in mystery, but historians do know quilting was part of the ancient world. Quilts have been found in ancient Egypt and Mongolia, and the Crusades brought quilting to England from the East. The tradition was brought to the America's with all the settlers and the quilting you know today was born. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in downtown Golden was the dream of long-time Golden resident Eugenia Mitchell. She wanted her collection to be both seen by the public and preserved for the future.  Today, thanks to Eugenia and the hard work of  devoted volunteers and generous members, the museum has become a center for the local quilting community and a must-see destination on many a Colorado vacation. In 20 years, the m...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden So you've had dinner in Golden and you are wondering what to do? Located right downtown, Miners Alley Playhouse is the entertainment you are looking for! You can purchase tickets on the Miners Alley website and parking is easy to find in the Foss Drug parking lot. Hosting various productions throughout the year, Miners Alley is also home to the Acoustic Alley concert series, sketch comedy, open mic nights, acting classes for adults and children, kid's eye theater, and will host your events too! The staff is great; they have a full bar and you can take your glass of wine to your seat to enjoy during the show. Enjoy some of Colorado's best actors, actresses, and musicians in this intimate setting. Miners Alley also sells gift certificates and memberships,...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Chimney Gulch Trail near Golden Nestled beside the banks of Clear Creek, below a mountain canyon, Golden is one of the oldest and most historic cities along the Front Range. To the east, two flat-topped mesas, North and South Table mountains, separate Golden from Denver’s sprawling western suburbs, allowing it to retain its historic charm and small-town size. This trail is in the Jefferson County Open Space trail system, and is connected to the Windy Gap Trail and Park. The gulch gets its name from fast-moving wildfires that have occurred on the site. The trail climbs 2000' in 2.5 miles from Highway 6 to the summit at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The trail is moderate to advanced and passes through grass prairie and pine forest, crossing streams at several places. The trail can ...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Fossil Terrace Golf Course in Golden Fossil Terrace has more to offer than your standard golf course. Opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit, Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf courses 12th green. The golf course clubhouse has an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impresive fossils uncovered on the golf course. In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf courses layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the Golden area and adds to the ...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
Buffalo Bill Gravesite and Museum in Golden Born in 1846, William F. Cody experienced the Old West to its fullest. His skill as a buffalo hunter gained him the nickname "Buffalo Bill." Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows traveled the world leaving a lasting vision of the American West. Visit the one and only grave of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Located in Lookout Mountain Park, above the city of Golden, the site overlooks the natural beauty of the Great Plains and the Rockies, attracting over 400,000 annual visitors. The Museum illustrates the life, times, and legend of William F. Cody. It includes exhibits about Buffalo Bill's life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. See Sitting Bull's bow and arrows, Buffalo Bill's show outfits, Frederick Remington's "Portrait of a...
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By Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty, - Connect with us!
(Keller Williams Advantage Realty)
North Table Mountain Homes North Table Mountain is home to some of the best views in Golden, Colorado. Located just to the northeast of the city of Golden, this neighborhood is near the North Table Mountain park. The towering, flat-topped mountain that lends it’s name to this neighborhood, is the result of three, separate lava flows. Over time, North Table Mountain developed into a beautiful area with grasslands, lichen rocks, and cliffs. While the park is inhabited by mountain sheep, mountain lions, deer, elk, prairie dogs, raptors, and even cliff-dwelling bees, the homes in this area are the loveliest combination of breath taking views and small town hospitality. Ranging from vintage charm to modern comfort, home buyers can expect a range from $250,000 to $2,000,000. Ranches are avail...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Interesting video about lending today versus lending practices in the past. Most would say lenders are tightening but "...the reality that banks are not tightening their lending standards; they are just following the standard practices that they were using years ago." Also, investors might be able to expand their portfolio in the future... if all works out. Denver Real estate Investments: www.housefitz.com Denver Income Properties: www.housfitz.com
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Colorado School of Mines was founded in 1874 in Golden, Co.  The current student body is 4800 including undergraduates and graduates.  The student to faculty ratio is 15 : 1.  The school specializes in research of new frontiers in resource exploration, extraction and processing, renewable energy production.   In 2010, Colorado School Mines received awards totaling more than $53.6 million with more than one third funded by private industry and half by federal agencies. Here is a picture of the mountain next to the School of Mines with their big “M” on the side of the mountain.
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
A Brief History of Golden, Colorado Golden was established in the mid 19th century.  It served as a supply stop for gold miners heading in the mountain.  It is interesting to find out that the territorial legislature met there from 1862 to 1867. The Colorado Schools of Mines was established in 1870.  Coors was established in 1873 and has been a strong economic force in Golden ever since.  A small amount of gold in Clear Creek attracted Golden’s earliest settlers.    There are three historic districts in town.  The 12th street district is the oldest.  
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Fossil Trace Golf Course, Golden Colorado   Fossil Trace golf course has stunning views from every hole and is a heck of a challenging course to play.  I played this course earlier this year with my golfing group and it was a blast.   Their motto is “64 Million Years in the Making” because Triceratop foot prints and other fossils can be found adjacent to the 12th green.  The clubhouse has lots of information about the fossils and they even have a statue of the skeleton of a Triceratop.    The course was designed by James Engh and opened in 2003.  It is definitely a great day when you can spend the day on the golf course in Colorado and enjoy the views and prehistoric history that comes with this course.  I give this course 5 out of 5 stars.
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By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
The Bridges at Tucker Gulch Trail   I was in Golden, Colorado with my business partner Will Hamm today and came across a couple of cool walking bridges.    I have always loved bridges, not only for the practical purpose of getting to the other side, but also for a not so obvious meaning they have for me.   For me bridges make me think of peace and togetherness.  I always think about how two sides have decided to become one and therefore built a bridge.    I was taken by these pretty bridges today and thought I would share a few pictures with you.   Hopefully they make you feel calm and peaceful as they do me.
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado We are lucky to have the Coors Brewing Company just about a half hour west of Denver at 13th and Ford Street in Golden.  Not only does Coors provide many jobs for the Colorado community but they also offer great tours of the facility.  The tours are free to the public Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The tour lasts about 40 minutes and gives the public an inside look at the brewing process.  The reward at the end of the tour is complimentary samples in the tasting room.  There is also a gift shop at the end for those who want a souvenir other than the free beer.  If you are visiting Colorado, the brewery is a great place to stop.  Of course, I prefer Hamm’s beer but I haven’t seen that since the 70’s.   
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By Sean Gross
(Citywide Home Loans)
  Home Loan in Golden     Known as a “Where the West Lives” many customers start by looking for a home loan in Golden. Just on the foothills of lookout mountain a home loan in Golden is a perfect fit for many families in Colorado. If being in the outdoors is your forte, you can enjoy thousands of acres of trails for biking, running, or fishing a home loan in Golden makes perfect sense. With the home of world famous Coors , Buffalo Bill and the wild wild west, a home loan in Golden is perfect to enjoy many of the attractions and events that draw tens of thousands of people annually. This and many more are reason why people choose a home loan in Golden. Many of my customers that begin their home search in that area and are then drawn to obtain their home loan in Golden like magnet. For mo...
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By KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR, Colorado Homebuyer Pro
(KTHOMES, LLC)
I love it when it all FINALLY comes together. It all began last October, yes 8 months ago, when my client's mom contacted me from Houston TX, on behalf of her son who was located here in the Denver area, and was wanting to purchase a townhome near the foothills of Denver. It took an immense amount of patience for all parties involved, but my buyers (bless their hearts) and the seller (bless her's as well) hung in there for a very happy and successful end to the story. It almost fell apart after working on it for 5 months when the seller's 2nd mortgage company required her to contribute $1000 out of her pocket to successfully complete the short sale. The 1st mortage company had accepted the short sale terms, but we had to have the blessings of the 2nd mortgage company, as well, or the d...
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By Matthew Francis
(The Francis Team)
ns that you need a Golden Bank Owned Home: 1. In this economy conserving money is important to everybody. It wouldn't make sense to overpay for a house would it? Luckily, that's not an issue with Golden Bank Owned Homes. The houses are being offered at amazing and affordable prices, which make it the perfect buy. 2. Golden Bank Owned Homes offer a lot of accessibility to the mountains and everything that comes with them! Hundreds and hundreds of trails criss-cross the mountains near Golden and the lakes and parks act like polk-a-dots uniformly offering amusement whenever the sun is out. And for those snowy days, the mountains offer dozens of unique opportunities to catch a snowlift and spend the day skiing with friends. The distance to fun is always small in Golden. 3. Golden Bank Owne...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
What Coloradoans need to know about home loan modifications.   This is a great article with tools on how to prepare for the loan process and how to proceed once in the process. Also, this is a good clip about some locals who were successful in getting a loan mod done... with help. The process is long and tough but persistence is key.  9News has helped get loan mods through but it would be nice to know that a news channel doesn't have to get involved to know the process is working correctly.  They key is to remember NOT all homeowners will qualify and there are many ropes to trip you up. Here are some key points:  Submit complete paperwork.  Ask your bank what they will need and be sure to write your loan # and name on each page.  (There is a good list of required paperwork in the articl...
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