One Book, One Golden voting begins

Voting has begun for the 2013 One Book 1 Golden program. Patrons of the Jefferson County Public Library can select from three titles, all written by Colorado authors. The winning selection will be announced in April, along with related programming and an author visit planned for the fall.

The options are East of Denver by Gregory Hill, Benediction by Kent Haruf, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

Golden Library Manager Peg Hooper called last year’s One Book 1 Golden program a success.

“I will be anxious to see which book receives the most votes — it’s going be a tough choice,” Hooper said.

Patrons may vote on the following titles through March 25 at

One Book 1 Golden is presented in partnership with the Golden Civic Foundation.

League of Women Voters

The nonpartisan Jefferson County League of Women Voters will take a look at Human Services in Jefferson County at its meetings this month. All are welcome at these meetings regardless of party affiliation. In Golden join the discussion on Tuesday, March 26, at 9:15 a.m. at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain, Golden 80401. For more information, contact Ellen at 303-526-7446.

Topics will include income disparity, childhood poverty, and the welfare system. For more information about the Jeffco LWV visit

Inaugural GHS Chili Cook-off

On March 7, 2013 the first ever Golden High School PTA Chili Cook-off was held, raising funds for the PTA and After Prom.

Among the money raised, Golden chapter Elks presented a check of $1,500 to Terry Gore PTA President and Marianne Clanton PTA Treasurer to be used for the Golden High After Prom Party.

Golden Elk members will also be volunteering at the After Prom Party which is a free party for all graduating seniors with activities that are Drug and Alcohol free.

The donation was made possible by a Promise Grant received from the Elks National Foundation. Promise Grants are to be used for the benefit of youth in the community and promote a drug & alcohol free environment.