Fourmile benefit, exhibit on tap


A celebratory fundraising dinner, “A Night at the Gold Hill Inn,” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon Fire.

The event, which will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., is intended to acknowledge the devastation while honoring the lives and communities that were saved.

The dinner and fundraiser will feature the collective culinary talents of some of Boulder’s best-known chefs, as well as an auction and live music by Romano Paoletti and KC Groves.

Dinner will be a five-course tasting menu, and each chef will prepare one course and pair it with an appropriate wine. Tickets are $200 per person.

The attire is mountain casual. Participating chefs include Dave Query of the Big Red F Restaurants, Eric Skokan of the Black Cat, Hugo Matheson of The Kitchen, Bradford Heap of Salt and Colterra, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca, and Janos Wilder of Janos Restaurant in Tucson, Ariz.

All proceeds will be directed to two areas: the Foothills United Way Fourmile Fire Recovery Fund Mental Health Program, which provides residents of fire-affected areas with trauma counseling and other mental health services, and the Gold Hill, Sunshine, Sugarloaf and Fourmile volunteer fire departments.

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In addition, an exhibit titled, “Burning Issues: The Fourmile Canyon Fire,” will be on display at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Sept. 6 through Jan. 26.

The exhibition commemorates the first anniversary of Boulder’s most destructive and expensive fire by exploring the ecological importance of fires and the environmental and human factors that affect fires. Through photographs, fire-scarred trees and video interviews with local firefighters, scientists and affected homeowners, visitors will learn how scientists reconstruct fire history. %u2028 %u2028 An opening reception and presentation, “Fire in the Mountains: Understanding Fire History and Fire Dynamics in Colorado,” by geography Professor Tom Veblen will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the museum’s BioLounge.%u2028 %u2028 The museum is located in the Henderson Building, at 15th Street and Broadway. For more information visit or call 303-492.6892.%u2028