In July 2018 Golden, Colorado, resident Tina stumbled across a distressed doggie trapped in a hot car. Concerned, she immediately called the authorities. And when a cop later arrived on the scene, the officer went searching for the animal’s irresponsible owner. When she finally caught up with him, however, he just didn’t want to listen.
Golden lies at the foot of Front Range in the Rocky Mountains. And thanks to the hills that surround it, the city sits within a sheltered valley. It also benefits, according to Weather Spark, from chilly but dry winter months and nice, warm summers.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, July tends to be the hottest month of each year for the near 19,000 residents of Golden. In July 2018, for instance, AccuWeather reported that one July day in Golden reached a sizzling 96.8 °F. So it’s fair to say that Golden enjoyed yet another glorious summer.