Weekly Digest April 17
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Let's go ride a bike!

Bike Library riders
The Golden Bike Library opens for the season this Thursday, April 19. 

Now in its third season, this unique bike share program allows visitors, residents, local employees and students to check out a bike for two hours for free or for the entire day for
just $10. The Bike Library has a total of 60 bikes including adult bikes available in three sizes, children's bikes and a trailer. Additionally, the bikes feature lightweight frames and 21 or 24 gears to navigate Golden's hills.

With 24 miles of interconnected trails, bike lanes throughout town, and open space trails, the bike library offers a great way to see Golden. The Golden Bike Library is open April through October.

Visit GoldenBikeLibrary.com for more information on the bike library, and come see us this Thursday.

Keep reading for more information on what's happening in Golden right now, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Road closure for necessary stormwater and street improvements

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe is closed to allow for stormwater and street improvements in the area. The road will remain closed through mid-August as crews complete all necessary improvements and repairs.
Sewer Main Work

Crews are currently maintaining sewer mains in the Stonebridge/Eagle Ridge area.


Utilities crews are installing a line for a drinking fountain at 13th and Washington. Please contact Theresa Worsham at 303-384-8117 or tworsham@cityofgolden.net for more details.
Concrete Replacement Program

The annual Concrete Replacement program is underway by contractor Fasick. The work consists of replacing damaged, deficient and trip hazards. ADA improvements are also addressed through the course of the work. Following is a list of streets in various stages of construction and clean-up:

2018 Concrete Replacement Schedule
CDOT Rockfall Mitigation Project on US 6/Clear Creek Canyon

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner Apex Rockfall Mitigation will begin rockfall mitigation work on US 6/Clear Creek Canyon between Colorado Highway (CO) 93/CO 58 and CO 119 from mile marker 260 to 272 in Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties.

In order to protect the safety of crews working on the project and the traveling public, daytime full closures of US 6/Clear Creek Canyon between CO 93/CO 58 and CO 119 must be conducted as rockfall mitigation cannot be done at night.

Motorists can expect daytime full closures of eastbound and westbound US 6/Clear Creek Canyon, Monday through Thursday, through the end of April with work hours as follows:
  • Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
During this time, there will be no parking or access for recreation use. Motorists can use I-70 as an alternate route during construction hours.
Gas Main and Service Line Replacement

The replacement on N. Ford St. is complete. Within the next couple of weeks, the City of Golden Streets Department will be making full depth permanent patches.
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

At the meeting, the Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will consider Trail Hours among other items.

Please see the agenda for more information about the meeting.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the Planning Commission will discuss the following:
  • A presentation on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), which is a possible option when considering revisions to the City's sustainability regulations.
  • Planning Commission will discuss the current approach to sustainability regulations in the land use code.
For more information, please see the full agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Job Fair for Teens and Young Adults
Job Fair for Young Adults and Teens
Interested in finding a job this summer? Don't miss the Job Fair for Teens and Young Adults happening this Thursday, April 19 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Columbine Library in Littleton.

Different companies (including the City of Golden!) will be on hand looking for candidates for all kinds of jobs, from cashiers to program aides to coaches.

Read more about the upcoming fair and the companies looking for employees like you.
Mines Master Plan Project Open House
When: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Starzer Welcome Center, 1812 Illinois Street

The public is invited to an open house to offer input into the  Mines Master Plan. The video presents the alternative development concepts that have emerged from our earlier master planning meetings. Anyone planning to come to the meeting is encouraged to watch the entire video in advance to prepare for discussion at the meeting.

At this session, the public is invited to comment on alternatives to the physical plan. The alternatives in the video were derived from campus and public input compiled during the previous months. This session is geared towards receiving input from the City of Golden and the public at large.
Xeriscaping in Colorado: Weather, Wildlife and Beyond!
Xeriscaping your home
When: Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, Coal Creek Room - North; 1470 10th St.
Speaker: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens

It is becoming more and more widely known that Xeriscaping is a good idea, and there are some really spectacular, eye-catching xeric landscapes out there. But how does your average person achieve such beauty and perfection? And what about when life happens - pets, critters, storms, budgets, and lifestyle realities? How does it work then? Does it have to be ugly to be easy? Join Kenton J. Seth, a genuinely lazy Native Landscape designer and plant nut, to find out the hands-on, real-life answers that make saving water just the beginning of the benefits you'll reap from your Xeriscape. Learn more at ResourceCentral.org.

Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet on  Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th Street.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mines Athletics
Colorado School of Mines Athletics

Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Football... whatever your favorite sport is, CSM is probably playing it. Come out to support your local college team - go Orediggers!

Keep track of the schedule of upcoming games on the Mines Athletics Calendar. There you'll see who they are playing, when they are playing and where. 

This weekend features Baseball in Golden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Softball in Denver on Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Shelton Elementary School Named Colorado Healthy School Champion

Shelton Elementary kids
A big congratulations to Shelton Elementary School, which was recently named a 2018 Healthy School Champion, winning the $500 Excellence Award for their school health efforts.

Shelton was one of 47 schools in Colorado sharing the designation of Healthy School Champion this year. Shelton Elementary was selected for the honor because of a number of projects and initiatives implemented over the last three years, including a new school and community garden, a mindfulness program called Brainwise, and a student-led health and wellness committee called the Health Heroes. All of these improvements were born out of a concerted effort to improve the overall health and wellness environment.

Well done, Shelton - we're very proud of you!
Congratulations 2018 Sustainability Award Winners

The City of Golden Sustainability Department is pleased to announce the winners of this year's City of Golden Sustainability Awards program.
In its tenth year, the awards program continues to recognize community members who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. The Golden City Council recognized those citizens, at the April 12 City Council meeting.
Winners this year include the following:
Community Group Award - League of Women Voters
Individual Award - Wendy Hanophy
Business Award - Kong Company
Business Award - MillerCoors, MolsonCoors, Ball Corporation
To read more about each winner and their contribution, please visit our  Golden Sustainability Awards page .
Vote for the 4th MMitP Movie this year!
And the winner is....
  (Drumroll please...) 

A Wrinkle in Time!

Every summer the City of Golden hosts four fun Fridays in August encouraging the community to gather in Parfet Park, enjoy some live music and then settle in for the screening of a popular movie on a huge, inflatable screen. Always before, City staff has carefully selected all four movies to be screened for Movies & Music in the Park, but this year we wanted to hear from you and let you pick one! 
So we posted a poll on GuidingGolden.com and let you have your say. A total of 525 people voted, and 39% of those selected A Wrinkle in Time. The next runner up, with 28% of the vote, was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. So, pending the movie's availability this summer, A Wrinkle in Time it is!

Thank you everyone who voted! We will post the full schedule of movies and bands soon, and look forward to seeing you in Parfet Park this August.

MMitP Quick Poll results