Weekly Digest - April 3
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
If you were in charge of the budget, what would you do?

Daffodil and castle rock
Believe it or not, we really want to know! The City is currently planning the 2019 - 2020 budget. While a good portion of the budget will always go to things like making sure the existing infrastructure is maintained, there's usually some left over for investments in the community. If we had money for some fun projects, what would you like to see? From now until April 27, you can give us your ideas at GuidingGolden.com and vote on the ideas of others. Your input will be taken into consideration by City Council as the budget process continues.

In other news, if you've been following the traffic calming efforts on Heritage road, don't miss the public presentation of the Heritage Road Engineering Study happening tomorrow at Shelton Elementary School. We hope to see you there!

Keep reading for other news on what's happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road at Apex Gulch work

The reopening of Heritage Road at Apex Gulch is delayed to mid-April due to weather.  Crews are replacing the culvert beneath Heritage Road.  The City of Golden is working with the contractors to accelerate the schedule if possible. 

Please download the map below for location and detours.  Local access to Colfax is by detour using 4th and Zeta.
You can also follow this project on the City's social engagement platform www.guidinggolden.com.
Lane/Sidewalk Closures on Ford Street

There will be a construction fence surrounding a project at 19th and Ford Streets until mid-April.  There will also be temporary lane closures at that intersection for the installation of new sidewalks.  The sidewalk project should be done early next week.
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.
Leak Detection Project

Golden Utilities crews are doing a leak-detection project on water mains in the Mountain Ridge area. Data will be collected and evaluated by the end of the month.
Gas Mains Replacement

Xcel Energy is replacing old gas mains on North Ford Street from 1st Street to Texas Street.  Patches made by the contractor are temporary. As soon as the contractor is done, the road will be repaired.  For questions, please contact Xcel directly at 800-895-4999.  They are also repairing main leaks between 1st and 5th Streets.
Upcoming Events
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Study Session
 
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet in study session tonight, April 2, 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 .
Heritage Road Engineering Report Public Presentation
 
Golden contracted with the engineering firm Bohannan Huston to conduct an independent, third party review of the roundabouts on Heritage Road and the traffic calming on Eagle Ridge Drive.
A public presentation of their final engineering report will take place Wednesday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelton Elementary School Library, 420 Crawford St.

The engineering report is available for review in advance.
Planning Commission Meeting
 
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.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 .
Public Art Commission Meeting
 
The Public Art Commission will meet Thursday, April 5 at 9 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 .
City Council Regular Study Session
 
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Council will conduct Boards and Commissions Interviews.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Bean Fosters
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
 
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet on Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.
For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Safety Academy
 
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held on the second Monday of every month.

Join this Monday, April 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. as they discuss Fire Safety and Prevention.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online. 
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.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.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Golden Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.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.
Xeriscaping in Colorado: Weather, Wildlife and Beyond!
 
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.

Inaugural Town and Gown Book Club
 
Join fellow residents, students and scholars for the inaugural lunchtime Town and Gown Book Club on Thursday, April 26 in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The purpose of the Book Club is to read and discuss books of general interest, which access the expertise of the City of Golden, Mines faculty and students, and visiting scholars. 
 
In this inaugural meeting, Dr. Robert M. Hazen will discuss his book The Story of Earth.  Dr. Hazen is Senior Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, and the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University.  A FREE buffet lunch will be provided, but space is limited and you must register by Thursday, April 12.  Registration for this luncheon event commits you to obtain a copy of The Story of Earth and to read it before the discussion. 
 
Because of limited parking, the City of Golden is providing a small bus from the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St. leaving at 11:30 a.m.  You must also reserve a spot on the bus. 
For more information and to register for the Book Club and bus, email Gyasi Evans of the Mines Library at gevans@mines.edu.
 
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 Golden 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
Mines Ranked as Best Public College in Colorado

Colorado School of Mines was ranked 19th among public colleges in the United States and first among public colleges in Colorado in a 2018 list by Buffalo Business First, a sister publication to the Denver Business Journal.
Mines was the only university in Colorado to break the top 50 in the national rankings. Business First highlighted Mines' 92.2 percent retention rate and the $82,100 median annual earnings for students 10 years after entering school.
Mines was also ranked fifth among schools in the West, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Lifeguard
Work for the City this Summer!
 
Every summer dozens of jobs are made available working at the Golf Course, the Splash, the Parks & Recreation Department, and more. These seasonal jobs are ideal for students, or anyone looking for a seasonal position.
 
The only catch is, you have to apply first. The City is currently hiring for seasonal summer positions, as well as some part-time and even full-time jobs. To view all jobs currently open, visit our Job Opportunities page, and apply online.

Vote for the 4th MMitP Movie this year!
Don't forget to vote!
 
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 the movies to be screened for Movies & Music in the Park, but this year we want to hear from you! 
 
We have narrowed the fourth movie down to four options, and now it's up to you to vote on the winner. Voting will be open through the middle of April at GuidingGolden.com

We can't wait to see what you pick!