Weekly Digest August 14 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Busy Weekend Ahead!

Movies & Music in the Park, the Fine Arts Festival, the Colorado Classic bike race, Coffee with a Councilor, Golden Weekends...it will be hard to be bored this weekend!

With so much happening a few road closures are inevitable so we want to make sure you're aware of those. Scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter under Around Town for a full rundown of all road closures happening this weekend so you can plan ahead. 

And while you're planning, figure out which great events you want to take in this week! Movies & Music in the Park is extra special this Friday featuring Fiesta Colorado (pictured above), a Mexican folkloric dance troupe, and the movie Coco. And, of course, the much anticipated Fine Arts Festival happens Saturday and Sunday. Also keep an eye out for School of Mines students who will be out and about in the community on August 19 helping out with different projects for the Oregivers Service Event. Thanks for your service CSM students and welcome back for another school year!

Whatever you do, be safe and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
McIntyre Street Full Closure (Jeffco Project)

McIntyre Street will be closed just north of West 56th Place to south of West 58th Avenue starting 8 p.m. August 16 through 5:30 a.m. August 20. This full closure will allow SEMA Construction to expedite installation of a new sanitary sewer line under McIntyre Street. All through traffic will be prohibited except for emergency responders.
Heritage Road Roundabout Work

Work will begin August 27 to reconfigure two of the Heritage Road roundabouts based on the recent engineering study. Work is anticipated to take two weeks. 

During this period, Heritage Rd will be closed, and there will be a detour in place for adjacent neighborhoods. More details to come as we get closer to the construction date.
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th Street, from Washington to Jackson Streets, is closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St. The road is scheduled to reopen October 30.
2018 Utilities Replacement

Diamond Contracting has begun watermain replacement on Orchard St and W 5th Ave this week. Work is expected to last about six weeks. See a map of the work area.
2018 Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete has begun work on N. Ford Street installing traffic-calming islands.
2018 Street Improvement Program

Martin Marietta will return the first week of September to finish the remaining streets for this year. These streets include:

Martin Marietta Streetwork for Sept 2018
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet tonight, Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • Officer Elections
  • Business Profile Discussion of Connects Workspace
  • Clarify structure of EDComm funding for programs and Community Partnering
  • Workforce Development Update
For more information on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) will meet Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • Open Space priorities
  • Review a change to Chapter 18.70 related to allowing affordable dwelling units to qualify for "early start" allocations, as well as changes to the Tier 2 Bonus Criteria found in Chapter 18.40.
  • Minor code update with regard to products sold at Neighborhood Farmers Markets.
  • Draft comprehensive plan compliance form

For more information, please see the meeting agenda.


For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Movies & Music in the Park
We have a special treat in store at Parfet Park this Friday, Aug. 17, for Movies & Music in the Park! This week we present a special Day of the Dead inspired performance by  Fiesta Colorado,  the premier Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe in the metro area, followed by a showing of  Coco , the 2017 Best Animated Feature Oscar winner by Disney's Pixar Studios. Movies & Music in the Park (MMITP) happens the first four Fridays in August, featuring family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park.

The Fiesta Colorado dance performance begins at 7 p.m. and the featured movie, Coco, will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.

Bring blankets or low-slung chairs, and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. Come early and bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from a variety of vendors. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as tacos, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?

Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Regular  park rules apply.

See our  Movies & Music in the Park page for a full line-up of coming attractions this August!

Golden Weekends
This  Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 from 5 to 8 p.m., Golden's downtown will come alive with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Dozens of Golden businesses stay open until at least 8 p.m. and offer specials, in-store demonstrations, samples and more.

Live music on the street corners, free carriage rides, and merchant special activities bring the festivities outdoors onto the sidewalks and in stores and restaurants throughout the summer weekend evenings.
The Downtown Golden Merchant Partners (DGMP) is hosting the events, with support from the Downtown Development Authority, in appreciation of the Golden community.

Participating businesses will be marked by a gold balloon at their front doors. Golden Weekends takes place most Fridays and Saturdays this summer, except on Super Cruise Saturdays.

For more information, please visit  Golden Weekends on Facebook.
Golden Farmers Market
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and a social gathering space most Saturdays this summer. Come out from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, August 18.

The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
CWAC in Your Kitchen
Join District Two City Councilor Casey Brown for Coffee with a Councilor starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 at the home of Dottie Massaro, 637 Idaho Street.

This is a great opportunity to discuss issues impacting your community.

For more information, contact Councilor Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
2nd Annual Colorado Classic (and a call for volunteers!)
Colorado Classic
The City of Golden is honored to be part of the 2nd annual Colorado Classic on Saturday, August 18, and as a bike friendly community, we are proud to support international cycling. The iconic Lookout Mountain climb attracts riders of all skill levels, and once again, will be the stage for some of the best cyclists in the world to compete. 

Get a front row seat to the action! We are looking for a few volunteers to help with some road closures for approximately 1 hour on Saturday, August 18, from 10:15 am to 11:15 am. Volunteers will get a special thank you gift card for their time. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. 
Those interested in volunteering should email Diane Tiberi at dtiberi@cityofgolden.net and she will respond with details of when and where. Thank you for helping us to be a cycling friendly community here in Golden!
For more information about race associated road closures, please scroll down to Around Town for a rundown on all upcoming road closures happening this weekend for this and other events.
For race details and real-time traffic delays throughout the race, visit www.cotrip.org and www.coloradoclassic.com.

Golden Fine Arts Festival 2018
A Golden icon for nearly three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, and happening this weekend on August 18 and 19.

With its prime location and free admission to the public, this premier event draws over 35,000 visitors over 2 days to enjoy art, live performances, craft beer, food vendors, and children's activities.

The established art fair will be limited to 134 artists selected through a competitive jury process. Cash prizes of over $2,000 await 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors.

Downtown Development Authority Walking Tour and Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Monday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 911 10th St., for a walking tour followed by a meeting in Council Chambers.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation & Advisory Board Meeting (note change of venue)
The Parks, Recreation & Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at Fossil Trace Golf Club, 3050 Illinois St, Golden. The change in location is due to the Golden Community Center being closed for maintenance next week (see info below).

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Singletrack Sidewalks (STS) Public Meeting
There is a proposal from the Golden Giddyup, a local non-profit organization, to build single-track sidewalks (natural surface trails) next to existing paved bike paths to provide a place for young and beginner riders to experience mountain biking, although the trails would not be exclusively limited to beginner riders.

The proposed Singletrack Sidewalks pilot project (STS) would stretch from Apex Park to 6th Avenue along the bike path on city property. 

The City of Golden is interested in gathering input from the community for this endeavor PRIOR TO taking any action. A full description of the project, including the full proposal and proposed trail maps, is available at  GuidingGolden.com where public comment is also being gathered. The public meeting is on Tuesday, August 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford St., Golden.
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
Upcoming Road Closures - August 17, 18 & 19

CSM "M" Climb

August 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Annual Colorado School of Mines "M" Climb is this Friday and will require a Lookout Mountain Road closure from the pillars to the "M" from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Please use an alternate route.
Fine Arts Festival

August 17 - 19 - 11th Street will be closed from Maple to Arapahoe Streets for The Golden Fine Arts Festival beginning Friday, August 17 through Sunday night, August 19.

Colorado Classic Bike Race
  • 6 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Lookout Mountain Road will be closed at the US 6 & 19th Street intersection beginning at 6 am. The road will be closed to everyone except residents going in and out of the neighborhood.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - There will be a brief hard closure of roads along the route, indicated on the map to the right. Access to downtown will be from the north during this time.
**Please note that closure times could change depending on what occurs within the race and is not in the control of the City of Golden.

For race details and real-time traffic delays throughout the race, visit www.cotrip.org and www.coloradoclassic.com.
Golden Community Center Closure, Aug. 20-26

GCC Pool refilling
The Golden Community Center will be temporarily closed August 20-26 for facility improvements, major cleaning and installation of new equipment. Projects slated for completion this year include:
  • Wood floors will be sanded and refinished including the gymnasium, group exercise studios and Community Room
  • Water slide will be refinished
  • Drain lap and leisure pool and clean the basins
  • Touch up painting throughout the building
  • Facility deep clean and organization
Due to conflicts in scheduling contractors, both the Golden Community Center and the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center will be closed at the same time for Annual Maintenance. Unfortunately, this means that there will be no reciprocal use agreement in place this year.
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - Taking the Lane
Keeping it Wheel - Taking the Lane
Follow us on the Golden PD Facebook page as we bring you a series of short, sweet "How To" segments all about bicyclist and vehicle safety on the road.
From roundabouts to right hooks, lights to lanes, these videos will highlight the law and show you tips on how to operate a car or bicycle safely and hopefully stress-free. 
You can see them all on the Golden PD Facebook page, or tune in here as we bring you a new one each week in the Weekly Digest. Click the image above to go to the video "Taking the Lane"!