Weekly Digest Aug 16
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Fine Arts Festival
This weekend, more than 130 artists from 20 states, including many from Colorado, will share their talent with the City of Golden at the 26th Annual Fine Arts Festival. Artists will be juried in different media categories, including sculpture, jewelry and painting, while attendees can enjoy food, live music free art activities. Admission is free, so bring the whole family. 

And don't forget about Movies & Music in the Park this Friday - the featured movie is Zootopia

Keep reading to learn what else is happening in the City of Golden, and have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
Saturday work will occur most Saturdays for the foreseeable future.

The Elm Street roundabout is complete, and Elm street is back open. There is a signal lane approach from the west, not the final two lane approach. It will remain in this configuration until late next winter or early spring.
 
Traffic is also crossing US 6 on a curved section to the south, this crossing configuration will remain until at least December.
 
Bridge abutment pile driving is complete. The contractor is now forming the abutment pier cap which will hold the bridge girders, and will pour that early next week.
 
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive. Please park legally.

Please note, plans can change at any time depending on weather and other factors. 

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38 piles will be driven in the ground on each end of the bridge. When completed these are cut to a consistent height and a concrete cap will be poured over the top making two continuous 282-foot-long beams that run parallel to US 6 on either side of the highway. 
Building a bridge on Linking Lookout

2016 Utility Replacement

Installation of new water main on 10th St. continues. Cressman Ct. waterline replacements continue this week.
Paving Projects

Milling is scheduled to start back up on Wednesday, August 17. The following streets will be worked on this week:
  • 10th Street from Washington Ave. to Ford St.
  • Goldenvue Dr. from Foothills Rd. to Mt. Zion
  • 18th St from Ford St. to Jackson St.
  • 13th St from Jackson St. to Washington Ave.
  • Jackson Street from 13 St. to 14th St.
  • 19th Street from North Side Phase 2 from US6 to Goldenvue Dr.
  • Archer Street from Depot St. to South end
  • 18th Street from Ford St. to Belvideer
  • Sunshine Parkway from Clearview to Deadend
  • 20th St. from Ford St. to Deadend
  • Depot Street from Archer St. to Vasquez St.
  • Vasquez St. from Depot St. to 10th St.
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Paving of the south half was completed on Saturday. Traffic was changed over to the permanent traffic lanes on the south on Monday. The bike detour will be removed and until the bike lanes are complete, uphill bikes will use the uphill lane.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 2,800 meters replaced to date. Over 350 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
 
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 
 
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet tonight, August 16, at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Golden Beer Museum Concept Presentation by Nathan Richie, Golden History Museums Director
  • Master Plan Update Findings Presentation
  • Director's Report regarding the Park Rules Update
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting 
 
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet on August 17 at 7:30 a.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
 
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on August 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Movies & Music in the Park - Zootopia!

Movies and Music in the Park
A favorite Golden family summertime event, Movies & Music in the Park has a great line-up of bands and films this year, all happening in Parfet Park every Friday in August! 

As always, admission is free, and food, popcorn and ice cream will be available for purchase. 

Music by Flock of Beagles starts at 7 p.m.

The movie "Zootopia" starts at dusk (generally between 8:30 and 9 p.m.)
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods

Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee and conversation on Saturday August 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Council Chambers. Come early and stop by the Farmer's Market first, then stop by City Hall! This is a great opportunity to bring up issues concerning you that are happening in Golden, and the north neighborhoods in particular. Open to everyone!
Golden Fine Arts Festival

The 26th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, is one of the largest and most prestigious juried art shows in the country. The 2-day festival features over 130 artists from 20 states, including many from Colorado. Artists will be juried in various media categories such as painting, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. 

The GFAF has free admission and will include food vendors, live music, locally brewed beer, and free art activities for children.

When: August 20 - 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Golden on 11th Street between Maple and Arapahoe
Golden Farmers' Market

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 1.

Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, soaps and locally sourced honey. 

There are also plenty of kids activities, food trucks and more.
Whistle Stop Tour at the CRM
 
Colorado Railroad Museum
During the 19th century, politicians would travel by train and stop in towns and cities across the United States to make brief appearances or speeches called "whistle stops." These whistle-stop campaign speeches took place on an open platform at the back of an observation or private railroad car.

In the spirit of true whistle-stop tradition, the Colorado Railroad Museum will recreate some of the famous whistle-stop campaign speeches from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 20. Current local politicians will also join us to make a few of their own whistle-stop speeches.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - August 16 - 23
  • Lego Play and Build (Aug. 16 & 23, 4 p.m.) -You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.
  • Book Group (Aug 16, 6 p.m.)Join our once-a-month Tuesday night Book Group when we get together to discuss interesting reads! This month's book is The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder.
  • DIY Kids (Aug 17, 4 p.m.) - If you love to invent, create and reimagine things, DIY Kids is the place for you! We'll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program!
    Do you have your school supplies all ready for school? Want your school supplies to stand out this year? Join us and create your own vinyl design or print your name using our silhouette cutter. You will have about 100 different images to choose from or you can choose to use lettering and print your name.  Registration with the Golden Library is required. Please register up to one week in advance.  Suitable for ages 6 - 11
  • Public Meeting: Discovering Your Wellness: Basics of Wellness and Coaching (Aug 17, 6:30 p.m.)We will present the basics of personal wellness which include several dimensions (emotional, physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, occupational and sexual). We will also present information on coaching, how this differs from counseling/therapy, and how the right coach can impact your wellness and keep you on track to the life you want to lead! Open to the Public.
  • Public Meeting: Questions about Medicare (Aug 18, 11:30 a.m.) - Turning 65 and have questions about how Medicare works? What your options are? Medicare can be confusing. We will be available to answer your questions and give you guidance that will fit your needs.
  • Learn to Use Facebook (Aug 18, 2:30 p.m.)Learn to use Facebook to keep up with old friends and family, share information and photos, support friends clubs and businesses, play games, and connect with new friends. Explore profiles, the timeline, chat and the newsfeed. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and your own email account.
    Computer classes are free but require registration with the library. Please visit your local library or call (303) 235-5275 to register for classes. Classes with fewer than four people registered 24 hours prior to class time may be cancelled.
  • DIY Lab (Aug 18, 5:30 p.m.)Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you're under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you.  Suitable for all ages
  • eBooks and Other (Free!) Downloadables from the Library (Aug 19, 1 p.m.)
    Learn how to find and download or stream free ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos from the library. If you want to try downloading during the class, make sure you have your library card number and login and password for any Adobe, Amazon, or iTunes accounts you've established. Bring your own "device" (with cables) or use our iPads or Galaxies
    Prerequisites: Library card (available in class if you have an ID). Helpful to have Apple, Amazon and Adobe account information as well.  Computer classes are free but require registration with the library. Please visit your local library or call (303) 235-5275 to register for classes. Classes with fewer than four people registered 24 hours prior to class time may be canceled.
  • Family Yoga (Aug. 20, 11 a.m.)The whole family is invited to stretch, relax, and breath deep with yoga instructor Carrie Sarazin.
  • Movie Time Plus: Book vs. Screen (Aug. 21, 1 p.m.)Read the book. We'll watch the movie, then duke it out about which details were better in the book and which were superior in the movie! Our August selection is The Big Short. We meet 1 -3:30 p.m. the third Sunday of the month. Light snacks are provided. This is a three-part series so reserve your book today or contact leah.capezio@jeffcolibrary.org.
    Coming up:
    Sep. 18: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Oct. 16: The Shining
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Voice Your Thoughts: Colorado Beer Museum inside the Astor House?

Ideas are "brewing" to preserve Golden's Historic Astor House. Golden History Museums has an innovative idea to revitalize the struggling landmark into a lively museum, exploring Colorado's brewing history.  

Find out more and tell us what you think at GoldenHistory.org/AstorHouseFuture.
Recycling Drop-off Area Closed Due to Misuse

The recycling drop-off yard northwest of Hwy 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Drive is now closed. The drop-off site, a partnership between the City of Golden, Miller  Coors and Ball Container Corp., has been subject to increasingly frequent illicit dumping of household waste, construction debris, and even hazardous materials.  Daily pickups of the recyclables from the site have not prevented the site from becoming a nuisance and dumping ground.

The City will work with our partners to see if there is an opportunity to provide this type of recycling service without the problems currently associated with this site.  

Alpine Waste & Recycling provides curbside recycling services to all City of Golden residents for all single-stream recyclables. Also, a number of recycling centers are available throughout the City and surrounding areas for specialty items. For more information and a list of locations, visit http://www.cityofgolden.net/live/residents-guide/trash-recycling/recycling-disposal-centers/.
Access Your Water Usage Information with AquaHawk Alerting

AquaHawk Alerting is a FREE service for City of Golden customers that will assist them in efficiently managing their water usage and lowering their monthly bills. This new software system is available as part of the recent city-wide meter upgrade. As soon as your new meter is installed and registered within the system, this service will be available. If you have had a new meter installed within the last few months, register today - it's easy!
  • View consumption over a period of time - see your water consumption down to the hour.
  • Recognize possible leaks more quickly.
  • Take control of your water use. With AquaHawk you don't have to wait for your bill to see how much water you use for everyday activities. You'll see how you're doing, not how you did.
  • Set your own personal thresholds and receive text or email alerts. 

Learn more on our Water Usage Monitoring page. From there you can register for a free account. All you need is your name, email address and your water account number in this format: 00-000000-000

New Parking Permit Process
 
The City of Golden has transitioned to a more streamlined parking permit process. Addresses within a residential permitted area  will be able to go online to the new parking permit portal to register for their parking permit.

In order to receive a parking permit, individuals will create an account and conveniently upload any required documentation as outlined on the Parking page. Please read instructions carefully!
Public Works Citizens Academy - Registration open!
 
Have you ever wondered how Golden's water is treated? How we maintain and repair infrastructure? How we map and track water, sewer and street-related assets within the community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join the Public Works Citizens' Academy. This free 20-hour program, which is geared toward adults, kicked off on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 1.

It will include interactive hands-on training activities, tours of City facilities and presentations by Public Works staff. This program will include one Thursday evening, three Tuesday evenings and two Saturday sessions. To conclude the program, graduates of the Academy will be awarded Certificates of Completion at an October City Council meeting.

The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. The class size is limited, so please register early.


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