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Movies & Music in the Park
This Friday is the final Movies & Music in the Park of the season. Weather willing, we'll screen  Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week, with a few extra surprises, including a Star Wars costume contest with a chance to win prizes! Last Friday there were a lot of disappointed folks hoping to enjoy an evening of grooving to Flock of Beagles followed by a screening of Zootopia. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans and we had to cancel. W hile we love rain on general principle, stay dry this Friday, we hope it does.

Rain or shine, though, there's always something happening in Golden! The Golden Gran Fondo happens this Sunday. And don't miss the Golden Bicycle Cruise next Tuesday (that gives you a week to come up with your Marvel Comics costume!).

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.

19th Street traffic is crossing 6 on the curved section to the south. Remember as you approach US 6th from the east that both lanes can turn left on to eastbound US 6, and that only the right lane can turn on to westbound 6 or continue through on 19th to the west. this crossing configuration will remain until at least December.
The contractor is finishing forming the east abutment pier cap which will hold the bridge girders, to be poured this Friday. This is a big pour with 168 yards of concrete so there will be lots of activity on Friday.
The contractor has been digging down to the future road grace on the west, and is about 6' from the final road grade. Soil nail walls are being built as they excavate down.
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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2016 Utility Replacement

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

Activities completed last week 8-14 to 8-20
Xcel gas line discovered directly under the asphalt on Sunshine Pkwy. This means Xcel Energy will be in this week to lower the gas line, delaying paving ops for a few weeks.
  • 10th St, 13th St, Jackson St overlays milled out
  • Archer, Vasquez, Depot, & 18th Street recons milled out
  • High Pkwy bottom lift paving was completed
  • 7th Place removals, dirt, top and bottom paving completed.
Expected activities for the week of 8-21 to 8-27
18th St, 20th St, 19th St, and Goldenvue will be milled out by Tuesday afternoon.
  • Manholes on 19th and High Pkwy will be raised on Wednesday
  • Top lifts will be placed on Wednesday or Thursday
  • Patching on Jackson and 18th will be on Thursday
  • No dirt work on the recons is expected for this week
  • Excel Energy started lowering the gas line on Sunshine this week.
The mill will be complete this go-around on Tuesday and will return on September 15 & 16 to remove 10th Street and Sunshine Pkwy if Excel is done with their work.
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 2,900 meters replaced to date. Over 400 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
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet August 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Golden 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
City Council Meeting 
City Council will meet on August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the Meeting Agenda.)
  • Foothills Art Center Presentation by the City Manager
  • The City has received an offer to purchase Lots 1 and 2 of the Catamount Subdivision Filing No.1, for future commercial use. The sale of such surplus City property requires approval of an ordinance. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at tonight's meeting.
  • The City has received a request from a potential purchaser of one of the City owned lots in the Catamount Subdivision Filing No.1 to vacate an easement for a potential development entry sign created in 2007 when the property was platted. City Council will consider vacating four such easements since there is no plan to erect such entry signs for the commercial area.
  • City council will consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation for a grant to fund the Washington Avenue Complete Streets project. Council's action will facilitate the release of a request for Proposals to start the design phase of the project.

 Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into executive session.

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 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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.Grab your light sabers, because this Friday, The Force Awakens

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

Music by Moses Jones Band starts at 7 p.m.

The movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" starts at dusk (generally between 8:30 and 9 p.m.) weather permitting!
Golden Gran Fondo

The 4 th annual Golden Gran Fondo is a rules of the road bicycle race that is part of an international bicycle championship series, with a focus on the recreational aspect of cycling. There are different race routes, with a 30, 50 and an 80 mile loop available for riders. 

The event will take place on August 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Parfet Park, with a race start under the arch on Washington Avenue. The r ace starts at 8 a.m.

For more information and to register for the race, visit the  Golden Gran Fondo website.
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.
Golden Bicycle Cruise
This family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October. That means this month, the fun happens on August 30.

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library at 10 th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer. The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route. There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, and family fun available until 9:30 p.m.

The theme this week is Marvel Comics!

Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - August 23 - 30
  • Lego Play and Build (Aug. 23 & 30, 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.
  • DIY Lab for Teens (Aug 25, 4 p.m.)Do you like to invent, create, and reimagine things? Whether it's low-tech or high-tech, we'll do an awesome hands-on activity each month. Ever wonder what mathematicians do for fun? Some of them use paper and wood to create unusual games and toys! At the next DIY for teens, we'll make magic wallets, hexaflexagons, and Jacob's ladders. You won't need to do any arithmetic to create these fun games. Ages 11-14
  • DIY Lab for All Ages (Aug 25, 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.
  • DIY Lab for Children (Aug 26, 11 a.m.)This month: Strength and Structural Science! What makes a building strong? Let's find out!  Little ones will love this hands-on approach to learning! We'll explore, create, construct new things and grow through stories, art and experiments.  Suitable for ages under 6
  • Warrior Cats (Aug 27, 1 p.m.) - Play the Warriors Tabletop Role-Playing Game Adventure with other fans of Erin Hunter's popular Warrior Cats book series. A group of kits has snuck away from the Queens that were watching them. Every available warrior has been sent out to look for them, but we need your help too! Create your own character, and help save the missing kits. Register online at or call 303-235-5275. Suitable for teens
  • Public Meeting - Estate Planning Seminar (Aug 30, 6 p.m.)In this presentation, we'll cover the basics of estate planning so that participants can learn about the process and how it can protect their family. During the presentation, expect to learn about the following topics: · If you don't have an estate plan, don't worry! The State of Colorado and the IRS have already done one for you. You might not like it. · Whether you need to worry about estate taxes. · Why a well-drafted living trust is an important investment for all homeowners. · How to leave an inheritance the right way. · How to protect your assets from lawsuits (a must for anyone who owns rental real estate or a business). · How to prevent an ex-spouse, creditors and immature financial judgment from destroying the inheritance you have built for your children and other loved ones. · How the probate process works and why you should try to avoid it!

For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.

Tiny Home Expo 2016
Around Town
Community Center Closed for Maintenance Aug. 22 - 28

The Golden Community Center will be closed for maintenance Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28. The facility will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Monday, August 29.

Closure of the GCC swimming pools happens annually to help with the water quality and overall large maintenance items that cannot be done while there is water in the pools.

Closure of the full facility happens every 2 years in order to address maintenance issues such as large scale plumbing, heating, and tile repairs that cannot be taken care of while the public has access to the building.

The Splash at Fossil Trace will be available for Lap Swim Only, Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28 while the Community Center is closed. The main park and concessions, however, will not be available. The hours of lap swimming are Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Splash will then be closed for the season at the end of business on Sunday, August 28.
New Public Art by the Library

Art Tiles
The Clear Creek Trail behind the Golden Public Library is now home to 12, 2' by 2' diamond medallions created by Roberto Delgado. 

The tiles feature more than 50 images of Goldenites, past and present, historical pictures and news clippings, and photos of the community's beautiful, natural landscape.
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!
Last Chance to Register for the Public Works Citizens Academy
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 this Friday, Aug. 26!