Weekly Digest August 28 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
And that's a wrap!

The dark side with jazz hands
The 2018 season of Movies & Music in the Park ended strong last Friday with a visit from a few high ranking officials of the Empire. While the Dark Side mingled and posed for photos with kids and kids-at-heart, La Pompe Jazz had the crowd up and swinging before settling down to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi on our giant movie screen under the stars. Thanks to everyone who came out to support Movies & Music in the Park this summer - each movie had a great attendance. We can't wait to see you next year with a whole new line up of great films and great entertainment!

While Movies & Music in the Park is over, there's still plenty going on to get you out and enjoying these final days of summer.  Keep reading for a rundown on what's happening and what's coming up, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Congratulations on a job well done!

APWA 6 and 19 Award
On Monday, August 27, Dan Hartman accepted the American Public Works Association (AWPA) Project of the Year award for the US 6 and 19th Street Interchange project along with representatives from Muller Engineering and Kraemer NA. The project competed with hundreds of other applicants for this prestigious national award.

The US 6 and 19th Street Interchange project (or Linking Lookout as you might remember it) was a long process and required the patience and cooperation of all of our residents, so a big thanks goes out to you as well - we couldn't have done it without you!
Heritage Road Roundabout Work

Work has begun in the roundabout of Kimball Ave. Concrete crews are removing and re-pouring sections. Work is anticipated to be complete on Friday, August 31 and the road reopened.
  
On Tuesday, September 4, work will begin on the W. 4th Roundabout. This will require closing Heritage Rd once again. Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete on Friday September 7.

Contact Dan Hartman with questions at 303-384-8150.
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 began watermain replacement on Orchard St and W 5th Ave on August 6. Work is expected to last about six weeks. See a map of the work area.
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
Singletrack Sidewalks (STS) Public Meeting Tonight
 
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 tonight, Tuesday, August 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford St., Golden.
Golden Bicycle Cruise
 
Grab your cape and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun night of music, beer, food, and this time the theme is Superheroes with music by  Half Pint & the Growlers.

The family friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place tonight,  Tuesday, August 28. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 pm.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

The meeting will first be open for public comment, then afterward, the board will adjourn to study session to consider a Washington Avenue project update, and to review the progress to date for a draft of the Crosswalk Manual.

For more information on this meeting, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Weekends
 
This  Friday, August 31 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, which happens this weekend.

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, September 1.

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 - South Neighborhoods
 
Bean Fosters
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 Saturday, September 1, 10:30 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.
Super Cruise Vintage Car
Golden Super Cruise
 
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

This is the second to last cruise of the season and it happens Saturday, September 1, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Study Session
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet in study session on Tuesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Be a Tool Day of Service 2018
Be a Tool Day of Service
 
2018 marks the 8th year of the Neighborhood Rehab Project's annual Be A Tool Day of Service.  Neighborhood Rehab Project continues to provide a platform of opportunity for all ages, skill levels and passions to come together for the common purpose of helping a neighbor in need on the 2nd Saturday of September. It is also an opportunity for local businesses to give back to the community in tangible ways by volunteering services, supplies or their time for the day.  
 
Focusing on safe, dry and warm issues for elderly, disabled, veteran or financially burdened homeowners, project examples include decks, stairs, doors, windows and roof repair.
 
The date for this year's Be A Tool Day of Service is September 8, 2018.

For more information or to register for the Neighborhood Rehab Project's Be A Tool Day of Service this year go to www.beatool.org.
Toby Grand Marshal Pet Parade
Toby's Pet Parade & Fair
 
Foothills Animal Shelter (FAS) hosts the third annual Toby's Pet Parade & Fair on Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade will go along Washington Avenue and end in Parfet Park, corner of 10 th Street & Washington Avenue. Hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs in costumes will walk in the parade and compete for prizes in categories like "Doggie Diva," "Best Group," and "Most Original."

After the parade, enjoy a fair with a beer garden, food trucks, live music, dog flyball demonstrations, family friendly games, vendor booths and much more. For more information and to register, visit  www.tobyspetparade.org.

All proceeds will go to care for the more than 9,200 animals who enter FAS each year, providing essential medical, behavioral and life-saving care to homeless pets.
Golden Fire Safety & Preparedness Day
 
Come out from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 for a FREE fun-filled safety event for the entire family. The Golden Fire Department, along with the University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center, American Medical Response, Bonfils Blood Center, Golden Police, Jeffcom Dispatch, Pleasant View Fire Department, and Colorado State Patrol, will host the annual Safety and Preparedness Day.

This event will be held at Golden Fire Station #1, 911 10 th St. and include up-close and personal fire truck, ambulance, and police car tours, live fire demonstrations, game-based fire and burn education for all ages, and free car seat checks. There will also be drawings for door prizes, and all you can eat popcorn along with an assortment of refreshments.

This event is open to EVERYONE so invite as many people as you can and come down to enjoy the fun. Meet firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dispatchers, nurses, and Bonfils staff to ask questions and talk shop! This will be a low key family and community oriented event. Hope to see you there!
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
Mayor's Awards for Excellence Nominations Now Open

Mayor's Awards for Excellence
The tradition continues for the 8 th  year in a row, as Golden's Mayor Marjorie Sloan honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden with the Mayor's Awards for Excellence. The winners will be awarded at the Mayor's Community Celebration Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.  at the Mines Campus Student Center at 1620 Maple St. Golden.

Now is the time to nominate a person or group whom, through their extraordinary efforts, exhibit commitment and dedication to the City of Golden and/or Colorado School of Mines.

Nominations are accepted for two different awards. The Individual or Business/Organization award highlights exceptional contributions to the Golden community at large. The Gold Mine award highlights contributions made to the betterment of the Colorado School of Mines within the Golden Community.

Visit our Mayor's Awards for Excellence page for more information on the awards and the Mayor's Community Celebration, and for more ways to submit your nomination.
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - The Left Turn
 
Keeping it Wheel The Left Turn
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. You can also view the whole series on our City of Golden YouTube channel.
 
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. 
 
Tune in here as we bring you a new video each week in the Weekly Digest. Click the image above to go to the video "The Left Turn"!