Weekly Digest August 7 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
This is how the GPD rolls!

Police lip synch challenge
In case you had any doubts, not only is the Golden Police Department a highly trained police force, serious about keeping residents safe, but they also know how to cut loose once in a while when appropriate, and meet a challenge head-on! The nationwide police department lip sync challenge kicked off this summer in Texas, and has been sweeping the country as each department challenges another. Golden met the challenge with a rockin' rendition of "This is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line, highlighting, not only the talents of Golden's finest in blue, but also our beautiful city. Click above to see the video, which has been viewed nearly 130,000 already on Facebook!

Want to meet the "stars" of the video?? Come out to National Night Out in Parfet Park TONIGHT from 5 to 8 p.m.! Scroll down to learn more about tonight's annual GPD event.

And as you're scrolling, read up on everything else happening this week, including another fun night of Movies & Music in the Park this Friday in Parfet Park and the Dash at the Splash Kids Triathlon this Saturday.

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. Notices have been delivered to the affected properties and traffic control plans submitted. See a map of the work area.
CSM Road Closure

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe Streets will be closed by the Colorado School of Mines until mid-August for stormwater and street improvements.

2018 Street Improvement Program

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

Martin Marietta Streetwork for Sept 2018
2018 Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete has begun work on N. Ford Street installing traffic-calming islands.
Upcoming Events
Win a free gun safe and meet the GPD tonight at National Night Out!
Join your neighbors and the Golden police for a fun, family event that brings citizens and law enforcement together in a partnership to form a stronger and safer community. This is also a great opportunity to win a gun safe among other great prizes! National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate discussion, education, support and participation in crime prevention efforts. Tonight, 

So lock your doors, turn on your porch lights and come out to Parfet Park tonight  from 5 to 8 p.m. to enjoy free food, prizes, entertainment, interactive displays and the always popular landing of the Flight for Life helicopter.  The helicopter is expected to land right at 5 p.m. so come right away!
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Study Session
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet in Study Session on Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.


For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • Council will consider the referral of a ballot measure to authorize an ordinance lowering the voting age in municipal elections to 16 years old. 
  • Council will review bids for the North Washington complete street project, and decide whether to award a portion from Iowa to SH 58 or to award the complete corridor from SH 93 to SH 58. 
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into study session to review and discuss an updated draft of the 10-year CIP for the 2019-2020 budget cycle.

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

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Weekends
This  Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 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.
Movies & Music in the Park
This week, for Movies & Music in the Park we're featuring the crowd favorite sing-along live action version of  Beauty and the Beast along with the music of  Stone Beat Invasion, a tribute band to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.

This Friday, August 10, the band begins performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie 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!

Dash at the Splash Kids Triathlon
Kids, get excited, it's your chance to shine! The eighth annual Dash at the Splash Kids Triathlon is coming up in August, and registration is open now. Kids get the opportunity to challenge themselves to swimming, biking and running on a course especially designed for kids. 

The age groups are 11-12 years, 9-10 years, and 8 and under. The age category will determine distances in each event that the child will compete.  Start practicing today by taking your child out on a bike ride, hike, or play games in one of the many parks around town. 

Splash Aquatic Park has lap lanes that are open daily, or check out the indoor aquatics facility at the Golden Community Center. The Dash at the Splash is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.  

For details and to register visit rec.cityofgolden.net. Use Activity# 457812.
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 11.

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.
Golden Safety Academy
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. 

On August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fire Training Room at 911 10th Street, the School Resource Officer will make a presentation on youth and help educate you on drugs that are popular with kids these days.

Reserve your spot in the class and learn more online or contact Community Resource Officer Joe Page at crimeprevention@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.


For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
2nd Annual Colorado Classic
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. 
Road Closure information 
Saturday, August 18

Colorado Classic Route Map 2018
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.

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
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - Group Riding
Keeping it Wheel Group Riding
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 "Group Riding"!
First Case of Tularemia in Colorado this Year
A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area (near South Table Mountain Park) has died from tularemia, an uncommon, but serious, infectious disease. This is the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Colorado in 2018, and the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Jefferson County since 2015.

Tularemia is often spread through the bite of infected ticks and deer flies or through handling infected sick or dead animals, like rabbits or other rodents. Though less common, the disease can also be spread by eating the meat of infected rabbits or by inhaling airborne bacteria or drinking food or water contaminated with urine from an infected animal.

Though tularemia is rare in Colorado, there are about 200 human cases of the disease in the U.S. each year. Treatment with antibiotics is effective during early stages of the diseases, but if diagnosis and appropriate treatment are delayed, life-threatening complications may follow. Medical care should be obtained as soon as symptoms appear.

Symptoms include fever, non-healing skin ulcer at the site of infection and swollen and painful lymph glands. If the infection is caused by ingesting contaminated food or water, the symptoms include a sore throat, mouth sores, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If the bacteria is inhaled, pneumonia can develop with symptoms including fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, dry cough and progressive weakness.

However, if proper preventive steps are followed, the risk of contracting tularemia is low. Jefferson County Public Health recommends these important steps to prevent exposure:
  • Don't feed or entice any rodent or rabbit species into your yard, back porch or patio.
  • Eliminate places rabbits and other rodents could live or hide, such as piles of lumber, broken cement, trash and weeds around your home.
  • Make sure that houses and outbuildings are as rodent-proof as possible. Keep foundations in good repair and eliminate overhanging trees from roof and windows.
  • Avoid contact with all sick and dead rabbits and rodents. Look for the presence of blow flies or a "dead animal smell" as evidence of animal die-offs. Report areas where this happens to local or state health departments or to the appropriate campground office.
  • While hiking, prevent insect bites by using insect repellent containing DEET on your skin, and treat pants, socks, shoe tops, arms and legs with insect repellants containing permethrin.
  • Conduct "tick checks" every 2-3 hours if you are spending a lot of time in tick-prone outdoor areas. All ticks attached to the body should be removed immediately. Using a pair of tweezers, slowly pull the tick straight out, without twisting, then wash hands thoroughly after removal.
  • If you hunt or trap rabbits, protect your hands with rubber, plastic or latex gloves while skinning or handling them. Wash your hands using soap and warm water after handling animal carcasses.
  • Be sure to cook wild rabbit and rodent meat thoroughly before eating.
  • Note any change in the behavior of your pets (especially rodents, rabbits and hares) or livestock, and consult a veterinarian if they develop unusual symptoms. Do not handle pets that are acting unusual without gloves and face protection, as they may be sick.
  • Consult a physician if a sudden unexplained illness occurs 3 to 5 days after outdoor activity.