Weekly Digest December 18 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Who said a sleigh pulled by reindeer is the only way for the man from the North Pole to get around? 

Residents in the Beverly Heights neighborhood showed their holiday spirit this year by dressing "The Cyclist" statue at 6th and 19th in festive attire. The adorned statue was recently featured on 9News' "Next with Kyle Clark,"  " Most Colorado Thing We Saw Today" segment.

Christmas is exactly one week away. Whether or not you celebrate, this does mean some city office and building closures. City administrative offices will be open for internal business but closed to the public on Monday, Dec. 24, then closed completely on Tuesday, Dec. 25. The Golden Community Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 with the pool closing at 3:30 p.m. and closed on Dec. 25. The Front Porch will be closed both Dec. 24 and 25.

Please keep reading for a look at what's happening in Golden, and have a festive week!

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Current Projects
Elm Street Temporary Closure

Elm Street is closed between 18th and 19th Streets this week. A concrete crew is working on modifications to the Elm Street roundabout.


Contact John Hardy (303-384-8195) with questions.

Arapahoe Street Temporary Closure

Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities as of December 3. The closure will last approximately 4 months. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.

Old Mortuary Building Renovation

Renovation is taking place on the old mortuary building at 11th and Washington. The sidewalk is closed during the demo and parking spots will temporarily be lost.

Buffalo Rose Construction

As construction continues on the Buffalo Rose, a pedestrian walkway is now in place and a few parking spaces on Washington Avenue will be impacted a little longer.

Ulysses Pedestrian Integration

Ulysses Road is open once again to normal traffic. There will still be landscaping activities going on, however, so please drive carefully.  

Contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 with questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

Washington Avenue Project
With warmer than average weather, work has progressed quickly on the Washington Complete Street Project. Crews anticipate paving to be complete by Friday, Dec. 21 in phases 1 and 2. After final striping, the road is planned to be opened by Dec. 24, weather dependent. There will still be road work in the area to complete lighting and landscaping. Work will be suspended through the holidays and the contractor will return to begin phase 3 on January 7, 2019. Phase 3 consists of a full closure from 2nd St to 6th St with resident access only.

Contact John Hardy (303-384-8195) or Dan Hartman (303-384-8150) with questions,  or  visit GuidingGolden.com .
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th Street, from Washington to Jackson, is closed for construction staging and access for the Colorado School of Mines project at 1750 Jackson St. The project has been extended through the end of the year.
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

During the meeting, the following items will be considered:
  • Golden Mill presentation
  • Clear Creek Corridor usage (special events, capacity, etc.)
  • GURA and DDA - Parfet Park, Clear Creek
  • Lubahn Trail
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

During the meeting, MTAB will consider 8 th Street Traffic Concerns before adjourning into study session.

For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works and Planning Building at 1445 10th Street.

During the meeting, Planning Commision will learn about and discuss the following, but no decisions will be made:
  • Small animal permitting update
  • Annexation plan update
For more information, please see the   meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • Jan 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward's Murder, part 1
  • Feb 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Rowdy Colorado
  • Feb 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward's Murder, part 2
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
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
Sustainability Goals
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Requests Feedback on Draft Goals
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is working hard to renew the City's commitment to sustainability by drafting new sustainability goals. CSAB would like your input on the proposed goals. 

Please review a draft version of the new goals at guidinggolden.com and take a few minutes to complete our survey.
The EITC Helps Families Get Ahead
On average, The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps working families with children claim a $2,200 cash-back refund. This credit is proven to help families with expenses such as child care, housing and transportation.

Check out the animated video to learn more about the credit and how it can positively impact families in our community.

CU Basketball Community Night
Golden Community Night for CU Men's Basketball
Come out and support the Colorado Buffaloes Men's basketball team on January 12, 8 p.m. at the CU Event Center as they take on the Washington Huskies and enjoy discounted tickets just for being a resident of the City of Golden! Tickets are available in all sections starting at $15.

Bring the family, your friends, co-workers, clients, or anyone else. Purchase your tickets online, or for questions please call Grayson Heath at 303-735-7973 or email at Grayson.Heath@colorado.edu.
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