Weekly Digest - December 19, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
May the joy of the season...

Christmas Lights
The holidays are upon us! And so is some seriously cold weather (finally!) forecast over the next week. Whether you go all out to celebrate the season or just enjoy the pretty lights, we wish everyone a happy and safe (and warm) holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah - we love this time of year!

Please remember that the City of Golden administration offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. The Golden Community Center will close early at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will also be closed on Christmas Day.

Keep reading for what's happening in Golden, and, in the words of the big guy in red himself, "Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!"

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects

Stormwater division continues cleaning inlets round town. They expect to complete the cleanings by Christmas.


Crews are also working towards finishing the GPS-ing of the 6&19 Project. 
Utility Replacement

The utility contractor is still working on Johnson Road. Installation of the new water lines continues between 14th Ave. and South Golden Road. 

Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board will meet on December 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Discovery Awaits presentation
  • Community Investment Task Force
  • Special Interest Request Process
  • 9th Street Neighbors/Lions Park Crime prevention
  • Single Track Sidewalks Pilot Project discussion
  • Special events in CC Corridor + Lions Park Policy memo
For more information, view the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on December 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will discuss Housing Affordability programs.

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

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Pictures with Santa!
The Golden Police Department is Ho, Ho, Hosting pictures with Santa on Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street. Kids, bring your letters to Santa! Officers will be collecting letters and making sure Santa receives them. You can also help makes someone else's holiday bright - we will also be accepting donations of  non-perishable food items for our local food bank.

Don't miss this limited engagement with the jolly man himself down from the North Pole!

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Dec. 21 - 26
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Dec.19 & 26, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group: "Wintering" by Peter Geye - Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
  • Workshop Wednesday - Printmaking Cards - Dec. 20, 4 p.m.
  • Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - Dec. 21, 11:30 a.m
  • DIY Lab - Ornaments! - Dec. 21, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab  - Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
GHM temporary closure upcoming for big renovations!
The Golden History Museum, in celebration of its forthcoming 80th anniversary in 2018, is embarking on a full renovation of the museum's public spaces. The initiative called 
Discovery Awaits  will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming, and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City's collection of historic objects. With the vision of "always something new to discover," the renovated Golden History Museum brings the behind-the-scenes practices of object discovery and preservation to the front of the house.

Beginning December 31, 2017, the Golden History Museum will close temporarily to the public during construction and installation. Golden History Museum anticipates reopening in early summer of 2018. During this period, GHM will continue to offer public programs at alternate locations around Golden.

Until then, the museum is open six days per week through Dec. 30, 2017, with the exception of Christmas and Christmas Eve, and admission is free from now through closing!

For more information about Discovery Awaits and museum programming,  visit the GHM events page.
City of Golden Receives SolSmart Community Designation
The City of Golden has been awarded a Silver designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. 
This designation recognizes Golden for taking bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. 

On Dec. 7, representatives from the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association presented a plaque to City Council as an award for the designation. 
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