Weekly Digest - December 26, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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...and a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, 2018!
This is it, the final days of 2017 before 2018 makes its grand reveal! We hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday season, and staying warm with these frigid temperatures. Tomorrow, things start to warm up a bit!

There's not a ton happening in the City right now in this week between holidays. Please note, City administrative offices will be closed on January 1 in observance of New Year's Day, and the Golden Community Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Please have a safe and happy New Year, and we'll see you again in 2018!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Upcoming Events
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on December 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For more information on items to covered at this meeting, please view the meeting agenda.

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. 26 - Jan. 2
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Dec. 26 & Jan. 2, 4 p.m.
  • Ukulele Wednesdays - Dec. 27, 6 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Grow a Crystal Ornament (toddlers & preschoolers) - Dec. 29, 11 a.m
  • Winterbreak Fun - Noon Year's Eve! - Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab - Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - Jan. 2, 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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