Weekly Digest - February 14, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
A love note from Golden

Bleeding Heart bloom
Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you are single, partnered or something in between, Golden is sending out big love to its residents today. You are the heart of our City, and we love you for it! Even if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day, we hope you'll take a minute this week to appreciate all there is to love in our wonderful community.

Keep reading for more information on what's happening in Golden. And just a reminder: Golden administrative offices will be closed next Monday, February 20, in observance of President's Day, but the Golden Community Center will be open as usual.

Have a wonderful week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
A drainage board is being placed on the lid ahead of Styrofoam sculpting and placement of the special light weight dirt (magic dirt). The Styrofoam is used to create berms and cover in some areas without adding weight.
The drainage work in the northeast quadrant continues, as the new concrete channel is poured. There has been some 6th Ave trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail. This use will be blocked during the drainage work. There will also be some lane closures on US 6 to allow safe access for concrete trucks.
Pre-cast panels placement continues on the walls under the bridge.
Excavation continues on the remaining US 6 mainline on the south side of the lid. Soil nail walls will be added as the excavation continues.

Watch the Linking Lookout web page for more information.
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

New Phase 3 Traffic Pattern
Phase 3 Traffic Pattern

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

2017 Utility Replacement

The design is underway for 2017.
44th Avenue Trail Work

Work continues on the trail from the Hwy 58 overpass to the Colorado Railroad museum. Earthwork and wall excavation and paving will occur west of Easley. Intermittent flag one-way street restrictions. Projected completion is planned for late February.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,300 meters replaced to date. More than 600 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
FRIENDS of the Jefferson County Public Library at the Golden Library
Jefferson County Public Library
For the LOVE of Libraries!
Want to become more involved with the Library, meet new people, provide ideas for new programs, and volunteer at fun events? 

If you love the Library, join other library-lovers for the first meeting of the FRIENDS of the Jefferson County Public Library at the Golden location, on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:15 p.m.

This Valentine-themed meeting/event includes a "Share Your Love of Books" exercise and you're encouraged to bring your favorite book and chat about it with a different person every four minutes in a progressive lineup. 

Local author Mike Foster will also be visiting. Mike recently published his fifth book - a work of fiction, This Above All. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. This is a great way to meet new people and learn about fun opportunities at the library through the FRIENDS of the JCPL and the JCPL Foundation. For all lovers of the Library. The event is free, but please  register in advance with the Golden Library to reserve your space. For adults 16 and older.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Golden Planning Commission will meet on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will discuss different options for housing affordability regulations with the intention of removing barriers to housing affordability in the community.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee and conversation on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Golden Community Center, 2nd Floor in the Front Porch area.

This is a great opportunity to bring up issues concerning you that are happening in Golden, and the north neighborhoods in particular. Open to everyone!
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 14 - 21
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Feb. 14 & 21, 4 p.m. 
  • eBooks and Other (Free!) Downloadables from the Library - Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m.

  • Turning 65? Confused about Medicare?  -  Feb 15, 1 p.m.
  • Homework Help  - Feb 15 & 16, 4 p.m.  
  • FRIENDS of the Jefferson County Public Library - Feb. 15, 6:15 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m. & Feb. 17, 12 p.m.
  • Freaky Friday (early release day) - Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Candy Catapults! - Feb. 18, 11 a.m.
  • DIY Lab - CoderDojo - Feb. 18, 3 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Spool Knitting Series - Feb. 19, 12:15 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m.
  • Book Group "Nora Webster" - Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Looking for a few good people - Boards & Commissions with vacancies need you!

Ever considered serving on one of Golden's boards or commissions? These are the citizens who help determine the path forward for important issues such as public art, management of Golden's many parks, the City's economic development and more. 

There are currently vacancies on several different boards and commissions, and we need you to apply.  Visit our website for information on which boards and commissions currently have vacancies, and for a  link to our online application. Thanks for your service!
Time to Submit Your Pick for a Golden Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award
Do you know someone who is a stand-out supporter of sustainability? Someone who is vigilant about energy conservation or recycles that last bit of material? The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is soliciting nominations for outstanding individuals and groups who have committed their efforts toward achieving a more sustainable city. The City is looking for nominations for the following categories:
  • Student
  • Individual
  • Business
  • Community Group
Nominations are open through March 19. City Council will present the awards in honor of Earth Day on April 20.

To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form.