Weekly Digest, Feb. 14, 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Be Mine, Valentine?

a snowy heart
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Golden's people make the City great
Just by being you!

A couple of weeks ago,  Golden was selected as one of Trip Advisor's 23 Great American Small Cities to Visit in 2018. It was acknowledgement of a fact most of us live with everyday - Golden is a pretty awesome place to live, work and play in. The location can't be beat, we have tons of parks and more than our fair share of outdoor beauty all around. Also, few towns feature such a unique and inviting downtown area. But the best part, and the real heart of our community, is the people who live here. So today, Valentine's Day, we'd like to say thank you for caring about Golden and making it one of the "Great American Small Cities to Visit" in this, or any year. We love you right back!

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and have a beautiful week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road at Apex Gulch work

The City of Golden continues construction to replace the culvert beneath Heritage Road at Apex Gulch.

Please download the map below for location and detours.  Construction began January 17, and should last a total of about 3 months, weather dependent. Local access to Colfax will be by detour using 4th and Zeta.
You can also follow this project on the City's social engagement platform www.guidinggolden.com.
Gas Mains Replacement

Xcel Energy is replacing old gas mains from N. Ford Street to Texas Street.  Patches the contractor is making are temporary. As soon as the contractor is done, the road will be repaired.  For questions, please contact Xcel directly at 800-895-4999.
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet in study session on February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Working to Bring Energy Technologies to Market - NREL Power Lunch Series
Do you know what makes NREL unique as an applied research facility in the Department of Energy national laboratory system? Central to NREL's mission of advancing clean energy and energy efficiency technologies is supporting small businesses as they develop and bring innovative solutions to market. To align this mission with private sector trends and industry needs, NREL established the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). Join NREL's Power Lunch Lecture Series at the NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver W Parkway, Golden, to learn about the IEC programs and partnerships working to bring breakthrough energy technologies to market.

Reservations are required for this free public program so call 303-384-6565 or email education.center@nrel.gov to save your spot. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 14 - 20
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Wild Wednesday - Feb. 14, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (tweens to adults) - Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m
  • Freaky Friday - Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Wee DIY Lab (preschool) - Feb. 17, 11 a.m.
  • Fancy Nancy Tea Party - Feb. 17, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo - Feb. 17, 3 p.m.
  • Andrew Terrill Photography Exhibit - Feb. 18, full day
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m.
  • Lego Play and Build - Feb. 20, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group "Where the Water Goes" by David Owen - Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
The Wright moves to Golden
For the first time this year, The Wright program and Award Night will move from Denver to downtown Golden in partnership with Colorado School of Mines. Featuring three days of panel discussions, keynote speakers, workshops and events this spring, all centered around the outdoor industry, The Wright is an industry showcase for innovation and outdoor lifestyle companies.

Learn more about the move and this new partnership with the full press release.
Rotary Club Ethics & Business Awards Call for Nominations
The Rotary Club of Golden seeks the public's assistance in identifying business enterprises and non-profit organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of ethical business practice. The Ethics in Business Awards are a Golden Rotary tradition of honoring two area organizations, one for-profit and one non-profit, for leading the way in business ethics, integrity, and civic and social responsibility.
To make a nomination, go to GoldenRotaryEthics.org and complete the nomination form. Or pick up a form at various locations in Golden. All nominations must be received by March 1. 
The 2018 award winners and nominees will be recognized at the Ethics in Business Awards luncheon on May 4.
For more information, call Jerry Lovejoy at 720-383-4342.
Xcel Energy Heating Rebates Increased for a Limited Time
Stay warm this winter with limited-time heating rebates from Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy residential natural gas customers can earn a $750 rebate for a new 95% efficient gas furnace when they combine the standard $300 rebate with a limited-time $450 rebate. A $100 EC Motor rebate is also available for residential electric service customers.

It's also the perfect time to consider air sealing and insulating your home. Residential customers may qualify for a limited-time rebate worth up to $1,850 on air sealing and insulation projects.
These limited-time rebates expire on March 31, 2018. Customers must use a participating contractor to be eligible. For more information about both of these offers, go to www.xcelenergy.com/staywarm or call 800.895.4999.
Garden In A Box - Coming soon to a yard near you!
Xeriscaped Garden
Show your yard some love! Coming this spring, Garden In A Box offers affordable, pre-planned, low-water gardens for sun, shade, and everything in between, and as a City of Golden customer you may be eligible for a $25 discount. The 2018 Garden In A Box collection is now available to view at 
ResourceCentral.org/Gardens , so you can start dreaming about your spring garden. 

Be sure to sign up for the 2018 Garden In A Box pre-sale as well to be the first to know when gardens go on sale in March.