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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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And we have kick-off!  
We're just getting our hearing back from all the cheering that filled Colorado skies Sunday night. It was well worth a little hearing loss, though, to see the Broncos grab that coveted Superbowl 50 title!

On a more local level, this week was a big deal for other reasons. We had a different kind of kick-off, but this time for something that will end (hopefully) with everyone a winner. The Linking Lookout project kicked-off yesterday. We have boots and hardhats and heavy machinery on-site, and a detailed game plan to move forward with. 

We said it last week, but it bears repeating - we're going to do our best to keep you informed and up-to-date as the project progresses! You'll find information at www.LinkingLookout.com, including timelines, maps, and even the history of the project. We also have a video there of the Jan. 28 community meeting where city staff and the project contractor gathered to present information and answer questions. Each Tuesday we'll also update you on the latest in the Current Projects section below. And don't forget our Project Hotline where you can get updates and leave a voicemail with questions at  (303) 277-8777.

Keep on reading for all the other great things happening in Golden - and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden

Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Construction on the Linking Lookout project commenced yesterday!
The first week will include site preparation - installing erosion control measures, clearing trees and installing traffic control. 

A portion of the 6th Avenue Regional Trail,  between Illinois St. (Kenneys Run underpass) to the Clear Creek Trail, is now closed for the duration of the project (through late 2017) and detoured over to Illinois Street.  Access to the Triceratops Trail will be available off the CSM parking lot. Have a look at the trail map, as well as other maps on our Construction Phasing & Traffic page.

Tomorrow on Wed., Feb 10, East-bound US 6 from about the Chimney Gulch parking lot to almost 19th St. will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

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Big equipment on site from day one! The first week will be prepping the site, clearing trees, and installing erosion and traffic control measures.
Linking Lookout equipment on opening day

West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements
Work was shut down last week due to weather.
Streets Department vs. A Lot of Snow!
Last week we received 12.5 inches of snow! Once again our Streets Department came out in force, plowing and deicing for safer travel conditions.

Crews worked 30 regular hours and 37 overtime hours to plow o ver 2300 miles and spread 118.1 tons of deicer, which is an average of about 99.45 lbs. per lane mile.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street. At the upcoming meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • A Traxion Accelerator Sponsorship Request
  • Work Plan and Project Updates on various projects and programs
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .

Jeffco Innovators' Workshop - PharmaJet
Come hear how the Golden-based company PharmaJet has risen to become an international company and important game-changer in the healthcare industry.  PharmaJet's mission is worldwide acceptance of PharmaJet Needle-Free devices as a standard of care in the vaccine delivery market. The PharmaJet Needle-Free Injector is easy-to-use and eliminates needlestick injuries, needle reuse and cross contamination, and helps reduce sharps waste disposal. Co-founder Heather Potters will discuss her unique company and products.

The meeting will be held in Golden City Hall Council Chambers (911 10th Street) and will start at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is free to attend, but  RSVP to ensure your spot as space is limited.

Preschool Art Gallery-
Fundraiser for Golden Backpack Program
The Golden Community Preschool will be having an Art Show on February 10 & 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. upstairs in the Community Center to support the Golden Backpack Program. The artwork will be used as thank you cards or promotional materials for the program. Everyone is invited to attend. Who know? The early work of the next great American artist may be on display!

In addition to seeing the work of our next generation of artists, you can also support a fantastic Golden organization - the Golden Backpack Program. A donation box will be available at the Art Show and outside the classrooms. All monetary donations will go directly to the Golden Backpack Program. 

The Golden Backpack Program provides food to over 600 students in nine local schools.  These students depend on this free or subsidized meal for their main source of sustenance. The program also provides food on the weekends. It costs about $20 per month to feed one child. More information on this great local organization is available at  GoldenBackpack.org
City Council Meeting
The Golden City Council will hold a regular business meeting on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting City Council will consider the following items:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the  Meeting Agenda.)
  • Council will consider approving a refunding of the 2006 Certificates of Participation in order to take advantage of lower interest rates and reduce the annual payments on the COP's over the remaining ten years of the debt.
  • City Council will consider a request for a preliminary subdivision plat to subdivide a 2.8 acre parcel into 8 lots to be developed as duplexes, for a total of 16 units, and dedicate certain easements, pertaining to the property located at 18300 W. 4th Avenue.
  • City Council will consider a request for an outdoor seating permit, related to a proposed new restaurant and tap house in City right-of-way on the sidewalk in front of 811 12th Street.
  • City Council will consider a request for a final plat to subdivide one parcel into two lots, one of which is to be developed as a 7-11 store, and dedicate certain easements to the City, pertaining to the property located at 4415 McIntyre Street.
Following the regular meeting, City Council will adjourn into executive session.
To view the full agenda for more information on all items to be considered, as well as information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our
  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .

DDA Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street. 

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Featuring films that combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and compelling storytelling, the 10th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival is now the largest film festival of its kind between the coasts. This is a unique opportunity to see thought-provoking films and dialogue that raises awareness of a wide range of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes.

The festival opens this year on Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m. with a special screening of  The Anthropologist, followed by an awards ceremony. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy a variety of films held at both the Foss Auditorium and the CEFF Theater. Please see the  CEFF Schedule of Events for a complete list of films and times.

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Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee at Natural Grocers on February 20, 9 a.m. and discuss the things that matter to you and your community!

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Boards & Commissions Open House
Please join us for the City of Golden Boards and Commissions Open House on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center-1470 10 th Street.

If you are interested in serving on a City of Golden board or commission, or if you want information about City programs and projects, you don't want to miss this opportunity.

Learn more about the various boards and commissions, and the requirements to join. City staff and representatives from each board will be present to answer your questions.

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Around Town
City of Golden Boards, Commissions and Committees are looking for a few good men and women!
Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input on the 2016/2017 budget, and every parent, student, employee, and community member is invited to put in their two cents. An online interactive budget tool offers the opportunity to weigh in on school construction, extracurricular activities, transportation, compensation, and more.

Visit the Interactive Budget Tool now through February 21 to make your voice heard.

The tool should take less than 10 minutes to complete, though there are links to learn more about some of the subject areas and you can refine your answers as much as you'd like before submitting your response.
In addition to the budget tool, Jeffco Public School Board members are hosting community forums:
  • 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, Arvada West High School, 11595 Allendale Dr.
  • 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Evergreen Firehouse Auditorium, 1802 Bergen Pkwy.
  • 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Deer Creek Middle School, 9201 W. Columbine Dr.
  • 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Pomona High School, 8101 W. Pomona Dr.
The forums feature information on the Jeffco 2020 strategic plan and an overview of the 2016/17 budget. Attendees are given the opportunity to discuss the two topics in groups and then give feedback to board members. If you are unable to attend the forums, the presentation materials are also available on the  Jeffco Public Schools website.
City of Golden Boards, Commissions and Committees are looking for a few good men and women!
Love Golden? Why not apply to serve on one of the City's boards, commissions or committees and help guide its growth and future?

There are vacancies currently available on multiple boards serving myriad interests. Whether your interest is ensuring Golden's sustainable future on the Community Sustainability Advisory Board, preserving Golden's colorful past on the Historic Preservation Board, or even developing Golden's economy now on the DDA or GURA, Golden needs people of many interests and passions. Review all of the boards and commissions with current vacancies, learn more about those boards and commissions, and see what fits your particular skills and interests, then apply online. You can apply for up to three different boards with one application.

To learn more about the process and see the boards and commissions with vacancies, please visit our   How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page.
Jeffco Open Space Seasonal Wildlife Closures
Each year Jeffco Open Space uses seasonal wildlife closures to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. 

This year's seasonal wildlife closures affect five JCOS Parks including the following:
  • Centennial Cone Park
  • Clear Creek Canyon Park
  • North Table Mountain Park
  • Crown Hill Park
  • Cathedral Spires Park
Learn more about the park areas closed, and the reason and timing for the closures.