Weekly Digest January 17, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Saddle up and rhyme!

Time to pull up your boots, pull down your hat, and get ready for some singing, storytelling and poetry, all with a little drawl and a lot of western attitude at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. T he Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) is an organization dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West, and their annual January Poetry Gathering brings it all together. Tickets are still available for many events happening throughout the weekend at the CCG website.

Keep reading for a roundup of everything else happening this week in Golden, and y'all have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Work continues on bridge deck rebar placement. The last deck pour is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th. Expect lane closures on US6 during the pour.
Curb and gutter is being formed and will be poured along the new alignment for 19th Street over the bridge this week.  Focus for the next few weeks will be on the south end of the bridge to complete work that will allow a traffic switch onto the bridge in early February.
Panels are being placed on the walls under the bridge.

Watch the Linking Lookout web page for closure information and detour maps.
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 the girder placement. Please park legally.

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Stormline replacement under 11th at Cheyenne starts this week. 
New inlet goes in on Washington at 16th this week. 
Washington Ave. Complete Streets

There will be a public input meeting in an open house format about the Washington Avenue Complete Streets project on Jan. 23, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. 
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. Projected completion is planned for late February.
Heritage Road Roundabout Modifications

The city is making minor modifications to the north entrance to the roundabout at Heritage Rd and Eagle Ridge drive. The modifications are changing the painted lane markings to curbs to help drivers transition from the faster commercial area to the residential section of Heritage road. Work is weather dependent.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,000 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
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet January 17 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center.

At the meeting, the board will discuss the following:
  • Fossil Trace Food and Beverage
  • Parks and Rec Advisory Board 2017 Work Plan
  • Director's Report  
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet January 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • Housing Affordability Programs
  • Enhanced Transit Options
For more information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Come out to the annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) in Golden, Colorado, January 19 - 22, 2017 for a celebration of western heritage. 

Each day of the Gathering features different shows, classes and programming, primarily at the American Mountaineering Museum. For a full schedule and more information on performers and a link to buy tickets, visit  www.coloradocowboygathering.com . Tickets are available for individual shows for as little as $10 as well as an all-inclusive Super Ticket for $150.
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet January 19 at 9 a.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Community Proposal Update
  • Art in Society Grant Application Update
  • Review and Refresher on Loan Policy for Public Art collection
  • Entryway Art Update
  • Elk in Golden project update.
  • Ulysses Park Donation Installation 
For more information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Study Session
City Council will meet in Study Session on January 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be discussed:
  • Cable PEG Fee Implementation
  • Staff will discuss with council options to potentially increase revenue to accomplish capital project wants/needs within the community. 
  • Staff is seeking feedback from Council on proposed modifications to the Museum's Collections Management Policy
  • Beer Museum Feasibility Study 
  • Review Council Agenda Calendar
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 (Rescheduled)
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee and conversation on Sunday, January 22, 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!
Washington Ave. Complete Streets Open House
Curious about the future of north Washington Street? Come to the Golden Community Center on January 23 between 6 and 8 p.m. for an open house all about the development of this part of Golden. The project design consultant and City staff will be on hand to present options and field questions. The first Washington Ave. Complete Streets meeting was held in February 2016, out of which a list of desired outcomes was created. The open house on January 23 will look at how those outcomes will be addressed in future plans for the area.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, DDA will consider the following:
  • Grant Request - Blue Moose Trading Company
  • Grant Request - Aegis Professional Realty
  • Update on Golden Visitor Center Presentation
  • Development Committee member appointment
For more information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Jan. 17-24
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Jan. 17 & 24, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group /  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - Jan. 17, 6 p.m.
  • Wild Wednesday - Jan. 18, 4 p.m.   
  • Homework Help  - Jan 18 & 19, 4 p.m.  
  • Public Meeting - Long Term Care Solutions - Jan. 19, 11 a.m.
  • Facebook - Jan. 19, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo - Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Spool Knitting Series - Jan. 22, 12:15 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Jan. 22, 2:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Not Your Grandma's Cross Stitch - Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
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Garden In A Box - Coming soon to a yard near you!

New Year, New Yard?  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 2017 Garden In A Box collection is now available to view at conservationcenter.org/gardens, so you can start dreaming about your spring garden. Be  sure to sign up for the 2017 Garden In A Box pre-sale as well to be the first to know when gardens go on sale in March.
Need a passport this year? Make your appointment now!

If travel is in your New Year's plans, but you need a passport to make it happen, it's worth planning ahead.

The City of Golden is unable at this time to accommodate walk-in applicants so call ahead at 303-384-8000 to make an appointment. And it's best to do it sooner rather than later. The calendar is filling up, and it still takes 4 to 6 weeks after your appointment for the government to process the application (unless you want to pay for expedited processing).
Recycle your Christmas Tree

Not sure what to do with your tree now that the presents are gone and the lights have come down? Why not give it a new life as mulch that nourishes Golden's gardens this spring? The City of Golden provides a quick and easy way for you to dispose of your Christmas trees after the ornaments and lights have come off. 

Drop off your trees through Jan. 27 at the old recycle site off of Golden Gate Canyon Road. Please place your tree near the sign posted for tree recycling. Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, hardware, strings of lights and tinsel. This is for live trees only. The trees will be turned into mulch, which will eventually be available for free at the public pickup site on 11th Street, just west of the Clear Creek History Park. For further details, contact the City of Golden Forestry office at 303-384-8141.