Weekly Digest July 10 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
I've been Yarn-Bombed!

This Friday, don't be surprised if you see a little additional color on some of Golden's most popular public art! To kick off GOLDEN ARTSWEEK,  The  Ladies Fancywork Society  will sneak into town on the Friday before the week of art events kicks off to embellish some of Golden's downtown sculpture with their crocheted creations. Keep an eye out for new decorations on your favorite public art! Then starting July 15 don't miss the many events available to participate in and celebrate art in Golden. 

Keep reading for more on GOLDEN ARTSWEEK as well as everything else happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
2018 Utilities Replacement

Work is underway on the water main between 4th and 5th streets from Cheyenne to Arapahoe alley.  Also, the South Golden Rd. and Johnson Rd. water main will be fused this week. 
CSM Road Closure

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe Streets will be closed by the Colorado School of Mines until mid-August for stormwater and street improvements.

2018 Street Improvement Program

Martin Marietta has completed 75% of this year's program.  They will return in mid-September to complete the remainder of the street paving for this year.

Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete has completed work in advance of the street improvement program. They are currently completing sidewalk backfill and clean up. They will return shortly to continue replacing damaged concrete in various locations around the city.
Golden Public Works Wins National Award

The US 6 and 19th Street interchange project, called Linking Lookout, is the winner of the 2018 Project of the Year from the American Public Works Association.  We won for the category of Transportation project $5 to $25 million.  The award promotes public works projects that had excellence in management and administration, recognizing alliance among the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.  Way to go!
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

During the meeting, EdComm will discuss the following items:
  • Workforce Development Update
  • GURA update
  • Prospect/ Development Project Report
  • Chamber of Commerce update
  • Community Marketing Committee update 
For more information on this meeting see the agenda.
 
For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Study Session
 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet in study session Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

 

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Learn About Leadership Golden Gathering
 
Join alums and board members of Leadership Golden for a casual gathering on Thursday night, July 12 at 5 p.m. for free appetizers and a cash bar to learn all about this unique educational experience.

This tuition-free program offers sessions one night per month, September through May, introducing Golden citizens to city government, history, public finance, education, parks, public safety services, and much more. Join the group for this casual meet and greet on July 12 to see what it's all about, then apply for the program to meet the July 31 deadline for the 2018-2019 35 th anniversary class. Bring a friend or colleague!

RSVP for July 12 to Deborah Deal at  Deborah@ixpower.com. Visit  www.LeadershipGolden.org to complete an application for the program.
City Council Regular Business Meeting
 
Golden City Council will meet on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

 

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Weekends
 
This  Friday and Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., Golden's downtown comes alive with activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Dozens of Golden businesses stay open until at least 8 p.m. and offer specials, in-store demonstrations, samples and more.

Live music on the street corners, free carriage rides, and merchant special activities bring the festivities outdoors onto the sidewalks and in stores and restaurants throughout the summer weekend evenings.
The Downtown Golden Merchant Partners (DGMP) is hosting the events, with support from the Downtown Development Authority, in appreciation of the Golden community.

Participating businesses will be marked by a gold balloon at their front doors. Golden Weekends takes place most Fridays and Saturdays this summer, but will not take place during Buffalo Bill Days weekend nor on Super Cruise Saturdays.

For more information, please visit  Golden Weekends on Facebook.
Golden Farmers Market
 
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and a social gathering space every Saturday this summer (excluding Saturday, July 29 for Buffalo Bill Days). Come out from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, July 14.

The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Coffee with a Councilor
 
CWAC in Your Kitchen
Join District Two City Councilor Casey Brown for Coffee with a Councilor starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 at the Golden Library Meeting Room at 1019 10th Street.

For more information, contact Councilor Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Authority will meet on Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

 

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN
 
Join in a week-long celebration of the arts! ARTSWEEK GOLDEN includes activites that will take place throughout Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, sidewalk chalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. Parking spots along Washington Avenue will be converted into pop-up art studios.

The festival offers different activities all week, beginning with yarn bombing Golden's public art on July 13, and culminates in a weekend arts festival July 20-22 with more than 100 national artists exhibiting their works in a spectacular setting on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Foothills Art Center (FAC) is organizing the entire event.

Learn more and see the full schedule of events at Artsweekgolden.org.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

 

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Help, Hope, Strength Documentary Premier

Washington Ave. Mural
Come to the premiere of the documentary Help, Hope, Strength on  July 17 at 6 p.m. at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. and learn about the meaning behind the new mural on north Washington Avenue.

The new 1,000 ft. long mural covers the retaining wall along Washington Avenue between 2nd and 5th streets. This is the product of an 18-month long program that involved Foothills Art Center, Golden High School, Golden Rotary Club, and Denver artist, Jolt.
The new mural reflects mental health issues in our community with an uplifting message about help, hope, and strength. The mural design came from students working along with the artist.


Visit https://sourcesofstrength.org/ to learn more. Click on the image of the mural above to see a trailer for the upcoming documentary.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Golden Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

 

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
 
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Free Sprinkler Checks
 
sprinkler inspections
Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The City of Golden and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers' efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end, you'll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!
 
Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It's easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler.
Tour Golden's Public Art Collection
 
Are you interested in learning about Golden's public art collection?  The Public Art Commission just published a new brochure featuring all works and locations, both downtown and in outlying areas of Golden.  Here is the link to the website.  Printed copies are available at City Hall and the Visitor's Center, both located on 10th Street.

There are 32 pieces of art featured in the brochure.  Make a day of it, and take a walking or bike riding tour to find them all!  There is a map in the brochure with pictures, descriptions and locations of every work of art.
Sign Your Kids Up for Dash at the Splash!
 
Kids, get excited, it's your chance to shine!  The eighth annual Dash at the Splash Kid's Triathlon is coming up in August, and registration is open now.  Kids get the opportunity to challenge themselves to swimming, biking and running on a course especially designed for kids.  The age groups are 11-12 years, 9-10 years, and 8 and under.  The age category will determine distances in each event that the child will compete.  Start practicing today by taking your child out on a bike ride, hike, or play games in one of the many parks around town.  Splash Aquatic Park has lap lanes that are open daily, or check out the indoor aquatics facility at the Golden Community Center.  Sign up before July 27 and get the early bird rate of $30.  The Dash at the Splash is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.  For details and to register visit rec.cityofgolden.net. Use Activity# 457812.