Weekly Digest July 3 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Watching Fireworks
Fingers crossed the weather holds and wind stays at bay, despite the dry conditions, the annual fireworks show is still on for tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. as of Tuesday afternoon. We all know Colorado weather can change on a dime, however, so  watch our Facebook page  or follow us on Twitter @CityofGolden for the most up-to-date information the day of the event. We will start hourly updates at 6 p.m. on social media.

Reminder that all personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Golden and Jefferson County. So please leave the fireworks to the professionals!

It's also worth noting that both City administrative offices and the Golden Community Center will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day.

However you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July! 

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and h ave a great week.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects

CIPP (cured in place pipe) installs on Washington to Arapahoe and 5th to 2nd Streets are now complete.

Cured In Place Pipe is a pipe rehabilitation technique that we use to upgrade sewer mains. It involves inserting a fiberglass and epoxy liner in the pipe, curing the epoxy and reinstating (cutting open) any attached service lines.

This technique does not require open trenching and the contractor can rehab about 1,000 feet of pipe per day vs about 200/300 feet per day by open trenching. This also avoids long-term traffic disruptions, dust and stormwater problems and asphalt patching.
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.

Record Water Usage

The City is currently experiencing record water usage, but the good news is, we have plenty of water available and the treatment plant can easily handle the demand.
Case Decided on City Water Supply

The City of Golden recently won a unanimous decision at the State Supreme Court on a case that could have negatively affected the City's water supply. This decision in the City's favor protects our water supply. For more information, please contact Dan Hartman at dhartman@cityofgolden.net.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Study Session
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet in study session tonight Tuesday, July 3 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 .
Lions Club 4th of July Festival
Come out to celebrate with the 47th annual Lions Club Fourth of July Festival in Lions Park.
Enjoy the day in the park listening to the great line-up of live music provided by the Lions Club. Pack your own picnic or purchase food from the American Legion who will be cooking up hot dogs, brats and other items. This year gluten free and vegetarian options will be available from two food trucks that will be on site for the event. Beer will be available to those over 21 and provided by Miller Coors and the Golden City Brewery. Remember that outside alcohol may not be brought into or consumed in the park.

Don't forget to get your raffle tickets for the many great prizes donated by generous community partners and merchants to the Lions Club. All the proceeds go to fund the many community projects the Lions Club does for the community. Friendly and leashed dogs are welcome.

The fun starts at 11 a.m. and doesn't end until the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 p.m., weather and fire conditions permitting.

Musical Line Up:

12 - 3 p.m. - Rocking Country with Union Gray
3:30 - 6 p.m. - Rockabilly with Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene
6:30 - 9:15 p.m. - Rock and Roll with Something Underground

Watching Fireworks
C ome out and help us celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular July 4th fireworks display put on by the City. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. (weather and conditions permitting), and are a perfect way to end a day of national celebration! The best place for viewing is along Clear Creek or in Lions Park. 

On occasion, too much wind or other unfavorable weather conditions force us to cancel the display on the day of the event, so watch our Facebook page  and follow us on Twitter @CityofGolden for the most up-to-date information. We will start hourly updates at 6 p.m. on both social media channels.

As a final thought, lest you be tempted to have a little fireworks show of your own, please remember that  a ll fireworks , including the ever-popular 'sparklers,' are illegal in the City of Golden.

Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet Thursday, July 5 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, PAC will discuss the following items:
  • Hwy 93 artist presentation by Joe Norman
  • Artsweek Golden final planning and assignments
  • Discuss topics for upcoming meetings

For more information about this meeting, please see the agenda.


For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Weekends
This  Friday 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 take place most Fridays and Saturdays this summer, but will not take place during Buffalo Bill Days weekend nor on Super Cruise Saturdays (which is this Saturday).

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 7.

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
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 7, at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Golden Super Cruise
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! 
This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month May through October. This month the cruise happens on July 7, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Golden Safety Academy
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department. This month, join us at 6 p.m. on July 9 to learn about what to do in an active shooter situation.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page to sign up for the free class and to learn more about this educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, July 9 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 .
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.


For information on other 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.
2nd Annual Summer Jam
The 2nd Annual Summer Jam, sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, features live music, food and fun for all ages. 
The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden's small town, friendly atmosphere.

Come out to the Colorado Railroad Museum at  17155 W 44th Ave. on July 12 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. for live music by three local bands including The Great Salmon Famine, Chris Thompson & Friends and Burn it Blue. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the Colorado Railroad Museum's scenic, 15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway. Food and beverages will be provided by New Terrain Brewing Co., Rolling Dough wood-fired pizza, Rolling Dogs and Em's Ice Cream food trucks. Spark City Children's Museum and The Kids Music Project by Coral Creek will also be on-site with the Spark City Bus, a mobile children's museum, and a musical instrument "petting zoo."

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $20 for adults and free for youth under 18 and are  available online. Each adult ticket includes one complimentary New Terrain beer. Event proceeds will support the Golden Civic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All ticket sales are final and tickets to this event are non-refundable.
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
Retaining Wall Transforms to Reflect Help, Hope & Strength

Washington Ave. Mural
There is an exciting new addition to the artistic landscape in Golden. Check out the mural that now covers the retaining wall along Washington Avenue between 2nd and 5th streets. This new, 1,000 ft. long mural 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.

To learn more about the project, attend the Help, Hope, Strength documentary premiere on July 17 at 6 p.m. at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. or visit https://sourcesofstrength.org/. Click on the image of the mural above to see a trailer for the upcoming documentary.