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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Celebrating Independence!

4th of July Fireworks
It was touch and go there with the weather and we weren't sure the fireworks would happen, but in the end, a window of opportunity opened up, fuses were lit and the skies erupted in an explosion of celebration! We hope everyone had a fantastic and safe Fourth of July weekend, whether you caught the fireworks show or not. And to all our furry, four-legged residents, we apologize for all the noise last night - we know it's a tough holiday for you. We promise to try and keep it down now until the same time next year!

Read on for a run-down on what's happening in the City, 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)
 
Saturday work will occur most Saturdays for the foreseeable future.

Grading will continue for the roundabout at 19th and at Elm St. in anticipation of pouring concrete curbs and sidewalks on the north side of 19th St.

Subbase and final grading continues for all four ramps. Paving ramps is now expected to start on the 12th of July. Contractor still targeting a traffic changeover from US six mainline to the ramps Sunday night July 17.

There will be a site inspection on July 6th by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to review all site water quality features.
There will be some painting done on retaining walls to get color approval from design landscape architect. 

Please note, these plans can change at any time depending on weather and other factors. 
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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 1800 meters replaced to date.
 
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
 
The Golden Planning Commission will meet on July 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
 
At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request from the City of Golden for annexation and initial zoning for a portion of CDOT ROW on Hwy 6, north of 19th Street, to help resolve public safety jurisdiction issues, and make a recommendation to City Council.
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request for a Special Use Permit to allow a residentially zoned property to be used as a dental clinic.
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request to increase the maximum size of lettering for a sign in the downtown area from 12" to 18".
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Farmers Market

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday through October (except for during Buffalo Bill Days on July 30), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, soaps and locally sourced honey. There are also plenty of kids activities, food trucks and more.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - July 5 - 12
  • Lego Play and Build (July 5 & 12, 4 p.m.) -You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.
  • Bonfil Blood Drive (July 6, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Heroes come in all types. Be a hero today and donate blood. The Bonfils Blood Center is on site and donating blood is one of the easiest ways to volunteer and give back to your community. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact theBonfils' Appointment Center using site code #5538, or call 303-363-2300.
  • DIY Kids (July 6, 4 p.m.)If you love to invent, create and reimagine things, DIY Kids if the place for you! We'll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program! Registration is required. Please register up to one week in advance. Join us in creating you own colorful watercolor transfer art piece and learn about mixing colors!
  • Go Kick. Go! (July 7, 12 p.m.) Join us for some martial arts fun. It's a real kick!
  • Public Meeting - Estate Planning 101 (July 7, 3 p.m.)Estate Planning 101; the most common mistakes in estate planning and how they can be avoided.
  • DIY Lab (June 7, 5:30 p.m.) - Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you're under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you.
  • DIY Demo: LEGO┬« Mindstorms (July 8, 1 p.m.)Ready to have your mind blown? Come see the amazing LEGO┬« Mindstorms in action. These programmable robotics kits are designed to be an introduction to robotics basics. Let your LEGO robot imagination go wild. Register for a 15 minute small group session at the Golden Library Information Desk.
    Suitable for: Ages 10+.  
  • PAWS for Reading (July 9, 2 p.m.)Read with a four-legged friend from the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program! Did you know that dogs are the perfect reading companion? They create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Register your child for a 15 minute reading session with the dogs  at the Golden Library Information Desk. This happens on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • Plant Based Kitchenista (July 11, 5 p.m.)Join Chef Kelley Williamson, certified FFL Instructor as she demos delicious fare that's healthy, tasty and easy on the wallet! Vegan friendly samples will be provided.
  • Public Event: Your Medicare Options (July 12, 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. - two sessions) - Informative meeting about Medicare options. Seniors will learn the ins and outs of choosing healthcare to fit their needs and budget. We will go through your rights, any changes to the system as well. So have your question ready! 
  • Tween Coding Camp (July 12, 2 p.m.)Who knows? You might become the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Get acquainted with computer programming, improve your creative problem solving and have fun at this five-day camp. We'll explore the basics of computer programming and skills needed to pursue a career in this expanding field. You'll learn how to program using Scratch visual programming language, Cubelets robot blocks and some HTML. No experience necessary to join, but you'll have some after the week! Registration Required. Suitable for: Grades 5-8
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Golden Community Center
Parks & Recreation focus groups seeking participants
 
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department has recently commissioned an updated Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. The intent of this comprehensive plan is to identify our community's park, recreation and open space needs so we can proactively plan for the future. In order to identify these needs, we are asking for your help in participating in upcoming focus groups. The group participants will be asked to weigh in on the extent to which Golden's parks, recreation facilities, programs, and services meet the needs of the community. The meetings will consist of approximately 10 - 20 participants and may last up to 120 minutes. The focus groups will take place on Thursday, July 14. A variety of meeting times are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact Ashby Leavell in Parks and Recreation at  aleavell@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8191 with questions or to reserve your spot!
Police Citizens' Academy now accepting applications
 
The Golden Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Academy. 

The Academy is set to begin August 17 and is scheduled for 11 weeks of classroom and skills education.  Academy attendees will learn what police officers and police employees do in the performance of their duties and the rules and laws that guide them.
 
The Academy combines classroom presentations with hands-on activities to provide the participants with a comprehensive experience. Participants will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and two Saturdays for firing range and driving track training. 

Throughout the course of the Academy, participants will be exposed to K9 patrol, drug enforcement, traffic accident investigations, communications, patrol duties and realities, DUI traffic enforcement, the Jefferson County Regional SWAT team, a tour of the Jefferson County Jail, crime scene investigations, firearms simulator, taser and driving track training.

The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens Police Academy in 1995. We felt that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community. Our hope is that the graduates of the Citizens Academy will share this knowledge with others in the community.