Weekly Digest June 19 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Meet Baby Green!

Baby bird at the Splash
A couple of weeks ago we shared about a Mourning Dove who made her nest in the lane lines at The Splash. Mourning Doves are a protected species under the Federal Migratory Bird Act, which means that the nest couldn't be moved without a permit from the Division of Wildlife, so we cordoned it off with caution tape to protect mama bird and her eggs until they hatched. 

Well, we have good news! Meet the newest member of The Splash - Green! Baby Green looks big already, but only hatched last week. It takes 11 to 14 days from hatching for baby Mourning Doves to fledge and leave the nest, so we'll enjoy this little one's company for a little while longer.

In other news, there's lots happening this weekend, including the long awaited grand reopening of the Golden History Museum and Free Day. Keep reading for more information, and h ave a great week!

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Current Projects
Utilities

City-wide Cured in Place began last week. Work on Pine Ridge Rd and Hwy 93 completed on June 15. Johnson Rd work is scheduled for the week of June 25.

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.

Concrete Replacement Program

Concrete work is continuing on 20th Street from Jackson Street to Washington Avenue.
Street Improvement Program

Work is progressing throughout the city - and we are looking to possibly add a few more streets later in the summer.

Streets listed below should be completed soon.  

 Streets currently under construction:
 

 
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

At the meeting, the following will be under discussion:
  • Municipal Budget 101 Presentation - Finance Director Jeff Hansen
  • Single Track Sidewalks - Public Process Discussion
  • Bachman Agricultural Use - Discussion
For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
 
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
 
Planning Commission will meet in study session on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Planning Commission will review the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan. Recommendations will be sent to City Council for approval in early fall.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Housing Forum
 
Golden United and Foothills Art Center are bringing together City of Golden staff, volunteers, businesses, city council members, and neighbors to talk about housing in Golden. The forum is on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St.

They'll discuss maintaining affordable housing, preserving the City's character, and finding opportunities for action.

Register now to reserve your place as seating is limited. Click here for more information about the night.
Golden Weekends
 
Every Friday and Saturday evening this summer 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 will not take place during Buffalo Bill Days weekend nor on Super Cruise Saturdays.

Free parking during the evenings will make it easy for families and visitors to come enjoy Golden Weekends.

For more information, please visit  Golden Weekends on Facebook.
GHM Grand Reopening & Free Day
 
Golden History Museum
The Golden History Museum & Park is thrilled to announce that, following a six-month closure to renovate the building, the Golden History Museum (GHM) will reopen on Saturday, June 23! To celebrate the renovation and the Museum's 80th anniversary, GHM will have a FREE public open house on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Westernaires will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to add to the festivities with cavalry, trick roping, ponies and more. The Museum is located at 923 10th St.

Whether you've been to GHM many times or never before, this will be a whole new experience. All of the exhibits and displays are new, there are many hands-on areas, and for the first time, the work that's done behind the scenes to restore artifacts will now be in plain view. For more information and details call 303-278-3557 or visit  GoldenHistory.org.

See new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City's collection of historic objects.
Golden Farmers Market
 
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and 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, June 23.

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.
Craft Beer with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
 
Join District Two City Councilor Casey Brown for Craft Beer with a Councilor starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at the home of Barb Warden, 2303 Table Heights Dr.

For more information, contact Councilor Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Investment Task Force Meeting
 
The Golden Investment Task Force will meet Monday, June 25 at 6 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 Bicycle Cruise
 
Get your red, white and blue ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another evening of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise ride around Golden - this month the theme is Red, White and Blue, with music by The Skeleton Dolls.

The family friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, June 26. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 pm.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on 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
Golden Park Rules - Know Before you Go!

Summer is a busy time in Golden with many users sharing the same spaces; whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, whether it's biking, hiking, walking, tubing, kayaking, slack-lining, or picnicking, Golden is a beautiful place to do it! There are guidelines that visitors to our parks and trails should follow to make sure that everyone's experience is a memorable one.

Please visit our Park Rules page before heading out to make sure you "know before you go"!

Our Park Rangers are happy to welcome you and answer questions, and help ensure that everyone visiting has a great experience in Golden, a great place to Live, Work and PLAY!

Free Sprinkler Checks

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 .
Volunteers Needed for ARTSWEEK GOLDEN

Foothills Art Center is recruiting 100+ volunteers for its new Artsweek, specifically, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. 

Volunteer opportunities include helping artists with loading and unloading of their works; be the "go to" person for artists; sell beer; work in the welcome tent to greet festival goers and answer questions.

ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is a week-long celebration of the arts and 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 will culminate in a weekend arts festival 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. For more information on the event, visit www.artsweekgolden.org.

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