Weekly Digest June 26 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Leave it to the professionals, please!

Watching Fireworks
Around this time of year it's so tempting to stock up on sparklers and roman candles and other things that go boom and light up the night sky. But please resist the temptation - a ll fireworks, including the ever-popular 'sparklers,' are illegal in the City of Golden. Please, leave the fireworks to the professionals, and c ome out and enjoy the fireworks display on July 4th put on by the City. The show begins at 9:30 pm (weather and conditions permitting). Watch our Facebook page  and follow us on Twitter @CityofGolden for the most up-to-date information the day of the event, especially if it's looking windy or rainy. We will start hourly updates at 6 p.m. on social media.

The best place for viewing is along the creek or in Lions Park. 

In other news, it's summer so there's lots happening. Keep reading for more information, and h ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
A Golden Goodbye
Goodbye to Former Golden Mayor

Chuck Baroch
Former Golden Mayor Chuck Baroch passed away on June 22, just three days short of his 86th birthday. Chuck served on Golden's city council beginning in 1996, and was elected mayor in 2002. He served our city for more than a decade, until 2007. His contributions to the city went far beyond the government. He was the Executive Director of the Golden Civic Foundation for 17 years, and was well-known for his volunteer work and devotion to the betterment of Golden.

Chuck Baroch was born in Denver in 1932. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers and then graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He went on to get his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Iowa State College. Chuck spent most of his career working in the power generation business for various corporations.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol, three children, five grandchildren and one great grandson. 

You can send your condolences to Carol Baroch, 490 Georgiana Way, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Current Projects
Utilities

CIPP (cured in place pipe) installs on Washington to Arapahoe and 5th to 2nd Streets are scheduled for this week.

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.
 
Watermain replacement in the areas of Mt. Zion and Kohinoor Place, and S. Golden Rd and Johnson Rd 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.

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 in mid-July to continue replacing damaged concrete in various locations around the city.
Street Improvement Program

Martin Marietta has completed 75% of this years' program. They will return in mid-September to complete the remainder of the street paving for this year. 
Upcoming Events
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 - tonight 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, which is tonight!

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 tonight Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, MTAB will be open for public comment before adjourning into a study session. During the study session, the following will be discussed:
  • Signage for standard crosswalk
  • Signage for enhanced crosswalk
  • Rectangular rapid flashing beacons
  • Beginning discussion on update to Walkability proposed projects
  • Update on North Washington

For more information, please see the agenda.

 

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, June 27 at 6 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 .
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.
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, June 30.

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.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet in study session on 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 Celebration
 
4th of July Fireworks
Come out to celebrate with the 47th annual Lions Club Fourth of July celebration 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

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
Hydration Fact Sheet

Ice Water
With these high temperatures, it's worth going over the basics of keeping hydrated!
  • It is recommended that adults drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.
  • To determine one's ideal daily water intake, experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest dividing your body weight in half and using this number as the ounces of water you should consume. Based on this formula, a 125-pound person should consume the recommended eight servings of water each day.
  • We lose a pint or more of water every day simply by breathing!
  • We normally lose a total of about 10 cups of fluid a day in exhaled air, perspiration, and other bodily secretions.
  • The body tends to dehydrate while traveling, particularly on airplanes. An additional 8 oz. of water per hour is suggested.
Exposure to summer heat requires additional water. The body uses a great deal of water through skin-cooling perspiration.

One of the best ways to recognize dehydration is to pay close attention to the color of your urine. Ideally, light to clear urine indicates proper water intake.

The first sign of dehydration may be a headachy feeling at the end of the day.

There are a number of ways to integrate more water into your lifestyle.

Pour the water into an easy-to-use water bottle. Add ice and a slice of lemon or lime. Chill the water. Drink moderate-size portions spread over the course of a day, rather than drinking it all at one time.

Visit the office water cooler and take a water break instead of a coffee break.
Make drinking water a habit - drinking water at the same times each day will make it much easier.
Don't wait for thirst to replenish water. By the time it develops, 2 or more cups of total body water have probably been lost.

Carrying a bottle of water on the morning commute or keeping a cup of water at one's desk can contribute to proper hydration.