Weekly Digest - May 29 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Let's ride!

Bike cruise bicycle racks
This evening marks the first of a much beloved summer tradition, the Golden Bicycle Cruise. 

The family friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September, bringing bicycle riders of all levels together for a fun evening of music, drink, food and costumes. Each month has a different theme - tonight, it's all about Cave People, with music provided by Troutskin Flask. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer, and the ride starts at 7 p.m.

This is just the first of many summer events kicking off. Don't miss the first Golden Farmers Market of the season this weekend, either!

Keep reading for a rundown on what's happening in Golden right now, and h ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Road closure for necessary stormwater and street improvements

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

Martin Marietta is working on several streets in the northern part of the city. Many of the streets are in various stages of work. Recent rain has delayed progress.

 Streets currently under construction:


Streets Program 2018


Upcoming Events
Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jefferson County Public Library
Summer Reading Kick-Off: Bubble Disco
Bring your dancing shoes for a rockin' outdoor Bubble Disco party to kick off Summer Reading at the Golden Library on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Crafts, bubbles and the  Spark City Bus are part of the fun for the whole family!

Registration is not required - just show up! But you can register for the summer reading program challenge - scroll down the page to read more about it!
Golden Farmers Market
Farmers Market veggies
It's finally here! The first Golden Farmers Market of the season. 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, June 3 through Oct. 7, 2018 (excluding Saturday, July 29 for Buffalo Bill Days) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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.

8th Annual Senior Law Day
The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is hosting its 8th Annual Senior Law Day on June 2, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with aging parents.

This year there will be 24 valuable workshops, including topics on Medicare/Medicaid Issues, Estate Planning, Wills/Trusts, End of Life Issues, Powers-of-Attorney, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship, Investment Fraud, and more. Attorneys and representatives from a variety of community resources will be also available to answer individual questions. The "Ask-an-Attorney" feature offers free 15-minute consultations.

Senior Law Day will be held at the Jefferson County courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 2.

Registration is only $10 and includes a continental breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, and the new Colorado Senior Law Handbook, a publication of the Colorado Bar Association. Payment must made by check or money order. Learn more on the  Jeffco website.
Bean Fosters
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Join representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods once a month to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet June 2, 10 a.m. 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 June 2, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on Monday, June 4 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 .
Mobility & Transportation  Advisory Board Study Session
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet in Study Session Tuesday, June 5 at 6 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 .
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
Don't feed the bears!

Last week, one or more bears were spotted in Golden. We need your help to ensure both their welfare and that of our residents. Bring in bird feeders and secure your trash cans.
It's especially important to secure your trash cans. 

According to Golden Special Enforcement Unit Supervisor, Officer Jamie Segal, "Our officers drive the streets an average of eight hours every day and we see the majority of homes in our downtown neighborhoods are not securing their trash cans. We live in Bear Country even though it is a quiet suburb of Denver. Please put your trash inside."

Keeping an easy food source (trash) out of a bear's easy reach is the first step in making them not want to stick around; bears who visit residential neighborhoods must be hazed and made to feel unwelcome for their own good. According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager, Jerrie McKee, bears who become too comfortable and don't leave on their own must be tranquilized and moved, which never goes well. Upon the next infraction, that bear would have to be killed.

"We have a much better success of saving bears if the community decides to help us, by living responsibly, and helping us change the bear's behavior," said McKee.
Please, help us keep both our residents and our bears safe - don't feed the bears, even inadvertently with an unsecured trash can! If you spot a bear in your neighborhood, do not approach and certainly do not attempt to take a selfie with the bear.

Leave the area and call non-emergency dispatch at 303-384-8045 to report the sighting. Dispatch will then contact the appropriate authorities.

Thank you for your help.
Library summer reading program challenges residents to read 40 million minutes!

Jefferson County Public Library
Read. Log minutes. Win prizes. Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) launches its annual summer reading program throughout the county on Friday, June 1, and all Jefferson County residents, from zero to 104+, are invited to participate. Throughout the program, participants will find prizes, fun contests, and exciting events at 10 library locations and the Bookmobile.
This year, JCPL challenges the community to read a collective 40 million minutes by the end of the program on July 31. Everyone benefits from reading by keeping their minds active, and JCPL's goal is to help young children build their reading, speaking and writing skills, to help kids and teens maintain or improve their reading levels, and to help adults relax and learn new things.
Foothills Animal Shelter is a beneficiary of Summer Reading, and when the 40 million minute mark is met, the shelter will receive a $500 reward from the Jefferson County Library Foundation. JCPL is also continuing its Summer Reading School Contest, awarding $800 to five Jeffco Public Schools with the highest percentage of finishers in their respective categories (preschool/head start; elementary; middle; high; charter/option/special).
People can register online, in any Jefferson County library location or at the Bookmobile. Beginning June 1, they can track and log minutes to win prizes. Prizes are available for all ages, including brand new books, free Chipotle meals, Elitch Gardens Theme Park tickets, Lakeside Amusement Park tickets, shaker eggs, book bags, a chance to win a photography portrait package, and a chance to win movie prize packs (prizes are dependent on participant's age).
Give us your feedback on Heritage Road landscaping plans

Golden Parks and Recreation Department are contracting to have additional landscaping planted along Heritage Road from Eagle Ridge Dr. to Kimball Ave. during summer and fall of 2018.

Right now, on  Guiding Golden, the public is invited to take a look at the conceptual plan that shows general locations and types of plant material proposed to be used for the project, and offer feedback.

Feedback on these plans are welcome through the end of May.