Nov 15 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Don't toss it...recycle it!

America Recycles Day
Today is America Recycles Day! Here's a fun fact: last month Golden recycled  147,948 lbs of materials, saving 1,021 trees and keeping 14 truck loads of trash out of the landfill. Recycling does matter!

The easiest way to recycle is through your weekly trash and recycling pick-up. Alpine offers the most comprehensive recycling program in the state. If you are part of the Alpine's PAYT program and have any questions about what can and cannot be recycled, visit Alpine's website for more information. 

There are also many things that can be recycled that you may not have known about. Visit our Recycling and Disposal Centers page for locations that recycle specialty items such as batteries and appliances. 

Plenty happening in Golden this week. Keep reading and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Paving on US 6 north of 19th Street will start on Wednesday, November 16. Depending on weather, paving will continue on Thursday, or may be completed on Saturday or Monday.
Jersey barriers and barrels will be placed on the 19th Street shoe fly on Wednesday to separate pedestrians and traffic. One lane of 19th Street will be closed while this is being installed.
The elk crossing lighting should be complete and operational by the end of today, Tuesday, November 15.
Work continues on bridge deck rebar placement. The first of 5 deck pours is scheduled for Monday, November 21. With the first pour, the monuments on the south west and east corner will also be poured.
The final 24 bridge girders will be placed on Tuesday, November 22.
Earth work for the pond, next to the glider landing field and the Chimney Gulch trails will start late this week or early next week.  Watch for heavy equipment in that area.
Lighting for the roundabout and 19th Street is being installed and will be complete by Thanksgiving.
Watch the Linking Lookout web page for closure information and detour maps.
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view the girder placement. Please park legally. 

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2016 Utility Replacement

Arapahoe Gulch sewer work is almost complete. There are two manholes left to install and then the project will be done.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 3,600 meters replaced to date. Almost 600 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
It's Fall PAYT Yard Waste Collection Week!
This week marks the  semiannual Pay As You Throw (PAYT) fall yard waste collection. Collections began yesterday and will continue the rest of the week, so have your bags of leaves and other yard waste ready to go. Yard Wastes will be collected by a separate truck on your regular trash collection day. Yard wastes should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags.

For more information on what can and cannot be collected, please visit our Yard Waste Collection page.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet  November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

The board will consider the following:
  • Golden Music Festival discussion
  • Master Plan Update
  • Park Rules discussion
  • Boards & Commissions Task Force update
  • Director's Report on Ulysses Skatepark
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet  November 16 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • Revisions to the Draft North Clear Creek Neighborhood Plan and provide direction for staff regarding the public hearing process.
  • A review and discussion of potential projects for 2017, as well as conduct a prioritization exercise, in preparation for a report to Council and the development of their annual agenda.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
WestConnect PEL Meeting
The WestConnect Coalition is conducting an 18-month Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to evaluate and develop short-term and long-term transportation alternatives, and to identify proposed improvements along C-470, between Kipling and I-70, and along the US 6/CO 93 corridor between Golden and Boulder.

The PEL study will evaluate options to reduce congestion, improve operational performance and safety, and address future transportation needs.

There will be a public meeting about the PEL study in Golden on  November 17 in the Golden Community Center Clear Creek and Coal Creek rooms from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Golden History Museum Events
Golden History Museums
Golden History Museums' events and programming explore a wide variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood, apply historic skills in a modern way, or create something with your hands.

Advance registration is required for most events. Visit the Golden History Museum for a more complete description of each event and to register.
  • Nov. 17 - 6 to 8 p.m. Black Gold:  History of the Oil Industry in Colorado
  • Nov. 19 - 3 to 5 p.m. Spirit of Golden:  Historic Distilling and Bootlegging in Colorado
  • Nov. 20 - 2 to 3:30 p.m. Native Americans of Colorado's Front Range: The Original Inhabitants
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee and conversation on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Golden Community Center, 2nd Floor in the Front Porch area.

This is a great opportunity to bring up issues concerning you that are happening in Golden, and the north neighborhoods in particular. Open to everyone!
Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority will meet  November 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Sustainability Night
Golden Sustainability Night

Don't miss Golden Sustainability Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the American Mountaineering Center.

The event will kick off with a sustainability expo in the AMC Conference Center, and will feature refreshments from area food trucks and beer from local breweries. During the expo, attendees can browse a variety of sustainability vendor booths, learn about local green resources and chat with industry experts. Featuring drawings, giveaways, and hands-on learning activities, Golden's Sustainability Night is the perfect event for families to learn about the City's green initiatives.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Nov. 15 - 22
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit
  • Lego Play and Build - Nov. 15 & 22, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" - Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
  • A Fancy Nancy Tea Party - Nov. 16, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Helps - Nov. 16 & 17, 4 p.m.
  • Author Talk: Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops - Nov. 16, 12 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Pine-cone Turkeys - Nov. 18, 11 a.m..
  • Teens After Dark: Geeks Who Read Trivia Night - Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Harry Potter: Care of Magical Creatures Class (2 sessions! Must register in advance) - Nov. 19, 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Build it! Lego Challenge - Nov. 21, 2 p.m.
  • Build it! Keva Planks - Nov. 22, 2 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Fire Safety for a Happy Thanksgiving

Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving each year, so let's add a pinch of fire safety to the menu.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.

If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won't forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.

If you are frying your turkey:
  • Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become overheated.
  • Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.
  • Don't overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.
  • Also, always use the fryer outdoors.

Stuffing and Potatoes:
Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.


  • Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
  • Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.
  • Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
  • Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove so you don't bump them.

By following these safety tips, you will have a delicious and fire-safe Thanksgiving. Let the firefighters have dinner with their families, not yours.

Golden's Special Election Result for Broadband

In the November 9, 2016 election, Ballot Question 21, which proposed that Golden be authorized to provide high-speed internet services (advanced services), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities, and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, has passed.

The Yes vote was 76.89% while the No vote was 23.11%.