Weekly Digest November 6 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Removing the time capsule
Crews pull the time capsule from its 50-year resting place by City Hall in advance of the ceremony on November 11.
This Sunday, Veteran's Day, as we remember the end of World War I on it's centennial anniversary, the people of Golden will have an extra special opportunity to both look back into our local history and to think ahead to the next 50 years. In 1968, a time capsule was buried in front of City Hall to be opened by the residents of Golden in 1918. The time capsule has been excised from the cement and during a special ceremony at the Golden History Museum on November 11, the contents will be revealed for everyone to see. Scroll down to read more about plans for the big day, and don't miss this opportunity to be a part of history!

Speaking of "being a part of history," today is Election Day. If you haven't voted, stop reading this newsletter and get your ballot in now - polls close at 7 p.m. this evening! 

Keep reading for everything else happening in Golden. And an extra special thank you to all of our veterans and members of the military - we are so grateful for your service and your sacrifice.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Upcoming Ulysses Street Closure

On Monday, November 12, Ulysses St will be closed from South Golden Rd. to West 12th Ave. This closure will be in place for approximately four weeks. 

During the closure, crews will be installing new sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewer and asphalt. For the duration of the closure, there will be a detour in place via West 12th Ave. 

Access to Ulysses park skate park will be closed during this time, but the park will still be accessible from West 10th Ave. 
Washington Complete Street Project

Monday , October 22,  marked the beginning of the second phase of Washington Ave. This consists of a closure between Iowa Drive and 2nd Street. 
Iowa remains open for east and west bound traffic but 2nd St is not. There is a detour in place for thru traffic via Hwy 58. Resident access is maintained for those who live within the closure. As a reminder, Phase 1 and 2 run concurrently with full closures to thru traffic.

The road is anticipated to reopen mid-December depending on weather.  Washington is open to local traffic only. Other traffic is detoured to Hwy 58 and Hwy 93.

Contact Dan Hartman with questions at 303-384-8150 or  visit GuidingGolden.com .
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th Street, from Washington to Jackson is closed for construction staging and access for the Colorado School of Mines project at 1750 Jackson St. The project has been extended through the end of the year.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works/Planning Building at 1445 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour Tomorrow
Open your eyes to the fascinating world of recycling! Where does my recycling go? Can I leave the tops on my containers? How do tiny pieces of glass get sorted? All of these questions and more will be answered during a tour of Alpine Waste & Recycling's Altogether Recycling Facility tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7.

Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 1 p.m. to carpool to the facility. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Expect the tour to last around an hour and a half. Space is limited so sign up today by emailing goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.
Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • A City-initiated vacation to correct a right of way issue from the reconstruction of South Golden Road in 2000. 
  • A recommendation for code updates to the Sustainability Menu, found in Chapter 18.40 of the land use code.
Following the regular meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn to Study Session.

For more information on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jefferson Symphony Showcase
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy chamber music in an intimate setting at the Golden First United Methodist Church at 1500 Ford St. This performance features talented JSO musicians in small ensembles. Selections to be performed include West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Trois Pieces by Bozza, Horn Concerto by Strauss, Trio for Flute by Zempleni and more.

Tickets for the November 9, 7 p.m. show are just $15 at the door for adults and seniors, and children 17 and under are free. For information, call 303-278-4237 or visit www.jeffsymphony.org.
Silence Isn't Golden - Suicide Prevention and Remembrance Walk
This is a community-wide walk that starts in Parfet Park in downtown Golden and ends on the Colorado School of Mines campus on Kafadar Commons in front of the CoorsTek building, where a  mental health wellness fair will be held directly following the walk.

The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness about the impact suicide has on the Golden community, promote suicide prevention efforts and conversations, and remember those lost to suicide. Participants will be provided with colored beads to wear that symbolize their connection to this cause. This is a free event open to everyone.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - check in at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Parfet Park, 701 10th Street, Golden 
Time Capsule Unveiling
On Veteran's Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, the City of Golden and Golden History Museum & Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a day of celebration, programs, and free admission. Everyone is invited! The Museum opens at 10 a.m. and ceremonies begin at 11 a.m.

The 1968 time capsule that has been buried in the sidewalk next to Golden's Liberty Bell in front of City Hall for the past 50 years will be opened and its contents unveiled for the public to see at the Golden History Museum, 923 10th St.

The time capsule tradition began in 1918 when Golden residents buried the first one in honor of the end of WWI and asked that the people of 1968 open it. The next generation dutifully opened the capsule and buried another for us to celebrate and experience in 2018. In the same tradition, we will bury a time capsule with items representing our times for the people of 2068 to open. Don't miss this opportunity to see first-hand what the citizens of 1968 considered relevant to their times and important for their forebears (us!) to learn about them. You will also have a chance to leave your mark on history!
Golden Safety Academy
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. 
On Monday, November 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fire Training Room at 911 10th Street, the topics will be about 1) Identity Theft and 2) What if you are a witness or victim of a crime?
Reserve your spot in the class and learn more online or contact Community Resource Officer Joe Page at crimeprevention@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Fall PAYT Yard Waste Collection

For residents who participate in the Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program, the Fall Yard Waste Collection is scheduled for the week of November 12 - 16. This is for Alpine Waste customers.

Yard Waste will be collected by a separate truck on your designated trash collection day and should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyer Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard Waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.

Guidelines do apply, so please visit our  Yard Waste Collection Days page for more information.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works/Planning Building at 1445 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • Nov 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy

  • Nov 11, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Time Capsule 1968

  • Nov 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Homesteaders' Day

Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Mines Athletics
Colorado School of Mines Athletics
Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Football... whatever your favorite sport is, CSM is probably playing it. Come out to support your local college team - go Orediggers!

Keep track of the schedule of upcoming games on the Mines Athletics Calendar. There you'll see who they are playing, when they are playing and where.

Upcoming games: 

Saturday, Nov. 10 | Mines Football vs Chadron State | 12 p.m. | Marv Kay Stadium

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
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
The Linking Lookout Project wins grand prize in CO Engineering Excellence Awards
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) represents engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists all over the state. Each year, their Engineering Excellence Awards recognizes the most preeminent engineering accomplishments in Colorado, and the Linking Lookout project at US 6 and 19th Street took top honors this year. Beating out a number of truly impressive feats of engineering, including the I-70 Mountain Corridor Express Lane, Westminster Station Park and Canvas Stadium at CSU, Linking Lookout, completed by Muller Engineering was named Grand Conceptor and will represent Colorado in the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards.

A big congratulations to everyone involved in the Linking Lookout project, and to the wonderful people of Golden who patiently waited through the traffic delays and detours while it was being built! 

Gov. Hickenlooper Declares "Vape-Free November" in Response to Youth Vaping Epidemic
Vaping Devices
A collection of different vaping devices
Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by medical experts and leaders from various Colorado health organizations on Nov. 2 to announce new efforts to address Colorado's teen vaping crisis. The Governor launched "Vape-Free November", a prevention initiative aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. Hickenlooper signed an executive order directing state agencies to take action to limit the use of tobacco products, including vaping products, by youth. He also announced the release of The Colorado Tobacco Prevention Blueprint, which provides policy recommendations to reduce the burden that tobacco and vaping place on the state.
The announcement comes as teen vaping reaches epidemic proportions in the state, with Colorado ranking highest in youth vape use in the country. According to the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS), 27 percent of Colorado youth currently vape, more than twice the national average of 13 percent reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jefferson County is far from immune from this crisis, as the HKCS indicates that 27 percent of youth in the county are current e-cigarette users, consistent with the state's youth vaping rate.

Vape companies aggressively market their products towards youth, particularly with vape juice flavors like cotton candy, gummy bear and banana split. Youth often don't even realize that the liquid they are vaping is not "harmless water vapor" - it contains nicotine, toxins, heavy metals and certain chemicals known to cause cancer. In fact, as explained in CDPHEs new health advisory on vaping, one pod of vape juice contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. This makes vaping extremely addictive - particularly for the developing teenage brain.

The good news is there are steps parents and adults can take right now to help address this crisis. Research shows that young people benefit from conversations with their parents and trusted adults. Listening, having fact-based conversations with teens and establishing a smoke/vapor-free rule at home can help prevent initiation and dispel the myth that vaping is harmless. For tips on starting the conversation with teens and fact sheets about vaping, visit www.tobaccofreeco.org/know-the-facts
Stay Warm with Heating Rebates
Bundle up with up to $1,900 in rebates that help keep your home warm this winter. Xcel Energy is offering rebates on high-efficiency furnaces, insulation upgrades, and water heaters. The same things that keep you warm and comfortable this winter can keep cash in your pockets for winters to come. To learn more and find a participating contractor, visit www.xcelenergy.com/staywarm.