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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Honoring Golden and the folks who make it great!

The 7 th  annual Mayor's 2016 Community Event is happening next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and you're invited to be there! This year, the Mayor is partnering with the Colorado School of Mines to also acknowledge people who work toward the betterment of both the City and the University. Find out who won the Mayor's Awards for Excellence by reading further in this newsletter, then come out to support them as they are honored.

In addition to celebrating the award winners, come hear the keynote speaker, none other than  the legendary Marv Kay, former Golden mayor, previous Award for Excellence recipient, and former CSM football coach and athletic director.

There's a lot happening in Golden, not the least of which, ballots are being mailed out this week! So please keep reading to get the full scoop, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Pier caps for the columns are being completed, and we expect to begin to place bridge girders next Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Weekend Closure of US 6 from 19th Street to SH 58

The Linking Lookout contractor will close US 6 for the weekend of October 22, which will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday night and be completed before Sunday at midnight. This closure will only be between 19th and SH 58. The detours include a regional detour, which will be set up on US 6 east of Colfax on I-70, C-470 and 58 and 93. Traffic coming through the Golden area, but not intending to come into Golden will be detoured around the area by way of this larger regional detour. This detour will also be posted on the CDOT message boards.

We also realize that there will be traffic trying to come to Golden, and some traffic will miss the regional detour and need to get through town. For this local traffic we will be using the same detour that was used last May when US 6 was closed for the weekend. For traffic that does not stay on SH 58 or I-70, we will try to take most of it around town by way of Johnson, Ford and Jackson. Also in this case, US 6 will be open to 19th St. from the east. This will be posted local traffic only, but we will likely be getting more traffic taking 19th to Ford than preferred; the contractor will have signage and people out trying to keep it to a minimum.

Please view the local and regional detour map links below to be prepared as you plan your route ahead of time.

There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive. Please park legally. 

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

2016 Utility Replacement

Sanitary sewer manhole installations continue in Arapahoe Gulch. CIPP installation in sanitary sewer mains will begin next week in the W. 3rd area adjacent to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Street Improvements

Crews have completed the 2016 program this week by completing the top lift on 10th St. from Vasquez to the railroad tracks.
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Fasick Concrete has returned to begin building the landscape islands. The work is anticipated to take two weeks with alternating closures.
Water Tank Coating Projects

Speigel Industrial has begun erecting a containment structure at 6200 #2 tank (Defrance Dr.).

Work cleaning the detention pond along Kinney Run Trail was halted by rain but will continue as conditions improve. We will be cleaning the sediment trap on Tucker at 7th Place. Crews will blow out the water lines and shut down the Nighthorse waterfall next week.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 3,400 meters replaced to date. More than 500 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
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet tonight,  October 18 beginning at 6 p.m. with a tour of Fossil Trace Golf Club, where the meeting will also take place following the tour at 7 p.m.

At the meeting, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will consider the following:
  • Master Plan updates
  • Clear Creek Corridor Management discussion, 
  • Downtown Mobility Hub project
  • Park Rules, Ordinance document review
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet in study session  October 19, 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

At the meeting, the Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • Sustainability menu discussion
  • Housing Affordability regulatory discussion
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Shelton Elementary School Open House
The Shelton Elementary School open house, happening on October 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., is designated so parents and future students, Class of 2030, can meet this year's kindergarten teachers, the Principal and other staff members. 

After a brief introduction from the Principal and kindergarten teachers there will be time for questions and answers. To conclude the evening there will be staff-guided tours of the school and the opportunity to see kindergarten classrooms.
Call Shelton directly with questions at 303-982-5686
City Council Study Session
City Council will meet in study session on October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Community Feedback for Proposed Feasibility Study - Astor House: This agenda item is to provide community feedback for a Council decision on whether or not to pursue a feasibility study for a Colorado Beer Museum to be housed at the Astor House.
  • Clear Creek Corridor Management Plan Update: This agenda item is to provide summary review information for discussion about 2016 management of the Clear Creek Corridor.
  • Draft City Council Meeting Schedule for 2017: City Council will review the proposed City Council Meeting Schedule for 2017, including discussion of proposed annual retreat.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
2016 Fall Jefferson County Library Whale of a Sale
Get your bags ready to snatch up some bargains at the 2016 Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
  • Preview Night will be Thursday, October 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Only Friends can attend Preview Night and get first pick of the books.
  • Doors open early at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 21 for those who want to beat the crowds for a $10 fee. Doors will open to the public onFriday at 9 a.m., which is free of charge. The sale is open until 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22, is half-price day for employees of Jefferson County and Friends of the Library. Don't forget your IDs, as you can't get this exclusive deal without them! The sale is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Sunday, October 23, is bag day. A bag of books starts at just $6. What a deal! Doors open at 11 a.m. on Sunday and close at 3 p.m.
Kiwanis Scholarship Fundraiser Wine Event

Help the Kiwanis Club of Golden raise money for scholarships while tasting wines from small craft wineries and enjoying the music of Soularus.

Wine tasting event takes place at Calvary Church, just one block west of Table Mountain Inn, on October 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Drug Take Back Day

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds-about 3,200 tons-of pills.

Golden PD will be hosting a site for the second DEA Drug Take Back Day of the year on October 22, 2016. Bring your pills for disposal to City Hall, 911 10th Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Please keep in mind, we can only accept pills or patches. The City cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.

Anyone is invited to bring their potentially dangerous, unwanted medicines to be safely discarded. This service is free of charge, with no questions asked. Read more at  www.dea.gov.
Mayor's 2016 Community Event
Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will honor two individuals, two couples, and one student activity club for their outstanding contributions and commitment to the Golden Community at the Mayor's 2016 Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), 1600 Maple St. There will be free parking in designated lots (see map below). Mayor Sloan and her Award Selection Committee were overwhelmed with about two dozen nominations! Narrowing the field down was a difficult task.

A big congratulations to the following winners of the Mayor's Award for Excellence:
  • Gene Child
  • Golden High School Interact Club
  • Betty & Harold Payte
  • Jesse and Jessica Swift
And the GoldMine Award goes to: 
  • Dana Steiner.
This year the event will also highlight the City's relationship with CSM. School President, Paul Johnson, will be on hand to congratulate the winners and to introduce the keynote speaker, Marv Kay. Mr. Kay is a legend in Golden and on the CSM campus. He is a former Golden mayor as well as former CSM football coach and athletic director. Marv's dedication and love for both Golden and CSM will highlight this extraordinary partnership, and he is a dynamic speaker! Please join us for this free event.

Mayor's 2016 Community Event
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
CSM Student Center, 1600 Maple Street

Golden Bicycle Cruise - Zombies!
This family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October so this is your last opportunity to hop on your bike and join the fun! This ride is all about zombies, so put on your best "walking dead" face, and get ready for some scary fun (BYOB - Bring Your Own Brains!)

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. on October 25 in the parking lot next to the library at 10th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer. The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route. There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, and family fun available until 9:30 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat so Golden Can Eat
On Halloween, in addition to a big bowl of candy for little ghosts and goblins, consider having some canned goods and nonperishable items nearby ready to go to a good cause.

Groups of students will be walking around the surrounding Mines campus, near Golden High School, and up near Highway 93 and Indiana asking for any canned goods or nonperishable food items that people can spare. All donations will go to help Golden families.
Golden Sustainability Night

Save the Date for 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 - Oct. 18 - 25


To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.

    • Lego Play and Build - Oct. 18 & 25, 4 p.m.
    • Book Group: The Orphan Master's SonOct. 18, 6 p.m.
    • Homework Help - Oct. 19 & 20, 4 p.m.
    • Outside the Library: Brews and Boos! - Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
    • DIY Lab - Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
    • Toddler Dance Party - Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
    • Family Yoga - Oct. 22, 11 a.m.
    • Stuffed Animal Taxidermy - Oct. 22, 2 p.m.
    • Colorado Ballot Issues 2016 - Oct. 23, 2  p.m.
    • STEM Girls - Oct. 24, 4 p.m.
    • Public Event - Discovering Your Wellness: "Psychology" of a Diet - Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Ballots Mailed this Week!

Election Day 2016 is November 8. This election is mail ballot, conducted by Jefferson County. Ballots are being mailed out to all registered voters in Golden the week of October 17. If you do not receive a ballot, you may go to Jefferson County Elections Department, 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100, Golden to register and vote, or if you feel you are registered, find out why you did not receive a ballot. You can also find information at  www.GoVoteColorado.com.

There are numerous locations for ballot drop off if you don't want to mail yours. One of those locations is the new 24 Hour Ballot Drop Box located in Golden City Hall, 911 10 th Street. You may also drop your ballot in the drop box on Election Day up to 7 p.m. Go to the  Jefferson County Election page for Election results or this website after the final count is in on Election night.

And NEW this year, on Election Day only, ALL voting services are available at the Voter Service and Polling Center in City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 911 10 th Street, which allow you to:
  • Vote in Person
  • Ballot drop off
  • Request a new or replacement ballot
  • Change voter registration information - also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Register to vote - also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Accessible voting equipment
Consumer Warning: Extortion and Kidnapping Phone Scam

Golden Police are warning citizens to be wary of a new, frightening, virtual kidnapping scam. Numerous reports have been received by law enforcement across Jefferson County and as recently as three weeks ago in Golden, in which these scammers attempt to extort money by saying that they are holding hostage a loved one. The scammers do not give specific information on the hostage and speak in general terms such as "your son" or "your sister". Many times, the citizen will then inadvertently and unintentionally give the scammers the name of a family member or loved one.

Most often the caller says that they are holding the hostage following a car accident in which a child has been injured. They may say the child's father is a gang member, or has outstanding warrants and ransom money is demanded to pay for private medical treatment for the child. The caller demands the money be wired and the victim stay on the phone until that has happened. The common factor in known variations on this scam is that the caller keeps the victim on the phone talking excitedly, highly charged, speaking rapidly and making threats.

Citizens need to recognize this as a scam. The caller intentionally keeps the conversation highly charged and the victim emotionally distracted, giving them no time to think it through. If you receive such a call, slow down, take a moment and check on your loved one by text, phone call or social media. In the calls we have received all of the loved ones were unharmed and unaware of this situation.

The callers may or may not be in Colorado. Phone numbers are often "spoofed" to make it appear local.