Weekly Digest October 23 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Remembering the Legacy of Bill Coors

Bill Coors by Rick Sounders
Commissioned portrait of Bill Coors by Rick Sounders for 2012 GHM exhibit. 

Our community recently said goodbye to Bill Coors who passed away on October 13 at the age of 102.

Born in Golden, William Kistler (Bill) Coors, son of Adolph Coors, joined the family business in 1939 with a chemical engineering degree from Princeton. He started out at Coors Porcelain, now known as CoorsTek, then transitioned over to the brewery in 1946. During his 65 plus years with company, Coors saw it grow from a regional brewery into one of the largest, most well-known breweries in the world.

One of his most notable achievements during a lifetime full of them was the aluminum can. Bill Coors was the driving force behind the development of the aluminum can, leading a large team of talented individuals.  On January 22, 1959 Coors Porcelain container division stamped out the world's first seamless, 2-piece aluminum can for beverages, revolutionizing the entire beverage industry. The new aluminum can eliminated the need for pasteurization, eliminated leakage, and improved the flavor. It was also endlessly recyclable. The Coors aluminum can paved the way for the recycling movement.

The accomplishments of Bill Coors went well beyond developing the Coors business, however. He is also lauded, among many other things, for establishing one of the first employee wellness centers in the country, for becoming the oldest man to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 58, and for his accomplishments as a pianist.

William Coors was an important and active member of the Golden community and his loss will be felt here. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and have a good week everyone.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Washington Complete Street Project

Monday , October 22,  marked the beginning of the second phase of Washington Ave. This consists of a closure between Iowa Dr and 2nd St. 
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 .
CenturyLink Communications Installation - date change!

There will be an installation of communications for CenturyLink at the intersection of Arapahoe and 10th St. It will affect traffic on Arapahoe and parking on 10th St. Oct. 24-26 (not the originally planned Oct. 17-19). "No Parking" signs will be placed in front of a few of the parking spots in front of City Hall.
2018 Utilities Replacement

Construction in the Violet Street and Wesy Colfax area is expected to be completed by November 1.

Contact Les Major with questions 303-384-8170 .
2018 Street Improvement Program

Work is complete on the 2018 Street Improvement Program. During the course of the program, we repaved 46 streets and one parking lot. This resulted in 152,933 square feet of new asphalt surfaces throughout the city and required 17,525 tons of asphalt.

Please contact John Hardy with questions at 303-384-8195
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th St. from Washington to Jackson is closed for construction staging and access for the Colorado School of Mines project at 1750 Jackson St. The road is scheduled to reopen October 30.
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

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 (CSAB) will meet Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1470 10th Street.

At the meeting, City Council will discuss the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • The mayor will proclaim November "Conflict Resolution Month."
  • Discussion will occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund by fund basis.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Plan and 2019-2020 Operating Budget. Additional public hearings are scheduled for November 1 and December 6.
  • City Council will consider a request to approve the Shelton Studio Ranch Planned Unit Development Amendment Number One as requested by Nathan Herman.
  • The City has received an application from the Calvary Episcopal Church to approve a vacation of a small portion of Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th Streets, in addition to a prior City Council approved partial block vacation. Also to include Final Plat approval of a half-acre parcel of land on Arapahoe Street, to subdivide previously platted lots into three lots for the purposes of commercial development and to vacate and dedicate right of way, sidewalk, utility and emergency vehicle access easements to the City.
  • Staff will provide a brief update to City Council on efforts begun by the Economic Development Commission (EDComm) to encourage the use of existing resources by both job seekers and local companies seeking employees.
Please see the meeting agenda for more information on this meeting.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
National Prescription Drug Take-back Day
Bring your unused and/or expired prescription medications to City Hall on Saturday, October 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for safe disposal.   

**Please do not bring sharps (needles), chemotherapy medications, liquids, or illegal drugs as they cannot be safely accepted and disposed of.
Trick or Treat Train
Trick or Treat Train
It's full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum on October 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Trick or Treating. Catch a ride behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume.

Visit all of the special stops to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones including the "not so spooky" Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy local food, kettle corn, shaved ice and even get your face painted. Finally, get a great picture of your costume as you pose in front of the Pumpkin Patch cart. Get professional fall portraits by Mama Chicken Photography.

Admission for museum members and children under two are free. Admission for non-members is: Children $5, Adults $15 and Seniors $10 and  includes unlimited rides on the Steam Engine as well as entertainment throughout the grounds.
Rescheduled Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet on Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
You're Invited! Mayor's Community Celebration Oct. 30

Mayors Award Crowd
Join Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan for the Mayor's Community Celebration. This event is free, fun, and guaranteed to energize!
 The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30 at the Student Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus. 

* Musical kickoff from the talented Mines bands, led by Mines Music Director Robert Klimek.
* Join the Mayor in recognizing some outstanding people who have made a difference in our community.
* Following the awards, we are excited to introduce inspirational speaker John O'Leary.

There is no need for an RSVP. Simply show up to this free community event and see how Golden shines! Bring canned goods for the CSM food drive (see article below for more information on the Trick or Treat so Golden Can Eat food drive).

Mayor's Guest Speaker John O'Leary
John O'Leary has an amazing tale of tragedy and triumph that he has transformed into an eloquent and emotional experience for audiences. At the age of nine, O'Leary suffered severe burns on 100 percent of his body. His story of survival is just the beginning of the lessons he has to share. 

"John's story is very powerful and strong. Through it all, his talk is filled with insight and encouragement and he will challenge listeners to find ways to do more to build a better
Golden community."
- Jason Slowinski
Golden City Manager
"His story is riveting and he tells it well. He's positive in a relatable manner. You actually go away from his talk thinking, 'I could do more' and with a positive attitude to make it happen."
- Saoirse Charis-Graves
City Councilor

"John's message of 'The Power of One' is inspirational and perfectly suited to the occasion."
- Marjorie Sloan

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in lots D and Y, both just off of Elm Street near the Student Center. D Lot is across from the Rec Center, as you enter off of 19th onto Elm. Y is just one block further on the corner of Elm and W. Campus. Bldg 60 on the map is the Student Center. From D, there is a sidewalk that runs between the Rec Center and Student Center. From Y, there is a sidewalk that runs between the Traditional Dorms to the Student Center.
Trick or Treat So Golden Can Eat!

On Halloween night,
Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., students from the Colorado School of Mines will go "Trick or Treating," but instead of collecting candy, they collect canned goods. All of the cans will go back to the local food bank to be donated to Golden community members in need. They'll collect as many cans as they can, so please have your donations ready to go! 

If you have any questions or want to donate your food cans separately, please email cchengsiew@mymail.mines.edu.
Tour Golden's Compost Facility and Recycling Facility
Compost facility
Organic Compost Facility Tour - Oct. 30

In this behind-the-scenes tour on October 30, you will see how your food and yard waste is processed into a valuable soil amendment. The City's waste contractor, Alpine Waste and Recycling, operates a Class II compost processing facility at its  East Regional Landfill  campus, where it actively turns Golden's collected compostable material into nutrient rich and valuable compost for sale to the landscaping and agricultural industries.

Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour - Nov. 7
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 on November 7.

How to Participate

For each tour,  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 goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.
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:
  • Oct. 27, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Golden Cemetery Tour (the 10 a.m. tour is sold and only one ticket remains as of this moment for the noon tour!)
  • Nov 3, 5 - 9 p.m. | Night at the Museums 2018

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: 

Thursday, Oct. 25 | Men's Soccer vs South Dakota Mines | 5 p.m. | Stermole Soccer Stadium
Friday, Oct. 26 | Mines Volleyball vs Western State | 7 p.m. | Lockridge Arena
Saturday, Oct. 27 | Mine's Football vs South Dakota Mines | 12 p.m. | Marv Kay Stadium
Saturday, Oct. 27 | Mines Volleyball vs Colorado Mesa | 5 p.m. | Lockridge Arena

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
Congratulations to City Council Member Laura Weinberg
Golden City Council member Laura Weinberg was named the Elected Official of the Year at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) 12th Annual Luncheon.

Councilor Weinberg, originally from Florida, moved to Jefferson County in 2007 where she helped run a business with her husband. During this time, she gained valuable experience in the business community and saw the unique challenges small businesses face every day. In 2014, she was elected to her first four-year term as Golden Ward 4 City Councilor, and was recently re-elected for an additional four years. 

Councilor Weinberg also serves on many boards, including the National League of Cities, the Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee, the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advocacy Group, and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. 

We offer a big congratulations to Councilor Weinberg for this acknowledgement of her many contributions and service to the community!
What should go in the time capsule?
That's the question we need help answering! On November 11, the contents of a time capsule buried in front of City Hall in 1968 on the 50-year anniversary of the Amistice that ended WWI will be revealed and a new time capsule for the people of 2068 will replace it.

The time capsule should be a snapshot of the world in 2018. What does that mean to you? 

We would love to get some fresh ideas from our residents. Please go to GuidingGolden.com/time-capsule, sign in, and start brainstorming! We have a handful of ideas already, but we need more. The deadline has been extended! You have until November 1 to give us your ideas.

"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - Hand Signals
Keeping it Wheel Hand Signals
Follow us on the Golden PD Facebook page as we bring you a series of short, sweet "How To" segments all about bicyclist and vehicle safety on the road. You can also view the whole series on our City of Golden YouTube channel.
From roundabouts to right hooks, lights to lanes, these videos will highlight the law and show you tips on how to operate a car or bicycle safely and hopefully stress-free. 
Tune in here as we bring you a new video each week in the Weekly Digest. Click the image above to go to the video "Hand Signals"!